Thursday, September 22, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile!!! :)

Hello out there! I'm sure many of you have heard by now that Nicole, Owner of Sweet Stamp Shop, has been putting together a blog hop for our friend Julie Ranae Murray who is pretty well known in our crafting world. She is the creator of CAS-ual Fridays and The Play Date Cafe. She is also the Design Team Coordinator of such companies as The Twinery, Lil' Inker Designs and OF COURSE, Sweet Stamp Shop. I'm pretty sure there are a couple of others that I missed, but you catch my drift... she is involved with a lot and I'm sure you all know her or have seen her face somewhere along the way. You can also get to know her better on her own blog, Julie's Open Window. This is the story about our friend who has lost her smile... for now!!!

Many may know that a few weeks ago, Julie Ranae had to have emergency oral surgery resulting in the removal of her two front teeth. The dentist at that time believed the best course of action would be to remove the rest of her teeth and replace them with permanents. Relieved at finding a solution to her major dental problem, she visited the office for dental surgery. Unfortunately, it wasn't the visit she was expecting. After the consultation and scheduling the surgery, the surgeon's office informed her that she would need to bring $4000 back to the appointment with her and they would proceed. This amount would not include the 'dentures' she would need as well.

Here Julie is today, sitting without front teeth that were pulled with the belief that they would be replaced immediately. This has been an overwhelming experience for our dear friend and one that I hope our creative community can help with.

Join us beginning October 7th for a blog hop to benefit Julie called 'Operation Julie's Smile'. There are a variety of companies and design teams who will be participating in this hop to help raise funds for this benefit.

Julie is such a sweet person and befriended me quickly even having never met her in person. She takes the time to get to know you even if you think you're a "nobody" in this crafty blogging world sometimes. I have my own thing in the works that I will be sharing more publicly soon and she's been willing to help and offer me advice. Again, having never met. I just love her and want to help in any way I can.

I called Nicole today to tell her I would be donating a couple of stamp sets and was WOWED at the fact that my donation brought the running total up over the $2,000 mark. Can you believe that?!?! How AWESOME!!! The blog hop will run October 7th - 9th and everybody that donates will be entered to win some fabulous prizes that have been generously and lovingly donated by fellow stampers, scrappers, businesses and FRIENDS alike. You can help, too by donating any amount you feel comfortable with. Every $1 counts and is appreciated deeply. I will also be making a monetary contribution and sincerely hope YOU will as well. We can make a difference!

Let's see our friend SMILING again SOON!!!


1 comment:

Julie Ranae said...

Oh Vanessa...thank you so very much! I have so loved getting to know you and am so thankful for our friendship. It is so kind of you to post on your blog for this and I can't wait for you to be a part of the fun with the blog hop.
Soon, I will be sharing a smile : )