Friday, 20 February 2009

*warning*- GRAB COFFEE. Important post.

Spirit of Summer is a charity collab benefiting the Victorian bushfire Appeal.

Not only has this effected Australians, but human beings the world over.

29 Australian and international designers have banded together to help support many Australians, animals and communities decimated by one Australia's worse national disasters.

What happened?

On Saturday, Feb 7, the temperature in Melbourne was 33'c by 9am. By noon it was 40'c and by 2.50 pm soared to 47.9'c (a state record).

Thousands of people were also about to start running from the inferno that would become one of Australia's worst peacetime disasters.

Trees ignited in the blink of an eye. By the time people heard the roar, it was too late to flee ahead of the flames.Unfortunately no one or thing could have stopped this inferno that wiped out communities, bushland, and lives within minutes. Many towns now cease to exist!.

After watching interviews with survivors, many say that they cant put into words what they went through,saw or felt on that day.

Here are just a few pictures(courtesy of google,The age,sbs &abc Aust.) of this horrible disaster

Why is this charity kit different?

No money will change hands at Snap N Tag (our host website).

We are asking for your support by donating DIRECTLY to one of the following charities:

can be made
here: The salvation Army or here: Australian Red Cross

What do I get for my donation and where:

You will be helping the people of Victoria, Australia most importantly, but you will also receive this amazing MEGA kit (see below).

There are 167 papers, 326 elements, 2 Alphas and a glitter syles pack as well.

How amazingly fabulous is that and you can receive all of this for as little as a $5.00 donation.(**Vouchers will be emailed upon receipt of proof of Donation**)
But thats not all!

For showing us how much you all really care, you not only get the MEGA kit but receive a Quickpage Album if you donate over $10.00...

WOW how awesome is that!


To receive your Charity collab once you have made your donation -

go here at Snap N Tag (** Don't forget your receipt of donation**) which will tell you WHO AND WHERE to send the copy of your receipt too.

You will then be sent a VOUCHER to collect this HUMUNGOUS KIT! ( trust me it took me a day to get it down! lol)

Donated! Wear your blinkie proudly: (made by Michelle Filo)

I want to personally thank those involved in the creation of this MEGA kit.

Don't we all! 34 ladies have done an amazing job planning, creating,collating and Advertising for this Charity appeal!

Below is a list of blogs with the names of these 29 people. Please leave some love for them all to let them know how appreciated there efforts have been.

A work in Progress-designs by Vicki
Ambowife Designs
Carjazi Designs
Carolyn Kite- Co-Owner of Scrap N Tag
Chaos Lounge
Charlie's Digiscraps
Color with Caryn
Desert Designs
DigiLover's Addiction
Emcee Scraps
Gillian Foley- owner of Snap & Scrap
HoleyCow Designs
Jeanette Bollinger Designs
KimB's Designs
KylieM Designs
Lindsay Jane Designs
Mel_h Designs
Piggyscraps Designs
SKrapper Digitals
Scrap'it Designs
Scrappin happens/Julie
C Designs

Shazbutt's Digi Scrapz
Sweet Blossom Designs
WenchdGrafix Designs
Zesty Digi Designs
Designs by Aliya

Toni Autrey Designs
PST Designs

Here is my contribution to the Spirit of Summer Charity kit.


And some of the LO's that have already been created!

I will proudly say that these were done by My and Jenni's AWESOME CT team!

Thanks so much girls for jumping in so quick too! lol

By Livia


By Becca

By ME (lol)


A double pager by Croppy





By Hutchie


By Kristine(Wenchy)


By Gina

Emmy 16 mths

By Tina


Personally I would like to thank Vicki and Shaz for all the organizing this wonderful collab and to Carolyn for hosting this at her website, collating and doing the previews.

You have done an amazing job ladies. Also to my fellow designers, without your generosity this Charity Kit would never have happened...well done

If you can spare a thought for all those at the moment without a roof over their heads, who have lost EVERYTHING ( and there are a LOT of them), for the wildlife without their normal habitat all destroyed by fire!

= your $5 will go a long way in helping the Charity's above to restore some dignity and hope in those that need it the most.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this important post- I know it's a long one - but as you know, some things really do touch my heart and all these ladies have gone above measure and duty- opening their hearts and their pockets ( yup- we all donated too!).

Quick EDIT-

WE are begging for your Patience in regard to receiving your Coupon codes to download the Australian Bushfire Collab.

Carolyn is the only one who receives the copy of your donation and is working as quick as possible to send out your download coupons.

