Friday, September 30, 2016

SugarPea Designs Caring Hearts Special Release Hop



Hi everyone and welcome to SugarPea Designs Caring Hearts Special Release. We're hosting this special hop in celebration of the upcoming 7th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive (it starts tomorrow!!)

Jennifer McGuire, me, along with our team of volunteers are busy working behind the scene as we're getting ready to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes from October 1 to November 25. I will have all of the card drive details up tomorrow, here, on my blog.

When I started this card drive, I did it to honor my mom's caring heart. She's the kind of people who do many kind things for others and when she asked me to send my handmade cards to those that lives in nursing home, of course I said yes. Never thought that one day, we'd make stamp sets to celebrate the card drive.

It's been one year in the making. When Chaitali Narla, one of the designer for SugarPea & Wendy, the owner told me that they want to design stamp set for me, I was so surprised & touch by their support. During our design process, we got so excited that from 1 set we ended up with 3 stamp sets and 3 dies!!

Most important: SugarPea Designs will be donating 20% of all proceeds from the sale of Caring Hearts stamp sets & dies to the Alzheimer Association.
I'm so proud to introduce Caring Hearts, Caring Critters and Kindness set. For my 1st card, I used the pug from Caring Critters and combined it with previously released SugarPea Designs sets. Since Caring  Hearts Card Drive is all about holiday cards, I have to make at least 1 card with holiday theme. :)




Now, for my next two cards, I want to focus on being kind. When we design the sets, we want to cover kindness in general. We want sets that can be used throughout the year. Growing up & basically to this day, I never really know what I want to be. All I know I want to be a kind person and I remember before going to college asking my mom, would you be proud of  me if I don't become a doctor or engineer. What if all I am good is for social work? And, my mom said, that she couldn't be prouder and that the person inside is more important than any title, degree or richness. And, I carry that with me.

If we can be anything, let's be kind!! Am also entering this card for the current Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.



After all, in my opinion, when you believe in the magic of kindness, you will continue to believe in doing good to others.




GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
  • SugarPea Designs is giving away the entire Caring Hearts release (3 stamp sets & 3 SugarCuts dies) to one lucky commenter.  Readers have until October 7th to comment.
  • I am giving away a $25 GC to the SugarPea Designs Store. I will randomly select a winner from comment left on the hop participants blog. You have until October 7th to comment.
  • SugarPea Designs will announce the release winner on their blog on Sunday, October 9th.

I hope you love the sets as much as we love designing them and thank you for all your support. Here's a complete list of the hop participants & check back here tomorrow for the card drive details. Cheers...





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bkazoo said...

cute cards and a great cause. Thanks for sharing

Alicia Lutman said...

Love all this cute little critters. Can't wait to hear more about this year's card campaign.

Dana Joy said...

WOW your cards are sweet Vera! Great work as usual.

Trina P. said...

What a great cause. Cute cards and stamp set. Looking forward to the rest of the hop.

Pam B said...

Adorable cards in lovely soft pastels

Swapna B Patil said...

How fun.. Love those cards..

Lori Wisneski-Wenger said...

What wonderful inspiration! Thanks!

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a great cause indeed! Beautiful projects!

girl with a curl said...

What a great cause and I just love the idea of sharing kindness. How fantastic to have stamps and dies made especially for this event. I just love your cards. Thank you for sharing your kindness with this cause. Have a terrific weekend. Cheers Donna Z :)

Teresa Doyle said...

Vera, whatever your degree on paper says, I think your degree in human kindness and compassion is what is MORE important! Like your card says, " If we can be anything, let's be kind"... THAT says it all!
Your cards are beautiful and so is your heart! Thank You for doing this, as it DOES matter!

QuilterLaura said...

Love all those little envelopes! Great cards and a great cause!

AJ Bodine said...

Vera, I love this collaboration with SugarPea, one of my fav stamp companies! Your message is perfect, and all of your cards are wonderful. That Pug is so you!!! I get a kick out of that card where you stuck him in the scene with the elf! Off to take the rest of the hop now :)

Jane said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous, off hopping. Love Jane x

Theresa N said...

cute cards...love the monkey and the lion.....

