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Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop


“I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile.  If you came here from Keri Lee Sereika'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!”   starting on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th AT 8:00am EST and runs through to Sunday, OCTOBER 9th AT 11:59pm EST
As you may have gathered by now this Blog Hop is HUGE and if by some chance there is a break somewhere in the chain, a complete list of blogs on the hop is posted on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog, along with a list of all of the sponsors - we have over $2500 donated in prizes by the very generous companies.

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 and 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 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 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 at the top of the sidebar ready for you to click.  Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.”
Today I am sending hugs and prayers Julie's way - what better way to do it than with the fabulous sentiment from the Layers of Color Encouragement art stamp set.
It is framed in the Floral Frame cling art stamp.

That much have touch of  shimmer has been added with SU Dazzling Diamonds and the image has been cut with the Spellbinders Labels Sixteen Nestibililtie, using the Grand Calibur

“I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop!  The next stop is Jessica Griffin’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” 
{{{hugs}}}

80 comments:

  1. What an absolutely beautiful card! The colors are divine!

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  2. Gorgeous card Linda, sooo pretty!

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  3. What a beautiful card.. love the flowers and colors :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  4. this easel card is beautiful! so bright and cheery. great work.

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  5. Such an amazing mix of fabulous colour!

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  6. Great card and the design is awesome!!! Linda Harris

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  7. Beautiful card and LOC sentiment!

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  8. What a lovely card with gorgeous details.

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  9. Very pretty! Love the colors and pearls and flowers!!! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Vanessa W

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  10. Wow your card is truly amazing and has so much details!!

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  11. What a beautiful card Linda!! So pretty!!

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  12. I am a new follower. Love your card especially the color theme

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  13. Very pretty!! I love the colors.

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  14. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us in the hop!! Big Hugs, N. Rixon

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  15. This easel card is fabulous, so gorgeous, love your coloring

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  16. Gorgeous card! I love how perfectly you used the Dazzling Diamonds to add that bit of glitter!

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  17. What a cheerful card Linda, love the sentiment!

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  18. Oh Linda this is fabulous - love the dimension on the base of this card.
    Blessings
    M

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  19. Your card is just beautiful, thank you so much for sharing it.

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  20. Your card is so pretty and so rich in color and detail!

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  21. So many beautiful elements and layers Linda :) Beautiful colour palette as well! Fiona (madebyfee)

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  22. Wowzers, that is a beautiful card!

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  23. Such a beautiful card full of perfect details.

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  24. wow wow wow...gorgeous!!!! I love love love all the colors!

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  25. Gorgeous bright color with fabulous design! Love all the flowers! Great job, take care!!:-))

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  26. Beautiful card! Amazing details!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  27. What a LOVELY card! So pretty!

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

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  28. What fancy cards!

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  29. Hi Linda! I am so behind in my commenting. You have been showing gorgeous samples this last week. I especially like the colors and twist to this card. Yea pink!

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  30. Oh this is beautiful! Love the colors and those fabulous flowers!

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  31. Gorgeous card!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  32. Really pretty. Love the sparkle.

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  33. oh Linda, this is just stunning! you always make the most beautiful cards! everything is perfect! :)

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  34. Beautiful card, I love the swing easle style, and yours is beautifully crafted. thank you.

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  35. What a fun and bright card. Love how it folds.

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  36. Beautiful cards; I really love the colors

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  37. Very very beautiful and lovely blog! :D

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  38. Wow - this is a party for the eyes!
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  39. What a beautiful card.
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  40. Very sweet of you to join this great operation....hope it is successful. I am doing my part by participating in the blog hop.

    Love your work.

    Denise

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

    wyme98@yaho..com

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

    wyme98@yaho..com

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  43. This is so gorgeous!!! I love that sentiment!

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  44. Love this gorgeous image and the twist easel design! The floral bouquet makes the focal image come to life and pop right off the page!

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  45. Lovely card!! Such fun to "meet" new designers!!!

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  46. Your card for Julie is beautiful! I especially love the touch of glitter and those pretty flowers.

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  47. This is just lovely - I love the twisted easel!

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

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  49. What a beautiful twisted easel card! The flowers are just wonderful too. 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

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  50. So pretty...I love the saturated colors!

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  51. Very pretty card, love how you've done the twisted easel, I've not seen that before, really lovely!

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  52. Blogger is asking up again! Hope you got my original comment! ;o)

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  53. LOVE your card Linda!! It's so beautiful!!

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  54. OHHH! This is a gorgeous card--LOVE your layers and your flower embellies:)

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Thank you for your comment, I read and appreciate each one - you make my day! {{hugs}}}