Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cards for Grace & prize pack!

I love making cards for kids and especially those for Jennifer's Cards for Kids drive. Putting a smile on a child who is sick? Sign me up. I've been making cards for this great cause for quite awhile and was so sad to hear the news that one of the children (Ellie) lost her battle with cancer. She left behind her twin, Grace and now Jennifer is collecting cards for her and wants to send them out A.S.A.P. Jennifer has all the information on this post . Even if you can send in one card, that would be great. I think of it as 1 card = 1 smile. :)

I've been making these cards for the card drive and will definitely be sending one to Grace...I love to include jokes like this one...."How much does a crab eat?"Punchline..."Just a pinch!" LOLIt's hard to see but I colored the crabs with distress inks and then sprayed pearlized water for some shine...So I decided to not only send in some cards but make a goal for collecting cards for Grace. My goal is 100 cards. I'm asking everyone I know to join in, even if they don't create handmade cards, purchased cards are great too! So in honor of that, I've put together a Hero Arts prize pack that includes...

Some clear card buttons...
An elephant clear stamp set (perfect for making cards for kids!)
a scallop circle woodblock stamp...
A pack of foilage mixed folded cards....and a soft apricot shadow ink pad...
Wanna win? Just leave a comment below telling me if you are going to create and send a card for Grace...and I will enter you in the drawing for a chance to win this prize pack. If you leave a link to your blog or gallery showing me your card or cards, I will enter you again into the drawing! The drawing ends July 31, 2010.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon with more card ideas....

71 comments:

Sarah said...

So generous of you, Heather! I'm DEFINITELY going to send Grace a card or two. LOVE your cards. Such a cute joke too. :)

Shasta said...

Those are so cute, and for such a good cause! I will whip up a few for her for sure ;)

Isha said...

I will send some cards for sure....I hope n wish it would make someone smile, it would be so very useful then.TFS.

kristina proffitt said...

You are a sweetheart. Love your crab cards! ;) Cute!

Sara said...

You are such a sweetheart! The crab cards are so cute!!

Anne said...

Heather your crab cards are just adorable- love the joke! I am planning on making a few cards for Grace over the holiday weekend- would love to help put a smile on someone's face!

Carla said...

:(
I feel so bad for both of these little girls. I have been meaning to make a card for this drive but I've been so busy. I'll find the time somehow!

Heather said...

Count me in!!! I would love to drop a bit of sunshine into her day :)

lenainwonderland said...

I am making a card for Grace tomorrow night [Thursday is my stamping night]. I already have it all sketched out and I am so excited!

blog link - lenainwonderland.wordpress.com

ahuerta said...

Yes! I have to. I missed the most recent Card for Kids card drive, so I have to participate in this one. I'm going to take some inspiration from you and do something humorous or interactive. THanks for the opportunity to win some goodies!

Louisa May said...

that's so great ! Count me in ! Just told my girls the brave story of Ellie & Grace and now they are just brimming with ideas on what to make for Grace :P

Latrice said...

I definitely plan on sending atleast 5 cards to grace. What a hard time for this little doll. Thanks for the great giveaway heather.

Tami said...

Love your sample idea, the crab is so cute! Will definately be participating in this drive. One card is one smile is a great way to think about it! What a nice thing for you to help generate excitment with your prize!

The Paper Pundit said...

This will give my card making a whole new sense of purpose. Thanks for the cute card idea!

gscrapbooks said...

Such cute cards!!! Making a card for Grace is on my to-do list. :-)

Katie said...

I am going to add this to my to-do list. The poor little thing.
Your crab cards are awesome!

Katie xxx

Sassy said...

So cute! I am participating .. it will be the first for me... but anything to make a child smile.

BrookeK said...

So happy to send in cards for Grace. So wonderful that Jennifer has such a big heart and makes us aware of the need :)

GrammaR said...

I plan on making at least one card. My July is BOOKED with time away from home, but surely, somewhere I can find time for one. I need to find kid jokes. :)

walchowDesign said...

Such a generous work that you are doing! I'll send the card and a art & craft for Grace tomorrow. Take a look at them at my blog www.walchowdesign.blogspot.com
Lai-Yoke

Anonymous said...

First time here. Came through Jennifer's blog. Very cute crab card. I've been scrolling through your past post and enjoying them. Priya

MaryBeth said...

Heather you are very generous! I loved your crab card so I am sure Grace will too. Off to make some cards for such a good cause.

cards by cara said...

Love the crab theme! I am definitely planning on sending some .. and for the other kids too. Thanks for the chance to win and for spreading the word.

Heather said...

From 1 heather to another ;) you can count on me. I went card crazy a few weekends ago and am definately getting some out for Grace!! I love your card and the joke is super cutsie!!!

DeNel said...

I'm on my way to making a few cards for Grace!I'm also going to stamp some fun, cute images so she can color them in herself! Love that idea(from Jennifer)!!

pta4him said...

It's so nice to do this for Grace. I'll work on some cards this weekend

Amanda said...

My kids and I are going to make some cards for Grace and the card drive.

Jnett's Place said...

If I can get past this holiday weekend, I have a good shot of sending at least one out.

NanaBeth said...

Definitely sending a card to Grace. Love the inspiration-would love to seem some more child oriented cards.

lesley Oman said...

i love these crab cards, so very cute! i read all about Ellies story and am hoping to make a few cards for Grace this weekend - i have just the stamp in mind!

karen said...

KAREN I will definitely be sending a card for Grace she will be so sad to have lost her sister

Karin Mac said...

Love your crab card, will be making a few cards for Grace this next week, can not imagine how hard this must be for her and her family.

Deneen said...

