Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile


Hi Everyone,

I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie's Smile. If you came here from the super talented Tami Mayberry's blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop's blog and take your time. You have all weekend to hop with us and win prizes!

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.  Last summer, Julie asked me to be a Guest Designer for the PlayDate Cafe and I was so excited to be part of this fun crafty challenge and as I chatted back and forth with Julie about the challenge, I was so charmed by her sweetness, kindness and positivity - she is just one of the sweetest people. 

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 and 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 and 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 Julie 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 and 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


Prizes from all of the wonderful sponsors from today's hop are available in two ways:

  • from Blog comments that are left on all of the people on today's blog hop
  • from the PayPal Donation list

For today's post, I wanted to create a special card for dear Julie - I know that these past few months have been rough for her and wanted to send her some sunshine. I used this sweet image from Unity Stamps: Silver Lining (Bella Blvd). I stamped the clouds and created a silver lining with my liquid pearls which I also used on the frame for the sentiment with my nesties. I popped up a side panel that I wrapped around with twine and then slipped some red hearts in between the twine.

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Aunthentique Blissful
StampsUnity Stamps: Silver Lining (Bella Blvd)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Rich Cocoa ink
Accessories: May Arts twine, ribbon from stash, mini heart puncher, EK success border punch, dimensionals, Spellbinders, liquid pearls, red button from stash and red bling Kaiser

Julie is such a beautiful individual, and I hope that this blog hop will help her smile bright with full confidence! I know that Julie has been feeling shy and vulnerable to share this with everyone and I hope she knows that she is very much loved and appreciated by all those around her. I hope you have enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is at Emily Lamham's wonderful 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.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
hugs,
Sankari

121 comments:

Trina said...

This card will definitely lift someone's spirits! I love the colors and the silver lining!

Erin said...

You had me at Authentique but the hearts + twine on the side are seriously to die for cute!!!

Erin said...

You had me at Authentique but the hearts + twine on the side are seriously to die for cute!!!

Jingle said...

This is just beautiful! Wonderful card.

Vanessa Middleton said...

O.M.G.!!! This is AMAZING!!!!! I love EVERY. SINGLE. THING. about it!!! The colors, the hearts and twine, the clouds. I'm totally in love in awe of this one. Seriously!

Lindsay said...

LOVE this, so bright and happy!

GabrielaD said...

Great card!!

Lizscraps said...

I really liked the color combo of pp use here...almost country, almost primitive, very upbeat and uplifting.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Seriously? Wow... what an amazing sentiment and I love these clouds in the different papers....

Tonya said...

This is beautiful. I love all the textures, colors and layering. Great work. I'm a new follower.

Deb said...

Gorgeous card, my gorgeous friend! And I love your words...such wonderful encouragement and a beautiful testimony to your sweet spirit! xoxoxo Big HUGS!

*Alison* said...

WOW.. this is stunning.. LOVE all the patterns and the bright colors :) truly beautiful..
I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Miriam Prantner said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love the patterned clouds and the little touches of red. Thanks!

Jennifer Scull said...

wow! this is so stunning! love the colors, too. :)

Laura Davis said...

Oh my goodness Sankari this card is breathtaking!! You are so talented.
Hugs
Laura

Holly said...

OMG this is beautiful! And Amazing! I love it! Thanks for being a part of this for Julie!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Teresa Kline said...

adorable Sankari!

Linda Harris said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love this hop and all the great blog creations, Linda harris

Jan Garber said...

I just couldn't stop admiring all the many details of your card...the ribbon and twine, the window and colors! Terrific!

Emily Branch said...

Such rich, yummy, bold colors and textures!! This is a GORGEOUS card!! Love it! TFS

Karen Day said...

Perfect sentiment for the blog hop :o)

v said...

Wow! Your card is fantastic! Love the colors and most of all that border with hearts all wrapped up! Awesome!

~Vanessa W

Krysta said...

