i {heart} papers: Swimming for Katie Day Three

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I am really honored to be participating in this fundraiser for this brave momma. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones and I am praying for strength for them all. Cancer has touched my life and the lives of my own family more than once so I will continue to stand up to cancer in any way I can. 

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.

Here's my card I made for Katie. It's going in the mail today. I added some bling and glitter because we all have sparkle, but some sparkle brighter than others. I hope Katie knows how bright she sparkles.

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.

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

Here's the master list of today's participants

Thanks for your support!


i {heart} papers said...

Love your little waves and bling! Thank you so much for helping support this cause. Please remember to tag with swimkatie when you upload to SCS. Thanks!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute! I love the stars! Thanks for spreading the word and helping Katie!

Lisa Lara said...

So cute Shemaine. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

Lisa H. said...

oh, so sweet, Shemaine. love those waves.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is SOOO amazing:) I love love love your papers and the bling! FAB job!

~amy~ said...

hey girlie...love what you've done..such a fab event.

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