Monday, November 9, 2009

Spread the love for Jaimie Blog Hop :-)



Hi everyone :-)
I am sure by now most of you know the reason for this blog hop but just in case you came here first here's a little excerpt from the email I received from ERIN who together with DENISE LYNN organised this very special hop.

On October 4th, 4 teenagers armed with knives broke into a home were a mother and her 11 year old daughter were sleeping. 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. While it is hard, I’m sure, for anyone to hear news like this, it was particularly troubling for me. One of my long-time friends and her family are the next-door neighbors of the Cates Family.

After receiving a sorrow-filled letter from my friend, I immediately knew I needed to do something, I just wasn’t sure what. Denise brought up the idea of a Spread the Love Blog Hop and here we are.
We are asking that you to mail your cards to Jaimie (address below). We want her to be showered with cards from around the world in an effort to restore hope to this young girl’s life. We’re also encouraging anyone who participates in the hop to mail a card to Jaimie and/or anyone they know who has been a victim of random violence. We want this hop to be BIG; the more cards sent to Jaimie the better!!!

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 is not really a girlie girl, but she does like hot pink and black. She likes outdoor activities such as biking, skateboarding, razor rip stick, snowboarding, and karate. As you may have read, she is a black belt in karate.

You should have arrived here from VICKI'S BLOG if you came here first you can start the hop at KATARINA'S BLOG

The next stop on the hop is SHELLY at Minkie's Paper Paradise :-)



I made this card for Jamie following the lovely sketch on the Truly Scrumptious Challenge as she likes Karate I thought she might like an 'Oriental Card'. I have used Simon Says Clear Stamps OH HAPPY DAY ASIAN FLAIR Lot Exclusive Set I used handmade papermania paper,, gorgeous ,, I also used Basic Grey papers for paper piecing and background.
Heidi from Simon Says Stamp is offering a $25 shopping spree including free shipping, this prize will be drawn by Erin at the end of the hop. I will be giving away this stamp set as my weekly blog candy which for this week I am linking to this blog hop :-)



You have plenty of time to join the hop, it lasts from today until next Monday 9th November :-) if you would like to win my candy, you must complete the hop and make a card for Jamie or another youngster affected by an act of violence, and leave me a comment here :-)

Everyone involved with the hop can enter too :-)

I am sure you will enjoy the hop ,,, I am going to see what everyone has made too :-)
Here is the address to mail your cards to



The hop will end at the Stamp Something for Jamie Blog
where you can see the fabulous list of sponsors who have agreed to give away loads of fabulous prizes for this appeal ;-)
Have fun hopping :-)

76 comments:

Shelly said...

Love your card Lorraine, the panda is so cute! Thanks for directing people over to me!
Hugs Shelly :)

Lee said...

Thanks for spreading the love & helping highlight that people can be good. I'm loving seeing lots of new blogs I normally don't see. Love your stuff!

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the oriental feel! I am sure Jamiee will love it!

Terry Oulboub said...

Being a participant in the blog hop, I am just hopping around to see all the lovely cards the participants made. Jaimie is really going to be touched!

Jenny said...

A Gorgeous card for Jaimie.

I'll be making a card for Jaimie later when my children are in bed.

Penny D. said...

Oh. I will definitely join on this hop and make a card for the little girl. I'm from New Hampshire and I could not even believe when I saw that on the news that something like that could possibly happen in New Hampshire. It's mortifying. It makes me feel like no place is safe anymore.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness!! Lorraine, your creation is just ADORABLE!! I am in love with that panda bear!! So sweet and thanks so much for your generous support for Jaimie!! BIG HUGS

Sue said...

Hi Hun
oh my word i hadn't seenthis how awful, the poor little girl, how can people do something like that beggers beleive. I won't have time to hop around hun but i will get a card sent of to i promise. Gorgeous card hun she will luv it,sue.x

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous card Lorraine!
Gorgeous colours and detail!
hugs
kim x

Beautiful Greetings said...