I love the ribbon and button! And I love the many many shapes and colours. This is great in SO many ways!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card, Sankari!

Monique said...

Love your card...Such an inspirational sentiment..Love it!!

Mallika said...

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

Mallika said...

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

naturecoastcrafter said...

I have never seen so many patterns used together that work so well. Bravo. Thanks for caring about folks.
Jean Cross

mjblahnik56 said...

Love this card it is so beautiful. I am a new follower. TFS

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

wendy said...

whow absolutely terrific card love all the details

Amy C said...

Awesome card!! I love the colors and all the little details.

marla said...

Wow what an amazing card. I love all the dimension to it!!

Sarah Anderson said...

lovely!

Carmen said...

Beautiful card, you are so talented!

Michele Gross said...

Oh wow!! I wish clouds looked like that for reals! :) Fabulous card :)

Tanya said...

OH your cards are always amazing! This is stunning, loving the papers too!

Lisa said...

This is so pretty...love the sweet patterned clouds!!!

Carol E said...

Love all your clouds and the different sizes and the colors are great. Thank you for creating and sharing it.

Tracy said...

I LOVE your card! It is so pretty!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Michellem said...

WOW - That is a gorgeous card!! The details are brilliant!

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a fantastic card! Love the colors and all of the fun patterns.

Tanya said...

This is a gorgeous card, and what a great cause!! I will have to check the hop out!

Maria said...

An amazing creative ...love it!!! Just love lthe hearts and twine on the side of the card, great job!!!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Truly beautiful! Wow! :D Have a lovely weekend!

Just me... said...

Oh my gosh! Amazing card!!! Thanks so much for participating! Hugs, N. Rixon

JenMarie said...

This is just beautiful, so very vivid! WOW! Gorgeous!

jan farnworth said...

a very nice uplifting card thanks for sharing.

NinaN said...

Love love love love it!

zehra said...

SanKari, your cards are just awesome, love the choice of olors, the side panel, those tiny hearts, just beautiful and a wonderful cause.

Heather@PixieDust said...

wow, what a beautiful, intricate card!

CraftyLoops said...

Absolutely stunning as always, I love the clouds. Lee x

Rema said...

Love the clouds and the colors....

Lindsey said...

This blog hop, and all the love it represents, must be the silver lining! Your card is beautiful -- I love the hearts and twine combination.

Janice M said...

What a great card! Love those clouds!

Terri E. said...

Great card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Stephanie said...

gorgeous card! so elaborate & detailed!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the different pp you used to create this beauty, and your sentiment is absolutely correct. Everyone involved in this weekend's blog hop is proof positive that "every cloud has a silver lining"! ;o)

Tami said...

LOVE those clouds!

Christina said...

Wow, this has so much fabulous texture! I love how you created the "silver lining"!

Marsha said...

Cute and creative card.

shirley said...

Lovely card.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Holy smokes! This card is absolutely stunning! I love the string and the ribbon! The bright colors are gorgeous! Everything you make just sings! You're amazing, Sankari! Hugs!

Evelene S said...

Oh wow what a bright cheerful card sure to make one smile!

Tammy V said...

Such a lovely card!

Dawn said...

totally awesome card - everything is just perfect.

Fiona said...

Sankari these are beautiful strong colours, fabulous design and perfect for Julie's benefit! Fiona (madebyfee)

Karen B. said...

Such a beautiful card full of patterns and textures.

Suzanne said...

Oh my gosh, this is so stunning! I love everything about this card, especially how you mastered all the layers!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the silver lining on the clouds. So Pretty!

~amy~ said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Dana said...

Whoa!! Love all the details!! Great Card!!

Moosisk said...

WOW! Gorgeous card! Love the silver lining on your clouds. :D
Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com

Houses Built of Cards said...

Stunning card - LOVE the color combination!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Sheri said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the silver lining. Come on dentist, what if he were in her shoes???

