A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

September 24, 2015

Share the Joy With Those Cards!

Greetings!

I hope you are all doing well!

As you can imagine, it seems strangely quiet around here now that NBUS #5 has ended! But even without an active NBUS challenge, I love it when I see you post that you've used some of that NBUS on your creation!

I'm not only using NBUS today, I'm playing in a brand new challenge! Here is my card:
The polka-dotted DSP is from GKW. I scored the top half of the stitched circle from Lil' Inkers. The stitched tag is from My Favorite Things. The NBUS hummingbird stamp is from Taylored Expressions set "Hovering By" and the NBUS sediment is from Paper Smooches set "Sunny Side Up."

If you've been a friend for a long time, you know how much I love hummingbirds and I have to say this hummingbird stamp is awesome! Here is a close-up where you can see the gold embossing and Stella winking:
I watercolored this little cutie with my Ziggies. I've only used them a couple three times and I can see why they get rave reviews.

The  new challenge I mentioned is Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge:
For my card, I obviously took a very literal approach to the sketch on the left and, although it is busy with the polka dots, I still think it is CAS.

I was really pleased when Regina emailed me to introduce me to Taylored Expressions new challenge and I've been waiting until after my NBUS Challenge #5 to play along. While all of the card challenges in Blogland encourage us to create card art, the Share Joy Challenge adds an additional emphasis on sending our cards. Here is their mission statement:
At the heart of Taylored Expressions is a passion to share the art and joy of paper crafting. This inspiring weekly challenge is for cardmakers of every level, from beginning to artisan, to express their creative joy. More importantly, the Challenge encourages participants to share that joy with others. Be inspired. Create a card. Send it to someone. Share Joy!
That's right, when you check the rules, you will find this last one: "Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why." 

Of course, you know I love that idea! BTW, your card can be for any occasion! 

The card I'm entering today is going to my dear 90-year-old adopted-mom-friend Verna, who is still suffering from a bad fall she took in January. She asked me to make a thank you card for her to give to her great-niece who takes Verna to many doctor appointments.

I hope you will add this new challenge to your list of challenges and join in the Share Joy Challenge!

Card Donations / Pen Pals / Mister

If you do happen to have a stash of cards, don't forget that nursing homes and hospitals and other organizations would be delighted to receive your donation of handmade cards. You can also search for organizations online. 

And if you have become friends with other bloggers through your commenting, ask them if they would like to be your "card pen pal." I now have over 100 card pen pals so I never have a card stash! It's a fun and fulfilling experience, not only for me and the hamster, but for The Mister, as well!

In fact, check out the cards he has received since he has become in valid!
He really appreciates the cards and wants me to thank you! They are a bright spot in his day! The poor darling had a birthday Monday, so a few of the cards are birthday cards, but most of them are get well cards. It amazes him that perfect strangers (to him) would do this for him!

Sadly, The Mister's condition has not improved. The next step is to see a blood specialist next week. There is a process involved which apparently takes a lot of time. This is not easy for a motorcycle-riding active man, but I have to say he's being a very good patient. And bless him, he understands my need to escape to the Playhouse now and then to feed the hamster and have some craft therapy! (Thank you all for understanding that my computer time, however, has been severely curtailed.)

Okay. Wait. Where was I?  ...

Challenges

In addition to the Share Joy Challenge, I am entering my card in:
Pixies Crafty Workshop

I made a twofer, but I will post it separately so I can introduce more new friends in that post.

New Friends Corner

I am blessed to have had several talented new friends join the Playhouse! I will be introducing them to you in groups of five so your visits to them are manageable. Thank you for helping me welcome:

Nadyunya (Nadia) of Scrapomama. Nadia is from Zaporozhe, Ukraine and she has been blogging since 2013. Nadia is uplifting and positive and you will enjoy seeing her excellent scrapbook layouts, CAS card designs, and beautiful photographs! 

Valerija (Valery) Pukšič of My Joy. Valery is from Slovenia and she has been blogging since January 2014. Like a lot of us, Valery started blogging to enter her fabulous cards in challenges. Since then she has been repeatedly recognized for her card art and 3D projects!

