Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Wishes and a Special Request!

     A special request --

     I am posting this to all my dear card-making friends and also ask that you please share this request with everyone you know.  I have also posted this on my blog and want everyone to please feel free to do the same.

    It's a special request from a dear little three year old, who is battling childhood Leukemia.  Her name is Lauryn Newsome and I'm sure some of you will remember the card drive and blog hop and we hosted for her and her amazing family earlier this year.  Lauryn has been a super little patient, and everyone we are thrilled at who well she has responded to her treatments.  Lauryn is currently in remission and the maintenance phase of her cancer treatments.  This link will take you to her Facebook page, where you can keep up to date on her treatments and daily life -- "Fight on Little Lauryn".

Photo: This is Lauryn! She was diagnosed with B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in March 2014, and placed on a high risk treatment plan in May. She has been in remission since August and just entered her Maintenance phase of treatment thus week at age three. Please go to her page, Fight On Little Lauryn to see how she's doing and cheer her on!!
Photo shared from  Lauryn's Facebook Page

    At the time of her card drive a special private Post Office box was set up for all her cards and wonderful gifts.  Now, we would LOVE to have you help fill the box once again with Christmas Cards, at her own request.   She loves to go to her box and is always is sad when it's empty, so let's try and keep it full for a long time.

     When I read the post about her asking for cards, I was happy to share it on my Facebook page and also wanted to share it her.  It would mean so much to this sweet little "Princess" to find mail in her special box.   Kindly send cards to:

Miss Lauryn Newsome
P. O. Box 172
Thornburg, VA 22565

    I also want to take a moment to thank everyone who has graciously sent cards in the past and encourage you all to continue to do so.  What better gift than to put a smile of this sweet little girl's face.

    We all look forward to the day that Lauryn will be cured and will have completed all of her treatments.  She's done awesome and been a superstar patient, and that's a JOY!

Photo shared from Lauryn's Facebook Page
Lauryn and her Siblings

Lauryn with Mom and Dad at a Special Gala hosted to
fund Pediatric Cancer Research!

Photo: She's amazing!! Sprung out of bed this morning with sore legs and put on her Elsa dress. She's ready for the day!

Lauryn did get sick last night but it is expected and seems to have passed for now. She's moving forward with physical therapy today.

Merry Merry Christmas to Lauryn 
and her dear family!!

Please continue to keep them all
in your thoughts and prayers~

Thank you~

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A new address for Lauryn!

   Now that Lauryn has been discharged from the Hospital and is receiving her care as an Out-Patient, her family has set up a new mailing address for all the wonderful cards and care packages that are being sent.   Please continue to send your goodies to her new mailing address:

Miss Lauryn Newsome
P.O. Box 172
Thornburg, VA 22565

   Note:  Any and all cards/gifts that were sent to the hospital address, will be held and given to her when she comes in for her next treatment.   Do not worry if you have sent a package or card there, they will hold it for her.

    She also LOVES having cards and little gifts to open, so please continue to send them.    Thank You!!

Photo: All snug at the outpatient facility, munching on cookies. :)
All snug at the outpatient facility, munching on cookies. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Corrected Email

If anyone tried to contact me this weekend and the email came back....I have fixed my address in the post below.

It is

So sorry about that! Please send me an email so that we can get you connected with your prizes!

Thanks, Patti

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thank You and God Bless You---Winners.....

Thanks to each of you that made the card drive for Lauryn on Monday a success, whether you
were a blog stop along the way, a visitor to our blogs or one of the many that
offered a gift to those participating.
May God Bless you each and every one!!!!

You can find updates on the Fight on Little Lauryn Facebook page by 
clicking Here  , she has had a rough week but looks like having Lily and Logan with her
for the weekend makes her happy.

Now to the winners of the prizes here on Lauryn's blog, Congrats to the winners
and again thanks to the sponsors!

