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Freshly Made Sketches #303 & Harvey

Thanks for waiting for me to bring you a new post, I’m very thankful ! πŸ™‚Β  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.Β  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.Β  I sat down as soon as I read her blog and made a card to thank local Hero’s in Houston.Β  I will post it on Freshly Made Sketches #303 so hopefully it gets lots of views!Β  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.Β  I bought the stamp set, Fire Brigade off Ebay several months ago.Β  I’ve been watching the set for a couple of years, it’s always been too expensive to buy!Β  One day, I saw the set for $22.00 and of course, I bought it right away!Β  When I received the set I noticed it was sent from a small town near my home.Β  I didn’t really have a plan for it at the time, but I knew I would need it.Β  So here it is, I think it’s perfect!Β  There are several other stamps in the set that I plan to use also!Β  I wish I had a Policeman set, maybe someone out there has one and can send cards as well πŸ™‚

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.Β Β  I’ve also sent a message to a Children’s Hospital in TX to see if they would like cards for their kids πŸ™‚

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

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! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you can visit again! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_StarDoodle

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #295 & Guests

It’s been busy around here but I found time to make a card! πŸ™‚Β  I’m glad you could join us for some inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  I’m back with another card for Freshly Made Sketchs #295.Β  Here is their sketch for this week.

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Here is my card for this week πŸ™‚

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Yes, another card for the kids we serve at Send A Smile 4 Kids πŸ™‚Β  I used an adorable pre-colored digi from Fred She Said called “Emma in the Leaves Coloured“.Β  You can also get it uncolored in the section named Autumn.Β  I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, and Crushed Curry.Β  I also used the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.Β  Included in the set are circles, squares and ovals.Β  I do have some buttons shaped like leaves, but couldn’t find them, so I used some foiled leave that I found in my stash πŸ™‚

I like having Seasonal cards with different sentiments for the kids.Β  There’s more going on in every Season besides a holiday or Birthday! πŸ˜‰Β  You can add encouraging words, general sentiments, as well as Happy Fall, Happy Halloween,Merry Christmas, etc.

I have guest cards today to share, I know everyone likes to see what everyone else is making! πŸ™‚Β  First I have Jill Blasche of TX πŸ™‚Β  Jill makes and sends in lots of cards! πŸ™‚

Thank you Jill for this wide variety of wonderful cards! πŸ™‚Β  Jill sent multiples of most of these cards! πŸ™‚Β  A lot of cards for our Peds ICU!

Next I have Vicki Luebke of IN πŸ™‚Β  Vicki also sends lots of cards and specializes in sending Encouragement cards! πŸ™‚Β  Not sure what to send as an Encouragement card?Β  Look at some of these sentiments πŸ™‚

The little boy with the frog is also Fred She Said, it’s called “Nolan & The Bullfrog“.Β  Thank you Vicki for these great cards for our boys and girls! πŸ™‚

Lastly I have cards from Dr. Robin Hayworth of NY πŸ™‚Β  Robyn has sent many cards πŸ™‚

Robin doesn’t just send to me, I’ve seen thank yous on our gratitude page.Β  Robin is sending to several of our volunteers! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Robin for your dedication to our kids, with your beautiful cards! πŸ™‚

Lots of variety today for just about everyone! πŸ™‚Β  I’d like to thank, not just these three ladies, but all of my donors for their wonderful cards and their inspiration to me! πŸ™‚

For the Send A Smile blog post, please visit here πŸ™‚

If you come by just to visit, I’m thankful for your interest! πŸ™‚Β  It’s easy to be a donor if you’d like to give it a try, please visit here, and then check out our other links at the top of the page πŸ™‚

Thank you all for coming by! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to see you again soon! πŸ™‚

JAnETKay_HighFive

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Freshly Made Sketches #292, SAS4Kids

Welcome back! πŸ™‚Β  I’ve been making cards again! πŸ™‚Β  I love all the sunshine we’ve been getting, it makes me so happy! πŸ™‚Β  It also gives me a lot of energy! πŸ™‚Β  My grandson has been allowing me to make some cards by being really good! πŸ™‚

I made and will enter into the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #292, a fun Summer card, I hope you like it! πŸ™‚Β  Here’s the sketch:

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This is where I found this digital image on Etsy. Prettygrafikdesign.

