Friday, October 7, 2011

OPERATION JULIE'S SMILE!!




WOHOO!! The day is FINALLY here!! I am SO excited!! I am sure you all have seen buzz about this for awhile now!! So, I am REALLY glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from DEB FELT'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! Thank you SO much for being here!! We ALL appreciate it and I KNOW that Julie does!! Julie you say? Are you NOT sure who this LOVELY lady is? Are you NOT familiar with her story? Really? Here, let me explain!


The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae. You can click on her name to visit her and see who she is! 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, Julie 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. AGAIN, You should have come here from DEB FELT'S blog!!

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. You can find the DONATION BUTTON along my sidebar, to your RIGHT!! Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500. Yepper, you read that right!! It is worth repeating in BOLD print!!


**There are $2500 in prizes!!

**A complete list of sponsors is listed

on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog.

Thank you SO much for joining us!! I hope you like my creation and I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is Sherri Thompson's blog. Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so t

hat 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! Have an AWESOME day and ENJOY LIFE!!


**GIVE A CLICK TO SEE THIS UP CLOSE!!


**I FOLLOWED THIS SKETCH from PAPER PRETTIES!!


**NOTE -The DONATION BUTTON
IS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDEBAR!!
EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!!

MY CREATION: Market Street Stamps Gone Camping image,PTI Brown CS, Basic Grey Infuse DSP,Spellbinders and PTI dies,Misc brown ribbon, Crystal Stickles, and Copics.


**PS. I chose this stamp set for Julie!! ONE she is a part of their design team and TWO it just goes to show that, even if life sucks sometimes? You can get through ANYTHING with a little help from your friends!! LOVE YA JULIE!!!



83 comments:

Laurel said...

Cute card!

Erin said...

I love your take on the sketch! So cute!

Jingle said...

Super cute and super fun card!

GabrielaD said...

Great card!

*Alison* said...

love your stamp.. :) cute card too :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

What a darling card!
Hugs
Laura

Vanessa Middleton said...

Sometimes life just sucks!!! Bwahahaha Ain't that the truth? :P Great card.

Lizscraps said...

HA HA HA -- the card was lovely but he sentiment just made it perfect, because life is just like that isn't it. great card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Really cute and I love the circles and patterns you chose.

Karen Day said...

Such cute stamps! Great card :o)

Linda Harris said...

Thats really cute!!! I have that stamp too!!! Linda harris

Jan Garber said...

Wonderfully fun choice of images! Too funny! I'm sure Julie got a kick out of this!

v said...

Cute card! Thanks for doing this to support Julie! :D

~Vanessa W

naturecoastcrafter said...

Great card--so perfect--love the mosquito with the sentiment and the sketch you used. I've been at this for hours, and I'm only about a fourth of the way, so I won't get to all of them, even in a weekend. So, please let the others know that this was a kind and generous gesture. I'm going to have to start picking an choosing stops now, though!
Jean Cross

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a cute card!

marla said...

a GREAT card. Love the papers you used.!!

Sarah Anderson said...

what a fun choice of image

mjblahnik56 said...

Like your card. I am a new follower.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Amy C said...

This is darling!! I ♥ the colors!!

Tonya said...

for how much i hate mosquitos i love your card

Michele Gross said...

I love that MSS mosquito! Such a fabulous card!!

Carol E said...

Very cute card, thanks for sharing it.

Michellem said...

Great sentiment - love your mosquito!

Just me... said...

*love* your card! Thank you so much for joining us for the hop! Big Hugs, N. Rixon

jan farnworth said...

nice card

NinaN said...

Never thought I would see a mosquito stamp!

zehra said...

This is so different and gorgeous, love those pearls

emarci said...

Stunning card! Thank you for sharing!

Tanya said...

Oh this is so cute! Love the image and the sentiment makes me smile! :)

Heather@PixieDust said...

love that little bug

Terri E. said...

Great card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

JenMarie said...

Oh how CUTE is this!!!

Lindsey said...

There's been lots of smile-related sentiments, but this sentiment really works, too. :D Glad we're helping to make Julie's life suck less. :D Very cute card.

Stephanie said...

so cute, love the sentiment :)

Lisa said...

Cute card! Love the DPs and the fun image!

Tami said...

this is adorable! Love the mix of papers!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super fun card! Love all the circles!

Evelene S said...

Cute,cute,cute!

Tammy V said...

The only way I could like a mosquito!

Fiona said...

Hey Jacquie I love your card! Beautiful colours - my eye just keeps wanting to travel around from one element to the next to look at them! Fiona (madebyfee)

Karen B. said...

So so cute, that mosquito is adorable!

~amy~ said...

sooo fun...love that fun image teamed up with the pretty papers!

Maria said...

Fabulous card! Love the design and colors! Take care!!:-))

Holly said...

Love this card! Too cute!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Houses Built of Cards said...

How ADORABLE!!! That is the cutest little mosquito I've ever seen!!!

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

Dawn L said...

What a cute lil bug!

dawnweck@hotmail.com

Tenia Nelson said...

Too cute dearie!!! Hope you are well....

Tracy said...

Awesome card! I love the patterned papers!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Dana said...

Aww that is so cute!!

Marsha said...

I am sure this card will bring a smile to the recipient.

Jennifer Scull said...

love this card! so much fun with that little bug! :)

Kim H said...

Lol too cute. Love the rich colors, and coloring. thank you.

Mary Jo said...

Oh so cute and true! lol

Ms. Sanderfoot said...

I love it! The mosquito is so awesome.

Suzanne said...

Perfect sentiment! Great job with this card! Love the shimmer on the wings!

Moosisk said...

Hilarious card! I just LOVE it. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com

Jaclyn Miller said...

Ha, ha. Love that sentiment. Fun and cute.

Nichole Bryant said...

pretty card!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Lovely!

Scrapacat said...

Oh this card gave me a good laugh. Yep, life does suck, but if you laugh at it and let your friends help you now and then, it'll be fine. Love the details!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Rema said...

darling card...

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Cute card too!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Indy said...

I never in my life imagined that mosquitoes could ever be cute, but your card and imagine are darling!
indyowens at yahoo dot 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

MissScrapAlot said...

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

wyme98@yaho..com

RiNNE said...

This is Sooo darling! How great that you used older paper!! I was just cleaning my craft room and I found many older Basic Greys too!!

Deb said...

Hahaha! Ain't it the truth?! This is hilarious and so adorable! Love the sketch, too!

Irene said...

Great card...the sentiment and pic made me laugh out loud!! Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

great sketch great card!!!!!! thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

Heehee! This sentiment cracks me up! Super cute card.

scrappycanuck said...

This care is darling! Made me smile!

Betty said...

great card - and why you chose that image for Julie!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I just love the mix of patterns! So fun

Lisa said...

Love it!!! your card is adorable and the sentiment is just a hoot. 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...

LOVE that you did this stamp set for Julie's blog hop, so fun and such a lovely card too!

Lindsey Wood said...

Cute card! I love the patterned paper you used!

Anita said...

Cute card!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

LOL!!! I really LOVE your card! The sentiment is so true at time. TFS! ;o)

Angela said...

Super cute! I just love that little "sucker"!

Jessica Griffin said...

I'll never love a mosquito like I loved yours!! xo

Nicki S said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a great card--so cute! LOVE your take on the sketch, and I LOVE your stamps that you've used!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a cutie!!