Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Last Chance for Buy My Store!!

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This is LAST and FINAL chance to purchase my "Buy My Store" deal with every single product I have released and at this price! After Easter, ALL older products will be removed and retired and will no longer be available for purchase ANYWHERE!!
This includes all products featuring my older previews and more.

DO NOT miss this final opportunity. Be one of the last people to own everything in my collection...before they are gone forever!

This is also the final chance to take advantage of my "Buy My Store" deal, as this offer will no longer be available after Easter.

So rush in to my store at Twilight Scraps and take advantage of this FINAL GOODBYE offer...before it is gone...forever!

Tuesday's CU Savings @ Wilma4ever!

 CU Savings Inside!!
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It's Tuesday! And you know what that means??
CU Savings at Wilma4ever!
There are tons of awesome Commercial Use products and deals to grab!

Here a peak at a few of mine this week:



Monday, 7 April 2014

*NEW* Four Template Packs for Easter!

So Stina is back and trying her hand at some CU templates. These were all hand-drawn by me. I hope you like them and keep coming back!

:: CU Easter Tree Template ::

This gorgeous tree is adorned with Easter eggs, each on a separate layer for your own personalisation. 

Hand drawn by me.

PSP and PSD formats



:: CU Easter Bunny Template ::

This cute little fella would make a delightful addition to your scrap kits. He was hand drawn by me and comes in both a plain and a furry template. 

PSP and PSD formats



:: CU Easter Template Pack 1 ::

6 Easter templates hand drawn by me, including:
1 Fence
1 Grass
1 Tree
1 Bunny
1 Sun
Easter Eggs (multi-layered for different designs)

PSP and PSD formats



:: CU Easter Template Pack 2 ::

12 Easter templates hand drawn by me, including:
1 Picket fence
1 Grassy hill
1 Tree
2 Easter baskets
4 Easter eggs
1 Dove
1 Bunny Egg
1 Pair of bunny feet

PSP and PSD formats



Saturday, 5 April 2014

My Name is Graves'

**I came across this on a friend's blog who suffers from the opposite AI disease (Hashimotos) but many of the symptoms are the same or on opposite ends of the scale. I reworded some of it slightly for Graves', but essentially it is the same. It's very hard to explain to people that what I have is not just have a hypo or hyper thyroid because it attacks your whole body & everyone who has it suffers in a different way.  Maybe this will help.**

Hi. My name is Graves'. I'm an invisible autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid gland causing you to become hyperthyroid.

I am now velcroed to you for life. If you have hyperthyroidism, you probably have me. I am the number one cause of it in the U.S. and many other places around the world. 

I'm so sneaky--I don't always show up in your blood work.

Others around you can't see me or hear me, but YOUR body feels me. 

I can attack you anywhere and any way I please. 

I cause that unsightly bulge in your neck and, if you're extra special, one or both protruding eyes that make look and feel like a freak.

I can give you a racing heart to the point of manic that can make you feel like you will burst.

Remember when you and energy ran around together and had fun?
I took energy from you, and gave you exhaustion. Try to have fun now.

I can take good sleep from you and in its place, give you brain fog and lack of concentration. 

I can make you want to sleep 24/7, and I can also cause insomnia.

I can make your muscles weak and ache constantly or just every so often, depending on my mood.

I can make you tremble internally or make you feel cold or hot when everyone else feels normal. I can also make you sweat when it isn't hot, and shiver when it isn't cold.

I can also give you swollen hands and feet, swollen face and eyelids, swollen everything.

I can give you hand tremors so that hand-eye co-ordination you used to have is useless now.

I can cause severe pain or, if I'm in a good mood, I can just cause you to ache all over. 

I can make you feel very anxious with panic attacks or very depressed. I can also cause other mental health problems. You know crazy mood swings? That's me. Crying for no reason? Angry for no reason? That's probably me too.

I can make your hair fall out, become dry and brittle, cause cracked and brittle nails, cause dry skin, the sky is the limit with me.

I can make you lose weight in a matter of days or weeks, and with the help of medication or even surgery, I can make you gain it again and no matter what you eat or how much you exercise, I can keep that weight on you. I don't discriminate. 

Some of my other autoimmune disease friends often join me, giving you even more to deal with.

If you have something planned, or are looking forward to a great day, I can take that away from you. You didn't ask for me. I chose you for various reasons:

That virus or viruses you had that you never really recovered from, or that car accident, or maybe it was the years of abuse and trauma (I thrive on stress.) You may have a family history of me. Whatever the cause, I'm here to stay.

I hear you're going to see a doctor to try and get rid of me. That makes me laugh. Just try. You will have to go to many, many doctors until you find one who can help you effectively.

You will be put on the wrong medication for you, pain pills, sleeping pills, energy pills, told you are suffering from anxiety or depression, given anti-anxiety pills and antidepressants.

