Monday, January 16, 2017

Hug a Heart Card Drive 2017



PURPOSE OF THIS CARD DRIVE

The purpose of this card drive, which runs from 1/16/17 to 2/14/17, is to help collect handmade heart theme cards (non-Valentine’s Day) such as Thinking of You, Hello or Just Because cards for many of the Heart Center patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during February's American Heart Month.  Each card you make will bring heartwarming encouragement to all who are affected by heart disease - patients, families and hospital staff.

“Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect and results in sometimes very complex disease that require multiple surgery and prolonged hospitalization. The advance in medical care and surgical techniques have improved survival for many of these patients who are born with various forms of congenital heart disease. However, for some congenital heart disease there is no cure and only palliative procedures are able to be perform which though imperfect gives the patients a chance at life. The success of treatment for patients with congenital heart disease has allowed many to become adults. Despite the success, many patients still require many medications, procedures and revisions improve the prior repair. For some patients, the only option is to undergo a heart transplant. Although Heart Month which is occurs in February focuses on important adult onset disease such as heart attacks and stroke, it is a particularly important month for patients with congenital heart disease as they are also at risk of developing these same disease like any one of us. However, given their congenital heart disease the risk of having an additional acquired heart disease makes it even more important for these patients. We hope that the Hug a Heart Card Drive can give these patients some heart-warming messages.” – Dr. Kan N. Hor (Pediatric Cardiologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital).

We hope that you will be able to join us in this heartfelt cause.  The cards you donate will not only brighten a heart patient’s day during February’s Heart Month but will positively impact that child’s life beyond what you can imagine.   Anyone is welcome to help make the cards, including young children.  In fact, we encourage the children to get involve.  Children love receiving cards from one another!  Thank you so much for your generosity and gift of cards!  

  

 

WHEN TO SEND IN YOUR CARDS

This card drive ends on February 14th 2017.  Please have your cards to us by February 14th

Please see below for the complete card guidelines. Anyone is welcome to help make the cards, including young children and grandchildren.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR CARD DONATIONS

  • Hug a Heart card drive is opens to both U.S. and International participants.  Anyone is welcome to help make the cards, including young children and grandchildren. 
  • This card drive ends on February 14th 2017.  Please have your cards to us by February 14th. 
  • Card Types: handmade cheerful “heart” theme (non-Valentine’s Day) cards such as Thinking of You, Hello, or Just Because cards for children between ages of 1 to 19.  As long there are hearts on the cards, it counts. 
  • Greetings (Sentiments) on your cardfront is optional.  But if you do include one, here are some suggestions: sending hugs, sending smiles, thinking of you, wishing you a beautiful day, or hello.  NO Valentine’s Day greetings please.
  • Inside of cards: Please do not stamp or write inside the card.  Keep it completely blank so hospital staff may write a personal message to each individual patient.  If using a dark colored card base, please adhere a white or light colored piece of cardstock to the inside of card to make it easier for patients to read the hand-written message. 
  • Card size: please try to keep it to an A2 size card (finished 4.25”x5.5”). 
  • Back of cards: This is completely optional.  You may include a label “handmade by + your name + Hug a Heart Card Drive 2017” to the back of your card.  It can be a hand-written, stamped or small computer printout label.
  • Please include an envelope for each card. Do not seal the envelope.
  • Please do not use loose glitter as it will get on hands and into eyes. 
  • Please keep embellishments to a minimum and avoid using any that might be unsafe for young children. 

HOW TO PACKAGE YOUR CARDS

Please package your cards in a box or padded envelope to ensure they arrive undamaged.  Please include the following information with the cards so that I may acknowledge your gift of cards and enter you for the "Thank You" prize giveaways below.

Your Full Name
E-mail Address
Mailing Address

WHERE TO MAIL YOUR CARDS 

CHRISTINA HOR
P.O. BOX 517
DUBLIN, OH 43017
U.S.A.