3 digital images from
Oddball Art Stamps Etsy store
Winner: Redwasher1--Geri

$25 gift certificate to

Winner: Olga

1 year subscription to
Through the Craft Room Door digital magazine

Winner: Pat

A Crafty Bag Valued at $25 from Colleen Holmes

Winner: Taunya Butler

donated by Anita Autore  

Winner:  Edwina

Jamberry Nail Wraps
donated by Anita Autore

Winner: Darcy Schroeder 

(2) $25 gift certificates to

Winner #1- Jennyfer L

Winner #2-  Verna Angerhofer

25 yard reel of ribbon
donated by Craft-Dee BowZ

Winner-Nana Griffin

(3) $10 gift certificates to

Winner #1- Beth

Winner #2 - Cara Malmrose

Winner #3- Stephanie

If you will please contact me with "Lots of Love for Lauryn winner" in the
subject line, I will try and put you in the right direction to claim your prize.
Please remember it is a holiday weekend for many and we may
need an extra day to get the information together.
Patti at

May God Bless you all!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Card Drive for Lauryn

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. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Miss Lauryn Newsome
P. O. Box 172

Thornburg, VA 22565 

(Revised on April 27th, 2014)

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.

Special thanks to those that have helped get this Card Drive, not only the ladies that have organized it but specifically: Nina Brackett, who designed the beautiful blog badge; Colleen Holmes, who set up the Paypal donation site to get money right to the family where it is so desperately needed. 

We also want to thank the wonderful artists who through their generosity donated images to give out with a donation to Lauryn and her family. As you can imagine costs add up quickly during an  extended stay in the hospital.           
Claire Keay for Jellypark, Tracey Malnofski of The Stamping Boutique, Cec Wintonyk at Sugar Creek Hollow, Faith Skrdla of From the Heart Stamps, and Philomena O'Neill (Phindy's).

To all that have shared, Your work brings a smile to 
our face and we hope the love and gift you have
so willingly given will come back to you all tenfold.

If this story touches your heart to do so, please see the 
donate button in our sidebar where you can
make a donation to this wonderful family.

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 on their blog...

Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Patti Painter Patti’s Paper Creations
Jennie Harper Stampin Away the Day 
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Jennifer Scull Just Coffee Please…& Stamps & Ribbons & Paper
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Jerusha Borden I Love Paper Crafting 
Jenn Borjeson Stampin' Angel Jenn 
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
Debbie Ebat Debbie’s Stamping Adventures
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Patti Gilliam Cherish Each Precious Gift
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Danielle Haddon The Musings of a Chocoholic
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lori McAree Smiling While Stamping
CG Merrill CG Says (something loudly)
Rhonda Miller Rhonda’s Place to Shine
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Melissa Shultz Coffee Stamps and Stitches
Carla Suto Carla’s Stamping Spot 
Cat Tidwell Cat’s Creations 
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 

Some sponsors have offered some blog candy for this Card Drive and all you need to do is leave a comment here by Friday, April 18th at 12:00 (EST).

We have some very generous people who have donated prizes for our big Card Drive Blog Hop! Please be sure to tell them thank you for their kindness! :)

3 digital images from
$25 gift certificate to

1 year subscription to
Through the Craft Room Door digital magazine

A Crafty Bag Valued at $25 from Colleen Holmes

donated by Anita Autore  
Jamberry Nail Wraps
donated by Anita Autore

(2) $25 gift certificates to

25 yard reel of ribbon
donated by Craft-Dee BowZ

(3) $10 gift certificates to

May God Bless!

Fight on Little Lauryn

Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia Thursday, March 27th. She has been in the hospital since her diagnosis and will remain there having chemo treatments. Please pray for this sweet little girl and her dear family. Lauryn has two siblings that she just adores! Updates can be found via their Facebook page HERE.

Several of us are organizing a Card Drive for this sweet little girl which will be Monday, April 14th!   So please mark your calendars and I hope you can join us! 
Here is a blog badge if you would like to help spread the word:

Please click on the following links for more information on:

Digital Images which are available for a donation - 

The family is overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the love, prayers,
cards and donations already sent to help this wonderful family.
May God Bless each of you.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Blog Hop Prizes!

We have some very generous people who have donated prizes for our big Card Drive Blog Hop! Please be sure to tell them thank you for their kindness! :)

3 digital images from

$25 gift certificate to

1 year subscription to
Through the Craft Room Door digital magazine

A Crafty Bag valued at $25 from Colleen Holmes  

donated by Anita Auture  
Jamberry Nail Wraps
donated by Anita Autore  

(2) $25 gift certificates to

$25 gift certificate to the
Funkie Junkie Boutique
(drawn from comments on her blog  
on April 14th)

25 yard reel of ribbon 
donated by Craft-Dee BowZ  

(3) $10 gift certificates to

Thanks so very much to all of our sponsors 
that have donated so generously to this
worthy cause!
Please give them a shout out and
support them in the future
if you can.