Monday, October 10, 2011

Swimming for Katie

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 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.

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.

AJ Otto
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

If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:
Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913
I have used the Keep Swimming image on my card today with some Indie Bloom papers from Basic Grey. I borrowed the layout for my card from Jen at i {heart} to stamp.

PLEASE consider a donation for this VERY worthy cause! And if you can't donate at this time, remember prayers are free and Katie can use all the prayers we can offer! Thank you!


i {heart} papers said...

Thank you Tammy! Love the different papers you used.

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ChristineCreations said...

Love these papers together Tammy! Very fun and too cool!!

Deborah Frings said...

Great papers and the octopus is just lovely!

Jessica Griffin said...

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

Jessica Griffin

Ashley Newell said...

This is beautiful! We used the same sketch and your card is SOOOOO much prettier than mine! Thanks for spreading the word to help Katie!

Heather Rogers said...

I love that you say prayers are true! I love the BG papers and adorable coloring you did. :)

Nichole Bryant said...

Cute card - love the background paper!

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely superb Tammy. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

Jessica Diedrich said...

A-dorable, my friend! Great layout too! Thanks for being part of such a wonderful cause and outpouring of support for our Katie! You rock, Tammy!

Keely Livings said...

I love your beautiful card, Tammy! The green and purple are perfect. Sending love and prayers to Katie.

Tenia Nelson said...

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

Joan Ervin said...

This is absolutely adorable!!! What a darling little aqua octopus, the colors and papers you used, too!!!

Lori said...

This is too sweet, Tammy! Great mix of colors and patterns.

Marilyn Nimmo said...

Sweet card--wonderful design!

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