Swimming for Katie Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to Swimming for Katie Blog Hop! If you came from Mina's blog, you are on the right track. If not, you can find the blog hop list at the end of this post.

We are joining in support of the Swimming for Katie Blog Hop that took place from October 10-12. Our blog hop is a week after that event, hopefully we can help keeping the fundraising in the public eye. If you are not familiar with her, Katie's cancer story started just before Christmas last year. This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of three with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight. A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer. Her first post about it is here. The idea of "Swimming for Katie" came from her recent post here.

Here is a card that I made for katie.

Isn't she so cute! Her name is Keep Swimming Octopus and is created by Becky Oehlers exclusively for the Swimming for Katie Blog Hop. It's available as a clear stamp, as well as a digi and SVG cut file. 100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family.

In Addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus. Marianne Walker,  True = D Doodle Designs, and Jak Heath (Mo's Dream Team co-leader) also donated digis that are for sale.

You can help Katie and her family by purchasing the items listed here, or by direct donation. Here is the donation button:

Hope you will join us in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation. The following is the blog hop list. I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate. Thank you! =)

Have fun hopping and hope you can help! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

cardstock: (kraft, white) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: (Keep Swimming Octopus) Becky Oehlers/ i {heart} papers
rubber stamp: (Flower Dot Pattern) Hero Arts/BasicGrey
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
ink: (water mark ink) Tsukineko
coloring medium: Copic
fiber: (seam binding) Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
accents: (pink button) Papertrey Ink, (paper doily) Wilton
dies: (circle, scalloped circle) Spellbinders
tools: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft, (Corner Chomper) We R Memory Keepers, (sewing machine)
other: (foam tape) 3M, (foam squares) Recollections
card size: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"


yyam said…
Oooh..this is adorable! Love the mix of pink and red! :)
This is really a lovely image and such a good cause. I will see what I can do.
Maria Therese said…
Beautiful sweetie ♥
Helle said…
this card is so beautiful!!
Jak Heath said…
gorgeous card Alice, thank you for helping.
~amy~ said…
sooooo sweet and such a fabulous event.
Donna said…
Your card is beautiful hun, hope lots of money is raised for katie and her family. hugs Donna x
This is so cute! Thanks for helping!
Jane said…
Beautiful Alice xx
Tammy said…
Love your card and the way you have framed the image.
Elizabeth Allan said…
Alice your card shows your thoughtfulness. An adorable card for a great cause.
alexandra s.m. said…
Oh My Alice! This gorgeous card of yours cracks me up!!

Thank You~
BabyBokChoy said…
This is absolutely ADORABLE!!!
Skylark said…
A fabulous card & I love the layering
Sanne said…
Hi Alice - it has been a while..... I´m "fighting" to find my mojo again after a loooooong summer break and I haven´t been blogging for quite some time now. Lots and lots of great projects at your blog since my last visit. Nice to be back ;)
ddazzled71 said…
Your card is beautiful! I love the use of the doilley behind the scalloped circle and image. A wonderful cause you are promoting too!
Julie said…
Beautiful card, Alice - so pretty and a wonderful design!! Hugs, Juliexx
Karen B. said…
This is a just a beautiful card for a beautiful reason.
What a wonderful card.
Very sad to hear about Katie. xxx
Love, Mel.
Tiffany Ervin said…
Wonderful card for this cause! I just read about Katie's struggle last week and have been following her blog since, so heartbreaking! Lots of prayers to her family!
Tyggereye said…
This is so cute. What a great cause. I really like this octopus digi stamp.
Tyggereye said…
I just bought the digi stamp. I'm going to make something hopefully this weekend and post it. What a great way to help.
Beate said…
Your card looks amazing!
Hugs and smiles

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