Friday, October 15, 2010

Mami Doodles & Caring Hearts Card Drive

Today is Mami Doodles day. We have new "CHRISTMAS" challenge for you and this new challenge is in support of Caring Hearts Card Drive. Elisa (creator of Mami Doodles) has many cute winter, Christmas or winter images and she's also one of the sponsor for the card drive.

There are many prizes for the card drive, from Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts, Paper Crafts, etc., and many, many others. Please consider joining in and you have till November 15 to mail in the cards. You can send Thankgiving, Christmas or Holidays wishes. The mission of this card drive is simply to brighten other people's holiday through the simple gesture of thoughtfulness.

I chose to focus on the elderly in nursing homes or care center in honor of my parents & grandparents. They didn't live in nursing homes, but they did feel the loneliness now & then. For that matter, I feel the loneliness each holiday simply because I am away from my mom & my brothers. My thought is I have my husband, in-laws, friends around me and I can feel the loneliness, the elderly in  the nursing homes most likely feel it even more. Nothing can ever replace being with your family or being at your own place.

The result of this thought is the card drive. We make cards almost every day, why not share our love for card making to cheer others, even if they're strangers to us, right? :)

This long card is inspired by Tanis' card from Caardvark's DT. I love this long shape. It's fun  to break away from the typical card shape once in a while.

This weekend I plan on making more cards for the card drive. I got some new Thanksgiving stamp, so will be working on that. Before I go, here's a cutie patootie Halloween tag I made for my niece. Love the spider web! :)

Pixie Dust Studio - fall theme
Creative Cottage - halloween
Stampin' Royalty - halloween
Karber Weekly - digi stamp & halloween

Thank you all for stopping by and have a blessed Friday. Cheers!


Hands On said...

Love the shape of this tag. Your "trick or treat" is very sweet. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty.

Heather Maria said...

Adorable Christmas card, Vera! Love the design and your beautiful colouring on the cute image! The Halloween tag is so cute - your niece will love it!

Barb said...

Vera, that first card is so adorable! Delightful image and I love the striped ribbon! Your niece will adore the Halloween tag! So cute! :)

Deirdre said...

Vera, so fun, love the card and the tag... great job.

Berenice R. said...

Super cute! Thank you for playing The Karber Weekly Challenge :)

Kathy Martin said...

Wonderful cards Vera! :)

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Your layout is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing such fabulous work with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

Cat said...

What an adorable card! LOVE the spider and web! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

Alice Wertz said...

these are so sweet! lovely projects!

Trinh said...

I love the design of the card, Vera! And that tag is too cute - love the spider web!

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous little tag, something different for Hallowe'en
Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage
Anne x

Donna said...

Fabulous halloween project and so perfect for our halloween theme this fortnight! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Creative Cottage :) Donna x


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