Sunday, January 16, 2011

Help for Katie

A few weeks ago, I ran into the story of Katie Renz who is a wonderful cardmaker, but...just before Christmas was diagnosed with Stage 4 Stomach Cancer.  She is now documenting her journey.  My prayers go out to Katie, her husband and her three boys.

A number of stamp designers and companies have banded together and are offering a package of their digital stamp designs.  There are dozens and dozens of digital images by the best in the business.  This package is available here.  All proceeds go for Katie's treatment and for a treat for her three boys.

There are a wide variety of images in this package.  My first card uses an image called Katie's Love Swing.

My second card uses a dramatically different set of images - a darling whale set by Studio 313.

Thinkin' of You
  • Stamps: Help for Katie digi, sentiment is PaperTrey Ink On the Couch Additions
  • Ink: copics
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Kiwi Kiss, Taken with Teal, Melon Mambo, Bella Rose dsp
  • Accessories: Martha Stewart seam binding, Stampin' Up Embossing folder and button
  • Challenges: colourQ challenge 67 and Inkspirations Sketch 53

A Whale of a Birthday
  • Stamps: Help for Katie digi
  • Inks: copics
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up white grosgrain, border punch and dot embossing folder, Nesties label
  • Challenges: SplitCoast Featured Stamper challenge and Just Add Ink Just Add Monochrome


  1. What a beautiful card, Kim! thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week.

  2. I think these are both great cards - so different. The whale is just so cute! I think this is a super set of images, and a great way to offer support to Katie.

  3. Very cute Whale card - I love the bits of white ribbon you have used down the side - it's very effective. Chantell

  4. Darling cards. Love the big swing in the top one and the EF you used in the BG. Darling second card as well. Thanks for joining us at Inkspriations this week :)

  5. Beautiful cards, and a fabulous way to support a fellow crafter. :-) Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

  6. Love both cards, they are so cute. Especially love that swing and sentiment in the top card. Perfect use of the colours and sketch. Super cute whale too, love the monochromatic look of that card. Thanks for playing along with the Inkspirations sketch this week.

  7. Darling cards Kim! Love your ribbon treatment on the first & the scallop piercing on the second. :)


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