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Caring Hearts Blog Hop

Today I've been invited to participate in the Caring Hearts Blog Hop. This is day 1 and another fabulous group of crafters will be back tomorrow for a 2nd day of hopping!  If you've been hopping along, you probably arrived from Caroline Bredeson's.  If not, no worries, the full hop list is at the bottom of this post, and you can just keep on hopping until you come full circle.  {grin}

The Caring Hearts Card Drive is a card drive organized by Vera Yates & Jennifer McGuire with the goal to collect holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes. During this time many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes are feeling lonely and missing their family. Wouldn't it be so awesome if we could bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.  The card drive is going on right now until November 28, 2014. If you'd like to send your cards for the card drive please visit this blog post for the card drive details.


About my project:
My card for today uses my Mojo Monday card sketch for this week.  It's contest week, so if you've got a little time, come play along for a chance to win some Verve stamps! I always love seeing what everyone creates.

I stamped the two poinsettias from Joyous Noel in early espresso, embossed with clear detail embossing powder and then colored with Distress markers and a waterbrush.  The sentiment is embossed onto patterned paper and I distressed the edges of all my panels with antique linen and vintage photo ink.  The border is cut with one of the dies in the Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set and I added some gold cording for accent.  I finished off with some ink splatters with the air art tool and a brushed corduroy marker.

In the true tradition of a blog hop, there are some fabulous prizes being given away to lucky commentors along the hop!  The prize drawing will be open until midnight CST on Saturday, November 8, 2014.  Winners will be chosen randomly based on collective comments left on the designers's blogs. So be sure to leave loads of love for everyone!

Prizes:
Online Card Classes – class of your choice! (THREE winners.)
Simon Says Stamp – $50 gift certificates
Inspiration emporium – $25 gift certificate
Verve Stamps - $30 gift certificate
Latina Crafter - $15 GC
May Arts – 2 rolls of ribbon
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking - 1 year free subscription to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine

Okay, next up on the hop is Chaitali Narla.

I'll leave you with the full hop list for today, in case there's a glitch along the way:


Enabler's List
Stamps: Joyous Noel (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Christmas Cottage (Teresa Collins
Ink:early espresso (SU!), festive berries, peeled paint, mustard seed, antique linen, brushed corduroy, vintage photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), gold cording, clear embossing powder, air art tool

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Lisa H. said...

wow! beautiful card Julee!

Vankleeck6 said...

Love the vintage feel of this card! Beautiful!

Lori Kobular said...

I love the sketch that you used to make your beautiful card! I think this is such an AWESOME project and I plan on making some Christmas cards today for the drive! What a wonderful thing to be able to brighten an elderly persons day and make them smile!!

Elise S. said...

What a beautiful card! And for such a great cause! Thanks for sharing!

~amy~ said...

Julee, this is gorgeous. I love the rich colors and the elegance. So pretty!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!!

Swh2013 said...

Lovely card with a vintage feel!

*Vicki* said...

So gorgeous Julee!! Love your Vintage style! ;)

D- said...

Julee your card is GORGEOUS. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for supporting such a wonderful cause. Thanks for being one of the generous sponsors, too.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Kim said...

I love the vintage warmth of your Christmas card Julee!!

Sandy said...

Lovely vintage looking card.

Luanne said...

So lovely! This is one of my all time favorite Christmas stamp sets! Love your gorgeous creation.

Sheri Gilson said...

WOW! Gorgeous Christmas card, Julee!

Unknown said...

What an absolutely elegant card!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Julee, this is stunning! Love the vintage design. Thank you again for all your support for Caring Hearts Card Drive.

cm said...

Heart-warming, heart-melting and spirit-lifting: your cards AND your reason for creating them! Mega-watt smiles and cheer guaranteed!
~c

Diana Maldonado said...

Elegant and classy, such a pretty card!!

Sheri said...

I LOVE the colors you chose. I like the darker red as opposed to the bright red of Christmas. And the gold accent is just perfect!

Jill B said...

The colors on your card a gorgeous!! Tfs Jill

Lisa Petrella said...

