Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile :)

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!

94 comments:

  1. The gnome on greeen looks amazing! He really stands out, so CUTE!

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  2. These are so fun! I love them both!

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  3. Ohhh my goodness Laura, these are Adorable! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the gnomies set, makes me smile everytime!

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  4. There is so much color in your cards. I love them both!

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  5. Oh so cute! love love all the paper piecing and bright colors :)
    I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  6. love me some sweet stamp shop stamps! great paper piecing, so bright and cheery!

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  7. SO darling, Laura! I love them both! Bright and fun!

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  8. Both cards are pretty awesome. I love those gnomes!!! Linda Harris

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  9. Cute cards. Love the paper pieced ice cream. TFS

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  10. Love Love your ice cream stack!!! So cute! Thank you for sharing your cards :D

    ~Vanessa W

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  11. I love the bold colors you used on this for the backgrounds. Perfect. Thanks for being a part of something for someone else, too.
    Jean Cross

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  12. Adorable cards! That gnome is a cutie!

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  13. What great cards so fun and cheerful...Omg I am just lovin these Gnomies!!

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  14. Love those ice cream cones!!

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  15. Love your cards. The ice cream cone made me hungry lol.

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  16. I'm in love with these gnomies!!! Great cards :)

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  17. These are both super sweet!!

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  18. card #1) i love it. great papers. great design.

    card #2) made me say out loud "oh, i love it"

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  19. If only ice cream looked like that! hehe :) 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. Your cards are very cute, thanks for sharing them.

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  21. Laura!!! I *love* your cards... I hope you can share them in our flickr group!!! *swoon* you do such amazing work!! Thank you so much for participating Laura! Big Hugs, N. Rixon

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  22. Ice cream and gnomes! 2 of my favorite things!

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  23. Lovely cards, very cute and sweet. Love the gnomes

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  24. Oh these are sooooo cute! Love them both, the ice cream is so sweet, and the gnome, awwww!

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  25. Great card!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  26. Both these cards are adorable! I love how the gnomie looks on the rich green card base.

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  27. both cards are so cute, I can't decide which I like more :)

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  28. LOVE the ice-cream card and the gnome is cute too!

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  29. THESE are gorgeous- the coloring is fabulous!

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  30. Super cute cards! I love how bright and fun they are!

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  31. Okay now I am craving the ice cream cones and 3 scoops sigh!

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  32. Beautiful beautiful cards! Love the paper piecing!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  33. Laura these cards are so fun - the ice cream stack is my favourite! Fiona (madebyfee)

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  34. Ok, both these cards are just downright adorable! I love your CAS style!

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  35. Great paper piecing on your cards! Love both of them! Yummy ice cream cone and darling gnome, too CUTE! Take care!!:-))

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  36. Both cards are ADORABLE!!! LOVE the paper piecing!!!

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

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  37. both of these are just as cute as can be! :)

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  38. What playful use of color!

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  39. We had a very simliar idea with your ice cream card and my acorn card! I love all those scoops stacked on top of each other! Super cute cards!

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  40. These cards are super cute!!! tfs!!

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  41. Great cards!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  42. Cute fun cards with nice bright colors.

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  43. Love the fun cards! Who doesn't like ice cream and gnomes! :D

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  44. love both cards, the 1st has a great texture with the background. and the 2nd has just bright lively colors. thank you.

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  45. Laura, these cards are super adorable! I love the ice cream cone card - all the colors on it are so eye-catching!

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  46. These are both absolutely adorable!! Love the texture of the yellow cardstock you used.

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  47. I absolutely adore both of your cards. So clean.

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  48. So cute!! I want ice cream now... tee hee!
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  49. Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Love both the cards!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  50. Both of your adorable cards would make anyone smile.
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  51. 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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  52. LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

    wyme98@yaho..com

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  53. Love how crisp and clean your cards are!

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  54. Love the ice cream cone...so festive...and of course, the gnome is adorable!

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  55. Ooh, these are both so cute! I love the CAS design of the gnomie card, especially. Fabulous job!

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  56. I love that ice cream cone! I think I need one now!

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  57. Such sweet images Laura. Great color combos. :o)

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  58. great paper piecing - sure to bring on a smile!

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  59. Your cards are adorable...love the colors.

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  60. so cute...puts a smile on my face!

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  61. Both of your cards are super cute but my fav is the ice cream cone one!!! it is just adorable!!! 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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  62. SO fun, love them both!!!! Also love your little note at the end of your post saying YOU can help, here's hoping our blog hop does help her and she gets all she needs :o)

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  63. Love the cards! The patterned paper you used on the ice cream cones is awesome!

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  64. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  65. Lovely cards! I'm partial to the sweet tooth! Looks so yummy! TFS! ;o)

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  66. I love them both! The Gnomes are fantastic and that ice cream is drool worthy! Great job.

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  67. Hi Laura! Love love both of your cards. They sure bring a smile to my face! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  68. CUTE! I just love the sweet tooth card! Great pp!

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  69. OHHHHHHH! I love both of your creations--that gnome is SOOOO adorable! And I LOOOOOOOVE your stacked ice cream cone! GORGEOUS papers:) LOVE!

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  70. these are so cute and delightful! fabulous cards. love them!

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  71. Sooooooo cute card!!!What great cards so fun and cheerful...O mg I am just loving these Gnomic!!!!
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  72. Sooo SWEEEEEET!!! And I love the green base for the gnomie....too cute!

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  73. Wow! Two darling projects - you've totally outdone yourself!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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You're so sweet to say HELLO! :)