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SAS4Kids #187 cards 4 boys

I can hardly believe it’s been a month since I was last here!Β  I had planned on at least one more post in February, but I was sick 😦  Thankfully I’m much better now, just in time for the monthly SAS4kids post! πŸ™‚

I’m glad you’re here and hope you enjoy the inspiration I have to share with you today πŸ™‚Β  My card is a “boy” card, I know a lot of you have trouble with boy cards, I do too.Β  But this card actually came together pretty quickly πŸ™‚

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This card is using Stampin’ Up! stamp set Enjoy Life, all the images are silhouettes.Β  The sentiment is also from the set.Β  For the background I used a free image from Fred She Said Designs. Go here and scroll down below the bride, you will see I asked for this stand alone background, and Tracey graciously supplied it for free! πŸ™‚Β  I resized it on my Print Shop program and I think it works great for this card! πŸ™‚Β  It’s so easy to put together, I think I will make some cards for all of my hospitals! πŸ™‚

I received some cards from a brand new (to me) donor πŸ™‚Β  Her name is Jaydee and to visit her blog you can go here, Stampin! with Jaydee.Β  Jaydee sent about 240 cards!Β  It was almost impossible to decide what to share!Β  Some of the cards were duplicates, but there were plenty of cards for me to choose from! πŸ™‚

OMGoodness, thank you so much Jaydee! πŸ™‚Β  There are so many more, please visit her blog above the cards πŸ™‚Β  These cards will be shared with 4 different hospitals in IL & IN! πŸ™‚

While I’ve been sick, I received a several more boxes that haven’t been gone through yet as I didn’t want to touch the cards while I had germs!Β  I will be sharing more cards from other donors soon! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by today, I appreciate your interest in Send A Smile 4 Kids and the inspiration our donors share with our kids! πŸ™‚

I am a Stampin’ Up! Demo, so I do receive monies from products I sell.Β  I do not receive any compensation for any products I showcase on my blog from anyone.

JanetKay_Scribble

 

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SAS4Kids and More Fall

Here we are with another card for Send A Smile 4 Kids πŸ™‚Β  I also have some cards with other sentiments on Fall themed paper πŸ™‚Β  My post this week will be short, sorry 😦  My computer was down for over two days and I got really far behind on everything! 😦  I did make it back online in time to post my card for today’s challenge, yay! πŸ™‚

So, here’s my card, made especially for a kid at one of “my” SAS4Kids hospitals πŸ™‚

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This card was made with an adorable, pre-colored, digital image from Fred She Said Designs πŸ™‚Β  It’s called Halloween Rosey and it’s in the store πŸ™‚Β  It comes pre-colored or uncolored in a set.

I also used a new color from Stampin’ Up! called Gorgeous Grape.Β  The Die Cuts are Stampin’ Up! as well as the Halloween Paper (retired), Washi Tape (retired), and the thick Whisper White card base πŸ™‚Β  I found this sentiment in my stash of stamps.

The new Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog will be out next week and I’ll have it on my sidebar to the right if you’d like to check out what’s new for this holiday season! πŸ™‚

The current challenge #178 is Cute Fall or Halloween cards 4 kids or Anything Goes, please stop by and check out the other DT cards and enter your card! πŸ™‚

Now I have donor Alissa McKinney of IN! πŸ™‚Β  Alissa sent in some really cute cards with different sentiments and Fall/Halloween themed papers πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Alissa for continuing to be one of my donors, I know the kids will love your cards! πŸ™‚

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Lots of leaves, pumpkins, owls, and wonderful colors! πŸ™‚Β  Sentiments include: You’re so sweet, A Halloween hello, Hello, You brighten my day, Happy Birthday, Happy day, and Enjoy the little things πŸ™‚Β  Lots of inspiration here! πŸ™‚

Winter “themed” cards can look similar using Winter papers and adding general sentiments such as these above πŸ™‚Β  Winter has sledding, penguins, skating, snowball fights, moose, deer, snowmen, or snow women πŸ˜‰Β  I’ll be showing you some Winter cards coming up soon πŸ™‚

I’m sorry for such a short post today, the computer being offline has really messed with me and a lot of the things I do 😦  Please come back again to see what is going on with more cards! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate your interest in my blog and Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_MapleStencil

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SAS4Kids Christmas in July Blog Hop

Two weeks and here I am again! πŸ™‚Β  Today is a special day, we have our Blog Hop today! πŸ™‚Β  I’m so excited and I hope you are too! πŸ™‚

 

Christmas in July Challenge and Blog Hop Celebrating our 175th Challenge!

