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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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  Probably just a cold, I don’t understand how they can make you feel so miserable! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I have the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog near the top on the right side of my page! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  You can order now if you’re interested, I’d be happy to be your Demonstrator! ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope everyone is well and enjoying the beginnings of Fall ! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I love Fall and I have a number of cards to share with you today! ๐Ÿ™‚

First is my card for the Doodle Pantry sponsorship of Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I will enter it in both blogs ๐Ÿ™‚


Hmmm, it looks blurry here, but if you click to enlarge, it looks just fine ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  To make the card, I used Thinlits-Circle Card die (retired) by Stampin’ Up!ย  It’s so easy to make this cute card ! ๐Ÿ™‚


Now for some fun SAS4Kids donor cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  First I want to show some cards from my friend,ย  Jill Blasche of TX ๐Ÿ™‚ย  She has made some great examples of Fall themed cards that aren’t Halloween.ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Ok, the orange one looks kind of Halloween, but it doesn’t have to be ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Both cards are made two ways.ย  On the orange card, it’s made with googly eyes on the left, and on the right, it has just card stock eyes.ย  On the leaf card, on the right, you can see she used some string and a button.ย  On the left there is a paper button and just a strip of card stock in brown.ย  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.ย  The black card on the left has ribbon, and the one on the right has card stock that looks like a ribbon ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The pumpkin card has a nice Fall theme, with a general sentiment.ย  the one on the right has ribbon and three gems.ย  The one on the right has green card stock and three punched holes to represent gems, very clever ๐Ÿ™‚

Two more that look like Halloween, but have general sentiments, and two more that are very Fall looking ๐Ÿ™‚

Four general cards included in the box, I love the birds! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Jill for all these wonderful cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next I have cards from Diane Herniman from ON, Canada ๐Ÿ™‚ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

All card fronts, gorgeous photos! ๐Ÿ™‚

On the left are two fronts and on the right is the envelope and card front ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Diane for your beautiful cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next is Yara Baird from WA,and she has a blog you can visit HERE.ย  Yara may have sent to other volunteers at SAS4Kids, but she is new to me ๐Ÿ™‚ Yara has sent in a wide variety in her box! ๐Ÿ™‚

Summer all the way to New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Yara for your wonderful cards! I know the kids will enjoy these cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

I know, it’s a long blog, but I’ve been gone a while ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  One last donor, and that is Vicki Luebke of IN ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Vicki sends in a lot of cards, she is really good with encouragement cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

Great cards, Vicki, wonderful selection! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Vicki for your continued support of our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

All of the card makers on my team are talented and generous!! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I couldn’t do my job without all of you! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s taken me two days to finish this or more, I can’t remember, I hate being sick! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I want to thank all of my cardmakers and everyone who has stopped by today for some inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope to be back soon with a brain that’s not filled with oatmeal!



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Doodle Pantry #14, SAS4Kids, Guests

It seems I’ve settled into posting once a week, but I’m going to try and post twice a week:)ย  It’s just so darn busy around here!ย  With 7 people in one apartment, we just seem to recycle all the germs! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Anyway, I’m going to enter this card in the challenge at Doodle Pantry, ANTS IN MY PANTRY DIGITAL CHALLENGE 14. ย  Also, at our own, SAS4Kids, Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge.



I actually made this card for my brother’s birthday.ย  My “baby” brother just turned 57, so hard to believe!ย  I like this card so much, I’m going to make more than a couple of them for the kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

I used an image from Doodle Pantry, they are one of our sponsors over at our SAS4Kids challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This image is called Sweet Stuff and it’s free with any purchase! ๐Ÿ™‚ The stripe paper is also in the kit with other candies and papers:)

I used a number of Stampin’ Up! products and I will list them in this paragraph.ย  Embossing folder Large Polka Dot, cardstock, Real Red & Daffodil Delight, Stamp set A Round Array,ย  with circle punches 1″ round, 7/8″ scallop, and for the inside I used the 1/2″ circle punch for the gumballs, and Smoky Slate ink pad.

The little blue gumball was cut from one of the papers I printed from the DP kit:)

Now on to some guests! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I have quite a collection tonight of mixed cards and some Easter:)ย  My first guest is Robin Hayworth from NY:)ย  Robin is a retired Dr. and her cards are clean & simple! ๐Ÿ™‚


Aren’t these cute, I love them all!ย  These are great cards for not only the younger ones but up into the next age group:)ย  Great encouragement cards!

