Friday, November 4, 2011

Cards That Care Blog Hop


Hello, friends! 
Welcome to the Cards that Care Blog Hop! 

Hopefully you are stopping by after visiting the talented Stephanie Muzzulin's blog.  If you are stopping by mid-hop, feel free to start at the beginning with Vera Yates and go from there...you will find a complete list of blog hop participants there. 

Did you know that there are lots of prizes being offered?  These companies generously offer prizes for the hop: Lawn Fawn, May Arts, Penny Black, Sweet Stamps Shop, Avocado Arts, Hero Arts, Mami Doodles, The Craft's Meow, Jennifer McGuire's OnlineCardClasses, & Monica Wright"s print "I Love It All." 

Check out Vera's blog HERE for more details on the prizes.  Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on participants blog; the more blogs you leave comments on the better your chances of winning!  You have the whole weekend to leave comments (until Sunday, 11/6/11 midnight CST).  Good luck!

So, now for my cards.  I made two styles, and I made two of each...I figured I might as well since I had out all of the supplies!

First up: My "Christmas Chick" card.  I stamped the Hero Arts Flourish Background using Soft Pool shadow ink and added glitter highlights with a Gelly Roll Clear Stardust glitter pen.  I stamped "Chick St. Nick" (by Stampendous from their Calendar Collection) onto watercolor paper and painted him, adding glitter to his hat and the ground.  One one of the cards I added a blue gem for the bauble, while I used Glossy Accents for the other one.  The sentiment is from the clear design Hero Arts "Laughter & Merriment" set.



Next Up:  My "Ornament and Branch" card.  I am really happy with this card and can see myself making these in bulk...not hard at all!  I stamped the Hero Arts "Real Pine" woodblock stamp using Grass chalk ink and added some brown highlights with colored pencil.  I stamped the Hero Arts Flourish Ornament onto two different red patterned papers, added highlights with the Gelly Roll Stardust Clear Glitter Pen, then cut out and mounted with a pop dot.  Finally, I tied a jute bow and adhered with a glue dot.   The Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases sentiment, although not necessarily a Christmas sentiment, makes it appropriate no matter what holiday you celebrate during the holiday season. 


Be sure to send in a few cards to bring some holiday joy and cheer to nursing home residents this holiday season.  I will definitely be sending these cards in, along with a few more.  Mailing details are at Vera's blog HERE...I do hope you will join me!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Next stop in the hop...ANNIE LUNG !!! 

Have fun hopping, my friends!
Judy

135 comments:

  1. What a great initiative, this card drive! The cards you made are very lovely, love the clean look of them! I'm sure they will make someone really happy. I am gonna hop along now on this blog hop. Hugs, Hanneke

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  2. Such wonderful cards!! That Christmas chick is super cute :)

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

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

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  4. I like what you did with the Christmas ornaments and the tree branch. These cards will make someone happy!

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  5. Cards are sure to bring cheer! Love the first!

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  6. Judy, your cards are so cute! The chickie ones totally made me smile and your second set I love the color combo. Makes me want to take out my kraft cardstock.

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  7. GORGEOUS cards. I LOVE the chickie one! So cute!!! :)

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  8. your cards are so sweet...thanks for sharing..

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  9. What fun cards! I love their simplicity but detailed design. You have a perfect balance. :)

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  10. I really love the ornament cards! So pretty!

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  11. Both of your cards are wonderful, but my favorite is the ornament card. They appear to sparkle a bit. Could produce these in bulk.

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  12. love the sweet little chick he put a smile on my face and the baubles are very classy!

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  13. These cards are fabulous and sure to bring some holiday cheer to whomever receives them!

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  14. such fabulous cards!! i just ADORE the ornament cards!! thanks so much!

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  15. Love your cards. The little Christmas chick is so cute. Great blog hop and I will be sending in my Christmas cards for sure to this worthy event.

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  16. Love the kraft background, it really says Christmas to me.

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  17. Cute cards! The second set are my favorite. Simple and Christmasy, perfect for the kraft background.