Jen of The Other Fickle Pixie (aka Magic Flying Boots). Jen has been blogging since 2009! Let me tell you, she has a VERY impressive and well-deserved list of challenge awards for her amazing CASlicious cards! You will find no end of inspiration here!

Magan Niergarth. Megan has a gallery at Splitcoast Stampers where she is known as MeganBeth. Pull up a chair with a cushion when you go to visit Megan! You will find page after page of beautiful thumbnail card art in her gallery!

Gail Scott of I Like Paper. Gail has been blogging since 2012. She also enjoys entering (and winning!) challenges and serving on design teams. I know you'll have a great time scrolling through Gail's blog where you'll find awesome 3D and altered art projects in addition to her wonderful card art!
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84 comments:

Sarah said...

Such a wonderful card Darnell and the hummingbird is perfectly "you"!! such a lovely sentiment too. Sorry to hear that the Hubby is no better and wish him well. Take care of yourself xx

ionabunny said...

Lovely card Darnell. That hummingbird is cute. Sorry to hear mister is still ailing. Get well soon Mister. I love the share the joy challenge. Such a great idea to not only make but get it out there and share some love. I hope to join this challenge most weeks and get that little extra push to get a few more cards in the post. Hugz

I Card Everyone said...

Hi, D!!! Oh you know I'm gonna jump on any card with a hummingbird... this one truly is a masterpiece! You know our temperatures will be dropping soon in Michigan...too harsh for these little loves, so sadly ours will be heading to their Winter homes ... wouldn't it be terrific if mine came to your house???!!!
I love the thought behind the T.E. challenge, and as suggested, will definitely check it out! Squeezes to you and the DH!
=] M

Shelly said...

Such a happy and sweet card, Darnell!
Sorry to hear about the condition of your husband...sending well wishes!
Hugs

KT Fit Kitty said...

I so love hummingbirds! This is a beautiful stamp and now it's on my wish list - thank you for sharing it! Your card is gorgeous! What a nice idea to do the nursing home donations and pen-pal cards! You're awesome, Darnell!

So sorry to hear about your hubby's lack of improvement. I do hope things turn around for him, and I hope he's not in too much pain. What a lovely and uplifting selection of cards people sent him! Sending hugs and prayers.

Sue said...

Fab card.

I am sending your hubby positive healing thoughts.

I love the idea of a card pal.

Well you take care. Sue

Shannon McComb said...

This is lovely!! That hummingbird is stunning with its shimmery ness. Just lovely!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Been awhile I am ashamed to say. Wish the Mister a happy birthday for me. I have been tripping all over myself to try to do at least some commenting. When I saw the hummer I slammed on the brakes and almost slid into office door. Love hummers. Have not been able to attract them back for several years. Oh well. I'll never give up. Excellent card. Off to visit your newbies.

Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Pat said...

This hummingbird is a real beauty Darnell and I love your zig watercolouring. The green polka dots in the background go beautifully and the tag with the appropriate sentiment for your friend to say thank you to her great-niece finishes it perfectly. I love those enamel dots too which are a great colour match. x
p.s. I have to speak to someone at the company re. the voucher but may not be able to before Monday as there is an exhibition on til then. Didn't want to keep sending you e-mails as you have so much else to be worrying about at present. x

Pat said...

Sorry Darnell I meant to wish the Mister a happy birthday and what a lot of beautiful cards he has received too. x

Sue said...

Darnell. This is a beautiful card. Your colouring is really wonderful andIi love the stylish green and white card design.
Sue...xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous and I love that sentiment. It goes so well with the bird image. And, I am sorry the Mister is still not doing well and hope that soon they can find out for sure what is wrong and get him on the right track to healthiness again.

Manuela said...

A lovely card, Darnell
Hope Mister will get well very soon!

Carol L said...

Oh what a fun card and it sounds like a great challenge, so thanks for the heads-up! So sorry the hubs hasn't shown much improvement by now, but hopefully tomorrow will be a brighter day! Please wish him a belated happy birthday for me too!!

Jasleen said...

