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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 HeartThe 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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Merry Monday #181 & Send A Smile 4 Kids

It’s been a busy week for me here!  The kids are off school for 5 days!  I’ve been busy filling my boxes to ship to my three hospitals!  It will be Christmas before you know it!  If only January and February would fly by so fast!;)  I haven’t had much time for making cards, but I looked at the Merry Monday #181 challenge and I had a card sitting on my desk that I hadn’t blogged yet, and it’s blue! 🙂

181So here it is and I will be entering it over at Merry Monday #181🙂

aSDC18214A friend of mine sent me the tree branches and the blue trees (triangles).  I love the colors! 🙂  I used some Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist cardstock and ink.  The embossing folder is also Stampin’ Up! (retired).  I used some sequins from Stampin’ Up! that I got last Christmas, and a misc. stamp I had in my stash.  I love this card and I know just who I’m going to send it to, but it won’t be SAS4Kids, I have a personal use for this card;)

 

Now, I have some guest cards to share with you:)  These cards were all sent in to me to share with my hospitals for Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂  My first guest is a new sender for me, Lee Mae Elkins from the state of  WA 🙂

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Look at these fun cards, I love the images, papers and layouts, simple but very effective! 🙂

 

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More fun cards, and look at the beaver card!  It’s a great example of a Winter themed card, that’s not Christmas:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIt looks like Lee Mae has used Glossy Accents or something like it on quite a few of her cards.  A lot of her images are shiny and raised a little, very nice touch! 🙂

 

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These dinos are so cute for Christmas!  I love the fox with it’s mug of, I’m sure, hot chocolate! 🙂  Thank you Lee Mae for sharing all of these wonderful cards with our kids at SAS4Kids! 🙂

 

My next guest has sent me many cards for my hospitals, Janelle Klapperich from SD:)  I had made a special request and Janelle came through for me! 🙂  I had asked for cards with no embellishments and these cards are perfect! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJanelle had put buttons on some of her cards and I asked if she would add paper buttons instead.  You can see some here on the snowman’s scarf:)  The second set is perfect as well, great for “not so young” kids and also flat! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJanelle had made some of these for me previously, using real buttons, and she replaced them with small black paper buttons:)  This is a Stampin’ Up! paper from last year.  When it came out, I wasn’t that fond of it, but Janelle has shown me a number of ways to make this paper really shine:)  I love both these cards, great for teens with lots of texture, but still flat! 🙂

Thank you Janelle for helping me out with my special request! 🙂  I have other senders who will also do special requests, I have wonderful cardmakers! 🙂

 

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I hope if you’re still making Christmas cards, you’ve gotten some ideas! 🙂  I hope you come by again soon for more inspiration! 🙂  Please go by and check out the SAS4Kids challenge blog, this week is Anything goes for Kids:)

 

JanetKay_WinterWonder

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Friday Mashup #234, Fred She Said & SAS4Kids

Here I am again with lots of cards to share! 🙂  First is the card I’ll be entering in the Friday Mashup #234.

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This week’s Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using the colors Mint, Pool, White and Slate
  • Create a project with a Winter theme .
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project using the a Winter theme and the Colors above.

I’ve not been doing real well with the color challenges this year, so I choose the Winter theme:)

 

a18267I love this new image from Fred She Said, it’s called Dancing Penguin DIGI & COL! 🙂    

I’ve actually made a number of cards with this image and it was hard to pick just one to enter.  I’ll show you one more and save the rest for later;)

a18218I love both of these cards!  The little penguin is sooo cute!  This card I made with a strip of Stampin’ Up! specialty paper called Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.  This whole set of papers is beautiful! 🙂

The first card I made with Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Basic Black.  I used a misc. stamp that I had laying around.  The striped paper is from ESTY, from a seller called The Little Llama. I’ve bought digital paper from her before that I love!  If you need a link, just let me know:)  I’m always happy to answer questions or receive comments! 🙂

 

Now I would like to move on to a guest that sent in cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂  I’m happy to show cards from Diane Herniman from Canada:) Diane is a repeat sender, and her cards are very different than most:)   Diane makes all her own envelopes, and she really almost has to, a lot of her cards are large! 🙂