Adorable card! I am sure Jaimie will be thrilled to receive it!

Micki said...

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

Danielle said...

Love the Asian flair on your card.. How cute!

Crafty Num Nums said...

Beautiful card!!! I am amazed at all the people that got together for this cause. I am so glad I joined in.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

What a great card Lorraine, love the beautiful colors and those sweet image. I'm sure Jaimie will love it! Thanks so much for joining in our hop today! :)

Penny D. said...

Here's my card

Crystal said...

Lorraine this is ADORABLE!!! LOVE that panda!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Ab fab card Lols x I'm sure she'll love it xx

Crazy Creations said...

She will love your card mine is on the way.You all are great.Hugs Sarah

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Your card is adorable ... I'm sure Jaimie is going to LOVE it! Thanks for helping spread the word and also for your generosity! My card is made & in the mail ... if you'd like to see it, please pop on over to my blog here: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2009/11/please-help-spread-love-hope.html

Margreet said...

you've made a lovely card for Jaimie!...I'll make a card for her too!
xxx Margreet

Mandy said...

What sad news.. I'm sure she will love your card it's gorgeous..I will make one and send.

Mandy xx

acreativeneed said...

Such a cute card for Jaimie!! Love it! Thanks for spreading the love!
smiles,Deena

Tracey said...

A fabulous card Lorraine!!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous card and such a lovely idea which will hopefully put a smile on Jamie's face. Thanks for joining in our Truly Scrumptious challenge.

Danni said...

Very sweet card!

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is adorable...such cute stamps and I love all the details you added!!! This will brighten Jamie's day, for sure!!!

beadz said...

Great card (as always!), Lorraine. I have really enjoyed this hop and have already made my card for Jaimie. You can see it here
hugs,
Gini

kim.mom said...

Awesome card!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Oh this is just adorable! What a great card for Jaimie! I'm sure she will adore it! Glad to be a part of this with you!

Janna :)

Mary said...

Beautiful card. I have made a card for Jaimie and will send it out tomorrow. Here it is.

hugs
Mary

Mimiko said...

This is just adorable :)
I'm sending mine today.

Sharon said...

Hi Lorraine, love the Panda and your charm is adorable. Beautiful card.

Shelly said...

Lovely card, Lorraine!

Carol said...

great card Lorraine!
Carol<><

Splendid Little Stars said...

a very cute card!

Stitchinwitch said...

That really is an adorable card.

Lynne said...

very cute card, love the stamp set you chose to use on this card

Basement Stamper said...

Super cute card, the images and layout is perfect. I made a card for Jaimie too, it's posted on my blog.

JulyeB said...

Jamies card is in the post so now I can carry on with the blog hop, well you've got to get your proities right haven't you. Fab card too Julye

Suzanne said...

Another fabulous card, Lorraine and this one for such a worthwhile cause. I will be making a card for Jamie today and have also told my mother and my daughter about this fantstic cause too. Lets hope we can all give this poor wee girl a bit of love and hope in this sad time
Husg
Suzanne x

Golden said...

Your card is wonderful. I made one also. I know this is such a tragdey and I pray for this family that they recieve not only cards...but hope. Many Blessings, Linda

Enfys said...

What a great card for Jaimie, she is sure to love it
big hugs
En

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Oh love the Panda bear! Thanks for visiting my blog and creating a card for Jaimie!

my5bratz said...

gorgeous, have posted my card to her today :0)

True :) said...

Such a pretty card!
Jamie will LOVE it!
So glad to be a part of spreadig the love with you!
Hugs,
True :)

Linda said...

Beautiful card.
Gorgeous colours and detail!

Linda

Margreet said...

Earlier I promised to make a card for Jaimie...and I kept my word...you can see it on my blog.
Love your card and I think it's overwhelming for Jaimie when she receives them all!!!
xxxMargreet

Suzanne said...

