Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile

Welcome to your next stop on the blog hop! If you didn't start at the very beginning, you will want to make sure that you head over to the Sweet Stamp Shop's blog so that you don't miss any of the fabulous projects along the way. You have ALL weekend to hop with us and win prizes!
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!)


Here is Julie Ranae's story:


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!

87 comments:

Laurel said...

Cute card!

~amy~ said...

love it Sherri!

Brenda said...

What a great and cute card for a super cause Sherri!

Erin said...

*squeal* I ADORE that sentiment, I heart my blogland friends too!

Jingle said...

I love it! That sentiment is perfect!

Lindsay said...

This is so cute Sherri! I love that sentiment, lol!

GabrielaD said...

Perfect card!!

*Alison* said...

what a fun and adorable card.. :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

Awww this is so sweet!
Hugs
Laura

Vanessa Middleton said...

What a cute card and perfect sentiment for today's hop!!!

Lizscraps said...

adore that PC stamp -- I work in Network troubleshooting and that is SUPER cute.

Miriam Prantner said...

This card is so much fun! Love all the little design elements!

Karen Day said...

Super cute card!

Linda Harris said...

That is perfect for today and oh so cute!!! Linda harris

Jan Garber said...

How appropriate and adorable!

v said...

I love your cute card! How adorable! Thanks for helping Julie!!! :D

~Vanessa W

Mallika said...

very cute n adorable

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Sherry, your card is so adorable! We need to catch up soon. Hugs.

marla said...

That card is great because there are lots of people that have cyber relationships and have never met their friends in person!!

Monique said...

What a perfect card.. So cute!

Sarah Anderson said...

hee hee, love that idea, I have lots of friends who live in my computer! Great card, and those glasses are inspired!

mjblahnik56 said...

such a cute card. TFS

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Amy C said...

Adorable!!

Tonya said...

what a super fun card. i love it.

Michele Gross said...

Just darling!!!!!

Carol E said...

Very cute card, thank you for sharing it.

Dawn said...

super cute card Sherri. Wishing Julie all the best.

Just me... said...

*love* your card!! Thank you so much for participating in the hop! Big Hugs, N. Rixon

jan farnworth said...

cute card

NinaN said...

Cute! Love that sentiment!

zehra said...

Oh this card is just right, so sweet, love the glasses

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, how cute is this! Love it!

Heather@PixieDust said...

love that sentiment!!

Terri E. said...

Great card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

JenMarie said...

Love your card! It's amazing how many stamping friends we all have!

Lindsey said...

This sentiment's so true, isn't it? Great card!

Stephanie said...

oh how cute! I love your card :)

Lisa said...

How fun is this!!!

Tami said...

ACK- this is so cute!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Love this card! The computer is darling!

Evelene S said...

How cute and to make it from your cyber connection makes it that much sweeter!

Tammy V said...

Very cute and fitting card!

Fiona said...

Such a cute card Sherri! And a fab way to support Julie's benefit! Fiona (madebyfee)

Karen B. said...

This little guy is adorable! great patterns too.

Maria said...

Great card! It's too CUTE!!! Take care!!:-))

Holly said...

Love this card! Its perfect!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Houses Built of Cards said...

How CUTE!!! And the perfect sentiment!!!

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

Dawn L said...

I love living in my puter!

dawnweck@hotmail.com

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is soooooo cute!!! Hope you are well dearie and congrats on your new gig!!! You are a wonderful teacher dearie!!!!

Tracy said...

I love your card! It is so cute!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Marsha said...

So cute with the push pin, staples, gems on glasses and so many other details that tie into an office and computer.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, this is adorable! love it! :)

Kim H said...

Love all the little details, the eyelets with the string, the crossed staples, the little gems, nicely done. thank you.

Dana said...

Oh my gosh!! LOVE your card!!!

Mary Jo said...

Very cute! Love that sentiment!

Suzanne said...

So cute! I love the sentiment!

Moosisk said...

What an adorable card! I love the sentiment. I do have some pretty incredible cyber friends. :D Thanks for the inspiration.

Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a perfect card for this. Absolutely love it.

Nichole Bryant said...

I really love this card. It is adorable!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Very sweet! :D

Scrapacat said...

Cute card and I know Julie can feel the love!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Rema said...

cute!

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Love the card! So cute!!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Indy said...

Oh what a cute sentiment! Darling card!
indyowens at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

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

MissScrapAlot said...

LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

wyme98@yaho..com

RiNNE said...

Fabulous!!!! Love it!

Deb said...

Sherri, this is darling, and SO true! Some of my very BEST friends live in mine! Love this...the blingy glasses really made me smile!

Irene said...

Your card is sooooo clever! The layout and sentiment are great!

Laura said...

so adorable!!!! love that computer stamp!

Christina said...

Adorable! I love the mix of office supplies and the bling on the glasses. Cute sentiment, too!

scrappycanuck said...

What a cute card - the theme is great too! I'll have to use that!

Betty said...

your card is so perfect for this blog hop's theme!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

It DOES remind me of Julie...so cute!

Lisa said...

cute cute super cute!!! what a cute and creative card! and i have to completely agree with the sentiment! 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

Ruby said...

Oh this is just SO fun! I love the sentiment, it really made me smile and the way you've blinged up the glasses for Julie lol, fab!

emarci said...

I love your card! I live in the computer, too <3

Lindsey Wood said...

Awesome card! I love the "blinged" up glasses and the sentiment!

Anita said...

Adorable card!

lynn said...

so cute, sherri!

Angela said...

Cute card! Love the blingy glasses!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Adorable card!!! Love the sentiment, and that computer is sooo cute! ;o)

Jessica Griffin said...

Love your card Sherri!! xo

Nicki S said...

This is ADORABLE! That sentiment is FANTABULOUS!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Sherri--this is SOOOOOO cute! I LOVE those papers and I LOVE your staples! LOVE your images too! Great card---and the sentiment is totally true!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Such a cute little laptop!!

Angie said...

You made an amazing card!!! What a great tribute for Julie Ranae. TFS!