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Monday, April 14, 2014

Blog Hop/Card Drive For Lauryn!

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… 

Here is a card I'm sending for Lauryn, I used a new stamp set to me Inky Antic's " Bug Eyed". I colored the image with Copic's, The DP and Card stock by Gina K. Designs and the dies are Spellbinders. Included in this cards is lots and lots of prayers for this sweet little girl and her sweet family!!

Enjoy the hop.

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 Card Art, Etc
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


Olga said...

super cute! They will love it!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I must look for this stamp set at my next show.... Inky will be there. This is so special, Geri. I bet she giggles!

Cheri said...

Geri, this is absolutely adorable! I love the image and your card is another "Geri work of art".

Carla S. said...

What a cute and creative card for Lauryn, Geri!

Glittered Paws said...

OMG - how cute is this - and the layout is perfect for a "bug". Very nice.

Jennifer Scull said...

I have not seen this Inky set before, but will definitely head over to the store now to look for it! so much fun!!! love the great border dies with it.

thanks for being part of the blog hop! :)

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Aw, this is so cute Geri!!
lovely image!

Colleen Holmes said...

Precious!! Love the bright and cheerful colors and so will Lauryn! The gresshooper is just too cute!
Thank you for helping make this hop successful!


Kathy said...

Such a fun border die, love that cut. And what a fun stamp and sentiment combo. Really adorable.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a super sweet and cute card you created for Lauryn. I have to get my thinking cap on now and create a fun and joyful card too that will bring her lots of smiles. Thanks for taking part and for the inspiration I got from hopping to all the places today. Well, time to get at that project for Lauryn now. You have a good day!

Charlene Mitchell said...

What a fun card - and such a sweet message!

ThePurplePlace said...

What a sweet and adorable card. I love the you colored up this cute little Praying Mantis, which is also the perfect little bug for this card. I have not seen one of those in a long time, but used to love finding them out in my backyard as a child.

Special thanks too for being part of this very Special Card Drive and Blog Hope.

We are all praying for Lauryn and I know she and her family will be very touched by your kindness and your talent!

Shirley said...

Your card is just so so so cute!! Lauryn is going to love the eyeballs and that cutie Praying Mantis too! I really like the edge part too!

Duh Me here, I checked everybody’s link but mine. It is wrong on everyone’s blog. It is showing as:

http://cardartetc.blgospot.com/ and you get:
“Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.”

The correct link is:

Hugs and thanks for your help with this, Geri. :-)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hi GF [insert wave] -- Very fun card!

Patti J said...

Cuteness, Geri! Lovin' those fun little eyeballs! Great card! Thanks for sharing - it's been fun hopping with you today!

Lori said...

Doesn't get any cuter than that!! Love it Geri!

Darcy Schroeder said...

Such a cute card for sweet Lauryn! She will love it!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What an adorable card it is so sweet. You guys are doing such a wonderful thing for this family.

Linda K.

Jennie said...

This is so cute Geri and LOVE that image!! Thanks so much for joining this Card Drive hop and spreading the word!!

Joan said...

Super cute! Love the open space.
Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this heartfelt experience.

Patti P. said...

Beautiful Geri, I love this image and your design. Such a happy card!
Thanks for your support in the card drive,
God Bless you, hugs....

Cornelia W said...

That card gave me a BIG smile - I bet it will give one to Lauryn, too! 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

Carol L said...

Inky Antics stamps seem to be made just to make kids smile! This one will do the trick! It's adorable and I love the wavy border. I chuckle every time I come here and see that fox on your chair!! Priceless!

buggin2stamp said...

What a perfect critter for your card.

Cara Malmrose said...

So cute! 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

Edwina said...

So cute! I love the curve border. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Geri- She will love these bright colors and darling image. You made such a cute card, and I am glad you joined in the hop!

CG said...

So funny yet so striking! I'm sure the whole family will get a big kick out of this! Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. Best to you & yours, CG

Beth said...

another adorable card so sweet.

Theresa said...

Great card....such a cute image. All you ladies are so wonderful for doing this great event for Lauryn and her family.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

oh my...love the green!

Jenn Zeeb said...

What a sweet card, for a super GREAT cause!

stampqueen said...

What a cute little grasshopper!!! Adorable card that I am sure Lauryn will love!!!

Pat said...

How cute is this! Would think that it would bring a smile to Lauryn's face as it did mine!