Welcome to our huge blog hop and celebration of Send A Smile 4 Kids’ 175th Challenge! The theme of our blog hop is Christmas in July 4 Kids because it is never too early to start making holiday cards for all the kids in the many children’s hospitals we now serve. We would love for each child to receive a holiday card as well as be able to pick some for special medical staff or loved ones they are missing during the holiday season.

We have 17 stops in the blog hop and at each stop you have one or two chances at winning just by leaving a comment. You can also earn a chance to win a prize by commenting on the blog post on our SAS4Kids blog and also by entering the Christmas in July challenge which starts July 21st and runs through August 3rd at noon.

Here is a list of all our wonderful sponsors and the prizes that you could win:

Kitchen Sink Stamps $25 gift certificate
Sparkle N SprinkleΒ  $5 gift code
Fred She Said $10 gift certificate
Motion Crafts by Uchi’s Designs 3 prize packages each with 1 die set and 1 stamp set $35 value each
Bugaboo $12 gift code
Tonic Studios USA Six Tonic Studios Paper Trimmers (159e)
Stampendous Five prizes: CRS5101/DCS5010 Rose Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, CRS5067/DCS5067 Hydrangea Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set, DCP1007 Build a Wreath Cutting Dies Set, DCP1008 Pop Up Stages Cutting Dies Set
Paper Nest Dolls Two prizes of 3 digis each of the winner’s choice plus one free digi for a commenter on each blog that uses a Paper Nest Dolls image
Doodles Paper Playground Four prizes of one package of Fairy Dust Sparkle Blends sequin mixes
White Rose Crafts Β Gorjuss Tweed Craft Card Compendium (makes 24 cards – retails at $16.99)
Dies R Us $15 gift code
Cheapo Dies (owned by an American I know) $15 gift code
All Dressed Up Stamps – two digital stamps
Janet Kay Bailey – three Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set

Here are the rules for this blog hop:

**You do not need to comment on every stop of the blog hop to have a chance to win a prize. One comment on any of the blogs or on the main SAS4Kids blogpost qualifies you to win one of the prizes on that blog. If you leave a comment on each stop, you will have earned 17 chances to win a prize, and if you enter a card in the Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge, you will also earn a chance to win one of 8 random prizes there.

**You MUST have an USA mailing address to qualify to win any of the prizes. We apologize to any of our readers outside of the USA, but this is a requirement to win any of the prizes in this blog hop and in the Christmas in July challenge.

**The blog hop will start July 21st at 8:00 a.m. CST and continue until July 31st at midnight CST. When the blog hop is done, all the winners will be drawn randomly from the commenters on each blog and on the main blog, and announced on the SAS4Kids blog on August 4th and on each individual blog. If your name is listed as a winner, you must contact Karen at khasheck@gmail.com BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited.

**The Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge at SAS4Kids will run from July 21st until August 3rd at Noon CST (as is typical of our two week challenges.) You can qualify for one of 8 prizes by entering a Christmas or holiday card appropriate for a child following the rules of all of our challenges found in the page above. The prizes will be awarded by random drawing and announced with the rest of the winners on August 4th on our blog.

We are so happy to have some of the volunteers who collect and distribute cards to our many children’s hospitals as well as some TEAM SAS alumni and previous Top Three winners join the SAS4Kids TEAM SAS in this blog hop!

 

Now, on to some cards! πŸ™‚Β  I have two cards from one of our sponsors, Fred She Said Designs πŸ™‚Β  This link goes right to the page of this set called Christmas Poinsettia Packs: Red or Blue πŸ™‚

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This first card was made with items in the pack, except for the shiny gold medallion behind the flower.Β  The medallion is from Stampin’ Up!, it’s retired, but I had a few left over from last year.Β  It’s just an idea how you can make the pack items look a little different.Β  I also used Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock for my base layer πŸ™‚

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This is the second card I made using the Christmas Poinsettia Pack, from Fred She Said πŸ™‚Β  I’m sorry, parts of this look a little blurry to me 😦  I hope you all can see it okay πŸ™‚Β  I used just the Poinsettia from the pack and mounted the whole thing of Stampin’ Up! Real Red.Β  The black paper is from Carta Bella, Christmas Delivery paper pack #2.Β  Nope, I don’t have it sitting around, I bought it from Snap Click Supply.Β  It’s a digital paper pack, and it printed out beautifully on Canon, Matte, photo paper.

