Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile blog hop

OVER $2500 IN PRIZES FOR THE HOP!

I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from Lindsay'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 prizes!

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 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 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, Nicole 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.

I'm sharing a card today that I sent a very dear friend for her birthday using the super cute scooter from Scootin' By...



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

I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is Aga’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.






133 comments:

  1. Like the white ink on black superimposed over the colors. Has a great feel about it.

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  2. Ohhh, I love that white inked scooter on the black background.

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  3. Adorable card, Leigh Ann!

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  4. Love, love, love your card!

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  5. A girl after my our heart.. I just love this little scooter and perfect sentiment :)

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  6. This is so much fun! Love the white/black with side panels of color. You are always so creative!

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  7. Love the black and white with the bright colors. Love that scooter stamp, too!

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  8. I just love this fun card Leigh Ann! The white on black is always fab!

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  9. So CUTE! Love the black, white, and bright!

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  10. Great colors on this very clever card.

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  11. great work ..
    hugs
    mallika

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  12. Nice card.white on black looks great!

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  13. What a cute set, love the chalk board feel of the white ink on black.

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  14. Really like how the black center is framed by the colored prints. Lots of fun!

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  15. Cute! Love the white ink on black cardstock.

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  16. Great fun colours, love the white on black!

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  17. great cause...cute card

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  18. Love the Card. I have never thought to use the white ink for stamping the image on black Hmmmm Thanks for sharing today. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  19. what a fun and great card.. Love the image on black..
    I "heart" Julie.. and donated! HUGS

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  20. What a beautiful card! I love it!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  21. Super cute card. Great image and sentiment!

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  22. How fun. I love the scooters.

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  23. Great scooter stamp! How cute!

    ~Vanessa W

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  24. Love the colors you chose for your card.

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  25. Hello Leigh Ann! your blog is so sweet and your card is really pretty! :D I'm happy to drop by . Have a lovely weekend!

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  26. I love the stamping on the black! I need to try that! Thanks for joining us!

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  27. Great colors and greeting!

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  28. such an adorable card with all those scooters, Leigh Ann! think they are on their way to Starbucks?! tee hee!

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  29. This is FANTASTIC! I love the strips of colored and festive paper and the scooter is super duper ADORABLE!

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  30. I love how the red just pops on this card!

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  31. Such a fun, bright card!

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  32. very cute card and great colors!

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  33. Cute! The scooter looks like it's on a chalkboard!

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  34. The white on black is really great!

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  35. Leigh Ann...thank you so very much for being a part of this hop...I enjoy your design work so much and am so happy that we serve over at SSS together...here's to a fabulous weekend!

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  36. So cute! I love the white stamped on black.

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  37. What a fun birthday card!!

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  38. great card design, those scooters look fab!

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  39. cute card - love the scooter stamp!!

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  40. Thanks for sharing. I love the white stamped on black.

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  41. The scooters are so much fun stamped in white on black, then paired with those colourful papers. Fun!

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  42. Love it! The scooters always make me smile :)

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  43. Oh how CUTE, LOVE the white on black!

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  44. What a wonderful card, thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

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  45. Very sweet bday card! Just love the scooters!

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  46. I love the white scooter stamped on the black paper! Great card!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  47. ooh love the white ink on the black cardstock! so cuties!
    ox
    Lauren
    onestorydown.com

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  48. Very cute card! And what a grand thing you're doing!

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  49. Thanks for sharing your card with us!

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  50. Fun scooter card Leigh Ann - love the opposing polka dots surrounding the scooters as well! Great to be part of the hop with you. Fiona (madebyfee)

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  51. Cute card! I too like the white on black!

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  52. I love the white scooter on black, v.pretty

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  53. As usual, I love your use of bright bold colors, this design is fabulous!

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  54. great card, love the scooters.

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  55. a very sweet card. Love the scooter.

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  56. Cute cute card! I love red and black together!

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  57. Thank you Leigh Ann for helping my mom!

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  58. What a cute card!! Love all the scooters scootin by! ;o)

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  59. super cute card! love the scooters ;)

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  60. fabulous card- love the colors!

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  61. How cute! I love the chalkboard look of the stamping and the cheerful colors!

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  62. Cute card! Love the colors!
    DeniseB

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  63. Sooooooooo...Adorable!
    Thank you for sharing♥
    Hugss and Blessings,
    KimberlyRae

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  64. Great CArd love the white on black something i have yet to achieve is the white ink not being absorbed into the card stock. TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  65. Fun skooter stamp and sentiment.

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  66. Oh what a sweet cute card!

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  67. just a darling card!

    Sandy :)

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  68. how super cute are those vespas :-) i want one LOL!!!

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  69. Love the white ink! Very cute!

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  70. What a fun way to incorporate the scooter into a birthday card!!

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  71. What a cute card to celebrate the importance of this hop for Julie. Bravo!

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  72. Isn't it fun to be a part of such a good cause!

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  73. So cute! LOVE the white on black - looks like a chalkboard!

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

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  74. Oh, this is adorable! I absolutely love it!

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  75. Oooh... love the scooter on the black paper!!! What a super cute card!!!

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  76. Such a wonderful thing you're all doing for Julie! Adorable card, Leigh Ann!

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  77. Such a cute scooter card & such a great cause!

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  78. Cute stamp, love the white on black chalkboard effect. great color/pattern combos too. Thank you.

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  79. Very cute card! Great color combo!

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  80. What a cute little card!

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  81. What a fun, fun card! Love the way you stamped the scooter on black card stock!

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  82. 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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  83. Great card! I love the white on black, it makes me think of a chalkboard!

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  84. supper cute. love the scooter paper. the colors work. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  85. What an adorable card! Love the scooter. :D

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  86. Cute card, love that stamp set!

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  87. Great project! I'm totally scrap lifting the scooter dp!

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

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  89. way to go leigh ann another excellent card

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

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  91. LOVE IT!!!! SENDING HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!
    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  92. That scooter is too cute!

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  93. What a cute card! The scooter is adorable!

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  94. Love the colors on this card!

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

    Wendy K
    Chicago

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  96. you said it yourself this card is super cute. TFS

    Lisa G
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
    lkgra@hotmail.com

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  97. Such a fun card, I love the white on black background, really cute!

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  98. very coooool! love that black background!

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  99. "scootin"... that's so darned cute!

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  100. Cute card! LOVE the scooter and the polka dots!!

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  101. Love the contrast of black and white with colors.

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  102. Awe those scooters look so cute!

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  103. SUPER duper cute! I LOVE that black on white--and I LOVE those papers! FAB job!

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  104. Cute card!! Love the colors and the paper on the left is so fun!!

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  105. What a CUTE card!! =) I LOVE the details and the colors that you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  106. Great card, Leigh Ann! Love the white ink and bright colors!

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  107. Happy paper, happy card!!! The white looks great :>)

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  108. Darling!! I love the blackboard look with the scooter!!

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  109. This card is so fun! I love the chalkboard look of it...thank you!! It's still sitting on my little table next to my seat on the couch so I can look at it every day ;o)

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