Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile Hop

Hey there fellow bloggers. I'm so happy to be part of this HUGE blog hop to help out our friend Julie and THANK you so much for joining us....plus i'm hanging with the DT girls again from CAS-ual Fridays for my part in this fabulous hop :) I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from Virgina Lu’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! This hop will end BLOG HOP RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9th AT 11:59pm EST, so sit back and get ready to be inspired and WIN LOTS of prizes.







Here is a little background info for you about what has been happening with Julie. 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

So here is this weeks challenge that we worked on for CAS-ual Fridays.







And now here is my take on this challenge.







I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is Laurie Willison’s blog. Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so that you can have a chance at the amazing prizes up for grabs and if you can, (click HERE to find the donation button on CAS-ual Fridays Blog) so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
~Stacy

89 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS card Stacy! Loving the circles! :):):):):)

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  2. Yay, so glad you could join the fun. Love the colors on your card!

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  3. Such a soft pretty card Stacey!

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  4. Love the colors and design of your sweet card Stacy!

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  5. Great design and I love the border around framing the sentiment and all. Thanks for caring about others.

    Jean Cross

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  6. Gorgeous card! The pearls along the border make it so elegant!

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  7. Did you draw the border on your card? Perfect sentiment.

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  8. Your card made me smile..Love it :)

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  9. Beautiful, really like that border.

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  10. What a sweet card.. Love the pink and green together.. :)
    I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  11. Love the card and the stitching on it is perfection. Linda harris

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  12. I love your card! Thanks for supporting Julie!!!

    ~Vanessa W

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  13. I love how the neutral kraft background is just left alone. Looks great!

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  14. Such a beautiful card Stacy!! I'm so glad you were able to join us at CAS-ual Fridays :) Its always a pleasure having you with us :)

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  15. Beautiful card I am a new follower. TFS

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  16. What a lovely card!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  17. A very nice design for a card!!

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  18. Beautiful card, loving the circles and I always adore kraft!

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  19. A very beautiful card! :D Have a lovely weekend!

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  20. Lovely card...so soft and pretty...great job! Take care!!:-))

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  21. Thanks for sharing this great card with us!

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  22. Cute card! I like the doodling!

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  23. Very nice soft card, I love the pearls and how they're placed : )

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  24. Lovely card!! Love the faux stitching!

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  25. Hey Stacy - this is such a pretty and feminine card - love the way you've combined your elements! Fiona (madebyfee)

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  26. Very pretty card! I love the colors!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  27. So very pretty with the twine, beads and that beautiful border stripe across it!

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  28. such a pretty card. love the splash of colour with the PP and the cute doodling round the edge

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  29. So cute!!! Beautiful colors!!!

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

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  30. At first glance I thought the green disc was the top label from a spool of thread. Very creative use of color!

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  31. What a lovely card. I think you doodle border is fantastic. Thanks for sharing it with us during this special hop. :D

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  32. Very pretty. Love your border!

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  33. oh this is pretty! what a great design! :)

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  34. The hand drawn border is so cute...really adds to the great card!

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  35. Pretty paper and I love the two different sentiments in the circles! Wonderful card!

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  36. I like the dimension of the card, and pattern papper. The stitch around it adds a nice accent. Thank you.

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  37. Such a great card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. I love the penwork around the edges. Great card!
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  39. Very pretty, love the colors you used.

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

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  41. What a sweet card. Beautiful colors.
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  42. 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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  43. very pretty card
    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
    I have a giveaway on my blog

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  44. Thanks for sharing your creativity. It's so cute. Here's to Julie's new smile.

    Wendy K
    Chicago

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  45. very cool card - the kraft background with the stitching is so effective!

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  46. love the stitched border, stacy--sweet card!

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  47. What a cute card! I love the stitching!

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  48. This is so fun, Stacy! LOVE your play on circles and that bit of twine!

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  49. OH, Stacy! This is so pretty--love the circles!! And I love the stitching:)

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  50. Love the patterned paper and the sentiment circles!

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  51. My sweet friend...thank you so much for your love and support during this CrAzY time in my life...you have been such a good friend and I can't thank you enough for being there for me.

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  52. I could have sworn I'd left comments on everyone's projects on CAS/PDCC, but I'm not so sure I did now lol (must be my age!) Lovely card, love the stitching and your colours are gorgeous.

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  53. I really like the boarder around the card, and love how you added the pearl embellishments to accent the border punch...very nice touch!

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  54. LOVE that pink sentiment circle! And the border is soooo cool!

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