Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile



Welcome to Holly's Hobbie and Operation Julie's Smile! Thanks for hopping along!
 If you came here from Jess Larsen’s 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 some prizes. There are over $2500 worth of prizes up for grabs!

If you are not familiar with what Operation Julie's Smile is here is a quick recap....

"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, rubberstamps and more.  What many people don’tknow 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 inthe 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 them 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 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 StampShop 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."

I am so lucky to call Julie Ranae my friend. I first "met" her when I fell in love with the Twinery twine and it has been friendship every since. She is the busiest crafter that I know, with so much talent and love to share with everyone! No matter what I ask her, she always has advice and encouragement for me.  When I found out what had happened, I knew that I would do everything that I can to help!

Today I am sharing one of my new Christmas cards that I have been making.  I thought that if anything it would make Julie smile! I love the fun colors and of course added in some polka dots and my favorite an owl!  There is so much talent in this group of blog hop participants that instead of being overwhelmed, I just made something that I love.  For me that is what crafting is all about.



I love my little owl card!

Recipe:

Cricut Hoot N Holler Cartridge
Echo Park Merry Christmas Polka Dot Paper
Recollections White Cardstock
Misc Red, Green, Blue Cardstock
White Gel Pen
American Craft Ribbon
White Gel Pen
Glue Gun
ATG Gun

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It is the goal of all of myself, the other participating bloggers and the generous prize 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 below. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.”

Click below to donate:


 Prizes for this hop will be drawn for the following:

* from Blog Comments left
* from PayPal Donation list
* for Blog Hop Hosts

**I am also having a Scentsy fundraiser for Operation Julie's Smile. Scentsy is a wickless candle that makes your house smell amazing while not releasing any toxins into the air while it is heated.  All of my commission for this sale with go directly to Julie.  To buy through me please click on the Cupcake Scentsy Warmer on the right side of my blog and you will be taken to my site.  We appreciate any way that you can help out!

The next step on the hop is the amazingly talented Maria Levine! Dont forget to leave comments as you hop to have more entries in to win the amazing prizes that are being given away!

If you get lost, 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.

If you could help bring a much needed smile back to my friend Julie, please do. It will be so appreciated and I feel like everyone deserves a smile!  I cant wait to see Julie when she gets her new smile!

Love Always,

Holly

73 comments:

Jingle said...

Very cute!

Tanya said...

Aww.. what a sad situation. It is a GREAT thing to have a rally of supporters trying to help. A smile is something everyone should have and I hope this blog hop will help enough to give her her smile back!! Your card is simply ADORABLE!!!

Hugs,
Tanya

*Alison* said...

what a fun and colorful card.. :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

Darling work!
Hugs
Laura

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute and what fun colors.

Lizscraps said...

The holidays will be filled with fun for sure for those that get your greetings.
Cute fun Christmas card.

Jan Garber said...

Cute card! Go girls! Julie is surely a lucky gal to have so many friends!

lynn said...

adorable owl, holly!--i love your header, too!

Karen Day said...

Good for you to get a jump on your holiday cards! This is really cute :o)

Mallika said...

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

marla said...

very cute owl card!!

Monique said...

What a cute Holiday card :)

Linda Harris said...

Very Cute Card!!! I love owls!!! Linda Harris

Sarah Anderson said...

I love owls too! Fun card

Tonya said...

cute owl

Amy C said...

Too cute!! Love the owl.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

So cute!

v said...

Thank you for sharing in helping with this cause for Julie! :D

~Vanessa W

Anonymous said...

Love the owl card. TFS

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

jan farnworth said...

what a bright and cheery owl card

NinaN said...

Cute!

Just me... said...

Great colorful holiday card! Thank you so much for joining us in the hop! Big Hugs, N. Rixon

Karen B. said...

Too cute! The colors are amazing, and the idea is too much fun.

zehra said...

Lovely card

Stephanie said...

what a cute card!

JenMarie said...

This is so c'whooo'te! I just love owls... ;)

Carol E said...

Love your little owl card, it's so cute, thank you for sharing it.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super bright and fun card!

Evelene S said...

What a great holiday card! I love the owl!

Tammy V said...

This card's a hoot (couldn't resist :)

~amy~ said...

Such a fun owlie card!

Ruby said...

These will definitely make Julie smile, she's made a few owl cards herself, great choice and lovely design too!

Lisa said...

How cute! Fun little owl in his santa hat :)

jennifer mitten said...

Love that cute little owl and love Julie Ranae!

Tami said...

CUTE Christmas card!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Adorable little owl!!! LOVE it!!!

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

Dawn L said...

I love your little owl too!

dawnweck@hotmail.com

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cute card!!!

Tanya said...

Oh so cute! I love owls!

Tracy said...

Very cute card! I love the Christmas owl!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Marsha said...

Fun card. I have been using owls lately but haven't done a red and green one yet.

Laura said...

tee hee hee! so cute! :)

Heather@PixieDust said...

that owl is so cute!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so cute! lovely card!

Fiona said...

Holly these are so fun and cute - I'm sure they are going to make a bunch of people smile this Christmas! Fiona (madebyfee)

Suzanne said...

So cute, Holly! Love the sentiment!

Kim H said...

Love the Christmas colors, the owl is so cute. thank you.

Styme123 said...

Love your colors, great cause!

Nichole Bryant said...

What a fun card I love the christmas colors!

Maria said...

Darling owl card with beautiful color, so CUTE!!!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Too cute!

Dana said...

Super cute card!!!

Scrapacat said...

You can never go wrong making something just because you love it. Cute card!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Denise said...

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

MissScrapAlot said...

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

wyme98@yahoo.com

Deb said...

SO cute! Sure to bring a smile!

Irene said...

Such a clever and festive card!!! The sentiment made me smile!

Christina said...

This is really cute, and I love the sentiment! How sweet of you to participate in this hop for a great cause.

scrappycanuck said...

Happy Hoooolidays! I love it!

Indy said...

Cute card!

RiNNE said...

Super sweet and cute!

Betty said...

such a bright cheerful card - love your little owl!

Lisa said...

super cute! your owl is adorable! 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

Jinny Newlin said...

This just couldn't be any cuter, Holly! It's sure to put a smile on anyone's face!

Lagene said...

Such a cute card for such a great cause!

Lindsey Wood said...

Cute card! I love the santa hat on the owl!

Lindsey said...

What a sweet not-quite-traditional Christmas card! I know it made ME smile. :)

Anita said...

Cute card!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Cute holiday card! ;o)

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Cute card!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Jessica Griffin said...

awwww!! Adorable card!! xo

Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful card!! LOVE that you are already thinking of the holidays!

Nicki S said...

What a super cute card!!!

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