Friday, November 8, 2013

Caring Hearts Blog Hop


Hi everyone and welcome to Caring Hearts blog hop. I am glad that you can join us. Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about bringing holiday cheers to the elderly that lives in nursing homes through our handmade cards. Many of the elderly might not have any family member or maybe their love ones live far away, etc. Our goal is to collect as many Christmas/holiday cards as possible and let them know that they are not forgotten.

I started this card drive 4 years ago to honor my mom's request and I am grateful that so many of you my fellow crafty peeps continue to support it. This card  drive is possible because of you. I hope many of you will send in your cards. Please send in your cards by November 28, 2013. There are lots of prizes!

To get you into the holiday card making spirit these talented ladies has stepped in to share their cards that I hope will get you inspired (see below for all the links). You can find all the card drive details HERE or simply click on the badge on the upper right corner of my blog.

Here's a couple fun holiday cards from my stash.




Your next stop is to one of my favorite company, Avery Elle.

Here's a complete list of the hop participants:
Vera Yates <--- you are here


And to make this hop extra fun, we have line up quite a few fabulous prizes donated by our generous sponsors. We will pick winners randomly from comments left on along the way. So, the more blogs you comment on,  the higher your chance.

Make sure you leave your comment by midnight Tuesday, November 12, 2013 to be eligible.  Winners will be announced on Thursday, November 14, 2013.

BLOG HOP PRIZES

Avery Elle - Free Stamp Set of your choice

 Clearly Besotted Stamps
Happy Days set, A Basket Full with coordinating dies, Mini Love Hearts with coordinating dies

Ellen Hutson - $25 GC

Fresh Squeezed Stamps - 1 stamp set of your choice

Gina K. Designs - Petite Border Clear Stamp


Hero Arts - 8 ink pad of your choice


Jennifer McGuire Online Card Classes - 2 classes of your choice


Kimberly Crawford - $25 worth of 3L products


Lawn Fawn - Free Stamp set & 6x6 paper pad of your choice

May Arts - 3 rolls of ribbon of your choice



                                                         

Newton

Paper Smooches - $25 GC 

Simon Says Stamp - $10GC 

Studio Calico – card kit

There She Goes Stamp - $15GC
 

The Twinery - $20 GC

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Cathy Homan said...

Love the cards. Thanks for the chance win win some awesome products.

Kristie Goulet said...

Great cards! I am going to make some cards today to participate!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness these cards are darling! Love the "Keep Calm" Santa! Too cute! I'm so happy to participate in this! ;) Thanks for helping put this together! HUGS

~amy~ said...

You're awesome Vera! I'll be sending out a card to you today!

Love both of your cards...especially the keep calm one, that's fabulous!

Judy1223 said...

Sweet cards today, Vera! I'm off to hop, then making a few cards myself for the card drive!

Kailash said...

Your cards are so beautifully crafted. Thanks for organizing this amazing cause!!

jeannine said...

Fun cards for a great cause! I am looking forward to relaxing a bit this morning and participating in the hop.....then onto creating some cards!!!

Disco Queen said...

Wow Ling! This is the first time I am hearing of the Caring Hearts Card drive & it brought tears to my eyes. It is such a fabulous idea.

Kristi said...

I LOVE THE CARDS! The wreath is so beautiful & simple! And the Ho ho ho is just plain awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle Simone said...

Love the wood grain with the wreath! Very pretty.

Laura Turcotte said...

Great cards---love this cause!

Kelley said...

Adorable cards! I'm going to have fun hopping, I see some blogs I've not visited before.

Thank you to your sponsors for the wonderful prizes.

gabriella said...

The keep calm card made me laugh...thank You

bonnielynnsblog said...

Thanks Vera for doing this! I work in a nursing home and know how they love to get mail

bonnielynnsblog said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for supporting such a worthwhile card drive

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow these cards are great love them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Aida said...

This is my first year. I just love the cause, thanks so much for sharing and the chance!~

Richell Martin said...

What a wonderful idea to send Christmas cards to nursing homes. It's heartbreaking how some patients are never visited by their family members who live in the SAME town! Love the cards and thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies! :-)

Jess said...

Love these super cute cards! My mom and I have almost filled a medium flat rate box with cards for this drive. So excited to send them off!

Tammy B said...

oh my gosh, i might have to steal the keep calm and ho ho ho idea, too cute!

Cheryl said...

