Wednesday, October 12, 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.  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. 


 
The Keep Swimming Octopus is available in the following ways:
*A clear photopolymer stamp with free shipping for $5.50
*As a digi stamp with instant download for $3.00
*As a digi stamp with an SVG cut file for $3.50
The Keep Swimming Mermaid is available as a digi stamp with instant download for $3.50
The Keep Swimming Ribbon Fish is available as a digi stamp and digi papers with instant download for $5

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


Or, just to donate, feel free to use the button below.


Here is a card that I used showcasing the clear stamp:


And here is the list of all of the participants for today:
Amy Heller 
Jackie Pedro
Julie Masse
Kecia Waters
Sandie Dunne
Susan Liles
Latisha Yoast
Laurie Schmidlin
Lisa Arana
Lisa Henke
Lisa Silver
Lydia Fiedler
Lyn Bernatovich
Lynette
Maria Gurnsey
Meg Craig
Melissa Bickford
Michelle Woerner
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Robyn Weatherspoon
Sarah Jay
Sarah Martina Parker
Savannah O'Gwynn
Stephanie Washburn
Susanna Boyd
Tobi Crawford
Julie Lacey
Kim Kesti
Shemaine Smith
Danielle Lounds
Debbie Carriere
DoBea A.
Fran Gumprecht
Geny Cassady
Gina K.
Holly McMillen
Jak Heath
Javablustamper/Jacquie
Kimberly Crawford
Jeanne Streiff
Trudy Sjolander


Thank you!

6 comments:

  1. Simple and sweet! Thank you so much for helping support this cause. Please remember to tag with swimkatie when you upload to SCS. Thanks!!

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  2. Very pretty! I love the pink! Thanks for spreading the word and helping Katie!

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  3. Lovely DoBea. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

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  4. How could we not just give, stamp or no stamp! I have followed Katie and her courageous family through this fight. I should be so brave, honest, and positive. I pray and send her and her family my strength daily! Thank you for what you are doing too.

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