Saturday, March 12, 2022

Phoenix Rising + Hero Arts Blog Hop

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Happy Caturday! Hopefully by tomorrow, Maddie will recognize Splotchy by smell again and stop hissing at him! Visits to the vet are so traumatic this way. We got zero sleep last night because she thought there was a strange cat in the house. 

I'm hoping I get to sleep in this weekend!

I'm here with my auction card for the #cardsforUkraine fundraiser on Instagram, which has raised more than $9,000 so far, AND info on a Hero Arts fundraiser. Watching Yana Smakula go in and out of a bomb shelter is so heartbreaking - I'm so proud of Spellbinders, all the cardmakers on Instagram and the countless companies trying to do a little good this month!

I kept my card simple, with my beloved Phoenix die, just ink blended in blue and yellow, and I put my math skills to the test cutting gradated strips of silver glitter paper for the background. 

Here's what Hero is doing today.

"The blue and yellow of the Ukraine flag symbolize the beauty and calm of the skies above and the joy and prosperity of wheat fields throughout the country. The national flower, the sunflower, symbolizes motherhood. To honor Ukraine, and help counter the devastation and destruction, we are donating 100% of our net profits from sales of this Support Ukraine collection.  Funds will be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross for immediate, on-the-ground help.  We will continue our fundraising efforts to also support the long-term rebuilding that will be required to restore schools, roads, homes, and the spirit of the Ukrainian people."

I'm donating any affiliate income from this post as well, with 100% matching from me. They also are offering a beautiful sunflower digital stamp you can see below with sentiments for $3.99, and those proceeds will be donated as well.

DI834 Phoenix Bird Fancy Die (C) |...
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Support Ukraine | Hero Arts
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Giving Sunflower Digital Download
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You can see more beautiful blue and yellow inspiration at these lovely people's blogs. Remember, if you cannot shop or donate, please like and share Yana's posts on FB or Instagram - or any other crafters in harm's way. Thank you!


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  1. Love (and have) this die! This is a great card am I'm glad HA is doing this so we can help the Ukraine and Yana.

  2. Beautiful job . This is an awesome card.. tyfs :)

  3. I love the ink blending you did on the phoenix and the silver, glittery background is gorgeous!

  4. Nice use of the Phoenix die.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"


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