Saturday, October 23, 2010

♥ CARING HEARTS BLOG HOP ♥


Welcome to the Caring Hearts blog hop! I'm so glad that you can join us today. A bunch of generous card makers have come together to create for  CARING HEARTS CARD DRIVE .  For those that's not familiar with Caring Hearts Card Drive, our mission is to collect holiday cards (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Holiday Wishes) to be sent to the elderly that lives in nursing homes or care center. There are many prizes for those who send their cards and each card you send will count as one entry. There's no limit on how many you can enter. Click on the link for all  the details for this card drive.

I hope that this hop encourages and inspires you to join the effort. There will be prizes for commenters and participants of the hop that will be randomly chosen, so make sure to hop along to everyone's blog. Since we have so many wonderful participants, you have until midnight (CST) Wednesday, 10/27/10 to leave comments and winners will be announced on Friday, 10/29/10!

Let's talk prizes! I have 3 prizes for 3 winners.

Dawn, the owner of Wplus9 has generously offered a $25 gift certificates to Wplus9 store!

The amazing Jennifer McGuire hooked me up with Hero Arts, who generously donate these 4 sets.


From me, goodies from Cosmo Cricket & October Afternoon.



I have made quite a few cards for this card drive. My goal is to complete at least 50 cards. I am half way there.


Wee Memories, where I am a DT member, has graciously supported this effort & has join forces with Caring Hearts for the hop as well. This first card is for this week Wee Memories "Cute Christmas" challenge, sponsored by Magnolia-licious who is giving a $25 GC to the challenge winner. If you make cute Christmas card for the hop,  then you can enter it to this challenge as well. How 'bout that? :)


Challenges:
Wee Memories - Cute Holiday
Card Patterns - sketch


Challenges:
CPS - sketch #189

Made this one using DeNami adorable penguin stamp. Love them!

Challenges:
2S4Y - sketch
DeNami - Christmas

Quick & simple Holiday/Christmas cards using Lawn Fawn & Papertrey Ink stamp.

Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes

Want more eye candy? Hop on over to the talented Alice Wertz and continue your hop down the list. Some of the participants are offering their own blog candy, so check them out!

THANK YOU to all of you for your amazing & kind support. I truly appreciate each and everyone of you.  Let the magic & wonder of holiday season begins early. :)

In case you get lost, here's a complete list of the blog hop participants:

90 comments:

Cor* said...

OMGosh all your cards are super sweet!!! Lovely creations, great prizes and wonderful lineup. Thanks for letting me take part in this hop!!

Laurel said...

Oh these are adorable!

Samantha Mann said...

wow! what a great cause! and i love all of the cards!! green and teal are my favorite color combination! but my favorites are the snow bunny ones!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

What a great cause! My grandmother is in a nursing home so this near and dear to my heart! Your cards are super adorable! Love the simple on the bunny and then the detail on the penguin best!

Tiff said...

Your cards are TOO CUTE! I adore your coloring! Thank you for organizing this worthy cause.

Kelly said...

What a great group of cards, Vera! I esp. Love the penguins and the Lawn Fawn Bunny. Thanks for organizing the HOP!

Trinh said...

These are adorable, Vera! Thanks for organizing this wonderful drive & hop!

Rose said...

Hi Ling! Your cards are just tooo cute! Love them! Thanks so much for playing along at 2S4Y this week!

Kryssi said...

all the cards are uber cute!

Legojenta said...

What great cards you've made! I'm off to hop along =)

Michele Gross said...

Vera!! Your cards are all adorable!! You did an amazing job getting this hop organized and should feel very proud! :)

Jamie said...

Great cards!! thanks for putting this hop together so glad to take part!
-jamie

Sue McRae said...

Fantastic card drive Vera and your cards are so cute!

Deirdre said...

Vera, such wonderful cards. Love them all.

Wendy Colledge said...

Hi Vera
Fab cards and FAB card drive Hun! xx

Cassie_lu said...

this was a great hop and I am proud to have been a part of it. Your card is beautiful.

Deirdre said...

Vera, completed the hop - what amazing cards... really enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me play along - will organise to ship my cards ASAP... want to make another few before I ship!

Ren-Yi said...

hello vera - thanks for letting me part of this amazing blog hop.
those cards are just so adorable. i think those CAS cards with LawnFawn and PTI are fast but yet so lovely. i'll knock out a few more but i really admire your determination of 50 cards! go Vera go!

artfuldelight said...

Your cards are fabulous. LOVE all the images.

Giovana said...

