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Friday Mashup #227, guests & SAS4Kids

Wow, I’m starting this post really early, about 4pm!Β  We’ll see if I get to finish, my grandson is taking a nap after a tough day at pre-school! lol

Today, I have lots to share:)Β  First is the card that I made.Β  I actually colored this image all by myself! lolΒ  Really, I did! πŸ™‚Β  I got a rubber stamp years ago, but every time it was Halloween, I couldn’t find it! 😦  I found it!! πŸ™‚Β  I’m going to enter my card in the challenge over at the Friday Mashup #227. Β  I didn’t compare them side by side, but the image looks the same as my last challenge.

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Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create aΒ project with Pumpkins.
  • Create a projectΒ using Die Cuts to create a Frame.Β 
  • or Mash it Up!Β and create a project with Pumpkins and a Die cut Frame

So some of you are expecting a card full of pumpkins.Β  Not today;)

 

aSDC17761There are three little pumpkins:)Β  And actually, on the original rubber stamp, there is only one pumpkin.Β  I added some pumpkins that I got from a friend who has a store called Dozens of Paper Cuts.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI actually couldn’t find the first rubber stamp, so I bought a second from Impression Obsession πŸ˜‰Β  lolΒ Β  I couldn’t find the second stamp until about a week ago!Β  Yes, the older I get, the more things I “misplace”, it’s so sad:(

For coloring I used markers and colored pencils.Β  I made black lines on my pumpkins with a pen and used marker to color the edges so my “new” pumpkins would look like the one already there:)Β  Not a lot of coloring, but a little time consuming with all those tiny things! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you like it, it’s my specialty, Simply Made;)Β  Be sure to check out the other cards at the Friday Mashup! πŸ™‚

 

Now on to our guests! πŸ™‚Β  My first guest is Donna Wakefield of IN.Β  Donna is a repeat sender but in this box she only sent in 3 Halloween cards,Β  she sent others that I hope to get back to at a later time.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe little ghost is on a ribbon so he swings. Great layouts of both of these cards! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIsn’t this too cute?!Β  A little ghost kitty, I love it! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Donna for your Halloween cards for our kids! πŸ™‚

 

Now I have a couple cards from Bev Schoepke of WI.Β  Bev has sent cards before as well:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERABev sent multiples of both of these cards, so I have plenty to share with my three hospitals! πŸ™‚Β  Great Halloween card, and look at this Thanksgiving card!Β  I love the layout, the embossing, the ribbon, and the button, it’s just an all around great card! πŸ™‚Β  Thanks Bev for thinking of our kids once again! πŸ™‚

 

My last guest is Geri Dean from MN.Β  Geri has sent in many cards over the past year, some of these cards may have been made by her sister, Melanie Carruth.Β  They weren’t separated by maker.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAGreat not-too-scary cards for the kids! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore great cards for our kids! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe sunflower card has a little prayer.Β  At this time, I have one of the only hospitals accepting religious cards:)Β  If you like to make religious cards, be sure to send them for my hospital! πŸ™‚

I love this little turkey and the embossing on the card! πŸ™‚Β  The scarecrow is not scary and the kids will love it! πŸ™‚

Now, I have to share three cards that I thought were excellent for teen boys! They’re not Halloween, but I’m going to add them anyway;)

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I love all of these cards! πŸ™‚Β  Girls might like them too, I shouldn’t say only boys would;)Β  I loved them the minute I pulled them out of the box! πŸ™‚Β  I personally love guitars and guitar music!Β  I used to own a Fender guitar….in my younger days, and it wasn’t electric;) lolΒ  I love the embossed music background and everything else about these cards! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Geri and Melanie for creating some really great cards for our kids! πŸ™‚

 

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration from our cardmakers!:)Β  I’ll only have a few more posts of Halloween cards.Β  I will post some general cards, and then it’s on to Christmas!!:)Β  I love Christmas cards, I try to make some all year so that I have enough! πŸ™‚

I hope you’ll come back again for more card inspiration, and be sure to check out the challenge blog over at SAS4Kids!! πŸ™‚

 

JAnetKay_ILoveCandyCo

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The Paper Players & SAS4Kids guest

