Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop on the Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop! This is a fun and very special Card Drive put on each year by the sweet Vera Yates. She collects Holiday and Christmas cards to brighten up the days of of senior citizens in nursing homes across the country who may or may not have family to visit them during this time of year. As crafters we LOVE it when people appreciate our creations and trust me, these are very much appreciated! 

This Drive is near and dear to me as my gandfather, who passed away this August, spent his last years in a nursing home , and my grandmother before that, so I know that while the staff tries their best, every bit of holiday cheer is welcome and appreciated.

If you are getting here from Kathy’s blog you are on the right track. If you’ve just came to see me today and want to start at the beginning stop by Vera’s blog and say hi!

I have a little bit of wintery cheer to share with you today that I hope you like!

Some glittery goodness and a cute polar bear I hope will bring a smile to someone’s face 🙂 

I used papers from MME, and SC, glitter CS from Doodlebug, Memento stamp ink and the stamp is from Some Odd Girl, Winter Friends. The bear and his gear are colored with Copics.

Now the Drive is WAY more than this hop, I really want you to stop by THIS POST that explains everything and PLEASE send anything you can to Vera to help out! There’s a ton of wonderful prizes put up by many caring companies for those who send in… but I hope you’ll do it just to make someone’s day.

Do it for the grandpa’s and grandma’s out there. I’m doing it for my Grandpa.

 The next stop on your hop along is Julie! You can hop thru Monday to be entered to win the hop goodies, make sure to leave comments at each stop to up your chances of winning.


  • jessica says:

    Morning Kristy! LOVE the new blog look!! Awesome job with it!!
    Such a beautiful card! LOVE the adorable image and the great card LO! Will bring a smile for sure to someone’s face!
    TFS and happy Friday!

  • ~amy~ says:

    Kah-Ute! Love that sweet bear!!!!!

  • Karen B. says:

    What a special photo of you and your granddad. And your card is amazing, great coloring!

  • Kelly Bertram says:

    sorry to hear about your grandfather. My Granny spent time in a nursing home too before passing many years ago. Love your coloring! Such a cute image!

  • jjbolton says:

    That little bear is so cute! And your coloring is just so perfect! Love the tribute to your grandpa too:)

  • Kim Howard says:

    Your little polar bear is super cute!

  • Annette Allen says:

    LOve the new blog look…so awesome Kristy…
    Your grandpa is for sure very proud of you…this card is amazing and will bring many smiles..

    • Kristy says:

      Thanks Annette 🙂 I’d like to think he would be.

  • Jess says:

    Cute card with gorgeous coloring!

  • Vera W. Yates says:

    Aw, Kristy, your post made me teary eye. Your grandpa must be smiling down at you with pride. Love your super cute card. Hehe… great mind think alike. Thank you for all the support. I appreciate you so very much!

  • Lori S says:

    Super cute card! I am lovin’ that little bear!

  • terriavidreader says:

    Your polar bear is so cute!

  • Laura Jane says:

    LOVELY coloring on your bear!

  • Kailash says:

    Wow, your card is gorgeous, the bear is colored beautifully. Thanks for sharing your story!!!

  • AnitaRex says:

    Such a darling bear! What fantastic coloring, love his scarf!

  • Ruby says:

    Love your card, great coloring on it! I too am sorry to hear about your grandfather. This card drive is very important to lots of people, so will definitely participate.

  • Sue D says:

    I like your new blog look. Very cute polar bear card–I like the glitter.

  • Judy B says:

    What a sweet thing to do for our seniors in nursing homes. I will make sure to get some cards to Vera and pass the information to my card making friends.

    Your card is SOOO cute and I always love the way you color!

  • Denise Bryant says:

    Sweet card! Your coloring amazes me! Your card is sure to bring a holiday smile!

  • Heather Sweet says:

    That polar bear is too cute! I love what you did with those colors!

  • Miriam Prantner says:

    What a great way to celebrate your grandfather! Such a cute photo of the two of you. As for the card, it is just darling. I love the coloring and the sparkle, gorgeous!

  • pamela says:

    OH WOW your coloring is amazing! It makes the sweet polar bear so real!

  • Trainer says:

    I like how you colored in the bear

  • Kim Warne says:

    What a cute bear!

  • Dori says:

    Love that bear! Great coloring job!

  • Ashley Harris says:

    What a super cute bear and the coloring is fabulous!!

  • Danni says:

    Oh my goodness is this ever sweet!

