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SAS4Kids, Happy Holidays or AG

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚Β  Are you getting excited for Christmas or something like it?!Β  I’ve had a request from one of my hospitals for more generic sentiments instead of “Merry Christmas”.Β  I didn’t pick the title, but it reminded me that some people don’t celebrate Christmas.Β  Feel free to send in cards with different sentiments like: Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, Holiday Wishes.Β  There are lots to choose from lately, but you can also make “Christmas” cards and leave the sentiment off πŸ˜‰

I have my own card to share that you can find over on the SAS4Kids blog πŸ™‚Β  Check it out for other cards with inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  Here is my card:

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I used the same paper pad as last week, “Sugarblush”, by Recollections, from Michaels.Β  The black with snowflakes was printed off my computer, as well as the sentiment.Β  I thought pink would be fun for the kids πŸ™‚

Now I have a guest this week, Debbie Caldwell from MI πŸ™‚Β  Debbie is a repeat sender and she’s made some great cards for the kids that are Post Office friendly for the kids to share with their family or friends πŸ™‚

Debbie has used some great papers, a lot are the same with different layouts πŸ™‚Β  She used some great layouts more than once as well πŸ™‚Β  These cards all still look different and will not all go to the same hospital, so these are great choices! πŸ™‚Β  These are more Winter cards than Christmas, but she also sent Christmas that I will share another week πŸ™‚

Thank you Debbie for sharing these wonderful cards with our kids in the hospital! πŸ™‚Β  I know these cards will be loved! πŸ™‚

Thank you to all my card makers for sharing their talents! πŸ™‚Β  Your cards bring lots of smiles to our kids! πŸ™‚

If you’re just stopping by for some inspiration, I hope you found some! πŸ™‚Β  We are happy to share what we do for kids in the hospital to help cheer them and make them smile! πŸ™‚ We have volunteers in a number of states, we would be happy to accept your donation of cards, if you would like to share πŸ™‚Β  We appreciate A2 cards as they are easier to mail.Β  You can contact any of our volunteers on our contact page and see if the size cards you make would be acceptable πŸ™‚

If you already make and donate cards, I’m pretty sure you’ve had this conversation with your volunteer πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ll visit again! πŸ™‚

JaNeTKAY_ChristmasGli

 

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Personal share with a senior center

Hi Ladies πŸ™‚Β  Some of you know that I have a personal card share with a senior center.Β  For those of you who don’t know, it is in no way part of Send A Smile 4 Kids!Β  This is personal in honor of my mother who has passed.Β  My Mother lived in the same town since I was born, more than 50 years!Β  My siblings and I all grew up there.Β  My brother still lives in the same house.

My mother really enjoyed the senior center after my father passed.Β  She made many friends, went on trips, and enjoyed many other activities πŸ™‚Β  After she passed a few years ago, I decided to do something nice for the seniors that attend there now, in honor of my mother πŸ™‚Β  Since I am a card maker, I make cards for the seniors to send to their family and friends πŸ™‚

I’ve decided to share some of these cards with you so you can see how I make cards that are flat for mailing πŸ™‚Β  You can send me cards for “my” seniors, but, of course, you don’t “have” to.Β  This is not part of SAS4Kids!

These cards are as “flat” as can be made.Β  The Post Office loves to add on postage, but I don’t want the seniors to have to do that πŸ™‚Β  They do not have glitter, buttons, brads, bows, large gems or anything that might make them bulky.Β  You can use layers, without pop-ups πŸ˜‰

The cards I send are some of the same sentiments as SAS4Kids:

Winter, Christmas, Valentines, Spring, Easter, Patriotic, Summer, Fall, Thanksgiving, Get Well, Sympathy, Miss You, Hi/Hello, Thinking of you, or Birthday.Β  All cards are blank.

I’m sorry for such a long explanation 😦  Here are some samples I made this week:

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I love how the first card came out! πŸ™‚Β  It’s a layout I use a lot, but it’s so pretty with the pinks and gold.Β  I used a paper pad from Michaels, Recollections,” Sugarblush.”Β  It has pink Santa’s that I’m using for the kids πŸ™‚Β  I used two gold cardstock papers that I bought at Micheals in the individual section. I also used Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, and their new snowflakes that are available from Nov. 1st to Nov. 30th only.Β  I can help you order them if you don’t have a demo πŸ™‚Β  I also used all Stampin’ Up! punches and dies.Β  The sentiments were printed on my computer.

Next I have the masculine cards I made:)

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This card is the same layout as the first pink one above.Β  I think it still needs something, a snowflake?Β  Suggestions?

