Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
I am part of a super special blog hop today!
Altenew is doing a MEANINGFUL card drive along with a blog hop.
The goal of this card drive is to send cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. How awesome and thoughtful is that!?
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I have two projects to share for this hop. First up, it is Father's Day card.

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I know masculine cards can be a challenge to create. In this case, I let the stamps, white embossing , card stock and woodgrain paper do all the talking.

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I think the torn edges are perfect addition to this design, don't you think? 

 Next is a Mother's Day card to my sister-in-law. I love the idea of sending lovely Mother's Day cards to our love ones who are also mothers. In fact, my Mother-in-law just passed away, this Mother's Day is even more important to tell my sister-in-law how much I appreciate her.

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The Extra Special Stamp/Die Bundle is an all around great set for any type of occasions. 
I stamped, silver-embossed and die cut the intricate images and assembled.

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I added some splatter for more interest and adhered a few sequins from Lucy's Little things.
I know my sister-in-law would love it!

Prizes: Altenewis giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on May 2nd, 2017.

Also, I get to draw a winner for a $30 gift certificate to Altenew store. 😉
Blog Hop Order:

The special stamp set promotion:
special Offer (4/19-4/22):

35% Off Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle 
30% Off Best Dad Die Set. 25% Off Best Dad Stamp Set Offer valid from April 19th through April 22nd at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed. click here


If you want more information about the card drive, 
please see the Celebrating Parents Card Drive blog post:
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About Celebrating Parents stamps: 20% of the profits earned from these stamp sets (Best Dad, Best Mom, Penned Rose) by 6/18/2017 will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need. 

Your next stop is Emily Leiphart. Thank you for stopping by!

115 comments:

Jeanne Beam said...

Two very lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

lindagk23 said...

Your Father's Day card is awesome! Love the torn edge and the white heat embossing! And your Mother's Day card is gorgeous!

Purple Princess said...

What a fabulous card drive!! Love your cards!

diana said...

Great cards! :)

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your cards today!!

Amy Seigler said...

I do love the torn edges with the white embossing. It's a perfect Father's day card. Your card for your Sister-in-law is just Beautiful! I love the splatters in the background, the colors and the sequins you added. I'm sure it will make your Sister-in-law feel very special.

Dawn Turley said...

Awesome cards Virginia. Love the idea of sending your SIL a Mother's Day card.

mjk said...

great cards. I like the mother's day card for someone other than your mom. tfs

Hussena said...

Your cards are so wonderful, Virginia! Love the masculine card with the torn paper edge and your second card is so pretty with the silver embossing.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! I really love the floral card you plan to send to your sister-in-law. Beautiful colors and coloring!

Linda M said...

Fabulous cards!

Cyndi Morris said...

Such nice cards for such a worthy cause.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow - these cards are so pretty, especially your floral card. Thanks for the ideas:)

Rebecca Romines said...

Great cards Virginia! Thanks for the inspiration

Karen B. said...

These are absolutely perfect! What a cool thing to do.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Fantastic cards!

Elizabeth Dumale said...

Wow, those cards are really nice! love it!

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Just love your cards! Both are so much fun and very different!

QuilterLaura said...

Love your cards!

conil said...

Once again, cards that wall make any nursing home resident smile. Love the monochromatic "Dad" card and the femininity of the "Mom" card. I'm sure your sister-in-law with adore it.

Barb Ghig said...

Two awesome cards, Virginia! The torn edges on the first one is perfect for your masculine design and your blooms are gorgeous on your 2nd card!
I am so sorry to hear that your mother-in-law has passed away...my sincere condolences to you and Dr. John!

d alessi said...

Just beautiful cards. Love them.

d alessi said...

Just beautiful cards. Love them.

Janet D. said...

Amazing cards!

Meghan Peterson said...

I love your father's day card! It's so clever and I love the classic neutrals. And your mother's day card for your sister-in-law is just gorgeous! Love the added detail of the thread and sequin, it's just lovely!

Elaine said...

Perfect cards for Mom and Dad!