I am stunned at the number of people involved in this, it has truly touched everyone.
Here's my card for Jamie

Mary Lou said...

Oh dear Lorraine~~ such a very cute oriental card (great incite). Jaimie will love it and it is so neat all the people who care about doing good for others!! I sent Jaimie a card today :-) View http://marylouscorner.blogspot.com/2009/11/spread-love-blog-hop-magnolia-down.html
Thanks and blessings
Mary Lou

Shana said...

What a fantastic card for Jaimie! After reading her story I immediately made a card - and left hubby and kids to fend for themselves for supper! Here is my card

Violets Corner said...

Hi Lorraine! Such a fab card you have made for Jaimie, I think she´ll love the Asian theme being a karate kid. Love all lovely detail in your card and the papers are really deli.

Take care hun,

hugs
Maarit

joey said...

Hi Hunny

thankyou for being a part of this hop, so we could be a part of it too, it was only reading the details on here earlier that I whizzed off to make my card, there is so much love around I hope Jaimie will be able to smile again one day

Your card is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

Love Joey.xxx

Tammy Miller said...

what a great card

Minnamanna said...

Lovely card!

Avril Ann said...

Lorraine this is a truly cute card, love the wee Panda, and the oriental feel, is something very different from what I have seen so far, Jaimie is going to love it I am sure, Hugs Avril xxx

Cindy said...

Super card for Jaimie!!!

Erin... said...

Lols this is fabulous!!! Love the images adn colors adn so will Jaimie! Thanks for everything!!! Hugs, erin

Susa said...

Beautiful card!!

I'll make a card for her tonight.

Hugs, Susa

Annette said...

This is beautiful just love that Panda, love the oriental image too, love the papers you have used, lovely charm too, Jaimie is sure to love it. Here is my creation
http://mypommiepurplepatch.blogspot.com/2009/11/anya-5-inkspirations-15-and-jaimie.html
Take CareX:)

Chris said...

I sent my card off to Jaimie, I hope we can help cheer her up

Tammy Miller said...

this is such an awesome blog hop my card is here
http://createwhenican.blogspot.com/2009/11/i-came-across-amazing-blog-hop-today.html

Alicia said...

Hi,
I have just hopped onto your blog for the first time. What a horrible event this is. My prayers and thoughts are with Jaimie and her Dad. It is so nice to see all the people who are caring for her.
Alicia xx

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card for Jaimie is gorgeous!
Lovely colors and I love all the details.
Take care xx
Anne -:)

Rosette said...

Oh gosh!! Poor Jaime!! It must be an awful time! Big hugs set her way, and yes I made a card as well
hugs Lols x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Lols I love the cute panda I'm sure Jamie will love it hugs Jill xx

Maria Matter said...

this is so adorable Lorraine! I love these stamps...the panda was a sweet choice!
Blessings, Maria

Dawn said...

Aww love the panda - cute card!

Thanks for joining us on TS

DAwn

Moshie said...

Love your card.....everything about it!

Nina said...

what a lovely cards and love those stamps... thanks for such a wonderful cause for a hop!

Nina
http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/
(free digital stamps every Monday)

KarenB said...

What a wonderful way to share some hope and love!
Here's my card (It's the second card).

helen said...

here is a link to my cards that will be posted today
http://longlivescissorsandpaper.blogspot.com/2009/11/spread-love-card-drive-challenge.html
thanks to all who answered the call for cards

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Lorraine - what a beautiful card! And the papers (and paper piecing) are just divine!
:o)

Shannon said...

Love the panda bear - so cute! Thanks for joining in the Spread the Love blog hop. I'm overjoyed at the number of caring people in the stamping community - Jaimie's sure to be pleased! My card is here.

xxNikkixx said...

lovely card mines will be posted soon hugs nikki xx

Anne said...

Your card is lovely! I made a card, too late for the hop My card

Janice said...

Love your card- very cute!