Friday, 7 October 2011

Operation Julie’s Smile – Blog Hop!

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I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from Laura Davis’ blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog and take your time. You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes!

So what is this blog hop all about?!  Well..The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae. You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more. What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child. It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out. But then it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have all her teeth removed as soon as possible, but for that day they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done’...but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.
Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight!

Because she is an event organizer by trade, she has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done.

It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon.

If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button further down this post (or in my sidebar) ready for you to click. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.

This blog hop is HUGE, but so are the prizes!!  Because of the size of this blog hop there could be a break somewhere in the chain so please bear with us.  A complete list of blogs on the hop is posted on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog. You have a complete weekend to get around to all the blogs to be eligible for prizes by leaving comments. What a great way to spend the weekend by being inspired by some amazing designers and getting the chance to win lots of goodies too.  We have over $2500 in prizes donated by the very generous companies. A complete list of sponsors is listed on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog.

I know so many other wonderful designers and friends are joining in on this hop, so grab yourself a cuppa and a piece of cake and take the time to be all out inspired!

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Over at CAS-ual Fridays the idea is to either take inspiration from the quote or use it as the sentiment if you get stuck.  That sentiment is SO true!

So here’s my card..

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As my regular followers will know I’ve been doing on line Copic colouring lessons over at Color Me Creative which I’m really enjoying.  I love that now I can use my stamps in so many ways. I used to just paper piece but now I can do both paper piecing and colouring.  I was great at collecting the Copics but using them was another thing!!  I was scared of how amazing all of those other Copic colouring queens are out in the blogging world!!  If you want to get those Copics out I highly recommend you joining in on the challenges and classes, they are so much fun and you really do build your confidence with them then.

My little scooter has been coloured with my Copics and then I’ve paper pieced the little clouds and the seat.  I just LOVE these open images from the Sweet Stamp Shop, they work so well for both techniques and they’re really cute too!  I’m not sure if you can see all of the detail but I used black enamel accents on the centre of the wheels, tied some Baker’s Twine around the handlebars, added some crystals to the rear thingy (sorry I’m so not technical when it comes to this kind of thing but you get it, it’s that thing at the back of the bike!) Behind that I added some fumes using some ‘fluffy’ paint, it’s a little tube of white paint and you heat it with your heat gun to make it bubble up, I’ve had it for years but it’s still so fun to use (see links below)!  Finally I printed the sentiment off on my computer and added it to some stripy paper to finish.

I used the fab Christmas 6 x 6 MME papers for the design, thanks to Suzanne Dean for my little gift!!  I love the fun colours and like the way you don’t have to use all of them for Christmas, there are a lot of papers in the pad that are just gorgeous colours!

I wanted my card to be personal for Julie..  Yes, she heads up The Play Date Cafe Challenge Blog and Design Team that I’m on and she’s also my friend and mentor and I wish her so many blessings at this juncture in her life and going forward.  It’s incredible the way people have rallied around in this blogging community to help her…

So the little sentiment ‘Just Scooting By…’ seemed to work really well with what I wanted to say about her blog hop.  Julie, this card will be winging its way across the waters to you x

If you’d like to donate to Julie’s fund then please click the button below, you will also find the donate button at the top right of my sidebar.



I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is my fabulous teamie Jaclyn Miller’s blog. Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so that you can have a chance at the amazing prizes up for grabs and if you can, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend!

The blog hop is running from Friday October 7th at 8.00am EST through Sunday October 9th at 11.59pm EST.  

Happy hopping!





86 comments:

  1. Hey you. I uber love that you personalized your card. Those tufts of smoke are so fun too. So glad you were able to join in on this amazing cause. :)

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  2. Super, super cute card! How sweet that you personalized it for Julie!!!

    Thanks for stoppin' by girlie. :) I don't know why my blog reader hasn't been updating you. I need to figure that one out. I'll be by more!

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  3. I have this stamp set but haven't had the perfect op yet for it. Yours is so very cut and the lesson's are truly letting you work the color palette. Great work.

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  4. Totally adorable Ruby! I adore that scooter!

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  5. a favorite color combo and you colored it magnificently. Thanks for caring about others.
    Jean Cross

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  6. Ruby this is sooo cute... I just love the scooter with the tufts of smoke :)

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  7. What a great sentiment, b/c I'm sure your card will make her smile :)

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  8. So cute, Ruby! Love these colors together, and that puffy exhaust! Your coloring looks great!

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  9. I love that little scooter!!! Cute card!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  10. Love the fun bright colors and the fact that you made a "tall" card :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  11. Fun Fun!! I love that little scooter! Thanks for supporting Julie!