What a beautiful holiday card! So very elegant!!

Marisa said...

Love the bronze twine behind the poinsettia! Gorgeous mix of papers/colours too.

theCook said...

Beatiful rich colors!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. It has a vintage look to it that is so nice.
thanks for sharing and for helping a great cause.

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous holiday card!

McStamper said...

Lovely card.

Jane Luxem said...

Very pretty!

Karenladd said...

Love this beautiful vintage card! All the details add up to a gorgeous design.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning card. Love your beautiful paper choices. TFS

Lisa Eaton said...

I have no words other than WOW - GORGEOUS!!! Great vintage colour combo & texture, love it!

canadian_liner said...

What a rich and beautiful creation! I love that poinsettia stamp and it is coloured so perfectly. Thanks for supporting the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

ktfabian said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors. Thanks for helping this worthy cause!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

beautiful card...love the rich colors!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful card drive. I love how this can bring so many people together. Such a pretty card Julee. Love the elegant poinsettias and the rich colors on the DP.

Amy C. said...

So pretty! I like the gold cording.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I think this is a wonderful idea and this is the first year I've participated. I mailed my bundle of cards to the address in Canada last week. Your card is beautiful - love the design - and it's sure to bring some joy!

Megan said...

Very festive card!

TangledBlueRose said...

Wonderful card you created! Thank you so much for highlighting this amazing cause. ~kim

C said...

wow! :D

Dawnll said...

Such a beautiful design with fabulous colors. Thanks for inspiring

Lenora said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

Betty said...

lovely card Julee

Lynda said...

Beautiful card...love the color technique on the poinsettias!

Marla said...

Such a beautiful card. So sparkly and pretty. TFS

Debra said...

Classic and beautiful.

Janet said...

Great card!

My kids helped me deliver cards last year; so this year they also wanted to make some and are currently at work on it! I am so glad to see them having such a spirit of giving and all those who send cards…they are so amazing (just going by what I saw last year) and the residents LOVE them so much!
~God bless~

SUPRFOXdesigns said...

What a stunning card! It is so rich and pretty, anyone would love to receive such a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing

pcm said...

so classic!

zehra said...

Gorgeous card, love the layout, will try it

Alma Dirpaul said...

Such a beautiful card!

MaryBeth said...

Gorgeous card ... love all the patterns. It's so Christmasy.

Unknown said...

Wow! Your card looks so amazing!! Like out of a boxed set!! Such great work!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love these rich traditional colors! Guess we were on the same channel with our mojo cards as we both used the same set! :-) Great minds think alike they say - lol!

Unknown said...

Love the rich colors in this card!

Lyn said...

Beautiful card, I work aged care and know how much these cards will be cherished <3

Papertangler said...

Your card is a lovely work of art. Thank you!

Shirley said...

BEAUTIFUL...vintage is my favorite!

debs2107 said...

Love the vintage look of the card!

Charlotte C said...

Gorgeous card. TY

Pam said...

Elegant and beautiful card. Love the traditional use of colors. :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful vintage card! Love the rich, warm colors!!

Donna Cala said...

Beautiful! I love the sketch.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very elegant with the deep rich colours.

Karen said...

Gorgeous!

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Julee... very classic, gorgeous card!

Sue D said...

Beautiful rich colors!

stamper101 said...

I love that deep colors on your card - so elegant!

defordj said...

Beautiful card and a great project!

sanoor said...

lovely card

Anonymous said...

This is a very elegant card. Just lovely.

Tami B. said...

This is very pretty.

Unknown said...

So beautiful

Kathy S said...

Very rich and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Rubeena I. said...

what a supportive industry! so proud to be part of it. love your card <3

SingYi said...

What a beautiful card! And for such a great cause! Thanks for sharing!

Kim A. said...

Beautiful card and LOVE the cause!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card!

Unknown said...

Love this layout! *thank you*

stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) said...

Oohhhh, that scallop trip is cool! And that is a lovely layout.

JudyH said...

Classic and beautiful!

Yolanda Garrido said...

So sweet card!

Unknown said...

Wow that's really nice!! Great job

mikeslittlesis said...

