Friday, November 8, 2013

Caring Hearts Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to my blog and the Caring Hearts Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the Fresh Squeezed Stamp Blog!  If not please start at Vera's blog for all the fun! The Caring Hearts Card Drive collects cards for the elderly who are in nursing homes, a lot of elderly people don't always have visitors and the holiday time can be really hard for them.  Sending a card really does brighten there day to see that a stranger cares enough about them to make a card write a message and send it to them.  I am personally collecting cards on behalf of Canadians and have a large nursing home to give cards to!  So if your in Canada and love to make cards please send them!  If your in the US send it to Vera!



I have 4 cards to share with you. I stamped a whole bunch of Poinsetta's from WPlus9 Design Pretty Poinsetta and die cut them.  Often when I make Holiday cards I make more than 1 of a design which was my plan with these cards but than I changed my mind.  I already adhered down the main panel so I was stuck with that as my base (I considered trying to pull it off that never works) So I played around with the same elements and stamps and did four designs:





It was fun coming up with different designs using the background and stamps!  I used a Hero Arts background along with My Favorite things Cheerful Christmas Greetings, and a Joy die cut from Papertrey Ink.

The next stop is Sarah Moerman!

Please leave a comment by Tuesday November 12 for a chance to win prizes from these companies:

Clearly Besotted Stamp
Ellen Hutson
Fresh Squeezed Stamp
Hero Arts
Inspiration Emporium
Lawn Fawn
Li'l Inker Designs
May Arts
My Favorite Thing
Newton Nook & Design
Online Classes
Paper Smooches
Simon Says Stamps
Studio Calico
Tim Holts
There She Goes Stamp
The Twinery



A few important details:

  • This card drive will be going on till November 28, 2013. We need to receive your card by November 28, 2013.
  •  Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message in it (it can be stamped or hand written).  
  • Please sign your name and where you are from. 
  • Please include an envelope for each card and please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards (all size welcome)
  • And please don't use any pins (safety reason).
  • You can mail the cards to:
                 Vera Yates                                         Card Drive                                            
                       109 N. Post Oak Lane Ste. 430               c/o Tina Schrof                                    
                       Houston, TX 77024                                        P.O. Box 75                                                
                                                                                                     Springboro, Ohio45066                                                                                                                                                                        
 
Pine-Fine
Attn  Anita
P.O. Box 30
Piney, MB R0A 1K0
Canada

149 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful cards!

~amy~ said...

How fun! I love seeing a card set using the same elements! Pretty!

Cathy Homan said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing!

Kristi said...

So bright and cheery!!

cm said...

Beautiful cards, sure to brighten the spirits of whoever receives it, just as you've brightened mine by sharing today! Thank you!
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cm said...

Beautiful cards, sure to brighten the spirits of whoever receives it, just as you've brightened mine by sharing today! Thank you!
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Laura Turcotte said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Judy1223 said...

Anita, your poinsettia cards are Christmas card classics! Love them ALL! So nice of you to help out with the drive in Canada...what a great lady you are!

Judy1223 said...

Anita, your poinsettia cards are Christmas card classics! Love them ALL! So nice of you to help out with the drive in Canada...what a great lady you are!

Anja (scrappie) said...

These cards are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Richell Martin said...

These are gorgeous! I especially love the Joy one! Thanks for sharing!!

*Vicki* said...

Such stunning poinsettia images! Love your papers too! Thanks for sharing this cause! ;)

Kari V. said...

Fantastic cards! I love those poinsettias!

Tammy B said...

oh so pretty!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Really beautiful cards! That flower is so pretty.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for all the poinsettia ideas!

Jess said...

Love how you made multiples yet each is a little special/different!

Scrapycandy said...

So bright and cheerful! And a terrific cause. Thank you for inspiring!

Kailash said...

Beautifully designed card!!!

Leigh Penner said...

What a lovely set of cards, Anita!

Auror Willow said...

Cute cards! I love poinsettias!

grandmato19 said...

Love the Christmas Cheer card -- I am sure it will bring a smile to whoever receives it! Merry Christmas to you!

Lydia said...

Beautiful cards x

Michelle Simone said...

Classic. Love them!

Maeghan M. said...

How beautiful!!! TFS!!!

Laurie Newbigging said...

