Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop!



I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from Christina Maclaren’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! With over 120 blogs participating in this hop, there are bound to be some hiccups so if you do find a break, please know that you can find a FULL list of everyone participating at the Sweet Stamp Shop's blog so you don't miss a beat.....and you won't want to with over $2500 in donated prizes!!!! Wowsa!!! Prizes will be drawn from those participating in the hop, those that leave comments on all the blogs and those that also donate - you will find a donate button on each stop along the way. Mine is located at the top of my side bar to the right.




For my card, I used the super sweet Boho Anya stamp by The Greeting Farm. This sentiment is also by The Greeting Farm and jumped out at me because anyone that knows Julie Ranaeknows that she is something special! Oh, BTW, if you have been waiting to pick up your favorite TGF stamps, be sure to get them TODAY because it is FREE SHIPPING FRIDAY and I'm not sure when this will happen again!! Check out TGF Blog for all the details. I actually stepped a bit OUT of my comfort zone and colored on some canvas paper I picked up to try something different. I normally ONLY color on Copic Xpress It Color Card but this was a bit of fun even tho it was VERY difficult to blend and I actually had to go over it quite a bit with my colorless blender to remove a lot of the ink that was just sitting on top and looked out of place. In the end, after letting it sit on my desk and grow on me for a couple weeks, I really like how she turned out. Of course, in looking for a sketch, I looked no further than The Deconstructed Sketch. LOVE these sketches - they are so unique in that I probably would have NEVER placed a big triangle in the middle of my card before! haha

The background of this hop:
“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 on the side bar of all the blogs participating including mine. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.”

I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is Jessica Fick'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.


Challenges I'm Playing:
the Deconstructed Sketch - #22
Paper Crafting Journey - Die Cuts and /or Punches
Fab n Funky - Die Cut/Punches
Truly Scrumptuous - Distressing
Anything Goes Challenge - Die Cuts/Punches

Supplies:

  • Boho Anya by The Greeting Farm
  • Basic Grey out of print pattern paper
  • Papertrey Ink Kraft CS
  • Helmar Tape Runner and Zap Dots
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Banner Die
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
  • MS Lacey Border Punch
  • Copics
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

75 comments :

Jingle said...

Such a cute card!

*Alison* said...

what a fun creation.. LOVE that ribbon and the staples.. :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

Super cute!
Hugs
Laura

Vanessa Middleton said...

Love the papers you used and the stamp is really cute, too!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card. Love the papers!

Lizscraps said...

very sweet card. the colors you've used are lovely together.

Mallika said...

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

A great card and beautiful job of coloring!!

Karen Day said...

A very sweet card!

Jan Garber said...

She is just too, too cute! I love Greeting Farm!

Sarah Anderson said...

what a sweet, sweet card

Monique said...

Such a cute card for someone Special :) Love it!!

Michele Gross said...

Just delightful! Love it :)

Linda Harris said...

Very cute card. Thanks for sharing for such agreat cause, Linda Harris

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

So cute!

mjblahnik56 said...

Such a cute card love how you colored it.

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Amy C said...

This is super cute!! I love the lace.

v said...

Adorable card! I love the paper layers in the background! TFS

~Vanessa W

jan farnworth said...

great card

NinaN said...

Lovely!

zehra said...

Lovely card

Tonya said...

cute

JenMarie said...

Oh so CUTE!

Kim Y. said...

How fun!

Carol E said...

What a great card, thank you so much for sharing it.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE this! Anya looks awesome here!

Evelene S said...

Such a cute girl and I just want to give her a hug!

Tammy V said...

So sweet!

Karen B. said...

Such a great card, great colors too!

inkypinkycraft said...

A cute card, love the distressed banner, thanks for playing at anything goes challenge this week trace x

~amy~ said...

awww....so very cute!!!!

cappuccino and colour said...

such a super sweet card.

Laura said...

very sweet!

Dawn L said...

What a fun card this is!

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Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card girlie!!! tfs!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is SOOO sweet! LOVE the colors and papers!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Oh this is darling, love that image and fantastic texture of your paper.

Marsha said...

I like all the elements to your card. Very artsy, yet very pretty.

Tami said...

This is such a cute image!

Tracy said...

Great card!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Heather@PixieDust said...

your card is adorable!

Fiona said...

This is lovely Carisa - and great job on the colouring :) love your use of colour too! Fiona (madebyfee)

Suzanne said...

She's so sweet!

Kim H said...

Lovely color combos, and textures. Great coloring. thank you.

Nichole Bryant said...

pretty coloring!

Maria said...

Very cute card! Darling girl image colored beautifully!

Dana said...

Lovely card!!

Scrapacat said...

I love how you colored her, she's so sweet! Coloring on canvas paper is very strange. Beautiful work!
~ky
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http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

MissScrapAlot said...

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

wyme98@yahoo.com

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, great cause. Thanks for playing with us at the papercrafting journey, good luck, blessings Hilde

Mandy said...

This is gorgeous. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious,hope to see you next time...
Mandy x

Deb said...

So cute, Carisa! Love the sentiment for this occasion! :)

Irene said...

The layout and paper selections make for a fantastic card!!!

Lisa said...

Very sweet card!!!

Christina said...

What a sweet image. This is such a great card for Julie!

scrappycanuck said...

Such a cute stamp and card to accent it!

Indy said...

What a great card.
indyowens at yahoo dot com

Betty said...

cute, fun card!

Lisa said...

Super cute 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 she is so cute, love the textured look!

lynn said...

such a sweet card, carisa!

Holly said...

Such a beautiful card! Love all the details!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Lagene said...

Such a cute card for such a great cause!

Lindsey Wood said...

Such a cute card! I love the colors you used!

Lindsey said...

Wow! Such great colouring and use of patterned papers.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely card! TFS! ;o)

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! I love TGF stamps and you card is great! I need that stamp! lol
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Jennifer Shults said...

This is adorable! I love the papers you used and your coloring on that paper looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

Jessica Griffin said...

Love your card, it's really cute!


Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER SUPER cute! LOVE your coloring--I LOVE that lace and ribbon together! FAB!

Nicki S said...

CUTE!

kadie said...

Carisa! This is so so SO CUTE!! And I'm excited that you got to join us for the deconstructed sketch this week :) Yay! HUGS

Lisa said...

Cute Card, thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey xxx

Marlies said...

A beautiful card, lovely colours! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious,
hugs, Marlies

miatagal said...

Cute card, Carisa! Love your colour combo. Great creation.

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