Friday, November 8, 2013

Caring Hearts Card Drive - a Blog Hop

Hello lovelies! I hope you're hopping over here from Sarah's blog. If not, please start from the beginning at Vera's blog, because the line-up of ladies and their inspiration is phenomenal.

ave you heard of this fabulous Card Drive? It's something that Vera Yates throws together every year. Sometimes with the help of dear friends, other times just solo. How she does it - it's beyond me! But she takes the time around one of the busiest time of the month. But I am absolutely excited that Tina Schrof and Anita from Canada are helping to be additional collection stations for this card drive.

This card drive is near and dear to my heart. Every year my local Assisted Living home has been the lucky recipient of these cards, and it's just fabulous to see smiles spread on their faces. It's really a hard, rough time for those older folks around the holidays. So these cards bring a little cheer into their lives. I will have to post those pictures later no the blog here. So check back...


And if spreading joy is not incentive enough, there are prizes for this hop (and even bigger prizes for the Card Drive itself) by the following lovely & generous sponsors:
  • Avery Elle
  • 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 Holtz
  • There She Goes Stamp
  • The Twinery
Just comment along the blog hop to be a lucky winner. You have until Tuesday Nov 12, 11:59p EST. The list is at the bottom of this post for easy navigation. But before I get to that, here is a card with some Mama Elephant goodies


Made With Love
Stamps: (No Peeking) Mama Elephant
Paper: (Perfect Match Card Stock - Smokey Shadow, Vintage Cream) Papetrey Ink
Ink: (Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo; Jenni Bowlin - No. 1 Chewing Gum) Ranger; (Creative Color - Bubblegum) Mama Elephant; (Perfect Match Pigment Ink - Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink; (Memento - Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (Signo White Gel Pen) Uniball; (Mister Huey - Pinstripe; Mister Huey's Masks - Bubbles) Studio Calico; (Rustic Cream Twine) Papertrey Ink


I thought I'd try this chalkboard look and see if I can vintage up these Mama Elephant designs. Here is a closer look at the tag. The cute little dear was fussy cut and colored with Vintage Photo and Chewing Gum.

Made With Love

Edging the tag with some Vintage Photo softens the tag.

Made With Love

I still think this little deer is pretty darn cute, and hope that it will bring a smile to the lovely old folks. You're off to our last stop Newton's Nook

And in case you would like the whole blog hop list for easy navigation:
And please consider making or donating some holiday cards to this awesome card drive. Major thanks to Tina and Anita for helping collect, and a big "You Rock" to Vera for doing this again. Let this card drive be awesome!

    142 comments:

    Kristie Goulet said...

    Very cute card!!

    ~amy~ said...

    awwwwwww.....you rocked the chalkboard Ren-Yi! This is super adorable!

    Cathy Homan said...

    Really like this card. Thanks for sharing!

    Kristi said...

    LOVING THE CHALKBOARD TECHNIQUE! Something about it makes it so classic!

    cm said...

    Beautiful card, Ren-yi (love the chalkboard technique!) sure to brighten the spirits of whoever receives it, just as you've brightened mine by sharing today! Thank you!
    c

    Laura Turcotte said...

    What a great card~!

    Anja (scrappie) said...

    What a fun and cute card. Thanks for sharing.

    Richell Martin said...

    Love the white stamping on black! I love how you wrapped the twine around! Cute card! TFS!!

    Judy1223 said...

    Ren-Yi, this little deer peeking out is so cute!

    *Vicki* said...

    Such a darling tag! Love that dark background against your snowflakes too!! Thanks for sharing this cause! :)

    Kari V. said...

    Love your card! The chalkboard effect looks great and that little deer is darling!

    Tammy B said...

    oh how i love snowflakes, and that little deer guy poking out? get out!

    Lisa aka Myran said...

    This is so sweet Ren-Yi! A wonderful card for a wonderful cause! Hugs Lisa

    Cheryl said...

    Very cute! Thank for the idea!

    Scrapycandy said...

    Really darn cute! My mom just passed away and I sent the staff each a handmade thank you card. A terrific cause. Thank you!

    Jess said...

    Fun card! Love the chalkboard effect!

    Pauline said...

    Adorable card Ren-Yi, I love the cute little reindeer, and the fab chalkboard technique!

    Auror Willow said...

    How adorable!

    grandmato19 said...

    You are so right -- that deer is so awesomely CUTE!

    Lydia said...

    Beautiful x love your background x

    Michelle Simone said...

    Really like the chalkboard!!!

    Maeghan M. said...

    Cute cute cute!!!

    Elaine A said...

    What a great card! I think that reindeer is just so sweet!

    Elaine Allen

    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!! =)

    Jennifer said...

