Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots Of Love For Lauryn Blog Hop For Cards

LAURYN RESTING DURING TRANSFUSION

Isn't she just precious? Let me introduce you....

Lauryn is two and a half years old and undergoing chemo treatment for Leukemia.  Her family members are parents, Josh and Elizabeth; siblings, Lily (age 7), Logan (age 5); and grandmother (fellow stamper, Linda Payne).  Lauryn loves princesses and Superman, and her Facebook page too!

Did you know the first dose of chemo takes 35-40 days? So she will be in the hospital for over a month the first time.  She will continue treatment for at least three years with in/out admissions.  The leukemia has affected 35% of her body and her left leg has some muscle atrophy.  They are working to correct that too.

Many in our stamping community asked how we could help.  Jennie Harper and Patti Painter started to plan and then Jennifer Scull and Colleen Holmes joined them in putting the details and hop for Lauryn together.  A big hug and thank yous to these ladies for their selfless giving of time and heart too.   The address for sending cards to Lauryn and her family is:

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

MY CARD FOR LAURYN WITH IMAGES BY IMPRESSION OBSESSION
You may also donate, if you choose, by clicking on the donate button in my SIDEBAR TO THE RIGHT to help offset the out-of-pocket expenses through PayPal.  When you donate through PayPal, under "Purpose" enter "Lauryn Newsome Family".  When all family members visit Lauryn, meals in the cafeteria can cost $60 or more a day.   They also live 2.5 hours away.  They can stay at McDonald House for $15 a night when available.

You can get updates on Lauryn and her treatment by clicking on the Facebook link above.  Her family has shared how encouraging it is to receive a simple "like" on Facebook or to read the words of love and encouragement that are posted.

Below are the bloggers who have joined Jennie and her crew in promoting this Card Drive.  Hop with us to see our cards and/or blog candy (including me).
For my BLOG CANDY I am using Inlinkz so you can see each stamp.  They are ALL new.  Some are in their original cases and others are in zip lock bags (how I store all of my "stamping stuff".   To be eligible for the drawing (selected by Random.org) to win them ALL, please leave a comment letting me know if you plan to send a card to Lauryn, parents, or siblings and/or donate through PayPal.

Any help you can give will be much appreciated.   The drawing for my candy ends Friday, April 18, at 11:00 p.m.  The winner will be announced  Saturday on my blog post.  Thank you and big hugs for playing.

BLOG CANDY:

Thank you all again for stopping by to look and share.

 Shirley

48 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley! I know Lauryn will love the adorable butterfly.

Kathy said...

Such a pretty card. Love the fancy shape and the big lush bow!

jimlynn said...

Shirley, this is so lovely and know that Lauryn will love it too. What an outpouring of love from everyone!
Lynn

Olga said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for helping to spread the word and your prayers!!!

Colleen Holmes said...

Adorable and so very sweet! I corrected the link on my blog and will make an announcement to the other girls on FB. Thank you for making this a successful hop!! Hugz

Jennifer Scull said...

your card is just so sweet! I know that Lauryn will love it!

I had already fixed your blog link on my page when I discovered it wasn't working the first time I popped by. ;)

so happy you are a part of this hop!

and I've got cards for everyone in the family going in the mail!

ThePurplePlace said...

Thank you so very much Shirley. Your card is delightful and I'm so happy you are part of this very fun and excited hop!!

I hope that it helps raise even more funds for Little Lauryn and lots of amazing cards!!

Hugs to all,
Lisa

Patti P. said...

Hi Shirley, saw where you left a note for Mary Anne about your link, I fixed it on my blog and checked Lauryn's which is correct. So sorry about that.
Your card is gorgeous, I especially love the bow and the image is so sweet as is your coloring. Love that you used Lauryn's picture sleeping, love that one. Thanks so much for helping spread the word.
hugs....May God Bless

ThePurplePlace said...

PS: I have also fixed the link on my blog, and also on Lauryn's main blog! Oh and you do not need to include me in your giveaway -- I'm also giving away candy on my blog and would rather it go to another crafter...! Thanks again!

~ Lisa

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Adorable card Shirley! that image is so cute and your bow is beautiful!
The blog hop and all the cards are so great!!
Hugs,Sandra

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Shirley! I know Lauryn will love it! I corrected your link in my blog post.

redwasher1 said...

Shirley, what a stunning card and I just know she will love it. I'm so glad we were able to be a part of this hop. I also corrected your link.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cute card!

Patti J said...

Shirley, this is adorable. I have and love this sweet image, and I know it will bring a beautiful smile to Lauryn's face when she sees it! Well done, dear friend - Thanks for sharing - it's been fun hopping with you today!

Lori said...

