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Monday, November 2, 2009

Please join us in uplifting a very special little girl. Join our "Spread The Love" blog hop for Jamie

Hello All!
Sooooo glad you dropped by!

Please read the whole post to see how you could win some awesome papers from the Paper Temptress!

"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 am very short on time right now but absolutely could not say no to helping this sweet little girl. I know that most of you are busy too but hope you will take a short little piece of your time to send some love that will uplift and warm the heart of this little girl for a life time.

If you just happened across my blog and did not know about this hop....please join us! Go back to Katharina's blog to get started.
If you just came from visiting Lovely Linda, you are in the right place!

Here is the card that I made for Jamie. I hope she likes it!



I am the November guest designer for the Paper Temptress so I broke out with some of the gorgeous papers Pat gave me. The photos just don't do them justice but if you click on the pictures to enlarge, you can get a better look!

I used Laser Lustre in both black and silver. The pearl pink is Glimmer Mountain Rose and the image is stamped on Vintage Silver Lustre.

BTW...this adorable image is from Clear Dollar Stamp!

I also got to use my very first Copic markers. I thinks I likes! LOL!



I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Charisma Cards- No Backing Papers
I did not use any DP just very very pretty cardstock!
Delightful Sketches - sketch
I took some artistic liberties with the sketch but I hope they don't mind!
Daring Card Makers - Getting Punchy With It
"Any theme but it needs to use your latest craft punch purchase. If you haven't bought any punches for a while or don't own any at all your latest craft purchase will be quite acceptable."
I love punches too but have not bought a new one in awhile so I am using my latest "craft purchase" as stated and they are my brand new Copic markers. Woo hoo!
Saturday Spotlight - "In So Many Words" - Use words on your creation
I did..."You Rock"! ;)
Papertake Weekly - Spots and/or Stripes
I used that beautiful tone on tone laser striped cardstock
Simon Says Challenge - All That Sparkles
The guitar sparkles and shines, so does the ribbon, pappers, and the metalic stars.


Before you go, CHICK HERE and sign up for my blog candy I will be giving away on the 17th. It would be so awesome if a participant from this hop won it! Good karma ya know! ;) Then just click the back button and continue on with the hop!

Please leave me a comment below if you have a second so you can be entered in the many drawings from our wonderful sponsors. You will see the full list of sponsors on the last blog in the hop. One of them is Pat from the Paper Temptress . She is going to send her beautiful "Silver Lustre Package" to 2 lucky commenters from my blog!!! You will drool when you see these jaw-dropping papers in person!

If you plan on sending Jamie a card too...wooo hooo...thank you!


Your next stop on this LOVE hop is at Peggy's blog. She is a friend of mine and she always make beautiful cards. I am sure you will enjoy your visit there!

Hugs,

True :)

121 comments:

Cindy said...

Ooh, she'll love it, True!!

Melissa S said...

Wonderful card!!

M

Jaime said...

Beautiful card, Wonderful gift of love for this little girl.

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Love, love love the rockin card!! Love all the hot pink!!


I have some of the gold luster but I have not worked with the white. I honestly never thought to stamp directly on it I've only ever used if for layering. Will definitely be looking for some white LOL What a great "snow" or "ice" effect.

Rosella said...

This is definitely a worthy cause to make a card. Count me in!
Your card is fab!!

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 nice - Jaimie will love it too!

Nina said...

wonderful card for such a lucky little girl, so tragic.. but this must be the best hop ever!

Jenny said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the colours & the guitar rocks.

I will be making & sending a card to Jaimie. I hope all these cards will be a ray of sunshine in a world of darkness for her. x

Jenny said...
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rosalien said...

It's beautiful,:)), thanks for playing with us at Delightful Sketches.

Rosalien

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi True!! WOW!! I knew you'd have something fabulous to share hun!! This guitar is just PERFECT for Jaimie!! I love it, the colors are perfect too!! Thanks so much for your support and I see that you've added Saturday Spotlight challenge in with it!! Thanks so much hun for playing along and I'm always in awe of your work!! HUGS

Juls said...

so stunning! Love the colour combo, and the sparkly guitar is just Fab!! stunning love it!

acreativeneed said...

