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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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Freshly Made Sketches #292, SAS4Kids

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

I made and will enter into the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #292, a fun Summer card, I hope you like it! πŸ™‚Β  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.Β  Isn’t he so cute! ?Β  Reminded me of my grandson:)Β  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! πŸ™‚Β  I also used more cardstock from Stampin’ Up!, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, and Pacific Point.Β  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! πŸ™‚Β  Although I have to say, it’s disappointing to just find “white” kids colored “brown”.Β  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!Β  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.Β  I made quite a few of these cards πŸ˜‰Β  I did just this Saturday get a package from Janelle Klapperich of SD πŸ™‚Β  Here are some of her cards:

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

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

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

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

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

JAnetKay_StrawberryLe

 

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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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Freshly Made Sketches #286 and Guests

Well, this is fast for me, twice in one week! πŸ™‚Β  I have some cards to share and then I have cards from donors to share! πŸ™‚Β  First I have a card I will be entering in the Freshly Made Sketches #286 challenge πŸ™‚Β  Here’s the sketch πŸ™‚

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Ok, it’s really close to the sketch, and I like it, but I made two more! lolΒ  Yep, my grandson was being really good and he let me play for a while! πŸ™‚Β  Here’s the second one I made :

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The first two cards are considered “no embellishment” cards.Β  Everything is flat and glued down.Β  Nothing extra that could be pulled off πŸ˜‰

Now here’s the third card I made, a little different.

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This one is technically not “no embellishment”.Β  I popped up the shark with dimentionals, it could be pulled off.Β  I used Avery Elle stamps and dies πŸ™‚ I used Copics to color, only because I happen to have 3 markers, two greys and one purple. lol

One of our donors sent in some cards a while ago with the Avery Elle sharks.Β Β  I knew I wanted to use it for some teen cards! πŸ™‚Β  Here are her cards for your inspiration! πŸ™‚

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Now, since I’ve already mailed out our Mother’s Day cards, here are some Father’s Day cards that I’ve already received πŸ™‚Β  Vicki Luebke of IN is first, she’s sent in small groups of cards three times! πŸ™‚

Thank you Vicki for these great Father’s Day cards, there seems to be one for almost every type of dad! πŸ™‚

 

Here’s a few from Janelle Klapperich of SD πŸ™‚

Thank you Janelle, I love how different your cards are! πŸ™‚Β  Love all the different Tee Shirts! πŸ™‚

And lastly, here are a few from Debbie Caldwell of MI πŸ™‚

The last four could be used for teen boys or Father’s Day, whatever might be needed more πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Debbie for these great cards, I don’t have anything like it so far! πŸ™‚

Thank you ladies for sending these cards early, I like to be prepared as early as I can πŸ™‚Β  You never know what might happen around here to put me behind! πŸ˜‰

Thank you card makers for your efforts for our kids, I know the kids will love to share these cards with their dads! πŸ™‚Β  There is plenty of inspiration here for Father’s Day cards, lots of different ideas! πŸ™‚Β Β Β  Please don’t think I have all I need!Β  There are plenty more dads that will still need cards!Β  Don’t forget I have three hospitals! πŸ™‚

Don’t like making Father’s Day cards?Β  Make some masculine cards, they can be used for Father’s Day πŸ˜‰Β  Masculine cards hard to make?Β  Be sure to check out my categories for more Father’s Day caed ideas.Β  Pinterest has some nice cards, also SplitCoastStampers! πŸ™‚Β  A lot of people have trouble making masculine cards, you’re not alone!Β  Use other people’s sketches, take their idea and change it up with different papers or colors, make it your own! πŸ™‚

Made it last year?Β  Not to worry, I’m hoping that we’ve had a turnover on kids being in the hospitals, so old ideas are new again for new kids! πŸ˜‰Β  You can also take last years idea and make it look different! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate your interest in our cause! πŸ™‚Β  If you’re stopping by just to get inspiration, we’re glad to have you too! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you all will come again! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_GoldenTulip

 

