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Monday, November 9, 2009

Spreading the Love for Jamie Blog Hop


What a privilege it is to be asked to be a part of the  Spreading the Love for Jaimie Blog Hop, my heart was deeply touched at the story of little Jamie Cates.  If you have arrived here from Katharina's Blog, which is the first Blog on the Hop, you are in the right place, if not you might want to go back to the beginning,  and make sure you don't miss any of the amazing cards on each Blog.



So many hearts have been touched by this little girls tragedy, which moved the hearts of friends, Erin, Denise and Ann hwo came up with this amazing Blog Hop to help make a difference in this little girl's  life.  They started “Spread the Love” campaign, and the blog, “Stamp Something for Jaimie”, created with the dream that hundreds of people would extend love and hope by making and sending cards to Jaimie.
"On October 4th, 4 teenagers armed with knives broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and her 11 year old daughter. These 4 boys broke into this home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings."

Our hope is that everyone hopping around today will stop for a moment and think about Jaimie and her father and what life must be like for them now. One moment in time has changed their lives forever. We are asking that everyone reading this message please take a moment to make a card and send it off to Jaimie. You can make something very simple or much more involved, but please share some words of hope and love and let her know that people do care and want the best for her. Please send your card to the address below:

Jaimie Cates
c/o Mont Vernon Fire Station
Main Street
Mont Vernon, NH 03057

For my card I used this image that was sent to me in a RAK , we have been told that Jaimie is not really a girlie girl, but she does like hot pink and black. She likes outdoor activities such as biking, skateboarding, razor rip stick, snowboarding, and karate. infact, she is a black belt in karate...so no princesses and fairies on this card, I went for blues and browns on this card.



and pinks and blacks on this.




I also asked my Mum, Lesley (aka SuperNan) if she would like to make Jamie a card, as she has caught the cardmaking bug since coming to visit my family here in Australia a  little while ago, it is such a pleasure for me to share this with Mum, who now has her own SplitCoast gallery which you can find here.  While you are spreading the love feel free to pop over and give Mum some 'luv!'



The next card is from one of my dearest SCS friends, as well as a Twisted Sister, Peggy(aka Marilyn Prestonn).  Peggy was so touched by Jaimie's story when she read it on a card I posted on SCS a few days ago, that she has made one too and I am honoured to be able to share it with you here.  You can see Peggy's amazing gallery here



Thank you for stopping by today, your next blog is True's Blog, enjoy all of the creations along the way, you will find over 60 talented stampers, donations from fabulous stamp companies and lots of love. We are being asked to make and send a card to Jaimie as quickly as possible. If you are unable to make a card or wish to do more, please visit our sidebar at the Stamp Something for Jaimie Blog and click on the donations link.  You can also read about the fabulous prizes that have been donated for those who want to Spread the Love....be sure to check it out!

Thank you for taking part in our Spread the Love blog hop and card drive for Jaimie Cates!  I am looking forward to working my way around the Blogs as well and seeing all of the 'LUV' that is so freely flowing - does our hearts good!  God bless you!!

107 comments:

  1. All of these cards are just fabulous!! So glad to be a part of this endeavor to Spread the Love!

    Cindy

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  2. I'll be sending a card to Jamie tomorrow. What a wonderful way to "spread the love"

    M

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  3. what lovely cards made with much heart!

    Nina
    http://www.theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/

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  4. Being a part of the blog hop, I wanted to hop around and see all the cards the participants made too. These are so nice - Jaimie is really going to be touched!!

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  5. What lovely cards, you can see how much love you've poured into them for Jaimie.

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  6. Oh wow!! What a whole set of really fabulous projects!! Jaimie is sure to love all of these precious goodies!! Thanks for your support!! HUGS

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  7. Linda, each card is so special as we know they were created from the heart with much love! HUGS!!
    Deena

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  8. The cards are wonderful, and should really let her know how much good is in the world. Thanks for the hop. I will get a card off to her tomorrow.

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  9. These are all wonderful!!! They will really brighten Jaimie's day. Thank you so much for your help in making this hop possible, hugs, erin

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  10. Beautiful cards Linda!! i will surely whip up something for sweet Jaimie! my heart goes out to her!

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  11. Oh I read about this family!!! I will sure get a card made. Hugs

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  12. I love your blog and the cards. Thanks so much for sharing your work.

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  13. I am very happy to be part of this hop and being able to spread some love by sending this brave girl a card as this is common place in South Africa and we have become desensitized by these events which is an absolute tragedy.
    Paola

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  14. Beautiful cards with so much hope and love for jaimie! Thank you Linda! :)

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  15. Beautiful cards! I am so happy that we can all be a part of this cause!