I love all the colors on these, bright and fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some that would be great for the older kids!ย  The flowers look hand painted! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Robin for these great cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

My next guest is Kayla Ford from IL, my home state:)ย  Kayla is going to knock you out with her colors and papers!

What did I tell you, bright and fun!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Even the “plain” kite card is adorable!ย  These cards will bring sunshine to any room!ย  Thank you Kayla for sharing your talent with our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill Blasche from TX is next, she has been with me since I started and I love how I can ask her to make cards a certain way, and she does ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill has a lot of sentiment stamps that I love!ย  Look how different these cards are!

I had asked Jill to make some cards for teen boys, aren’t these great! ?ย  Not girly at all!

I hope you get a kick out of the ones on the left:)ย  My grandson, 4, colored these dinos, and I showed Jill, she asked if Lawrence would color some for her, and here they are!ย  I think she did an awesome job, and so does Lawrence! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  On the right, the tea cup card, has some beautiful gold stitching across the center, and I sent her the rose.ย  It’s new from Stampin’ Up! the stamp set is called Rose Wonder, but all I used was the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.ย  I used my Big Shot to cut it out of white card stock, then I colored it with Blendabilities (retired).ย  I love the way Jill put it on the sparkly craft cardstock and embossed it with dots all over! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Jill, for sharing with our kids and being a wonderful friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

This post is getting pretty long, so one more guest, Ruby Taylor, from MS:)

These are so cute and bright, Ruby made several of each design, so more kids can enjoy them! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Ruby and all of my card makers, you are talented and generous! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I appreciate every single one of you! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m excited every time I get a box to share with our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you everyone who has stopped by today to visit, I appreciate you too! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the cards and maybe got some inspiration for your own cards.ย  Please visit our sponsor, Doodle Pantry, and our SAS4Kids challenge blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Hope to see you again soon!




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The Friday Mashup #241 & SAS4kids

Once again, I’ve gotten behind:(ย  Once of my card makers challenged me to make a card and post it before the weekend is up.ย  Okay, she said it wasn’t a real challenge, but it got me up and motivated:)

I have a very simple card this week.ย  I have a unit on one of my hospitals for small kids, so this is what I made for the challenge over at the Friday Mashup #241๐Ÿ™‚ย  This card, of course, is for one of my Send A Smile 4 Kids hospitals! ๐Ÿ™‚


This week’s Mashup Challenge is:ย 
  • Create a project featuring a Monkey or Zoo Animals.
  • or Create a project with a Fancy Folds.
  • or Mash it up! and create a Fancy Folded Project with a Monkey.


The image on this card came from Doodle Pantry, and is simply called, Funky Sock Monkey. I think this is a great card for small kids, a large cute image and very little that could fall off! ๐Ÿ™‚

I blog with WordPress, it seems I can no longer add my blogs posts the way I used to:(ย  I have to use their new & improved method:(ย  I guess I’m an old fuddy duddy, because I’m not too fond of changes, especially when I’m made it do it! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  So my posts are going to look a little different….maybe even strange, until I get used to this new version.ย  I hope it doesn’t look too different;)


Now on to my guest for today, Donna Wakefield! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Donna is from IN, and has donated quite a few times:)ย  I have some Valentines of hers to share, but first, I want to show you these awesome Star Wars cards she made! ๐Ÿ™‚


You’ll have to use some imagination, because the photos do not do them justice!ย  These cards have lots of sparkle and shine! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The cards on the left has silver stars, and the card on the right has silver words, the top right is a black square with lots of silver sparkle, with a silver star, and the blue paper on the left side of the right card is one that when you tip it around, it changes, really pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚


The card on the left has white background paper, but all the design is silver.ย  The Star Wars words are silver and it has some more of the black with silver.ย  The card on the right has the same things going on:)


I hate to admit, the only Star Wars movie I’ve ever seen was the first one.ย  Yes, I’m that old! lol These cards have more sparkle and the card on the right has blue paper that is actually darker than it appears and the words are all blue foil! ๐Ÿ™‚

Donna also sent in some Valentines:)ย  I guess I need to keep my comments down or this post will be a mile long:(

