10.01.2016

Hello WORLD! - A Blog Hop for a Cause [Giveaway!]



Sometimes a message pops up in your inbox that you just aren't expecting. Sometimes, a message pops up in your inbox that brings tears to your eyes. Sometimes, a message pops up in your inbox that brings tears to the eyes of your husband.

One day, not too long ago, one of those messages popped up in my inbox.

Catherine Pooler and Chaitali Narla popped up in my inbox. They had seen me post a link to a GoFundMe that I had set up for my husband, Sean's, classroom. And they wanted to help. Today is the result of that message. This stamp set. This blog hop. And it still brings tears to my eyes. There is simply no way to express how thankful I am that this amazing group of talented designers have come together to help Sean's students get Chromebooks in their classroom.


Why Chromebooks? Because they are affordable and offer everything these kids need access to in the classroom. They are also durable and classroom ready, making them easier to set up, maintain, and use to share documents, classroom materials, and resources with the students. You can read Sean's thoughts here: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/chromebooks-for-urban-education/2208813/.

Why are they needed? Because the school can't buy them. They also haven't provided curriculum for Sean to use, so he has to create his own. Great teachers create their own curriculum often, and he is capable of doing this, but he does need his students to have access to resources. This is what these funds will be providing. They will allow Sean's students the opportunity to say, "Hello, World!"

All profits from the sale of the Hello World stamp set and the coordinating dies from Saturday October 1 - Friday, October 7 will purchase computers and other school supplies for Sean’s classroom in Boston.
I can’t wait to see how this week unfolds and how many computers we can provide for these kids!!!

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I combined the Hello World stamp set and Hello World dies with the beautiful Lovely Flowers stamp set, also releasing today from Catherine Pooler! Isn't the Hello World set AMAZING?! Chaitali stunned me with her thoughtful creativity in the design of this set. It couldn't be more perfect for our purpose!  I love how well these worked together, and I simply HAD to use the Hello, World sentiment. As a woman who lives in the tech world... it's fun to combine girly things with computer things sometimes... totally throws the guys off. ;) LOL!

I want to take a moment to thank each and every person on this blog hop for participating and also for each and every one of you who has taken the time to hop today. It means a lot to me. The WORLD, actually. And it means a lot to Sean. And, while they don't know it yet, it means so very much to each and every one of his middle school students.

As a thank you, I'd like to offer a SURPRISE stamp set (okay, probably more than that) to one commenter on my blog. Simply leave a comment by 7 October 2016 and I will randomly select one winner. Be sure there is a way I can contact you.

If you are just finding the hop here on my blog, please take a moment to check out these amazing designers!


80 comments:

  1. Such a lovely, delicate card. I love this useful stamp set.

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  2. Jennifer, it was so much fun to participate and I loved creating for this worthy cause! I'm excited to help raise funds for the kids & Sean's classroom! Love the card too! :)

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  3. WOW!!! Amazing Story!! Fabulous stamp set and Card! It takes a special person to be a teacher...especially a middle school teacher. Hoping and praying you reach your goal.

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  4. What a wonderful stamp set for such a wonderful cause. What wonderful cards these ladies have made for us hoppers. Thank you and everyone else for sharing.

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  5. Lovely card Jennifer. So glad to be able to help with this worthy cause! Sending a special wish that you meet and exceed the goal for your husband's classroom. He and the kids deserve it!

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  6. Love your card, Jennifer. it is so elegant. May the goal be exceeded and your husband's classroom have more than enough computers! God bless you both!

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  7. What a wonderful reason to buy more stamps! I love how we can help bless those that are in need with our love of crafting. Your card is lovely.

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  8. This is such a pretty card! Tfs Jennifer.

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  9. What a wonderful reason to buy more stamps! I love how we can help bless those that are in need with our love of crafting. Your card is lovely.

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  10. CAS perfection! Love your card and a fantastic cause!

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  11. Very pretty card. I pinned it! giveawayjean(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. This is a beautiful card! Best wishes to to the fundraising drive!!

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  13. This is a beautiful card! Best wishes to to the fundraising drive!!

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  14. Such a beautiful card! And what a wonderful cause! <3

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  15. Beautiful cards, beautiful people, wonderful cause. Hello world it's a beautiful day!

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  16. I love the stamp sets you used and love the wonderful cause for children. I've ordered the stamps and dies and can't wait to try them out...I love how you made the wreath.

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  17. Lovely card-crisp and straightforward with a great sentiment. Thanks for the fun!

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  18. This is such a sweet card. Great project for the kids.

