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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Swimming for Katie Blog Hop and Fundraiser


Hello everyone...today is a special day....
From October 10-12 over a hundred stampers have joined together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer. If you're not familiar with  Katie, her cancer story started just before Christmas last year. This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight. A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer. Her first post about it is here. The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post here.


This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a dig and SVG cut file. 100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family. Her husband, Kevin, and her three young children need our help and support. In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both also donated digis that are for sale. Direct donations are also being accepted. Information central is HERE. This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button.
I also have a donation button in the upper right corner of my blog.

The adorable little octopus was colored with copics on vanilla cardstock. The fun Cosmo Cricket papers were used along with ribbon, twine, buttons, scallop dies, Nestabilities, a little bling on the crown and septer, and a white gel pen for the cheek highlights.   
Here are all the items available for sale.

$5.50 with free shipping

$3.00 with instant download

$3.50 with instant download



$3.50 with instant download



$5.00 with instant download



I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation. The following is a list of everyone who has projects posted today. I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate. If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:

Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

AJ OttoBeate Carolyn MustopaDawn BurnworthDeb FeltsGretchen BelknapHeather Jensen Jen del MuroJulie RanaeKate - i {heart} papersKendra WietstockLisa JohnsonLoretta LockLori TeclerLynn MercurioMarianne WalkerMichele GrossStacy aka TwinshappyTracy SchultzDebbie OlsonCindy LawrenceCindy Haffner  Julie KoerberChristine OkkenTammy HershbergerDanielle KennedyBarbara AndersMakiko JonesAshley N NewellShannan TeubnerTaylor UsryJen TaplerJenn BalcerJenny ChesnickJess LarsenJessica KnutsenJimmi MayoJoan BardeeJoan ErvinJulia AstonJulie DayJulie Ebersole

Thanks for stopping by...be sure to check out what the rest of the designers made with this super cute stamp!!! Thanks, Kate, for including me in this amazing project and God Bless our dear, sweet Katie and her family!!!


29 comments:

Tammy said...

Love you card and the cheerful colors you used. The green ruffled ribbon is stunning.

Dawn Easton said...

Your card is wonderful, Joan! All those layers and details!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Beautiful card today Joan and just perfect for Katie and her fight. Love the ruffle ribbon and twine with the button. TFS

Jingle said...

Adorable card!

i {heart} papers said...

Thank YOU for helping! Your card is gorgeous!

Carole of Brum said...

It's a fantastic card, Joan, and made for such a good cause. Best wishes to Katie and all that are helping. CoB

Julie Day said...

Love the fun colors and papers you use on your card :)

MissScrapAlot said...

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

wyme98@yahoo.com

jimlynn said...

Such wonderful card! Love all the pretty colors.
She's in my thoughts and prayers.
Lynn

Linda Palmer said...

Your card is beautiful. I love how you dressed it up with the ribbons. I will certainly be doing something to help. The story is so sad and I do now I will be praying for her.

NinaN said...

Beautiful card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Darling... love the colors and coloring Joan.

Debgem said...

Such a bright and cheeful card, I do like the sweet, blushing octopus!!

Jessica Griffin said...

Gorgeous card! Love the ribbons, and button! xo I'll keep Katie and her family in my thoughts.

Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love the papers and the ruffle and the pretty bow! Such a fabulous card! Thanks for spreading the word to help Katie!

JulieA said...

Great card and a great cause. I'll pray over this one.

Julia Aston said...

How pretty Joan! love the pleated ribbon and fun fish paper!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Oh my cuteness! This is definitely one of my favorite cards on the hop. I LOVE the ruffled trim, the button, all of the pretty color to this! Thanks for being part of such a wonderful cause and outpouring of support for our friend Katie!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is soooooo adorable!!! Thanks for helping Katie and her family!!

Bev Gerard said...

I love, love, LUV this card, Ms. Joan! Wonderful colors ... the depth is a delight ... and the ruffle! Oh what fun!!

~Bev

Lori said...

This is fabulous, Joan! Love the pretty ruffled trim--so eye-catching!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my golly this is so sweet and scrumptious. I knew I didn't finish the hop. My husband must have kicked me out when I got dinner out of the oven. Sheesh. I just love the gingham scrunched ribbon Joan. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

marilyn said...

Just love the cheerful colors of your card! So precious.

Vanessa Middleton said...

Wow! Really love that ribbon, the big red button and all the twine/jute or whatever it is! :)

*Vicki* said...

AWW!! What a really adorable creation Joan!! :) Love your coloring, layout design and this is something for such a great cause!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

Rochelle said...

Darling!

Nichole Bryant said...

Cute card - love the ribbon!

Lizscraps said...

delightful take on the image and card, the green and red is so festive together. nicely done.

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS Joan!!~