Friday, 7 October 2011

Operation Julie’s Smile Blog Hop

I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile.  If you came here from Leigh Ann Baird’s blog, then you are in the right spot.  If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog and take your time.



Here is Julie’s story:

“The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae. You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more. What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child. It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out. But then it happened… she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done... but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation… Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process… a total of $7000. Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight! Because she is an event organizer by trade, she has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done. It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon. If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button ready for you to click. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.”

There are 120+ people on the hop, so there could be a break somewhere in the chain but please bear with us! You have a complete weekend to get around to all the blogs to be eligible for prizes by leaving comments. And the prizes are outstanding! There are over $2500 in prizes donated by the very generous companies that will be drawn from the following:

1. from Blog Comments left
2. from PayPal Donation list
3. for Blog Hop Hosts

And here’s my card I made for Julie using stamps from “Sweet Tooth” set by Sweet Stamp Shop:

To the sweetest girl
To the sweetest girl

I'm linking this card up to the Moxie Fab World "Tuesday Trigger: Treat Yourself!" challenge and to the special OJS CAS challenge.


I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop!  The next stop is Geny Cassady’s blog.

Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so that you can have a chance at the amazing prizes up for grabs and if you can, please also take a minute and make a donation (see button on the sidebar). ANY amount is appreciated and ALL amounts are eligible for prizes. The most important thing is that we all can help bring back a new smile for our friend!

Aga

148 comments:

  1. You've colored those candies so realistically that feels like could just grab and eat. fun.

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  2. Wow, what a great card. Love how those candies pop off that white. Great work, as always. :)

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  3. Aga, this is fantastic! Your coloring is perfect! I love the candy images!

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  4. What a perfect card! You are very creative, so glad I hopped by.

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  5. This is awesome! Love your coloring and how the orange really pops on the white.

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  6. Oh, my goodness, I absolutely LOVE this card! Fabulous!

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  7. This is sooo fun Aga! Those candies are delicious looking and I love the LO!

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  8. Mmmm...butterscotch! :) LOVE this! Adorable!

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  9. Very artistic card from the layout, to the splatters to the fantastic coloring.
    Jean Cross

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  10. aww... such a cute n adorabel card

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  11. Fabulous coloring with the candy and what fun to use the misting or paint drops :)

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  12. Great cards-love the drips and the candy looks yummy!

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  13. This is a beauty, what a great cas card!

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  14. simple and sweet ..love it

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  15. That is one sweet card. Very cute yet so simple. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  16. this is AMAZING!!! I just adore the little bit of color and the candy is perfect.. :)

    I "heart" Julie.. and donated! HUGS

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  17. What a special card, Aga! Love the way you colored the candy and the bits of splotches look so cool! Julie will love this!

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  18. Love the candy! Such a cute card!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  19. Such cute little sweets --- with a perfect sentiment!

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  20. I love this simple yet fun and beautiful card.

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  21. Love the simple style; sweet!

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  22. Oh my goodness darling card, perfect for Julie!
    Hugs
    Laura

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  23. I LOVE your card!! It's gorgeous!!

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  24. Yum! Your candies look good enough to eat! Love this "sweet" and simple design, and the yellow splatters just take it over the top.

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  25. OMGoodness! That is the sweetest card ever! Love the color on white! Perfect card for sweet Julie!

    ~Vanessa W

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  26. Such a sweet card I am a new follower. TFS

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  27. I loved the yellow...the ink spots make it for me!

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  28. What a sweeeet card! :D lovely stamps!!! :D Have a lovely weekend!

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  29. Aga.... as always, you are brilliant! I just *love* your style... really! I'm totally copying it, and making a class out of it. Big Hugs! N.

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  30. I love the simplicity of this card and know I will save it to CASE later!

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  31. Yummy card! I love the simplicity.

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  32. This card is TERRIFIC! I love the bold and colorful candy!! Putting them against a white background with the little spots of paint are simply PERFECTION!

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  33. Now I need to go out to satisfy my craving...

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  34. Love your card Aga, perfect!

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  35. such a fun, sweet (in more ways than one) card!

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  36. This is perfect for Julie! Cute card :)

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  37. My favorite part is the yellow ink drops!

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  38. I absolutely adore this card, Aga! I have so enjoyed getting to know you better via SSS and I thank you THANK YOU for your encouragement along the way!

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  39. So sweet! love the candy, so cute!

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  40. I absolutely love your card!! So fun!!

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  41. LoVe this clean and simple card, it's stunning! Had a peruse of quite a few of your last posts too and really like your cards :)

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  42. very cute card. Love those candies!!

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  43. Love those candies...they look like they are going to pop off the page!

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  44. Awww, that's a cute card. Nice work, thanks for sharing!

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  45. Perfect card for this hop! The colouring is gorgeous, and I love the splatters, too. :)

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  46. Oh my goodness, this is such a delightful card!! Thank you for supporting my sweet friend Julie Ranae and I'd like to personally invite you to link your project up at http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com for our special OJS CAS challenge :)

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  47. Oh WOW, absolutely FABulous! Beautifully colored candies!

