Friday, November 4, 2011

Cards That Care Blog Hop

                                           
Hi and welcome to Cards That Care blog hop! Cards That Care is run by the sweet & fabulous Jennifer McGuire and  me. Our goal is to collect as many cards as we can for the elderly who lives in nursing homes. 
And, for your support & generosity, we have many offer many prizes as well. You can find all the details for the card drive HERE or by clicking on the badge. Just a reminder: you have till Nov. 30, 2011 to send your cards.

Now, to help promote the card drive, we're hosting a blog hop. We have quite a few fabulous & generous sponsors for the hop (see below for complete list of prizes) and you have the whole weekend to complete the hop. So, make sure you leave your comment by Sunday, Nov. 6, midnight CST. We will pick the winners from comments left on the participants blogs. So, the more blogs you left comment on, the better your chances are.

I made a couple cards for this hop. Here's a look at the first one, using stamps from my favorite companies. The cat is from Penny Black, background from Hero Arts, & sentiment from Papertrey Ink. BTW, Penny Black & Hero Arts were the among the first stamps I owned when I started stamping back in '97. And, yes.... still love them to this day!! 


Lots of layers on the cat & wreath image. Looks more 3D if you see it in person. Next, is another CAS card using another favorite of mine, the Lawn Fawn stamps. I used the masking technique for this card & used stardust stickles for the snowy hill.


Now, are you ready to hop? From here, you'll hop to the gal that everyone know as the stamp guru, Jennifer McGuire. I am sure you'll find fab inspiration from her blog.

Here's the complete list of the hop participants:
And, of course, no blog hop is complete without fabulous prizes!!! We have some superb & fabulous companies who donated these awesome prizes for this blog hop. Please visit them when you can. They have tons of great products. Huge thank you to all of you for your support & generosity.

OUR AMAZING PRIZES




4 stamps of your choice - clear, cling or wood






4 digital stamps of your choice

3 rolls of ribbon of your choice 

8 x 10 print of this gorgeous design



2 Cling Stamps of your choice





A Stamp set of your choice


163 comments:

~amy~ said...

Hello Vera:) Thanks so much for doing this card drive again...you are such a sweetie with such a ginormous ♥

Your cards are soooo fabulous..love the fussy cutting on the first one and the masking on the second one.

Happy Friday!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such wonderful cards for this fabulous drive! I'm off to hop along now =)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Beautiful card!!! And I off to hop!! hugs..xoxo

Chelsea said...

Great Cards for a great idea!

Hanneke said...

What a great initiative, this card drive! The cards you made are very lovely! I'm sure they will make someone really happy. I am gonna hop along now on this blog hop. Hugs, Hanneke

Hussena said...

what lovely cards, love the the second one so much:)

Gilda said...

Great idea for the blog hop and cute cards!

rhoffer said...

Wishing you much success on the card drive!

Tanya said...

Wonderful cards!! Off to hop :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Josie0602 said...

Love the cards!! Cant wait to hop to see more beautiful projects!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Judy1223 said...

Yay, Vera, I'm so glad the big day is finally here! I'm off from work today and have deemed it "Cards That Care Day" in my house! Not only will I be blog hopping, but I will also be making more holiday cards and making a trip to the post office to mail in all the cards I've made for this wonderful cause. Bless you and Jennifer for doing this...you are making so many people very happy!

Your cards are both adorable...that cat is precious, and I can see all the layers on the wreath, etc. So pretty! Of course I adore the clean and simple snowman card, too. May favorite kind of card!

OK, off to blog hop! Let "Cards That Care Day" begin!!

Laurel said...

Super cute cards!

Kelly Massman said...

These are adorable!

Lori K said...

I've already started making cards....this is a good cause. I have visited nursing homes and they are such a reality check as to how good we have things compared to some....thanks for starting this.

Scrapaddict said...

Wonderful cards and wonderful cause. My Grandma is in a nursing home and know the joy of receiving cards brings to the residents!

Laurel said...

What adorable cards! I love them both! This is such a fabulous drive you have organized! So thoughtful, just like you!!!! I am honored to be a part of it. HUGS friend!

Trina said...

I hope this year is even more successful than last year! Isn't it awesome that you can have an idea that touches so many people?

Kimberley Jackson-Brown said...

This card is so DARN CUTE!!! This is a wonderful drive that you are doing and wish you MUCH SUCCESS!!!

Marsha said...

Fantastic idea and these cards are really cute. They are sure to bring a smile to recipients. Will start making cards for this cause really soon.

Brenda said...

These are so beautiful Vera and I love how you mixed stamps up from different companies! Gorgeous work and thank you for hosting this hop, I have visited quite a number already and they are totally fabulous!

Carolyn King said...

