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Freshly Made Sketches #292, SAS4Kids

Welcome back! 🙂  I’ve been making cards again! 🙂  I love all the sunshine we’ve been getting, it makes me so happy! 🙂  It also gives me a lot of energy! 🙂  My grandson has been allowing me to make some cards by being really good! 🙂

I made and will enter into the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #292, a fun Summer card, I hope you like it! 🙂  Here’s the sketch:

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This is where I found this digital image on Etsy. Prettygrafikdesign.

I used Stampin’ Up! papers, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, and a retired DSP.  Isn’t he so cute! ?  Reminded me of my grandson:)  That’s not the only cute card I made, here are a few more:

Some of my images and papers are also from Clipartland, also on Etsy. I had lots of fun making these simple layouts with the cute images! 🙂  I also used more cardstock from Stampin’ Up!, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, and Pacific Point.  The printed papers came from Etsy on one of the sites already given above.

I don’t think we have enough African American images on our cards 😦  I was thrilled to find some cute ones on Etsy! 🙂  Although I have to say, it’s disappointing to just find “white” kids colored “brown”.  At least these images have ethnic hair.

I’m having trouble finding teen boy or girl images, if anyone knows a source, please let me know!  A lot of our “kids” are teens.

I haven’t gotten a lot of Summer cards, that’s one of the reasons I decided to make some.  I made quite a few of these cards 😉  I did just this Saturday get a package from Janelle Klapperich of SD 🙂  Here are some of her cards:

On the left are two cards.  On the right is the inside of the blue “hat” card.  Not a great photo, but I believe you can tell one of the balloons is popping out 🙂

Janelle let me keep one of the jellyfish cards for my grandson, she is so sweet! 🙂  He loves jellyfish and put this card in a place of honor so he can see it every day! 🙂

I love all of these cards, fun and colorful, sure to bring smiles to lots of faces! 🙂  Thank you so much Janelle for sending them in! 🙂

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer so far! 🙂  I want to thank everyone who makes and sends in cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂  Be sure to check out our blog! 🙂  The current challenge is “For the boys“, and I will also post my card there 🙂  You can join the fun too! 🙂

Thank you all for coming by! 🙂  I appreciate your interest, even if you don’t send in cards! 🙂  I hope you all have found some inspiration! 🙂  Hope to see you all again soon! 🙂

JAnetKay_StrawberryLe

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #242 & SAS4Kids

Summer has been hard!   With all the grandkids home and lots of medical and other appointments, I’ve had less time to spend crafting! 😦   Well, today, I found time to make one card! lol  Yes, one! lol   But, I have lots of cards sent in for Send A Smile 4 Kids to share!

First my card, I will enter it in the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches #242 and also at the challenge for Send A Smile 4 Kids 🙂

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OMGoodness, I love this new set from Stampin’ Up!, it’s called Best Birds 🙂  You can also get a die set to go with it! 🙂  I have to say, I love dies!  I cut a piece of magnet sheet and tape it (with very strong tape) to the back of my stamp box and they all stay right where I need them!  The stamps fit right on top of the dies 🙂

Everything on this card is from Stampin’ Up! unless noted! 🙂  I used a retired embossing folder with clouds for the background.  The So Saffron sun was die cut.  The bird is Marina Mist, and the branch is Pear Pizzazz.  The little thank you stamp is from Wishes Your Way (retired).

I had a lot of fun making this card, until I got Memento black ink fingerprints on it! 😦   It was so bad, I had to make a second one!  How disappointing! 😦  This card will be going into a box for one of my SAS4Kids hospitals 🙂  I’m a little short of Thank You cards right now, so I’m going to try and make more 🙂

I know you’re all waiting for more card inspiration and I  have a bunch for you! 🙂  First I have Judy Martin from PA 🙂  Judy is a repeat sender, thank you Judy! 🙂

Wonderful selection of cards, Judy! 🙂  I love all the fun Summer and water cards! 🙂  It was so much fun to add these to the boxes I just sent out!  Thank you Judy for being on my team! 🙂

