Sunday, November 13, 2016

Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop



Do you know that today is World Kindness Day? I think our world need to really focus on spreading kindness and since Caring Hearts Card Drive is based on love and kindness, we think today it the perfect day to have our 7th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop.

The purpose of this card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes around the world. Since 2010 we have been bringing joy to many nursing homes throughout the US, Canada and Australia. And this year, we are branching out to the UK! 

What better way to share our love of card making than to bring joy to others, right? We hope you'll join us in supporting the card drive. You still have time to send in your cards. We just need to receive your cards by November 25, 2106. Details for the card drive can be found HERE on my blog & on Jennifer McGuire's Blog

For this hop, I have made 2 cards. First up is a sweet nativity card that I made using SugarPea Designs Let Us Adore Him set combine with Simon Says Stamp Christmas Blessing dies for the sentiment.




Just seeing the smiling baby Jesus makes me happy. I seriously love this set. :)

My next card is a cutesy one that I sure hope will bring a smile to whoever receive it. For this one, I use an oldie Mama Elephant Arctic Penguin and the tree is from Simon Says Stamp Color Me Trees set from Believe in the Season collection.




I love the funky & unique shape of the tree. The way it all wonky make this clean & simple card fun, don't you think? And, one layer card, great for mailing!

Now, no blog hop is complete without a fun giveaway, right? 




Simon Says Stamp has generously offering $150 gift card for this hop. All you need to do is visit and leave comment on each blog. Winner will be randomly selected from one of the participant blog. You have till midnight Thurday, 11/17/2016 to leave comment. Winner will be announced on here on my blog on Friday, 11/18/2016.

Here is the Blog Hop List...

I hope you enjoy this hop and will join our card drive. Every single card counts. Let's share handmade kindness. Let's share kindness period. Let love and kindness be part of our daily life. Have a blessed Sunday everyone.

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Tinkerbeth said...

Cute cards, Vera! I especially like the first one!

zoeysmomma1 said...

I love this reason to make cards. I would really hate to think my 90 year old mom wouldn't be remembered at this time of year...

Wendy said...

SO cute! Love wonky penguins!

Streetscrapper said...

Beautiful cards that will be loved by some very lucky recipients. I am so happy that this card drive exists.

Laurie Liebich said...

Beautiful cards, I love the "wonky" tree :)

Vicki Finger said...

I love your beautiful and sweet Nativity Scene! Thank you for bringing this cause to our attention.

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Kia said...

Can you imagine how excited someone will be to get one of these cards ... I can imagine the smiles on their faces. I found out about the card drive last year and support the Canadian drive, something I look forward to. Thank you for all you do.

Tami said...

Beautiful cards! Whomever receives your cards will be so excited!

Karry Lengenfelder said...

Love your cards! Clever clean and simple designs!

Texan Princess said...

So precious! I wish I'd known about the Caring Hearts card drive earlier, so that I could have been making cards for the cause all year during slower seasons. That's what I'll do next year. Thanks so much for putting this together.

staceylovespaper said...

Beautiful cards!! you are such an awesome person to put this whole campaign together!!

joycemc57 said...

Cute cards! Thank you for putting this blog hop together for an awesome cause.

sheron Egolf said...

I love these cards! Smiling Jesus is adorable and yes that tree is wonky, but oh so cute.

Linda S. said...

Love your cards, this is such a good reason for a hop. TFS

Nox said...

What a beautiful pair of cards! I love the nativity scene card and the beautiful die cut sentiment.

María Josefina Suárez said...

Love both cards

Scrapthat said...

Two adorably cute cards!! TFS Vera :D

Trina P. said...

Beautiful cards. Fabulous cause and I'' so happy I will be participating this year for the first time.

Barb said...

So adorable!

Janice said...

Everything is great - the cards, the blog hop and the cause. I'm getting my cards ready to contribute!

Cindy C. said...

Super cute cards!! They'd definitely bring a smile. Thank you SSS for such a generous hop prize!!

pamboe said...

It's really fun to imagine who might be opening these cards and the smiles they will bring.

Jackie Cannady said...