I like the classic and traditional colors you used.

Unknown said...

Very pretty! I would love to be on the receiving end of this card!

Jamie said...

So pretty! I love the colors you chose and the gold cord/string! Someone is going to love receiving this card! It's one of those cards you just want to touch it and admire it:)lol! Love it, and thanks for joining in this hop, it's for a wonderful cause!

Becca Cruger said...

This card is beyond beautiful and definitely inspired me to get into the Christmas craft mode. I'm making duplicates of all my Christmas-themed cards to send in to the drive. Thanks for featuring such a great project!

Beastybunny said...

Lovely card. The colors are so warm and rich.

Kari V. said...

Gorgeous card!! Love that poinsettia!

morentin1326 said...

so pretty...love it. I am def going to try this... thanks

Beth H. said...

Love your creation! It is so beautiful and elegant!

Goga said...

Beautiful colours and to very thought, that I want already the holiday season!:)

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful combinations of papers and colors. Love what you did with the sketch.

Unknown said...

Very elegant card, i think it is beautiful! Thanks for sharing

Terri said...

Very, very nice card. It's in the style and colors that I would use.

Unknown said...

Love the warmth in this card. Thank you for sharing and supporting such a wonderful cause.

Bunny Dobbie said...

What a lovely vintage looking card!

Michele said...

Great card, love the colors! I mailed my Caring Hearts cards today! Loving the blog hop!

Lucille K said...

Your card is so pretty. Caring Hearts is a wonderful idea, glad to participate :)

Tammy Rubarts Design said...

I love the color you got using distress markers! Thank you for sharing.

Glorie said...

Fabulous card. So many gorgeous details :)

Fleursbydesign said...

Gorgeous card :)

pam said...

gorgeous !!

Alison said...

Gorgeous vintage card - you've achieved lots of depth with the inking and shading. Fabulous cause!

bbunch said...

Nice card--the colors are so calming.

barbara macaskill said...

GORGEOUS! Love the colors and those poinsettias are to die for! TFS!

Crystal said...

You put the perfect vintage feel on this card. So pretty. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love the traditional look of this card.

Elizabeth S. said...

Wonderful Christmas card and love the vintage look and distressing!

Unknown said...

Such a romantic and lush looking card!

Ruth G said...

I love the deep, rich colors and lovely patterns in your card! Really a wonderful design! Thanks so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

Beautiful rich colors on your card... very nice

awesome card, I hate to repeat myself with these comments, but I feel the same about all of you girls that do this blog hops, you and your work is awesome..

Emily Lauritzen said...

Love the dark rustic colors of this card, and the poinsettias are just amazing!! <3

Megan said...

beautiful card!

Unknown said...

Pretty pretty pretty!! So vintage.

Joyce said...

I love this beautiful card.

Thordis said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas card :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card & so much detail!

Shelley C said...

Such a beautiful vintage card.

Marianne said...

Wonderful card. Love the warm colours and the vintage feel.

Brithzi said...

Gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the idea of a card drive. Fun for the makers and the recipients too!

Jennifer Gayle said...

Beautiful card!

mtscrapgal said...

Love all the yummy details of your beautiful card. I'm using a poinsettia image for my cards this year. Thanks

Noreen said...

Love your beautiful vintage colors for Christmas.

Noreen
Crafty Journal

katpooh said...

What a beautiful and elegant card.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Beautiful card! I have already sent my cards to Vera:)

Lynne said...

Your card is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle Quinno said...

Wow, such a pretty card!

Lagene said...

WOW! Super cute card! This is a great cause, cheering our elders who are residing in nursing homes!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous. Love the rich colors and pretty details.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Gorgeous card - I love those rich festive colors!

Cindi said...

I really like the vintage design on this card.

Cindy said...

This is just a wonderful drive. Your card is very stunning. Thank you for caring and sharing your talent.

Cheri said...

An elegant card!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, the colors are so nice!

Christine said...

Welcome back! Love the rich colors and shimmery bow!

Unknown said...

This card is just stunning!! Beautiful

Robin said...

