Thursday, March 3, 2016

Lasting Hearts Blog Hop: I am here for you



post 1 of 2 for today....click HERE for my Neat & Tangled post.


Hello and Welcome to the Lasting Hearts Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from my newest Hero Arts teamie, May Sukyong Park!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Hero Arts Blog.

Lasting Hearts was started by Kimberly Saldaña, Director of Sales at Hero Arts.  This amazing cause can use your handmade cards!  Read HERE for all the details.  If you're interested in contributing a monetary donation, pop over HERE.


Send a handmade card here:
Lasting Hearts Card Drive
2892 N Bellflower Blvd Ste 216
Long Beach, CA 90815

Hero Arts is donating 25% of the profits from these stamps to support the Lasting Hearts efforts, in cooperation with Angela Miller, the author of “You Are The Mother of All Mothers.”




Hero Arts is giving away a special prize to three lucky commenters – Angela Miller’s “You Are the Mother of All Mothers” book, as well as the So Sorry Stamp & Cut set. Please comment by Sunday, March 6 at 11:59pm PT, and the winners will be announced next week.

I used the So Sorry Stamp & Cut set on my card today.  I decided to go super clean + simple to let the sentiment be the focal point.

I am here for you


I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  I followed it up by covering it up with water and adding some Gold Shimmer Spray to make the embossing POP.


You can't tell by the photography, but the shimmer is really beautiful.  

Thanks so much for hoppin' by!  Next up is the amazing Libby!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the hop listing:


Kelly Rasmussen 
Sandy Allnock 
Mariana Grigsby 
Clare Prezzia 
May Sukyong Park 
Amy Tsuruta ♡
Libby Hickson 
Yana Smakula




85 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty card - those soft colors are appropriate

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a wonderful cause and such a gorgeous card!!! I love it!!!!!!

Viktoriya said...

very beautiful!

Unknown said...

Wonderful card made! Love the soft colors! Thanks for sharing!

paperpicnic said...

Fabulous, Amy! So very pretty and perfect for the campaign!

Alicia Thelin said...

just lovely.

Karen B. said...

Simple and sweet and perfect.

Unknown said...

Understated elegance. Lovely card.

jessica said...

So beautiful!!!!!

I Card Everyone said...

amy! This is absolutely the sweetest little card ... would make anyone smile ... a wonderful cause!
=]

Cindy C. said...

Very darling CAS design!!

Laceysocks said...

Just beautiful!

Unknown said...

That is such a pretty card- simple and sweet!

Linda M said...

Your card is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

D.Ann C said...

Simple elegance! I need to remember that everything doesn't have to be centered. : )

Hetty said...

Wow, that looks like a spray I would love to try!
Great card and new stamps.

Marty said...

This hop is the inspiration to make another batch of cards for the drive.

Marlou McAlees said...

beautiful card Amy ♥

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty! I love the softness!

bev p said...

I am in awe of the elaborate, but you have just proved that simple is also very effective. Thank you.

Varada said...

Love the soft colors and the sentiment. So appropriate for this cause. Thanks for sharing.

Sabrina said...

Absolutely perfect sentiment and oh so lovely!!

Deborah said...

So simple yet elegant absolutely perfect!

dmgarafalo said...

Great colors, lovely clean, simple card

Laurie said...

Very pretty card. Love all the gold.

wilson.marie65 said...

A pretty card

StampinLouie said...

Love it. Really like the gold spray.

Unknown said...

This is SO very lovely!

Susie Sonnier said...

I now need some Gold Shimmer Spray, so pretty

Unknown said...

I really like how you composed this card. Best one so far.

Rosy Newlun said...

Striking. The embossed sentiment really jumps out with the gold shimmer spray around it.

Lindsay S said...

Love the gold shimmer spray!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Lovely soft card.

Shelly said...

Simply beautiful, Amy!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and unique card. Thanks for sharing with us.

Leanne in Cali said...

Great card for this cause. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous.!!

Lindarub said...

Great card.

Jean said...

Pretty card!

Nora Noll said...

Oh I LOVE this!! The design is so subtle but perfect!!

Annette Allen said...

totally sweet..

Gemgrrl said...

Magnificent!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Very pretty, subtle card. Not sure I'd use that sentiment for an anonymous card though.

liz said...

Lovely simple card

Barbara said...

Simple and beautiful!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! Love the gold!

FeM said...

Simple and very pretty card.

Kathryn A said...

Simply beautiful!

Linda Batson said...

Simply lovely

Lisa Lara said...

Love how you did the sentiment Amy.

Judie said...

Clean and beautiful!

Karen K said...

Sweet card

Unknown said...

I love this sentiment set! It's so versatile.

Shelley C said...

Love the gold shimmer.

Unknown said...

Beautiful simple card...love it and the campaign ..

mtscrapgal said...

Your C & S card is very effective. Thanks for supporting Lasting Hearts.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! What a lovely initiative!!! Your card is so sweet and elegant!!!!

Stephanie said...

What an elegant card! I really like the shimmer.

Patty said...

I LOVE clean & simple...beautiful card!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Simple and conveys the great sense of support. Just being there is sometimes good enough.

Sue said...

Simple card with beautiful color combinations.

Unknown said...

Neat, clean and simple card for a great cause.

Unknown said...

This is a wonderful cause and often overlooked. I'm so glad that more attention is being given to this. The set is beautiful and I hope to see the book in our hospital.

luv2sewalso said...

Simply sweet!

Carollee E said...

What a touching card. That says it all. Really nice.

terrie said...

A very touching sentiment...your card turned out really nice
Thanks for your support.
hugs

beth said...

Beautiful card. Simple but so nice.

Unknown said...

What a great example of CAS--lovely. Thank you for sharing.

stamper said...

Nice and simple Amy. Very nice sentiment.

Barbara-Jean said...

A card that could be used for many situations in addition to this heart-wrenching one. Thank you.

Sandy Small said...

The gold shimmer is yummy!

halomom said...

Your card is nice and sweet. I'm sure it will be encouraging.

Unknown said...

Lovely cause. I'm busy making cards with some friends to send in. Thank you for the inspiration.

Linda E. said...

Unique card. Very nice effect.

Unknown said...

Lovely card. I like the soft colors

Judy said...

I'm sure your card is much prettier in person. I love the softness of the design. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Mc said...

Such a soothing card with a heartfelt message, Amy. Love the white space and embossed sentiment!

Unknown said...

A very delicate and thoughtful card, love it!

Thanh Vo said...

<3

Kate B said...

Pretty card!!

Loly Borda said...

I love the soft colors you chose Amy! Lovely card!

Erin (CelticCrafter) said...

This is such a lovely card, Amy! I bet the gold shimmer is perfect!

Unknown said...

Nice work, very simple and sweet.

Linda said...

I love the clean and simplicity of this card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Rachel W said...

What a great idea! As a labor and delivery nurse I have been in the counseling and comforting side. Having had three miscarriages myself and unable to have children I've been on the grief side. Neither side is easy. But knowing someone cares always help as some point.