Friday, April 15, 2011

Blog Hop to benefit Cystic Fibrosis

If you have arrived here from Jacquie's awesome blog then you are on the right track. If you started here or got lost along the way, feel free to go back and start at the Paper Pretties blogs. Today I am proud to be a blog hopper for an excellent cause. My friend Heather, owner of Paper Pretties has commissioned Joni Stringfield to design these awesome digital Easter babies. Heather is donating all the proceeds from the sale of these images (minus paypal fees) to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In case you are not familiar with Cystic fibrosis.....

Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that causes mucus to build up and clog some of the organs in the body, particularly the lungs and pancreas. When mucus clogs the lungs, it can make breathing very difficult. The thick mucus also causes bacteria (or germs) to get stuck in the airways, which causes inflammation (or swelling) and infections that lead to lung damage. Mucus also can block the digestive tract and pancreas. The mucus stops digestive enzymes from getting to the intestines. The body needs these enzymes to break down food, which provides important nutrients to help people grow and stay healthy. People with cystic fibrosis often need to replace these enzymes with medicine they take with their meals and snacks, which helps them digest food and get proper nutrition.

For this hop, I made a layout using the Easter babies Easter basket and chicks. I adore these little chicks, notice the one at the top looking sideways at the title. I just thought he was too cute and had to use him. Here is my page:

For this page I used Paper Pretties digital Easter babies, DP Imaginisce, SU cardstock and punch, Martha Stewart punch, copic markers, glitter, Cricut, Sizzix Lollipop letters, chipboard, glitter dots, flowers, ribbon and Microsoft Word.


This was a very easy page to make, probably because I just came off of a crop weekend and I was still in Crop mode. What I like about digital stamps is that I have freedom. What do I mean, when I get a digital image I save it into a folder I made on my desktop. Then when I need it I open up the image in paint.net (free program that I use) size my image or flip it to get the mirror image. Flipping the image gives me the option of adding the image to the right or left side of my scrapbook page. It really gives me a freedom I never had before. Of course I also love that I can make the image as big or small as I want to fit the space I have on my layout.

Feel free to send me a note if you have any questions. Your next and final stop on this blog train is the amazingly talent Heather's blog. As always, thanks for stopping by!! Delia