 

Next is Lisa Simokaitis from IL 🙂  I love getting cards from my home state! 🙂

Great cards Lisa! I love all the animals, I know the kids will too, thank you! 🙂

 

Karen Peterson from NE is next 🙂  Karen makes a lot of her cards from kits and they’re wonderful! 🙂

 

Beautiful 3D flowers, Karen! 🙂  These cards are shiny and have gold accents 🙂  Thank you Karen! 🙂

 

Last for tonight is Lillian Abrams of MI 🙂  Lillian has a blog you can visit here 🙂

The last two cards are 6×6, aren’t they adorable! ?  I love all these cards Lillian! These are all fun and colorful, just perfect for kids! 🙂  Thank you so much! 🙂

That’s all I have for today, I hope you all have enjoyed looking at these great inspirations! 🙂   Please use all my links and check out all the sites mentioned! 🙂

Thank you to all my card makers who make it possible for me to send cards through Send A Smile 4 Kids to my 3 hospitals in IL! 🙂  I couldn’t do this without you!! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today, I appreciate your interest! 🙂  I hope to see you all again soon! 🙂

JanEtKaY_SpringBoxBir

 

 

 

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Merry Monday #197, Easter & SAS4Kids

This has been a horrible month for me! 😦  I had Strep Throat, a cold, and now a Sinus infection! 😦  I am not a happy camper:(

What cheers me up is to make cards, sort cards, box cards & send cards!  Actually, anything that involves cards makes me smile! 🙂  So I’m here to share some Easter cards with you! 🙂

First, my card, is for Merry Monday #197.

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One of my card makers used this embossing folder by Darise, I loved it so much, I had to get it!  It folds up at the corners and looks like a photo frame:)  Here’s a side view:

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For this card I used the Darise Embossing Folder, I think it’s actually called Photo Frame.I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock, White Glimmer Paper, and Wink of Stella clear glitter brush.  I used a digital image from BellasScrapsnClips on Etsy.  One more photo to show you the Wink of Stella:)

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I put the Wink of Stella on all the snow, I think it looks really pretty! 🙂  Next I have some guests with Easter cards! 🙂  First up is Cyndie Reis of CA:)  Cyndie has sent in cards a couple of times now:)

Aren’t these cute!?  The colors, the papers the cutouts, all are so adorable! 🙂  Thank you so much Cyndie for finding us and sending cards in! 🙂

 

Holly Blaskie is a repeat sender from MI:)

Pretty colors and images, the kids will love these! 🙂

I love these papers and colors, so Springy! 🙂  I adore this little lamb from Stampin’ Up! so cute for Easter! 🙂  Thank you Holly, your cards are always wonderful! 🙂

 

Lastly I have Lee Mae Elkins of WA:)  Lee Mae has her own blog that you can visit here, http://boxesofdogs.blogspot.com/

Lee Mae has sent in a wide variety of cards and very few duplicates, where does she find the time?!

Some really great cards for the boys, and the ones on the right, I think would be great for teens:)

Simple layouts, but great papers and images make them special! 🙂

More cute cards! 🙂

These cards are adorable, love the papers and images!

I love all of these cards!  The two on the left are so different from the rest! 🙂  The two on the right are also so stinkin’ cute!  Thank you Lee Mae for sending so many different cards, I know the kids will love all of them! 🙂

Well, I’m exhausted and ready for bed!  Maybe I’ll take a nap and get up again, who knows;)  Thanks so much for coming by today, I really appreciate your interest! 🙂  I’m hoping to get well at some point soon so I can get back to some kind of schedule.  I’m sorry if I’m not as cherry as usual:(

I’m wishing all of you a very Happy Easter, I hope you can enjoy it with people you love! 🙂

JaNEtKAY_EggHunt

 

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Merry Monday #194, Easter, SAS4Kids

OMGoodness, I am soooo tired! 😦  I found out today that I have Strep Throat:(  I’m going to do this post and head straight to bed!

