Friday, October 7, 2011


“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. A complete list of the prizes can be found on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog. Prizes will be drawn from blog comments left, paypal donations list, and blog hop hosts. With a hop this big the odds are very high that there will be a break somewhere, please refer back to the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog for the master list of participants.


“I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile.  If you came here from Tiffany Doodle’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!”

Today I am sharing with you a card that I made for a girlfriend for her birthday. I thought this would be the perfect card to share today as it has a perfect sentiment, one that matches why we are here today...it's Julie's day! I was lucky enough to have been sent the entire line of Vintage Vogue by Collage Press for Pink Paislee and I just have been dying to dig into it!



“I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop!  The next stop is Lee Murphy’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”. 

DONATION BUTTON IS ON THE RIGHT!--------------->


Thank you so much for stopping by and participating in this wonderful blog hop!
Tonya

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64 comments:

Lindsay said...

Such a lovely card! I adore the colors!

*Alison* said...

love the teal and pink :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

MarySue said...

Will be glad to make a donation. I assume every amount will add up to a great smile. Love your card too.

Laura Davis said...

Awesome card!
hugs
Laura

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty!

Mallika said...

hello ..
wonderful job
i love what you have made
hugs
mallika
would love if you will visit my blog too
mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

marla said...

Love your card. Those colors are great together!!

Lizscraps said...

great modern retro card!

Jan Garber said...

The vintage die is jsut too cool! Pretty!

Linda Harris said...

Adorable card. Thanks for sharing for such a great cause. Linda Harris

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Great card!

Monique said...

Oh so fun & Beauuutiful!!

mjblahnik56 said...

awesome card. TFS

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

jan farnworth said...

very pretty

NinaN said...

Beautiful!

v said...

OMGoodness! Your card is so lovely! The colors are perfectly united and has all the sweetest touches to it! Absolutely makes me giddy!!!

~Vanessa W

zehra said...

Beautiful card, nice colors

Tonya said...

how sophisticated

JenMarie said...

Tres chic!!

Amy C said...

This card is so pretty!! I love the colors.

Tammy V said...

Lovely card!

Karen B. said...

What a lovely card, great colors! Bold and fresh!

Laura said...

those colors - LOVE LOVE LOVE. this is beautiful!!! :)

~amy~ said...

i love love your card!

Sarah Anderson said...

beautiful, love it!

cappuccino and colour said...

love the lady and the colours you used. great card.

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the cut out! So pretty!

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card!!! LOVE those colors!!!

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

Dawn L said...

very nice retro look to it!

dawnweck@hotmail.com

Evelene S said...

Oh I love the 50's silhouette of the woman and the colors-so pretty!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Tami said...

This is so pretty!

Fiona said...

Tonya so sweet! Love the mint colour and the matching silhouette! Fiona (madebyfee)

Suzanne said...

This is so fun! I love that die cut silhouette!

Tanya said...

So fun! I love the colors and that fabulous sentiment!

Kim H said...

Lovely card, love the colors and retro style. thank you.

Nichole Bryant said...

pretty colors!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card!

Marsha said...

Love those chipboard pieces.

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
dopey423@aol.com

MissScrapAlot said...

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

wyme98@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Lovely! Great retro colors and elements!

Heather@PixieDust said...

i love the color palette you chose!

Scrappy Canuck said...

What great color choices! This is so pretty!

Christina said...

How pretty! I love the collage of embellishments around the big sentiment.

Indy said...

Beautiful colors and awesome card.
indyowens at yahoo dot com

Deb said...

It's Julie's day indeed! Love your card! Retro and wonderful!

Betty said...

beautiful colors and design - thanks for the inspiration!

Irene said...

Fun card!! Colors are great...thanks for participating!

Lisa said...

great card! i love the colors!!! the blue and black go so great together but then the pink just pops out too!!! wow super pretty! 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

Lagene said...

Such a cute card for such a great cause!

Ruby said...

Lovely card! Really retro!

Scrapacat said...

So lovely - mint and pink are fantastic together!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Holly said...

Beautiful!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Lindsey Wood said...

Great card! I love the color combo!

Lindsey said...

Love this! The silhouette, the ribbons... nice!

Stephanie said...

what a pretty card! love these colors!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Very vintage looking! Gorgeous card! ;o)

Tamara said...

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

Carisa said...

this is so pretty!! love the sentiment.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER fab card--LOVE your colors! Great silhouette!

Jessica Griffin said...

LOVE your card!! xo

Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com