October 07, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile/CAS-ual Friday

Hi Sweet friends (and new-comers)!
Welcome to the Blog Hop and CAS-ual Friday challenge!
If you arrived here from the CAS-ual Friday blog, you are on the right track!


Today is a special day.
We are blog hopping in support of my pal Julie's cause. (see below)
I have 2 cards to share with you.


(all stamps by The Craft's Meow, "smile" is my own handwriting)

Our CAS-ual Friday challenge this week is to base your project around this statement:

True, is it not? 

Well I wanted to go really clean & simple this week, so brace yourselves...


Hee hee! Are you singing that song from Annie now? 
I've been singing it for days!


Because The Craft's Meow is the sponsor this week at CAS-ual Fridays, I made sure to use one of my favorite sets from them: Fun {Tash} tic. SO much fun!

So here are the Blog Hop details:
  • BLOG HOP RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9th AT 11:59pm EST
  • If you get lost, a full blog list is HERE.
  • There are more than $2500 worth of prizes donated by various companies!
  • Prizes will be drawn from the blog comments, the Paypal donation list, and the blog hop participants.
  • See donation button below:


And here is WHY we are holding this hop:

“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 about 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.”


I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop!  The next stop is the lovely and talented Julie Day'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 make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend.

Thank you so much for stopping by,
*mwah*

106 comments:

~amy~ said...

oh my CUTE!!!!

Suzanne said...

So adorable, Dana! And I love the baby picture!

Lizscraps said...

Great cards! that embossing and inking is gorgeous! the cut out card is super original too!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Totally laughed at that baby. Love your cards, so cute and creative.

Erin said...

BOTH are great cards Dana! I love the white on kraft embossing and the cut out face so creative!!!

Jingle said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

Craftilicious said...

Both your cards are great and so appropriate.

I don't think people appreciate how important a smile is - we are so lucky in the UK to have access to NHS discounted Dental Treatment. I've donated $5 dollars - not much - but if everyone gives a little then she'll have her smile back in no time :-D
Tara (aka Craftilicious)

PapierGirl said...

Beautiful cards Dana - I love the embossing! These cards make me smile and Julie is lucky to have you as a friend! xx

Lindsay said...

OMG Dana! LOL! I adore your projects sooo much! The first is so full of fun texture and I love the owl! The second, well that gave me a chuckle for sure! The child's face at the end? Priceless!

GabrielaD said...

super cute card!! Love it.

Lisa said...

THese are wonderful Dana! Love your felt blossom & your creative smile card! The baby pic is too much FUN!

Monique said...

What wonderful cards Dana :)

naturecoastcrafter said...

Yes, I am singing that song--one of my favorite musical numbers ever and I'm enjoying your creativity and cleverness.
Jean Cross

Deb said...

Yes, I'm singin'! And smilin'! Your first card is so pretty with all that embossing, and the second one is pure genius! LOVE them both!

Mallika said...

dana ...
i love your work ..
lovely damask
hugs
mallika
would love if you will visit my blog too
mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

Miriam Prantner said...

I love how you cut the smile out. What a great card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the texture on the first card, how did you do that? And the second card does make me smile :)

wendy said...

great cards !

Virgo5 said...

Great cards, and love that baby pic!

*Alison* said...

WOW.. I just love the colors and your card is simply divine.. :)
I "heart" Julie.. and donated! HUGS

Linda Harris said...

Very cute cards. Lovin the little flower!!! Linda Harris

Heather@PixieDust said...

I love that embossing technique!

v said...

I love your cards! On the first one, I really like that flower! The owl is so cute and I think it's cool that you used your own handwriting to write Smile! Good job!!! Love your work and thanks for supporting Julie like this!!! :D

~Vanessa W

Laura Davis said...

Awesome work my friend!!
Hugs
Laura

Teresa Kline said...

cute cards!

mjblahnik56 said...

Love the cards I am a new follower.TFS

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Michele Gross said...

OMG, that baby pic totally made me laugh out loud! Wonderful cards and I just love that mustache card-sooooo clever!!!

Robby Housley said...

Loved the work on the first card. I am wondering how you did this. Very Cute!

Krysta said...

I LOVE the mustache card! It makes me laugh so hard!

Holly said...

Love the mustache card! Too adorable! Now I will have Annie songs stuck in my head all day!

Thanks for the inspiration and for supporting Julie!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

~Tammy~ said...

You are so darn clever!!!! Your cards are fab and you made me smile! :-)

Julie Ranae said...

Your creativity NEVER ceases to amaze me, Dana! Thank you so much for being a part of my life as a teammate and as a friend : )

Amy C said...

What fabulous cards!! I just love the embossing on the first and how the smile works for both the inside and the outside of the second card.

marla said...

Great cards. I love the embossing and the felt flower!!

Tanya said...

Oh, I love the owl on kraft! Fantastic embossing and what an awesome flower!

Carmen said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing

Tonya said...

Love the flower/pom-pom and embossing on the first card.

When I saw your CAS card on CAS-ual Fridays it made me smile. Such a great/creative idea.

Hope G. said...

I absolutely love the mustache card, it's awesome! The embossing on the first card is soooo nice, great work!

Sarah Anderson said...

oh these are both so cute! Love the owl, I love owls, and the moustache card is inspired!!

Cozycomfycouch said...

aw so so cute! :D Have a great weekend!!! :)

Maria said...

Great cards! And, the baby pic is too CUTE!!!

Lauren said...

ooh especially loving the ink work on the owl! :D

ox
Lauren
onestorydown.com

JenMarie said...