I used Stampin’ Up! papers, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, and a retired DSP.Β  Isn’t he so cute! ?Β  Reminded me of my grandson:)Β  That’s not the only cute card I made, here are a few more:

Some of my images and papers are also from Clipartland, also on Etsy. I had lots of fun making these simple layouts with the cute images! πŸ™‚Β  I also used more cardstock from Stampin’ Up!, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, and Pacific Point.Β  The printed papers came from Etsy on one of the sites already given above.

I don’t think we have enough African American images on our cards 😦  I was thrilled to find some cute ones on Etsy! πŸ™‚Β  Although I have to say, it’s disappointing to just find “white” kids colored “brown”.Β  At least these images have ethnic hair.

I’m having trouble finding teen boy or girl images, if anyone knows a source, please let me know!Β  A lot of our “kids” are teens.

I haven’t gotten a lot of Summer cards, that’s one of the reasons I decided to make some.Β  I made quite a few of these cards πŸ˜‰Β  I did just this Saturday get a package from Janelle Klapperich of SD πŸ™‚Β  Here are some of her cards:

On the left are two cards.Β  On the right is the inside of the blue “hat” card.Β  Not a great photo, but I believe you can tell one of the balloons is popping out πŸ™‚

Janelle let me keep one of the jellyfish cards for my grandson, she is so sweet! πŸ™‚Β  He loves jellyfish and put this card in a place of honor so he can see it every day! πŸ™‚

I love all of these cards, fun and colorful, sure to bring smiles to lots of faces! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you so much Janelle for sending them in! πŸ™‚

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer so far! πŸ™‚Β  I want to thank everyone who makes and sends in cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚Β  Be sure to check out our blog! πŸ™‚Β  The current challenge is “For the boys“, and I will also post my card there πŸ™‚Β  You can join the fun too! πŸ™‚

Thank you all for coming by! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate your interest, even if you don’t send in cards! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you all have found some inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  Hope to see you all again soon! πŸ™‚

JAnetKay_StrawberryLe

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #289 and SAS4Kids

I’m back, today I have guest cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids, and a card for Freshly Made Sketches #289.Β  So off we go with the sketch for Freshly Made πŸ™‚

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Here is my card:

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For this card I used some images from Fred She Said’s store called Daisies & LadyBugs.Β  Right now she has brand new butterflies! πŸ™‚Β  There are lots of options in her sets.Β  Here I used a cloud background in JPG format.Β  The flower and ladybugs are PNGs.Β  The JPG format has a white background, the PNGs have a clear background so you can layer your images.

I fussy cut the flower including the ladybugs and left it hang over the left side and bottom of the cloud background I cut in a square.Β  I think this will make a really cute card for one of our kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids πŸ™‚

Now we have Father’s Day cards sent in by our SAS4Kids donors! πŸ™‚Β  First I have Diane Herniman from Canada πŸ™‚

The insides and the backs of Diane’s cards are always decorated too!Β  Thank you Diane for your continued support of our kids in the hospital ! πŸ™‚

Now some cards from Brenda Zellner of WI πŸ™‚Β  Brenda has done an awesome job of taking the same images and making them look different! πŸ™‚

Oh, my, I see I’ve done it again 😦  My hands are getting shaky and my eyes are not as good as they used to be, I can see in some of my photos today, that they are a littleΒ Β  blurry 😦  I look at every one of these when I put the names on them, apparently my eyes are getting bad enough that I don’t see the blurry ones until I post them here 😦  I’m so sorry, please forgive me.Β  I’m going to have to dig out my tripod 😦

Thank you Brenda for these wonderful Father’s Day cards! πŸ™‚Β  I love how you used the same image more than once! πŸ™‚

