Sunday, November 13, 2016

Caring Hearts Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY


Welcome friends! Today we are celebrating the 7th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive with a fun blog hop! The purpose of this card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes around the world. Since 2010 we have been bringing joy to many nursing homes throughout the US, Canada and Australia. And this year, we are branching out to the UK! What better way to share our love of card making than to bring joy to others, right? We hope you'll join us in supporting the card drive. Details for the card drive can be found at: Vera Yates Blog; Jennifer McGuire's Blog

I experimented... with a different color combination. I used only Peeled Paint and Wilted Violet Distress inks. The colors that I got from mixing the two together are amazing. I only wished I had filmed while I was playing.

I stamped the Circle Doodle background onto Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock (the smooth side) and silver embossed. Then I painted with the Distress Inks. 


Once everything was dry, I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to create a frame. I turned it into a shaker card by adding a piece of acetate, foam tape and sequins. 

I stamped one of the Color Me Trees, silver embossed and painted the same as the background. It's hard to tell from the photos, but the tree is sitting under the acetate.


The Believe die was cut out from some Tim Holtz Silver Deco sheets. As a tip, I stuck a piece of the deco sheet onto Neenah card stock and ran it through my Big Shot a few times to get a really good cut. 

No hop is complete without fun giveaway, right? Simon Says Stamp has generously offering $150 gift card for this hop. All you need to do is visit and leave comment on each blog. Winner will be randomly selected from one of the participant blog. You have till midnight Thursday, 11/17/2016 to leave comment. Winner will be announced on Vera's blog on Friday11/18/2016.


So So generous!!

Here's a list of all the stops on the hop just in case you missed any!


Thanks for hopping by, your next stop is to my dear friend and the amazingly talented

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Tinkerbeth said...

So pretty! I love the purple!!

Wendy said...

Love the non standard colors! Very pretty!

Streetscrapper said...

Every time I see the Believe die, I wish I had ordered it when I first saw it! Your card is beautiful!

Tami said...

Wow cool card! Whomever receives your card will be so delighted!

Maureen said...

Love the look of the stained glass tree

staceylovespaper said...

Wonderful card!! The colors are so much fun and unexpected!!

Karry Lengenfelder said...

Ooooh! So pretty! I like the colors, I need to experiment more, very inspiring.

Nox said...

A gorgeous card - it makes me think of stained glass. I love the use of the swirl background.

Texan Princess said...

Gorgeous color combo. I wasn't sure that Vera would accept thicker cards for the card drive, but now I know. Off to make some shaker cards....

Linda S. said...

What a truly spectacular color combination, Just a lovely card.

Barb said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

Scrapthat said...

Beautiful Shari and I love the unexpected color combos you always come up with :D

María Josefina Suárez said...

Nice color combo

Cindy C. said...

Super cool design, love the color combo!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful whimsical shaker card. Love the colors and the beautiful silver sentiment.

pamboe said...

That background stamp is awesome! Your non-traditional colors inspire me.

sheron Egolf said...

Wow! These cards are stunning! The colors are gorgeous and the designs are wonderful! Thanks for sharing and for such a good cause.

Janice said...

Your card is over-the-top beautiful. Great cause, great blog hop sponsor.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, this is so fun & funky - love it!

Sandy Robin said...

This is one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen. I am in love with it. The colors, WOW!

Dori Johns said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!

Audrey Pettit said...

Love this color combo! Definitely says holiday, but with a bit of a twist on the traditional. The stained glass effect of the frame and tree is so fun. Love the shaker, too!

Aslín Santiago said...

Stunning Card!! I've already made 10 cards for this drive and counting!! LOVE to be able to give to others!

Unknown said...

What a great color combination and of course a fabulous card for a wonderful campaign.

BeverlyBL said...

Love the purple and green. Such a fun card. Thank you.

Khrystya Poleva said...

Gorgeous card!

Lizzie Stoltz said...

Love the unique colors!! Reminds me of stained glass :)

Marmite Mum said...

Love the colours you have used and made. The card is just beautiful.

Jennifer K said...

Oh my goodness! I'm in love with this card - love the non traditional colors and silver accents.

Leslie Kiley said...

Your card is amazing! Love the stained glass look and your choice of colors!

A said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! Have I mentioned wow?

Terri Mariani said...

This card is awesome! I love the background stamp and the colors you used!

Jan Elmore said...

Wow....oh wow, what a pretty card! It's gorgeous!

Sam Olden said...

What a wonderful cause to brighten up the holiday for someone : ) Love the purple & green.

walchowDesign said...

The colours turned out beautifully-gorgeous card!

diana said...

Lovely card!
I've already donated my cards to the drive. :)

Chris Handy said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors.

Dot Freel said...

Wow! Stunning card! Love your color choices!!!

michelle durheim said...

