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SAS4Kids Christmas in July Blog Hop

Two weeks and here I am again! 🙂  Today is a special day, we have our Blog Hop today! 🙂  I’m so excited and I hope you are too! 🙂

 

Christmas in July Challenge and Blog Hop Celebrating our 175th Challenge!

Welcome to our huge blog hop and celebration of Send A Smile 4 Kids’ 175th Challenge! The theme of our blog hop is Christmas in July 4 Kids because it is never too early to start making holiday cards for all the kids in the many children’s hospitals we now serve. We would love for each child to receive a holiday card as well as be able to pick some for special medical staff or loved ones they are missing during the holiday season.

We have 17 stops in the blog hop and at each stop you have one or two chances at winning just by leaving a comment. You can also earn a chance to win a prize by commenting on the blog post on our SAS4Kids blog and also by entering the Christmas in July challenge which starts July 21st and runs through August 3rd at noon.

Here is a list of all our wonderful sponsors and the prizes that you could win:

Kitchen Sink Stamps $25 gift certificate
Sparkle N Sprinkle  $5 gift code
Fred She Said $10 gift certificate
Motion Crafts by Uchi’s Designs 3 prize packages each with 1 die set and 1 stamp set $35 value each
Bugaboo $12 gift code
Tonic Studios USA Six Tonic Studios Paper Trimmers (159e)
Stampendous Five prizes: CRS5101/DCS5010 Rose Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, CRS5067/DCS5067 Hydrangea Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set, DCP1007 Build a Wreath Cutting Dies Set, DCP1008 Pop Up Stages Cutting Dies Set
Paper Nest Dolls Two prizes of 3 digis each of the winner’s choice plus one free digi for a commenter on each blog that uses a Paper Nest Dolls image
Doodles Paper Playground Four prizes of one package of Fairy Dust Sparkle Blends sequin mixes
White Rose Crafts  Gorjuss Tweed Craft Card Compendium (makes 24 cards – retails at $16.99)
Dies R Us $15 gift code
Cheapo Dies (owned by an American I know) $15 gift code
All Dressed Up Stamps – two digital stamps
Janet Kay Bailey – three Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set

Here are the rules for this blog hop:

**You do not need to comment on every stop of the blog hop to have a chance to win a prize. One comment on any of the blogs or on the main SAS4Kids blogpost qualifies you to win one of the prizes on that blog. If you leave a comment on each stop, you will have earned 17 chances to win a prize, and if you enter a card in the Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge, you will also earn a chance to win one of 8 random prizes there.

**You MUST have an USA mailing address to qualify to win any of the prizes. We apologize to any of our readers outside of the USA, but this is a requirement to win any of the prizes in this blog hop and in the Christmas in July challenge.

**The blog hop will start July 21st at 8:00 a.m. CST and continue until July 31st at midnight CST. When the blog hop is done, all the winners will be drawn randomly from the commenters on each blog and on the main blog, and announced on the SAS4Kids blog on August 4th and on each individual blog. If your name is listed as a winner, you must contact Karen at khasheck@gmail.com BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited.

**The Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge at SAS4Kids will run from July 21st until August 3rd at Noon CST (as is typical of our two week challenges.) You can qualify for one of 8 prizes by entering a Christmas or holiday card appropriate for a child following the rules of all of our challenges found in the page above. The prizes will be awarded by random drawing and announced with the rest of the winners on August 4th on our blog.

We are so happy to have some of the volunteers who collect and distribute cards to our many children’s hospitals as well as some TEAM SAS alumni and previous Top Three winners join the SAS4Kids TEAM SAS in this blog hop!

 

Now, on to some cards! 🙂  I have two cards from one of our sponsors, Fred She Said Designs 🙂  This link goes right to the page of this set called Christmas Poinsettia Packs: Red or Blue 🙂

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This first card was made with items in the pack, except for the shiny gold medallion behind the flower.  The medallion is from Stampin’ Up!, it’s retired, but I had a few left over from last year.  It’s just an idea how you can make the pack items look a little different.  I also used Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock for my base layer 🙂

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This is the second card I made using the Christmas Poinsettia Pack, from Fred She Said 🙂  I’m sorry, parts of this look a little blurry to me 😦  I hope you all can see it okay 🙂  I used just the Poinsettia from the pack and mounted the whole thing of Stampin’ Up! Real Red.  The black paper is from Carta Bella, Christmas Delivery paper pack #2.  Nope, I don’t have it sitting around, I bought it from Snap Click Supply.  It’s a digital paper pack, and it printed out beautifully on Canon, Matte, photo paper.