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  48. Love your card the colors are just great, thanks for creating and sharing it.

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  49. A lovely card! Those little candies are so so CUTE!!!

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  50. The candies are sooo cute! I love your card!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  51. LOVE this card. You do random ink splats to perfection! You might want to link this up to the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger Challenge. . .

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  52. Cute card, thanks for sharing it with us for this great cause!

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  53. Amazing card! Love your colors.

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  54. Aga this is such a fun (and appropriate!) card! Love it the lollies, the two text sizes and the splatter... Great to be part of the hop with you. Fiona (madebyfee)

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  55. Awesome card! I love how the colors just jump off the white. The splatter is so neat too.

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  56. What a beautiful card, sweet and lovely

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  57. Beautiful! Love the white with a splash of colour!

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  58. Great card. I love how you colored the candies.

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  59. such a cute card Aga. Really "sweet"!

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  60. Beautiful card! I love candy!

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  61. Thank you Aga for helping my mom!

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  62. Yummy sweets!!! Love the splatter you added! ;o)

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  63. Great card!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  64. what a cute card & what a cute blog you have!

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  65. OH MY WORD! This is absolutely adorable!

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  66. Great card! Love the way you colored the candies!
    DeniseB

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  67. Just as SWEET as Candy :)
    Thank you for sharing♥
    Hugss and Blessings,
    KimberlyRae

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  68. Adorable. Love the ink spots.

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  69. ooooooo yummy! love the card!

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  70. how gorgeous are those "sweet" stamps. beautiful card.

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  71. Super cute! I love all the white space!

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  72. Very cute! What great stamps!

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  73. Love your coloring and that ink splatter!

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  74. Love the splatter look! I need to remember to try that!

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  75. What a "sweet "card you created for the hop.I haven't included any splattering in ages on a card!

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  76. Great card , perfect for Julie.

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  77. Sooo cute!!! LOVE that bright pop of yellow!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  78. Cute card. Hope you all have a great "turn out" of visitors and donations this weekend. I am truly enjoying hopping to all the blogs.

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  79. what a wonderful CAS card! love it! :)

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  80. Love your coloring and blending on the candys, and then that little splash of yellow on the stark white. Thank you.

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  81. Love love love this SWEET design, Aga!

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  82. Love how you colored those candies!!!!

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  83. I LOVE this CAS card! Those 'ink' spots are my fav! :)

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  84. I love your card! The CAS design is fantastic!

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  85. Great card. Love those candies.

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  86. Very sweet of you to join this great operation....hope it is successful. I am doing my part by participating in the blog hop.

    Denise

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  87. Awesome card! I love the paint splatter!

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  88. supper factastic card the colors are great the candies look great. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  89. This is so "sweet"! your coloring is amazing and i love the random splashes!

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  90. Love your card! The colors and sparkles make it look so real. Yum!

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  91. Simply the sweetest card. I love the fun splatters!
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  92. Those candies really pop off the white! awesome card :)

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  93. Sweetness all over this card! Fun!

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  94. ah, too cute!
    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
    I have a Cricut Cart giveaway on my blog

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  95. Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Beautiful card too!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  96. This card is perfect in every way!! Even the yellow blobs are perfect!! Love, love, love it!

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  97. LOVE IT!!!! SENDING HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!
    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  98. This card is sweet, sweet, sweet!

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  99. Thanks for sharing your creativity. It's so cute. Here's to Julie's new smile.

    Wendy K
    Chicago

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  100. Your card is adorable! TFS It is truely inspiring to see so many people giving of themselves to help a friend! God bless!


    Have a scrap-happy day
    Lisa G
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
    lkgra@hotmail.com

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  101. awwww..that is a really cute card. Thank you for participating in this really nice event - I love this wonderful crafting community!

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  102. Such a gorgeous card! LOVE it!!!

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  103. ohmygosh that splatter background is beautiful. i think i would NEVER be able to do that without totally ruining it but you nailed it! :)

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  104. mmmm... now I want some butterscotch candies! Cute, cute card. :)

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  105. Awesome CAS card! LOVE the splatters and the way you colored the candies! YUMMY!

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  106. This is lovely, Aga I really like it.

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  107. Love this CAS card. The colors just POP off the white background!

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  108. OH OH OH! I just love this--LOVE your inking and I LOVE your letters. I LOVE everything you make and I LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting here:)

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  109. Fantastic card: it is really eye-catching!!

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  110. What a CUTE card!! =) I LOVE the details and the colors that you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  111. Love the colors on your fun card, Aga!

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  112. What a sweet thing to do to help someone in need. Love this card too!

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  113. Beautiful colors and design!

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  114. Hey Aga! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  115. Beautiful color! Congrats on your trigger win!

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  116. Oh yum!! This is utterly sweet as candy!!! Heehee!

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  117. This is SUCH a gorgeous card! I love everything about it - from the textured background, the banner strip, the splotches of yellow, the candies... everything!! :)

    Have a wonderful day!
    Jess

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