That’s What Friends are for Collab

The wonderful thing about being a part of the digi-scrap community 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 know Melissa has struggled for years, but most don’t know this all started when she was in a car accident as a teenager.  Her husband, Alan, works 2 jobs but this barely touches the debt they have had to take on for Melissa’s medical treatment.  Doctors believe they finally have a solution to prolong Melissa’s physical abilities and with all things going right, she will be able to work for a few more years.  The doctor does not expect her to have many years left of employment and she will have to take a permanent disability.
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, Studio4 Designworks, Dagi’s Temp-tations & Zesty Designs and their super talented Creative Teams who have created such wonderful layouts for your inspiration!
Available for for a limited time for just $15 at:
GingerScraps & GDSTake a look at this AMAZING Collaboration! 

All proceeds (less Paypal fees) from the sale will be donated to the Dawes family.
If you care to donate privately, please visit their family page HERE
Here’s a peek at just a few of the wonderful layouts created with this amazing kit!

While you’re grabbing up this wonderful collab at

GingerScraps or GDS, make sure to visit Melissa’s stores while you are there:

GDS | GingerScraps

(she has some incredible templates!)


Many thanks from us to you!

New Releases and GGI

Lissykay Designs released two new packs that are buy one get one free:

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The kit with the second layout is using Pixelily Designs new GGI bundle:


Aprilisa has a great bundle for GGI:

take me skateboarding

I was able to use CathyK’s new GGI bundle for a LO as well:

1 of a kind

Take a Look at Created By Jill’s GGI Offering:

5 months left i need my happy place

I was able to use Megan’s Creations new GGI bundle with a new template from Two Tiny Turtles

grandad is one cool dude

And Take a look at the template bundle from Two Tiny Turtles:


daddys backpack doyles first skate lesson m zoo tigers i just dont understand this child sometimes my love little bit of a handful grandad is one cool dude viking

Little Rad Trio has a new kit:

Pumpkin Fun {Full Kit} by Little Rad Trio

pumpkin patch S 2014

made with Dagi’s new template pack.

I was able to play with Angelclaud Artroom’s newest pack:



New Buffet Releases!

It’s a new month which means a new Buffet!

Look at Lissykay’s New offerings!


october wk 4 instant halloween decor elphie hat

Aprilisa Designs has a few new packs:

O'Halloween Kit by Aprilisa Designs  O'Halloween Alpha by Aprilisa Designs  O'Halloween Cards by Aprilisa Designs  O'Halloween Krafties by Aprilisa Designs

O'Halloween Torn Papers by Aprilisa Designs

ready to trick or treatMade with Dagi’s Temp-tations new template pack

Look at Pixelily Designs new buffet collection:

Fall Breezes   Fall Breezes [Journal Card Pack]  Fall Breezes [Artsy Paper Pack]  Fall Breezes [Kraft Paper Pack]  Fall Breezes [Torn Paper Pack]

october wk 4

Connie Prince Made an adorable kit!

Monster Moments - Kit  Monster Moments - 12x12 Temps (CU Ok)

sometimes the monster comes out

Little Rad Trio made two kits about Legos, one for Boys and one for Girls

His Blocks {full kit} by Little Rad Trio  Her Blocks {full kit} by Little Rad Trio

Legoland star wars silly kitties

Created by Jill made a great bundle:

yes mother if mama aint happy


Cajun Diva Scraps Grand Opening Sale

It’s finally here!!

My new store at Daisies and Dimples is open for business!!

To celebrate, I have a grand opening sale until October 15th.

There are lots of great kits in store.  So, please check it out.  
I also have a Buy One, Get One for the Month of October.  Here is the preview:
Thanks, and look for more great kits coming your way soon!
Here are just a few preview of the kits you will see in my store: 

Thank you for stopping by and see you at Daisies and Dimples!!

New Releases Sept 20th

First and Foremost there is an awesome birthday celebration going on over a Gingerscraps!


Lissykay Designs has two new template packs that are BOGO

lkd ad

splashin at the shore Braydon and Doyle

Little Rad Trio has a cute new kit:

Just "Bee" {full kit} by Little Rad Trio

bee happy

Wimpychompers has a new kit celebrating the Wizard of Oz

Land of Oz

Green is good

Seatrout Scraps released a new collab bundle

Denim Rose by Seatrout Scraps & ScrapArtZ

proud parents

Connie Prince has a new bundle all about Marching Bands

Marching Band - Kit

Paper Cuts Volume 1 - Shape Templates

halftime show

I was able to play with a new template pack from Angelclaud Artroom:

september flowers fabulous life

It’s Pickle Barrel Time at PBP and Jumpstart Designs has a new kit out:

September Sun ~ 6-Pack plus FWP by Jumpstart Designs

so thankful for you a picture perfect moment

Two Tiny Turtles has Three Template packs for their PBP Contribution

Pieces Of Autumn 1   Pieces Of Autumn 2   Pieces Of Autumn 3

Silly songs with grandma a picture perfect moment love you more and more



New Releases and GGI Weekend

There’s a ton of new awesomeness from the designers! Lots of great kits and templates. First up is Lissykay  with another Free with Purchase! Purchase one new kit and get the second new release free!

