Friday, November 4, 2011

Cards that Care Blog Hop!

Hello!  Happy Friday!  I am thrilled to be taking part in the Cards that Care blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Jenny's blog!  If you didn't we would love to have you take part please check out Vera's blog for the start of the hop and all the info about Cards that Care!  There is also a ton of prizes you can win from both sending in cards and leaving comments on the hop!   These companies generously offer prizes for the hop: Lawn Fawn, Penny Black, Sweet Stamps Shop, Avocado Arts, & I Love It All.
I really love this Cards that Care drive.   Such a great drive that Vera and Jennifer put together! The holidays can be a very hard time for people especially when they are alone.  I can't imagine what is like for some elderly people who are alone in a nursing home, missing there family and not able to spend the holidays with them.  I love making cards as I am sure you do too.  The difference that a card can make for an elderly person in a nursing home makes making that card even more special. I really want to encourage you to take part.  Even if you can only send in one card send it in, it will make a difference!

I wanted to play with the Hero Arts stamp bird on a tree and couldn't decide what colors to use so I made three with different colors:


The blue one is my favorite:





I stamped the bird on a tree in moss green, robins' egg, and cranberry pigment ink by colorbox.  Added my favorite twine by the twinery colored in the birds and added a scalloped piece to the bottom!  The cards a smidge smaller than regular size just to accommodate the image better. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Your next stop on the hop is Giovanna!

107 comments:

Laurel said...

Gorgeous cards!

Anne said...

Beautiful set of cards Anita- love the wonderful colors you chose here!

Judy1223 said...

Anita, I'm glad I saw your post...your name isn't on the list at Vera's blog (neither is Jenny or Giovanna)...I'd hate to have people miss you guys!

Anyway, your cards are all lovely...great color variations! Sure to make lots of people happy!

Lynn said...

Anita, These cards are absolutely lovely.

Mel said...

I love that stamp set. Your color variations are great! I would not have thought about using the vibrant colors and they look so great!

Miriam Prantner said...

These cards are gorgeous, and I love all the different color combinations!

Christiana said...

Oh my goodness, Anita, these cards are GORGEOUS! Wow. Wow. Wow. Love all three. You did a fabulous job, girlfriend!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Wonderful Christmas cards!!! FABULOUS colors!!!

Kimba's Kreations said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!!!!

jmdmoo said...

Love this Set! my favorite is the blue background one on the left. Love the hint of red!

Brenda said...

Simply gorgeous Anita! I adore what you did with that HA stamp! Superb cards as always!

cutiephinphin said...

Gorgeous set of cards!

CinnamonSally said...

This is a stunning set of cards Anita, love the bright colours you have chosen!

CinnamonSally said...

This is a stunning set of cards Anita, love the bright colours you have chosen!

Katy said...

These cards are so cute! Love the snowflake accent too!

Lillian Child said...

Your cards are sure to get some smiles! This is one of my favorite new stamps of the season and I love what you created with it.

I also am participating in this year's card drive. Such a wonderful event!

Just found your blog on this hop and I am now following. So very nice to meet you! Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
lillianchild at cox dot net
http://pinterest.com/lillianchild

Samantha Mann said...

what a wonderful set of cards!! i just love them all! fabulous!

Atticelf said...

Ohmygosh...these are GORGEOUS!

glowegal said...

I just love how you played with the different color schemes on each card! So pretty!!

judy said...

I love these cards Anita! The blue
is my favorite too.

Karen B. said...

All these cards are amazing, Anita! I love how you've showcased the stamp in different colors, and with the different colored bird as a pop! Really great!

marla said...

Great set of cards. Love the trees!!

Vera Rhuhay said...

These are gorgeous card,Anita! I love the colors too!

Anita Braddock said...

wow supper cards love all of them thanks for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

Divine said...

Lovely cards. TFS :)

Kristina said...

Ooh I love that branch stamp, I need one of those!

charli said...

Love these and now I need this stamp!

Angela said...

I love all 3 too! They are all so beautiful and have such rich colors! Great Christmas card!

maryse n. said...

I love the design of these cards. They are awesome!

joy said...

Such a versatile stamp - love your renditions, Anita!

Carly said...

Gorgeous! I love the simple cards that make the image the star! Your colours are sensational and they are just joyful and lovely!

xoxoxo Carly

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome set of cards!!

Emily Keaton said...

I love it! Great card, great cause. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim H said...

Love the cards, its great to see the same stamps used in different color combos, really shows the versatilities. I think my fav is the green one, but I like cardinals. Beautiful twine and snowflake details. thank you for sharing and supporting a wonderful cause.

Monika Wright said...

REally adore all 3 of your cards and adding The Twinery twine is such a perfect addition!

Dawn said...

They are all wonderful Anita. This stamp is the one I'm making a lot of my Christmas cards with this year. Love you twine on them...

Fiorella said...

Goergeous card! The Hero stamp is just fab!

Cathy Fong said...

gorgeous set of cards!! love love these, Anita :) very inspiring

Nona said...

Beautiful set of cards, Anita! Love the different color variations. TFS and hope you enjoy your weekend :)

Kris said...