    Very cool! Love your chalkboard background and that sweet little reindeer!

    pcm said...

    lovely package!

    conil said...

    Your background ROCKS. Great blackboard affect...and the adorable reindeer...CA-UTE.

    Miriam Prantner said...

    Adorable! Love the chalkboard base and the use of the stencil on the tag!

    lindaplus3 said...

    love the chalkboard look... very cute :)

    Tami B. said...

    That little reindeer is super cute. Great job on the card.

    Debra said...

    Love your style! Thank you for the inspirations!

    Jen said...

    I can't get enough of this set! Love the way you used it on the card. Thanks for sharing for this great cause.

    jj said...


    Love so many things about this card - the string, contrasting colors and cute deer!

    joy said...

    Great design! Love that little deer.

    Laura Jane said...

    So fun how you have the tag all tied up!

    LSmith said...

    Such a sweet card, love the chalkboard background.

    Jingle said...

    How cute is that little deer just poking his head in! Adorable card!

    Vera Yates (Ling) said...

    Cute one, Ren-Yi! Thank you for all the support. xo

    Deborah said...

    What a joyful card I just love that little deer peeking out of that tag ! May you have a blessed Holiday Season TFS

    beaverphyllis said...

    Love your card—he is such a cute little guy!

    Jayell said...

    Cute card - that stamp set is adorable

    di said...

    I really like your chalkboard background it came out really nice. They peeking deer is super cute too.

    Vanessa said...

    Adorable!!!

    Kirsten said...

    Very cute, love the twine wrapping!

    Linda T said...

    What a sweet card! Thank you for sharing you're lovely ideas. A great cause in which I will be participating in.

    Veronica Z said...

    This is just so cute! Love the little critter peeking from the side of the tag!

    Meredith said...

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Demonica said...

    Cute!

    Lizzy C said...

    Fabulous card!! Love the chalkboard background and the tag is just adorable!

    Nikki C said...

    I so love the chalkboard BG it's so amazing !!! your card is just wonderful :)

    judy said...

    Lovely card!!

    Teresa Godines #6857 said...

    Fun and fabulous card. TFS

    croppinmama said...

    Great chalkboard background and love the adorable reindeer peeking out on your tag. Thanks for sharing and for contributing some blog candy for this drive.

    Judy Tuck said...

    Love the chalkboard background. Sweet little deer peeking out!

    Kristen said...

    Very cute card!!!

    Barb Ghig said...

    This is such a sweet card!

    Thanks so much for taking part in the blog hop!

    Candida said...

    Fun card! Love the chalkboard. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Synderai said...

    Oh, soooo cute! Love your card.

    Kristie Maynard said...

    Oh my! How cute is that?!?!

    Olessya K said...

    I love your card Ren-Yi, the chackboard looks amazing!

    Kelley said...

    Love the chalkboard highlighting your tag. The deer peeking out is aborable.

    jeannine said...

    Love the chalkboard look! Super cute tag and love that peeking deer!

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

    Cute card - love that little reindeer!

    Buttarcrafts said...

    Very different...I love it!

    Cat Craig said...

    Wonderful technique.

    Cheryl Chow said...

    Love the chalkboard look!

    Sue D said...

    Very sweet--love the deer.

    Rebecca Ednie said...

    The chalkboard look is awesome!

    ruth said...

    Definitely Cute!

    Annie Wills said...

    Your peeking reindeer is adorable...great card. Thanks so much for sharing!

    frommycraftroom said...

    Great card. I am actually waiting for this set to arrive it is in transit - thanks for the inspiration. :)

    Shannah said...

    Aww that little reindeer is so sweet, and I love your background! Fabulous card!
    Hugs, Shannah xox

    marylouh said...

    Pretty card. Love the reindeer looking out from behind the tree. The black and white make a good color combination and the twine just adds to the look.

    vanitya said...

    So cute!

    Trisha Klowak said...

    So cute!! I love the little deer :)

    arlsmom aka Lynda said...

    adorable card!

    Lindsey said...

    Oh, what a darling card! I love that it is going to someone who will (I am sure) appreciate it so much. That deer is just too cute.

    Stacey said...

    Adorable little reindeer!

    milliedk5 said...

    LOVE that little deer! Thanks for the chance to win :)

    Sherri said...

    Cute card. Just love the chalkboard look. For me it covers up lots of mistakes. Thanks for sharing.

    Bethany Lau said...

    Beautiful card!

    Jannette said...

    Very nice card. I love the black and white on the cards.

    Jannette

    Shaughn Woodruff said...

    Cute card for a wonderful cause! The tag is so cute, a must have!

    kyhunter said...

    Another chalkboard card. Gotta really try this. Wonderful card.

