Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile!


I am so glad that you are joining us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile.  If you came here from my friend, Laura William’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!

In a blog hop with this many participants, the odds are greater that there might be a broken link or two along the way!  If that happens, visit the master list at Sweet Stamp Shop Blog!  You can pick up where you left off, bridge the gap, and be on your way again!

In fact, you will wanna visit the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog to see the amazing list of prize sponsors!  There are over $2500 in prizes donated by some very generous companies!

Prizes will be drawn from the blog comments you leave, so be sure that includes your email or another way to contact you should you be a winner!  There will also be prizes drawn from the PayPal Donations list, and there will be a prize drawn for the Blog Hop Hosts!  See!  When you choose to bless someone, YOU open the door for your own blessing!  :)

And NOW for what this is hop is all about!  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.   Julie Ranae has had to have some major dental surgeries as a result of medications she took in her childhood.  She had planned to have all of her teeth replaced over the next five years, but then she chipped her front teeth about a month ago.  :(  The dentist said they could not be saved, and recommended that they be removed immediately so that her gums could heal...he recommended removing the rest of her teeth soon too, but for that day, only the front two.

The dentist's office offered to "work out payments" with her to have ALL this dental work done.  Her husband, Paul, was with her and that, too, was his understanding, but when Julie Ranae called to make her appointment for the first step of the process, impressions, she was told that the "payments" applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day.  So she 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, the owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about the situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight!

Because she is an event organizer by trade, Julie Ranae has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of contributing and "working overtime" toward 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 you are able to help by making a financial donation, please click the donation button at the top of the sidebar to the right. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.


Isn't this timid little girl such a darling?  I was searching through my (mountains of) stamps, trying to decide what to use for today's hop, when I came across the "turn that frown upside down" sentiment in this set, PI and the Pinwheel!  It seemed absolutely perfect, especially along with the adorable notched tag stamp and die with the sentiment, "smile!"  I made a fun little pinwheel to dress up the inside too!  Julie Ranae, I hope you're smiling all weekend long, and that before long, your smile will be a big beautiful smile you can be proud of!  :)  xoxoxo

The PI stamp and tag stamp/die are from My Favorite Things.  The rest of the supplies that I used for my card are from i {heart} papers.  ihp has been celebrating its 3rd birthday all week long (that's a hint for a chance at more prizes, so scroll down!), and I am proud to say that Kate is one of the generous sponsors of this benefit hop for Julie Ranae!  i <3 ihp!

Notes:
PI and the Pinwheel
notched tag stamp and die
Echo Park Be Mine designer paper
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic markers
Copic multi-liner (for pinwheel inside)
Pink herringbone ribbon
Pink bling

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog, With a Stamp and a Song!   Now you're off to visit Jacquie, Javablustamper.   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 are able, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend, Julie Ranae!

90 comments:

  1. These are absolutely adorable cards!!!

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  2. This is so adorable! Your coloring is fantastic!

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  3. wow. just divine.. love the colors and pinwheels :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  4. Awww this is such a sweet card!
    Hugs
    Laura

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  5. Deb, this is so darling, I love the little pinwheel and the layout is wonderful.

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  6. I love the Pure Innocence stamps and the pinwheel girl is no exception!!! Adorable!!!

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  7. what an absolutely precious card! of course anyone receiving it is going to smile BIG!!! :)

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  8. the white pinwheel card caught my attention immediately. Loved it's clean simple impact.

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  9. Pretty card! Love the inside, too :o)

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  10. She is oh so cute!!! Love this card!!! Linda Harris

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  11. Those little PI gals always make me happy! Great coloring and perfect sentiment!

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  12. Adorable cards! Love the tiny pinwheel too :D

    ~Vanessa W

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  13. Well hello, Deb Felts. How kind and generous of you to do this for a fellow stamper. Great work, too.
    Jean Cross

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  14. your card is darling, and so is that cute scarecrow below--love them!

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  15. Awwe she is adorable..love the color combo too :)

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  16. Your card is beautiful. who doesnt LOVE pink!!!