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On top is the back, Diane says to not use the back is just a waste of space!  I’m sure the kids appreciate the games and puzzles Diane puts on the back of all her cards! 🙂

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SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOn top, there is the back and the center.  On the left is the envelope, isn’t it cute?!  And finally the front, with a photo of one of Diane’s dogs:)  Thank you Diane for sharing these wonderful cards with our kids! 🙂

 

My second guest is a repeat sender also, her name is Nanci Simmons:)  Nanci sent in multiples of her cards:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERANanci sent some in with ribbon before with these shapes, but these are different.  She used stamps and papers this time instead of ribbon:)  Look at these cute owls and penguins, the kids are going to love these! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore fun cards! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese will be great for older kids or for the kids to share with their parents or staff! 🙂  Thank you Nanci for sharing with our kids for Christmas! 🙂

 

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I hope you’ll come back soon for more wonderful cards to inspire you! 🙂  Be sure to check out the Friday Mashup and the SAS4Kids blog challenge! 🙂

 

snowy pines

 

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Merry Monday #175 & SAS4Kids

I got another card done, only took me three days! lol  With all that goes on here, it’s a wonder I ever get a card done!  I’m actually working 3 different cards that are kind of the same, only not, if you know what I mean;)  Anyway….I did finish one of them and I thought I would enter it in the challenge over at Merry Monday #175, and it’s done before the last day, yay! 🙂  Here is their challenge for this week:

Merry Monday #175aSDC17953Hmmm, now that I’m looking at it here, it looks like I followed the photo almost like a sketch.  That’s really strange, because the other cards I’m working on are totally different.  I chose this one because my granddaughters voted, they liked the plaid moose 😉 lol  I did too, it was not intentional on my part:)

I used two different digital images from Esty.  The background which is the trees with the tan color, and the plaid moose.  I added a small “snow” covering at the bottom from just some torn cardstock.  That layer was added to a Stampin’ Up! Real Red that was embossed with the Stampin’ Up! Tulip Embossing Folder.  Finally I put the whole thing onto a white card base.  I think it looks even better in hand;)  This card will be going into a box for Send A Smile 4 Kids, as will all the cards I showcase today! 🙂

 

Yes, that means I have a guest today! 🙂  Janelle Klapperich is from SD, she has sent many cards before to be shared with our kids at SAS4Kids! 🙂  I believe Janelle has told me before what cutting machine she is using, but today, I can’t remember:(   I guess I should have written it down, maybe she’ll let us know:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOMGoodness, I have seen so many cute cards since volunteering for SAS4Kids! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook how adorable these are, the kids are going to love all of these! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJanelle has used great papers with her cute images!  These trees are gorgeous for and older child or a parent! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI will have more of Janelle’s Christmas cards in a later post.  I thought I would show these two Fall cards to end with.  These are both just beautiful!  I love the papers, sentiments and the beautiful leaf embellishments!  I will still be sending out Fall and Thanksgiving cards for a while 😉 Thank you Janelle for your wonderful cards and for thinking of our kids! 🙂

Send A Smile 4 Kids has it’s own challenge blog that you can visit here for more ideas, or add your own card for a chance to win a prize! 🙂

 

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I hope you’ve enjoyed the cards and will come back soon to see more! 🙂

 

JanetKay_WinterWonder

 

 

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Friday Mashup #227, guests & SAS4Kids

Wow, I’m starting this post really early, about 4pm!  We’ll see if I get to finish, my grandson is taking a nap after a tough day at pre-school! lol

Today, I have lots to share:)  First is the card that I made.  I actually colored this image all by myself! lol  Really, I did! 🙂  I got a rubber stamp years ago, but every time it was Halloween, I couldn’t find it! 😦  I found it!! 🙂  I’m going to enter my card in the challenge over at the Friday Mashup #227.   I didn’t compare them side by side, but the image looks the same as my last challenge.