Ah, ha, I learned something new!!ย  I’m hoping you can click on them and make them larger if you want to:)ย  Donna made some Star Wars Valentines!ย  Aren’t they cute?!ย  I think the kids are going to love them! ๐Ÿ™‚


Ha, learned something else new!ย  Boy this is taking me forever to write!ย  I’m sure I’ll get better with practice! ๐Ÿ™‚

These are all cute Valentines by Donna and I know the kids will love them! They are probably at the hospitals waiting to be handed out! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Or they may have already been handed out, that is totally up to the hospitals to decide how they are distributed:)ย  I want to thank Donna for the wide selection of cards, she did a great job! ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t mind multiples of the same card as I have three hospitals and I’m sure a number of different floors to be spread around:)

I want to thank all of my card makers, without you, none of this would be possible! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  You can come here for inspiration or you can join in the fun of sending cards to children’s hospitals! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Just visit our web site to get more information SAS4Kids.

Thank you all for coming by to visit, I hope you come again! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  You can also visit the SAS4Kids challenge blog to see what others are making:)





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Doodle Pantry, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Valentines

It was a rough two weeks with the 4 grandkids home from school!ย  But we all survived and now it’s back to work for me, minus the distractions;)ย  lol

I have one card today, it’s a Valentine for two different challenges:)ย  The first is our own SAS4Kids challenge blog where it’s Valentines or Love Cards 4 Kids!

The second,ย  ANTS IN MY PANTRY DIGITAL CHALLENGE 13, is sponsoring the current challenge at SAS4Kids! So here’s my card:

1aSDC18793A nice simply made card:) For the main image I used the Doodle Pantry set, With Heart.ย  The brown paper is digital paper from the set.ย  I printed it on Canon Matte Photo Paper, it’s thick, almost like cardstock.ย  I printed it and waited for a little while, and then embossed it with a folder from Stampin’ up! called, Happy Heart.

Then after embossing, I used a paper nail file to just lift off the tops of some of the hearts leaving white exposed.ย  From Stampin’ Up! I also used their Hearts Border punch, Real Red cardstock and a stamp that I don’t remember what set it came out of.ย  The stamp was used out of a set and not returned properly:( ย  My goal was to make a card that could be used by either a boy or girl;)


Now, on to a guest! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m featuring Ruby Haugen from MN today:)ย  Ruby sent in two boxes of cards separately.ย  One box is all Winter themed cards, and the second box is Valentines! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I really want to share the Winter themed cards because they’re all my favorite color, blue! ๐Ÿ™‚ so lets see what Ruby has sent in for our kids at SAS4Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOoooh, I love blue, especially blue snow, I don’t know why:)ย  Ruby colors her images with colored pencils.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are all just great!ย  I love the papers, and layouts! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t think Ruby sent any copies, I believe she sent all one of a kinds:)


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese last two are a little bit teal colored, still in the blue family, love them! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  These are all great examples of Winter cards!ย  But you could also add Happy Birthday to some of these cards, or thinking of you.ย  Ruby put a lot of love in these cards and it shows! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Ruby! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m going to save Ruby’s Valentines until my next post.ย  I’ve been trying to do this during the hours the kids aren’t sleeping, big mistake:(

Thanks for coming by today, be sure and check out the blogs that I’ve linked! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Also please check out the two new Stampin’ Up! catalogs near the top on the right:)ย  There’s is a big sale going on! ๐Ÿ™‚

Please come visit again soon! ๐Ÿ™‚








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Friday Mashup #236, SAS4Kids & Guests

I’ve been sick and in hiding for 4 or 5 days:(ย  I’m tired of being sick, so I’m here to share some Christmas cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย  Hopefully, I’ll stay awake! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  I’m going to submit this first card to theย  Friday Mashup #236๐Ÿ™‚


This week’s Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project inspired byย Christmas Cookies.
  • Create a project with Dies.
  • or Mash it Up!ย and create aย project using Christmas Cookies and Dies.

aaSDC18599From Stampin’ Up! I used Red Glimmer paper and sequins.ย  The main image is from Doodle Pantry called, Milk and Cookies.ย  If you click on it to make it bigger, it gets blurry:(ย  I don’t know why, it didn’t happen until I added my Watermark:(