Fabulous cards for a Fabulous cause!

judy said...

This is a wonderful card drive and will mean much to those receiving cards! Kudos to you Vera, for
getting this one started.

AGohl said...

Cute cards! I have mine all done, filled out and put in a package... I just have to get them in the mail!!!!!

Samantha Mann said...

super adorable cards!! i just LOVE the drive you put together, and i'll definatly be sending in some christmas cards i made! what a great cause! thanks so much!

Annette said...

Your cards are so fun...Love them...
Thanks for letting me a part of the hop...

Vera Rhuhay said...

Cute cards,Vera!

Ruby Craft said...

Such cute cards and such a long list of blogs to hop. Looks like it's going to be an inspirational weekend with lots of ideas to help me kick off my card making for the card drive

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great card drive idea! Love the cards you made!

Sue Alger said...

What a wonderful idea. I'm making cards with my grandkids for this wonderful cause.

Scrapaddict said...

Great hop for an even greater cause, thanks!

Robin S. said...

What a great idea! Cute card!

Christiana said...

Both of these cards are super cute and sure to make anyone smile! Thank you so much for organizing this Vera! It's a cause near and dear to my heart.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

I'm so excited about this hop and it's for such a great cause, I can't wait to make my cards and send them as it's wonderful to brighten up an elderly persons day, so happy to be part of this. The cards are just beautiful especially the cute kitty cat!

Dana D. said...

Terrific cards and a great card drive. I will be sending my Christmas cards for sure.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Soooo many fabulous cards, wooo hoo ladies.

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Such cute cards. Love that card base for the kitty wreath and the way you grouped the Lawn Fawn images.

KimMJ said...

Your cards are just adorable. What a wonderful cause and a great blog hop! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Terrie L said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! Love the blog hop -- so much inspiration -- and the Card Drive is such a wonderful idea! Thank you!

Michelle Blake said...

Great cards! Going to get started on some to send, right away. Love the idea of this.

KatKat said...

This card drive is just such a wonderful idea! Your snowman card is adorable! Love it!! Thanks!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Vera, your cards are soooo SUPER SWEET!!! LOVE them both!!! + thanks so much for organizing this and letting me be part of it - such a wonderful idea!

Miriam Prantner said...

What cute cards! I especially like the second, so simple and dear.

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Vera - You and Jennifer are so sweet and kind for putting together this card drive. I sent off my cards to Jennifer last weekend and was very happy to help out!!!

I hope you received lots of wonderful cards! THANK YOU!!

Crafty Texan said...

Love how you made a one layer card look dimensional by using the masking. Great card! :)

haejin said...

Both cards are fabulous! Such detail, especially on the first one. Wow, amazing prizes! I can't wait to see the other cards.

Mel said...

I adore the second card, so simple and sweet.

Barbara said...

What a great idea to send cards to those in retirement or nursing facilities! I love both your cards and think they would brighten someone's day very much!

Diana N. said...

Great cards and a fantastic idea!

brenda said...

Thanks so much for doing this card drive - it will brighten so many people's days!! Your cards are so great - thanks for sharing them!

AnitaRex said...

So love your cards today Vera! You've been stamping for a very long time! :> Thanks for all the work you've done for this card drive and hop, it will make a big difference!

Scrapalajen said...

Vera, what a long blog hop, phew! But I'm ready to hop:-) Both cards are fab and gorgeous! A great initiative the team has done.

Kim said...

Adorable cards! Thank you for the inspiration. It's a great card drive. :)

jmdmoo said...

winter friends are super cute!

Jeanne said...

Love your cards. We will be making cards for the drive this year...so excited to do so!

Sonia said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for the chance to win, and for giving us a chance to share in "Cards that Care".

Elena said...

great idea, and wonderful cards!

Cindi said...

wonderful card, this is so much fun

Rochelle said...

So much cuteness! This first card is my fave!

Pat said...

These are soooo cute!

Jenny said...

You guys did an amazing job coordinating this hop! Such great cards for a great cause!

Lisa T said...

Both cards are adorable, but I especially love how you combined the images on your Lawn Fawn card. So cute!!

Gabriele said...

so nice of you to do this - a very worthy cause. Cute cards!

Kelly said...

such great cards. love the masking on the LF card! Thanks for organizing this event, The hop is AMAZING!

conil said...

This has been the best blog hop I've ever been on. Thanx for hosting it!

Deb said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the fox/mug stamp!

Annie's Creations said...

Hi Vera,

Thanks for letting me join this blog hop..it's been sensational so far! Love your cards...super adorable.

Tanya said...

adorable cards, I love the kitty cat in the wreath. I need to get to making some cards!

Yizz said...

A brillant cause and adorable cards, thank you for letting me join the hop.

donna mikasa said...