    ~Vanessa W

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  12. Just fabulous Ruby!! Its soooooo cute!!

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  13. Yay for the little puffs of exhaust!

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  14. What a FUN card...great scooter and creative little puffs of exhaust smoke!

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  15. This card is too cute! I couldnt help but smile when i saw it!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  16. Love the card. TFS

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  17. hello ..
    wonderful job
    hugs
    mallika
    would love if you will visit my blog too
    mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
    www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

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  18. What a lovely scooter, looks fab coloured, and I love the touch of bakers twine too.

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  19. Such a pretty card!! I love the scene you created.

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  20. A really cute card. What a fun scooter!!

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  21. Oh this is darling! Love the cute scooter and the puffy smoke, clever!

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  22. love the bright colors. your scooter is super sweet.

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  23. that scooter is so cute Ruby! Love this card :)

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  24. Very lovely! :D Have a great weekend!

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  25. Oh, too cute! Love the pouf coming outta the scooter!

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  26. Very sweet card with scooter! Fabulous job on the coloring! Have a great weekend, take care!:-))

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  27. Cute scooter! Thanks for sharing your card with us!

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  28. I need a scooter stamp! Love it!

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  29. aw thank you so much for your visit!!!! :D I appreciate it! :D
    Maria

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  30. Love the scooter!! Great card!!

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  31. Adorable card, love the scooter and the "fumes." The coloring is fantastic.

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  32. Great card! I love the sentiment you added after the scooter! ;o)

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  33. Hello Miss Ruby - love your personalised card :) the scooter is looking fabulous! Fiona

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  34. Great card! I love the tallness of it : )

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  35. Very cute card!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  36. Oh your coloring really adds to the sweetness factor of your card!

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  37. Super sweet! That sentiment is darling! You're such a sweetie pie!

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  38. Great job on the card, love the little poof of exhaust!

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  39. totally awesome card. The blog hop is superb.

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  40. Super cute card, like the long length.

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  41. Adorable, Ruby! Love the scooter image!

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  42. Soooo cute!!! Love the scooter - it's adorable!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  43. Love the scooter! It definitely brings a smile to your face. :D

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  44. Aweee isn't your card sweet!

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  45. oh she is going to love your scooter card! so much fun and full of happy! :)

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  46. Awesome card!! I LOVE the puffy smoke behind the scooter:)

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  47. Yes, your card definitely made me smile...great scooter stamp!

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  48. I'm sure she will treasure this darling card!

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  49. Hi Ruby! Adorable card! I love the long shape and the way you used both paper piecing and Copics! so fun! :)

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  50. Love the copic coloring, and the added dimension with the paper piecing. Thank you.

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  51. This is a great card! I love all of the happy colors!

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  52. What a fun card! I love what you did with the sentiment!

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  53. I am really in love with that scooter stamp!

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  54. Adorable - I know Julie will love this!
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  55. Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Love the card!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  56. What a super fun card!
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  57. Very sweet of you to join this great operation....hope it is successful. I am doing my part by participating in the blog hop.

    Denise

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  58. cute scooter card
    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
    I have a giveaway on my blog

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  59. Thanks for sharing your creativity. It's so cute. Here's to Julie's new smile.

    Wendy K
    Chicago

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  60. Love the coloring and the "exhaust"!

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  61. Such a cute card for such a great cause!

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  62. Sweet card! Feeling the love for Julie on this hop!
    DeniseB

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  63. This is too cute, Ruby! So many perfect, little, textural details!

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  64. This is SOOOOOOO cute, Ruby! I love the scooter and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the exhaust coming out of it--super clever to do it with liquid applique! LOOOOOOOVE!

    Be sure to upload your card to the SSS flickr page:) LOVE:)

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  65. I keep seeing this stamp set along the hop and I'm starting to really like it! Love your project Ruby!

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  66. This card is AWESOME and I LOVE this stamp!

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  67. I can't get enough of that scooter- it's adorable!! Love the bright colors, too.

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  68. What a super cute card Ruby. That sentiment is perfect. :o)

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  69. Oh my sweet friend...this card just made me smile. Period. Thank you so much for being a part of my life and for the love you continue to share with me each day.
    Love you so much xx

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  70. Ruby, really LOVE your coloring on this card and the smoke is so FAB! GREAT card!

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  71. ruby, this is simply adorable in every way! love it!

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  72. The details are amazing...from the wheels to the fluffy smoke trailing behind...you're so clever & talented. Great card, love it!

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