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Friday, November 8, 2013

Caring Hearts Card Drive

Hey everyone!  I am here with a very special post today for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  If you are following along in the hop, you should have come from my Lil' Inker Designs team member Isha Gupta's blog!  This drive is to collect holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes.  With the holidays quickly approaching, there are many elderly who live in these homes who really feel lonely or are missing their family. Wouldn't it be so awesome if we can bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.

This is especially personal to me this year as my Grandma is sitting in a nursing home at this very minute.  And my faithful and loving Grandpa sits with her, every day, even though she cannot respond to him.  He's my hero.  So for them, for me, this is personal!  I'm so thankful that I can be a part of this this year!

For all the details on the card drive, you can visit Vera Yate's blog.

I created a holiday card for this drive using lots of Lil' Inker Designs goodies.

Joy 1.2



I started by making the chalkboard background and then I diecut the Joy word die from the mat.   I stamped some snowflakes from the Winter Greetings Stamp Set & the  Jolly & Joyful stamp sets.  The holly leaves were die cut with the Holly Jolly dies.  And last,l I tied a little piece of Platinum Shimmer Twine from the Twinery to the front.

What do you say?  Do you like to craft?  Do your kids like to craft?  Why not send some cards for this drive and be a blessing to someone who needs some love this Holiday season! 

For details on how to participate, visit this post.



There are a lot of prizes for this hop (and even bigger prizes for the card drive itself)!  Winners will be selected from comments left on the participant's blogs (randomly), so the more blogs you comment on, the bigger your chances of winning will be!

To continue on in the blog, be sure to visit Sarah Jay's amazing blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

150 comments:

  1. I'm a huge fan of the chalkboard technique and simply love this!

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  2. Chalkboard and Kraft - great example! Thanks for sharing this card.

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  3. Jen, I love the chalkboard feel to this card - it's not too much and the pops of color are beautiful!

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  4. Love the card! Esp loving the chalkboard technique!

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  5. love your card! feels very rustic but beautiful!

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

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  7. Jen, I love your chalkboard Christmas card...unique and fun!

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  8. Love your card! I hope to get one made this weekend. This is such a nice idea.

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  9. Such a fun and unique chalkboard card love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love the white stamping on black cardstock! Very striking card! TFS!!

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  11. Love your dark background with the snowflakes! Very pretty!! Thanks for sharing this cause! :)

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  12. oh how i love that little hint of twine

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  13. I love the chalkboard effect on your card. You're an expert at it!

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  14. Fun card! Love those trailing snowflakes!

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  15. Snowflakes are the best! Thanks!

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  16. Love the die you used. And a terrific cause. Also, great blog! Thank you.

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  17. Love it! And that chevron paper behind the die cut JOY is fantastic!

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  18. So pretty! I love the snowflakes and all the colors you chose.

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  19. I love the chalkboard technique! Especially on holiday cards!

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  20. The little holly leaves add sooooooooooo much to the card! :)

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  21. Love love love this x x stunning x

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  22. 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!! =)

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  23. Such a lovely color combo! TFS!!!

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  24. Jen -

    This is such a great card! I love how it turned out.

    Elaine Allen

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  25. Love your card and story. Very sweet indeed.

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  26. great card... perfect snowflake stamping :)

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  27. So sweet and pretty! Love the look of those snowflakes!

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  28. Sweet chalkboard look, love it!

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  29. Those snowflake stamps are adorable. Very cute card.

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  30. Love your style! Thank you for the inspirations!

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  31. What a great chalkboard card! Very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Love the dark background with the shimmery snow.

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  33. GREAT movement with the snowflakes! and I LOVE the sweet twine tied to the "J" and the edge of the chalkboard.

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  34. Love this trendy card! Great design and colors.

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  35. Great card I'm seeing alot of nontraditional cards and I like it.blessings for your Grandparents and your whole family this holiday season

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  36. What a beautiful card! I love your stamping!

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  37. Very pretty card. Those snowflakes look great!

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  38. Love the chalkboard look! Great card!

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  39. Love your card - those snowflakes are gorgeous.

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  40. I like how it looks like the snowflakes are spouting out of the word joy.

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  41. I ADORE your card - great use of the chalkboard background and die cut!

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  42. Love the chalkboard look. I've been wanting to create a Christmas card using this trendy look, and you have given me some more inspiration. Thanks!

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  43. Very cool technique, love the chalkboard! Thanks for stamping for a great cause!

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  44. Such a pretty card...I love your chalkboard background so much!

    Thanks so much for taking part in the blog hop!

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  45. Love the chalkboard look!! Awesome card!

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  46. This is so delicate looking love it :)

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  47. Lovely card-- I love how the chalkboard technique looks all dressed up for the holidays!

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  48. Love the background paper. Great job. TFS

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  49. Great use of the chalkboard technique and love the 'joy' die since that's my name. Thanks for sharing in this great cause, and may God bless you and your family during this season.

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  50. Love the chalkboard and snowflakes. The holly is a wonderful pop of color.

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  51. Beautiful snowflakes on the chalkboard background!

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  52. Lovely card!!! So gorgeous! :)

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  53. What a beautiful card... love the combination chalkboard and kraft. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  54. A beautiful card and for a great cause which I will participating in also. Thank you

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  55. Wonderful card for a wonderful cause! Love the chalkboard technique and the joy cut out!