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #242 & SAS4Kids

Summer has been hard!Β Β  With all the grandkids home and lots of medical and other appointments, I’ve had less time to spend crafting! 😦 Β  Well, today, I found time to make one card! lolΒ  Yes, one! lolΒ Β  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 πŸ™‚

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OMGoodness, I love this new set from Stampin’ Up!, it’s called Best Birds πŸ™‚Β  You can also get a die set to go with it! πŸ™‚Β  I have to say, I love dies!Β  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!Β  The stamps fit right on top of the dies πŸ™‚

Everything on this card is from Stampin’ Up! unless noted! πŸ™‚Β  I used a retired embossing folder with clouds for the background.Β  The So Saffron sun was die cut.Β  The bird is Marina Mist, and the branch is Pear Pizzazz.Β  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!Β  How disappointing! 😦  This card will be going into a box for one of my SAS4Kids hospitals πŸ™‚Β  I’m a little short of Thank You cards right now, so I’m going to try and make more πŸ™‚

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

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

 

Next is Lisa Simokaitis from IL πŸ™‚Β  I love getting cards from my home state! πŸ™‚

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

 

Karen Peterson from NE is next πŸ™‚Β  Karen makes a lot of her cards from kits and they’re wonderful! πŸ™‚

 

Beautiful 3D flowers, Karen! πŸ™‚Β  These cards are shiny and have gold accents πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Karen! πŸ™‚

 

Last for tonight is Lillian Abrams of MI πŸ™‚Β  Lillian has a blog you can visit here πŸ™‚

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

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

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! πŸ™‚Β  I couldn’t do this without you!! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by today, I appreciate your interest! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to see you all again soon! πŸ™‚

JanEtKaY_SpringBoxBir

 

 

 

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Freshly Made #240, SAS4Kids

I’m cutting it close, but I have some more Father’s Day cards! πŸ™‚Β  First, I have the card I made πŸ™‚Β  I will be submitting it to Freshly Made Sketches #240, and the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge, Anything goes for Kids.

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I wanted to use my new Foxy Friends from Stampin’ Up!, but two people had already entered Foxy Friends.Β  I went with my second choice, Best Birds from Stampin’ Up! This set is awesome!Β  It comes with two bird stamps and 5 bird dies!Β  I colored it with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Tempting Turquoise.Β  I used a sponge dauber to add the color:)

As will most of my cards, this one will go in a box with SAS4Kids cards to go to my hospitals πŸ™‚ I know it looks simple, but it’s granddaughter approved πŸ™‚Β  I love all the colors!

Ok, now on to my guest cards for today! πŸ™‚Β  First up is Debbie Caldwell of MI πŸ™‚

Thank you Debbie for a great selection! πŸ™‚Β  There are cards for boys and girls, young and older! πŸ™‚Β  At this time, I have the only SAS4Kids religious hospital, there is even a card for them! πŸ™‚Β  You are so thoughtful, thanks! πŸ™‚

 

Next is Donna Wakefield of IN πŸ™‚Β  Donna is a repeat sender πŸ™‚

Really nice cards, Donna, thank you! πŸ™‚Β  Also cards for different ages πŸ™‚Β  I love how Donna used the same boat image in different ways! πŸ™‚

 

Next is Holly Blaskie of MI πŸ™‚Β  Holly is also a repeat sender πŸ™‚

Holly picked some great designs and sent multiples of each πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Holly for your great cards! πŸ™‚

 

Next is Lee Mae Elkins of WA πŸ™‚Β  I truly get cards from all over the US! πŸ™‚Β  Lee Mae has also sent cards before πŸ™‚

More great cards with something for everyone! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Lee Mae, the kids will love sharing these with their dads! πŸ™‚

 

My last guest for today is Ann Williams of TN πŸ™‚Β  Ann has also sent cards before, I have a great team of card makers! πŸ™‚

Thank you Ann, for the fun and colorful cards! πŸ™‚Β  The kids will love these, and I’m sure their dads will too! πŸ™‚

 

All the card makers I have shown the past few weeks have really come through with great cards for dads! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate all the crafting you do for our kids and I know the kids do too! πŸ™‚Β  You all have amazing skills, and I’m so happy you use those skills to share your cards with us! πŸ™‚

