Sunday, April 7, 2019

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Today is a very special Blog Hop as we are celebrating parents!


Did you know that Altenew is doing a card drive!?
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. Please check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards.

This past Christmas, I gave away over 100 cards to the retirement home where my father-in-law now resides. Everyone in the home was so appreciative and happy when they received my cards.


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If you arrive from the blog of Svitlana Shayevich, you are in the right place!

I am super excited to share a special card that I create for my 87-year old mom in Taiwan.
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You might ask how I I came up with this very layered design.
  I see that parent's love come in many shapes, sizes, form and layers....

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I incorporated many elements ( cover die, stamps, pattern paper) into one card.
In the end, the elements all come together and seem to "make sense". 

As a parent, I know how important it is to play a positive and influential role in our children's lives. 
For me, being a parent is a huge privilege and blessing in my life. I also honor my parents as they sacrificed so much for the next generation, so we can have a better life.

 
All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog 

Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win!

Extra Giveaway: Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate in each designer's blog (such as my/this blog ) in this hop. All winners will be announced on Apr. 17 , 2019.


Your next stop is the blog of Agnieszka Malyszek
Thanks for stopping by!   

61 comments:

roni fajardo said...

You have a great heart. Thank you for your beautiful inspiration. You’re right, a parent’s love comes in all forms.

Vicki Finger said...

Gorgeous as always, Virginia!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Gorgeous! Your gift for layering and texture created a treasure for your mom. The butterfly is a new product for me and on my wish list.

LmichelleH said...

Virginia, this is so lovely. I love the story of your father-in -law. I have a great aunt who lives in a nursing home, and I wish that I lived closer so I could go and visit her, but I do send her cards, and I know she really appreciates it.

mumster said...

Pretty card - I love the watercolor doodles at the bottom of the card

Kelsey Thomas said...

Such a beautiful card! :)

Nan0807 said...

Love your card! Always love seeing your designs!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Oh man... that is so beautiful, Virginia. I love the way you used the delicate butterfly behind the M. So perfect! (btw I really hate the recaptcha security thing. Makes blog hops very time consuming because each one takes so long! )

Kristine Boydstun said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love the letter over the butterfly. It's perfect!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Very pretty vibrant color. Love the butterfly acetate.

JudyK said...

Love the butterfly and large M on this card!!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

Brenda Kuder said...

I love your card! I think it is fabulous!

Lise said...

I absolutely love your designs, such inspiration

Dana M said...

Gorgeous card! Stunning design, layers and the color palette is absolutely gorgeous!

conil said...

Your Mother surely will adore this card. Such a combination of elements to produce one cohesive whole is difficult to achieve but so worth the effort. Just beautiful, Virginia.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful card!

Barbara said...

Fantastic card, Virginia!

Kaye Thrasher said...

Great use of textures and layers. Even with all the different elements the card feel light and Spring like. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

Rozy said...

Lovely card. I'm sure your mom with be pleased. Love the symbolism. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nox said...

Your card is gorgeous - I especially love the overlying of the M over the butterfly - I love all the layered details.

pcm said...

your mom will love that!

Arlene said...

So feminine and lovely a card. WOW.

Geri S said...

Very cheery card, nice technique and great idea! Thanks!

lynda said...

Besides making a beautiful card, you wrote such a grateful blog. I especially like your explanation of the card's layers.

Narelle Fasulo said...

Love your card Virginia. So many wonderful elements that all bend together to make a very pretty card that I am sure your Mum will love.

Sherrie J. said...

Such a lovely card. Love the colors you've used.

Hummingbird said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the ombre warm colors! Great for mom!

Liz O. said...

Lovely card Virginia. The color combo is so cheerful. Is sure to brighten someone’s day! Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan S said...

I really like your card. Thanks for sharing

Allison Clark said...

That is truly a gorgeous card! TFS

Barbara H said...

A pretty card with subtle colors and I like how the butterfly is placed under the letter.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card, Virginia! So special that you've shared your pretty cards with the residents where your father-in-law resides. I was involved at an assisted living facility for several years while my aunt lived there and I know how much these cards mean to the residents.

mindy1414 said...

I love the layers on your Mother's card Virginia. It reminds me that there are so many layers to a Mother's love and all the layers equal exquisite beauty. Thanks for the inspiration as always :)
(mardy14@bellsouth.net)

cghundley said...

Gorgeous design to
your card, so lovely.
Carla from Utah

Linda BL said...

Very lovely card. I ( along with my sister-in-law). make cards for a rehab center where my father was briefly a patient. The activities director says the cards mean a lot, especially the birthday cards. Think the card drive is an excellent idea.

Dawn T said...

So pretty Virginia. I miss not being able to make a card for my own Mum. Such a cool idea to have this card drive.

Jennifer Rasnick said...

Beautiful! Your mother is going to love her card!

Joy Meadows said...

Love this beautiful card, Virginia! The layers and colors are so pretty and I am sure your mom will LOVE it!

Sue D said...

Very pretty design. I like the butterfly behind the M.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

I love how you spoke so graciously of your parents, and created this beautiful and layered card. I love the layers!

Harriet said...

yOUR CARD IS LOVELY!

Helen Kalb said...

Our parents and elders are our foundation and I move this card drive! Unfortunately many elders do not get a lot of visits and attention so if a card can brighten their day that is at least something...

Daria Z. said...

This is just lovely, Virginia!

Sandy M said...

Any mom would love your butterfly card. So pretty

Carmela said...

Such a pretty design, Virginia! I love the butterfly!

Unknown said...

So much beautiful detail, lovely card.

Unknown said...

Beautiful colors and details.

Nandini said...

Very pretty card. Love all the layering you have done.

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Virginia
Beautiful card using many techniques. Mums are special but children rarely understand the value.Love and hugs

Lisa Byers said...

I love your beautiful card. The colors are beautiful!! The butterfly behind monogram is so pretty!!

Kandice J said...

Beautiful colors, love the details. Lovely job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

JHixon said...

What a pretty card, with so many interesting elements. I am sure your mom will love it!

Annette Reed said...

Absolute stunning! The colors on the "M" are lovely-almost like it's on fire. It looks great against the butterfly. I love all of the layers.

JMN said...

Gorgoeus card which I am sure your mum will love. I sure the recipient of your 100 cards were all delighted. Thank you for your inspiration Virginia.

Kathy said...

Such a beautiful card for your Mom, Virginia. I am sure she treasures it! And all those cards for the nursing home---you rock! Such a great project here.

Karthikha said...

Wow! This is such a beautiful card!! Totally love the design and the colors! The butterfly is an awesome add! :)

Carissa Workman said...

An absolutely beautiful card!
I just love the soft colors you chose. Thank you for your amazing inspiration!

Sheila said...

Placing the colored M on the butterfly - great look!

LIZARD said...

I like how you used those beautiful oranges in your card! (I am not a fan of orange and so when I try to use it it does not come out well. You however nailed it!)
It is beautiful and I try to honor my parents just like you. They did a lot for me and even at 50, I don't like to disappoint or disparage them. Great work Virginia!!!

tudytrgo said...

Moms are the best and your card is a great card to honor mom! Love it. Thank you.