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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Charity Bloghop!


Hello and welcome! Today I'm part of a wonderful hop that reminds you that you can support favorite charities and causes while giving gifts to people you care about. This hop was Sandy Allnock's fabulous idea, so visit her blog to start at the very beginning - especially if you didn't arrive here via Melissa's blog.

For my gift, I decided to support my friend Kelly Purkey's fundraiser in support of Planned Parenthood. I purchased nine sets of her fun Always Stronger Together flair pins, which I'll be sending to my besties.


To mail out with the flair, I also created a set of cards that coordinate with my theme.


I did a quick background wash with Daniel Smith Quinacridone Pink watercolor. This gorgeous pink is included on the Hero Arts dot palette - if you've been curious to try Daniel Smith paints without having to pay a small fortune, this is a great way to play!


The Heart Vine from Hero Arts was stamped in Bubble Gum ink. The message is one I found on Etsy - I love the fonts used! The cards were finished up with some clear sequins and a bit of splatter of silver shimmer spray.


Awesome companies are helping inspire you to hop along and leave comments on all the blogs - Altenew ($30), Lawn Fawn ($50), My Favorite Things ($25), and Ellen Hutson ($25)! Be sure to go say thanks to them on their social media for helping get the word out about giving…and leave comments by Wednesday March 22. Winners will be announced on Sandy’s blog on Thursday March 23, along with a total amount we’ve raised together!

Next stop on the hop is my amazingly talented friend May Flaum! I can't wait to see what she created.

I know some of you reading this won't particularly love this post, and that's ok. I am who I am and this is something important to me. When I purchased Kelly's flair, profits from the purchase were donated to Planned Parenthood. If Planned Parenthood loses funding, 2.5 million people a year would lose access to birth control, cancer screenings, STD tests and more. You may think only about one issue when you hear the words Planned Parenthood, but it's so much more, and so important to so many women. If you're interested in reading more about the impact defunding would have, and to clear up misconceptions about your tax money paying for abortions, visit this link. And click here to learn about ways you can support Planned Parenthood, in addition to purchasing Kelly's flair.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hero Arts Dot Palette
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Hero Arts Heart Vine
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Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink
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Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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86 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards and great flair! Really wonderful blog hop! Loving this!

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  2. Beautiful cards. Love your charity.

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  3. Thank you for sharing and being part of the bloghop! She persisted indeed! Well done!

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  4. Love, love your cards. I hope to sort of re-create them for my sisters. Thanks so much for participating in this blog and for choosing an organization that is in desperate need of support.

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  5. LOVE your cards and your charity choice💖

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  6. You go, girl! Persist! 💕💛💛

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  7. A GREAT charity, fantastic card idea!!

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  8. I love the watercolor background! Thanks for sharing your cards and your charity with us! Have a wonderful day:)

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  9. oh my gosh, I don't know if I can properly express to you just how VERY much I LOVE your cards!!!! YES YES YES!!!! now I will head off to the Etsy store to see about the sentiment so I can make some of my own cards, then check out the pins, too. :)

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  10. I absolutely love what you did with this, AND I love how positive + uplifting your message and cause is. Hopefully you've shed some light on an often misunderstood service that so many rely on. Rock on, Libby!

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  11. Lovely cards I love the pink :) another charity that I didn't know about thank you for bringing it to my attention x

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  12. You are such a good person with a kind heart and soul!

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  13. What a wonderful idea for a blog hop! Love the card.

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  14. Beautiful cards. What a great way to support butchers.

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  15. Fantastic cause - and amazing cards.
    Hugs,
    Caryn x

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  16. This is a wonderful cause and a fantastic gift. I will be borrowing it in the future.

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  17. Fabulous Libby! Love the sentiment, love the cause, and love your cards! ❤

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  18. beautiful design for a great cause.

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  19. First, I love the cute little flair buttons and those fabulous cards. I like that the money goes to Planned Parenthood. There is such a bad rap with this organization but it does such wonderful things for people that cannot afford reproductive health care. Thank you for the idea!!!