Behind the black designer paper is just some Stampin’ Up! Basic Black. For the Memory Box, Holly Vine, I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green. I used a set by Avery Elle called Winter Woodland Wonders for the “Merry Christmas” sentiment. Lastly, I used a retired embellishment for the middle of my flower from Stampin’ Up!

The Poinsettia was so easy to cut out once it was printed, also on Canon, Matte, photo paper.Β  This card shows that you can take items you have sitting around, add a FSS Christmas Poinsettia and you have a beautiful card! πŸ™‚

Now, I will be giving away, free, to one of my commenters, one of two Stampin’ Up! Party Pandas stamp sets! πŸ™‚Β  All you have to do is make a comment on my blog and you will be entered to win! πŸ™‚

I made a card for this occasion, the set is usually for Birthdays, but I saw a panda with a Christmas hat somewhere and thought it was so cute! πŸ™‚

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I used Stampin’ Up!Β  Real Red cardstock.Β  The tree is from Peaceful Pines, the sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments, The hat is from Jolly Friends, it also had a punch for the hat, and of course, the panda is from Party Pandas, all sets from Stampin’ Up! I believe they are all retired, but Stampin’ Up! has a lot of sets that are similar and the new Holiday catalog will be coming out before you know it! πŸ™‚

I cut down the hat and white hat band, it was a little too big, but it helped to have the punch πŸ˜‰Β  The panda actually has a card in his hand.Β  I cut out his arms and made a little Christmas gift and colored it with Stampin’ Up! markers.Β  I drew the bow right onto his lower face πŸ˜‰Β  The inks I used were Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Real Red and Early Espresso on the tree trunk.

I am personally supplying 3 Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.Β  One on Dena’s blog and 2 on my blog.Β  I have two sets of Party Pandas πŸ™‚Β  These were very popular and very cute! πŸ™‚

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I enjoyed making all these cards and encourage you to check out Fred She Said and Stampin’ Up!

 

Thank you so much for supporting Send a Smile 4 Kids and our wonderful sponsors of this blog hop. Good luck in the drawings! Leave a comment here and hop for more chances at many prizes.

THE NEXT STOP IS: Anne Slattery

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #306 & SAS4Kids

It’s the first day of Fall here in the Midwest and it hit 93 today!Β  I love Fall, but that’s a tad hot for me!Β  I hope it’s nicer where you are! πŸ™‚Β  Today I have some cards of my own.Β  These cards are made for younger kids and are very simple!Β  I’m not kidding about this! πŸ™‚Β  I wanted to share these cards because they are simple for one, and for two it gives an example of what I mean when I say “everyday sentiments with Fall themes”.

My first card is for Freshly Made Sketches #306.Β  Here is their sketch:

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If you’ve been here before, you know I stick pretty close to the sketch πŸ˜‰Β  I used an ESTY digital image and a sentiment by TLC.Β  All the papers are Stampin’ Up!Β  This card I made thinking of teen girls.Β  Life is tough for teens and being in the hospital is really tough!Β  Notice the Fall leaves embossing folder, the Fall leaves strip and the Fall colors πŸ™‚

Next I have a card made for the challenge at our own Send A Smile 4 Kids blog, Fall colors for kids.

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All of the cards I’m showing next are mine.Β  I have weird signatures and watermarks going on 😦  My Print Shop program decided to stop working and I had to do the best I could on my own, not a pretty sight, sorry 😦  But please pay attention to the sentiments and the “Fall themes”.

On the cowardly lion, the one on the left says “Have Courage”, the one on the right has a medal and says “You did it”.

I notice the sizes are all wonky too, I don’t know why, sorry again 😦

Next time I’ll be back with more cards from my SAS4Kids donors! πŸ™‚Β  Cards are starting to come in for Fall and Halloween, I hope you’re getting excited, because I am! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed my cards, even though they are very simple and intended mostly for younger kids πŸ˜‰Β  I hope to make some more teen cards soon πŸ™‚

JanetKay_MapleStencil

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #295 & Guests

It’s been busy around here but I found time to make a card! πŸ™‚Β  I’m glad you could join us for some inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  I’m back with another card for Freshly Made Sketchs #295.Β  Here is their sketch for this week.