Hi Vera! I'm honored to be a part of your card drive and hop! Love your cards and I know they'll bring smiles to some lucky recipients!

Lillian Child said...

Your creations are just darling! LOVE the cat (I am the favorite human to three furbabies!)

glowegal said...

Adorable cards and what an awesome idea to share some holiday love with our cards!! I will definitely mail some in! :)

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous cards Vera, and what a fun Hop!!

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards. A long list to hop on to. Hope I get through them all.

Atticelf said...

What a thoughtful thing to do!

Lisa said...

Super cute, Vera! What a great cause- so glad I could be a part of it this year :)

Anonymous said...

Great idea for the card drive. Love the cat hanging the wreath. So cute. Thanks for the hop.

Deirdre said...

Vera - stunning cards, amazing Card Drive - congrats to you and your team on an amazing blog hop.

Anita Braddock said...

Supper cute cards love the colors and the stamps are great. thanks for sharing ansd for the chance to win.
www.anita-craft-corner.blogstop.com
abbraddock@msn.com

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your cards...now I'm off to hop!

DJ said...

Great cause and lovely cards. Thanks for organizing this.

BrendaB said...

Love both your cards - they are so cute! I also love that stamp with the sentiment from the movie "Elf"!

Happy Stamper Bev said...

I love these cards and love your idea of Cards that Care...I am planning to participate...thanks for thinking of this idea...

Kathy Martin said...

Goodness girl! GREAT cards! So happy you are doing this again this year and that I am a part of it again! :)

Lisa (lisascraps) said...

Great cards ~ great cause :-)

Robyn said...

Love the cards -- the cat is so cute, and the snowman one is clean and simple! Great job.

Divine said...

Great cards as always. TFS :)

karenelr said...

How adorable! I'm so thrilled with all that you and Jennifer are doing! Thank you!

sweet said...

These cards are sooo cute!

Tammy V said...

I love what you are doing, especially since both my grandmas are in nursing homes. Love the cards too! Thank you!!

marla said...

Love those cards!! Lawn Fawn stamps are very cute!!

Danielle said...

Those cards are soo cute! I love the masking the fox and snowman!

Carol ann said...

I really like the destination of the cards that Care this year. Heck, I will probably be there all too soon..........my contribution will be in the mail on Monday. And thank you caring so much to want to help oldsters.

EliMeenah said...

Woohooo! Thanks for the great hop-What an amazing cause, I'm really excited to participate and join in on tne giving!

Lori B said...

What a great cause. I'm sure the cards will brighten the day for so many people. Love your cards!

Robin said...

Great cards for a wonderful cause!

joy said...

Love these cards, Vera! Am working on cards to send to you!

Anita Braddock said...

Love the cards the kitty is so darn cute both are awesome. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Janetcraft said...

Hi Vera, I am keen to make one and send you.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful event. It is a big one!

Carol said...

SUche adorable cards for a great cause! Thanks so much for sharing!

Angela said...

What a cute little kitty hanging from the Christmas wreath! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are fabulous! Thanks for doing this for a great cause.
Pam
panuttingatgmaildotcom

Karen B. said...

What a wonderful thing you're doing, Vera! Your cards are awesome, love that second one and it's clean and simple design.

HunyBadger said...

Never heard of a blog hop before but I love the idea and the reason for it! Working for Hospice, I know how much these cards will be appreciated!

charlene said...

Wow! Great prizes and great drive!

Kim H said...

This is a wonderful cause, so many of our seniors are sadly forgotten on the holidays and receiving a card would be so appreciated. Thank you for bringing this cause to light with a blog hop, I hope to be able to send some cards by the deadline.

missusem said...

Hi Vera, very pleased to be playing with you here today! :)

Disp6194 said...

Vera your cards are adorable as always :) You are such a talented lady! Thanks for putting this hop and drive together :)

Kristina said...

Lawn fawn stamps always look good. Nice card.

Lain said...

Love the simplicity of the second card!

Dawn said...

gorgeous cars Vera. you are very generous in organising this and a big thanks to all the sponsors.

Michelle said...

I love your cards! They are for such a great cause!!! I have a bunch ready to go and I am hoping to get more done tomorrow! ;)

Rhonda said...

I love how you use the snowman in your card

Linda Kay said...

That Penny Black stamp is just so sweet. Great cause and great efforts from all the participants. Thank you for all you've done to make it a success!

ivy said...

fabulous cards and even more fabulous is YOU for organizing this card drive again! i finished 9 cards today (quick & easy cards) and hoping to do some fancier ones later for your card drive!

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for putting together a fabulous blog hop! Great cards and great cause. :)

Kris said...

