Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swimming for Katie

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.  
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.

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. 

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

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.  

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

Information central is HERE.  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.

Thank you!


Judy Rozema said...

One of the cutest cards I have seen! I love the dots and the fun colors~! Adorable~

~amy~ said...

absolutely adorable Windy!

Sarah said...

Hooray for cheerful colors! I really like all of the sparkle and shine though. It really wakes that little octopus up!

Unknown said...

Love the sparkly dots and the heart frame. Fabulous colors!

i {heart} papers said...

This is adorable! Love your dots! Thank you for helping spread the cause!

Nichole Bryant said...

suyper cute card!

Ashley Newell said...

Super sweet! I love the dots on the octopus! Thanks for spreading the word about this event!

Lisa Lara said...

Adorable in yellow. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

~Tammy~ said...

Love the beautiful yellow ribbon! It looks so nice with your focal image! Fabby card!

MissScrapAlot said...

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


Deborah Frings said...

Wow - love the polka dot effect - such a cute octopus and I adore that bow!

miatagal said...


You are so inspiring! Love the bright colors and polka dots. Thanks for doing this for Katie.