Monday, November 2, 2009

Spread The Love For Jaimie - A Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spread The Love For Jaimie Blog Hop! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived here from Melissa DeTullio's blog. If you have stumbled upon it and would like to start at the beginning, please go to Katharina Frei's blog.

Sadly, sometimes bad things happen to good people, and Jaimie is unfortunately one of those people. Here is a little bit of her story, and why we are doing this hop:

"On October 4th, 4 teenagers armed with knives broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and her 11 year old daughter. These 4 boys broke into this home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings."

Our hope is that everyone hopping around today will stop for a moment and think about Jaimie and her father and what life must be like for them now. One moment in time has changed their lives forever. We are asking that everyone reading this message please take a moment to make a card and send it off to Jaimie. You can make something very simple or much more involved, but please share some words of hope and love and let her know that people do care and want the best for her. Please send your card to the address below:


Jaimie Cates
c/o Mont Vernon Fire Station
Main Street
Mont Vernon, NH 03057

Here is the card I made for Jaimie, and it is in the mail today on its way to her:

Totally not a "me" card at all, but Pink & Black are Jaimie's favorite colors, so I played around and had a fun time using all the card stock and bling I so rarely use.

I even added some bling on the inside of the card. ;-)

Why "Celebrate You"? Because that is the first thing that popped into my head when I thought about a sentiment. I think Jaimie should celebrate the strong person I know she is and use that strength to mend, both physically and emotionally.

So Jaimie, if you are reading this, please know that an awful lot of people are thinking about you and pulling for you to get well and be able to go on with your life. Be strong!

If you would like more information about Jaimie, please go to the new blog "Stamp Something...for Jaimie: Spreading Love and Hope" .

Thanks for reading, and please head on over to the next stop, which is Megan Lock's blog.

46 comments:

  1. Your card is as beautiful as Jaimie & her family's story is heart-breaking. There aren't even words for it all. Hugs, mel

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  2. Love your card Leslie - and that sentiment is just perfect!!

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  3. What a pretty card!! Love the buttons and the sparkly accents on your card!! Thanks so much for your support!! HUGS

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  4. A really pretty card!

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  5. Adorable card! I am sure she will love receiving it.

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  6. Nice card... Really nice touch with the butterfly bling inside, too.

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  7. Great card, love those fun papers! Thanks so much for joining in our hop today! :)

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  8. Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS, Leslie!! You did a really wonderful job.

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  9. Gorgeous card :-) I am sure Jaimie will receive so many fabulous cards :-)

    luv
    Lols x x

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  10. Super cute! I love it...I know she will be suprized with all the love she gets!

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  11. This is adorable and I LOVE the little touch of sparkle on the inside ... I'm sure Jaimie's going to love it too!! Thanks for helping to "spread the word"

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  12. Very pretty card. I am going to look for a special card tomorrow. Thank you for sharing the address with us.

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  13. What a great card! I love it! And I'm sure Jaimie will too! And I love the sentiment choice...perfect :)

    Glad to be a part of this hop with you!

    Janna :)

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  14. Pretty card! I have a card all ready to send to Jaimie. here it is.

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  15. Lovely card :)
    I'm sending mine today.

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  16. oh my gosh, what a horrifying story! cool idea to have the blog hop, and your card is really lovely, i am sure she will treasure all of her well wishes!

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  17. How terribly sad. Such a horrible thing to happen. Will send one tomorrow. Presume I just need to add USA onto the bottom of the address.

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  18. Beautiful card, and such a nice thing to do. I like the way you have hearts along the bottom with flowers. Very well done.

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  19. Beautiful card and wonderful idea of sentiment. I will be making my card today along with my children
    HUgs
    Suzanne x

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  20. Great card and I created a card also. I pray for her daily. I hope thru this she can see the world is full of love not just misery and pain.

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  21. This card is beautiful. Great sentiment too

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  22. she'll love it, I posted my card to her today :0)

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  23. Such a pretty card!
    Jamie will LOVE it!
    So glad to be a part of spreadig the love with you!
    Hugs,
    True :)

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  24. Such a fab card! Love the thought of finding the inner strenght.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  25. Hi Leslie,

    fantastic card, the layout is fabulous

    Joey.x

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  26. Beautiful Card, Love it as I am sure Jaimie will...Hugs Avril xxx

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  27. This is fantastic leslie! love that paper!!!!! thanks for all your help with the hop, hugs, erin

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  28. Gorgeous card!!

    I'll make mine to her tonight.

    Hugs, Susa

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  29. Beautiful card, love the details, cute bling butterfly, take careX:)

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  30. I hope we can cheer Jaimie up.
    here's the card I made and sent

    http://easilyamused-chrisv.blogspot.com/2009/11/color-throwdown-for-cause.html

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  31. Great card Leslie. I like your comment it isn't a "me" card. Isn't it great to do something totally different to our normal style or favourite colours. TFS Sharon.

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  32. Such a lovely card for Jaimie!
    Take care xx
    Anne -:)

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  33. Your card is so pretty! Love the touch of bling on the inside!

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  34. Such a wonderful card, for such a tragic thing, but what a wonderful hop full of grace!

    Nina
    http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/
    (free digital stamps every Monday)

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  35. Love the card and the sentiment!

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  36. Love the sentiment - it's perfect! Thanks for joining in the Spread the Love blog hop. I'm overjoyed at the number of caring people in the stamping community - Jaimie's sure to be pleased! My card is here.

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  37. Great card and a beautiful, apt sentiment. I've made a card for Jaimie too

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  38. Great card and color combination for the papers!

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