Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swimming for Katie

From October 10-12 some of the best stampers are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer. If you're not familiar with her, Katie’s cancer story started just before Christmas last year. This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 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.

This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a dig and SVG cut file. 100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family. Her husband Kevin and her three young children need our help and support. In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both also donated digis that are for sale. Direct donations are also being accepted. Information central is HERE. This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button.

I am proud to say that this card was designed by sweet little 10 year old neighbor, Gillian.  I was watching Gillian while her mother ran an errand and when I told her about Katie, she immediately wanted to make a card.  I showed her a sketch and she got right to work picking papers, ribbon and markers.  I think she did an amazing job!

I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation. The following is a list of everyone who has projects posted today. I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate. Thank you!"

Ashley Harris

 Clare Buswell

 Jessica Diedrich

 Lisa Somerville

Charlene Merrick

 Eva Dobilas

 Judy Rozema

 Sharon Doolittle

 Tifany DeGough

 Windy Robinson

Ashley Cannon Newell

 Connie McCotter

 Heidi Van Laar

 Karen Maldonado

 Lori Craig

 Melissa Phillips

 Tosha Leyendekker

 Amy Kolling

Angela Thomas

Angelica Suarez

 Angie Blom

 Becky Oehlers

 Betty Wright

 Bev Gerard

 Brenda Weaver

 Carolyn King

 Chari Moss

 Charlene Driggs

Cindi Bisson

 Claire Brennan

 Corinna McGregor

 Craft Critique

 Karen Hunsaker

Keely Yowler

Kelly Schirmer

 Keri Lee Sereika

 Kim Hughes

 Kimber McGray

 Kittie Caracciolo

 Kristin Eberline

 Wendy Price

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~amy~ said...

an EXtra special card...totally sweet and Gillian did a magnificent job!

Judy Rozema said...

Wow! That is awesome! Gillian did a wonderful job and used one of my favorite color combos!

i {heart} papers said...

Cute! Thanks for helping! Please remember to upload and tag swimkatie for online galleries! Thank you!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

This vibrant pink and black card is darling!

Nichole Bryant said...

Super cute card - love the vibrant colors!

Lisa Lara said...

love it in the hot pink! Thank you for doing this for Katie!

Ashley Newell said...

Very pretty! I love the colors and the ribbon! Thanks for spreading the word and helping Katie!

MissScrapAlot said...

SUPER SUPER CUTE!!!!! TFS!!!! Hugs and prayers her way!!!!!!


jen said...

wow! she did an AMAZING job- and such a great support for a crafter!

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