Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile

Hello friends, followers & hoppers!  Today I am part of the Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop to help support our dear crafting friend, Julie Ranae.  If you arrived here from Peggy Sue's Blog, you are in the right place!  The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help Julie, who you may know as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more.  This is Julie's story: Julie Ranae 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.  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 & 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, the owner of Sweet Stamp Shop, put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie 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 & 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 - just visit The Sweet Stamp Shop Blog and click on the 'Operation Julie's Smile - Donate' button (the complete list of blogs is available there as well, in case you have gotten lost along the way).  We know times are tough for everyone, and any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.  You have all weekend to hop around, comment and be eligible for prizes.


Here is the card I made for today's hop.  It uses a sketch (which I flipped) from Jimmi's Circles Sketch for the Hope You Can Cling To over at Splitcoaststampers - a card drive created to generate cards for the cancer patients at MD Anderson Canter Treatment Center and their families to use while they are there in addition to raising overall breast cancer awareness - and a cute stamp from Lili of the Valley:
I added LOTS of glitter to her hat, the edges of her coat, and the ice and colored her in with Copic markers.  I layered three different punches for the sentiment and used some DP from K.I. Memories Holiday Fun stack.  I hope this card will make Julie, and whoever receives it at the hospital, smile.  :)


It also fulfills the requirements of the following challenges:

I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop!  The next stop is Heart Song Inspirations 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!


Thanks for visiting!  I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!  :)
~Crafty Math Chick

78 comments:

Joey said...

Gorgeous card this is a lovely image, love the sparkle, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Jingle said...

Your card is SO stinking adorable! Love it!

Anita said...

Adorable card! I love all the sparkle.

*Alison* said...

what a great creation..love that image.. I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

Darling!
hugs
Laura

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this image! A pink Christmas card, my daughter would flip for it!

naturecoastcrafter said...

What a wonderful image and use of monochromatic style. Love it. Glad I stopped by. Just wanted to thank you for being such a kind and caring person.
Jean Cross

GabrielaD said...

Great card!!!

Mallika said...

hello ..
wonderful job
amazing
hugs
mallika
would love if you will visit my blog too
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marla said...

Love the sparkle to this card!!

Lauren said...

omg love it!!

ox
Lauren
onestorydown.com

Jan Garber said...

Great to see your card here! Love the glitter!

NinaN said...

Very cute!

Linda Harris said...

OMG that is to stinkin cute!!!! awesome. Linda Harris

Lizscraps said...

Absolutely love the skating shopper and her faithful companion. This is a wonderful image as we head into the holidays..wonderful card :)

mjblahnik56 said...

Cute card I am a new follower.

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Karen Day said...

Fun sparkly card!

Angelica said...

What a darling card, very pretty image and coloring. Thank you for joining our challenge at Inky Impressions.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that she's got skates on :)

zehra said...

Wow, beautiful, love all that glitter

JenMarie said...

This is absolutely adorable!!!

Amy C said...

Soooo cute!!

Tonya said...

so very sweet

Evelene S said...

What a beautiful card! I love the ice skates on her!

Tammy V said...

Made me smile!

Laura said...

very cute! you did a great job with the sketch! :)

Karen B. said...

Such a fun card, makes me smile!

~amy~ said...

soooooo CUTE!!!

Wendy said...

That image is darling! I love her coat! Great layout too!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a precious card! love all of the fun pink and shimmer! :)

Lagene said...

Great card for a great cause!

Julie E said...

What a cutie!!!

Sarah Anderson said...

what a lovely card! Love that you did a Christmas card in pink, and wouldn't you just love to come home from shopping like that?!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card dearie!!!! Hope you are doing well.....

Houses Built of Cards said...

Soooo cute!!! What an adorable image!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

whoistracy said...

This is fabulous! I love the color combo. I've actually never tried red & pink together but love this effect.

Tracy said...

Awesome holiday card!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Suzanne said...

Meredith, I LOVE that image!!! She's so cute with that floofy hat but the little pup with her just makes my day!

Tami said...

what a cute cute card!

Tanya said...

Oh this is beautiful! I totally love that image, she is a doll!

Rema said...

Love the colors you choose, and I love your dog too....

Fiona said...

such a bright and cheery card, I'm sure it will make someones day MUCH happier! Fiona (madebyfee)

Fiona said...

I'm sure my comments are being eaten by the blogger monster... either that or I need to take a break from commenting! I'm sure this bright and happy card will make someones day extra special! Fiona (madebyfee)

you can delete this comment if my first one worked...

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a cute card!!

Dawn L said...

Toss in any breed of dog and I fall in love with the card! Great work!

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Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Cute & adorable card!

Nichole Bryant said...

cute card!

Kim H said...

Love the card, the beautiful coloring and the added glitter is wonderful. thank you.

Maria said...

Sweet image with dog and girl! A lovely card!

Marsha said...

Very cute, especially with the glitter.

MissScrapAlot said...

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

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Jill said...

gorgeous card love the cute image thanks for joining us for PTW 4th Birthday hugs Jill xx

Dana said...

Lovely card! Very pretty!!

Meg said...

Oh, what a fantastic pink Christmas card! It certainly made me smile, and I bet it will do the same for Julie & its recipient!

Betty said...

cute card - great monochromatic!

Heather@PixieDust said...

your card is SO cute

Lindsey Wood said...

Heehee love this card! The color combination is great!

v said...

I love the adorable little stamp you used! It makes me smile! Thanks for helping with this hop for Julie!!! :D

~Vanessa W

scrappycanuck said...

Your card makes me look forward to the cold weather - to scrap, not to skate! ;) Thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

Aw, what a cute image! I bet the glitter looks even more fabulous in person!

Indy said...

What an adorable holiday card!
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Lisa said...

Adorable card. love her smashing skating outfit!!!

Deb said...

So gorgeous, Meredith, with all that glitter and sparkle! LOVE that you combined challenges for the hop/hope!

emarci said...

Beautiful card and so cheerful!

Amber (bambi64) said...

aww this is such a sweet card. Love the colors.

Irene said...

So festive! Love the coloring and layout! Thanks for participating!

Lisa said...

what a cute christmas card!!! 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

Ruby said...

Ah what a fun little card!!

Scrapacat said...

This is lovely - of course it's even more adorable because it has a cute puppy! Thanks for being on the hop!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

Sweet card! Beautiful colouring and great use of glitter!

Peggysuez said...

Hey girlfriend! That is so pretty, love the glitter! Great color choices too!

Stephanie said...

so cute! love the glitter & the dog!

Tamara said...

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

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love your sparkly holiday card! Gorgeous! ;o)

Kimba's Kreations said...

gorgeous card

Holly said...

Love this card. The sentiment is perfect. Great color combos!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a super cute card--LOVE the colors! Great coloring and I LOVE that glitter! FUN!

cappuccino and colour said...

oh your card is adorbale..!!