Saturday, August 28, 2021

70% Off Sale Reminder

Hello there, I just wanted to pop in with a quick reminder that there are only a few days left of my store closing sale at MyMemories. Thank you so much to all of you who have already shopped! 🌺 I have selected a local men's homeless shelter to support with this month's donation. They also run a weekly food pantry there, so that's awesome! (I have already donated to a women's/children's shelter recently.)

In case you have missed any of the past blog train gifts, you will find them all marked free again, along with many other former freebies. There are a total of 22, plus this month's blog train gift (which is only accessible by using the link in the post prior to this one). So that's a lot of goodies for you to enjoy! You can find them most easily by sorting the display of products by price, low to high. As always, your best value for purchases is the bundles, but you can get great deals if you just want to add a bit here and there to the parts of a collection that you already have, too. It really makes me smile to look through my store and remember all of the fun I had creating each item. I hope that you'll enjoy using anything and everything that takes your fancy time and time again, and thanks again for your support! 🌼

Monday, August 16, 2021

MyMemories August 2021 Blog Train & My Store Closing Sale

Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog! I have good news and bad news for you today. The good news is that everything in my store is 70% off now through the end of the month. 😊 The bad news is that it's because I've decided not to renew my contract at MyMemories. 😟

As much as I love designing, I began to realize about six months into my contract year that it was just too much sitting for my good health when I began to experience side effects of it. (You may have heard of the saying, "Sitting is the new smoking," which means that it's that bad for you!) I was sitting at my computer for around 60 hours per week. Over the next few months, I tried to streamline my work process and also get more exercise while away from my desk. Unfortunately, it just didn't help enough. So despite wanting to make the most of this fun and rewarding experience, I eventually decided that I could not continue on after the year was up. I want to sincerely thank all of you who have supported me both with your purchases and your kind comments and encouragement. It has meant so much to me.

You may be interested to know that charitable donations were made using almost all of my earnings from this venture, including one full cleft palette surgery for a child, plus support to a Milwaukee homeless shelter (they also do Bible studies, vocational training, teach parenting skills, etc. to help residents succeed), a local refuge for abused women and their children, an orphanage in Bulgaria for disabled children, and a local girl's heart surgery fund, just to name some of them. In choosing charities, I tried to make sure that they were mostly smaller organizations that could really use the funds to do good rather than giant ones where my relatively small contributions wouldn't matter much. These donations were only possible because of you, the digital scrapbooking community.

My whole point in designing was to do what my name says, have a giving heart. 💜 I am so grateful to have been a small part of your circle during the past year - what a blessing! My designs were a way of serving God, but I know that there are so many ways to do that. Since this one has negative effects on my health, then it's just time to find a different way.

Thanks for bearing with me through all of that! Now for my last MyMemories blog train!

Click on the image below to download my August gift:

Your next stop in the blog train is Karen Schulz Designs.  If you get lost, just go to the MyMemories blog here and you'll find your way again in no time!

A Giving Heart Studio <<YOU ARE HERE>>

I hope you have a wonderful time on your blog train trip today, and have fun shopping if you decide to take advantage of my store closing sale! While you're browsing, you may find many former freebies have gone back to being free again for those who missed them. ;) Once again, thank you for all of your support this past year! I wish you all the best in the future! Blessings to each and every one of you and your families. ❤

Friday, July 16, 2021

MyMemories July 2021 Blog Train

Welcome to my stop on the July MyMemories Blog Train! I haven't made a coordinating collection this month, so we'll just get right down to it! Click on the preview below to go to my gift:

Here are the rest of the links in the train. Your next stop is Scrap de Yas.  If you get lost, just go to the MyMemories blog here and you'll find your way again in no time!

A Giving Heart Studio <<YOU ARE HERE>>

Before you go on to the next stop, have you tried the easy-to-use, award-winning My Memories Suite software yet? If you'd like to, you can get a free trial. If you do like it, you can save $10 on your purchase by using my code: STMMMS39100 And new last month, you can also get 10% off your print orders by using this code! Woohoo!!

I hope you have a wonderful time on your blog train trip today! Be sure to check back next month around this time for August's train!