Monday, April 14, 2014

Join the Card Drive for Lauryn.....


Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 

Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 

and speaking of blog candy, this is what I am 
offering here on my blog---you just need to 
leave me a comment either saying you will 
send sweet Lauryn a card (doesn't have to 
be handmade) or will make a donation to her
family and I will put your name in the running.



I created this banner to send to Lauryn.
Using Doodle Pantry's  Banner Banquets
SVG files along with digital papers and images from several
different sets including "Loving Critters", "Loving Lambs",
"Classy Monograms" and "Easter Peeps". 


I hope she will enjoy seeing this on her wall.





This last panel uses the beautiful word art created by Cec at Sugar Creek Hollow . You can get this by making a 
donation on Lauryn's blog. 

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the hop!
We appreciate your support of Lauryn!
Don't forget to leave a comment for the candy.
I will draw a name at Noon on Friday
April 18th using Random.org.

May God Bless.


I am entering this at
Anything But a Card Challenge #34 - Spring Forward
Doodle Pantry Challenge #45 April



 

52 comments:

Olga said...

Patti this is so adorable, everyone who sees this will fall in love with it!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a fun way to decorate Lauryn's hospital room! The images are just darling!

vinita jain said...

Wonderful banner for Lauryn!!! She will definitely love it. The images and a saying is superb.

Theresa said...

Patti, your banner is a great project for Lauryn. I am working on a card with one of the digis that I received when I made a donation. You ladies are doing a wonderful event for the family.

Colleen Holmes said...

Patti, This is amazing!!! I love the banner so artistically done! It will look great on Lauryn's wall with the pretty, spring colors!! Love it

Stephanie said...

LOVE you banner. This should make Lauryn smile. So cute. I am sending at least one card tomorrow but more to the parents to keep the faith. Thanks for joining the hop.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, this banner is gorgeous! I love how you used Cec's word art on the last panel. so special!

thank you for everything you have done to make this card drive the success that I know it will be. :)

Carla S. said...

What a gorgeous banner for Lauryn, Patti! Everyone will just love seeing this in her room! Such cute images!

Syl'sNotes said...

Wow, what an amazing job on the wall hanging, it's bound to bring some joy with it.

ThePurplePlace said...

Awwww.....love love love your wonderful and adorable wall card! What a great idea and one I'm sure will be MUCH Loved.

I thank you once again for ALL the hard work and time you put in to make this hop happen. You're a doll and it's been so nice meeting you an being part of the team

Big Hugs,
Lisa

PS: No need to include me in your blog candy giveaway....please choose someone else! :)

Lori said...

I think she will love it, it is darling!

Glittered Paws said...

OMG how awesome is this banner - very creative. It will look very nice in her room.

Judy Woodland said...

Very sweet banner - Lauryn will love it! I will definitely make a card for her.

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Wow Patti! That banner is just gorgeous and such a great idea!!
I'llhave to remember this one :-D
Hugs,Sandra

Kathy said...

Wow, Patti, this is stunning. Love the banner with all the cheerful little animals. Will look great and really brighten up her hospital room. Great project.

ursula Uphof said...

Patti a delightful banner which will be loved. You ladies are awesome. hugs, Ursula

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your card and she will too! I am going to work on a card this afternoon and get it in the mail tomorrow. My prayers will be with her and her family too.

Nana Griffin said...

Sending out a card to Lauryn. Keeping her and the family in my prayers also.

Sheri said...

So cute! thanks for playing ABAC challenge!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Your banner is adorable Patti! Lauryn's room is going to be FILLED with amazing goodies! wow!

Shirley said...

Wow, Patti, your post is wonderful and your wall hanging is just so fun, pretty and creative too! Love what you did!

Duh Me, here I checked everybody’s link but mine. It is wrong on everyone’s blog. It is showing as: http://cardartetc.blogspot.com/ and you get “Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.” The correct link is:

http://cardartetc.blogspot.com
Hugs,

Vicki Dutcher said...

Patti - what a fabulous banner! She is going to love seeing this hanging in her room! such a great cause!

Patti J said...

What a fun design!!! You will brighten up her room so beautifully! Thanks for sharing, Patti - it's been fun hopping with you today! Hugs...

