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Friday, October 7, 2011

Blog Hop for Operation Julie's Smile!

First off, the story behind this ginormous weekend blog hop:

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 to die cuts, rubber stamps and more. What many people don’t know about Julie is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her life 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 one weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them and it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all removed soon; 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 appointment for the first step, 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. 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 Julie 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 these generous friends and sponsors to help make this situation more doable 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.

On to the HOP! You should have arrived here by way of Tracy Schultz's blog. You can always check in at Sweet Stamp Shop's blog to get the full list of participants.




This is a mini-card (3"x3") made with a product new to me, Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-Off Stickers. I stuck this intricate lady-bug on watercolour paper and coloured her in, then cut her out and popped her on a circle of purple cardstock. I heat-embossed the sentiment -- which I thought rather appropriate, given that this hop is for YOU, Julie -- so it would match the shine of the sticker. I also added some black diamond Stickles to the ladybug's antennae. 
Thank you for visiting, and for taking part in this amazing hop! Your next stop is Ashley Scrappin' Pink Piglet! Remember your blog comments give you a chance at the amazing prizes up for grabs! If you can make a donation (please see my sidebar) you will also be eligible for prizes. You have until October 9th at 11:59 pm to complete the hop. Have a great weekend, and Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving! 


Supplies: white & purple cardstock, Studio G stamp, Brilliance graphite black ink, clear embossing powder, Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-Off sticker, watercolour pencils, black diamond Stickles, pop-dot tape
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78 comments:

Jingle said...

Cute!!!

*Alison* said...

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

Laura Davis said...

Super cute!
hugs
Laura

Miriam Prantner said...

That ladybug makes such a statement on the purple background!

Mallika said...

hello ..
wonderful job
hugs
mallika
would love if you will visit my blog too
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marla said...

A nice card!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, this is amazing, Linds! I've never heard of this product before but I love the stained glass effect of colouring on it. It's gorgeous!

Lauren said...

very pretty!

xo
Lauren
onestorydown.com

Michele Gross said...

Very cute!

Jan Garber said...

What a wonderfully simple idea!

NinaN said...

Very sweet!

Linda Harris said...

Very cute card!!! Linda Harris

Lizscraps said...

I really like how bold an sgtricking the lady bug turned out and the the dark blue circle was inspired.
lovely.

Angela said...

Ooh, it's a sticker! That's so cool! Love the colors you've chosen as well. Purple and red -- so Linds!!

mjblahnik56 said...

Cute lady bug

Karen Day said...

I love little cards - this is so cute!

zehra said...

The ladybug has the just the right pop.pretty

JenMarie said...

Oh how CUTE is this!!

Amy C said...

Great card!! So clean and simple.....love it!!

Tonya said...

lovely ladybug

Evelene S said...

Oh what a sweet card love the ladybug!

Alice Wertz said...

love the pattern on the ladybug! lovely card!

Tammy V said...

Love the ladybug!

Laura said...

what a darling little card!

Karen B. said...

Super cute CAS card!

~amy~ said...

very CUTE!

GabrielaD said...

super cute!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Cute! The ladybug winga look almost like a stained glass.

Jennifer Scull said...

what a wonderful CAS card! sure to bring a smile! :)

Lagene said...

Great card for a great cause!

Sarah Anderson said...

love the colour on this ladybird, such a cute little card

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute!!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

How cute! I love ladybugs!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Adorable ladybug! Thanks for sharing!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a sweet little card to tuck in with a gift. Ladybugs are wonderful for so many occasions.

Tracy said...

Cute card!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Suzanne said...

Perfectly CAS, Lindsey!

Tami said...

what an adorable ladybug and love the CAS look!

Tanya said...

Totally adorable, I love ladybugs!

Rema said...

very nice....

Fiona said...

Lovely card Lindsey - that bug is so bright and bold :) fiona (madebyfee)

Jocelyn Olson said...

I LOVE the funky ladybug! I love the colors you used and the CAS design. And, the fact that it's a mini is even coolor. Love it, Lindsey!

Dawn L said...

One thing that "bugs" me about this car is that I didn't think of it first lol

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lynn said...

such a cute mini, lindsey! and i love your wcmd floral card below:)

Nichole Bryant said...

love how simple this is :)

Kim H said...

love the rich colors and the stickles adds that little shine. thank you.

Maria said...

Cute ladybug with gorgeous color!

Marsha said...

Nice rich colors.

MissScrapAlot said...

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

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Dana said...

Ooo so so cute!!

Meg said...

Wow, a fabulous card for a fabulous cause! Love the red lady bug against the purple and I never would have guess that she was a sticker--I guess stickers have come a long way since the puffy unicorn variety, huh?

Hope you are enjoying a nice Thanksgiving weekend!

Heather@PixieDust said...

cute card!

v said...

Cute mini-card!

~Vanessa W

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

i love how it looks like stained glass!!! beautiful ladybug card.

Lindsey Wood said...

Love the ladybug!

scrappycanuck said...

I love ladybugs and this is a great card! Thanks for making me smile!

Christina said...

What a cute sticker. I love the added shine!

Lisa said...

So cute...love the great lady bug wings!!!

Indy said...

What a fun little card!

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Deb said...

What a cutie! LOVE ladybugs (they make me think of my friend, Dottie!)

Betty said...

your ladybug is so cute - great card!

emarci said...

I love mini cards! Thanks for sharing!

Irene said...

What a fun card!!! Thanks for participating!

Lisa said...

what a cute mini 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...

What a sweet little card! Lovely colours too!

Scrapacat said...

Ooh this is so pretty! Watercolored stained glass...divine!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

so cute! love the lady bug :)

Peggysuez said...

What a sweet little ladybug!

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Very cute!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

CUTE card! TFS! :o)

Holly said...

Cute cute card!


Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Kimba's Kreations said...

CUTE card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! This is a gorgeous card--I LOVE that ladybug and I LOVE the design of your card! BEAUTIFUL circle panel making that ladybug your focal point! Beautiful coloring!!! THANKS for being a part of this hop!

Donelda said...

cute mini card - my fav - and sweet little ladybug!! this is one crazy big blog hop!! cool!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

whoistracy said...

How cute!! Love the mini size of this.

cappuccino and colour said...

how totally cute is that!! love it.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty. Love the sweet ladybug. :o)

Virginia L. said...

How AWESOME that you are part of the hop!! Love your card for the OJS!That lady bug is so striking! Love it, Lindsey!