Wonderful card for Jaimie! Love the colors and that great image! HUGS
Deena

Susan said...

Your card is wonderful. Thank you for having a "hop spot".

Erin... said...

This card rocks True!!! Thank you so much for helping us with this hop! Hugs, erin

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful design, True...love the little guitar and all the fabulous details!!! Such a worthy cause and I know she will love this!!!

Crafty Num Nums said...

Great card!! I am sure she will love it, sound slike the perfect colors.

Donalda said...

She is going to love these cards!!
Beautiful

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awesome card True, Jaimie is sure to love it! Thanks for helping with our hop today! :)

Beautiful Greetings said...

True you card is so cute! I am sure she is just going to love it. Who doesn't like HOT pink guitars :)

paola said...

I will be sending a card on to brave little Jamie Cates and have entered in your candy and put a link in my side bar.
smiles
Paola

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card True :-) I am sure Jaimie will love it :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Fabulous card!! I'm sure Jaimie will be thrilled xx

Lorraine A said...

oops I forgot to add,, thanks for joining the Simon Says Sparkly and Papertake Weekly challenges :-)

Luv
Lols x x

Lynda said...

Now that is a fabulous new craft purchase! Great card and thanks for sharing it with us at Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Micki said...

She is going to LOVE this card!!!! Love it!!!!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Great card! Glad to be a party of this fabulous drive and hop!

Janna :)

JulyeB said...

Just happened on your blog so will now go back to the begining of the blog hop and have noted down the address to send Jamie a card, thats 3 cards to make for special children , one on post pals and another young man named Danial thanks for the inspiration thats what the world needs more love and discipline not mamby pamby so we don't get thugs doingsuch horrific life devastating acts thanks Julye

Dianne said...

This card rocks! Jaimie will love it.

Penny D. said...

Your card is perfect. I've made Jaimie a card as well!

Crazy Creations said...

Great card she will love it mine is on the way to .Your doing a great thing here God bless Sarah Ketchum makeacard@yahoo.com

A Touch of SOL said...

I LOVE your card especially how you used the super pink ribbon..and to win the silver lustre package is AMAZING blog candy...especially with Christmas around the corner I can just see the gleaming cards that can be made...

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW .. your card really ROCKS!! I hear Jaimie love hot pink & black ... she's bound to LOVE this creation!
If you'd like to see what I put in the mail today for Miss Jaimie ... you can see it here: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Gesa said...

It's realy a great thing you all do for jamie!
Hope she will feel better when she see how many people are thinking with her.
I will make a card for her and take her within my prayers.
Love
Gesa

Lisa said...

wonderful cause for a sweet girl

AShu93 said...

Great card for Jamie! This is such a fantastic blog hop.

Lesley said...

What a heartwarming blog hop for such a special cause. Your card is beautiful - I hope it brings some brightness to her life!

magicwanda said...

Hi Trudy
I came across your blog from Saturdayspotlight challenge.
I think this is awesome what they are doing for this little Girl, really breaks my heart that these kids could do this ....you can count me in , I will make one tonight and post it on my blog...Bless you and everyone that gives to this little girl Jamie
Hugs Wanda
http://myscraphappyplace.blogspot.com/

Angela said...

Gorgeous card, I'm sure Jaimie will love this!!
hugs Angela x

Julie said...

Fab card, I'm sure Jaimie will love it.
Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.
Julie x

Tracey said...

An adorable card True!

Avril Ann said...

Fantastic Card for Jaimie I am sure she will love, good luck with your challenges, and Spread the Love Hugs Avril xxx

craft_princess said...

Awesome card...she will love it!

Kathy said...

It's hard to believe that there is such evil in people.
Your card is lovely, I'm sure she'll appreciate your kindness. The more I see of them the more tempted I am by Copics. How long can I hold out?

beadz said...

What a lovely card. It will be great to shower this little girl with love!

hugs,
Gini

Jo said...

Lovely card True, perfect colours for a brave girl. Jo x

kim.mom said...