Behind the black designer paper is just some Stampin’ Up! Basic Black. For the Memory Box, Holly Vine, I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green. I used a set by Avery Elle called Winter Woodland Wonders for the “Merry Christmas” sentiment. Lastly, I used a retired embellishment for the middle of my flower from Stampin’ Up!

The Poinsettia was so easy to cut out once it was printed, also on Canon, Matte, photo paper.  This card shows that you can take items you have sitting around, add a FSS Christmas Poinsettia and you have a beautiful card! 🙂

Now, I will be giving away, free, to one of my commenters, one of two Stampin’ Up! Party Pandas stamp sets! 🙂  All you have to do is make a comment on my blog and you will be entered to win! 🙂

I made a card for this occasion, the set is usually for Birthdays, but I saw a panda with a Christmas hat somewhere and thought it was so cute! 🙂

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I used Stampin’ Up!  Real Red cardstock.  The tree is from Peaceful Pines, the sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments, The hat is from Jolly Friends, it also had a punch for the hat, and of course, the panda is from Party Pandas, all sets from Stampin’ Up! I believe they are all retired, but Stampin’ Up! has a lot of sets that are similar and the new Holiday catalog will be coming out before you know it! 🙂

I cut down the hat and white hat band, it was a little too big, but it helped to have the punch 😉  The panda actually has a card in his hand.  I cut out his arms and made a little Christmas gift and colored it with Stampin’ Up! markers.  I drew the bow right onto his lower face 😉  The inks I used were Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Real Red and Early Espresso on the tree trunk.

I am personally supplying 3 Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.  One on Dena’s blog and 2 on my blog.  I have two sets of Party Pandas 🙂  These were very popular and very cute! 🙂

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I enjoyed making all these cards and encourage you to check out Fred She Said and Stampin’ Up!

 

Thank you so much for supporting Send a Smile 4 Kids and our wonderful sponsors of this blog hop. Good luck in the drawings! Leave a comment here and hop for more chances at many prizes.

THE NEXT STOP IS: Anne Slattery

 

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SAS4Kids Challenge July 2, 2018

Ok, I think it’s been 2 weeks and here I am! 🙂  I’m so glad you’re stopping by! 🙂  The first thing I want to remind everyone is about the upcoming Blog Hop! 🙂

175th Challenge Celebration Coming!

SAS4Kids is celebrating our 175th Challenge on July 21, 2018 with a Huge Blog Hop with Many Prizes to be WON! The theme will be Christmas in July 4 Kids and you can win prizes by just commenting and/or entering the challenge!
That’s in 2 weeks from Saturday!! 🙂  There will be prizes along the Blog Hop for many to win!! 🙂  I will personally have two prizes to be given away for people commenting on my blog! 🙂  It should be lots of fun, I hope you can all join us!! 🙂
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I saw a card on Pinterest that was similar, but not the same.  I’m always saying how I need more “boy” cards, so I made one 😉  Using the Doodlebug, Dragon Tails, 6×6 pad, and also the Dragon Tails odds & ends pack.  I popped up the dragon and the sentiment with Stampin’ Dementionals from Stampin’ Up!, also some Tombow glue.  Deciding what to do was the hardest part.  Once I got going it was really easy! 🙂
Now I need to apologize to my cardmakers.  I’m sorry, this last month has been really busy and I didn’t have time to do individual card photos 😦  But I am going to share some of the group photos 🙂  So first I have Melissa Jackson of MO.  Melissa has group card making events and some of the ladies share their cards with us as well 🙂  So in her grouping of cards, other cardmakers could have actually made some of the cards, but they were all sent by Melissa for our kids! 🙂
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Melissa’s group makes well made and fun cards, great to share with our kids! 🙂
Next up is Judy Martin of PA 🙂
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Judy’s cards are all different, you can see her cards are fun too! 🙂
Next is Ruby Haugen of MN 🙂
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Ruby tends to send themes, like holidays, this time was mostly baby cards which are so cute!  I’m also loving the three cards right up front! 🙂
Next is Dr. Robin Hayworth of NY! 🙂
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Robyn sends some of the same cards almost every time, but she throws in new ones
also 🙂  Great selection for all ages! 🙂
I want to thank all of my card makers, including these four! 🙂  Your dedication means so much to me and the kids at our hospitals! 🙂  You make a difference! 🙂
Thank everyone for joining me today, even if you don’t make cards for SAS4Kids, I appreciate your interest! 🙂  I hope you’ve found some inspiration! 🙂
I hope you will join us on July 21st for our Christmas in July Blog Hop! 🙂  You can visit us on our blog, or start with me, here! 🙂
JanETKAY_BucketsOFun