Lovely poinsettias.

Elaine A said...

These cards are so beautiful, and very classic!

Elaine Allen

Jennifer said...

A very beautiful set of cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! I am a FAN of this Card Hop!! THANKS for sharing such a FUN Card and for the chance to win!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

pcm said...

great cards!

conil said...

Lovely...crazy about the poinsettia and, since the background is one I own, love it too.

lindaplus3 said...

absolutely beautiful :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great set of cards! Love those poinsettias!

Trinh said...

Beautiful set! Love how you created 4 different designs with the same elements.

Debra said...

Love your style! Thank you for the inspirations!

Jen said...

What a bright and cheery set - thanks for sharing for this great cause! :)

jj said...

Liked how each card is unique using the same things!

joy said...

Beautiful card set, Anita!

Laura Jane said...

Your lovely flowers are dancing all over those cards!
Great set!

LSmith said...

Very lovely!

Jingle said...

The stamping on the flowers turned out nicely! Pretty cards!

Deborah said...

I like the idea of four different cards may you have a blessed Holiday Season TFS

beaverphyllis said...

Such pretty cards—love them all!

Jayell said...

Lovely poinsettia, I'm sure the recipient will love this

di said...

What a great way to complete a bunch of cards at one. Like all your designs.

Vanessa said...

Cute card

Vanessa said...

Cute card

Kirsten said...

I love the variations you came up with! Definitely can take the tedium out of creating a stack of cards for mailing ;)

Efrat said...

Beautiful card set!

Anne Harada said...

Love that poinsetia image! Obviously very versatile! Wonderful samples, TFS!

Meredith said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Demonica said...

All fabulous

Lizzy C said...

How awesome! I love that you created such different looks with the same supplies!

Nikki C said...

Such bright and cheery cards thanks for sharing

judy said...

Pretty and festive set of cards!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

It is nice to see how you can use the same image and make different and unique cards with small changes. Fabulous!!! TFS

croppinmama said...

Great collection of cards...nice to see how you used the same images in different ways. Thanks for sharing in this great cause.

Judy Tuck said...

Lovely, bright colours. Sure to make someone smile!

Barb Ghig said...

Love your pretty cards!!!

Thanks so much for taking part in the blog hop!

Kristen said...

I love those poinsettias!! :)

Linda T said...

Beautiful cards! I love poinsettias. A great cause in which I will be participating in.

Candida said...

Beautiful cards... love the bright colored flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!

Synderai said...

Lovely cards, great job! Nice to know that it's open to Canadians as well. :)

Kelley said...

Same base, same images and four beautiful cards.

Kristie Maynard said...

So very pretty, sure to cheer someone this season!

Dawn Turley said...

Your cards are wonderful Anita. The poinsettia is so pretty. Great cause

Olessya K said...

Thanks Anita for being a part of this Card Drive here in Canada, such a great initiative! I've already sent you several of my cards to brighten someone's day.

jeannine said...

Beautiful assortment of cards! Love the large poinsettias!

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

Gorgeous cards!!!

Ariana Garber said...

Love the variations!

Buttarcrafts said...

Very pretty cards!

Cornelia W said...

Hi Anita, I am the one before you in the blog hop tomorrow - just stepping by to say hi! Gorgeous cards - they will be treasured!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful rich colors! Lovely cards.

Cheryl Chow said...

Beautiful cards!

Sue D said...

Very pretty set of poinsettia cards.

ruth said...

How fun! I love how you mixed it up.

Annie Wills said...

Gorgeous cards...love this stamp set and you stamped it beautifully!

frommycraftroom said...

Great cards for a great cause. TFS.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love your designs!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love your designs!

Shannah said...

Such a beautiful set of cards! Bright and beautiful!
Hugs, Shannah xox

marylouh said...

Love the idea of the same basic card but the placement of the embellishments are changed. If you have to make a lot of cards this is a good idea. Keeps you interested and ready to go - instead of getting bored and ready to quit. thanks for sharing.

vanitya said...

Classic and pretty!

Trisha Klowak said...

So pretty!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely cards :)

Lindsey said...

How sweet of you to create four beautiful cards for a fabulous cause!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

oh my..your cards are wonderful!

Stacey said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing!

milliedk5 said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Sherri said...