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  20. Thank you for participating in the charity blog hop! Good for you for sharing your charity knowing it might be controversial! And great card too :)

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  21. This is great, Libby! Love your cards and your charity, of course. You go, girl!

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  22. What a gorgeous way to use this stamp! <3

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  23. Great cards and sentiments! Love the heart vine, I need one of those stamps. Planned Parenthood is an important service.

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  24. Beautiful cards. Thank you for participating in this charity blog hop.

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  25. Thanks so much for sharing! Love what you purchased and the cause.

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  26. YES! My favorite card by far!!!! Thank you!

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  27. Planned Parenthood is SO important to me. It was literally the only medical help I could afford when I was in college. They made sure I had safe sex, was healthy, and provided me with birth control. They have helped me so much in my life!

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  28. Fantastic cards, sentiment, and color! Love your cause. I plan to use Planned Parenthood for my next well woman check-up. They need all the support they can get.

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  29. Love this post, love this cause and love your card!

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  30. LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards and cause!!! <3

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  31. Love your card and this charity blog hop!!!

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  32. Very pretty design and love the addition of just a few sequins.

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  33. Love the watercolor! Pink and pretty!

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  34. Very nice cards and good cause!

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  35. I love your cards that you made to go with the flair pins - super charity!

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  36. Love the cards! Never occurred to me to look to Etsy for the sentiment, great cause!

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  37. A very timely choice of charity. Women health care is so important for so many. Love the cards that go so well with the statement pins.

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  38. These cards are very cool! Love the painted background and the sentiment is very cool. I am one that is not a fan of your charity, but I can respect that they help many with the services you mentioned.

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  39. Love the cards and love the pins and sooooooo love the fact you are supporting planned parenthood.

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  40. What a great card, and I will have to go and google the sentiments.........lovely

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  41. Lovely card and the flairs are really cool! Great choice of charity!

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  42. What a wonderful idea for a blog. I have been inspired by all of you to donate to our local food bank. Thank you for the inspiration

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  43. What a great card! Love the saying!

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  44. Love the design of these cards - so pretty:)

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  45. Great cards and love this blog hop. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. Oh my God, I LOVE that you are supporting Planned Parenthood and the "Resistance" movement! I had no idea Etsy had such products available! Must go there now! !

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  47. These cards are so pretty! Love that sentiment and the heart together, with the watercolor! Thanks for sharing this - Planned Parenthood is an important charity!

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  48. Fabulous cards and fabulous sentiment!!

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  49. Beautiful card and great charity! Thanks for participating in Sandy's Blog Hop!

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  50. Really am enchanted by your card. I am grateful you are a part of this blog.

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  51. Wow, I am liking finding out about all these charities and seeing the nice cards. I look forward to checking out all the blogs!

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  52. Your card is beautiful and would be lovely for someone fighting breast cancer.

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  53. Thanks for sharing - I've been wanting to try the Daniel Smith watercolors!

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  54. Wow!!! This is such a wonderful idea!!! Love your adorable cards!!!

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  55. I love how you're supporting a friend's charity! Your cards and those buttons are super cute.

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  56. Your cards are amazing .. thanks for supporting these charities

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  57. I love love LOVE your terrific cards and I would LOVE to receive one myself! They are so pretty and cheerful,and of course, they pack a powerful punch! Persist and resist, girl!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  58. May you always persist and insist on being who you are. We should all be that brave. Thank you.

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  59. Very pretty with the watercolor wash background.

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  60. Cards are fabulous and thanks for the link--just ordered some flair! great charity!!

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  61. Beautiful cards! The bright colors make me smile, thanks for sharing.

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  62. Amazing cards and an amazing organization. I've never understood why abortion is the only service anyone thinks of with regards to PP. Thank you for having the courage to include this in the hop. YOU totally Rock!
    Kitty T.

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  63. Oh thank you so much for adding PP to the list of amazing charities on this hop and your cards are perfect and amazing, exactly what I need to do for my sisters!

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  64. Your cards are
    so pretty!
    Carla from Utah

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  65. love the sentiment. Card is really pretty!

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  66. Love the card and the sentiment

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