Vera, your cards are adorable!!
I just finished the hop, lots of inspiration :)

God bless.
Giovana

Barb said...

I love all these cards, Vera! Gorgeous greens and blues and such adorable images!

..::Paulina::.. said...

These cards are all adorable, Vera! However, I really like the penguin one. ;)

Thanks for joining us in the DeNami challenge. Also, you are awesome for putting this together- so many people are going to be blessed....

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thanks for putting this together. I think you do great work! Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement to try and make beautiful projects and cards!

Brenda said...

Hi Vera, your cards are super cute and will be loved dearly by those not able to spend the Holiday season with their loved ones! You are a super start for starting this card drive!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Love everything here.

Jinny Newlin said...

These are, absolutely, adorable! Thanks for asking me to be a part of such a great cause! You're so courageous and honorable for taking it on! I know that the card recipients will be, completely, blessed!

Sharon D. from Canada said...

Awesome hop, Vera - terrific to see so many participants!
I love your cards - especially the set with the cute bunny on the sled - so fun!

Pickle said...

What wonderful cute cards and a great idea. Will you accept cards from the UK for the Caring Hearts drive? If so then I will send a very Welsh themed Christmas card :) Thanks for the blog hop :)

Belinda said...

Wow, you go girl! So many cards to make -- but what a difference they will make! :) Loving the ones you have made so far!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Great cards Vera! Thanks again for organizing this card drive!

Lin said...

Wow, I made it all the way through! So many beautiful designs; you gathered together some wonderful blogs for us to visit! Thanks, Vera! Hope this brings you tons and tons and tons of cards!!

Elise said...

Adorable cards and a great cause!!!

Lilygirl said...

Vera, Wonderful cards!! and a great cause!! Thanks for organizing this hop!!

Anna said...

WOW! 50 cards - that is amazing! Good going - I'm sure you'll get them done! Thanks for organizing this! :)

Heather Innusa said...

Super cute cards! Great work.

Tamra said...

WOW....I am so glad I happened upon this hop today...what a great cause..I am a nurse and have worked my share of nursing homes over the years, and I know how much a simple card can mean to them...Vera, your cards are absolutely adorable...and 50 cards?! Bless you and your efforts towards this very awesome cause!

Ruby said...

Lovely cards! What a fantastic cause! I used to work in a home for the elderly, so wish you all the very best with your endeavours. I hope you get lots and lots of cards :)

jen said...

Great cards & great cause!!! :)

jennyplace2 said...

All your cards are super sweet. TFS.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Pam said...

Super cards and what a great cause! Loving it1

myska said...

What lovely cards and a great cause!

Pat Castillo said...

What a great idea and what great cards!

Anita said...

Stunning cards! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Christiana said...

Wow, 50 cards! You're amazing! The ones you showcased here were all so adorable! I especially love those LOTV and Lawn Fawn images! What a great cause you're supporting too! I'd love to send in a few cards.

Off to continue the hop!

Kelly said...

Made it through the hop. Thanks for organizing the drive and event today. So much generosity and love here!

~amy~ said...

Vera!! Wow, you rocked all your cards!! Thanks for putting together this wonderful hop!

Christiana said...

Woo hoo! I made it through! And found a lot of great, new blogs to read as a result. This is such a great cause, and I'm excited to start participating. Thanks for doing this, Vera!

Manycolor said...

Vera, you cards are lovely. I think they will be perfect for your recipients.

donna mikasa said...

Hi Vera! Well, it took me several hours, off and on, but I finally finished the hop! Such a wonderful experience and a worthy cause! I'm planning to duplicate the card that I shared and make many more before the deadline!
Love your cards, too! Have an awesome weekend!

Heather Maria said...

All your cards are super cute, Vera! What a great cause and wow to 50 cards - I'm sure they will be very much appreciated!

ivy said...

what a wonderful thing that you are doing!!

Simone said...

Aww all of these are sooo cute and fun Vera!!

Mary's Creatieve verslavings Blog said...

Lovely cards, all of them

thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges,

Mary

Ilissa said...

All of the cards are beautiful!! And I think what your doing is an awesome thing!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Vera :-) all of them are lovely !! :-)
just starting the hop now ,,I didn't have time yesterday :-)

Thanks for inviting me to join in :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Playing with Paper said...

These cards are the cutest!! I love them all. What a great idea too. You have inspired me :)

Julie E said...

Cute cards (those penguins are super cute) and great card drive!

Jehanne said...

Oh these are simply wonderful!!!

Kathy Martin said...

