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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:

Kristie Goulet said...

Perfect card for a great cause!

~amy~ said...

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

Cathy Homan said...

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

Suzanne said...

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

Kristi said...

Love the card! Esp loving the chalkboard technique!

Amy Pjura said...

love your card! feels very rustic but beautiful!

cm said...

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

Laura Turcotte said...

Such a great card!

Judy1223 said...

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

mamichelle said...

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

Anja (scrappie) said...

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

Richell Martin said...

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

*Vicki* said...

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

Tammy B said...

oh how i love that little hint of twine

Amanda said...

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

Jess said...

Fun card! Love those trailing snowflakes!

Cheryl said...

Snowflakes are the best! Thanks!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Sooo pretty!

Michelle Simone said...

Love the chalkboard background!!!

Scrapycandy said...

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

Kari V. said...

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

Maria said...

love your card so pretty

Emily Adams said...

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

Auror Willow said...

I love the chalkboard technique! Especially on holiday cards!

grandmato19 said...

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

Lydia said...

Love love love this x x stunning x

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!! =)

Maeghan M. said...

Such a lovely color combo! TFS!!!

Elaine A said...

Jen -

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

Elaine Allen

Jennifer said...

Love your card and story. Very sweet indeed.

lindaplus3 said...

great card... perfect snowflake stamping :)

pcm said...

fun card!

Miriam Prantner said...

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

Kailash said...

Sweet chalkboard look, love it!

Tami B. said...

Those snowflake stamps are adorable. Very cute card.

Debra said...

Love your style! Thank you for the inspirations!

Jen said...

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

jj said...

Love the dark background with the shimmery snow.

Laura Jane said...

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

joy said...

Love this trendy card! Great design and colors.

Deborah said...

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

LSmith said...

Great card!

Veronica Z said...

What a beautiful card! I love your stamping!

Jingle said...

Very pretty card. Those snowflakes look great!

beaverphyllis said...

Love the chalkboard look! Great card!

Sabrina said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Jayell said...

Love your card - those snowflakes are gorgeous.

di said...

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

Vanessa said...

Awesome background!!

Kirsten said...

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

Marianne said...

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!

Anne Harada said...

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

Efrat said...

Beautiful card.

Barb Ghig said...

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

Thanks so much for taking part in the blog hop!

Demonica said...

Lovely!!

Meredith said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lizzy C said...

Love the chalkboard look!! Awesome card!

Nikki C said...

This is so delicate looking love it :)

judy said...

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

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the background paper. Great job. TFS

croppinmama said...

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.

Kelley said...

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

Judy Tuck said...

Beautiful snowflakes on the chalkboard background!

Kristen said...

Lovely card!!! So gorgeous! :)

Candida said...

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

Linda T said...

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

jeannine said...

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

Olessya K said...

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

Kristie Maynard said...

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

Kelly Flaherty said...

Beautiful!

Sheila H said...

Love the chalkboard look :)

Synderai said...

Great card, love the look.

Buttarcrafts said...

The snowflakes are gorgeous!

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

Love this look-great job!

Cat Craig said...

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

Cheryl Chow said...

Love the chalkboard look!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very lovely card!

ruth said...

Cute card! Love the JOY die!

Sue D said...

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

Barbara said...

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!

Annie Wills said...

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

Anonymous said...

Great card. TFS.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

What a lovely card and cause!

Shannah said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Lindsey said...

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

Trisha Klowak said...

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

Bethany Lau said...

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

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

awesome design and love that joy!!!

Stacey said...

I love the chalkboard feel. Pretty card.

milliedk5 said...

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

Sherri said...

Love the chalkboard. Thanks for sharing.

Karenladd said...

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

Amy Kolling said...

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!!!

Jannette said...

Love your card. Very pretty.

Jannette D.

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Such a fabulous trendy card, loing the chalkboard technique!

kyhunter said...

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

ancha said...

great card! :D

Carolyn said...

Wonderful chalkboard card. It will definitely make someone happy.

Mary-Anne V said...

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

Cindy Groh said...

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

Teresa Ciarleglio said...

Love the chalkboard look! Beautiful card!

Kelley Petri said...

Your card will surely bring joy this Christmas!

Janet said...

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

Sue Speck said...

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

canadian_liner said...

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.

georgeanna elliott said...

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

Daria Z. said...

Love the snowflakes against the chalkboard bg!

Maureen said...

Really super cute card - love it!

Nicki Lundeen said...

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

Kathy H said...

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

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your chalkboard background! TFS

lynda said...

Such pretty snowflakes with the bling you added!

Unknown said...

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

Donna Cala said...

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

Wendy said...

LOVE your simple but beautiful card!

MB Isaac said...

love the chalkboard background :)

Kimberly Rendino said...

Chalkboard and snowflakes = perfection!

Colleen said...

I love your chalkboard card, just wonderful.

Tracey Humphries said...

Love the chalkboard and those snowflakes. So cute!

Moosisk said...

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

Bunnyfreak said...

Stunning card

Deborah Montgomery said...

Great card...thanks for sharing :)

Weenie Thomas said...

Love the pop of green against the chalk board background.

paperpapier said...

love the chalkboard background!

Karen said...

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

Cornelia W said...

Classy card - awesome hop - great cause!

valeriemolinier said...

I'm a fan of the chalkboard look !!

Laura M. said...

Beautiful card! TFS :)

Joyce said...

What a fabulous card.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Gorgeous! Love the use of the negative here!

Kathy Mc said...

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.

Emily H said...

Super gorgeous! Love it!

Andrea La Vigne said...

What a neat card! Really love those snowflakes!

devidhayaal said...

Wonderful card,Thanks for sharing!!!

Melfina said...

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!

{VICKI} said...

Pretty!
Love the snowflakes

Hannah Lewis said...

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

croppergal said...

What a beautiful card!

Ruth G said...

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!

Amante del Papel said...

love, love, love this card!

Amy Kolling said...

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!!!

Gabby Lou said...

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

Angie M said...

great card! i really like the die cut part.

bjmartin said...

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

karenelr said...

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

mtscrapgal said...

I like the chalk board look of your card. Thanks

ChrisM said...

Nice use of the chalkboard technique.

Noelle said...

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

Ren-Yi said...

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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