Great inspiration. I have some cards to send. My mom has me supporting her card ministry too!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Love your card, that woodgrain PP paper just makes the card!

Mary Dimercurio Prasad said...

Nice clean, simple cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jayell said...

Great cards and a wonderful idea to do this card drive.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. My fave is the wreath with the wood grain background.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Jamie said...

I love your cards:) I have some to mail in:)

Lisa aka Myran said...

Really fab cards, love the clean design!

Wildred I. Garcia said...

Love the cards! Thanks for the chance of winning a prize

Angi Barrs said...

Fab card designs! I'm working on my cards and will send them your way next week! :)

Kari V. said...

Your cards are FABULOUS! That "keep calm" card would win over the heart of my grandma for sure...she LOVES the keep calm and carry on saying and has it hanging in her nursing home room. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Papertangler said...

What a really nice card drive. So many senior would be blessed by this.

Nikki C said...

Your Cards are just wonderful :) and for such a good cause
tfs hugs Nikki

Jennifer said...

What a great cause...I'm getting ready to send some in. Love that Santa card, too cute!

Brenda said...

Spectacular! Thanks.

Maria said...

love your cards so pretty

Kathy E said...

Such pretty cards and for such a great cause.
Thank you

Veronica Z said...

Amazing cards for an amazing cause! Thank you for organizing the card drive!

JMCPhillips said...

Such a great cause!! Kudos to you for taking on this challenge - your Mother must be very proud!!

Scrapycandy said...

Keep Calm lol! I am also a sucker for wreaths. Just terrific! and a great cause. Thank you!

Jen said...

This is such a great cause. Love your wood background card. Thanks for sharing!

Vikki Hein said...

thanks for the ideas, the card drive and the give aways - so many generous companies!

Linda T said...

Lovely cards for a really great cause which I plan to participate in.

Maeghan M. said...

Lovely cards!!!

Virginia L. said...

Way to go, Vera! This is such an awesome event that just keeps going BIGGER every year. I adore your thoughts and talent that you put into this Card drive! 4th years-wow! Beautiful and inspiring card!

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! I am a FAN of this Card Hop!! THANKS for sharing such a FUN Card and for the chance to win!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

grandmato19 said...

I sooooooooooooo support the worthy cause of this blog hop! Not only will I send some cards, but will make some to give to our local nursing homes!

Lydia said...

Such a beautiful card x

lindaplus3 said...

Great hop... very pretty cards :)

Paper Master said...

Wow. This is a massive blog hop! I guess I have to get going straight away! Thanks a lot for these great gifts we can win. I really just love the idea of doing this card drive, because I know that they will mean a lot to their recipients. Love the Keep Calm sign and cards. Happy crafting!

Deborah said...

What a kind and wonderful gesture it really touches my heart I will get some cards out have a blessed Holiday Season TFS

Sue McRae said...

Looks like a great hop...I'm off to take a peek!

jj said...

Ho Ho Ho, what a great, feel good blog hop. Thanks Ling!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! Especially loving that second one, so fun! Off to hop!

pcm said...

your card drive gets bigger and better every year!

Tami B. said...

I don't do many hops anymore, but with a line-up like this one I sure don't want to miss it.

Sabrina said...

Beautiful cards!!

Laura Jane said...

SWEET jumpin' SANTA!!!

joy said...

Great cards, Vera! I hope to get a few cards made to send out to you. Such a wonderful cause that you do every year.

mamichelle said...

Fabulous cards! I need to make a few to send. Such a sweet idea!

Elaine A said...

What a great way to show the elderly we care! I love both your cards. Although I must admit to being partial about your keep calm card. LOL!

Elaine Allen

Trinh said...

I love your cards, Vera, especially the 2nd one! You are blessing so many people with this card drive. I will get crackin' on my cards for this awesome cause.

Teresa Ciarleglio said...

Wonderful cards! Very good cause!

Kards by Karen said...

Vera--I love your great idea for making cards for nursing home patients! I've worked as a nurse in a nursing home, so these patients are very near and dear to my heart! Thank you!

Amanda said...

This card drive is near and dear to my heart. My father lives in a dementia care home. I know that receiving a special card (like any one of these) would brighten his day and those of the other residents. Thank you for organizing this!

LSmith said...

These cards are great! Be sending cards out soon!

Barbara said...