I also made a card for Freshly Made Sketches, but with being sick, I missed their deadline:(ย  But here’s my card:) I’m going to enter it into the Challenge over at Doodle Pantry, Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge 12.

aaSDC18601I used the same Stampin’ Up! Red Glimmer paper, and the same Doodle Pantry image.ย  I changed the layout to match the sketch, and used some cookie border that I found in my stash:)ย  I think it’s pretty cute and I’m sure a kid will love it next year, when I send it out for Send A Smile 4 Kids:)


Now, on to my guests who have sent in cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids.ย  These cards have already been sent out:)ย  My first guest is a friend of mine who I know through Stampin’ Up! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  She knows how much I love SAS4Kids, so she sent in some cards:)ย  Welcome Debbie Essay from PA:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI believe all of Debbie’s cards were made with Stampin’ Up! products, but since my head is still full of cotton balls, I’m not going to look them all up unless you ask;)ย  Aren’t these cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The kids are going to love them! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERANow I know off the top of my head, that the tree, candy can and the gingerbread men, all came from the same set.ย  It has stamps with matching dies (retired).ย  Now look at these snowglobes, they’re from the 2015 Holiday catalog and I think they’re still available:)ย  The set also includes a ballerina.ย  I love how she did the two cards on the right.ย  It reminds me of how you make a card and then step it up for the second card:) I remember this set is called Sparkly Seasons.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese Santa’s remind me of the step it up cards too.ย  Santa is here on the left, then in both cards on the right:)ย  Great coloring, Debbie:)ย  I love the snowman card also:)ย  I’m sure kids will be getting these cards this week and next:)ย  Thank you Debbie for joining us and sharing your talents! ๐Ÿ™‚


My next guest is a first time sender:)ย  Hopefully we’ll see more of her cards in the future:)ย  Please welcome Ann Merkins from MN:)ย  Ann has shared with me that she makes most of her cards with napkins! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  They have a beautiful sparkly shine to them:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI checked out the snowmen and if you click on them to make them bigger, you can see some of the sparkle;)ย  Beautiful cards! ;0

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t know where Ann finds these, I’ve never seen napkins like this!ย  The kids are really going to love all the sparkle and shine! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore really cute cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I really love the Cardinal paper! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI remember the reindeer had shiny paper, my camera didn’t like it, but they are so pretty in hand:)ย  Finally two Winter cards, one has no sentiment and can be used for anything, and one Thank You:)ย  Great job Ann, thank you for sending cards to our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚


Sorry to rush off, I feel like I’m not even sitting upright in my chair:(ย  I think I’ve had enough of pretending I’m all better;)

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed all the cards and maybe found some inspiration:)ย  I do have some more Christmas cards to share, but it will depend on how I’m feeling:)





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Merry Monday #179 & SAS4Kids

I have a really short post today, I do have some more guest cards to share, but not a lot.ย  I still need more Christmas cards:)

For today, I have one card that I made myself, and I’m going to enter it in several different challenges:)ย  I will post a link to all of them, you can join the fun too! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  First, I would like to enter into the challenge over at Merry Monday #179.ย  Here is their challenge:

179Ok, I’m going to give you a minute to think about that;)ย  Pink, White & Green…..ready?


aaSDC18225I got the idea for this card over a year ago, from, I believe, a DT member at Doodle Pantry.ย  Anyway, her name is Pat Dadisman.ย  She made a card with this Flamingo that looked different, but the idea is the same.ย  I’m going to make a separate list below with everything I used on this card, because the list is kind of long.ย  The main image, the Flamingo is from Doodle Pantry, and is actually called, Fancy Flamingo.ย  You can click on the image name and the link will take you to see this image and the card made by Pat:)

I will also enter this at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge, and over at Doodle Pantry where they have the ANTS IN MY PANTRY DIGITAL CHALLENGE 11.ย  Doodle Pantry is one of the sponsors of the current challenge at SAS4Kids.

Thanks for stopping by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I will put my supply list below my name, let me know if you have any questions! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope to see you again soon with more Christmas inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚


JanetKay_SantaHatsSupply List

TACtile Studio-Background pink snowflake paper-Fair-Isle

Doodle Pantry-Main image- Fancy Flamingoย ย  Hat for flamingo-Santa Accessories

Lawn Fawn-gifts-Toboggan Together

Holly Peel-Offs-Sorry, I can’t remember

Stampin’ Up!