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Here is my card for this week πŸ™‚

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Yes, another card for the kids we serve at Send A Smile 4 Kids πŸ™‚Β  I used an adorable pre-colored digi from Fred She Said called “Emma in the Leaves Coloured“.Β  You can also get it uncolored in the section named Autumn.Β  I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, and Crushed Curry.Β  I also used the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.Β  Included in the set are circles, squares and ovals.Β  I do have some buttons shaped like leaves, but couldn’t find them, so I used some foiled leave that I found in my stash πŸ™‚

I like having Seasonal cards with different sentiments for the kids.Β  There’s more going on in every Season besides a holiday or Birthday! πŸ˜‰Β  You can add encouraging words, general sentiments, as well as Happy Fall, Happy Halloween,Merry Christmas, etc.

I have guest cards today to share, I know everyone likes to see what everyone else is making! πŸ™‚Β  First I have Jill Blasche of TX πŸ™‚Β  Jill makes and sends in lots of cards! πŸ™‚

Thank you Jill for this wide variety of wonderful cards! πŸ™‚Β  Jill sent multiples of most of these cards! πŸ™‚Β  A lot of cards for our Peds ICU!

Next I have Vicki Luebke of IN πŸ™‚Β  Vicki also sends lots of cards and specializes in sending Encouragement cards! πŸ™‚Β  Not sure what to send as an Encouragement card?Β  Look at some of these sentiments πŸ™‚

The little boy with the frog is also Fred She Said, it’s called “Nolan & The Bullfrog“.Β  Thank you Vicki for these great cards for our boys and girls! πŸ™‚

Lastly I have cards from Dr. Robin Hayworth of NY πŸ™‚Β  Robyn has sent many cards πŸ™‚

Robin doesn’t just send to me, I’ve seen thank yous on our gratitude page.Β  Robin is sending to several of our volunteers! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Robin for your dedication to our kids, with your beautiful cards! πŸ™‚

Lots of variety today for just about everyone! πŸ™‚Β  I’d like to thank, not just these three ladies, but all of my donors for their wonderful cards and their inspiration to me! πŸ™‚

For the Send A Smile blog post, please visit here πŸ™‚

If you come by just to visit, I’m thankful for your interest! πŸ™‚Β  It’s easy to be a donor if you’d like to give it a try, please visit here, and then check out our other links at the top of the page πŸ™‚

Thank you all for coming by! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to see you again soon! πŸ™‚

JAnETKay_HighFive

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SAS4Kids Anything goes for kids

Hi everyone, I have a very short post today.Β  I wanted to share some cards I’ve made and a couple of sites I use for clipart and background papers πŸ™‚Β  I have some cards that I’ve made over the last 4 days, I don’t know how I got so many done, except that they have pretty simple layouts and they all use digital art πŸ™‚

My first card I will enter into our own SAS4Kids challenge, which is currently “Anything goes for kids”.Β  I didn’t receive very many Summer cards, so I decided to make some πŸ™‚Β  I decided what girls love right now are Mermaids and Unicorns, so I made some Mermaids first πŸ™‚

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How cute is this little mermaid?!Β  I found it on Etsy, who knew right? πŸ™‚Β  The vendor didn’t have any matching papers so I found another site that seemed to match.Β  But guess what?Β  I asked the vendor if she could supply matching papers and she said “yes”!Β  I paid extra for them, but guess what?!Β Β  She’s having a SALE, $1.00 per set! πŸ™‚Β  The Sale is until June 11th, but she said she will have another sale, a different one, after that! πŸ™‚

No she didn’t supply me with any images for free, but she has tons of them, great for kids! πŸ™‚Β  You can check her out on Etsy here, it’s called clipartland πŸ™‚Β  These are digital images and papers, that I printed out on my personal printer.Β  Here are some more cards.

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Very simple cards, but I think kids will love them πŸ™‚Β  I added some Stickles to the “pearls”.Β  Of course it’s hard to tell here.Β  All of the cards are flat, except the first one I showed.Β  For that one I used some special foam.Β  It’s pretty thin, thinner than a pop-up.Β  I cut it out with the oval die I used for the image and then just glued it on the back.Β  I think you can tell in the photo that it’s not flat πŸ™‚

Lawrence wasn’t a lot of help on these cards 😦  He did say he thought a “girl” might like the ones that had crowns. lolΒ  Maybe he’ll like the next cards I make better πŸ˜‰

I’d also like to share another shop where I get digital images, Fred She Said Designs.Β  I didn’t make a card to show, but I’ve made plenty of them and you can search with the bar on the left.Β  Tracy just put up a bunch of beautiful butterflies, but she has lots of images to choose from, she also has some cut files πŸ™‚Β  You can also check out her blog here.

