22 October 2011

House Built of Cards Blogiversary Blog Hop **GIVEAWAY**

Hello, friends:} 


I just love Blogland! I've met some pretty amazing ladies and companies through blogging. Heather is one of my special friends, and today we are doing a blog hop in honor of her first Blogiversary!!! HOOORAY:) 


Heather is super sweet and has a great story about her cards. She sponsors widows in Africa, through a ministry in her church, with her profits from her cards. Here is a short narrative from Heather: If you are just visiting my blog for the first time, or have been a follower and wondered why my blog is named Houses Built of Cards, let me give you a short explanation. Like many crafters, I found out quite quickly with how addicting this cardmaking craft is that I can never use all the cards I find myself making. I also realized that I could not sell them for enough to justify my time and expenses. Then I realized that I could use them to help someone else. Something that had deeply touched my two young daughters, and filled their prayers,  is what decided the direction to go from there.

We had some connection through my church to a ministry called Sister Connection that works in Burundi Africa to bring hope and healing to the widows and orphans of the Civil War that happened in the 1990’s. One of the ways they do that is by building homes – at an incredible cost of only $600! They hire local builders, and purchase supplies locally as well, fostering a sense of ownership and pride within the community. In Burundian society, widows are viewed as outcasts, and have no one to advocate for them. The miracle of a new home is a testimony to the widow, her children, her community, and ultimately, to the country at-large. “Widows and orphans deserve healing, dignity, and hope!” 

I would like for you to meet someone very special. Her name is Charlotte (Ndimurwanko Charlotte). She is the first recipient of a home through sales of my cards. I have also committed to partnering with her as a sponsor for $30 a month to help provide her and her family with food, seed to plant, clothing, household necessities, medical care, and education assistance.

Charlotte has 3 married children, and she cares for 3 orphaned grandchildren. Her husband passed away in 1983. Her health is not good. This new home will help restore dignity and hope for Charlotte and her children. It is a true testimony of God’s love to the widow and orphan and a constant reminder that they are not forgotten.


For this blog hop, we were to create a card with a house. I couldn't help but use my Hometown Summer Pink Paislee papers! It was perfect--that house paper is super cute! I also couldn't help but use that little birdhouse and birdie from my Paper Smooches Hang-Ups stamp set. The sentiment was created using my Alphadots stamp set from Paper Smooches. LOVE how this card turned out! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
That's it for me today--but be sure to hop along to the follow blogs! And be sure to leave some love for them--you could win one of these amazing prizes! Heather has offered up some goodies for 4 winners!!! You do not have to leave comments on all the blogs--but the more you do, the better your chances of winning! Winners will be announced on Heather's blog on Wednesday, Oct. 26. 


Savannah {that's me}

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy blogiversary, Heather!! Many blessings:}
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50 comments:

Houses Built of Cards said...

Awww...it's adorable Savannah!!! PERFECT paper! Thanks so much for joining me today!!!

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jessica said...

OMG I love your card!! That paper is beautiful and those PS stamps are too cute!!
TFS
your newest follower
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

mish said...

Love your card! Been playing with that Pink Paislee paper too!
Michelle
ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

Lin said...

LOVE the way you used that house paper, Sav! And what a wonderful ministry Heather has - thanks for telling us about it!

Karen B. said...

What a delightful card, with such a great meaning! I inked up my Alphadots for the first time and wow! they are fun! Can I ask what ink you've used for the black and red to make your letters so bold and stand out so much?

Jen said...

Super cute, sav! Love that little birdie. :)

lisa arana said...

So very sweet and what a great cause for a blog! Love it Sav.

Lillian Child said...

Always SUCH a treat stopping by your blog to see what you are creating. I've been a follower of yours for quite a while.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This card is so you, love the bold papers, paper pierced bird, tag, distressed edges....

Eva said...

super cute card...love those papers!!! I am a new follower.

Eva :0)
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http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
I have a giveaway on my blog

Tina said...

your card is beautiful...lovin the papers and details...this is such an amazing hop...happy to have joined

Tina
ricktina09@yahoo.com

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super cute, Sav! I just love this card and how you used that strip of house paper down the center. I have been a follower of yours for a very long time! Love your work. :)

Denise said...