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  56. Wonderful card, Jen! I love how you used the chalkboard background :)

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  57. What a beautiful card! Just lovely, thanks for sharing it!

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  58. Sweet card! You can tell this is very personal to you. Wonderful cause.

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  59. Cute card! Love the JOY die!

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  60. Very cute--I like the chalkboard background the the die cut joy.

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  61. You've made the chalkboard look
    very elegant with this card. I really love it! Just saying, I make cards for some residents in a retirement home in my area, but I think this card drive is special, too and a great thing!

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  62. Love your chalkboard snowflake background...thanks so much for sharing this!

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  63. I love this!! Just everything about it! Colours, depth and layout... gorgeous!
    Hugs, Shannah xox

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  64. I die cut some ornaments out of my cardstock and layered printed paper behind them. Hadn't thought doing the same behind words. Thanks for the suggestion. the card is very pretty.

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  65. Such a pretty card! I love the trail of snowflakes and especially the tiny colorful beads in the center of some of the flakes.

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  66. So pretty!!! I love the snowflakes...thanks for sharing :)

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  67. Amazing card, I love the chalkboard look on your card. The snowflakes are gorgeous, everything about this card is stunning!

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  68. I love the chalkboard feel. Pretty card.

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  69. Love the chalkboard effect. Cute card! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  70. Love the chalkboard. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Love the chalkboard design and the use of the negative die!

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  72. Jen I've certainly been thinking of you lately!!!! Hugs my friend!!!!

    I love the chalkboard technique used here with the negative diecut......and those snowflakes in the corner!!!

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  73. Love your card. Very pretty.

    Jannette D.

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  74. Such a fabulous trendy card, loing the chalkboard technique!

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  75. Would really like to try the chalkboard technique. Really like this card!

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  76. Wonderful chalkboard card. It will definitely make someone happy.

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  77. Love the chalkboard look and the use of the negative space in the word joy.

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  78. Fun card using the Joy die cut. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  79. Love the chalkboard look! Beautiful card!

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  80. Your card will surely bring joy this Christmas!

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  81. I really like the falling snowflakes on the chalkboard background! ~God bless~

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  82. Such nice work - love the chalkboard look and the open Joy diecut!

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  83. Lovely card and back-story, Jen. My FIL suffers from Alzheimer's. It's not easy to watch. My team of elves and I are aiming for 100 cards this year! Thanks for your support of this great cause.

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  84. Love the chalkboard technique and all the embellies. Beautiful card.

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  85. Love the snowflakes against the chalkboard bg!

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  86. Really super cute card - love it!

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  87. Cute card - thanks for sharing. nlundeen at catt dot com

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  88. Your snowflakes seem to pop off the background. Way cool!

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  89. Such pretty snowflakes with the bling you added!

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  90. Blessings to your sweet grandparents.
    love the chalkboasrd and the different sizes of snowflakes.
    thanks
    Holly

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  91. You have perfected the chalkboard look. It really looks like a chalk board. Wonderful card!

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  92. LOVE your simple but beautiful card!

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  93. love the chalkboard background :)

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  94. Chalkboard and snowflakes = perfection!

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  95. I love your chalkboard card, just wonderful.

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  96. Love the chalkboard and those snowflakes. So cute!

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  97. What a cute chalkboard technique Christmas card! Love the little touch of holly. :D

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  98. Love the pop of green against the chalk board background.

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  99. great chalkboard bkg...gotta try that...

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  100. Classy card - awesome hop - great cause!

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  101. Gorgeous! Love the use of the negative here!

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  102. Your lovely card will definitely bring joy to the lucky recipient. How sweet of your Grandpa to be there daily for your Grandma. It's difficult having a one-sided conversation, but I'm sure he's very lonesome without her at home.

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  103. What a neat card! Really love those snowflakes!

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  104. Wonderful card,Thanks for sharing!!!

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  105. So beautiful card for so great cause! I wish you and your family have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! Be blessed!

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  106. I love the use of the patterned paper behind the die cut, what a great idea. Fab colour combo too. Thank you for sharing, Hannah x

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  107. I love the detail of the snowflakes, the beads at their centers and the simple die-cut "joy"! Just a beautiful card sure to touch whomever receives it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  108. Jen, please forgive me if I've already commented. :)

    I love the look of chalkboard for a holiday card! The little pops of color in the snowflake centers was a sweet addition to your design!!!

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  109. Love the chalkboard look for this card..uber cute...and that JOY die is fab!!

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  110. great card! i really like the die cut part.

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  111. I love the chalkboard look! I am happy to send some cards along to support this cause.

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  112. Absolutely lovely! Your card is so sweet--someone will definitely be joyful when they receive it!

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  113. I like the chalk board look of your card. Thanks

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  114. Nice use of the chalkboard technique.

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  115. gorgeous card, and such a great take on the inspiration photo! :)

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  116. i know what you mean with this card drive being near and dear to my heart. Both of my grandmothers live so far away and they aren't well so I know what a home-made card does. I'm so glad i got to stop by you blog because of this card drive and read your story. Thanks for sharing a stunning card too. Cheers.

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