Solid background paper- 2013-2015 In Color-Strawberry Slush

Joy sentiment-Perfect Ending stamp set (retired)

1 inch circle punch

7/8 scallop punch

Wild Wasabi cardstock for sentiment background (retired)

Blendabilities -(discontinued)–Wild Wasabi for gifts



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Freshly Made #208, The Friday Mashup #230 & SAS4Kids

I got another card made! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  And, I’m going to enter it into two different challenges!ย  The first one is Freshly Made Sketches #208, the second one isย  The Friday Mashup #230.

FMS Final 208-001FM230F

This week’s Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project featuring Donuts or Baked Goods.
  • Create a project with a Friendship Theme.
  • or Mash it Up!ย and create a Friendship themed project with Donuts.






This is so sad, I have no donuts:(ย  So I substituted baked goods:)

aaSDC17964I wanted to meet the both of the challenge rules and still make a card that a child will love.ย  I think I did it! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  What kid isn’t going to love Gingerbread cookies?ย  The central image and the background paper are digital images from Raspberry Road Designs.ย  The set I used is called Christmas Tradition, I used two sets, the Paper and the Side Clusters Set 1.ย  The sentiment, which I thought was perfect, I found in a set called Fancy Pie, from Doodle Pantry.

I can’t remember what die I used for the circle, but the oval punches are both Stampin’ Up!ย  I also used Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Garden Green cardstock.ย  The sequins are Stampin’ Up! and I used some Dazzling Details on the snowflake.ย  Of course, this card was approved by my grandchildren;)


Even though I didn’t use a stamp set on this card, I’d like to mention that Stampin’ Up! is having a 15% off sale on stamp sets next week Oct. 19th thru Oct. 23rd.ย  I’d be happy to order some sets for you is you don’t have a demonstrator:)ย  If you have a demonstrator, be sure to ask about the 15% off sale! ๐Ÿ™‚


Now, I just can’t walk away from Halloween yet;)ย  I have a special guest today from Canada, Diane Herniman! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Diane makes cards like I’ve never seen!ย  All my cardmakers are special, I love all their different styles! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Diane’s cards are just another different style:)ย  I couldn’t copy them if I tried!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the envelope and the back of the card.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the card opened, I took two different views.ย  The little mummy pops up with a little side panel with a bat.


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the front of the card, isn’t it great? !ย  I love the whole card, it’s already been sent to one of my hospitals:)ย  I know someone is going to love it! ๐Ÿ™‚



SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the back on the left and the center on the right.



SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOf course, this is the front, great card! ๐Ÿ™‚



SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe is the back, I love how Diane matches the puzzles to the cards!ย  Do you see the gems on the bottom of the card back?ย  The inside is great too!


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere is the card front, is that wonderful?!ย  All of Diane’s cards are different! ๐Ÿ™‚





SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’m sorry the back is so blurry, but the cards are all shipped already and I can’t redo:(ย  But you can see that a cat card is coming up, right?ย  Look at the inside of this one, very detailed:)



SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at this great cat!ย  Isn’t it awesome?!


One more card to go!



SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERADiane makes all her own envelopes, they’re all different too! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  And here is the back, are you guessing a spider is coming your way?


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the center, it’s an easel card!ย  Isn’t this great?!


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the card opened all the way and the front.ย  Diane has such a great imagination! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Diane for these wonderful cards, I know the kids will love them! ๐Ÿ™‚


Well, that’s the end of the cards for tonight, I hope you enjoyed them! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thanks for coming by today, I’m always glad to have you! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Come back again soon to see more cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

All of these cards will be sent to my Illinois hospitals donated through Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Be sure to check out our challenge blog, get card ideas, enter to win a prize, and be sure to send your cards in to one of our volunteers! ๐Ÿ™‚




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Two Digital Sales!

