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Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile!


Welcome to my blog! We're here today to join together to help fellow crafter, Julie Ranae, get her smile back! If you've come here from Eva Dobilas' blog, then your in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog today, we'd love to have you start at the Sweet Stamp Shop and see all the wonderful projects!


The Problem
Julie Ranae 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 and 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 and 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.


The FIX
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 Julie 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 and 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, please click the link below to a secure PayPal donation site.  Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONORS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.

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I'm so glad you joined us on the hop today, and I hope you can participate. I made this card while thinking that some of the best gifts in life do not fit in a box or come with a bow.

I'd like to give a big, warm SHOUT OUT to Kellie Winnell of Tickled Pink Stamps for gifting me this beautiful image of Christina, which was the PERFECT image for Operation Julie's Smile. Thanks, Kellie, and I hope you are feeling better!

Thank you so much for stopping by - remember, a simple donation puts your name in the hat for one of the many generous prize packages up for grabs! There's over $2,500 in amazing product that's going to be given away, so leave a comment, donate, and keep on hopping for Julie's Smile!

Your next stop is one of our wonderful sponsors - The Twinery!

Happy hopping!
♥ ~ky

Recipe: 
Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Cardstock, Smoky Slate, Sweet Corn
Authentique Patterned Paper, Blissful
Tickled Pink Stamps, Lil Victorian Christmas Lolita Christina
Papertrey Ink, flower die Beautiful Blooms II #1
Sizzix Alterations, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, Regal Flourishes embossing folder
Stampin' Up, scalloped punch
McGill, branch punch
EK Success border punch
Spellbinder's Nestabilities punches
Hobby Lobby crocheted trim
Michael's metallic ribbon and rhinestone brad
Sakura Star Dust glitter pen
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Ranger Ink Distress Inks, Wild Honey, Barn Red
Copic markers
Misc sewing thread

78 comments:

  1. Great card! I love the image and how you colored it!

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  2. Love how you fixed it :) hehe.. I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  3. wonderful image to work with. Loved the colors and the paper flower w/ gem inside. Very nice :)

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  4. Ky, my friend, this is so beautiful!!! I love the image you used and the way you colored her in with all the twinkles!!!

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  5. That is one beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing. Linda Harris

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  6. I love, love, love that image! Your coloring and dashes of sparkle are perfect!

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  7. i love this one
    hello ..
    wonderful job
    hugs
    mallika
    would love if you will visit my blog too
    mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
    www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

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  8. Very nice card. Love your flower!!

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  9. Great card! Thanks for doing this for Julie!!!

    ~Vanessa W

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  10. What a great card!! The black really makes the colors pop!!

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  11. I am a new follower. I love how you colored the card.

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  12. I love your card and the inspiration behind it. SO true! Thank you for participating! Hugs, N. Rixon

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  13. Lovely colors and card, the popped up flower is cute

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  14. such a pretty card! I love your blog & your purpose!

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  15. Love your card, it's really cute, thanks for sharing it.

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  16. This is gorgeous! You just keep getting better and better, Ky! I love all the details!

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  17. I love your card the girl is so mod and chic!

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  18. Kyra your card is just so lovely! And you're right - some of the best gifts are those that we can't unwrap - it is great to be reminded of these things every now and then ;) Thanks! Fiona (madebyfee)

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  19. What a fun and funky card, great colors!

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  20. Such a fun card...love the colors!

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  21. Darling card! Love image and all the colors! Take care!!:-))

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  22. this is so pretty- love the soft coloring! :)

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  23. Love the coloring! Beautiful card!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  24. This is so pretty! Love the yellow!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  25. Very good sentiment!
    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  26. Love your card dearie!!! Hope all is well....

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  27. Fabulous card! What a fun image, and your coloring is beautiful!

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  28. What a fun card! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  29. Great card! I love the flower!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  30. Very pretty flower you made. Love it.

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  31. what a wonderful card! and what you said is so very true... :)

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  32. Beautiful chocie of papers and colors. thank you.

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  33. Fantastic coloring - I love how her eyes have twinkle.

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  34. just darling, ky! i esp. love your flower:)

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  35. Great imagine and coloring!
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  36. Very sweet of you to join this great operation....hope it is successful. I am doing my part by participating in the blog hop.

    Denise
    dopey423@aol.com

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  37. LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

    wyme98@yaho..com

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  38. Gorgeous card, Ky! I love your coloring and that amazing layered flower! Fabulous! xoxoxo

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  39. Adorable!! The colors and layout are fantastic!

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  40. Darling card for Julie! You are so sweet to participate in this blog hop!

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  41. I just love the colours on this card! Fantastic!

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  42. Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Love the card!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  43. your inspiration for this card was so perfect for this hop! cute card!

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  44. what a great card! I agree some of the best gifts in life don't come with bows - or when we expect them! TFS
    It is truely inspiring to see so many people giving of themselves to help a friend! God bless!


    Have a scrap-happy day
    Lisa G
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
    lkgra@hotmail.com

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  45. Lovely card and your colouring is great too!!

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  46. Great card! I love the patterned paper you used!

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  47. This is just so fun! LOVE those gorgeous colors with gray being your neutral! Yummy!

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  48. Beautiful colours you've used in this card!

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  49. Gorgeous card! Love your coloring! ;o)

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  50. SUPER fab, Ky!!! LOVE how you fixed your problem!! Beautifully done:)

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  51. what a sweet card, and your coloring of the girl is just wonderful!!! Love your layering and layout too!

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  52. Ky, this is so gorgeous with amazing details! I love that you are supporting Julie in her time of need.

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  53. Gorgeous card! Love how you colored the image.

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  54. Oh, how pretty! Love that image and the coloring. The flower is just perfect. Great textures. :o)

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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!