Shelly said...

Oh my...Vera, super SUPER happy for you!! :) These sets are just ADORABLE!! Love them! Your cards are sooo sweet! <3
Happy Friday! Yay! :) Hugs

Victoria Spragin said...

So cute! Thanks for all that you do to put a smile on others face! I've worked in nursing homes before and i know these cards will mean so much to them!

Janet Kohler said...

I just love what you did. Great cards! Thank you for sharing your kindness with the Caring Hearts drive.

Nikki Hensley said...

LOVE the Caring Hearts! You all are doing such an awesome job!! I used to work in nursing homes. So very thoughtful and needed!

Sandy said...

I was just thinking about the card drive the other day and wondering if you'd be up for it again -- I know it's a massive undertaking. So, I'm happy to see you are.
Love all these sets.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love these new products and can't wait to get my hands on them... Thanks for doing the wonderful card drive!

Michelle said...

Yay! Can't wait to get started on the cards! Thanks for doing this again this year!!

joy said...

These stamp sets and dies are fabulous. And, for such a wonderful cause, too. Love your cards, Vera!!

Sue Martin said...

Fantastic cards for a great cause!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards. Love the monkey and lion so cute especially with the little envelopes.

Stephanie Savidge said...

That caring critters set is adorable and so are your cards! Great job!

Barbra said...

All three cards are precious!

Dori Johns said...

Darling cards!

JMcKnite said...

Your cards are so cute and colorful.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

love love love the rainbow heartbeat!

Robyn W said...

I love the critters! Your cards are so cute!

lynneatw said...

Love your cards. They are sure to bring a smile to whomever receives it.

La la said...

Social work touches many lives in immeasurable ways. Good for you for going into that field! Your cards are beautiful.

Tracy Brown said...

These are such fun cards!

Russell Productions said...

Great combination of cards.

Katie Margolis said...

I love your use of the little critters.

Daria Z. said...

Vera, congrats on 7 years for the Caring Hearts Drive! And, congrats on the new stamp and die sets - they wonderful. Your cards are fabulous, too!

Bronwyn Dunn said...

Absolutely beautiful, both in design and message!

rscholz said...

Love your cards and thanks for heading up the Caring Hearts Drive. What a wonderful thing to do. TFS

Purple Princess said...

great cards!!

June Sefscik said...

I'm really enjoying the "hop"...so many great ideas. Love your cards

KVencel said...

What a great way to provide support for such a wonderful cause. Thank you!
And these stamps & dies are just darling!

Karleigh Mortram said...

Beautiful cards so much fun, love them

Michelle Simone said...

The heartbeat die is so adorable!!!

Betty Keefe said...

such cute cards Vera - love participating in this drive every year!

Teri Ann said...

It's impossible for me to decide which card is "cutest"!

Pam H said...

I have never participated in a card drive, but this has inspired me to do so. I love your cute cards.

Linda T said...

I just love the beautiful stamps and dies. Such a great cause and great sets for sharing kindness.

Jami Bova said...

These are all so wonderful! I love how you made the one into a Christmas card!!

Tammy Paul said...

love your cards, so cute. thanks for sharing your kindness

*Vicki* said...

These are all super sweet with your coloring and wonderful scenes for each one! Look forward to the up-coming card drive! Thanks for sharing! :)

Debbie B said...

Love your adorable cards! What a great cause and blog hop! First for me to go to Sugar Pea Designs.....Love their stamps! Just have to get those adorable caring critters! This will be my first card drive! So excited to get started!

Linda T said...

Aww what adorable cards. I just love your designs. Love the new stamps and die sets. Such a great cause.

Nancy Lynn said...

Dearest Vera, please know that what you said truly touched my soul! Your Mom sounds like one amazing woman and you are so blessed to have her. Thank you so much for your generous contribution to our elderly, who deserve so much respect from all of us.

I look at your cards and those of others along this blog hop, and can feel the power of the message in each one....they are truly "works of art"! Thank you so much dear for you 'caring, sharing and kindness"!

