Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hello and welcome to the next stop on the hop! I am so glad you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie's Smile. If you came here from Joycelyn Turner's blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, you many want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop's Blog (where a complete list of participants is) and take your time. You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes! Prizes will be drawn from: 1) Blog Comments - 2) PayPal Donation List - 3) Blog Hop Hosts


If you are unfamiliar with Julie's story, please read on.

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 is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child.

Unfortunately, about a month ago, she chipped her front teeth. The dentist told her there was no way to save them, and that it was his recommendation that she give in and have all her teeth removed soon, 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 1st 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 and that was his understanding as well. So this is how she found herself in this situation - needing at least $4,000 to get started and another $3,000 to finish the process. A total of $7,000!

If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a Paypal donation button 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 $2,500!

Ok, now on to the CRAFTY stuff! Here's the card I created for this hop, and for a special couple who is getting married today! The picture doesn't do it justice...there are dots of Liquid Pearls throughout the stamped flowers...just beautiful when the light hits it the right way!





I hope you enjoyed your stop here! The next stop is JenMarie Taylor'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.

Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Gracious Vases; DeNami - Congratulations Script
Cardstock: PTI -Rustic Cream
Ink: SU - Elegant Eggplant; Tsukineko - Starlite Silver
Other: PTI Silk Ribbon; Pearl Stickers - Recollections; Liquid Pearls - Platinum Pearl

70 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the pop of color from the bling!

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  2. I love how you have the flowers falling :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  3. this says Wedding or Engagement. Love how you gave it a simple pop of color with the pink bling brads or beads.

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  4. 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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  5. What a super adorable simple but elegant card!!

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  6. Beautiful card for a wedding :o)

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  7. Makes you wish we truly had TOUCH screens, eh? I'll bet those flowers are sweet!

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  8. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing for such a great cause. Linda Harris

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  9. Beautiful card love the color scheme

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  10. Hey Nicki! I too am in the Chicago area:) That makes us practically neighbors! Your card is beautiful! And very inspiring to me! I really love the simple elegance of it:D Thanks for all you're doing to help out Julie this way!!!

    ~Vanessa W

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  11. Love the CAS design, so beautiful, and the pearls do shine

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  12. Wow, what a beautiful card, the pearls really set the stage.

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  13. fun colors! i love those pearls!

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  14. Very pretty! Perfect for a wedding!

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

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  15. Very elegant!

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  16. Oh I bet it is so pretty with the added dots of Pearls on it. I bet they loved the card!

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  17. Beautiful card!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  18. Hey Nicki I bet those flowers really shine IRL!! so sweet and elegant... Fiona (madebyfee)

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  19. Hi Nicki, this is perfectly CAS! I love the ribbon and pearls...so sweet!

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  20. Beautiful CAS card! The font on the sentiment is gorgeous!

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  21. Love the clean and simple of this card. then you get hit with the 3 purple pearls detail and wow. thank you.

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  22. Such a pretty card! Love the tiny flowers, ribbon, and gems!

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  23. 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
    dopey423@aol.com

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  24. LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  25. such a charming cas card, nicki! love the pop of color from the pearls:)

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  26. Simply beautiful, and I can only imagine how much more so in person!

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  27. Such a simple and pretty card! Love the pop of color!

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  28. What a lovely card for a new couple! The pearls are such a nice accent, and I love that Rustic Cream cardstock.

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  29. What a lovely, elegant card.
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  30. beautiful card - wonderful design and colors!

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  31. What a pretty card! Really elegant!

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  32. Beautiful....the repeat stamp in a different shape is so clever!

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  33. What a pretty card! so elegant! TFS

    It is truely inspiring to see so many people giving of themselves to help a friend! God bless!


    Have a scrap-happy day
    Lisa G
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
    lkgra@hotmail.com

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  34. This is so pretty! I bet those liquid pearls really illuminate your flowers! Don't you hate that some of the best products photograph so poorly? Hugs!

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  35. So elegant and pretty - love the liquid pearl scatters!
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  36. Such a pretty card for such a great cause!

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  37. Very pretty card. I love that sentiment... I wish my writing was that gorgeous!

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  38. So beautiful!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  39. Beautiful! I can totally appreciate the glimmer of liquid pearls on the flowers. ;)

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  40. I love the little stamped flowers! very pretty card :)

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  41. Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Very pretty card!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  42. OHHH! I just love those little flowers--and I LOVE your centers with the liquid pearls! BEAUTIFUL:)

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  43. Great CAS card!! xo

    Jessica Griffin
    http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

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  44. I know I'm late on the hop - but that card is gorgeous!

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  45. Oh, so pretty. Lovely colors. The pearls look perfect. :o)

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  46. Those pearls are the perfect accent for this simple and pretty card. Lovely.

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  47. wonderful simple design. very pretty card!

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