Just a quick post about 2 digital art sales.ย  These are my two favorite spots to go to for anything digital and they’re both having sales!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  If you’ve ever wanted to try a digital image, now would be a good time! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  First I’m going to show you two of my favorite cards with digital images.ย  If you’ve gone through my whole bog, or you’ve been with me since the beginning, you might remember these cards:)ย  First up is Doodle Pantry๐Ÿ™‚

Poster3I really like this card and the truck image! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I was very proud of myself for using a striped embossing folder, and sponging it to match the truck:)ย  This is one of my early cards that I sent to Send A Smile 4 Kids.ย  This image is from Doodle Pantry called, Toy Truck Ants.ย  I thought it would be an awesome image for little boys! ๐Ÿ™‚


Next a card from Fred She Said Designs.

Half-fold Card1I’m very proud of this card as well:)ย  I’ve received the most comments and compliments on this card:)ย  I love the Clean & Simple look, the pop of color and one of my favorite flowers, Tulips! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This is from Fred She Said, and is called, Parrot Tulip.


I love both of these stores and I’ve come to know the artists for both and consider them my friends.ย  I don’t feel they are competing, because they have very different styles and do very different images.ย  So I really couldn’t chose one or the other and tell you about their sales.ย  I hope you understand why I’m including them both, and I hope you’ll at least go visit both stores! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Now for the info you need! ๐Ÿ™‚



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Thanks for coming by today and taking the time to look at my post! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’ll be back soon with more cards! ๐Ÿ™‚


Filed under Doodle Pantry, Fred She Said, Send a smile 4 kids

Friday Mashup Challenge #216 & guests

Wow, a lot of prep for this post!ย  I started it last night by getting my photos ready, then uploading them today.ย  In the meantime, taking care of kids and dishes and cleaning, it’s a wonder I ever get to blog!ย  Anyway… I have a card for the Friday Mashup Challenge #216.




This weeks Mashup Challenge is:
  • Create a project with “a Summer Picnic theme”.
  • Create a project with “Sunshine”.
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project with ” a Summer Picnic and Sunshine theme”.


As always, I’m pretty literal, I have a Summer Picnic theme;)

abSDC16906If you click on the image, you can see all the little ants:)ย  This is a pre colored digital image from Doodle Pantry, appropriately called, Picnic Ants๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a set and has some sentiments, printed papers, and plain colored papers.ย  My sentiment is from a Stampin’ Up! set called A Round Array (retired).ย  The set has 8 round designed sentiments and you could get a punch to match.ย  I promise I will be working with some new and current Stampin’ Up! products!ย  In any case, I used Stampin’ Up! cardstock for the back and ink, both Real Red.

I love how this came out and I think one of the kids will really enjoy receiving it, maybe I’ll make more! ๐Ÿ™‚


Now, I have two guests lined up, we’ll see how many cards I can fit in:)ย  All of the following cards have already been sent to a hospital for the kids:)ย  My card will also be sent to the kids through the Send A Smile 4 Kids outreach.ย  First up, I have Angie Seyer, from SD.



These are so cute, wait until you see, all of Angie’s cards are cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I don’t have this set, but I know it’s from Stampin’ Up! called Fox & Friends (retired).ย  Angie uses this set a number of times in the cards she sent in:)ย  I will show more of these in the future:)




I do have this set, it’s also retired from Stampin’ Up!, called Toy Box.ย  I love the set, but I was having trouble coming up with new layouts:(ย  Angie has given me some great ideas with her cards! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s one more using the same Toy Box set:)ย  What a great layout!


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is also a Stampin’ Up! set that I don’t have!ย  My hubby and I were both sure I had everything Stampin’ Up! ๐Ÿ˜‰ lolย  I had to look this set up, it’s called Forest Friends (retired).ย  I do have the sentiment stamp.ย  Stampin’ Up! Perfect Punches (retired).ย  So sad, I use this stamp set a lot!


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI haven’t figured out what stamp set this is, but isn’t the card cute!?ย  Wonderful colors for a child! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Now something totally different from Angie.