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  18. Super cute cards. I have that Paper Smooches set, and never thought of it for the holidays. Great idea. Your chick is just too cute.

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  19. they are both beautiful but im loving that ornament one!! love me some smooches too!!

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  20. Wonderful cards,Judy! I love them ALL :)

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  21. Both cards are great but I especially like the ornament one, so pretty.

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  22. great cards! love the ornament ones!

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  23. So cute! These made me smile! TFS!

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  24. Cute card with the chick and a lovely card with the pine branch and ornament!

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  25. What wonderful cute cards! Someone will appreciate receiving them very much!

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  26. Love your cards! Both are wonderful, but that cute little bird just makes me smile! They'll surely put a smile on the recipients' faces as well!
    Thank you for sharing them.

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  27. beautifully done...love the ornament one

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  28. Love the ornaments and the paper smooches sentiment! Big and beautiful!

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  29. I love both cards, Judy, but especially the ornament on kraft. That sentiment is fabulous for Christmas, too. :) Ann

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  30. such gorgeous details on all the cards! LOVE that flourish ornament!!

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  31. Your little chick made me laugh. Love the pool ink for the background. I don't think the picture did it justice. I am planning on sending some cards too. Love your designs!

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  32. What is not to love about these cards? #2 is my favorite: Kraft is outstanding as a card base, the ornaments are adorable, and there is a touch of hemp. Outstanding!

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  33. Well you've really hit the nail on the head. Both warm and at the same time elegant. All I can say is WOW!

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  34. The ornament & branch card is great! I love Kraft cards & how simple yet beautiful it is.

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  35. Both cards are great! I love those cute little chick stamps (have a few myself). The flourish ornaments are beautiful.

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  36. what a worthy cause and what cute cards. I especially like the ornament one.

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  37. Your cards are adorable. I can't wait to get to making mine. I can't walk away from this hop---it's too fun!

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  38. That chick is one of my favourite stamps, I love the card you have made with it.

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  39. Thanks for sharing your cute cards! What a great cause, I will try to get mine in the mail in time!

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  40. You have a delightful creative style!

    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

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  41. Great cards, I especially love the cute lil santa chicks! Adorable!!

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  42. I agree! They are beautiful and wouldn't be too hard to mass produce.

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  43. These are great, Judy :) Love the ornaments with the PS sentiment!

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  44. Cute, cute, cute cards! I love the "Christmas chick" and that wonderful sentiment stamp on your ornament cards.

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  45. These cards are so fantastic and will make someone smile for sure!!!

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  46. These cards are so fun! Love the little chicky!! The recipients will be very happy!

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  47. Fantastic cards, I sure am getting inspired.

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  48. Your branch cards are just stunning!

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  49. Adorable cards! Love those Christmas chicks! Fun hoppin' with you! :)

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  50. Thanks for sharing your talents for this worthy cause. Love your cards.

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  51. Very cute cards! Love that little chick!

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  52. Supper cute cards love them both love the colors and the papers the stamp very cut. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com
    www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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  53. I love the chicky cards! You really can create any image and turn it into a Christmas one! Thanks!

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  54. Love the ornament card - simple yet stunning! Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Awesome cards...especially like the two in kraft!

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  56. Your cards are fantastic! I really love the way you used twine to hang the ornament from the branch!

    angela at alexfam dot com

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  57. These are great cards, and so different! What a way to showcase the stamps.

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  58. Adorable cards! I love the little chickies. Thank you for sharing!

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  59. 2nd card is my fave, love the evergreen!

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  60. Hi, Judy! I really love these cards - simple but very pretty!

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  61. Judy such great cards! My favorite are the last two love the ornaments!

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  62. Love the cards, so CAS. Thank you for supporting a great cause.

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  63. Great cards and they would be good for making multiples...thanks for the inspiration and contributing to such a great cause!

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  64. I love the cute Christmas chick!

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  65. Judy both sets of cards are lovely. I really enjoying seeing a small change make a big impact, like the gems or detail you added to the ornament :)

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  66. Just adore the way you've presented the ornament with the twine!

