Friday, November 2, 2012

Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop


Hi and welcome to Caring Hearts Card Drive blog hop! Caring Hearts Card Drive goal is to collect as many Christmas/holiday cards as we can for the elderly who lives in nursing homes. 

This is my 3rd year of organizing this card drive. The original idea came from my mom who suggested that I should do something with my stack of holiday cards. Of course, I want to make sure that each resident at the nursing homes that we support will receive at least 1 card, thus born the idea of the card drive. That's where you, my fellow card maker friends come in. Many of you have shown generous support and I am hoping you will continue to do so this year.

And, to thank you for your kind supports, I have lined up some fantastic prizes as well. You can find all the details for the card drive and the prize list HERE or by clicking on the badge. Just a reminder: you have till Nov. 30, 2012 to send in your cards. And each card count as 1 entry for the prize drawing.

Now, to help promote the card drive, I'm hosting this fun blog hop. We have quite a few fabulous & generous sponsors for the hop (see below for complete list of prizes) and you have till midnight Monday, Nov, 5, 2012 to complete the hop. I will pick the winners from comments left on the participants blogs. So, the more blogs you left comment on, the better your chances are.

Now, let's get on to cards. I made a couple cards for this hop. First up, is a card I made using one of my favorite set from Some Odd Girl called Winter Friends. I just love, love, love this cute polar bear. I think this sweet bear will make anyone smile, don't you think?




Next, is my Hamster Christmas tree using the hamster from Paper Smooches Party Posse. Bright & cheerful, just like I like it. ;) I do love to stack up my critters. 




Now, these talented ladies have made some fantastic eye candies for you. Please check them out. Here's the complete list of the hop participants. From here, please hop on over to Amy Tsuruta.

Vera Yates <---- you are here
Trinh   


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.

Make sure you leave your comment by Monday, Nov. 5, midnight CST

OUR AMAZING PRIZES

Avocado Arts - Very Merry Season



Bella Blvd - Thankful Collection





Hero Arts - 4 Cling Stamp of your choice



 From Jennifer McGuire - Online Card Classes - 2 classes of your choice

                                       


Lawn Fawn - 1 stamp set of your choice




May Arts - 2 spool of ribbon of your choice


Some Odd Girl - $10 GC



Two Peas In A Bucket - 1 free workshop of your choice

87 comments:

~amy~ said...

vera, I love your cards!!! That bear is a-dorable and the hamsters....LOVE them:)

Thanks for letting me join in the blog hoppin' fun!!!!!!!!!

Happy Friday!!!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

So precious and what a fabulous hop!

Karen B. said...

Hooray for your third year! Thanks for asking me to participate in the hop, your cards are too cute, especially the tree.

JJ Bolton said...

Of course I knew you would do some cards with cute animals:)

Thanks so much for doing this card drive Vera! It's an inspiration and a blessing to many! And thanks for letting me be a part of the hop:)

Kelly said...

that hamster card is darling. I sent my cards already!! Thanks for organizing this again!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

What joyful cards and so cute! I do cards for a local priest to give at nursing homes he visits - it feels so good to do that!

Annette said...

SUPER cute cards...these are just so fun and for sure to bring smiles. I have been working on my cards to send to you...now I am off to hop...

Happy three years for an awesome cause..

Lori said...

This is such a great idea! And your cards are just too cute! That hamster tree is the best!

liberal sprinkles said...

ooh the cards are so cute. love the hamsters !!
grace

Kailash said...

Vera your cards are super cute. Thanks for an amazing card drive!!

Laura Jane said...

OH the HAMSTER TREE:D!
WONDERFULLY happy.

Anita Rex said...

So excited for this hop! Thanks for asking me! Love your cards today! That hamster tree made me giggle! :> So great that you do this drive Vera I know that it's a lot of work though!

Joyce said...

Love your cards. And, I am definitely sending a bunch of cards for your drive--I just need to complete the insides.

chillin with Quillin said...

there both adorable cards, good luck on your card drive !!!!
Paula

Kathy Martin said...