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh what a wonderful banner you have made for the sweet little Lauryn. I will definitely send her a card. God Bless you for doing this and her to get well soon.
Linda K.
www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com

Emily Thubbron said...

Patti, you have created such a beautiful banner. I know Lauryn is just going to love it.
Emily T.

Jennie said...

Oh my Patti!! What a sweet banner and LOVE how creative you got with it...truly a sweet wall hanging! Thank you for all of your help and encouragement in organizing this Card Drive!! You amaze me :)

Cheri said...

WoW!! Patti! That banner is awesome and what a creative way you've put it together.

redwasher1 said...

Hi Patti, I adore all of the beautiful creations for a very special girl and her family will love it. Thanks for getting this going!

Carol L said...

Your banner for Lauryn is so adorable with all those baby animals! Perfect to dress up the wall in her hospital room!

Cornelia W said...

Oh, I lOVE your banner - Lauryn will, too! - I mailed my card for Lauryn today - such a sweetie!
Here is my link: http://fun-stamping.blogspot.com/2014/04/card-drive-for-lauryn-with-paper.html

CG said...

WOW this is beyond stunning! So fun! Love how you've incorporated that wonderful Dickinson quote too. I also love the card in the post below this one -- the removable piece is great! Certain to give a lot of smiles. Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. I was happy to be able at least send them a card & make a small donation. Best to you & yours, CG

Taunya Butler said...

That banner is so cute!! I am going to send card to Lauryn and her family! Thanks for being a part of the hop!!

buggin2stamp said...

That banner is so cute! What a great gift for her to hang on the wall!
Melissa

Edwina said...

This is so adorable! I love banners for children. I used to belong to a group that made them for ill children till it dissolved, so yours makes my heart happy. It will make Lauryn smile and bring cheerfulness to her room. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

Cara Malmrose said...

Patti - Love this! Thank you so much for opportunity to participate is something awesome and come away with Inspiration in more ways than one!
XX Cara XX

StampNK said...

Oh, that banner is the cutest thing! She is going to love all the adorable images. I will be making my card for Lauryn tomorrow and sending it off. What a wonderful supportive gesture from everyone!

Lisette Baker said...

Do hope Lauryn wins her fight and thanks for sharing her story. You have created a fabulous banner I'm sure she will love it. Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this time.

Karenladd said...

This adorable banner is sure to cheer up Lauryn and her family. I've been inspired by all the great projects on the hop and am off to my craft room to make my own card to send to them. Thanks so much for sharing!

Beth said...

oh Patti what a beautiful banner for little Lauryn.

Colleen said...

Patti,
This is beautiful and I'm sure Lauryn will love it and cherish it forever

Jennyfer L said...

Patti, I'm sure Lauryn will love the banner - it's very pretty! I will send Lauryn a card.

Carla said...

Wow this is just fantastic! Love all the images and colors and what a great cause to support. Thanks so much for joining us at Doodle Pantry Challenge!

Michele said...

such a beautiful banner to lighten her heart! i'll be sending m prayers and good thoughts to lauryn and her family. xo

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful banner for a sweet little one who has such a terrible battle ahead of her! Hugs go out to her, and you too!
Thanks for sharing this with with us at the Doodle pantry Digital challenge #45!

Glenda xx

SHartl said...

I love banners and this will be so cute up in Lauryns hospital room. Thank you for helping to support and cheer up her family. Off to make my own card for Lauryn!

Kailash said...

I mailed a card and love and prayers go out to this sweet little girl!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

what a wonderful banner!!!

Jenn Zeeb said...

I love your banner, I am sure it will make Lauryn feel better.

Hugs, Jenn Zeeb

stampqueen said...

Wonderful banner - I am sure she will love it!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh, Lauryn is going to love this fantastic banner. Each panel is so fun and so well made. As always, beautiful work. So glad you were able to join us this month's DPDC45, Patti! Take care!!

diane hasthorpe said...

A beautiful banner for a brave and beautiful little girl.I'm sure it will brighten her spirits as well as her room. Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card. Cheers, Di

Margaret said...

Your banner is so sweet and fun, perfect for such a special girl! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!