Monday, November 3, 2014

Caring Hearts Blog Hop


Caring Hearts Card Drive is a card drive organized by Vera Yates & Jennifer McGuire with the goal to collect holiday cards for the elderly that lives in nursing home. During this time many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes would really feel the loneliness or missing their family. Wouldn't it be so awesome if we can bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.

The card drive is going on right now till November 28, 2014. If you'd like to send your cards for the card drive please go to visit these posts on Vera Yates or Jennifer McGuire blogs for the card drive details. There are prizes for participating too - including a store credit from us at Newton's Nook Designs - so make sure to send some cards their way!

Bear with Gifts Christmas Card by Jennifer Jackson for Newton's Nook Designs - Winston's Home for Christmas Stamp set

Since this blog hop is all about holiday cards I wanted to share a fun Winston Holiday card today. I used the image of our bear, Winston, from the Winston's Home for Christmas stamp set - just released a few weeks ago. This image of the bear in his car heading your way to bring holiday cheer is one of my favorite images to color in this set! For this card, I colored the image with distress ink markers  and a waterbrush on watercolor paper.


To create the card, I used a red cardstock base, added some stripy blue paper that matched the color I colored the car and then stamped the "all hearts come home for christmas sentiment, also from the Winston's Home for Christmas stamp set. I also added some sequins - just because they always make the card look pretty!

Make sure you scroll down and check out all the blogs on today's hop - Plus - No hop is complete without prizes - check out the end of this post to see the prize list. Leave comments until comments till midnight CST Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Winners will be chosen randomly based on collective comments left on the designers's blogs. So be sure to leave loads of love for everyone!

Here's the hop list:
Newton’s Nook Designs <-- you are here


Here's the prize list for the blog hop today - remember there are prizes for participating in the card drive as well- click here to see the complete list! 

Online Card Classes – class of your choice! (THREE winners.) 
Simon Says Stamp – $50 gift certificates
Inspiration emporium – $25 gift certificate
Verve Stamps - $30 gift certificate
Latina Crafter - $15 GC
May Arts – 2 rolls of ribbon
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking - 1 year free subscription to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine



182 comments:

  1. YAAY! Thanks SO MUCH for sponsoring this terrific cause, trying to shed a little light into the hearts of some seniors who might not have any family this holiday season. YOU'RE AWESOME! Lovely card too - love the soft coloring and pretty sequin accents!!

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  2. super super cute. love the sequins and that round tag tied on with the twine. Adorable!

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  3. What a wonderful cause. I was just talking to my family last night about wanting to do something for seniors this holiday season. I'll add this to my list. :) Thank you for posting and giving away a prize. <3

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  4. I love your Christmas card with the presents loaded on the roof of the car! Love the addition of the tag and bakers twine! This is such an awesome cause! I am going to be making some cards for this project today and i just may use my new Daschund stamp set!!

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  5. I just adore your Christmas card!!!!! It is so sweet and so cute!!!!!

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  6. Really cute card! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Super cute card! Love how you stamped the sentiment onto a little tag, so cute! I need to do some backtracking on the blog hop lol, TFS!

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  8. Heart-warming, heart-melting and spirit-lifting: your card AND your reason for creating it! Guaranteed to bring mega-watt smiles and Christmas cheer! Love this image immensely!
    ~c

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  9. Your card is so colorful
    and adorable!
    Carla from Utah

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  10. This is so totally cute and fun! Love the bright happy colors and the sweet sentiment!!!

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  11. Love the image you choose for your card. The water color looks great! Tfs Jill

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  12. Darling card and such a fun image :)

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  13. Your card is the cutest card I have ever seen!

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  14. Winston looks so industrious - driving his car full of present.
    thanks for sharing a cute card and for helping a good cause.

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  15. Love that image, how fun to see him hurrying home for Christmas.

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  16. Winston just warms my heart, and your watercolouring is a lovely treatment for the stamp. Thanks for supporting the Caring Hearts Card drive!

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  17. Such a fun card for a great cause.

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  18. Lovely card and such a heart warming cause! This is wonderful and a wonderful start to the giving back season!~kim

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  19. Darling card Jen. Love the super cute image and the fun colors. The sequins look great. Wonderful card drive. I love how something like this can bring so many people together.

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  20. I think this is a wonderful idea and this is the first year I've participated. I mailed my bundle of cards to the address in Canada last week. Thank you for your sponsorship! Your card is adorable! It will surely bring some joy!

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  21. Such a cute image :) Love the loaded car!

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  22. love the image! too fun and cute!