On to Tammy Gullett of IA πŸ™‚

Tammy sent in multiples of her cards as well using the same images but different backgrounds πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Tammy, I’m so glad you were able to make some cards! πŸ™‚Β  Please take care of yourself! πŸ™‚

Donna Wakefield is next, she has a blog, you can visit here here πŸ™‚

Thank you Donna for these great cards for kids to share with their dads! πŸ™‚Β  Thanks for taking my challenge of sending at least 10 cards! πŸ™‚

Lastly I have Jill Blasche of TX, and her card making friend, Jan Kloss, also of TX πŸ™‚Β  I don’t know how far they live apart, but they get together and make cards for our kids, what could be more fun ? πŸ™‚

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Ok, now I know these cards were not blurry on the preview page, but the last two are blurry here 😦  Try clicking on the blurry images.Β  The plane cards are beautiful, I’d like for you to really see them!

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Jan sent multiples of each of these cards πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Jill and Jan for the wonderful cards! πŸ™‚Β  I’m so glad you can get together, have fun and share what you make with our kids! πŸ™‚

I want to thank all of “my” card makers for continuing to support such a good cause! πŸ™‚Β  Even though I make fewer cards now, I really enjoy receiving boxes and sorting your cards into boxes for my hospitals! πŸ™‚Β  You are all so talented and generous, the world is a better place because of you! πŸ™‚

If you’re just stopping by for some inspiration, I hope you found something that you might be able make! πŸ™‚Β  There is plenty of inspiration here for next year as well ! πŸ™‚

I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend ! πŸ™‚Β  Please remember those who have fought and fallen to preserve our way of life!

Thanks for coming by today, I appreciate your interest! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_FlyinHigh

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Freshly Made Sketches #286 and Guests

Well, this is fast for me, twice in one week! πŸ™‚Β  I have some cards to share and then I have cards from donors to share! πŸ™‚Β  First I have a card I will be entering in the Freshly Made Sketches #286 challenge πŸ™‚Β  Here’s the sketch πŸ™‚

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Ok, it’s really close to the sketch, and I like it, but I made two more! lolΒ  Yep, my grandson was being really good and he let me play for a while! πŸ™‚Β  Here’s the second one I made :

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The first two cards are considered “no embellishment” cards.Β  Everything is flat and glued down.Β  Nothing extra that could be pulled off πŸ˜‰

Now here’s the third card I made, a little different.

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This one is technically not “no embellishment”.Β  I popped up the shark with dimentionals, it could be pulled off.Β  I used Avery Elle stamps and dies πŸ™‚ I used Copics to color, only because I happen to have 3 markers, two greys and one purple. lol

One of our donors sent in some cards a while ago with the Avery Elle sharks.Β Β  I knew I wanted to use it for some teen cards! πŸ™‚Β  Here are her cards for your inspiration! πŸ™‚

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Now, since I’ve already mailed out our Mother’s Day cards, here are some Father’s Day cards that I’ve already received πŸ™‚Β  Vicki Luebke of IN is first, she’s sent in small groups of cards three times! πŸ™‚

Thank you Vicki for these great Father’s Day cards, there seems to be one for almost every type of dad! πŸ™‚

 

Here’s a few from Janelle Klapperich of SD πŸ™‚

Thank you Janelle, I love how different your cards are! πŸ™‚Β  Love all the different Tee Shirts! πŸ™‚

And lastly, here are a few from Debbie Caldwell of MI πŸ™‚

The last four could be used for teen boys or Father’s Day, whatever might be needed more πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Debbie for these great cards, I don’t have anything like it so far! πŸ™‚

Thank you ladies for sending these cards early, I like to be prepared as early as I can πŸ™‚Β  You never know what might happen around here to put me behind! πŸ˜‰

Thank you card makers for your efforts for our kids, I know the kids will love to share these cards with their dads! πŸ™‚Β  There is plenty of inspiration here for Father’s Day cards, lots of different ideas! πŸ™‚Β Β Β  Please don’t think I have all I need!Β  There are plenty more dads that will still need cards!Β  Don’t forget I have three hospitals! πŸ™‚