Maria Gurnsey said...

Super duper ADORABLE card...I love the sting over the hearts...such a cute idea. If I remember correctly you bought this stamp from a really FUN sales lady ;)
Miss ya!!!!!!

Dawn L said...

Lots to be said for silver linings!

dawnweck@hotmail.com

Tenia Nelson said...

What a beautiful card Miss Sankari!!!

Mary Jo said...

Beautiful card with fantastic details.

cgargus said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the color combo, and all the different textures! Wonderful!

Kim H said...

Gorgeous color combo, I love this card. The dimension, the twine, and ribbon are right on and the accent of the 3 red gems is a beautiful finishing touch. Thank you.

Barb said...

Wow! What a fantastic card, Sankari! It's an amazing mix of colors, patterns and dimension! Beautifully done!

Irene said...

Love the combination of papers--great card!!

RiNNE said...

Your style of many layers and details is always inspiring!!

Nichole Bryant said...

This card makes me smile. It is so pretty :)

Natalie said...

Beautiful!! Wow!!

Scrapacat said...

Mmmm this is simply delicious. I love the deep-set sentiment, and HELLO the liquid pearls on the clouds? Smart!!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Rochelle said...

WOW! Spectacular!

Nicki S said...

What an awesome card! All those layers are just phenomenal! Great work!

Tamara said...

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

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful, bright and cheery!

Indy said...

What lovely colors and attention to details.
indyowens at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

Very sweet of you to join this great operation....hope it is successful. I am doing my part by participating in the blog hop.

Denise

MissScrapAlot said...

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

wyme98@yaho..com

cappuccino and colour said...

love the design of your card and lovely sentiment for Julie.

scrappycanuck said...

I love the inking on this card! It makes everything pop!

Betty said...

what a bright cheerful card - perfect for this blog hop!

mommakatx6 said...

Great card, love the colors, elements and "silver lining."

ccarr68 said...

This card is beautiful - I love what you did with the clouds. Thanks for taking part in this wonderful hop - I love being a part of this wondeful crafting community!

Lisa said...

your card is just amazing - i love how there are so many different elements to it! 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
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
lkgra@hotmail.com

Anita said...

Stunning card! The colors are stunning.

Ruby said...

I always love your cards Sankari and this is no exception! LoVe how you've done the twine and those little clouds are adorable!

Denise said...

Great card! Love the colors!
DeniseB

Lindsey Wood said...

Wow! I love all of the great layers and the ribbon is really cool!

Laura said...

wow, that's just beautiful!!!

lynn said...

so pretty!

Lisa said...

terrific card thank you so much for sharing it!!
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
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
lkgra@hotmail.com

Wendi K said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity. It's so cute. Here's to Julie's new smile.

Wendy K
Chicago

Angela said...

What a fantastic card! I love the ribbon and those silver lined clouds!

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS card! LOVE all of the different patterned papers you used and that beautiful sentiment!!!

Alicia said...

Those hearts wrapped-up in that twine are precious, nice work!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card and wonderful colors

Jessica Griffin said...

Oh Sankari, I LOVE your card!! It's gorgeous!!

Jessica Griffin said...

Oh Sankari, I LOVE your card!! It's gorgeous!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHH! This is sooooo gorgeous! I LOVE your hearts behind the twine--and I LOVE the papers...LOVE your frame...LOVE everything about this card! YOU ROCK!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wow Sankari, what a beautiful card and such a sweet sentiment for this hop.

Billie Dee said...

That card is amazing!

Kimba's Kreations said...

FANTASTIC card!

Sandy said...

my fav so far! TFS!!

Julie Ranae said...

My dear Sankari...thank you so much for the lovely post and your kind encouragement through this time. Our paths crossed and I am so very thankful. I hope that you were able to make new friends along this blog hop journey as well.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh the framed sentiment is so cute with the clouds!!!

Smita said...

Every cloud does have a silver lining.