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Hi Everyone! You might have seen that we have a charity collab for sale right now to benefit one of our designers and a great person, Melissa (LissyKay Designs). I thought it would be fun to run a quick page exchange to encourage purchases of this collab kit for a great cause. We will be working with the charity collab “That’s What Friends Are For”:

You can find the kit HERE. All proceeds will be going to Melissa and her family.
The wonderful thing about being a part of the digi-scrap world is the way we come together from all over the world to raise money for a cause, a catastrophe or a friend in need. This time we come together for one of our own.
Melissa Melanson-Dawes (aka LissyKay Designs) just underwent her 14th spine operation and now has to face yet another operation. She has had to take her 3rd leave of absence from work and will have to stay on bed rest following this next operation through the end of the year. With all the medical bills and cost of living, the family is not in a financial position to do this, but has no choice as Melissa’s spine damage has worsened to the point that she was losing the ability to walk. Still recovering from the last round of surgeries, the family now finds themselves in an even worse position than before.
Melissa still needs more treatment and the family is facing losing their small condo due to their finances being drained. We hope that you will join in and help the Dawes family during their time of need so that Melissa can continue to receive the life-saving care she requires. They have kept the drastic nature of their situation quite private, but it is at a point they stand to lose what little they have and this will impact the further care Melissa needs.
Many thanks to the 22 amazing designers have come together to help raise money for this wonderful family: 2 Curly Headed Monsters, A Fish Designs, A Little Giggles Designs, Angel Wing Scraps, Anne-Marie Designs, Arizona Girl, Cajun Diva Scraps, Christine Martin, Created by Jill Scraps, Dana’s Footprints, Dream4Ever Designs, Ginger’s Scraps N Pixels, Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes, LouCee Creations, Manu Scraps, NBK Designs, Patty B Scraps, Studio Wendy, The Urban Fairy, Dagi’s Temp-tations, Studio4 Designworks & Zesty Designs and their super talented Creative Teams who have created such wonderful layouts for your inspiration!
This beautiful collab is packed with 5 alphas, 88 papers, 171 elements and 4 templates to give you hours and hours of scrapping goodness!
All proceeds from the sale (less paypal fees) will be donated to the Dawes family. If you care to donate privately, please visit their family page HERE.

TO GET THE KIT, JUST LOOK HERE. It’s available through Nov. 17!

You can find the quick page exchange HERE.

Truly Brave Collection **

…..This, THIS is SPECIAL. THIS is powerful. Truly Brave is one of a kind.
My niece has AIDS, my nephew has M.S. and a great nephew is Autistic. I wanted to honor them, their families and the struggle that they bravely face daily. Many of us face difficulties in our lives, but if we really weigh them they do not compare to the challenges serious conditions bring. This collection is dedicated to these who are fighting life threatening “dragons” and are truly brave.

The Collection includes The Backgrounds, Typography, Accents and multi-ethnic characters.

This is a Hand Painted with Purpose (CHARITY) PRODUCT: Proceeds from this collection will be donated to ; a ministry dedicated to the reintegration of trafficked girls.

30% OFF for only a few days!!

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Hi Everyone Cathy/britnkaysmemaw here to share another wonderful kit from Altered Amanda’s Studio (She is our Designer Spotlight for this week!!!)

Have you seen the fantastic Collections Broken Wings and Abandoned Dreams in the shop?

Brpken Wings is Hand Painted with a Purpose (CHARITY) PRODUCT:   Proceeds from this collection will be donated to ; a ministry dedicated to the reintegration of trafficked girls.

Abandoned Dreams also has a great purpose, and Proceeds for this collection go to Lighthouse Children’s Home (Crosspoint of India) where dreams are being nourished.

You can get these as part of the Double Up, 2 Coordinating Collections for $6.00!

Here are some Fabulous layouts using these great Collections!  Enjoy!

And while you are in the shop, don’t  forget the Daily Download.

Amanda is giving away one piece a day of her kit Just My Type from October 9 – 16.

Collect them and you will have a fabulous kit when you are done.

There is Also a great new Designer Spotlight Challenge

For this challenge, all you need to do is create a layout using any scrapkit by Altered Amanda’s Studio! Your layout must be unique to this challenge and can be used to fulfill the Scrappin’ 7 Challenge requirements. You can even use pieces from the free kit for this week!

So, take some time to browse through Amanda’s awesome Shoppe, Grab the Daily Downloads, and come join us for the Challenge!



*#* FEAR NOT! Collection by Altered Amanda’s Studio

FEAR NOT! Collection is my response to so many of the things we see
happening in the world, and in a season that features fear.
Fear Not is spoken 365 times in Scripture! :)
ATC backgrounds are included in this collection which is currently 20% off!

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Artspiration tagsm

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 {The above layout includes portions of a collection releasing later this week!)

This Collection also coordinates beautifully with Storm Chaser.AAS_StormChaser_pp AAS_StormChaser_pv




I have a new kit in the store today for you.  My family and I love apples and we love to pick them too.  Now its time to make some applesauce and eat it while its still warm.

