Friday, 7 October 2011

Hopping for Julie



Welcome to the fantastic event, a fabulous Blog Hop put together for our dear friend, Julie Murray! Thank you so much for taking part in this, special thanks to everyone who donated to the cause, or is planning to! You can find the "DONATE" button on my sidebar, as well as below:


Did you hop over here from Emily's blog? If yes, great! You're 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!”

If you're not familiar with the cause of this Blog Hop, let me 'splain...

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


Julie, this card is dedicated to you, sweetheart. I hope you'll be able to greet us with a broad smile soon, just as you always did :)

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Supplies: cardstock: white, SU! (River Rock); paper: Pink Paislee (365 Degrees); corrugated cardboard; stamps: Hero Arts (Truly Appreciated); ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa, Rhubarb Stalk), Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap); Liquid Pearls (Platinum Pearl); felt; Nestabilities Labels 18/Ovals; twine; border punch: EK Success; paper rose: Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon: AnnaBelle Stamps; velvet flower: Maya Road; PTI embossing plate

I used the SC353 sketch:



as well as the inspiration from Tuesday Trigger: Treat Yourself and The Ribbon Reel challenge #12 - Autumn Elegance.



Lastly, I'm entering this card into the Textured to Perfection Challenge in the Moxie Fab World :)

From here, you are to hop on over to Alice'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! Cheers,
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110 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS card!!! LOVE it! Made my donationt this morning...

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

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  2. WOW! Your card is absolutely breathtaking!

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  3. GORGEOUS card Chupa! LOVE those colors, so rich and lovely!

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  4. big, bold and beautiful -- like it very much.

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  5. Gorgeous, love the big stripy bow and felt label, lovely ytexture. Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Reel this week.

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  6. there is just so much beauty on your card! love it! :)

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  7. So pretty, love all the different textures/materials you used!

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  8. Look at all these fabulous layers, love that PTI impression plate.

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  9. This is simply stunning..love the colors and textures.. :)
    I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  10. Gorgeous, Chupa! I love all these intricate patterns and textures, and the rich Fall colors!

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  11. This is such a beautiful piece of work!!
    Hugs
    Laura

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  12. This card is so beautiful - full of wonderful colour & texture! Love it!

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  13. Fabulous card, Chupa! and blessings to you for being part of such a great cause :)

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  14. Gorgeous card and Layering on it. Thanks for sharing. Linda Harris

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  15. YUMMILICIOUS and BEAUTIFUL card!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE It!! TFS

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  16. Your card is definitely bursting with love & laughter! Gorgeous :o)

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  17. Love the colors and the dimensions! Amazing work!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  18. You always take the non-tradional color combos and make them look gorgeous! Here's to a very successful hop this weekend!!

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  19. I love how you've used so many different techniques in this card!

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  20. Beautiful card! Love the layers and texture!!!

    ~Vanessa W

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

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  22. Look at that wonderful bow! Very nice. You're very nice, too, to do this for a friend.
    Jean Cross

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  23. Chupa, your card us gorgeous as always!

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  24. beautiful card I am a new follower.

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  25. love your color choices, great card

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  26. love your color choices, great card

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  27. This is gorgeous!! I love the colors and the border punch.

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  28. Wow what a stunning card. Love all the layers!!

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  29. :) I'm glad you gave your post a different title too! Love this card, thanks so much for joining in the hop :) xx

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  30. Oh this is gorgeous! Loving the layers and that fantastic ribbon.

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  31. What a beautiful card love the colors, thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

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  32. Chupa - love all the layers and especially that yummy velvet flower! Gorgeous!

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  33. Gorgeous card with so many goodies...love it!!!

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  34. Really beautiful! I love how you use ribbon! :D Truly beautiful! Have a lovely weekend!

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  35. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us for the hop! Hugs, N. Rixon

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  36. Gorgeous, Chupa! Such a beautiful combination of colors and textures.

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  37. Awesome ribbon, lovely card.

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  38. Beautiful card -- what a fabulous mix of textures and colours!

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  39. This is absolutely STUNNING! Love it!!

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  40. what a pretty, pretty card! love it!

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  41. Wow! Your card is amazing! I love the flowers and the ribbon.

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  42. This is a delight,love the pretty ribbon!

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  43. Very pretty. Really like the unusual oval.

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  44. So gorgeous and I love all your layering it adds so much to the beauty of the card!

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  45. Just gorgeous! I love the colors and texture!

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  46. wow - so much colour and texture. Awesome card

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  47. Chupa this is so rich in colour, texture and yumminess! Fiona (madebyfee)

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  48. Yep that is one beautiful card! Wow!

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  49. That is the perfect bow!

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  50. This card is sooooooo gorgeous!!!

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  51. Wow, Chupa! What a gorgeous interpretation of the colors and sketch! I have a feeling Julie is going to adore this beautiful card!

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  52. Beautiful card- I love that orange ribbon!

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  53. Wow! SO many great details...thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  54. Love your interpretation of the SCS sketch. Pretty accessories really make this card. Thanks for the inspiration. :D
    Janet
    moosisk@hotmail.com

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  55. Beautiful card, love the colors. The dimension is wonderful woth the latering, bow, flower and twine. Thank you.

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  56. Stunning card Chupa, I love that orange grosgrain stripe ribbon! Thanks for playing along at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

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  57. Chupa, this card is so amazing! The ribbon is so gorgeously poofy - I love it!

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  58. Wow. Stunning colors and patterns.

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  59. I want to touch this card so badly! Beautiful!
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  60. Beautiful textures!! Love that ribbon!

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  61. Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Beautiful card too!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  62. 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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  63. LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

    wyme98@yaho..com

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  64. Very beautiful card! I love that patterned paper!

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  65. Beautiful texture on this card! Reminds me of a crisp fall afternoon!

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  66. absolutely gorgeous card- thanks for the inspiration!

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  67. Very Pretty card, love the colors.

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  68. wow what an amazing card! it is just breathtaking!!! 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

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  69. GORGEOUS card Chupa, the colours are beautiful!! Your work always is though!! :o)

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  70. The corrugated cardboard is a cool idea.

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  71. Fantastic card! I love all of the layers!

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  72. Pretty card! Great fall colors!
    DeniseB

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  73. such a charming card--as always:)

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  74. Beautiful card - Thank you for sharing!

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

    Wendy K
    Chicago

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  76. Pretty card! I LOVE all of the different fibers and textures you incorporated into the layout!

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  77. Holy heck Chupa... This is gorGous!

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  78. Chupa--your creations always blow me away--I LOOOOOOVE this! I LOVE your papers and I LOVE your bow and ribbon!! LOVE every detail!! You are amazing--thank you for being a part of this hop:)

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  79. I always like checking out your blog for inspiration Chupa, but his card is just SO beautiful!!!

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  80. Hey Chupa! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  81. Oh, how gorgeous Chupa. Every single elements are just perfect. :o)

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  82. Iwona...thank you so very much for being a part of the benefit blog hop. Your friendship through this creative journey has been so wonderful and I can't thank you enough for your support.

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  83. So bright and beautiful! I adore that bow!!

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  84. Such a gorgeous card, Chupa! :D

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  85. wow this is gorgeous the strips of cardboard and ribbon setup nice juxtaposition of soft floral pallet! it's moxie fab!!

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  86. Hey Chupa! Thanks for linking this up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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