There are so many other ways I can make you sick and miserable, the list is endless - that high cholesterol, blood pressure issue, blood sugar issue, heart issue among others? That's probably me.

Can't get pregnant, or have had a miscarriage?
That's probably me too.

Shortness of breath or "air hunger?" Yep, probably me. 

Liver enzymes elevated? Calcium and vitamin D deficient? Yep, probably me.

Dental problems? Teeth deteriorating at the speed of light? That would be me. 

Hives? Yep, probably me.

Had the surgery? It won't remove me, but guess what? I can now make you hypo!

And then I can make your eyes gritty and your mouth dry.

I told you the list was endless. 

You may be given a TENs unit, get massaged, told if you just sleep and exercise properly I will go away.

You'll be told to think positively, you'll be poked, prodded, and MOST OF ALL, not taken seriously when you try to explain to the endless number of doctors you've seen, just how debilitating I am and how ill and exhausted you really feel. In all probability you will get a referral from these 'understanding' (clueless) doctors, to see a psychiatrist.

Your family, friends and co-workers will all listen to you until they just get tired of hearing about how I make you feel, and just how debilitating I can be. 

Some of them will say things like "Oh, you are just having a bad day" or "Well, remember, you can't do the things you use to do 20 YEARS ago", not hearing that you said 20 DAYS ago.

They'll also say things like, "if you just get up and move, get outside and do things, you'll feel better." They won't understand that I take away the 'gas' that powers your body and mind to ENABLE you to do those things.

Some will start talking behind your back, they'll call you a hypochondriac, while you slowly feel that you are losing your dignity trying to make them understand, especially if you are in the middle of a conversation with a "normal" person, and can't remember what you were going to say next. You'll be told things like, "Oh, my grandmother had that, and she's fine on her medication" when you desperately want to explain that I don't impose myself upon everyone in the exact same way, and just because that grandmother is fine on the medication SHE'S taking, doesn't mean it will work for you.

They will not understand that having this disease impacts your body from the top of your head to the tip of your toes, and that every cell and every body system and organ requires the proper amount and the right kind of of thyroid hormone medication for YOU. 

Not what works for someone else.

The only place you will get the kind of support and understanding in dealing with me is with other people that have me. They are really the only ones who can truly understand.

I am Graves' Disease.

Weekend Deals @ Wilma4ever!

Head on over to Wilma4ever for some awesome Weekend Deals at just $1!
Check out what I have for you this weekend...




Now Selling at Scraps from the Heart!

Stina is BACK and moving into a new store
Scraps From The Heart

All your favourite products you have come to love will slowly be added into store
a whole lot of new products which I hope you will come to love too!
And while you're there - check out the other Designers in store

Easter and Spring kits plus some Commercial Use products!

Proud Designer for Twilight Scraps
Just click the blinkie to be transported to my store and enjoy
50% off EVERYTHING!!

Now Selling at Berry Applicious!

Stina is BACK and moving into a new store
Berry Applicious

All your favourite products you have come to love will slowly be added into store
a whole lot of new products which I hope you will come to love too!
And while you're there - check out the other Designers in store

Easter and Spring kits plus some Commercial Use products!

Just click the blinkie to be transported to my store and enjoy
50% off EVERYTHING!!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Graves Disease Awareness Tags by Kerrin

Kerrin, from our CT, has made this very special and stunning set featuring my "Graves Disease Awareness" kit, using one of my favourite artists Anna Marine. Thank you Kerrin - as usual, you have outdone yourself.

"Graves Disease Awareness" is in recognition of a thyroid disease which affects about 3% of the population and is five to ten times more common in women than in men. It doesn't get the recognition because it is rarely fatal, though some of the symptoms if left untreated can be life-threatening. It is an auto-immune disorder which affects sufferers both physically and emotionally, and isn't an easy condition to live with.  However, just because it is rarely fatal doesn't mean it shouldn't get the recognition it deserves. Sufferers of this incurable condition deserve it!

"Graves Disease Awareness" is available in TAGGER SIZE only from all my stores.

Wearing the White Ribbon Tutorial by Carol

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Carol, from our CT, has written this stunning tutorial featuring my kit "White Ribbon Day".  The tube she has use by Zindy Nielsen captures the mood perfectly! Thank you Carol.

"White Ribbon Day" is a very special kit, a cause here in Australia funded and run by men who take the pledge against violence against women. It is also recognised the world over on 25th November as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women...aka White Ribbon Day.

"White Ribbon Day" is available in both TAGGER and FULL SIZE in all my stores.

Eggs-ellence! Tags by Dawdy

Dawdy, from our CT, has created these two lovely tags featuring one of my Easter kits - "Eggs-sellence!", which is a gorgeous kit filled with fantasy-type elements and a lot of fun to play with.  Thank you Dawdy for these wonderful tags!

"Eggs-ellence!" is available in both TAGGER and FULL SIZE from all my stores!