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Caring Hearts Card Drive Update

Hello! Just wanted to give you an update on the Caring Hearts Card Drive.
Thanks to you, we collected over 17,000 cards from all over the world (Qatar, Moscow, France, Germany, Australia, South Africa, etc)! These are being distributed to over 100 facilities in US, Canada and Australia. Yay! Soooo many people will be smiling.

Thank you.

And a big thank you to Vera Yates (who really is the heart behind these efforts), Tina Schrof, Anita Recksiedler and Caroline Bredeson. You girls rock. And even more hugs go to the many of you out there that volunteered to take cards to nursing homes.

To all the sponsors, thank you so much for your support. And, we encourage all of you to please support our generous sponsors as well. These are the companies that make this hobby of our so amazing.

Here’s the list of the prize winners. Winners, you should have all be contacted by email. If you have not received an email, please email me. Thank you!

  • Ali Edwards – Four new stamp sets: Jennifer Howes
  • Altenew – $25 gift certificate: Jayne Hoffman
  • Avery Elle – $30 gift certificate: Cheryl Yamashita
  • Becky Higgins – $50 Worth of Project Life Products: Laurie Wardenski
  • Butterfly Reflections – $25 gift certificate: Teresa Ryals
  • Clearly Besotted – £30 ($45 US dollars approx.): Bundoora Primary School
  • Crafter’s Companion – Embossing folder & dies package: Jennifer Moyer
  • Ellen Hutson – The COMPLETE line of Julie Ebersole’s stamp and die release. A $210 value: Tiffany Au
  • Frantic Stamper (2) $25 gift certificate: Stacy Reynolds & Elizabeth Stewart
  • Freckled Fawn – $50 gift certificate: Paula DiGiovanni
  • Hero Arts – $75 gift certificate:  Veronica Guzman
  • Impression obsession – $25 gift certificate: Leesa Berry
  • Inspiration emporium – $25 gift certificates: Marybeth Kaiser
  • Jane’s Doodle – $50 gift certificate: Robin Logue
  • Online Card Classes – class of your choice! (THREE winners): Eileen Lum, Samantha Buckman, Kathy Blaney-Murphy
  • Jennifer McGuire Ink – TEN fabulous stamp/die sets from Jennifer’s favorite companies: Rubeena Farooqui
  • A Jillian Vance Design – $20 gift certificate: Pat Doyle
  • Latina Crafter – $35 GC: Julie Bagocki
  • Lawn Fawn – $50 gift certificate: Anne O’Donnell
  • Lil inker – $25 gift certificate: Nichole Wade
  • Mama Elephant – $25 gift certificate: Lynette Pinno
  • May Arts – 2 roll of ribbon: Sandy  John
  • My Favorite Things – $50 gift certificate: Glorie Alvarez
  • Neat and Tangled – $25 gift certificate: Dawn Erho
  • Newton’s Nook Designs – $25 gift certificate: Nancy Jordan
  • Organize More – $40 gift certificate: Adrennia Hughley
  • Paper Smooches – $50 gift certificate: Toni Maddox
  • Poppy Stamps – $50 gift certificate: Emily Harris
  • Reverse Confetti – $25 gift certificate: Victoria Mazzotta
  • Simon Says Stamp – $50 gift certificates: Adrian Michaud
  • Spectrum Noirs – The COMPLETE line of Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers + accessories! Patricia Craighead
  • Stampin’ Up Package from Alica Thelin: Deb Pollack
  • Studio Calico – $20 gift certificate: Cindy Techlin
  • Sweet stamp shop – $10 gift certificate and some additional goodies: Ann Kikuchi
  • Tim Holtz – Four Tim Holtz stamp sets: Shirley Sanborn
  • Verve Stamps – $30 gift certificate: Virginia Honeycutt
  • Waffle Flower – $50 gift certificate: Sue Craig
  • Winnie and Walter – $30 gift certificate: Suzanne Gribbon
  • Wplus9 – $25 gift certificate: Anna Chora
  • WOW embossing – Assortment of embossing powders: Debbie Groff
  • V Sweet Ideas – $10 GC: Rachel Ines
  • Sakuralala – (TWO) $15 gift certificate: Jane Lange & Kristen Heagele
  • Vera Yates – Surprise goodies: Rebekah Hinton Cub Scout # 358

Thank you!!


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41 thoughts on “Caring Hearts Card Drive Update”

  1. Thank you for all the hard work you put into this drive… bringing joy to others with our craft is such a wonderful way to channel our creativity!

  2. Thanks for all the work you and your “girls” have put into this drive. 17,000 cards, that’s at least 17,000 smiles!!! Now that’s an awesome Christmas gift. Thank you so much for all you do for us card makers – can’t tell you have much I appreciate it.

