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Friday, October 14, 2011

Special CSS Blog Hop

Today we are doing a special blog hop for some very special kids. Our blog hop is a Card Drive for Kids with Spina Bifida. The four kids below were all born with spina bifida and October is spina bifida awareness month, so we made cards to send to send to these adorable, intelligent, fun-loving kids. 


You should have arrived here from Karen's wonderful blog, but if you didn't and would like to start at the beginning so you don't miss anything, jump back to Stamp TV.


I made two cards for the hop (and will be making two more, so I can send a card to each child). Here is the first one that will go to one of the boys, I think. I used the Gina K Designs stamp set called "Framed Friends" for both cards. On this first one I used the little versions of the stamps and then used the large stamp of the kitty for the second one.
This card started with a Pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice base with a layer of Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg dp. I used PL Chocolate, Ocen Mist and Ivory for the rest of the card. I stamped the little animals/bug with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Copics. The sentiment if from the GKD set, Tag Lines. I edged the tag with Memento Potter's Clay.
This card will go to one of the girls. I started with Pure Luxury Passionate Pink layered with SU Going Gray and Echo Park Be Mine dp. The kitty and greeting were stamped with Memento London Fog. The kitty was colored with Copics and the pink sponging around it was done with Memento Angel Pink. I made the dots around the tag using a pink Spica pen.


Would you like to join us in putting a smile on the face of one of these kids (or all of them)? Here is what you need to do:



  • Create a fun, uplifting card or cards for one or all the kids listed below (you can click on their names to read more about each of them). The card can be anything cheery, encouraging, supportive, etc.  Please DO NOT send sorry, get well or anything like that. Remember, we want to cheer them up. The kids:
    • Madison: 2 years old
    • Logan: 2 years old. (turning 3 on October 17th!!)
    • Tanner: 2 years old (turning 3 on December 25)
    • Rebekah: 9 years old
  • All cards need to have a message in it for the child/family.  Please also sign your name and where you are from.  On the card envelope, write the name of the child.  Please, don't seal the envelope, as the parents might want to read the cards before the kids see them.
  • Cards must be received by October 31st to be eligible for the drawing (see below for the photo and list of prizes)
  • Mail your card(s) to Giovana Smith along with a piece of paper with your name, address, e-mail address and blog (if you have one). This will help a lot to contact the winner a lot faster!: 
Giovana Smith Card Drive for Kids 181 Perry Way Yakima, WA 98901 


Everyone who mails in a card for each of the children will be entered into the drawing to win this grand prize! 
  • Awesome companies have donated amazing prizes for you! More than $400.00 in prizes!!
    • Heartfelt Creations: 8 stamping sets + 1 Coordinated Die Set. Value: $150.00!
    • Gina K. Designs: 2 StampTV Kits: Value: $70.00 (Gina will send the prize direct to the winner!)
    • Unity Stamps: 10 Itty Bitty Stamps. Value: $70.00
    • SP & Company: 3 Stamp Set. Value: $40.00
    • Lawn Fawn Stamps: 2 Stamp Set: Value: $30.00
    • Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: 1 Stamp Set. Value: $11.00
    • Spellbinders: 2 die sets!! (Not included in the picture yet)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards. Now take a hop on over to Melissa's blog. I'm sure she has something fun and creative waiting for you!

21 comments:

Miesje said...

Kay these are just too cute - sure to please the little ones. Love them both!

Cheri said...

Love these cards, Kay! That's one set I don't have in my collection, but I may just have to add it - you've done a great job coloring and they're sure to be a big hit.

Melissa Cash said...

Purrrfect cards Kay! They are so happy and cheery to look at, the kids will love them for sure.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

All the little animal images are so cute! What a great card!

Giovana said...

Both cards are adorable Kay!!

Lynn B. said...

These will be a hit with the kids. I've never seen this stamp set used on any card (that I can remember). I really like it. Thanks for using it so I could see it "in action".

joy said...

Oh, I know that they will enjoy the animals! You used great sentiments for them!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Awww....kay, these are so sweet!! what a nice choice!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Adorable! Those kids are going to love these.

Donna Phelan said...

Oh such sweet, sweet cards. Love the layouts and the colors you chose, really lovely!

Theresa Momber said...

They're both so adorable and perfect! Your coloring is divine!

Deb said...

Love this set of Asela's, so perfect for the kids! Darling cards, Kay! So fun!

Lagene said...

Both cards are adorable!

pamselinski said...

These cards are precious.

Anita Braddock said...

supper cute cards love the cards and the colors and papers are perfect. the children will love the cards great job thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

stampqueen said...

Cute cards!!!!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Both cards are so cute. The children will love them!

Georgei said...

these two cards are very cute like them very much thank for showing

Betty Neville said...

Really cute cards Kay! Great choice of images - the kids will love these!

Carolina said...

Ahhh, these are just so darlin'! You will for sure make the kids day with these beauties!

catdidit said...

Awesome creations Kay! Too cute!