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Monday 2 November 2009

Spread the Love Blog Hop and Card Drive

We are particiting in a blop hop for a good cause today. You should have arrived here from Avril if not, please go to the beginning here.
Here is some information about the reason for this blop hop and card drive (taken from the Stamp Something for Jamie Blog)...

New Hampshire is a small state filled with even smaller towns. It's the kind of place where you know everyone, leave your keys in the ignition when you run in the post office and don't worry about walking home from a neighbor's house at night. I live in the same town I grew up in by choice, not by necessity and love that my 6th grade music teacher is my daughter's principal, that my cheer leading coach is her guidance counselor and that soon she'll get the chance to beat my classmate's long standing high jump record on field day.
Mont Vernon is an even smaller town than mine about 40 minutes away. It is home to a long time friend and her family as well as their neighbor, 11 year old Jaimie Cates. On the night of October 4th Jaimie and her mom and my friend and her family went to bed with no way of knowing what events were about to transpire to change their lives.
Four local teenagers armed with knives, broke into their home and brutally murdered Kim Cates and seriously injured 11 year old Jaimie. They chose the home for no other reason than its location and for no other purpose than to bring harm to the occupants. It was a senseless, random crime that shook the small town and much of the state.
After receiving a grief filled email from my friend asking for help for the family, I knew I needed to help however I could. I asked my fellow stamper, New Hampshire gal, and long time friend Denise Lynn for ideas. Together, and with the artistic talents of Ann Vento, we came up with the idea of an international blog hop and this blog to raise awareness of the crime. We are hoping to shower Jaimie with wishes of love and hope from around the world to help her recover some of what was lost."
This is such a sad and tragic story. As soon as I heard about it, I contacted the coordinator to stay that we wanted to sponsor the drive and participate in the hop.

If you would like to send Jamie and her family a card, please send the cards here:

Jaimie Cates
c/o Mont Vernon Fire Station
Main Street
Mont Vernon, NH 03057
A few of the Wags 'n Whiskers Design Team was able to create a card to send to Jamie.

We only found out about the blog hop this weekend. So if any more of the Design Team is able to create a card later in the week, we will update this post to add their cards.

Please pray for Jamie and her father.

Now continue on the blop hop to Tanya's blog.


  1. These are all beautiful cards. Being a participant in the blog hop, I am just hopping around to see all the lovely cards the participants made. Jaimie is really going to be touched!

  2. AWW! How adorable these are!! The images are just perfect and so beautifully colored!! Thank you all so much for your generous support!! HUGS

  3. These are gorgeous creations! Thank you all for helping out today and thanks to Wn'W for the generous donation! :)

  4. These cards are gorgeous. I truly believe Jaimie will smile for at least a few minutes each day as all these cards start arriving on her doorstep.

    I hope it helps Jaimie, her Dad & their family to know that so many people across the world are thinking of them.

  5. All these card are great and very lovely!
    Hugs Jacqueline

  6. These creations are awesome and I'm sure will be well received! Thanks so much for the part you played in this Blog Hop. I'm proud to be able to "spread the word & love" over on my blog and I pray Jaimie will be OVERWHELMED (in a good way) with beautiful creations from around the world!

  7. Wonderful card!!!! I love it :)

  8. What great cards! I hope that Jaimie feels showered with love and prayers.


  9. All your cards for Jaimie are so sweet! Thank you for helping spread the love!

  10. Gorgeous cards ,, the images are gorgeous :-) I am sure Jaimie will love these :-)

    Lols x x x

  11. So beautiful cards :)
    I'm sending mine today.

  12. All so cute! Glad you all jumped in on the hop! Fabulous to see you!

    Janna :)

  13. very nice, she will love them!

  14. Terrific cards!!! I'm sending a card and praying too.

  15. These are such beautiful cards! I have one all made for Jaimie and it will be on it's way soon. You can see it here if you like.


  16. Gorgeous cards. I will be making a card tonight as I only found out about this worthy cause yesterday.
    Suzanne x

  17. These cards are amazing. Thanks for letting us blgo hop for Jaimie. I posted on my blog and will be making more cards.

  18. Such wonderful cards!! It is a real joy to see so many stampers united for such a good cause.
    Katharina x

  19. Oh what cute cards! I must say I am captivated by the furry kitty friends.

  20. she'll love them, posted my card to her today :0)

  21. Fabulous cards, I'm loving the kitties

  22. This is so ........ I can't find the words for something like this. I will send him a card, that's for sure

    greetings from the Netherlands

  23. I thought I saw all the blogs I must of missed this one great cards I sent mine its up on my blog.Its woderful everything you all have done God Bless Sarah K

  24. Hi,

    Gorgeous cards from your dt!

  25. Such a beautiful cards!!

    I'll make mine to her tonight.

    Hugs, Susa

  26. What beautiful card from your team for Jaimie, she is sure going to smile at these and that is a good thing, Hugs Avril xxx

  27. WOW - all the cards for Jaimie are gorgeous!
    Take care xx
    Anne -:)

  28. Beautiful cards for Jaimie x I'm sure these will bring a much needed smile to her face x

  29. All these cards are such wonderful creations!!! I am praying they will lift Jaimie" spirits.

  30. Beautiful cards! I love the lively orange on the card with the pets and the angel charm on the first card. The details in all the cards are spectacular - thanks for sharing!

  31. Those are such beautiful cards :) Jaimie will love them.

  32. What a lovely set of cards from you all. Just beautiful. I made a card for Jaimie too