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!
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
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!