Monday, April 14, 2014

Lot's of Love for Lauryn...Fight, Hope, Pray, Believe!

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:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

I will be sending this card and little coloring book along with some crayons to Lauryn!

Coloring Book Front
The inside of the coloring book is several Digi Images from different companies printed on paper for Lauryn to color. I hope she enjoys coloring them as much as I do.

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... 

Lots of Love for Lauryn
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  


  1. Your card is so cute, Melissa and I love the coloring book idea.

  2. What a happy, happy card! Excellent idea with the coloring book!

  3. You rocked with this one, how clever!!!!

  4. Beautiful card, Melissa! Brilliant idea to send the coloring book, too!

  5. this is soooooooooooo cute! I love the idea of a handmade coloring book! so clever! and your card is super sweet!

    thank you for being part of the blog hop! :)

  6. Very cute and that's a neat idea with the coloring book!

  7. Beautiful card Melissa, and that coloring book is a great idea!

  8. Such a sweet card. Love the way you did the words, so clever.

  9. Well, that is so sweet of you to create such a lovely card and coloring book for her. I am sure she will be so thrilled to see them. My card will be worked on today and sent off as well.

  10. Love your card! It should bring a ray of sunshine to Lauryn with the coloring book. I will work on a card when I get through with the hop and get it out.

  11. Awwww.....I just LOVE that you created a sweet little coloring book for Lauryn...what a fabulous idea. I'm sure she will love it! I also think the card that you created is adorable. It's very clear that you are very talented and I'm so pleased that you are part of this very special Card Drive and Blog Hop! Praying for little Lauryn every day and knowing we all want her to heal and win her battle! Hugs to ALL!!

  12. OMGosh, what a really thoughtful coloring book and what a really beautiful and fun card too! She is going to love that sun and the flowers too. I bet she may want to color them on the inside!! What a keeper!!

    Duh Me here, I checked everybody’s link but mine. It is wrong on everyone’s blog. It is showing as: and you get:
    “Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.”

    The correct link is:

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

  13. Super fun card -- love the added coloring pages!

  14. What a great idea!!! Adorable project, and one that will bring Lauryn joy for many days! Thanks for sharing - it's been fun hopping with you today!

  15. Love the coloring idea!! And your card too, perfect!

  16. This is so sweet Melissa and my goodness you received your SNSS stamps fast!!! CUTENESS! Now I might need that set too :) Thanks so much for joining this Card Drive hop and spreading the word!!

  17. Melissa, what a beautiful happy card you have created. Love the encouraging words! Such a fabulous idea, creating her coloring are the best. I am sure she will love these.
    Thanks so much for joining the card drive and helping spread the word.
    God Bless you, hugs....

  18. Such a cute card - 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

  19. What a thoughtful gesture making her a coloring book. 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

  20. I am sending you a hug. This was a wonderful thing to make her. I know she will love coloring those pages. I love the sun and flowers on the book. So cheerful. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  21. Your card is so bright and cheerful! And the one-of-a-kind coloring book is wonderful. Certain to give a lot of smiles. Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. Best to you & yours, CG

  22. so sweet and cute love the idea of the coloring book.

  23. Lovely card bright and colorful. Your coloring book is a great idea! You ladies are so wonderful for doing this great event for Lauryn and her family.

  24. What a sweet card, for a super GREAT cause! (lovin the coloring book, what a great idea.)

  25. Pretty card and what a great idea with the coloring book!!!

  26. Love the encouraging words which you included on your cheerful card! And what a super idea to make the coloring book!