Awesome blog hop! I can't wait to see all the ideas! Love you kitty card! I'm partial to kitties! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

That kitten is sure to bring a smile. I got my cards done early, guess it would have been nice to have gotten some ideas from the blog. Thank you so much for doing this. My Mom spent 2 years in a nursing home and we always appreciated groups who came and did things for the elderly.Verona

Jeanette Marchand said...

Great cards, Vera! Wonderful card drive.

jintyoo7 said...

Gorgeous cards, Vera! Looking forward to "hopping" and making some cards for this tremendous drive :o)

Trinh said...

Aww, these are so adorable, Vera! You are going to bring sunshine to so many people with all the cards collected. Hugs to you, my friend!

Snips of Time said...

Thank you for the inspiration...and what a great giving idea!!
snipsoftime@yahoo.com

pcm said...

this is so great! I have already started making cards for your drive!

Nona said...

Both cards are so cute, Vera! I know they will certainly make someone's day brighter. Thank you for coordinating this wonderful blog hop and card drive for such a great cause.

Fiorella said...

Great cards! I've already sent my cards for the card drive.

Anonymous said...

I love both of your cards but especially the cutie of a kitten. They will both make someone smile. Thanks for sharing.
Joan
MN

Angela said...

Hi Vera - cute cards and a neat idea to throw a fox in there with the snowman and such!

The Paper Pundit said...

Wonderful cards! Great inspiration to get started on my Christmas cards!

Melody said...

Such a sweet snowman card.

Yainea said...

Sweet cards! I love the cause of your drive and I'm making my cards to send to you :)

NatQuebec said...

very cute cards and nice prizes too !

Kelly Booth said...

These are so Cute...Really going to try to get some cards made for this!!! Such a great cause...

Gail said...

Great cards for a great cause!

Lin said...

Once again, Vera, you're making lots of people happy with your card drive - I wish you the best success with it!

Cher said...

wow these are great...in luv with snowmen lol...cat adorable..clever!

Dana said...

Wonderful cards!!!

Anonymous said...

lovely cards, i hope to send along some cards soon!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Rebecca said...

Sweet, adorable cards!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Vera - just love your cards and what a great cause. Thanks for coordinating it! Linda W. (ScrappinBari) - Blogger is acting up on me!

rhoffer said...

Cute cards and a wonderful project--good luck!

Margie said...

I love that kitty hanging from the wreath, how fun!

Raven said...

Your cards are wonderful, so sweet. Thanks so much for sharing.
http://feralscraps.blogspot.com/

Sue D said...

Very cute cards and a great cause.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

NanaBeth said...

The kitty card is the cutest thing ever-I am getting that stamp! This is a project very dear to me-thank you so much for doing it.

Diana said...

Beautiful cards and the card drive is a wonderful project to be a part of

Rookie said...

Loving this card drive and the blog hop :)

Beautiful cards - I love the simplicity of the Xmas cheer one.

Kim C said...

Cute cute cards!! This is a great thing you are doing! Thank you

maryb said...

thanks for participating, and for the inspiration. holidays are hard when you're alone in a nursing home, so I'm hoping we get alot of cards to share...

Debra said...

Great ideas...off to hop on the card making tour.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Hats off to you for caring in such a way as this for some pretty amazing people. I use to work in a Seniors Home and it was so sad to see that some of the most inspiring and wisdom filled people could be forgotten. The lonely days can be so difficult for them and to receive a card from someone telling and showing them how important they are, will surely make a great impact. God Bless you in your mission here to touch the hearts of seniors. I will send you some cards as well sweetie. Hugs.

Isha said...

Sweet cards Vera and superb cause. I wasnt here but will be sending you a mail shortly.

Caroline said...

love both of your cards, especially the CAS,

Steph B said...

Cute cards, love them. What a great cause.

Shayla said...

I love the snowman card! So simple and cute.

NE Brenda said...

Too much fun.........hop, hop, hop.:)

Jessica said...

What a sweet way to let Te elderly know they are still remembered!

Sharon D from Canada said...

So glad you're doing this card drive again this year, Vera! I'll definitely be sending cards again!
Love both your cards - great layering on that cute cat and wreath image and the awesome CAS winter friends! Fantastic prizes, too!

Kathy B said...

Nice cards! What a fun blog hop! Lots of talented people in there- can't wait!

cheiron said...

What a great thing to do, and what fabulous cards!

Mabel said...

Great cards and fabulous idea!!

Carmen said...

Awww, really cute cards! What a great cause too!! I started on Jennifer's Blog...so even though you're the first on the hop, you're my last! Phew...I made it! :))

Daria Z. said...

I love that sweet little kitty hanging onto the wreath!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! LOVE the ISPIRATION and the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Indy said...

The kitten is absolutely adorable!

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