Gentle hugz

Rinne Ng said...

What a beautiful thing you all are doing! Love the designs and cards!

Pamela Martin said...

Awesome cards.

Donna Dacy said...

Where do I start. Each and every one of your cards is special. The holiday one is lovely...love the elf and the pug. With the monkey swinging by with the mail, who wouldn't smile.And the Lion with the heart beat behind is so special. Great designs..TFS

judy said...

Adorable cards, Vera! I really appreciate that you have created this campaign to send cards to seniors in nursing homes!!

Tracy Lustick said...

I love your cards and the cause is special to me ❤

Cheryl said...

Cute cards. Thanks for doing the card drive once again. My mom sounds like yours. I regularly make cards for her to send to the shut-ins from her church.

Mrsfish02 said...

Thank you Vera. I love this card drive so much. You and all these lovely design ladies deserve a large round of applause. This stamp set is too darling.

Pam Pam said...

So cute,

lindagk23 said...

Wow your cards are amazing! Love the new release and such a wonderful cause and one that is close to my heart. Your Mom sounds a lot like mine. Thank you so much for sharing and have a blessed day.

Soumya said...

Wonderful cards and a great initiative. Will surely participate in the card drive.

Denise said...

Those cards are so sweet and this is such a great cause.

Linda may said...

Just a wonderful set of stamps. The card drive is such a fabulous idea and I'm sure will bless many people. These cards are really lovely.

Mom and wife. said...

Very colorful and cheerful cards.

Kathy Thisted said...

These cards are so adorable ! I love the sentiments expressed. My Dad had alziemers and died in a care facility both of these causes are so worthy! thanks!

NAPPLE said...

More great cards!

Sandy said...

Love the lion card!

Elaine said...

Thank you for the sweet cards!

Naama said...

This is a wonderful cause, you are an inspiration (as is your mother!)
I'll definitely check in tomorrow for the details - I love making cards and if my enjoyment can bring joy to anyone all the better ❤

Katie Ramos said...

How sweet of you! And wonderful cards!

Abby said...

Great cards and a wonderful cause.

suzyQ said...

Oh my goodness can the cards get any cuter. Love the little elf

Patty said...

Oh my goodness...all three of these cards are just adorable!! I really love the colored heartbeat behind that cute lion on that crisp clean white card!!

Nicki Wong said...

I loved your cards. Your mother sounded like a very loving and wise woman.

Mary Holshouser said...

Darling cards. I love the little elf licking
the candy cane.
thanks for sharing.

Leanne said...

Lovely cards for a good cause. Great products too.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Gorgeous cards:)

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Absolutely gorgeous release and of course I think what you are doing as an AMAZING thing!! Having 2 distant elderly family members and 2 local... 1 of which is in a home... I can ONLY begin to imagine what joy this most bring to everyone that receives them! Happy to see the sets selling out so quickly, but sad for me!!! This will be my first card drive and I am happy to spread the love with you!

Caron's Creations said...

All three of your cards are wonderful. Love the blended backgrounds. I think the heartbeat die is just so unique.

Beach Girl 115 said...

Great cards and thanks for designing such thoughtful stamp sets.

Houston McGuirk said...

Love, love, love them all! That last card is just so perfect in it's simplicity! Now I can't wait to order that heartbeat die!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are adorable!

Lisa said...

I love the multicolour heart beat on the card with the lion. I think I'm going to have to borrow that idea!

Bobbie Lathrop said...

Very beautiful card and a wonderful idea.

Debbie Vasel said...

Love the lion with the huge heart"

bev p said...

Thank you. I have been making cards for 2 years now, and have been having a ball. It all started for me at Christmas with a pack of cardstock and one pack of die-cuts. Every time I walked by the kitchen table, I got another idea. And I was off.... I learned about Caring Hearts last year, and am glad to have a place to send my overproduction stack of Christmas cards. Really, wouldn't you think I would know how many I need before I start? In general, twice as many as the number of people I actually know! I am looking forward to sharing again this yeqar. Thanks for making it so much fun.

Judy Tuck said...

Lovely cards.