Handcrafted Expressions by Kriti said...

Both of your cards are too pretty to handle!

Deeps said...

You are very thoughtful. The dad card is very nice and so is your Mother's Day card for your sister-in-law.

Beth H. said...

Beautiful inspiration!

Cynthia Cole said...

Great cards for mom and dad!

Debbie Selby said...

Nice cards. Love gray and black for masculine cards.

Tracy A said...

The Fathers Day card is great. Love the torn edge on the fence. The floral card is beautiful. Love your color choice and all the details.

Carol Didier said...

Love both your cards, Virginia!

cindybearj said...

I love both cards!

Debbie said...

Beautiful Mother's Day card and fun card for dad!

Lynne said...

The woodgrain paper is a perfect backdrop for the male card and the flowers and colors wonderful for the "sister-in-law" card.

Kris said...

I love both catds. I am going to use your idea of sending cards to all the mothers in my life.

Jen said...

What a beautiful sister-in-law card; she'll love it.

Carol Rossouw said...

Absolutely love your card for MOM! Beautiful!

Glennis said...

Fabulous cards Virginia

Barb said...

I really liked both cards today. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Kailash said...

Beautifully crafted cards as always!!!

Nowalinka said...

Love your cards! Thanks for sharing Your ideas :)

Colleen Howell said...

Cute fathers day and very pretty mothers day card

Sharon said...

Love the Father's Day card and what a wonderful idea to make a card for your sister-in-law. Thanks for the great ideas.

Barbie said...

Hi Virginia, your masculine card is just great. The purple one with the ghost stamping on the base is beautiful! thanks so much for the inspiration :)

Sandy said...

Great cards, yes I do like the torn edges of your fence. I'm sure your sister-in-law will just love her card - lovely soft card.

Michelle H said...

I think the torn paper fence is so perfect. And what a wonderful sister in law you are to make such a lovely card for her. She will surely love it. Beautiful and inspirational.

MaryCay said...

Love these💜💜💜

Shona Austin said...

you chose some great designs and to remember those who are important is a good idea. It is amazing how quickly life passes by. Good thoughts to you and yours.

Joy Meadows said...

Very nice cards, Virginia! the Dad's card is such a classic, and the Mom's card is just beautiful. I am sure that your sister-in-law will love it.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fantastic cards. Thanks for sharing

April Rogers said...

Virginia, I love the torn paper look. Yes it goes so very well with your card. Very masculine and the other very feminine. TFS
XO April

Gail said...

The card you made for your sister-in-law is fantastic! I must get that set and try to CASE it.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Perfect cards for Mother's and Father's Days, Virginia!

Helen Budz said...

These are great Mother and Father's Day cards. Fine masculine and feminine designs. Thanks for sharing them.

theartfulbutterfly said...

Really like both your cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are great Virginia. I always need ideas for masculine cards, sadly this is my first father's day without my Dad but (like you) my husband and brother/BIL's would appreciate them as I am sure your sister in law will as well! TFS! {{{HUGS}}}

Mel said...

I love both cards and they're both so different but wonderful

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful cards. I'm sure your sister-in-law will really appreciate you remembering her this year. These little things mean so much. thanks for sharing.

LauraJane:) said...

Fun design for the father's card..Lovely as ever on the Sister-In-Law card:))

NicoleN said...

Awesome card designs!

Brandi R said...

These are fantastic! Love them both ♥

latanya t said...

lovely cards

snappy scrappy said...

LOVE them both!

Liz O. said...

amazing cards! so very unique! love the SIL card, thanks for the inspiration Virginia!

Abby said...

Great cards!

Kay F said...

Lovely cards!

Pat Hoban said...

Wonderful cards, Virginia! Love the gorgeous florals & your Dad's card is awesome!

Maryam said...

Love your cards. Your colour choices are fabulous

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

This is such a sweet idea for a card drive! Love that flower stamp. Altenew has the most gorgeous flowers

Turid said...

Great father's day card! Good choice of Colors, and how sweeet to send mother's day card to your sister in law. Good iidea!

erika said...