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Blog Candy Winners! Paper Pumpkin and SAS4Kids

Wow, another long title, sorry, I couldn’t resist! 🙂  There is a lot to cover, so lets get to it! 🙂

I did draw the Blog Candy winners! Anyone who know my Lawrence, knows he’s very generous! 🙂  Yep, he didn’t want to stop at 4 winners, he wanted to draw 6!  So I’ve been searching through my boxes (yes, still living out of boxes) for some extra Blog Candy;)  I was successful in my search, so I’ll post the winning names, and you will all have to look at my new list of prizes:)  But first, I have a card I made with my May Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin set! 🙂

04d5ca6e80621c44cf2a1d359a1a4d40So, this is the sample of what you can do with your May Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kit.  You can go on Pinterest and find a lot more samples, that’s what I did;)

And this is one of the cards I made:

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe whole center portion I CASED from Patricia Allison, I found her card here on Pinterest.  I believe you need an account to see it, but signing up is free:)  Anyway….I cut the card base (supplied) in half and embossed the back (dark blue) with the stars embossing folder from Stampin’ Up!  Because the inside of the card base is white, I was able to sand off some of the stars and get it to look white in places.  I then mounted the whole thing on a white card base.

The central portion is almost all supplied in the kit!  The striped paper is the front of the card base.  The blue spotted paper is from one of the supplied gift bags, it has the balloon shaped cutout already done for you.  The yellow did come from a separate Designer Series Paper pack, but you could use the yellow tissue paper that’s supplied.  I cut the star out with a separate Stampin’ Up! punch, not included, also not included is the gem in the center of the star.   The Celebrate stamp is included, and I just stamped it on a white scrap and cut the ends with scissors.

Pinterest has a bunch of different samples, and I want to try a bunch of them! 🙂 This card will be going into a box for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂 You can also visit their blog challenge here🙂

 

Okay, now for the Winners of the Blog Candy, in no special order:

Angie Seyer

Karen Peterson

Vicki Luebke

Holly Scheibe

Bev Schoepke

Holly Blaskie

I need all of these ladies to please email me with your choices A-G, numbered in your preference from one to 7.  That means one will be left over for next time;) Please email me at bspruce2000@yahoo.com

Now, just for fun, are some photos of Lawrence picking names from an Easter bucket! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is Lawrence helping with a digger, also named a hair clip;)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHe is so helpful! lol  Yes, it’s upside down! 😉  The rest of the names were pretty much the same;) lol  The first draw was everyone who commented, the second was everyone who sent in cards, and the rest of the draws were people who commented and sent cards:)

Here is my final list of prizes:

A-From Stampin’ Up, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.  I love this folder! 🙂

 

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B-From Stampin’ Up, Tagtastic, cling mount stamp set.

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C-From Stampin’ Up, You Brighten My Day, cling mount stamp set.

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D- From me, die cut outs.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI cut these out myself and took a photo, all are included.  I have cats in black, top center and white so you can color yourself.  Kittens, in white, below the cats, and black.  I have puppies, in Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip and white.  There are two guitars one in silver and one in black.  Bottom left is a boy on a sled in black.  I love all of these cut outs, so I thought someone else might like them too:)

The last three items were purchased by me, but are brand new, and never used.  I was saving them for a future Blog Candy, but Lawrence feels very generous and he is so darn cute, how could I say no?! lol

 

E-simply sent-Happy Hello

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This is a kit from Stampin’ Up! like the Paper Pumpkin, only simpler.  There are no stamps or ink, just card bases, embellishments and envelopes.