Robyn Smith said...

I love this set and the whole idea of the drive! Way to go

Nancy said...

Cute cards. Love all of the stamp sets.

wilson.marie65 said...

Love all the stamps and dies... but have to say the critters are the cutest :)

and this is a wonderful cause :)

Danni said...

Such wonderful cards and what a wonderful card drive!!

Lindar said...

Adorable cards, I am new to card making but I lost my mom to Alzheimers, so I am looking forward to making some cards.

Pamela Costello said...

Gorgeous cards and you must be overjoyed to have the support of so many wonderful and talented card makers to support your inspiring drive ....

Scraplea 1 said...

Love these and this is for such a great cause! Thanks for sharing.

Jenniferk said...

Love all of your cards Vera, they are all adorable. All of the stamps and dies are really amazing too, really this is such a wonderful card drive to do.

mwalker said...

ALL THE STAMPS ARE SOOO PRECIOUS. WE LOST A FAMILY MEMBER A FEW YEARS AGO TO ALZ. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE CAUSE!

sharon said...

All three are so sweet!

Colleen Howell said...

Love the cards so awesome

MTPatB said...

Thank you for initiating this card drive and for inspiring others to participate. Sugar Pea created some great stamps to spread the word about caring hearts and kindness.

Megan Harp said...

Your cards are Amazing!

Linda Whitaker said...

Vera, Your cards are sooo cute. Great ideas! Thank you for this hop it's greatly appreciated for those folks that sometimes don't get kindness.

Marta said...

Adorable critters!

Diane Bruce said...

I enjoyed seeing how you used the various elements. Thanks for some fun ideas.

Carrie Maritato said...

What an awesome thing you are doing and I would love to be able to participate in it. Thank you for doing this card drive.

Carrie Maritato said...

What an awesome thing you are doing and I would love to be able to participate in it. Thank you for doing this card drive.

Martha Harris said...

Great cards! These critters are the cutest ever!

Lynne said...

A great new release and a must have in my stash. Super cards with such cute ideas.

Cheryl L. said...

Really like these cute critters!

Denise Ward said...

These are tremendously sweet cards! I love the rainbow-hued heartbeat and the gentle lion. He reminds me of the Cowardly Lion but here, instead of courage, I think he is thinking of KINDNESS.

sheron Egolf said...

I love all 3 cards. The critters are so cute and loveable! Thank you for doing this, I know it will bring smiles to the ones in nursing homes.

Lynne Robinson said...

This new set is just wonderful! Your cards are really cute. Such wonderful causes you help.

Jean Bullock said...

The cards are delightful and will bring joy to those who are living in care homes.

Beth Ziemba said...

You are a very kind person; thanks for spreading the kindness

Lauri Bacalzo said...

Love your cards!
The set is just adorable!
Thank you for sharing :)

kathy s said...

Your generosity is astounding and I believe your mother is the reason, she sounds like a lovely lady and one who is well worth your admiration. Thank you for organising this drive and let's hope it continues for many years. Is there an option for it in Australia or is it already happening I would love to see it happen here. Thanks for your inspiration.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are fabulous! Love your coloring and the cause!

Jean said...

Such lovely cards!

Michelle G said...

Cards are so cute!! Love the sentiments!!

Lisa Lara said...

I love seeing your Vera Magic on these cards Vera girl. What a great thing you have been doing! Mwah to you.

Donna said...

These are all fabulous, like the pastel colors!

Sandy Small said...

Great projects, and so is the release, and the cause!

Denise Fonda said...

Your cards with the elf and little caring animals will brighten someones day.

Laurie said...

Such cute cards!! Love them all.

Laura Buehler said...

Your cards are so cute, and I must say, I'm in love with that lion!

Botanyflora said...

I love all your cards. Another great way to learn from this great blog hop. Thank you!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Oh my... The ideas are endless for these stamp sets. Thanks for the giveaway.

Botanyflora said...

I love all your cards. Another great way to learn from this great blog hop. Thank you!

Christine H said...

