Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop

Happy Friday!!!!

I am really excited to be a part of this event to help out a special Friend!!!

Here is a little info behind this event!!!

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

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.


This is a very large Blog Hop so there will be a list over at The Sweet Stamp Shop blog if there is a break in the chain!!!
There is a donation button on my sidebar to make you donations!!!




Stamps-Unity


DP-My Mind's eye

Stamps-Market Street
DP-Studio Calico


So there is over $2500 worth of prizes up for grabs and here are a couple ways to win!!


Blog Hop runs through Sunday October 9th

Prizes will be drawn for the following:

1. from Blog Comments left
2. from PayPal Donation list
3. for Blog Hop Hosts
If You came from Jen del Muro's Blog you are on the right path
Your Next Stop:
I{Heart}Papers
Don't forget you can start the hop at Sweet Stamp Shop
and there will also be a list of blogs.



Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!!!







100 comments:

  1. Both of your cards are fantabulous Stephanie!

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  2. Both cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE them! Made my donation this morning!

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

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  3. The love stamp on the canvas!!! Great card as always Stephanie!

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  4. lovely cards. enjoy the patterned paper combos you've used. :)

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  5. Love your choices in papers/fabric/colors. Thanks!

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  6. Love how you made the flower, and this is the perfect sentiment. I've been putting my blog candy to work over on my blog, so don't you worry :)

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  7. WOW.. so beautiful..love all the textures. :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  8. Love these, Stephanie! Two cards that are simply perfect for Miss Julie!

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  9. two awesome cards!! That first one is my favorite. it's so appropriate!

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  10. 2totally awesome cards. Thanks for sharing today for such a great cause. Linda Harris

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  11. Beautiful & inspirational cards :)

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  12. I love your use of fabrics on these!

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  13. Beautiful work! I love both cards!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  14. Love the textures with the canvas and then the burlap on the second card! Love your work and thank you for supporting Julie this way!!!

    ~Vanessa W

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  15. hello ..
    wonderful job
    love both of them
    hugs
    mallika
    would love if you will visit my blog too
    mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
    www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

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  16. I love the way you can combine bold prints and make such a beautiful card. Your kindess in doing this is notable, too.
    Jean Cross

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  17. Lovely card I am a new follower.

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  18. lovely cards, I like the added texture of the fabric on both of them

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  19. Oh, I loooooove these cards!! Thank you so much for supporting my sweet friend and partner Julie Ranae :) I'd like to personally invite you to link your project up at http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com for our special OJS CAS challenge :)

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  20. These are so fun! I love the fabric and burlap, adds such great texture!

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  21. You created 2 really cute cards, thank you for sharing them.

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  22. Stunning cards! Love them both! Take care!!:-))

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  23. You are so talented with patterned paper! Love this. Congratulations on your Sparks win too!

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  24. Amazing! Thank you so much for participating! Big Hugs, N. Rixon

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  25. Really wonderful! :D have a lovely weekend!

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  26. Both these cards are beautiful! And how appropriate for this hop, too. :)

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  27. These are just beautiful! Love you flower on the top one!

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  28. Great card!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  29. pretty cards! love the papers you used

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  30. Love the pretty colors on your fab cards Stephanie!

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  31. Great cards!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  32. Really like both cards. Love the musical flower on 1st and burlap on 2nd.

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  33. Both of these are gorgeous cards! You're amazing Stephanie! I miss being on a team with you!

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  34. I love your cards so pretty! I made my donation when I first heard of the blog hop.

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  35. what wonderful cards. Awesome PP

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  36. Hi Stephanie these are lovely cards! love your use of those fun papers :) Fiona (madebyfee)

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  37. Great work for Julie Ranae! Made my donation for this worthy cause!

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  38. both of these cards are wonderful and sure to bring big smiles! :)

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  39. These are very well done!

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  40. I so admire how you used these pretty papers! Beautiful cards!

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  41. Love the use of textiles on both cards...stunning!

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  42. I just LOVE both of your cards. They are so sweet. Thanks for the inspiration. :D
    Janet
    moosisk@hotmail.com

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  43. both cards are beautiful. love the touch of twine/string on each of them. love the stitching, and colors. thank you.

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  44. Stephanie, the patterned papers that you used are so beautiful! These are such lovely cards!

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  45. I am LOVING that flowery hexagon paper and the colors you paired with it.

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  46. Great cards Stephanie!! I love the way you use patterned paper!! Great cause!!

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

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  48. Beautiful cards. Love the color scheme.
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  49. 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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  50. LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

    wyme98@yaho..com

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  51. Beautiful work with these patterned papers. I love the addition of the canvas on the first card and the burlap on the second. Great texture!

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  52. What perfect cards for this hop! I love these...such great patterned paper! Great work!

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  53. love your bright cheerful cards!

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  54. Beautiful cards, both are just wonderful.

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  55. what great cards! I love the paper print flower! it gives it such great dimension. 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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  56. Both lovely cards Stephanie! Really lovely

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  57. Great cards! I love all of the patterned paper you used!

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  58. Darling cards! Love your paper choices!
    DeniseB

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  59. Beautiful card - I love the flower :)

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  60. really darling card, stephanie!

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  61. Gorgeous cards! Love the pp you used! ;o)

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  62. Sweet cards! They are both great.

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  63. That canvas is de-lish, so cute!

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  64. LOVE your cards!! They're adorable!! xo

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  65. These are super cute! I LOVE that canvas and your papers---LOOVE that second one too! BEAUTIFULLY done:) LOVE the embossed tag! :)

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  66. Oh wow I love that you stamped on fabric!

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  67. Love your cards and how you used pattern paper.

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  68. Stephanie...thank you so much for your kind support and encouragement during this blog hop. Your cards really did make me smile and the sentiments on them were so kind.
    Thank you for your friendship and I look forward to what's next on the journey.

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  69. You`re an inspiration.... really great work and attractive piece of art.
    membership card
    membership card

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