Caring Hearts Project

Just mailed 20 handmade cards to Caring Hearts Project.  The Caring Hearts Project was started by Vera Yates a Paper Crafting Artist in honor of her Mom’s request 8 years ago.  Last year 66,000 handmade cards were made by numerous paper crafters and card makers.  They were distributed to various nursing homes throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom.    As stated by Jennifer McGuire, a wonderful role model for Card Makers, “the holidays are about family, kindness and joy.  During this time, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes feel lonely.  This is a simple gesture that we can do to let them know they are not forgotten.”

I enjoy every minute creating the cards that I make.  It is great to also know that they will make someone’s day a little brighter.


Cards for Jacob

Found this request for handmade cards on one of the Facebook pages I follow.  This is why I love making cards.  I enjoy it so much and then to see how happy it makes the recipients makes it a double pleasure.  Jacob loves the Antarctica and Penguins but instead of Penguins I decided to use this Lawn Fawn stamp set that I love.  I also love making spinner cards.  They are a lot of fun.  Had to do a video also so it will perform the spin.

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Thank You Notes in Orange

A card made with some of the Stamp of Approval stamps and die sets.     I used Catherine Pooler Inks which I am very happy with.  I love the way they stamp.  This card was challenging.  I did a lot of measuring and using circles divided up etc.  I never was great at Geometry.

Another using Stamp of Approval sets mixed with a few others.  I love the combination of colors from Catherine Pooler Inks.

Let It Snow

My second challenge for World Cardmaking Day on Stampnation.  The Challenge was using some form of material that looks like snow.  I used Bo Bunny Glitter Paste and a stencil for the background snow and then added clumps of it on the trees.  While doing these challenges I am also getting a start on my Christmas Cards.  Something I never do this early.


You Matter

I decided it was time to make sure I use all of the stuff I buy.  So since I had a little time and I am avoiding starting Christmas Cards, I started with this card.  I used my new Dotty Turnabout Stamp set from Concord and 9th.  I love the background that this makes using the Misti.  I cut the animals from Penny Black On Safari Die and the sentiment is from Catherine Pooler Bloomin Bouquet.  Inks are Altenew Warm Gray set.  The inside sentiment from the same Catherine Pooler stamp set reads Be the Best version of you.  I love how this card turned out by starting with no idea and working from the background.