Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swimming for Katie Renz

Hello! Today I have the honor of participating in an event for a fabulous person and fellow stamper, 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 inoperative gastic cancer. If you are not familiar with her, Katie's cancer story started just before Christmas last year. This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of three was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight. Her first post about it is HERE. The idea of "Swimming for Katie" was concepted by Kate from I {heart} papers from a recent post HERE. Kate organized this incredible outreach and I am so glad to be a part of it.

If you would like to make a donation to Katie, you can use the donation button on the sidebar of my blog. There is also an exclusive stamp set (used in my card below), designed by Becky Oehlers that you can purchase in a clear stamp or a digi 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 donated digis that are for sale. Information central is HERE. This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full three day blog hop list as well as a donation button.

I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation. Here is a list of everyone who has projects posted today. I hope you will be inspired by them and donate.

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

Amy Kolling

Angela Thomas

Angelica Suarez

Angie Blom

Becky Oehlers

Betty Wright

Bev Gerard

Brenda Weaver

Carolyn King

Chari Moss

Charlene Driggs

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

If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:
Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

As an extra thank you--if you make a donation, send a card or purchase a stamp or digi, please let me know in the comments below. I will pick a random winner on Friday to receive a special package I will put together full of lots of stampy goodness. Thanks friends!


Cindy Haffner said...

Super SWEET Cammie!!~

Glenda J said...

Really cute card for a fabulous card! Just made a donation.

Patti J said...

Adorable card, Cammie! You are so clever - love the waves! Hugs...

Anonymous said...

Really fabulous layout Cammie!! Love the added heart!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

i {heart} papers said...

Adorable! Thanks for helping and for your extra incentive! Please remember to upload and tag swimkatie for online galleries! Thank you!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Oh how cute! I love the waves and the designer octopus!

Nichole Bryant said...

Love the colors on your card!

Lisa Lara said...

Super cute. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Pretty card! I love the circle and the large sentiment! Thanks for spreading the word and helping Katie!

Anonymous said...

you rock dude!

Allisa said...

I only recently came across Katie's story and was truly touched. I have made a donation and will be sending cards her way.

MissScrapAlot said...

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


Melanie said...

That is adorable, love how it's holding the heart and all the cute patterns and elements you used!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Cammie your card is just so adorable!
I have made a donnation to Katie and her Family. It just breaks my heart and I just continue to pray for her every day!

Blessings and Hugs,