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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hug a Heart Card Drive Blog Hop

Hi, everyone! I am soooo excited to be a part of today's Hug a Heart Card Drive Blog Hop! Thanks so much, Christina, for inviting me to join in the fun.  :)

In conjunction with heart month, Christina Hor is spearheading the Hug a Heart Card Drive for the cardiac patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Since Christina's husband is a pediatric cardiologist at the hospital, she's hoping to warm the hearts of as many of these kids as possible. 

  • The Card Drive runs through February 14. So, we are at about the halfway point of the Hug a Heart Card Drive
    • That means there's still plenty of time to participate. Naturally, we'd like to get as many cards as possible for the kids in the cardiac unit.
  • Please click here for card drive details, including important card guidelines.  

My Hug-a-Heart Cards

I have sent the following three cards to Christina. I've made cards to appeal to some of the older patients at the hospital.

My first card showcases a sweet digi made by fellow hop-stopper Donna Ellis. This image is being gifted by Donna to all who submit cards for the Hug a Heart drive.

Donna Ellis Hug a Heart digi, printed on Top Flight white
Martha Stewart mat stack; Recollections black
My Favorite Things pierced heart STAX die
Stampin' Up! flower, owl builder cupcake builder punches; SU/Sizzix little leaves framelit
Creative Memories corner rounder
Cuttlebug Swiss dot embossing folder
inking in Distress Ink evergreen bough, with Ranger blending tool
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way pen; Zots dots
Recollections black; Neenah Soler white
MFT pierced heart STAX die
hearts inked in peacock feathers, mustard seed, fired brick Distress Inks using Ranger blending tool
Winnie & Walter sentiment, heat embossed with Versamark and gold Inkadinkdo powder
Cuttlebug Swiss dot embossing folder
adhesives: Scotch ATG; foam backing

Debbie Mumm baby girl dp; Recollections black; stash gray; Distress Ink Victorian velvet core paper
heart cut from DI spun sugar inked with Victorian velvet
image stamped in StazOn jet black, inked with Memento tuxedo black, colored with Prismacolor pencils
Paper Smooches heart and stitched dies; Cuttlebug embossing folder; SU twine
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way glue pen; foam backing; Zots glue dot

Blog Hop Giveaway

So, what's a blog hop without a prize? Christina is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.
  • The gift certificate will be randomly awarded to someone who leaves a comment on all blog hop stops by Wednesday, February 8 (11:59 PM EST).
  • The winner will be announced on Christina's blog on Friday, February 10 (8 AM EST). 

Blog Hop Stops

This is the seventh stop on our eight-stop hop. Next up is KT Fit Kitty. And, if you've joined this blog hop in progress, we'd love for you to visit all of our Hug a Heart Blog Hop stops.

Parting Thoughts

If you would like to continue making cards for the patients at Nationwide Children's -- or a children's hospital closer to your hometown, I encourage you to check out Send a Smile 4 Kids.

We are a group of card makers, many of us OWH alum, who make cards to help bring big smiles to little faces.

Thanks so much for stopping by and participating in today's Hug a Heart Card Drive Blog Hop.   :)


  1. Your cards are adorable! They are sure to bring a smile to the face of a child!

  2. Your cards are soooo cute! I love the hearts! My favourite one is the koala! Adorable cards for the cause!

    P.S. Your link to my blog doesn't seem to be working when I click it. Not sure what's going on but I'll add it here:


    Happy Hopping!

  3. Such darling cards, Sybrina - actually perfect for any age - how did you think of such pretty designs that are also suitable for any age? I love each one. Truly beautiful! (your link for my card is incorrect so I'll add it here) http://creativesmiles2.blogspot.com/2017/02/hug-heart-card-drive-blog-hop.html
    hugs, de

  4. What wonderful cards you have created for the Hop and Children.
    Bright colors are eyecatching and LOVE the rainbow hearts.


  5. I love these. Cute and pretty. My favorite is the black with the colored hearts. Just beautiful. You will be sending smiles for sure. Love them.

  6. Adorable!! Oh this is for such a wonderful cause! I'm so happy that I can be a part of it.

  7. Beautiful cards. Sure to bring a smile. :-)

  8. Absolutely beautiful cards - these will just bring huge smiles to the children. Thank you for the info on SEND A SMILE, I will look into it. And thank you for being part of Christina's Send a Heart card drive!

  9. Sybrina, Your cards are lovely. I especially love the heart with the sentiment in it. The tricolor hearts is so pretty. The little koala is too cute. Love all the detail on that card. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  10. These are all just stunning, each one has a special charm that catches my eye!

  11. What a fabulous array of styles in these special cards. May you be blessed for sharing, and may each recipient feel loved and encouraged!

  12. What beautiful cards and for such a wonderful cause! Kudos ladies!

  13. Wow these are fabulous, perfect cards for kids of all ages.

  14. They are all so different and I love them all!
    Thanks for sharing!
    (Hugs) Cara
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  15. So sweet! I really like the koala card!!!

  16. Aaaah what a gorgeous collection, am especially loving the 'Koala', so cute, Luv Sam x

  17. Great ink blending on the middle card! Love the partial embossing as well - gorgeous!

  18. These are so sweet that koala is just so cute, all of these will make some one smile :)
    hugs Nikki

  19. Sybrina, your cards are too cute for words. They all are fabulous. It's hard to pick a favorite. And I love the heart around Donna's beautiful sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work and heart with others and for helping us bring smiles and encouragement to the children at Nationwide Children's Hospital this Heart Month Sybrina. This card drive is a success thanks to you! May you have a lovely new week Sybrina. Hugs.

  20. Your cards are Super cute!! The koala is way too cute!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  21. Very nice cards. Clean and colorful. Love that little koala bear!

  22. Wonderful and beautiful cards that are sure to bring lots of smiles.

  23. AWE!! These are ALL just adorable creations and a great collection of designs to send along for this special cause! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS