Monday, February 1, 2016

From the Heart Card Challenge

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Today, February 1st,  is a sad day in our card crafting online community.  Early this morning after this post was scheduled to go live, our dear honorary Cards in Envy Designer, Denise Gray, passed away after an almost 2 year battle with cancer.  She impacted many with her love of creating beautiful cards and was the co-host for this card challenge blog.  Cards in Envy was her idea.  She is loved by many and will be missed so much.  Your thoughts and prayers for her husband, son and daughter and other family members and friends will be greatly appreciated.  Good-bye Denise, we love you and know you are making beautiful cards in heaven with no more pain.

And of course, Denise would want us to continue to make cards for this blog challenge.  Our theme is "From the Heart" which is so appropriate for today.  Join us in making "From the Heart" cards in honor of Denise...

Please note:  Our challenge for the next two weeks is still "From the Heart" however, if you'd like to make a card in honor of Denise and would like to send it to her family--a sympathy card, thinking of you, all our love etc. with a heart on the card would be appropriate and accepted for this challenge.  Also, this one time only because Denise had card friends all over the world, we will waive our "No Square Cards" rule and A2 card size requirement.  We hope you will join us in honoring this beautiful and creative lady.  If you need her family's mailing address, please contact me via email at: strefger at gmail dot com with " Denise Address Please" as your subject.

Hello everyone! It's February!  That means our favorite "love" day will be here soon and of course that means it's time for a  "love" card challenge.  Our theme is FROM THE HEART (love cards and/or Valentines).  As always cards for this challenge must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing. We can't wait to see what you all share with us!

To inspire you, our Cards in Envy Designers came up with some wonderful love and/or Valentine cards!  Please click on the link by their name to go to their own blogs for more details about their card and leave them some comment love so they'll know you stopped by.

 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse

  Patricia, Thinking of Inking  

Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 

Sherry, Bits of Cheer

Now it's time for you to create a From the Heart (love or Valentine) card and share it with us in the linky below. Make sure it is an A2 card (4.25" x 5.5")  flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.  

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No square or shaped cards(shaped cards allowed IF you list the size of your card--height and width). All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking.  Cards must be posted to your blog or online album during the challenge dates.  If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on their favorite cards which will be announced on our blog  the Tuesday or Wednesday following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and each Designer will pick one card as their favorite for  IN THE MAILBOX. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you were a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE.  Entries not following our rules and guidelines will be deleted without notice or comment. REMEMBER!  NO SQUARE or SHAPED CARDS unless you provide the measurements of your shaped card.   Challenge ends Sunday, February 14,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Time.


  1. It's so sad to know we've lost another wonderful cardmaker in blogworld. We'll miss her as much as you will. ((hugs))

  2. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  3. So sorry to learn of Denise's passing but very thankful for the gifts she shared with her fellow card makers.

  4. So very sorry to read about Denise. She will be missed but remembered by the beauty that she left behind and shared with us all.

  5. So sorry to hear about Denise. I didn't know her, but I am touched by the heartfelt thoughts of those who did. My sympathies to all who were close to her.
    Thank you for this challenge dedicated to her.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. So sorry to hear of the loss of this beautiful soul. my condolences to her friends and family.



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