If you didn't arrive here from Michelle Mathey, head to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to start at the begining (you have all weekend to complete the hop and win a prize)
“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! 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 can contribute a financial donation, there is a PayPal button in my sidebar. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.”
I created two cards (with lots of paper-piecing) for today's hop. I used products from Sweet Stamp Shop, My Mind's Eye, and Discount Cardstock. I hope you like them!!! :)
Thank you so much for coming by, on this GIGANTIC blog hop! I hope you'll come visit me again!
And now my friends, hop onward to my friend,
Be sure to leave a comment before you go, for a chance to win AMAZING prizes (plus it will just make me happy if you say HI!) And if you can, please consider donating via the PayPal button on my sidebar!
YOU can help bring back Julie's SMILE!