Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile

Welcome! I'm so excited to be a part of the amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from Taylor'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!

The next stop on the blog hop is Monika Davis!! Here is some background on what this blog hop is all about! Julie Ranae is 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 DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.

My card features stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy, this set is called Sew Happy. The design paper is from Jillibean Soup. I used this stamp set because of the sweet sentiment on friendship. I know you may hear this a lot but the craft community really is one of the best out there. I love that so many people have come together to help out a friend. Please try to give, even if it's a small amount, to help Julie out of this difficult financial situation.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit, I hope you enjoyed your stay! The next stop is Monika'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!!

70 comments:

Taylor U. said...

Love this, Kim - he is adorable!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, sew pretty Kim. Love sweet Cocoa (I have to get that image, don't think I have it). Great papers, blings... and shapes... just perfect. :o)

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is "SEW" cute!!! Sorry...couldn't resist! Really adorable though! I made my donation this morning!

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

Jingle said...

This is absolutely adorable!

Lindsay said...

Totally adorable Kim!

*Alison* said...

love that little bit of bling you added.. I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

Awwww this is so sweet!
Hugs
Laura

Carisa said...

this is so cute!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

That mouse is so cute and looks great against the text background paper. Fun card!

Lizscraps said...

love all the diff papers and little details like the bling and the depth achieved. -- Fun card.

Mallika said...

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

marla said...

Love that cute and adorable mouse!!

Karen Day said...

Wonderful card!

Jan Garber said...

Great combo of colors and layers! Lovin' the hop! Can't think of a better reason to spend the day here!

Monique said...

Kim this is Simply ADORABLE!! Love the papers, cute image and fantastic sentiment :)

Linda Harris said...

Kim that mouse is adorable!!! Great card. Linda Harris

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Kim, this is sooo cute! Love how sweet your card is.

mjblahnik56 said...

Such a cute card I am a new follower.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

jan farnworth said...

cute card

v said...

I love your card! Love the Jillibean papers, the layering is awesome! The bling! The adorable mouse with it's layers as well! Super cute!!!

~Vanessa W

NinaN said...

So sweet!

maryr917 said...

this is such a cute card Kim-love the sweet cocoa image and your great layout

zehra said...

Adorable, love all the layers

Amy C said...

This is absolutely darling!! I love the papers you used as well as the layering and that adorable mouse image.

Tonya said...

what a sweet little mouse. love the patterned papers.

Stephanie said...

so cute!

JenMarie said...

Totally CUTE!!! Love ALL the details! WOW!

Carol E said...

Love your card, thank you for sharing it.

Evelene S said...

Awww such a sweet card and being a sewer myself it makes it doubly special.

Tammy V said...

Doesn't get much cuter!

Karen B. said...

Oh this is way too sweet! Love the details.

~amy~ said...

Oh my CUTE!!!!!!

Laura said...

cute cute cute! :)

Sarah Anderson said...

what a cute card, and the sentiment is perfect for this blog hop!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is so sweet! I love the papers and that darling mouse!

cappuccino and colour said...

this is stunning. love all the layers.

Dawn L said...

I wish real mice were as cute as this little guy!

dawnweck@hotmail.com

Tenia Nelson said...

What a pretty card!!!

Marsha said...

Cute, cute, cute. Love the papers and the layout.

Tami said...

Your coloring is fabulous!

Tracy said...

Great card! The mouse is so cute!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Fiona said...

Naww Kim that image is so so cute :) love the way you've stacked him on layers - so fun! Fiona (madebyfee)

Suzanne said...

Tooo cute! What a fun card!

Tanya said...

Awww, adorable! I love that image, too cute!

Kim H said...

Love the dimension created from the layering. the gems add a great sparkle. the coloring is awesome. thank you.

Nichole Bryant said...

cute card!

Dana said...

Lovely Card!!

Maria said...

Very cute card with adorable mouse!!!

Scrapacat said...

So darling! I love all the details and how you popped up the mousie!
~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...

So very adorable! Love all the layers and the fun layout! What a cutie!

Irene said...

Such a sweet card...I really like the combo of papers that you put together!

Lisa said...

Oh goodness this is a cute card!!!

Christina said...

Super cute! This is such a darling image, and I love your mixing of patterned papers. The faux stitching is the perfect finishing touch!

Heather@PixieDust said...

i love all the layers

scrappycanuck said...

What a cute card!!! That is a cute mouse!

Indy said...

What a fun little mouse! Your card is delightful and fun.
indyowens at yahoo dot com

Betty said...

super cute card - so bright and cheery.

Lisa said...

what a wonderful card! I love all the layers and colors and little bits of bling! It just came together perfect! 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...

Hey Julie! Your card is sew sweet!!! Love the layering and that little cutie!!

Holly said...

Love your card, its adorable!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Lagene said...

Such a cute card for such a great cause!

Lindsey Wood said...

Awww such a cute card! I love the cute mouse!

Lindsey said...

What an adorable card! Great use of patterned papers and bling!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the 3D effect! TFS! ;o)

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Adorable card! Love the mouse!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your design and papers--and that little mouse! SOO cute!

Jessica Griffin said...

Adorable card!! I just love it!!

Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

Nicki S said...

THis is ADORABLE!! Such a fun card!