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Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with Pumpkins.
  • Create a project using Die Cuts to create a Frame. 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project with Pumpkins and a Die cut Frame

So some of you are expecting a card full of pumpkins.  Not today;)

 

aSDC17761There are three little pumpkins:)  And actually, on the original rubber stamp, there is only one pumpkin.  I added some pumpkins that I got from a friend who has a store called Dozens of Paper Cuts.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI actually couldn’t find the first rubber stamp, so I bought a second from Impression Obsession 😉  lol   I couldn’t find the second stamp until about a week ago!  Yes, the older I get, the more things I “misplace”, it’s so sad:(

For coloring I used markers and colored pencils.  I made black lines on my pumpkins with a pen and used marker to color the edges so my “new” pumpkins would look like the one already there:)  Not a lot of coloring, but a little time consuming with all those tiny things! 🙂  I hope you like it, it’s my specialty, Simply Made;)  Be sure to check out the other cards at the Friday Mashup! 🙂

 

Now on to our guests! 🙂  My first guest is Donna Wakefield of IN.  Donna is a repeat sender but in this box she only sent in 3 Halloween cards,  she sent others that I hope to get back to at a later time.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe little ghost is on a ribbon so he swings. Great layouts of both of these cards! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIsn’t this too cute?!  A little ghost kitty, I love it! 🙂  Thank you Donna for your Halloween cards for our kids! 🙂

 

Now I have a couple cards from Bev Schoepke of WI.  Bev has sent cards before as well:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERABev sent multiples of both of these cards, so I have plenty to share with my three hospitals! 🙂  Great Halloween card, and look at this Thanksgiving card!  I love the layout, the embossing, the ribbon, and the button, it’s just an all around great card! 🙂  Thanks Bev for thinking of our kids once again! 🙂

 

My last guest is Geri Dean from MN.  Geri has sent in many cards over the past year, some of these cards may have been made by her sister, Melanie Carruth.  They weren’t separated by maker.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAGreat not-too-scary cards for the kids! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore great cards for our kids! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe sunflower card has a little prayer.  At this time, I have one of the only hospitals accepting religious cards:)  If you like to make religious cards, be sure to send them for my hospital! 🙂

I love this little turkey and the embossing on the card! 🙂  The scarecrow is not scary and the kids will love it! 🙂

Now, I have to share three cards that I thought were excellent for teen boys! They’re not Halloween, but I’m going to add them anyway;)

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I love all of these cards! 🙂  Girls might like them too, I shouldn’t say only boys would;)  I loved them the minute I pulled them out of the box! 🙂  I personally love guitars and guitar music!  I used to own a Fender guitar….in my younger days, and it wasn’t electric;) lol  I love the embossed music background and everything else about these cards! 🙂  Thank you Geri and Melanie for creating some really great cards for our kids! 🙂

 

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration from our cardmakers!:)  I’ll only have a few more posts of Halloween cards.  I will post some general cards, and then it’s on to Christmas!!:)  I love Christmas cards, I try to make some all year so that I have enough! 🙂

I hope you’ll come back again for more card inspiration, and be sure to check out the challenge blog over at SAS4Kids!! 🙂

 

JAnetKay_ILoveCandyCo

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Merry Monday #170 and SAS4Kids

I’m back with one of my own cards and a guest cardmaker who sends cards to me for Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂  My card is going to be entered into the challenge over at Merry Monday #170 🙂  I think I’m even early this time because it’s a two week challenge for Sept. 🙂  This challenge is to use Holly on your card.

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aSDC17419For my card, I used a beautiful image from Fred She Said called, Poinsettia & Holly Pre-Coloured Set. It comes with red flowers or white, and a number of different versions:)  I used Stampin’ Up! products to finish off my card.  Real Red cardstock for my base, Hand-Penned Holidays (retired) stamp set, Dazzling Details on the flower centers, and Crystal Effects on the berries to give it some depth and shine:)  I finished my card with the gold embossed sentiment.  Yes, I still use a Stamp-a-ma-jig;)

aSDC17421Here’s a closer look, the flower centers are sparlky, it’s hard to tell about the berries, but it’s easy to see in hand:)  This card will be going into a box for SAS4Kids because we try to send enough cards at Christmas for the kids to give cards to their parents or caregivers:)

 

Now for my guest I have Janelle Klapperich:)  I’ve shown cards by Janelle before, she has great cards with lots of different designs:)  Today I have some misc. cards and some Halloween.