These are adorable. I especially love the wreathe and the red bird! This is a great card drive! I make cards and send to some residents in a local retirement facility and I know that they are so appreciative that someone remembers them. Often, they have no family or no one who cares!

Jingle said...

Vera, these are great! The first is so pretty and the second is just too cute!

Donna Cala said...

What a lovely card drive. I hope to add to the collection. I love the wreath!

Tracey Humphries said...

What a great blog hop! And what awesome prizes!

Kirsten said...

I love your "keep calm" card...adorable santa!

Emily H said...

This is such a great things to do. Thank you for sharing this Vera. I am excited for the hop!

Barb Ghig said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for organizing the card drive and the hop!

Efrat said...

Beautiful cards. What a great hop.

Lizzy C said...

You're so awesome for doing this, Vera!

Julie C. said...

Great cards, especially the Keep Calm card! It's a great cause for what you are organising! ^_^

judy said...

Such a great cause, Vera!!

Meredith said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Candida said...

This is truly a beautiful project to send Christmas cards to these homes. Love your cards and thanks for the chance to win such wonderful goodies.

Anne Harada said...

Fun and inspiring cards! Love the HO HO HO...should be ha ha ha! Thanks for stamping for a great cause!

JackieDM said...

Such a great cause! Thank you for the ideas!

Demonica said...

Súper cute!!!

croppinmama said...

Thanks Vera for honoring your Mom's request to organize this card drive for deserving folks who need to know that someone loves them. I'm excited to participate, and thanks to all of the contributors for the awesome blog candy!

Judy Tuck said...

Love the background on the wreath card. Such a great cause of distributing cards to the elderly.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great card. Love your red bird. I have been to all of the blogs for this hop and I am inspired even more to participate. I guess I know what my weekend plans are now. Thanks for such a wonderful cause.

Angie C. D. said...

These are SUPER cute cards. Thanks for the opportunity to win some crafty goodness. And what a great opportunity to honor your mother and many elderly.

Cindi said...

Thanks for hosting the blog hop and organizing the card drive.

Synderai said...

I love your wreath card!

Robyn said...

Love the cards you made, and such a great cause!

Valerie said...

WOW! What a fantastic card drive. I can't wait to send a box of cards your way... I love blog hops, so I plan on sitting back with a mug of hot tea, and enjoying the inspirational road! Thanks for sharing, and of course, for the chance to win great prizes (and boy are they ever great!). Thanks so much!!

Kelly Flaherty said...

Wonderful cards, love the HoHoHo!

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful drive you are having and I love sending cards your way. Thank you for doing this again this year. I love your sweet cards esp. the Stay Calm one.

Jennifer Scull said...

both of these cards are so much fun! I love the idea of this hop! :)

Janet Ireland said...

Wonderful Cards! Love that little bird. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Gail Alcorn said...

The "Ho! Ho! Ho!" Card is so cute!

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous, cheerful cards. Love them. I've been working on my cards and am really excited to contribute to such a fabulous cause.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the wreath with the bird.

Kristie Maynard said...

This is wonderful! I started in the middle, so I'm off to finish up the hop. TFS!

ruth said...

Adorable cards! I have a crop next weekend, so I'm hoping I can get a few cards done to send in. :)

Cat Craig said...

Great cards, and such a wonderful drive.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Love both your cards -- great blog hop for a great cause!

Beverly Perdue said...

The caring hearts card drive is a great way to bring cheer to those in need. I love your cards, especially the wreath and bird with the wood background paper.

Amy McCue said...

Beautiful wreath card.

Velvet Pearson said...

That little red bird is adorable, and I never would have thought of using that background paper!

Buttarcrafts said...

Love your cards!

Shannah said...

What a beautiful and worthy cause for a card drive! I love your sweet little birdie and wreath card - just adorable! Thanks for the chance to win - those are some amazing prizes!
Hugs, Shannah xox

frommycraftroom said...

Lovely cards. What a great cause.

Annie Wills said...

Great cards...love that wreath on the wood background!

Carol Perry said...

Vera, what a fantastic idea to remember the elderly this holiday season. I remember when I was a girl scout we use to visit nursing homes to go and sing Christmas Carols and share cookies with them. It was so much fun. Your cards will definitely make them all smile. I hope I get some extra time to help your cause. Carol

marylouh said...

Living outside of St. Louis - I love the cardinal in the card.
Great projects.

Marsha said...