  • charlene says:

    sweet pic and sweet card!

  • Kimberli Sarsfield says:

    Kristy, that is such a wonderful thing! My grandparents are in a nursing home/assisted living place and I always try and send a handful of cards to them to pass around. I love your card and the stamp (makes me want to go back and stamp that cute polar bear right now!)

  • Kathy Martin says:

    Darling card!

  • Laurel Beard says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE how you colored the polar bear. It is sooooo gorgeous!!!!!!!

  • Katina says:

    What a great tribute to your grandfather. And your polar bear is the cutest!

  • Ruby C says:

    This little guy is adorable. Your coloring is beautiful and so is your card.

  • Mary-Anne V. says:

    That bear is so the background white paper.

  • Joyce M. says:

    That polar bear is just adorable.

  • Kathy Racoosin says:

    Hi Kristy,
    Oh my word….I am so sorry…so so sorry that I didn’t correct the link to your blog from the change. I checked and re-checked and STILL MESSED UP. I hope you will forgive me. BTW I LOVE your stamps and your coloring is unreal!! So wonderful to meet you at the last CHA. Again my apologies, Kathy

  • Lisa L. ( Lisa's Creative Niche) says:

    This little bear is too cute! And I love your picture too!

  • Jennie P. says:

    Fantastic coloring job on the polar bear!

  • Ashley N Newell says:

    Cutest card ever! I love that bear!!

  • Loly Borda says:

    Sweet image, darling card. TFS.And I know what you mean about nursing homes, my husband’s stepmother lived over a year in one (until she passed) and we visited her every weekend and I saw there are some residents that never got visitors or cards, I sure think Vera had a wonderful idea with this drive.

  • beatrice says:

    Awww.. that bear is pure cuteness! Loved your sweet picture – reminded me of my grandpa… still miss him!

  • Kris in Alaska says:

    That is the CUTEST polar bear EVER!!! Super card!

  • Karin R says:

    very cute bear – brings a smile to my face 🙂

  • Kim R. says:

    Love this! The coloring is just amazing!!!

  • NatQuebec says:

    this bear is so sweet !!

  • Julie Masse says:

    He’s colored to perfection – just adorable!! 🙂

  • calamityjane says:

    This little bear is adorable! My grandparents were also in a nursing home for years before their passing and would have been grateful for each little card that came their way!!

  • mariangel langston says:

    love the cute bear, your card is precious

  • Flo says:

    The polar bear is too adorable. Love your card, very cute.

  • Iris Soscia says:

    Such a sweet card. Love that little bear. Iris

  • Diane says:

    Love your polar bear card, so cute. Loved the picture of you and your grandfather, something you can cherish forever.

  • Faye says:

    Love the new look Kristy. Super doop cute card too. X

  • linda patti says:

    what a cute wintery cheer card, bound to make the receiver smile! thanks for sharing!

  • sherry gardner says:

    Super cute card….love this polar bear and your coloring style…you go girl…:)

  • Pai says:

    that polar bear is so cute! I just got him and can’t wait to get him out to play!

  • Gina says:

    Love this cute card!!!!And I am working on a box for this card drive.

  • Cassie K says:

    how cute is this card and the coloring on the sweet little bear is outstanding.

  • Teresa Gray says:

    This card ROCKS!

  • Lee says:

    Your polar card is iced! Love the pic of you and your granfather!

  • Cassie says:

    what a great cause. Cute card!

  • Jennyfer l says:

    Love your polar bear with bling! What a great cause!

  • Trinh says:

    That polar bear certainly put a smile on my face! SO cute!

  • Melody B says:

    I just love this polar bear. Such a heartwarming card and love the colors.

  • Dana W says:

    Wow!! Super cute bear and awesome coloring!!

  • maria f. says:

    Such a cute little bear. And you’re right, what a great drive.

  • Deborah says:

    What a sweet bear and I think your coloring is superb!

  • Ruth G says:

    Definitely a worthy cause and I’m so glad you’re in! Me, too! Love the fabulous shading and coloring on the polar bear! He’s super sweet!!!!

  • Karen Rice says:

    Your coloring of that cute polar bear is amazing!! I just kept looking at every bit of shading–it looks so real! Thank you for sharing and being a part of the blog hop–great eye candy!!

  • Pat C says:

    Your polar bear is adorable! LOVE him!

  • Sarah Biswabic says:

    I LOVE your card! The polarbear is so adorable!

Post a Comment

%d bloggers like this: