Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Hug A Heart Card Drive Blog Hop

Welcome, sweet blogging buddies!
If you are looking for the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog hop, please click here.

Today I bring four sweet children's cards for the 

First Annual Hug a (Child's) Heart card drive.

It would be EVER-SO-SWEET if you can join in!

We offer "thanks" in advance for opening your beautiful heart to children who are strangers to you, and for helping to bring smiles and heartwarming encouragement to them during American Heart Month.

This drive is about celebrating young life during American Heart Month. 

Your cards will give children hope and encouragement to fight for a chance to grow to adulthood. Your thoughtful cards will have a deep impact for children and teens who are fighting to overcome their cardiac problems. Your kindness will inspire children and their families to have hope and to keep on fighting. Cards will be dispersed at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
For complete details about making cards for young cardiac patients 
becoming eligible for prizes, please click here.

Prize Package #1 (all participants):

EVERY PERSON who sends a card to Christina for a young cardiac patient, will receive the darling Panda Digital Set with Pretty Sentiment shown below.
For card guidelines and where to send them, please click here.
Prize Package #2 (U.S. participants only):
to two random winners, a box of brand new craft goodies, each valued at $25.

Prize Package #3 (international participants only):
to two random winners, a $25 gift certificate to shop at Simon Says Stamp.

Platinum Package (U.S. and International):
to ONE participant with 30+ donated, usable cards, a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.

I am also offering a second sentiment for free
to everyone who is reading my blog post.
Simply right click this quality PNG sentiment,
and use it on your cards for the children, or on any of your personal cards to friends and family. (Please, no companies are to use this sentiment for their benefit).
(Right Click, download as image PNG, save to your hard drive)

What's a blog hop without prizes?

Christina has generously offered a $25 gift certificate to shop at Simon Says Stamp to a random blog hop winner.
To be eligible to win, leave a comment on all blogs by Wednesday, February 8 (11:59PM EST). Winner will be announced on Christina's blog on Friday, February 10 (8AM EST).

My simple cards were created using Christina's adorable hugging Panda, and the pretty sentiment.

It's always a pleasure using my border punches with dies or simply-cut panels.
In this case, it is my Martha Stewart lace heart border.

The tiny hearts punched out from the "negative portion" were used on the cards to provide a little "heartfelt" love.

Using a copic marker, I circled some of the black hearts in the background paper to make it more color coordinated.

Hoping you will be able to send a card or two for this worthwhile cause...

For all the CARD DRIVE DETAILS: please see my blog post here.

Heart-full hugs,


Lori Kobular said...

Donna what a great job you did on these cards! They are sure to bring a smile to the faces of the children in the hospital! I love the backgrounds you created!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are all precious, Donna! So cute that you used Christina's panda! I really like your heart border too! The bright colours are right up my alley and each one is sure to brighten the recipient's day! I love them all but I think my favourite colour combo is the final one! Thanks for the cute freebie sentiment!

P.S. Your link to my blog isn't working so I'll add it here:

Happy Hopping!

Sue said...

The link for my blog and Becky Partans blog does not work.
Mine is

The person after me is Becky and it isn't working on my blog either.
I have emailed Christina, but have not heard back from her.

Sue said...

Your cards are adorable. Love all the different colors and the sweet panda. Your whole blog presentation for the Hop is so eye catching and colorful.


Bunny said...

What a sweet Panda. I love all the colors and ways you changed it up. It would be so nice to watch these kids and teens open their cards. One little bright spot in their day for sure.

Rannah Romps said...

What wonderful cards you have here!! And for such a wonderful cause too!

Olga Jewell said...


Linda Simpson said...

These are all gorgeous Donna, I do love panda's.
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Fab cards and for such a good cause.

Hope you've had a lovely day. Sue

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Donna this is a gorgeous set of cards that panda is so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

cute and very beautiful cards Donna
Gr Karin

Becky said...

I love how you colored the hearts different colors. Very pretty. Sure to bring some smiles to the recipient's face. :-)

Lisa said...

