We Love You Dawn! Official Blog Hop

By November 4, 2017General

We Love Dawn

Designer Dawn McVey has been an active part of the paper crafting industry for nearly a decade. Not only has she played an important role within the Papertrey community, she has always been a ray of sunshine to others through blogging and social media. Many of you are familiar with the personal health struggles she has had over the past few years, and might have seen the recent news that she is now a proud small intestine transplant survivor. 

The community thought there would be no better way to honor Dawn and support her during her journey to recovery than to make a colorful, vibrant presentation of get well soon greetings. Dawn has always brought color and joy into our lives, and now we are able to do the same for her.

So here's to Dawn. May she find the strength on the hardest days. May she have peace through the recovery process. May she feel the love shining down on her from around the world.

If you would like to mail your creation to Dawn, you may use the address below.

Dawn McVey
Medstar Georgetown
3800 Reservoir Rd NW 
Washington, DC 20007

P.S. If you would like to help further, you can make a donation on Dawn's You Caring Page by using the widget below or going directly to the site HERE.


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  • 1
    Vicki Finger says:

    Thank you so much, Nichole, for hosting the link-up for our blog hop! I sure wish I could see the smile on Dawn’s Face when she sees all of the beautiful projects we’ve made in honor of her!

  • 2
    Liz M. says:

    This is great! Thank you for setting it up!

  • 3
    Sue Stanley says:

    I am so glad to see this support from Papertrey Ink. Dawn certainly is an inspiration in both her creativity and her faith in the Lord. God has blessed her in many many ways.

  • 4

    I have read and followed Dawn’s journey and was so glad to see how the paper crafting community is coming together to bless her both in prayer and financial support. I don’t think anyone has any earthly idea the stress this has put on this lovely couple in so many ways. I am definitely going to create a card today and link it up. Then it’s going into the mail. My husband and I would be happy to donate as well. May the prayers of many be a sweet, sweet fragrance to the Lord on behalf of Dawn.

  • 5
    Terri W says:

    What a great way to spend a gloomy Saturday, creating! Something floral with lots of color just like Dawn loves. Thank you!

  • 6
    Cindy O says:

    Very well said, Nichole! Thank you for making this opportunity for us to honor Dawn and share our support with her. I’m seeing some beautiful cards inspired by Dawn and her creative, faith-filled spirit!

  • 7
    Greta H says:

    Not being on Social Media, I had no idea. So glad you’re doing this hop. Dawn has always been one of my favorite designers which is obvious when I look at how often her sets were the ones I bought. Sending her love & wishing her strength. Will definitely make her a card.

  • 8
    Dewdrop says:

    Thank you, Nichole, for putting this on the website. Dawn certainly will feel the love coming her way. It is such a small thing really compared to the inspiration we all receive from her!

  • 9
    Sherah says:

    I’m so happy that you posted this in support of Dawn. I’ve been following her story for a while and am so amazed by her positive spirit and love for Jesus. And her hubs and all things color. Go Dawn!!!!!!

  • 10
    JanetB says:

    Thank you for posting this hop for Dawn. When I read about her surgery, I was wondering how to show her our love and support. I will definitely send her a card, and keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

  • 11
    SherryG says:

    Thank you so much for doing this. I am continually amazed by Dawn’s resilient, positive outlook. And Bart endeared himself to all of us when he participated in the 2015 Stamp-a-faire VOGUE video: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2015/08/stamp-a-faire-2015-friday-night-fashion-show.html
    You’re in our thoughts and prayers!

  • 12
    Jill Norwood says:

    So very touched to see this for Dawn and Bart! Thanks for hosting Nichole!!!

  • 13

    Thank you for doing this for the spunky and lovable Dawn! It shows once again what a wonderful and caring community we are in Blogland and it makes my heart happy! Prayers and best wishes to Dawn on her journey to good health with Bart at her side!! Hugs, Darnell

  • 14

    P.S. Greta just announced to me that the set I used is one of yours, Nicole. I thought it was Dawn’s and I apologize. I will try and make another card this week so please delete my entry. Thank you. Hugs, Darnell

  • 15
    kellyv says:

    That video is so cute and funny! Thanks, SherryG for linking it up! This is such a fun and lovely thing to do for a fun and lovely girl and I am glad to have the opportunity to be a part of it! My card is sealed and stamped and ready to mail. I hope it finds Dawn well on her way to recovery.

  • 16
    Noreen says:

    Wishing Dawn a good recovery and gaining good health again.

  • 17

    Wishing Dawn a speedy recovery!!!

  • 18
    Vicki Finger says:

    I’ve never seen that video before – Thank you for sharing!!

  • 19
    Pat Whitley says:

    Yes, thank you Sherry, for posting that link. I had forgotten how much fun that video was. Laughing out Loud!

  • 20
    Kathy Mc says:

    What a wonderful tribute to our dear Dawn! Hard to believe that video was just two years ago and such a fun one to revisit. TFS, SherryG! I’ve only had time to glance at the thumbnails, but the bright florals definitely make me think of Dawn and wish her well.

  • 21
    Donna K says:

    thank you Papertrey for providing this wonderful opportunity to honor, support and reach out to Dawn. She’s such a dear person and so many people are praying for her. So much love going out to her and Bart (and to Windsor who is missing his parents).

  • 22
    StephClapper says:

    Thank you Nichole, for giving all of us a way to help support Dawn and Bart. She comes into our lives everyday with her joyful blog, beautiful work and abiding faith. I’m going to ask for special prayers at our church. All my love to Dawn, who has touched my heart by her strength and courage. (And thank you very much for Dawn’s address) GOD bless.

  • 23
    Marjorie Dumontier says:

    I hope she’ll be soon in best health as possible !

  • 24
    Imke Ludwig says:

    A wonderful way to honor Dawn, Nicole. I wish her a speedy recovery !

  • 25
    Amie Kiger says:

    LOVE, love, love that you put this together!!! 🙂

  • 26
    Becky Green says:

    Get Well Soon, Dawn! You’re in my prayers! 😉

  • 27
    Sue Lelli says:

    What a LOVELY thing to do for Dawn! Thank you!

  • 28

    Thank you for organizing this for Dawn! Trying to add my card but the Inlinkz expired early.

  • 29

    Papertrey Ink was the first company I purchased stamp sets from back in 2008. I’ve learned so much through the talented and skilled design work of the Papertrey Ink team. I’ve followed each of the designers quietly, and loving every thing I saw.

    But… I have never been as touched by someone’s health trial as I have Dawn McVey’s. I remember wondering what in the world was wrong, and whatever it was it was becoming more serious, until I read recently what had happened. I can’t even imagine. Dawn’s steadfast faith through this has been an inspiration to many. I hope every card, every wish, every prayer lifts her spirits and let’s her know how much we in the paper crafting community wish her a well and speedy recovery to renewed health.

  • 30
    Hlee says:

    Love this. I hope Dawn gets to see all these wonderful cards.

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