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  23. your bear bringing home the presents is so darling!

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  24. Your coloring is wonderful on this adorable card design...love this image. Thanks for inspiring

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  25. Jen, this is so adorable!! Thank you so much for your generous support. I'm thankful for you.

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  26. Adorable stamped image and super cute card. TFS

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  27. what a great ending to today's hop! so cute!

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  28. SO adorable! I love it!

    My kids helped me deliver cards last year; so this year they also wanted to make some and are currently at work on it! I am so glad to see them having such a spirit of giving and all those who send cards…they are so amazing (just going by what I saw last year) and the residents LOVE them so much!
    ~God bless~

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  29. Love Love Love this card! So fun and cute! Anyone would love to get this in their mailbox, sure to bring out a smile.

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  30. Adorable card, sure to bring a smile

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  31. Oh, I just love this cute card with Winston doing his holiday tree shopping! So fun!

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  32. This is such a fun and cheerful card!!!

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  33. It is so true that all hearts come home for Christmas...even when we can't physically get there. Such a sweet thought.

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  34. LOL..Love!! the stamp set, beautiful card colors and sentiment. I'm sure the recipient of your card will think your card is very adorable!

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  35. What a fun card! I love the colors and the perfect sentiment!

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  36. love the colors on this card, cute bear

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  37. Winston is adorable as a driver! Beautiful coloring - I like the slightly pastel look a lot.

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  38. How adorable. Love the coloring with distress markers.

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  39. Wonderful card, for a wonderful cause!
    =] Michele

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  40. That image made me laugh. I wasn't expecting it!! Great coloring job!!

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  41. Super cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  42. OMGosh this is ADORBS! Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  43. Road Trip! Looks like a Christmas Tree run. YEAH.

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  44. I had to pin this one, it is just too cute!

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  45. Wow! I really love this cute card!!! It makes me smile thinking about Christmas!!

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  46. what an absolutely divine card! So unique and fun!

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  47. Wow this card is super cute and fun I love the colors and anything with sequins thanks for sharing

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  48. So sweet. Somebody will have a beary merry Christmas (sorry, I can't resist a good pun). I'm making duplicates of all my Christmas-themed cards to send in to the drive. Thanks for featuring such a great project!

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  49. Oh my! Love that wonderful bear! This is such a whimsical card!

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  50. That is one cute little bear in that car! Adorable!

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  51. so adorable...love it. I am def going to try this... thanks

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  52. I just love this image and all of your recent release! Would love to win something from your company. Thanks for sharing a very inspiring card. The person receiving this card will absolutely love it!

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  53. Very cute card! You did a wonderful job water coloring this image:) I love how you did the sentiment on the tag and tied it with twine. Thank you for joining in on this special cause to help make the elderly feel special!

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  54. Wonderful stamp, this card is so darned cute! Great cause.

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  55. Such an adorable card with a perfect sentiment.

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  56. What a cute card and I love the sequins :)

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  57. Such a fun image...great use of distressed markers.

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  58. Oh my gosh - that is so cute !!

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  59. This is such a fun image and I love how watercolored look! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  60. Ha! ha! How cute is that bear! Bringing home the woods. There's a twist.

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  61. So gute!!! Love the road trip and the inspiration.

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  62. LOVELOVELOVE the adorable image!! Such a cute card! TFS!

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  63. What a cute and fun card - like your color scheme!

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  64. I love your use of distress markers! Such a cute card. Thank you for sharing.

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  65. Love the colors you used... a fun card.... Awesome card, I hate to repeat myself with these comments, but I feel the same about all of you girls that do these blog hops, you and your work is awesome..

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  66. This is so cute! I love that you watercolored the image! So perfect!! <3

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  67. Oh My Goodness!!!! I just love it! I have to say that your guys stamps are my absolute favorite and am so excited that you are on this hop!!!! I have been looking for your stamps everywhere and Simon Says Stamps is always out of them when I am ready to purchase so I am soooo happy to find that you have your store linked on here! Now to the card, just absolutely adorable and whoever gets this is so lucky! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  68. So cute! Great watercoloring -- beautiful.

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  69. What a fun and cheerful card!

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  70. Cute card... You have to love a driving bear!

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  71. This bear is a busy Christmas bear. Great coloring and color combo. Thanks

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  72. Such a heart warming sentiment - and cute card!

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  73. Super cute card and great coloring,

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  74. Oh, so cute! I took a look at your different stamp collections-I love them. I love your card. I really enjoyed this blog hop. Thank you.

