Monday, October 10, 2011

Swimming for Katie Renz

"From October 10th -12th 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.
The exclusive digi image used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers, is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digi or a digi and SVG cut file.  100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family.  

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.

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:
Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

Please also keep Katie and her family in your prayers....     Thank you!

AJ Otto


Carolyn Mustopa

Dawn Burnworth

Deb Felts

Gretchen Belknap

Heather Jensen

Jen del Muro

Julie Ranae

Kate - i {heart} papers

Kendra Wietstock

Lisa Johnson

Loretta Lock

Lori Tecler

Lynn Mercurio

Marianne Walker

Michele Gross

Stacy aka Twinshappy

Tracy Schultz

Debbie Olson

Cindy Lawrence

Cindy Haffner 

Julie Koerber

Christine Okken

Tammy Hershberger

Danielle Kennedy

Barbara Anders

Makiko Jones

Ashley N Newell

Shannan Teubner

Taylor Usry

Jen Tapler

Jenn Balcer

Jenny Chesnick

Jess Larsen

Jessica Knutsen

Jimmi Mayo

Joan Bardee

Joan Ervin

Julia Aston  Me!

Julie Day

Julie Ebersole

Paper:  white, Dark Chocolate, Lavender Moon, Text Style Happy Spots - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass
Accessories:  ScorTape, foam tape, glue dots, Acetate Bullion Fringe - Joann's, vintage button - PTI, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions, circle and lacey circle Nestabilities, Copics - RV11, RV21, RV32, R20, YR23


~amy~ said...

awwww....what a super cute card and FABulous event. I'll definitely purchase some of the images:)

Debgem said...

Such a cute card - I do like the lace on the octupus!!

Jingle said...

Super cute card! I love the skirt!

i {heart} papers said...

Thank you so much for helping! Your card is so cute!

Beate said...

Hi Julia,
Your card looks super cute!
Hugs and smiles

Julie Day said...

Love your card! The coloring is fabulous!

Joan Ervin said...

Your little pink octupus is adorable, Julia, and I love how you made he a dress...toooo cute!!!!

MissScrapAlot said...


NinaN said...

Beautiful card!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jessica Griffin said...

Beautiful card!! xo I'll keep Katie and her family in my thoughts.

Jessica Griffin

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is SOOO cute! I love the little skirt on the octopus! Just adorable! Thanks for spreading the word to help Katie!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!!! Thanks for helping Katie and her family!!!

Lori said...

Love how you dressed up the octopus--too cute!

Lisa Lara said...

Too cute Julia. I love how you used the fibers.

marilyn said...

LOVE the fringe skirt! Cute card.

Vanessa Middleton said...

Ack! hehe She's wearing a skirt. So cute and great coloring, too! :)

Rochelle said...

Ack! CUTE!

Loretta said...

Julia, I love your card!!!

Nichole Bryant said...

Cute card!

Lizscraps said...

she's a huluing her way through the waves --how awesome is that? Dancing is good for the soul and why not send some of that love to Katie :) great card.