    Cindy Groh said...

    Love the snowflake background and the use of a tag. Fun card. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Kelley Petri said...

    Snowflakes and the peeking reindeer make this card! So cute!

    Teresa Ciarleglio said...

    Love this! The deer i so adorable!

    Janet said...

    Love the chalkboard look and the tag with the inking of it! ~God bless~

    ancha said...

    great car5d, love the unique design and the non-typical colors :)

    georgeanna elliott said...

    Cute chalkboard style and love the little peeking deer. Gotta get me one of those! Thank you for sharing.

    Barbara said...

    Love the cute chalkboard background on a Christmasy card!!!

    Daria Z. said...

    That reindeer is so sweet! Love the look of the twine!

    Mary-Anne V said...

    The chalkboard look is wonderful with the snowflakes! Cute tag too.

    Maureen said...

    That little deer is adorable and love the chalkboard look!

    Amanda said...

    Really cute card! I love the little deer!

    Sue Speck said...

    I really do like those soft colors against the chalkboard background - nice work!

    Wendy said...

    Darling chalkboard card!

    Nicki Lundeen said...

    Too cute...love the little reindeer. nlundeen at catt dot como

    Loly Borda-Towery said...

    Lovely! TFS

    Unknown said...

    he IS pretty darn cute!
    thanks
    Holly

    lynda said...

    I really like the stamp you used in your background!

    Kimberly Rendino said...

    Aw, cute li'l guy! Such a sweet card!

    Colleen said...

    What a cute card, he is so cute too.

    MB Isaac said...

    the reindeer looks cute against the black and white

    YillyLeon said...

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Moosisk said...

    Adorable! Love the little deer peeking out on the tag! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

    Moosisk said...

    Adorable! Love the little deer peeking out on the tag! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

    Moosisk said...

    Adorable! Love the little deer peeking out on the tag! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

    Moosisk said...

    Adorable! Love the little deer peeking out on the tag! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

    Moosisk said...

    Adorable! Love the little deer peeking out on the tag! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

    Moosisk said...

    Adorable! Love the little deer peeking out on the tag! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

    Karenladd said...

    Oh my gosh, that tag is so darn cute! Love your sweet card.

    Deborah Montgomery said...

    Love your tag.....so adorable :)

    Donna Cala said...

    The raindeer is adoarable on a very lovely card.

    Tracey Humphries said...

    Love that background and what a cute reindeer!

    paperpapier said...

    love the little deer peeking out on the tag..soo...cute!

    Karen said...

    super cute...

    Laura M. said...

    Cute card! TFS :)

    Joyce said...

    What a fabulous card.

    Lisa's Creative Niche said...

    Hehehe! This is so cute love the background!

    Cornelia W said...

    Ach wie schoen - die goodies von Mama Elephant - gefaellt mir prima, Deine Karte!

    Emily H said...

    Super pretty and cute! Love it!

    Kathy Mc said...

    Your little reindeer looks like it's peeking around the corner. Looks great with your chalkboard technique as a background. This will surely brighten someone's day!

    Andrea La Vigne said...

    Love that deer peeking around from the edge of the tag. Just so cute!

    devidhayaal said...

    Wonderful card,Thanks for sharing!!

    Melfina said...

    So beautiful and cute card!!! Thank you for sharing! Be blessed!!!

    valeriemolinier said...

    Really cute card, I love the chalkboard background !!!

    {VICKI} said...

    Love how the derr is peepin in!

    Hannah Lewis said...

    Fab design and love that beautiful background paper. Thank you sharing, Hannah x

    Anonymous said...

    great background and cute peek-a-boo deer!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

    croppergal said...

    great card!! the deer is especially cute!

    Ruth G said...

    Such a fun card from the chalkboard with snowflakes to the peeking deer! Thanks so much for sharing and for the gentle reminder to join in the drive for cards!

    Amy Kolling said...

    Ren-Yi......I'm so glad I was able to meet you and visit at the retreat! So fun to put names with faces from blogland! Your card design is adorable....with the chalkboard look paired with snowflakes! :)

    Angie M said...

    such a great card! thank u for sharing!

    Amante del Papel said...

    I love chalkboard, your card is precious!

    bjmartin said...

    Fun - love the chalkboard look and that deer is so cute!

    Katie Ann Brooks said...

    Ah-Dorbs!!!!!!

    karenelr said...

    How utterly sweet! I love ME stamps! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

    Debbie Mallette said...

    Awesome card. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

    mtscrapgal said...

    You are a "deer" to help with the card drive. Thanks

    ChrisM said...

    Another great card using the blackboard technique!

    Gabby Lou said...

    Uber cute card using the blackboard tech....love your tags...fabulous!!

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