Vera, You made two beautiful cards...and what a beautiful idea you had when you started the Caring Hearts Card Drive all those years ago! Based on what you wrote in your post, it sounds like you may be a social worker...me too!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so fabulous, love them

Cheri Hochstettler said...

I love the little critters on your cards. The card drive is a wonderful thing to do.

Marsha said...

Thanks for the cute card ideas. Hope to enter the drive this year.

Jude U said...

Really liked the cute cards and the way they were designed. Also loved that you guys started this up. Amazing.

Gwen said...

Such a great post and I love each of your cards!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

your cards are just adorable..thanks for sharing

Kristie Maynard said...

Your cards are beautifully done, as always. Thanks for sharing them and your talent with us.

StampinLouie said...

I love all the sets and can tell there was a lot of thought going into them. Thanks for sharing.

Christie Stringfield said...

I love the lion with the heartbeat! Such fun, sweet cards!

vicenta ghylin said...

Great cards. Thank you for sharing.

Ann K said...

Super cute cards ... I am a new fan of Sugar Pea Designs and will definitely be contributing to the card drive.

Jayne said...

Hi Vera, your mum had good advice and what you and all of the other ladies are doing is such a great initiative. Any small act of kindness each day can only make our beautiful world a happier place to live in. Thank you for sharing your designs. I have fallen in love with these stamps and die sets and those little critters brought a smile to my day. Keep spreading and sharing your kindness. Today it has made me think about how I can be a better and kinder person. Thank you. Happy days and weekend.

Winnie Peck said...

Hi Vera! Thanks for these awesome new sets! & what a wonderful campaign, this is my first year but i will surely participate in this kindness project(: Every bit of sharing and kindness will surely brighten someones heart! Thank you! Have an awesome weekend!

Laura Peddicord said...

Vera, I'm so excited to see you're in Houston! I have been making cards for a few years for Volunteer Houston but am just now learning how to make cards with the stamps, dies, etc. I'm out in Katy so please let me know if there is anything I can do to help besides just make cards. Thank you!

cghundley said...

These cards are so
adorable and cute!
Wonderful creations.
Carla from Utah

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet and fun!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome cards. And a great cause.

Marty B said...

The cards are darling, this release is fabulous & for an amazing cause on many levels!

Elvira Anadón said...

What funny and lovely cards!

Nicole Mullen said...

Love the card drive idea, and love your cards! Especially that lion hugging the heart!!

Traci said...

I really like your style - colorful and clean!!

gobluektb said...

Awesome cards!

Mary-Anne V said...

It was great to hear your story about how your mom has inspired you to be the person you are and also to hold its hard drive. Also what a blessing it is to have your mom in your life directing you in the right path. Thank you for doing this card drive and I love your cards. These cards are adorable and the critters are just so cute.

Pam Pam said...

Cute cards, and thanks!

Evelyn said...

What a cute card with the lion heart and heart line caring card! Like the way you put these together. Such a cute release and for a great cause! Thanks much!

Charlotte C said...

Such cute cards, and what a great cause. TFS

Carol said...

Very cute cards for such a great cause

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fantastic card drive... love the cause, the stamp and die sets... so perfect to give a little bit of kindness. Super cute cards Vera.

Chris Wozniak said...

I love how you combined Christmas and the kindness sentiments. Brilliant!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Gorgeous cards!! They are fantastic! I love these stamp sets and dies and I am loving the blog hop. Thank you all so much for doing this and sharing your ideas with us!

Nikki said...

Wonderful cards. I've worked in nursing homes before and know how a little kindness fills their heart.

Lisa from TX said...

These sets are really nice... good sentiments and fun designs. I will try to take part in the drive. Lots of inspiration on this hop!

Barbara Rademacher said...

Vera: I am so, so glad to finally read the instructions for the Caring Hearts card campaign. Thank you for participating. I think your cards are lovely, and I will probably use your ideas when I make my own cards.

pcm said...

you have such a good heart. hoping to get some cards made for this again this year!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your sweet card! The little elf is so adorable!

Sue Smith said...

Both cards are fabulous. I love the color choices you used and how simply fantastic the lion w/ heart beat is. Great job and thanks :)

Aga Tomek said...

