Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Color Throwdown #124 for Katie Renz

Today’s Color Throwdown is being dedicated to Katie Renz. If you don’t know Katie, (you should – she’s an AMAZING stamper) please, please take a few minutes to go to her blog and read her story. Katie was very recently diagnosed with Stage IV Gastic cancer. She’s married to Kevin and they’ve got 3 little boys (the twins, Nate & Will, aged 5 and Hunter, aged 10) and had this bombshell drop on them right before Christmas. She is currently undergoing chemo, which is her only option.

So, today’s CT is dedicated to her and I would like to urge each and every one of you to encourage her and send her a card. If you would like to send her a card, you can leave me a comment with your email and I’ll send it to you. For those of you who (honor system) commit to sending her a card, you will be eligible to win some prizes, donated both by me and by the members of the CT team.

swatch124There are also two other ways you can help Katie. If you’d like to donate cash – any amount will help – for her mounting medical bills, Craft Critique has set up a fund here. Really, just $5 would be amazing. If all of my subscribers, Google followers, customers, sent in just $5, we could raise thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars for her and her family.

The other way is to visit Jak’s blog. She’s set up a digi fundraiser and you can get all the details here.

I know this community is an amazing bunch of people. Won’t you please help?

My card today uses the upcoming Mint Motif set (available starting Friday) called Sweet Hearts. I also used a piece of the new BG Hopscotch paper, oval Nesties, Icicle Stickles, Copics, Classic Scalloped Petite Borderabilities, and some brown faux suede and light fuschia faux suede ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please go read Katie’s blog and send her a card of encouragement! Thank you.


Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, you were SO right! The Hopscotch paper goes so well with these colors! Darling card, Kate! Thanks for helping us out with this special event!

LeAnne said...

Sweet card! I LOVE that DP! Yummy! Thanks for your help this week on CTD!

Jnett's Place said...

I think the pie is a must have. Great for paper-piecing. You go girl!

Laura Pryor said...

Thanks so much for joining us this week. Adorable card!! I'm so glad we could all rally around Katie this week!

Broni said...

Kate, thanks so much for joining us and supporting this worthy cause. Your card is adorable.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Hi Kate!
Your card is adorable! I'm excited for your New Release!
I have been following Katie's story and I would Love to send her a card. Could you e-mail me her address?
Thanks so much.
Oh and those digi's that Jak is offering are adorable! Just waiting for payday! :)

Glenda said...

Such an adorable card! The patterned paper is perfect!

Tammy said...

Love this!

Kristin Bueter said...

What a delightful, happy card ♥ Your papers are perfect for the challenge! Thank you for helping us to send prayers and warm thoughts Katie's way :]

Lori said...

So sweet! The Hopscotch paper colors are just perfect for the challenge colors.