Friday, November 2, 2012

Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop!


Today I'm hopping with Vera Yates and a ton of super fabulous folks to promote the Caring Hearts Card Drive!  The Caring Hearts Card Drive collects and distributes handmade cards for folks in nursing homes during the holidays.  How great is that?  Vera has enlisted a bunch of REALLY cool sponsors this year, so your cards may even get you a fabulous prize (not that you needed it, but it is nice:).  You have until November 30th to deliver your cards!  Get all the details on Vera's site.  

Now for my cards:)  The theme of the hop is holiday cards (der, lol!) and my first card was inspired by the fabulously creative Laura Bassen!  I've been admiring her fantastic stamped plaids for months and figured I'd try out a basic plaid (very basic:).   Of course, I had to add a die cut and here's the result!  

Supplies: Basic Borders (Mama Elephant), Snowflake Die & Sentiment (WPlus9)

I also did another card just for fun! I don't even know where I got that little sentiment stamp, but I love it! This one is dedicated to my hubby:) Poor guy is always in charge of the uncooperative lights!

Supplies: Holiday Lights ~ Warm Wishes (Avery Elle)

So are you ready to hop?  If you're going in order, the lovely Savannah is next on the list:)  If you get lost along the way, just pop back to Vera's post!   

Ren-Yi  



White you're hopping, don't forget to leave some LOVE along the way!  Vera will randomly be picking some winners from the comments!  You could win prizes from these amazing sponsors: Bella Blvd, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Avocado Arts, May Arts, Two Peas in a Bucket, and Online Classes with Jennifer McGuire!  

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

73 comments:

  1. Oh my! I love the plaid stamping behind the snowflake! Gorgeous!

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  2. Love the big die cut snowflake and the plaid...and woot woot to all the guys that 'get to' handle the holidays lighting....I know my guy "loves" doing that :)

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  3. Love your cards especially the big snowflake one. I definitely am going to cardlift this idea.

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  4. Your first card is a stunner, two cool techniques in one, and the second is so cute!

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  5. love the negative space! very cool technique!

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  6. Amazing plaid! These cards are awesome and I can't wait to try my hand at some plaid. Thanks for the inspiration, JJ!

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  7. wow these cards are gorgeous...

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  8. Cute cards! Love those lights!

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  9. Beautiful cards and the sentiment is wonderful!

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  10. So love your stamped plaid! Great job with that! Delightful cards today JJ!

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  11. Your cards are just wonderful. And, I love the idea of this card drive. Guess where a bunch of my 12 kits of Christmas cards will be going this year???

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  12. Fab card, JJ! Love your plaid. Thank you for all your support for this card drive. I appreciate you so very much! xx

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  13. Great cards! I love your snowflake and the plaid! And the second card... I have that sentiment stamp also. It's beautiful!
    DeniseB

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  14. JJ your cards are always so perfectly executed! That first one is fantastic with the bassen-esque plaid, you did her proud, and I lvoe the little string of lights and quote on the second!

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  15. Your first card is absolutely beautiful! It's very inspiring! I also love putting quotes on cards! Very cute!

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  16. This is so original and creative!! Again... you knock my socks off, JJ! Love this!

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  17. Seriously....LOVE that first card! Love the strips peeking through the snowflake, and awesome use of that pretty WPlus9 sentiment!

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  18. What an excellent cause and your card s are divine. The plaid behind the nowflake is fantastic!

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  19. FAB..... Card love the pattern bkgrd

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  20. Cute cards. Love the plaid behind the cut out snowflake

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  21. I love both cards...such fun colors!

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  22. What great cards!! Love the simplicity of the first one!

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  23. ok, I JUST love that snowflake card!! fabulous!! :)

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  24. Oh, love this! Love the negative die cut on the first card with the underlying pattern... The second card with the string of lights..... Adorable. And I am loving that sentiment....

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  25. love the plaid stamping behind negative die cut.

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  26. Love your cards, just darling!

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  27. What a pretty snowflake die...the background is amazing. Also love the sentiment on the second card with the cute garland of lights.

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  28. a plaid snowflake, just about as cool as a gold pig!

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  29. I love that snowflake card! It is FABULOUS!

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  30. I love that stamped plaid look, and so pretty behind the snowflake!

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  31. Love the quote on the card and the diecut snowflake is beautiful!

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  32. Wow, the string of lights card is fantastic!! Love it!

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  33. Awesome cards. The first is very elegant and the secong fun and with just the right sentiment. TFS

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  34. A plaid snowflake?!? Yes, I LOVE it!!! How fun and non-traditional!

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  35. Sweetly simple! I love the cut out look so much I'm going to try some for my Christmas cards this year! Love the glowing lights too!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  36. Beautiful cards! I love the colors of the plaid background behind the snowflake - bright and unexpected! My favorite part of the second card is the quote. Love it.

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  37. Gorgeous cards!! That snowflake cutout is so pretty!! :)

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  38. Love the plaid & die-cut card! It's so pretty. The lights card would put a smile on any man's face...too fun!

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  39. Both of your card are wonderful. I love the sentiment on the second one.

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  40. Love the crisp, clean lines and bright colors of your cards. Iris

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  41. Both cards are so beautiful, i especially love the snowflake card.

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  42. really cute card and beautiful sentiment inside...and the lights are just adorable...it warmed my heart to see your card...thanks for sharing...:)

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  43. Love this cute card!!!!And I am working on a box for this card drive.

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  44. great cards. I really like how you created the snowflake card

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  45. Those cards are so cute. Love the snowflake.

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  46. I love snowflakes! Fabulous cards!

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  47. I love that clean and simple snowflake card - perfect!

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  48. Love the CAS feel on this snowflake card!

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  49. Love that plaid snowflake! And I love the sentiment on the 2nd one.

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  50. Love the plaid snowflake. Great idea.

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  51. Wow!! Awesome snowflake!! Love it!!

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  52. Can we say gorgeous? Another fantastic negative die cut card and some super stamping to go with it. TFS.

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  53. Beautiful snowflake! Love the plaid and the simplicity of the card.

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  54. I love the negative die cut snowflake! The plaid stamping looks so great behind it! Super coo, in fact! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  55. Lovely, lovely cards! I'm so impressed. Thank you for being a part of the blog hop!

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  56. LOVE the die cut snowflake! I will have to try that technique soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  57. Plaid snowflake? Yes please! I love how that turned out!! and the glow around the lights is perfect. That sentiment...too sweet. My poor hubby gets the lights too...and every year a big wind comes along and (poof)! They fall off.

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  58. Beautiful cards for a wonderful reason JJ! Love the plaid snowflake and the clean look of both! I know they will brighten someone's life!

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  59. Just lovely,especially that first project!

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  60. Another amazing aperture card, love the plaid behind the snowflake... so contemporary and modern for Christmas :0)
    Jenny x

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  61. What is the name of the snowflake die you used? .....beautiful.

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