12 October 2011

Swimming For Katie Blog Hop Day 3

Hello, friends:}

****Please pray and lift up Katie/her family--just found out she is in the hospital again. Read more about it HERE
Today I am participating in a hop for a fellow crafter, Katie Renz. While I don't know her personally, her story has touched my heart, and I knew I wanted to help out!

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 a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button {below}. 

Here are all the items available for sale. I bought the digit and SVG combo. LOVE using my Cricut with SVG files:}

Keep Swimming Octopus
Peachy Clear stamp

$5.50 with free shipping

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp
$3.00 with instant download

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp with SVG cut file
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Mermaid DIGIstamp
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Ribbon Fish DIGIstamp and DIGIpapers
$5.00 with instant download

I wanted to make a card that wasn't a typical ocean theme. I used some Crate Paper for my paper piecing and panel pieces. LOVE how this turned out--super shabby chic vintage....but still bold...how would you describe that? LOL! 
I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation.  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:
Thanks so much for stopping by! THANK YOU so much for helping out another crafter--your comments, prayers, purchases, and donations are such a blessing for Katie and her family! 


Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, gosh, your card will surely put a smile on her face!! Such happy colors, love it and the sentiment is perfect! Katie is soo strong! It's such a sad story, but most of the time, she really knows how to keep her thoughts so possitive and her smile is amazing!! She will surely put it on, seeing your card!!
Hugs, Wendy

~amy~ said...

I just LOVE your card...soooo pretty and sweet at the same time! Love this blog hop!

Debbie Carriere said...

Fantastic card!! Love the paper piecing!

Kary said...

What a sweet card, Sav!! So sad to read Katie's story, yet I can't help but marvel at the support of everyone. It's an amazing event!! Thank God for friends like you!! {{hugs}}

Julie said...

Your card is beautiful, Sav!

i {heart} papers said...

Love your paper choices. Thank you for helping! Please be sure to tag your card with swimkatie when you upload to SCS. Thanks!

Angi Barrs said...

I love all of the fun colors on your card. Super fabulous creation. :)

Ashley Newell said...

Super cute card, Sav! I love the colors and the papers! Very pretty! Thanks for praying for Katie and helping her and her family out! Love you!

Nichole Bryant said...

Beautiful card!

Lisa Lara said...

Love it Savannah. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

Lindsey said...

Fabby paper-piecing! A beautiful card for an important reason.

jen said...

what a beautiful creation & a great way to support a fellow crafter!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Gorgeous papers, Sav, and the paper pieced octopus is so fancy!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a sweet and beautiful card for an even more beautiful cause! Hugs!

lisa arana said...

so pretty sav!