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Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop



Welcome to the weekend everyone! Please bare with me as this post might be a bit lengthy! We are taking part in a blog hop, a very big blog hop for a fellow crafter that is in need. Please meet Julie and take a second to read her story:


“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.”


If you look to the right hand side you will see a "operation julie's smile" donation button this is where you can donate money to her cause.

You have quite a few chances to win some very generous prizes from this blog hop, there is over $2500 worth of prizes that have been donated and will be up for grabs to those of you that:
1. leave comments along your hopping
2. donate money through the donation button
3. are a blog hop host

We know that this hop is very large so it will be for the entire weekend so take your time going through all the blogs, there may be some breaks along the way and we appreciate your patience while finding you way to the end!
If at any time you get lost go back to the beginning which is the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog. Also there is a list of all the companies that have donated prizes for this hop so go over and take a look at all the generosity. It's amazing how many caring people there are in this world and I know The Stamping Boutique is very proud to be taking part in this!

Soooo....let's get to it....if you have come here from Denise Prosser you are on the right track...if not, go back to Sweet Stamp Shop and see where you got lost!

Here are a few things that the DT has put together for this hop....they are fab!!!!


Melissa:
I just love the DP or maybe it's embossing at the bottom and those sparkly letters!!! Julie....you'll soon feel confident to "smile" again!!!



Sandy:
So stinkin' cute in purple. I know it's hard to see in this size but this is what the sentiment reads (I had to share because it's sooo cute): other than a dimple in a cute little chin, what is more adorable than a toothless grin?




Jessica:
This is the wonderful friend that brought to the attention of TSB that there was some help needed for Julie!! She made a wonderful card to share as well as took out a lot of time to help coordinate between myself and the ladies over at the Sweet Stamp Shop!



Jen:
Pretty in pink...how lovely is this? Love the distressing and that fabric flower.



                                     Christy:
A vibrant card with fun embellies to hopefully bring a little sunshine, what a great way to use a sentiment as the star of your card!


















From here you will be going to Laurel Seabrook. I hope you have fun hopping this weekend and take a moment to help in any way you can to this wonderful cause. This is a wonderful example of people just simply.......helping people!!!! Have a great weekend!


40 comments:

Jingle said...

Great cards!

Jennifer Scull said...

thanks to TSB for being a generous supporter of the blog hop! love all of the cards made by the DT! :)

Laura said...

thanks for supporting OJS!!!! these cards are all adorable! :)

Jessica Griffin said...

Thanks so much for supporting OJS!! I love the cards the DT made, and the tooth fairy too!! So clever!! :)

*Alison* said...

what great creations.. and such a fun image :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

littlen said...

great cards. tfs.
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Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I like the last one best!

Mallika said...

hello ..
i love this
wonderful job
hugs
mallika
would love if you will visit my blog too
mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

NinaN said...

Lovely!

JenMarie said...

Oh these are great, love that first one!!

Amy C said...

Beautiful collection of cards!! The image is darling. Thanks for being a sponsor for the OJS blog hop!!

Tonya said...

lovely work

Tammy V said...

What wonderful cards!

Karen B. said...

Great cards and thanks for supporting Julie!

Lagene said...

Great cards for a great cause!

Evelene S said...

What creative and pretty cards. I love the different interpretations using the same stamps they all are so great!

Houses Built of Cards said...

All of those are so cute!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Crafty Math Chick said...

Awwww! What a sweet tooth fairy image! I love what you and your friends did with it - it is sure to make Julie smile when she sees them!

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Tracy said...

Very pretty cards!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Suzanne said...

Cute cards!

Tami said...

This is so cute- what an adorable image

Tanya said...

Fabulous cards! What a sweet fairy image!

Fiona said...

Some fabulous fun creations here - thanks for sharing! Fiona (madebyfee)

Dawn L said...

I love em all!

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Kim H said...

all wonderful cards. I loved how you used the toothfairy in more than one card to show different it can look with changing the colors. thank you.

Nichole Bryant said...

thee cards are beautiful! love the coloring

Maria said...

Lovely cards!!!

Marsha said...

Good, happy cards. So glad to see you in the blog hop.

Lagene said...

Great cards for a great cause!

Heather@PixieDust said...

cute cards!

Lindsey Wood said...

These cards are go great! I love the tooth fairy image!

scrappycanuck said...

I just love those tooth fairy cards! Thanks for supporting the BH!

Lisa said...

All are darling! Love the sweet little tooth fairy!!!

Indy said...

What a cute tooth fairy on all the cards!
indyowens at yahoo dot com

Tamara said...

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

Kimba's Kreations said...

GREAT cards!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these cards--that one with the Tooth Fairy as the letter I is CLEVER!

cappuccino and colour said...

what gorgeous stamps and beautiful projects.

Sandy said...

loved the hop & loved all the cards! :)