Good morning! Welcome to the blog hop for little Lauryn! You should have arrived at my blog from Melissa's blog. If not, you should start over on the Lots of Love for Lauryn blog and hop from there so you don't miss a single inspiring creation for sweet little Lauryn.
Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you to her.
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 the granddaughter of my friend, Linda Payne. I've had the pleasure of serving on a couple of DTs with Linda and I actually got to meet her and her daughter (Lauryn's aunt) in person at a crafting retreat a couple of years ago.
Many of you in the stamping community probably also know Linda!
As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many people asked if there was anything they could do to help, so we came up with a plan. We decided to have a card drive for the family and are inviting YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.
Please create cards to share 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 are sending prayers for this dear family and hoping our thoughts and prayers and cards will help them during this trying time.
Cards can be mailed to:
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010
You can find updates on Lauryn on a Facebook page that has been set up by her family, Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared there how uplifting it can be to receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement on their posts.
Here is another card I've sent off to Lauryn:
My card base and mats are SU Pretty in Pink and the patterned papers are from the Carta Bella True Friends 6x6 pad. The darling image is one of the fund-raising images generously provided by Claire Keay of Jellypark. For more information on this and other digis that were created for the fund-raising effort, please see the Lots of Love for Lauryn blog. I printed her on MiC Blending card and colored her with my Copics. I added a bit of Liquid Pearls and a few Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to finish it.
Here is a close-up of Little Lauryn:
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. Several bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment that you visited. You don't have to visit every blog. The main thing is to get cards sent to little Lauryn and her family.
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Patti Painter Patti’s Paper Creations
Jennie Harper Stampin Away the Day
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Jennifer Scull Just Coffee Please…& Stamps & Ribbons & Paper
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity
Jerusha Borden I Love Paper Crafting
Jenn Borjeson Stampin' Angel Jenn
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
Debbie Ebat Debbie’s Stamping Adventures
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen
Patti Gilliam Cherish Each Precious Gift
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Danielle Haddon The Musings of a Chocoholic
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake
Lori McAree Smiling While Stamping
CG Merrill CG Says (something loudly)
Rhonda Miller Rhonda’s Place to Shine
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville StampTV blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Melissa Shultz Coffee Stamps and Stitches
Carla Suto Carla’s Stamping Spot (you are here)
Cat Tidwell Cat’s Creations
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer
Thank you for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Cat's blog. Thanks for your support!
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #31 (anything goes)
Fab 'n Funky #211 (pink)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 (blast from the past)
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #8 (Easter or pastels)
Corrosive Challenge #197 (pretty pastels)
Here is the SSW2 sketch:
Have a great day and see you soon!