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  19. Beautiful card!!! I bought all 3 new items this morning! It feels so good to help someone else and get great products while doing it!!!

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  20. Just bought the stamps and dies and I'm thrilled to help this worthwhile campaign!

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  21. Love this blog hop, everyone's creations and your fabulous idea! Thanks so much for doing this!!

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  22. I love blog hops and especially ones that support a good cause. When I saw that this will support a teacher and school so close to home, I could not resist! I'm about 30 miles north of Boston so of course this is near and dear to my heart. Best of luck in your fundraising and thanks to all involved for the beautiful stamp set and so much inspiration. I can't wait to get my new stamps & dies in the mail!

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  23. Such an awesome card, Jennifer!! Such a great cause and a fantastic group of bloggers bringing lots of attention to this so I wish and hope for all the best for your husband's students. I'm looking forward to placing an order for the set when I get back home.

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  24. I love your CAS card and the fact that this hop supports education! My dad and brother are both educators so I know about the need out there for school supplies. Hoping this hop and the sale of the stamps give a big boost to your school and classroom!
    apedoak at aol dot com

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  25. It amazes me to see how many crafty blogs are out there. I love seeing all the techniques and getting new ideas. Thanks for being a part of this special cause.

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  26. I don't often need an excuse to buy stamps and dies, but it was wonderful to have a kind and caring reason to do so! Am looking forward to a variety of ways to use these stamps. Good luck to your husband and his students!

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  27. Beautiful card. Love the simplicity!
    Such a wonderful hop that brings real meaning to World Card Day!

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  28. What an incredible blessing for these students! Off to order my set now 😉

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  29. You couldn't have picked a better way to celebrate WCMD than to host a fundraiser for education! I have a lot of friends who teach in school that lack the necessary tools and supplies and I hope your husband's classroom is welcoming new chromebooks in no time!

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  30. Best of luck reaching and hopefully exceeding your goal.

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  31. Really pretty card! Great cause!

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  32. Jennifer I am honored to be a small part of this project helping the kids at your husband's school. Please thank Sean for giving all of an opportunity to give back. <3

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  33. Love your card!! Simple and beautiful! So glad to be a part of this wonderful event! I had told myself I wasn't going to buy anything today but when I saw this set and read the story about Sean's class I knew that I simply had to buy it! I am not a teacher but have many friends who are and they put so much of their own money into keeping the kids supplied with the bare necessities so they can succeed! To me this goes back to the saying that it takes a village to raise a child. To me schooling is a major part of raising them and I am so happy to be able to be a part of this! I hope that enough money is raised that not only can Sean;s class get computers but maybe even a second or third classroom can too! If I could afford to I would buy 5 or 10 computers to get this off to a great start! What IS the price of one computer? Maybe you could do some type of a raffle to raise even more funds. If you want to contact me at macaskillbarbara at yahoo.com I am a darn good fundraiser and would be more than willing to throw out some ideas and help you make them happen. Let me know and we can get together and chat. (((HUGS)))

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  34. Love your beautiful wreath card! Best of luck in this great endeavor to help the kids in Sean's class!

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  35. Love this festive CAS card and love the great cause behind your hop! My husband is a teacher.,as are many of our friends, and we know how often instructors have to supply their own classrooms or make do with inadequate funds. Best to luck in our quest to furnish Sean's classroom with everything they need
    kladd94803(at)aol(dot)com

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  36. Lovely card design
    and a great cause!
    Carla from Utah

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  37. Just love the clean and simple design. Awesome stamp set for such a great cause.

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  38. So glad to be a part of something so worthwhile! I love your card too! Thank you for inviting me to be a part of this!

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  39. Jennifer, I am so honored to be a small part of something so important. Love your card and I can't wait to see how many computers are provided for Sean's classroom. :)

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  40. I LOVE your bright and beautiful card! As a former educator myself, I can't be happier to see people getting involved in a terrific idea like this! AWESOME!

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  41. This has been a fabulous blog hop, very inspiring ! I keep my fingers crossed for this action to be a huge success ;-) !

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  42. Love your card. I hope we get to see pictures of many happy faces with their new computers! So glad to be a small part of this project!

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  43. Nice quiet CAS card. I think what you are doing is great.

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  44. The wreath is so delicate and pretty.
    Love the card.
    Hope Sean will get enough to buy his
    classroom computers - as well as some
    of the other classrooms.
    thanks for the chance to help.

