Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop!!
If you've arrived here from Monika Davis' blog M.A.D Stamper then you are at the right place!! If not, you probably want to  start at the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop's Blog so you don't miss out on all the awesome blogs AND more chances to WIN!
Totally Stampalicious is very proud to be part of this fabulous Blog Hop to help out a fellow stamper!! Please read on to find out WHY we are all doing this!




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. (look to the top left of our side bar) Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.

Now here are a few fun and fabulous creations from some of our incredible Stampalicious Design Team Members!!
Jessica Griffin using our Bugaboo Brats - Best Buds set!
Laurie Clout had some fun with Chester Platypus from our Sylvia Zet Line
And here are a few from yours truly, Joycelyn Pelkey! This is Deacon Swing!
And the oh-so-sassy Road Trip Stella!


Thanks so much for HOPPIN' by! Now it's time to hop on over to Nicki's Blog Dream Create Inspire! Be sure to leave a comment for another chance to WIN one of the many prizes available and, if you can, please give a donation so we can help bring Julie's smile back!!!
If you run into any hiccups along the way, just head back over to the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog where you will find the complete line up!!

65 comments:

  1. Totally adorable cards! Love each one!

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  2. such cute creations.. that platypus made me smile :)I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  3. Thank you so much for supporting OJS!! I love the teams cards, and had so much fun coloring those adorable bugaboos!! xo

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  4. totally cute cards!!! love the paper piecing on the card in the last one.

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  5. what a great group of cards to have created for this event. all of them are great!

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  6. 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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  7. Great group of cards! Really love the little floral car :o)

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  8. What a great collection of fun cards! And I love Stella's pattern paper car! LOL! I am starting to feel like the kids now, though....are we there yet? Julie is such a fortunate gal to have so many friends out here!

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  9. Great cards Ladies. I love the last one with the places to go!!! Linda Harris

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  10. Super cute cards! Thanks for the inspirations!

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  11. Cute cards I am a new follower.

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  12. These cards are so stinkin cute! The bugaboo stamps are adorable!!! Thanks for giving support to Julie!!! :D

    ~Vanessa W

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  13. These cards are all fabulous! Love them ALL!!!

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  14. All cards are beautiful, love the coloring

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  15. great cards. love all the colors.

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  16. These are all such lovely cards!!

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  17. OMGoodness, this are totally CUTE!!

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  18. Thanks for supporting Julie, Your dt cards are wonderful!

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  19. very cute cards!!!! thanks for the fun inspiration!

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  20. what a lovely collection of cards, thanks for your support for Julie!

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  21. Awesome creations ladies!! Thanks for supporting Julie!!!!

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  22. These are all adorable! Great job!

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

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  23. ahhh the brats are soooo cute!

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  24. Really cute cards.. Nice bright colors.

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  25. The Best Buds stamp is so cute!

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  26. Great cards!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  27. Thanks so much to the DT for creating some inspiring projects for the hop! Fiona (madebyfee)

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  28. These are all so fun!!! Great cards!

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  29. These are adorable! I love that Platypus how cute!

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  30. Love the cards, great colors, and humor. thank you.

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  31. 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
    dopey423@aol.com

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  32. LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  33. Fun group of cards! Thanks for sharing :)

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  34. What a sweet group of cards! Your coloring and piecing is fantastic!

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  35. That platypus card made me smile! So cute!

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  36. The platypus card is just delightful. Thanks for the inspiration.
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  37. very cute cards - certainly will bring on a smile!

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  38. What adorable cards--the colors are so festive!

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  39. what a great group of cards they are all so cute!!! 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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  40. Terrific cards! It's amazing to see the outpouring of love for Julie.
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  41. What a great set of cards! Such fun images and great colouring too!

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  42. Such a cute cards for such a great cause!

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  43. Super cute cards! Love the coloring!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  44. Fantastic card! I love your coloring!

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  45. Thanks for highlighting some great cards!

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  46. Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! All the cards are great!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  47. What a great collection of fun cards! And Stella's pattern paper car is so great. Julie is such a fortunate gal to have so many friends out here!

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