Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile!

Greetings and salutations! :) 




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 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. The donation link is over on the sidebar, if you're so motivated. :) 


Those of you who know me, know how totally dental-phobic I am. The mere word dentist will make me twitch. :) So, to do something like this...it's pretty darn important. If you're making your way thru the hop in order, you should have come here from Lindsey Wood's blog. If not, you might want to head back to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog, and begin at the beginning. 


So, what's my project? Yeah, I know - stop with the chatting, get with the card. :) 



Supplies used:
{ippity} - Thankful for all things
We R Memory Keepers - Comstock Collection. (talk about a flashback - the Cosmo Cricket team before they were Cosmo Cricket!)
Bazzill ribbon
palette hybrid ink
Copic! 
Prima flower
random brad

My card came from a sketch...the new Chick Challenge blog, by the {ippity} chicks! Head over and play with us! :) Remember, the Roxie Repair Fund sale is still going on all my {ippity} inventory. I'm happy to say that Roxie Roo is doing well, and almost completely recovered. :) 

Now, again, enough with the chatting, off to the hop! You've got all weekend to leave comments...remember to leave one here! :) Next up, you're off to Jennifer Rzasa

91 comments:

  1. You've worked some creative loveliness with the the neutrals on this card. Very nice!

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  2. what a beautiful fall creation.. I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  3. Love these muted colors and the softly sponged edges...so peaceful! And a great sentiment! This hop has reminded me to be grateful for things I would normally take for granted!

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  4. Beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing for such a great cause, Linda Harris

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  5. I really like the muted colours.

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  6. Nice card for a great cause! Thanks for sharing and supporting Julie this way!

    ~Vanessa W

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

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  8. Great monochromatic scheme and use of patterns here. Thanks for caring about other people in the world, by the way!
    Jean Cross

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  9. Awesome card. I am a new follower.

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  10. Love this monochromatic card!!

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  11. love those leaves around the sentiment!

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  12. Beautiful card, love the soft colors and love that sketch!

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  13. What a beautiful card love the colors, thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

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  14. *love* the colors! Thank you for participating!! Big Hugs, N. Rixon

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  15. The colors are pretty, like the look, TFS

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  16. This is gorgeous! A great cause, too. Made my donation to this worthy cause....

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  17. Lovely. Don't know what you did with the flower, but it fits perfectly with the rest of the card

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  18. So lovely! I'm lovin' this IPPITY release!!

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  19. What pretty, muted colours on this card -- nice!

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  20. Sweet card,love the teeny leaves!

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  21. Very very pretty! I also want to thank you for being a sponsor for Julie!

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  22. Beautiful!
    I love all the details!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  23. like your monochromatic card.

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  24. Lisa this is a lovely soft card, a perfect way to say thanks :) Fiona (madebyfee)

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  25. Beautiful card, a great use of one color.

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  26. lovely card...so very pretty!

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  27. Sweet card. Super take on the {ippity} chick challenge sketch!

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  28. A lovely soft beautiful card! Great use of color! Take care!!:-))

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  29. Lovely job!!!

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

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  30. Very soothing colors!

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  31. Beautiful- love the softness of it!

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  32. Very pretty card!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  33. FWF: I love the colors you chose. Nice

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  34. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the subtle colors and papers you used. :D

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  35. Love the mono-tone coloring, and its so soft. really nicely done. thank you.

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  36. Sooo pretty! I love the golden leaves paired with the pale pink!

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  37. Really wonderful!
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  38. This is really pretty!
    Jen
    jmueller409 at yahoo dot com

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

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  40. Very pretty.
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  41. 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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  42. LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

    wyme98@yaho..com

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  43. Great layering...stunning card!!

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  44. Wonderful card! So sweet of you to participate in this hop!

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  45. such a pretty monochromatic card!

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  46. Pretty card, love the simplicity of it.

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  47. great card - it is very pretty 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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  48. Really pretty card, love the muted colours!

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  49. Cool card! I love the soothing colors!

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  50. Gorgeou card and colors. Gorgeous!

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  51. What beautiful colors! I love the little leaves, too.

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  52. OHHH! What a gorgeous card---love your flower and your little leaves:)

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  53. Wow Lisa, the sentiment and flowers really stand out...love the papers you used with these stamps! Is that a shaped die? Fantastic!

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