Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hug a Heart Card Drive Blog Hop 02/01/2017

Hello, 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!  

I am sharing 2 cards today with you. 

I am using a Bugaboo digi called "Dog Heart Topper." You can find it here

Copics used are BV0000, BV000, W1, W3, W5, W7, W10, E43, E44, E47, E49, R20- dog, R30, R32, R35, R37, R39- heart.

The ribbon was given to me by a friend.

The papers are by Recollections- red, black, Georgia Pacific- white, Harper Finch- digital plaid paper-, The paw prints paper I made with a digi a couple of years ago.

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

The digi is by Bugaboo called "Big Heart Bear." you can find it here

Copics used are YR20, YR21, YR24, YR27, YR30, R20, R30, RV000, E43- bear,R30, R32, R35, R37, R39- heart.

The ribbon is by Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The papers are by Recollections- red, Georgia Pacific- white, Pixel Scrapper- digital heart paper-, Create with TLC- digital plaid paper-

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

Here is the lineup for the blog hop in case you get lost along the way.

hop starts here:
Christina Hor

Donna Ellis

Lori Kobular

Sue Drees

Becky Partan

Edwina Brown - you are here

Sybrina K.

 Thanks for dropping by. Your next stop on the blog hop is Sybrina.


Lori Kobular said...

Your cards are awesome! I love the cute bear and dog and I know the children will love them too!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Edwina! Your cards are sooooo cute! I love the animals! Such a great cause!

P.S. Your link to my blog doesn't seem to be working when I click it, even though it looks just right. Not sure what's going on but I'll add it here:

Happy Hopping!

Sue said...

Edwina, sweet cards, and so very colorful. Sweet little pup and bear too. What joy they will bring.


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Edwina! Such delightfully sweet cards for the drive! Your coloring and shading are beautiful, and the thoughts behind them are wonderful! I especially like your colorful backgrounds full of hearts! Beautifully designed! (your link for my card is incorrect so I'll add it here) hugs, de

Bunny said...

I love both of these images. The puppy paws paper you used is so cute. These will be such fun and think about the smiles they will bring. Very sweet.

Rannah Romps said...

I love animals and these two are so cute!! Love that paw paper!!

Becky said...

What delightful cards. They will bring smiles to little faces, for sure. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Linda W. said...

I always enjoy your work Edwina, thank you for joining Christina in this wonderful cause. You have such delightful cards to send to the children!

Fiki said...

super cute cards!

hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

Donna said...

Beautiful cards, so bright and cheery, they will put a big smile on the recipients face!

Christine said...

The darling critters and beautiful papers make such sweet cards. May they bring joy and peace to the heart of each recipient.

Sybrina K said...
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Sybrina K said...

Edwina, These two little cards are just too sweet! The kids are going to love these adorable critters. :)

Celeste Goff said...

OMG, these cards are just too stinking cute!!!

Barbara Godden said...

Awwww those images from Bugaboo are adorable and beautifully coloured love the designs of them too. Awesome job.

Cara Malmrose said...

Very sweet cards Edwina!
Thanks for sharing!
(Hugs) Cara
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Tricia T said...

Sweet cards, Edwina! They are both sure to make a child happy!!

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a pair of stunners, especially the doggy, Luv Sam x

stampfoldandrepeat said...

Love these cards! Wonderful colouring and love the layouts. Thanks for sharing!

Nikki C said...

Awe how cute are these cards both are beautifully coloured in :) hugs Nikki


Hi Edwina. I absolutely love all your cards and the coloring! They're so rich. I was so amaze when you told me that you self taught yourself with the coloring. I thought for sure you have art background. You are so talented! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work and heart with others as well for helping us bring smiles and encouragement to the children at Nationwide Children's Hospital this Heart Month. This card drive is a success because of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Edwina. Hugs.

Migdalia said...

Your cards are absolutely adorable!! Wonderfully done!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic cards with such cute images and so well designed and colored. The children will adore them.

*Vicki* said...

AWE!! These images are so precious!! Really love your coloring and beautiful layout designs! Thanks for sharing! HUGS