Swimming, Swimming, Swimming!

Hey everyone! I am so proud to be participating in this wonderful blog hop that will benefit an amazingly special woman named Katie and her family. Please read on for all the details about this fundraiser and to find out how you can help!  

Although I don't know Katie personally, and you may not either, it is important for our community to come together and help when one of us is in need.  And THAT is something our crafting community does OH SO WELL! :D

From October 10-12 some of the best stampers are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer.  If you're not familiar with her, Katie’s cancer story started just before Christmas last year. 

This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight.  A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer.  Her first post about it is here.  The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post here.
Here is my card that I am sending to Katie today. I always start with a sketch and used the TSG125 Sketch Challenge as a jumping off point. I add lots of bling, cuz, well, I love bling and I hope Katie does too!  It also qualifies for this week's Ribbon Carousel Challenge (RCC24) "Sparkle with Sparkle".  I love this cute little card and hope you'll be inspired to make Katie a card....and perhaps even donate, using the PayPal button below, if you can.

This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a dig and SVG cut file.  100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family. Her husband Kevin and her three young children need our help and support.  In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both also donated digis that are for sale.  
Direct donations are also being accepted.  Information central is HERE.  This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button. 
Here are all the items available for sale.
I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation.  The following is a list of everyone who has projects posted today.  I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate.  If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:

Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

Here's a list of today's participants!


  1. Wow Corinna your card is SUPER ADORABLE! Totally love the way the octopus is in and out of the waves! The bling on the wand and crown are the perfect touch.

  2. OH MY! This is just tooooo cute! I LOVE the papers--WOW! I love the bling and I LOVE the banner! SOOOO Fab! You rock:)

  3. This is GORGEOUS Corinna! You rock! I love the tentacles in and out of the water! So pretty! Thanks for spreading the work to help Katie!

  4. Love your waves! This is adorable! Thanks for helping! Please remember to upload and tag swimkatie for online galleries! Thank you!

  5. What a fun card Corinna! Thank you for doing this for Katie!

  6. SUPER SUPER CUTE!!!!! TFS!!!! Hugs and prayers her way!!!!!!


  7. Cute card! I love the design.

  8. Oh this is such an amazing card for a obove and beyond amazing cause!

  9. This is so darling and so special. Swimming with you- and praying HARD for Katie <3

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