Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swimming For Katie


Hi Everyone!!  Welcome to Day 3 of the Swimming for Katie blog hop.  From October 10-12th 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.

Here is my card.  I colored the image with copics and added a bit of stickles here and there for sparkle! 
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.  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.



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 help raise money for Katie, Creating for Causes has generously donated a FREE ticket (value: $249.95) to one of their upcoming 3-day Scrap & Stamp Retreats.

The winner of the free ticket will enjoy 3 days of non-stop fun and creativity with fellow scrappers, stampers and paper crafters, and can choose between the Charlotte, NC Scrap & Stamp Ritzy Retreat at The Ritz-Carlton on October 21-23 or the Orlando, FL Scrap & Stamp Retreat at the Marriott World Center on November 4-6. Both retreats promise to spoil you and provide 48-straight hours of creating, camaraderie and fun!

To learn more about the events, please visit: http://www.creatingforcauses.org/our-events/scrapbook-events/.

Here's how it works:
 Simply make a $33 donation (or more) for Katie and indicate that you want to be entered in the Creating for Causes Retreat ticket drawing. Everyone who makes a qualifying donation will be entered into the drawing and one lucky person will be attending this 3-day retreat for FREE! That lucky person could just be you!  (If you have already donated and wish to be included, just email kate(at) iheartpapers (dot) com)

DEADLINE TO ENTER FOR THIS GIVEAWAY IS FRIDAY 9PM EST, although other donations will be accepted for weeks to come.

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.   

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

  1. Another great card for the cause :)

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  2. Gorgeous Michelle! Love your embossed bg on this! Perfect touch!

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  3. Beautiful! Love those colors! Thank you for helping! Please be sure to tag your card with swimkatie when you upload to SCS. Thanks!

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  4. So pretty! I love the pink! Thanks for spreading the word to help Katie!

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  5. Beautiful. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

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  6. Great card Michelle! Terrific colours and patterns.

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  7. so beautiful, Michelle! looove the colors you used.

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