Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swimming For Katie Renz Blog Hop & Fundraiser!

I am absolutely honored and humbled to be a part of a community of designers who reach out from all over the world to connect with each other through paper crafting.   It is paper crafting that has joined us, and when one needs help, we all  join together and take paper crafting to a whole new level!  Katie, my prayers are with you and your family!   I am cheering you on!  Keep Swimming!

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

Keep Swimming Octopus
Peachy Clear stamp

$5.50 with free shipping

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp
$3.00 with instant download

Keep Swimming Mermaid DIGIstamp
$3.50 with instant download

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.  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


  1. Loving the turquoise and the sparkle. Darling card.

  2. A darling card is right, it took me by surprise (although it shouldn't have, your cards are always sweet) to see how feminine and sweet your card is. The touch of glitter, the big bow and the colors used are stunning.


  3. Love your coloring! Thanks for helping! Please remember to upload and tag with swimkatie. Thanks!

  4. Newest follower from MBC! Hope you can visit and follow me in return:)


    Kindly, refresh the page when the google friend connect does not appear:)

    Thank's and have a great day:)

  5. You even make an octopus look beautiful, Betty! Terrific coloring!

  6. This is gorgeous! I love the glitter and the big fluffy bow! So beautiful! Thanks for spreading the word and helping Katie!

  7. So sweet Betty! Lovin' all the shimmery detail!

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


  9. Love the octopus! I'm a new follower!


Thanks so much!

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