Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rambling Thoughts

For Caring Hearts Blog Hop please scroll down or click HERE. You have till Wednesday to leave comment to be eligible for prizes :)

During Caring Hearts Blog Hop, what Savitri wrote captured my thought perfectly. Here's what she wrote: "I have a thing for old people, especially little sweet old men, they make me go “awwwwww” and reminds me of my own grandpa. But in general, lot of them just brings a smile to my face. A little squeeze on my arm, a little laugh, home made cookies, whatever… old folks gives me the warm and fuzzies."

That's exactly what I thought & feel about the elderly. I always have soft spot in my heart for kids & the elderly. I love those jovial old folks that greeted you with a warm hug & smile. They remind me so much of my dad, who always have huge smile on his face.

Am I rambling? Sorry, just really want to share what Savitri wrote, since I can so relate to that. Also, another note, Nancy Krueger, one of my HA Flickr friend, has an aunt that run a a non-profit charity called Letters from Home, in which she sends letters to lonely people in retirement homes. Here's a link to the website: http://lettersfromhomeinc.org/ It's kind of like what I am doing with Caring Hearts Card Drive. They don't accept cards, but they do accept donation to help with mailing cost and all. Thought I share the link here if it's something that you'd like to support.

On to cards, shall we? Since, I am working on tons of holiday card, sticking to simple & quick is a must. Here's a quick cards I made using the soon to be released Digital Doodles "Frosty Friend" snowman (you can purchase him starting next week at Two Peas In A Bucket). For this week though, you can win this digi stamp. Check out Kathy Martin's blog here for details and for eye candy from the DT.

Crafty Pad - christmas
Gingerloft - winter
Stamp Something - use something digi

This next set is for Thanksgiving. This turkey from DeNami is one of my favorite! He's sooo cute! 

Marks Finest Paper - die cuts or a punch
Fairy Knoll - fall
Simon Says Stamp - give thanks

Thank you all for stopping by and hope you have an awesome day! Don't forget you have till Friday midnight to enter Wee Memories "Cute Holiday" challenge! Cheers....


Anonymous said...

Aww these are all so cute! :)

Monica said...

Such nice cards, Vera... love the images!

xxx Monica (the one who is ageing) Lol!!!

Ayana Posadas said...

These cards are so adorable!

Virginia L. said...

Love your quick cards! They are so simple yet so darn sweet! BTW you totally rocked this card drive that you spearheaded! Amazing effort and result! Way to go, Vera!!

Joanne Travis said...

Love the clean and pretty design. So beautifully done!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends on our special anniversary week!

artfuldelight said...

Super cute cards!

Jehanne's doodles said...

oh they are soo cute :)

AGohl said...

Cute cards :) I've sent a few cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. I'm hoping to get a few more finished to send out to you, but the days just keep getting away from me!!! I am so glad that you are organizing this. When my great grandparents were in a nursing home we went to see them quite often. I always remember the people in the nursing home that never seemed to have anyone come visit them or spend time with them. It was always so sad... I am glad that there are some that will hopefully have their day made when they receive one of these hand made cards from so many wonderful ladies!

Audrey Pettit said...

So glad your card drive is going well! You are awesome to do this!
And I love your Frosty Friend cards. Super cute design. Adorable turkey cards, too.

Lynn McAuley said...

What an adorable collection, Vera!

Perfect for Speedy's die cut challenge!!

Debbie said...

OOh very pretty cards. Love the clean, simplicity of the Christmas cards. :)

Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

Nancy said...

sweet and adorable...you and your cards!
bless you!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Adorable CAS cards! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Mandy said...

Vera these are all gorgeous hunny.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

mgoll88 said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.
The cute stamp with the turtle called "Mozart" from Whipper Snapper

The stamp called "Mozart" from Whipper Snapper


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Vera :-) simply fabulous !! I love them :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and Stamp Something Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

~amy~ said...

You my dear are just cranking out the cards...excellent!

Whenever I shop in the large japanese grocery store in Seattle I think of my grandmother...it's when I hear the older japanese ladies chatting with each other that it hits me like a ton of bricks..sigh..miss her dearly...she lived with us when we were growing up...your idea for the card drive is so kind...and will be sure to brighten tons of peoples days:)

Virgo5 said...

Love them all, simple yet beautiful!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Claire said...

Such beautiful card, so elegant! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knoll and good luck
Claire xx

Shelley said...

Lovely cards, the give thanks ones are great for this weeks challenge. Thanks for joining in this weeks Fairy Knoll Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

Lisa said...

Love your cards! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Waves of Love

 Hi all. Just poppin' in to let you know, I am up on SugarPea Design blog today, sharing this fun card. Check it out, will you? May you...