Monday, October 10, 2011

Swimming for Katie fundraiser

"From October 10-12 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.
This exclusive stamp 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.  Her husband Kevin and her three young children need our help and support.  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. 
The octopus is stamped on white cardstock first and the legs were colored, then stamped again on blue card stock, the body shaded with Prismacolor pencils, then cut out and pieced over the original.  The crown and banner are both paper pieced and popped up for dimension.  All of the design paper is from Cosmo Crickets Salt Air pad.   I used my Spellbinders Standard Circles large and Classic Scalloped Circles large.   I sponged around the circle and added Dew Drops to the scallops on the mat.  I also used a decorative border punch from EK Success along the left edge.
Here are all the items available for sale.

Keep Swimming Octopus
Peachy Clear stamp

$5.50 with free shipping

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp
$3.00 with instant download

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp with SVG cut file
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Mermaid DIGIstamp
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Ribbon Fish DIGIstamp and DIGIpapers
$5.00 with instant download
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
Thank you!"
AJ Otto Beate 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 Julie Day Julie Ebersole


Jingle said...

Beautiful card! Love it!

i {heart} papers said...

That Salt Air paper is perfect! Thank you so much for helping!

ChristineCreations said...

I love love love the dreamy-ness of these colors together girl! YUM!

NinaN said...

Beautiful card!

Jessica Griffin said...

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

Jessica Griffin

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is beautiful! I love the papers and the dew drops! Very pretty! Thanks for spreading the word to help Katie!

Heather Jensen said...

How sweet Danielle. I love the wave border and green Dew Drops. :)

Julia Aston said...

Hi Danielle! love the papers you used on your pretty Ms. Octopus card!

Nichole Bryant said...

gorgeous card!

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Danielle. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is so beautifully colored and I love that Cosmo Cricket paper! Thanks for being part of such a wonderful cause and outpouring of support for our Katie! SUCH a cute card!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a very cute card! Thanks for helping Katie and her family!!

Lori said...

Love this, Danielle! The papers are just perfect with the image.

marilyn said...

This is amazing. Love the color choice and how you put it all together!

Joan Ervin said...

Your coloring on that adorable little octopus is sooo pretty and I love how you added the *bubbles*!!!!!

Lizscraps said...

the peach and green colors are very nice together.

Michele Boyer said...

Awww...really cute! Love the wave border!