A Card for a CAUSE

Happy Tuesday, peeps! The weather has been fabulous here - and I'm so happy to see the sun! I just feel like whistling a happy tune when the sun's a-shining! And my tulips are starting to peek their little green heads through the flowerbeds, so spring is really HERE! Hooray!



Today's card is going to a special cause that's dear to my heart. Jen Tapler is having a huge blog candy give-away {over $250 worth of stampin' goodies, including all of Verve's latest release sets!} to collect cards for a charity auction to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. The association provides valuable information, education and support for Alzheimer's patients and their families, as well as funding research to find a cure for this frightening disease. Jen's dad has been rapidly progressing through the stages of Alzheimer's, and having watched those stages first-hand with my great-grandma as a young child, and more recently my grandfather, my heart breaks for her and the grandfather this disease is cheating her son out of. So, please make a card to donate for a good cause! All the challenge details can be found --> HERE <--. You can win some FABULOUS prizes, but more importantly - you can make a DIFFERENCE!

My card for today uses this week's Viva la Verve! sketch The {twist} for the week is CAS (clean and simple), which for the purposes of this challenge, meant limiting to one embellishment. I was doing great until, without thinking, I threw on some rhinestones to bling up the Grateful Elegance flowers. So just pretend I used Stickles instead and didn't totally cheat!!! LOL Anyhow, the sketch is awesome and the card was a lot of fun to make, especially since I got to use some of my new favorite digi papers - the Strawberry Cafe [Revised] Collection from Sugarplum Paperie. Oh, and the sentiment is from Circular Sayings and the hardware from the SU! pewter Hodgepodge Hardware kit. Remember, you can win the April Verve release by participating in all the Viva la Verve! sketches for March. But hurry... your entries need to be in by this Thursday night!

20 comments

  1. Amazing card, Julee! Love the rich red!

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  2. Great sketch card! You are always SO generous with supporting causes, Julee. Blessings to you :)

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  3. Wow, Julee! This is a REALLY gorgeous card! The colors are so rich! LOVE it! :)

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  4. What a gorgeous card and for such an awesome cause!

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  5. This is a beauty, Julee!! Love those stickles (wink)!!

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  6. Thank you so much for participating, donating to the blog candy and helping me spread the word Julee! I am continually amazed at your generosity. But most of all thank you for your kind words, support and friendship. I can't tell you how touching this is. {{hugs}}

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  7. Gorgeous card, Julee and I'm LOVING that paper! :)

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  8. wowww Julee,what a beautiful card.

    hugs Riet.x

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  9. Gorgeous card Julee!
    I'm going to work on my cards tomorrow for the challenges...now that my new Verve stamps arrived ;) Think I'll go for a set again!

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  10. I'm telling, I'm telling!!!! You CHEATED and can't follow instructions!!!!! LOLOLOL!!!! It's good to not be alone!!!

    This card is BEAUTIFUL Julee!!! I LOVE the colors and the layout is fantastic! What a wonderful cause as well. I will definitely check it out.

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  11. Wow this is so pretty - LOVE the colors and the sketch, fabulous!!

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  12. Now that card rocks! It just jumps out at you! Love it!

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  13. Love the red Julee, it's beautiful!

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  14. DUDE! I love how you justify those rhinesones, I mean, stickles, bwahahaha!
    Fab card my friend, the colors rock!

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  15. Gorgeous, as always. How lovely to have a coordinating inside and envie.

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  16. The colors are SO wonderful and vibrant! And, more importantly for such a great cause.

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  17. WOW; what a fabulous card Julee - I love so much about it! What a great cause too!!

    Hugs, ~M.

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  18. Fabulous color choices and I adore the paper piercing. Good job with the challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  19. Ive been admiring this card on SCS. I LOVE IT!!!

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