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For these three cards I used a paper pad from Carta Bella called, “Let It Snow”.Β  For these three cards I used general sentiments.Β  Any “theme” paper can be made into a general sentiment card. This last card is a great example of using Fall paper and making it into one of the sentiments we use all the time πŸ™‚Β  It could just as easily say Hi/Hello, Smile, Happy Birthday, or any other sentiment you have πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the cards I made! πŸ™‚Β  I will be back again on Nov. 3rd with a card post for Send A Smile 4 Kids, I hope you will come back! πŸ™‚

Thank you to anyone already sending cards for “my seniors”! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_BrushThin

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SAS4Kids with Fall or Holiday Wishes

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚Β  What a beautiful day it is here where I live, lots of sunshine! πŸ™‚Β  I have a short post for you today.Β  I haven’t been getting very many cards yet, so I have a few I’ve made πŸ™‚Β  They’re general sentiments with a Fall and Winter themes πŸ™‚

First, here is my card for today’s Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge πŸ™‚

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For my card, I used Stampin’ Up! cardstock, the pumpkin paper is from Carta Bella, Hello Fall.Β  The pumpkin image is from Etsy, I added the “Happy Birthday” with a digital file.Β  The pumpkin embossing folder is from Cuttlebug, and I used a Stampin’ Up! die to cut out the Happy Birthday pumpkin πŸ™‚

I love this card, a great example of Fall theme with a general sentiment! πŸ™‚Β  I have a couple more for you πŸ™‚

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This card info is below, except I used Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake card stock on this one.

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For both of these cards I used Echo Park, Celebrate Winter πŸ™‚Β  All of my paper pads are 6×6, I think the graphics are just the right size for cards πŸ™‚Β  Although I did buy the 12×12 solid paper pack.

I love the sentiments on both of these cards!Β  You may be surprised where I got the Celebrate Winter sentiment.

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I cut it off the bottom of one of the solid 12×12 sheets, it runs across the bottom of the card stock!Β  I’ve probably seen it before, but it never occurred to me, that I could use it as a sentiment! Β  I don’t usually get the solid paper packs because Stampin’ Up! has such great colors, they match almost everything! πŸ™‚Β  I did use Stampin’ Up! Real Red for behind the sentiment πŸ˜‰

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I hope you enjoyed my cards πŸ™‚Β  Hopefully I’ll start getting some Winter and Christmas cards in so I can share them with you! πŸ™‚

Thank you to everyone who donates cards to our cause, Send A Smile 4 Kids, we couldn’t do this without you! πŸ™‚

If you’re just stopping by, I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration from my cards today πŸ™‚Β  The holidays aren’t the only thing going on in any given month!Β  Kids still need general cards to fill in πŸ™‚Β  I’ll be having more Winter and Christmas cards to share soon, I hope you’ll come back! πŸ™‚

 

JanetKay_FoxyFelt

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Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge #180

Hello visitors! πŸ™‚Β  I’m so happy to be here for the SAS4Kids Celebration Cards 4 Kids Challenge #180! πŸ™‚Β  I’m posting my card and you can go to our blog to see the other cards made for the challenge, and you can join in too! πŸ™‚Β  Here is my card:

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I was thinking boy, Winter, Birthday πŸ™‚Β  I used a Birthday die from Stampin’ Up!, and all Stampin’ Up! cardstock.Β  The printed paper is from a stack by Carta Bella, called Cabin Fever, I love this paper stack.Β  If you can’t find the paper anymore, you can get it digital from Snap Click Supply.Β  I used the digital 6×6 paper #1&2.Β  I have a nice Cannon printer and I used Matte, photo paper.

This post will be a little long, I have two guests to share their cards! πŸ™‚Β  First is Brenda Zellner πŸ™‚

Most of Brenda’s cards are Winter cards, but there are some Christmas included as well πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Brenda for these wonderful cards, they are perfect for our kids! πŸ™‚

Next I have cards from Paula Kysilka πŸ™‚Β  Paula lives in FL but truly understands Winter, and Christmas from a lot of other states! πŸ™‚

Thank you Paula, these are also wonderful cards that our kids will love! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you both for sharing your talents! πŸ™‚

Lots of these cards have general sentiments, and very few actual “Merry Christmas” cards.Β  I’ve been asked to send more cards that have Non-“Merry Christmas” sentiments, such as “Happy Holidays”, “Seasons Greetings”, and such.Β  I know it’s a sign of the times we live in, but it makes me sad just the same 😦

I want to thank all of my donors who can “go with the flow” and adjust to whatever our hospitals ask for! πŸ™‚

Thank you all for stopping by! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you’ll come back again and maybe join our challenge! πŸ™‚Β  You don’t have to make cards to enjoy our wonderful card makers efforts! πŸ™‚

I hope you all can celebrate the holiday season whatever way makes you happy! πŸ™‚

JANeTKAy_BrightBirthd

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SAS4Kids and Fall card ideas

Welcome to anyone stopping by, if you’re following me, thank you! πŸ™‚Β  Today I have a card for Send A Smile 4 Kids again! πŸ™‚Β  Their challenge is always Anything goes, but sometimes they have an added challenge.Β  This next two weeks it will be Slime, Humorous Cards 4 kids or Anything goes.

Here is the story about why it’s a slime challenge.

The theme for this challenge is: Humorous or Slimy Cards 4 Kids OR Anything Goes 4 Kids. Some of us on TEAM SAS are featuring slime on our cards and here is the funny story why: I was visiting a blog of a frequent player in our challenges and I noticed she had our blog badge on the side of her blog promoting our challenge and cause, and of course I was thrilled to see that. But she made a small error in the spelling of β€œSend a Smile” and it read: Send a SLIME 4 KidsJ Β What a difference mixing up just two letters resulted in! It cracked me up and I shared with the blogger so she could correct it after we laughed about it. I also shared the laugh with my dt members and we decided to use the β€œslime” and humor in a challenge. Kids love humor and slime, so accept our challenge and see what you can come up with.