I'm in love with the Christmas script die! It looks amazing!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Smiling baby Jesus is so cute!

Jan G said...

Love the penguin card! Thanks for sharing.

Sandy Robin said...

I love your cards. Super cute!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful cards! Love the simple elegance.

Audrey Pettit said...

Such a wonderful card drive, and such fabulous cards, Vera! LOVE the manger scene! The angled edge adds a fun detail, and I love the touches of gold. And those sweet little penguins definitely made me smile! Adorable!

Khrystya Poleva said...

So super cute! Love that funny penguins!

Marmite Mum said...

Thank you for organising the card drive, it is such a thoughtful thing to do. I love your penguin card!

Aslín Santiago said...

To me, that Nativity card IS Christmas!! I can NOT relate winter with Christmas!! I'm halfway on my cards for the drive this year!! LOVE to be able to give to others!!

Lizzie Stoltz said...

Wow!! They are both wonderful! I especially like the nativity scene one! :)

Leslie Kiley said...

Such cute cards! Thank you for sharing and keeping us all inspired!

Margaret O'Meara said...

Absolutely love the cards with the Christmas trees.

Margaret O'Meara said...

Absolutely love the cards with the Christmas trees.

Liz Whitty said...

Love the cads. Thanks for sharing

Jennifer K said...

Wonderful projects! So generous of you to host such a large card drive!

Dot Freel said...

I love both cards but that first one is special! Love everything about it!

A said...

First, thanks for the generous giveaway! Second, how adorable is the baby Jesus one? Aaaaw.

Sam Olden said...

What a wonderful cause to brighten up the holiday for someone : ) Love your penguin.

Alison said...

Great cards, especially the penguins! 😉
Just finished some cards with my 12 year old daughter for the drive.

Chris Handy said...

I love both of you cards. So darling.

diana said...

Great cards!
I've already donated my cards to the drive. :)

michelle durheim said...

Cute cards. I especially love the nativity.

Barb said...

Lovely cards!

Ruby N said...

Such a sweet card, Vera! Thanks so much for inviting me to be part of this beautiful cause <3

Alma Dirpaul said...

I love both your cards, but I am always leaning towards Nativity scenes. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

Cynthia Cole said...

Both cards are adorable!

Jenna said...

Thank you for starting this card drive! This is my first year participating... it's the perfect way to start this wonderful season!

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are such sweet cards, just adorable!

Blog Voyage said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing--and caring!

Debra Rumpza said...

Adorable cards!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very sweet! I love this manger scene!

Goofball Adventures said...

Love the little penguins!

Judy M said...

Terrific cards and great cause!

Evelyn said...

i just love both cards, Jesus card is my favorite because of what it means then the penguin card is my favorite because you can really make a lot of them. well I just love them both. thanks for sharing

terrie said...

Both cards turned out really nice...tfs
My cards are in the mail....this is my second years doing the Caring Hearts drive.

Rita C Jackson said...

Your nativity scene card was so appropriate for such an important cause.

Tink said...

Love your cards!

Late Blooming said...

Wouldn't it be nice if everyone "cared" as much as crafters?

Natalie said...

such a cute card and wonderful bloghop!
Thanks for doing this card drive and thanks for the chance to win. :)

Cynthia Powell-Cobb said...

Very cute!

Sabine H. said...

Gorgeous, Stunning!! What for adorable cards!

Tracy Boyd said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate World Kindness with such creative cards!

Tracy Boyd said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate World Kindness with such creative cards!

Julie Riefkohl said...

Beautiful cards, I love them both.

Debra said...

So very sweet. I love your style.

jeannieob said...

Beautiful cards! Simon Says Stamp is my favorite place to shop for all the things that make me happy!

Tomiko Bishop said...

Amazing card! Thanks for keeping the card drive going. I have already mailed my 120 cards off to you. It is such a wonderful cause❤️

Patty said...

Both of these are so sweet!! The nativity scene is especially cute!! I am feverishly working on getting cards done for the card drive...I hope to do a lot today in particular!! Thanks for the awesome hop & giveaway!!

Jeanne Jordan said...