GDS Feeling Artsy
GDS Artsy Couture

GS Feeling Artsy
GS Artsy Couture

Just Bein Silly love him forever you are my happy

Wimpychompers has a cute kit out for all those kids who are afraid or love monsters under their beds

Bedtime Monster Spray


Dagi’s Temp-tations has a new template pack

Shape Up: Six Sided 1

silly monkey

Little Rad Trio also released a new template pack:

Along the Border {templates} by Little Rad Trio

enjoying am in museum

Hat of Bunny released a cute kit

Splish Splash Splooosh

if you give

Etc by Danyale released a great bundle. I used a new template from Lissykay Designs for it

stay strong

Seatrout Scraps has 4 new releases this week


These Foolish Things Bundle

heart throbshine brightly audrey boy racer never a dull moment

Connie Prince released a new template bundle, Grab a Byte packs and GGI packs and I was able to play with Follow Your Heart




garden of the gods view learn and play 2 learn and play cousins are friends forever

our fam aug 2012

Created by Jill has new template bundles and 8 GGI Packs

Blendits Layered Templates - Bundle  Blendits Layered Templates - Bundle 2  Taste The Rainbow - 8 for $8 Fusion Bundle

voice of the sea sunset in CO my maddie friends-are-like-rainbows dream big dare to be different

Aprilisa Designs new GGI Offering:

August Memories

Pixelily Designs GGI Packs

always a good time

Two Tiny Turtles has 4 template packs

waiting to go home hanging with uncle petelittle man 1 month baby wearing


New Releases 9/5

This week is filled with great new releases!

Lissykay Designs has two new kits that are Buy 1 Get 1 Free!!!

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At first both layouts were going to be off topic to show the versatility of the templates. Then another toddler class opened up and my son is now a preschooler! But whether you have lots of back to school photos or none, these templates can be used for much more than their intended theme.

Hat of Bunny has a great new bundle out! I just love the play food!

At The Store Bundle

chef in training

Down This Road Designs has a great Free With Purchase offer


Exploring Great Falls

Little Rad Trio has a kit inspired by one of the only country songs I like

My Wish For You

I had the privilege of playing with several of Connie Prince’s awesome kits!

College Bound - Kit  College Bound - 12x12 Temps (CU Ok)

fsu football

Fabulous Fall - Kit

harvest of memories

Simply Summer - Kit    Simply Summer - 12x12 Temps (CU Ok)

summer chill out

Violamoni has a new kit that debuts her new line!

Selfportrait [digi scrap therapy]

I am awesome

Seatrout Scraps has a new grab bag:

Hit the Headlines $5 Grab Bag by Seatrout Scraps

funny faces

Wimpychompers has a cute new kit that I paired with Dagi’s Temp-tations new template

No Girls Allowed     Kaleidoscope

doyles fort

Gingerscraps Buffet!

I look forward to the first of the month to see all the great Buffet kits and to see a brand new month’s challenges! There’s so many awesome kits my designers put together for this month and I am guesting at both Seatrout Scraps and Connie Prince this month!

I actually scrapped a couple pictures of me for this Buffet! First up is Aprilisa Designs. I love her flowers, word art and paper patterns.

Happy Girls - Kit by Aprilisa Designs

smile looks good

Next up is a layout made with one of the coolest template kits I have ever played with and a wonderful kit by Connie Prince. When my son was born, I made it a point to take a picture of him with his Batman Blankie every month. So I loved how I was able to showcase his first year, a pic from his 2nd birthday and a pic from August.

Keep it Reel by LissyKay Designs     Growing Up - Kit

hes getting so big

Little Rad Trio created a kit about sisters. I am an only child but she included a great word art that is perfect to describe my best friend and my relationship:

Sisters {full kit} by Little Rad Trio   Sisters {templates} by Little Rad Trio

jess shell 2012

Pixelily Designs created a bundle pack all about carnivals. Since my son discovered how much he loves carousels this summer, I had a ton of pictures to scrap of him. I also used Dagi’s Temp-tations buffet template pack for the layout.

Autumn Bouquet   Carnival Ride [Bundle Pack]

fun fun fun

Created by Jill does some amazing kits! Her new collection is great!

bloom where you are planted courage

Seatrout Scraps is always so innovative with her templates and kits!

Love Is Kit by Seatrout Scraps                Love Is Templates by Seatrout Scraps

love is all you need


New Releases August 29th

It’s Mixology time over at GDS which means Created by Jill has some great new packs!

Created by Jill

enjoy the little things


Lissykay Designs has two template packs, a paper pack and a mini kit!

mpw mix

and check out Lissykay’s website for the contest details! You automatically get a gift certificate to her store for participating!

love this moment cousin love beautiful day august

Etc by Danyale has a new kit out:

ma 1930

Down This Road Designs has a new template pack and journal cards

dtrd ad 8-28


Aprilisa Designs has a new template bundle

Template Grab Bag 16

at home 2 days old chicks-dig-superheroes

Jumpstart Designs releases Amusement Kingdom:

Amusement Kingdom ~ Bundled Collection by Jumpstart Designs

riding the rides with daddy

Using Dagi’s Temp-tations new template pack Plain Jane.

I also had the pleasure of working with Orange Cream and Cabanas by Jumpstart Designs.

pre surf lessons

using the new template bundle by Aprilisa Designs.

two years of beach trips

Using The Circle of Life template new from Two Tiny Turtles

La Belle Vie Designs released This Year 4 templates

This Year - Templates 4

nov 2013 wk2