Fantastic! Great card.

Jean Bullock said...

the card layout is awesome and I love the aged look music paper and the beautiful reds. The stylized poinsettias are beautiful. Well done.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Very elegant!!

Deeps said...

This is so beautiful and vintage. Love it.

luluvision said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Berina RGA said...

beautiful card.. lovely traditional colors....
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Lucy E. said...

Your vintage card is so pretty!!!

Chark said...

lovely coloring/inking on these flowers!

Laurie2cats said...

beautiful card, love the rich colors

Centellazul said...

Wowww a pretty and elegant card!!!!

Diana Evensen said...

Beautiful card. I love the red decorative paper and how it helps the poinsettias "pop".

Judy1223 said...

Wow, such rich colors and lovely vintage feel...a gorgeous Christmas card!

Unknown said...

LOVE the colors and the look of this card! :)

Jean M said...

a lovely vintage card.

Kris in Alaska said...

That is such a LOVELY card!

Connie Chang said...

I love the vintage feel, thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

The vintage feel is gorgeous. TFS xxx

zub momi said...

Gorgeous card! Love the vintage look :)

Birgit said...

This card is beautiful! So rich and regal looking.

Janis Lewis said...

Wow. So pretty. My Mama would love this style of card.

Cindy G. said...

Very pretty and traditional Christmas card! Love the colors that you used! Looks great!

Marcie Lovett said...

Lovely card, Julee!

CraftyPaws said...

Beautiful traditional Christmas card! tfs

BeckyR71 said...

Stunning and elegant card!

Rollingrobin said...

BEAUTIFUL card!

BrendaB said...

I just love the vintage style of this card!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You card is so beautiful with the vibrant colors and the poinsettia! Great organization you are doing this for!

Cindi (aka iring) said...

I love the beautiful, rich colors, inking and gold trim! Gorgeous!

Beverly Sager said...

Very rich and luscious!

Janie said...

Beautiful card.

Katie Kinde said...

Love your card.

Lucinde | Lucilight said...

Love the Christmas colors :)

Katie said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the traditional, rich colors.

Katie said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the traditional, rich colors.

Charlotte Taylor said...

I love the jewel tones you used on your card. It has an vintage or antique feeling and I think it is beautiful.

Patt H. said...

Beautiful card! Love the rich traditional colors!

Laceysocks said...

Very pretty card! I love your color choices.

Sandy Rizzo said...

Very rich and beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Lindarub said...

Love Your card.

Memories by Manda said...

Such a pretty card. i love the gold thread behind your decorative element

Unknown said...

WOW! Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

BobbisTreasure said...

Love how you used the twine under the cut out! BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card. I love tho flowers and the rich colors!

Juan Mart said...

Wow to me that says Christmas. Love the card and everything on it.

Elizabeth Gutierrez said...

LOVE the gold cord/twine. Beautiful card!

byulgzr said...

Beautiful card!

Nandini said...

Love the beautiful vintage feel of this card!

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful card!!! Love your Vintage style!
eva

Robin B. said...

What an elegant card! I love the layering and colors.

Judy Tuck said...

Beautiful vintage style card and papers.

Tammy H said...

Love the rich colors in this card. So nostalgic.

Liana S. said...

Very nice! I love the gold cording.

Heather said...

That is so pretty and traditional looking, Wow, soft, love it.

Tracy said...

this card is so gorgeous. i'll be crafting with friends this weekend to make cards for this worthy cause.

jc said...

Beautiful card! I have started mine for the drive!

Kim823marie said...

So glad to have learned about this cause and to a part of it.

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Truly gorgeous card! Love the muted colors, which make the main panel pop even more. I'm usually one who doesn't like the bundle of thread look, but that cording really looks good! Tfs!

Chandra said...

Your card is so elegant!

DazzlingKiwi said...

Gorgeous, antique and vintage looking card, great job!

OracleGaia said...

That card is so elegant. Wonderful cause too.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card! I love the darker colors and musical notes!

jeanine said...

Beautiful card! Love the deep colors!

Heidi said...

I love the vintage colors used and the elegant feel of the card.

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