Monday, November 2, 2009

Blog Hop for a cause and Whimsy's Challenge!

Hi there everyone! This week I have some information to share with you about a fantastic blog hop taking place for a special cause.  Here in NH, USA, a family has experienced a horrific and heartbreaking crime.  A mother was killed and her daughter, severely injured in a senseless, random crime.  It was a robbery gone bad.  Fortunately, the strong little girl, named Jaimie, has recovered and returned to school.  But she has a long road ahead of her. The ladies at Stamp Something pulled together an ENORMOUS effort and started an International Blog Hop!  The goal is to bring smiles back to Jaimie Cates and show her love and support in this tough time.  Please read the following for more information:

"On October 4th, 4 teenagers armed with knives broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and her 11 year old daughter. These 4 boys broke into this home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway.  It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings."

Our hope is that everyone hopping around today will stop for a moment and think about Jaimie and her father and what life must be like for them now. One moment in time has changed their lives forever. We are asking that everyone reading this message please take a moment to make a card and send it off to Jaimie. You can make something very simple or much more involved, but please share some words of hope and love and let her know that people do care and want the best for her. Please send your card to the address below:



Jaimie Cates
c/o Mont Vernon Fire Station
Main Street
Mont Vernon, NH 03057


I know what it is like to lose a parent at that age, and I know what it meant to get a card or have someone tell me that it was going to be okay.  That's why I wanted to be a part of this effort.


We have generous sponsors who have kindly offered up some prizes to anyone who makes a card, posts it on their blogs, and lets us know they mailed it out. The URL for the blog is:  http://spreadthelove-forjaimie.blogspot.com/

Our hop will beginning on Monday, November 2nd at 10am ET, this is New York, USA time.  If you need help with the time zones, please refer to this site....http://www.worldtimezone.com/  There is a world map with current times listed.

The hop will run a full week to allow people time to participate and make their card for Jaimie. So the hop will end on Monday, November 9th at 10am ET. At that point we will draw random winners to receive the prizes offered by our generous sponsors.

The hop begins at:
Katharina Frei  http://katharina1704.blogspot.com/

Please go there now to participate, and follow the directions to the next hop.  If you have come here before Sharon Traynor's blog http://cardsngreetings.blogspot.com/, you need to go back to the beginning of the list and start at Katharina's blog The hop will end on the new blog Stamp Something...for Jaimie on Monday, November 9th. 

You should visit here next:

Jennifer Stricker randomvintagefinds.blogspot.com
Thank you everyone for your support with this hop/drive!



Now onto Whimsy!  Whimsy's Challenge this week is Rounding Up Love for Jaimie! It's to coordinate with the efforts of the blog hop.  So we would like you to do something with circles and send it to Jaimie!  I made this round card as a base.  I found this adorable button paper from DCWV.  I used cardstocks to coordinate.  The image is Summer Day Emma...but I colored her in more fall colors.  I hope you enjoy her and if you do, go buy her at Whimsy Stamps!  :)  Thanks for stopping by today and have fun hopping!  And thanks for your support!


This also fits the challenges at:   

Daring Cardmakers: Getting Punchy (small circle is punched)
Ildi Co.: In stitches
Inky Impressions: Stitching 
La-La Land Crafts: Ribbon 
Crafty Cardmakers: Stamp Something



56 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Janna!! WOW! This is just stunning hun!! I love your card and your round circles with the hugs for Jaimie!! What a great creation!! HUGS

Terry Oulboub said...

Being a part of the blog hop, I wanted to hop around and see all the cards the participants made too. This is very nice - Jaimie is really going to be touched!!

Jenny said...

A Gorgeous card for Jaimie. x

acreativeneed said...

Your card is so sweet and lovely for Jaimie!!
smiles,Deena

Beautiful Greetings said...

What a wonderful card! I'm sure Jaimie will love it. Thanks for joining the hop today!

Crafty Num Nums said...

Great card!!!!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A gorgeous card...I'm sure Jaimie will love all of these xx

Micki said...

Beautiful card. I am so glad that I am part of this amazing blog hop :-).

Lorraine A said...

