Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Some ATC's and Blog Candy

Today's post is for some of the cards I have made for Pat Adam's cause Cards 4 Kids at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. The administrator asked if Pat could come up with 1,000 valentines for the kids to swap with each other, parents and staff. She has received a wonderful response from other stampers and has gotten over 500 cards so far, with more coming in! I contacted Pat, telling her that I would like to offer some blog candy, along with some other stampers who are doing the same. I had originally planned on offering this when my blog counter hit 10,000, but it doesn't seem to be working...and besides, this is a much more worthy cause! : )
I personally will be making 25 cards to send, as well as adding in a couple from past posts that could be used either for Valentines or other use. I will get the rest posted probably tomorrow, as I'm still finishing up some (took a time-out to spend time with my daughter last week before she left). First, what I have made so far:
I have never made an ATC, so decided to give it a whirl. I made 10 of these. Used Bazzil paper for the base, attached a piece of BG LilyKate to that. I stamped and colored the HM stamp on white CS, cut it out and attached him to the card. Sprinkled the X and O confetti to look like he was tossing it up in the air. The sentiment was added with the tiny JustRite letters. Used the SU! curved tag punch, two of each color, to make the tag, stamped a little See D's heart sprig on front and back of each tag. On the back of the tag, I stamped Happy Valentine's Day using JustRite Trompe and Brayton fonts, added different colored rhinestones to the side of each. Left room at the bottom for the kids to write. Made a little pocket envelope for each one with this double sided CS I've had forever. Used the SU! punch again so the tag would show even in the envelope. That's it. They look really cute IRL. Now on to the goodies.


Alrighty...here's my blog candy offering:
  1. Glue Glider Pro with roll of Perma Tac adhesive.
  2. Box of Prima Mulberry Paper Flowers (60 Flowers).
  3. Vintage Toys stamp set from Hanna Stamps.
  4. Peppermint Twist stamp set from Inkadinkado.
  5. "Jen" stamp by Me & My Big Ideas.
  6. Container of Indigo Blue Fun Flock by Stampendous.
  7. Unmounted "Peeking Kitty" stamp (3 pieces-face and paws) by Eureka Stamps, approx 3 x 5".
  8. ETA: JustRite Harmony Classic Circle Stamper II (2 5/16"). Round wooden stamper only, new in package.
  9. Embossed foil autumn leaves, embossed foil butterflies (several colors).
  10. Adhesive Metal Words (Friends, Celebrate, Cherish)
  11. Epoxy garden embellishments.
  12. Five sheets outline stickers.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. You don't have to send cards to Pat to be eligible, but that sure would be wonderful! I will put your name into a drawing and will draw a winner on February 8th. If you would like to contribute to this project, please send Pat an e-mail letting here know. Details can be found here at Pat's site. The deadline for getting cards to Pat is February 7Th. Please help if you can.

74 comments:

6 wacky women said...

Awesome candy, Nancy.

I don't know what is wrong with these counters all of a sudden, mine has stopped too!


Karen x

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Great idea Nancy! Cute cards. I love ATC..

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Nancy, your cards are adorable! And, I love your pocket envelope to put them in with the tab to pull them out easily. How clever! I think they're great, and you can produce more that way, I'm guessing than doing a regular card size. Did you use a die cut for the pocket envelope? I'm curious cause I meet need to order one, yes?

lisa808 said...

Nancy, your ATCs are absolutely adorable! Thanks for offering such a nice candy package. Here is the SCS link for the three cards I sent Pat yesterday:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1189756

WandaG_CT said...

What a great idea for Valentine Cards. I am planning to get my cards off to Pat soon. Thanks for the chance to win great blog candy.

Tanis P said...

I love the pockets!! What a brilliant idea. I'm hoping to get my cards for Pat done this weekend.

Chelle said...

Great cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

Wendy in MD said...

Cute ATCs. I've never made them before. I send cards and gifts to sick children, as well (hugsandhope.org). Pat's cause is a wonderful one!

Annelies said...

Great idea! I hope they'll receive lots of cards! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Carolyn Bounds said...

You and your kindness never ceases to amaze me!!! I love your sweet Valentines, and I know the children will love them even more!!! I am in the process of making a few too. Thank you for helping to spread the word!!! You are one amazing lady, and I am proud to call you my friend:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Anita said...

Cute cards! I like how the cards slide out of the envelope. I sent a few cards to Pat.
anitamocha@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Cute valentine's cards. I sent Pat 26 cards. Hopefully she will get her 1000. Mary l Schreiber

Tracey said...

