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.