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Monday, 17 October 2011

Swimming for Katie

Hello everyone.  I'm here with a very special post today - to help support a fundraising effort for a  dear friend of many in the blogging community, Katie Renz.  You will probably have seen the start of the drive last week, which is  to help Katie who is battling with 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 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

Jak, our teamie at Mo's Dream Team, is very close to Katie and asked us if we'd like to join in the drive to help raise funds for Katie, her treatment and family.  Being a mum of three myself, there was only one answer for me so here's my card, with the fabulous image designed by Becky. 
Hopefully, you will have arrived from Joyce's Blog here but if not, you can find a full list of bloggers joining in at the bottom of my post.


 
Please follow the link here to see all the images/items that are available to purchase with all funds going to help Katie keep swimming!

Sadly, Katie has had to return to hospital for further treatment, but the fighting spirit of her and her family is totally inspiring and is a lesson to us all.  You can read her latest post here.
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. 
As you can see, Karen is the next stop on today's hop, so pop on over to see her card and the rest of today's supporters.
I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate. Thank you!

14 comments:

Jak Heath said...

superb, love the scallop waves. thank you for helping.

Donna said...

Fabulous card, love your little waves. Its great to see everyone helping to raise money for our wonderful Katie. hugs Donna x

i {heart} papers said...

Your shimmery waves are just perfect!! Thank you for helping spread the word. Please remember to upload to SCS and tag with swimkatie.

Jane said...

This is perfect xx

Tammy said...

Fantastic! Love the dark blue and white waves.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Julie.

Hugs Riet.xx

coops said...

fabulous card julie for such a worthy cause.

xx coops xx

Skylark said...

Gorgeous card I love the waves you can see him moveing

Grenouille Greetings said...

It brings a lump to my throat everytime I drop by to see how Katie is doing and my heart goes out to her and her young family. This is such a great cause and you've done a wonderful job showcasing this image. Fab waves! Hugs, Lesley

Danie May said...

Wow I just love your waves and the way you have framed this sweet image. You are all doing such a great job in showcasing this image and supporting this wonderful cause.

Faye said...

This is a wonderful card. The bright colours are just totally perfect for this image. xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Love the colour contrast! Awesome card.
Joyce xx

Alice Wertz said...

this is so beautiful, Julie! love all the details!

jules said...

oh well done! it's just fab!!! and for a great cause