Love your cards Nancy!! I'm working on some to send to Pat as well! And what an absolutely fabulous candy!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

Scrapping Donna said...

Your cards are beautiful! The kids will love them!

Thanks for offering up the blog candy too!!

Rina said...

My cards have already been sent off to Pat and received. Thanks for your yummy candy and generosity! God Bless~

Linda S. in NE said...

Hi Nancy, I just found your blog thru Pat's blogsite. I am also working on Valentines and cards to send her for her generous project. Like you, I also left all my Christmas papercrafting supplies "out" after Christmas, so keep up the good work.....and don't forget to keep posting the pictures for inspiration. Nice job! Linda lsfouratwindstreamdotnet

Ilina Crouse said...

I just sent some to Pat, and today I sent some more. We supposed to have a valentine's swap for the downline meeting, but it got canceled. So the swaps are going for good cause. There is nothing better than child's smile!!!
Thank you for your blog candy offering and the chance to win

Cheri Howard said...

Wow, this Cards 4 Kids card drive has just snowballed! It's great to see so much response for such a great cause! I've pledged cards and plan to send them out next week. Thanks for sweetening the pot!

Carmen O. said...

Your ATC/Valentine's cards are so sweet and how clever to create a pocket for them. You really are so kind to donate them for a children's cause. I will check this out and see what I can do. Thanks for sharing!!

Julie Koerber said...

No need to enter me into the candy Nancy! Just wanted to say thanks!!!! It's to heartwarming to see this kind of support for my mom's program!! I love your valentines too. Those little tabs in the pull out pocket are just too cute!

LisaC said...

I love your idea.

I made 13 cards which went out on Tuesday. I'm still making some and hope to get another batch in by the due date.

Barb said...

Hello, my friend. You are certainly busy, as usual! I have something for you over at my blog!

Barb said...

I think I should put the specific blog and not just the profile: Made For Keeps>

jules p said...

YOur valentine cards are so cute. I love that idea.
I think Pat is doing a great job with this. And I had to play along. My friends and my daughters made some with me. We mailed them Monday. I can't wait for her to get them.

Time of my Life... said...

I'm sending my cards to Pat today :) I made 36. I'm so grateful that my hobby can be used for such a great cause!!!

Ashley said...

What great blog candy and your Valentine's are so cute! I have 13 cards to send to Pat right now but hopefully I can make some more.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Me again. Wow, you've had lots of comments. I forgot to mention how sweet to offer the blog candy. I've already e-mailed Pat about sending cards. I'm actually commenting now to let you know that I left you something on my blog. Please know that I won't be at all offended if you don't act on it. I know how busy we all can get, but I left it just the same. Hugs and happy Thursday.

Crafty Engineering said...

Thanks for the extra blog candy! My one card (hoping to make more soon) is going to Pat tomorrow.

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Love your cards and isn't this just the greatest cause. Tomorrow I am mailing out 50 Valentine cards to Patty. I may make more since I am having so much fun making these cards. Thank you so much for the chance to win some awesome candy. You are so sweet to get envolved in this cause. I hope those who read this will feel compelled to participate. Hope you have a great day and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Paula said...

What great cards for a great cause! I've been making Valentines too for the "cause". Love the blog candy offer! Thanks for the chance to win!

Crazy Creations said...

I sendind out my cards today >I think its great thing I had fun making them too Sarah

Rene said...

Very cute ATCs! Aren't they fun to make! Quite addictive! Thanks for the chance to win your generous blog candy.

Rene' Mewes
RM3116@charter.net

ctemommy said...

Very cute cards, I sent cards to Pat too and I saw that she had over 1000! Thanks so awesome. Thanks for offering up some candy.
Carla

Anonymous said...

That is such a nice thing for you to do. I sent her some cards before Christmas. Thanks for the candy chance, too.

Swedie

Cheryl Koskakura said...

I love your cards, very cute! I mailed my 50 something this week. Thanks for offering such great candy for the cause!
-Cher

http://stampingwithcher.blogspot.com

jeanie nieva said...

lovely atcs. thanks for a chance to play. :)

Laurie in MN said...

I love the cards you are donating. I bought a slab of cute paper and need to complete the cards by adding some bling or glitter. Then I want to make some cards with the young men in mind.

Take care.

kathy e said...

Such cute cards! I have never made ATC's--maybe I should give it a try. My cards to Pat are already there (isn't she just wonderful for organizing such a great project?). Thanks for offering blog candy!

cathygalloway89 said...

What a great cause! Thanks for the added incentive!