I have a card for the challenge over at Merry Monday #194.  I actually made it a couple of days ago, but I’ve just been so tired:(  I’m going to show you my card and then I have one guest today with Easter cards! 🙂

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I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red c/s and embossing folder, Petals a  Plenty, one of my favorite embossing folders:)  The image came from an online seller that I believe is no longer in business, PC Hugs.  The sentiment I printed off my computer.  I think I used a Martha Stewart punch for the snowflake, and I put a sequin in the center.  I left a white border around my image, I think it looks like an old snapshot:)

My guest today is from Canada and I’ve shown her cards before, Diane Herniman:)  Diane make her special cards using a lot of photos from her personal garden:)

On the left is the back of the card, and on the right is the inside.  It’s a little strange because this is the first time I remember there being a blank area on one of Diane’s cards.

Here is a side view on the left.  I wanted to try and show you how the embossing folder folds upwards and makes a lovely frame for Diane’s flowers! 🙂

On the far left is the handmade envelope, and then the back of the card.  On the right is the inside of the card, with photos from the garden:)

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This is the outside of the card, you can see more detail of that embossing folder.  You put the image in the center and then carefully fold the edges up.  Reminds me of a photo frame:)

 

Ont he left is the inside of the card, and on the right, the outside.

 

The inside is on the left and the outside is on the right.  What adorable baby bunnies! 🙂

 

Here are a few Mother’s Day cards to get you started:)

On the left are the three insides that go with the cards on the right.  Diane sure knows how to pick papers and colors! 🙂

Look at the gorgeous card with flowers from Diane’s garden!  The front of the card on the right shows the embossing folder really well, it’s a lovely design! 🙂

Thank you Diane for sharing your works of heart with our kids in the hospital!  They will love all the Easter cards and they will love sharing these cards with their mothers! 🙂

We have a new challenge up over on our SAS4Kids blog, pop over and check it out! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today, I’m always happy to have visitors! 🙂  hope to see you again soon! 🙂  I’m going to have some hot tea and then go to bed!  I hope you’re all well and enjoying this weekend! 🙂

JanetKay_LuckyDuck

 

 

 

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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:)  It’s just so darn busy around here!  With 7 people in one apartment, we just seem to recycle all the germs! 😦

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

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

I used an image from Doodle Pantry, they are one of our sponsors over at our SAS4Kids challenge! 🙂  This image is called Sweet Stuff and it’s free with any purchase! 🙂 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.  Embossing folder Large Polka Dot, cardstock, Real Red & Daffodil Delight, Stamp set A Round Array,  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! 🙂  I have quite a collection tonight of mixed cards and some Easter:)  My first guest is Robin Hayworth from NY:)  Robin is a retired Dr. and her cards are clean & simple! 🙂

 

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

I love all the colors on these, bright and fun! 🙂

Here are some that would be great for the older kids!  The flowers look hand painted! 🙂 Thank you Robin for these great cards! 🙂

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

What did I tell you, bright and fun!  🙂

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

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 🙂

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

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

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

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! 🙂  Thank you Ruby and all of my card makers, you are talented and generous! 🙂  I appreciate every single one of you! 🙂  I’m excited every time I get a box to share with our kids! 🙂

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

JanetKay_FlyinHigh

 

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Merry Monday #187, Valentines & SAS4Kids

It is COLD where I am, and I made a Christmas card, but we’re also going to look at some Valentines today, so lets get started! 🙂

First, my card is for the Merry Monday Challenge #187. The theme this week is plaids:)

187I love plaids! 🙂  I actually use them a lot, just not lately:(  So here’s what I made:

aSDC18865I made a card like this one a while back with a red Moose.  I liked it so much, I decided to use the green fox:)  Everything I used came from a digital store on Esty.  I actually took the image over to a photo program and made the plain green from one of the fox’s stripes.  Then I ran that plain green through my Cuttlebug using an embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! (retired).  I also used a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! on the top right.  It’s hard to see because it’s from Teeny, Tiny, Wishes;)  I wanted to keep the sentiment small to not disturb the scene:)