Adorable cards! I'm so happy you are holding this hop again! I will always participate in it! :)

RedGem said...

I just love your cards... especially the hamsters! Tks for sharing.

Laurie said...

Amazing cards! What a big heart you have! Good luck on the drive!

Virginia L. said...

How SWEET are your cards, Vera! So awesome of you to do this card drive!! Way to go, Vera! Thank you for inviting me to be part of the hop! HUGS!

Denise Bryant said...

Darling cards! Love your critter tree! Very clever!
Fabulous card drive idea... the residents will adore receiving the special cards! I plan to get some mailed in!
DeniseB

Heather Sweet said...

I love this card drive idea! I'm new to the craft world and I think this is an excellent way to give back. I'll definitely be submitting some cards. Your cards are fabulous! I'm excited about the blog hop!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a wonderful cause and some serious talent on this hop! Looking forward to seeing what everyone has to share...and I LOVE the hamster tree card!

pamela said...

Cute cute cute polar bear!

Tracie Nicole said...

I do love the bear and the dot pattern on your card design
And the sweet hamsters

Tracey McNeely said...

That bear is just so sweet and cuddly and I love the Hamster Christmas tree fantastic!

Mary-Anne V said...

adorable cards...yes that polar bear always makes me smile. Very creative with the PS cards.

Lin said...

This is such a great cause, Vera - hurrah for you to keep it going again this year!

Piali said...

Super cute cards Vera!!
I'm working on my cards...will reach your mailbox soon!

Kristen said...

Love your card drive - what a great way to bless others!

Kim W said...

I love the non traditional look of your cards...thanks for the inspiration!

Katy said...

These are super cute! :)

BeverlyBL said...

I love your little bear. So happy.

AJ said...

LOVE these cards Vera!! Thanks for putting in all this work and being so AWESOME!

charli said...

what a great hop and omg love the hamsters! Your cards are adorable!

Ashley Harris said...

Super cute cards Vera!! Love the hamster stamped card!

Chunyuan said...

cute cards, Vera. Those hamsters are so adorable. it is a great hop.

Kazumi Edwards said...

I love those hamsters, so cute!thank you for the chance to win one of those awesome prizes

Sue D said...

Cute cards--especially the hamsters. Fabulous blog hop. I am hoping to get time to participate in your card drive.

Jess said...

Loved all the cards throughout the hop. So inspiring to see such a variety of work!

mk said...

Great cards on the blog hop! Thanks so much , Vera for the opportunity to participate!

pcm said...

Yay Vera! My son and I just made a bunch of cards to send to you.

Amy C. said...

Love the hamsters!
clayandamy@sbcglobal.net

Laurel said...

ACK! How cute are your card! They are both just absolutely adorable.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are just the cutest! I love the hamsters!

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Vera,
I wanted to wish you continued success with the Card Drive and your sweet blog hop. Unfortunately, Blog Hops are one thing I have to skip, as I find it too much on my neck and my computer time, is very limited! I learned some time ago, that's they are simply one event I'm best at sitting out on.

In the meantime, I'll be thinking of you all and hoping that everyone has a lot of FUN!!

Happy Holiday with Hugs,
Lisa

Katina said...

Love your sweet little cards. And thank you for taking the time to organize this hop and to bring pleasure to those who are not able to be home for the holidays due to an illness or other medical condition.

Ruby Craft said...

Glad to see the blog hop again this year, always so many beautiful cards. I can see why you love that cute polar bear. Your cards are adorable! Now off to visit the other blogs.

Flo said...

This is a fabulous ideas and I am going to try my hardest to get some sent in. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jana said...

Love your cards. And thank you for everything you are doing to bring joy to those in nursing homes.

Beatrice Lawson said...

What an adorable critter card and for such a great cause!

Jennie P. said...

I love the baby polar bear. It reminds me of Coke's bears at Christmas time!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love both cards and what a great cause! I'll be sending you my cards soon.

zub momi said...

