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. 

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 
My card for Lauryn and her family.

This adorable image is from Tracey Malnofski at The Stamping Boutique.  

Thank you for hopping with us and let's all keep little Lauryn and all the children who are ill and in unfortunate circumstances in our prayers and thoughts. 


Olga said...

Beautiful love how you have this layered!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So glad to see the bunny image! You do beautiful coloring, Cheri!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Cheri! Wonderful coloring of the sweet image!

vinita jain said...

Darling image and love how its the main focus of this lovely card with wonderful layering!!! Good to be a part of it.

Jennifer Scull said...

you did such a wonderful job with this image from Tracey! love that embossed die.

thanks so much for being a part of the hop! :)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

What a great card, Cheri!

Syl'sNotes said...

Very sweet card, love the colors and sentiment.

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Beautiful card with beautiful coloring Cheri! Lauryn will love it for sure!

Colleen Holmes said...

Precious!! Love the bright and cheerful colors and so will Lauryn! Thank you for helping make this hop successful!


Kathy said...

I love this. So pretty the way you embossed and layered the dies, makes a gorgeous focal point.

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is such a cute and adorable little girl with her bunny. I certainly will make her a card and will keep her and the family in my prayers.

Charlene Mitchell said...

Cheri, this is so sweet! This is sure to bring Lauryn and her family some beautiful sunshine! xx

Anita said...

Such an adorable card!

ThePurplePlace said...

Oh Wow Cheri -- your card and your fabulous coloring is amazing. I love that you choose one of the fundraising images to use on this card for Lauryn. I am also very grateful to the Stamping Boutique for designing and donating this adorable image for Lauryn's benefit.

I also am in awe of your fantastic coloring and think the colors you chose are perfect.

Special thanks for being part of this amazing card drive and blog hope. I'm so touched to be part of this and continue to keep Lauryn in my heart every day!!

Big hugs to all!!

Nana Griffin said...

This is precious! I'm sure they will all love this card. I will be sending one out by tomorrow.

Shirley said...

Hi Cheri,

Your card is absolutely so beautiful!!! Lauryn is going to love it! I like the DP's, the layers, and you really did the image justice!!

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. :-)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a sweet card!!

Patti J said...

Cheri, this is darling! Love the colors that you used behind this sweet image - you are amazing! Thanks for sharing - it's been fun hopping with you today!

Lori said...

Love your card Cheri, very sweet!

Darcy Schroeder said...

Hi Cheri! Such an adorable card using Tracey's image! Lauryn and her family will just love it!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a great bunny image this is great card!!

Jennie said...

Such a sweet card Cheri! Thanks so much for joining this Card Drive hop and spreading the word!!

Joan said...

I love that image. That's the one I requested with my donation. You did a fabulous job of coloring etc. Great card!!!!!
Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this heartfelt experience.

Patti P. said...

Hi Cheri, what a gorgeous card you have created using the sweet image, beautifully colored.
Thanks so much for sharing the news and your support of this card drive.
hugs.....God Bless you.

Cornelia W said...

Such a sweet 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

Carol L said...

Wonderful spring colors, layering and patterns for this precious card! Lauryn will surely love it!

redwasher1 said...

Cheri, amazingly sweet card. Colored beautifully. She will love it.

buggin2stamp said...

Your card just makes me smile so big. Perfect colors and layout.

Cara Malmrose said...

I love how you embossed the die cut. 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

Edwina said...

I love your card! It is so lovely. This is my favorite image of the ones from the donation. I love your coloring of it. I love your background paper and your die cuts. The die cuts make it seem like a window. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

CG said...

What a bright & beautiful card! Certain to give a lot of smiles. Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. Best to you & yours, CG

Beth said...

very sweet Cherie and I love the colors you used.

Theresa said...

Lovely card ....great use of the image. All you ladies are doing a great event for Lauryn and her family.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

sweet card!!

Jenn Zeeb said...

What a sweet card, for a super GREAT cause!

stampqueen said...

Adorable card - I am sure Lauryn will love it!!!

Shona said...

Beautiful,sweet card! I need to get that stamp!

Pat said...

Such a beauty of a card for little Lauryn!

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