Monday, November 2, 2009

Spread the Love Blog Hop! A Journal for Jaimie...

If you have arrived here from my talented friend, Trudy Sjolander's blog, WELCOME! I am so pleased you are here!
If not, please go see Katharina Frei to begin this wonderful blog hop!

Thank you for helping us spread some love and awareness and hopefully lots and lots and lots of cards and wishes of hope for this 11 year old girl. Below is a brief bit of info about Jaimie and the tragedy that has changed her life.

Mont Vernon is a small town in New Hampshire. On the night of October 4th Jaimie Cates and her mom went to bed not knowing that events were about to transpire that would change their lives.

Four local teenagers armed with knives, broke into their home and brutally murdered Kim Cates and seriously injured 11 year old Jaimie. They chose the home for no other reason than its location and for no other purpose than to bring harm to the occupants. It was a senseless, random crime that shook the small town and much of the state.

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

I hope you enjoyed my creation for Jaimie and that it has inspired you to send one of your own!
Now please go to Deena's blog to continue the hop!

Make sure you go all the way to the end of the hop Stamp Something…for Jaimie
There are lots of prizes to win!

Challenges
Whimsy Stamps - Rounding up love for Jaimie (might be a long shot, but my pearlsand flower are round)
Inky Impressions - Sewing (love to sew on my cards!)
Crafty Cardmakers - Stamp something (used a Victoria Case digi image)
Simon Says Stamp - All that Sparkles (I used tons of sparkle on the flowers and wings)

92 comments:

Cindy said...

She's going to love it, Peg! Great idea!

Melissa S said...

It's a beautiful card!!

M

Terry Oulboub said...

What a very pretty card for Jaimie. Being a part of the blog hop, I wanted to hop around and see all the cards the participants made too.

Nina said...

your creation is just beautiful!! love all those ribbons! what a wonderful blog hop!!

Nina
http://www.theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card!

What a wonderful way to bring some sunshine to a little girl.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Absolutely STUNNING!! What gorgeous colors, yummy ribbons and such a beautiful project!! I know that Jaimie will love this!! Thanks so much for your support!! HUGS

acreativeneed said...

Beautiful card for Jaimie!!
smiles,
Deena

Susan said...

Your card is wonderful. Jaime should love it.

Erin... said...

this is stunning!!! she will love it! I'm so happy you were able to be a part of the hop. Hugs, erin

Donalda said...

Beautiful hon. She is going to love the cards from everyone

Danielle said...

What a great card... Love the fairy.

Crafty Num Nums said...

Wonderful card!!! I am so happy to be apart of this wonderful community and seeing everyone coming together :)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous journal Peggy! Love the sweet image and all the texture. Thanks for helping us with the hop today! :)

paola said...

She will so love your card and i will be adding one to the list of cards that i make this week.
smiles
Paola

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Beautiful!! I hope these bring a huge smile to Jaimie's face xx

Lorraine A said...

oohh this is lovely :-) I am sure Jaimie will love this journal ,, gorgeous :-)

Luv
Lols x x

Micki said...

Beautiful journal. Jaimie is sure to love it.

Dianne said...

Love this journal! The colors are beautiful! Jaimie will love it.

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Gorgeous journal and a fantastic idea! Glad to be a part of the hop with you!

Janna :)

JulyeB said...

A lovely idea as its often easier to write things down thansay what you feel. Enjoying the hop and will definitely spread the word thanks Julye

Penny D. said...

How nice that you've made a journal. It's beautiful. I've made a card, I think I will have my daughter sign it.

Crazy Creations said...

Great card I have to be part of this too my is on the way Hugs Sarah

A Touch of SOL said...

What a beautiful Journal...Very thoughtful.. This will definitely be needed for her to let her thoughts, fears, doubts, love, hope and more run on these pages to help her grow and become a stonger person in this very difficult time in her life...

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Your journal is awesome ... I thought of doing a journal but wanted to get something in the mail quickly so I stayed with making a card! If you'd like to see it, you can stop by my blog here: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
Beautiful creation!!

Angela said...

Beautiful card!!
hugs Angela x

Tracey said...

What a fabulous gift! Beautiful!

craft_princess said...

Great idea to do a journal!!
It looks so pretty!

Crystal said...

This is gorgeous, she will LOVE this!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!

beadz said...

Very cool card.

hugs,
Gini

Jo said...

This journal is gorgeous, I'm sure she will love it!! Jo x

kim.mom said...

What 11 year old girl wouldn't be thrilled to have a journal as beautiful as that one! She's going to love it!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a cool idea to make a journal. And it is so cute too. I'm sure Jaimie will be so excited to be able to use something like that!

Mary Lou said...

Wonderful idea to send Jaimie a journal!! It is gorgeous!!
Blessings
Mary lou

Risa said...

What a stunning card Peggy! Your coloring is awesome and so vibrant! I love your card!
hugs
Risa:)

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Peggy,

The Journal you are sending Jaimie is beautiful, I hope that will help her express herself and her feelings. Lovely work and image. Thanks for doing all of this. I am sending Jaimie a card and have posted it on my blog. Jane

Lynne said...

love the image on the card!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Peggy - what a gorgeous card for Jamie, I love that image - I am so thrilled to part of this amazing expression of love for Jaimie with stampers like yourself! Thank you for 'Spreading the Love!' God bless you!

