Monthly Archives: September 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #306 & SAS4Kids

It’s the first day of Fall here in the Midwest and it hit 93 today!  I love Fall, but that’s a tad hot for me!  I hope it’s nicer where you are! 🙂  Today I have some cards of my own.  These cards are made for younger kids and are very simple!  I’m not kidding about this! 🙂  I wanted to share these cards because they are simple for one, and for two it gives an example of what I mean when I say “everyday sentiments with Fall themes”.

My first card is for Freshly Made Sketches #306.  Here is their sketch:

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If you’ve been here before, you know I stick pretty close to the sketch 😉  I used an ESTY digital image and a sentiment by TLC.  All the papers are Stampin’ Up!  This card I made thinking of teen girls.  Life is tough for teens and being in the hospital is really tough!  Notice the Fall leaves embossing folder, the Fall leaves strip and the Fall colors 🙂

Next I have a card made for the challenge at our own Send A Smile 4 Kids blog, Fall colors for kids.

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All of the cards I’m showing next are mine.  I have weird signatures and watermarks going on 😦  My Print Shop program decided to stop working and I had to do the best I could on my own, not a pretty sight, sorry 😦  But please pay attention to the sentiments and the “Fall themes”.

On the cowardly lion, the one on the left says “Have Courage”, the one on the right has a medal and says “You did it”.

I notice the sizes are all wonky too, I don’t know why, sorry again 😦

Next time I’ll be back with more cards from my SAS4Kids donors! 🙂  Cards are starting to come in for Fall and Halloween, I hope you’re getting excited, because I am! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed my cards, even though they are very simple and intended mostly for younger kids 😉  I hope to make some more teen cards soon 🙂

JanetKay_MapleStencil

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #304 & SAS4Kids

Thanks for coming back to visit, I’m excited to be here today! 🙂  It’s been a long week with my 3 year old granddaughter visiting with her brother 6.  They don’t get along very well, so there’s been a lot of arguing 😦  Grandchildren are so strange, they just don’t get that grandma has enough love for all of them!

So here’s what is going on today, believe it or not, I actually asked for another granddaughter to visit and keep the 3 year old busy, so as I’m trying to write this blog, I have three kids running around and hubby has gone to work some overtime!  I know, glutton for punishment! 😉

I have a card to share and I also have a bunch of cards from donors to share, so I hope you have time to stick around! 🙂

First, I have a card that I will share with Freshly Made Sketches #304. Then I will also share it over on the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog.  You can also make a card and share with either or both of these challenges! 🙂  Here is the sketch for this week:

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And here is my card:

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For this card I used all Stampin’ Up! products.  Everything is in the new holiday catalog that you can find on this page, top right.  You can contact me if you would like to order anything 🙂  The background paper is the only thing that is retired, it’s Motley Monsters.

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The word paper, the cat and the hat all come from the new Spooky Night paper.

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The stamp set, Spooky Cat, comes in a bundle with the cat punch.  I cut the cat out of the paper with the punch.  I cut a strip of the worded paper, and then I fussy cut one of the hats out of the paper. I used a Stampin’ Up! punch to cut my So Saffron moon and then one of the Layering Circle Framelits to cut the back circle.  This card was a lot of fun to make, and I’m hoping one of our SAS4K children will love it! 🙂  Here’s a look at the set:

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Ok, enough about me, now on to my guests! 🙂

First up is Donna Wakefield from IN 🙂

Thanks Donna for these great cards!  I’m sure the kids will enjoy them and have lots of fun showing them off! 🙂  Donna has also used a number of Stampin’ Up! products 🙂  I know for sure I will be using that cute scarecrow! 🙂

Next is Barbara Roe of CA 🙂

Ok, the first two are holiday cards, but I love them so much I have to share! 🙂  I also love the turkey, same image, two totally different cards! 🙂

I love when the same papers or images are used to create different cards! 😉

Thank you Barbara, I love your papers and images, these will be loved throughout the season or even longer! 🙂

Lastly I have Lisa Simokaitis who lives not too far from me here in IL 🙂  Look closely at Lisa’s cards, these are one of the best uses of stickers, 3D stickers, and 3D embellishments I’ve ever seen! 🙂

Thank you Lisa, these are wonderful cards for Halloween and Thanksgiving! 🙂  I don’t often get a lot of Thanksgiving cards so these are a real treat 🙂

Thank you all of my team donors, you’ve all done a wonderful job of expressing yourselves for our kids! 🙂  I don’t think I can ever thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication! 🙂  It may seem small in the light of current events, but you are making a difference in a child’s life, be proud! 🙂

Thank you to any and all of you who have taken the time to look through my post! 🙂  You’re welcome to join us on our mission or just pass through and get inspiration! 🙂  If you have time, take a look at the Freshly Made Sketches blog, and also the SAS4Kids blog! 🙂

janet_kay abra-cat-dabra

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #303 & Harvey

Thanks for waiting for me to bring you a new post, I’m very thankful ! 🙂  I’m also very thankful that even though Hurricane Harvey was beyond belief, so many good people have come to help and save lives!

I have some info to share from Sandy Allnock, that a lot of you remember from Operation Write Home.  I will have a card to share, and then I’ll post the info.

I do have a card to share that goes along with Sandy’s info.  I sat down as soon as I read her blog and made a card to thank local Hero’s in Houston.  I will post it on Freshly Made Sketches #303 so hopefully it gets lots of views!  Here is the sketch this week:

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Here is the first card that I will be sending down to Houston or Beaumont, TX:

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I used all Stampin’ Up! papers and stamps for this card.  I bought the stamp set, Fire Brigade off Ebay several months ago.  I’ve been watching the set for a couple of years, it’s always been too expensive to buy!  One day, I saw the set for $22.00 and of course, I bought it right away!  When I received the set I noticed it was sent from a small town near my home.  I didn’t really have a plan for it at the time, but I knew I would need it.  So here it is, I think it’s perfect!  There are several other stamps in the set that I plan to use also!  I wish I had a Policeman set, maybe someone out there has one and can send cards as well 🙂

I plan on posting a second blog post this week to show off some of the cards I have received for our Send A Smile 4 Kid’s Children’s Hospitals.   I’ve also sent a message to a Children’s Hospital in TX to see if they would like cards for their kids 🙂

Please read this info from Sandy and see if there’s some way you can help 🙂

http://sandyallnock.com/harvey/comment-page-1/#comments

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciate everyone who is following or just passing by! 🙂  I hope you can visit again! 🙂

JanetKay_StarDoodle

 

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