07 October 2011

Operation Julie's Smile: Thankful Seashells

 
I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from Giovana Smith'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!

Here's a little about Operation Julie's Smile:
The Creative blogging community is coming together this weekend for 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 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.
Let me tell you a bit about my card.  I must confess that I didn't make a brand new card for this hop - I intended to, but both my 6 year old daughter and my 17 month old son came down with strep throat this week, so there wasn't much crafty time.  I'm showing you instead the card I created to go with my Inspiration Challenge over on the Sweet 'n Sassy member company forums on Splitcoaststampers this week.  I used the sketch from the Sweet Stop challenge.  It just so happens that Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps donated a few prizes for this hop, so be sure to leave comments to win!

I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is Kim Schofield’s blog.  Make sure you leave a comment here before you go (winners will be drawn from comments on blogs, donations, and blog hop participants) 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.

Also, be sure to check the Sweet Stamp Shop blog next week for a complete list of winners!!


**YOU CAN DONATE TO THIS CAUSE BELOW, OR AT THE TOP RIGHT OF MY BLOG**

Supplies:
Stamps: Beauty By The Sea (SNSS)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla (SU)
Patterned Paper: Infuse (Basic Grey)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Tools: Tim Holtz Design Ruler,  Paper Piercer

70 comments:

Kim said...

Love those shells on the blue cardstock...fabulous! Hope everyone if feeling better!! XXOO

Jingle said...

Very pretty card!

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

what a gorgeous card

*Alison* said...

what a great CAS card.. I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful!
Hugs
Laura

Carisa said...

very cute card! i hear ya on the sick kiddos front, my 3 are sick with colds themselves and it is VERY limited crafting time between wiping noses. haha hope everyone is feeling better pronto!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card. Sick kids is no fun.

naturecoastcrafter said...

Taylor, you did such a great job with textures and patterns on this. Glad I stopped by. Thanks for caring about other folks in the world.
Jean Cross

Lizscraps said...

I felt like I was at a beach cottage when looked this card. Great Papers.

Mallika said...

hello ..
wonderful job
hugs
mallika
would love if you will visit my blog too
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marla said...

A very nice card with lovely colors!!

Karen Day said...

A really lovely, classy card, Taylor!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card! I love the gentle ocean blues you used. I pray your wee ones are feeling better soon.

Jan Garber said...

Wow, strep throat! You can tell school has started! Take care of those babies! And your card is so cute!

Monique said...

What a great Thank you card :)

Linda Harris said...

Great job and chose of color combo. Very nice card. Linda Harris

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Lovely card, Taylor!

mjblahnik56 said...

Love the sea themed card very pretty.

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v said...

It's still a nice card! I hope your children feel better soon! :D

~Vanessa W

jan farnworth said...

very pretty

NinaN said...

Lovely!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card, I sure hope your kiddies are doing better!

maryr917 said...

this is a great card taylor and a great cause for this hop

zehra said...

Beautiful card, love this shells.

Amy C said...

What a lovely card!! I love the nautical theme.

Tonya said...

great colors.

JenMarie said...

So fabulous, great colors!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Beautiful! I love those ocean stamps!

Evelene S said...

I love the beach feel to this card with the pretty shells and the colors.

Tammy V said...

Love how that starfish just jumps off the page!

~amy~ said...

really pretty!!!

Laura said...

so pretty, taylor!!! :)

Sarah Anderson said...

hope everyone's feeling better! lovely card

cappuccino and colour said...

lovely colour combo. super card.

Dawn L said...

Perfect Manly card!

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Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Lovely card! The colors are so pretty and peaceful!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Marsha said...

Great card. Love those papers.

Tami said...

Love these colors!

Tracy said...

Pretty card! I love the colors!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Fiona said...

Taylor sometimes life happens... your sweet card is lovely with all those stripes! Fiona (madebyfee)

Suzanne said...

Taylor, this card is so elegant and soothing. I love the stripes too.

Tanya said...

Beautiful card! Hope the little ones are better soon! :)

Kim H said...

Love how the colors all work together, would be great to give to anyone (hard to find good masculine card material). Thank you.

Nichole Bryant said...

love the colors :)

Dana said...

Fabulous card!!

Maria said...

Lovely card!

Scrapacat said...

Pretty card! You have your hands full with sick babies - don't you worry about us! Hope everyone is well really soon.
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.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
dopey423@aol.com

MissScrapAlot said...

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

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Deb said...

Gorgeous, Taylor! Love that striped paper and that rich brown!

I hope your family is feeling better now, my friend!

Lisa said...

Pretty warm colors!

Christina said...

Beautiful colors and design! I have a soft spot for nautical images, so I love the stamps you chose. Hope your kids are feeling better!

Heather@PixieDust said...

beautiful card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Taylor. Love the images and the colors (my fav combo). :o)

scrappycanuck said...

The colours on this card are really stunning!

Indy said...

Always love stopping by your sight! Another great card!

Betty said...

lovely card - great colors and design!

Lisa said...

what a wonderful card! i love the colors! 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
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lkgra@hotmail.com

Ruby said...

Lovely card, the blues and browns are so pretty together.

Holly said...

Love the colors and the starfish!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Lagene said...

Such a pretty card for such a great cause!

Lindsey Wood said...

Love this cards! I love this color combo!

Lindsey said...

Very nice! The colours work so well together with the shell images.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! TFS! ;o)

Amber (bambi64) said...

So peaceful!

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Cute card!
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Jessica Griffin said...

Love your card, the shells are beautiful!

Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOO pretty! LOVE the papers and your images are perfect!

Nicki S said...

LOVE this! It's so soothing :)