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Aren’t these cute?!  I know, I say that all the time, but I just love kids cards! 🙂  I’m sure these are made with a cutting machine, but I don’t know which one, maybe Janelle will let us know:)

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERATwo cards that I know were made with Stampin’ Up! products!  Work of Art stamp set, and Wetlands stamp set.  I love the colors Janelle used! 🙂

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore Stampin’ Up! products:)  Just changing out a little and making them different:)

 

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I love all the Fall colors and papers!  Janelle has great matching skills! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese little ghosts are so cute, they are on some kind of spring thingy (technical term), and they wobble! 🙂  The kids are going to love these! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAnother great example of changing it a little to make it different! 🙂  Look at that awesome spider web on the right card, that’s a new Stampin’ Up! product from the Holiday catalog! 🙂  You can see it on the right sidebar near the top:)

 

Thank you Janelle for making all these wonderful cards for our kids! 🙂  I will be entering one of Janelle’s cards into the challenge over at Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog:)  Until Sat. it’s Anything Goes, then it will be Cute Fall/Halloween 4 Kids, come by and add your card!

 

Also big news, sorry to bring it to you so late:(  Fred She Said is having a big Birthday sale!  It ends Sept. 4th, so run over there today! 🙂

BIRTHDAY SALE! FRED’S BIRTHDAY… GET 25% OFF
EMAIL ORDERS AND ONLINE ORDERS USING CODE
BIRTHDAY25
EXPIRES SEPT 4TH
For email orders, add the code to the text of your email order request. Online orders – there will be a place to apply the code when you checkout.

 

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  As always, questions or comments are welcome! 🙂  Hope to see you again soon! 🙂

 

JanetKay_MapleStencil

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Merry Monday #169, SAS4Kids & Stampin’ Up! sneak peek

OMGoodness, it feels like forever since I made a post! 😦  I have been so busy with school starting and everything that goes with it!  But, today, I have a card I made, and a guest! 🙂  So we’ll get right down to business! 🙂

I made my card for Merry Monday #169.  The challenge is to use Light Green, Dark Green and Red:)  I will also enter it into the challenge blog over at Send A Smile 4 Kids, which this week is “Anything Goes”🙂

169My card is using some brand new products from Stampin’ Up! that will be available Sept. 1, 2015! 🙂  If you would be interested the new catalog or any of the products you see here, please email me at bspruce2000@yahoo.com:)

abSDC17305This card is made with the new Jingle All the Way stamp set and the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies! 🙂  I bought them as a bundle and saved 15%! 🙂  The Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies, also come with, as you might guess, another die with a horse and sleigh.  I actually combined two different edgelits on one line for my card.  I also used a new Embossing Folder called Softly Falling.  The sentiment is from the Jingle All the Way stamp set, and yes, it’s curved:)

I used the little house edgelet on the left and cut it from Whisper White, then I colored it with my Stampin’ Write Real Red Marker.  On the right, I used the tree edgelit and cut the trees from Garden Green.  I just cut the trees and a small extra piece that I used to glue my trees to the house card stock.  I topped it off with some Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine (retired).  I’m very please with how this turned out! 🙂  I actually got the idea for this card from the new Holiday Catalog;)  You can find the stamp set and the dies on page 12 of the new catalog:)  The embossing folder is on the top left of page 24:)

 

Is it Halloween yet?  Well, you’re going to think so when you see the next cards by my guest, Karen Peterson! 🙂  Karen is from NE and she has used some card kits from Paper Wishes.  I don’t know anything about Paper Wishes, except that Karen sends in some really great cards for our kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂

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Isn’t this a great card?!  The top photo is the front with the card closed, then I took a photo of the side view open.  Finally I took a photo of the inside that you can see from looking at the front open.  It’s an advanced easel card, I think it will be a great teen card.  I don’t think it’s too scary, what do you think?

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s an envelope made with stickers, I love it! 🙂  It goes with the next card.

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I love this card, do you think it’s too scary?  I think it’s fine for a teen, not for a younger one.