Your cards are amazing!TY!

Sue D said...

Great coloring of these cute critters.

Littlefeet's Card's said...

Awe...your cards are just adorable.

Shahnaz Laffir said...

The monkey is adoooorable!! And the heartbeat is perfect

mandalj said...

What a wonderful idea you have come up with! Your cards are fantastic too!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! This is a great cause!!! Thank you for all you, Jennifer and SugarPea & Wendy are doing! You're so kindness and amazing!!!
I love your cards!!! They are absolutely adorable!!!

D.Ann C said...

How sweet and adorable are these?!! I love that heartbeat!!

chignon said...

Thank you for such a wonderful story and sharing your mother's insight about the person on the inside is more important that a title or income. And of course the cards are adorable!

impersenal said...

Your cards are so cute. These new stamps are terrific and so is this cause. This will be my third year participating and I can't wait to get started.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love all your cards.

3buzyboyz said...

Love your cards. What you are doing is so awesome, thank you for doing such a wonderful thing spreading kindness to nursing homes.

Jona Moughty said...

Love your cards! Such a great card drive!

Cynthia said...

Adorable projects with the new Sugar Pea sets, Vera!

Angelique Vela said...

Such adorable cards!

Carol said...

Delightful cards, Vera. I love the subtle shading at the top of the first card and your choice of sentiments. Wonderful!

Sue C said...

Such a wonderful idea! Sharing kindness.

Anna C said...

Such a great cause! Thank you for your kindness!

Teresa said...

Great cause, cute stamp and dye sets.

tinyfeet said...

I really like the cards you made with these adorable stamp sets!

Jeanne-Marie said...

I absolutely love your lion card! How you embossed the heart monitor with different colors and made it pop, is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

These critters are super cute. I can't wait to get started on my cards for the drive. Thanks for the inspiration

hilhashi said...

Such a wonderful and caring idea to encourage folks to share their talent with lonely folks that may have no one. Blessing galore to you and continued success with the card drive!

mancheguita said...

Such a beautiful colors :) I like how you colored envelopes.

Judie said...

Adorable cards and noble initiative! Keep it up!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I can't wait to make some cards. Will I make 100 to win the top prize? Yes, in my dreams! LOL In reality, I know 100 is a ton of cards and I would have to somehow make 100 of the exact same cards to do 100. There is no way I can do it and to those who do, you deserve to win that big prize and I so totally admire you. The cards you made are so adorable! I love the sentiments and I may have to order them. I haven't made enough Christmas cards yet for friends but I can always make some extra for a good cause. It's been a terrible summer with my broken foot so it would be so great if I could win something. My dad was in a nursing home 2 years ago and I know he would have loved this. He's home now and we hope he doesn't have to go to one again.

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

Oh my gosh, this new stamp set and the sentiments are so great! The Christmas card is so adorable! I've made Candy Cane cookies and I've colored Candy Canes. They are so much fun! The monkey and the envelopes are so cute! The colors of the envelopes which all card makers need tons of are so colorful and you used yellow, which is my favorite color. That adorable lion with the heartbeats is a great card. I would love to have any and all of these cards in my mailbox.

debby4000 said...

Oh what gorgeous, adorable cards, good luck with your Caring Hearts Drive.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Swimmom said...

Cutest cards ever!

Sherry Butcher said...

I love the Caring Hearts Drive, I well get some ready and mail soon. Love the Critters and Kindness sets. Thanks for sharing.

Laura Litzinger said...

Not only the founder of this wonderful card drive, your cards are wonderful too.

Isabelle Siry said...

Very beautiful and adorable cards for a very noble cause ! I love the heart beat die, it is so great ! Thanks for sharing.
Izzy Scrap

Black Dragon Alchemy said...

The heart heart beat is adorable, particularly with the lion.

Paula Wolfe said...

I love your cards. That little Christmas elf is adorable as well as the monkey and lion. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie Anemaet said...

Great cards, Vera! This release has such adorable critters and great sentiments. I'm excited to have a chance to WIN the release or a gift card! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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