I have posted about this on my blog as well and I am definately sending a card for Grace. Having twins myself I can not imagine this.

Janine said...

cute card! :)

Anonymous said...

Heather, you are so generous and your cards are adorable. I definitely am going to make cards for Grace. I have started a Cards For Kis service project for my scrapbooking group, and we are making cards for all the kids on July 17 an will be sending them to Jenniger.

Sally Gasparri

nanalady said...

This is just too dear of you....I will send off some cards for Grace first thing in the morning. Her family's story is so touching. Bless you for doing this!

Cindy in Wisconsin said...

You can count me in. Thanks for the idea. I don't have that crab, but I have the cutest little hermit crab stamp I could use..or..or..or..the wheels are turning. Since I have 13 young grandchildren, I should be able to come up with plenty of ideas.

Kelly said...

I definitely am sending her some cards. I have a cute monkey stamp that'll be perfect.

Heather said...

Love these designs!

judy1223 said...

Hi Heather...I have a package of cards ready to mail tomorrow. Thanks for your generosity and giving spirit!
Judy1223

junejetson said...

You are so generous to add prizes for such a wondereful outpouring to a young girl. I put three cards in the mail today and shared the address tonight with my scrapbook group. I have been eyeing the elephant stamp set to use for cards for kids. Thank you so much!

cindy said...

I have five sitting on the table to go out to Grace. I do little jokes on mine too. There are so many corny jokes for kids online. Thanks for all you do.

Cathy Pulickal said...

Sending cards for Grace by week's end...this is such a great cause and who doesn't love to make a child laugh and smile? The crab card is adorable! :) Thanks for the opportunity Heather (and Jen too). To all of you wonderful card makers with such big hearts, I am honored to be among you.

{VICKI} said...

Yes, I've already made 2 cards and hopefully will get some more done over the weekend

Corinna Lyons-Revello said...

Oh, your card is just adorable!

Absolutely I am going to try to make at least one. I will be sure to come back here and give you the link when I post it.

What a great price you're offering :)

Corinna

oakleafdesign said...

Love the idea of putting a joke in the card. I will be making a card for Grace as well.

Charmaine

Nancy S said...

thanks for the suggestion of using the bubble stamp to frame a joke--great idea for kids' cards!

Jeanne said...

I make cards with my young grand-daughters and tomorrow I will tell them all about Grace and we will make cards for her. A child's viewpoint is always refreshing and they come up with such original ideas.

Jeannie E.

Krissy said...

I will be working on cards for Sweet Grace this afternoon. Thank you for your generous prize offer!

Krissy
www.paperinkspirations.blogspot.com

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

Love your cards. And I'd love to make one for Grace. My heart went out to her.

Christiana said...

You have such a generous heart. My boys and I will definitely be making and sending cards for Grace.

Love the crab card!

Nancy said...

Heather, your cards totally inspire me as does this card drive for Grace. I'm putting a card in the mail today and I've posted about it on my blog:
http://happyheart-nancyljk.blogspot.com/2010/07/puppy-love-cards-for-grace.html
bless you,
nancy

Victoria S. said...

Yes! i am goin to send grace some cards-smiles :-) going to a family reunion and when i get back will get right on it! you are sweet to promote this so well!

pcm said...

how nice and generous of you! Just sent a card for grace off in the mail this morning! Love the cards for kids drive - great reason to make more cards :)

CD said...

Just posted a link on my blog for this card drive for Grace. Thanks for your help with this!

Peace Love and Scrappyness said...

I made a card and will post it soon!

NatQuebec said...

Nice card, Will try to do it this week.

Tracey said...

Will definitely be adding to my pile of cards for Kids :) SO sad to have to make one for Grace :(

CanadianScraps43 said...

These are great Heather. I will be adding to this card drive again and trying to get my cards out to Grace before July is over. Thanks for all that you do in this great ministry! God Bless!

♥Wendi said...

I am so excited that I recently found your blog. Oh, it is wonderful. I keep coming back for more inspiration. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing your great work! My daughter and I are working on some cards to send too. Such a great cause!

Sus said...

So many ideas b/w you and Jenn McGuire! Definitely will include some cards for Grace!

Heather said...

I have an old Stampin Up set -- Pun Fun -- that is good for kids cards or I may make the knock knoc booklet/card that Papertray has on its blog. Have made that before too and is very cute.

Alyssa B said...

do ya think she will want a card from Australia? Im going to make one for her tomorrow :)

Suz Loves to Scramp said...

Thanks so much for bringing Cards for Grace to my attention. I have a very dear friend that has a daughter battling cancer, so this is a very meaningful project for me. Count me in!

Isha said...

My first card for Grace here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45476507@N06/4768474659/
I hope I will get more time by sunday...to make more.Thanks agn.

ivy said...

i'm already made a set of cards from a free printable online. i just have to photog it and leave link later.
currently working on a few others cards for the kids card drive.
thank you for your nice incentive blog candy!

Anonymous said...

As a mom of a daughter who lost her sister.. you better believe a card is going her way..what a great idea

Linda Marie

Batraplume said...

Hi there! My parents lost a 6 months old baby before I was born so I definitely will make a card for Grace. I'll be back when it is done, thanks for your generosity :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Sent my card this morning to Jennifer. I sent her this card that I made awhile back of a little girl holding ice cream that I posted on my blog back in mid June.

Cass said...

Hi Heather,
I've created two cards for Grace. One is pictured here: http://cassandraking.blogspot.com/2010/07/cards-for-kids-drive.html

The other I forgot to photograph before I sealed the envelope to Jennifer. :)

Hugs, Cass

Batraplume said...

I'm back! I've done a card for Grace, see here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/batraplume/4805461277/
Thank you :)