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Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Card Drive Blog Hop!

Coffee of the Day - Maple Walnut

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!

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. 

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
Jennifer Scull Just Coffee Please…& Stamps & Ribbons & Paper YOU ARE HERE! :)
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 Card Art, Etc.
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 

The card I have made for Lauryn uses an image offered by Claire Keay of Jellypark for a donation to the family.  Claire drew this from an actual photo of Lauryn! isn't that so cool! there are more images in the set if you are interested. Several other artists donated digital images, too, so be sure to check out the Lots of Love for Lauryn blog to see them all featured.

I won't go into a lot of detail about the products on my card. if you would like more info, please either leave a message in the comments or send me an email. don't want to take up too much of your time in case you are trying to stop by other blogs today.

thank you for popping in! and please consider helping out this family if at all possible. :)

I do have a small prize to offer to anyone who would like to enter. I am keeping it light in weight so that it can be sent anywhere in the world. one randomly chosen winner will receive not only this Spellbinders Corner Sprigs Shapeabilities die, but some ribbons, flowers, and other little goodies! add your entry through our friendly Mr. blue froggy! you only have until the end of today! I will announce the winner tomorrow!

*Inlinkz tool removed per new privacy laws since all prizes have been claimed. thank you for your understanding. :)

Your Next Stamp - inspiration or sketch (sketch)
Aud Sentiments - sentiment for a friend
Hobbybook - 2 or more die cuts (Spellbinders & Cheery Lynn)
Crafty Hands - anything goes
Whimsy Inspires - anything goes
Stamping Chef - anything goes
Crafty Bloggers - die cuts or embossing (there is embossing on the top large, lace die)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper
WAW - anything encouraging goes
TTCRD - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Hobbycutz - bingo: die cut, button, bling (stickles & shimmerz)


Olga said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is such a fantastic image, that I can see why we were drawn to create with it. You have made a beautiful card!

Theresa said...

Jennifer, love your beautiful card for Lauryn! You ladies are doing a wonderful event for her family. Will be mailing a card soon.

vinita jain said...

Beautiful layout using this adorable image. A great effort for a good cause. Good to be a part of this.

Colleen Holmes said...

Gorgeously done!! Love the designing and pretty colors. Lauryn will love it!

Sandra van Blaricum said...

gorgeous card Jennifer!!
I hope a lot of people will join!!

ThePurplePlace said...

You my friend, are the Angel and I'm so grateful to your for coming up with this wonderful idea!!!

I know I won't make it to ALL the blogs in one day, but I there was NO way I would miss out on being here!

Big Hugs,

Carla S. said...

This is such a precious card for Lauryn, Jennifer! She will love it!

Renee Butchart said...

What a lovely card for a beautiful little girl. Such a wonderful thing this group of ladies is doing!
Hugs, Renee

Judy Woodland said...

Very sweet card - Lauryn will love it!

Kathy said...

Your card is delightful Jennifer. Love the colors and beautiful watercoloring, so pretty.

Nana Griffin said...

I am going to be making a card as soon as I get through the hop. Will keep her and the family in my prayers.

ursula Uphof said...

A lovely card with such an adorable image. May you be blessed for all you have done for this drive. Hugs, Ursula

Charlene Mitchell said...

So precious Jennifer! And I love today's coffee!!

Shirley said...

Wow, Jennifer, what a really cute and pretty car! I love the border you gave your image and the sentiment is so true of Lauryn!

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


vivie said...

very cute!! thanks for joining us at hobbybook

Patti P. said...

Hi Jennifer, your card is lovely. Love the way you colored this image and those tufts of grass. Love all of the layers. This is such a beautiful image. Hope you are feeling some better, I know this has been a busy, hard two weeks for you and I appreciate all you have done even in the face of adversity. You were such an integral part of this project, thanks!!!
May God Bless, hugs....

Penny said...

Just beautiful, Jen, and so very sweet of you to do this! :^) Really love the pretty design & details!
Hugs, Penny

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Jennifer! You will certainly bring some smiles! I've enjoyed hopping together today!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Your card is fantastic. I love the papers you used and that image is wonderful looks so much like Little Lauryn. God bless you for doing this for her. And may God Bless her and her family.
Linda K.

Emily Thubbron said...

Your card is beautiful. I'm sure that Lauryn is going to love it.

Emily T.

Jennie said...

Adorable card Jennifer and LOVE the papers you used. Thanks so much for your help for this Card Drive!!! Blessings...

Cheri said...

Absolutely adorable, Jennifer.

Carol L said...

A perfect little card for a precious little girl! So sweet!

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and coloring !!

CG said...

This is so amazing...I keep seeing new and wonderful things everytime I look at it! That border is amazing... is it embossed and inked? Did you use a 3D paste? I just want to touch it LOL! Certain to give a lot of smiles. Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. Best to you & yours, CG

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful card.

Edwina said...

Hi Jennifer, I love your card! It is so pretty and just right for a little girl. I love your die/embossing you did. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Anita said...

What a supper cute card! I love your coloring!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

A delightful card and a sweet image .

Amanda said...

Hi, Beautiful card and great layout to your card. Thankyou for joining us at TSC. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Amanda

Saints Rule! said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us this week at Word Art Wednesday! Hope to see you again!

Jennyfer L said...

This is gorgeous and sweet Jenn! Thanks for playing with Hobbybook.

Beth said...

beautiful card.

Josephine said...

This is so pretty!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

A beautiful card for a sweet little girl. Sending prayers to her. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hands Challenge.

Shell B. said...

Super cute card, sweet image & wonderful design!
Glad you joined us for the Challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

beautiful card!

Jenn Zeeb said...

I love your cards, and what a GREAT cause.

Hugs, Jenn Zeeb

stampqueen said...

Such a cute card - lovely image too!!!

Margaret said...

Such an adorable card. Such a touching story I'll be sure to keep sweet Lauryn in my prayers. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck! Maggie - DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is such a sweet card!

Thank you for participating in the OSAAT Challenge! I hope you'll play along again soon!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x

Joanne Hood said...

This is a lovely card.

Thanks for joining in the fun over at CraftyHands Challenge.

Good luck


Jo x Dt x

Grandma Bonnie said...

I've seen this request and i think this is a wonderful glad you could share with us at YNS, thank you!