These cards are so pretty ^_^

Marianne said...

Wow, love your Father's day card. Such a clever and fun design!

Teri W said...

Both great cards especially the floral card

loulou said...

Wonderful cards. I think your father's day card is fab, the woodgrain paper is perfect and yes I think the tearing is very masculine. Your sister in law's card is very beautiful. I really like the subtle background stamping too.

Amy C. said...

Two great designs! The wood fence is a nice addition to the "dad" stamps and your colors are beautiful on the floral card.

stamping sue said...

the card with the fence is very creative and the flower card is stunning.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Linda T. said...

Masculine cards are sometimes difficult, but you NAILED this one! Love it!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Wonderful cards, very unique in their own way, the masculine card is great and I do love the torn edge.
Your Mother's day will definitely appreciate by your sister-in-law!
Hugs
Gretchen

Jackie S said...

Thanks for sharing you beautiful work.

bev p said...

Just beautiful! I totally agree, the floral set would be so versatile. It would be a great one for beginners to own, because it IS. Also loving the simplicity of the "dad" set! Thanks.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Both of them are very nice ,I am a bit partial to first one as masculine cars are bit tricky !

Rema said...

Fabulous cards!

Leanne said...

Wonderful cards!!

CinnamonSally said...

Your cards are beautiful Virginia.

Sue LD said...

Great cards. Love the torn wood grain paper on the first one and the soft colors on the second.

Daria Z. said...

Wonderful cards, Virginia! I probably would've cut the top of the woodgrain paper - but I love the way it looks torn. (I really need to step out of my comfort zone!) The Mother's Day card is simply lovely.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

beautiful cards :)

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards!

GAZ said...

Your Dad's card is awesome. I also like the floral card and the colors you used. Thanks for sharing these great cards. Glenda J

Nox said...

Lovely cards -but I especially love the one for Dad - perfect for the handy dads out there!

Iryna Kostikova said...

Very stylish and stunningly beautiful cards. Thank you

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!! Love them both and Altenew:)

Heather said...

Adorable Father's Day card! You've definitely got a nice, masculine vibe going on and I DO love the torn edge on the woodgrain; it really fits nicely. And that Mother's Day card is so beautiful! Love the soft colors and the sweet sentiment.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your mother's card.

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the unique Father's Day idea and the flowers are beautiful.

natashakara said...

Lovely cards Virginia. It's such a great idea to give your sister in law a mothers day card. 😊 I love the card too.

Jo Ann Usey said...

I agree .. the torn edges are perfect with the card - Love the keys hanging from the "hook". Fun card.

SHartl said...

That Dad card is awesome and the torn edges are the perfect touch!

Jeanette said...

I love the simple color scheme you used for your masculine card, very nice results.

Kai Ramos said...

Condolence for your loss. It is amazing that inspite of that, you still continue to inspire us with your creativity. Both your cards are awesome but I just love your mother's day card, I would love to create something like that for my sister and mom.

Judie said...

Awesome cards!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

mandalj said...

Lovely cards - so different but both showing off your creativity!

Kleri F said...

Great cards!The masculine one is really stunning!

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

Awesome cards! I am loving all this great inspiration!

pcm said...

great cards! i have to get started on mine!

D Golly said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

barbara macaskill said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I am getting so many great ideas and will be making a few cards for the hop if I can get well enough to get out of bed and walk more than five feet without resting! TFS!

Mary-Anne V said...

Sorry about your MIL ...I agree how important it is to tell those we love how much we love them. Hearing those words has an amazing power to heal and multiply. Wonderful torn edge on the fence gives it a great look.

Karen B. said...

Virginia, each one of these are absolutely amazing! Purple is such a lovely color for a feminine card!

Nandini said...

Both cards are really lovely. The colors you have used are great.

Sandy Small said...

Nice cards! I like how you used woodgrain card for the fence for the Dad card, and the colors on the Mom card.

Roz M. said...

Thanks for sharing your talent and wonderful cards! I really like the black and white monochromatic look of your "Dad" card - very cool!