Friday, November 4, 2011

Cards That Care Blog Hop

Today's Blog Hop is in support of Cards that Care, cards for the elderly which is being organized by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire.  You can find all the details on how you can contribute HERE. It's a fantastic cause, a chance to show others that we care.

The following companies have generously offered prizes for the hop: Lawn Fawn, Penny Black, Sweet Stamps Shop, Avocado Arts, Hero Arts, Onlinecard classes & I Love It All. All you need to do is comment, and you have until midnight CST this Sunday to do so.

So, if all has been going well you should have arrived from Monica's blog where you would have feasted your eyes on her creativity, if at any time you get lost simply go back to Vera's blog.

The theme for this blog hop is Christmas or Holiday cards.  I went with Christmas and made 2 cards.  I won't go into too many details because there are quite a number of blogs for you to hop around to.  You can always e-mail me if you have any  question.


Everything on this card uses Papertrey Ink supplies.  I love that circular impression plate and the simple and clean look of a single red bow which is made by stamping on some lovely My Mind's Eye designer paper.

For this next card I went with Red and Kraft, I just love this combination.


Here I used stamps from Close To My Heart and the designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket. I also applied a bit of Fired Brick Distress ink around the inside edge of the die cuts before removing the die.

I hope you leave feeling inspired to make some cards for this worthy cause. Ok, now you need to hop on over to Annette's blog, but don't forget to leave comments as you go along, there are some awesome prizes up for grabs from some fabulous companies!  Most of all, send a few cards in to Vera or Jennifer before the 31st of November!  You can do it!

130 comments:

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such great cards! TFS =)

Kelly Massman said...

pretty, pretty!

Monika Wright said...

Such a great card, and the way you added the ink around the edges just highlights the beauty of your card even more!

Tami B. said...

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

Hanneke said...

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

Maureen Morton said...

Brenda, thanks for bringing this great cause to my (all of our) attention! It sounds like something I would love to do. Both of your cards are fantastic! I love the simple design and great texture on the first and the rich tones and retro look of the second. I don't have time to hop the blog, but maybe I can next week. Thanks!

Laurel said...

Brenda, Brenda! Fantastic! Love the embossed background on the first card and love how you distressed the edges on the second! GORGEOUS cards!!!!

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, I love BOTh of your cards! I agree, the red and kraft is stunning. These cards are sure to bring smiles to the recipients!

Tanya said...

Wonderful cards you have made :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Scrapaddict said...

Both cards are gorgeous, love the embossing on the first one!

Annette said...

beautiful cards...thanks for sharing..

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

lovely festive cards, they would make anyone smile!
lindseyc@rcn.com

Gilda said...

Lovely cards bound to make someone very happy!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda your cards are as beautiful as your generous heart!

Crafty Texan said...

Love them! That reindeer stamp is one of my faves from CTMH. :)

Therese said...

Really lovely cards. I especially love the reindeer and your choice of paper...

Jacqueline said...

Looks like you care - lovely cards Brenda!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, love your cards they are both beautiful.

Mel said...

oooh, I like the simple white and green. The impression plate look is lovely. I had to pin this to try.
Really great card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the first, love the simplicity of it.

Joyce said...

Both of your cards are truly beautiful. I never would have thought to use the sunshine IP for Christmas, but it works so well.

Katy Young said...

TFS! love the cards!

AGohl said...

Very pretty!

Christiana said...

Two great cards that are sure to make someone smile!

Pat said...

Very nice cards! TFS!

Michelle said...

Very pretty! I love that reindeer.

Rosemary said...

i really enjoy seeing your clean and simple cards, brenda! both of these are fantastic!

Cindi said...

love the cards, especially the reindeer

Kimba's Kreations said...

These cards are AWESOME!!!!

Kelly said...

pretty. love the inked edges!

Terrie L said...

I really like both of your cards, but the reindeer is my favourite!
Thank you for sharing them and being part of this wonderful card drive and blog hop.

Deb said...

Very nice - love the reindeer background!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

So CAS and stylish - VERY Beautiful!!!

Lisa T said...

That circular impression plate is cool! Your cards are very elegant.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, and what a fun blog hop!!

Karen Diebolt said...

I really like your cards, especially the "Merry Christmas" card at the top. It is so simple yet very elegant.

Lillian Child said...

Simply delightful - sure to get some smiles! I also am participating in this year's card drive. Such a wonderful event!

Atticelf said...

I hadn't seen that circular impression plate before - love it!

Samantha Mann said...

i love the 2 different styles of cards you made! so creative and fabulous!

glowegal said...

So pretty! I love the circles plate you used, reminds me of a warm quilt. The card with the deer on it is so elegant! Love!

judy said...

Lovely cards! I love the red and
kraft combination.

Kathy Martin said...

Wonderful cards! Love the dry embossed circles! Happy hoppin'! :)

Jeanne said...

The Merry Christmas card is so cool - nice job. Love the Peace card too!

marla said...

Love your very simple cards. Sometimes when you use such beautiful patterned paper you dont have to add much else!!

Barbara said...

Both these are fantastic but I especially love the deer! Someone would love to receive one of these!

Divine said...

Great job on the cards. TFS :)

Nitasha said...

Cute cards! I'm inspired to start on my cards tonight!!!

Angela said...

beautiful cards! I love the background paper on the reindeer one!

charli said...

love the colors you chose!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful and elegant cards. I really like your techniques featured in the second.

Carol said...