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  16. Gorgeous cards :-) I am sure Jaimie will love these. Poor girl ,,,,,

    Luv
    Lols x x x

    I am going on the hop to see everyone's fab cards ;-)

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  17. A gorgeous card...I hope these bring a huge smile to Jaimie's face xx

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  18. I have posted the information about this blog hop on my blog. I hope we can make a difference.
    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  19. All these cards are wonderful, Jaimie is sure to love them but more importantly the message - the knowledge that soo many people are thinking & praying for her.

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  20. Honored to be a part of this...and she will love your creations as well!

    Janna :)

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  21. Beautiful!! Jaimie is going to really feel the love.

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  22. Hi fab cards ladies,will try to add the spread the love logo link to my blog side bar but I'm not very proficient Julye

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  23. let's spread a lot of love to jamie!

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  24. Beautiful cards! I've made one too

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  25. This is a great thing you all are doing Im send my card today.Sarah Ketchum

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  26. beautiful cards...I will also send Jamie a card tomorrow...and will send others to the tour...

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  27. Your cards are awesome and I know Jaimie will just LOVE them!! I placed my card in the mail today. You ca read about it on my blog here: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

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  28. What a sweet card for Jaimie. Glad I could participate in Spread the Love with you.

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  29. Beautiful cards for Jaimie!!
    I'm going to hop round to see the other cards for Jaimie too!!
    hugs Angela x

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  30. AWWWW - these are all awesome cards - Linda!!! I saw this story on the news and my heart was so saddened!!! Even though I didn't get to chance to hop with you guys...I'll have to think of a special card for her!!! ~TFS~ Hugs ~S~

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  31. Linda what wonderful cards, it is such an honour to be part of this card drive for Jaimie, I have not made my card yet, so I will keep your comments in mind....Spread the Love. Hugs Avril xxxx

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  32. Lovely cards!! Good for you for spreading the love!!

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  33. I am glad to part of very lovely people. And to be able to be spead the love. Thank you!!!
    God Bless you

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  34. this is awesome....
    God Bless
    Wanda

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  35. Lovely cards, and I'm glad to hear what colors,etc. that she likes. It will help when I make her card.

    hugs,
    Gini

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  36. What great cards for such a brave litte girl. Lets spread the love. Jo x

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  37. Beautiful cards but what a horrible tragedy for that family. I'll be putting a card in the mail today!

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  38. it is always better to have someone in mind when creating a card and jaimie while be on my mind tonight when i make a couple of cards to send her way

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  39. Fabulous idea ladies and very lovely cards!! Jaimie is sooo in need of support and what a great way to share!! On my way to create!!
    Blessings
    Mary Lou

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  40. Thanks for having this wonderful Blog Hop for Jamie.
    I wish to spread my love to her and her family.

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  41. Terrific cards, Linda. That's so cool that your mom is now a stamper and has a blog - what a fun thing to do with her! So happy to see you participating in this wonderful event. All the cards are super and I'm sure Jaimie will be thrilled with them!

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  42. Linda,

    Fabulous cards there of course!! So your mum is a stamper now too, LOL. Holy cow. I am happy to send a card off to Jaime, I have it posted on my blog!

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  43. The cards are beautiful, as is the message that this entire project is sending to Jaimie! My card is on its way.

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  44. All are great cards..I hope to get one made and in the mail for this wonderfully brave young lady very soon

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  45. These are all fabulous cards and great that so many want to participate.

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  46. Gorgeous cards! I have made a card for Jaimie and will be sending it off tomorrow.

    hugs
    Mary

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  47. What a wonderful bunch of cards. I'll be sending one off too and spreading the word to my friends.

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  48. All of them are beautiful! So happy to be involved in this event with you for this very special little girl!
    Hugs,
    True :)

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  49. what a fun card - Jaimie is sure to feel the love with all these cards coming her way!!

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  50. My heart breaks for the family. I have an 11 year old granddaughter and I know how devastated I would be! This is such a wonderful thing to do - now I know why I love making cards, it's the beautiful people associated with it!!

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  51. Your cards are lovely and sure to brighten little Jaime's day. What a senseless tragedy. Thanks so much for sharing your work and being a part of the resurrection of a little girls hope and sense of security. God Bless.

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  52. What a sad tragedy and my heart goes out to Jaimie and her family.
    All the cards are gorgeous! i am pretty sure she will be delighted with them.
    Now my turn to do something.
    Hugs xx
    Pat

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  53. Gorgeous cards Linda, I love your hip image and also the cute Hang In There image your Mum used. Thanks for letting me know about the blog hop! Love Sharon

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  54. Nice cards! And a good feeling to see so much people hopping around!

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  55. Im sending her a card today :)

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  56. Thank you for spreading the love! After reading her story I had to create a card too.

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  57. What a wonderful, love-filled idea. I will definitely be making a card for Jaimie!

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  58. Wow! beautiful cards! This is such a lovely way to send love to Jaimie.

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  59. Very beautiful cards - I will definitely sit down tonight to make one as well!
    Hope it'll help at least a tiny bit...

