Monday, October 3, 2011

Birthday Bash continues and an important announcement


Hello!  Thank you for a wonderful kickoff to our birthday celebration.  Today and we’ll be celebrating over on Facebook with giveaways and contests for people who get their friends to like us.  Tuesday there’s a BIG Facebook event so be sure to stop in.  The code 3bday is valid for 20% off through Friday.

In the meantime, I’d like to draw your attention to this little graphic.  I am honored and humbled to be hosting/sponsoring a giant blog hop and fundraiser for my friend, Katie Renz

Over 125 TOP DESIGNERS hopping to support our friend and stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling gastric cancer. Exclusive stamp & digis will be available for sale with 100% of the profits going to Katie and her family. Direct donations are also being accepted on the top left side of my blog.

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.

Her post reminded me of Finding Nemo: “Don’t give up! Just keep swimming! Keep swimming…just keep swimming…” because that was the only way to survive and escape from the fisherman’s net. When Becky Oehlers (she designed the adorable image) and I chatted about this, it seemed like a good route to go and to just encourage Katie to “Keep swimming” for her own survival, just like the fish. The little octopus reminds me of a cheerleader pom-pom too, which is also encouraging.

Marianne (the Copic Queen) has also donated a digi that will be for sale.

A master hop list will be posted on October 10. The hop will be spread over 3 days but the stamp and donation link will be available beyond that.

More details will be posted on this page and I will of course be sharing information as it gets closer.

Feel free to snag the graphic and post it yourself to help spread the word!  Thank you!

1 comment:

Melanie said...

She is the second young mother I've heard of today that this cancer has struck, scary times! Pls wish her well from me, Aussie hugs, Mel McK xx