Friday, November 4, 2011

Cards that Care Blog Hop

Today many designers are participating in a very special blog hop.........Cards that Care.  This is a card drive to collect holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes.  This has been put together by Vera M. Yates and this year she has teamed up wtih Jennifer McGuire.  If you arrived here from Melania's blog, then you are in the right spot!
All of the card drive details can be found--- HERE.


The holidays are about family, about kindness, and joy. The holidays are the times when many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes would really feel the loneliness or missing their family. Wouldn't it be 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.

We all love making cards and what’s better than knowing our creations can bring a smile to others? We hope that many of you will help and join us in our effort to spread joy & cheer.  We already have some people that have agreed to help us deliver the cards to selected nursing homes.

Here is my card using the new set from Wplus9 called Fair Isle Backgrounds.  Wow!  This set is super fun and I loved using it for a holiday card for this card drive!  I've also used the new Pure Poppy ink from PTI.......it stamped beautifully the FIRST time.   My card was inspired by my blog friend, Jinny Newlin.  She used this set so beautifully during the Wplus9 release.  I also made this for the Simon Says Stamp challenge to use buttons!



Here are the generous sponsors of the blog hop:  Lawn Fawn, Penny Black, Sweet Stamp Shop, Avocado Arts, and I Love it All!  Winners of prizes will be randomly chosen from comments on participants blogs so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances!  You have the whole weekend to leave your comments (til Sunday, 11/6/11 midnight CST). 

Your next stop on the blog hop is the sweet Cathy Fong.
{warmest wishes}
Stamps:  Fair Isle Backgrounds (Wplus9), Holiday Treats (PTI)
Paper:  Misc. Grey, SS White
Ink:  Pure Poppy (PTI), Charcoal (Palette), True Black (PTI)
Dies:  Mini Tag Die (PTI)
Misc:  Red Grograin Ribbon (Dollar Tree), White Crochet Thread, White Button (PTI)

172 comments:

Lynnda Hosni said...

What a gorgeous CAS card!!! I love the colors and PP used ... Awesome... hugs...xoxo

Marie / Legojenta said...

How pretty! Love the big red ribbon and bow =) TFS!

Hanneke said...

What a great initiative, this card drive! The card you made is very lovely, love the pretty bow and sentiment! I'm sure it will make someone really happy. I am gonna hop along now on this blog hop. Hugs, Hanneke

Deb said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Kelly said...

love this! It's like a warm cozy sweater. Love the colors!!

Gilda said...

Wow! I thought this was patterned paper at first. Gorgeous card.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

What an unexpected combination for a holiday card...love it!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card, and now I think I have to have that stamp set. Thanks for the enabling Amy!

Tanya said...

Very pretty card!!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

What a cute card and what a wonderful idea for a card drive.

Laurel said...

What a warm and cozy card!

Josie0602 said...

I love this card! Makes me think of warm wooly sweaters!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Kelly Massman said...

How pretty!

Judy1223 said...

Amy, this warm and cozy card reminds me of a Nordic holiday sweater pattern...so pretty, warm, and soothing. Someone is gonna LOVE this card in hand!

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is beautiful Amy!

Cristina said...

Gorgeous, Amy! You know I love that stamp set, but you've worked wonders with it here. Love.

Scrapaddict said...

Wow I own a sweater with the same pattern! Beautiful card!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Amy, I love this! Simply gorgeous!

Sue Ann said...

OH I LOVE THIS!! The colors are perfect for this stamp set and I love that BIG red bow .......... perfect as always

Laurel said...

Wow Amy! This is gorgeous! I totally thought it was patterned paper you used! Stamped perfectly! This is gorgeous.

Marsha said...

Beautiful. Reminds me of a Norwegian sweater.

Kimba's Kreations said...

OUTSTANDING CAS card!!!!

Brenda said...

Ooh! So beautiful! Love that background and gorgeous button too!

Samantha Mann said...

oh wow!! gorgeous card!!! LOVE the background!! wow!

Crafty Texan said...

The red and grey is just gorgeous together! What a great background stamp to have {may have to look into that} :)

Efrat said...

Such a great card! Love the design paper you choose. The little tag add so much.

Annette said...

beautiful card... thanks for sharing..

AGohl said...

How cute! I've never seen that paper before... I really like it!

Tracey said...

LOVE this card!!! Oh I NEED that stamp set!!!!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Love the colors and pattern!!

judy said...

Lovely card! I love the background.

Sue Alger said...

This card is gorgeous and would be a great card to mass produce--paper, ribbon, button, twine. Even I can do that. Thanks for joining a wonderful cause.

Ramona B. said...

Beautiful! It really says its the HOLIDAYS!!

Ramona B.

Ellie A. said...

Love everything about this card. Very beautiful indeed!

Christiana said...

This is beautiful! Reminds me of a cozy Fair Isle sweater. So cute. Love it.

Robin S. said...

I love the look of this card...warm colors and clean design! This is going to make someone feel warm and cozy, just like a sweater! Good job!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

lovely card, love the fair isle and the wintery look!

Dana D. said...