It’s a beautiful Fall day here today, perfect for the card I’ve made! πŸ™‚Β  I’m going to enter a new card challenge for me over at the Paper Players PP263.Β  I think I’ve entered there before, but it must have been a long time ago.Β  The challenge there is to create a Fall scene.

pp263My card almost looks like sketch card of this scene, I didn’t realize it until I just set my card by my computer just now:)Β  So here it is:

SDC17743I found this awesome paper that had leaves all over it and it made me think of leaves falling on the ground.Β  I found several different examples on Pinterest and finally decided on this layout.Β  I used Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather for the tree and leaves.Β  For the pumpkins, I used So Thankful. I made the hills with Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders.Β  The yellow paper and the leaf paper were just misc. papers from my stash, and I used Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky for the background.

I decided not to put a sentiment on, because I will be sending it to Send A Smile 4 Kids and with no sentiment, it can be used for any occasion:)Β  Be sure to go check out the challenge blog over at SAS4Kids for more card ideas! πŸ™‚

 

Now I’d like to share some cards from one of my repeat card senders, Jill Blasche from TX.Β  Jill has been sending me cards since I started volunteering for SAS4Kids.Β  She sent one of my very first boxes! πŸ™‚Β  Jill does a wide variety of cards, but will also send multiples:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at these great Fall colors, and they’re all so different! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore great Fall colors! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at these icky spiders!Β  Just changing the colors makes them look so different! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAWhy do kids love spiders for Halloween?!!!Β  Yuk! lolΒ  Jill really knows her spider cards! lol

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at all these cards with the same black and orange striped paper.Β  They all look so different!Β  I could send all these cards to the same hospital unit, yet everyone would have a different card! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe pumpkin paper here is the same as the card above, but doesn’t look anywhere near the same!Β  Also, look at the black card on the far right, it has the orange and black stripe!Β  Jill does an incredible job mixing her papers! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALast cards, but this is two boxes of cards!Β  Jill sent me a box that was lost in the mail! 😦  Every cardmakers worst nightmare! 😦  She sent me a replacement box of cards, and then, of course, the first box was found! πŸ™‚Β  So I got two awesome boxes of cards! πŸ™‚Β  I believe I’m set for older kids for Halloween, now I can use some little kid cards for Halloween! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Jill, for all your wonderful cards, I know the kids will love them! πŸ™‚

 

Thanks for coming by today! πŸ™‚Β  I hope everyone is enjoying the Fall and Halloween cards! πŸ™‚Β  Hope to see you again soon! πŸ™‚

 

JanEtKaY_FrightFun

 

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Fall colors for Send A Smile 4 Kids

This is different, I have no card to show you that I’ve made.Β  All my cards today will be guest cards! πŸ™‚Β  I’ve had a very busy week and didn’t have time to make even one card, I know it’s sad! 😦  But a new week will start Monday and I will try again! πŸ™‚

Today is a new challenge over at SAS4Kids! This next two weeks will be Fall Colors 4 Kids! πŸ™‚Β  You can enter too! πŸ™‚Β  I will be entering one of my guest cards…..hmmm, which one?

My first guest will be Ruby Haugen from MN! πŸ™‚Β  This is the first time Ruby has sent cards for my hospitals.Β  I don’t know if she has sent to any other SAS4Kids volunteers, but thank you Ruby! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERARuby has used lots of different papers, and images! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAYou can see that she’s using similar layouts, but all the cards look very different! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAΒ  Ruby sent 30 cards, but they are all different! πŸ™‚Β  Clearly she worked very hard! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThere are plenty of ideas here to use for your own cards! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe last two cards I have from Ruby today!Β  Aren’t these all great cards?!Β  Thank you Ruby for thinking of our kids and sending in such great cards! πŸ™‚

Now I have a few cards from Margaret Gilmer!Β  I’ve also never received cards at my location from Margaret.Β  She sent in more cards with other themes, but today I’m showing her Fall/Halloween cards:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve seen the card on the right before on the internet, I’ve never seen one in person.Β  It’s really cute, someone is going to love this card! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAnother great card with awesome colors!

