Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love For Lauryn Card Drive

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.

My three cards:

This card has both Verses,  butterfly and Lauryn digi images that anyone who donates will receive 
- plus a few more!

First verse: 

Hope is the thing with feathers 
that perches in the sole and
sings the tunes 
without the words- and never stops at all.  (Emily Dickerson)

Second verse:

Beloved, let us
love one another, 
for love is from
-1 John 4:7

I added a silver cross for Lauryn to wear when she's all better. 

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.
Special thanks to those that have helped get this 
Card Drive, not only the ladies that have organized 
it but specifically: Nina Brackett
who designed the beautiful blog badge.

We also want to thank the wonderful artists who through their generosity donated images to give out with a donation to Lauryn and her family. As you can imagine costs add up quickly during an  extended stay in the hospital.           
Claire Keay for Jellypark, Tracey Malnofski of The Stamping Boutique, Cec Wintonyk at Sugar Creek Hollow, Philomena O'Neill (Phindy's)
 and Sandi Huggett.

For all donations you will receive the beautiful creative images  here.

To all that have shared, Your work brings a smile to 
our face and we hope the love and gift you have
so willingly given will come back to you all tenfold.

If this story touches your heart to do so, please see the 
donate button in our sidebar where you can
make a donation to this wonderful family.

Some sponsors have offered some blog candy for this Card Drive and all you need to do is leave a comment here by Friday, April 18th at 12:00 (EST).

We have some very generous people who have donated prizes for our big Card Drive Blog Hop! Please be sure to tell them thank you for their kindness! :)

Your next hop will be to talented Jennifer Sculls blog

3 digital images from

$25 gift certificate to

1 year subscription to
Through the Craft Room Door digital magazine

A Crafty Bag Valued at $25 from Colleen Holmes

donated by Anita Autore  


Jamberry Nail Wraps
donated by Anita Autore

(2) $25 gift certificates to

May God Bless!

Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
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 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Melissa Shultz Buggin to Stamp
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 
Next visit will be to talented Jennifer

Your next hop will be to talented Jennifer Sculls blog
    Just Coffee Please…& Stamps & Ribbons & Paper


Stephanie said...

So cute and creative.

Olga said...

Your creations are gorgeous, everyone will love these!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have blown my mind with your creativity! These are so precious! They will all be treasured.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous creations for Lauryn and her family, Colleen! I'm sure they will love them all!

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Wow, I love all three cards Coleen, the first one is impressive, the second one so cute and the third one is adorable!!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Colleen, every one of these is pure delight!

you have worked so hard to do much to make sure this card drive is a huge success for Linda and Lauryn. thank you so very much for your tireless efforts! :)

Syl'sNotes said...

Wow, these are all so beautiful and heartwarming.

Joan said...

WOW Awesome cards. I can feel the love that went into those. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this heartfelt experience.

ThePurplePlace said...

Love love love your cards and that sweet silver cross is such a touching and special gift all on it's own.

Your coloring just gets better each and every day...looks like a pro!

Special thank for ALL that you did to make this so a HUGE success. Hugs and happy thoughts for the day that Lauryn will be in remission!!


Lori said...

Fabulous creations!

Judy Woodland said...

Very sweet cards - Lauryn will love them!

Kathy said...

All your projects are gorgeous Colleen (as they always are). Love the first flip flop design, so cool. And the cross on the third is the sweetest addition. Lovely trio of cards.

Nana Griffin said...

I am sending out a card to sweet Lauryn. My prayers are with them too.

ursula Uphof said...

Love all your gorgeous card Colleen and they will be loved. Hugs, Ursula

Charlene Mitchell said...

Such gorgeous projects Colleen. omgoodness, they will be so thrilled to receive them! Hugs to you for all you do . . . xx

Joyce Erb said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the flippy one:-)

Shirley said...

I love all three cards! They are so creative and beautiful too, Colleen!

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:
Thanks and hugs,

Penny said...

They are all beautiful cards, Colleen! So good of you to do this! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Patti P. said...

Wow, loving that window card using all of the images, how creative of you! The others are the cross.
Thanks so much Colleen for all of your work and commitment to this, you are the best.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cute cards -- this is so going to make her feel special~ such a great cause!

Patti J said...

These are both beautiful! Thanks for sharing - it's been fun hopping together today!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh Colleen these cards are wonderful and I am sure she will love them. I am going to go make her a card as soon as I am done with the hop. May God Bless you all for doing this for her and for being there for the family. God Bless little Lauryn too I sure hope she beats this.
Linda K.

Emily Thubbron said...

Colleen, you have out done yourself with these. They are fabulous. Thanks for all your hard work for Lauryn.
EMily T.

Jennie said...

Amazing cards Colleen and LOVE the tri-fold one you pretty!!! The cross charm is just perfect and will be a treasure for sure :) Thanks so much for all of your help in organizing this Card were a HUGE blessing and couldn't have done it without you! Thank you for your help/encouragement as well during the planning stages!

Cheri said...

Wow! Colleen, you've outdone yourself...these cards are all fabulous and the tri-fold is a knock out. What a nice treat for her to add the silver cross.

redwasher1 said...

WOW! Colleen, these are are so gorgeous !! I love it!!

Carol L said...

What a wonderful collection of precious cards! I know Lauryn will love wearing that cross one day!

Cornelia W said...

Love all your cards - Lauryn will too! That blog hop is such a great idea - I mailed my card for Lauryn today - such a sweetie!
Here is my link:

CG said...

Wow, these are all so amazing! Love the first one, the colors and the quotes make it so special. I also really like how you've included the charm for Lauryn on that other card too. Certain to give a lot of smiles. Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. Best to you & yours, CG

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Such wonderfully pretty cards and guaranteed to bring a smile, all of them. Such a very thoughtful thing for all of you to do :)

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Such wonderfully pretty cards and guaranteed to bring a smile, all of them. Such a very thoughtful thing for all of you to do :)

Edwina said...

Colleen, Your cards are fabulous! The first card is incredible! It is so gorgeous! I love the use of the digis and sentiments. I know Lauryn will love the Easter card a lot. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

buggin2stamp said...

Love all three cards. The cross on the last card is such a nice special touch.

Cara Malmrose said...

Colleen .. how thoughtful of you to add the little Cross for Lauryn. Make me sniffle - but in a good way :O)
Thank you so much for opportunity to participate is something awesome and come away with Inspiration in more ways than one!
XX Cara XX

Theresa said...

Beautiful creations, Colleen! You ladies are so great for what you are doing for Lauryn and her family.

Beth said...

such beautiful cards sure to brighten this little angel's day.

Anne Fenton said...

Wow Colleen your cards are wonderful .... I love them all.... you are so talented my friend..... Huggz

Jennyfer L said...

Colleen, all the cards are SO beautiful!!! Love every single one and I'm sure Lauryn will too.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

your coloring is beautiful...what wonderful cards!!!

Jenn Zeeb said...

Love your cards, and the cause is wonderful

Hugs, Jenn Zeeb

stampqueen said...

What a beautiful batch of cards - they will love them all!!!

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