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s the inside and the front of another card:)  Hmmm, now that I’m seeing them here, they all look like teen cards:)  Not to worry, I know I’m getting more Halloween cards very soon! 🙂  I’m usually very short on teen cards, so these are great!  Thank you so much Karen for supporting our kids and our work through Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂

 

That’s all I have for today, but I hope to be back soon with more Fall/Halloween cards! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today, I’m always thankful for your interest! 🙂

 

JaNetKaY_ScribblePump

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Freshly Made #199, Friday Mashup #221, SAS4Kids

Hi everyone, I’ve been busy, as always! 🙂  The kids start school this week, so they’re taking time today to be especially loud!  It will probably take me hours to get this posted!  Oh, what fun! 😉  Right now we are listening to two different types of music, kids songs and Christmas music! lol  Never a dull moment here! 😉

I have a guest with me today, Nanci Simmons from FL:)  I’ll be showing her cards after I post mine:)  I’m going to be posting my card to three different challenges, a first for me! 🙂  I usually post one card for each challenge, but I’m pressed for time this week:(

The challenges I will be entering are:  Freshly Made Sketches #199.

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The Friday Mashup #221.

FM221Here’s your Mashup Challenge :

  • Create a project using shades of Dijon, Olive, Razzleberry.
  • Create a project inspired by Summer Flowers.
  • or Mash it Up! and create a “Summer Flowers Project using the colors above.

And Send A Smile 4 Kids, Clean and Simple Challenge.

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That’s a big job for one little CAS card!

abSDC17225This card has an amazing pre-colored, digital image by Fred She Said Designs! 🙂  The image I’m using is called Wheelbarrow Digi & Pre-ColouredThe sentiment is a Stampin’ Up! stamp, I don’t know what set it’s from, because I bought just this one stamp:(  Maybe someone reading this will know:)  The saying seems very appropriate for our SAS4Kids hospitals:)  It says:  “Every day holds the possibility of a miracle” by Elizabeth David.  

At the bottom I added a strip of Daffodil Delight, embossed with a retired Stampin’ Up! embossing folder, Needlepoint Border.  I added a samll piece of Wild Wassabi.  I’d be hard pressed to make it much more clean and simple, although I could, just don’t want to;) lol  The background color is also Stampin’ Up!, Pacific Point, one of my favorite blues! 🙂

Well, that’s my card for today, now on to my guest, Nanci Simmons! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAre these too cute! ?  Nanci has sent multiples of her cards, but they’re all a little bit different:)  Different papers make the cards different enough for two kids to receive the same card on the same hospital unit:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAYou can see that Nanci is a master at changing a few things to make the cards different! 🙂  These are all hand colored! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore hand colored cared, all are great for boys! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve never tried these, but Nanci says they are easy and fun to make:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at these 4 cards! 🙂  Nanci is so good at matching paper and styles! 🙂  I love all of these and once again, these could all go to the same hospital unit and everyone would be happy! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALast two cards tonight, I love both of these! 🙂  I love Nanci’s wide variety of papers, colors and layouts! 🙂  Thank you Nanci, all these cards will be great for our kids! 🙂 All these cards, as well as my card, are going to hospitals sponsored by Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂

 

Thanks for coming by today, I’m thankful for your interest! 🙂  Even if you don’t send cards to SAS4Kids, you can still get plenty of good ideas from all the cards posted:)  I am always interested in your comments or questions! 🙂  Have a great week! 🙂

 

janet_kay-sunflower

 

 

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Merry Monday #168, Freshly Made #198, SAS4Kids guest

Ok, by the title, it looks like this post will be long!  Not to worry, it’s going to be one of my shorter posts, really;)  It’s getting late here so lets get to the show! 🙂

First I have a card I will submit to Merry Monday #168, Pastel color Christmas:)

168I’m also going to enter this card into the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches #198.

FMS+Final+198-001Ok, now can you see where this is going?

abSDC17155Yep, pretty close to the sketch;) lol  One day, I’m really going to surprise you….. but that’s not today;) lol  For this card I used a pre colored, digital image from Fred She Said Digital Designs🙂  This image is called Emma the Caroler / Caroling Angel.  I chose to use the angel because one of my hospitals is a Catholic hospital.  At this time, I have the only hospital that accepts religious cards from Send A Smile 4 Kids!