All the mail requests gets placed in a queue in the order that they are received.

If you do not receive your coupon within 24 hrs then by all means
email again, but please consider that there is only one person able to
handle the coupons( and she really does need to sleep sometime-lol). so it may take more than 1/2 hr.

You can also contact me( full mail addy is on my blog under my complete profile).

Thanks so much to all of you that have donated already!
We have hit the $1000 mark and are EXTACTIC!!

Huge BIG-



omajo said...

Hi Kim, this is fantastic job, very much appreciated!. Thanks so much to all the designers for their genrousity and fantastic designs. Awesome!!

charlie said...

Nice work on the blog Kim :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for always providing us with a thought to spare. The collab kit is gorgeous and I hope that the donations will be huge! You make me smile.
Antoinette (also from SA)

Maryse said...

When I see these pictures I just can't understand that it has been the reality!!!My niece lived in Australia last year,I'm happy she didn't saw this!!

LouCeeCreations said...

I for one will be donating as Melbourne Victoria is close to my heart, I got married in the Dandenong Hills a beautiful place. Thankyou for your meaningful blog this morning.

DigiLover's Addiction said...

WOOHOO!!! Looking good Kim!!! didn't we all do a fantastic job!! I'm really proud of us all including yours and Jenni's CTM. They have really made our kit shine.


Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Kim love, I am only sorry that I had to miss out on being a part of this INCREDIBLE act of LOVE on behalf of one of my FAVORITE places on earth, Australia. I cannot even begin to fathom the depths of despair and pain that are being felt by SOOO many.

I am just on my way to bed, so no coffee for this girl, but you can bet your sweet bippy I will be off this weekend to contribute sweetheart!

Thank you SO much for being a part of this MOST loving act towards those who have lost so much Kim - my heart hurts and is heavy for those suffering.

I am SO happy that I caught your post before signing off this morning!

Love to you and yours girlfriend,
Linda *hearts*

Jazzy said...

Very touching blog and such a thoughtful and caring thing to do in making this kit..its awesome.

Shannon Scherz said...

I visited Australia (and New Zealand) in 1994 and have about 20 rolls of pictures to scrap. lol This kit will be perfect for capturing all those memories, as well as donating to a worthwhile cause. I was hoping someone would do a charity collab for this. I like how you're handling the donations, too, what with controversy over charity collabs. Keep up the great work, and the Quality Kits!

pkdoll said...

Kim this is beautiful. I wish that I had been able to make a LO as quickly as the others---but I will definately be donating to this important cause. It has just been so devastating and I feel for Austrailia and their loss.

xashee's corner said...

Wow! you ladies are AMAZING! what a kind and generous thing to do in such a time of need! you gals really touch my heart! WAY to go! :)
With all the wildfires that happen in So.California, i KNOW just how devastating they can be! we have had friends lose EVERYTHING! Big HUGS to you, my friend! how can we NOT donate?! :)
Thank you, Kim! have a FABULOUS weekend!!

Beth Long said...

What a fantastic cause... and the kit is stunning! The 'eye candy' is fantastic too. Wonderful job ladies!!!

LiviaY said...

This kit is so AMAZING... you ladies really did a FANTASTIC job with it!!!

I'm a bit bummed I missed out on joining it, but at least I got to participate a little... lol

Thank you for all that you do... You're one HELLUVA ladie!!!


LiviaY said...

just noticed that I misspelled lady! lol

Mrs. Miles said...

now THIS is such a worthwhile cause. Soons as my man gets home and gives me my PayPal info, I'm goina get me this. What an AWESOME thing to do. I'm sooo angry at myself for not responding in time to take part, I took too long :(

Thank you for all your ladies kind, dear hearts.

♥ Barbs

Shanners said...

This is a beautiful kit. thanks for sharing all the info. I will be sure to donate.

Joy said...

Oh my goodness... what a terrible fire.. and what a wonderful thing you guys have done. I hope you make lots of money.

Sherrie said...

Thanks for posting about this. :-) I just went and donated.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being part of this awesome act Kim, we so appreciate it! Pass the thanks on to your girls too for their fantastical layouts! Can't wait to see what we can raise! =D

mmikes said...

I did get this and it is fantastic. What beautiful colors. Thanks for your part.

Anonymous said...

I got mine, can't wait to work with it, You all did such a fantastic job, the colors and elements are great. Thank you so much, Trica

Anonymous said...

I got mine, can't wait to work with it, You all did such a fantastic job, the colors and elements are great. Thank you so much, Trica

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