Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swimming for Katie Renz, Blog Hop and Fundraiser!

From October 10-12, I am honored to be included in a group of wonderful stampers who will be joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz.  Katie is currently battling stage 4 gastric cancer, and her story started just before Christmas last year. This young, beautiful, healthy, and vibrant mother of 3 was suddenly diagnosed with  inoperable cancer, virtually overnight. Her first post about it is HERE. The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post HERE.

The exclusive (and adorable!) octopus 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 from the sale of these images go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family. Katie, her husband Kevin, and her three young sons need our help and support. In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both donated digis that are for sale, as well! 

Here are all of the items that are available for sale.

Information central is HERE. Direct donations are also being accepted!  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.

I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation! 
When your image arrives, be sure to post a project to your blog or online gallery and spread the word about this fund for Katie!

If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:

Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

The following is a list of everyone who has projects posted today. I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate.  Thanks so much!


Julie Ebersole said...

LOVE the way you translated the ocean waves! So fabby, Kelly!!!

i {heart} papers said...

Love your waves and the piecing! Thanks for helping! Please remember to upload and tag swimkatie for online galleries! Thank you!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Outrageously CUTE, Kelly! I love how you did the waves.

Nichole Bryant said...

Pretty card - love the 'waves'

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely adorable Kell. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

Joan B said...

love that gingham!!

Ashley Newell said...

Super cute! I love the half circles! Thanks for spreading the word and helping Katie!

MissScrapAlot said...

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