Friday, October 7, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays/Operation Julie's Smile

 Hello! Welcome to the blog hop -Operation Julie's Smile! If you are hopping from Karen's (Bald Dragonfly), please hop on. If you are joining for the first time, WELCOME! 
This is a benefit blog hop called 'Operation Julie's Smile' that will take place Oct 7-9.
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.  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, 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.You can find the "donate" button at the end of this post. If you have any questions, please go to Sweet Stamp Shop

The CAS-ual Fridays challenge is to take inspiration from the quote or use it as a sentiment. So you can make card that makes you smile...thinking of you and encouragement cards will do.
Sponsor: The Craft's Meow
Here's my card (using Tandem set from Craft's Meow) and I hope it will bring Julie a smile....knowing that we all care about her and want to bring her smile back!
Two is better
Your next stop is Stacey's blog. Please link up your project by Oct. 12, Wednesday at midnight Eastern Time at CAS-ual Fridays.
 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” 
Thank you so much for stopping by. Together we can bring Julie's smile back.





106 comments:

Jaclyn Miller said...

Fabulous card Virginia - love those bits of twine wagging in the wind.

Lizscraps said...

this card is so pretty. It also makes you this of a Fall day ride which is perfect for this time of year. Nicely done.

Dana said...

I LOVED this card from the moment I saw it. Pure creative genius Virginia.

Jingle said...

This card is gorgeous! I love it!

Brenda said...

Sweet card Virginia! I love the sentiment!

Lindsay said...

Totally adorable Virginia! I LOVE the twine trailing behind the bike!

Suzanne said...

Hi Virginia! I love this! That image is awesome and the twine is the perfect touch!

GabrielaD said...

So cute!! Love this card.

Lisa said...

Love your cute bicycle built for two and its fun twine trails Virginia!

Laura B. said...

so fun!

naturecoastcrafter said...

And a whole village of creative caring stampers is priceless. Great card. Thanks for being a caring person.

Jean Cross

Deb said...

This is so adorable! Love the sponged edges and little splashes of color! Such a perfect sentiment for a hop that is all about the spirit of friendship!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love your twine.... and yes 2 is much better :)

Monique said...

Such a cute card :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a sweet card for Julie. She will love it. :)

cnelson said...

This could not be cuter! LOVE the twine coming from the bicycle!

Miriam Prantner said...

The twine just makes this card. TFS!

Maureen Morton said...

Wonderful card, so full of texture and promise. Great cause - sad story.

*Alison* said...

what a great card.. Love the vintage feel..
I "heart" Julie.. and donated! HUGS

Linda Harris said...

What a awesome card. Thanks for sharing today!!! Linda harris Lsunflower582aol.com

Donna C. said...

Love the bicycle stamp! Can you tell me where you got it?

rubyslippers@neofast.net

Heather@PixieDust said...

cute card

v said...

I love how you inked orange around the white on kraft color! Tandem stamp is cool too!

~Vanessa W

Laura Davis said...

This is such a great card!
Hugs
Laura

Teresa Kline said...

great sentiment, very cute!

enjoy *~*

Krysta said...

I love the feeling of "movement" that the twine gives.

Michele Gross said...

Oh Virginia, your card is so sweet and pure delight! Love the twine flying off the back of the bike :)

Robby Housley said...

Love the Card Virginia!

mjblahnik56 said...

cute cared I am a new follower. TFs

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Holly said...

This is such a cute card! I love the twine accents!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Mallika said...

such a cute one
:)

Rachel W K said...

your card is my faaavorite, it's fantastic. I love this hop, I hope enough is raised for Julie!


-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

A perfect card for the challenge and especially for the hop -- I love the twine streamers and the fitting sentiment!

wendy said...

so clever...cute card !

Amy C said...

What a wonderful card Virgina!! I love the addition of the twine.....it all brings a smile to my face.

Lynn said...

Love this tandem bike! My parents had one when we were little! Loved it!

marla said...

A very cute card using a great bicycle stamp!!

Tanya said...

How cute! what a darling image, and I love the twine blowing in the wind!

Tonya said...

love the coloring. very cute.

Sarah Anderson said...

that twine looks fab on the back of the tandem!

Cozycomfycouch said...

A really sweet card! Very creative! Have a lovely weekend!

Kimba's Kreations said...

This card Virginia is OUTSTANDING!!! You NEVER cease to AMAZE ME!!!!!

Maria said...

Love that bicycle with twine, great card!

Lauren said...

that is gorgeous! great use of the twine!

xo
Lauren
onestorydown.com

JenMarie said...

Oh this is total CUTEness!!

