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.
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:
Miss Lauryn Newsome
P. O. Box 172
Thornburg, VA 22565
(Revised on April 27th, 2014)
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; Colleen Holmes, who set up the Paypal donation site to get money right to the family where it is so desperately needed.
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, Faith Skrdla of From the Heart Stamps, and Philomena O'Neill (Phindy's).
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.
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 and all you need to do is leave a comment on their blog...
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Patti Painter Patti’s Paper Creations
Jennie Harper Stampin Away the Day
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Jennifer Scull Just Coffee Please…& Stamps & Ribbons & Paper
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity
Jerusha Borden I Love Paper Crafting
Jenn Borjeson Stampin' Angel Jenn
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
Debbie Ebat Debbie’s Stamping Adventures
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen
Patti Gilliam Cherish Each Precious Gift
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Danielle Haddon The Musings of a Chocoholic
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake
Lori McAree Smiling While Stamping
CG Merrill CG Says (something loudly)
Rhonda Miller Rhonda’s Place to Shine
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Melissa Shultz Coffee Stamps and Stitches
Carla Suto Carla’s Stamping Spot
Cat Tidwell Cat’s Creations
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer
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! :)
May God Bless!