Saturday, October 15, 2011

swimming

I 'should' be organizing everything for my garage sale that will be starting in a couple of hours but a girl has to sit and have her coffee before starting her morning {that started at 4 am! real time blogging here}.

So I'm here to chat about the Swimming for Katie Renz Fundraiser:


How wonderful is this papercrafting community that we are a part of?  Seriously!  The fabulous folks at i {heart} papers put together a massive blog hop and fundraiser to help one of our fellow papercrafters.  Katie Renz, I haven't had the opportunity to meet her in person but I've been a fan of hers...not only for her artistry but for her strength and candor.  

So, I'm here to do a shout out....in case you didn't know, there are several digi/stamps that you can purchase over at i {heart} papers along with a paypal linky to make a donation...I did both and hope that you'll contribute in some way whether it is to purchase something, make a donation or perhaps just spread the word?

Here's a quick card that I put together using the Keep Swimming Octopus digi:


I couldn't get it to photog and so I'll be back with another pic...my photo tent has been dismantled for the glorious garage sale that now starts in almost 3 hours and I still have to get the stuff on the tables and organized....way to procrastinate amy:)  {actually I have done alot of prep work, I just have a ton more to do}...

My card was inspired by the Paperworks Co sketch.

Did you know that if you donate $33 via paypal you get a ticket for a fabulous drawing:

To help raise money for Katie, Creating for Causes has generously donated a FREE ticket (value: $249.95) to one of their upcoming 3-day Scrap & Stamp Retreats.

The winner of the free ticket will enjoy 3 days of non-stop fun and creativity with fellow scrappers, stampers and papercrafters, and can choose between the Charlotte, NC Scrap & Stamp Ritzy Retreat at The Ritz-Carlton on October 21-23 or the Orlando, FL Scrap & Stamp Retreat at the Marriott World Center on November 4-6. Both retreats promise to spoil you and provide 48-straight hours of creating, camaraderie and fun!


I'm crossing my fingers for the North Carolina event:)

Okay, that's it for me peeps...off to organize!

18 comments:

  1. Loving the gingham octopus and hope the garage sale goes well!

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  2. Awwww, this is so sweet! And for a good cause too.
    Good luck with your sale!!! I wish I could be there! :)

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  3. they should figure out a way to have gingham octupi in real life. cute card and good luck today!

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  4. Good luck with your garage sale! Your card is just DARLING!

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  5. I loveeeeeeeee your card!! Such an AMAZING cause too!! Good luck with your yard sale! Makes lots o-money! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  6. great card Amy and what a wonderful way to help out Katie.
    Good luck on winning the vacation and have fun today at the garage sale.

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  7. What a cute card! I hope both your garage sale and Katie's fundraising activity will be a successful one!

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  8. Such a cutie! Love your pink friend, Amy. Hope your garage sale is going well. I will hope you win as well. Hope you have a great evening after your long and tiring day. Hugs!

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  9. My heart just breaks at Katie's story. Beautiful card Amy.

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  10. What a beautiful card---LOVE all the pink! SUPER SUPER cute! Katie will def. love it:)

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  11. So sweet of you Amy. Your card is adorable. I love all the pink papers. :)

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  12. This is adorable, Amy! I love the plaid octopus.

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  13. How cute is this!!! Love it Sista... hugs...xoxo

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  14. aiks!!! What a cute octopus! :D

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  15. you are just one of the sweetest gal i have ever met, Amy! =) LOVE your Octopus! she is so cute with the pink gingham pattern. super card!

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  16. I saw this on Alice's blog. I bought the digi stamp today. I'm going to hopefully make something with it tomorrow. I can't wait. Its such a cute illustration and for a great cause.

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Cheers,
~amy~