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

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  68. I love that little chick on the Flourish background! But I have to say that your ornament cards with that big sentiment from PS really takes my breath away! Awesomeness!

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  69. Those chicks are so cute. What a great cards!

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  70. Your cards are great with two different styles. Can't wait to get started on mind.
    joanvanleeuwen@ymail.com

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  71. Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!! Love the colors and the style!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  72. Both cards are amazing, Judy! Love the cute little chick in the first, and the design on your second :)

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  73. I really like the ornament card. The jute twine adds the perfect touch of rustic to the card.

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  74. Thanks for sharing, I really dig that Hero Arts flurish stamp. Being new to this hobby, I'm always looking for new things to add to my collection to give the stuff I make that little extra something; and that stamp seems like it would do the trick! Thanks for linking it, Time to go and add it to my wish list!

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  75. Sooo very cute!! I love the Flourish stamp. Thanks for participating in this great cause.

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  76. As cute as that little chick is, I really really like that ornament card!

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  77. I LOVE your ornament card!!! So cute!

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  78. the chickie cards are adorable! and love your ornament & branch card!

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  79. Love the both! So sweet! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  80. I love the first card!! So Cute!! Thanks!

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  81. Great cards! I love Christmas cards with kraft paper, beautiful!

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  82. Both cards are lovely. I especially like the background effect you made on the Holiday Cheer card.

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  83. Love these cards. The chicks are so cute and those ornaments are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. Very cute card ! I like the idea of the first ones :-)

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  85. Love your cards--can't pick a favorite!

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  86. Such Pretty cards for such a great cause...

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  87. Great cards! The 'chick' made me smile, and the ornaments are wonderful!

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  88. LOVE the ornament card especially, Judy, but that birdie makes me smile, too! Whoever receives these will be so pleased.

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  89. The chick cards are cute but I really love the ornament cards with the branches.

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  90. Love your happy chick! And the ornaments are just darling too! Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration! Gotta get busy!

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  91. beautiful cards! I love the chick, soooo cute!

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  92. That Christmas Chick is so fun!!! Love both cards

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  93. Love these! The chick is adorable, and that kraft ornament card is awesome, too!

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  94. Both are lovely but really love the kraft base!

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  95. I like both styles of cards!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  96. Great cards-I really love the ornament one.I think I can make some of those.Thank you for taking the time to care about our seniors in nursing homes!

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  97. Cute cards but especially love the ornament card.

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  98. Gorgeous cards - love the ornaments ones :) Loving this inspirational hop and thoughtful drive.

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  99. Love your cards. The glittery card is my favourite.

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  100. Your cards are wonderful, love that you made two different versions. Thanks so much for sharing.
    http://feralscraps.blogspot.com/

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  101. Love the embossing on the first card. so simple and easy!

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  102. Awesome idea for layering with some simple stamping...great for making lots of cards...thank you.

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  103. great cards, really like the simple stamping and adding accents with pencils

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  104. Lovely cards, Judy! The Chick card is delightfully cute and I love the rustic appeal of the ornament card :o)

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  105. Sweet cards! Love the little chickie!
    DeniseB

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  106. Love your cards. The chickies are too cute. TFS

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  107. All three cards are wonderful!

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  108. Those little chicks are sure to bring a smile to the recipient! So nice of you to participate in a good cause

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  109. Hi Judy! So glad to see you involved for this great drive! I love your cards! The little Christmas chick is so cute! Your ornament cards are so pretty - love the red on kraft and the touch of twine!

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  110. Love the little Christmas chick! So pretty!

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  111. Really nice cards! I like that greenery sprig stamp...have to get me one soon!! :)

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  112. What a cute birds!!! love it!

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  113. Hoe lucky and special someone will feel to get those cards! Great job!

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  114. Love both your cards, the color combinations are great!

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  115. That is a wonderful idea, to make more than one of each card we send in, because like you said, the supplies are all out!

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  116. The little chicks just are too cute! Your other card is very elegant!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment...I do appreciate it!
Judy