Lovely card. I love that swirly background. I love how you've made a frame with it.

Ruby N said...

What a beautiful card!

Marty B said...

This is a beauty & the colors are fantastic! I already participated in the card drive & what a wonderful way to spread love!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Oh Shari, your cards are amazing! Thanks for the giveaway! I have sent in 10 cards to the Caring Hearts card drive. I look forward to seeing how many cards will be submitted this year.

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Shari!

Jenna said...

The doodle circles background is so versatile!

Debra Rumpza said...

Oh Shari, I adore this design! the colors are so beautiful and the silver embossing is perfect! Love!!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty Shari!

Rachel said...

I love how the card is Christmas themed looks so elegant!
Glad to contribute again to the card drive this year!

Late Blooming said...

This doodle background is a great stamp. thanks

Tink said...

Beautiful Cards!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love the purples and that believe die!

Carolyn Burch said...

Shari, there is NOTHING I don't LOVE about this card....the colors....that background <3 and the "stained glass tree!!!!

Jane M said...

Really beautiful card!

terrie said...

This card turned out awesome....love the color combo for the tree and background.
The believe sentiment is perfect for your card....tfs

Evelyn said...

Thank you for your card, however I really wished you also video the making of this card. what a beautiful shaker card the colors are truly beautiful. Can you still make a video? PLEASE...

Natalie said...

such a wonderful card! I love the color combo with silver embossing! :)

Sabine H. said...

Gorgeous, Stunning!! What a beautiful card!

Nancy said...

OMG! Your card is stunning! It looks like stained glass!

jeannieob said...

Beautiful card! Simon Says Stamp is my favorite place to shop for all the things that make me happy!

Debra said...

Absolutely stunning card. I adore your style.

Julie Riefkohl said...

Wow!!! What a beautiful shaker card. Love it!

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

very nice card!

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created and I love the idea of spreading joy by sending card to those who will enjoy them.

Silvia Galloni said...

Simply stunning!!!

Patty said...

Wow this is just beautiful!! I love the non traditional colors!! I was wanting to do a purple Christmas card but wasn't sure what other colors to use! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Jeanne Jordan said...

Wow, that's a terrific card! The Caring Hearts Drive is one of my favorites because I love making Holiday cards! I have 50 cards ready to mail, but hope to add a few more this week before the box goes out. It's so important to let our older generation know we are thinking of them. It makes me smile just to think of them getting cards over the holiday season. Love Vera's drive.

Rita Andrews said...

I really like the choices of colours for your card!

Skrater said...

Wow this is gorgeous I love the purple! My favorite color.

Beverly said...

I love this card! The pastel colors really stand out in this holiday card. Someone is going to have a big smile on their face when they open this card.

srob said...

Beautiful colors. Leve it.

Cynthia Powell-Cobb said...

I love the color combinations you used. Your cards are beautiful!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh - I love this card!!!!!

cards by cara said...

What a wonderful initiative!! Thanks for the inspiration! Absolutely stunning!!

Paper Heart Scissors said...

Beautiful! Such a great event. I am definitely sending cards in!

Shirley said...

Yes....your color combo is just amazing.

Lori Mcosh said...

Love the non traditional colors!

Pam A said...

Very pretty card. Really like the soft color scheme.

Lisa Petrella said...

This is so festive and fun, Shari! Love all of those whimsical swirls, the color combo, and the shimmer!!!!

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

Gorgeous card - love these colors!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful color/wonderful card
this is a wonderful idea for a card drive
thank you so much for doing it.

Barb Housner

perlapervan said...

Very cool card!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow beautiful and elegant, love this Shari!

MajdaP said...

Gorgeous color combination! Very very pretty!

pinkerboi said...

Love the Tiffany glass style

Valerie McEowen said...

Such a different technique! Love it!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Very unique card! Thanks for sharing.

Tami Babcock said...

Soooo pretty!! Love the stained glass look and such gorgeous colors!

Tracy Boyd said...

What a beautiful color combination!

Tasha Freeman said...

OMG! This is outstanding! Love the colors!

Rowena Miniaci said...

Fantastic card and the colors are so pretty. Very unexpected:)))

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

Kathy Thisted said...

Such a soft fun card.... I love the feel of this card!

Satori said...

Stunning card! Unexpected colours and stamp combinations!

Denisse Cardoza said...

Love the Colors.. I like you did use the traditional colors!!⛄💕

Tracey T said...

Love the effect of the silver embossing with the soft ink colours - makes me think of a pastel version of stained glass, if there could be such a thing!

Heather said...

Amazing colour combo! Thanks for the ideas!

TLady said...

I LOOOOVE the results of your experiment, Shari! ;) YOU have made up my mind for getting the Doodled Circles Stamp NOW! LOL I LOOOOVE that stamp! You have done a WONDERFUL JOB ON THIS! I LOVE the other elements too! What's NOT TO LOVE???? JUST GORGEOUS!!! ;)

Clara Callon said...

