Monday, January 10, 2011

Help For Katie

I have often said the crafting and blogging community has one of the biggest hearts around - especially when it comes to helping one of our own! Katie Emmerson Renz is married to Kevin and they have 3 beautiful boys - the twins Nate & Will aged 5 and Hunter aged 10. The family had some news just before Christmas that has rocked their world as they know it.

Katie has been diagnosed with stage 4 Stomach Cancer and is currently undergoing her only option which is Chemotherapy. As I mentioned before Katie is a fellow crafter and is much loved within the crafting community - you can read Katie's story on her own blog HERE  - but before you leave me to visit Katie I want you to check this out....

Jak Heath has done an amazing job lining up some fantastic artists to help with an appeal - Help for Katie. We are collecting to help with Katie's treatment and to give her lovely boys a treat too. Listed on Jak's Blog HERE is all of the digital designs that you will get for donating £15 (approx AU$D23.50/ US$23.30) - you will see you will receive far more in goods value than your £15 donation. The link to make the donation is there too.

I have used 2 of the images here to showcase them for you - and the rest of the Just INKlined DT are showcasing different images from the collection - you can check their blogs out under the Just INKlined logo on my left sidebar. Please be aware we are all posting at different times during the day to maximise exposure to this worthy cause...

This cutie is from Tiddly Inks.

And this one is from artist Jim Harker from Just INKlined

We also have some prizes....

* Letraset have donated a full set of 148 markers over £200 (~US$310) in value.
* Paper Temptress has donated 5 Silver Lustre Packages and 1x $25 Gift Voucher

Every time a donation is made they will be entered into a draw for the prizes, if you donate twice you will get 2 chances to win one of the prizes. The draw for the prizes will be made on February the 10th

Katie and her Family would like to say a very special thank you to all of the artists that gave up their time to help make this happen.

These are the companys that have freely given their artwork for this cause- their names are linked to their sites if you'd like to visit them.



Annette Bowes said...

Oh what to say, it is so sad to read stories like this and wonderful at the same time how kind and generous people are to help bring some happiness. Gorgeous cards Debbie! How kind of the Companies to get together to help. Take CareX:)

Gram's Treasures said...

Wonderful card samples, Debbie!
Joyce xx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Fabulous cards Debbie! Lets keep our fingers crossed that this will help Katie! ~jeni :)

Catherine said...

I made my donation this morning and cannot believe the generosity of the artists who donated their images for this cause. You have showcased two of them so beautifully, Debbie, with your gorgeous coloring and out-of-this-world card composition skills! WOW!

Toni said...

Wow wow wow ove your cards Debbie

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What beautiful people ... it is lovely the way you care! Wishing you every success with this fundraiser. Sweet cards, Debbie! Hugs xxaxx