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Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation: Julie's Smile

Hello and welcome!!! If you came here from Lee Murphy's blog you're on the right track!



The creative blogging community is coming together today and through the weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae. You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies including The Twinery, Lil' Inker Designs and so many more.

Julie does so much for our companies and now it is time for her friends to help her out in return.

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 a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she have 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 the generous friends & sponsors of the OJS hop 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, HERE is a link to a donation page I've set up here on the Lil' Inker blog. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.

Lil' Inker Designs is making a dontation on behalf of our design team and we have contributed almost $150 in prizes which you can WIN! Winners will be selected from commenters AND generous donators.

For today I have two projects to share with you made using some of Lil' Inker's most popular products. Have a peek...

Sentiment Flags Decorative Banner...which was SO FUN and EASY to make and looks adorable hanging in my office.



Pinwheel Thank You Treat Holder....this is a flat bottom treat holder which actually stands on its own and opens to reveal peppermint treats. It would be the most perfect baby shower or party favor don't you think?



You can find these products Sentiment Flags and Pinwheels and MORE all at our brand new website HERE!

Alrighty, I'm going to send you on your way. The next several stops on the hop will be to the blogs of the Lil' Inker Designers. You're in for a real TREAT! Have fun checking out SARAH JAY'S BLOG!!!! Don't forget to comment or donate to win one of over $2500 in prizes! And for a complete list of companies sposnoring the hop's events, click HERE.

Thank you in advance for your help and support of our friend, Julie Ranae!

Thanks for stopping by!

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70 comments:

  1. LOVING that pinwheel! Super cute card!

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  2. That banner is fabulous, Laura!

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  3. LOVE this card Laura! Fantastic banner and oh that pinwheel! Fabulous!

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE that pinwheel card.. so pretty! I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  5. Great banner and what a bright and cheery pinwheel. Thanks!

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  6. Cute banner, Laura!!! Great treat box, too. I used your mini pinwheel die for my cards on this hop today. LOVE IT!!!

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  7. hello ..
    wonderful job
    hugs
    mallika
    would love if you will visit my blog too
    mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
    www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com
    amazing work .. i will case it fer sure

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  8. Lovely banner and the pinwheel is super cute as well!!

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  9. That pin wheel goodie box is a winner as is the banner. Love them

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  10. A banner would sure brighten up my space...hmmm...thanks for the project ideas!

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  11. Oh so much fun..Love the bright colors and sweet pinwheel :)

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  12. Love the banner and pinwheels. Bright cheerful colors!!!! Linda Harris

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  13. Oh gosh, those are TOO cute! Live all of those sentiment flags and the pinwheel treat holder is fantastic. Really great projects! I might just have to make one or both of those!!

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  14. So lovely, love the treat bag

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  15. Love the banner! and your pinwheel is darling! Love the white with red polk-a-dot ribbon and how it matches the paper on the pinwheel! Great tie in!:D

    ~Vanessa W

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  16. great treat holder card love the pinwheel

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  17. Such fab projects!! I am loving both the banner and the pinwheel card.

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  18. awww...lovin' your banner!!! Your pinwheel card is oh-so-a-dorable!!!

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  19. the pinwheel card is such fun, and so colourful, love the colourful bunting too

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  20. your projects are lovely. esp the banner! love it.

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  21. Love the banner and the cute card! So pretty!

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  22. Love them both - but that BANNER!!! SOOOO cute!!!

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

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  23. The card just looks like a huge hug to me, it's so whimsical!

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  24. Oh that banner need one for my office so cheery and bright! That pinwheel treat box is so adorable.

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  25. Awesome projects! I LOVE the pinwheel!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  26. Laura, I really like the patterns of paper you chose for this! There is nothing like a pinwheel to bring a smile!!

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  27. Laura your projects are fabby, and thank you for being such a generous donator to Julie's benefit :) Fiona (madebyfee)

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  28. Perfect card, Laura! Those patterned papers look fantastic!

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  29. Awesome projects, I love your pinwheel sooooo cute!

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  30. love the banner, might need to make one of those. and the pinwheel cards is wonderful. love the ribbon and bow reflecting the polka dots in the pinwheel. thank you.

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  31. That banner is something else. And the pinwheel card - oh, my, it is amazing. Love the colors, papers. Very cute.

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

    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  34. Wow...what a darling pinwheel!!! CUTE :)

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  35. That pinwheel is so cute! Great colors!

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  36. Super cute banner and card! Those pinwheels always make me smile.

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  37. Banners and pinwheels--nothing could be more fun! Love 'em both!
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  38. Adorable banner...I love love LOVE that pinwheel!

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  39. pinwheel card is just super - great colors and design - thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Ooooh! Both projects are so festive..your choice of paper is great!!

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  41. wow both your projects are terrific! I bought everything to make a fall banner and i'm so chicken i will mess it up i haven't started lol 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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  42. Such a cute card & banner for such a great cause!

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  43. GORGEOUS projects, especially the pinwheel one!

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  44. Wonderful idea - wouldn't that treat holder also be great at a hallowe'en party? Love the banner, too.
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  45. Love the pinwheel treat holder! The banner looks fun too! I am hoping that you show instructions on how to make the treat holder!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  46. Awesome! I love all of the happy colors!

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  47. Great projects! I really like your line of products.

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  48. love the banner! & the card is too cute :)

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

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  50. What a fabulous pinwheel! Great papers and super design!

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  51. Laura, I love your new banner!! And the pinwheel is gorgeous!!

    Jessica Griffin
    http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

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  52. so sweet! love the banner and the card!

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