What an awesome Hop Vera! I finally finished visiting everyone! Lots of great cards were made and I believe you could call this hop a great success! Thanks for setting it up and including me...it was a pleasure to be a part of it! :)

Jan Garber said...

Love the cause! We just moved this week but I'll see how many I can throw together! Thanks for the chance to win prizes!

Kazan Clark said...

that is one awesome post you have here! Thanks for including us
Thanks so much for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan

Denise said...

Fifty cards! You are incredible! Your cards are wonderful and sure to bring a smile to the recipient!
DeniseB

Monika Reeck said...

your card is super duper cute and I will send you one...is it already 50 Vera kalau sudah ya telat Moniknya :) but I just have time hope my card still count on...hugs

mtscrapgal said...

Love your wonderful idea to bring cheer to those in care facilities. Your cards are super. Good luck with the drive. I'll try to send some.(Jennifer McQuire sent me to you.)

mekei said...

great cause

Anonymous said...

What a good idea! I know all of the cards will be most appreciated. What a good heart you have!

Donna
So Cal

Scrappy Rat said...

Wow! That's one majorly long hop, but I'm going to try to make it all the way through. :) This is the first time I've heard of the Caring Hearts project, but I do plan to make some cards in time to mail them in. I used to do pet therapy visits with one of my dogs to a dementia ward nearby. It was really a cool experience. I met so many nice people and Revco (my dog) enjoyed being the center of attention. We also visited an assisted living area for elderly people who were much more independent, but could use a little help. They would tell me all about the dogs they had when they were younger and enjoyed watching Rev do tricks for them. I am really happy to find a way I can help people in similar communities via crafting. Thanks!

Lilygirl said...

Wow!! You make beautiful cards!! TFS!!

kathlee said...

Amazing cards. Just love the color combinations.TYFS!
kathlee154@gmail.com

AnitaRex said...

Vera I want to let you know how much I think you rock for coming up with this idea! You will be making so many people happy this holiday season! I am thrilled to take part and I hope this hop spreads the word that even more people join in!

Regina Mangum said...

Vera, your cards are just wonderful and you are too! Your Caring Hearts drive shows what a kind, sweet, person you are. I'm tickled that you used my sketch to make such an adorable card, too! XOXO

Disp6194 said...

This is such a wonderful cause. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to join you! God Bless!

{VICKI} said...

Great cards!

Simply wonderful!

SassyCricut said...

wonderful thing you are doing.. how awesome to take time from our family and think of others.. after all that's what this season is supposed to be about.. i'm off to make cards for this.. thanks for offering such amazing candy

Kathy Mc said...

First time I've seen this blog hop and love your cause for Caring Hearts. Know how much this means to residents as some have no family left so don't feel the love. This is the spirit of the season ~ love it. I'm off to start the hop now.

julie m said...

what a great idea. i will try to get my cards done early this year and make extras. if i don't get them done by the deadline there is a retirement community here that has residents without active family members.

NanaBeth said...

I made it all the way. You have no idea how much this card drive has touched my heart. So many of our senior citizens in residential setting are forgotten by the rest of the world. Working with them has long been my passion. Blessings to you and yours-and now I need to get to work on some cards!

Larisa said...

Very beautiful cards!!! Love the colouring a lot - it looks so gentle! ))
hugs. Larisa. xx

Dana H said...

What a great idea! It's nice to know there are kind people out there. You're cards are great!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Vera, I hope the hop is a huge success and lots of cards are sent for this very deserving cause.
I'm so late doing the hop as I've been feeling rubbish and full of cold
hugs Mandy xx

Mandy said...

Yayyyy I made it all the way lol.
Vera that was a fabulous hop hun, big pat on the back to you for organising it
hugs Mandy xx

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

You made the prettiest cards, Vera, and what a fabulous cause1 Thanks ao much for playing! xxx

Lisa Petrella said...

Your cards are fabulous! Love all of the super cute images and your coloring and layouts are awesome! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful blog hop!!! It was really inspiring and lots of FUN!!!!

Lorraine said...

Your cards are totally cute! Love that you are making cards to warm their hearts. I'd like to send cards in to help!

Bev said...

Fabulous winter fun card! Thanks so much for joining us at Lili of the Valley this week x

Kelly Braund said...

Adorable cards! I'll definately be working on some cards for the drive soon!

Alice Wertz said...

awwww... your cards are super cute! LOVE them! =)

Tenia Nelson said...

Cute cards Miss Lady!!!!!

Jenny said...

Such cute cards, love them all :) :) :) :) :) :)

Nicki said...

Cute card for the DeNami challenge! Those penguins are so cute! I really like that patterned paper too!

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