Monday, November 16, 2009

Big Thank You

Hi All!

We just wanted to say a big huge thank you again to all who participated in our blog hop and card drive for Jaimie! All of the cards are just wonderful and we know she will love them!

Thanks again to all of our generous and fantastic sponsors as well. The prizes have all been claimed and the sponsors have been notified. If you won a prize that needed to be mailed, you should be receiving it shortly! We hope you enjoy your prize and have fun stamping something!

Thank you ALL!

If you would still like to send Jaimie a card, the mailing info is on the sidebar. This blog will remain active so that Jaimie may visit when she is ready. If you would like to leave her a message you can comment here on this post or leave a message in the chatbox in the sidebar!

Take care and huge stamping HUGS to each of you!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Blog Hop Winners!!!

Afternoon everyone!!

A BIG HUGE thank you to all of you for spreading the love!!!!! It's working!!

Denise and I were touched by the outpouring of love and support you have all shown this girl you've never met from hundreds or even thousands of miles away!!

To our generous sponsors and hop participants, we could never have had such an amazing result without YOU, so thank you!!!!!!!

Onto the winners........

Here are your random numbers:

101 98 72
56 104 87
75 62 81
90 66 71
7 28 16
53 48 35

Timestamp: 2009-11-09 17:05:47 UTC

Here are the 18 lucky winners!!!

Fred She said 20$ gift certificate ....101 marilynn Preston CLAIMED
5 Squigglefly images...56 Christine N CLAIMED
Kraftin Kimmie stamp bundle....75 Sharon CLAIMED
Cammie's donated Gina K set...90 Jessie F CLAIMED
Quixotic Paperie prize pack...7 Jacilynn Dashwood CLAIMED
SNR subscription...53 Ginny CLAIMED
Wags and Whiskers Stamp....98 Shelly CLAIMED
Raindrop Echo Digi sentiment set....104 April Rose CLAIMED
Simon Says 25$ Gift Certificate....92. Judi R. CLAIMED
2 Firecracker Designs Stamp Sets.... CLAIMED
Whiff of Joy Winter Set....28 Lorraine CLAIMED
Whimsy Stamps fall release images....48 Jeanette CLAIMED
Layers of Color Stamp Sets.....72 Libeeti CLAIMED
CardMad Fairy Images....87 Starggroves (Anne) CLAIMED
Digital Ink digi stamp pack.....106. Melissa CLAIMED
Digital Delights 10$ gift certficate....8. Jaime CLAIMED
4 KLM digi images.....16 Rhynah CLAIMED
Starving Artist Stamp set......35 Janna CLAIMED

OK you lucky ladies, please email BOTH Denise and Erin at AND for details on claiming your prizes. If we have not heard from you within 48 hours, we will draw a new winner.

Don't forget to check the individual blogs as well to see if you won there!! Many of the hop participants were also offering some fabby blog candy prizes!

We will continue to add to the slide shows at the bottom of the page as more cards come in. We hope that even though this card drive has ended, people will continue to Spread the Love to Jaimie. Let's keep those cards coming!

Thanks again to each and every one of you!
Denise and Erin

Monday, November 2, 2009


You're here! The last stop of our Spread the Love blog hop. If you're looking for the first stop, grab a cup of cocoa and head to Katharina's Blog.

This is one of those times where "thank you" just doesn't seem like enough. Denise and are two NH moms who were deeply saddened, troubled, and stunned by what happened to Jaimie and her family. And we couldn't think of a better way to try to restore hope and love to this young girl's life than to include all of you. Know that by sending your card you're sending a bit of light and hope to brighten some dark days in Jaimie's life. For that, we thank you.

Please feel free to leave additional words of hope for Jaimie in the comment section of THIS POST and continue to the next post to link your card using the Mr. Linky feature for your chance at the wonderful prizes our sponsors have donated.

Hugs to you all!!!

Hop Link List....

Katharina Frei

Linda Lucas

Trudy Sjolander

Peggy Russell


Kim Teasdale


Maria Matter

Kim Howard

Karen Foltz

Ann Vento

Samantha from SPCC

Sharon Traynor

Janna Sicard

Jennifer Stricker
Terry Oulboub

Libby Hickson
Jenni Hamilton

Sammy Jo Singer

Helen Dooley


Sharon Lougheed


Cindy Beach

Kimmi Blakey

Crafty Creations Challenge

Jennifer Scull

Laura Campbell

Lisa Cook

Katie Cotton

Vicki Parson

Lorraine Aquilina(Lols)

Shelly Lutton Olson.....


