Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie’s Smile

I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from LARUEL BEARD’S  blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog and take your time. You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes!

Julies smile

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, she 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. Any amount is appreciated and ALL I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop!

great friend

Just a quick project to share with you today. I love this color combination in the Blissful 6x6 paper pad from Authentique. The little bit of pink with the yellow and the grey makes me happy.

great friend CU

The border is die cut from 100% wool felt and a Spellbinders Edgeabilities. It’s a combination of the cut edge from Classic Scallop and a decorative insert from Classic Ric Rac.

Now, if you are wondering how you can be eligible to win the $2500 worth of prizes up for grabs, there are a couple of ways. First, leave comments on the blogs. And second, a list of all the donations via Pay Pal. Names will be drawn from both those lists.

To donate to this cause via Pay Pal, please click here:


The next stop is VERA YATES’  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. DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.

thanks for helping and for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies: Spellbinders Edgeabilities (Classic Scallop, Classic Ric Rac), Patterned paper-Authentique (Blissful), Twine-Pink Paislee, Felt-100% Wool, Stamp-Hero Arts (Thanks for being a Friend)

79 comments:

Jingle said...

This is a beautiful card! I really like it a lot!

Lindsay said...

Such a pretty card Kim, love that patterned paper!

Angela Fehr said...

What a lovely card, Kim! I'm always amazed at how well you do "simple & balanced". My simple cards just look boring!

Basement Stamper said...

Stunning card, I love the orange twine to really bring out those small flowers in the paper. Beautiful!

*Alison* said...

LOVE your patterned paper.. and how you tied on the border.. :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work my friend!
Hugs
Laura

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the papers you chose. perfect.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous card! That patterned paper is beautiful.

Lizscraps said...

I love how the grey is actually cheerful on this card when mixed with the yellow and red/pink colors. really nice card

Mallika said...

hello ..
wonderful job
hugs
mallika
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Karen Day said...

That is such pretty twine! I love your felt accent, too :o)

marla said...

Amazing card. Love that paper!!

Jan Garber said...

Simply stated, beautiful card!

Monique said...

This is a great card for that special friend :)

Sarah Anderson said...

LoVe that paper, great card design

Linda Harris said...

Love that color combo too. great card. Linda Harris

Amy C said...

Great card!! I love how simple and clean it is.

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! i love that Authentique line.

mjblahnik56 said...

lovely card.

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v said...

Great pattern paper! I love the scallops and twine! Thanks for sharing:D

~Vanessa W

Michellem said...

Gorgeous - Love how you brought out the colors in your patterned paper!

jan farnworth said...

nice card

NinaN said...

Beautiful!

Yvonne said...

Wonderful card!

zehra said...

Beautiful, elegant card, love thedp

Tonya said...

ooo, LOVE IT!!!

Stephanie said...

how pretty! I adore that pattern paper :)

JenMarie said...

This is totally GORGEOUS!!

Carol E said...

What a beautiful card love the colors,your flowers are really pretty. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

Geny said...

Love your card Kim! Especially that twine!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is gorgeous! You've really let the papers shine!

Evelene S said...

I love how you used the grey with the yellow so pretty!

Tammy V said...

Great card!

Janine said...

great card - horrible situation with the teeth and the bill!

Karen B. said...

What a delightful card, I really like your use of patterned paper.

~amy~ said...

simply gorgeous!

Tami said...

That dp is AMAZING!

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a beautiful card!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Dawn L said...

what a wonderful choice of colors!

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Tenia Nelson said...

What a beautiful card!!!

Laura said...

what an AMAZING color combo. I LOVE this!

Tanya said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Loving that paper, and beautiful felt border, thanks for the inspiration!

Marsha said...

Love the DPs and the border and twine are a perfect addition.

Tracy said...

Very pretty card! I love the patterned paper and the felt!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Heather@PixieDust said...

love your card!

Fiona said...

Hey Kimberly your card is really eye catching - love that little bit of twine you added that matches the flower dots in the paper :) Fiona (madebyfee)

Amy said...

Oh just gorgeous!! That paper is on my wish list....I want it so bad especially after seeing this!

Anita Braddock said...

what a Beautiful Card thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Suzanne said...

Those patterned papers are perfect! This is so lovely!

Ms. Sanderfoot said...

the paper is stunning!

Kim H said...

love the mix of patterns. the felt border with the twine is a greatd detail. thank you.

Nichole Bryant said...

pretty card :)

Maria said...

a very pretty card! Love the paper and twine!

Dana said...

Lovely card!! Love how you showcase the pattern paper!!

Holly said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Scrapacat said...

Amazing what that little bit of felt does to a card. Beautiful!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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
dopey423@aol.com

MissScrapAlot said...

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

wyme98@yahoo.com

Deb said...

Gorgeous, Kimberly! My favorite Authentique pad so far! Love the crisp, elegant look of the felt border! xoxoxo

Irene said...

Love the simplicity of this card...really makes the wonderful Authentique paper stand out!

Lisa said...

Wow Kimberly this is really pretty!!

Christina said...

What a beautiful use of this paper, and I adore the felt border. Gorgeous design!

Scrappy Canuck said...

Pretty card! Love the colors!

Indy said...

Beautiful colors!

Karen S. said...

Beautiful card! Love the felt.

Betty said...

color choice, patterned paper and design all make for a wonderful card!

Lisa said...

pretty card! 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...

Gorgeous card, those papers are lovely, and finished off beautifully with that pretty border!

lynn said...

very sweet! love the colors!

Lagene said...

Such a cute card for such a great cause!

Lindsey Wood said...

Great card! I love the patterned paper!

Lindsey said...

This colour scheme is gorgeous! Beautiful paper and you've used it to perfection with this card.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! Love your pp's! ;o)

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Love the card!
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Jessica Griffin said...

LOVE your card! I did something simple like this a while ago, forgot how much I loved the clean and simple design!! xo

Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I just love your papers and that border and your twine! LOOOOOOVE!!! Beautifully done:)

Nicki S said...

BEAUTIFUL! That pp is awesome!!!

cameronhomemade said...

This is why I love crafters - generous hearts to go with those creative minds & busy hands! Hope you had a very successful blog hop - I would have linked to you earlier, but I just saw this now!

cameronhomemade said...

This is why I love crafters - generous hearts to go along with those creative minds and busy hands! Hope you had a very successful weekend of blog hopping!