Monday, April 14, 2014


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.

For my card for Lauryn I used this adorable kitty from my Paper Smooches Party Posse set.  I went with a pink and gray color combo coloring they eye lids pink, adding glitter and glossy accents to the kitties eyes and white pearls to her necklace.  I hope she likes it!  :)


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

Patti Painter - Patti’s Paper Creations

Jennie Harper - Stampin Away the Day 

Colleen Holmes - A Card’s Delight

Anita Autore - Cards & Coffee 

Sandra Van Blaricum - Cards and Creativity 

Jerusha Borden - I Love Paper Crafting 

Jenn Borjeson - Stampin' Angel Jenn 

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 

Patti Gilliam - Cherish Each Precious Gift

Joy Hadden - Pieces of Joy

Danielle Haddon - The Musings of a Chocoholic

Karen Knegten - Studio at the Lake 

Lori McAree - Smiling While Stamping

Rhonda Miller - Rhonda’s Place to Shine

Lee Murphy - My Reality

Betty Neville -  Betty Neville's Blog

Marlena Peduzza - Marlena's Paper Paradise

Jackie Randolph - Paper Moments 

Shirley Ross - Card Art, Etc.

Melissa Shultz - Buggin to Stamp

Carla Suto - Carla’s Stamping Spot 

Cat Tidwell - Cat’s Creations 

Brenda Turner - Stamp It Up

Geri Utterback - Geri’s Cards 

Cheri Weston - Stamp’n Boomer



  1. Such a cute card, she will love it!!

  2. Adorable creation, Lori! I am sure it will bring a smile!

  3. What a cute card, Lori! Little Lauryn will love it!

  4. Sweet and cute image with beautiful pearl necklace. She will be happy after receiving. Good to be a part of it.

  5. oh my gosh, that little kitty makes me smile! I know Lauryn will love it! what a happy happy card! :)

    thanks for being part of the blog hop!

  6. Cute card Lori, taht little cat is adorable, I'm sure Lauryn will love it!!!

  7. Super dooper cute. Love the image and this color palette. Your ruffle across the top is such a sweet touch, too.

  8. Lori, your card is super sweet and really love the kitty digi! Thank you for making this blog hop a success!! Hugz

  9. A perfect card for a little sweetie. I am sure the whole family will find comfort too. My card will be made and sent to her as well.

  10. Hi Lori -- I am quite certain that Lauryn will adore your sweet little Kitty card...especially with the sparkling glitter!!

    Special thank to YOU for being part of this wonderful card drive and blog hop. We are so pleased that so many people joined us to help spread the word and to fill her room with handmade cards....

    Big Hugs to all

  11. A lovely card. I will be making one and sending it out.

  12. Hi Lori,

    Your card for Lauryn is just too too cute! She is going to love it, sequins, pearls and all!! Lvoe the ruffles!!

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

    The correct link is:

    Hugs and thanks for your help with this. :-)

  13. Lori, this is just too much fun! She will love it! Thanks for sharing - it's been fun hopping with you today!

  14. What a great card. Love that kitty.

  15. Adorable card Lori! Thanks so much for joining this Card Drive hop and spreading the word!!

  16. I agree, your kitty is adorable.
    Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this heartfelt experience.

  17. Lori,
    This is kitties and the way you colored her is so cute. I also love the pattern paper hello.
    Thanks for being part of this card drive, God Bless you, hugs......

  18. Cute card - Lauryn will love it! That blog hop is just such a great idea! I wanted to contribute, so I made a card for her, that I just have posted on my blog and mailed it out today

  19. She's going to love this adorable card with that big-eyed kitty! NJ!

  20. Lori, adorable card and love the cute kitty image.

  21. Lori, that card is adorable! I love the pleated ribbon at the top.

  22. Awwww! such a cute card. Love that kitty and the ribbon you used. Looks like a shop window. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  23. Love that cat image! lol - Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in something so awesome and come away with Inspiration in more ways than one!
    XX Cara XX

  24. Lori, your card is just so cute!! I love that kitty and the colors you've chosen.

  25. This is so fun! Love the ribbon "awning" on top! Certain to give a lot of smiles. Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. Best to you & yours, CG

  26. Cute, cute card, Lori. This a wonderful event that you ladies are doing for Lauryn and her family.

  27. What a sweet card, for a super GREAT cause!


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