Monday, October 10, 2011

Swimming for Katie Blog Hop

From October 10-12 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.
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. 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 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. Information central is HERE.

This is such a darling stamp and an even better reason to purchase it. I added stickles to the crown and the legs. hee hee Simple but cute. Katie should get this in the mail today if I planned it right. Be sure to stop by the other stampers today:
AJ Otto
Carolyn Mustopa
Dawn Burnworth
Deb Felts
Gretchen Belknap
Heather Jensen
Jen del Muro
Julie Ranae
Kate - i {heart} papers
Kendra Wietstock
Lisa Johnson
Loretta Lock
Lori Tecler
Lynn Mercurio
Marianne Walker
Michele Gross
Stacy aka Twinshappy
Tracy Schultz
Debbie Olson
Cindy Lawrence
Cindy Haffner
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Tammy Hershberger
Danielle Kennedy
Barbara Anders
Makiko Jones
Ashley N Newell
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry
Jen Tapler
Jenn Balcer
Jenny Chesnick
Jess Larsen
Jessica Knutsen
Jimmi Mayo
Joan Bardee
Joan Ervin
Julia Aston
Julie Day
Julie Ebersole


True :) said...

Darling card Stacy!

True :D

Jingle said...

Very sweet card!

i {heart} papers said...

This is lovely. Simple and beautiful. Thanks for helping!

MissScrapAlot said...


Marisa said...

This is adorable, Stacy!

ChristineCreations said...

Totally cute Stac...I love how the ribbon matches the picot edges on the spellbinders die!

NinaN said...

Beautiful card!

Debgem said...

Super sweet octopus! I do like the lace trim behind the image!

Jessica Griffin said...

Aww Stacy, I love your cardI xo I'll keep Katie and her family in my thoughts.

Jessica Griffin

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a beautiful card! I love the die and the pretty pinks! Thanks for hopping to support Katie!

Heather Jensen said...

Love it Stacey! Your Octopus is a doll. :)

whoistracy said...

This is just adorable!! I love all the pink here.

Nichole Bryant said...

love your card!

Julia Aston said...

Love the lacey frame and pretty paper!

Lisa Lara said...

Absolute perfection Stace. the die cut in back. Nice job. Katie will be proud. Thank you for doing this for her!

Keely Yowler said...

I love your beautiful card, Stacy! Sending love and prayers to Katie.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

CUTE card- so pretty in pink and love the button! Thanks for being part of such a wonderful cause and outpouring of support for our Katie!

Tenia Nelson said...

Such a cute card!! Thanks for helping Katie!!

Lori said...

So sweet! Love all the pink. Thanks so much for participating in the hop.

marilyn said...

WOW--love this! The pinks are fabulous and love that diecut!

Joan Ervin said...

Super cute little pink octopus, how you added the lace, button, and all the sparkle!!!!

Rizwan Ali said...

very unique design and color combination is spot on size is little big but its cool stuff.

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