 

F-Stampin’ Up! Extreme Surfboard

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This is a single wood mount stamp, great for guy cards:)

 

G-Stampin’ Up! Lotus Blossom

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As an example-you could send me a list like:  G-1, A-2, D-3 etc

You will only get one prize, I will do my best to match you with what you like, but I will have Lawrence draw again to see what you win:)  Yay, winners!  I hope you’ll enjoy your final prize!! 🙂

 

Thank you all for coming by, even if you didn’t win.  I plan on having another drawing for Blog Candy in the Fall, probably Octoberish:)  I hope to see you again soon:)

JanetKay_BrushThin

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Merry Monday #159, Father’s Day, and SAS4Kids

I have lots of cards to show you today! 🙂  First, I would like to remind everyone to check out the Blog Candy I have for the month of May! 🙂

Next, I have a new card to enter into the challenge over at Merry Monday #159.

Need a little bit of inspiration for your Christmas cards?! You’ve come to the right place! There is still plenty of time for you to play along with Merry Monday #159! This week’s challenge is brought to you by our super talented, Debbie:


“Remember…have fun creating a Christmas card using “non-evergreen tree(s)” Have fun!

 

abSDC16053I’m assuming these are non-evergreen trees, at least I embossed them in Gold;)  I used half of a stamp for the Stampin’ Up! Christmas set, The Newborn King.  I love this set! 🙂  I can tell you how to get it at a discounted price!  If you’re interested, just let me know:)  I know it looks easy, but it actually took me almost a dozen tries to get it so I was satisfied!

First I stamped and embossed the entire stamp, which has more trees where the Glory is.  I had trouble getting the embossing powder to be just right😦  Then, I decided to go a whole different way!  This card actually has three different stamps from the set of 4.  I tried just stamping the left side, but I kept getting residue from the right side:(  You can tell I’ve never done this already;) lol  Then I took one of the images I didn’t like and cut it in half to make a template.  Ok, it was late and I really haven’t done this before…..really, my first time!

I stamped and embossed the left side, did the same for the right, and finally added the star.  I’ll be prepared to do this again! 😉  I didn’t have any Stampin’ Up! Gold paper on hand, so I used some from Recollections.  If you click on the image and make it larger, you can see the sparkle in the Gold paper:)  I really like how it turned out! 🙂  Of course, this will be going into a box for Send A Smile 4 Kids:) I actually make my cards so they can be found, many years from now by archeologists, I’m sure it will last until Christmas! 😉 lol

Now be prepared to be overwhelmed by Father’s Day cards! 🙂  My guest today is Holly Blaskie, from MI:)  Holly has sent cards several times and has done a wonderful job each time!  I truly appreciate all the cardmakers who send cards to me for SAS4Kids!! 🙂

 

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Two beach scenes, these are really nice, great images for June:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis one could be Father’s Day or any day for a kid who loves their dad:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA    SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERATwo awesome trees! 🙂  Even though they both have trees, they are totally different! Holly has done a great job with both of these! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI know most dads love cars, and this one is really special:)

 

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SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI love these!  The same sentiment, but totally different cards! 🙂  I’ll have to ask her about the footprints, I’m assuming it’s an embossing folder, but I’ve been wrong before;)  These could either be Father’s Day or just I Love You Dad cards:)

If you have a card for a kid, check out the challenge blog sponsored by Send A Smile 4 Kids, here🙂

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I still have some Father’s Day cards to share, but I’ll also be adding more kids cards, so please come back and have a look! 🙂

 

JAnETKay_HighFive

 

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SAS4Kids with guest for Father’s Day

Wow, this month is going by so fast!  We’re well on our way to Father’s Day! 🙂  I have some wonderful cards to share today!  I DID NOT make any of these cards!!  These are all guest cards, made by card senders to Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂

