Hi and welcome to SugarPea Designs Caring Hearts Special Release. You should have arrived from Laura Basen's Blog. We are so excited to join SugarPea Designs for this special hop in celebration of the upcoming 7th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive.
Vera (the mastermind behind the card drive) and Jennifer McGuire along with their team of volunteers will be collecting handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes from . Vera will have all of the card drive details up on her blog on .
I found out about the Caring Hearts Card Drive last year. I created 30 cards for the great cause. I am also the administrator of my own carehome and asked Vera if I could have cards sent to my residents. Of course with her kind heart, she said yes! My residents received two cards each last year and felt so loved when they opened them. All the cards were all so wonderful and beautifully made. I was so touched and overjoyed that I asked Vera if I could help out in 2016 and be the West coast collection center. Again, she said yes! Though I didn't know I would participate in a Blog Hop and be included with the Creative All-Stars of the cardmaking world! This is quite the honor and I'm hoping and praying that I have an ounce of creativity as all these beautiful, generous and talented ladies. I created three cards from this special release to share with you.
Caring Hearts...This first card I created a watercolor background. I did not tape it down while painting. After using my heating tool to speed the drying process, I ran it through a laminator to help smooth out the warping. I die cut several pieces of the heart beat. Each diecut has four layers for a raised inlay look.
As an administrator of a 15 bed carehome for the elderly. It takes a big caring heart to assist and look after my residents, especially those suffering with Alzheimers. I am thankful for my Care Partners whose hearts are even bigger and warmer.
My second card has very cute characters. I really enjoyed coloring this guy. I used colored pencils and then blended with gamsol odorless mineral spirits. The process is very simple and magical. I loved how this guy turned out. At my carehome, we hug are residents several times throughout the day. It does make their hearts happy.
The last card is very simple and represents what I always try to strive in every aspect of my life...Kindness. Everyday we show love and kindness to our residents. It does matter. It is an honor to participate in the Caring Hearts Card drive as it is so close to my heart. Spread kindness everywhere you go! It is contagious and will come back to you in return.
- SugarPea Designs is giving away the entire Caring Hearts release (3 stamp sets & 3 SugarCuts dies) to one lucky commenter. Readers have 1 week to comment (ends October 7th)
- Vera will randomly select from comments left on hop participants to give away a $25 GC to the SugarPea Designs Store
- SugarPea Designs will announce the release winner on their blog on Sunday, October 9th
SugarPea Designs will be donating 20% of all proceeds from the sale of
Caring Hearts stamp sets & dies
to the Alzheimer Association.
Now head over to Amy Kolling's Blog and check out her beautiful contribution to this great cause! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my creative inspiration.
Please comment below for a chance to win.
Jennifer McGuire: http://www.
Debby Hughes: http://
Kathy Racoosin: http://www.
Laura Basen: https://laurafadora.
Lynn Reloza: http://
creativitybylynn.blogspot.com/ You are here!!!
Amy Kolling: http://stamp-n-
Vera Yates: http://lingshappyplace.
Chaitali Narla: http://
Lisa Lara: http://lisaslifelines.
Amy Rohl: http://inkaboutme.
Brianna Loeffelbein: http://
Taheerah Atchia: http://www.taheerah-
Dana Joy: http://gotjoycreations.
Wendy Ramlakhan (SugarPea Designs): http://