Thanks, Vera, for organizing this great drive. I'm happy to say I have 50 cards ready to go and will probably add a few more before mailing them out. I love the holidays so this year I started making cards way back in the summer, trying different stamps and some new techniques. What fun for me and what happiness for others. Win Win for sure.

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

Thank you for organising the card drive!
your cards are very nice!

rachelines said...

Great cards Vera and thanks again for hosting the card drive again! You and your group do an amazing job!
My cards are sent in for this year and I hope it will help some older adults feel remembered this holiday season!

Rita Andrews said...

Cute Penguin Card Vera!

Tami Babcock said...

Love your baby Jesus card - adorable!

Mary W said...

I don't send many cute cards but your penguins and that beautiful little tree are so cute that everyone would like it.

Silvia Galloni said...

So lovely...they are so incredible!!!

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created and I love the idea of spreading joy by sending card to those who will enjoy them.

Ladyj711 said...

My fav is the penguin card... that want to treat is so cute! I like wonky
LDYJS@outlook.com

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created and I love the idea of spreading joy by sending card to those who will enjoy them.

Beverly said...

That is one super cute tree!

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Yaritza Rivera said...

Beautiful cards.

srob said...

So cute. Love it!

Skrater said...

Very sweet cards!

Valerie McEowen said...

So very cute! I love the manger scene!

Marty B said...

Such sweet cards & already sent in cards for this amazing drive. What a wonderful way to spread love & use this passion of cardmaking!

SabineV said...

Very sweet and cute cards!

Unknown said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

bzyPTmom said...

Adorable cards and a terrific cause!

cards by cara said...

What a wonderful initiative!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori Mcosh said...

So sweet!

Lori Meyers said...

Love the simplicity of the penguin card for mass production!

Shirley said...

The penguin card is simple yet adorable!

Ruth Paul said...

Thanks for sharing so many great ideas and beautiful cards. I'm always looking forward to what's next.

Ruth Paul said...

Thanks for sharing so many great ideas and beautiful cards. I'm always looking forward to what's next.

Preety said...

I love both the cards :) they are adorable and yes! that wonky tree really brings a lot to the CAS style of the card. Such an important cause to support and I applaud everyone who is a part of it! A little kindness does go a long way.
Cheers
Preety

Lucy E. said...

Your cards are so sweet!
Your commitment to this card drive
is such an act of kindness. The few cards cards I make, at this time, are going to elderly aunts/uncles who are are living by themselves, on the verge of being in a nursing home. Thank you for all of the inspiration!

Pam A said...

Such a wonderful card drive! I love participating each year and look forward to sending my cards to you soon! Both of your cards are adorable.

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of your cards are so super sweet, Vera!!! Thank you for all of the time and energy you put into organizing such a thoughtful and extra special card drive!

CeCe Carter said...

What lovely cards! And it's great that you are adding UK! I pray that someone who receives your cards are blessed beyond measure. The penguin card is just too cute...my some loves penguins and it's my birthday when you choose a winner!

clu60 said...

Both cards are so cute! Love those penguins.

Rowena Miniaci said...

Both such lovely cards!!! Such a wonderful drive to spread joy to others. Thank you!!!

MajdaP said...

These cards are both so lovely!

perlapervan said...

Cute cards

Jean Maxwell said...

Very nice cards. I used Penguins for some my cards I created for the caring hearts collection also

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love both your cards - this is a wonderful idea for a card drive
thank you so much for doing it.

Barb Housner

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

Adorable cards! What a great cause!

Annie K said...

Awww, those happy little penguins! And my mother will LOVE the nativity card :)
Lovely!

Jennifer Woods said...

Beautiful cards! What a great cause!

Diane said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Such a great cause. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Savidge said...

Love that you all participate in this!! Nothing feels better then being given a handmade card 💜

pinkerboi said...

Great Card <3

Debbie B said...

Love your cards Vera! That nativity seen is adorable. I've been working every weekend on my cards for the Kind hearts drive. I think it is such a wonderful cause to contribute to. Looking forward to this blog hop this morning as all my favorite artists are here! Whoohoo! Thanks for having this today!

