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Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile


I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from JenMarie Taylor’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! I am also linking up to Unity's Friends With Flair.

This first card was cased from the Unity website, I made 35 of them for a twin baby shower. Cutting those little banners got old pretty quick! *wink*


I made this card for today's hop. The doilies are from Simple Stories Generations and they are just gorgeous, aren't they?! The sentiment is from Ippity's How YOU Doin'? I wanted to use the "smile" stamp from this set for the occasion, but when I was getting ready to stamp it, it flew off the block and is lost in my room somewhere...oops. If you want to buy Ippity stamps click HERE! Noelle is awesome and she ships SO fast! The beautiful seam binding I used on both of my cards can be purchased from my Etsy shop here :) and my card base is from Creative Cuts and More.



I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is Tiffany Doodle’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 (over $2500 in prizes have been donated!) and if you can, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend. The donation button is on my right side bar!

Here is Julie's story, if you haven't heard it yet:

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.

86 comments:

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful cards - both of them!!! Can't believe you cut ALL those banners out by hand for the baby cards! Definately would get old fast!!! I made my donation this morning...

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

Jingle said...

Very pretty cards! I love the color combo on the doily card!

Rachel B said...

Your banner card is awesome but that doily card is just amazing! So beautiful!

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors and stamps you used.

*Alison* said...

What beautiful creations..love the colors and that doily one if my fav.. I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work!
hugs
Laura

Carisa said...

love your cards - what a task cutting those banners! i give you BIG kudos for that undertaking!! super cute outcome tho - so i bet well worth it.

Miriam Prantner said...

Just love that second card. Blue and brown is one of my favorite combos.

Kary said...

Great cards!! My fave is the second card, it's really pretty! And it's really awesome to see crafters supporting Julie!

Ruby said...

Beautiful cards.

Mallika said...

hello ..
wonderful job
hugs
mallika
would love if you will visit my blog too
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www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com
i simply love both the cards !

marla said...

Great banner card and I love that doily stamp!!

jackie 4124 said...

Love the colors you used. Hope you find your stamp.

Lizscraps said...

so partial to blue and brown -- love it. and the banner card is so sweet. glad was able to stop by :)

Jan Garber said...

Great day spent looking at some terrific projects! Cute cards!

Linda Harris said...

Love the cards, especially the baby banner one. Linda Harris

lydiawalker said...

beautiful cards xxx

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful!

Linda said...

That just Beautiful color and Beautiful work

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards-- love the fabulous fussy cutting you did on the banners--wow!

Monique said...

Wonderful cards :)

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous cards! I love that great pennant banner you put together. :)

lynn said...

your cards are darling, as always, noraanne! 35 sets of banners!--you are too sweet! happy weekend!

mjblahnik56 said...

Love your card really love the banner. TFS

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

sharon g said...

Can't tell you how much I love your colors!!! SO wonderful!

jan farnworth said...

very pretty

NinaN said...

Great cards!

Crystal said...

Great cards, I really love the colors on the doily card!

Crystal said...

Great cards, I really love the colors on the doily card!

v said...

Beautiful cards! I love the banners, butterflies, pearls and lace borders! There's something so precious and cheery about the color combo, pink and green! I love it! :D TFS

~Vanessa W

jennifer mitten said...

Gorgeous cards and worthy cause! Made my donation earlier:-)

zehra said...

Love the banners, the doily card is sweet

Tonya said...

love you celebrate card

Amy C said...

These are beautiful!!

JenMarie said...

Love your banner!! And FAB color combo w/ those doilies!

Tammy V said...

Wonderful cards!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful and gorgeous cards!

~amy~ said...

pretty cards!

Laura said...

beautiful cards!!!!!! i love that brown and blue especially!!! :)

Sarah Anderson said...

lovely cards, my favourite is the brown and blue one too!

Tenia Nelson said...

Wonderful cards!!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super pretty cards!

Dawn L said...

I love the blue & brown one!

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Marsha said...

Love the colors on your second card.

Tami said...

I absolutely LOVE the second card! The colors are perfect!

Tracy said...

I love both of your cards! They are great!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Fiona said...

Hey Nora Anne your cards are lovely - i can imaging how it must have been cutting those banners! - the butterflies are so sweet on there too! Fiona (madebyfee)

Suzanne said...

Super job on these cards!

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards! I love the doily card, one of my favorite color combos!

Roslyn said...

Beautiful cards - I love the colour combinations on both!

Kim H said...

Love the blue and brown combo. elegant, love the ribbons and button. thank you.

Nichole Bryant said...

pretty colors!

Rona said...

That is a lot of cutting!! But I'm sure the shower was fabulous!! Both cards are great!! love that blue and brown together!! great cause :)

Dana said...

Lovely cards!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

Jen said...

Both are beautiful! Love that shower card! And I have a similar 'lost' stamp in my crafting space. I really want to find it, too! LOL
Jen
jmueller409 at yahoo dot com

Julie S. said...

Lovely cards. So very pretty.

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
dopey423@aol.com

MissScrapAlot said...

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

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Deb said...

Love them both! Can't imagine cutting that many banners! Those doilies are so elegant!

Lisa said...

These are both very pretty!!!

Heather@PixieDust said...

such pretty cards

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the doily card!!! Beautiful colors and love that ribbon. The banner card is just too darn adorable, love the little butterfly.

PS - I lost your feed for some reason, sorry I've been MIA.

scrappycanuck said...

The celebrate card is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

Two beautiful cards! I especially love blue and brown together, so your stamped medallions are my fave.

Indy said...

Both cards are great! 35 baby shower cards! Good for you for hanging in there!
indyowens at yahoo dot com

Betty said...

the doily card is so pretty - thanks for the inspiration!

Irene said...

Great cards---love the color combo of the blue and brown!

Lisa said...

making 35 of anything can get pretty old but wow are they cute!!!! TFS your cards! 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

Pryn said...

Beautiful cards! Love the color combinations you used on BOTH of them!

Scrapacat said...

Beautiful cards! Oh my, I feel for you cutting all those banners, but you got it done. Thanks for supporting Julie, too!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Lagene said...

Such a cute cards for such a great cause!

Ruby said...

Lovely cards, especially the banner one!

Holly said...

Beautiful babies!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Lindsey Wood said...

Great cards! I love the color combo you used on both cards!

Lindsey said...

Thirty-five of those cards? I'm totally impressed. Both cards are beautiful.

Stephanie said...

pretty cards!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow! That's a whole lot of die cutting and card making for the shower, but the card is awesome!! Love the Simple Stories card...that stamp is amazing and I love the color you used!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the invite!! ;o)

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, these are both beautiful cards! Wow!!! And the blue and brown...fabulous (they are my fav colors). Thanks for the inspiration!

Tamara said...

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

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Two beautiful creations, Nora Anne! I LOOOOOVE your second card colors--BEAUTIFULLY done:)

Jessica Griffin said...

Love your cards, but the second is my fav!! I love the colors and the seam binding!! xo

Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

Jennifer said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!!!! The banner is great!!! (=

Pamela said...

Great cards! :)

Audrey said...

As always, beautiful work, Nora Anne!