Friday 31 August 2018

Caring Hearts Card Drive rides again!

For all of my favorite card-makers, here is some news about this year's Caring Hearts Card Drive, from Vera Yates herself. She and some of the other volunteers have had challenges this past year, but their HEARTS are still going strong. Read on for the details...

A Little Update on Caring Hearts Card Drive

Hi peeps. I've been getting a bunch of email lately asking about Caring Hearts Card Drive. So, I thought I post here to answer everyone as well as mentioning some changes to the card drive.

Yes, I will hold the card drive again this year. This year, I am doing the card drive in honor & in memory of Sean Wilkerson. He's Christy Wilkerson's brother who passed away just this past week. If you remember, last year, Christy helped with collecting the cards for the card drive.

Sean's family requested that people do act of kindness to others in his memory, because Sean himself was a guy who did many kind things to others and I couldn't think of a better way to honor that request than by continuing this card drive in his memory.

The card drive will start in October. Not right now. This is just an update.

Now, I know many of you work in advance and I would like to mention that this year we requested that people limit the card they send to maximum 100 cards per person.

Before anyone get upset, please let me explain my reason. A couple months ago my one and only niece from my side of the family was diagnosed with Leukemia. She is only 5 years old & currently going through intensive chemo. I am planning to visit her in Singapore where she's being treated.

As you can imagine, this is devastating news for our family & we are rallying behind her to get her beat this.

Also, I have business trip that required me to go out of the country during the card drive. So, we decided to do this change to help keep things manageable and to keep my sanity. My niece well being and being with my family is my priority and yes, I have to maintain my full time job as well.

There are a lot of works behind the scene for the card drive and all my helpers are doing this voluntarily outside our full time job, etc. The only way we can continue is by making changes when necessary.

I hope you all understand. This would be our 9 years doing the card rive and I can't thank you enough for your continuous support. We have grown so much from our 1st year. From only 750 cards to over 64,000 cards.

Your contribution touch people lives whether we know them or not. Thank you for your understanding and stay tune for the card drive announcement on Oct. 1, 2018.

 "Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time. " Ron Hall
I hope that answers some questions, and inspires you to participate this year.
Looking forward to seeing your beautiful artwork,
Happy crafting,

Sunday 15 April 2018

Cross Canada Hop- April 2018

 Hello crafty friends!
Long time, no see.
Life has been super hectic since last autumn. 
  • We moved out of our house, packing most of it into storage.
  • I managed to find homes for the 6000 Christmas cards donated to the Caring Hearts Card Drive!!! Last delivery made December 21st.
  • We celebrated Christmas in a rental unit. Not the same but all together.
  • We moved into our new, beautiful condo.
  • We unpacked.
  • I've been working at three part-time jobs since January, moving offices once.
Now that spring has ALMOST sprung, I can start to get to some of those lower-down items on Maslow's hierarchy (remember Psychology 101) of which, sadly, crafting has been first post of 2018. And what better theme than CELEBRATIONS :)

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring artwork inspired by Celebrations. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.
We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Dominique at Fun2cre8.

I am sharing a couple of lay-outs from last summer.

Canada Day: One photo can make a statement. Keep the layout simple; mat the photo to set it off; add a few embellishments and bold sentiment. (Purchased paper and CTMH "Celebrate" die-cut, along with some hand-water-coloured die-cut leaves).

Celebrating of the best things about summer is fruit! Themed paper can emphasize your subject. A few hand-stamped embellishments reinforce the topic as well. (Patterned paper and die-cut letters from CTMH).

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Sheena of Kanata Newf Papercrafts.
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S blog, Creations with Michelle, as she has the complete blog list. (Please link this to my Deep URL)

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring artwork celebrating Relationships. So mark May 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Happy crafting,