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAFinal card for today, but look how cute it is! πŸ™‚Β  That little mouse is just so sweet! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Margaret for all the cards you’veΒ  sent in for our kids! πŸ™‚Β  To visit Margaret’s blog, please click hereπŸ™‚

 

That’s it for today, but I hope you’ll come back for some more cards very soon! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you for coming by today! πŸ™‚Β  Get out your supplies and make cards! πŸ™‚

 

JanetKAy_WackyWitchHa

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A card by me…..no laughing! Plus SAS4Kids guest

Ok, laughing will be allowed, only to yourself! πŸ™‚Β  You all may know that I sell Stampin’ Up!, I love Stampin’ Up!, but I have found these cute little critters by Lawn Fawn! πŸ™‚Β  First off, if you haven’t been here before, I don’t color!Β  At least not often, I just don’t do it well, which you will see in just one minute! lolΒ  Ok, I can laugh! πŸ˜‰

I made this card, my first card using Lawn Fawn stamps!Β  It’s not for a challenge, it’s for one of my granddaughters:)Β  I’ll be sending her some cut out images she can color, I’m sure much better than me, but it’s the thought that counts, right?Β  So cut me a little slack, here’s my card:)

aSDC17609First off, I have to admit that it didn’t come out the way I planned.Β  The birthday is in the wrong place, and there was an ink smudge on the lower right that I had to cover up:(Β  I did use two colors on the tree and the Platypus;)Β  Ok, I know it’s not great, but maybe passable?Β  She has always loved the Platypus, and I think it’s cute with the hat:)Β  I don’t have the birthday cake or the balloon sets:(Β  I managed with what I have on hand.Β  I did use a Stampin’ Up! sentiment and I actually colored with the Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities:)Β  Sadly you can’t get them anymore, there was a production quality issue:(

I spent a lot of time coloring the tree and Platypus, so I wasn’t going to give up on this card no matter what!Β  I guess I could have cut them out with the dies, but I wanted to try it this way.Β  I did cut out the little hat by hand! πŸ˜‰ lolΒ  Hopefully, I will get better at this! πŸ™‚

 

Now on to some cards made by my guests! πŸ™‚Β  My first guest is Kayla Ford from my home state of IL:)Β  Kayla sent in a box of 37 Halloween cards for sharing with Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAll 4 of these cards with the same image, and yet they all look very different! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are completely different! πŸ™‚Β  I love the fun colors, these will be good for even young ones:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMaybe the scary house for some tweens, but the three others are great for younger kids! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Kala for these wonderful cards for our kids! πŸ™‚

 

Today, I have a second guest, she is a repeat sender, Vicki Luebke from IN:)Β  Vicki has sent cards quite a few times, I always enjoy her cards! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are some not-too-scary cards for the older kids:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are some great for any age! πŸ™‚Β  Vicki uses great papers and colors! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at these great Fall cards! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Vicki for sending all these great cards for kids!Β  All the cards today from my guests are going to Send A Smile 4 Kids!Β Β  I will entering one of these cards into the SAS4K Challenge, go over and take a look, you can enter too! πŸ™‚

 

Thanks for stopping by today! πŸ™‚Β  I love to hear your comments, try not to laugh too hard! πŸ˜‰Β  I’ll be back again with more Fall & Halloween cards! πŸ™‚Β  Let me know if you’ve seen enough, I have plenty of general cards to share as well! πŸ™‚

 

JanetKay_Pumpkin

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UPDATES Merry Monday #170 and Fred She Said Sale

I have a couple updates for the blog post below this one:)Β  This is what Janelle had to say about her cards:

The cutting machine I use is a Cricut, and the woobly things behind the ghosts are called action wobble springs.Β  I purchased them at Hobby Lobby–package of 6 for $3.50 or so.Β 

 

This is what Tracey had to say about her Fred She Said Sale.Β  Fred She Said is one of the sponsors over at Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚

BIRTHDAY SALE EXTENDED!

Hey all!

