Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile

My second post for today so please scroll for my layout for Let's Capture These Sketches

This is my double duty post... Friends With Flair time.

Welcome to the Operation Julie's Smile! This is a huge blog hop with MAJOR prizes, so be sure to hop along.  The hop is open until Sunday night so you have a lot of time to visit and comment for your chance to win.  If you have arrived from The Stamping Boutique then you are on the right track.  If not be sure to go back to the beginning at The Sweet Stamp Shop blog so you don't miss anything.  The story of how this blog hop all came together is below.



“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.”



I played in the DYSU challenge - to use brown.

The sketch challenge from Some Odd Girl.

For my card I used my Floral Lane papers from Pebbles.  The Ledger background and sentiment are Unity stamps and the image is the new 70s Kaylee from SOG.  The twine is from May Arts.  This is also for the Papertake Weekly challenge - Anything Goes.

“I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop!  The next stop is Lauren’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 (see the button at the top of my right sidebar) so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend”




94 comments:

Jeanne said...

Wow, what a story. I hope this helps.

Great card, Laurel!

~amy~ said...

What a fun card Laurel!

Kary said...

What a cute card, and so glad that you are doing this for Julie!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Very cute card - the colors are gorgeous! Made my donation this morning!

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

jackie 4124 said...

Too Cute!

Karen Pedersen said...

Fun, Autumny colors. I love the little headband on your girl.

StampinCathy said...

Adorable card.

Rachel B said...

Fabulous card! Love the sentiment and little girl.

Jingle said...

Super cute and super fun card!

WencheP said...

Fabulous and super cute! Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

*Alison* said...

this is so cute! love the color combo.. :) thanks so much for playing with us at DYSU this week..
I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

Super cute!
hugs
Laura

Miriam Prantner said...

Cute card!

mforquer said...

This is super sweet - I love the paper piecing on Kaylee with the matching background paper! I love the lard corrugated stars too! Thanks for playing at Some Odd Girl!
hugs,
M

Ruby said...

Super cute card. Love it.

Linda said...

How sweet this card is so cute. and will bright someone day. It did mine.

Miranda said...

adorable card Laurel, fabulous
I'm glad you are joining our challenge this week
hugs
Miranda DYSU DT

GabrielaD said...

Great card!!!

Mallika said...

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

marla said...

Love the big stars!!

lydiawalker said...

cute xxxx

Jan Garber said...

Love your card! And the fact that you are taking part in the hop for Julie and here at DYSU!

Bananastamper said...

Aww, she is adorable. I love the stars too!
Happy Friday!

Emily Keaton said...

Fab card!

Karen B. said...

Your cards are always so great when that stamp is used!

lynn said...

you do make these stamps look adorable, laurel! have a great weekend!

Monique said...

Great card Laurel :)

sharon g said...

Great color combo. LOVE it.

jan farnworth said...

what a card

Linda Harris said...

Love the card!!! I totally feel for Julie having been there myself. Linda Harris

NinaN said...

Great card!

mjblahnik56 said...

Nice card

Lizscraps said...

this card has a cute factor that is off the chart! well done working various challenges at the same time.

Karen Day said...

Wonderful colour combo & a lovely card :o)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Perfect stamps for the Julie hop, and great job on combining some of the other challenges :)

zehra said...

Lovely card, love all that brown

Roslyn said...

Adorable card - love the colours!

JenMarie said...

Oh such CUTEness!

Amy C said...

So very cute!!

Tonya said...

love the colors

Tammy V said...

She is adorable!

Laura said...

very cute!

Julie E said...

Another "smile" card! Those images are just so sweet. Fun card too with all the brown.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

This is cute, Laurel! Thanks for playing along at SOG challenge!

Jennifer Scull said...

this is so cute and fun! :)

Lagene said...

Great card for a great cause!

Sarah Anderson said...

love the corrugated card stars

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute girlie!!! Hope all is well....

Evelene S said...

I love your layers of using the brown and that girl is so adorable with those big brown eyes! Very pretty card!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very cute! I love the SOG stamp!

Tracy said...

Great card! I love the colors!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Crafty Math Chick said...

Cute layout Laurel, and you colored this young lady so beautifully!

Suzanne said...

Adorable, Laurel!

Tami said...

what an absolutely adorable card!

Tanya said...

So cute, so fun! Love that image, she is a doll!

Fiona said...

Such a sweet card Laurel - great colours to use and that image is fabby! Fiona (madebyfee)

Rema said...

very cute...

Dawn L said...

Great Card!

http://www.craftconfectionery.com/2011/10/operation-julies-smile.html?showComment=1318122284711#c7022263559035021951

Kim H said...

Love the Kraft, and torn cardboard. Great color combo, and coloring. beautiful accents of bling. thank you.

Nichole Bryant said...

cute card love the muted colors!

Maria said...

Darling card!

Marsha said...

Really like the stars. Great take on the sketach.

MissScrapAlot said...

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

wyme98@yahoo.com

Dana said...

Lovely card!!

Heather@PixieDust said...

cute card!

v said...

Such a cute, fun card!

~Vanessa W

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

so adorable and I LOVE the color combo!!!

Lindsey Wood said...

Great card! I love the touch of green!

scrappycanuck said...

Such great colours! So cute!

Christina said...

Darling image and fabulous use of patterned papers. I love the sentiment banner.

Lisa said...

So wonderful to see all of this support for Julie! Thanks for sharing your cute card Laurel!!!

Indy said...

What a cute card! Love that little lady!
indyowens at yahoo dot com

Deb said...

Great colors + fun sketch = darling card!

Betty said...

fun card - great colors!

Pryn said...

Adorable card! Love the corrugated kraft stars!

Irene said...

What a fun card...thank for introducing me to a new image!

Lisa said...

what a cute card i love pink and brown together! 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...

Lovely card Laurel, I really should use stars more, they do look fab!!

Scrapacat said...

Wonderful card - love the paper piecing on her outfit, and the corrugated stars!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, this card is absolutely darling! Fabulous job on your details!

Jocelyn Olson said...

What a super sweet card! I love those stars and the colors and coloring are fab!

Lindsey said...

What a great card for the hop! Love the corrugated star embellishments.

Tamara said...

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

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

What a cute card! Love your coloring, and the layout of your card! ;o)

Holly said...

Love this card! Such cute patterned paper and great coloring!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Kimba's Kreations said...

Such a FUN CARD!

Jessica Griffin said...

Love your card Laurel!!

xo
Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a gorgeous card--LOVE that little gal and your paper piecing! LOVE your design!

Chris_P said...

Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!

cappuccino and colour said...

super cute card and the colour scheme.

kurlygirl said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Brown Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!

~Heather
Kurly-Q

Caz said...

Fabulous card, love the soft colours and paper piecing. Thank you for joining our sketch challenge over on Some Odd Girl.
Caz
x

Lou Mac said...

Gosh, what a story!! Not fun at all.

Gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used and the corrugated stars are so cool!!

Thanks for being ODD and joining us over at Some Odd Girl for our 'Sketch' challenge this fortnight. Good luck.

xo Lou Mac ~ ODD Designer.

Leah the Orange said...

hi Laurel! FABBY card, of course, and i love love LOVE the stars and your colour scheme! thanks for playing with the Odd Girls, hun! xo