Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cards for Kids Valentines Day Blog Hop!!

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Cards for Kids Valentines Day Blog Hop! If you have come from Larelyn at Handmade From My Heart, you're in the right place. If you're just joining us, please go to Faith Abigail's blog at http://www.faithabigaildesigns.com/ and start at the beginning.

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show someone how much you love them. So this year, let's send a little love to those that need it most!

Each of us has created a Valentine's Day card for a sick child and we're asking you to do the same! Simply, create a Valentine's Day card, link it to Faith Abigail's blog (link-up will remain open until February 7 at 12:00am) and mail it to:

Faith Abigail
10621 Fuller Ridge Circle
Charlotte, NC 28270

On February 10th, all of the card's will be collected and donated to a local children's hospital. Please include a small message inside your card. Envelopes are not necessary.

Now, what would a blog hop be without prizes! We have some amazing prizes donated by some very talented and generous women and lots of ways to win!

Krystal Andrew @ http://www.gettingcricky.com/ has donated one of her beautiful Valentine stamp sets!

Nicole @ http://thetwinery.com/ has donated The Ultimate Color Sampler Pack featuring fourteen gorgeous colors of twine!

Monique @ http://monkeydoodlecricut.blogspot.com/ has generously donated FIVE of her fantastic Cricut Kits: The Simple Life, Toy Story, The Stampede, Mom and Me, and Catch a Wave.

All winners will be chosen by random.org. In order to win:

- Be a follower of Faith Abigail Designs @ http://www.faithabigaildesigns.com/ (one entry)
- Like Faith Abigail Designs on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/faithabigaildesigns (one entry)
- Leave a comment on Faith Abigail's blog post (one entry)
- Leave a comment on each of the designers blog post (one entry each)
- Post about this blog hop on your blog, website or facebook and link back to Faith Abigail's post (one entry each)
- Create a Valentine's Day card, link it and mail it to the provided address. Please create and link as many projects as you'd like! (TWO entries for each card submitted!)

Now for my Hop project!! I couldn't decide whether to use a dog or a cat for my Valentine card, so I made one of each!

I used paper from The Paper Studio So Sweet stack. I cut the bases from Elegant Edges and used my Gypsy to weld them together, and embossed them with Swiss Dots. In the heart cutout in the bottom right corner, I used the "kisses" stamp from K Andrew Designs Owly Hoo stamp set (click HERE to purchase your own set!) and filled it in with Glossy Accents. The doggie and kitty are from Sweethearts, cut at 2 1/2". I made little boxes for them to sit in because they double as necklaces!

When you open the card, a heart pops up saying "Be My Valentine"! I welded the letters and the heart from Sweethearts on my Gypsy. The large heart is from Gypsy Wanderings, and I embossed them with the Swiss Dots folder as well.

I have blog candy!! I have a exclusive K Andrew Designs Merci Sentiment and Frame stamp set up for grabs!!

All you have to do to be eligible for the drawing is:
  1. Be a follower of my blog
  2. Leave a comment with a way to contact you
That's it!! I will announce the winner on Sunday, January 29. I also have three other blog candy giveaways going on right now!!
  1. To enter to win a Cricut cart, click HERE!! (ends 1/31)
  2. To enter to win a K Andrew Designs Owly Hoo stamp set, click HERE!! (ends midnight tonight, 1/24)
  3. To enter the Blends Join Hands Blog Hop paper and flower set giveaway, click HERE!! (ends 1/25)
Thank you for checking out my Cards for Kids Valentine's Day card! Please continue along to the next blog, Marlene @ http://www.scrappincookie.blogspot.com/, and check out all of the wonderful projects that our designers have created!

Blog Hop Order:

Faith @ http://www.faithabigaildesigns.com/
Amy @ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
Beckie @ http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
Brandy @ http://craftingwithfaith.blogspot.com/
Cathie @ http://www.creativecutterroom.com/
Charlotte @ http://alittlebitofdetail.blogspot.com/
Jessica @ http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com/
Kate @ http://www.smallbitsofpaper.blogspot.com/
Larelyn @ http://handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com/
Lisa @ http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/                      <YOU ARE HERE
Marlene @ http://www.scrappincookie.blogspot.com/   < NEXT STOP
Melissa @ http://cricutkateer.blogspot.com/
Melanie @ http://melaniemakes.blogspot.com/
Michele @ http://chelemom.blogspot.com/
Sabrina @ http://scrappinwithsabrina.blogspot.com/
Suzanne @ http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/


Diane Hodrick said...

These are so adorable...and sure to brighten someone's day. The necklace idea is brilliant. So stinking cute!

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Lovely cards Lisa and so very thoughtful to do something for kids. I will sure be posting te link on my blog. Have a nice day.


Lisa these are super cute, what a great idea to double those cute little animals as a necklace!! Love them!!

Larelyn said...

Oh Lisa,
these necklaces are just too adorable. I love the idea. The papers are so perfect and the pop-ups will delight anyone who opens the card.

jessica said...

What adorable Valentine's Day cards!! These will for sure bring smiles! Thanks for sharing :)

Amy said...

