Swimming For Katie Renz




Hello and happy Monday everyone~

I am so happy to participate this special event,

*Swimming For Katie Renz Blog Hop & Fundraiser*!!

I hope you will join with us for the next three days!!


From October 10-12, some of the best stampers are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable 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 digis 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.  This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button. 

Here are all the items available for sale.

Keep Swimming Octopus
Peachy Clear stamp

$5.50 with free shipping

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp
$3.00 with instant download

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp with SVG cut file
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Mermaid DIGIstamp
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Ribbon Fish DIGIstamp and DIGIpapers
$5.00 with instant download


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.  I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate.  If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:

Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

Thank you!


Here is my card using the digital stamps :)


I colored the image with Copic markers and cut the panel with Nestabilties label 3. Then I sponged the mat with ink. The flag piece was attached with extending from the mat. I designed the card with fun & colorful colors and papers…if this card makes you smile, that means I did a good job :)



Be sure to check each of today’s participating stamper’s creations below. There are tons of inspirations there!!

AJ Otto
Carolyn Mustopa
Dawn Burnworth
Deb Felts
Gretchen Belknap
Heather Jensen
Jen del Muro
Julie Ranae
Kate - i {heart} papers
Kendra Wietstock
Lisa Johnson
Loretta Lock
Lori Tecler
Lynn Mercurio
Marianne Walker
Michele Gross
Stacy aka Twinshappy
Tracy Schultz
Debbie Olson
Cindy Lawrence
Cindy Haffner 
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Tammy Hershberger
Danielle Kennedy
Barbara Anders
Makiko Jones <—You’re here
Ashley N Newell
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry
Jen Tapler
Jenn Balcer
Jenny Chesnick
Jess Larsen
Jessica Knutsen
Jimmi Mayo
Joan Bardee
Joan Ervin
Julia Aston
Julie Day
Julie Ebersole



Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!



Torico said...


Jingle said...

This is so cute! I love that background paper!

i {heart} papers said...

This is beautiful! Love the fishy background!

ChristineCreations said...

SO cheerful Maki! Such great papers too!

NinaN said...

Beautiful card!

Deborah Frings said...

Very sweet card - I do like the backing paper too - it's just right!

Jessica Griffin said...

Lovely card Maki!! I love the background paper!! xo I'll keep Katie and her family in my thoughts.

Jessica Griffin

Ashley Newell said...

This is gorgeous! I love the Nesties and the papers! So pretty! Thanks for spreading the word to help Katie!

Heather Rogers said...

I love the paper pieced water and darling pink Octopus. :)

Nichole Bryant said...

awesome card - love the colors!

Lisa Lara said...

Very sweet Maki. Love the papers. Thank you for doing this for Katie!

Jessica Diedrich said...

Oh, I LOVE this card! The layout and bright colors are fantastic! Thanks for being part of such a wonderful cause and outpouring of support for our Katie!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card dearie!!! Thanks for helping Katie and her family!!

Vanessa Middleton said...

How CUTE is this with those fishies in the background? :)

Lori said...

This is too fun, Maki! Love the fish paper--it's perfect with the image!

Rochelle Sodipo said...

Swim baby swim! Love it!

Lizscraps said...

very lovely.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...