Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile Blog hop

I donated.. have you?
I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from Andrea Murdock’s blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog and take your time. You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes!

If you haven't heard about Operation Julie's Smile then let me tell you a little about it.

The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae. You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more. What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has 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. Butthen it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & 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 & 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.

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 she 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 & 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, there is a donation button ready for you to click. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.

There are 3 ways to win

1. from Blog Comments left

2. from PayPal Donation list

3. for Blog Hop Hosts

This is a HUGE blog hop so there may be broken links here nd there.. if that happens feel free to go to the Sweet Stamp Shop for the master list at anytime.

I wanted to make a creation today that I thought would make Julie and the rest of you smile.. :) So I created this card.. I used tissue paper, and some home made glimmer mist to put this card together.. the circle stamp is from Unity and the little sentiment is from Market Street Stamps..
I really love how this turned out.. The textures are amazing..Here is a close up of the textures.

I was totally inspired by Julies Challenge blog The Play Date Cafe the colors this week are amazing
Other Challenges
FWF- Unity

I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is Lindsey Wood’s blog. Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so that you can have a chance at the amazing prizes up for grabs and if you can, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend. I hope you will join in with me and donate.. :) I did..;) Every little bit helps..

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112 comments:

Houses Built of Cards said...

Thanks for sharing the story! I made a donation this morning!

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

Jingle said...

This is a great cause! Thanks for being a part of it!

GabrielaD said...

Great card!!

StampinCathy said...

What a fun and colorful card. This card for sure makes me smile. Thanks for the creative inspiration.

Rachel B said...

What an amazing card!

Lizscraps said...

well this card really is one to have you sit up and take notice! all that texture makes one's fingers itch to touch..nicely executed.

Miriam Prantner said...

So neat and really three dimensional.

Laura Davis said...

Lovely work!
Hugs
Laura

Deb said...

So fun! Makes me think of a ruffly Flamenco dress and the castanets! :)

Linda Harris said...

Wow thats pretty awesome card!!! Thanks for sharing today. Linda harris

Karen Day said...

Totally cool idea!

Krysta said...

Now THAT is a unique card!

Jan Garber said...

So great to see you here, Alison! Right there with you! Julie is such a sweet gal, I can relate to the high costs of medical care! WOW! Love the tissue paper on your card! Come on, DYSU DT! Everybody pitch in!

Monique said...

Wow this is full of texture..great card :)

v said...

Thanks for sharing Julie's story and supporting her this way! It's a great hop!

~Vanessa W

Kary said...

It's wonderful that you're supporting Julie in her hour of need! Your card is pretty cool!!

Mallika said...

hello ..
wonderful job
you are a hero
greeting
hugs
mallika
would love if you will visit my blog too
mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

whoistracy said...

I can't believe that's tissue paper!?!!! It looks like seam binding. Wow, must have taken you hours to put together. Just amazing.

Ruby said...

Great card.

naturecoastcrafter said...

You are a kind and caring person to do this for someone in need. Thank you.
Jean Cross

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a fun card! And thank you for playing along with us at Wee Memories. :)

mjblahnik56 said...

Such a cool card love the texture. I am a new follower.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

marla said...

A very fun textured card!!

Amy C said...

Great textured card!!

Sarah Anderson said...

looks like this card has great texture!

jackie 4124 said...

Very cool card.

Tonya said...

hello texture. i just want to touch it.

Tanya said...

Oh how fun! I love the paper, awesome texture. I need to try making some glimmer mist myself!

Ruby said...

What a fun card! LOVE all the texture!!

Carol E said...

What a wonderful card, love the colors, thank you so much for sharing it.

lydiawalker said...

great texture xxxx

Maria said...

A very creative card with fabulous texture!

Linda said...

great card my friend

Sarah said...

What a fun card!

Just me... said...

Alison! Amazing as always! So excited to have you hang with the Sweet Tooth Girls for the month!!! Can't wait to see what you'll create! Thank you so much for participating in the hop ... Big Hugs, N. Rixon

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, your tissue paper design is SO creative! I love this. :)

jan farnworth said...

nice card

NinaN said...

That is a lot of dimension! Good luck finding an envelope ;)

lynn said...

just beautiful, alison! have a great weekend!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Really lovely!

zehra said...

Nice card, love the crinkle look

Karen B. said...

Fabulous card, full of texture! Home made Glimmer mist, how do you do that?

Heather@PixieDust said...

what a cool, fun card :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

How fabulous! Love the textures and colors. Great technique. :o)

jennifer mitten said...

This is fabulous! Love Julie Ranae and made my donation to this worthy cause!

Terri E. said...

Great card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

JenMarie said...

