Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love 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:

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 


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! she will love it!!

  2. She is indeed and amazing child! This is such a lovely card!

  3. Anita, lovely card. You ladies are doing a wonderful event for her family.

  4. Anita so very pretty - Love the sentiment and cheerful colors! Hugz

  5. what a special card, Anita! you have been so very generous to offer such fab prizes for the blog hop. thank you! :)

  6. Very pretty and love the layout you used. Love the flowers.

  7. Beautiful card Anita, Love the papers and those flowers are just gorgeous!

  8. This is great Anita. Love the graphic design of the squares and the pop up flowers are amazing, very pretty card.

  9. A beautiful card. I plan to work on a card for her today too. My prayers are with her as well. How nice of you to offer a prize too. Thanks so much.

  10. A lovely card and it will be loved. You ladies are all amazing for what you are doing. Hugs, Ursula

  11. I am going to send out a card ASAP.

  12. Hi Anita, A really pretty and amazing card too!! I really like your die cuts and the DP, along with the wonderful sentiment too!

    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:


  13. Anita, Love your card, what happy pretty papers you have chosen and love the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us in spreading the word about Lauryn.
    May God Bless, hugs.....

  14. What a beautiful card. She will love it. God Bless you all for what your doing. May God bless her as well.
    Linda K.

  15. Great card for a great cause!!! Thanks for sharing - it's been fun hopping with you today!

  16. Your card is beautiful. I love the patterned papers.
    Emily T.

  17. Adorable card and thanks so much for joining this Card Drive hop and spreading the word!!

  18. What an adorable card! I love those panels.

  19. Every child is amazing - especially Lauryn! Sweet card!

  20. Beautiful card - Lauryn will love it! 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

  21. Fabulous card and love the colors with that great layout!

  22. Beautifully done card and thanks to you for being a part of such an inspiring hop!! Taunya Butler at

  23. Beautiful card with a great sentiment!

  24. Very pretty card. I like the papers you used. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  25. Gorgeous card. Love your flowers!
    Thank you so much for opportunity to participate is something awesome and come away with Inspiration in more ways than one!
    XX Cara XX

  26. What a sweet and stunning card! Love those flowers. Certain to give a lot of smiles. Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. Best to you & yours, CG


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