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Send A Smile 4 Kids 12-13-19

Hi ladies! πŸ™‚Β  I’m sad that all of my crafts are packed so I can’t make any cards myself 😦  But happy that we will be moving soon! πŸ™‚Β  I do have some cards from one of our SAS4Kids donors πŸ™‚Β  These cards are from Rita Merta, and are examples of what you can do with Winter cards that are general sentiments with Winter themes.

Some very nice Thank You cards.Β  Winter themed, snowflakes, trees, coffee, cabins and Winter colors πŸ™‚

Hello and Thinking of You, nicely done πŸ™‚

Winter Wishes and Let it Snow πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Rita for your great examples of general sentiments with Winter themes! πŸ™‚Β  Great cards to share with our kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚

Take a few minutes and check out the SAS4Kids blog and join in the fun of our challenges! πŸ™‚

I don’t think I will be posting again until the New Year.Β  Most of my things are packed and I’ve sent out Christmas cards to all of “my” hospitals.Β  Kids will be enjoying your wonderful efforts this Christmas and I’m sure there will be plenty of smiles!! πŸ™‚

Please have a wonderful holiday and celebrate whatever way makes your loved ones happy!!! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to see you in the New Year!! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_FrostyFlakes

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November 2019 Update and cards

Hi everyone! πŸ™‚Β  It’s been a roller coaster ride here since May!Β  More changes are heading my way and I just want to share that and then we’ll get to some cards.

We have been in the same apartment for 3 years and the rental company has decided not to renew our lease.Β  Our lease is up Dec. 31st, so we have been running around like crazy trying to find somewhere else to live!Β  Long story, short, we are buying a small house.Β  We will be moving on Dec. 23rd.Β  Yep, it’s as crazy as it sounds!

Once we’re settled in our house, I hope to be a lot more regular with my posts πŸ™‚Β  Thank you for staying with me and being patient!! πŸ™‚

Now, the cards I have today are all mine.Β  My craft room is a disaster! 😦  My photo taking area has already been packed and I took these photos on my work table.Β  I hope you get some inspiration from them πŸ™‚Β  I’ve made all “Winter” cards.

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I’ve used all papers from Echo Park, 6×6 pads of “My Favorite Winter”.Β  I used one sentiments from Stampin’ Up!Β  Also some plain cardstock, dies and punches from Stampin’ Up!Β  I did use some peel off stickers for the “Get Well” cards that will go to my seniors.Β  Everything else will go to Send A Smile 4 Kids!

You can enter our challenge and find out about how we support children at many hospitals across the USA, be sure to check out our page! πŸ™‚

My broken arm has healed, but a few problems still remain and I’ve made all simple cards, because that’s all I can do right now.Β  I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at them! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by! πŸ™‚Β  I really do hope to do much better keeping you updated in the coming year! πŸ™‚Β  I’ll try to get one more blog post out before Christmas! πŸ™‚

janet_kay-snowblokes

 

 

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SAS4Kids- Easter

Welcome back! πŸ™‚Β  I had intended to post another blog entry this month, and the month just flew by too fast, sorry 😦  But here I am, and today, I have a card to share for kids with Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚

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I saw a card on Pinterest with these eggs by PaperTrey Ink and I thought they were adorable! πŸ™‚Β  The green paper is Stampin’ Up! and the Happy Easter die is from Memory Box.Β  It was fun to put together with Stampin’ Up! inks πŸ™‚

I have a couple of guests cards today πŸ™‚Β  Please enjoy the Winter cards made by Trish Cudney of MN, where it’s still Winter as well as in IL!

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Here are two cards showing what I mean by Seasonal, everyday cards πŸ™‚Β  Happy Birthday and a miss you card.Β  Nice winter themes and paper, but with everyday sentiments πŸ™‚

I love blue Winter cards, it’s my favorite color! πŸ™‚Β  You can click on them to make them larger.Β  Winter themes with no sentiment can be used for any occasion! πŸ™‚

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Thank you Trish for these wonderful cards! πŸ™‚Β  The kids will still be able to enjoy them during the deep freeze here in IL&IN! πŸ™‚

Now I have some more Easter cards, this time from Vicki Luebke of IN πŸ™‚

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Thank you Vicki, for these super fun, colorful and cheerful cards! πŸ™‚

I would like to thank all of my donors for their continued support of our SAS4K, kids! πŸ™‚Β  You help bring cheer to our kids all year long, and I know they will have large smiles on their faces when receiving these cards and all the cards sent in so far this year! πŸ™‚