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  45. I am glad I could help. I love working with kids myself at church and can't imagine it without a computer. I hope they get all they need. Cheryl Jones jonescanet@hotmail.com

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  46. This is a beautiful card to support a wonderful cause. I hope your husband's school is blessed with the resources to get everything it needs, including computers for all the students! Teaching is a calling more than a job and I pray he is blessed in all that he does.

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  47. Your card is lovely. I think this is an incredible cause to give back. I'm delighted to participate. Jingle...isn't it sad that here in America our schools are not funded or way underfunded. That brings tears to my eyes. Our children and our Vets. My oh my, it breaks my heart. I was glad to help. I'm also donating a private donate on the go fund page.

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  48. Such a simple but oh so lovely card.

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  49. What a wonderful way to raise money for a worthwhile cause! I love this!!

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  50. Such a wonderful CAS card! And I agree, the cause of this blog is super great!

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  51. Super love your sweet sweet wreath. Thank you so much for asking me to join in this awesome cause....Thanks to your hubby for being a teacher!

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  52. An awesome cause and blessings to your husband for being an awesome teacher. Our children deserve people just like him to get the best start in this world.

    Your card is simple and elegant!

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  53. I love your card - CAS and perfect!!!! I am so happy this all came about and I hope more than enough is raised for your husband's school kiddos!!! :)

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  54. I love your card. I hope you'll keep us updated on how the fundraiser did. Best of luck to your husband and his students. I work for a school district so I know that the teachers go above and beyond and money is always tight.

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  55. I pray that this hope is successful and brings the much needed computers to your husbands class. This is amazing!!!

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  56. How fabulous is this?! What an awesome collaboration. Does your state offer educational tax credits? Here in Arizona we can set aside up to $200 per taxpayer to the school and/or program of our choice. AND it's a credit, dollar for dollar.
    Just trying to multiply all our efforts... Cheryl

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  57. This card turned out amazing! The wreath is especially elegant.

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  58. A gorgeous card! Love the wreath!!

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  59. I'm overwhelmed with great happiness that you have done & are doing for these children. The stamp set looks good & the hop was fun. Your card is lovely. God bless you.

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  60. I'm overwhelmed with great happiness that you have done & are doing for these children. The stamp set looks good & the hop was fun. Your card is lovely. God bless you.

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  61. Your card is fantastic!! I really like how you used the Lovely Notes greenery to make a wreath. A big thank you and shout out to you and all of the other blog hop participants for contributing your talents for a wonderful cause!!! Awesome card for an awesome cause!!!!

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  62. So glad we get to participate together to raise funds for the computers for children! I love the way you made the wreath along with the hello world stamps - beautiful job! Anxious to receive the stamp sets & dies to get started on making some cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  63. What a great cause & card, Jennifer. I am a teacher as well and know the difficulties that kids face! I'm so happy that Cathetine chose to support this great cause!

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  64. Lovely card. As a past teacher (of pre-schoolers) I know how much you come to love the children in your classes. I applaud your husband and you for wanting to do this for them. And special thanks to Catherine and her team for setting this up. God Bless!!

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  65. Michelle, I am so excited to be a part of this! How fantastic is it,that a group of stamps can actually do something that will have such a lasting effect on both the children of the school for years to come, plus the parents and the children's futures, and from a state and or country that most of us are not even from! I am so proud of everyone involved! Wouldn't it be a great thing to continue from year to year, for different schools! I hope that Sean's children enjoy their computer(s). Hopefully we will be able to see them with their computer! Blessings! Oh my Gosh, I love your card! So beautiful! Bless you and your husband for all you do! Lisa

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  66. Michelle, I am so excited to be a part of this! How fantastic is it,that a group of stamps can actually do something that will have such a lasting effect on both the children of the school for years to come, plus the parents and the children's futures, and from a state and or country that most of us are not even from! I am so proud of everyone involved! Wouldn't it be a great thing to continue from year to year, for different schools! I hope that Sean's children enjoy their computer(s). Hopefully we will be able to see them with their computer! Blessings! Oh my Gosh, I love your card! So beautiful! Bless you and your husband for all you do! Lisa

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  67. Very lovely card. Thanks for. Your support and your sweetness

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  68. I'm so excited for your husband and his students! What an amazing way to pay it forward! your card is so cuteLove the stamp you used to make the wreath - Ive got to try that! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  69. Love this sweet wreath! So CAS and and springy!

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  70. teachers rock! my daughter just started her first teaching job and I know how disheartening it can be when the kids don't have what they need to succeed. hope this helps your hubs!

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  71. Love your card. Sorry I didn't know about the time frame to really make a difference in the purchase of computers.

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