Gorgeous card, dear Darnell. I love that cheerful- looking hummingbird. And I know I have been missing from the blog land of late, I loved to visit and check out what few of my blogger friends are upto. I'm sorry to know about your husband's condition, I wish him a speedy recovery.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Darnell!! The hummingbird is stunning!! I love the shine!! I'm sorry your hubby's not any better. Keeping you both in my prayers. Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Cat Craig said...

What a wonderful new challenge. I will have to add it to my list. Your hummingbird is so lovely...gold embossing and coloring makes things so elegant. I love that look. So sorry to hear the mister is having difficulties. Keeping good thoughts. Hugs to you as well.

Birgit said...

I love hummingbirds and you coloured him so nicely. This card is great and anyone who receives this will love it. Sorry to hear about your hubby. It is tough on them especially when they are so active. It must be tough on you also because you are the main caretaker so you have to tend to what he needs plus men can't handle it as well as women(sorry but they can't). I am glad you can escape to your craft palace a little-take care of you!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Darnell ... that's one regal hummingbird, all done up in his gold, vibrant and shimmery plumage ... can I just say he's a stunner of a hummer! Just discovered the TESJ challenge too ... sadly haven't squeezed enough time out of the day to play along yet, but with a CAS theme, I can feel that moment coming on ... thanks for the encouragement! Keeping you and Kevin in my daily prayers, my lovely friend ... hope the specialist appt goes well next week. Wish him (Kevin, not the specialist!) a belated happy birthday! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

JoAnn said...

Love your pretty card and the hummingbird looks fabulous. Great coloring. TFS

jimlynn said...

I keep forgetting about the Zigs! Sure did color up this little guy pretty though. Love your card Darnell. We still have a slew of hummingbirds down this way and after going through 48 bags of sugar I think I'm ready for them to move on out for the winter now. Just love watching them though.
Tell Mister to hang in there and hope y'all get some good news on all that soon.
lynn

Linda said...

Gorgeous hummingbird Darnell. Hope they are able to help The Mister with his condition. Take care and prayers and hugs to you.

Kathleen said...

Fabulous post, lol quite a few times and a gorgeous card, that hummingbird is fab.

Kath x

Janeen said...

this card is amazing. i like the way you crimped the top of the circle for added interest. love it.

Janeen said...

i am so sorry the mister isn't getting along better. how boring for him.

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card Darnell! I know I LOVE getting a card from you, your soooo thoughtful :-)! I'm sorry to hear about Mr. He will be in my prayers!

Deepti said...

Beautiful card, the gold embossing paired with shimmer and those gorgeous colors on the humming birds makes for a beautiful card :) simply gorgeous !

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Sorry I've been missing a while. Been a busy gal so didn't realise The Mister was a poorly boy. I send good wishes for a speedy recovery and hope he had a happy birthday.
Your card is a treat, as always. Super design and vibrant cheery colours..........love it!
With all good wishes.
Ang x

Jeanne said...

Great hummingbird card! So glad you get some crafting therapy. Lots of smiles and hugs from MN to you and your Mister! You do bring joy to us in blogland! Thanks.

Karenladd said...

That shimmery little hummingbird is beautiful against the gold dots! Hummingbirds are always so delicate, and a joy to watch aren't they? We have two hummingbird feeds at our house but we haven't had a single hummer use one this entire year. However, they ARE coming to our flowers, right outside the family room window...so we enjoy them anyway.
So sorry to hear that your husband's clots have not improved with the current medication and I hope they can figure something out. I'm sure it's bad enough trying to heal from the injury and surgery without throwing in a curve ball.

Joyce said...

What a gorgeous card. Love that hummingbird--it looks just like the one that lived briefly outside my front door. Sorry to hear about the Mr. Men are never great patients, are they? Glad you are getting some playhouse time as a break from your nursing duties.

Brenda in IN said...

