Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile Benefit Blog Hop


Welcome to the Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop. You may know the wonderful Julie and her story but in case you do not here is the story behind this fabulous hop and benefit:

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.”

DONATE HERE:



If you arrived here from Holly Dixon's blog then you are on the right track for this hop. If you stopped by and would like to start this hop from the top then please head on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop's blog.

Here is a card I created for Queen Kat Designs and it is from the October release!


I also wanted to share one of my "older" {ippity} cards! You may have heard {ippity} just had a new release this week! Check out this post. But let's not forget about all the wonderful {ippity}stamps.

Here is a tag I created using the Now and Always kit by {ippity}



Thanks so much for taking the time to stop on by. I hope that you can make a donation for this benefit.



Be sure to swing on by the next wonderful designer on this hop Sheri Gilson's blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

68 comments:

Jingle said...

Great card and tag!

*Alison* said...

wow.. I really love the beautiful bold creations.. I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

Lovely work!
Hugs
Laura

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that tag.

Lizscraps said...

the tag is glorious!

Jan Garber said...

Love the way the blue swirls mimic the water! Pretty, thanks for sharing it again!

Karen Day said...

Wow! Amazing colours :o)

Mallika said...

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

marla said...

Very nice card - love the embossing!!

Monique said...

What wonderful projects :)

Linda Harris said...

Great card and awesome tag!!! Love the card colors!!! Linda Harris

Tonya said...

love the tag

Amy C said...

The card and tag are both so pretty....great colors!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a lovely card & tag!

v said...

I love your neat tag and bright cheery card! Thanks for helping Julie!!! :D

~Vanessa W

mjblahnik56 said...

Beautiful card and cute tag. TFS

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

jan farnworth said...

love it

NinaN said...

Nice!

zehra said...

Sweet card, lovely tag, nice bright colors

JenMarie said...

Lovely creations!!

Carol E said...

Cute card and tag, thank you so much for sharing them.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

WOW! I love both your colorful card and tag!

Evelene S said...

So pretty and I love the fairy and the colors!

Tammy V said...

wonderful projects!

Karen B. said...

What a beautiful tag, your colors are great.

~amy~ said...

fab projects...love the bright colors!

Lisa said...

Pretty card and tag,thanks for sharing with us!

jennifer mitten said...

Love that card and tag! Made my donation last nightfor the lovely Julie Ranae!

Tami said...

beautiful coloring!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful! LOVE the tag!!!

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

Sarah Anderson said...

love that tag :)

Dawn L said...

Interesting background!

dawnweck@hotmail.com

Tenia Nelson said...

Wonderful projects!!

Tanya said...

These are beautiful! I love that fairy image, gorgeous!

Tracy said...

Awesome card and tag! I love the colors of the card!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Marsha said...

So great to be contributing to the blog hop with your inspiring projects.

Laura said...

what great colors on these projects!!!! :)

Holly said...

Beautiful card and tag!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Heather@PixieDust said...

love that fairy card!

Fiona said...

Maria these are lovely cards - and a great way to share both new and older stamps! Fiona (madebyfee)

Suzanne said...

These are so fun!

Kim H said...

Beautiful card and tag. I love the coloring and color choice on the card. The embossed background and gems accents are great. Love the colors on the tag. thank you.

Styme123 said...

Love your colors, great cause!

Nichole Bryant said...

Beautiful coloring!

Maria said...

Fabulous card and tag!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Very beautiful!

Dana said...

Lovely card and tag!!

Scrapacat said...

Lovely work!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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

Deb said...

Both are gorgeous, Maria! I'm so glad I don't have to choose between the two! :)

Irene said...

Beautiful color and layout in both projects!!!

Christina said...

Beautiful card and tag! How sweet of you to participate in this hop for a great cause.

scrappycanuck said...

The inking on your tag is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Indy said...

Bright and colorful card--fantastic. Your tag is also great.
indyowens at yahoo dot com

Betty said...

your tag and card are so pretty!

Lisa said...

they are both terrific cards i really like the blue and green one! 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

Ruby said...

Lovely projects, love your colour choices and designs!

Lagene said...

Such a cute card & tag for such a great cause!

Lindsey Wood said...

Great card! I love the fairy!

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous creations! both the card and the tag are fabulous.

Anita said...

Stunning projects!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Beautiful projects! TFS! ;o)

Tamara said...

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

Jessica Griffin said...

Love your tag and card!! xo


Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a gorgeous card--LOVE your coloring:)

Nicki S said...

Awesome card and gorgeous tag!

Elise said...

SPECTACULAR creations, Maria! Didn't get a chance to play, officially - I do adore that sweet Julie and hope to donate something!!!! You're SO darling! THANKS for sharing this!