Cooler weather it’s the harvest season.  Time for apples, apples, apples, and perhaps some cider too.

On sale till October 10th.

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Some CT Inspiration….

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Meet Veronica of Blue Butterfly Designs!

You might have seen Blue Butterfly Designs at GDS.  Her name is Veronica and she is our spotlight designer of the week!

She is providing our daily download for this week!  For Oct. 1-8, you can collect her new kit “Tricks or Treats”:


On January 1, she will be changing her design name from Blue Butterfly Designs to Designs by Veronica A.!



You can find a new part each day through Oct. 8


You can also win her store!   Just spend $5 (after discounts) from Oct. 1-7 in her store and you will be automatically entered to win!

The winner will be announced Oct. 8!

She is also have a fantastic 35% off sale through October 8!

Check out some of the kits she has in store:

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Just Breathe

Just Breathe is a pretty, soft colored kit in shades of soft green, light yellow, cream and deep burgundy. inside you’ll find pretty frames, softly textured papers, buttons, ribbons, bows, flowers and more. 12 papers, 95 elements and included as a bonus, 1 alpha in upper, lower, symbols, and basic numbers, done in pretty gold and silver!

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Autumn Shimmer BBD

The end of Summer is fast approaching and the nights are getting cooler and there’s a chill in the air, Autumn is on it’s way! Autumn Shimmer brings you rich colors of berry and orange and buttery golden yellow and has 10 papers and 88 elements including frames, flowers and satiny bows! To add sparkle to your pages, many elements have been given adelicate sparkle glaze to make them shimmer!



It’s all about the girls! Bright fuschia pink and black adorn tons of elements such a paper flowers, rolled flowers, tags, journal tags and more! Included are 10 papers and over 70 elements including frames, ribbons, wordart and more!

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Secret Garden

Secret garden is filled with pretty, country style flowers and elements, and pretty floral and damask papers. You get 10 papers and 63 elements in rich shades of reds and cream. Includes word banners and even blank banners for you own text as well as a full set of gold and jeweled alphas!

Remember  – her  fantastic 35% off sale through October 8! Just spend $5 (after discounts) from Oct. 1-7 in her store and you will be automatically entered to win!

There is a new challenge to go along with our daily download!

For this challenge, all you need to do is create a layout using any scrapkit by Blue Butterfly Designs!  Your layout must be unique to this challenge and can be used to fulfill the Scrappin’ 7 Challenge requirements.  You can even use pieces from the free kit for this week!

Please upload your layout to Blue Butterfly Designs gallery here at GDS by Midnight on Oct. 8!  Here is a link to her gallery:

One random participant of this challenge will win a $10 coupon to Blue Butterfly Designs shop!  The winner will be awarded on Oct. 9!

Let’s see some layouts!!

Happy Scrapping,

Renee (6grand) ST18 Member :)



Marie H designs here with a new Template pack that I LOVE and wanted to do for a long time. Patchwork Templates is a fun Template pack all created around patchwork.

You can get it HERE and it’s on sale !

Here are some inspirational layouts that my wonderful team have created.


Hi Everyone!! Christina here from 2CurlyHeadedMonsters Designs!!! I have had a seriously crazy month last month when it comes to designing!! I had been sick most of the summer and couldn’t seem to get my mojo back in order but after having surgery in Sept it came back on me all of a sudden and I seem to have more kits than I have days to release!!!

So here we go!!! The first kit I would like to introduce you to is “Morning Mist” This kit has a gorgeous palette of sage greens and golds. I loved this combination so much that I couldn’t stop making papers!!! This kit can be used for both art journal and traditional scrap. While most of the accents are vintage I added in a few odd pieces for those that like to get a little funky with their art journal or mixed media!! This kit is currently 30% OFF!



My next kit that is also releasing today and is 30% OFF is “Autumn Art” which is a mix of beautiful fall colors!!! You can check it out HERE



I also created this vintage back to school kit “Back in School” which can be found in my store



Available is also my “Moody Babies Bundle” which includes three mini kits that can also be purchased separately (Temper Tantrum, Kiss, Pout !!  The BUNDLE is 40% OFF!



And while I am at it! Let’s not forget this month’s Mixology Boy’s World!!! I created four matching vintage mini kits for your enjoyment!!!  You can shop for these in my store!  Right now they are 40% OFF…that is ONLY $1.20 a pack!




Ok…and can you believe that is IT???  As an added BONUS for having you read such a looooonnng post here is a coupon for an additional 15% OFF your purchase of $3.00 or more in my store!!! Coupon Code: 2chmd_gdsblog_15 Expires Oct 15, 2014

Thank you!!

Happy Creating!!




LilyAnn here from A Fish Design

With Halloween just a month away, you need to find that perfect kit to scrap your little devil!  Castin’ My Spell can fit that bill.  And it’s 50% off all month long.


You can find it in my store here.