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Oct 12, 2011

Swimming for Katie

Today I am participating in completely different sort of hop.  Today I'm joining with some 125 other designers as well as many other stampers all across the world who have joined together to support our friend and fellow stamper Katie Renz who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer.  We are proud and humbled to be Swimming for Katie!

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.

Here are all the items for sale.

ETA:  NEW PRIZE ALERT - Please see Kate's post HERE for information about a huge prize offering with a donation!

I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation.  If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:


Katie Renz
PO Box 5913 
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913 

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!

Amy Heller 
Jackie Pedro
Julie Masse
Kecia Waters
Sandie Dunne
Susan Liles 
Latisha Yoast 
Laurie Schmidlin 
Lisa Arana 
Lisa Henke 
Lisa Silver 
Lydia Fiedler 
Lyn Bernatovich 
Lynette 
Maria Gurnsey 
Meg Craig 
Melissa Bickford 
Michelle Woerner 
Mona Pendleton 
Niki Estes 
Robyn Weatherspoon 
Sarah Jay 
Sarah Martina Parker 
Savannah O'Gwynn 
Stephanie Washburn 
Susanna Boyd 
Tobi Crawford 
Julie Lacey 
Kim Kesti 
Shemaine Smith 
Danielle Lounds 
Debbie Carriere 
DoBea A. 
Fran Gumprecht 
Geny Cassady 
Gina K. 
Holly McMillen 
Jak Heath Javablustamper/Jacquie 
Kimberly Crawford 
Jeanne Streiff 
Trudy Sjolander

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9 comments:

  1. Love your sparkly touch and the doily! Thank you for helping. Please remember to upload to SCS and tag with swimkatie. Thank you!!

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  2. Lovely card, love the sparkly and blushing image!!
    TFS
    Donna

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  3. Soooo pretty! I love the flower, the doily and the glitter! Thanks for spreading the word to help Katie!

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  4. So cute, love the cute little pink cheeks and the waves!!

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  5. Oh this is just too cute and fun Julie. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

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  6. Beautiful card i really love your brilliant work...

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