Swimming for Katie

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.

This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a digi 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 is the card I made with this digi. I used Luminarte Twinkling H2O's to paint my little Octopus in, so it's pretty shimmery.

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

Ashley Harris 

Clare Buswell 

Jessica Diedrich 

Lisa Somerville 

Charlene Merrick 

Eva Dobilas  - YOU ARE HERE

Judy Rozema 

Sharon Doolittle 

Tifany DeGough 

Windy Robinson 

Ashley Cannon Newell 
Connie McCotter 

Heidi Van Laar 

Karen Maldonado 

Lori Craig 

Melissa Phillips 

Tosha Leyendekker 

Amy Kolling 

Angela Thomas 

Angelica Suarez 

Angie Blom 

Becky Oehlers 

Betty Wright 

Bev Gerard 

Brenda Weaver 

Carolyn King 

Chari Moss 

Charlene Driggs 

Cindi Bisson
Claire Brennan 

Corinna McGregor 

Craft Critique
Karen Hunsaker (Rubbernecker Stamps Designer) 

Keely Yowler 

Kelly Schirmer 

Keri Lee Sereika 

Kim Hughes 
Kimber McGray 

Kittie Caracciolo 

Kristin Eberline 

Wendy Price

Thanks for visiting and have a beautiful day!


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