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Freshly Made Sketches #311 & guests

Hello! πŸ™‚Β  It seems like I never have time to make cards myself anymore 😦  But I made one today, plus I have guest cards to share, I hope you’re ready! πŸ™‚

My card will be submitted at Freshly Made Sketches #311 I will also post it on the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog πŸ™‚Β  I’m thinking this card would be good for a teen πŸ˜‰Β  Here’s this weeks sketch:

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Here’s my card:

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I thought it was a little hard to see, so I took the photo again with a green background.

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It’s hard to tell about the silver accents in either photo I think 😦

Well, on to my guest donors πŸ™‚Β  First I have Deborah Caldwell of MI πŸ™‚

Thanks Debbie for these great Christmas cards! πŸ™‚Β  I love to get cards early for a holiday! πŸ™‚Β  Some of our kids need to mail their cards and I like to have plenty of time for them to get where they need to go πŸ™‚

Next I have Janelle Klapperich of SD πŸ™‚Β  Janelle sent her cards in Oct. so I have some Fall and some early Christmas to share πŸ™‚

Thank you Janelle for the great cards and the early Christmas! πŸ™‚

Now I want to share some cards from Trish Cudney of MN πŸ™‚Β  Trish sent in Winter cards! πŸ™‚Β  Winter cards are really important, Christmas isn’t the only thing going on during Dec., Jan., and Feb.

Lots of Thinking of You, and “no sentiment” cards, these can be used for anything in the Winter! πŸ™‚Β  Really cute examples of layouts and look at those same images with different layouts and papers, you know I love those! πŸ™‚Β  Also, don’t be afraid to send up to 10 of the same card.Β  I have 4 hospitals now and can divide them up πŸ™‚

Thank you Trish for sending some early Christmas cards! πŸ™‚ Trish shared that the papers she used were 6×6 pads from Echo Park, “A Perfect Winter” and Carta Bella, “Cabin Fever”.

I appreciate you all and the wonderful cards you send for our kids! πŸ™‚Β  I can’t imagine our kids without holiday and general cards, I don’t even want to 😦  It must be so exciting to receive a card while in the hospital! πŸ™‚Β  You are the ones spreading those smiles, be proud! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by today and looking at the great cards that donors share! πŸ™‚Β  If you are part of our group, I’m so glad you’re here! πŸ™‚Β  If you just come by for inspiration, I hope you found some! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate every one of you!! πŸ™‚

Please take a few minutes and check out both of the blogs linked above for more card ideas! πŸ™‚Β  Hope to see you again soon! πŸ™‚

janet_kay-snowblokes

 

 

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #308 & SAS4Kids

OMGoodness, it’s been too long again! 😦  I thought when school started it would calm down here……not so much πŸ˜‰Β  But, I made a card!Β  Big laugh for those of you who send in cards for my hospitals!Β Β  Yes, I made one card! lolΒ  And I’m going to enter that card at Freshly Made Sketches #308.Β  Here’s their sketch πŸ™‚

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Those of you who know me, know that I stick pretty close to the sketch, so here’s my card:

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Everything on this card is Stampin’ Up!Β  Almost everything is from the new Holiday catalog that you can see here on my page, upper right.Β  The sentiment is from an older set, but still Stampin’ Up!Β  I used the new Christmas Quilt Stamp set, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Quilted Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Paper, Stitched Felt Embellishments and the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Quite a mouthful, but I can hardly wait to use it for other occasions than Christmas!Β  Also used is Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Cardstock, and one of the sheets from the Designer paper stack.Β  I hope you like it πŸ™‚

Now, on to my guests! πŸ™‚Β  First I have Janelle Klapperich of SD πŸ™‚

Thank you Janelle for these great Halloween cards and I love the Dinos! πŸ™‚

Next, I have Andrea La Vigne of TX, who has a blog of her own that you can see here πŸ™‚

Ok, the last one on the right, is because I just thought they were so darn cute! πŸ™‚Β  Not for Halloween, just because πŸ˜‰Β  Thank you Andrea for these wonderful cards, these are sure to please! πŸ™‚

