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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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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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Freshly Made Sketches #319 & Encouragement

Some of you must wonder what I do that I don’t have time for many cards.Β  I adopted one of my grandsons, and he’s only 6.Β  Quite a handful for someone in their 60s, at least I think so! lolΒ  I also have 2 sons, 3 daughters and 10 other grandchildren! πŸ™‚Β  Four of my granddaughters live right down the street and their family doesn’t have a car so I do all the driving.Β  Plus I manage cards for 4 hospitals!Β  There is seldom a dull moment in my house! lol

You may think all this time I haven’t made any cards, but I have πŸ™‚Β  I’m going to show you some of my cards today, because my theme is Encouragement cards.Β  A number of people have asked about Encouragement cards, so I’m going to show you some, and give my advice for making them, and it’s easy! πŸ™‚

First off I want to show the card I made for Freshly Made Sketches #319, I will also post it on the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog πŸ™‚Β  Here is the #319 sketch:

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And here is my card:

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What can I say, my cards aren’t really exciting, I make them for kids, I try to make them cute and fun πŸ˜‰Β  What can be more cute and fun than this adorable little panda?!Β  You can get it free from Stampin’ Up! with a $50 purchase during Sale a Bration! πŸ™‚Β  I bought the cute envelope paper at Snap Click Supply Co.Β  I got it last week on $1.00 Wednesday.Β  They have rotating digital products for sale every Wednesday πŸ™‚Β  I saw the paper and knew right away what I wanted to do.Β  I fussy cut my little panda.Β  As always I kept close to the sketch and my card is clean and simple πŸ™‚

Now for some other cards I’ve been making:

This is mostly digital papers that I printed with my computer and printer, but you could use paper stacks.Β  You could use any paper, with any theme.Β  People seem confused when I say Winter theme cards.Β  These are Winter themed Encouragement cards.Β  Winter papers with Encouraging sentiments πŸ™‚

Also Winter themed with Encouraging words.

I made these Winter themed Encouragement cards with older (teen, pre-teen) kids in mind.Β  All Stampin’ Up! products.Β  These are certainly not the only type of card that is Encouraging.Β  Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer all have nice papers and images that can be considered Encouraging πŸ™‚

I’m including some cards from Vicki Luebke of IN πŸ™‚

Now click on the images to enlarge and read some of the sentiments.Β  Some of my sentiments were rubber stamps and some printed off my computer.Β  I’m pretty sure Vickie’s were computer generated.Β  It works out great if you can size them so they fit into punches or dies that you already have.Β  Please no hand written sentiments.

There are many more sentiments that you can find or print.Β  Great Job, Good Job, Have a Wonderful Day, Wishing you Sunshine, You Did it, Congrats, Be Brave, Be Strong, Be Happy, Smiles, Hugs, Enjoy Your Day, Make Memories, Have Fun.Β  If you can think of anything that might be good for Encouragement, feel free to add it to the comment section!

If you still have questions, you can ask in the comments or email me for a more personal answer πŸ™‚Β  I plan to make more Encouragement cards for other Seasons.

Thank you Vicki for letting me share your Encouraging cards!

I hope you all have enjoyed these cards! πŸ™‚Β  Thanks for coming by whether you send in cards or just join us for inspiration, I appreciate your interest! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you can come by again! πŸ™‚

It’s was warm earlier this week but we’ve fallen back down to the single digits 😦  Hence my signature of snowmen! lolΒ  Spring is coming…….sometime…….wait for it! πŸ™‚

janet_kay-snowblokes

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