This card is so pretty. And this is a terrific blog hop. I will be sending in my Christmas cards for this worthy card drive for sure.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous, love the tag... I really should use those tags with sentiments....

Ruby Craft said...

Lovely card. Very wintery. Love the big red bow!

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous! Love the PP you used.

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! Gorgeous bow! This is just perfect.

Joyce said...

Absolutely LOVE this card. I just got this set, so plan to case, OK?

maryse n. said...

So pretty! Love the grey and red.

Diana N. said...

Very elegant card!

Ilissa said...

very pretty and simple!! im loving the holiday colors!!

Carol said...

Very pretty and elegant. I really love the colors and the red bow. Thanks for sharing in this hop.

Terrie L said...

Beautiful card! Love the little matching tag! Thank you for sharing and being part of this fabulous blog hop.

Pat said...

What a lovely card! TFS!

Katy Young said...

love this card! reminds me of a warm cozy winter sweater!

Barbara said...

What a pretty card! It is so perfect for the holidays!

brenda said...

That card is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Rachel said...

beautiful card!!!

gberry14 said...

Love your card so festive! Reminds of a warm ski sweater I had once! Great card drive!Leesa berry-lberry1400@bellsouth.net

Cindi said...

wow so basic but elegant love it.

Deb said...

Love your "gift" card!

jmdmoo said...

Love this!

Jeanne said...

So pretty and anyone would love this card! Love your blog too!

Sonia said...

Your card reminds me of soft and warm mittens...sure to bring a smile to anyone's face!

Mel said...

This looks like a cozy nordic sweater. I love it!

Elena said...

such a cozy christmas card - love it!

conil said...

Really nice and so do-able for mass produced cards

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!

Anna

Lisa T said...

Very pretty! Your card reminds me of Fair Isle sweaters and cold winter weather!

Gabriele said...

what a worthy cause and I love your card - it looks so wintry because of the norwegian sweater pattern (can you tell I also knit?)

AnitaRex said...

This is gorgeous! Looks like a winter sweater, fantastic stamping!

Annie's Creations said...

such a sweet holiday card!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

So stylish and beautiful Amy!!! A very "nordic" touch to it that I love (-: !!!

Tanya said...

this is gorgeous! This set is already on my wish list!

DNAMIchaud said...

Stunning card! Thanks for sharing!

Yizz said...

I am really enjoying this card drive hop, so many talented ladies sharing their art, and this card is really gorgeous!

karenelr said...

Your card looks just like a warm sweater! Thanks for being in the hop!

haejin said...

lovely card! I always have trouble using patterned paper, but this is gorgeous.

Lillian Child said...

Simply delightful!

glowegal said...

Adorable!! The child in me totally wants to unwrap it! ;)

Atticelf said...

Makes me want to sit down with some hot apple cider. :)

Lisa said...

At first glance it just makes me feel all cozy- reminds me of a nice, warm sweater :) Love it!

BrendaB said...

Oh my gosh, that background stamp is fabulous! What a warm and cozy card!

Happy Stamper Bev said...

Great card and the colors are so festive...

Katy said...

This is an awesome card! It is so warm and inviting!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love that set too! And your card is just gorgeous.

Karen Diebolt said...

Great card, looks like a Christmas Sweater. What better way to send warm and cozy greetings.

Carol said...

Such a beautiful card! It makes me think of being all warm and snuggly. Thanks for sharing!

mtscrapgal said...

Your card looks like a pretty Alpine sweater. Great background. Thanks

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful I love this card the colors are perfect. and it sure looks like you cross sticked it. and I love the sweet little tag. thanks for sharing and fot the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com
www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

Kathy Martin said...

Lovely card, Amy! And fantastic ribbon work! Happy that we're hopping together for Cards that Care! :)

Nitasha said...

This is supercute! love the color combo!

Divine said...

Lovely card. TFS :)

Lori K said...

Gorgeous card. I love the stamps.

marla said...

A very nice card that looks like a gift wrapped package!!

Ezlie J. Perez said...

Simple yet elegant. I like it.

GailBDevlin said...

Love, love, love this card. So clean and simple and BEAUTIFUL!

joy said...

Fabulous card!

Angela said...

This is so pretty! Love the effect you got with the stamps!

Kristina said...

That card looks like a cozy sweater!! love!

EliMeenah said...

First of all...Thanks a gazillion! I'm fairly new to this little, but awfully osessive Stamping hobby; and for the longest time I've been looking for just this sort of background! The sort of nordic, sweater looking design from basic greys designer paper...but in a stamp. As I'm fairy new, I hadn't yet heard of Wplus9 and so thanks for the heads up...I'm off to buy me a set after I get through hopping the blogs ^_~

S Haines said...

Perfect, simple elegance! Great idea, this card drive too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Looks knitted! Very cool~

Kim H said...

This card reminds me of a big oversized winter sweater. I love knit look, the ribbon, and button. Beautiful details. Thank you for sharing, and your support.

Little T said...

What a great background. Fantastic combination of shapes and colors.

Linda Kay said...

Makes me think snow and a cozy sweater! And since I'm in s. FL, that's saying something!

Disp6194 said...

