Thursday, February 14, 2013

I {mustache} you a question! Will you be my Valentine?

Happy Valentine's Day! I wanted to stop in today and share another card drive card. I still have quite a few to share. But I really liked this one and thought I would share it on Valentine's Day! :)
And the inside.
I have been sitting here and thinking of the sweet children who are opening their Valentine cards today! It really warms my heart! :)  I have already received several letters and emails from the hospitals, saying that they LOVE the BEAUTIFUL cards and they have enjoyed looking at all of them! That should make all of us feel good! Thank you all again for an Amazing job!

Have a Blessed Valentine's Day!,

Saturday, February 9, 2013

2013 Card Drive Prize Winners

Here it goes! :)

Prize #1- Lori Tecler
(January Card Kit from Artful Delight)

Prize #2- Teresa Godines
($50.00 Gift Certificat from Lawn Fawn)

Prize #3- Helen Fournier
(3 stamp sets- winners choice from Paper Smooches)
Prize #4- Angelique van der Linden
(3 spools of Divine Twine from Whisker Graphics)
Prize #5- (3 winners)
- Lynnette Kauffman
- Sue Huck
- Kristin Streilein
(These 2 spools of twine in each package from The Twinery)

Prize #6- Connie Gessmann
(Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 Mini Deck, Straight from the Heart stamp set, Totally Happy stamp set, Warm Wishes stamp set from JenMarie Taylor)
 Prize #7- Lisa Petrella
 (A stamp assortment valued at $30.00 from Purple Onion Designs)
Prize #8- Thelma Orszagh 
(2 half sheet stamp sets on a cling- winner's choice from
Prize #9- (2 winners)
Patty Smith
Tammie Johnson
(6 issue subscriptions to CARDS magazine from
 Prize #10- Carol Longacre
(3 Studio Calico Stamp sets- Labels, Time Flies, & Doilies; 1 Studio Calico Die Cuts- Unique Embellishments- donated from Debbie Harris)
(I will be sending emails out soon to the winners. If I do not get a reply back from the winner by next Saturday Feb. 16, I will draw another winner for that item.)
Thank you all again for YOUR hard work! You are all AMAZING!!! I hope that you will all join me again next year for another Great card drive for those special children! :)
God Bless you all!,

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2013 Card Drive Totals

Hey everybody! Well it's that time...time for the card totals! The cards came in very slow at first, but then picked up Full force toward the end! I had some come in after the deadline, so it slowed things down a little bit. I finally got them all packaged and sent off and now it's time to tell you what all of us have achieved! :)

The total for this year was 2,745 cards!!!!

All of you AMAZE me...Seriously! :) So many of you touched my heart this year! I had a couple of ladies who made some cards in memory of their children who they lost, and who had spent many of days in the hospital on Valentine's Day and knew how much the cards and gifts meant to them! :'(
This card drive has almost been a healing in some way for these ladies! That means the world to me and I'm so Thankful that I might have helped them in some way!
I was also asked to do an interview for a newspaper in Canada! How cool is that?! I sure hope it spreads the love of card making for these children, even more! :)

I'm almost done with the drawing. I'm getting all the names in the hat now! :) I have sent all the cards off! Woo Hoo! :) We were able to reach 12 hospitals, 1 foster home, and 1 family that I have been following their story on Facebook, they were in a tragic car accident and lost their mother and the daughter is in the hospital with brain injuries and many other injuries.
They were:
St. Jude Children's Hospital- TN
Texas Children's Hospital- TX
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital- TN
St. Louis Children's Hospital- MI
Shands Hospital for Children UF- FL
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa- FL
Nationwide Children's Hospital- OH
Shriners Hospital for Children- Houston- TX
Shriners Hospital for Children- Galveston- TX
Shriners Hospital for Children- Boston- MA
Shriners Hospital for Children- Northern CA
Shriners Hospital for Children- Cincinnati- OH
Sinclair Children's Foster Home- TX
Facebook Family- TX

Thank you all SO VERY MUCH! You are all AMAZING! None of this would be possible without all of the card makers and sponsors!
And please keep all these children and their parents in your prayers, because they all need them. Thank you!
I'll be back soon with the prize winners! :)


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

More cards and Another Update!

Hey everybody! Sorry for the delay in posting! As you can imagine, it's been BUSY around here! The cards decided to all come in at one time and the very end of the card drive, so that means me working nonstop! But I would rather being busy with the Card Drive, than not getting any cards, so....I'll take the busy part! :) I don't want to announce the Card Totals just yet, I had 4 more packages of cards come in today, so I'm up packaging them up at 1:00 am! :) I have already send off 2 loads of cards and I hope to get them all sent off by tomorrow. There was a delay in sending them because the cards came in later. I think there was a misunderstanding about when I needed the cards in to me. I should receive them by the 31st , not post-dated on that day. I will try and clarify everything more clearly next year. I had some cards that weren't by the rules, but I did find somewhere to send those...Thank Goodness! I will share all that info hopefully, in the next post.
I need to get back to packaging these cards. I went to my first ever exercise boot-camps today and I'm sore and tired, so I want to get in bed soon, and rest these muscles! :)
Here are a few more cards I wanted to share. The next thing on my list tomorrow, is get ready for the drawings for the prizes! I still have another prize to post on the Sponsor page too! :) So Please bare with me, if I don't post back quickly. I'm working as fast as I can! :)
Thank you all again for another Amazing Card Drive! I can't wait to tell ya'll all the totals! :)