Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swimming for Katie Renz


From October 10-12 some of the best stampers are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer. If you're not familiar with her, 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 here.
This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a dig and SVG cut file. 100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family. Her husband Kevin and her three young children need our help and support. In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both also donated digis that are for sale. Direct donations are also being accepted.
Information central is HERE. Please visit to see all of these amazing digis and stamps :) {This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button}
Here is the card I made for today's hop!

I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation.


Below is a list of everyone who has projects posted today. I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate.
Ashley Harris

Clare Buswell

Jessica Diedrich

Lisa Somerville

Charlene Merrick

Eva Dobilas

Judy Rozema

Sharon Doolittle

Tifany DeGough

Windy Robinson

Ashley Cannon Newell

Connie McCotter

Heidi Van Laar

Karen Maldonado

Lori Craig

Melissa Phillips

Tosha Leyendekker

Amy Kolling

Angela Thomas

Angelica Suarez

Angie Blom

Becky Oehlers

Betty Wright

Bev Gerard

Brenda Weaver

Carolyn King

Chari Moss

Charlene Driggs

Cindi Bisson

Claire Brennan

Corinna McGregor

Craft Critique

Karen Hunsaker (Rubbernecker Stamps Designer)

Keely Yowler

Kelly Schirmer

Keri Lee Sereika

Kim Hughes

Kimber McGray

Kittie Caracciolo

Kristin Eberline

Wendy Price





If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:
Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913


Enjoy the WHOLE hop and have a fabulous day!


5 comments:

i {heart} papers said...

Love the bling. It looks like bubbles! Thanks for helping! Please remember to upload and tag with swimkatie. Thanks!

Nichole Bryant said...

Pretty card TFS!

Lisa Lara said...

I love the Octopi! Thank you for doing this for Katie.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is so pretty! I love how you did multiple stampings of the octopus! and the bling is CUTE! Thanks for spreading the word and helping Katie!

MissScrapAlot said...

SUPER SUPER CUTE!!!!! TFS!!!! Hugs and prayers her way!!!!!!

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