Jessica said...

Love the bike stamp! Cute card! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Christina said...

That two-seater is so darling. I love how you added some motion by trailing the twine behind it! Very clever!

NinaN said...

Very nice!

Karen B. said...

Your card is too sweet Virginia, I love your colors and I love that twine on there too!

Dawn said...

fabulous card Virginia. Love the streamers of twine.

Janice M said...

Fun card! I like the twine you added.

Hope G. said...

This is a great card! I love that it's a double bike : ) the twine is a nice touch

Linda R. said...

Your card is sooooo cute.. It just makes me smile..

mommakatx6 said...

Adorable card, love how you used the twine.

Dana said...

Lovely card!! Great use of twine, so cute!!

Terri E. said...

Great card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Super CUTE card! ;o)

Karen Day said...

Great idea with the twine!

Tami said...

Love the twine blowing in the wind :)

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful, love the hint of colour!

Great Blog header with the scrabble pieces!

Fiona said...

Fabulous card Virginia! Love the way you combined that sentiment with the bike and the twine - reminds me of times past... Fiona (madebyfee)

Tracy said...

Great card! I love the use of twine!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Debbie Carriere said...

Awesome card!!! Love the sentiment!

Evelene S said...

What a sweet sentiment-that's how I feel about my Mr!

cappuccino and colour said...

love that twine coming off the back...how creative.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is beautiful! I love the sentiment!

Tammy V said...

Great card and what wonderful use of the twine!

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is ADORABLE!!! LOVe the colors, and the twine!!!

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

Dawn L said...

There is a Santa Claus! lol
Smashing card too
dawnweck@hotmail.com

Moosisk said...

What a totally fun card! I also LOVE your blog header. I am a Scrabble player, too. :D

Mary Jo said...

Love the fun card! The sentiment is lovely!

Jennifer Scull said...

love the twine on here! so much fun! :)

Anne Tussing said...

Pretty card! I love that set:)

Irene said...

Adorable stamp...the twine is a great add!

Barb said...

I'm really enjoying the hop so far, Virginia - such a great cause and I've seen some amazing creativity along the way! Love this card, my friend! Hugs to you! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute!!!

Lagene said...

Such a cute card for a great cause!

Kim H said...

I really like this card, the coloring, added twine, and the stamping. Really well done, thank you.

Alice Wertz said...

this is so cute, Virginia! such a sweet and delightful card. love it!

Lindsey Wood said...

This card is so fantastic! I love the twine hanging off the end of the bike!

Nicki S said...

Cute card! I love the sentiment and the background paper!

Scrapacat said...

I just love the flowing twine from the bike, and the two-tone stamping. Great!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Nichole Bryant said...

I really do love how you incorporated the twine onto the card :)

Rochelle said...

Great project!

Wendy said...

Love the addition of twine, and that tandom bike is adorable!

Tamara said...

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

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Awesome!

AnitaRex said...

Love this card, it's sooo sweet!

Indy said...

What a fun card! Always wanted a bicycle built for two.
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

cardcreationsnz said...

Cute card. Love the sentiment.

Eva said...

love it, twine blowing in the wind!!!
Eva :0)
evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
I have a giveaway on my blog

Wendi K said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity. It's so cute. Here's to Julie's new smile.

Wendy K
Chicago

Betty said...

such a great card for this blog hop's theme - thanks for supporting julie!

Wendy Zick said...

Love the bicycle built for two, reminds me of my hubby's favorite song (or the only one he knows, lol)!

lynn said...

what an awesome card, virginia!

Rema said...

Cute card and your banner is awesome.....

Alicia said...

Virginia, this is so darling!

Denise said...

Cute card! Love the twine on it!
DeniseB

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I LOVE this bike stamp image--I LOVE your twine too! I love love love you! You are so MOXIE FAB--love you:)

Jinny Newlin said...

This is so fun, Virginia! LOVE the way those lengths of twine give such fantastic movement to the design!

Sleepy Stamper said...

What a cute sentiment! The bike is so adorable!!

Julie Ranae said...

Virginia...thank you so much for such a lovely post and your very sweet thoughts. You have been such an encouragement and I can't thank you enough for all you've done to make me smile along the way!

Trina Georgi said...

As always, what a fab card. The tandem bike is so darn cute, and I love the background

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh how cute!!! I love the twine!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Virginia, please forgive me for not stopping by sooner! I LOVE your blog! You do such beautiful work, my friend!

I absolutely LOVE your card featuring In Tandem! The twine streaming off the back is brilliant! Thank you so much for showcasing this stamp set in such a fabulous way!

Hugs,
Lisa