Monday, April 14, 2014


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. 

Here is mine:


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.
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 
 

28 comments:

vinita jain said...

Good to be a part of this. A lovely gesture by all of you!!!

vinita jain said...

Good to be a part of this. A lovely gesture by all of you!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thanks for spreading the info, for Little Lauryn!

Olga said...

Thank yo so much for helping us spread the word.

Colleen Holmes said...

Thank you for helping to spread the word! You card above is gorgeous!:)

Jennifer Scull said...

thank you for sharing about the card drive on your blog! :)

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Thanks for sharing the word Joy!
Hugs,Sandra

Verna Angerhofer said...

I certainly will be sending that little girl a card as soon as I get one done for her. My prayers and thoughts will be with her and the family as well. God bless all who are helping bring encouragement and love to them.

Nana Griffin said...

I will be getting a card in the mail tomorrow.

ThePurplePlace said...

Your card is stunning....I love the butterflies and love how you used foam dots to add extra dimension.

I'm sure it will be adored by Lauryn and her family.

Thank you for being part of this very special blog hop...it hope we all have inspired lots of people to send cards to the sweet little girl!!

Big Hugs...

Shirley said...

Hi Joy,

My sister's name too! I don't think anyone is seeing the post because it follows the one above it. It's wonderful of you to join in the hop for Lauryn.

Duh Me here, I checked everybody’s link but mine. It is wrong on everyone’s blog. It is showing as:

http://cardartetc.blgospot.com/ and you get:
“Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.”

The correct link is:
http://cardartetc.blogspot.com

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

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Thanks for all your doing for this precious girl.
Linda K.

Jennie said...

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

Joan said...

Thanks for helping to spread the word. I'm sure Lauryn and her family are deeply moved by this.Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this heartfelt experience.

Patti P. said...

Joy, thanks so much for supporting this card drive and Lauryn and her family. We appreciate you getting the word out with us.
God Bless you, hugs....

Cornelia W said...

Love your card - the owls are too cute- 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
http://fun-stamping.blogspot.com/2014/04/card-drive-for-lauryn-with-paper.html

Carol L said...

Such cute owls for Lauryn! Sweet and fun card!

redwasher1 said...

Joy, sweet card!! Great design!

buggin2stamp said...

Love the cute owl card!
Melissa

Edwina said...

Too cute! I love the owls! This is an adorable to card to send Lauryn. She will love it.Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Cara Malmrose said...

OMGosh - this is just adorable!
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

Cheri said...

Joy, this is a wonderful card. What a cute idea to have the cut out and the cheerful owls.

CG said...

Gorgeous! Fun yet very encouraging. Certain to give a lot of smiles. Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. Best to you & yours, CG

Theresa said...

Lovely card... love the owls, Joy. This a wonderful event that you ladies are doing for Lauryn and her family.

Beth said...

adorable love the owls.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

totally cute card!

Jenn Zeeb said...

What a sweet card, for a super GREAT cause!

stampqueen said...

Cute little owls - I am sure she will love it!!!

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