Tasha Freeman said...

The nativity card is so sweet!

Satori said...

Beautifully made cards for such a selfless, humane endeavor!

Denisse Cardoza said...

This is a Great Idea!
Especially when i make so many cards & i don't know what to do with them!!💌🎅💕

Debbie said...

I am new to card making and just love all the beautiful cards you create! I will be participating in the card drive and am working hard to make beautiful cards!

Cathy said...

Such sweet cards, so perfect for the holidays! The Kind Hearts drive is such a great way to make someone feel special & cared about!

Egret said...

Thanks for brightening my day, too! Your first card is really wonderful and says what Christmas is all about.

TLady said...

HOW SWEET! BOTH of your cards Vera, a ADORABLE! ;) CAS is the way to go when making all those Christmas Cards! SUPER JOB!!! ;)

Clara Callon said...

I n new to card making and I love the idea of sharing holidays cards for seniors. Your cards are fantastic, that nativity set is adorable.

Heather said...

Super cute Vera!

Nina B said...

I love the penguin card! So cute!

lboida said...

Beautiful designs, clean and simple is the best!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Just so sweet - love the nativity.

Hey Jude Cards said...

I love all of your cards. So cute. And I love what you're doing with the drive. Amazing!!!!!

Sandy Griffin said...

Such a great thing to do for the holidays. So many older people have lost their family and friends and are alone. Such a nice way to show people still care. Thank you so much. As always cute cards.

Renee M said...

Your cards are just precious! Wonderful job!

Thordis said...

This is such a beautiful thought! And your cards are super sweet :)

Donna Phelan said...

Wonderful Blog Hop! Fabulous cards, loving the gold accents, they POP!

Jan in Tucson said...

Darling cards!

Katie Ingram said...

what a great card! Thanks for sharing!

BunnyD said...

What darling cards! Love your sweet nativity scene and that wonky tree is cute! Great colouring of the stamps. I just received an order from SSS and my wishlist is piling up again already!

Tania L said...

Such cute cards! Thanks for doing what you're doing!

bev p said...

I did not know that it is world kindness day. I had my cards ready to take to the post office Friday, but forgot it was Veterans Day! I am taking box, tape, address, and the cards and will ask them the best way to send. I will probably also take that bag of peanuts I have been saving! Thanks for doing the drive, and thanks for inspiring me. And yes, I love that little funky tree!

judy said...

Very cute cards! The world can use more kindness--thanks for celebrating this day.

Jill said...

Beautiful cards, Vera. I love both these stamp sets! Thank you so much for sharing your creations.

Ginny said...

I, too, love the smiling Jesus. What a beautiful set!

Dianne Guilinger said...

Both cards are adorable, and so sweet!

NanW said...

Cute cards and a wonderful way to share kindness.

Abby said...

The penguins are so cute!

Cindy Thick said...

I think the nativity card is so adorable.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Your cards are cute.

greenthumb said...

love the cards so cute.

Clara K said...

Lovely cards that are sure to bring a smile to the recipients.

*Vicki* said...

Oh how precious this cards are!! I love that darling penguin creation the most! :) Thanks so much for putting this wonderful card drive together! :) Hope to be starting on my creations this week!!

Laura Beck said...

Anyone would be so pleased to receive either of these cards!

sotama14 said...

Very cute cards !!

Teri W said...

This is my second year participating. I appreciate the opportunity. Happy kindness day 😉. Beautiful cards!

Teri W said...

Both adorable cards. I especially love the first one.

SueT said...

This is my first year participating in the Caring Hearts Card Drive. Thank you for some good ideas. I especially like the penguin because if you're making lots of cards, this one does not take too much time to make, but still looks adorable!

Hattie Hatcheck said...

This is a great cause, your cards will make someone very happy.

safsafdesign said...

Great cards Vera, I love the cause! Hugs from Budapest, Zsofi

Heather Hinds said...

Your penguin card is adorable!

Dee Earnshaw said...

great cards:)

Laura Buehler said...

Great cards, and I love the sentiment

Betty B said...

