Friday, September 23, 2011

fund-raiser for our fellow crafter

We are having a NO-BLOG NECESSARY BENEFIT called
'Operation Julie's Smile'



It will take place Oct 7-9.
There are a variety of
companies and design teams who will be participating
in this hop to help raise funds for this benefit.

So far, over $1000 in prizes have been made available and will be awarded for BOTH BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS & THOSE WHO MAKE A DONATION.

Operation Julie's Smile
is now asking for designers/teams who would like to
be a part of the benefit hop.

If you are interested
in getting involved in this creative fundraising event,
please contact Nicole Rixon at
The deadline to be
a part of the hop is Wednesday, Sept 28th.
Participants will be notified of the blog hop order
between Oct 3rd-5th.
This blog hop is an opportunity to have fun,
feature your blog and raise money for a friend in need.

A donation button
will be made available to all who participate.

**Many may know that a few weeks ago, Julie Ranae had to have emergency oral surgery resulting in the removal of her two front teeth. The dentist at that time believed the best course of action would be to remove the rest of her teeth and replace them with permanents. (as to avoid *years* of dental work) Relieved at finding a solution to this major dental problem .. she visited the office for dental surgery the week. Unfortunately, it wasn't the visit she was expecting. After the consultation and scheduling the surgery, the surgeon's office informed her that she would need to bring $4000 back to the appointment with her and they would proceed. This amount would not include the 'dentures' to follow.

Here Julie is today, sitting without front teeth that were pulled with the belief that they would be replaced immediately.
It is an overwhelming experience for our dear friend and one that I hope our creative community can help with.
Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop
Location: Sponsored by Sweet Stamp Shop
Time: ‎8:00AM Friday, October 7th

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

One Buck Wednesday!

I've been having internet problems and am just now getting the "One Buck Wednesday" sale started. So, I'll keep it going until Friday morning.

This week's "One Buck Wednesday" deal is "The Enchantment Line"
Images from the Enchantment line are only one buck!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Let's Meet Jerusha

Jerusha is a stay at home mom to two boys under the age of six. They keep her on her toes!  Her love of paper crafting began when her first son was born and she wanted to make his baby moments last by creating a scrapbook of all of his adorable photos.  She enjoys crafting of all kinds, but she particularly enjoys making cards to share with others. She loves to see people's faces light up when they receive one of her cards. Jerusha just loves to spread a little sunshine one paper craft at a time.
 Now if this card definitely makes me happy with a smile from ear to ear! What fun patterned paper Jerusha has used and paired with the perfect sentiment and coordinating buttons. Oh so creative she is!!! She has worked with our little man over at TSB, this image is called "AJ the chef" and you can pick him up here

Want to see more from Jerusha?  Head over and become a follower of her blog 
I Love Paper Crafting.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Freebie for our Fabulous Followers!!!!

My internet has been out all day and I'm finally able to post this week's freebie. I'm sorry I'm late. I'll leave it up all day tomorrow. :D

Let's Meet Ali

I live on the south coast of England, UK. I'm almost 42 yrs 'young,' wife to Simon for 19 years and Mum to 3 amazing little people, ages 11yrs, 6yrs and 4yrs. My youngest son battles Autism, and for that reason I gave up my job as an Infant School Teacher to become a FT SAHM and Carer. He has just started at a special school and I'm thankful to say he seems to be settling in well. This means I should have more time to do the things I love, and for the past 6 years or so, that has been cardmaking. I LOVE digital stamps, and trying out new ideas and techniques...there are so many wonderful ideas out there, I could try something new every week and never run out of things to do! I am thrilled to be part of the Stamping Boutique DT and am really looking forward to the adventures and challenges it will bring my way!
Talk about the WOW factor, this card definitely has that!  Ali (Aqualeiga) has used the image called "nesting doll 2" and you can find it here.  i just love the rich colors she used and the coloring of that image is superb!!! 

Want to check out more of Ali's work?  Head over to her blog Aqualeiga's Escape and become a follower today!