Monday, 17 October 2011

Swimming for Katie

From October 10th-12th some of the best stampers joined 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 as well as the donation button.

Here are all the items for sale.

I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation. Myself and several other stamping friends are holding a mini blog hop to keep the fundraising in the public eye for as long as possible. 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.

This is a blog hop so be sure to follow it in the correct order. You should have arrived here from Julie and from here you need to hop over to Lori. The start of the hop is here with Mina.

Mina
Alice
Cathy
Debbie
Heidy
Jane
Jeni
Joyce
Julie
Karen (that's me)
Lori
Tammy
Toni

Thank you :)

8 comments:

Jak Heath said...

gorgeous design and colouring. Thanks for helping.

Donna said...

Fabulous card, I love this image and can't wait to make a card with it. Thanks for your inspiration. hugs Donna x

i {heart} papers said...

LOVE your little dots and your layers. Thank you for helping spread the word. Please remember to upload to SCS and tag with swimkatie.

Jane said...

Beautiful xx

Tammy said...

Great card!

Skylark said...

Gorgeous card your colouring is fantastic

Danie May said...

I love the nautical colours with the touch of yellow you have used to create this beautiful card. It is such a wonderful cause you are supporting through your crafting!

Julie said...

Fabulous card, Karen! Love the colours and design!! Juliexx