Monday, November 02, 2009

Stamp Something....for Jaimie
Blog Hop Today

Today's blog hop is for an 11yr old girl named Jaimie. Below is information on why this blog hop is happening and the importance of it. Please join us in Stamping Something...for Jaimie this week. I joined the hop because my heart aches for this young girl, her family, friends, and this small community.

Join us on Monday, November 2nd for a Spread the Love Blog Hop and card drive!

New Hampshire is a small state filled with even smaller towns. It's the kind of place where you know everyone, leave your keys in the ignition when you run in the post office and don't worry about walking home from a neighbor's house at night. I live in the same town I grew up in by choice, not by necessity and love that my 6th grade music teacher is my daughter's principal, that my cheer leading coach is her guidance counselor and that soon she'll get the chance to beat my classmate's long standing high jump record on field day.

Mont Vernon is an even smaller town than mine about 40 minutes away. It is home to a long time friend and her family as well as their neighbor, 11 year old Jaimie Cates. On the night of October 4th Jaimie and her mom and my friend and her family went to bed with no way of knowing what events were about to transpire to change their lives.

Four local teenagers armed with knives, broke into their home and brutally murdered Kim Cates and seriously injured 11 year old Jaimie. They chose the home for no other reason than its location and for no other purpose than to bring harm to the occupants. It was a senseless, random crime that shook the small town and much of the state.

After receiving a grief filled email from my friend asking for help for the family, I knew I needed to help however I could. I asked my fellow stamper, New Hampshire gal, and long time friend Denise Lynn for ideas. Together, and with the artistic talents of Ann Vento, we came up with the idea of an international blog hop and this blog to raise awareness of the crime.
Here is the card I made for Jaimie. I wanted it to be simple, so that the message stands out. I will be praying for Jaimie and the recovery she will have to endure.

We are hoping to shower Jaimie with wishes of love and hope from around the world to help her recover some of what was lost.The hop starts at 10am ET on Monday, November 2nd and will include over 60 talented stampers, donations from fabulous stamp companies and lots of love. We are asking everyone to make and send a card to Jaimie as quickly as possible. If you are unable to make a card or wish to do more, please visit our sidebar at Stamp Something...for Jaimie and click on the donations link.

This is the inside of the card. I stamped off the tree once before stamping onto the card stock. I wanted it to be subtle image.

Please join us this week!! Listed below are the blog hop participants. If you came to my blog via Kim Howard then you are on the right track. If you came to my blog another way, then be sure to start at Katharina Frei's blog, so you don't miss anything. Also be sure to visit the Stamp Something...for Jaimie blog and visit the sponsors who generously donated goodies for this blog hop.

Katharina Frei
Linda Lucas
Trudy Sjolander
Peggy Russell
Kim Teasdale
Maria Matter
Kim Howard
Karen Foltz
Ann Vento
Samantha from SPCC
Sharon Traynor
Janna Sicard
Jennifer Stricker
Terry Oulboub
Libby Hickson
Jenni Hamilton
Sammy Jo Singer
Helen Dooley
Sharon Lougheed
Cindy Beach
Kimmi Blakey
Crafty Creations Challenge
Jennifer Scull
Laura Campbell
Lisa Cook
Katie Cotton
Vicki Parson
Lorraine Aquilina(Lols)
Shelly Lutton Olson......
Denise Lynn
Cindy Royal
Crissy Armstrong
Simonne Clay
Kathryn of KLM Designs
Silvia Mabie
Melissa DeTullio
Regina Jones
Leslie Hanna
Megan Lock
Pamela Firecracker
Elaine from Quixotic
Jenny Lazslo
Boni Boutelle
Elizabeth Smith
Tracey from Starving Artistamps
Giovana Smith
Jacilynn Cox
Debbie Eastman
Anita Autore
Jenn McMillan
Lydia Fielder
Amanda Newton
Jaime Schlangen
Melissa Earnest
Erin Bailey
Cammie King
Wags n’ Whiskers Challenge
Tanya Smith
Linda Coughlin
Stamp Something…for Jaimie

Thank you!!

Stampin' Hugs,


Terry Oulboub said...

What a pretty card for Jaimie. 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

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! What a totally stunning creation!! I love your embossing flowers and the soft colors!! I know Jaimie will love this!! Thanks for your support!! HUGS

acreativeneed said...

Beautiful card for Jaimie!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Simply beautiful card! Love the pink and white, so pretty! Thanks for helping with the hop today Karen! :)

Beautiful Greetings said...