Wow... unbelievable. I love how different it is. Looks like stained glass. Perfect!

Diane said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love the use of non-traditional colours. Thanks for sharing.

Jean Maxwell said...

I love the coloring of the circle stamp.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Wonderful colour combination and stainglass window effect. Beautiful.

Tracy Boyd said...

What a beautiful color combination!

Blog Voyage said...

What a fun and beautiful card--not always words that go together when describing a card! Thank you for sharing this lovely work of art!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful mosaic background and tree....I am getting a stained glass vibe! This is fantastic! FAB colors too!

Thordis said...

Love your colors! Beautiful :)

Dawn Marie said...

Wow! I'm usually a traditional color girl but this is fantastic!

Jomama said...

You are a genius with color combinations Shari! Simply elegant!

Jan in Tucson said...

A typically BEAUTIFUL "Shari" card but no turquoise!

Ruth Paul said...

Thanks for sharing so many great ideas and beautiful cards. I'm always looking forward to what's next.Love the purple!

Mary W said...

Stained glass and regal - what a gorgeous and elegant card.

Tania L said...

Love love the colour scheme of the card!

Annie K said...

I need that background stamp! Purple and green is one of my favourite colour combinations. Love this!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous color combo - love that framing

Carol L said...

I don't think I've ever seen a card so special and unique! That's my favorite color combination ever, and I love the look of your stained glass tree and frame! Gorgeous!

Katie Ingram said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!

judy said...

Very unique card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning card, Shari! Just love the circle doodle background as a frame - perfect for that tree; looks like stained glass!!

Betty B said...

I love your non-traditional colour combo.
I'm excited to be participating in the Caring Card Drive.

Jill said...

What a beautiful, unique card. I love the colors. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Shelley said...

So unique. Now I need that background stamp.

greenthumb said...

love the different look using that same background stamp.

Preety said...

wow! such a beautiful and detailed card :) i love the sparkle and the background.
Cheers
Preety

sotama14 said...

Gorgeous card !!. Great color combination

SueT said...

I really like your unusual choice of holiday colors, very pleasing and calm with the added zip of silver. Thank you for sharing.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

I love purple and green together on any card, but with silver it's sheer perfection in my opinion ;-)

bev p said...

So cool! Love the stamps, the techniques, and the colors. You knocked this one out of the park!

Jacki said...

The peeled paint, wilted violet and silver embossing is so beautiful! What a great combo!

safsafdesign said...

OMG, it is beautiful! I have just finished some tags with the same tree, that stamp set and the background one is my new favourite. Thank you Shari!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Love your shaker card with these nice colors 😊

Heather Hinds said...

Such a beautiful card! I love seeing everything you guys create.

Yukiko Sugiyama said...

Amazing colors!!!! Love these non traditional colors for Christmas!!!!

Hattie Hatcheck said...

I love this! Very non-traditional and beautiful, especially the color combo.

Leanne said...

Beautiful color combo.

donna mikasa said...

Love the non traditional color combo--so pretty!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow what a perfect pick of colors on this design! I love the watercolor look as well!! so pretty! Thanks for sharing! :)

Laura Beck said...

Very pretty card, love the colours. That background stamp is one I need! Great idea to send cards to nursing homes.

Debbie B said...

BEAUTIFUL card! The colors are so elegant! I'm working on 50 cards for the Kind Hearts card drive on the weekends since I'm working full time. Quite an endeavor, but SO WORTH IT! I just wish I could see the faces of these folks when they open their hand made cards! Great blog hop and so much talent here. Thoroughly enjoying this morning! Thanks for sharing!

Robin said...

This is my 3rd year and it gives me great joy to participate. Thank you . Your card is beautiful.

Clara K said...

Such a fun Christmas card with great colours.

Teri W said...

Just gorgeous Shari! Great color combo!

Barbie said...

I love love love this card, it is so colorful and cool! I love SSS and have the background stamp-cannot wait to try it!

Lura said...

I just love the colors - and wish you had filmed it too! Beautiful card Shari.

Cindy Thick said...

Love the beautiful card and the use of the different colors for a Christmas card.

joy said...

Gorgeous colors and such a pretty shaker card! LOVE!!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Beautiful card love the stain glass look and the colors that you used!

Jana said...

This is gorgeous. I love the non-traditional colors

Barbara said...

Breathtaking. One word should do it! :)

cindy c said...

thanks for the give away/-

Jill said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. I wish the believe die would come back in stock. Waiting...

Fanny said...

Love the color combination! I've never thought about mixing my distress inks like this to create new colors. I usually stay to the ones that are already there.

Renuka Chavan Singhal said...