Denise Lynn

Cindy Royal

Crissy Armstrong

Simonne Clay

Kathryn of KLM Designs

Silvia Mabie

Melissa DeTullio

Regina Jones

Leslie Hanna

Megan Lock

Pamela Firecracker


Elaine from Quixotic

Jenny Lazslo

Boni Boutelle

Elizabeth Smith

Tracey from Starving Artistamps

Giovana Smith

Jacilynn Cox

Debbie Eastman

Anita Autore

Jenn McMillan

Lydia Fielder

Amanda Newton

Jaime Schlangen

Melissa Earnest

Erin Bailey


Cammie King


Wags n’ Whiskers Challenge

Tanya Smith



Linda Coughlin

Stamp Something…for Jaimie

Spread the Love Challenge Prizes

A big huge thanks to all of our kind and generous Spread the Love sponsors! You have helped to make this card drive challenge possible!

First and fore most, this card drive challenge is about Jaimie Cates! We need your help and support, so please mail a card to Jaimie!

To enter to win one of these fabulous prizes you must:
a) create a card for Jaimie
b) post your card on your blog and link back here to our Stamp Something...for Jaimie blog
c) mail your card to Jaimie at this address:
Jaimie Cates c/o Month Vernon Fire Station Main Street Mont Vernon, NH 03057
d) once all of those things are complete, using Mr. Linky below, provide a DIRECT link to your creation for Jaimie!

We will draw a random winner for EACH prize. There are many prizes, so there will be many winners!

Thank you for taking part in our Spread the Love blog hop and card drive for Jaimie Cates!

Prizes offered by our sponsors....

Tracey from Fred, She Said Designs has donated a 20$ gift certificate

Squigglefly has donated 5 digital images

Kimmie from Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps has donated a stamp bundle from her new shop. The bundle will include main image stamps, accessories, and sentiments.

Cammie from Gina K Designs has donated this stamp set

Quixotic Paperie has donated a prize pack of charms

SNR has donated a 3 month subscription to their online magazine

Wags n' Whiskers has donated this Snow Fun stamp

Raindrop Echo Designs has donated these "Hope and Love" digital sentiments

Simon Says Stamp has donated a $25 gift certificate

Pamela from FireCracker Designs has donated these 2 stamp sets

Whiff of Joy has donated the complete Winter Stamp Kit by Elisabeth Bell

Whimsy Stamps has donated these 4 Fall/Winter Animals stamps

Layers of Color has donated 6 of their clear art stamp sets

CardmadFairy Creations has donated these two digital stamps
Digital Ink-Co. has donated this 10 digi stamp prize pack

Digital Delights has donated this $10 gift certificate

KLM Designs has donated 4 digital images

Starving Artistamps has donated this sheet of rubber stamps and they have a special offer for our blog hoppers as well...see below

It is with great pride that we are participating in the Spread the Love Blog Hop. We are humbled to be part of such a caring and thoughtful group of people all coming together to make a young girl's day a little better. We would like to offer all the STL participants and readers a 25% discount on all new website orders of Starving Artistamps, Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory brand, and Sun Spirit Studio brand rubber stamps as our show of appreciation.

To take advantage of our offer simply add your Starving Artistamps, Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory brand and/or Sun Spirit Studio brand rubber stamps to your shopping cart and then enter this discount code:


in the discount code box in your shopping cart. Click recalculate. You should see the discount applied immediately. If the discount does not apply, please contact us before you finalize your order:

The fine print: This offer is good for all new web orders placed during the Spread the Love blog hop 11-02-09 thru 11-09-09. This offer expires at 12 midnight PST on 11-09-09. This offer is not valid for previously placed orders. Discounts can not be combined. If the discount code does not work contact us prior to finalizing your order.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blog Hop and Card Drive

Join us on Monday, November 2nd for a Spread the Love Blog Hop and card drive!

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.

The hop starts at 10am ET on Monday, November 2nd and will include over 60 talented stampers, donations from fabulous stamp companies and lots of love. We are asing everyone to make and send a card to Jaimie as quickly as possible. If you are unable to make a card or wish to do more, please visit our sidebar and click on the donations link.

Thank you and see you Monday!!!
Erin Bailey