October 17, 2011

Katie's Miracle - A Chance to Help

I am writing this morning about and for Katie Renz you can meet her HERE on her Card blog and HERE on her Family Blog. 
Many of you may know that she has a wonderful husband, 3 beautiful little boys, that she is a super Mommy and way talented crafter...she also has Stage 4 Gastic Cancer.
Today, her husband wrote an update on her blog. This is so sad; our hearts are broken and we continue to pray for Katie's Miracle!!!!!  AND YOU CAN HELP
We're trying to get the word out to both cover Katie with prayer and bless the Renz family with a financial gift.   LORi Boyd was asked at the start of the year to design a stamp for Katie and her family. She ended up getting an email from Katie, herself telling her how much she loved it. Katie said it really was her boys and was very appreciative. So, at this time LORi and the rest of us would like to do a HUGE push of this image for The Renz Family! It just so happens that Katie's 2 little guys have a birthday on the 19th of this month and her older boy has one on the 1st of December. The hope would be that we all could bless them with a wonderful birthday and Christmas, so that Kevin and Katie do not have to think or worry about that (especially in light of the medical bills they are incurring too)! The stamp is shown above in the Help4Katie logo, but I've also included an example below, of a card I made to send to Katie. You can help this cause and BLESS THE RENZ FAMILY, by purchasing this stamp for $5. And then you can bless them further (if you wish) by creating a card and sending it to them (CLICK HERE for details on where to send your card).




or if you'd like to donate what you wish: 

_____All donations will receive a random image______   


AND if ANY of you would like to help spread the word on EVERY forum, blog, etc etc you can think of, then the proceeds will go to The Renz Family. We know she would be so appreciative that we are helping to wrap her boys with our love and care.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for supporting and loving Katie and her Family!   

PLEASE keep Praying for Katie's Miracle!! 

Card layout from Jen Shults - Deconstructed Sketch 22

recipe - 
stamps: by lori designs digi for katie's boys
paper: jacaranda (bazzill), choice snow white (taylored expressions), report card (october afternoon)
ink: n/a
accessories: copic markers, rectangle/scallop spellbinders dies, die-namics double scallop border (my favorite things) subtles buttons (su!), foam tape


  1. I was skimming the internet and came upon your sad news about Kathy. I am from Canada and just donated the $5.oo you requested and hope it will help the family in some small way. I will certainly pass this site onto my Canadian friends and will also have prayers done for Kathy. Kindly send my regards that she has a miracle happen. They do happen at times.!!

  2. Thank you, Karen, for this heartbreaking post. Donation has been made.

  3. Thanks so much for posting this, Karen! I just made a donation to Katie and her family. Keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Hey, I know that sketch! This is gorgeous card Karen. I LOVE all the bright colors and you really nailed the layout. LOVE this!!