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  17. that weenie pinwheel is so cute! And I love the little tag too

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  18. Love this card loved how you colored it. TFS

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  19. This is super cute!! I love the colors.

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  20. love the papers/colors of card 1

    LOVE the CAS pinwheel

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  21. Completely adorable-LOVE the sentiment inside :)

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  22. Oh doesn't she look gorgeous with that colour hair! LOVE her, she looks so cute!

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  23. Love your card, it's so cute, thank you for sharing it.

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  24. Love your card... so cute. Thank you so much for participating! Hugs, N. Rixon

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  25. Love the layout and the pink. Beautiful card

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  26. Ok, now that's got to be the cutest card ever! So sweet! I really love the inside too.

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  27. Oh my goodness, I love it! I have not seen this image yet, she's darling! And I love the sweet pinwheel. :D

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  28. I love the perfect sweetness of this card! Gorgeous papers and colouring.

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  29. so cute! I especially love the second card :)

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  30. This is as cute as can be!!!

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  31. Super cute card! Her hair looks AMAZING! You need to show me how to do that!

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  32. Such a sweet sweet card and I love how you colored everything so pretty and the pretty papers you used!

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  33. Love the colors you used in the cute card!

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  34. Hi Deb those patterned papers are so bold and provide the perfect background to your sweet image! Love the inside too :) Fiona (madebyfee)

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  35. awwwww.....soooo cute...inside and out!

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  36. A sweet beautiful card! I love Pure Innocence images! You colored her beautifully! Great card inside and out! Take care!!:-))

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  37. Such a sweet and beautiful card - LOVE it!!!

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

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  38. Love the colors and pinwheels! Too cute!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  39. I love it! The sentiment is indeed a perfect fit.

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  40. What a pretty card dearie!!! Hope you are well...

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  41. Very cute card! I love the colors!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  42. Aww so sweet! Love the inside detail!!

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  43. Such a precious card with lovely colors. And darling little pinwheel on the inside !

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  44. I just LOVE "Pure Innocence" stamps! You colored her so sweetly. Thanks for the inspiration. :D
    Janet
    moosisk@hotmail.com

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  45. The first card is colored lovely, and the color combo is great. the 2nd is simple and clean, love the pinwheel detail. thank you.

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  46. this is so sweet! such a darling card. love it!

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  47. Cute cards and awesome coloring!

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  48. Perfect coloring, Deb! So sweet!

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  49. Adorable! Love that you put a pinwheel on the inside.

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  50. The simplicity of the pinwheel card is awesome

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  51. This is darling! I love pinwheels, and that inside one will be a big hit with the recipient!
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  52. Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Love your card! You used my FAV colors!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  53. Love the colors. Your card did make me smile. Thanks!
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  54. 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

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

    wyme98@yaho..com

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  56. Awww, super adorable! Love the colors!

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  57. Adorable...you really made that sweet stamp shine!!

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  58. you made the magic happen, my friend!!!! glad you got your card done! hahaha! this is super cute - LOVE the pinwheels!

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  59. This is super sweet! Your coloring is wonderful!

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  60. Such a sweet card Deb. Love the cute image, the colors... the pinwheel looks great. :o)

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  61. the little girl, pinwheel and colors make such a cheerful card!

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  62. adorable! And I just love the colors!

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  63. Adorable!!! Pink with black is one of my favorite color combos and the little girl is just as sweet as can be too! 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

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  64. Adorable card Deb! Love the matching pinwheel!

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  65. Great cards! I love the colors on the first one!

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  66. Adorable card! I love the pinwheel.

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  67. What a happy card! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. Now, isn't she ADORABLE, Deb?! And I LOVE that you finished the inside of your card!

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  69. aww Deb! this is too sweet and cute! Love it!

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  70. Cute! LOVE that little tag with the heart and Smile! :)

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  71. SOOO Cute! I LOVE your coloring! Beautiful card:)

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  72. This is darling, Deb! I love that you are supporting Julie in her time of need.

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  73. How adorable Deb! Love those stripes.

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  74. SHE is darling!!! And what a sweet pinwheel!! I'm lovin' these pinwheels!

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