Monday, October 10, 2011

Swimming for Katie Blog Hop

I'm honored to be participating in this blog hop for a very special lady: Katie Renz. "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 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.

The items available for sale can be found HERE.

For my card, I colored the octopus with Copics and covered her in glitter. Each arm is cut out individually and is curled a bit for a 3-D affect. The papers are all from the Everyday Flair 6x6 designer paper pad by MME, and the card frame was made with the largest Lacy Circle die from Spellbinders.

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. Thank you!"

Ashley Harris
Clare Buswell
Jessica Diedrich
Lisa Somerville
Charlene Merrick
Eva Dobilas
Judy Rozema
Sharon Doolittle
Tifany DeGough
Windy Robinson
Ashley Cannon Newell
Connie McCotter
Heidi Van Laar
Karen Maldonado
Lori Craig
Melissa Phillips
Tosha Leyendekker (you are here)
Amy Kolling
Angela Thomas
Angelica Suarez
Angie Blom
Becky Oehlers
Betty Wright
Bev Gerard
Brenda Weaver
Carolyn King
Chari Moss
Charlene Driggs
Cindi Bisson
Claire Brennan
Corinna McGregor
Craft Critique
Karen Hunsaker (Rubbernecker Stamps Designer)
Keely Yowler
Kelly Schirmer
Keri Lee Sereika
Kim Hughes
Kimber McGray
Kittie Caracciolo
Kristin Eberline
Wendy Price

Thank you so much for stopping by.

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Betty Wright said...

Tosh, this is so precious! Love the waves and the fabulous cut work detailing! Beautiful!

Marisa said...

Totally adorable, Tosh. Love the "waves" and the round card.

Keva said...

Oh wow..the way yu inetrtwined the octopus with the "water" is fabulous. What a great detail on the card. Love it!

Carolyn King said...

Precious! Love the circle design!!

Julie Ebersole said...

Love the cleverness of the way you did the tentacles through the waves!

i {heart} papers said...

This is adorable! Love your waves! Thanks for helping! Please remember to upload and tag with swimkatie. Thanks!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

So VERY cute, Tosh! Love the waves and how you intertwined the octopus.

Nichole Bryant said...

Love your card!

Lisa Lara said...

I saw this on SCS love it. Thank you for doing this for Katie, Tosha.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

So pretty! I love the soft colors and the waves! Thanks for spreading the word and helping Katie!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, love your waves

MissScrapAlot said...

SUPER SUPER CUTE!!!!! TFS!!!! Hugs and prayers her way!!!!!!

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