Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Hop


Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda! I was on the Phindy's Place DT with Linda, and what a wonderful crafty and kind lady she is!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

If you've arrived from Linda's blog you are in the right spot. The full hop list is below, so you won't get lost. Here is the card I created for Lauryn, using a From the Heart Stamps image called Faithful Friends Hope Floats. Faith has created a special image for the hop available and donated a prize, too. So make sure to check out the Lots of Love for Lauryn blog and leave a comment for a chance to win some great prizes, and also check out the gorgeous images available for a donation! And most importantly create and send a card to this precious little girl and keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.



Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.

Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 

Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross http://cardartetc.blogspot.com/
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 

Thanks for stopping by today, now hop over and see what Melissa has created. Hope you will take some time and send a card to Lauryn and her family.

My sketch today comes from Krafyhands April sketch challenge:



Card Recipe:
Ink: printer
Paper: Copic xpress, PTI Summer Sunrise, PTI Hibiscus Burst, American Crafts Dear Lizzy prints
Extras: copics, stickles, sewing machine, nesties, dimensionals, MS butterfly punches, rhinestones, Verve die
 

37 comments:

Olga said...

Gorgeous, love the sketch and the name of your blog........I'll be back!!!!

vinita jain said...

A lovely gesture and such a cheerful card!!! Good to be a part of this.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Fantastic card for one sweet little girl!

Colleen Holmes said...

Super sweet card! Love the bright and cheerful colors! She will love it:)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Kathy! I love the papers, sweet image and uplifting sentiment! They will love receiving it!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh my how sweet - love the image, the layout and the sentiment - perfect for this little sweetie.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Kathy, this is such a sweet card with a precious image! hasn't Faith drawn some adorable ones lately?! love the one she did for Lauryn, too. 'hope' is such a powerful word, and for you to have it highlighted will help the family on this difficult journey. thank you for all you have done! :)

Syl'sNotes said...

Such a sweet card, love the touch with the butterflies!

Joan said...

Perfect card..so sweet and uplifting. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this heartfelt experience

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, love that image, so cute, and all the beautiful papers.
Love the sentiment too!
Hugs,Sandra

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful card design. I love it. And, this afternoon I will be making one for that little precious myself. I will be praying for her and the family too.

Nana Griffin said...

I will be making a card later today for the sweet Lauryn.

ThePurplePlace said...

Cute as can be -- what a wonderful card and a lovely post.

Thanks for being part of this amazing team of bloggers who all wanted to help this dear family

Hugs to all,
Lisa

Charlene Mitchell said...

Very sweet card!

Lori said...

Very sweet, fun image!

Shirley said...

First, Kathleen, I have to tell you I love the name of your blog!!! Makes me smile! Your card is adorable and Lauryn will love it too!

Duh Me, here I checked everybody’s link but mine. It is wrong on everyone’s blog. It is showing as: http://cardartetc.blogspot.com/ and you get “Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.” The correct link is:

http://cardartetc.blogspot.com

Hugs,

Vicki Dutcher said...

Adorable card!

Patti J said...

What a beautiful card, Kathy, and such a wonderful sentiment. Thanks for sharing - it's been fun hopping with you today!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Beautiful card, and God bless you and your fellow crafters for all your doing for this family. May God Bless and keep them in his arms.
Linda K.

Emily Thubbron said...

Your card is so sweet. I love the combination of patterned papers and the way you highlighted the word hope in your sentiment. Fabulous. I'm sure Lauryn is going to love it.

Emily T.

Jennie said...

This is adorable!! Thanks so much for joining this Card Drive hop and spreading the word!!

Patti P. said...

This is gorgeous, love this set by Faith. Your coloring is wonderful and loving those layers. Thanks for being part of this hop and showing your support for Lauryn and her family.
God Bless you, hugs....

Cornelia W said...

Oh, what a cute card - Lauryn will love it! That blog hop is just such a great idea! I wanted to contribute, so I made a card for her, that I just have posted on my blog and mailed it out today
http://fun-stamping.blogspot.com/2014/04/card-drive-for-lauryn-with-paper.html

Carol L said...

What a sweet little card, complete with pretty stitching and an encouraging little sentiment! Perfect for Lauryn!

buggin2stamp said...

Such a bright cheerful card. Sure to make her smile.
Melissa

Edwina said...

I love your card. It is so cheerful and pretty. It will appeal to a small child. Love the layout you used. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Cheri said...

Oh, I just love this!

Cara Malmrose said...

Love your take on the sketch and the colors are so happy! Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in something so awesome and come away with Inspiration in more ways than one!
XX Cara XX

Imke said...

Kathy, this is such a lovely card ! The different layers and DP - just great. At least the image - perfect for sweet little Lauryn.

CG said...

Gorgeous! Love the bright colors & patterns and the stitching. Certain to give a lot of smiles. Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. Best to you & yours, CG

Theresa said...

Love your bright and cheerful card, Kathy! Lauryn will love it!You ladies are so wonderful for what you are doing for Lauryn and her family.

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card, beautiful image. I love it and love what you are all doing for Lauryn. Making her a card today.

Beth said...

a real beauty.

Jennyfer L said...

She's beautiful Kathy and I love that little bow.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous card...love the color combo!

Jenn Zeeb said...

What a sweet card, for a super GREAT cause!

stampqueen said...

Adorable card!!!