Sunday, April 10, 2011

I love La and she needs YOUR help! Shop with La, Win With Me!

Hi there, scrappy friends. One of my fave designers and digi-friends is in the hospital with a serious condition and she needs our help. Most of you know the fabulous Lauren Grier. Many of you also know that she is an AMAZING single mom to the mose precious little boy and that she supports her little family with her digital designs. Well, because she's so ill, she can't design right now. No designing means no new kits which means very little new income for her. We just can't let this happen. I encourage you, no, I BEG you to head over to her PERSONAL store at Scrapfastic Designs and pick up some of her amazing goodies.



I'm so lucky to be a member of her creative team, and my pages using her kits are among my absolute faves of all time. As a designer, I ADORE her Commercial Use items. Really, every single item in her store is amazing, and I promise you'll love whatever you buy.



I'd like to give a little added incentive (I hope!) to shop with her today. Head over to her store and buy a few little things. Then come back here and tell me what you bought. For every 5 people that post here, I'll chose 1 at random to win a $10 GC to my store at 9th&Bloom. No limit on winners. So, you shop with La, you win with me. Now, get busy shopping!

39 comments:

Melissa April 10, 2011 at 12:40 PM  

You are such a wonderful person Jennifer! I was intending on shopping La's CU templates this weekend anyway. I bought:

*doodle me stitches
*layered up in you circles
*layered up in you circles 2
*layered up in you frames
*layered up in you scallops
*layered up in you waves
*layered up in you edges 2
*layered up in you scallop bits

I sure hope La gets better soon!

Jennifer April 10, 2011 at 12:46 PM  

Thank you, Melissa!!! You got some awesome goodies!!! <3

Aly April 10, 2011 at 1:37 PM  

I was so sad to see this note over in our stores Designer Forum. I think what you are doing is awesome and she is blessed to call you her friend. Never went to her store before and wow what a treasure trove. I wish we had more money (I actually am not supposed to buy anything more this month) but this was to good of a cause not to help out!

I grabbed these fab finds for now...until next months budget :)

CU Layered up in You: Birds
CU Pattern Starters
CU Pattern Starters 3: Wavers
CU Seeing Stars

Suzan a.k.a. Smurfie April 10, 2011 at 1:46 PM  

Jennifer, what a fantastic thing to do!
I never purchased some of her stuff but now I had trouble to chose WHAT to buy!

I went for:
- Strenght
- Bestiest (with Shawna Clingerman)
- Forever Kinda Friend (with Micheline Martin)

Glad I could help this way :)

Lindsay April 10, 2011 at 2:29 PM  

Hey Jennifer!!
What an awesome thing you are doing!!
What a tough decision that was...so much awesomeness there!!!!

I finally decided on:
-Mr.Cool

Hope Lauren recovers quickly!!

Kate April 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM  

So sad to hear about Lauren...she's a great inspiration. And lucky to have friends like you :)

Today I purchased two kits, All My Fragile Strength and 20 Questions.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Kiki Halbert April 10, 2011 at 2:46 PM  

I just picked up:


Always Find a Way
Can't Hold Me Down
Don't Let Me Go
Girl Thing
I Keep Believing
I've been waiting for this moment
Mr. Cool
Over it
Right Now
Story of Me with Valorie Wibbens
Things Will be Just Fine
Today Tomorrow Forever Always
You Make Me All I Was Meant to Be

Basically just topped up my La stash to include everything else off my wishlist.

Smith Family April 10, 2011 at 2:52 PM  

*Wishing I had more $$ in PayPal*
I was able to buy:
Don't Let Me Go
all my fragile strength
Can't Hold Me Down

THANK YOU for pointing us that direction, I didn't know La had a personal store :D

Talia French April 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM  

I'm so sad to hear about Lauren's condition. I wish her a speedy recovery.

I picked up All That Matters and Forever Moments. I wish I could have bought more. Lauren's store is just filled with so many beautiful kits!

Wendy April 10, 2011 at 3:21 PM  

I saw your post on facebook and wish I could do more to help!

I bought:
CU Damask Doodles
CU Doodled Woodgrain

Kristin April 10, 2011 at 3:52 PM  

You are SO sweet, Jen! Obviously I don't need to win, but I thought I'd help with getting to the next winner. :) I bought All My Fragile Strength last night. :)

Melissa April 10, 2011 at 4:18 PM  

Thanks so such for the heads up to help out! Sending thoughts and prayers!!

Here's my stash I got:
20 Questions
All Worn Up In You
Layered Up in You#2
My Date Is Bubbly

Jessica April 10, 2011 at 4:32 PM  

I made two stops in her store. First I bought:

LUIY:Birds
You Give Me Butterflies
Bestiest

Then I went back and decided to get You Lift Me To the Clouds.

I love the papers with the doodles covering them the most.

It is really awesome that you are doing this too!!

Sara April 10, 2011 at 4:38 PM  

You're so fabulous Jennifer.

I bought All My Fragile Strength and a set of temps.

QueenJ April 10, 2011 at 4:52 PM  

I bought a template set, a date set and A Beautiful Glow! You are so sweet to do this for her!

