Sunday, October 9, 2011

Swimming For Kaite

 I have something very important to share with you all.  I jumped at the chance to participate in this blog hop.  This is something that just brought me to tears the moment I read her story.  I remember seeing the original post when Katie found out Last December.  Then just recently it was brought to my attention again.
Here are the details:

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 inoperable gastric cancer.  If you're not familiar with her, Katie’s cancer story started just before Christmas last year.  This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight.  A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer.  Her first post about it is HERE.  The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post HERE.

This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis 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 also donated digis that are for sale.  Direct donations are also being accepted.  Information central is HERE.  This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button. 

Keep Swimming Octopus
Peachy Clear stamp

$5.50 with free shipping

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp
$3.00 with instant download

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp with SVG cut file
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Mermaid DIGIstamp
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Ribbon Fish DIGIstamp and DIGIpapers
$5.00 with instant downloa
Katie Renz

****My internet is currently out.  I guess the Mediacom guy gave us a defective piece of equipment and I will have to wait until Wednesday to have service again.  I am at Panera just down the street typing this up.  I will check back from time to time to see if everything is going okay.  Please bear with me.

I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation.  The following is a list of everyone who has projects posted today.  I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate.  If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:
Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

AJ Otto
Carolyn Mustopa
Dawn Burnworth
Deb Felts
Gretchen Belknap
Jen del Muro
Julie Ranae
Kate - i {heart} papers
Kendra Wietstock
Lisa Johnson
Loretta Lock
Lori Tecler
Lynn Mercurio
Marianne Walker
Michele Gross
Stacy aka Twinshappy
Tracy Schultz
Debbie Olson
Cindy Lawrence
Cindy Haffner 
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Tammy Hershberger
Danielle Kennedy
Barbara Anders
Makiko Jones
Ashley N Newell
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry
Jen Tapler
Jenn Balcer
Jenny Chesnick
Jess Larsen
Jessica Knutsen
Jimmi Mayo
Joan Bardee
Joan Ervin
Julia Aston
Julie Day
Julie Ebersole

Thanks so much for stopping by,


~amy~ said...

super sweet the glitz...such a great event!

Unknown said...

Love your shimmery octopus!
Thanks for helping Katie!

True :D

Jingle said...

I LOVE the color! Fabulous!

cnelson said...

So fabulous! Thanks for sharing this awareness!

i {heart} papers said...

IT worked! Internet always goes out at the worst time! Love the sparkle. Thanks for helping!

lynn said...

such a great cause, heather:) off to hop--tfs:)

MissScrapAlot said...


Beate said...

Oh Heather, you rock! I LOVE your sparkly octopus! Perfect.
Hugs and smiles

Jessica Griffin said...

LOVE all the glitter!! xo I'll keep Katie and her family in my thoughts.

Jessica Griffin

ChristineCreations said...

The sparkle is awesome Heather! So cute!

NinaN said...

Beautiful card!

Ashley Newell said...

What a beautiful glittery octopus! I love this card! So pretty! Thanks for hopping to support Katie!

Deborah Frings said...

Heather - your blue sparkly octopus is just adorable! A lovely layout - a really pretty card!

Nichole Bryant said...

Love the shimmery octopus and all of the blue :)

Julia Aston said...

Love the blue sparkle on MS Octopus!

Keely Livings said...

I love your beautiful card, Heather! Sending love and prayers to Kate.

Lisa Lara said...

I love your Sparkle pus! Thank you for doing this for Katie!

Jessica Diedrich said...

WOW! This is gorgeous I LOVE the glittery octopus! Thanks for being part of such a wonderful cause and outpouring of support for our Katie!

Mona Pendleton said...

So sweet Heather!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!! Thanks for helping out Katie!!!

Lizscraps said...

this blue is lovely and the whole card is darling.

Vanessa Middleton said...

Darn, this is so CUTE! I love the colors and sparkle give it a special something extra!!!

Lori said...

I just love that sparkly octopus--so fabulous! Thanks for participating in the hop.

Unknown said...

Such a sweet card.. What a nice cause..

Hugs, Linda

Shawna said...

Very nice card!

~Olga said...

Another great creation, lovin' the glitter!

Jodi Collins said...

The sparkle is the PERFECT touch! I just ordered this stamp and can't wait for it to arrive!!!

Lana said...

This is beautiful Heather! Love the sparkly octopus and colors!



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