One last site that you may like for digital images is called Dollar Graphics Depot πŸ™‚Β  They have some new language about “sharables” on the home page.Β  I was confused so I asked for clarification.Β  The response said we are free to use any of the images in the store to make cards to sell or give away, but you can’t give away or sell the digital files to others.

If you’ve never used digital images, you do need to set up folders on your computer to store the files.Β  I also use Print Shop to change the size of my images and print them.

If you have questions, you can leave them here or send me an email πŸ™‚Β  I hope you enjoyed my post today and you’ll come back again! πŸ™‚Β  I’ll be preparing more donor cards to showcase πŸ™‚

 

JanetKay_Peepsicles

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Freshly Made Sketches #289 and SAS4Kids

I’m back, today I have guest cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids, and a card for Freshly Made Sketches #289.Β  So off we go with the sketch for Freshly Made πŸ™‚

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Here is my card:

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For this card I used some images from Fred She Said’s store called Daisies & LadyBugs.Β  Right now she has brand new butterflies! πŸ™‚Β  There are lots of options in her sets.Β  Here I used a cloud background in JPG format.Β  The flower and ladybugs are PNGs.Β  The JPG format has a white background, the PNGs have a clear background so you can layer your images.

I fussy cut the flower including the ladybugs and left it hang over the left side and bottom of the cloud background I cut in a square.Β  I think this will make a really cute card for one of our kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids πŸ™‚

Now we have Father’s Day cards sent in by our SAS4Kids donors! πŸ™‚Β  First I have Diane Herniman from Canada πŸ™‚

The insides and the backs of Diane’s cards are always decorated too!Β  Thank you Diane for your continued support of our kids in the hospital ! πŸ™‚

Now some cards from Brenda Zellner of WI πŸ™‚Β  Brenda has done an awesome job of taking the same images and making them look different! πŸ™‚

Oh, my, I see I’ve done it again 😦  My hands are getting shaky and my eyes are not as good as they used to be, I can see in some of my photos today, that they are a littleΒ Β  blurry 😦  I look at every one of these when I put the names on them, apparently my eyes are getting bad enough that I don’t see the blurry ones until I post them here 😦  I’m so sorry, please forgive me.Β  I’m going to have to dig out my tripod 😦

Thank you Brenda for these wonderful Father’s Day cards! πŸ™‚Β  I love how you used the same image more than once! πŸ™‚

On to Tammy Gullett of IA πŸ™‚

Tammy sent in multiples of her cards as well using the same images but different backgrounds πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Tammy, I’m so glad you were able to make some cards! πŸ™‚Β  Please take care of yourself! πŸ™‚

Donna Wakefield is next, she has a blog, you can visit here here πŸ™‚

Thank you Donna for these great cards for kids to share with their dads! πŸ™‚Β  Thanks for taking my challenge of sending at least 10 cards! πŸ™‚

Lastly I have Jill Blasche of TX, and her card making friend, Jan Kloss, also of TX πŸ™‚Β  I don’t know how far they live apart, but they get together and make cards for our kids, what could be more fun ? πŸ™‚

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Ok, now I know these cards were not blurry on the preview page, but the last two are blurry here 😦  Try clicking on the blurry images.Β  The plane cards are beautiful, I’d like for you to really see them!

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Jan sent multiples of each of these cards πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Jill and Jan for the wonderful cards! πŸ™‚Β  I’m so glad you can get together, have fun and share what you make with our kids! πŸ™‚

I want to thank all of “my” card makers for continuing to support such a good cause! πŸ™‚Β  Even though I make fewer cards now, I really enjoy receiving boxes and sorting your cards into boxes for my hospitals! πŸ™‚Β  You are all so talented and generous, the world is a better place because of you! πŸ™‚

If you’re just stopping by for some inspiration, I hope you found something that you might be able make! πŸ™‚Β  There is plenty of inspiration here for next year as well ! πŸ™‚

I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend ! πŸ™‚Β  Please remember those who have fought and fallen to preserve our way of life!

Thanks for coming by today, I appreciate your interest! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_FlyinHigh

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