If you’re not a donor, that’s fine with us, we hope you enjoy our inspiration and hope you might join us at some point! πŸ™‚

Thank you all for stopping by, I’m thankful for your interest! πŸ™‚Β  I really do plan on having another post around the 15th of the month πŸ™‚Β  If you sign up to follow me, you’ll receive my post in your email πŸ™‚

 

JaNEtKAY_EggHunt

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Winter cards for SAS4Kids #184

Welcome friends! πŸ™‚Β  Here is another card for Send A Smile 4 Kids blog challenge πŸ™‚Β  I also have a repeat guest today to share her cards with you! πŸ™‚Β  Here is my card :

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My guest will be following, but I wanted to give her credit for CASEing her card.Β  It can be found here.Β  Scroll down until you find Trish Cudney.Β  There you will find a card very similar to mine πŸ™‚Β  Thanks Trish, you may have also CASEd your card, but I still think it’s a great! πŸ™‚Β  Trish’s card is from last year, 2017.

For this card I used Cabin Fever, by Carta Bella.Β  If you can’t find the actual printedΒ  product, you can find it here, in digital form, from SnapClickSupply, at the bottom of the page πŸ™‚Β  I also used Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede cardstock.

Now for some of Trish Cudney’s newest cards πŸ™‚

These cards have the same image and different layouts and papers! πŸ™‚

On the left are two cards with the same layout, but different images and papers πŸ™‚

Most of Trish’s cards have now sentiments, great examples of making Christmas/Winter cards with no sentiment, they can be used for anything! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Trish for these wonderful cards! πŸ™‚

Check out our FB page, I’ve just uploaded some new card photos! πŸ™‚

Thank you for coming by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed our cards! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate your interest whether you share cards with us or you’re just stopping by for a visit! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you come by again soon! πŸ™‚

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Please note that I receive no compensation from SAS4Kids, where I am a volunteer.Β  I also receive no compensation from websites, stores or brands.Β  I do sell Stampin’ Up! products, but that is the only compensation I receive.

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Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge #183

Welcome to another post featuring Christmas and Winter cards! πŸ™‚Β  I’ve been so busy, I almost forgot to do this post!Β  This post will be kinda long, so I hope you’re all ready! πŸ™‚

Christmas is an exciting time of year for our kids in hospitals!Β  Well, it’s exciting for us getting ready to ship them cards!Β  I know that I love to get cards to share with the kids and see what our generous donors have made to bring smiles to kids faces! πŸ™‚

My husband came home from work late and let me know that it’s snowing outside, as I’m sure it is in many parts of the USA!Β  So here is my card to share to get things going:

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It’s a Winter Birthday card! πŸ™‚Β  I heard that some people don’t quite understand what “every day cards with Christmas, Winter themes” actually means.Β  Here is a great example, well, I think so anyway πŸ˜‰

I used a 6×6 paper pad by Echo Park, called Celebrate Winter.Β  What fun colors and images they have in this paper pad! πŸ™‚Β  And it’s a Birthday card! πŸ™‚Β  I know you shouldn’t start a sentence with “and”,Β  sorry πŸ˜‰

I used Stampin’ Up! Basic Black cardstock and sentiment.Β  I’m not sure which set it came out of because it’s in my “favorites” box that I use all the time.Β  Both papers came from the same paper pad, and there are other fun papers as well πŸ™‚Β  No I don’t get paid to promote Echo Park, I just love their paper pads, and they work well with Stampin’ Up! cardstock! πŸ™‚

Next I have some great cards from repeat donor, Lee Mae Elkins from WA.Β  I know you’ll enjoy her cards! πŸ™‚Β  Click on them to see their sentiments πŸ˜‰Β  Here are some Christmas/Winter Birthdays!

Every day cards with Christmas/Winter themes πŸ™‚

Here are a couple of Blank/no sentiment, Christmas cards πŸ™‚

Some Merry Christmas for those of you missing the “official” Christmas cards πŸ˜‰

And finally, some “other than Merry Christmas” cards πŸ™‚

Thank you Lee Mae for giving everyone something to love! πŸ™‚Β  Great examples of almost every kind of Winter/Christmas card! πŸ™‚

I’d like to thank all of my donors for their efforts this year to bring happy smiles to kids faces! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚Β  I hope we’ve given you some inspiration to get through the holiday card making season! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you’ll come join us again for more cards! πŸ™‚

Please stop by Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog to see more cards, or enter your own! πŸ™‚

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! πŸ™‚

janet_kay-penguin pals

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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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