Monday, October 17, 2011

Swimming for Katie

It is very humbling to join the hundreds of crafters that have stretch their arms across the globe in an effort to support, encourage and raise funds for Katie Renzie, a young mother and fellow stamper, 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.

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. 

Keep Swimming Octopus
Peachy Clear stamp

$5.50 with free shipping

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp
$3.00 with instant download

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp with SVG cut file
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Mermaid DIGIstamp
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Ribbon Fish DIGIstamp and DIGIpapers
$5.00 with instant download

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.  Thank you!

Tammy (you are here)


  1. I read her story and bawled my eyes out.....

    Your card is fabulous ~ I adore the distressed 'waves' that you made using the embossing folder!

  2. bless you Tammy, fab design, thank you for helping.

  3. Fabulous little card, thank you for your inspiration. hugs Donna x

  4. Fabulous card for such a wonderful cause.

  5. A simply beautiful card for such a worthy cause.

    Linda xxxx

  6. What a really adorable card Tammy!! Fabulous details and wonderful colors hun!! :)

  7. Love the background! Thank you for helping spread the word. Please remember to upload to SCS and tag with swimkatie.

  8. Fabulous card for such a worthy cause,
    Kevin xx

  9. A fabulous card a great background

  10. Just gorgeous, I love the colours and what a wonderful cause to get behind via your crafting.

  11. beautiful color combination and details, Tammy! very pretty card!

  12. thanks Tammy. I ordered one :)

  13. I love your beautiful purple octopus, Tammy...she looks sooo pretty with her blingy crown and the awesome background you created!!!!


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