Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Lasting Hearts Card Drive

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I also hope that, by now, most of you have heard about the Lasting Hearts Card Drive that several people in the cardmaking world have been promoting. If you haven't heard of it, it's a nonprofit organization that is helping women cope with the pain of a miscarriage. There are books being given to the mom and a handmade card (that's where we can easily help out).

I knew that I needed to send some cards in for this drive because I have walked that road. I was blessed with two sons but I did miscarry in between the two pregnancies. I remember that very strange feeling of knowing that I was pregnant one day and then not pregnant the next. It was a very hard thing to assimilate. So, for that reason, I decided to make some cards. You can get a LOT more information about the card drive by going here to Jennifer McGuire's post about it.

Here's my card:
As I was trying to figure out what design to use for my cards, I found a stack of these notecards and envelopes. I decided to use the Hero Arts purple ombre ink pad and stamped this border (Teresa Collins) twice. Using the MISTI tool for this was SO helpful! Then, I cut a strip of metallic silver paper (DCWV) and a butterfly (Lunette from Memory Box), too. The antennae was from black cardstock. The sentiment is also from Hero Arts.

The reality is that I will never know who receives these cards. I'm perfectly fine with that. I mention this only because, since these will be strangers receiving the cards, the inside of the card should be kept simple. I'll probably just write "You're in my thoughts and prayers. Pat (Washington State). It doesn't have to be an elaborate message...and the card doesn't have to be elaborate, either. It means a lot to people to know that someone is acknowledging their pain and sympathizing with them.

Please, if you have some extra time, consider contributing to the card drive. It'll mean so much to so many. I'm hoping to share another card design for the card drive later this week. I hope you'll join me.

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge--Best Friends (I couldn't imagine going thru this kind of an ordeal without my husband, my best friend)
Word Art Wednesday--Anything goes challenge

Have a great week!


  1. Great cause and lovely card... love it! xx

  2. Love your fabulous card! Great design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)


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