If you don't know about Julie Ranae, please read her story below. The blogging world has come together for a great cause. You can help by clicking the "Donate" button in my sidebar on the right. This is a safe transaction through Paypal, and you have the chance to win some AMAZING prizes (and help Julie out!)
Because I met Julie Ranae through blogging and cardmaking, it only seemed fitting to make a card with a computer. I just *happened* to have an adorable set from Market Street Stamps that would work perfectly! (And doesn't this little computer cutie look a little like Julie? I even "blinged" her glasses to look like Julie's!)
The creative blogging world 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 baker's 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 all of her teeth removed soon. For that day, though, 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 appointment for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the "payments" only applied to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her and 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 learning of the 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 and sponsors to help make this situation more "do-able" for our friend so 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 (see right sidebar.) ANY amount is appreciated, and ALL donations will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.
I hope you have enjoyed your stop here on the hop. The next stop is Rochelle Washington's blog. Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so that you can have a chance to win some of the amazing prizes up for grabs...and if you can, please consider making a donation so we can make Julie Ranae smile again!