I love your card drive idea. Our stamp group has been making Christmas and birthday cards for a local retirement home for many years now. I'm excited to be participating in the Caring Card Drive and have already submitted my cards to Rita.
Love the penguins.

Leanne said...

Cute cards! Love the first more.

Jacki said...

Thanks for using the Arctic Penguin set and reminding me that I still love it. Very cute card!

Yukiko Sugiyama said...

Beautiful clean cards!!!!
I really love the way you are spreading your kindness!!!! My cards are on the way!!!
I'm so happy to paticipate in this wonderful carddrive!!!

smallcity said...

Both cards are absolutely adorable

Linda T said...

This is my 3rd year participating for such a great cause. I just adore the manger card! How adorable. Thank you Vera for all you do for such a great cause. A Big Thank you to Simon Says for sponsoring.

Nora N. said...

Oh how adorable!! I LOVE the way you colored these images in. Stunning design!!

Barbara said...

I love both cards and the nativity scene is especially meaningful. More kindness is needed, not just for one day, but everyday! :)

Lura said...

How cute! Both of them!!

Carol L said...

The smiling baby Jesus makes me smile too - it's so cute! Love the cute penguin and his little tree too - adorable cards!

Naama said...

Adorable cards Vera - made me smile inside and out :) The card drive is such a lovely idea, I admire you from the bottom of my heart', and was so happy hearing you branched to Europe, I'll be sending mine in pretty last minute - gives me time to make a few more! :)

Barbie said...

I love the wonky tree too! Beautiful cards!

Robin said...

This is my 3rd year and it gives me great joy to participate. Thank you . Your cards are adorable.

bev p said...

Just to let you know: I couldn't find anywhere to comment at all on Amy Lee's blog post, and I just tried all the links I could for Julie Ebersole and got the Neat and Tangled blog from August, but couldn't get to more recent posts. I don't know if you are the one who needs this information, but I figured you would know who can fix it if it's not you! Thanks.

khjune64 said...

I love the Nativity card. So beautiful.

Christi Gulledge said...

Great project. Thanks for the opportunity to spread kindness.

joy said...

Everyone needs a little kindness in their life! Love your cards, Vera, and thank you for your caring heart!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Lovely card and a really awesome of giving.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Lovely card and a really awesome of giving.

sinnamon crunch said...

I also love the "let us adore him" set. Great cards wonderful cause.

Lorie Hulbert said...

Thank you and Jennifer for developing and continuing this wonderful drive. I love both cards and know the recipients will smile when they receive them.

Trisha said...

So precious! Love them both!

SUdem Stamper said...

Beautiful cards! I do love the Wonky tree, too!
I'm going to spend some time crafting some cards today for this great and caring endeavor!

Fanny said...

I love the simplicity in the penguin card! And the wonky tree is just lovely.

Pennie Glasser said...

Both your cards are adorable

Nandini said...

Beautiful cards. Love them and the concept behind this hop too!

Jill said...

Your cards are so cute! Thank you for sharing.

Lindar C said...

Such sweet cards!

dorseykm said...

Cute cards & good use of the Mama Elephant penguins in the second one.

Susan Andrews said...

Oh my what beautiful cards. Absolutely gorgeous.

Renuka Chavan Singhal said...

such cute Christmas card.

happyscrap said...

Your cards are very sweet. So nice to make one layer cards this time of year. Thank you.

Kim W said...

This card drive makes my heart happy!! Such an awesome idea!!!! You created some beautiful Christmas cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

Carol Didier said...

Very sweet cards, Vera! I really need to dig out my penguins. They always bring a smile to my face!

Алена Кинчерова said...

Your cards are so pretty!

Cyndi Morris said...

Precious cards. The Caring Hearts Drive is such a wonderful idea. I got a late start, but I'm busily working on some cards and will be sending them out later this week.

Steph G said...

I love the nativity card!

StarSpry said...

These cards are adorable! I especially love the penguins :)

Randi Marie DuPrey said...

What a wonderful drive. Our world could use a lot of kindness!

Denise said...
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Denise said...

So, so very cute! - Thanks, Denise

cghundley said...

Such cute cards
and lovely coloring.
Carla from Utah

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