The first cards are from Diane Herniman from Canada:)  Diane has been showcased here before, she makes beautiful cards! 🙂 This is what she has sent in for Father’s Day:)

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The card is on the left, it looks like a button down shirt:)  On the right is the envelope, isn’t it fun!?  Diane makes all her own envelopes!  In the front is the inside “shirt”, it says Dad, you’re awesome.  You then put it into the “shirt”, you’ll see it in some more photos:)

 

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Here it is in place on these two cards, aren’t they great!?  I think the kids will really enjoy giving these to their dads! 🙂

 

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I received 26 of these cards from Diane, all different!  She sent me directions to make them and she insists they’re easy to make!  We’ll see next year;)

 

Now I have a few cards from Donna Wakefield:)  Donna has also sent cards before that I’ve shared here.  Donna also does a wonderful job of making cards! 🙂

 

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This one is really neat, I don’t think I’ve ever received one like this.  The tag pulls right out of the envelope!  And, it’s plaid, I love plaid!  My father was famous for his plaid shirts! 🙂

 

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I really like this one, besides being plaid, it has a wonderful verse inside! 🙂  Now, it’s one of our rules at SAS4Kids, that the insides be blank for personal messagesHowever, for my hospital, I called ahead and made sure these cards were okay to send with the messages;)  Donna has also sent one more with a message.

 

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Diane and Donna both included sentiments, and I’m sure a tongue tied teenager will most likely appreciate not having to actually write a note themselves;)

 

The next card is from Gail Beggs:)  Now Gail sent in a box way back in March.  The box had lots of different cards, but only one Father’s Day.  I try to take photos of most of the cards when they come in, so even though this card has been sitting in the Father’s Day box since March, I can still share it with you all:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI love the colors and layout in this card, Gail has done a wonderful job! 🙂

 

I have one more set of cards today, sent in by Jill Blasche of Texas.

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJill sent 2 or 3 of each of these, they’re all blank inside:)  Wonderful cards for our kids to give their dads! 🙂  Jill has also sent cards before:)  We appreciate all of our card makers! 🙂  That’s why I want to remind everyone of my May Blog Candy! 🙂  Please scroll down or go here to find out more! 🙂

Thank you for coming by today! 🙂  I’ll be back with more cards soon! 🙂  Don’t forget to leave a comment and read up about the Blog Candy!  If you leave a comment, please follow me so you’ll know who the winners are in June! 🙂

 

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Blog Candy & Freshly Made Sketches #185

This will be another short post today.  I hope everyone enjoyed their Mother’s Day! 🙂

Today I have a card that will be going into the Send A Smile 4 Kids box🙂  It’s for Father’s Day, yes we just keep rolling along;)  I’m also going to enter this card in the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches #185. Here is their sketch for this week:

FMS Final 185-001ab fathers day glove 1Yes, I do stay close to the sketch;) lol  One day I’ll surprise you all….but not today;)  I’m a little annoyed with this card:(  I printed two papers to use, I wanted to use the other paper first.  Sadly, I mounted it crooked:(  So this is plan B paper.  Since I was in a hurry, because I won’t be able to finish up tomorrow and still submit it on time, I went ahead and used this paper.  I love this paper, it’s from Stampin’ Up! and is called Well Worn.  I actually use it a lot:)  I don’t have the actual paper anymore, it’s retired, but I have it on My Digital Studio.  I just print what I need, whenever I need it:)

Anyway, the other paper is from the same set, so it uses the same colors.  I picked the colors for the first paper, so the Soft Suede, looks a little lost:(  I was going to use Not Quite Navy, but it’s hiding somewhere, because it’s retired:(  I was going to find it before I used this paper. It actually does look better in hand:)  That’s a long story, sorry:(  The colors I used are Soft Suede and Cajun Craze.

The image is digital and I bought it from Fred She Said Designs, it’s called Valentine’s Day-Catch Your Heart.  I took the image over to my Print Shop program and added the “Dad”.  I think it works for Father’s Day:)

Be sure to either scroll down or go here to find out about my Blog Candy!! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today, I’m happy to have you visit! 🙂  Be back soon with more Father’s Day cards! 🙂

JanetKay_BrushThin

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Blog Candy & Merry Monday #157

Happy Birthday to me Blog Candy!