Oh this card is just gorgeous :-) I am sure Jaimie will love this :-)

Luv
Lols x x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card Janna! I love the round shape and the sweet image. Thanks for helping with the hop today! :)

Penny D. said...

Your card is beautiful!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Wonderful idea ... this is awesome!

Crystal said...

This is beautiful, wow I just love what you created here, I am sure Jaimie will love this!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card!!

beadz said...

Very cool card!
hugs,Gini

kim.mom said...

Beautiful card - glad you are in the blog hop!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Janna - what a gorgeous card for Jamie, I love the colors - I am so thrilled to part of this amazing expression of love for Jaimie with stampers like yourself! Thank you for 'Spreading the Love!' God bless you!

Basement Stamper said...

great card, love the circle card.

Shelly said...

I just love the card you made for Jaimie. I bet she will too. :)

Mary said...

Beautiful card! I'm sure she will love it.

hugs
Mary

Mimiko said...

Lovely card :)
I'm sending mine today.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card Janna.

Splendid Little Stars said...

pretty card and a great cause!

Erin... said...

So cute Janna! Emma looks fabulous! Love the circles!! I am so happy you were a part of this with me! hugs, erin

Carol said...

very nice!
Carol<><

Stitchinwitch said...

I really love the colours in your card

Lynne said...

Another beautiful card for a special young girl

Arty Cards n Crafts said...

I love the round card you created for Jaimie! My card is in the mail, and a pic of it is on my blog HERE

Laura - Layers of Color said...

What a fabulous way to send a happy hug! Wonderful and special card!!

Shana said...

Wonderful image, great distressing, and I love the shape! Beautiful card for Jaimie!

Annette said...

Fabulous card, lovely image, lovely colours, Jaimie will love it, take careX:)

Suzanne said...

Such a gorgeous card for a very worthwhile cause
I will be making a card for Jamie today
Hugs
Suzanne x

Golden said...

I like this round card very much. Thanks for the chance to hop for Jamie, I made a card also.

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

what a beautiful card and what a wonderful idea.
i have made a card and is ready to post tomorrow as I will need to go to the post office as it reqires an airmail stamp. The post on my blog can be found here. and my sons are going to make a card for Jaimie too.
hugs Vicky x

my5bratz said...

beautiful, i'll be posting my card today :0)

True :) said...

Such a pretty card!
Jamie will LOVE it!
Hugs,
True :)

Blankiefinder said...

Thanks for spreading the word! Mine is ready to go.

Violets Corner said...

Oh such a lovely card! Love the layout of your card :)

Hugs
Maarit

Avril Ann said...

Fab card Janna, love the image, Jaimie will love it I am sure. Hugs Avril xxx

joey said...

Hi Janna

your card is stunning, gorgeous image and fabulous detail.

Joey.x

Minnamanna said...

Wonderful idea and
so pretty card!

Tammy Miller said...

great card

Susa said...

Fab card!!!

Hugs, Susa

Cindy said...

Super card for Jaimie!!!

Patty Chalas said...

wonderful card for jaimie

Moshie said...

What a great card for Jaimie!!!

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card for Jaimie is gorgeous!
An adorable image and lovely details!
Take care xx
Anne -:)

Nina said...

just beautiful and mo's image is soo sweet! just a wonderfully hop and I loved all the cards above as well, soo wonderfully full of love!

Nina May
http://www.theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/
(free Digital Stamps every Monday)

KarenB said...

The card is fabulous, loving the circular shape.

judie said...

brilliant card love the image, well done and thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

Anne said...

Lovely card!

Shannon said...

Love the circle card! Thanks for joining in the Spread the Love blog hop. I'm overjoyed at the number of caring people in the stamping community! My card is here.

xxNikkixx said...

Beautiful card
mines will be posted soon
hugs nikki xx

Janice said...

This is so cute! Love your round card.

Vixykins said...

Beautiful card, stunning x

Many thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers stamping challenge x

Mrs Wonka said...

This is great, Jaimie will love it!

Thank you so much for joining in with the Stamp With Us challenge, don't forget to pop back on Sunday to see if you are this weeks "Top Spot"!

XXX