Friday, October 7, 2011

Scrappin' Great Deals is proud to support Operation Julie's smile


I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile.  If you came here from I {heart} paper'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! If you get lost along the way or with a hop this big there are bound to be breaks in the hops so pop on back to the amazing Sweet Stamps Blog to get your bearings.

Quick share about my card today before I leave you to read how this amazing hop came together. My card is one of the cards you can make with the Oct SGD card kit featuring La Blanche stamps. I will be sharing the second card tomorrow on my blog and the store's blog on Saturday. I called Sheila to tell her about this amazing hop to help a fellow crafter I had come to know online and she instantly wanted to help as well. Sheila generously donated two $50 gift cards to her store to help raise funds. How sweet is she! She doesn't even know Julie but immediately felt for her situation and wanted to help out in any way she could. I am so proud to represent SGD and Sheila's non stop kindness for her fellow man on this hop. I apologize now for the wonky text settings, I can't figure out how to fix it lol!!! Of course for those of you who know me something wonky is part of my regular day hee hee. 
“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, 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, 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 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.  Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.

I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop!  The next stop is Allison’s blog.  Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so that 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

94 comments:

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Erin said...

SO elegant and pretty!

GabrielaD said...

very pretty!

Lizscraps said...

lovely card, the color combo really works this card's elegance.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card, love the colors!

*Alison* said...

I just adore the vintage look of your card.. :) so cool.. I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

What a beautiful card!
Hugs
Laura

Deb said...

So gorgeous! Love these colors! They are so peaceful!

Skype me sometime! I might be able to help you with your wonky text! Would love to chat! :) xoxoxo

Linda Harris said...

Beautiful card. I love the treat bags also!!! Linda Harris

Karen Day said...

Beautiful mix of papers - love the colours you've chosen!

Monique said...

Beautiful card :)

Krysta said...

Love the vintage look!

Jan Garber said...

That black bird image is stunning! I immediately checked out the store but shipping costs to US make it slightly prohibitive! I will not give up! Go, Julie, I'm sure the $$$ are adding up! SMILE!

v said...

Very pretty card! Great use of scraps too!:D

~Vanessa W

Holly said...

Lovely card!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Mallika said...

hello ..
wonderful job
lovely work
hugs
mallika
would love if you will visit my blog too
mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

naturecoastcrafter said...

Very unique and intriguing card. Thanks for being a caring individual, too.
Jean Cross

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Andrea, this is gorgeous!

mjblahnik56 said...

A beautiful card. I am a new follower.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.oom

Amy C said...

So lovely!!

marla said...

Wow that card is stunning!!

Sarah Anderson said...

beautiful!

Tonya said...

how elegant. i love it.

Tanya said...

Oh this is beautiful! I just found out about the La Blanche stamps about a month ago, they are gorgeous!

Carol E said...

Very pretty card, thanks for sharing it.

Maria said...

A gorgeous card! Love the bird and paper, so so pretty!

Just me... said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us in this hop and being so great! Big Hugs, N. Rixon

jan farnworth said...

very nice

NinaN said...

So elegant!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Truly precious!

zehra said...

Beautiful dp and card

Heather@PixieDust said...

so pretty!

Terri E. said...

Great card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

JenMarie said...

Oh how so very beautiful!

Lindsey said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the finishing touches of the twine bow and the bling. Beautiful image, too. (I had the toughest time changing the formatting of Julie's story, too! LOL)

Janice M said...

Very pretty card!! I like the twine bow.

Tami said...

so pretty!

Lisa said...

Lovely card...great image!

Tracy said...

Very cute card! I love the twine and the button!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Marsha said...

Beautiful. Love this technique of stamping on DP.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

GORGEOUS card! I love the bird!

Evelene S said...

So very European looking and very elegant!

Geny said...

Beautiful card!!

Tammy V said...

That card is so striking!

Dawn said...

what a beautiful card. Lovely colours

Fiona said...

Andrea this is a lovely card - the image is so delightful, and the beautiful colours in the papers accent it so sweetly :) Fiona (madebyfee)

Karen B. said...

This is a downright beauty of a card, great colors, lovely image.

~amy~ said...

wow...your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card!!! LOVE the color of that twine!!!

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

jennifer mitten said...

What a beautiful card!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a truly beautiful card! :)

Dawn L said...

Beautiful does not do this card justice, I'm going to make up a new word for it. I think I'll call it
beauperftastic!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

Mary Jo said...

Lovely card!

Barb said...

That bird image is lovely! Beautiful card, Andrea!

Dana said...

Beautiful card!! Love the bird!!

Irene said...

What a fun card! TFS!!

Moosisk said...

Your card is very beautiful. Love the papers and colors you used. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com

Kim H said...

beautiful layering, love the color and patterns. and love the little pearl/gem detail in the corner and the twine bow with button. thank you.

Ms. Sanderfoot said...

Love it :)

Suzanne said...

That bird image is gorgeous and I love how you've combined it with such bold colors! Beautiful!

Jaclyn Miller said...

fantastic colors! So bold and bright.

Rema said...

very pretty...

Rona said...

Beautiful card - wonderful cause

Nichole Bryant said...

Pretty card!

Scrapacat said...

Oh wow - love the bold image and the color choices!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

RiNNE said...

Beautiful!!

Tamara said...

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

Indy said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colors you chose.
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

Christina said...

What a beautiful stamp. Your card is lovely, and the colors are fabulous!

thestampingbug said...

Very pretty. Love the colors...so spa-like!

scrappycanuck said...

Oh, this is divine!

Betty said...

beautiful card - wonderful color choice!

mommakatx6 said...

Lovely card.

Lisa said...

What a pretty card - i love the colors! very well done! and you touch of bling :) 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...

Lovely card!! Really elegant

Anita said...

Stunning card!

Denise said...

Beautiful card!
DeniseB

Lindsey Wood said...

Cool card! I love the patterned paper!

Laura said...

this is so elegant, and bright - just lovely!

emarci said...

I love the colors of this card!

Nicki S said...

Very pretty! Love those patterned papers!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card ... very elegant! TFS! ;o)

Angela said...

Beautiful card!

Alicia said...

That bird is gorGeous!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful.

Jessica Griffin said...

LOVE your card. The colors are gorgeous!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I LOVE that birdie! Beautiful papers!!! You amaze me:) LOVE visiting here!!!

Billie Dee said...

Very pretty card!

Julie Ranae said...

Andrea...thank you so much for your kind support and encouragement and for being a part of this blog hop. The prizes that you were able to help arrange were so very wonderful and will make someone so happy.
It is such a great thing to meet people on this journey and that includes YOU.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh very lovely!