I'm sure Jamie is going to love your card! I'm putting one in the mail today!

helen said...

your card looks so cool (is that even a word teens use today) everyone will do what they can to help this young girl feel the love

Mary Lou said...

Neat card True!!! I am sure Jaimie will love it! Those papers are to die for!! I am off to make Jaimie a card
Blessings
Mary Lou

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Holy moly, True, this card rocks!! It's in Jaimie's favorite colors and I'm sure she will love it! It's guaranteed to bring a smile to her face and to lift her heart!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Holy moly, True, this card rocks!! It's in Jaimie's favorite colors and I'm sure she will love it! It's guaranteed to bring a smile to her face and to lift her heart!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Great card True. Very bright and cheery, hope to give her some happiness with all of our cards. I will be sending one also, I have it posted on my blog. Thanks, Jane

Lovely Linda said...

Hello True - what a gorgeous card for Jamie - 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...

True, she will love it, it's super cute, love the sewing on it.

Mary said...

Beautiful card True. I will be sending my card out to Jaimie tomorrow.

hugs
Mary

Anita Hovey said...

Fabulous card for a wonderful cause.

Shelly said...

Your card is awesome, True. Perfect for an 11 yr. old. I'll be sending a card too and spreading the word to my friends.

Karen said...

what a fun card - spunky!! my card will be going out tomorrow to Jaimie as well.

Arty Cards n Crafts said...

Your card for Jaimie rocks!! Mine is on my blog and also in the mail on it's way to her.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Delightful card- I love it and the papers are just fabulous! I would to hold some of them!!! TFS

Sunshine said...

Fabulous card sure to brighten a little girls heart. Great job! Love everything about it!

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the great colours! You can count me in for sending Jaimie a card.
Hugs xx
Pat

Mimiko said...

So great card you've made for her :)
I'm sending mine to her today.

Shana said...

What a fantastic card for an eleven year old girl! TFS!

Aurora Scraps & More said...

Fantastic idea. There really are so many good people in this world, despite the horrific one! Will be getting my card off to her very soon!

postal orphan said...

Your card rocks (yeah, I know someone's already said that, but it does!). I'm sure she'll love it.

Splendid Little Stars said...

a very pretty card! and such a good cause! Good luck on all your challenges!

kaos said...

Beautiful card - I am sure she'll love it!

Mette said...

Gorgeous card. I am sure Jaimie will love it. My card will go tomorrow although here we have postal strike.

Have a lovely day, Mette

Carol said...

she will love this card!
good luck on you challenges
Carol<><

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Positvely perfect in pink! Beautiful card! Not too girly.

Lacey said...

Lovely card. I am sure it will put a smile on Jaimie's face. Such a sad story.
~Lacey

Stitchinwitch said...

Beautiful card

connie said...

I think this is awesome how everyone has come together for Jamie! Your card is beautiful.

missychan said...

Great job... and awesome thing to be a part of!

missyc1216@msn.com

Jenny said...

Your card rocks. Love the color pink. Jaimie will absolutely love it!

Golden said...

Your work is amazing and yes, I will be sending Jamie a card. Thanks for allowing us to hop for such a good cause.

Suzanne said...

This is an absolutely fantastic cause and also for a fantastic cause. I will be sending lots of love to this child and thinking of her lots. I will make a card for Jamie tomorrow.
Hugs
Suzanne x

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

beautiful idea have put on my blog x
http://angeldrummer.blogspot.com/2009/11/currently-on-my-desk-and-spread-love.html

hugs vicky x

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a great card! I'm sure she'll love it. :)

gina g said...

Gorgeous card True love the image. luv gina xx

Loz (Aus) said...

Love that image... certainly not too girly! Great cause ladies...

jeanna said...

I already follow your blog... I really love your blog, your creations are very pretty and it's such an inspiration to me... I would to see more of your works.. I also follow your spread the love blog hop.. It's such a wonderful thing to know that there are people uniting in able to show love to a little girl out there.. Congratulations to your blog and more power.. God Bless!

Wendy said...