My birthday is in May, two of my grandsons have birthdays in May, and my husband’s birthday is in May.  What a great month!!:)

So here’s what I’m thinking…..throughout the entire month of May, you can make a comment on my blog, this will get you one chance to win.:)

You can send me a card for a “child” 1 year to 19 years, that will  get you two chances to win:)

If you make a comment during May, and send at least one card, you will have three chances to win! 🙂

If you’ve been following me for the last couple of months, you know I am doing volunteer work for Send A Smile 4 Kids, you can find my address and info here.   This is a wonderful group of people who make, collect, and donate handmade cards to children’s hospitals:)  Any and all cards sent to me will be donated to The Children’s Hospital of Illinois:)

What kind of Blog Candy do I have, you might ask.  I have 4 items that I will send out.  You will be able to let me know what your wish list is by numbering the letters 1-4.  One being what you would like the most, but this is not a guarantee.   These items have not been donated, all these items are from my own personal stash of craft items and are unused!  So here’s my list of Candy:)

A-From Stampin’ Up, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.  I love this folder! 🙂

 

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B-From Stampin’ Up, Tagtastic, cling mount stamp set.

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Samples were part of the catalog display, not included.

 

C-From Stampin’ Up, You Brighten My Day, cling mount stamp set.

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D- From me, die cut outs.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI cut these out myself and took a photo, all are included.  I have cats in black, top center and white so you can color yourself.  Kittens, in white, below the cats, and black.  I have puppies, in Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip and white.  There are two guitars one in silver and one in black.  Bottom left is a boy on a sled in black.  I love all of these cut outs, so I thought someone else might like them too:)

So, now, I’m hoping you’re wondering what kind of card to send;)  Here are the SAS4Kids suggestions. You could send birthday, thank you, thinking of you, sending prayers, thoughts & prayers, have a great day, encouragement, no sentiment with a cheerful image, Father’s Day is in June, so that would be fine as well.  Please no Get Well, some of these children will not get well:(  We would like to concentrate on cheerful cards:)

I will announce the winners by June 15th, so please follow me so you will be notified of the winners:)  Also, if you send cards, make sure you include your email address and I will be able to notify you personally:)

 

This is going to be a quick post today.  Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!! 🙂

 

I wanted to show you a card I made for Merry Monday #157:) Their challenge this week is to use embossing.

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Well, of course, an embossed Christmas card! 😉  My card will be added to the Christmas box for Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂  You can’t start too early for Christmas! 🙂

 

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It looks easy, right?  Well, it was pretty easy, but I used a bunch of supplies and it had lots of steps, I was surprised, but I love it! 🙂  I used an embossing folder by Darice, I don’t know the name, but it’s snowflakes;)  I used all paper by Stampin’ Up!  The background and highlight paper is Soft Sky.  The Designer Series Paper is called All Is Calm, it’s from last Christmas, but I love it so much, I bought a bunch of it! It’s on sale right now at Stampin’ Up!  I used the DSP for the left side column and the scarf.  The hat is just Pear Pizzazz, cut with a die from Lawn Fawn.

The whole snowman set if from Lawn Fawn, it’s called Making Frosty Friends.   The hat is cut with a die, I drew the line on the hat with a Stampin’ Up! Basic Black marker.  I cut some white to match the hat and made the puffy hat ball, and highlighted it with Stampin’ Up! Dazzling Details.  I don’t think you can see the sparkle very well here:(  The scarf on the bird is a SU marker in Pear Pizzazz.

For the sentiment I used Short & Sweet, retired.  It fit perfectly with the Framelits-Bitty Banners, retiring this year.  To highlight it, I just fussy cut a border with Lost Lagoon.  Wow, next time I’m just making a supply list! 😉 lol

I think I’ll make more of these for the kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂  I can use all kinds of different colors for boys or girls:)

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  Be sure to check out the Blog Candy info!  Also go by Send A Smile 4 Kids and check out their blog! 🙂  Merry Monday #157 is ending today (May 10th) , but there will be a new challenge tommorow (May 11th).  I’ll be back soon with Father’s Day cards! 🙂

 

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