Friday, 20 February 2009

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:
Donations 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)
I would also ask that you be patient with receiving the Coupon for your download, if you do not receive it within 24 hrs then by all means email again, but please consider that there is only one person able to handle the coupons so it may take more than 1/2 hr.Bye the way, donations are over $1,000 as of 4pm Aussie time on the 21st February. WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO

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

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 LiviaBy Becca

By Kim B

A double pager by Croppy

By Hutchie

By Kristine(Wenchy)

By Gina

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