More fun things I used include an embossing folder by Darice, some new In Color cardstock from Stampin’ Up! called Mint Macaron, some sequins, also Stampin’ Up, and some Stampin’ Up! All is Calm Designer Washi Tape.  It’s on the Macaron cardstock across the middle, Silver stripe.  This is from last year, but I love it!  Right now it’s in the Stampin’ Up! clearance rack, let me know if you would like to buy some, it’s a pack of 5 tapes:)  That’s it for me, except this card will be going in my Christmas box for SAS4Kids! 🙂 Check out their challenge this week! 🙂

Next I have a repeat donor for SAS4Kids, her name is Tammy Gullett, from IA. Some donors send large boxes of cards, and that’s wonderful! 🙂  Other donors, like Tammy, send small packages, and that’s wonderful too! 🙂  We encourage you to send whatever you have to send! 🙂  Every card makes a difference in the life of a child! 🙂

I don’t have a lot of different designs for Tammy, but she usually send multiples of all her cards:)

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Aren’t these too cute?!  Cute image, great colors and look at those tiny bone brads! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAren’t these awesome?!  Tammy has never sent this type before, a step card, she did a wonderful job on both of them! 🙂

 

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I think the red card is a swing card, I’m not sure.  I have a template to make them, but I’ve never made one yet:(  Tammy is so adventurous! 🙂  The frog is just adorable! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are my favorite, I think;)  She made three different bike colors:)  The kids are going to really love these! 🙂  Bikes, sunshine, rainbows, who wouldn’t?!  Thank you Tammy for all your wonderful cards! 🙂

 

I told you it would be one of my shorter posts;)  I hope you enjoyed viewing all the cards today! 🙂  Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again real soon! 🙂

 

janet_kay-meow

 

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Send A Smile 4 Kids with guests

I have no personal card today, I have several I’m working on, but none are completely done:(  But that’s ok, because I have two guests who have sent in cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂 Today I have Holly Blaskie from MI, and Jill Blasche from TX.  Both of these ladies are repeat donors! 🙂

First up is Holly:

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Holly has used one of my favorite images from Fred She Said called, Emma Blowing Bubbles🙂  She’s used a Clean and Simple design that really shows off the main image! 🙂  She’s also made two more:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI know I’ve shown some elaborate cards with lots of embellishments, and kids love them!  They also love C&S cards like these! 🙂  It’s been my experience that kids love cards! 🙂  I don’t think they would love it any more if it had sterling silver bubbles!  Kids love that someone took the time to make them a card!  They love that someone wrote something in that card, just for them! 🙂  Every card is important to us here at SAS4Kids! 🙂   We appreciate any style because we know you’re making them with love for the kids! 🙂

Clean & Simple is my personal favorite style! 🙂  Some people may not think so, but I struggle with card designs:(  I’m not a naturally born artist, I just want to be able to create!  Holly seems to have an easy flow to her cards, she might not agree, but that’s what I see:)

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Two more wonderful cards, great for the kids! 🙂

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I think these would be great cards for teens! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAWow, look at the awesome colors on this card! 🙂  I think this card would be great for a girl of any age! 🙂  Thank you Holly for all of your wonderful cards, I know the kids will really enjoy them! 🙂

 

Now on to Jill’s cards:

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJill has a C&S style that’s stepped up a bit;)  Jill has awesome ribbons! 🙂  Look at these great ribbons to go with her main images! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA   SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese images also have matching ribbons!  Where does she find this stuff! ?  The blue one also has a gem that looks like the ribbon! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe dark purple with the bird and flowers, is a ribbon!  The sentiment on this card is awesome!  Sometimes all you have to believe in, is today!

 

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How about these, are they fun or what?!  The watermelon on the right is made with a Stampin’ Up! set called, Work of Art. I know this because she ordered the set from me:)  What a great use of the stamp set, I think kids will love both of these cards! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are both cute cards!  If you click on the photo and enlarge it, you can see they’re a little different.  Both are embossed with dots, and both have colored dots, but the purple one is hand dotted with markers.  The blue card is dotted paper.  Jill asked which I liked better.  I think they’re both great, I’m sure a child will love either one!   Both are bright, cheerful and fun! 🙂  Thank you Jill for sending such wonderful cards to share with our kids! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today and looking at all the wonderful cards today! 🙂  I hope to see you again soon with one of my own cards as well as another guest! 🙂

 

JanetKay_WatercolorPe

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