Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop


Hi and welcome to Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop! If you came from Iwona Palamountain's blog, you are on the right track. If not, you can start the blog hop from the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog. Since this is a huge blog hop and there is bond to be broken links, so please bear with us as we'll try to fix the links as we go. You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes!

There are over $2,500 in prizes donated by some very generous companies and you can see the complete list of sponsors at the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog. The prizes will be drawn for the following:
  • from Blog comments left
  • from PayPal Donation list
  • for Blog Hop Hosts
You can help Julie by donating here (or you can find it on my sidebar):


Here is the store about this fundraiser blog hop:

“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.”

Here is my card for the blog hop.


The Craft's Meow is one of the sponsors for this blog hop and I am using the beautiful Simply Delightful set by Nina Brackett for my card.


The background is created by dragging a piece of watercolor paper through a pool of ink created with barn door, wild honey and bundled sage distress inks with water. The medallions are stamped with the same inks with spritz of water. The sentiment is stamped with vintage photo distress ink. 

That's all I have, hope you enjoyed your stop here. It's time to send you to Jen del Muro's blog. Don't forget to leave comments as you go for the chance to win some amazing prizes! If you can, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend! =)





Have fun hopping and thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink
specialty paper: (off white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamps: (Simply Delightful) The Craft's Meow
inks: (barn door, wild honey, bundled sage, vintage photo) Ranger Industries
accents: (brown pearls) Whiff of Joy Stamps
fiber: (burlap string) May Arts
other: (foam squares) Recollections
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

108 comments:

~amy~ said...

sooo very pretty Alice! Happy Friday!

Erin said...

What a pretty and soft background, I love this card...

Jingle said...

Very sweet card!

Lindsay said...

This is so lovely Alice! I LOVe that medallion on pink!

GabrielaD said...

super cute!

Lizscraps said...

looks like water color which means the technique worked to perfection. loved the dark bling, draws the eye. Nicely done.

Miriam Prantner said...

So soft and pretty. TFS!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Thanks for the tips on the background paper, great idea.

*Alison* said...

I just adore the colors :) such a wonderful stamp..
I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Deb said...

So simply elegant! Love this set of Nina's!

Laura Davis said...

Lovely work Alice!
Hugs
Laura

Linda Harris said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing today. Linda harris

Karen Day said...

So, so pretty - I may have to case this!

Holly said...

So beautiful!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Jan Garber said...

Just the push I need to get out that medallion stamp! I find myself here several times a week and so many times it's due to your generosity to someone else! You are so very sweet!

Monique said...

Hi Alice... It has been a while since my last visit but I see that you have not lost your touch and your still making wonderful cards :)

Krysta said...

I love the simplicity of this card. Simple but elegant.

v said...

Gorgeous card! I love to use my distress inks!!! TFS

~Vanessa W

Mallika said...

hello ..
this is very nice n simple
wonderful job
hugs
mallika
would love if you will visit my blog too
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naturecoastcrafter said...

Very nice job with those medallions. I love your blog header, too. Thanks for caring about others.
Jean Cross

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

This is such a lovely card, Alice! Happy Friday!

mjblahnik56 said...

Love the card especially the colors. I am a new follower.

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Amy C said...

Simply beautiful!!

marla said...

Lovely card. What a gorgeous doily stamp!!

Sarah Anderson said...

lovely card, and I've enjoyed looking back at other posts at your beautiful projects :)

Michele Gross said...

Beautiful!! Love the colorful way you inked the medallions :) Thank you so much for supporting my sweet friend and partner Julie Ranae :) I'd like to personally invite you to link your project up at http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com for our special OJS CAS challenge :)

Brenda said...

Truly beautiful Alice! Love the colours!

Tanya said...

So pretty! I love this set, and I love how you colored your paper, so cool!

Tonya said...

beautiful inking

Carol E said...

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

Maria said...

A stunning card with beautiful soft colors...love it!!!

Karen B. said...

Wow Alice! Wow! This is perfection, beauty, elegance, all wrapped in one.

judy said...

Beautiful card, Alice! I really love the background.

Just me... said...

*Love* the colors! Thanks so much for participating in this with us! Big Hugs, N. Rixon

jan farnworth said...

very pretty

NinaN said...

