Friday, October 7, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Operation Julie’s Smile

OJS

Phew…what a birthday celebration week we’ve had! Thank you so much for making it so fun! Just a quick reminder that the storewide 20% off coupon expires tonight at midnight EST. Use code 3bday for 20% off everything in the store in celebration of our 3 year birthday. Plus all orders placed will be entered into the drawing for a $50 gift certificate. Winners from this week’s festivities will be announced here Sunday or Monday.

But, for today, we’re turning our attention to Operation Julie’s Smile: A benefit for Julie Ranae Murray. If you came here from Stephanie’s blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog and take your time. You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes!

Today’s blog hop is large and there could be a break somewhere in the chain, so please bear with us. A complete list of blogs on the hop is posted on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog. You have a complete weekend to get around to all the blogs to be eligible for prizes by leaving comments. There are over $2500 in prizes donated by the very generous companies, including a $20 gift certificate to i {heart} papers. :) A complete list of sponsors is listed on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog.

Prizes will be drawn for the following:
1. from Blog Comments left
2. from PayPal Donation list
3. for Blog Hop Hosts

A little history about Julie and her situation:

The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae. You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more. What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child. It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out. But then it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done...but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.

Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight!

Because she is an event organizer by trade, Julie has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done.

It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon. If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button ready for you to click on the left (MAKE SURE YOU CLICK ON JULIE’S, as I have Swimming for Katie donation button also…more on that later). Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.”

For my card today, I used the smiling pear from Fruity Family Felties and then curved my sentiment from Thank You For Being My Friend, stamped in Memento ink. Then I laid a scrap of Sheer Pull Ribbon (without pulling it, obviously) as an added accent. A quick, CAS Five Minute Friday card! I hope it makes YOU smile!

The next stop is Andrea’s blog. Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so that you can have a chance at the amazing prizes up for grabs and if you can, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend.

swim-for-katie Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back on Monday with another charitable cause, Swimming for Katie – an event I’ve coordinated for my dear friend, Katie Renz, who is battling inoperable gastric cancer. Please, please stop back on Monday for this special event!

Have a great weekend!

101 comments:

Jingle said...

SUCH an adorable card!

Erin said...

That pear cracks me up! and certainly brings a smile to my face! TFS

GabrielaD said...

Love it!

Lizscraps said...

the the felt piecing you did on this card. it's fun and very inviting!

Jennifer Scull said...

love the card! and happy birthday to my fave store!!! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

That pear is absolutely adorable. So much fun!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Perfect, perfect sentiment!

*Alison* said...

Such a fun card.. I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

What a sweet card!
Hugs
Laura

Deb said...

So cute, Kate! Sure to bring a grin!

Peggysuez said...

Ha! That is so cute!

Linda Harris said...

Awww thats so cute!!! Makes you smile!!! Linda Harris

Karen Day said...

Very sweet card!

Monique said...

Oh My this is so sweet :)

Jan Garber said...

It is so heart-warming to see how the scrap community comes together for all of our friends in need! And you are always right there! Terrific felt card!

Krysta said...

Aw, too cute!

v said...

Adorable smiling pear! Very cute! Thanks for supporting Julie!

~Vanessa W

Holly said...

Love your card! It made me smile!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Mallika said...

hello ..
wonderful job
hugs
mallika
would love if you will visit my blog too
mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

naturecoastcrafter said...

How cute and appropriate. That felt pear is priceless. By doing this for Julia and then for Katie next week, I can tell you are a kind and caring person. Thank you.
Jean Cross

Amy C said...

What a lovely card!! Perfect for the theme of the blog hop. I just came upon your blog, so I will hop to the beginning and get started.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a cute card!

mjblahnik56 said...

Cute card. TFS

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

marla said...

What a fun card!!

Sarah Anderson said...

well that card certainly brought a smile to my face - how cute is that pear lol!!

Michele Gross said...

Oh now that is just really stinkin' cute!! :)

Tonya said...

lol. that's great.

Tanya said...

How cute! I love the little pear!

Carol E said...

Really cute card, thanks for sharing it.

Michellem said...

That pear is so cute!! Made me smile!

Karen B. said...

Adorable, love those googly eyes!

Maria said...

A darling card! Love the pear with the big smile...to CUTE!!!

Just me... said...