AbcHobby.it said...

wow...lovely atc and great candy!!

hugs elisabetta

Sam said...

I think this is a wonderful thing to celebrate. I am so excited to find a way to help out. Thanks for offering the candy
sweet dreams
sandy
stampmine.blogspot.com
jeepgirls2004@gmail.com

Barbara B. in NH said...

What a wonderful idea. 1000 cards. Awesome. Nice candy, too.

Barbara B in NH said...

Oh, forgot my email: bbartlet@anselm.edu
Thanks!

sandyh50 said...

Cute cards and I love your ATC's ! I have never done any before. I just mailed Pat 20 Valentine Cards tonight after work. I bet she gets her 1000!

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Gracie Ann Tan said...

Lovely projects! I sent Pat an email and I'll be making lots of cards to send to her too. :) thanks for the chance at winning. Yummy blog candy!

Mony said...

waaaaa!!!Great Candy!!!!!Please enter me..I linked you on my blog..thanks!!:-)

Terri E. said...

Tons of fun! I have made 30 cards and it was a blast!

It's a good life!
Terri E.
territrotter@hotmail.com

fancyscrap said...

Great candy!
Thanks for a chance to win it!
Wish you a creative 2009 year!

Oxana

Diane said...

I found you thru Pat's site, and I AM sending cards...great idea...love those ATC's you did, theya re fun to make!!! TFS www.nelliesnest.blogspot.com

Saetta said...

Hi Dear! What gorgeous candy! Thanks for a chance to win. I put a link to your page from mine.

Crazy Creations said...

I sent my card out friday .What agreat thing you all are doing .I had fun doing them .Thank you for the chance to win.

The Vannoy Family said...

I think this would be a great project for my art classes to do as a service challenge... thanks for sharing! You now have a link with me up in the panhandle of Texas!!

Pegg S said...

This is so generous of you! I've finally finished up the cards and will be mailing to Pat this afternoon!! Thanks!!

Vera said...

Oh, what a wonderful idea..and tha cards are awsome!!!
Thanks for the opportunity to win the candy..
Vera (dancing.lady@ymail.com)

Charlene said...

Hee,hee...funny how the counter jumps when you offer candy. Guess we all like the sweet stuff! Love your ATC's...haven't tried any yet.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I juse sent 81 cards! thanks for the candy!

TheLittleFrog said...

adorable cards for a great cause!!! Great candy too, thank you for the chance. Greetings from Lucia:)

Debbie H said...

I made 30 Valentine's for the kids and enjoyed making every single one of them. What a great cause!

Deb H
Alvaton, KY

Nancy said...

You've made some really cute cards here! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!

Sandy said...

Your designs are wonderful - thanks for the inspiration!!

Caryl P said...

Cute cards and I'll definitely be making some up to send to Pat. Thanks for letting everyone know about such a great cause!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

You did an awsome job with the cards. Be careful the ATCs are addicting...lol.

Today mailed 60 cards to Patty. I did three sets of ATCs (10 of each) and 30 Top Note cards. I had a ball. Now I am going to look through the cards I have and send out some birthday cards to Patty as well. It feels so good to help Patty and make the children happy.

Thank you for the chance to win this awewsome candy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

terriavidreader said...

I'd love to win the blog candy, and I've already shipped tons of cards off to Pat for the kids!

Sassy Crafts said...

These are so cute and adorable. x

Jan said...

love the pocket cards - I have just discovered your blog

Hilda said...

Great blog candy - thanks for the chance to win. I just mailed my second batch of valentines to Pat yesterday. It's such a great cause, and a fun project to work on too.

bobbyjo said...

What a neat collection of candy! Who of us wouldn't want to win it?? Thanks for all you do.

Chris Gambell said...

What a great cause, not sure if I will be able to get valentines done in time, but I will contact her about making some other cards. Thanks for spotlighting this cause.

Tracy B. said...

YUMMY candy. Would love to win. I'll be sending Valentines too!!
jerryb17011@yahoo.com

Jerrold said...

Heard about your blog and wanted to play! I've sent cards out too. Thanks. jerroldbeck@yahoo.com

Vina T. said...

Your cards are so..cute. Wished mine looked like that. I just sent my cards to Pat today (took me awhile to get it together :) Thanks for offering this blog candy!!

Paula said...

Love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win. Glad Pat can use all kinds of cards, too.

Cheri Howard said...

I just love your cards! I pledged cards to Pat and will be sending them on Monday. What a great cause!

mireia said...

I want participate and i post you in my craft blog
Thanks