So pretty!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Really lovely! Have a great weekend!

zehra said...

Beautiful colors, TFS how you used the distress inks, very pretty

Heather@PixieDust said...

so cute!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card! Love the shades of pink; I will have to try this technique with some watercolour paper. Thanks for sharing how you did it!

JenMarie said...

Oh how very beautiful! LOVIN' that stamp!!

Terri E. said...

Great card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Janice M said...

Very pretty! I like that stamp!

Tami said...

this is stunning!

Tracy said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Love this soft pretty card Alice!

Marsha said...

Pretty. I love that set by Nina.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very pretty! I love the doily stamp!

Evelene S said...

I love how you colored the paper and the stamping is so elegant against the pink!

Tammy V said...

Wonderful card!

Dawn said...

wow -this is so pretty. The colours you used for the background are beautiful together.

Fiona said...

The muted colours you have used are so pretty Alice! Lovely card :) Fiona (madebyfee)

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty and soft! LOVE it!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

jennifer mitten said...

What a lovely card for the beautiful Julie Ranae!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a pretty CAS card. :)

Dawn L said...

Those medallions look so delicate!

dawnweck@hotmail.com

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

Dana said...

Lovely CAS Card!!

Mary Jo said...

Very beautiful card!

Virginia L. said...

AWESOME card for the blog hop! The colors and shading are beautiful! Have a great weekend, my friend! xooxo

Barb said...

Hi Alice! Love this technique - your card turned out so beautifully!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card!
Hugs and smiles

GabrielaD said...

Great card!

Irene said...

Beautiful use of a stunning stamp!!

Moosisk said...

Love your use of Distress inks with the doily stamp. So pretty!
Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com

Kim H said...

Really like the vintage feel fromt he colors and stamp. Nice addition with the twine. Thank you.

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE!!! Gotta pin this one :)

Suzanne said...

This is so lovely! I especially love the multicolored medallions!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Gorgeous. So pretty in pink! ;)

Rema said...

very pretty...

Nichole Bryant said...

Pretty card!

Rochelle said...

Very pretty!

Scrapacat said...

Mmmm love the background. Great color combo!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

RiNNE said...

Such a pretty card!! Love your little tutorial too!!

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Love the stamp you used on your card!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Indy said...

What an elegant card. Very beautiful.
indyowens at yahoo dot 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

MissScrapAlot said...

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

wyme98@yaho..com

Christina said...

So pretty! I love the watercolor look and those beautiful medallions.

Nicki S said...

WOW! Such a pretty, elegant card! Great work!

scrappycanuck said...

Very pretty!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Alice. :o)

Betty said...

love your card and the technique you used - thanks for the inspiration!

mommakatx6 said...

Pretty card.

Lisa said...

what a beautiful stamped image! 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...

Very pretty card! Love how soft and delicate it is.

Anita said...

Stunning! I love the simplicity.

Laura said...

very lovely!!!

Lindsey Wood said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous card!

Denise said...

Pretty creation!
DeniseB

Betty Neville said...

This is lovely! So pretty in pink!

lynn said...

such a great technique, alice--lovely card!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely card! Love the technique you used to created that awesome paper! ;o)

Angela said...

Love that stamp set! So versatile. Great job on your card.

Lisa Petrella said...

Very pretty! LOVE the background and those doilies!!

Alicia said...

So soft, sweet and down-right beautiful. Love.

Jennifer said...

Just beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Just beautiful!

Jessica Griffin said...

Lovely CAS card!! xo

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! This is a gorgeous OLC!! I LOVE it! Beautifully done:)

Sleepy Stamper said...

Love this card and the soft colors.

Billie Dee said...

Very soft and feminine and pretty!

Kimba's Kreations said...

This is so pretty Alice

yyam said...

So pretty! Love your awesome stamping!

Kelly Booth said...

SO Pretty......xoxoxo!

Julie Day said...

So soft and pretty, love the colors :) Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays for this special blog hop!

Dana said...

Utterly beautiful Alice! I'm so glad you joined us for CAS-ual Friday this week!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Very pretty! I love the variegated colors!!

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