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CARING HEARTS BLOG HOP 2016

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Today we are celebrating the 7th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive with a fun blog hop! The purpose of this card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes around the world. Since 2010 this event has been bringing joy to many nursing homes throughout the US, Canada and Australia. And this year, they are branching out to the UK! What better way to share our love of card making than to bring joy to others, right? We hope you’ll join us in supporting the card drive. Details for the card drive can be found at: Vera Yates Blog & Jennifer McGuire’s Blog.

Gift Card_638-01 No hop is complete without a fun giveaway, right? Simon Says Stamp is generously offering a $150 gift card for this hop. All you need to do is visit and leave a comment on each blog. The winner will be randomly selected from one of the participants’  blog. You have until midnight Thurday, 11/17/2016 to leave comment. Winner will be announced on Vera’s blog on Friday, 11/18/2016.

 

Here are some holiday card inspirations I’m sharing today for this very worthy and very awesome cause! :)

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(click on the pics to enbiggan)

 

Let’s spread it, people!

 

I kinda got on a roll with different ways of using the Holiday Words Die Set . . .

 

Joy peace love 01

Used the Stitch Cover Plate with watercolor paper, and then cut the words out and 3D mounted them to my card front.

 

 

Joy peace love 02

Pressure embossed the Stitch Cover Plate into watercolor paper using the Silicone Rubber Sheet and then glued the words, die cut from glitter paper right over top. I love how using watercolor paper for embossing the cover plate makes it look like a cable knit sweater! *fist pump*

 

Joy peace love 03

Layered a negative die cut of the words over some Oh Joy patterned paper by PinkFresh Studio and then clipped a piece of starry gold foiled acetate (same Oh Joy collection) over the top, and Bob’s yer Uncle! ;)

 

FANTASTICAL HOP ROSTER:

 

Card making for one of the bestest causes? Hope you join in and spread the joy, peace & love!  Thanks so much for stopping by my place today!

Enjoy the hop!

 

1Julie

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25 Days of Christmas Tags

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Hello, there!  Today I’m part of a 25 day hop–yes, 25 magical days of inspiration! Each year Tracey McNeeley hosts a very special hop:  25 Days of Christmas of Christmas Tags

No beatin’ ’round the bush with me–here’s m’ contribution to the festivities:

25 days xmas tag Julie e

 

(click on the pic to enbiggan)

 

Got the happy li’l snow guy from the Fat Pants Stamps/Dies peeking up from the bottom of my tag there–TOO FUN!!! Gotta love those rosy cheeks!

25Tags Xmas Sponsors 2016

So many great sponsors have contributed prizes–please read up on how you could win HERE!

Thank you for popping by today and enjoy all that gorgeous eye candy along the hop today and during the coming days! :)

 

1Julie

 

 

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Layering stamps–a little or a lot!

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Clean, simple, and with an outcome slightly different than originally planned.  *snort*

 

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Yes, it’s another hyperlapse.  Shot on my iPhone. But edited on my iPad.  And, I finally figured out how to do a voiceover, with a mic, on my ipad.  I’m learning new technologies that will hopefully save me time/streamline my work down the road (please, please, video gawds, anything to streamline!).  Right now, of course, it takes a lot of time,  of which I seem to have very little of lately, plus trial and error.  But, you cannot succeed if you do not learn, and you cannot learn if you do not try. And fail. And after many fails, I think I am making some headway. Slowly. Hah! *chortle*

Oh, I know what yer thinkin’: “Julie, Julie, Julie.  Surely you jest!”

 

Nope.

 

 

Have a gooder day! ;)

1Julie

P.S.  I did a different technique with this same set over in the CLASSroom for Hello, Monday 09.12.2016–check it out HERE!

 

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