These could not be more adorable, Donna!! I love the sweet pandas!! The colors are beautiful!! Gorgeous cards for such a beautiful cause!! They will be adored!! I forgot to say what an excellent tutorial on your last post!! Have a great day, my friend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda W. said...

Thank you so much for the lovely sentiment stamp. I do have cards ready to mail for the heart drive! Your work is awesome, thank you for offering us a chance at some prizes! Happy February!

Edwina said...

Donna, Love your cards so much! The different color cards with different heart look great! Such a great idea to do it this way. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Verna Angerhofer said...

Donna, these are all so cute and adorable. I love the layouts and wonderful coloring on them as well.

Donna Phelan said...

These are absolutely ADORABLE! I love that happy little panda, super cute! The colors are great, happy and bright! I love your heart dies, so precious! They are just so stinkin' cute! You're a doll! xo~

Donna said...

These are stunning Donna, darling image and such upbeat colors, I especially am drawn to the lime green. That heart border is striking too. Thanks for the freebie, nice surprise!

Stampsnob. said...

This bear and message is adorable .......Lis

Fiki said...

super sweet cards!

hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

Christine said...

Your cards are precious! May God bless you and the recipients of these cards. I truly believe that kindness and encouragement are part of the healing process.

Sybrina K said...

Donna, These cards are so cute and I just love your wonderful digi! Thanks so much for creating this sweet card drive blog candy. :)

Celeste Goff said...

What fantastic cards! Love that sweet panda and all of the pretty colors you used!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, your little pandas are so adorable, Donna!!!!! Love all the bright and cheerful colours and the sweet little hearts!!!!! This is going to bring so much joy to a special kid, my friend!!!!
Have a great day!!!!

Barbara Godden said...

that panda is so cute and you created fabulous cards with him/her. The children will love them.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Your cards are so adorable sweetie and will make some child feel really valued.

NanaConnie said...

I love that adorable panda, my friend! Such wonderful cards and what a great cause. So sorry to read about the baby who passed away. Prayers for her family left behind.

Leslie Miller said...

Donna, these are adorable and for such a worthy cause. My friend's little grandson passed away during heart surgery. Yes, it's a sorrow no one should have to endure.

*Vicki* said...

Donna, these cards are all just darling with this sweet panda image! I certainly hope to be participating in this cause and I thank you so much for the sentiment in helping me do this! So sad to hear of these children and this is such a worth-while cause for sure! (I may have to come back for the blog hop to make my rounds as I'm running behind today!) BIGGEST HUGS and thank you for sharing!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Love your cards and the cause..........that Martha Stewart edge punch is the best!

Conniecrafter said...

these are all so cute!!

Cara Malmrose said...

Donna, what adorable cards for a wonderful cause!
Thanks for sharing!
(Hugs) Cara
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Tricia T said...

What sweet cards, Donna! This is a wonderful cause!

Pia S said...

It seems you found crafting flow when making these 4 cards, they make an adorable set! Even though they're quite similar in design, they each look different.

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a stunning collection of cards and all so different too, Luv Sam x

stampfoldandrepeat said...

Lovely sentiment - thanks for sharing! I love your bright and cheeful cards. I like to use border punches as well and your idea to use the negative parts is great!

Nikki C said...

Lovely collection of cards you'll be giving out :) The Sentiment is perfect to giveaway too


Donna, no words can truly express my gratitude to you for all that you do. Not just for what you have done for me but for what you have done for many others, including these little heart patients. Your works are so beautiful and so full of love, just like your heart. It's always bring great joy to see your work and to be able to see them in person, holding them in my own two hands, that's an honor. These cards will bring so much joy and so so much encouragement to the children that will be receiving them. And they will certainly be treasured. Thank you Donna for sharing your beautiful heart and work with all of us crafters and with the children at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Sending you lots of hugs.

Migdalia said...

They are just darling!! I love the fun &bright colors you used!! Awesome job!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Can't go wrong with pandas! Really fun cards.


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