Love, love, love that stamp! Awesome cards! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

The Paper Pundit said...

I love these cards, my favorite is the blue one, too!

KatKat said...

They are wonderful!!! =)

Lisa (lisascraps) said...

Your cards are wonderful! I love the colour combo used in each of them.

Yainea said...

So stylish.. gorgeous card! I love the green one!

Disp6194 said...

All of the color combinations are gorgeous Anita! I am in love with the twine and snowflakes, so cute :)

Lori K said...

I have this stamp...love the way you changed it up by changing the background color

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that you did these in different colors.

Robin said...

Love the use of different colors! Thanks for sharing!

Robin
mcever4 at bellsouth dot net

NatQuebec said...

it's so fun to see it in different colors !

Michelle said...

Anita these are GORGEOUS!!! The blue one is my favorite one too! ;)

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards...Just Fabulous!!

Maryu said...

Blue was my favorite too, until I saw the green... and the red. Wonderful cards. Thanks for participating and for a chance to win.

Lisa said...

Beautiful, Anita! I love how you used the same desin and just changed up the colors a bit- great idea!

Lin said...

LOVE all of them, Anita - the baker's twine and the snowflakes really make them fun!! I couldn't pick a favorite.

Tiffany said...

These cards are absolutely gorgeous! I adore that silhouette stamp, it's next on my list!

Gail said...

Oh, these are wonderful!

Cher said...

oh I so luv that bird too...wish I had that one lol...your cards rock!

brenda said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you made the same card look so differently each time.

Vanessa Middleton said...

These are GORGEOUS, I <3 all 3 of them!!! I love birch trees, too. I *need* that stamp. :P

Dana said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards!!

Cheri said...

Very pretty cards. I love the green background.

Tanya said...

beautiful! such different looks with the different colors. thanks for the fun inspiration!

donna c said...

I am in love. What a perfect peaceful image and what a perfect layout. The card looks great in each of your color choices. My wishlist continues to grow. LOL!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Oh wow, just beautiful! I love the green one :)

Terri (blindstamper) said...

The blue is my favorite too, but they are all great!

Dotti said...

Love these cards!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Beautiful cards! I love that image.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love these, Anita! My fave is the green one!!

Margie said...

How pretty! I love the twine on these!

Trinh said...

Ooh you make me want that stamp, Anita! I love the first one though the last combo is a close 2nd. Fantastic set!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Very pretty set of cards!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are gorgeous!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Really cute cards. Love all the color combos you used, and the matching twine with the snowflake.

Diana said...

Love your cards and the different effects varying your colors

lkdeli said...

I agree - the blue one is my fav too. The snowflake on the bow is the perfect touch! Great card idea - Thanks

mariella said...

greeting from italy!!!!!

Yizz said...

Isnt it amazing how just changing the colours makes that stamp look so different each time, great set of cards xx

Rookie said...

Oh wow - this trio is gorgeous.

Loving this inspirational hop and thoughtful drive.

Sue D said...

Very cute--I just had a chance to use this stamp at Archivers this past week.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Kim C said...

love your cards. Love seeing that stamp in all those different colors! Thank you

Ruby Craft said...

The blue's my favorite also. Great design. It's amazing that each color combo looks so different!

Raven said...

Your cards are wonderful, so cute. Thanks so much for sharing.

Debra said...

Love, love, love the colors...so creative.

BrendaB said...

All three cards are just gorgeous! I love all the color combinations.

Penny Ward said...

Adorable cards. Love the twine and snowflake embellie.

S Haines said...

I was going to say that the blue one was my favorite too but the more I look the more I like them all.

Steph B said...

I love those cards. The top one is my favourite. I've been eyeing that stamp for a while - thanks for the inspiration!

jintyoo7 said...

eeeek, LOVE this, Anita - It is one of my favourite cards of the hop :o)

Isha said...

Goodness!!!Love this set Anita. Just so beautiful and soothing:)

Melody said...

O just love this stamp. I like the blue and red together as well.

Marsha said...

Beautiful. Love them all.

Kathy B said...

very cute!

Scrapalajen said...

Gorgeous trio of Xmas cards.

pcm said...

lovely cards and congrats on your news below!

Carmen said...

Stunning cards! Really love the trees and birdie!!

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful cards Anita! My fave is the light blue as well.

NanaBeth said...

Fantastic set of cards-I love all the color variations. Thank you for taking part in this hop and card drive.It is a wonderful thing all of you are doing!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! LOVE the ISPIRATION and the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Karen Diebolt said...

Beautiful cards, I love them.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, Anita, these are gorgeous! I really, really love them. And congrats again on your teaching position at your LSS. :)

NE Brenda said...

Really love the different variations. Super job!

Shayla said...

I love all of the cards and their design is so cute!

Angel said...

I think the green background is my favorite, but all are just wonderful

Indy said...

I love the variety of colors with the same design! Great job!

Deirdre said...

Beautiful cards Anita. Love what you created.

Jinny Newlin said...

These are BEAUTIFUL, Anita! And for such a great cause, too! I'm going to try, but life is rolling me over, especially this time of year.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Anita, I LOVE your card set! They are all so gorgeous!

 

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