Friday, October 7, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays • Operation Julie's Smile

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Come play along at CAS-ual Fridays where the Craft's Meow is a sponsor this week and 
support fellow team member Julie Renee in bringing her beautiful smile back!





I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile.  If you came here from Andrea Ewen'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 $2500 in prizes donated by some very special sponsors! A list of these sponsors can be found at the Sweet Stamp Shop's blog.





*NOTE*
Prizes will be drawn for the following:

1.     from Blog Comments left
2.     from PayPal Donation list
3.  for Blog Hop Hosts


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 and 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, on my side bar of my blog.  Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.”

I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop!  The next stop is Ruby McGuire'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, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend.


Thank you and keep smiling! :D
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92 comments:

~amy~ said...

Such a SWEET card Laura!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Three cheers for red!!! Love that big gorgeous bow.

Jingle said...

This is a wonderful card! I adore the colors!

Lizscraps said...

yup gotta say that the Red just POPs and that bow make you want to touch! great card.

GabrielaD said...

Super cute!!!

naturecoastcrafter said...

Nothing says happy and smiley like a red card. Beautiful job. Thanks for being so caring.
Jean Cross

Monique said...

So sweet..Love your big bow!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Perfect, now I want that Craft's Meow set!

Deb said...

Pinwheels are so fun *wink* and I love love LOVE red too! Darling card!

cnelson said...

Thanks for letting us know Laura! Darling card!

Miriam Prantner said...

So great and that BOW! TFS!

*Alison* said...

oh i just love the red, and the polka-dots :) so cute! I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Linda Harris said...

Adorable card!!! Thanks for sharing your time and talent for a great cause. Linda harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

Heather@PixieDust said...

cute card!

Teresa Kline said...

so very cute!

enjoy *~*

v said...

I love your cheery red card on kraft! and I love your big red bow! Made me smile:D Julie will too! Thanks for supporting her!

~Vanessa W

Michele Gross said...

I love this card! And that bow! Oh that bow!! :)

Krysta said...

Gorgeous HUGE bow! I love it!

Smitha Katti said...

Love that big red bow!! brings an instant smile to your face :)
thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Lisa said...

Adorable! Love the sweet pinwheel and the yummy red bow!

mjblahnik56 said...

Love the pinwheel on your card. I am a new follower.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Holly said...

Love the paper used for your pinwheel! Beautiful card! Love the big bow!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Mallika said...

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

whoistracy said...

Just love that pinwheel and big bow. Have a wonderful weekend Laura!

wendy said...

terrific card !

Amy C said...

Laura, I adore your card!! Such a lovely layout. ::sigh:: I miss your sketches!!

lynn said...

too sweet, laura! all of your cards are darling!

marla said...

A very fun card!!

Tanya said...

So sweet! I love the darling pinwheel and your fantastic bow!

Tonya said...

love the big bow. such an impact. the pinwheel is sweet.

Sarah Anderson said...

that is a very cute pinwheel!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Lovely cards! I love your monster card! Truly cute! :D Have a lovely weekend!

Lauren from One Story Down said...

adorbs!

JenMarie said...

FABulous, LOVIN' that big bow!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card! The big red bow is stunning, love it!!!

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing this pretty card! Love all the red!

NinaN said...

Love the red card!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful, breathtaking card! That bow is gorgeous!

Janice M said...

What a cute card! Love that pinwheel!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Laura. That pinwheel is awesome... great color combo. :o)

Dana said...

Great card!! Love the colors!!

mommakatx6 said...

Pretty card, love the bow.

Terri E. said...

Great card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! Love your awesome BOW! ;o)

Tami said...

Love the paper piecing!

Hope G. said...

I absoluuuuutely looove that huge bow, its awesome!

Fiona said...

Hey Laura what a fabby card - it really has the wow with that big red bow! love the spotty pinwheel too :) Fiona (madebyfee)

Tracy said...

Awesome card!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Evelene S said...

Oh I love the red with that big beautiful bow and cute pinwheel!

cappuccino and colour said...

oh that huge bow is the bomb! love the shape of the card too. awesome.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

So pretty! I love the bow!

Tammy V said...

I love how you brought all the reds together!

Dawn said...

what a great card. Love the big red bow.

Suzanne said...

That pinwheel stamp is so adorable and looks so fantastic on this card!

Houses Built of Cards said...

GORGEOUS card! LOVE that pinwheel!

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

Christina said...

Awesome! That big red bow just steals the show, but I love the cute little pinwheel, too. So fun!

Moosisk said...

Love your pinwheel card! So fun! Thanks for the inspiration.
Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com

Dawn L said...

This has brought so many smiles to so many faces and I'm delighted that Julie will be able to smile right along with us!

dawnweck@hotmail.com

Ruby said...

LOVE your card Laura, I'm a big fan of red which works well with my name lol. Beautiful card!

Jennifer Scull said...

lovin' that pinwheel! such a happy card! :)

Anne Tussing said...

Adorable card!!

Irene said...

Your card definitely made me smile! Love the pinwheel stamp!

Mary Jo said...

Very bright and cute.

Barb said...

Gorgeous card, Laura! Love the colors and the big beautiful bow!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is sooooo awesome Miss Laura!!!

Lagene said...

Great card for a great cause!

Kim H said...

Love the red on kraft, great combo. Thank you.

Lindsey Wood said...

I love the colors and the pinwheel!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty and sweet. lovely card, Laura!

Nicki S said...

Such a fun fun card! ;)

Scrapacat said...

Yummy bow - great card!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Nichole Bryant said...

I love the pinwheel stamp :)

Rochelle said...

Is that bow fabby or what?

Tamara said...

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

Indy said...

Such a fun, bright card which will definitely bring out the smiles!
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

Eva said...

awe, so cute
Eva :0)
evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
I have a giveaway on my blog

Wendi K said...

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

Wendy K
Chicago

Betty said...

the big bow on top absolutely makes this card very special!

Wendy Zick said...

So cute, my granddaughter would love this, she love "pinwheels".

Lagene said...

Such a cute card for such a great cause!

Alicia said...

That ribbon just makes the card perfect!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is just too fun, Laura! LOVE all that bold, bright color; and your bow couldn't be a more perfect, finishing touch!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER SUPER cute! I LOVE your beautiful bow!! Great job!

Sleepy Stamper said...

What a cute pin wheel! Love the color combo!

Kimba's Kreations said...

This is a PRETTY card!

Helen L said...

Love this card: the paper pieced pinwheel with the dots is tooo cute!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Absolutely adorable, Laura! Polka dots and a signature Laura bow! Some of my most favorite things. :)

Julie Ranae said...

Laura...I am so very glad our paths crossed. You have been so kind to me and such a great encouragement.
I appreciate you being a part of this blog hop and for sharing your blog on my behalf.

Trina Georgi said...

Wow - what an amazing card, how can one not smile after seeing this card...it's fun, festive, and cheery

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

EEEKS! That polka dot pinwheel is the cutest! And that big ole bow is FABULOUS!!! Just like you my friend!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Laura! I'm sorry it's taken me so long to stop by... time flies too quickly!

I absolutely LOVE your card... deceptively simple, completely fabulous! Thanks for showcasing In Tandem in such a beautiful way!

Hugs,
Lisa
Owner of The Craft's Meow

 
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