Friday, November 26, 2010

Card Cupids Merry Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog everyone and happy hopping!  I hope that you have been enjoying the Card Cupids first ever Design Team Blog Hop. I want to make sure that you are coming from the right place, we don't want you to miss out on anything.  The last blog that you should have been visiting was http://www.creativedesignsbyluisa.com and you should have started at http://www.cardcupids.org/. Luisa is a very talented scrapbooker and artist extordare I'm sure you had a great time exploring her blog and leaving her a comment.  Since we are fast approaching the Christmas season we decided that a Christmas theme would be well in order to help everyone get their Christmas Card Creating juices flowing. Here is a card that I created for the hop, this card will be going to one of the children at Legacy Emanual Hospital. 


This card is a very simple design that is made using a Cricut Machine and cartridge Joys of the Season.  Using the layers key I was able to cut different colors out for each of the parts of the Christmas Penguin.  I chose white for the base color, and both black and a checkered orange for the layers.  To spice it up more you can always use a wild pattern for part or all of the penguin.  Then I hand cut the snow mounds out of white cardstock, and the water out of a striped blue paper.  Don't worry about them being perfect, every little imperfection makes it more personal.  Then I cut a two inch strip from blue cardstock and stamped two different blue snowflakes all over it.  Using a basic folded 4 1/2 X 6 inch white cardstock base card I first attached the sky strip, then the snow mound and finally the water.  Then I used glitter glue to accent the snow mounds and the water.  After the glitter glue dried I attached the penguin and stamped let it snow in black ink.  A cute winter or Christmas card for anyone exspecially the children at Legacy Emanual Hospital. 

Card Cupids' mission is to provide encouragement and joy by sending Card Cuddle Care Packages to children who are facing difficult challenges in their young lives regardless of their economic background. A card can make such an impact in a person's life and we hope that this hop will spread awareness as well as flood our gates with cards. To find out who we are collecting cards for at this time check the website http://www.cardcupids.org/ for a current list. 

We are offering some blog candy for the blog hop, one grand prize will go to a random hopper.  Inorder to get entered into the drawing you must become a fan of Card Cupids http://www.cardcupids.org/. You can get one bonus entry for every DT member that you become a follower of and one bonus entry for leaving a comment on their blog for a total of 18 entries.  And if you mention our blog on your site and leave a comment on the Card Cupids site letting us know, you will get an additional entry.  So don't forget to follow, comment and post for a total of 20 entries!  You may just be the lucky winner! A list and pictures of the prize are available on our website. 

Why did I become a supporter of Card Cupids?  Thoughout childhood and into my college years my grandmother and mother, and then later just my mom would send me cards.  My mom would come home from the mail box one day and tell me I had mail.  It would be a card from her telling her how much she loved me.  She would actually send it through the mail!  The effort was little but the thought was unmeasurable.  Now that my children recieve cards occasionally from both myself and their grandmother(my mom) I can see first hand the joy that she saw when I would open my cards. That joy is something that I would like to help bring to other children who are expiriencing a difficult time the warth and love that I am my children have felt from opening a card. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have enjoyed our hop and will be joining all of us in making cards for Card Cupids.  You next stop is Angela's blog at http://www.pumpkinbutts.blogspot.com. Enjoy your time!


JAEV

14 comments:

  1. I just love penguins! It's one of my and my daughters favorite exhibits at the zoo. Thanks for sharing your card - it's too cute!

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  2. What a pretty and cold penguin! Love your card!!!

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  3. Great card! the glitter glue is a really nice touch.

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  4. That penguin is so much fun! Just became your 5th follower!

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  5. Thanks everyone I hope you are having a good time!

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  6. I might need to buy a Cricut just for that adorable penguin!

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  7. Your cards are beautiful. I love penguins but not the snow !!

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  8. Such a great card. I love everything that you put into it :)

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  9. I love that penguin! So cute!

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  10. Very cute! I love the patterned paper for the beak and feet, how fun!

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  11. What a cute card.
    I love that your mom would send you cards. I too have done that to my children when they were little. I should still do that, everyone likes happy mail. Thank you for reminding me of this.

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  12. Such a cute penquin, he makes me smile. I'm sure he will do the same for some lucky recipient.

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  13. I love the penguin! Very cute card! Your card will for sure make a child smile!

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