After embossing my paper, I rubbed it gently with a nail file to bring out the white.  Pretty easy:)  I plan to make a lot of the plaid animal cards for next Christmas!  I think they will be great for guys in my Send A Smile for Kids hospitals! 🙂  People tend to think of kids as small, and I understand that, but we also serve “kids” up to 18, sometimes 20.  Please keep them in mind when making cards! 🙂

 

Now for some extra fun today, I have a guest who has sent in cards many times! 🙂  She sends her cards down all the way from Canada, Diane Herniman:)  I always feel the need to tell people you don’t have to make cards like Diane’s!  Diane’s cards are unique:)  I’ve never seen anyone make cards like hers!  That doesn’t necessarily make her’s better than any of yours, just different:)  I appreciate all the different styles of my card makers and I know the kids do too! 🙂  So enjoy Diane’s cards, and don’t feel that I compare them to anyone elses:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI, personally, have three hospitals.  One of my hospitals has asked for cards without embellishments.  Here is how Diane has chosen to address that problem:)  The first card on the left, is a copy of the second card!  She made the second card with lots of stickers made with foil and they stick up a bit.  She just copied it and now there is a card without embellishments;)  Great idea!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are the insides, the card on the left is “flat”, and the card on the right has a big foil sticker!  Both are great cards, and I’m sure whoever gets them will be happy! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are the backs of the cards.  If you’ve never seen Diane’s cards, she uses every available surface for the kids enjoyment.  The one on the left is the “plain” one and the one on the right has the same type of foil stickers:)  Great job Diane, I would never have thought of doing this! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHow about this one?  Boy cards are so hard for me sometimes, Diane does a great job! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’m always surprised when I get a box from Diane:)  She calls this a ordinary card:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve never seen this type of card before!  At the top is how it looks when you start to open it.  They how it looks closed, and finally when it’s open.  What a great, fun card! 🙂  I had to see more of these!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERACards for boys and girls, yay! 🙂  I think boys will find these just as much fun as girls! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t like to pick favorites, because I love them all, but I have to say this one is my favorite! 🙂  Click on this map to enlarge it and see all the 3D items on here! 🙂  Amazing work Diane! 🙂  I don’t know how Diane thinks of these things!  I’d love to see the face of the boy that gets this one! 🙂

No pressure Diane, I don’t expect something this flashy all the time, but it’s fun to open these cards once in a while! 🙂  Thank you Diane for thinking overtime to come up with great ideas!  I could never do what you do!  I have them here in hand and I still couldn’t copy them if I tried!

 

I hope you all enjoyed Diane’s cards:)  As you might imagine, Diane doesn’t send a lot of these cards.  I still need you, all of the card makers on my team, to make and send cards.  Diane usually send 24-28 cards, and that’s great!  But, remember, I have three hospitals, over 300 kids!  I need you, and I appreciate everything you do for our kids!!! 🙂

I get excited every time I get a box of cards! 🙂  I can’t wait to open them and see what you’ve made! 🙂  Every card I receive is a special gift for a child! 🙂  Thank you for supporting our work with SAS4Kids! 🙂  Please be sure to take a look at our SAS4Kids challenge blog! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I hope if you don’t send us cards, that you are finding some great inspiration here! 🙂  Please come back again for some more great cards! 🙂

 

JanetKay_PolkaHearts

 

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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!  But we all survived and now it’s back to work for me, minus the distractions;)  lol

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

The second,  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.  The brown paper is digital paper from the set.  I printed it on Canon Matte Photo Paper, it’s thick, almost like cardstock.  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.  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.  The stamp was used out of a set and not returned properly:(   My goal was to make a card that could be used by either a boy or girl;)

 

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

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

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are all just great!  I love the papers, and layouts! 🙂

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

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALots of Winter fun for kids! 🙂

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

I’m going to save Ruby’s Valentines until my next post.  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! 🙂  Also please check out the two new Stampin’ Up! catalogs near the top on the right:)  There’s is a big sale going on! 🙂

Please come visit again soon! 🙂

 

JanetKaY_HeartsWinter

 

 

 

 

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