I love the color combinations of non-traditional colours and the use of background stamp.

Susan Andrews said...

I love the geometric design, the colour suites it perfectly giving it such a wonderful retro look. Beautiful.

Nandini said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the pretty colors and the Believe sentiment is really gorgeous!

Kristie Maynard said...

Love your card. Such different colors for a Christmas card and so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

happyscrap said...

Wow, I love the pretty silver and shades of purple! Very pretty. Thank you.

Kim W said...

This is so unique and fun!! I love how you chose non traditional Christmas cards!!!
This card drive makes my heart happy!! Such an awesome idea!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Valerie Breingan said...

An Absolute beauty.Such a Gorgeous card.

Valerie Breingan said...

An Absolute beauty.Such a Gorgeous card.

dorseykm said...

That came out great and looks like it was a lot of fun to make!

Алена Кинчерова said...

Very unusual Christmas card!

Lindar C said...

Very cool card, great colors.

Steph G said...

What a pretty card! It reminds me of a stained glass window.

Randi Marie DuPrey said...

Love the silver embossing. What a wonderful drive.

Lisa Roettger said...

A modern take on a Christmas card and I love it. I like too how you've made it into a shaker card.

Linda T said...

My goodness what a beautiful card. I so love all your work. So creative. I feel blessed into being able to participate again in this years card drive. What a great cause in sending joy and happiness during this time of the year. How I so wish I could afford some of the beautiful dies that I have seen in this hop. I have to say thank you to Simon Says for their generous support with this cause.

Russell Productions said...

Love the shaker card and the sparkle.

Anonymous said...

sharon c. A beautiful card .I am really liking your use of this background stamp.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card with such untraditional Christmas colors, I absolutely love it!

StarSpry said...

This is such a fun card!

Cyndi Morris said...

I love the Color Me Trees stamp, and your colors are beautiful. Gorgeous card.

Bethany Stover said...

I love the colors you used!!

Annette Vesth said...

Great card. The two colors really look to each other.

clu60 said...

This is one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen! I think I must get that Circle Doodle stamp!

Linkcrafty Cards said...

Hi Shari
I certainly have made a number of cards for the drive. I have already posted them off to the lady who is collecting them in Canada. I work with seniors and know only too well what a lonely time Christmas can be for them. Love that card btw, reminds me of a stained glass window Hugs, Cheryl

Kathy Mc said...

Shari, your stained glass tree and gorgeous frame look stunning together. Those colors are delightful. Love the idea behind Caring Hearts Drive - our seniors need us!

Carol said...

Delightful card, Shari! Love the various colours you created using the limited colours of Distress ink.

Bunny said...

This is very pretty. I so wish when I ordered the Corbel tree I would have gotten the circle stamp. You make it look amazing.

Christina Sedor said...

Beautiful design and texture Shari - I love your card.

Amy from NOLA said...

Love, Love, Love this design. I bought this stamp set, but have been having a creative block on how to use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

gail brown said...

I Love this card!!! The colors are beautiful. The trees are sold out already and I must get them with the background stamp.

Sue McRae said...

So fun to see purple used on a holiday card!

Laurie Liebich said...

Wow, really different! Love the color combination.

Donnadoll said...

Gorgeous cards. I love your colour combination. I have already sent my cards off. The drive is a great idea.

Debbie Brackett said...

Love your card.

BunnyD said...

What a fabulous looking card Shari! It all looks like stained glass! I love the Circle Doodle background stamp but it was out of stock when I was placing my order. The silver embossing is gorgeous! Love that you turned your card into a sparkling shaker.

Suzan D. said...

Stunning card. This is a wonderful cause.

Maureen Reiss said...

Gorgeous card, Gorgeous colors!!!

dewall51@hotmail.com said...

Nice use of untraditional colors in your card.

Shelly said...

This is awesome!

Lucy E. said...

What a lovely card!
I love that color combo
anyway and to see it used
for a holiday card is such a treat :-)

Charlotte C said...

Beautiful and love the colors.

Jean Bullock said...

Awesome cardmaking! I especially love the embossing. I haven't tried to use acetate sheets yet but I hope to soon. Well done.

CeCe Carter said...

So elegant! I'm sure that whomever receives your card will treasure it <3. I've been wanting to get those rectangle stitched dies, just don't know why I keep putting it off!

noodles said...

This is gorgeous. I really love the look of this card.

Angie Linton said...

This is just beautiful - love the colors!

Nancee Purdum said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! Love this!

Carol Logan said...

That tree is amazing.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Oh my word, what a magnificent and beautiful card! I am in awe of the color combination! Fabulous!

Marianne said...

So pretty. Love the colour combination!

LauraJane:) said...

Purple/Green/Gray classy color combo:))

Tami B said...

This card is just plain "cool"... or whatever the kids say today.

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