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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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Send A Smile 4 Kids Sept. 15th, 2018

OMGoodness, I totally forgot what day it is, I’m so sorry! 😦  It was a very trying evening 😦  This is going to be a short post, but I will plan on a longer post next time! πŸ™‚

I have a card today that I made for the challenge over at the Send A Smile 4 kids blog πŸ™‚Β Β  I hope you’ll go over and check it out! πŸ™‚

Here is the card I made, it’s Thankful with a handful of Fall! πŸ™‚

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Now I have a few cards from Tammy Gullett of IA! πŸ™‚

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I got the inspiration for my card from Tammy πŸ™‚Β  You can see we used the same paper, her’s on the top, left.Β  It came from a 6×6 pad, from Echo Park, called Celebrate Autumn.Β  Lots of fun colors and images in there! πŸ™‚Β  I love her turkey paper, she told me she bought it at Hobby Lobby, but it was the only paper I liked in the stack 😦

I love all her cards, especially the little girl and boy in the leaves! πŸ™‚Β  There is even one that says Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you for these great cards, Tammy! πŸ™‚

Ok, I’m off to bed. My husband works second shift and I want to be in bed before he gets home, he says I sleep too late in the mornings πŸ˜‰ lolΒ  This post will be scheduled to post at 8am, Sat. the 15th, the same time our SAS4Kids blog will be up πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration to get you started on some cards! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you’ll come back for some more cards soon! πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful weekend and Fall season! πŸ™‚

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SAS4Kids and More Fall

Here we are with another card for Send A Smile 4 Kids πŸ™‚Β  I also have some cards with other sentiments on Fall themed paper πŸ™‚Β  My post this week will be short, sorry 😦  My computer was down for over two days and I got really far behind on everything! 😦  I did make it back online in time to post my card for today’s challenge, yay! πŸ™‚

So, here’s my card, made especially for a kid at one of “my” SAS4Kids hospitals πŸ™‚

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This card was made with an adorable, pre-colored, digital image from Fred She Said Designs πŸ™‚Β  It’s called Halloween Rosey and it’s in the store πŸ™‚Β  It comes pre-colored or uncolored in a set.

I also used a new color from Stampin’ Up! called Gorgeous Grape.Β  The Die Cuts are Stampin’ Up! as well as the Halloween Paper (retired), Washi Tape (retired), and the thick Whisper White card base πŸ™‚Β  I found this sentiment in my stash of stamps.

The new Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog will be out next week and I’ll have it on my sidebar to the right if you’d like to check out what’s new for this holiday season! πŸ™‚

The current challenge #178 is Cute Fall or Halloween cards 4 kids or Anything Goes, please stop by and check out the other DT cards and enter your card! πŸ™‚

Now I have donor Alissa McKinney of IN! πŸ™‚Β  Alissa sent in some really cute cards with different sentiments and Fall/Halloween themed papers πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Alissa for continuing to be one of my donors, I know the kids will love your cards! πŸ™‚

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Lots of leaves, pumpkins, owls, and wonderful colors! πŸ™‚Β  Sentiments include: You’re so sweet, A Halloween hello, Hello, You brighten my day, Happy Birthday, Happy day, and Enjoy the little things πŸ™‚Β  Lots of inspiration here! πŸ™‚

Winter “themed” cards can look similar using Winter papers and adding general sentiments such as these above πŸ™‚Β  Winter has sledding, penguins, skating, snowball fights, moose, deer, snowmen, or snow women πŸ˜‰Β  I’ll be showing you some Winter cards coming up soon πŸ™‚

I’m sorry for such a short post today, the computer being offline has really messed with me and a lot of the things I do 😦  Please come back again to see what is going on with more cards! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate your interest in my blog and Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_MapleStencil

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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 Blog Hop Winners and Cards

I’m going to start with the Blog Hop Winners and then show you my card and cards from a guest! πŸ™‚

The winners from my personal blog are:

———-Denise BryantΒ  andΒ  Catriona57——–Congratulations! πŸ™‚

Thank you all for leaving comments on my blog, I hope you’ll visit again! πŸ™‚

Congratulations to all the winners!!If your name is listed as a winner, you must contact Karen at khasheck@gmail.com BEFORE August 18that midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18that midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited.

(If your name is picked and you do not have an USA mailing address, I am sorry but we will have to pick a different winner as our sponsors can only mail in the USA. Please let us know if that is the case.)
Please visit our blog challenge page to see all of the winners and check out more cards πŸ™‚
Now for my card, which is also posted on the SAS4Kids Challenge blog page πŸ™‚
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For my backing cardstocks, I used all Stampin’ Up! colors.Β  New color Granny Apple Green, Real Red, and Pacific Point.Β  I used a misc stamp for the sentiment, and the images are from Prettygrafic Design πŸ™‚Β  They have a set of different kids, and a paper set πŸ™‚
Now I have some group photos of cards from Brenda Zellner πŸ™‚Β  Brenda sent Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚
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Thank you Brenda for sharing all these wonderful cards with us for our kids! πŸ™‚
I appreciate every card sent in for our kids and I know all of our volunteers feel this way! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you everyone who shares their generosity with us! πŸ™‚
We are also pleased to have anyone interested in card making! πŸ™‚Β  Look around, and get some inspiration! πŸ™‚
Be sure to head over to the SAS4Kids challenge page and check out all the winners, and added cards! πŸ™‚
JanetKay_AutumnStripe

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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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