Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A very special post for Katie

Hello friends and happy Tuesday to you all! 
I am writing this morning about and for Katie Renz 
you can meet her HERE on her Card blog and HERE on her Family Blog. 
Many of you may know that she has a wonderful husband, 3 beautiful little boys, that she is a super Mommy and way talented crafter...she also has Stage 4 Gastric Cancer.
Her husband writes updates on her blog. Our hearts are broken and we continue to pray for Katie's Miracle, AND YOU CAN HELP TOO!

We're trying to get the word out to both cover Katie with prayer and bless the Renz family with a financial gift.  LORi Boyd was asked at the start of the year to design a stamp for Katie and her family. She ended up getting an email from Katie, telling her how much she loved it. Katie said it really was her boys and was very appreciative. So, at this time LORi and the rest of us would like to do a HUGE push of this image for The Renz Family!

It just so happens that Katie's 2 little guys have a birthday on the 19th of this month and her older boy has one on the 1st of December. The hope would be that we all could bless them with a wonderful birthday and Christmas, so that Kevin and Katie do not have to think or worry about that (especially in light of the medical bills they are incurring too)!

The stamp is shown above in the Help4Katie logo, but I've also included an example above made by me (using Cardabilities sketch), and below, of a card made by LORi.
You can help this cause and BLESS THE RENZ FAMILY, by purchasing this stamp for $5. And then you can bless them further (if you wish) by creating a card and sending it to them (CLICK HERE for details on where to send your card).



or if you'd like to donate what you wish:

_________All donations will receive a random image__________ 

AND if ANY of you would like to help spread the word on EVERY forum,
blog, etc etc you can think of, then the proceeds will go to The Renz
Family. We know she would be so appreciative that we are helping to wrap her
boys with our love and care.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for supporting and loving Katie and her Family!   
PLEASE keep Praying for Katie's Miracle!! 

Thank you for coming by everyone, have a beautiful day 
and be sure to hug those you love!


margie c said...

What an amazing card, Joni! I love the layers and layers of buttons too!
Katie's story breaks my heart, praying very hard for her and her family... it is wonderful to see how the stamping community has pulled together to help such a beautiful family.
TFS, hugs, margie xo

Rhonda Miller said...

What gorgeous cards Joni. I have been praying for this sweet family and will continue to do so.

Susie said...

What a beautiful card!

bligu said...

Cards are so joyful! But the reason you made them is so sad... I keep my finger crossed for Katie and her family. Lots of love, lots of pray...

Wanda Cullen said...

My heart really breaks for this family! I got my digis yesterday and need to work on a card using one of Lori's designs. Love your coloring!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

cute card for a really good cause. Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities and sharing Katie's story.

gobeagirl said...

Joni what a wonderful post. I think you have done a fantastic job of coloring and your buttons look just awesome on it. I will have to give the idea a try. I have Katie and her family in my prayers and hope to purchase this stamp to lend my helps. Hugs, Lisa