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  60. What lovely cards! This story has touched most of us and what a great way to share and let a little girl know that the world still cares. Sending her my card and my most sincer prayers.

    Have a lovely day, Mette

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  61. prayers to her family, will send out a card soon
    Carol<><

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  62. Lovely cards. Such a sad story.
    ~Lacey

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  63. Such wonderful cards for a good reason. Thinking of Jamie

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  64. Great job getting your Mum involved with card making. Your card is great. I will be sending a card to Jamie also.

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  65. Gorgeous cards. A fabulous way to show this child some love. I will be making a card for Jamie tomorrow.

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  66. a beautiful idea - have mentione dit on my blog x
    http://angeldrummer.blogspot.com/2009/11/currently-on-my-desk-and-spread-love.html

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  67. Gorgeous cards i will make my card and post tomorrow. luv gina xx

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  68. This is such a lovely idea... your cards are gorgeous, I'll be making one very shortly.

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  69. All of the cards are beautiful, sure to put a smile on Jaimie's face. Have posted your blog hop on my blog too! Take CareX:)

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  70. Wow! Lots of fabulous cards here, love the pink elephant! Spreading the love, Shelly :)

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  71. great cards!
    How lovely that you folks down under would join in for one of our yanks. Such a terrible thing to happen, let's hope the positive vibes from all us stampers help her heal.
    I just sent out my card.
    http://easilyamused-chrisv.blogspot.com/2009/11/color-throwdown-for-cause.html

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  72. Fantastic cards Linda! I know Jaimie will love them.
    Katharina

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  73. wonderful cards -- i'm sure she'll feel the love being sent her way. jamie and her family are in my thoughts and prayers. i'll be sending her a card.

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  74. Gorgeous cards Linda,such a beautiful thing to do and Jaimie is going to love them!!!
    Hugs xx

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  75. of course i will send her a card, what a sad story

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  76. What wonderful pieces of 'heart' for this little girl! You can't help but feel for this family! Such a stupid, tragic waste of life - I hope they get the people responsible! I'll be popping something in the mail for her!

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  77. I wanted to share the card I made for Jaimie. Here...
    http://craft-princess.blogspot.com/2009/11/spread-love-with-card-for-jaimie.html

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  78. These are all so wonderful, Linda!! Your card are just so very fun, and so sweet of your mum and friend to create cards for her as well!

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  79. I have a card to send out tomorrow. Thanks for helping spread the word!

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  80. Wonderful cards and I am sure Jamie will appreciate them.

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  81. Beautiful cards!!!!
    by by tanja

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  82. Hi Linda

    all the cards you have showcased are beautiful! thankyou for being a part of this blog hop for us all!

    Joey.x

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  83. I'll be sending a card for Jaime.. lovely way to spread the love....

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  84. The cards are amazing and trying to give this little girl hope is such an awesome idea, I will drop a card off asap also.

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  85. Beautiful cards!!

    I will send a card for Jaimie!

    Hugs, Susa

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  86. The cards are all incredible. Sure to bring a smile. I will be sending one of my own to her as well.

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  87. Lynnor aka icensheba on SCSNovember 7, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    What a tragic story!! I will be sending a card to Jaimie in the morning!!

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  89. What a sad tradgedy for this family!!! I just read about Jamie and am now starting the blog hop. Not too sure what I am to do at each blog but look at the cards. I am very new to the whole blog thing and do not know what I am doing yet. Anyway, I will get a card made and mailed to Jamie. Thank you ladies for showing the love to a little girl in need. I feel honored that I stumbled across these blogs and now to be a part of sending her cards.
    Diana

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  90. WOW - all the cards are gorgeous!
    I have posted my card in my blog and are on my way through the blog hop.
    Anne -:)

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  91. what beautiful creations!
    Jaimie's heart will be touched I'm sure!!!
    Blessings, Maria

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  92. These are fabulous. I've made one too; I feel so honoured to be part of this. Thank you.

    Lynne.x

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  93. What lovely cards you have both made for Jamie.
    Such a tragedy, such a hard road ahead...my prayers and thoughts are with the family.
    I'll be sure to send a card too.

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  94. Thanks for sharing those wonderful cards. I've made one too, just a lovely way to spread a little hope.

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  95. Love all of the cards, Linda. I made one for her too. It is so nice of everyone to do this for her, such a senseless act.

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  96. How lovely that you gathered so many cards for Jaimie!
    Here's my card for Jaimie

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  97. The cards are just fabulous - all of them are beautiful! Thanks for joining in the Spread the Love blog hop. I'm overjoyed at the number of caring people in the stamping community! My card is here.

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  98. Cards are great....mines will be posted before 3 o'clock hugs nikkixxx

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  99. This is such a tragic story. Your cards are wondeful-mine will be going out today.

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  100. Lovely cards, Linda!! This is an awesome blog hop for such a worthy cause!!


    Phyllis MMDesign Team

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