Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile!

this is my post 2 of 2 for today...please click HERE for my Flashback Friday 16.0 post!


Hello and Welcome to the Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop!  This is a Ginormous blog hop so if there is a break somewhere in the chain, bear with us.  A complete list of blogs participating in the hop is posted on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog!

You should have arrived here from Sheri Gilson's blog:

Paper Crafty's Creations


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 appointment 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 the situation.  It is the goal of all of these friends and sponsors to help make this situation more manageable 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 donations there is a donation button ready for you to click {see my side bar}.  Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from the sponsor pool of over $2,500!

Prizes will be drawn for the following:

1. from blog comments left
2. From Paypal donation list
3. For Blog Hop Hosts

Okay, I decided to do a card that uses The Craft's Meow stamps...Julie and I are both on the Design Team AND The Craft's Meow is participating in today's blog hop!!!


Here's my first card:

What's not to love about this fun{tache}tic stamp set?!!!!

I was inspired by the latest Card Patterns sketch:



Here's another one using the same set:

recipe
Now hop on over to the FAB Laurel Beard'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 {on my side bar} so we can help bring back a new smile for Julie!

92 comments:

  1. oh, amy, these are both fabulous! great work with the 'taches:)

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  2. Loveeeeeeee these Amy! Loving the 'staches!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  3. These are super cute! I love mustaches!!!

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  4. Loving all your cards here Amy they just make me smile.

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  5. FUN FUN cards Amy! LOVE that mustache!

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  6. Thanks for making us aware Amy. Your cards could not be cuter!

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  7. What a super sweet card for Julie. It's adorable. Love that stash.
    (and I ended up getting a Mac Book Pro - Love Apple products.)

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  8. Thank you for a great post Amy!
    Love these cards ;o)

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  9. You so rock that Craft's Meow set.... smiling away :)

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE this set.. and I love your stitching.. :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  11. Awesome work my friend!
    Hugs
    Laura

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  12. CUTE CUTE cards!!! love those stashes!!!

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  13. Those mustaches are so much fun, and I never would have thought to turn one into a pennant. TFS!

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  14. So fun!!! This really is such a great set - so different from anything else out there.

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  15. I love this stamp design. It makes for some very fun cards and yours are great.

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  16. SUCH a fun stamp set! Cute cards :o)

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

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  18. Cute cards! And wonderful blog hop cause!

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  19. Awesome cards . Thanks for sharing today for such a great cause. Linda Harris

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  20. I am so loving these 'taches!!! What a great stamp set, and your cards are fantastic!

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  21. Wonderful cards.. I love the stash stamp I have seen it a few times today :)..Awesome job!!

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  22. As always, your cards are fab and fun looking, Amy!

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  23. These are both such fabulous cards, Amy!! Love that 'stache stamp.

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  24. Cute cards! And I love the stitching!

    ~Vanessa W

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  25. Love the cards I am a new follower.

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  26. Ok, a paper pieced mustached?! That is about the most creative idea EVAH!!!! So cute. Both your cards are cute. My stamp arrived in the mail today, thank you again, you didn't have to do that but I really like them!

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  27. super fun cards. love the first one.

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  28. Great stuff, as always Miss Amy!

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  29. What a beautiful card love the colors, thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

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  30. Your mustache cards are always so clever! Love this one too, Amy!

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  31. Two fabulous card! I love the patterns and the flags on the first one, cute idea! And the pink and yellow on the second are just GENIUS!

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  32. Those cards with leave a smile on your face!

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  33. You so totally rock this set, Amy. Thank you!

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  34. These are super fun! I just love the mustache stamped on patterned paper!

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  35. Both are stache fabulous Amy! Love them!

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  36. LOVE both Mustache cards!!! SO cute!!!

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

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  37. Terrific card!

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  38. These are so fun, I love those new TCM stamps!

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  39. Great cards!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  40. What fun, smile producing cards.

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  41. super cards, Amy! love your take on the sketch. love them both!

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  42. Amy these are so much fun! I love the colours in the last card - very CAS and fun :) Fiona (madebyfee)

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  43. These are fantastic~ I love how you stamped on patterned paper!

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  44. These are fantastic~ I love how you stamped on patterned paper!

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  45. These are sooo cute Amy!! Love those 'staches! They just make me LOL.

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  46. Love the humor. the first card I love the paper and stitching details. the red really pops. the 2nd is cute, and like that stitching. thank you.

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  47. Those are the cutest cards ever!!! Great job!!!

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  48. I just adore this stamp set and your cards are fantastic!

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  49. Love these cards! Too cute!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  50. Oh I really love both of these. Such fun!
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  51. 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

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

    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  53. Hahaha! How fun! Great projects!

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  54. Such clever projects...what a fun stamp!

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  55. FUN cards Amy. The papers and that set are so unique. Love them. :o)

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  56. Super cute!
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  57. very fun card - love the colors you chose!

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  58. Those are so pun-tastic!! And I couldn't feel more for Julie than I do now; good grief, what a horrible situation. Gotta talk to hubby about what we can possibly give...!!!

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  59. oh what cute cards! the mustache is adorable! 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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  60. These are so fun! I never thought I'd want a moustache set, but you may well just have changed my mind!! Fab!

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  61. Such cute cards for such a great cause!

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  62. These are such cute cards! I love that mustache stamp!

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  63. These are uber fun, Amy! They'd put a smile on anyone's face :)!

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  64. Two terrific 'stache cards! Love the patterned paper for the first one, and the colours of the second one.

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  65. Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Love the mustaches!!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  66. I LOVE how fun your cards are!! They're sooooo cute!! xo

    Jessica Griffin
    http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

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  67. I just love these, Amy!! LOOOOOVE these papers and I LOVE your style!

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  68. Your cards sure made ME smile :)

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  69. Both your cards are cute, Sista!!!... Love the mustache!!! And you so clever with that too... hugs...xoxo

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  70. Ooh! How fun are these!!! :)

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Cheers,
~amy~