Cute image, cute card!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So happy we are all linked up now, and I am able to pay a visit. This sweet little angel needs all of the butterfly hugs we can send. This is an adorable card! Thanks for your patience, while we got all the links corrected.

Jennie said...

This is so sweet Shirley! Thanks so much for joining this Card Drive hop and spreading the word!!

Cornelia W said...

Beautiful 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
http://fun-stamping.blogspot.com/2014/04/card-drive-for-lauryn-with-paper.html

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card Shirley, and thank you for your kind comments on my blog! I was a way this weekend and didn't have an opportunity to make a new card for Lauryn and participate in the blog hop. I do have a card that I made a couple of years ago that I could send her. Children's Hospital (as we locals call it) is one of the best in the country. I am sure she is getting excellent care.

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful card.
Melissa

Cara Malmrose said...

Wonderful card! 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

Edwina said...

I donated this morning early. My heart was won by this little girl. I hope to make her a card too. I love your card. It is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

StampNK said...

I just love the colors you used on your card. The black and white is elegant and then the pink adds girly softness. I am working on my card and mailing it out tomorrow.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card!!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley, your card is precious for little Lauryn. Our son was also critically ill the first 6 years of his life, so we understand about the heart-break, stress, and expenses. I've written privately to you about the donate button. hugs, de

Cheri said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Shirley and will most certainly be a favorite of this family's.

CG said...

What a stunning card; really like the color combo. Certain to give a lot of smiles. Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. I was happy to be able to send a card and a small donation to this family. Best to you & yours, CG

SHartl said...

What a pretty card with the black, white and pink and that sweet image! I just made my card and will mail it today..thanks for inspiring me!

Beth said...

Day late Shirley but plan to get hopping and also get a card in the mail for this sweet little angel....as always your card is a beauty and you ladies are fabulous.

Karenladd said...

I am loving all the wonderful projects on the hop and especially like the colors you used on your beautiful card. I just finished my card and am going to send it off to Lauryn and her family with the hopes that it cheers them up. Bless you for participating in this amazing hop

Conniecrafter said...

It is so hard to see little ones going through so much, your card is just darling and sure to bring a smile, as it did for me, love the coloring and that too cute sentiment! I will get a card out to her, I don't have pay pal and we have decided not to sign up for that so I won't be able to send money through that way.

Jennyfer L said...

What an adorable card! Lauryn will really love her!!! I will be sending her a card.

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely card for Lauren, Shirley - this is such a wonderful thing for stampers to be supporting!

Beebeebabs said...

I will send her a card before the end of the week!!!

Theresa said...

Lovely card Shirley. You ladies are so wonderful for doing this great event for Lauryn and her family. I have made a donation and am working in a card for Lauryn.

Cornelia W said...

Hi Shirley, thanks for joining my blog and all your wonderful comments! I have a little welcome for you on my blog, hop on over, if you have time - Happy Easter! Cornelia

http://fun-stamping.blogspot.com/2014/04/colorq-237-case-this-sketch-72-and-warm.html

Kailash said...

Such a sweet and adorable card, little Lauryn will love it. I've mailed my card to this precious little one!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

super sweet card!

Gay Peplow said...

Great cause Shirley, hope fully my donation will help a little. I hate to see such a cutie so ill :(
Your card is beautiful, I'm sure Lauryn will totally love it :D xx
Have a wonderful weekend x

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is just precious, Shirley....the image is adorable and I love the beautiful ribbon!!!! Lauryn will love this, too!!!

Jenn Zeeb said...

What a sweet card, for a super GREAT cause! I am making a donation tomorrow morning, my heart breaks for them.

stampqueen said...

Adorable card!!! Lauryn will love it!!!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

what a beautiful cause...I am so glad to see that there are people like you, doing the extra effort to ease such a painful situation...I am sending all my love and prayers to this family and the little Lauryn...this is such a sad news...
bless you
bibiana

Shona said...

Hi Shirley!
I meant to comment the other day, but I got distracted by looking to see what I might have to make a card for little Lauryn. I'll send a card to her family, and one to her as well. So sad to think of all that such a little one has to endure. So great of you to take up such a good cause!

Pat said...

Hi, Shirley, so good to "see" you again as you take part in this very worthy cause! Your card is precious and I have a card made to put in the mail to Lauryn. Also plan to donate. Hugs, Pat

Donna B. said...

What a sweet image and I love that sentiment!! All your details and colors are just perfect!!

Shirley, I wanted to let you know that I changed my blog name to Donna's Crafty Place and the address to www.donnascraftyplace.com

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your card is gorgeous Shirley, so much wonderful detail as usual. I'm glad your blog hop was a success, it's a wonderful thing that you are doing. Have a Happy Easter, Shirleyx

Greta said...

Hope the hop was a big success for that sweet little girl. Your card is darling!

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