"THANK YOU" PRIZES

To thank you for your participation and generous gift of cards, we have several prize packages to give away.  To be consider for the prize drawing, please be sure to include a form with your full name, email address and mailing address when mailing in your box/package of cards.
  • Heart Panda digi set by Christina Hor – everyone that send in cards will receive this 

  • Hug for You digi set by Donna Ellis - everyone that sends in card will receive this generous give from the lovely Donna Ellis.

  • Craft Goodies – to two random U.S. participants.  Each a box of craft goodies, value at $25.
  • $25 Simon Says Stamp Gift Certificate - to two random International participants.
  • $50 Simon Says Stamp Gift Certificate: everyone that send in 30+ cards will be entered into this drawing.

CONTACT 

Got specific questions or need more clarification about the card drive? Please don’t hesitate to contact me (Christina Hor) directly at info@christinahordesigns.com.

SHARE THE MESSAGE

Please help share with others about Hug a Heart Card Drive and brighten a heart patient’s day this February’s Heart Month by displaying the Hug a Heart Card Drive banner below on your blog's sidebar as well on social media.  Please use hashtag #hugaheartcarddrive when sharing on social media.  Thank you so kindly!





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Thinking of You with all My Heart Card


Hello, Today I am using a digi by Little Scraps of Heaven called "With Love Bear." You can find it here http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/01/weekly-freebiewith-love-beardigitalcut.html.

Copics used are BV0000, BV000- envelope, RV02, RV04, RV06- heart, R20, R30, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18- bear.

The papers are by Recollections- red, Georgia Pacific- white, Harper Finch digital heart papers- http://imharperfinch.blogspot.com/.

The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

I am entering my card in:

The Outlawz Paper a la mode Lots of Hearts-

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful day! Edwina

Happy Birthday Card


Hello, Today I am using a digi by Digi Stamps 4 Joy called "Party Favours." You can find it here http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=1871.

Copics used are BV0000, BV000, V22, E43, E44- banner, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG00, YG01, Yg03, YG07, R24- hat, YR01, YR02, YR04, YR09, R22, R24, BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09- horn.

Stardust Gelly Roll pens used for the words Happy Birthday are Purple, Lime, Yellow, Red, Sky.

The sentiment is by Create with TLC. You can find it here http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

The gems are by Recollections.

The papers are by Recollections- orange, blue, lime, Georgia Pacific- white, Harper Finch digital prints banner and plaid- http://imharperfinch.blogspot.com/.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

I am entering my card in:

DS4J Anything Goes-

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Distress It Challenge- Torn papers, and distressed blue card stock with distressing tool.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful day! Edwina

Let It Snow Card


Hello, Today I am using a Dearie Doll digi called "I Heart You Snowman." You can find it here http://freedeariedollsdigistamps.blogspot.com/2016/12/i-heart-you-snowman.html.

The sentiment is by Create with TLC. You can find it here http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

Copics used are BV0000, BV000- YR01, YR04, YR09- snowman, V20, V22- snow, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, B32, B34, B37, B39- hat and scarf.

Iridescent glitter by Recollections was used on the snow and snowflakes.

The lace is by Prima.

The die cut was made using a Spellbinders die called Classic Ovals Large.

The papers are by Recollections- Kraft paper, navy, Georgia Pacific- white, Create with TLC- snowflake digital paper- http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

I am entering my card in:

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge-

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful day! Edwina

Couldn't Ask For a Better Friend Card


Hello, Today I am using a digi by All Dressed Up called "Butterfly Kisses Girl." You can find it here https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps.

Copics used are E000, E00, E01, R20, R30- skin, RV10, RV13, RV17-lips, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29- hair, BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09- eyes, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG05, YG07- greens, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09- pinks.

Gelly Roll pens used are Green and Pink Metallic for tassels on scarf, and green metallic for the  butterfly antennas.

The sentiment is by Create with TLC. http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc

The gems are by Recollections.

