Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Card Drive for Kids with Spina Bifida Blog Hop

Good morning! Please join us for a Card Drive for Kids with Spina Bifida blog hop! Members of Gina K.'s Design Team have come together to host a hop where we will share with you cards we created for some very special kids! You can find more details on this special cause over at StampTV.

If you came from Suzanne's blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop and more information on the card drive.

Blog Hop Details:

  • 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:

  • 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 for the prize (info on the below).
  • Mail your card(s) to Giovana along with a piece of paper with your name, address, e-mail address and blog (if you have one). This will help to contact the winner a lot faster:
Giovana Smith
Card Drive for Kids
181 Perry Way
Yakima, WA 98901
  • Very exciting, everyone who mails in a card for each of the children will be entered into the drawing to win the grand prize! Here are just some the things in that package, all are listed below plus sponsors:

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 directly 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)
  • Tombow Markers: 6 packs of markers and several packs of adhesives (Not included in the picture)
I made this card for Giovana's daughter Rebekah, using Theresa Momber's "Celebrate the Season". After coloring the butterflies with Copics R22, R32, R85, R26, R69, I traced them with a pink Sakura Glitter pen.

The color gradient of these swatches are made from Gina K Pure Luxury "pink" shades, from top to bottom: Just Peachy, Innocent Pink, Bubblegum Pink, and Passionate Pink. Hope this gives you a good idea of these true colors if there are any you've been thinking about adding to your collection! Card also uses White and Black Onyx. Images are popped up with foam dots and accented with adhesive rhinestones.

Now please head on over to Lee Murphy's blog to see what she's sharing with you today!


  1. Oh that coloring blocking is just gorgeous on this Mel, with those butteflies...stunning! LOVE this!

  2. FUN! Had to look twice to see if you used a paint swatch or made your own! What was I thinking... of course you made it! :-) I love me some brights!

  3. Oh, this is so beautiful! Love the pink swatches and bling!

  4. Love all the pink melanie!! Super super cute and feminine.

  5. Fabulous bg, Melanie and those butterflies are totally gorgeous! What an awesome card!

  6. 3-D butterflies, in such lifting pink colors! Love the way you graded the shades of pink, reversed the colors for the butterflies. She is going to love this!

  7. Such a pretty card, Melanie. Love the use of the different shades of pink

  8. Melanie this is a stunner - love the simplicity and elegance of this!!


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