Happy Birthday Mister. I hate that he isn't on the mend just yet. I hope your Dr. visit next week goes well and he (or she) has a magic potion for Mister to get better. I'm glad you posted. I have been thinking about you both but I know you have been terribly busy. Love your hummingbird embossed in gold. It gave him such sparkle and I love the polka dots. Please save the sentiment for you both. We are trying to lift you up in thoughts and prayers and hugs. Thanks for introducing us to your great new friends. They are all so talented and it's so nice to meet people from so far away with the same interests. Hang in there.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love your card! My Mom and Mom-In-Law LOVE hummingbirds!! Sorry to hear that he is not getting better! Sending prayers and hugs!!!!!!

frommycraftroom said...

Gorgeous card. You have done a marvelous job of the hummingbird.
Hope the Mister is up and about real soon.

Lisa said...

GAH!! I love the polka dots, as you may well know, and that hummingbird is a cutie patootie!! Beautifully colored too. So sorry that the Mister is still doing poorly. Prayers will continue for him my friend...and you too ;)

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet card, love your beautiful hummingbird. And those fabulous polka dots, just so fun. Sending well wishes to Mister and prayers for quick healing and lots of patience.

Tammy Hershberger said...

A little pop of red... no problem! Your card is beautiful! I love the sparkle on the hummingbird! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

Maxine D said...

Darnell I think this card is fabulous - love the colours on the bird and the way you have used the sketch - I too am a 'literal' crafter when it comes to sketch challenges.
Sorry to hear the DH is not doing all that well - I hope you get some answers and progress soon.
Blessings'
Maxine

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Hey Darnell, I wanted to email you but couldn't find it. I have not heard from winnie and Walter yet. Not sure if they have tried to contact me or not but I can have email trouble do thought I better check with you. Sorry for the trouble! Lee Ann

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

Thanks for sharing new challenge blog! That s great idea to send all done cards! My stash is so big! Even with pan pal friends!

Hope your Mister will get well soon! Have a great day!

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell that hummingbird is so beautiful! You do need to come visit soon because I have lots of hummingbirds regularly visiting the perennial garden outside my craft room window. I don't think I have ever seen them stay put in one place for so long. I hope that the Mister gets some answers soon.

Geri said...

That sweet little hummer has definitely found his 'home sweet home'...and I know that he will be seeing lots of ink/love! GORGEOUS coloring, GORGEOUS sparkle and GORGEOUS gold embossing! The polkie dots and scored circle are perfect with your sweet, humming fella!

Sure do wish that Mister's leg starts to improve soon. Keeping him off his bike would be almost as impossible as keeping Danny out of his boat...or me away from Bingo! Happy healing wishes Mister!

Greta said...

Haven't been able to join that new challenge yet, but it's been on my list. I do love sending my cards, so it caught my attention since they make that part of it. I need more TE stamps, however, & that hummer is beautiful! Of course, I'd have to figure out how to color like you if I got it--haha! This card will surely be appreciated! Darn it that Mister is not improving--talk about an unhappy birthday! Hoping that changes very soon!

Aileen (mum) said...

Darnelle, how are you petal? Going well I hope. I LOVE your card, the polka dots the half circle with the lines and other half plain are perfect then we have your humming bird. I have some humming bird stamps that I have never used, now I want to give it a go. It looks so good. Are they true colours?
Went to the other blogs and now a follower of another one.
Hope the Mister is going okay, must be so hard just having to take it easy all the time and hard for you to keep it happy and light. Men dont make the best patients.
I wondered can I become a penpal, I've never had a penpal for snail mail any way. If your too busy dont worry but I would like to send a birthday card next year if thats ok.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wonderful card with lovely pattern on bg !I liked the shimmer on humming bird ! Wishing a speedy recovery to you "Mister" !

Suchi said...

Dear Darnell, I adore your blog posts...not just because they are different but also because they have a greater purpose! Your card is simply adorable..I also wish speedy recovery to your hubby and thank you for making us aware about the 'card pal' :)
Suchi xx

sandie said...

What a lovely Humming bird and beautifully coloured. I love your idea of sending cards and will look into this. I send my good wishes to Mister and am pleased to hear he is a good patient, my love, Sandiemxx

Cathy said...

Beautiful hummingbird Darnell, it shimmers like they do! Hope your hubby is better soon, Cathy x

Mimi said...