Such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

gorgeous cards Brenda. Your first one is very understated but so elegant. and love the paper used with the second one.

Kristina said...

I think I have an embossing folder like that, good use!

joy said...

Love both of these cards,Brenda! They will bring a smile to someone's face!

Kim H said...

Great cards. Love the Cas style of the 1st card, especially the embossing. The 2nd has great inking and color choices. Thank you for sharing and supporting a wonderful cause.

Katy said...

These cards are awesome! Love the texture in the first one. You do great work!

Emily Keaton said...

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

alexandra s.m. said...

I love it too! So elegant Brenda!

TFS~

Fiorella said...

Beautiful cards! Love both of them.

Denise said...

Great cards for a great cause!
DeniseB

Nona said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful, Brenda! Love the CAS design on the first and the elegance on your second. TFS!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Cathy Fong said...

these are beautiful. love your first CAS card, and the second one is just gorgeous. your simple style amazes me! i wish i could create like you

Kris said...

Both of them are so very lovely! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

KatKat said...

Thanks for sharing them!! =)

Yainea said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Lisa (lisascraps) said...

Lovely cards with a clean elegant design.

Lori K said...

That is a cool circular impression plate..very versatile

Disp6194 said...

Super cute cards Brenda! I really love the clean and simple bow card, just lovely :)

NatQuebec said...

very nice cards !

Michelle said...

Very pretty cards!

Maryu said...

Love both cards, the bow card especially. Thanks for participating in this card drive.

Kelly Booth said...

So Pretty Brenda and for such a great cause!! xoxo!

Lisa said...

Lovin' that circular impression plate, B- very cool with this CAS card :) My fav is the reindeer card tho- nicely done my friend :)

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Brenda - my fave is the first - such a simple design with the pretty red bow and greeting - love it!

Gail said...

Great cards! Anyone would be happy to get one!

Tiffany said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Brenda! Love that fancy reindeer!

donna c said...

Very pretty cards!

Cher said...

wow...seem simple, yet so perfect..nice blog too tyvm

brenda said...

These cards are so elegant, really love the embossed circles!

Stella said...

The simplicity of only a few items are making both cards even more beautiful. Less is more and you did a fabulous job. Gorgeous!!!

Stella said...

The simplicity of only a few items are making both cards even more beautiful. Less is more and you did a fabulous job. Gorgeous!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

Love these!! THANKS For sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Dana said...

Lovely cards!!

Larissa Heskett said...

Love this!! THANKS For sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the texture!

Tanya said...

oh these are beautiful and so elegant, love them!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your cards are great...love that deer!

Sandy said...

Your reindeer card is so elegant, I love your colors and your style. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Dotti said...

very nice cards!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Beautiful cards! I love that second one!!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! That reindeer is especially elegant!

Margie said...

Gorgeous, love the deer!

sheila said...

I like both of your cards Brenda but the reindeer one = oh wow! Just love it! very vintage-y

Trinh said...

Be still my CAS heart - I love that first card, Brenda! And I love the colors on your 2nd one.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great cards! Love the swirly background on the first one!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Love the reindeer card. It is so cute.

Diana said...

Nice cards, the first one would be very easy to mass produce

Robin S. said...

Really nice cards. I especially love the embossed circle background of the first card!

lkdeli said...

Gorgeous cards! The deer is breathtaking!! Love the background on the white card. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Pretty cards!

Yizz said...

Two very pretty cards, I love the one with the reindeer. Thanks for sharing

Rookie said...

Gorgeous cards - love the distressed look on them :)

Loving this inspirational hop and thoughtful drive.

Ruby Craft said...

Definitely inspired! Very pretty!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards for this cause.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Kim C said...

such elegant looking cards!

BrendaB said...

Gorgeous cards! I love that circle embossing plate!

Debra said...

Beautiful and timeless.

S Haines said...

love the snowflakes inside the reindeer as well as the distressing. Wonderful card!

Caroline said...

Yup, I'm definitely feeling inspired after looking at all these gorgeous cards.

Steph B said...

Very pretty cards. Love the reindeer stamp.

jintyoo7 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Brenda!! Love the CAS design of the first card and the splendor of the reindeer card :o)

jintyoo7 said...

OOPs, Im doing my comment again - hope it is not a duplicate :o(

LOve the CAS design of the first card, Brenda and the splendor of the reindeer card :o)

Isha said...

Superb cards!!! Love them both.

Melody said...

Very nice cards. Simple yet elegant.

Jessica said...

Lovely cards for such a good cause

Marsha said...

Very nice.

Sharon D from Canada said...

Great cards, Brenda! Your bow card is a great CAS card - and the bg embossing adds wonderful interest! Your reindeer card is lovely too!

Kathy B said...

Very nice!

pcm said...

love that circular impression plate!

Carmen said...

Very nice cards...and love the cause!

Shayla said...

Nice classic cards!

Sue McRae said...

Love the simple design of your first card!

Karen Diebolt said...

Very elegant cards, nice work.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Lovely cards, Brenda! We need to get together one of this day. :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing your cards, it's so great to see all the great projects along the hop!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

NE Brenda said...

Your cards will surely create a smile with someone so special.

Angel said...

I really like that embossing plate as well. Very lovely cards, and lovely of you to share

Indy said...

Such beautiful cards!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE BOTH of these cards! The bow on the first with the impressions is so stunning and the reindeer and dp is just FAB!

Cheryl Leong said...

A nice card there!!! Love the idea of this!!!

cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com