Iridescent glitter by Recollections was added to the sparkles.

The die cut was made using a Spellbinders die called Scalloped Labels One.

The papers are by Recollections- pink, lime, yellow, Georgia Pacific- white, Create with TLC- plaid and stripe- http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

The card is 5"  x 6 1/2".

I am entering my card in:

The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge Yellow, Green, Pink and Bling-

All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge Magical World-

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful day! Edwina

Hello Friend Card


Hello, Today I am using a digi by All Dressed Up called "Butterfly Kisses Girl." You can find it here https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps.

Copics used are E000, E00, E01, R20, R30- skin, RV10, RV13, RV17-lips, E37, E93, E95, E97, E99- hair, E31, E33, E37, E49- eyes, B0000, B000, B00, B12, B14, B16, B18- blues, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59- browns, RV00, Rv02, RV04- pink.

The sentiment is by Create with TLC. http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc

Iridescent glitter by Recollections was added to the sparkles.

The circle for the sentiment was made using a Recollections 1" circle punch.

The papers are by Recollections- tan, brown, blue, deep blue, Georgia Pacific- white, 

The card is 5" x 5".

I am entering my card in:

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge-

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful day! Edwina


Enjoy The Journey Card

The challenge at Path of Positivity is On The Road. I just love it when I see vintage cards. Here where I live you will see them on and off all Summer. They go to festivals all around the state plus there is a special mechanic that lives not far from us. 

Mr. Henery Ford had a dream. He could visualize the automobile. He did not give up. He kept working until he had one that would carry him around town and finally across country. Back then it seemed like an impossible adventure. 

Some of the journeys we face in life seems just as impossible. Yet we keep our faith and carry on. Sometimes we even get surprised by what we accomplish. Our dreams are what helps us to carry on. It helps us to be strong when faced with worry, setbacks, and fear. Never give up on your dreams. They will take you on a wonderful journey down roads you never would have thought about.


Hello, Today I am using a digital collage called "Enjoy The Journey Quilted" and three digital papers by Create with TLC. You can find them here http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

Copics used are E30, E31, E33, E41, E43, R000, R00, R01, R02, Y00, Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26, B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02.

The papers are by Georgia Pacific- white, three digital papers are by Create with TLC- http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

The card is 5 3/4" x 6 1/2".

I am entering my card in:

The Path Of Positivity On The Road-

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful journey! Edwina

Friend Card


Hello, Today I am using a digi, a sentiment, and two digital papers by Create with TLC. You can find them here http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

Copics used are RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, Y11, Y13, YG61, YG63, YG67.

The papers are Bazzill- dusty rose, Recollections- fuchsia, Georgia Pacific- white, Create with TLC- digital floral prints- http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

I am entering my card in:

The Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge A Circle and a Square-

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful day! Edwina

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Let's Roll Card

The Road ahead is in the future. We all come to crossroads in our life. I have to come to some recently. The choices have not been easy ones. All I can do is make the choice I think is best for me, not what is best for others. That is when I found peace with my decisions.
I have been on different DT's. I have enjoyed my time with them, but it was time to make some changes. My eyes are not what they used to be, so typing on the computer or reading on it bothers them. I decided to not join any other DT's then I realized I could join a couple who I would not need to do commenting. That way I could continue to do what makes me happy. Creating cards makes me happy not just for the art itself, but the joy the cards bring to others, that is what gives me the greatest joy. 


Hello, Today I am using a digi by Create with TLC. You can find it here http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

Copics used are E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, B12, B14, B16, B18, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C10, Y11, Y13, Y15.

Silver Metallic Gelly Roll pen was used for part of the chrome. 

I printed off 2 of the digi. I cut out and popped up the car and road sign.

I distressed the edges of the brown card stock behind the digi with a Stampin Up distress tool.

Then I distressed a white piece of card stock with inks by Memento called Peanut Brittle and Toffee Crunch, Colorbox- Chestnut Roan chalk ink.