 I do have this Stampin’ Up! set, it’s called Papillon Potpourri, and it’s still available! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It has matching punches for the butterflies.ย  There are six in the set, three big and 3 smaller, both with punches:)ย  Of course, I have the stamps and the punches;) !ย  This is a great card with nice bright colors, someone is going to love this one! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I think I’ll enter this one in the SAS4Kids Challenge for this week, check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

Wow, that was fun, thanks Angie! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Now on to my next guest Karen Peterson:)ย  Karen has sent in cards that are great, but I don’t know anything about them.ย  Karen says they are all from Paper Wishes.ย  I’ve never heard of them, but she has made some great cards! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAKaren explained that she gets these sets that are kits.ย  Everything for the cards is in the kits, all you have to do is put them together.ย  This is a great boy card! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAnother great boy birthday card!ย  Really colorful, but masculine at the same time! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese two are beautiful!ย  I took a side photo so you could see how they stand on their own.ย  I had a little glare problem, but you can see these are covered with lots of gold!ย  Angie has done a beautiful job putting these cards together! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I have more cards from Angie that I will share in the Fall, she sent a number of Halloween cards, and some Christmas:)


Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed seeing the cards and have maybe gotten some ideas to use! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope to see you again soon! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I may change up my schedule some, it’s just too hard to post when Lawrence is running around! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย ย ย  But I’ll be here! ๐Ÿ™‚








Filed under Boys-men, Challenges, Doodle Pantry, Friday Mashup, Guests, Kids, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!

Merry Monday #166, SAS4Kids and guests

I have another card! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I think I’m catching up with my schedule……for right now anyway;)ย  We’ll see how it goes:)ย  So today, I have a card for Merry Monday #166.ย ย  This is a two week challenge for the Summer.ย  Finally, I’m not posting my card on the last day! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Here’s their challenge for the next two weeks:

166I know, penguins are so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  However, if I have a penguin stamp, I have no idea where it is:(ย  But not to worry, I went over to Doodle Pantry and used a digital image:)ย  I actually made a special request for this set it’s called, Winter Birthday.ย  I have a number of birthdays during the Winter months, so I figured other people must too:)ย  Now with most of my cards going to Send A Smile 4 Kids, it’s really nice to have a Winter Birthday set:)ย  So here is my card for this challenge:



Isn’t this too cute! ?ย  The other main image in the set is a snowman with a birthday cake.ย  The set includes some patterned paper, some plain papers, and some embellishments.ย  I used the patterned paper, the solid papers, the sentiment and the penguin, all from the same set.ย  I printed the penguin on my matte photo paper, trimmed it to the size I wanted, and then ran it through my Big Shot with an embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! (retired).ย  This card has been approved by all my grandchildren, at least the ones that live with me;)

Oh, dear, I almost forgot!ย  I’m going to enter this card in theย  ANTS IN MY PANTRY DIGITAL CHALLENGE 7, over at Doodle Pantry.ย  They’re have a Sale going on right now, so go check them out here! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, on to my first guest, Terri Rizzo.ย  Terri sent cards in to me for Send A Smile 4 Kids๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at this cute card! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I don’t know where Terri got this image, but I think it’s great for kids!ย  Here is a photo of the back also.ย  It has a little pull out that holds the card upright! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  So simple, yet I’ve never thought to do it!ย  I know one of our kids will love this for their birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAnother fun card from Terri:)ย  The one on the left looks like the cow and the words are both tipping over.ย  I wonder if she did that on purpose?


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERATerri definitely has a sense of humor:)ย  I know this image came from Doodle Pantry, but I looked everywhere and can’t find it in the store.ย  If I find it, I’ll update this post:)


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOne more from Doodle Pantry.ย  This one is called, Toy Truck Ants.ย  I own this set too, I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚




I know all of these images came from Mo’s Digital Pencil.ย  They come b&w and you have to color them yourself.ย  The one on the left is bubbles boy.ย  The blue and red cards are Superduper Boy, and Superduper Girl.ย  I love all these cards!ย  Great cards for kids and wonderful coloring by Terri! ๐Ÿ™‚


Just a few more cards, I want to squeeze in some cards from Bev Schoepke.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t know where Bev got this cute ribbon, but I know she used the Cupcake Builder Punch from Stampin’ Up!ย  Too cute! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a great card too:)ย  Nice bright colors:)ย  Bev sent multiples of each of these cards, she also sent some Christmas cards that I’ll share at another time.ย  Thank you Bev and Terri for a wonderful group of cards!:)ย  All cards are appreciated by me and the kids we serve at Send A Smile 4 Kids!! ๐Ÿ™‚


Thanks for coming by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope you enjoyed all the cards I was able to share! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Hope to see you again soon:)




Filed under Challenges, Christmas, Doodle Pantry, Embossing folders, Guests, Kids, Merry Monday, Mo Manning, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!, Winter