Such a pretty card True!! I know Jaimie will luv it!! Thanks for playing along at Delightful Sketches too!!

Annette said...

Fantastic card, love the colour, Jaimie will love it. Great when in fits into so many challenges too. Take CareX:)

Kathryn Myhre said...

This is a awesome card! I am sure Jaimie will like it!

Chris (catt871) said...

What a cute card!!! I LOVE IT & your colouring is GREAT!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week!
Chris & the DT

Chris (catt871) said...

What a cute card!!! I LOVE IT & your colouring is GREAT!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week!
Chris & the DT

Chris said...

I think Jaimie will love your card.
Here's mine along with a post about her situation

http://easilyamused-chrisv.blogspot.com/2009/11/color-throwdown-for-cause.html

Vee said...

A really gorgeous card and I'm sure it will lift Jamie's spirits.Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Katharina Frei said...

Truly charming! I know Jaimie will love your card.
Katharina

Lisa Foster said...

True! Your card is perfect for her! She'll totally love it! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches...it's so wonderful to see you there! :)
Hugs,
Lisa

my5bratz said...

lovely, will post my card today

Christine said...

Such a cute card for this awsome girl!

Violets Corner said...

Fab card true! Love the image and your colouring, the ribbons are gorgeous!

Hugs
Maarit

Desire Fourie said...

This is just beautiful True. Just the beautiful girly colours alone will life Jamie's spirit and lighten her heart.
Hugs
Desire

rosalien said...

Your card is beautiful, I love the girly colours and the image. :)) Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

Rosalien

Minnamanna said...

Wow, whwt a rock card,
she'll love it!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Jaimie will think this card rocks! Wonderful! It's a joy to share this special cause with you, True!

craft_princess said...

Here is the card I made for Jaimie!
http://craft-princess.blogspot.com/2009/11/spread-love-with-card-for-jaimie.html

Thanks!
-Stacie

Lisa said...

Wonderful card for Jaimie thanks for joining us at DS

Blankiefinder said...

Very nice card. I have mine all ready to send tomorrow.

tanja said...

Wonderful card!!
by by tanja

joey said...

Hi True

your card is beautiful!!! I love the layout you have used. Your colourwork is fab.

Joey.xxx

Patty Chalas said...

beautiful card!!!

thanks for a change to win.

regards,

Tammy Miller said...

wonderful cards and great blog candy!

Susa said...

Fab card, she'll love it :)

I'll send too a card for Jaimie.

Hugs, Susa

Rae Haller said...

This is such a worthy cause. It is the first time I have been to your blog, I like what I see. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to do something for such a great cause.

Rae

Carolyn said...

So nice that you are helping in this cause. I am going to send a card too. Hope they will at least bring her a smile.

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card rocks! Great image and lovely colors - she will love it!
Anne -:)

Lynne said...

It's a lovely card. I've made one as well. I hope they all help her feel supported.

What a wonderful idea.

Lynne.x

MicheyMoo said...

I'm loving the cards you've all made for Jamie....hoping she feels the loving, but sad there was even such an incident to be brought to our attention.
I'm gonna make her a card the next time I'm sitting at my craft table and will keep her and her dad and family/friends in my prayers.

KarenB said...

Your card ROCKS, lol. I'm sure Jaimie will love it.

scrapperjulia said...

Love how you colored the guitar and the pink ribbon, she will love it!

helen said...

http://longlivescissorsandpaper.blogspot.com/2009/11/spread-love-card-drive-challenge.html

the link to my cards that will be posted today...thank you to all who opened their hearts and found precious time to send a card with words of support and encouragement

Anne said...

Rockin' card for Jaimie! Love it
Here's my card for Jaimie

Maria Matter said...

Your card ROCKS True!
here's mine...
... Joyful Stamper: Blog Hop & Card Drive

Blessings, Maria

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Awesome 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.

CRAFTY JACKS said...

Those are some great papers, really cool!

xxNikkixx said...

Love the card....mines will be posted by 3 hugs nikki xx

Rachel said...

wonderful card! thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.
hugs,
Rachel