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

Crafty Num Nums said...

WONDEFUL card!!! Simple, yet it tells a point. Love it.

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A gorgeous card...I hope these help to bring a huge smile to Jaimie's face xx

Danielle said...

Love the embossing... Nice job!

Micki said...

Beautiful card Karen, Jaimie is sure to love this and all the cards.


Lorraine A said...

stunning card Karen ;-) I am sure this will comfort Jaimie and her dad :-)

Lols x x

Penny D. said...


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Your card is just adorable!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

This is beautiful. Great being a part of this with you :)

Janna :)

Tracey said...

A fantastic card!

Danni said...

Beautiful card!

Nina said...

such a beautiful card!! nicely said as well.... what a wonderful blog hop for something so tragic and a great way for awareness!

beadz said...

Wonderful card! I agree that prayers are what she needs the most of now.
Gini said...

What a beautiful card! It will surely brighten her day!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Karen - 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...

Great card, love the embossing. Great to be a part of this blog hop with ya!

Shelly said...

What a lovely card you made for Jaimie!

Mary said...

Gorgeous card! I have made a card for Jaimie and will send it out tomorrow.


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

We will all be praying for her in the days ahead, I also will be sending her a card, I have posted one on my blog for her. Thank you for doing this, Jane

Mimiko said...

Such a beautiful card you've made for her :)
I'm sending mine today.

Sharon said...

Such beautiful sentiments Karen. Love the card.

Sunshine said...

Anbother pretty card for a deserving little girl.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Wow! That is a lovely card with a wonderful message!

Erin... said...

This is gorgeous and the sentiment is beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us in the hop. Hugs, erin

paola said...

Lovely card Jamie is gonna love it. Such a special gesture

Carol said...

just lovely!

Stitchinwitch said...

Simply beautiful

Stitchinwitch said...

Simply beautiful

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

gorgeous creation x

Suzanne said...

This card is beautiful. I will be making a card for Jamie tomorrow and sending it with my love and hope for the future.
Suzanne x

Lynne said...

I love this card!!

Arty Cards n Crafts said...

Your card for Jaimie is beautiful! Mine is in the mail, and a pic is on my blog HERE

Shana said...

I love the beautiful simplicity of your card and message. Thanks for sharing.

Annette said...

Stunning card, so pretty, love the colours and beautiful sentiment. Take CareX:)

Golden said...

Wonderful card. It is very lovely and touching. Thanks for the chance to blog hop for Jamie.

Chris said...

I think this is such a great idea, this young lady sure could use a lot of love.
here's the card I sent

my5bratz said...

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

True :) said...

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

Mary Lou said...

Gorgeous card! Soo sincere!
Mary Lou

melissa said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment, it was lovely of you - but most importantly I want to wish you the best of luck with your blog hop, It made me cry to know that something so awful could happen and most especially for no reason to a mother and her child,whilst they were sleeping, it send chills through me to know that there are people out there who can do people harm like that, I did not here of this here in Australia, but my heart goes out to Jaime and for her struggle ahead. Your card is just lovely, and I am sure all the cards will bring some comfort to this precious young girl.
Kind Regards

Blankiefinder said...

Love your card! I will get mine sent off ASAP!

Violets Corner said...

Such a pretty card! Love the embossing and the tree inside the card, it works so well with the sentiment.


Avril Ann said...

Beautiful Card, Jaimie is sure gonna know that she is thought off, hugs Avril xxx

joey said...

Hi Karen

your card is gorgeous, the embossing along the side is so pretty


Minnamanna said...

Really beautiful card!

Tammy Miller said...

I love your card, very nice

Susa said...

Gorgeous card!!

Hugs, Susa

Patty Chalas said...

beautiful card for Jaimie!!!

Cindy said...

Lovely card for Jaimie! So nice.

Moshie said...

Love your card! I love to see how so many wonderful ladies join together to hopefully bring some joy to this little girl!

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card for Jaimie is gorgeous!
Beautiful colors and lovely details!
Take care xx
Anne -:)

Maria Matter said...

beautiful Karen!!!

Blessings, Maria

Lynne said...

This is beautiful.


KarenB said...

Lovely card!

Anne said...

Lovely card for Jaimie
Here's my card for Jaimie

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

I love the card and the sentiment - beautiful! Thanks for joining in the Spread the Love blog hop. I'm overjoyed at the number of caring people in the stamping community!

xxNikkixx said...

great card
mines will be posted by 3
hugs nikki x

Janice said...

Beautiful card! I love the sentiment. Very touching.