Operation Julie's Smile + A Card


Welcome!

    I am so happy that you could join us for a special blog hop, for a special lady, Julie Ranae Murray.
She is a bright sunshiny ray  in the paper-crafting community, and when I found out about this wonderful blog hop and was asked to participate, I definitely wanted to be involved. If you came here from Lynn Miller'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, I do hope you continue and see the lovely work of all the ladies involved.
     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 Murray 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 her teeth replaced at some point in the next five years, a decision  that was pretty easy to plan out. But, then it happened....she chipped her front tooth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them, and that it was his recommendation that she give in and have all her teeth removed very soon; but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so that her gums could begin to heal. He said that he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done, but when she called to make an appointment for the first set of impressions, his staff told her the amount of money that it would cost, and that the payments only applied to the the teeth that were extracted that day. So, this is how she has found herself in this situation-needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish it up, totaling $7000.
   Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation, and before Julie Ranae Murray knew it, the blog hop took flight! An organizer by trade, Julie Ranae Murray 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 all the work to be done.
    If there is anything that you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button ready for you to click on the left side bar of this blog. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500!

A thank you card for Julie! We all appreciate you and, were thankful to have you in our lives.

Don't throw away pieces of string! You can use them in your projects
to add a little dimension.
   

   I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the blog hop. Your next stop is Iwona Palamountain. Make sure to leave a comment here so that you can have a chance to win one of the amazing prize's up for grabs. If you can, please make a donation so that we can help bring back a new smile for our friend.

92 comments:

  1. Pretty card, and great use of scraps and string!

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  2. what a clever and unique card! :)

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  3. so fun! love the numbers
    I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  4. Love this fun arrangement of such interesting, eclectic elements! Makes you wanna just keep looking!

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  5. This is beautiful, I love the layering!
    Hugs
    Laura

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  6. What an awesome card. Great work !!!Linda harris

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  7. Great card! You have a really unique style :o)

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  8. I love all the details!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  9. If we all do a little, we can accomplish this! Great card, I am a huge lover of the clothes pins!!!

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  10. I love the string and clothespin. Very cute!

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  11. Such a beautiful card :)

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  12. I love your use of scraps and strings! Great Card, very inspiring!

    ~Vanessa W

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  13. 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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  14. What a great job of combining so many different elements. Thanks for your caring and kindness, too.
    Jean Cross

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  15. Lovely card lots of nice elements. I am a new follower. TFS

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  16. fabulously unique, emily! i just love your design and elements!

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  17. What a great card!! I love all the little elements you added (even the string).....great idea!!

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  18. A gorgeous card with lots of dimenson!!

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  19. What a fun card, love your embellies!

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  20. Beautiful card love the string and colors, thanks for sharing it.

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  21. Pretty card! So creative! Take care!!:-))

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  22. Truly amazing!!!!! WOW! :D
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. What a fun card! Thank you for participating in the hop! Hugs, N. Rixon

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  24. Love the different layers and card

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  25. love the detail, the little clothes pin is so sweet!

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  26. Great Card -- love how it is so bold and eye-catching using all these soft muted colors, the black background paper makes this POP. TFS

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  27. Oh no, now I have to save string, too, as well as everything else? :D It's worth it if it can result in such a beautiful card.

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  28. what a pretty card, I love the arrangement of it! super cute blog too :)

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  29. so pretty- love the tag

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  30. Awesome card! I love how you used the string!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  31. Wonderful work,fun card!!

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  32. I SO wish I could do beautiful collage-style cards like this. I love the way you've embellished the sentiment panel. So very pretty!

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  33. Very pretty and eclectic

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  34. So pretty and I love all the layers in it!

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  35. Very pretty, Emily! I love the string!

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  36. Great way to repurpose!

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  37. what a great card. So much texture.

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  38. oooh Emily I love all the little bits and pieces you've included on your card! Fiona (madebyfee)

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  39. What a beautiful card and great group of elements!

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  40. Love your card - very beautiful!!!

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

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  41. It looks so put together!

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  42. What a gorgeous card Miss Emily!!

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  43. Lots of elements put together perfectly! Awesome card!

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  44. I love the idea on all the little pieces and bits to add dimension, thank you.

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  45. This is a very creative card! Perfect for Julie - bet she'll love all the wonderful, fun details you've added!

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  46. Fun and festive! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Love your card! I like how you used scrap string. :D Thanks for sharing.
    Janet
    moosisk@hotmail.com

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  48. Stunning card! I love all the layers and colors! The clothespin is perfect!

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  49. Fabulous and fun card with so much to look at.

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  50. I love all of the different elements of this card :)

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  51. Awesome and bold - love it!
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  52. Oh wow! Every little detail is great!

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  53. Love this Emily! Those colors are just luscious, and the layout is amazing!!

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

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  55. What a great layout. Thanks for sharing.
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  56. 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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  57. LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

    wyme98@yaho..com

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  58. wow this is absolutely gorgeous.

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  59. wonderful card - thanks for the inspiration!

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  60. what a terrific card! I love how it is so whimsical 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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  61. Yay! Lovely card Emily, I must remember to keep string now, it looks fab!

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  62. Great card! I love all of the different elements to it!

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  63. what a very cool card! you are so creative! :)

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  64. Cool card! I love all your details!
    DeniseB

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

    Wendy K
    Chicago

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  66. Wonderful card. I love the creative use of string "bits".

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  67. Fun card! LOVE the embellies!

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  68. Simply stunning. Love.

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  69. Love the embellishments.

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  70. OH Em---this is SOOO fabulous! I LOVE the banners coming up from the frame--and I LOVE your stitching...love your thread and twine...LOVE the vellum...I LOVE everything about your card! You nailed this hop--SOOOOOOO amazing:) LOVE you!!!

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  71. I just love how different elements come together and make such a beautiful creation!!! So beautiful

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  72. stunning! thanks for the inspiration!

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  73. My dear Emily...thank you so much for your encouragement and support along the way and I am so very thankful that you were a part of this hop. It really is wonderful to make new friends and I am so glad that our paths crossed.

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