Don’t like making Father’s Day cards?Β  Make some masculine cards, they can be used for Father’s Day πŸ˜‰Β  Masculine cards hard to make?Β  Be sure to check out my categories for more Father’s Day caed ideas.Β  Pinterest has some nice cards, also SplitCoastStampers! πŸ™‚Β  A lot of people have trouble making masculine cards, you’re not alone!Β  Use other people’s sketches, take their idea and change it up with different papers or colors, make it your own! πŸ™‚

Made it last year?Β  Not to worry, I’m hoping that we’ve had a turnover on kids being in the hospitals, so old ideas are new again for new kids! πŸ˜‰Β  You can also take last years idea and make it look different! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate your interest in our cause! πŸ™‚Β  If you’re stopping by just to get inspiration, we’re glad to have you too! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you all will come again! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_GoldenTulip

 

 

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Doodle Pantry & Send A Smile 4 Kids

I’ve been sick for a few days, and I’m afraid it may get worse, before it gets better 😦  Probably just a cold, I don’t understand how they can make you feel so miserable! 😦

I have the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog near the top on the right side of my page! πŸ™‚Β  You can order now if you’re interested, I’d be happy to be your Demonstrator! πŸ™‚

I hope everyone is well and enjoying the beginnings of Fall ! πŸ™‚Β  I love Fall and I have a number of cards to share with you today! πŸ™‚

First is my card for the Doodle Pantry sponsorship of Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚Β  I will enter it in both blogs πŸ™‚

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Hmmm, it looks blurry here, but if you click to enlarge, it looks just fine πŸ™‚ I used some misc. paper on the right, a couple stickers on the left, and an digital image by one of our sponsors, Doodle Pantry! πŸ™‚Β  To make the card, I used Thinlits-Circle Card die (retired) by Stampin’ Up!Β  It’s so easy to make this cute card ! πŸ™‚

 

Now for some fun SAS4Kids donor cards! πŸ™‚Β  First I want to show some cards from my friend,Β  Jill Blasche of TX πŸ™‚Β  She has made some great examples of Fall themed cards that aren’t Halloween.Β  She also has sent in some cards made for two of my hospitals and then changed them up just a little, so they can go to my hospital with no embellishments πŸ™‚

Ok, the orange one looks kind of Halloween, but it doesn’t have to be πŸ˜‰Β  Both cards are made two ways.Β  On the orange card, it’s made with googly eyes on the left, and on the right, it has just card stock eyes.Β  On the leaf card, on the right, you can see she used some string and a button.Β  On the left there is a paper button and just a strip of card stock in brown.Β  All of the cards are great and with minimal effort, changed into a card with no embellishments!

Again, the black card could be Halloween, but it has a general sentiment.Β  The black card on the left has ribbon, and the one on the right has card stock that looks like a ribbon πŸ™‚Β  The pumpkin card has a nice Fall theme, with a general sentiment.Β  the one on the right has ribbon and three gems.Β  The one on the right has green card stock and three punched holes to represent gems, very clever πŸ™‚

Two more that look like Halloween, but have general sentiments, and two more that are very Fall looking πŸ™‚

Four general cards included in the box, I love the birds! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Jill for all these wonderful cards! πŸ™‚

Next I have cards from Diane Herniman from ON, Canada πŸ™‚Β  Diane makes wonderful cards with flowers from her garden and her dog, birds, and other live or flying things in her yard!

This is the front and inside of one of Diane’s cards.