  3. Congratulations on a fabulous Card Drive! You gals rocked this. Would love to see the smiles on the faces of recipients. Woo Hoo!

  4. Congrats to the winners!

    We are taking the cards to the nursing home this weekend. I can’t wait. It’s going to be so much fun. 🙂

  5. We are dropping off the box(es) of cards tomorrow. I thought that I needed to create the 140 cards for my local nursing home so I was surprised to receive the box from you filled with cards! I am going to drop the extras off at a bunch of in-home nursing homes to help brighten another 140 people’s Holidays!! Thank you for putting this event on and for allowing me to be a part of it!

  6. Wow! That is awesome that there was so much participation! My appreciation to all the volunteers who collected and distributed the cards, and the many generous sponsors. And congrats to all the winners!

  7. That is so amazing!! 17,000 cards. I didn’t have time to participate this year but my daughter & I have done cards for this in the past. It just touches my heart how many gave their time to take care of those forgotten and/or lonely seniors. Our hobby is filled with wonderful people, happy holidays to all of you!!

  8. Awesome turnout for cards! This is a great opportunity to give back and cheer up someone. thank you for giving your time and energy to this project. I sent in some cards and was also motivated to get a list of shut ins from my church and send them cards as well. Thank you! Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and fantastic Holiday Season!!!!!!!!!

  9. Congratulations to all of the winners. I feel I was the biggest winner in that I got to deliver cards to the nursing homes. They were all (3) so appreciative. It really made my Christmas special. I would love to do this again next year. Such a great project. Thanks for letting me be such a small part of it.

  10. Congrats to all and thanks so much for giving to so many. I get to see happy faces tomorrow at 1:00 when I make the delivery to our local skilled nursing facility. Merry Christmas everyone!

  11. What a great card drive. Thanks for all the great card ideas the new products. Also, congratulations to all the winners. Have a very Happy Holiday.

  12. Congratulations to everyone ! I think it is so sweet that so man people took part in this amazing card drive.

    If YOU would LIKE to help one more sweet little girl, who is battling Leukemia, please stop by my blog and read the post I shared last week for little “Lauryn Newsome” — she would LOVE some cards in her mail box — They mean the world to her and her family. Please help me to support “Little Lauyrn’s Fight” — You can find the post here and I also have shared her mailing address and a link to her Facebook Page ! Let’s help fill her box with lots of wonderful sweet and caring cards! THANKS for caring!!

    http://the-purple-place.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-special-christmas-request.html

    Hugs to all,
    Lisa
    ThePurplePlace

  13. That’s lovely! Congrats to all the winners! It was my pleasure to contribute. This is a wonderful and worthwhile cuase – thank you for organizing it!

  14. Wow what an amazing giveaway! Congratulations to all of the winners & a huge thanks to all of the gals contributing towards the card drive!! You are all so amazing!

  15. Wonderful to learn of the response you got for the card drive. So many people impacted by caring card makers. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a reality. God bless you everyone.

  16. Sad to not see my name on the list of winners but SO HAPPY to have contributed. I will definitely participate next year, with or without the chance to win something. What a GREAT CAUSE . . . I only hope the cards I made put a smile on the faces of the people who received mine. Happy Holidays to you all!

  17. Congratulations to all the winners, It is such a great cause. There will definately be some smiling faces.

    Thanks ladies for all your hard work

  18. This was my first year participating. It feels good to know something I created will brighten the holiday season for others. My job is pretty demanding, so didn’t have the time (or the energy) to make as many cards as I had hoped, plus I didn’t learn about the program until about the first week of November, but I look forward to participating next year. Thanks to everyone who obviously worked so hard to make this program the success it is! Congrats to all of the winners. Happy holidays, everyone!

  19. Awesome work to everyone who helped create cards or donated supplies, and to get 17,000 cards absolutely amazing!!! I know there are going to be many smiling faces! We send to many shut-ins and the hospitalized in our church and I know how much it means to them all! Great going and great job to everyone!!!

  20. It is so exciting that by coming together crafters can help put smiles on 17,000 faces. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you and Vera and of course all of the volunteers to are making the visits to the nursing homes to deliver the cards! I am hoping to be able to be one of them next year, when I am sure there will be around 25,000 cards!

  21. What an awesome turnout. Congrats to all the winners and thank youand your helpers for giving us crafters a way to help make others feel the Christmas Spirit ! Looking forward to participating again next year.

  22. At this busy time of year, it’s and amazing sacrifice of time to put into this project in order to share joy with others so selflessly. Thank you

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