That is such a great idea! What kid doesn't LOVE a necklace- and you made two super cute ones that double as a card- you have the most creative ideas my friend!!! :)Amy

Beckie said...

OH WOW. Love these bright and cheery lil creations. Great job.

Be blessed, Beckie

Faith Abigail Designs said...

I just love these! The colors are just perfect. And they double as necklaces?? Some lucky children are going to love that! Thanks so much for everything!

Cindy said...

OMG These are sooo ADORABLE!I LOVE the sweet little critters,TOO CUTE!Great Valentine's Day cards,Have a SUPER day my friend!:)

RiNNE said...

Wow, Lisa, I work at a children's hospital and I just know there'll be a hit!! Actually, I love them myself! They are adorable and so creative!

Karen said...

These cards are SOOOO cute! Love the bright colors! These will definately brighten the day of whoever receives them! :)


Jingle said...

Your cards are SO cute!

Creative Cutter Room said...

These are fabulous!!!! Love that you made both and the colors WOW way to think outside the box....great job. So glad to be hopping with you. Cathie

Marlene said...


These are soo CUTE!!! Love all the patterned paper. I'm sure any kid will love it! I'm so glad to be doing this Cards for Kids Valentine's Day Blog Hop with you!

Sherri said...

those are darling cards!! I am a new follower.

sleigh said...

Luv that you made one of each! These are both cute and I would be in the same vote, as I have one of each and it would be hard to decide and not fair, lol!!! TFS with us today :)

Jayne said...

Lisa these are adorable.Love the bright colours and papers and what a gorgeous surprise that they are necklaces too!You will certainly brighten someone's day with these.
Jayne x

Marcia said...

Love the colors and design! I am a follower!


BrendaB said...

Too cute! Love that you made the cards so they double as necklaces!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh my goodness Lisa! These cards are so cute! I know they are going to make some sick child so happy!




cricutalltime said...

very creative.love the necklace and colors.so fun a pop up card.tfs

Jessica said...

HI LISA!!!! I knew I was in for a treat when I saw your name on the hop list! Your cards are darling, and you already know how much of a fan I am of your choice of embossing on your cards!!! They are magnificent my dear Blend!

Charlotte said...

What a terrific idea to have part of the card be a necklace. I love it. I think I may have to lift this idea from you. These cute little cards are going to make a couple of children really really smile.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

How cute! i love the bright colors and patterns that you chose! What a fantastic hop, thank you so much!
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

KarenC Inspired said...

thanks so much for being in the blog hop! Working with children in any way is so rewarding. Keep us your good work!

Pat N. said...

Wow, Lisa, Your cards are super sweet and perfect for kids--what kid wouldn't love these and have a necklace as well! That's so creative! Great job. I'm a current follower--thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway.--Pat N.

Karen H said...

Oh my gosh, these are paws-itively precious! I love the reason for this hop, love your cheery happy colors for the sweet kiddos, and love that you used beloved animals that are always so comforting to wee ones. (And adults, for that matter.) Just when I think they couldn't get cuter.. they pop up AND turn into necklaces. My friend, that is pure genius. They can hang it up by their beds and it could be the first thing they see in the morning! :o) Fantastic work, Lisa. These are wonderful. (Your blog is totally like a sugar rush for me. I get so excited with every visit!) :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

What adorable cards, I love the colors you selected, they are so bright and cheery. This is such a great cause and a wonderful blog hop!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are super cute! Great colors!

Aman said...

Love both of your cards! Love all the details!

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

Diane said...

Super adorable cards..and what a fun project!!

Nasir said...

So adorable and very thoughtful to do something for kids.

plastic cards
plastic card printing

ShersL84bed said...

Adorable cards, cant go wrong with a cat or a dog. Love them and the fun colors that you used. I'm following your blog.

Smiles Sher

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Lisa:) LOVE the tow cards with the fabulous colors and love the heart over the adorable doggie!!

Lara said...

I love this idea- pop up Valentine's! Wow, how creative! I am now a follower! lclass003atgmaildotcom

mitz said...

..not one but two great creations.. they are so adorable.. thanks for the opportunity at your candy..
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom ( follower )

Colin said...

I have no idea why, I guess I was struck with their cuteness, but when saw these guys with their google eyes I giggled to myself.

Thanks for the smile,


Jessica said...

Oh my, I *LOVE* your cards and how they double as necklaces!! The papers are super fun and cheerful, too!

Great to be in this hop with you,


Rez P. said...

Hey Lisa,
Such adorable V-day card. What a lovely stamps you are giving away too. You know where to find me. Even though I haven't been doing well.
Big Hugs,
Karezma Kreations

marg0006 said...

Nce cards. Thanks for the chance at some candy.
Loving Scrapper 101

Nitasha said...

Your cards are pure cuteness! love that little puppy dog!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like that the items are also necklaces.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

DIANA L. said...

These are really cute I love the kitty one.

smyiow said...

Such sweet little valentines!


Kate said...

What a fabulous idea - and so sweet too! These are bright and cheerful and guaranteed to bring some smiles!
(Sorry I'm so late in commenting. It was a crazy week!)
Small Bits of Paper

Altax said...

These cards are awesome!!! Love them all, kids will love it.

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