Basement Stamper said...

This journal is beautiful, she will love it to keep her thoughts in.

Mary said...

Gorgeous! I have made a card for Jaimie and will be sending it out tomorrow.

hugs
Mary

Shelly said...

The journal you made is gorgeous!!! I'll be sending a card and spreading the word to my friends.

True :) said...

Beautiful journal my friend! So happy to be involved in this event with you for this very special little girl!
Hugs,
True :)

Karen said...

what a beautiful and wonderful journal. I hope Jaimie feels all the love that went into each card/item sent to her!!

Arty Cards n Crafts said...

Your journal for Jaimie is GORGEOUS!! What a wonderfully thoughtful thing to send! My card is in the mail, and a pic is on my blog.

Sunshine said...

This journal is just lovely. i love all the ribbon details. Sure to be a wonderful place to write secrets, hopes and dreams. Jaime is going to love it.

Pat said...

Wow gorgeous journal! Jaimie will be really pleased and you can count me in for sending her something.
Hugs xx
Pat

Sharon said...

The journal was such a great idea! And gorgeous too. Every girl needs a journal to keep her secrets in!!!

Mimiko said...

That journal was such a great idea :)
I'm sending her a card today.

Shana said...

A beautiful image, gorgeous colouring, and a touching gift for a deserving little girl. TFS!

Aurora Scraps & More said...

Your card is stunning! I will certainly be getting a card out to Jaimie this week!

postal orphan said...

The journal is gorgeous, and a great idea!

Splendid Little Stars said...

That is a gorgeous journal! I'm sure she will love it!

kaos said...

Very beautiful journal - maybe it will help her writing down her feelings...

Mette said...

What a super project. I am sure Jaimie will love it. Thank you for letting us be a part of sending some international love to her.

Have a lovely day, Mette

Carol said...

she will love it!

Lacey said...

Lovely card. I am sure it will put a smile on Jaimie's face. Such a sad story.
~Lacey

Stitchinwitch said...

That is wonderful. I'm sure such a lovely journal will help Jaimie

Golden said...

Awesome idea. Jamie will hopefully know that not everyone in the world is so cold hearted. I will be sending a card also.

Suzanne said...

What a fabulous gift for a fantastic cause. I will be making a card for Jamie tomorrow and sending it with lots of love
HUgs
Suzanne x

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

a gorgeous card

have mentione dit on my blog http://angeldrummer.blogspot.com/2009/11/currently-on-my-desk-and-spread-love.html
hugs Vicky x

gina g said...

Wow gorgeous journal love it. luv gina xx

Loz (Aus) said...

Fabulous idea - love that image!

jeanna said...

i love your journal!! u rock!

Annette said...

Stunning journal cover, she is just gorgeous, beautifully coloured, so love the sparkle. Jaimie is sure to love it. Take CareX:)

Kathryn Myhre said...

This is beautiful! I am sure she will love it!

Chris said...

your card is beautiful. It put a smile on my face.

Shazza said...

gorgeous card
x

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Stunning! Thanks for visiting my blog and for participating in the Spread The Love blog hop.

Katharina Frei said...

A lovely image and a great journal. What a nice idea to lift Jaimie's spirits.
Katharina

Maria Matter said...

this is beautiful! a journal is a wonderful idea for Jaimie!!!!
blessings, Maria

my5bratz said...

beautiful, I'll be posting my card today :)

Dee Dee said...

Beautiful card and cause.

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous journal Peggy! I love the fab image and all the texture.

Hugs
Maarit

Minnamanna said...

Really beautiful journal!

Blankiefinder said...

What a great idea to make a journal for her! It's perfect.

Avril Ann said...

What a fantastic Idea Peggy, Jaimie is going to love it. hugs Avril xxx

tanja said...

Wonderful card!!
by by tanja

joey said...

Hi Peggy

FANTASTIC card, Jaimie will love this, gorgeous details.

Joey.xxx

Patty Chalas said...

Lovely journal, Jaimie will love it.

Tammy Miller said...

very nice projects, thanks for posting.

Susa said...

Just fab idea to make her a journal!!

I'll send her a card.

Hugs, Susa

Carolyn said...

That is so beautiful Peggy. Very special. I am sending a card too. Great that there are so many people in the blog world that can do this for her.

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card is gorgeous!
An adorable image and I love all the details!
Anne -:)

Moshie said...

I agree with everyone else....your card is beautiful!

Lynne said...

What a great idea - Jaimie must have lots of thoughts to put down here.

Lynne.x

MicheyMoo said...

I'm not usually one to follow blog hops all the way - don't really have the time....but I'm doing this one and am going to make Jamie a card when I get home tonight.

Love your card. Thanks for doing what you do. M xxx

KarenB said...

The journal is lovely! You are so talented and I know Jaimie will love it.

scrapperjulia said...

What a cool journal, great idea, she will love it!

Anne said...

Wow, amazing journal for Jaimie
Here's my card for Jaimie

xxNikkixx said...

Gorgeous journal.....my card will be posted for 3 hugs nikki xx

Heather said...

Beautiful job!! Love how you colored her..

Victoria said...

Gorgeous!! Beautiful coloring!!!

Vixykins said...

Gorgeous, she's one of my fav VC images and beautifully coloured. Many thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers challenge

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