Very pretty cards. Thank you for sharing.

Bethany Lau said...

Stunning cards! I love the red poinsettias!

Kris in Alaska said...

Unusual colors but still pretty!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Jannette said...

Love what you've done. Beautiful cards.

Jannette D,

Shaughn Woodruff said...

I spy WPlus9 stamps/dies! Your cards are beautiful!

kyhunter said...

Like the vibrant color you used.

Pam said...

Gorgeous cards!

Cindy Groh said...

I love background stamps and this one is awesome. Fabulous cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelley Petri said...

May your cards bring much joy to those who receive them! :-)

Teresa Ciarleglio said...

Beautiful poinsettias and cards!

Janet said...

Love the easy to make and change up a little cards that are easy to mass produce! ~God bless!

Janet said...

Love the great to mix up sayings and mass produce cards! ~God bless~

georgeanna elliott said...

Beautiful traditional cards. Thank you for sharing.

Barbara said...

The cards are lovely and I love the variations on the one theme!

Daria Z. said...

What a beautiful set of cards, Anita!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards...love how you used the same elements on all the cards to create totally different looks.

Maureen said...

Great cards! The flowers are so pretty!

Amanda said...

Very pretty cards!

Sue Speck said...

A nice range of choices from simple to more complex, and using the same basic elements - CLEVER!

Nicki Lundeen said...

Cute cards! nlundeen at catt dot com

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful set! Thanks for the inspiration!

lynda said...

I'm surprised to read that you made the background with a stamp. It's so perfectly stamped that I thought is was a patterned paper!

MB Isaac said...

very bright and cheerful :)

lynda said...

I'm surprised to read that the background is a stamp. It's stamped so perfectly that I thought it was patterned paper!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Beautiful! I like the Joy one best of all :)

Wendy said...

Beautiful set of cards!

Colleen said...

What a great group of cards you made.

YillyLeon said...

Thanks for sharing!!

Moosisk said...

What a great example of how to make a set of fabulous Christmas cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love your cards...gorgeous :)

Karenladd said...

Love the pretty poinsettias and the fresh look of your cards!

Weenie Thomas said...

Beautiful card!

Donna Cala said...

Wonderful! I would really love those poinsettias.

Tracey Humphries said...

Lovely cards. Love how it shows how you can mass produce the elements but put them together differently.

paperpapier said...

love the bright red colour poinsettia...so gorgeous!

Karen said...

just beautiful....

maria f. said...

These are all so bright and happy. They'll certainly be appreciated.

Laura M. said...

Great cards! TFS :)

Joyce said...

Fabulous collection of cards.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So pretty! I love the background!

Emily H said...

Love these! Great cards!

Kathy Mc said...

Great set of cards, Anita. Love the way you varied similar elements as each one looks so different. How awesome of you to collect cards for this great cause!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Lovely set of cards. I especially like the one with the red rhinestones. The colors of those poinsettias will warm whoever gets them!

devidhayaal said...

Wonderful cards,Thanks for sharing!!

Melfina said...

Beautiful cards for a great cause! Thank you for sharing!

{VICKI} said...

soooooooooooo pretty!

Hannah Lewis said...

Love the bright colours and use of the patterned paper together, thank you for sharing. Hannah x

Anonymous said...

love every version of your card! thanks for sharing!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

croppergal said...

Beautiful cards!

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croppergal said...

Beautiful cards - Thanks for the inspiration!

Ruth G said...

I love them all! The flowers are so pretty and I just adore those sentiments! Thanks so much for sharing!

Amante del Papel said...

There are a super beautiful cards!

Amy Kolling said...

Anita you make beautiful cards with flowers! Gorgeous designs!

Gabby Lou said...

Very pretty cards and I love the colors!! Fab!!

Angie M said...

such pretty cards! thank u for sharing!

bjmartin said...

Fun to see all the variations!

karenelr said...

Oh such lovely cards! I love poinsettias! Thanks for the inspiration!

mtscrapgal said...

Love all those bright poinsettias. Thanks for helping with the drive.

ChrisM said...

Like the bright colors you used.

Ren-Yi said...

I love love those poinsettia. Stunning card. So glad i got to stop by this blog because of this card drive. Thanks for supporting it! Cheers.

 

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