Friday, October 7, 2011

Blog Hop- Operation Julie's Smile

I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile.  If you came here from Monique’s blog, For the Love of Paper blog, then you are in the right spot.  If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog and take your time.   You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes!

 The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help Julie Ranae.  You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more.  What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child.  It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth  replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out.  But then it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done...but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.

Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight! Because she is an event organizer by trade, she has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done.It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon.  If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button ready for you to click.   

Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from a sponsor pool of over $2500.

For my contribution I am sharing a freebie with you all. Here is a special ABC strip made with Julie in mind. :) I hope you can use it.
I thought it would be perfect for your students when they lose a tooth. Just keep extra copies on hand and they can get a  copy to take home for extra practice. If your a home school momma or daddy, just use during Dental Hygiene month. 

Don't forget to check out my other theme alphabet strips over in my Alphabet Strip Tab.

I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop!  The next stop is Jess’s blog, Jess Larsen's Designs.  Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so that you can have a chance at the amazing prizes up for grabs and if you can, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for Julie.

69 comments:

  1. this is so fun! :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  2. cute dental care themed character set! tfs

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  3. As a retired kinder teacher, I know how much these little freebies are appreciated! My grandson will love these, too! thanks!

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  4. hello ..
    wonderful job
    hugs
    mallika
    would love if you will visit my blog too
    mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
    www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

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  5. Adorable!!! Thanks!!! Linda Harris

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  6. These are so cute! Thank you so much!

    ~Vanessa W

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  7. Thank you for hopping with us and sharing what you do! We love to see new blogs and be exposed to new things! Big Hugs, N. Rixon

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  8. so happy to see you on the hop! :)

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  9. Very cute, thanks for sharing it and being in this hop.

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  10. so cute- and as a PreK teacher I am bookmarking your blog :)

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  11. How CUTE!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  12. Very cute!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  13. Such a cute "toothless" chart. I have 5 grandchildren who are missing teeth. I am sure I can use this. Thanks so much.

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  14. what a great alphabet strip!!!!!! :) your blog is wonderful!!!!!!

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  15. Very cute idea!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  16. So fun to see such a unique project in the hop! Fiona (madebyfee)

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  17. So CUTE! Love your decorated classroom, great job!

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  18. What a wonderful thing to share! Look at all those smiles!
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  19. Very sweet of you to join this great operation....hope it is successful. I am doing my part by participating in the blog hop.

    Denise
    dopey423@aol.com

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  20. LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  21. SO cute! Your classroom looks FABulous!

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  22. Adorable!!! The later post of your classroom was great!

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  23. What a cute idea! You are so sweet to share this with your readers.

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  24. Very cute!! Thanks for all that you do for children!

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  25. I can here on the Julie's smile blog hop, and was surprised to find a teacher resource! I am an early elementary teacher as well! Fantastic, and thank-you for the alphabet strip! I'll be back soon!

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  26. What fun ideas!
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  27. such a cute idea - thanks for the inspiration and the freebie!

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  28. thank you so much they are super cute!! TFS
    It is truely inspiring to see so many people giving of themselves to help a friend! God bless!


    Have a scrap-happy day
    Lisa G
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
    lkgra@hotmail.com

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  29. What a cute idea! I bet your lessons are really fun!

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  30. How generous for a great cause!

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  31. Such a great alphabet strip! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. As a former teacher, I will say, what an utterly cute alphabet strip! Thanks for sharing -- I know a few people I will pass this blog post onto. :)

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  33. Super sweet, and so generous of you! ;o)

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  34. Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  35. ADORABLE freebie!! xo

    Jessica Griffin
    http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

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  36. Thanks for being a part of this wonderful hop! Very cute stuff!

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  37. OHHH! SUPER cute! So fun and perfect for little kids when they lose a tooth!

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