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Monday, September 19, 2011

Share a Smile!

Hey everyone! Some of you may know stamping scrapbooker, Julie Renae and her fabulous art. Well, she's fallen on hard times after a dental emergency. Some of you may also know that I have a $60,000 mouth because of all my dental work. You might say I'm a little 'sensitive' about it - LOL.

Julie did what a lot of people do - when she found she had a problem, she enlisted professional help to see if they could correct a lot of problem with as few surgeries, visits, trauma as possible. She was told her best option was to remove her teeth and replace them with permanents.

She went to the oral surgeon to get started. After the consultation and scheduling the surgery, the surgeon's office informed her that she would need to bring $4000 back to the appointment with her and they would proceed. This amount would not include the replacements she would need. Now, Julie has her front 2 teeth pulled, with no immediate replacements as she was led to believe.

You know how supportive the paper arts community is - this is where you come in...

LOTS of crafting companies and the Sweet Stamp Shop is putting together a good ol' fashioned donation hop!

Let's help Julie get her smile back!!

There will be a benefit blog hop called 'Operation Julie's Smile' that will take place Oct 7-9. There are a variety of companies and design teams who will be participating in this hop to help raise funds for this benefit. So far, nearly $1,000 in prizes have been made available and will be awarded for both participants and those who donate.

Operation Julie's Smile is now accepting designers/teams who would like to be a part of the benefit hop. If you are interested in getting involved in this creative fundraising event, please contact Nicole Rixon. The deadline to be a part of the hop is Wednesday, Sept 28th. Participants will be notified of the blog hop order between Oct 3rd-5th. I will be participating!!

This blog hop is an opportunity to have fun, feature your design work and raise money for a friend in need.

I have a donation button in the top right corner of my blog to make it easy for you - AND - it doesn't matter if you donate today... tomorrow... or durning the hop... *everyone* who donates will be entered to win one of *several* BIG goodie bags (or boxes).

Any amount is appreciated - would you give up one latte drink for Julie's smile? Forego one doughnut? Skip on a new pad of paper? Every little bit helps!

Don't forget to RSVP over on the Facebook Event (optional)!

Thanks so much, dear friends. I can tell you from experience that 'sick' teeth make for a miserable existence.

♥ ~ky

3 comments:

  1. Oh gosh Ky...thank you so kindly for sharing this benefit with your followers and I am SO thrilled that you will be a part of the blog hop.
    I am so looking forward to getting through this ordeal and I know that whatever is donated will be a wonderful downpayment on my way to having a new smile...thank you!

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  2. What a wonderful thing to be a part of! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. As always, you look out for your friends. Thanks for sharing this with us Ky.

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Welcome to the Bunny Nest! I host rescued animals in a small in-home setting. Currently, I host 3 bunnies and 2 kitties. These animals will be socialized and housed for the entirety of their lives in my home. They inspire my crafts, and I use any proceeds to pay for their needs. Thanks for visiting!