Happy Saturday, crafty friends!
Collection for the Caring Hearts Card Drive 2014 ended yesterday.
Want to know the total number of cards I received, here in Eastern Canada?
Many of the contributors commented on how much they enjoyed making cards for such a good cause, and that they look forward to doing it again next year (yes!). Several mentioned that they held card-making "bees" with their friends. Some asked how to make sure nursing homes in their area receive cards next year. This thing just keeps on growing!
As a "depot" I got to admire & enjoy the beautiful designs and top-notch craftsmanship of the cards that arrived. We had contributions from across Canada (British Columbia to Nova Scotia) as well as a few from overseas (France and Australia). Amazing!
I'm going to wait to announce the winner of the prize I mentioned in THIS blog post; Vera will take another week to finish collating all the results and drawing for prizes.
Next week I'll be able to tell you about a special project we have going in Ottawa to deliver the cards to nursing homes... It has an awesome name.
Finally got a little time to craft today, and was inspired by this advertisement:
I used the stripes from the shopping bag, and a new stamp set from Close to My Heart.
Took my trusty Paper Smooches bookmark die, and some platinum embossing powder and voilà.
I love those bright colours sandwiched between the traditional red & green.
This card is being entered in this week's Card Concept challenge: use a tag.
Stay tuned for more Caring Hearts news...