Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hey there friends!! Thanks SO much for stopping by and joining me in the HOP for Katie Renz!! It is an honor for me to be a part of this HOP!! She is such an inspiration to me!! She is such an AMAZING person!! Her story really hits home for me, as my family dynamic is VERY similar to hers!! AND.......it could be ME in her shoes!! I just could NOT even begin to imagine!! I mean, you never know? Do you? No ONE of us is exempt from this HORRIFIC disease!! CANCER!!! If NOT you? Then who else? A sister, a brother? A husband, a child? Your parent or BEST friend?? This REALLY makes you think! Please, be thankful for EVERYTHING!! Please be thankful EVERYDAY AND......as I ALWAYS say? ENJOY LIFE!! This is the ONLY one we get!! I have been thinking and praying for Katie, hope you will do so too!Here is what we have all come together to do!

From October 10-12 some of the best stampers are joining 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 her, Katie’s 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. That is ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!! You read correctly!! 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.

Here are all the items available for sale.


Keep Swimming Octopus
Peachy Clear stamp

$5.50 with free shipping

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp
$3.00 with instant
download

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp with SVG cut file
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Mermaid DIGIstamp
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Ribbon Fish DIGIstamp and DIGIpapers
$5.00 with instant dow
nload

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


Amy Heller



Jackie Pedro


Julie Masse


Kecia Waters


Sandie Dunne


Susan Liles


Latisha Yoast


Laurie Schmidlin


Lisa Arana


Lisa Henke


Lisa Silver


Lydia Fiedler


Lyn Bernatovich


Lynette


Maria Gurnsey


Meg Craig


Melissa Bickford


Michelle Woerner


Mona Pendleton


Niki Estes


Robyn Weatherspoon


Sarah Jay


Sarah Martina Parker


Savannah O'Gwynn


Stephanie Washburn


Susanna Boyd


Tobi Crawford


Julie Lacey


Kim Kesti


Shemaine Smith


Danielle Lounds


Debbie Carriere


DoBea A.


Fran Gumprecht


Geny Cassady


Gina K.


Holly McMillen


Jak Heath


Javablustamper/Jacquie


Kimberly Crawford

Jeanne Streiff



Trudy Sjolander




**MY CREATION:
Keep Swimming Octopus,added Verve sentiment, Echo Park Splash DSP,PTI Orange CS,Carribean Twinery Twine,Mike's Red Rhinestones,Copics, I heart 2Stamp sketch


5 comments:

i {heart} papers said...

So bright and cheery! Thank you so much for helping support this cause. Please remember to tag with swimkatie when you upload to SCS. Thanks!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

So cute! I love the papers you used! Thanks for spreading the word and helping Katie!

Nichole Bryant said...

Adorable card!

Lisa Lara said...

I love all the colors! Thank you for doing this for Katie!

~amy~ said...

great card and event!