Monday, October 17, 2011

Swimming For Katie




From October 10-16 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 digis or a dig 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. 


I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation.  We hope you will be inspired by our hop to purchase or donate to this amazing family in their time of need. Thank you!



Here is our group for the blog hop.....

Copics used - B02, B00, B000, B0000, Y19, Y15, Y02, Y0000, R000

xXx

11 comments:

applejack cards by sue said...

A lovely image, beautifully made into a fantastic card for a very good cause. I will see what I can do.

Jak Heath said...

fabulous card Debbie, thank you for helping.

~amy~ said...

fabulous card Debbie and a wonderful event!

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to use this image, such a worthwhile cause, hope everyone buys it. hugs Donna x

i {heart} papers said...

This is so sweet. Love all your different elements. Thank you so much for helping! Please remember to upload to SCS and tag with swimkatie.

Jane said...

Oooh ...this is lovely xx

Tammy said...

Wonderful card. Love the little sparkles you add on the side.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Debbie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Skylark said...

A gorgeous card the embossed sheet works well & the colour of jewells & ribbon

Danie May said...

What a special card you have made to get behind a wonderful cause. I love how the image sits off the card and your air bubbles.

Julie said...

Hi Debbie - this is fabulous!!! Great layout and I love the bubbles!! Must thank you too for the brill paint.net tutorial for merging images!! Tried it out last night and everything just clicked into place!! So happy as I've been trying to do this for ages - thanks so much for sharing it!! Hugs, Juliexx