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Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Card Drive

Welcome to my stop on the Lots of Love for Lauryn Blog Hop (April 14-18). I'm pleased to be able to participate in this Card Drive for Lauryn and her family, who are dealing with her recent leukemia diagnosis.

We encourage you to create cards to share your support and encouragement for Lauryn, her parents Josh & Elizabeth, and siblings Lily & Logan. Cards can be mailed to:


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

Several digital artists are offering wonderful stamps to to raise funds for Lauryn & her family. I purchased this wordart by Cec Wintonyk; it's one of my favorite lines of poetry.
I made a card with lots of texture:

The Five Fairy Kitties are by A Day for Daisies. The die-cut feathers are a Silhouette file.


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.
Here 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 (look below for a little something from me):

What an amazing parade of...hope! Today we honor Lauryn and her extended family, but we also honor all of us, because we all experience the unimaginable. Thank you for sending Lots of Love for Lauryn! If you have a few extra cards the Sunshine Mail Foundation could really use some more cards for other sick children.

As for Blog Candy... I have a special offer for everyone participating in this Card Drive: A Notch Swing Card SVG template of your choice from my Etsy Store! Leave me a comment and/or email me (CGsaysSomethingLoudly [at] gmail [dot] com) by April 18 with your choice (Sorry, it's only available in SVG file format.)

Thanks for visiting,


33 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Those kitties are super cute, and I love the way you used the word art!

Olga said...

How adorable, everyone will love this!!!! Thanks for helping!!!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card for Lauryn! The little fairy kitties are so cute!

vinita jain said...

Children love kitties and these are beautiful and adorable! Glad to be a part of it for a good cause.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh CG, look at you and another of your beautiful fancy cards! I love this swing format, and I know Lauryn will, too! what a fabulous way to use not only the gorgeous word at by Cec, but some of Tammy's precious digis, too. :)

thanks for taking time to be part of this hop, especially when you have so much on your plate. love ya!

Syl'sNotes said...

Very cute card, she's sure to love all the adorable kitties!

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Very beautiful and cute card CG!
love the papers, the image, just everything!
Hugs,Sandra

Kathy said...

So pretty. Love the flip flop style and the sweet kitty images. The sentiment is lovely, too. What a gorgeous creation.

Colleen Holmes said...

Adorable!! I love swing cards and your bright and cheerful Colors! She will love looking at the kitty cats! Thank you for helping to make this blog hop a success!:) Hugz

Colleen Holmes said...

I just noticed you live in Baltimore!! I am in Eldersburg/Carroll county!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What little girl doesn't love kitties! You picked a perfect image and I know she will be smiling when she sees it. My card will be sent off as well this week.

ThePurplePlace said...

Your card is not only adorable, but also shows how creative you are! I also love that you are offering blog candy, but please do not include me, I am giving away some on my blog, and would love for you to pick another name, should mine come up. I'm very happy that you are part of the blog hop and card drive too.

Lots of special people doing all we can for a very very special little girl....

Big hugs

Nana Griffin said...

Oh such a sweet card. I will get mine in the mail soon.

Shirley said...

Hi CG,

I love your fold, the colors, and those feathers!!! Lauryn is going to have so much fun with the double sided center. You are so right about the texture too!

Duh Me here, I checked everybody’s link but mine. It is wrong on everyone’s blog. It is showing as:

http://cardartetc.blgospot.com/ and you get:
“Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.”

The correct link is:
http://cardartetc.blogspot.com

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

Patti J said...

This is adorable - love the addition of the feathers! Cuteness! Thanks for sharing - it's been fun hopping with you today!

Lori said...

Love all those cute little kitties! Nice card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun interactive card!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh my your card is fantastic. She will certainly love it. God bless you all for doing what your are for a sweet little girl.
Linda K.
May God Bless her and her family as well.

Jennie said...

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

Joan said...

Awesome card. I especially like the feathers.Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this heartfelt experience.

Patti P. said...

CG, this is fabulous! Love your swing card and the way you tied the feathers into the word art. I love my cameo and looks like you do as well. Thanks so much for your support in this card drive and getting the word out.
God Bless you, hugs....

Cornelia W said...

Your card is just ADORABLE- 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

Carol L said...

What a sweet card with those precious kittens and feathers! Perfect for Lauryn to love!

buggin2stamp said...

This is so cute great idea with the swing card and cute kitties!
Melissa

Edwina said...

I love your card so much! I just wish I knew how to make swing cards. They are so special. I love the digi by A day for Daisies. Your different colors will appeal to Lauryn. Children love colors so much. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

Cara Malmrose said...

Lovely 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

Cheri said...

You just know this card is going to be a hit when it arrives, CG. It's fabulous.

Theresa said...

Beautiful card...love all the details. This a wonderful event that you ladies are doing for Lauryn and her family. You are very generous to offer candy to everyone. Thanks!

Beth said...

CG what a pretty card those kittens are adorable Lauryn will love it.

Jennyfer L said...

What a beautiful notch swing card. I would love to have the oval one please. Thanks for your generosity.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

darling kitty card!

Jenn Zeeb said...

What a great card and the feathers add a great touch!

stampqueen said...

Love those fairy kitties - adorable card!!! She will love it!!!