Last is Lillian Abrams from MI πŸ™‚Β  Lillian says she has a friend who colored a lot of the cards and then she put them together, great job ladies! πŸ™‚Β  Now this is a set up to get you in the mood for……..Christmas! πŸ™‚

Thank you Lillian and your friend for these wonderful cards! πŸ™‚Β  Look at all the girls cards, we need some boy cards πŸ˜‰Β  Boy images are so hard to find 😦  Although I’m sure they would like Santa and the snowmen! πŸ™‚

Thank you ladies for all your effort and dedication! πŸ™‚Β  You make the world kids live in a better place! πŸ™‚

Thank you all for coming to visit today, I hope you found some inspiration, and had some fun! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate every one of you, even if you don’t make cards! πŸ™‚

I hope to see you again! πŸ™‚

janet_kay autumn harvest

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Freshly Made Sketches #304 & SAS4Kids

Thanks for coming back to visit, I’m excited to be here today! πŸ™‚Β  It’s been a long week with my 3 year old granddaughter visiting with her brother 6.Β  They don’t get along very well, so there’s been a lot of arguing 😦  Grandchildren are so strange, they just don’t get that grandma has enough love for all of them!

So here’s what is going on today, believe it or not, I actually asked for another granddaughter to visit and keep the 3 year old busy, so as I’m trying to write this blog, I have three kids running around and hubby has gone to work some overtime!Β  I know, glutton for punishment! πŸ˜‰

I have a card to share and I also have a bunch of cards from donors to share, so I hope you have time to stick around! πŸ™‚

First, I have a card that I will share with Freshly Made Sketches #304. Then I will also share it over on the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog.Β  You can also make a card and share with either or both of these challenges! πŸ™‚Β  Here is the sketch for this week:

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And here is my card:

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For this card I used all Stampin’ Up! products.Β  Everything is in the new holiday catalog that you can find on this page, top right.Β  You can contact me if you would like to order anything πŸ™‚Β  The background paper is the only thing that is retired, it’s Motley Monsters.

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The word paper, the cat and the hat all come from the new Spooky Night paper.

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The stamp set, Spooky Cat, comes in a bundle with the cat punch.Β  I cut the cat out of the paper with the punch.Β  I cut a strip of the worded paper, and then I fussy cut one of the hats out of the paper. I used a Stampin’ Up! punch to cut my So Saffron moon and then one of the Layering Circle Framelits to cut the back circle.Β  This card was a lot of fun to make, and I’m hoping one of our SAS4K children will love it! πŸ™‚Β  Here’s a look at the set:

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Ok, enough about me, now on to my guests! πŸ™‚

First up is Donna Wakefield from IN πŸ™‚

Thanks Donna for these great cards!Β  I’m sure the kids will enjoy them and have lots of fun showing them off! πŸ™‚Β  Donna has also used a number of Stampin’ Up! products πŸ™‚Β  I know for sure I will be using that cute scarecrow! πŸ™‚

Next is Barbara Roe of CA πŸ™‚

Ok, the first two are holiday cards, but I love them so much I have to share! πŸ™‚Β  I also love the turkey, same image, two totally different cards! πŸ™‚

I love when the same papers or images are used to create different cards! πŸ˜‰

Thank you Barbara, I love your papers and images, these will be loved throughout the season or even longer! πŸ™‚

Lastly I have Lisa Simokaitis who lives not too far from me here in IL πŸ™‚Β  Look closely at Lisa’s cards, these are one of the best uses of stickers, 3D stickers, and 3D embellishments I’ve ever seen! πŸ™‚

Thank you Lisa, these are wonderful cards for Halloween and Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚Β  I don’t often get a lot of Thanksgiving cards so these are a real treat πŸ™‚

Thank you all of my team donors, you’ve all done a wonderful job of expressing yourselves for our kids! πŸ™‚Β  I don’t think I can ever thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication! πŸ™‚Β  It may seem small in the light of current events, but you are making a difference in a child’s life, be proud! πŸ™‚

Thank you to any and all of you who have taken the time to look through my post! πŸ™‚Β  You’re welcome to join us on our mission or just pass through and get inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  If you have time, take a look at the Freshly Made Sketches blog, and also the SAS4Kids blog! πŸ™‚

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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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