I love your little hummingbird! And I also love the polka dots... They make the card! And I love reading your blog. Positive thoughts your way regarding your hubs. And cheers... It's Friday!

Ruth said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colours and that humming bird is simply perfect. I've finally got you on my feed, so I won't miss out on another NBUS challenge - even as a newbie I've acquired quite a bit :) All best wishes to your other half and for a good trip to the Dr xx

Gail said...

Hi Darnell-
First I want to say - a lovely card creation! I love the hummingbird and that tag!! I am a tag freak and often use them on my card creations - I have all sizes in die cuts! Such a beautiful stamp!

Secondly - I am very sorry your husband is having a health challenge - I do wish him the best and Pray that his condition improves and he can get back on that Harley - well that is what my son drives these days and my hubby had a Goldwing - husband has since 'retired' from driving motorcycles. May God grand your husband a safe and fast recovery.

Third - I am so honored you did a bit of write up on my blog - my goodness that is such a blessing and truly a honor! Thank you so very much for that thoughtful invite to others to come and check out my blog -

I wish you the best life has to offer and above all else to be in good health and prosper - have a lovely day - Blessings - Gail Scott

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful card!! Love the little bird - you've coloured it so beautifully!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! sending prayers to your husband for a speedy recovery

Di said...

What a perfect little humming bird card Darnell! Those Zig pens have me wondering - but there seems to be so many different sets of them to choose from! LOVE the idea of scoring across the top half of the background circle, adds some lovely extra inerest.

Am sorry to hear that The Mister is still ailing and hope that this coming week's appointment points to a way forward. Give him a special hug from me!!

Hugs

Di xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Continued prayers for the Mister and you too! Beautiful card that I'm sure will be treasured.
Love, hugs and blessings,
Em

scrAPpamondo said...

Sorry for your Mister, it seems that he must be patient... I wish him a fast recovery!
Love your card, it's a wonderful CAS and perfectly as the sketch!! I have so impressed by your amazing hummingbird, such a shining and sparkling beauty!!The gold embossing outline with the wink of stella inline give it a fabulous pop-out feel!! Love also the scored on the stitched circle, so clever!
Have a great weekend!

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous coloring and glittering job on your pretty hummingbird Darnell! Hope you have a restful weekend - and that The Mister finds relief! Julia xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
what a wonderful card.
Love the fab design of this, and your super Hummingbird.
I do hope the mister gets his health probs sorted soon.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Gerrina said...

Just love all the dots and the colours and glimmer of the hummingbird looks stunning! Hope your Dh will found out what he has and so on, at the meanwhile I wish you both patience and energy! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Darnell, love your card, especially the hummingbird, it is just gorgeous. Fabulous colours and layout too, Kate x

SARN said...

Please with The Mister a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me Darnell. Good to hear he's being a good patient, sorry to hear he's having problems. Hope all is resolved soon.

Loving your hummningbird card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

oldpunca said...

Dear Darnell, I love your card with the wonderful bird. Just great! :-) I hope your husband will recover soon.
I'm sending best wishes to both of you.
Hugs, Sonja

Valerie Nolan said...

Ooh my favourite humming bird, fab card Darnell! Sorry to hear Mister is still ailing, hope there is improvement soon!
Val x

conil said...

What a fantabulous hummingbird. You said that's only the 3rd time you've used your Zigs...wow, you're a master colorer. Very impressive. Whether your took the challenge literally or now love how you added your own touched...scoring the circle pops in dimension. Wouldn't have thought of that myself. Wish the Mister was improving...hope the specialist can help...will continue to send big FAT healing thoughts and prayers. Personally, I think you're handling this snag in life excellently. Bravo!

Hettie said...

What a fabberoony card Honeybun. Loving it.
Sorry to hear the Mister is not very well. Sending a hug and a Happy Birthday from me.
xxx

Bonnie said...

This is a gorgeous hummer, Darnell! Love the colors and how he winks! Sorry Kevin is having a slow recovery. Hope things start progressing more quickly next week. He'll have to celebrate his birthday in style when he's fully recovered.