JenniferBarrette_Designs April 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM  

Stocked up on her LUIY - CU templates!

What an amazing idea Jen!

HollyP April 10, 2011 at 7:47 PM  

This is a very sweet thing for you to do, I hope she is doing as well as possible. I bought Nummy Buddies and Not What I Expected and the Christmas Card Templates.

Jennifer April 10, 2011 at 8:27 PM  

You guys are awesome!!! Looks like we're up to 3 $10 GCs at this point. Let's keep going for a bit and see if we can hit at least 4. THANK YOU for shopping and sharing what you got!!! <3 I'm so happy!

Nettie B April 10, 2011 at 9:08 PM  

Jennifer - so sweet of you for doing this! prayers for La and Ce definitely during this trying time. I picked up All That Matters, Forever Moments and Once Upon a Story. Thanks for doing this, Jennifer, and keeping La in our thoughts!

Terra April 10, 2011 at 9:14 PM  

What a fantastic idea. I wanted to help in some way so I bought her Birthday Monsters kit.

Jenn (jk703) April 10, 2011 at 9:47 PM  

Great idea Jen! lol... I don't need to win, but I bought Layered Up in You: Circles!

Yeah for everyone else!

Lindsay April 10, 2011 at 10:23 PM  

I had to go back for more!!
I want to help her out in some way, even if its small :)
I just got He's My Buddy!
Get well soon Lauren!!

Cindy April 10, 2011 at 11:25 PM  

Date Ordered: Sunday 10 April, 2011

1 x Day One
1 x Can't Hold Me Down

This is what I got :)

jovita April 11, 2011 at 2:35 AM  

I hope La will get better soon and create more great things for us, I love her stuff!

I got :
CU Layered Up In You : Frames
Lost In My Thoughts
All That Matters
Everyday Moments
Zero to Hero

She's lucky to have you as a friend!
Thank you for giving us a chance to help a friend in need. GOD is good! He always has great plans for us, although sometimes we have to struggle to get through...

MamaErin April 11, 2011 at 9:55 AM  

I just picked up:

I Keep Believing

thanks for the chance to win and to help out Lauren!

Debra April 11, 2011 at 10:54 AM  

Since I own her whole store (lol) I just left a paypal donation!!!

justjaimeeblogs April 11, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

I hope she gets well soon.
I just purchased:
CU Pattern Starters
CU Pattern Starters 2

Cheers to your generosity.

Jennifer April 11, 2011 at 11:58 AM  

You guys are AMAZING!!! I'm so happy to read about all the shopping you've been doing!!! I'm going to close this and choose winners now, but I'm also going to link you up to some awesome things other designers are doing. Stay tuned to the blog for more info and I'll be back soon with 5winners!!!

denali April 11, 2011 at 1:28 PM  

I'm at work so it's taken me all morning to sneak around and shop, but I wanted to thank you for the heads-up anyway. At the moment I'm downloading:

You Are Taller Than a Mountain
Strength
Things Will Be Just Fine

Those titles just seem perfect, don't they?! :)

Jennifer Bigley Draut April 11, 2011 at 3:27 PM  

Thanks for the chance to win! I picked up "Day One" and "You make me intensely happy."

Tracie April 11, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
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Wishing Well Creations April 11, 2011 at 4:08 PM  

High fives, Jennifer -- this is awesome of you and I am sure Lauren appreciates it! Sending positive thoughts her way. Meanwhile, I just grabbed "Own It" and "Thankful for your Love", and one of her CU alpha temp sets. :)

Tracie April 11, 2011 at 4:09 PM  

It is really sweet of you to do this for La. All of this kindness is just amazing!

Katie April 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM  

so sweet of you to help out Lauren! I bought pattern starters, doodleme stitches, forever moments, & everyday moments.

Hope she has a quick and full recovery!

Krista April 11, 2011 at 8:44 PM  

Such a sweet thing of you to do!!
Kinda surprising how much stash of La's I hoard already XD
Just added...

365 Days with You: Solids w/Shawna Clingerman
Story of Me with Valorie Wibbens
Whatever Will Be with Penny Springmann

Joy April 12, 2011 at 11:02 AM  

Just added Every Day Moments and I've Been Waiting for this Moment to my La collection. :) Best wishes to her and thanks for this incentive.

Petra April 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM  

What a great initiative to help your dear friend! I sure hope she may recover soon and return to her child!

I have bought:
All That Matters kit
Just Breathe kit
You make me intensely happy kit

Hugs!

Kristi E April 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM  

I own a lot of La's catalog, because she is such an amazing designer. Still, remarkably, I was able to find that I could get:

All That Matters
Always Find A Way
Can't Hold Me Down
CU Layered Up In You: Birds
Nummy Buddies
I Believe w/Shawna
Say it: Christmas

I hope hope hope she recovers quickly and is able to go home and be with her adorable son. Die, blood clots, die!!

ViVa Artistry is: April 18, 2011 at 4:24 AM  

just grabbed CU Layered Up In You: Rounded. Hoping Lauren gets better soon!!!

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