Oh how FUN!! Fabulous!

Lindsey said...

Wow, your card certainly makes me smile!

Stephanie said...

what a creative card, I love it!

Janice M said...

Fun hop for a good cause!

Lisa said...

Great display of pretty texture!

Tracy said...

Cool card! It is so unique!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Holly said...

What a great idea for a card!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Marsha said...

thanks for being a part of this campaign.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a fun approach to this challenge!

Evelene S said...

I bet it is great to touch and very pretty and imaginative!

Tammy V said...

Fun and colorful!

Fiona said...

Fabby colours and texture Alison! Fiona (madebyfee)

~amy~ said...

I adore your card...sooooo FUN!!!

Christina said...

Wow, that is some fantastic texture! Love that you kept the sentiment small to keep the focus on the fun tissue paper background.

Jenny said...

Wow so much texture Alison, love the bands of colour too :)
Jenny x

P.S My Unity stamps arrived yesterday!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a great card! love those colors! :)

Dawn L said...

Ruffles are a big hit! I see them on pillows and clothing and now cards!
I love it

dawnweck@hotmail.com

Mary Jo said...

WOW! What a cool idea. Your card is awesome and unique. Love it!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!

Dana said...

Whoa!! Blown away by your card!! Great idea, its fabulous!!!

sharon g said...

It reminds me of a fancy dress. Nice.

Irene said...

Yes you did...make me smile. What a clever card!!

Moosisk said...

What a fun way to use tissue paper! Gotta make me some mists now. :D

Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com

Kim H said...

wow I have never seen that much tissue paper on a card, but it works. lots of texture. thank you.

Alice Wertz said...

love all the textures the tissue paper created. fab card, Alison!

Suzanne said...

This is SO FUN! Great idea!

Roslyn said...

Amazing texture - wow!

Jaclyn Miller said...

So fun and creative! Great way to use that tissue paper.

Rema said...

So different. I like it....

Nichole Bryant said...

This is an *awesome* card!

Scrapacat said...

Holy texture, batman - this is great!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

RiNNE said...

Such a unique creation!! Lovin all the textures, Alison!!

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Beautiful card too! I thought it was ribbon not tissue paper!! So cool!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Indy said...

What a fun card.
indyowens at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

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

MissScrapAlot said...

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

wyme98@yaho..com

thestampingbug said...

Woooo...Look at all those ruffles!!! ") Kerry

scrappycanuck said...

What a fun card!! Love the texture!

Lavender Rose said...

Your card really made me smile, it makes me think of a carnival, so colourful and fun. I have just made a donation to Julie's Smile, let's hope the fund keeps on growing.

Denise x

Betty said...

amazing card - wonderful texture!

ccarr68 said...

Wow - very cool idea. Thanks for being a part of this wonderful idea. What a great crafting community.

mommakatx6 said...

Fabulous, love the colors and texture of your card.

Lisa said...

wow what an amazing card! i don't think you could add any more dimension if you tried - way to go! 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

Anita said...

I love the texture with the tissue paper.

Lindsey Wood said...

Cool card! I love the colors!

Laura said...

how creative!!!!! nice job!!! :)

emarci said...

What an original card! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Pryn said...

This is soooo FABULOUS!!! I love what you did with the tissue paper!!!

Nicki S said...

Very creative card! Love those colors! Great job!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

What a fun unique card! TFS! ;o)

Angela said...

Great card! Love the texture.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! Alison, this is just too fun and full of fabulous texture! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe! And for such a good cause, too ;)!

Alicia said...

What glorious and rich texture and colors. Pretty!

Jen said...

What a fun card...love the vibrant colors too!

Jennifer said...

Love this card!

Jocelyn Olson said...

That's such a cool card! Love the colors and the texture of the misted/crumpled tissue paper.

Jessica Griffin said...

I LOVE your card, I want to touch it!! xo

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love the textures--and your misting!!! I cannot believe you have that many mists--I need to order more:) I was smiling and then my jaw dropped at how gorgeous this card is!! Great job:)

THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Billie Dee said...

WOW! I love this card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

wow! What an awesome tissue paper card! Great idea! Thanks for playing at the play date cafe! :)

Sandy said...

cool! TFS!!!

Julie Ranae said...

Alison...what a beautiful creation indeed and one that truly made me smile. Thank you for being a part of this blog hop and for your continued encouragement along the way.

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, what amazing texture! I can see that Julie already loves this. Thanks so much for supporting her in her time of need!

Julie Day said...

What a fantastic idea! Love all the texture :) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh absolutely big SMILES here! Fabulous!

Cath said...

Hey Alison! Thanks for linking this up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)