Loll said...

Hi Dolly. I am in LOVE with your hummingbird. So pretty --- colours are bright and fun, watercolouring is amazing (great shading!), and I love the shimmer and shine from the gold embossing and WofS.

Sorry Mister is having to go through so much ... he's lucky to have you there to care for him. Glad you found a little time to play as well.

Take care of you and Mister. :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Maura R said...

Lovely card,Darnell. I especially love the scored lines in the white circle (and the hummingbird, of course.) Sorry to hear that the Mister is not improving. Guess we will all have to up the prayers going his way!

Maura R said...

Lovely card,Darnell. I especially love the scored lines in the white circle (and the hummingbird, of course.) Sorry to hear that the Mister is not improving. Guess we will all have to up the prayers going his way!

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous humming bird image and I love the colourful sparkle you have given it on your lovely CAS design. I'm sorry to hear that The Mister's recovery is so slow and hope that his appointment brings some better news. Belated happy birthday to him - it sucks to be laid low on your special day.
Sending big hugs to you both. Xxx

Pia S said...

That hummingbird is so beautifully colored and I love the golden touches to it. Such a well designed card and I'm going to check out that challenge blog.

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful Hummer and beautifully designed card! Sending good wishes for the Mister's recovery.

OH Babs said...

Charming card Darnell. Sorry Kevin is having some issues I hope they get resolved quickly. You have been really busy for the last few weeks so it is okay if your fan club does not hear from you as often. We know you have your hands full with a husband who is not feeling well.
Hugs, Barb/Barbara/Babs (and one for Kevin)

Susanne Vargas said...

So sorry to hear that Mister's recovery is not going as smoothly as we all were hoping! How nice of him to understand your need for some Playhouse time! Your card is delightful with the sparkly hummingbird and the polka dots!
Hugs to you both,
Susanne

Vikki Hein, southern Oregon said...

Your hummingbird is purty! My hubby is a semi-professional bird watcher who travels 4-6 wks a year with friends (not me) observing birds. He thinks you did this one up "real gooood". Hoping that your mister gets the right answers to improving his health! You are missed on the internet but your nursing skills are the most important right now. Hugs

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous card Darnell - love the bird and the dots! Super pretty and fun too. I haven't been keeping up in blog land as my youngest had a lot of pregnancy issues, so I wasn't aware you husband wasn't doing well. Give him a big birthday and feel better hug from me (a perfect stranger to him but one that cares). Hugz

Dr Sonia S V said...

Darnell Thank you so much for popping by my blog. I participated in your Challenge for the first time and though I didnt win anything I loved the whole concept.It made me sit back and take a look at stuff I hadnt used even though I had bought some ages back. I felt guilty for having bought so many things and craft supplies are so expensive...more so in my country India since everything is imported from the US! I have resolved to actively use stuff I have been neglecting!! Thank you so much once again
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Sharon Underwood said...

Oh, Darnell, I hope your husband gets better soon! He remains in my thoughts & prayers. You, too! I love your card! The hummingbird is spectacular with all the glorious shine. Fantastic!

Bobby said...

I love your beautiful hummer, Darnell, and the play on words for your friends TY card. Tell the Mister that we're still praying for a fast and complete recovery.

Lori said...

Beautiful, Darnell! Love the soft sparkle on that hummingbird image. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

Hope your Mister is on the mend soon!

Shona Chambers said...

That Hummingbird stamp was made just for you I think, its really spectacular!! I was just talking to someone yesterday about all the cards I have and they suggested I contact the local Hospice. They often sell cards that people donate to them but have hardly any at the moment. Its such a fantastic idea, just need to find some time to go thru them all and make sure they are worthy and match them up with envelopes. Fingers crossed they can use them....

Toni said...

I love the sentiment! very uplifting ;-)

Toni
HLS CAS DT

Linda said...

I'm a little late in commenting on this one ..... gorgeous hummingbird, beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers .... Linda xx

JD/ Jill said...

Your hummingbird card is delightful.
Nice cards that you mister received! Hope he received my card to him by now. (My cards are always late...)