Monday, November 8, 2010

Caring Hearts Mail

Hi peeps! How's your weekend? Did you take advantage of the extra one hour of sleep? LOL, for me it was great on Sunday, but come Monday morning, hmmm.. that 6 o'clock sure felt like it was still 5am! And with the cooler weather, I did not want to get out of bed.

Anyway, Friday night, right after work, I went to check the mail box and look what came in!


Tons of cards for Caring Hearts Card Drive! At first, when I opened the mail box, there were only 3 envelopes and a pick up notice. I was like, oh okay... a bit worried, since only a few days left to collect the cards. Then, when the lady came out with a bix postal box, you should see my eyes! I was like all of that? Girls, you all ROCK big time! I can just imagine how this is going to bring so many smiles!!

Here's a peek of some of t he cards that came in. I usually sorted them as they came in, so the ones I received previously already all neatly bundle & organized.


I started counting & added all the new cards to my log list (I need list to keep track of all the entries for the prize purpose). So far, we have collected 258 cards!! We have plenty of Christmas cards, but a bit short on the Thanksgiving cards. One of the nursing homes that will receive Thanksgiving cards has 120 residents and so far I have reach about half that amount.

I don't want anyone to feel left out if they don't get a card, so I started to do mass production for Thanksgiving cards. I managed to complete 24, including writing personal message inside each card. They are simple cards and granted they are not necessarily my best works, but I think the people that receive them will appreciate the thought. I made maybe like 6 different designs and repeat each of them 4 times with just slight variation of colors. All I know, by Saturday evening I can barely color inside the line because I was soooo tired.

And, I know many just now sending out their cards, so I am hoping we'll reach 120 Thanksgiving cards by November 15!! Here's a couple of the Thanksgiving cards that I made. BTW, I surpassed my 50 cards goal! Yay. I am tired, but I am very happy and thankful I can do this. Just the thought of how much this effort going to bring smiles to so many people was enough to keep me going. 



Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - square cards
Sew Many Cards - DIGI STAMP and fall
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - fall or autumn

I'll post all the other card for my next post. LOL, since I made that many cards, might as well use it for the blog post, right? I also received some personal thank you cards from some of you and I will share those here sometime this week. Girls, I am the one who need to thank you for all the support. I can plan and organize this card drive, but it wouldn't been a success without your help. You made it possible!

Now, I feel like I am out of creativity juice. Not good. LOL, I cannot afford of having my mojo go on vacation. I haven't even start my own personal Christmas cards. Eekkk...

One more card for the card drive. This one is Christmas card, inspired by EBTKS challenge, Jay Gee's Nook, and Moxie Fab Diggin' on Damask challenge.


I am thankful for all of you my fellow card maker, blogger for coming by my blog, for your encouragement, for your support. Thank you for making my dream come true by helping me bringing smiles to those who needs it. I appreciate you! Hugs! 

25 comments:

KelsMakes!!! said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at SMC

Barb said...

Wonderful post today, Vera! Love the photos and your fab cards!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Love your cards and the pic of all those envelopes/packages!! WOW!

Sue Lelli said...

My package of cards is going in the mail today! (Two Thanksgiving cards inside!) LOVE your snowflake damask card for the challenge! BEAUTIFUL!

Sara said...

Oh how cute! Thanks for playing along with DDSB!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous work. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Kathy Martin said...

Look at all that fabulous mail! Sending mine tomorrow! :)

Ann said...

Fab cards, Vera! Thanks for joining us at EBTKS!

Kathy said...

Vera you have such a huge heart and I really admire you!! I am sure that your momma is so proud. I love all of the cards and thanks for sharing the photos. Thanks for talking the time to leave a comment at the PB blog. Hugs to you,kathy

~amy~ said...

Love your fun cards Vera!!! Such great happy mail!!!

Rene said...

Cute cards...and for such a lovely cause! Thanks for playing along with us this week at SSDS!
Scrappy Love,
Rene'

Shirl said...

My oh my...so many pretty cards! Good luck in getting the number of Thanksgiving cards you need!

Simone said...

Wow! Soo many gorgeous cards! You are doing an amazing job Vera! That is what i call happy mail! :)

skylife said...

They are all so different and so gorgeous! I think you'll make lots of people happy and thankful.

Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Diane said...

This is a very cute and amusing card! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Diane x

Julie said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Hugs,
Julie

Karen said...

Hi Vera, lovely cards, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

WeirdCat said...

Lovely card and good luck with the card drive,thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Jay Gee said...

Vera you are doing a wonderful job with the card drive! I love all your cards. Thanks for joining us at Jay Gee's. :) Judith

Cath said...

Hey Vera! Thanks once again for linking up to the Diggin' on Damask challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm glad you found it to be so inspiring! :)

Jóna said...

Lovely cards !

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again :D

I might have post this at your blog before, if so I'll just do it again :D
I am one of the DT members and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D
http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/fansofdigidoodleshop

All the best to you, Jóna

Ayana Posadas said...

Vera, you are so sweet for doing all this. Thanks for keeping us posted on the progress of your Card-Drive. I have been so overwhelmed lately with school and work. So I apologize for my delay with sending my cards. I am going to send them in this week. They are all packaged up at my house already.

Ren-Yi said...

w00t w00t. way to go Vera - such a trooper.

Winter said...

So pretty! Love the Damask! Thanks so much for joining us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Julia Moss said...

What fun cards...great job. Thanks for joining us at SSDS

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