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! =)
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"