Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie’s Smile Blog Hop with a sneak peek

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I am so glad that you have joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from Pattie Goldman’s blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog and take your time. You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes!
 
What an honor to be a part of such a large blog hop, and for such a great cause. Here is a little bit more info on this great cause for those of you who have no idea what cause I am talking about:

“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 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!

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 over to the right. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.”  A complete list of sponsors is listed on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog.

And here is my card I made just for this blog hop. I made a Double Z-Fold Card that was shown over at SCS. Used a new (digi) image that will be coming in a month or so from Paper and Such but Julie is letting us show it off just for today. Colored the image with prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. Distressed entire card with distress inks. Used Pink Paislee Amber Road collection for the design paper.

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And the card when it is open.

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I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is Janice Melton’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 and if you can, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend.

Since this is such a large blog hop, there could be a break somewhere in the chain, so please bear with us.

You have the entire weekend to get around to all the blogs to be eligible for prizes by leaving comments and or making a donation. The blog hop runs through Sunday, October 9th at 11:59pm EST.

Did you like the digi image I used on my card? Well… Julie from Paper and Such is offering this sweet new digi image to those who donate to the cause.

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 BUT you have to go the Paper and Such blog and leave a comment there that you did donate in order to receive the image.

That’s right folks…donate to the cause (as little or as much as you can) and you get the digi for free! Isn’t it adorable??

The very talented Angela Fehr designed it. Angela will be designing for Paper and Such, and you will be able to purchase her creations, starting in November. I can’t wait to see the other images!

Thank you for taking the time to read through this post and for being a part of the blog hop. Best of luck with the chance to win!

Also entered in the following challenges:

2Sisters – Fancy Fold
Crafty Purple Frog – Lots of Layers
Penny’s challenge – Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Die cuts/Punches
Heart Song Inspiration - Anything Goes
Make it Monday #57 – Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge – Use a Digi
PaperCrafting Journey – Die Cuts/Punches



        Thanks for stopping by!


                    Amber

76 comments:

Erin said...

oh super cute and "fall-like" seriously darling...

Jingle said...

SUCH a cute card!

Angela Fehr said...

Love the soft colours you used here! It's so exciting seeing my art in use!

Karen Day said...

Love the fancy fold on your card!

*Alison* said...

love the fall colors.. :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Janice M said...

Cute card Amber! I need to try some of those fancy folds sometime.

Laura Davis said...

Darling!
hugs
Laura

Miriam Prantner said...

Like how you colored it in a more muted/antique way.

Mallika said...

hello ..
wonderful job
super cute
hugs
mallika
would love if you will visit my blog too
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marla said...

A very fun card and love your bow!!

Jan Garber said...

Gorgeous card and bow!

Monique said...

So cute :) I just love anything that has to do with fall...except what follows it WINTER!!!

Linda Harris said...

very cute!!! I donated this morning on julies blog. Linda Harris lsunflower58@aol.com

jan farnworth said...

very cute

NinaN said...

Lovely!

mjblahnik56 said...

nice card

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Lizscraps said...

nice use of color and patterned papers. TFS

zehra said...

Lovely card

Tonya said...

love the fold you used

JenMarie said...

Such SWEETness! Darling!

Amy C said...

Darling card!! I love the fold.

Tammy V said...

Cute Card! Love that fold!

Karen B. said...

What an adorable car, and great way to showcase the image.

Laura said...

very cute!!! that image is adorable!

~amy~ said...

FAB card!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Cute!

Hannah Clark said...

So cute! Love the fun image and the fancy fold! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

Jennifer Scull said...

love this digi and the great card you created with it! :)

Sarah Anderson said...

what a sweet autumn card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very nice card!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

CUTE card! I love that lush ribbon!

Evelene S said...

Oh I love how it opens up and the colors are just so gorgeous. It has such an autumn feel and makes me want to go collect fall leaves.

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty! LOVE your color choices!!!

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Rene said...

What a lovely card for a wonderful cause!
Thank you so much for linking it up at MIM!
Rene :D

Tracy said...

Very cute card! I love the ribbon!

Tracy
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owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Tami said...

LOVE the fall colors!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful design, Amber! I LOVE the ribbon too!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! And such a sweet image!

Fiona said...

Amber the colours you have used are so striking! Great fold card too :) Fiona (madebyfee)

Dawn L said...

Very pretty color palette!

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Kim H said...

Beautiful card, I love how its finished on the inside, and the style of fold is so great. The colors are awesome. thank you.

Nichole Bryant said...

cute card :)

Maria said...

Gorgeous fall card with beautiful ribbon!

Marsha said...

Love the striped paper on your gate card.

Lagene said...

Great card for a great cause!

Lagene said...

Great card for a great cause!

Shannah said...

Gorgeous card! Sweet image, lovely papers and colours, and a great design! Thanks for joining our Heart Songs Inspiration Challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah xox

MissScrapAlot said...

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

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Dana said...

just so darn cute!!

Gaynor said...

Just stunning, I love this, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

Carol E said...

Wonderful card, thanks for sharing it.

Heather@PixieDust said...

love your card!

v said...

Love the fold out! The ribbon is beautiful and image is super sweet! Love this! Thank you for supporting Julie's cause!!! :D

~Vanessa W

Lindsey Wood said...

Cool card! I love the colors!

scrappycanuck said...

Cute card - and that ribbon is to die for!

Lisa said...

Sweet fall card!!!

Christina said...

Beautiful use of this sweet fall image!

Indy said...

I love your coloring and this fun image! I love this style of card!
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Deb said...

Love this fancy fold! Darling image!

Betty said...

great coloring of the digi - and really like the design of the card!

Irene said...

Great card...so much fun to see the digi used in different ways!

Lisa said...

what a great card i love the fold! TFS
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
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Ruby said...

Lovely card and design, that ribbon finishes it off perfectly!

Scrapacat said...

Gorgeous card - love the z-folds!
~ky
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Lindsey said...

Beautiful fall colours and great fancy-fold card!

Stephanie said...

very pretty! I love the folds & how the card opens!

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Very cute card!
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Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! TFS! ;o)

Holly said...

Love the fold of the card! Its such a cute card!

Holly

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Jessica Griffin said...

Love your card, and the digi image is adorable!! xo

Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER duper cute--LOVE that image!

whoistracy said...

What a sweet card! Love that little fall scene.

JoAnne said...

This is so cute. Thank you for sharing and for what you are doing to help Julie!

Lisa said...

Fab card, love the Autumnal colours, thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey xxx

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Thanks for playing with us at Paper Crafting Journey!

Love, Laura PCJDT

Steph said...

What a cute image! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x