SugarPea Designs-Caring Hearts Release

caring-heart-special-release-graphicHi and welcome to SugarPea Designs Caring Hearts Special Release. We are so excited to join SugarPea Designs for this special hop in celebration of the upcoming 7th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive.

Vera (the mastermind behind the card drive) and Jennifer McGuire along with their team of volunteers will be collecting handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes from October 1 to November 25.  Vera will have all of the card drive details up on her blog on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.SugarPea-Caring Critters & KindnessI love this sweet monkey image from the Caring Critters stamp & die set. For the background, I blended Worn Lipstick & Spiced Marmalade onto some Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock and then adhered four Kindness word die cuts together using spray adhesive. I added a coordinating sentiment from the Kindness Matters set.
SugarPea-Caring Critters & Kindness


  • SugarPea Designs is giving away the entire Caring Hearts release (3 stamp sets & 3 SugarCuts dies) to one lucky commenter.  Readers have 1 week to comment – October 7th
  • Vera will randomly select from comments left on hop participants to give away a $25 GC to the SugarPea Designs Store.
  • SugarPea Designs will announce the release winner on their blog on Sunday, October 9th

SugarPea Designs will be donating 20% of all proceeds from the sale of Caring Hearts stamp sets & dies to the Alzheimer Association.

Here is the full hop order:
Jennifer McGuire
Debby Hughes
Kathy Racoosin
Laura Bassen←you are here!
Lynn Reloza
Amy Kolling
Vera Yates
Chaitali Narla
Lisa Lara
Amy Rohl
Brianna Loeffelbein
Taheerah Atchia
Dana Joy
Wendy Ramlakhan (SugarPea Designs)
Thanks so much for stopping by!

289 thoughts on “SugarPea Designs-Caring Hearts Release

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  2. What a beautiful card! The blended background is awesome and topped off nicely with that cute little monkey and lovely kindness sentiment. Have a fabulous weekend. Cheers Donna Z 🙂

  3. I’m looking forward to this drive every year. Such a great purpose. Thinking of elderly people in nursing homes brings me to tears. Hope our cards bring them some joy in holiday season.
    Your card is so lovely. Wonderful background and design.

  4. Beautiful background, I love all the little droplets that lifted the color. The monkey is adorable, what a sweet design!

  5. I am in love with that little monkey. Such a sweet face. In love. I am also in love with what you did for your card. Your blending and coloring skills continue to be the best. Your cards are always stunning, colorful, clever designs. If I need inspiration, I only have to look at your cards, or watch your delightful videos. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents.

  6. Beautiful! I want to try making a background like this! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Thank you for sharing your art and kindness to others

  7. Such a happy card with the colors you’ve chosen as background. The font of the Kindness is attractive, and the whimsical, adorable monkey brings a smile to my face.

  8. Superbly cute card!! What a great project! From overseeing my grandma’s care for 5 years prior to her death, I know how lonely some of their lives can get for the elderly! Kudos for you for participating!

  9. Love this card Laura! Think we are going to see a lot of this adorable little monkey! What a great cause this card drive and blog hop is! It will be the first one that I participate in. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

  10. No sense in mentioning your blending abilities because everyone in our community already knows LOL! I have to mention though that the color combo of Worn Lipstick & Spiced Marmalade is absolutely gorgeous! As always, love the card Laura! Total respect for all you ladies who participate in this important cause!

  11. Such a sweet card. Love the background colors and that little monkey swinging in is adorable. A happy card for sure. Sequins make a nice touch too. Great little design. TFS

  12. Wow! Your card is so adorable! Love the cute little monkey. This is such a great release! Thanks so much for sharing, have a blessed day!

  13. Love the warm-hearted colours on your card, to go along with the heart-felt message. And that little monkey is the cutest!
    So excited about this year’s Caring Hearts Card Drive! My favorite time of the card-making year.

  14. Sugar Pea is an awesome company and I do love this card drive. So cute that you chose the monkey Laura. Love that blending. Thanks for supporting this great cause.