I, personally, just made a Fall card, because my theme is Fall cards for kids this week.Β  I know a lot of you have trouble with the “theme” being Fall or Winter cards.Β  I’ve found a few examples of cards that show Halloween is not the ONLY thing happening in the Fall!

Here is my card, it has Fall paper with a general sentiment:

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Here are a few more that I’ve made:

 

Now I have a few from repeat donor, Trish Cudney of MN πŸ™‚

Here Trish used the sentiments, “Thinking of You”, “Hello”, and “I never met a nut I didn’t like” πŸ™‚Β  She also included some blank (no sentiment) cards that can be used for anything.Β  Nice Fall papers and cute images! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Trish for sending in these wonderful cards that will be fun for our kids! πŸ™‚

I hope you’ve enjoyed these samples and have a better idea of what I mean when I say “Fall themed” cards πŸ™‚

I’m happy you’ve decided to stop by today, I hope you’ve been inspired! πŸ™‚Β  Please visit the SAS4Kids challenge page and see what everyone else is doing! πŸ™‚Β  You might even like to join in the fun! πŸ™‚

Hope you see you again soon! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_PunkinPatch

 

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SAS4Kids Challenge July 2, 2018

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

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!! πŸ™‚Β  There will be prizes along the Blog Hop for many to win!! πŸ™‚Β  I will personally have two prizes to be given away for people commenting on my blog! πŸ™‚Β  It should be lots of fun, I hope you can all join us!! πŸ™‚
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I saw a card on Pinterest that was similar, but not the same.Β  I’m always saying how I need more “boy” cards, so I made one πŸ˜‰Β  Using the Doodlebug, Dragon Tails, 6×6 pad, and also the Dragon Tails odds & ends pack.Β  I popped up the dragon and the sentiment with Stampin’ Dementionals from Stampin’ Up!, also some Tombow glue.Β  Deciding what to do was the hardest part.Β  Once I got going it was really easy! πŸ™‚
Now I need to apologize to my cardmakers.Β  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 πŸ™‚Β  So first I have Melissa Jackson of MO.Β  Melissa has group card making events and some of the ladies share their cards with us as well πŸ™‚Β  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! πŸ™‚
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Melissa’s group makes well made and fun cards, great to share with our kids! πŸ™‚
Next up is Judy Martin of PA πŸ™‚
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Judy’s cards are all different, you can see her cards are fun too! πŸ™‚
Next is Ruby Haugen of MN πŸ™‚
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Ruby tends to send themes, like holidays, this time was mostly baby cards which are so cute!Β  I’m also loving the three cards right up front! πŸ™‚
Next is Dr. Robin Hayworth of NY! πŸ™‚
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Robyn sends some of the same cards almost every time, but she throws in new ones
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I want to thank all of my card makers, including these four! πŸ™‚Β  Your dedication means so much to me and the kids at our hospitals! πŸ™‚Β  You make a difference! πŸ™‚
Thank everyone for joining me today, even if you don’t make cards for SAS4Kids, I appreciate your interest! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you’ve found some inspiration! πŸ™‚
I hope you will join us on July 21st for our Christmas in July Blog Hop! πŸ™‚Β  You can visit us on our blog, or start with me, here! πŸ™‚
JanETKAY_BucketsOFun

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Teen SAS4Kids card and Guests

Ok, you caught me, I wasn’t ready yesterday, but I rushed this morning and got some cards together πŸ™‚Β  My card was posted on SAS4kids this morning, I totally forgot 😦   But now I’m fully awake and ready to share! πŸ™‚Β  My card is in the Design Team section at the top.Β  Here it is:

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Because my card is already posted on the SAS4Kids blog, I’ve already been asked about my supplies.Β  For the background layer I used Real Red from Stampin’ Up!, I also used Pacific Point for behind my image.Β  The game paper is from Etsy, BearsDenDigitalArts. My image is pre-colored from Mo’s Digital Pencil.Β  There are also 3 different versions that are uncolored, if you scroll down the page.Β  I also have the uncolored image, but I’m not very good at coloring πŸ˜‰

Now, I actually only have one guest today, Trish Cudney of MN.Β  Trish has been sending cards for SAS4Kids, for quite some time πŸ™‚Β  Pay attention to her use of “boy” images and cards with no images πŸ™‚Β  You can click on the images to make them larger πŸ™‚

Trish used great papers, images and layouts! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Trish for sharing with our kids here at Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚Β  Our volunteers couldn’t do their job without people like you! πŸ™‚

Thank you for coming by today, whether you are part of SAS4Kids or not, I’m thankful for your interest in my blog! πŸ™‚

I should be back July 7th, for a new blog πŸ™‚Β  Don’t forget our big blog hop in July! πŸ™‚

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!
Hope to see you soon! πŸ™‚
JaNetKay_BowlFullOfCh2a

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