Great card! Love the color combo and layers!
DeniseB

Frenchy said...

I love the colors and textures you used for this card. So pretty!

Frenchy said...

I love the colors and textures you combined. Very cute!

Nitasha said...

SuperCute card!

okanogangirl said...

LOVE the card!!!!

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Scrappy Sugar Girl said...

New follower. You got me with your "We Must Ketchup" card as I was scrolling down. I'm enjoying this hop. I love looking at everyone's pretty creations.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi hi, that birdie is soooo cutie!! Wow, I haven't been around here enough... I almost mussed five gorgeous cards!!! Good thing I have my Google Reader, that was I won't miss out on anything!! Love what you created, my dear!!!
Hugs, Wendy

~amy~ said...

♥ your card! sooooooooo SWEET!!!!

Glenda J said...

This is so much fun! Love the papers and those fabulous Paper Smooches stamps!

Sue D said...

Very cute--great papers and love the little birdie and bird house.
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Cherie said...

OH my! So SUPER adorable!! I love this card!! It looks fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

suzeyq said...

Super sweet card! Love the little birdie!

jen said...

what a fun card & fabulous cause!

Candice said...

Oh my goodness! Your card is so amazing! It brought an instant smile to my face =) TFS!

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http://candiscraps-scrapsofme@blogspot.com/

Pam D said...

Waayy too cute, nice job! TFS!
pdela-torre@wavecable.com

Cassie said...

Anytime is a good time for Hometown Summer. It is just such a happy line. I love it! I love this card too. Amazing! =)

Debbie said...

Your card is adorable. Such a great cause.

alisonm said...

ooohhh, I love that card!!!

cherie said...

fun card, thanks for sharing with us. I joined your blog.

Lindsey said...

Such a sweet card! I love that little birdie and _his_ house, too!

kim.scrapper said...

What an adorable card and so fitting for such an amazing cause, tfs

joeygirl86 said...

omg this card is soo fun! I love the bright colors and the paper smooches stamps! thanks for sharing!

callyannc said...

this is so pretty! tfs callyann

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is just darling, and fits the theme so well. Thanks for supporting her and being a part of this blog hop.
Blessings,
Karen
karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Soulscrappin' said...

This card is absolutely perfect for showing just how important a home is ... am going to case it for my niece who just recently married and purchased their first home! TFS

Jill K. said...

Savannah, Lovely card you made. Excellent choice of paper, etc.
Thank you for participating in this blog hop.
Jill
OKScrapGal13@yahoo.com

lynn said...

such an awesome card, ---love the sentiment, too!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my goodness....is this ever cute Savannah. I love the papers and that popped up bird and house is perfect.

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

I love the different colors of paper that you used on your card. It makes for a very lovely and colorful card.
Hazel
hdhall6002 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net
www. the2pinkladies.com

whoistracy said...

This is just so sweet! I love these bright colors together and that little bird. I can't resist birds lately.

Paper Deckerations said...

Oh my gosh I love it! I love all of these house themed cards! So personal and touching! Super cute card!

Jessica
paperdeckerations at gmail dot com
paperdeckerations.blogspot.com

Glora said...

Oh my, what a sweet card. I LOVE the colors and EVERYTHING! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

~Tammy~ said...

Oh this is amazing....both the cause and the card! This speaks to my heart strings! Through my church in Florida I sponsor a child in Haiti...so much need out there and so wonderful to be a small part of assistance.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Super Cute!!

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Kimberli said...

Beautiful card, I love the colors in the papers!!

Kimberli
www.kimberliscreations.blogspot.com
kimbean20 at gmail dot com

Andrea Ewen said...

Adorable, love the fresh, bold colors! And beautifully designed, of course! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

So, so CUTE! LOVE your design, and your color palette is so fresh and fun!

Emily Leiphart said...

49 comments! You rock! I just LOVE these beautiful papers. Love how you hung that sweet bird feeder from the branch. Just gorgeous!