I've participated in this card drive before but will not be able to this year. So glad to see you do it again. Love what we are seeing in the hop.

Kathryn A said...

Cute cards, and a very worthwhile cause!!

Lorraine Marasigan said...

I am definitely going to participate. Thank you for coordinating such an important card drive.

Shirley said...

Great idea to do this task as nursing home residents love to be noticed that people care. Thanks for the chance to win such awesome goodies, too.

Michelle said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm wondering if I have time to do something smaller for my local nursing home (in Australia)... you've inspired me!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

What a wonderful cause!

milliedk5 said...

Oh that Keep Calm card is so cute... thanks for a chance to win :)

Sherri said...

Wonderful idea for all that photo paper in my stash. Thank you for all you are doing.

Trisha Klowak said...

Great cards!! What a wonderful idea :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

awesome cards!!!

tonilea said...

such a nice idea -- your mother must be very special
tonilea

Colleen said...

Great cards and what a great cause.

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love your cards, especially the one with the little birdie! I've already started making mine for the card drive--what a wonderful idea! Thanks for the opportunity to help.

Karenladd said...

What a wonderful idea to spread joy to those who may not get holiday cards otherwise! LOVE your cards, especially the one with the wreath!

Karenladd said...

What a wonderful idea to spread joy to those who may not get holiday cards otherwise! LOVE your cards, especially the one with the wreath!

sabbee said...

Such a great cause :) Love that little santa on the second card!

Jannette said...

Great cards and a Great way to send joy to others! Now for some blog Jumping!

devidhayaal said...

Wonderful cards..Thanks for sharing!!

Nitasha said...

These are adorable...love anything "keep calm..."!!!

Tejal said...

such cute cards...love the birdie!!

The second card is my fav!!

Weenie Thomas said...

Beautiful cards. Love them both!

Cris said...

Love the modern look of your cards! Great cause!

kyhunter said...

I like both cards but the red one got me to smile!

Skraperella said...

I love your cards Ling! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!! :-)

Kelley Petri said...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas cards! Ho ho ho!

Kelley Petri said...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas cards! Ho ho ho!

Cindy Groh said...

I love your wreath card. Wreaths seem to be in this year more so then other years. I did send a package of 20 cards last week and have another package to go out today. Thank you for running this card drive and such a wonderful blog hop.

Karen said...

I agree...great cards!
thanks for the chance to win.

Marie said...

I love that second card, it's so fun! TFS =)

Phyllis Rodriguez said...

thank you for the chance to win some great products . love you cards .great background with the bird.

Cindy Groh said...

What a great hop that was. I wasn't able to leave a comment on Alicia's blog. I hope that doesn't count against me. Great inspiration from everyone. It's kind of funny that a majority of those participating in this blog hop also were asked to participate in the Moxie Fab blog hop. Such great talent out there.

Stacey said...

The Santa card is my favorite. Too cute!

Sue Speck said...

What a lovely idea - thanks for doing this!

canadian_liner said...

Currently working on cards #85-100 for the drive--I'll be sending them off next week to the address in Canada that you provided. We ARE supposed to sign the inside, correct, and include where we're from? I think this is a lovely cause. Thanks so much for organizing it!

Melinda Abrahamson said...

Great use of wood patterned paper. This is a lovely rustic look.

MB Isaac said...

I plan to send some cards into this drive. Thanks for coordinating this!

georgeanna elliott said...

Wow, I am inspired to start using all my great new holiday stash! I will be making some cards this weekend.

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

This is for such a great cause. Very inspirering!

Renee said...

This year I will definitely be participating. I will have time off work, and since my camera is broke and I can't upload any cards to any challenges, this will work out perfect. And who doesn't want to make a sweet grandma or grandpa smile?!!!

Daria Z. said...

That little bird and wreath are so sweet! And the Santa card made me smile!

Nicki Lundeen said...

Those cards are adorable! Thanks for sharing with us. nlundeen at catt dot com

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Lovely cards for a lovely cause. Thanks for doing it!

Wendy said...

LOVE your cards!

Madeline Rains said...

What a wonderful idea for a card drive. I will definitely give cards to my local nursing home as well.

Unknown said...

ho ho ho! nice cards and great blog hop!
thanks
Holly

valeriemolinier said...

Really pretty cards !!!

Michelle said...

I like your Season's Greetings card.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Love that you take your time to put this all together!!!!!!! You go, girl!

