Monday, November 2, 2009

Spread the Love for Jaimie Blog Hop

Hello and thanks for hopping over! There's a very good reason why we are organising this blog hop today, but it's also a very sad reason too. Recently, something absolutely dreadful happened to a mother and her 11 year old daughter Jaimie, who live in New Hampshire (USA). Erin and Denise, my Stamp Something Team Mates (and co-founders of Stamp Something) wanted to do something to raise awareness and send love and hope to the family following the terrible ordeal. Here's a little about what it's all about...

"On October 4th, 4 teenagers armed with knives broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and her 11 year old daughter. These 4 boys broke into this home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings."

Our hope is that everyone hopping around today will stop for a moment and think about Jaimie and her father and what life must be like for them now. One moment in time has changed their lives forever. We are asking that everyone reading this message please take a moment to make a card and send it off to Jaimie. You can make something very simple or much more involved, but please share some words of hope and love and let her know that people do care and want the best for her. Please send your card to the address below:

Jaimie Cates
c/o Mont Vernon Fire Station
Main Street
Mont Vernon, NH 03057


So here's the card that I've made for Jaimie, I know she likes hot pink so I've gone for bright and colourful...


I'm sure you'll all agree that this is just so sad and tradgic, I can't begin to think what Jaimie and her father are going through right now. No one can bring Jaimie's mam back, but at least we can let her know there are people thinking of her. This is why Erin and Denise have set up a new blog called "Stamp Something...for Jaimie: Spreading Love and Hope" where people can read more about Jaimie and have all the info to send a card as well as join our special Card Drive Challenge. We have generous sponsors who have kindly offered up some prizes to anyone who makes a card, posts it on their blogs, and lets us know they mailed it out.

If you've followed the hop from the beginning you will have come to my blog from Lorraine's blog and your next stop is Jay Jay's blog. You should have started the hop at Katharina's blog, so if you haven't started there then you need to go there now. The blog hop will run for one whole week, and ends on Monday 9th November at 10am ET (3pm GMT). The last stop on the blog hop is at Stamp Something...for Jaimie: Spreading Love and Hope.

As well as the prizes offered by our kind sponsors, I shall also be offering a mini blog candy of my own to one random winner. If you wish to be included in my mini blog candy you must leave a comment so I know you've been here. My candy will be drawn after the blog hop ends next Monday.

Thanks to everyone for all the support!

58 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Shelly :-) I am sure Jaimie will love this :-) You have a way with words too ,, lovely write up :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Terry Oulboub said...

What a cute card, Shelly! Being a participant in the blog hop, I am just hopping around to see all the lovely cards the participants made. Jaimie is really going to be touched!

Jenny said...

A Gorgeous card for Jaimie. x

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Shelly, what a gorgeous bright card, absolutely wonderful.
I have left something on my blog for you to collect, I hope I have done it right, fingers crossed. Thank you for always keeping in touch.
Love Sandra xx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! Shelly, this card is sooo adorable!! Love your fun colors and details!! So very sweet and thank you for your support!! HUGS

Beautiful Greetings said...

Adorable card! I am sure Jaimie will be thrilled to receive it!

Danielle said...

You made a really cute card for Jamie!

Crafty Num Nums said...

Lovely card!!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fantastic card Shelly! Love all the fun pink and that cute image. Thanks so much for joining in our hop today! :)

JulyeB said...

I can't believe I'm the first to get to this point. Have already got some ideas for Jamies card from all the inspiration so far ,and the chance to win mini candy is just a bonus thanks Julye

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A fabulous card!! I'm sure she'll love it...I hope these help to bring a huge smile to Jaimie's face xx

Penny D. said...

Super cute card. I'm sure she will love it! I've made a card as well.

Crazy Creations said...

I love your card she will love it mine is on the way God Bless Sarah

Margreet said...

I love your card Shelly and I'm sure Jaimie likes it too...when I've finished hopping I'm going to make a card for her too!
xxx Margreet

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a cute creation ... I'm sure Jaimie is just going to love all the bright pink used here!! Thanks for helping spread the word and also for your generosity! I put my card creation in the mail today ... if you'd like a peek at it, you can see it on my blog here: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2009/11/please-help-spread-love-hope.html

Tracey said...

Love your card Shelly! Adorable!

Donna said...

Stunning card Shelly, such a lovely, bright cheerful colours you have used and just perfect for the occasion :) Donna x

Micki said...

