Monday, April 14, 2014

Hop For Lauryn

I am so sorry for not being on time but I have been really struggling to get the code to copy to my blog. Not to mention I also had it in my brain and on my calendar that the hop was on the 16th. Please accept my sincerest apologies!!

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:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

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.
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... 
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
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
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Melissa Shultz Buggin to Stamp
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 
Again I am sincerely sorry for dropping the ball on this hop. Blessings to all!!


  1. Thank you for helping us get the word out and your prayers........

  2. I thank you for joining in and you have inspired me to work on a card too for this little angel! Thanks so much.

  3. Sending out a card to sweet Lauryn and keeping her and her family in my prayers.

  4. ....please do not worry about your post not being up bright and early. So sorry to hear that you had issues with the code, but I am thrilled to see you have it now...!

    Thank YOU for being part of the hop and the card drive, it really is going well and we are all hoping the this will bring in even more donations and lots of cards for Lauryn...

    Big Hugs...

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  7. For some reason I am getting spaces in my post that I didn't put there!! LOLOL ;-0

  8. Not to worry, looks like my day is filled with mishaps!!! Here is another thing I noticed:

    Duh Me here, I checked everybody’s link but mine. It is wrong on everyone’s blog. It is showing as: and you get “Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.” The correct link is:

    Hugs and thanks for your help with this. :-)

  9. so sorry you had a tough time getting the code to work. computers and tech stuff are great when they work and oh so painful when they don't. ;)

    thank you for sharing this info here on your blog. take care! :)

  10. So glad you were able to join in and share this info with all of your fellow bloggers! It is such a heartfelt thing for you to do!

  11. Thanks for sharing the info with everyone. And sorry you had tech problems. We all get them so don't feel alone. :)

    Emily T.

  12. Thanks so much for joining this Card Drive hop and spreading the word!!

  13. No worries Melissa, after all it is Monday,lol, maybe we should have known better! Thanks so much for joining the card drive and showing your support for Lauryn....God Bless you, hugs....

  14. That blog hop is just such a great idea! I wanted to contribute, so I made a card for her, that I just have posted on my blog and mailed it out today

  15. Thank you for sharing. Edwina Brown

  16. Love that you joined the hop.

  17. Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in something so awesome and come away with Inspiration in more ways than one!
    XX Cara XX

  18. thank you for the opportunity to help out this family.

  19. what a wonderful thing you are all doing, and what a special little girl!