On the left is the front and back of the card, and on the right is the inside πŸ™‚

All card fronts, gorgeous photos! πŸ™‚

On the left are two fronts and on the right is the envelope and card front πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Diane for your beautiful cards! πŸ™‚

Next is Yara Baird from WA,and she has a blog you can visit HERE.Β  Yara may have sent to other volunteers at SAS4Kids, but she is new to me πŸ™‚ Yara has sent in a wide variety in her box! πŸ™‚

Summer all the way to New Year! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Yara for your wonderful cards! I know the kids will enjoy these cards! πŸ™‚

I know, it’s a long blog, but I’ve been gone a while πŸ˜‰Β  One last donor, and that is Vicki Luebke of IN πŸ™‚Β  Vicki sends in a lot of cards, she is really good with encouragement cards! πŸ™‚

Great cards, Vicki, wonderful selection! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Vicki for your continued support of our kids! πŸ™‚

All of the card makers on my team are talented and generous!! πŸ™‚Β  I couldn’t do my job without all of you! πŸ™‚

It’s taken me two days to finish this or more, I can’t remember, I hate being sick! 😦

I want to thank all of my cardmakers and everyone who has stopped by today for some inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to be back soon with a brain that’s not filled with oatmeal!

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Freshly Made Sketches #242 & SAS4Kids

Summer has been hard!Β Β  With all the grandkids home and lots of medical and other appointments, I’ve had less time to spend crafting! 😦 Β  Well, today, I found time to make one card! lolΒ  Yes, one! lolΒ Β  But, I have lots of cards sent in for Send A Smile 4 Kids to share!

First my card, I will enter it in the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches #242 and also at the challenge for Send A Smile 4 Kids πŸ™‚

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OMGoodness, I love this new set from Stampin’ Up!, it’s called Best Birds πŸ™‚Β  You can also get a die set to go with it! πŸ™‚Β  I have to say, I love dies!Β  I cut a piece of magnet sheet and tape it (with very strong tape) to the back of my stamp box and they all stay right where I need them!Β  The stamps fit right on top of the dies πŸ™‚

Everything on this card is from Stampin’ Up! unless noted! πŸ™‚Β  I used a retired embossing folder with clouds for the background.Β  The So Saffron sun was die cut.Β  The bird is Marina Mist, and the branch is Pear Pizzazz.Β  The little thank you stamp is from Wishes Your Way (retired).

I had a lot of fun making this card, until I got Memento black ink fingerprints on it! 😦   It was so bad, I had to make a second one!Β  How disappointing! 😦  This card will be going into a box for one of my SAS4Kids hospitals πŸ™‚Β  I’m a little short of Thank You cards right now, so I’m going to try and make more πŸ™‚

I know you’re all waiting for more card inspiration and IΒ  have a bunch for you! πŸ™‚Β  First I have Judy Martin from PA πŸ™‚Β  Judy is a repeat sender, thank you Judy! πŸ™‚

Wonderful selection of cards, Judy! πŸ™‚Β  I love all the fun Summer and water cards! πŸ™‚Β  It was so much fun to add these to the boxes I just sent out!Β  Thank you Judy for being on my team! πŸ™‚

 

Next is Lisa Simokaitis from IL πŸ™‚Β  I love getting cards from my home state! πŸ™‚

Great cards Lisa! I love all the animals, I know the kids will too, thank you! πŸ™‚

 

Karen Peterson from NE is next πŸ™‚Β  Karen makes a lot of her cards from kits and they’re wonderful! πŸ™‚

 

Beautiful 3D flowers, Karen! πŸ™‚Β  These cards are shiny and have gold accents πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Karen! πŸ™‚

 

Last for tonight is Lillian Abrams of MI πŸ™‚Β  Lillian has a blog you can visit here πŸ™‚

The last two cards are 6×6, aren’t they adorable! ?Β  I love all these cards Lillian! These are all fun and colorful, just perfect for kids! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

That’s all I have for today, I hope you all have enjoyed looking at these great inspirations! πŸ™‚Β Β  Please use all my links and check out all the sites mentioned! πŸ™‚

Thank you to all my card makers who make it possible for me to send cards through Send A Smile 4 Kids to my 3 hospitals in IL! πŸ™‚Β  I couldn’t do this without you!! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by today, I appreciate your interest! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to see you all again soon! πŸ™‚

JanEtKaY_SpringBoxBir

 

 

 

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