I will be showing general cards all throughout the Summer πŸ™‚Β  Take it easy on yourselves and enjoy your Summer! πŸ™‚Β  I’m going to use everything I have on hand and then let you know what I need the most of πŸ™‚Β  You are all the best team I could ever ask for, Thank you all! πŸ™‚

It’s never too early for Fall, Halloween and dare I say, Christmas cards! lol

I hope to be back soon with more cards to share for your pleasure and inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you all for coming by today! πŸ™‚

 

janet_kay-orbit

 

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #231 & SAS4Kids

I started feeling much better this week after taking some antibiotics! πŸ™‚Β  No one knows what was exactly wrong, but the meds worked, YAY! πŸ™‚

Today I have a card I made for Freshly Made Sketches #231.Β  I will also enter it into our own Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge, which is For Moms or Special Females from kids:)

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Yes, I stay pretty close to the sketches;)Β  you’re probably thinking I cut the two pieces on the right.Β  Nope, I actually cut two very small strips of black.Β  I should have added one on the left of my image too, I still may, before sending to one of my hospitals πŸ™‚

The back is black, on top of that is my background image.Β  I should have taken a photo because it’s not a very wide image and what I did was put one image on the left and the other on the right and there is white in the center.Β  You only see one image that way.Β  The background image is from PC Hugware.Β  They’re no longer in business:(Β  But, you can get the cute Nolan & the BullFrog from Fred She Said! πŸ™‚

I was reminded of this image by my daughter telling her kids the other day how her and her brothers went fishing one year and when they came home they knocked on the door.Β  When I went to the door, they had this big bull frog right in my face, made me jump! lol Right away I thought of little Nolan taking his mom a bull frog for Mother’s Day πŸ™‚

The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes πŸ™‚

Ok, that’s enough from me, I have two guests today, the first is Ann Merkins of MN πŸ™‚

You really need to click on these and make them bigger! πŸ™‚Β  Ann has told me she makes these cards with napkins!Β  She didn’t tell me how she does it though:(Β  They’re sparkly! πŸ™‚

I have never seen napkins this pretty in my life! πŸ™‚Β  They really make beautiful cards! πŸ™‚

The card on the far left is so beautiful, the colors are stunning!Β  I really like the card on the far right too! πŸ™‚Β  Ann made several quilt cards in different colors and designs, they’re all beautiful! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Ann for such wonderful cards for our kids to share with their moms! πŸ™‚

Next I have Janelle Klapperich of SD πŸ™‚

You all know I love when you use the same papers, layouts or images in different ways! πŸ™‚ The two cards on the left look really different, even though they’re basically the same πŸ˜‰Β  Now I could split these up and send to two different hospitals, but I don’t think it would matter, even if they were on the same floor πŸ˜‰

Janelle uses a lot of Stampin’ Up! products! πŸ™‚Β  All three of the cards to the right are made with Botanical Blooms, stamp and die bundle.Β  Also the one above with the yellow flower πŸ™‚Β  It’s still available in the Stampin’ Up! Spring Occasions Catalog until May 31st! πŸ™‚Β  Yes, I do sell Stampin’ Up!, I just don’t push anyone to buy it πŸ˜‰

I didn’t buy this set, because I didn’t care for the examples I had seen 😦  If I had seen Janelle’s examples I would have had this already! πŸ™‚Β  The green card in the center is gorgeous!Β Β  Janelle did such a great job, you should enlarge it πŸ˜‰

Here’s a peek at some Father’s Day cards! πŸ™‚Β  More Stampin’ Up! products! πŸ™‚Β  These are all great Father’s Day cards! πŸ™‚Β  I really love the plane, and I have that set! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Janelle for sharing these wonderful cards with our kids! πŸ™‚Β  I’m sure the dads will be thrilled! πŸ™‚

Well, I’m off to bed, I won’t stay well if I don’t get my sleep!Β  It snowed here last night and was still on the grass this morning!Β  I hope you all are having some better weather! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you all have a great week and come back again soon! πŸ™‚

JanEtKaY_SpringBoxBut

 

 

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