Sunday, October 9, 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.  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 are all the items available for sale

Keep Swimming Octopus
Peachy Clear stamp

$5.50 with free shipping

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp
$3.00 with instant download

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp with SVG cut file
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Mermaid DIGIstamp
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Ribbon Fish DIGIstamp and DIGIpapers
$5.00 with instant download
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

AJ Otto


Carolyn Mustopa

Dawn Burnworth

Deb Felts

Gretchen Belknap

Heather Jensen

Jen del Muro

Julie Ranae

Kate - i {heart} papers

Kendra Wietstock

Lisa Johnson

Loretta Lock

Lori Tecler

Lynn Mercurio

Marianne Walker

Michele Gross

Stacy aka Twinshappy

Tracy Schultz

Debbie Olson

Cindy Lawrence

Cindy Haffner 

Julie Koerber

Christine Okken

Tammy Hershberger

Danielle Kennedy

Barbara Anders

Makiko Jones

Ashley N Newell

Shannan Teubner

Taylor Usry

Jen Tapler

Jenn Balcer

Jenny Chesnick

Jess Larsen

Jessica Knutsen

Jimmi Mayo

Joan Bardee

Joan Ervin

Julia Aston

Julie Day

Julie Ebersole

Thank-you !!!
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StampOwl said...

cute card Cindy

cheryl said...

oh cindy what a sad story,gosh this diesese is just awful,just adore what you have created here hun,so beautiful,hugs cherylxx

Corine van der Zee said...

Beautiful card Cindy, sad story of your friend Katie. I hope she will get lots of cards and support from her fellow stampers.

Dawn Easton said...

Cindy, this is adorable! Great card and great cause!

craftymum said...

a great card Cindy
hugs sarah x

Jingle said...

This is SUCH a pretty card!!!

i {heart} papers said...

Beautiful! Love the pink and the pearly details. Thanks for helping!

MissScrapAlot said...


Lana Clarke said...

Fab card Cindy and for a great cause xx

NinaN said...

Beautiful card!

Linda Palmer said...

What a great thing her friends are doing for her. I'll be buying some stamps for donating. Thanks for keeping us informed. This is such a sad story. I'm praying for her.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Cindy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Stacy Morgan said...

Very feminine and pretty Cindy.

Deborah Frings said...

So pretty in pink! I do like the papers and pretty rose too! Lovely!

Jessica Griffin said...

Love your card!! I made a teacup banner using the same paper!! I just love it!! xo I'll keep Katie and her family in my thoughts.

Jessica Griffin

Ashley Newell said...

This is SO soft and lovely! I love the pearls and the flower! So pretty! Thanks for spreading the word to help Katie!

Heather Rogers said...

I love her rosey cheeks. I knew you would do an amazing job with this adorable Octopus. :)

Kim said...

Great card and a great cause!!!

Nichole Bryant said...

adorable tfs!

Julia Aston said...

So pretty Cindy! love the pink and gray and pretty rose paper!

Lisa Lara said...

Exquisite Cindy. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

Keely Livings said...

I love your beautiful card, Cindy! Sending love and prayers to Katie.

Jessica Diedrich said...

DARLING CARD, CINDY! Thanks for being part of such a wonderful cause and outpouring of support for our Katie!

Tenia Nelson said...

Beautiful card dearie!!! Thanks for helping Katie!!

Vanessa Middleton said...

Love the circular card and the papers you used. Pretty!!!

Lori said...

This is adorable! Love the pearl accents. Thanks for participating in the hop.

Unknown said...

WOW - love this! Beautiful choice of papers and love your die cuts.

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous card, Cindy....the colors and papers are sooo pretty and the flower is the perfect detail!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! I love the pinks and your scallop circle design Cindy!! ;) Thanks for sharing!!

Lizscraps said...

very pretty

Pat (mspfd) said...

How sweet! Love all the pink!!

Anonymous said...

Really sweet creation hun!! Love the soft colors and what a great cause!! HUGS

Shirley said...

Beautiful card for a wonderful cause! I was so glad I didn't miss out on this. She is going home it looks like. Prayers to her and her wonderful family!!