Sunday, February 16, 2014

Big Hugs to You Card

It was nearly 1990 when I heard on television that people need 12 hugs a day to be healthy. I can see that hugs would improve emotional and mental health. This news item implicated that physical health was also improved by many hugs. Naturally, all parts of our well-being are interconnected. They showed a group of people who went to nursing homes or those who lived alone and shared big hugs as a blessing. So when I saw this fun image from Doodle Pantry, I thought I'd pass on the hugging idea. When I watch four of my grandkids this week, I'll definitely get ahead on hugs and make sure they do, too!

My designer papers are all long-retired from CTMH. I mentioned in a previous challenge that I'd looked in a long-ignored drawer and found about two dozen red and pink striped bases. I used the back of one of them and embossed it with a basket weave embossing folder. I used one of the pre-colored images from this Doodle Pantry set called "Big Hug Friends." Both sentiments are also from this set. I underscored the word "hugs" using three red enamel dots from My Mind's Eye "My Girl." Here's the important message inside:

Here are the rest of the lovely images from Big Hug Friends from Doodle Pantry.

Thank you for visiting! May you share many hugs with those around you!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge #173 - Embossing
Digi Haven - Valentine's Day Love/Cherish/Adore
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday #17 - Use Red/Pink
Open-Minded Challenge #4 - Monochrome
Order of the Opus Gluei #176 - Let Me call you sweetheart, red, pink, and white
Scribble and Scrap #12 - anything goes
Sunflowerfield Designs Challenge - Valentine's Day/Hearts
The Squirrel and the Fox #63 - Love


Electra said...

Wow, I don't think I have ever gotten 12 hugs in a day! Something to aim for. This card is so special. And so perfe34ct for our challenge. I think the heart absolutely SINGS a hug! Thanks for joining in with us at Opus Gluei!

cass said...

Grogeous card, very very cute, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

Susan Kennedy said...

Wow.. that is fantastic!! I had never heard that about hugs! Now I'll make sure I get my 12 in each day LOL Poor hubby ;p Your card is fantastic!! I really love that image!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Dewi Lestari said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining at Digi Haven: Happy Valentine's Day

Mari said...

What a great image! Your card made me smile :)
Thank you for joining us at Sunflowerfield Designs.
Hugs, Mari

Deborah Adams said...

This is just too cute. I love the ants giving hugs and the sentiments to go with is just adorable.
I am nominating you for a Liebster Blog Award. Please go to my blog to find out more information.
Thank you

Susan Hogan said...

Amusing image and great sentiment - you have put it together wonderfully well. Thanks for sharing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox.

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Thank you for joining us over at the Kitty Bee Design Aloha Challenge

Lynn Whitehouse said...

Beautiful card, love the backing and the heart too, thankyou for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap challenge - Hugs Lynn DT

Karen said...

Just so sweet!

Thank you so much for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun for our Monochrome Challenge and good luck!

Karen. DT.xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That's sooooo cute! Love the heart doily in the back. And the idea of those hugs are really good!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

Zella said...

So adorable!!!! I love the image and all the special touches. Thank you for joining Kitty Bee Designs for our Aloha Friday Challenge #17- Red/Pink Primary Color.