I love this card Amy! It looks like a warm cozy sweater :)

Sue McRae said...

Love the pattern you stamped, perfect for the holidays!

Lain said...

The fair isle background makes me want to bring out my knitting! Lovely!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card!!! Love your colors!

Emily Keaton said...

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

Jeanette Marchand said...

Beautiful card! Love that stamp set.

Jen Carter said...

What a great cause this is!! I love your card! It reminds me of a nice, cozy sweater!

Diane Jaquay said...

Simply LOVELY, Amy! This stamp set is at the top of my wish list, love the Nordic look!!!

Gerri K said...

So cute! Love this card!

Tammy Q Howell said...

Simple yet so pretty! Great card~

Joan said...

Love your card and colors. Can't wait to get started on my cards for the cause.
joanvanleeuwen@ymail.com

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE this card!! That stamp is AWESOME!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Fiorella said...

Great card, I love it!

Nona said...

So beautiful, Amy! Love the background panel :)

di said...

My favorite sweater made into a stamp! Love it.

Cathy Fong said...

very beautiful card. love that cozy sweater -pattern. :)

lkdeli said...

Thanks for supporting this great cause! Card is sooo cute!

MB said...

Love the little tag!

aliinvan said...

Love that stamp you've used!

ivy said...

your card will surely give warmth in someone's heart this holiday!

The Paper Pundit said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors!

Kris said...

Looks warm and fuzzy like a sweater! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

KatKat said...

I love the simplicity of your card! Thanks for sharing.

Yainea said...

I love your warm and cozy card, the colors you used and the little tag :)

Lisa (lisascraps) said...

Such a wonderful cause!
I love the stamped background. Your card looks wonderful.

Brandi said...

Wow! I love this color combination. I would love to have a sweater with this pattern! LOL! Great job!

NatQuebec said...

it's very nice ! colorful and simple :-)

Maryu said...

what a wonderful, wintery card! Sweaters and hot chocolate and bright red bows--perfect.

Robin said...

Great card! Looks so warm and cozy!

Robin
mcever4 at bellsouth dot net

Kelly Booth said...

Sooo Pretty!!

Gail said...

Great card! Pattern reminds me of a warm sweater!

Lin said...

So cozy, just like a wooly sweater!!

Cher said...

oh I wish I had that set! luv the card tho...elegant!

Connie said...

Love it! Easy and looks great.

Ginny said...

Exquisite stamping and design! Wow!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Your card is cute. I could give it a hug because it looks like a warm sweater.

Dana said...

Lovely card!!

ediesintheattic said...

This is such a warm and cozy card! Beautiful!!!

Dotti said...

Love the red bow and the added touch with a button

NanaBeth said...

This is gorgeous-I love the colors.I sure wish I could tie such a pretty bow.This drive has made me so happy-too often our nursing home residents are forgotten.You will bring joy to many!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love that gorgeous background and bow!

Margie said...

I love this, reminds me of a cozy sweater!

Scrapalajen said...

Amy, I love how the print background turned out!

Raven said...

Beautiful colors, such a "warm feeling" card. Thanks so much for sharing.
http://feralscraps.blogspot.com/

Sue D said...

Great card--it reminds me of a sweater.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

denise said...

Love the music you picked for your site.

Melody said...

Nice, quick card that packs a lot of punch. Nice.

Diana said...

Lovely card, looks very easy to reproduce

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is really pretty!

Rookie said...

Gorgeous card :) Loving this inspirational hop and thoughtful drive.

Steph B said...

I'm enjoying the Fair Isle trend I'm seeing right now. Very pretty card.

Kim C said...

Feeling warm! Great card ;) Like the colors

Debra said...

So simple, colorful and cheerful...thank you.

Caroline said...

what a great fair isle sweater, I think I wore this when I was a little kid:-) Great card

jintyoo7 said...

Oh my, it looks just like a TH jacket I saw yesterday - very trendy :o)

Isha said...

Gorgeous card, reminds of a sweater I use to have as a kid. TFS and bringing back some lovely memories.

Shayla said...

What a great color combo!

Jessica said...

such a pretty card!!

Sharon D from Canada said...

I love the red and white and grey combo! And those patterned stamps make such a pretty bg!

Lindsey said...

Fabulous card!

NE Brenda said...

This card will put a big smile on someone's face!

Kathy B said...

Beautiful card!

cheiron said...

Gorgeous card!

Carmen said...

Your card reminds me of a warm toasty sweater! The weather's getting a bit nippy here...and I just pulled my winter tops out. Very cheery card!

Mabel said...

So elegant!!!! really cool design!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! This is perfectly fantastic, Amy! LOVE your use of these stamps with the warm and cool color palette! And for such a great cause, too!

pcm said...

This card reminds me of a warm cozy sweater!

Inks4fun said...

Beautiful, where's the hot chocolate to go with the cozy sweater?

Angel said...

My daughter and I enjoy making cards together, and this will be a special time, with the opportunity to bring joy to others. Thanks for letting us know how to help. What an amazing giveaway, thank you for the chance.

Indy said...

Lovely! This is one of my favorite stamp sets from W9.

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

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