I had a customer have a problem with the discount code expiring.Β  It seems the setup I have to now use to make discounts sets the expiry date one day earlier to what I set it at.Β  I can’t make rhyme nor reason of it.Β  I am so sorry if this created any inconvenience for anybody.Β 

I have extended the sale to SEPT 7th midnight EDT… which actually means I take the coupon down the next morning ( SEP 8) while I drink my coffee, so this kind of thing doesn’t happen again :S

BIRTHDAY SALE! FRED’S BIRTHDAY… GET 25% OFF
EMAIL ORDERS AND ONLINE ORDERS USING CODE
BIRTHDAY25
EXPIRES SEPT 7TH MIDNIGHT EDT
Β 
For email orders, add the code to the text of your email order request. Online orders – there will be a plaee to apply the code when you checkout.Β Β 
Β 
Note: if you decide to add more stuff to your cart after you apply the discount code, please delete the code and reapply it to reflect accurate discount when checking out.
:)*Β  Fred
I’ll be back soon with more cards! πŸ™‚
JanetKay_BrushThin

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Merry Monday #170 and SAS4Kids

I’m back with one of my own cards and a guest cardmaker who sends cards to me for Send A Smile 4 KidsπŸ™‚Β  My card is going to be entered into the challenge over at Merry Monday #170 πŸ™‚Β  I think I’m even early this time because it’s a two week challenge for Sept. πŸ™‚Β  This challenge is to use Holly on your card.

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aSDC17419For my card, I used a beautiful image from Fred She Said called, Poinsettia & Holly Pre-Coloured Set. It comes with red flowers or white, and a number of different versions:)Β  I used Stampin’ Up! products to finish off my card.Β  Real Red cardstock for my base, Hand-Penned Holidays (retired) stamp set, Dazzling Details on the flower centers, and Crystal Effects on the berries to give it some depth and shine:)Β  I finished my card with the gold embossed sentiment.Β  Yes, I still use a Stamp-a-ma-jig;)

aSDC17421Here’s a closer look, the flower centers are sparlky, it’s hard to tell about the berries, but it’s easy to see in hand:)Β  This card will be going into a box for SAS4Kids because we try to send enough cards at Christmas for the kids to give cards to their parents or caregivers:)

 

Now for my guest I have Janelle Klapperich:)Β  I’ve shown cards by Janelle before, she has great cards with lots of different designs:)Β  Today I have some misc. cards and some Halloween.

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Aren’t these cute?!Β  I know, I say that all the time, but I just love kids cards! πŸ™‚Β  I’m sure these are made with a cutting machine, but I don’t know which one, maybe Janelle will let us know:)

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERATwo cards that I know were made with Stampin’ Up! products!Β  Work of Art stamp set, and Wetlands stamp set.Β  I love the colors Janelle used! πŸ™‚

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore Stampin’ Up! products:)Β  Just changing out a little and making them different:)

 

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I love all the Fall colors and papers!Β  Janelle has great matching skills! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese little ghosts are so cute, they are on some kind of spring thingy (technical term), and they wobble! πŸ™‚Β  The kids are going to love these! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAnother great example of changing it a little to make it different! πŸ™‚Β  Look at that awesome spider web on the right card, that’s a new Stampin’ Up! product from the Holiday catalog! πŸ™‚Β  You can see it on the right sidebar near the top:)

 

Thank you Janelle for making all these wonderful cards for our kids! πŸ™‚Β  I will be entering one of Janelle’s cards into the challenge over at Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog:)Β  Until Sat. it’s Anything Goes, then it will be Cute Fall/Halloween 4 Kids, come by and add your card!

 

Also big news, sorry to bring it to you so late:(Β  Fred She Said is having a big Birthday sale!Β  It ends Sept. 4th, so run over there today! πŸ™‚

BIRTHDAY SALE! FRED’S BIRTHDAY… GET 25% OFF
EMAIL ORDERS AND ONLINE ORDERS USING CODE
BIRTHDAY25
EXPIRES SEPT 4TH
For email orders, add the code to the text of your email order request. Online orders – there will be a place to apply the code when you checkout.

 

Thanks for coming by today! πŸ™‚Β  As always, questions or comments are welcome! πŸ™‚Β  Hope to see you again soon! πŸ™‚

 

JanetKay_MapleStencil

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New Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog

Just wanted to update everyone on the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog, it’s awesome!! πŸ™‚Β  You can order thru me if you like and live in the USA.Β  I would be happy to help you or answer questions! πŸ™‚Β  You can click on this catalog to go see the inside in PDF form:)

 

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I’ll be back soon with more cards! πŸ™‚

 

JanetKay_BrushThin

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