  15. Another great card! Those colors blend so well together. And that monkey, he could bring a smile to anyone’s face! Sorry there’s no video, they always make me laugh & add brightness to my day. Looking forward to your next creation.

  16. I love this card drive and I’m sure the participants are blessed as well as those that receive the cards. I love this monkey card……so adorable!!

  17. Oh I just love your card, the monkey is so adorable and your background is amazing, I love how smoothly you blended the colours together, its like a glow around the word Kindness!

  18. I need some serious lessons to get my ink blending to work. Or maybe some better paper. Will it get my doctor off my back if I tell him I am using the Laura Bassen exercise program???? Thanks

  19. Love your card making style, crisp and bright, and the cute monkey will put a smile on the face of the receiver……….

  20. Laura, Just love that monkey it really makes smile, I don’t know why just does. Your card is so cool. Thank you for your creation, greatly appreciated!

  21. I don’t think I’ve ever been so enticed by a selection of stamp sets and dies. And just in time to make some thank you cards for a friend who is going through chemo (though I’ll have to be patient for a few weeks).

  22. Such a cute card and I love the blending with the distress ink! I still haven’t gotten the touch yet, I tend to be heavy handed. You do it so well, thanks for the inspiration.

  23. Laura, I love this card! The soft colors and the darling monkey just make me smile. Your card will be like a hug to whoever receives it!

  24. The blending on this card is so beautiful! I love the colors you chose and how it just all works together. Such an adorable card!

  25. Hi Laura, love your card and a little kindness does change things. That little cheeky monkey brightened my day and has brought a few smiles. Great initiative and thank you for sharing. Happy weekend.

  26. Hi Laura! Thanks for the awesome card(; A little kindness goes a long way. Plus a cheeky monkey always makes one smile! Great Event by the way!

  27. Hi Laura! Your cards are so beautiful and I can only hope to learn to make cards such as yours. Thank you for sharing your gift with us, but especially for those who wil be so grateful to have something so beautiful to display in their room.

  28. Great card, and I love your background using only two distress inks. I do miss a video, though I know it wasn’t necessary here, but your stories are always so much fun. TFS

  29. Everything about this card is perfect and sweet! That background is perfection and the monkey could not be cuter!

  30. Oh My Gosh, Laura !! I absolutely love everything about your card. The colors in the background are fabulous, and that monkey, I have to get it for my craft room. He/She is darling. You knocked another one out of the ball park, I want to take lessons from you 🙂

  31. Absolutely adorable card! This card drive is awesome. I’m sure the cards will bring smiles to a lot of faces.

  32. Super cute card. These new stamps are terrific and so is this cause. This will be my third year participating and I can’t wait to get started.

  33. Cute card! I’ve never bought a monkey stamp but, this little guy wants to come live with me. Thanks for caring!

  34. Such a charming card, Laura! I absolutely love the beautiful background that you created – yummy colours. Who could resist that little monkey?

  35. When I saw the that monkey stamp, I knew you would include him in your card. Such a cute card. Thank you foe for sharing.

  36. That monkey is adorable! I love the splash of color on your card and that mixed with the monkey makes for such a cheerful card!

  37. Oh, this card is awesome! The monkey is so cute and I love the ink blended spattered background, a perfect combination. Thanks for the inspiration, Laura.

  38. That little monkey is to cute for words! I love the colors you used and those sequins add just the right amount of bling to the card. You know how when you make a card and you think it needs just a little something extra? That’s what you did. I love it! Oh yeah, I love your coloring too. Now i will be hopping on to the next person. Catch you later!

  39. Very beautiful card as usual Laura ! You are the queen of gorgeous backgrounds ! And this monkey is so cute, I’m sure it will bring a smile on the face of the elderly people ! Thanks for sharing.

  40. Adorable card, Laura! You always do a great job coloring your cards and I always enjoy them. Thanks for the great inspiration and for being part of yet another fun hop.

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