Great cause ! Cute cards...love both of them :)

calamity jane said...

What a wonderful cause!! Both of these cards will put a smile on someone's face!

Kris in Alaska said...

Simply adorable! That bear is the cutest thing I've ever seen!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Karin R said...

Great card concept with the hamster tree - made me smile and sure to put a grin on whoever receives the card :-)

wendyp said...

That hamster tree is just too cute!!!

Kimberly Rendino said...

The polar bear is toooo cute. You're a gem to have organized this card drive. Hugs to you!

NatQuebec said...

What a great idea and so nice cards :-)

Julie Masse said...

Oh Vera, that hamster tree is just too funny!! Great cards!! Thanks for letting me participate for such a great cause!!

diana said...

Sweet cards! And a great card drive. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I mailed a box of 29 cards to you earlier this week, hope they have arrived safely! can't wait to start hopping. love your cards!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Iris said...

What cute cards - love the "stack" of hamsters. The card drive is such a wonderful idea; there is nothing like a hand crafted card to put a smile on your face. Iris

Diane said...

Love your stacked hamsters, so cute and innovative. Thanks for such a great hop.

walchowDesign said...

Love both cards, Vera! Thanks again for organising this wonderful drive!

Sherry Gardner said...

Super cute cards...and I want to participate in your card drive...love the idea...:)

Cassie_lu said...

Great cards for a great cause. I am so excited to be making cards for this too. Hoping to send them to you soon.

Mommamea's favorite things said...

What a great idea. You have inspired me to do this with our church kids for our local homes.

Melody said...

I just love the hamster Christmas tree. Such a cute idea.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Vera, kudos for a wonderfully generous idea. Some of the ladies's stories were so moving they brought tears to my eyes. I am a LO maker more than a card maker but I will send in a few cards, you gals inspired me.

karenelr said...

How exciting! I am so wanting to participate--I think this is a wonderful drive! Fabulous cards--I love that polar bear!

Mommamea's favorite things said...

Your hop was amazing.

Lee said...

Your polar bear card is wonderful! Thanks for hosting the hop and organizing such a great card drive!

cassie said...

Great card drive - love this idea!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Vera, I will have a post about your card drive on my blog. Your cards are beautiful!

jintyoo7 said...

HOw AD-ORA-BLE, Vera! Wonderful blog hop, I know I won't have time to follow it all but wanted to commend everyone for such a lovely drive :)

Dana said...

Wonderful card drive!! I'll have to get busy!! I'm off to hop!

Trinh said...

Your first card makes me say, "awww" and the 2nd one makes me giggle. Fantastic cards, Vera! Thanks so much for letting me be a part of the hop. You are a blessing!

Emily Leiphart said...

Darling cards, Vera! I love the sweet polar bear and the hamster tree made me squeal!

maria f. said...

You are amazing to get this all lined up AND make two cards. BTW, love your glittery tree on the post below!

Deborah said...

Super cute cards, Vera! So happy to be able to participate in this wonderful card drive this year. Blessings to you.

Ruth G said...

Very fun cards! I sent in a few cards last year and hope to make some more for your drive this year.
Thanks for all you do! Love this cause!!!

Ruby Craft said...

Vera, I just finished the blog hop and it was wonderful. Thanks so much for having the drive again this year. I'll be sending some cards soon!

Pat said...

What cute cards! Looking forward to working with you on this project! :)

Lillian Child said...

That polar bear is just the CUTEST! And I will be participating again this year in your drive. I will get the holiday cards out to you before the end of the month.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so adorable! I know they will cheer up whoever recieves them.
bbiswabic@new.rr.com

Cynthia B. said...

Bless you for organizing this card drive! The folks who'll receive your cute cards are in for a treat. :)

Deirdre said...

Vera - you are an angel for organising this card drive again this year. Just putting a package into the post to you, hopefully will manage to send some more to you before the deadline. Hugs, Deirdre

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