Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swimming for Katie Renz - Blog Hop + Fundraiser


Hello!  I'm so excited to be a part of today's designer hop 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.




Keep Swimming OctopusPeachy Clear stamp
$5.50 with free shipping

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp
$3.00 with instant download







Keep Swimming Mermaid DIGIstamp
$3.50 with instant download









I created a simple card with the darling octopus.  I love the idea of a pink octopus!  It's hard to see in the picture, but I used metallic paper and Smooch paints to give this princess lots of shine.

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. 

Amy Heller
JackiePedro
Julie Masse
Kecia Waters
Sandie Dunne
Susan Liles
Latisha Yoast
LaurieSchmidlin
Lisa Arana
LisaHenke
Lisa Silver
LydiaFiedler
LynBernatovich
Lynette
Maria Gurnsey
Meg Craig
Melissa Bickford
MichelleWoerner
MonaPendleton
NikiEstes
RobynWeatherspoon
Sarah Jay
SarahMartina Parker
SavannahO'Gwynn
StephanieWashburn
Susanna Boyd
Tobi Crawford
JulieLacey
Kim Kesti
ShemaineSmith
DanielleLounds
DebbieCarriere
DoBea A.
FranGumprecht
Geny Cassady
Gina K.
HollyMcMillen
JakHeath
Javablustamper/Jacquie
KimberlyCrawford
JeanneStreiff
TrudySjolander

If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:
Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913


Thank you for your support!
Lisa

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Supplies:
Stamps: Keep Swimming, Katie clear stamp by i {heart} papers
Ink: Black Soot Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Solar White by Neenah, Posh Bright Blue Dungaree, and Azalea Metallic cardstocks from DiscountCardstock.com
Patterned Paper: Country Drive by Echo Park
Other: Gold Lame and Shabby Pink Smooch Paints by ClearSnap, sewing machine and thread, Nestabilities by Spellbinder, die by PTI, clear embossing powder by Ranger
Copic Markers: RV32, RV34, Y11, Y19

5 comments:

  1. Adorable! Love the stitching. Thank you for helping! Please be sure to tag your card with swimkatie when you upload to SCS. Thanks!

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  2. This is gorgeous! I love the stitching and the offset circle! Thanks for spreading the word to help Katie!

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  3. Very cute. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

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