Ellen J. said...

What a great idea! I will mail some cards. Also will pass the idea along to my daughter who leads the youth group in the church- they could bring cards to local nursing home!

Pam said...

Wonderful cards for a wonderful cause!

Shelley C said...

Love the opportunity to see these beautiful cards.

lynda said...

I doubt that I'll be able to find the time to make some cards for your drive, but I'll keep it in mind for next year. It really is a sweet idea & I'm glad it's been so successful!

Rachel said...

love that keep calm card!

Rachel said...

love that keep calm card!

yillyleon said...

Thank you for the opportunity!!

Unknown said...

Wonderful card and thanks for a chance to win something!

YillyLeon said...

Thanks for sharing!!

reen said...

Love the pretty cards, and the awesome idea behind the card drive.

Moosisk said...

I started hopping towards the end of the hop and glad I made it back to the beginning. Thanks so much for starting such a great thing! What an inspiration. :D

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the cards.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Adorable cards! Excited to see the rest on the hop! Thanks for sponsoring such an amazing drive!

Lee said...

What great cards! thank you for the inspiration!

paperpapier said...

great inspirations from all the participants, awesome works!

Amy McCue said...

What a great idea.

Karen said...

cute and so fun for the holidays..

Melfina said...

I admire what you do for those people! Thank you for the inspiring hop and the chance to win!

Poorvi said...

The idea behind this hop is wonderful! Thanks for the inspiring cards, they're wonderful :)¨
Off to hop ;)

maria f. said...

Keep Calm and ho ho ho - never seen that before. Love it!

Laura M. said...

Such cute cards for a great cause! Thanks for the hop ;)

Anita Rex said...

I love both cards Vera the second one made me laugh!

Joyce said...

So fabulous. I have been making cards for this drive for some time. It makes me feel good to be doing something to brighten someone's day.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are awesome I love the ho ho ho sentiment hehehe!

Cornelia W said...

Love them both, but the second one is just hilarious!

Amy Kolling said...

oh I love "keep calm and ho ho ho!!!!" What a wonderful card drive this is!!!!

Kathy Mc said...

Not only are your cards awesome, Vera, but so is your generosity to coordinate and gather cards for those less fortunate. Sometimes all they need is a simple Hello because they never have any visitors. This is just a fabulous tribute to our elderly!

karenelr said...

Fabulous cards--and what a fun blog hop! Thanks to you and all those who are sponsors in this great endeavor!

jj said...

Wow are you busy! Love this card drive and mine are on their way! Thanks for doing this!!!

{VICKI} said...

I hopped and commented
LOVELY cards were shared with us
Thanks to all for sharing their lovely creations with us!

Sandy said...

Just finished taping up a package of cards that will go out in the mail tomorrow.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Hi Vera - just love your Caring Hearts Drive. I'm putting together a package for you and will mail it soon. What cute examples you showed in your post - love the red bird and the adorable Santa!

croppergal said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Silver Lips said...

Awesome cards!!!! Especially love the HoHoHo card TFS!!!

Ruth G said...

I hopped backwards and just have to thank you for all the inspiration and delight this blog hop brought to me! Thanks so much for organizing this drive! I hope that many hearts are touched by these wonderful creations!

Gabby Lou said...

Love the cards...keep calm ho oh ho was a winner!! Thanks for such a fabulous blog hop and prizes!!

ChrisM said...

Your card with the wreath and bird is lovely!

Angie M said...

what a great card drive! i really like your cards. thank u for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Look forward to seeing all the wonderful talent in the blog hop!

bjmartin said...

What a great idea for a card drive! I am making some to send!

alicia siempre said...

hi am Alicia i love the idea to create cards for the elderly i got my just finish yesterday they will in you way tomorrow count of me for next year as well

Debbie Mallette said...

Thank you for sharing your cards and the opportunity to win. This card drive is just wonderful.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks, Vera for all your work on this card drive. I hope to send cards next year for sure. I'm sure this will bring joy to the residents. I love your cards too.

Maureen Hayes said...

Thank you SO much for doing this card drive each year. Last har was the first year I heard about it, and my mom and I both made cards for it, ironically, this year Mom is in a nursing home herself and we are now in separate states. I wish you could send cards to her nursing home, there are so many who need them there,

I think this hop is a wonderful ides, and am so impressed by the wonderful companies who are supporting this worthy cause!

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