OMGoodness, this are both absolutely FABULOUS!!!

Jessica said...

Love the smile card! Great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

Karen B. said...

Both these cards are amazing, well, you are amazing so that is a no brainer. Creative and fun. And, sigh, your blog header still looks lovely.

Christina said...

Two fabulous cards, Dana! I'm loving the big, fluffy flower on your owl card, and your second card is out-of-the-park fantastic! So cute and clever.

NinaN said...

Love that owl stamp!

shirley said...

The first card is so gorgeous!
Love the yellow flower and the cute owl.
The second card brought me a smile!
The baby photo cracked me up...I needed it today :)

Janice M said...

What cute cards!! Love the way you did the embossing on the owl card!

Dana said...

Lovely cards!! LOVE the 1st one! Gorgeous!!

mommakatx6 said...

Great card...made me smile.

Terri E. said...

Loving the cutie owl!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovin both of your cards! ;o)

Karen Day said...

Wonderful! And I love that yellow felt flower :o)

Tami said...

These are both absolutely Fabulous!

Fiona said...

Dana what a completely fun post! Love your cards - especially the owl one - and how cute is that baby :) thanks for making it an enjoyable stop on the hop! Fiona (madebyfee)

Tracy said...

I love the owl on the first card! So cute!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Evelene S said...

So adorable and so true!

cappuccino and colour said...

your whole post is super cute esp that gorgeous little baby! adorable. love your CAS card tho - brilliant.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I love both cards! The flower on the first one is great and the second one is very creative!

Tammy V said...

Your cards made me smile! :)

Dawn said...

super cute card. love the yellow flower. Perfect.

Houses Built of Cards said...

How CUTE!!! I love the embossing on the first one, and the white on it!!!

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

Dawn L said...

That red card is so darned clever!

Moosisk said...

I think that what you all are doing is an awesome thing! I love your two cards and think you are so very talented. :D

paperplay said...

What a good thing you are all doing for a friend! Love the cards, especially the inked, embossed card...but you gotta love the catchy red one.

Mary Jo said...

Both cards are great but the cut out smile really did bring a smile to my face.

Anne Tussing said...

Great cards! I love your creative red smile card:)

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, just so adorable! :)

Irene said...

Wow! That second smile card is sooooo clever...thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

Your first card is so beautiful with the faux letter press! Gorgeous, felt flower too and I love the mustache card - very clever!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous embossed card & totally love the pink smile card! For such a great cause!

Tenia Nelson said...

What awesome creations dearie!!

Kim H said...

I love your owl smile card, the beautiful coloring and embossing is fabulous. And the bow just ops it iff so nicely. And the mostache card is too cute. Thank you.

Nicki S said...

AWESOME CARDS! The first one is my FAV! I just might case that embossed kraft look with the white ink! SO beautiful! And the smile one is outta this world creative!

Lindsey Wood said...

I love BOTH cards! The red card is pure genius and I love the how the owl looks like it is waving on the first card!

Joyce said...

Both cards are great. Of course, I'm partial to the card with the owl.

Amy said...

Dana, OMG.....I love that card with the mustache!! how fun is that and creative and silly!! Love it!

Scrapacat said...

I just love the sincere whimsy in your cards. Who wouldn't smile at these? Cute!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Nichole Bryant said...

Haha love the baby and your cards are so elegant and beautiful

Wendy said...

Super fun and unique cards, perfect for the occasion!

Tamara said...

Love the cards!!! Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Anita Braddock said...

so very cute babies are allways so cute. the card is so Beautiful love the flower and the paper. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Indy said...

What fun cards for a great cause.

Denise said...

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

Love the smile card......great job.
Denise

cardcreationsnz said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the embossing. The CAS looks great too.

Eva said...

great cards
Eva :0)
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I have a giveaway on my blog

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Here's to Julie's smile... and to a couple of great cards!

Wendi K said...

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

Wendy K
Chicago

Wendi K said...

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

Wendy K
Chicago

Betty said...

your first card is so classy and the second one so clever!

Wendy Zick said...

This is really cute!

lynn said...

i just love your second card design, both are awesome, dana!

Rema said...

adorable cards!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are so fun, Dana! LOVE the bold simplicity of the second and all that AMAZING texture in the first! WOW!

Denise said...

Great card! Love the embossing folder you used and that sweet owl!
DeniseB

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! Both of your cards are so cute! I LOVE the owls and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that mustache card--SOOOOO clever! YOU ROCK:)

Sleepy Stamper said...

Love both cards but I really LOVE the embossed craft card! It looks so elegant!!!

Kimba's Kreations said...

This card is FANTASTIC!!!

Trina Georgi said...

I love the embossing on Card #1- and the embellishments are perfect, frames the sentiment nicely. As for card #2...you are CLEVER!....loving this FAB card...bravo!

Karen said...

great hop...great cause...

Cheryl said...

I love both cards but the first is my fav! I love the texture!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH my heck!!! How darling is that owl!! And seriously!!! That moustache card is THE cleverest!!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Dana! Forgive me for not stopping by sooner... the days just fly by! I'm absolutely in love with your clever Fun{tache}tic card!!! Too cute! Totally makes me smile. And I love your owl card, too. :) Thank you so much for showcasing TCM stamps in such an awesome way.

Hugs,
Lisa
Owner of The Craft's Meow

Laura Evangeline said...

Haha! That's too cute!

Smilie girl said...

This sure put a smile on my dial. Gorgeous card.