I inked the edges of the digi with Colorbox Chestnut Roan Ink.

I used a Clear Stardust Gelly Roll pen to color in the US 66 on the sign.

The papers are by Recollections- brown, Georgia Pacific- white, Create with TLC- digital plaid- http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

I am entering my card in:

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge Distress It-

The Path of Positivity The Road Adhead-

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful day! Edwina





Flurry of Friends and Lots of Fun Card


Hello, Today I am using a digi, a sentiment, and 2 digital papers by Create with TLC. You can find them here http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

Copics used are E000, E00, E01, R20, R30-skin, R32, R35, R37, R39, W00, W1, W3, E37- sled, E30, E31, E33, C5, B32, B34, B37, R32, R35, R37, R39- man's clothing, R56, R81, R83, R85, R89, YG61, YG63, YG67, E31, E33, E35- lady's clothing


The embossing was done using a Darice embossing folder called Snowflakes.

The die cut was made using a Spellbinders die called Labels Four. I inked the edges of the die and popped it up with foam tape.

The snowflakes were made with a die by Alina. 

The crystals are by Prima.

The papers are by Bazzill- blue, Georgia Pacific- white, Create with TLC- digital prints-http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

I am entering my card in:

The Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge Winter Fun-

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful day! Edwina

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Morgan's Artworld New Release "Fae12" 1/10/2017


Hello, Today is my first post with Morgan's Artworld Design Team. I am using the new release "Fae12". You can find it here http://www.faeentertainment.ecrater.com/c/1952423/art-stamps-by-morgan-fitzsimons?&srn=0.

I made 2 cards to share with you.


Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02, R20, R30- skin, RV10, RV13, RV17- lips, BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09- eyes, YR20, YR21, YR24, YR27, YR30- hair, YG61, YG63, YG67- leaves, E43, E44- branch and vines, R29- berries, BG000, BG01, BG05, BG07, BG09- shirt and bracelets.

Gelly Roll Pens used are Gold Metallic, Silver Metallic, Blue Metallic, Sky Stardust for the jewelry.

The tiny pearls are by JOT.

The die cuts were made using Spellbinders dies called Labels Thirty Four and Floral Flourishes.

The papers are by Recollections- goldenrod, blue, Georgia Pacific- white, Pixel Scrapper- digital prints-https://www.pixelscrapper.com/.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".


Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02, R20, R30- skin, RV10, RV13, RV17- lips, E37, E93, E95, E97, E99- hair, YG00, YG93, YG95, G99- eyes, YG61, YG63, YG67- leaves, R29- berries, E43, E44- vines and branch, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y23, Y26, Y28- bracelets, YG00, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99- shirt.

Gelly Roll pens used are Gold Metallic, Green Stardust, Green Metallic for the jewelry.

I used a corner rounder to round off the shape around the image. Then I inked it with Martha Stewart Pistachio ink pad.

The pearls are by Want 2 Scrap.

The background die cut is by Spellbinders called Botanical Swirls.

The ribbon is by Really Reasonable Ribbon. http://www.reasonableribbon.com/

The papers are by Recollections- light olive, olive, Georgia Pacific- white.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to stop by Morgan's Artworld Blog and see all the creations by the other DT and join in the challenge. You can find the blog here http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/
You can find the Morgan's Artworld Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/groups/848616968526756/.

Have a wonderful day! Edwina


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hello Friend Card


Hello, Today I am using a digi, a sentiment and 2 digital papers by Create with TLC. You can find them here http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

Copics used are C1, C3, C5, C7, E31- rocks, YG93- vine, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18- water, BV0000, BV000, C1, C3, C5, YR24- seagull.

The papers are by Recollections- tan, teal, Georgia pacific- white, Create with TLC- digital prints- http://icraftgifts.com/digital-creations-with-tlc.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

I am entering my card in:

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge For The Birds-

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful day! Edwina