Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Penguins Christmas Love

Last time I made an interactive card, it was such a hit. So, I thought it'd be fun to repeat the design, but this time with 2 moveable penguins!!

I just love this Arctic Penguins set from Mama Elephant. And, this time I want it to be a bit more festive, so I sprinkle some fine confetti on the hill. I always believe, when it comes to Christmas, make it sparkle & shine!

Here's the 1st pic showing the two lovely penguins apart, staring at each other, wondering if they'll get together, if the heart is meant to be given. ;)

Penguins, Christmas, interactive

Ah.... yes, of course the heart is meant to be given. After all, part of Christmas is about giving and receiving love, right?

Penguins, Christmas, interactive

The only boo boo on this card, I already glued down the tree when I realize my sentiment would be a bit too high/too close to the frame. Oh well... I decided not to stress out over a little imperfection. It is what it is.

Now, some Caring Hearts update. Yesterday, I opened up the packages that arrive after Thanksgiving. 68 packages total and about 1935 cards. Now, mind you, I already have quite a bit of cards already on the table, before this stash being added. And, thank goodness, I already mailed out about 3000 cards before hand, otherwise, I wouldn't have room to put all the cards!! All in all, there's probably close to 4000 cards on the table.

What was fun for me was when hubby offered to help open and sorting the packages. I normally decline as I know he's not into card making and thinking I don't want to give him extra chore. But, I was drowning in packages, so I said, yes please. It turned out to be so much fun! 

Hubby was enjoying opening the packages and looking at all the details. He'd be like, look at this one! It looks so fancy. Look at the coloring. Or when he open the ones from kids, he'd take the time to read what the kids wrote and thought it's so cute! It ended up being a good bonding time for us. I could see he's enjoying the process as much as I do. It was really a good moment. I look at him and remember thinking, I am so blessed.

I have this fun hobby that have the ability to bring people together. I have people from all over sharing my mission and it's humbling and joyful at the same time. And, now I found out this is something we both can enjoy together. Opening card drive mails!!

Normally, we received around 3500 cards, more or less. So, we didn't expect to receive in the 12,000 range. With that, please be patient before we announce the prize winners. We have to go through so much mails and packing them. I am hoping that by the end of this week, we'll have everything organized and pick the winners.

That's all from me today and be back tomorrow! Cheers...


Deloris said...

Wow, 12,000 cards! That's awesome. Thank you so much for doing this. I know you will bring joy and many smiles.

Nikki said...

WOW that is just amazing so glad your hubby had fun looking at all the cards with you so sweet he joined in :)
That is one amazing stack of cards too

Judy1223 said...

Again, God bless your efforts...and your hubbie's efforts, too!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

That is sooo amazing to see that many cards and know mine are there somewhere....thank you again for such an amazing project to be part of!!

Anonymous said...

Aaaaw the little moveable penguins are adorable Vera. Great great result for the card drive too - wow that's an enormous amount of cards for you to sort phew! Awesome job and glad you enjoyed having hubbies help :)xL

Dawnll said...

Your card is adorable as can be and I love the heart with them together.
Love seeing and hearing the update about all the cards...Thanks for sharing

Celeste Goff said...

Vera, I can't believe how many cards you received. That's simply amazing!

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