Monday, April 14, 2014

Card Drive for Lauryn

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)

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; 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! :)

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

25 yard reel of ribbon
donated by Craft-Dee BowZ

(3) $10 gift certificates to

May God Bless!


  1. thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone for this card drive blog hop! I am honored to be a stop on it. so many people have done so much to get the news out about this family. the love in our crafting community knows no bounds! it makes my heart soar to think of the good being done.

    thank you again! :)

  2. For a great cause..glad to be a part of it!!!

  3. Off to plus this post and the others on the hop!

  4. This is a wonderful and generous idea. I'm proud to be a member of this crafting community.

  5. this is a wonderful thing!! The stamping community is wonderful!

  6. Ditto what Joan said. The Crafting Community is awesome - we are all with you Lauryn! God bless.....

  7. A good cause for sweet Lauryn- Thanks for sharing with crafting community. Good to be a part of it.

  8. Just finished hopping and all the cards are so beautiful!!
    And I'm proud to be part of this community!!

  9. What a wonderful idea to send that little girl a card. I will work on one today. And, thanks for all who donated prizes for the cause. That is fabulous!

  10. So much love and so many beautiful cards and projects! Well-done everyone! Sending hugs to all who made this happen and hugs thanks for all the sponsors! xx

  11. So glad to be able to get a card off to Lauryn by tomorrow. My prayers will be with her and the family.

  12. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this hop. What a wonderful thing to do for this family. Thanks to the generous sponsors who have donated prizes!

  13. What a wonderful blog hop for this sweet little girl! I have sent a card off to Lauryn. So very nice of all those that got involved with this hop and those who have donated prizes and their time!!

  14. Thrilled to be a part of this Card Drive hop! Certainly praying for this dear family and that the Lord would give strength each step of the way in this fight!!!

  15. I'm also thrilled to be a part of this special card hop for a special family , praying for Lauryn and her family for the healing and the strength to endure.
    Thanks for all of the donations, gifts and cards for this hop.
    God Bliss you all!

  16. So great to see so many coming together to benefit a truly special little girl!! MAy God bless and keep their family and Thanks for this inspiring hop and the chance to send a card that will make a difference!! Taunya Butler at

  17. I must say my heart goes out to Lauren and her family. It breaks my heart to see anyone ill, but especially a small child. Lauren has such an adorable smile. I know she will be brave. Lots of Hugs to you Lauren. Edwina Brown

  18. WOW - it is so incredibly heart touching to see this community pull together to help out a family in need and makes me proud to be part of such a loving, caring group!
    God is watching over little Lauryn and her family during this time and they will all be the stronger for this trial. I believe He has great plans her and this is how is starts!
    Hugs to all - Cara Malmrose

  19. Thank you all so much for organizing this. It has been a very emotional experience for me, and my thoughts go out to this family and your families as well. I had lots of fun being part of the hop. I also really enjoyed hopping and meeting new bloggers! Best, CG

  20. I am out of the country but I did schedule a blog post and send Lauryn a card. thanks for doing this for her and her family!

  21. Ladies you are fabulous for organizing this hop for such a sweet little angel will definitely be sending out some cards for this baby.

  22. Ladies, you have a wonderful job with this card drive and hop for Lauryn and her family. I know everyone's support will greatly benefit the family. My prayers are with Lauryn.

  23. thanks for the chance to be a part of the card drive! hugs for the family!

  24. Thanks for bringing this little girl's plight to our attention. Love and prayers go out for Lauryn and her family!!

  25. What an amazing group to support such a wonderful girl. I will be picking up at least one image and will certainly send this sweet girl a card!

  26. Thought I had left a comment here already. Better late than never. Amazing hop for an amazing cause. Hope Lauryn will be able to get thru all these. I pray you find some courage thru all the cards that everybody will send you.

  27. Found out about this through Shirley. I'm definitely going to send a card. What a sweet little girl, my heart goes out to her and her family.

  28. What an amazing group of talented crafters to organize this blog hop and card drive for little Lauryn and her family. My card is ready to send and my thoughts are with the Lauryn as she faces this hurdle so early in her precious life!