Thank you so much for donating and participating! We couldn't have put this together without amazing people/companies like you! Big Hugs, N. Rixon

Mary Friederichsen said...

Adorable card Kate!! Off to donate!
Thak you for sharing!

jan farnworth said...

what a sweet card

NinaN said...

Super cute!

Cozycomfycouch said...

oh so cute! :D

zehra said...

Beautiful card, so pretty

Heather@PixieDust said...

such a fun card

Lindsey said...

Cute, cute card! And quick, too! Nice.

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, too CUTE!

Terri E. said...

Great card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Stephanie said...

what a cute, cute card!

Janice M said...

What a fun little card!

Tami said...

SO cute!

Lisa said...

How cute is this!!! SWEET :)

Tracy said...

Cute card! I love the pear!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Marsha said...

Cute card - and will be back for the Katie cause.

Lagene said...

Such a cute card for such a loving cause!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

LOVE your card, Kate! That pear is so fun!

Evelene S said...

Lovin the felt pear!

Tammy V said...

This made me smile!

Dawn said...

too cute. Such a fun card.

Fiona said...

So great to see you involved in not one, but two great causes this week! Love the curved sentiment on your card :) Fiona (madebyfee)

~amy~ said...

Such a cutie pie card..love it and I'll be back to check out Katie's event!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Soooo cute!!! LOVE it!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

jennifer mitten said...

Adorable card for the fab Julie Ranae!

Dawn L said...

It's the little things and the simplest ideas that make me smile.

dawnweck@hotmail.com

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very cute!!!

Mary Jo said...

So cute!

Barb said...

This one made me giggle! Adorable card! :)

Dana said...

Oh so CUTE!!! Great card!!

Irene said...

The pear and sentiment are so cute!! Thanks for sharing!

Moosisk said...

What a cute card! It definitely makes you smile. :D

Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com

Kim H said...

like the bright happy colors. it was a great touch to curve the sentiment. thank you.

Suzanne said...

You are so wonderful to help so many people! I love the pear card too!

Jaclyn Miller said...

That pear made me chuckle - so stinkin' cute.

Rema said...

cute card!

Rona said...

adorable card!!

Nichole Bryant said...

Cute card!

Scrapacat said...

So cute! I had to smile really big!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

RiNNE said...

Super adorable!!

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! I love the pear!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Indy said...

Fun, fun, fun card!

Denise said...

Very sweet of you to join this great operation....hope it is successful. I am doing my part by participating in the blog hop.

Denise

MissScrapAlot said...

LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

wyme98@yaho..com

Julie S. said...

That pear is to darn cute.

Christina said...

This is adorable! The felt adds such a fun texture!

thestampingbug said...

Funny Pear. Love the font under the image too. I'll be back on Monday to go SWIMMING with everyone. I warn you...It's not a pretty sight! Don't laugh.

Kerry

Nicki S said...

What a cute card! TFS!

scrappycanuck said...

Such a cute card! That feltie is so much fun!

Betty said...

such a cheery card - the little felt pear is so cute!

mommakatx6 said...

Your card is just so adorable.

Lisa said...

What a cute card and the sentiment is right on the money! TFS It is truely inspiring to see so many people giving of themselves to help a friend! God bless!


Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
lkgra@hotmail.com

Ruby said...

Well this card just makes you smile, so fun!!! love it!

Anita said...

Adorable card!

Laura said...

LOVE that card - i have that little feltie, and i think i totally have to borrow this cute idea!

Denise said...

Sweet card!
DeniseB

Lindsey Wood said...

Great card! I love the sentiment!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Adorable card! TFS! ;o)

Angela said...

That little pear is fantastic! Great job.

Alicia said...

Seriously cute. Made me smile!

Jennifer said...

Cute pear.

Jessica Griffin said...

I love your card!! It's very cute!! I'll stop by again tomorrow!! xo

Amber (bambi64) said...

What a stinkin' cute card! Love it.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a super cute card! I LOOOOOOOOOVE that pear and your sentiment:)

Sleepy Stamper said...

What a sweet card! That pear looks so super cute!

Billie Dee said...

Just too cute!

Sandy said...

oooooo so cute! tfs!!!

Julie Ranae said...

Kate...I can't thank you enough for being a part of this blog hop. Making friends along this journey has been such a wonderful thing and I am so happy to count you as one of them. Your support and encouragement means the world.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Heehee! That is too dang cute!