Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swimming For Katie Blog Hop - Please Join Us!

I am honored to be participating in this special blog hop today. 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.  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.

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.  Visit them in any order you wish. I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate.  Thank you! 

If you would like to send Katie a card, her address is:
Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913
^^^^^DONATE HERE^^^^^


Thank you so very much! The paper crafting community has such big hearts!

10 comments:

Carolyn King said...

Great card Judy!!

marilyn said...

Love the colors and the embossed "bubbles". Wonderful card.

i {heart} papers said...

Love your DP and your coloring. Thank you sweet friend for helping with this.

MissScrapAlot said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! Tfs!!!!
Hugs and prayers her way!!!!!!!!
wyme98@yahoo.com

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Sweet and precious, Judy!

Nichole Bryant said...

cute card!

Karin said...

Adorable card for a great cause :) Love the embossed bubbles!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super sweet, Judy! I love the coloring and the pretty shiny ribbon! Thanks for spreading the word about this event!

Lisa Lara said...

Love the bubbles too Juday. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

Debgem said...

Oh this is lovely - I do like the papers and embossing - super cute octopus!!