Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Kickin' it for Michelle

Dear friends,

We at Stampavie would very much appreciate if you would join us in supporting our US Representative, Design Team member and dear friend, Michelle Oatman.

On Wednesday evening, June 23, Michelle had an accident while tending her beloved donkeys which has left her blind in her right eye. She has shared the news of her accident in her blog post here (http://donkeysmiles.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-will-be-out-for-awhile-i-have-had.html) Michelle is an amazing stamper and is eager to be able to start crafting again. But she also has a lot of healing that needs to occur and she needs our support.

We at Stampavie want to help her on her road to recovery. While we all would like nothing more than to support her in person, some things are just not possible. So besides sending cyber-hugs, we are asking for PayPal donations which will be sent directly to Michelle to help “kick” the mounting medical costs associated with her surgeries and also to help her obtain an artificial eye.

To show your support for Michelle, please, please log into your PayPal account and make your donation payment, no matter how small, to the account [email protected].

Tina Wenke is also kindly working on a digital download (of a donkey, of course!) so please check back here for more details on that. You’ll be able to download it directly from our blog, all we ask in return is that you donate $3 to Michelle’s PayPal fund.

Michelle is a very loving and caring person and we are all lucky to call her “friend”! Michelle says that she is lucky to be married to her best friend. Together, they are parents to their 2 Toy Australian Shepherds, a cat, and their Miniature Donkeys that they raise. The love she gives her animals comes right back, as they keep her busy, entertained and happy. Now, we hope that the love she sends out to the stamping community and beyond will come back as well!

Could I ask you all to spread the word about this on your blogs, Facebook, Twitter etc, the more people that hear about this the better. Thanks for your help!

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I read about Michelle's accident on her blog, must be horrible for her. I'll do my little bit to help.

  2. OMG. Thank you so much for posting about this, Bev, it has been quite a while since I visited Michelle's blog, so I might have missed this.

  3. Hi Bev,
    Thanks for posting this. I used to visit Michelle often but have not been back for a while so I wouldn't have known. I have sent a paypal donation as requested.
    Fiona x

  4. I have not had the pleasure of visiting Michelles blog before, however she sounds like an amazing person.

    Sarah x

  5. Oh Bev isnt this awful! i found out today from another blogging friend and will support and donate any way i can!
    I work in a eye dept in liverpool and see traumas to the eye quite often also prosthetic eyes! she will recover and the eyes today are so good! but what a shock and what an awful trauma for a crafter ! but lots of people manage with one eye she just needs to look after the other one!
    lets send her all our cyber hugs.
    Di xx

  6. I'm a follower of Michelle's and read about this on her blog. Thanks so much for posting this and letting more people know about her and her accident. She is an amazing person and a great crafter.

  7. Hi Bev - ugh. How awesome of you to post this news of Michelle to your blog. Michelle is such a sweetie and I know how much she needs our prayers and support. If there is anything that I can do to help, please be sure to count me in. What a trooper she is...

    Michelle is in my thoughts and prayers. hugz, mary

  8. This is dreadful news for a crafter. I have done what I can to help Michelle and thank you, Bev for letting us all know.
    Diane x

  9. Oh Bev, I am so very sorry to hear about your friend. I will surely help.

    Alice (beemer)