Monday, April 14, 2014

Hop for Lauryn



     Thank you so much for stopping by during this blog hop for Little Lauryn!  Here is a card I created using one of the digital images, that were so graciously donated as a fund raiser for the Lot of Love for Lauryn Card drive.


     My card was created using a digital image donated by Clair Keay of Jellypark, and it will be sent to Lauryn this week. Other things used to make my card were as follows:

White card stock
Designer paper by Doodlebug Design - Kraft in Color
Floral Oval dies from Spellbinders
Pretty in Pink ink from SU!
Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Prima mini flowers from Got Flowers?
mini pearls, and a cute word medallion
     Just for leaving a comment on this blog post, you will have a chance at winning a $25 gift card from Michael's!  All comments must be in by 12 noon on Friday April 18th.  I will choose a winner that evening.

    
  


Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog 
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards  
    Cheri Weston  Stamp’n Boomer 

     Thanks you so much for taking time to explore our hop!  Remember to leave comments, to win prizes!  Visit Lauryn's blog for updates.

48 comments:

Olga said...

this is gorgeous!!! Love the flowers!!! She will love this!

Donna Hanley said...

This is darling, love that image and you turned it into a fabulous card, which will certainly bring a big smile to Lauryn and her family.

vinita jain said...

A sweet effort for lovely lauryn. Amazing use of the digital image with beautiful embellies. Good to be a part of this.

Theresa said...

Lovely card for Lauryn, Mary Anne! You ladies are doing a wonderful event for her family.

Colleen Holmes said...

Adorable! So sweet and love the designing of your beautiful card!

Stephanie said...

This is so cute! Thanks for the hop. I am going to send one out tomorrow. Love the flowers you added to the headband. creative.

Jennifer Scull said...

this is so sweet! I love the pretty flowers you added as a headband. perfect!

thank you so much for all you have done to make this card drive a huge success! :)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mary Anne! She will love it, I'm sure! Love the little flowers on her headband!

Syl'sNotes said...

Aww, sweet card, the headband of flowers is the perfect touch.

Joan said...

Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this heartfelt experience. Great card... Love the little flowers on her headband.

ThePurplePlace said...

Awwww....what a wonderful post and your card is amazing!! It's been so great to meet you and have worked with you on this wonderful project -- Thank so MUCH for all your've done! PS: No need to include me in the drawing, if my name does come up, please draw another...! Big Hugs!!

Lori said...

Such a sweet card!

THE BLUEBERRY BEAR said...

Little Lauryn, her parents and loved ones are on my prayer list her in South Africa. God Bless you for being a a part of this hop and raising awareness. One extra prayer in heaven will sound even louder when joined by all the others worldwide! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us. (Please don't include me in your prize draw -I am too far away to shop there)
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Judy Woodland said...

Very sweet card - Lauryn will love it!

Glittered Paws said...

How sweet and love love love the flowers in her hair - I am sure this will put smiles on this little princess face.

Sandra van Blaricum said...

A beautiful card Mary Anne!! beautiful die you used!
Hugs,Sandra

ursula Uphof said...

Lovely card, you are so sweet doing this. Hugs, Ursula

Kathy said...

This is precious. The tiny flowers in her hair are the sweetest touch!

Nana Griffin said...

I will be keeping Lauryn and her family in my prayers. My heart goes out to the family.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a darling card you created for Lauryn. She will love it.

Anita said...

So adorable!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Your card is so sweet! What a wonderful hop!

Shirley said...

Hi Mary Anne, Your card is just so pretty and cute too! The post is wonderful. Duh Me, here I checked everybody’s link but mine. It is wrong on everyone’s blog. It is showing as: http://cardartetc.blogspot.com/ and you get “Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.” The correct link is:

http://cardartetc.blogspot.com

jimlynn said...

So pretty and precious! I love the little flowers in her hair.
She's going to love this wonderful card.
Lynn

Patti P. said...

Your card is beautiful....love the papers you chose and the flowers in her hair, a perfect touch. Lauryn will love this.

Vicki Dutcher said...

What an adorable image! such a great cause!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh love the image and the way you framed her. Beautiful card.
Linda K.

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness, Mary Anne, this is so sweet! Love the flowers you gave this sweetie! Nice hopping with you today, dear friend!!!

Emily Thubbron said...

Mary Anne, this card is so sweet. I love the flowers in her hair. Lauryn is sure to love it.
Emily T

Jennie said...

Sweet card Mary Anne....love how you did the ribbon and thank YOU for all of your encouragement and help in organizing this Card Drive!!

Cheri said...

What an adorable card this is, Mary Anne! I love the flowers in her hair and the die and the ribbon...it all makes for a fabulous card.

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous card and love the way you put flowers in her hair and awesome coloring on this cute image.

Carol L said...

What a darling card you've made! I love how those little flowers in her hair mirror the flower on her dress! Adorbs!!

Cornelia W said...

Such a sweet card Lauryn will love it! - I mailed my card for Lauryn today - such a sweetie!
Here is my link: http://fun-stamping.blogspot.com/2014/04/card-drive-for-lauryn-with-paper.html

CG said...

So stunning & so sweet! I just love the flowers in her hair. Certain to give a lot of smiles. Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. Best to you & yours, CG

Taunya Butler said...

Your card is lovely and this whole blog hop is so inspiring! What a generous prize! Thanks so much!!

Edwina said...

Such a pretty card. I love your die cut and ribbon. Claire's image is wonderful. It even looks like Lauryn. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful card! I love the flowers in her hair. So cute!
Melissa

Cara Malmrose said...

I just love the added felt flowers to her hair!
Thank you so much for opportunity to participate is something awesome and come away with Inspiration in more ways than one!
XX Cara XX

StampNK said...

Your card is adorable and I LOVE that beautiful die cut frame!

Miriam Prantner said...

It's such a sweet image and I love how you embellished her with the flowers/pearls!

Beth said...

darling image and gorgeous card.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Thoughts and prayers go out to Lauryn and her family. What a special card you've made for her the flowers are a nice touch. I'm sure she will love it.

Jennyfer L said...

Mary Anne, I love your sweet card with those pretty flowers.

stampqueen said...

Adorable card and a very sweet image too!!

Kailash said...

Your card is adorable, love it!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous card...love the diecut behind the image!

Jenn Zeeb said...

Fight on little Lauryn! Your cards are beautiful!
Hugs, Jenn Zeeb