Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swimming For Katie

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.

Here is my card for Katie. I can't even begin to understand what she is going through. I hope all these cards and cheer will lift her spirits and show her just how loved she is!!!

This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a digi 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.

Here are all the items available for sale...
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. 

Ashley Harris

Clare Buswell

Jessica Diedrich

Lisa Somerville

Charlene Merrick

Eva Dobilas

Judy Rozema

Sharon Doolittle

Tifany DeGough

Windy Robinson

Ashley Cannon Newell

Connie McCotter

Heidi Van Laar

Karen Maldonado

Lori Craig

Melissa Phillips

Tosha Leyendekker

Amy Kolling

Angela Thomas

Angelica Suarez

Angie Blom

Becky Oehlers

Betty Wright

Bev Gerard

Brenda Weaver

Carolyn King

Chari Moss

Charlene Driggs

Claire Brennan

Corinna McGregor

Craft Critique

Karen Hunsaker (Rubbernecker Stamps Designer)

Keely Yowler

Kelly Schirmer

Keri Lee Sereika

Kim Hughes

Kimber McGray

Kittie Caracciolo

Kristin Eberline

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


Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautifully done Wendy. Love that little touch of tulle. It give her such a feminine touch.

~amy~ said...

ahhhh...the tulle is a wonderful girly touch!

Jingle said...

Beautiful card, Wendy!!!

Rose Ann said...

This is just darling, Wendy!! I LOVE the tulle!!

i {heart} papers said...

Love the tulle! Thanks for helping! Please remember to upload and tag swimkatie for online galleries! Thank you!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I love your pretty colors and the tulle! Beautiful card!

Karin said...

Sweet card for a worthy cause! Love the tulle and the circle shape :)

Karin said...

Sweet card for a worthy cause! Love the tulle and the circle shape :)

Nichole Bryant said...

love the touch of tulle!

Lisa Lara said...

This is just the sweetest Wendy. Love the Tulle. That is perfect. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

So pretty! I love the tulle! Thanks for spreading the word and helping Katie!

MissScrapAlot said...

SUPER SUPER CUTE!!!!! TFS!!!! Hugs and prayers her way!!!!!!