OHthis is so cute! I'm sure Jaimie will love it!

helen said...

pink is very cheery and i just know that all these cards will at least show her the love and caring that still exists i will be creating my card later tonight

beadz said...

Great card! I've made mine and it will be in the mail in the morning.

hugs,
Gini

kim.mom said...

Cute card!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Such fantastic colors! Sure to bring a smile to Jaimie's face! Glad to be a part of the hop with you!

Janna :)

Mary said...

Beautiful card. I made a card tonight to send to Jaimie tomorrow. Here it is.

hugs
Mary

Mimiko said...

So beautiful card :)
I'm sending mine today.

Sharon said...

Great card Shelly - love the cute image and those flower brads.

Shelly said...

I love your card, Shelly! It's adorable. I'm sending a card too. BTW, you have a great name. lol

Carol said...

cute little girl, I see you did the inside also. a great addition to any card
Carol<><

Splendid Little Stars said...

a very cute card! so cheerful and hopeful! I love the heart on the girl's chest.

Stitchinwitch said...

A lovely card. The generosity and love is wonderful to see

Lynne said...

What a cute card!!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love the bright, cheery colors, it's sure to put a smile on Jaimie's face!

kaos said...

What a lovely card! I hope they will help - as soon as I know what to write mine will be on the way as well...

JulyeB said...

I'm sure Jamie will be overwhelmed by all the lovely cards I've seen so far and nodoubt have yet to see as I carry on along the blog hop and hope mine will cheer her along to the future too Julye

Suzanne said...

What a gorgeous card. I hope that we can all help this poor child in this sad time. I will be making mine today
Hugs
Suzanne x

Golden said...

Thanks for allowing us to hop for Jaimie. I made a card to send her and I will pray for her and her family.

my5bratz said...

gorgeous, have posted my card to her today :0)

True :) said...

Such a pretty card!
Jamie will LOVE it!
So glad to be a part of spreadig the love with you!
Hugs,
True :)

Mary Lou said...

Hi shelly~~ Your image is sooooo adorable---love those pigtails :-)
Fabulous card!! Sent Jaimie a card today. View HERE
Blessings of thanks
Mary Lou

Shana said...

What a bright and beautiful card for Jaimie! I love the image you have chosen and the little image on the tag. I also felt the need to create a card for Jaimie after reading her story. Here is my card

Violets Corner said...

Such a lovely card Shelly! I love this one, so bright and fun colours and with lovely detail.

Hugs
Maarit

tanja said...

Very lovely card!!!
jaimie will love's it
by by tanja

joey said...

Hi Shelly hun

hope you are well, your card is truly gorgeous Jaimie will love it!

Joey.xxx

Tammy Miller said...

great card for a great cause.

Minnamanna said...

What a cute card!

Avril Ann said...

Shelly this is a truly cute card and Jaimie is going to love it. Hugs Avril xxxxx

Cindy said...

Super card for Jaimie!!!

Erin... said...

Shelly I absolutely love this!!! so fun adn cheery! Thanks so much for helping us with this hop, hugs, erin

Susa said...

Beautiful card!!

Hugs, Susa

Annette said...

Just beautiful, love the image and so beautifully coloured, love the bright colours. My creation is here
http://mypommiepurplepatch.blogspot.com/2009/11/anya-5-inkspirations-15-and-jaimie.html
Take CareX:)

Chris said...

I've been to so many new blogs because of this hop. I hope Jaimie will be cheered by all the best wishes.
I made a card for her and have sent it off.
http://easilyamused-chrisv.blogspot.com/2009/11/color-throwdown-for-cause.html

Blankiefinder said...

Very cute card. I especially love the tag!

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card for Jaimie is gorgeous!
An adorable image and lovely colors.
Take care xx
Anne -:)

Nina said...

so cute love this little image!! she will just love this.. so wonderful.

Nina
http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/
(free digital stamps every Monday)

Moshie said...

Love your card. Such cute stamp and bright colors. Just makes you feel a little more joyous looking at it.

Shannon said...

Love the coloring - adorable card! Thanks for joining in the Spread the Love blog hop. I'm overjoyed at the number of caring people in the stamping community - Jaimie's sure to be pleased! My card is here.

KarenB said...

Lovely card, amazing colours. Mine is here: http://beingkaren.blogspot.com/2009/11/cards-and-things.html

Anne said...

Shelly your card is lovely, so bright and cheerful :)
Here's my card that I made for Jaimie

Janice said...

So cute! Love the cheery image and dp! My card is going out today.