Monday, January 23, 2012

The Cards Are Pouring In! :)

Hey everybody! Well I wanted to give a little update on the cards! They are Pouring in!!! Woo Hoo! :)

Friday a total of 101 came in.
Saturday a total of 182 came in.
Today (Monday) a total of 306 came in.
I made 30 more.
So the Total so far is 866! :)

There is still time to send cards in. You have until Jan. 31.
Thank ya'll SO much for all of your help! :)

Have a Blessed day!,
~Winter

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Reminder: Send in those cards! :)

Hey everybody! Just wanted to give a little reminder, to send in those cards! I know many have said they were making some or wanted to, so I hope you send them in soon. As of today, we have a total of 177 cards sent in, plus I have made 70 cards also!!! So a total of 247 cards! That's not enough...we need more! I'm not freaking out, because I know the Lord has always provided the cards in the years past, and I know He will do it again! :) I just want to remind you, that I need the cards sent to me by January 31. That's only 12 more days, so lets get them in, please! :)
 I have also been adding more sponsors daily! Thanks sponsors! :) You can check them out here.

I have had so much fun make my cards (as I always do), and I have been coloring with my Copics (which I love too, but still need lots of practice at doing)! I am always SO inspired at the cards that I receive! I almost have a hint of what PC and CARDS mags, feel like when they get submissions, only everyone gets to be a winner and send them to make cute little kids happy! :)
I will have to post my pics soon of my cards, after I do a little editing of course, if I can fit it in to the busy day! Autumn has her last Jr. High basketball game tonight! :( I'm a little sad, because she will be in High School next year and that just makes me realize, that my kids are getting older and so am I! :(
Anyway...no that I've dried my tears...lets get those cards in! :)

Ya'll have a Blessed Day!,

~Winter

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Magazines helping promote the Valentine's Day Card Drive and a little extra Giveaway!

Good morning! I wanted to share some good news with everybody! Paper Crafts magazine and CARDS magazine are helping promote the Card Drive!!!! How great is that?! :) Not only are both of them sponsoring, but they are helping to spread the word too! Thanks so much Paper Crafts and CARDS magazines! I love both of your magazines and I love youl even more, knowing you truly want cards to mean something to someone!

You can see the mention about the Card Drive here on the Paper Crafts blog.

And here on CARDS Facebook page. And CARDS is also offering a little extra Giveaway! I hope you can check it out! :)

The cards are starting to come in and I always get SO inspired by your cards! Thank ya'll so much, for helping this passion of mine, really happen! :)

Have a Blessed day!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Card Drive Update!

Hey everybody! Sorry I haven't posted, but I have been working hard on sponsors, making cards, and don't forget, it's tax time and we now own 2 businesses! So that means paper work and deadlines for the CPA! :)

But I have been working on something else, as well.....WE HAVE ANOTHER HOSPITAL TO SPONSOR! Yes, I shouted that! The St. Louis Children's Hospital! I'm excited to add another one this year! :) 

This Card Drive is a true passion of mine and I'm excited to see it grow! So Thank you to my friend Crystal for mentioning the hospital. :) And now all we need is cards! I have 25 cards from a couple of ladies that sent them in late last year, and I will use them this year and I have gotten 10 from another lady. So please send them in and lets collect even more this year. You have until Jan. 31, to send them.
I would also like to Thank all the Sponsors! Ya'll are all so generous! :) I have been adding to the sponsor list daily, check it out here.
Well I need to go work on more cards and get some pics of them today so I can share them soon.

Have a Blessed day! :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Card Drive Sponsors & Prizes

(5 Free Digi Stamps)



(3 Spools of Divine Twine)


($50.00 Gift Certificate)

(2 Stamps Sets- Winner's Choice)



            (3 Prize Packages of Assorted Stamps Valued at $25.00 Each)


                                                      ($40.00 Store Credit)


                            (A CARDS Magazine Subscription)
                    (A Scrapbook Trends Magazine Subscription)

                              (3 Stamp Sets- Winner's Choice)


                (Because of You- Ippity Stamp Set)- from JenMarie
                                     
  
($20.00 Gift Certificate)

(Magazines)


(2 Prizes- A Stamp Set- Winners Choices Valued at $15 each.)

(A Stamp Bundle)


(2 Prizes- These 2 Stamp Sets)




(Valentine's Day Twine Pack - $84.00 Retail Value!)


( $25.00 Gift Certificate) 

Sponsors will be added often.

2012 Valentine's Day Card Drive!

Hey everybody! Happy New Year!

Well it's my Blog's 3 year anniversary this month, so you know what that means...a Valentine's Day Card Drive! Woo Hoo! I will be collecting cards for St. Jude's, Vanderbilt, and TX Children's Hospital's again this year and anymore children's hospital's I can find. :)



 
Edited-Another hospital to sponsor!



The last 2 years was a Huge success, so I'm hoping this year will be even better! :)

Here is my first card for the Card Drive.


Here are some of the guidelines from the hospital's and a few of mine. (Please read carefully.)
* Cards need to be a Valentine theme.
* Cards can't have anything about 'Get Well Soon', 'Feel Better', or anything reminding them of being sick. (Only Valentine Cards)
* Please make cards that can be used for any gender or age. (This could be a little tricky, but I think you can handle it!) :)
* No buttons or anything that can be pulled off and become a chocking hazard.
* Cards must be able to fit into a 4 1/2 X 5 3/4 envelope (A2 size). (I will provide clear envelopes for each card, so there is no need to send one with your card.)
* You can include a message in the inside, but please remember, nothing reminding them of being sick. (Maybe just a Valentine sentiment.) You can also sign your first name and what state you are from.
*I will be excepting cards for the whole month of January. ( Jan. 1 - Jan. 31, Please don't send any out after that, because I have to send them off so they will get to TN. in time for Valentines Day.) At the end of the month, I will pick random winners for prizes. I will be adding more prizes and sponsors, often. The more cards you send, the more times your name goes into the drawing to win prizes. Let your kids get involved too! :)
* Please send a piece of paper with your name, address, email address, and the amount of cards you sent. (It will help when I have the drawings.) A lot of the prizes will be sent from the sponsor, so I NEED to have your email address for sure!
* Go here for the sponsors and prizes. 
*Please send cards to me at:


Winter Sims
Cards For St. Jude
P.O. Box 754
Warren, TX 77664


* If anyone wants to donate a prize for the drawings, please email me with the details at wintersims1@aol.com .
*You are welcome to use the hospital logo's on your blog to spread the word, just remember to save it to your computer first.

I know it seems like there are A LOT of rules, but they are the hospital's rules and we want to obey them. So I hope you will join us again for another great year and help us put some smiles on those sweet kids faces on Valentines Day! :)

If you have any questions, please just send me and email at:

wintersims1@aol.com

Have a Blessed New Year!,

~Winter