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  75. Love this card and the colors you used. So very awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Super cute card! This is a great cause, cheering our elders who are residing in nursing homes!

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  77. Adorable card with such amazing coloring!

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  78. Jen,
    Your card is totally fabulous. It is so adorable. Love it.

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  79. What a CUTE card!! I have already sent my cards to Vera:)

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  80. I love bear stamps and I am going to look for Winston. Cute card!

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  81. What a cute and fun card!!! I love it!!

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  82. What a sweet card! So cute and adorable.

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  83. What a fun card. Great colors and I like the sequins.

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  84. Such a cute image with the gifts on the roof!

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  85. That image is the cutest. Love it.

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  86. Such a festive card!

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  87. I love the subtle coloring on this card. This is one of my favorite stamp sets from the New release

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  88. such an adorable card! I love it! Thank you for sharing and providing me some inspiration!

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  89. Such a cute card! I love the colors!

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  90. beautiful card.. nice fun image.. love the colors..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  91. Cute, happy card! nicely colored

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  92. Jennifer, this is such a cute, happy card!!!

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  93. What an adorable image! And the sentiment is so true.

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  94. This card is so adorable! Love the colour scheme!

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  95. Wow!! How super cute and fun. Love all the colours. TFS xxx

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  96. This is adorable and your coloring is amazing!

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  97. What a great image. Love your card. How fun!

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  98. Cute card. You always color so beautifully.

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  99. What a fun card!!! I love the bear. super cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  100. So adorable! I love it!!! That bear is so stinkin cute!

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  101. Super cute and colorful card ! Love it :)

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  102. What a cute card, Jennifer! Love that bear.

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  103. This is such a fabulous organization and absolutely loved this bright and cheery card!

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  104. This is such a cute and fun card, thanks for the inspiration!

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  105. Love the tree sticking out the window and the presents on top of the car. Fun card!

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  106. Your card made me smile! It is so cute and who doesn't like Christmas bears! Great job!

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  107. Cute card. I'm loving the Distress ink water coloring technique. Such a cute stamp too. Yep, the sequins are the finishing touch.

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  108. Cute card! The coloring is so nice on your stamped image and I love how you stamped the sentiment on the tag.

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  109. I several cards made for the drive. But, none as cute as Winston!

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  110. A beautiful card. Love your colors. The image is so cute. You put it together perfectly.

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  111. This is a very cute card and it made me smile! You did a good job with the distress markers, I think I really need to try that sometime.

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  112. Fabulous watercolouring and such a happy, cheery card. The sequins are the perfect finishing touch!

    paulren1 at bigpond dot com

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  113. adorable! Love the cute critter driving the truck!

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  114. Loving that Winston image!! And the sentiment is perfect!! Such a cheery card!!

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  115. What a super sweet card! I love the pastel colors with the red-so bright and fresh!

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  116. Absolutely love the colors. Can't wait to try these techniques. Thanks for sharing.

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  117. Love how you used the tag - great dimension!! BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

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  118. Very cute card! Thanks for sharing and supporting this great cause!

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  119. I absolutely love this stamp set, and your card is too, too cute!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  120. Love the Image. What a great card and great stamp set.

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  121. Aww, I love it! This stamp reminds me of when I take my tiny car full of gifts to visit my family!!

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  122. Adorable card! Love the pretty image!

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  123. Super cute card! I love that adorable bear, thanks for sharing.

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  124. Adorable! Love the colors and the stamp. It's a really cute card.
    eva

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  125. Fun card. The colours are so pretty together!

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  126. Very cute card, Great hop for an awesome cause!!!

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  127. Super cute card! Such a good cause. I'm taking a break from making cards for this by hopping blogs. Fun!

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  128. love this card. it is really cute.

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  129. Such an adorable card! Love the overall color scheme, and the coloring on the image is fabulous. Tfs!

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  130. I love how whimsical and fun your card is! I want to make this!

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  131. Stunning card! Love the sentiment as well as the colored stamp set!!!

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  132. What a fun card. I love the bear! Tfs.

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  133. Who doesn't love Winston????? who knew he could drive??? love the colors used and the design of the card.

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  134. Cute card, made me smile! Love what everyone is doing for others!

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  135. Thrilled to be a part of this:). Can't wait!

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  136. Adorable card, love your coloring and the sentiment! TFS

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  137. What a fun card and great coloring job of the bear, car, tree, gifts & all. I can just see the smile on some senior's face when they receive your card. Thanks for joining in this great cause and fabulous blog hop!

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  138. adorable card! love that sweet bear!

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  139. What a cute stamp set! Love your watercolor!

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