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SAS4Kids- Easter

Welcome back! 🙂  I had intended to post another blog entry this month, and the month just flew by too fast, sorry 😦  But here I am, and today, I have a card to share for kids with Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂

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I saw a card on Pinterest with these eggs by PaperTrey Ink and I thought they were adorable! 🙂  The green paper is Stampin’ Up! and the Happy Easter die is from Memory Box.  It was fun to put together with Stampin’ Up! inks 🙂

I have a couple of guests cards today 🙂  Please enjoy the Winter cards made by Trish Cudney of MN, where it’s still Winter as well as in IL!

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Here are two cards showing what I mean by Seasonal, everyday cards 🙂  Happy Birthday and a miss you card.  Nice winter themes and paper, but with everyday sentiments 🙂

I love blue Winter cards, it’s my favorite color! 🙂  You can click on them to make them larger.  Winter themes with no sentiment can be used for any occasion! 🙂

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Thank you Trish for these wonderful cards! 🙂  The kids will still be able to enjoy them during the deep freeze here in IL&IN! 🙂

Now I have some more Easter cards, this time from Vicki Luebke of IN 🙂

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Thank you Vicki, for these super fun, colorful and cheerful cards! 🙂

I would like to thank all of my donors for their continued support of our SAS4K, kids! 🙂  You help bring cheer to our kids all year long, and I know they will have large smiles on their faces when receiving these cards and all the cards sent in so far this year! 🙂

If you’re not a donor, that’s fine with us, we hope you enjoy our inspiration and hope you might join us at some point! 🙂

Thank you all for stopping by, I’m thankful for your interest! 🙂  I really do plan on having another post around the 15th of the month 🙂  If you sign up to follow me, you’ll receive my post in your email 🙂

 

JaNEtKAY_EggHunt

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SAS4Kids Christmas in July Blog Hop

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

 

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 Sprinkle  $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  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! 🙂  I have two cards from one of our sponsors, Fred She Said Designs 🙂  This link goes right to the page of this set called Christmas Poinsettia Packs: Red or Blue 🙂

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

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This is the second card I made using the Christmas Poinsettia Pack, from Fred She Said 🙂  I’m sorry, parts of this look a little blurry to me 😦  I hope you all can see it okay 🙂  I used just the Poinsettia from the pack and mounted the whole thing of Stampin’ Up! Real Red.  The black paper is from Carta Bella, Christmas Delivery paper pack #2.  Nope, I don’t have it sitting around, I bought it from Snap Click Supply.  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.  This card shows that you can take items you have sitting around, add a FSS Christmas Poinsettia and you have a beautiful card! 🙂

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

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! 🙂

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I used Stampin’ Up!  Real Red cardstock.  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! 🙂

I cut down the hat and white hat band, it was a little too big, but it helped to have the punch 😉  The panda actually has a card in his hand.  I cut out his arms and made a little Christmas gift and colored it with Stampin’ Up! markers.  I drew the bow right onto his lower face 😉  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.  One on Dena’s blog and 2 on my blog.  I have two sets of Party Pandas 🙂  These were very popular and very cute! 🙂

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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

 

JANETKaY_GingerbreadJ 2

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Tis’ The Season…#52, Christmas that is

This week I mailed out to my hospitals, all my Halloween boxes of cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂  I will still be accepting Thanksgiving and Fall cards, but it’s time to get in the mood for Christmas cards! 🙂  It may seem early, but we need cards not just for the kids, but for the kids to give to their parents, siblings, favorite staff members! 🙂  That’s a lot of Christmas cards! 😉  Of course, there are the every day cards that can be made with Winter themes and colors! 🙂  I love Christmas, I hope you do too! 🙂

And, I made a Christmas card! 🙂  I’m going to enter it over at Tis’ The Season….#52.  I’ve never entered a challenge at TTS, so this should be fun! 🙂  Their challenge is Christmas all year, this week they have a sketch.

ts52fFor those of you who know me, you will be surprised that I didn’t follow the sketch exactly, but I’m not far off;)

SDC17912You may also be surprised that I made a square card.  I almost never make square cards, but this design just worked out better that way:)  No, I didn’t make the bokeh by hand:(  I bought it on Esty, I’m not sure where, sorry:(  But I love it!  The vine is from Memory Box, as well as the ornament and the ornament background shape.  You may not be able to see it well, but the ornament was cut from Stampin’ Up! Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, it’s beautiful! 🙂

The ornament background was cut from Stampin’ Up! Red Foil Sheets, they’re in the new holiday catalog.  I also cut the berries from the Red Foil using my Owl Builder Punch.  The Owl Builder punch has so many uses, it’s amazing!  The Holly is also a Memory Box die, and I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green. The silver ribbon is also Stampin’ Up!

I’m very thrilled the way it turned out, especially since I was going to go another way at the beginning.  I couldn’t find the die I wanted to use, so I went with another die, and the whole concept changed:)  Life is just full of surprises! 🙂

Now, I have even more inspiration for you with some guests!  First up is Vicki Luebke of IN!  Vicki is a repeat sender, and I love the way she makes cards that can easily go into an envelope and be mailed! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI actually love when cardmakers use the same papers and change the layouts and/or images! 🙂  I love all of these, they’re so cute!

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese 4 cards are all Fred She Said images, I love FSS! 🙂  Here’s the store link for Emma the Hugger, but you can scroll through the Christmas list and find all of these images! 🙂  Thank you Vicki for all these wonderful Christmas cards! 🙂  I know they’ll be loved whatever hospital gets them! 🙂

 

Next I have Alissa McKinney from IN also:)  This is the first time Alissa has sent in cards to us, but she’s off to a good start!  Alissa has told me she bought a Silhouette Portrait, and she buys cards online to cut out her images.  I have a vague idea how this works, so I hope you understand:)

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Alissa has used lots of designs and bright colors, perfect for kids!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAren’t these cute?!  Mugs of Coco and a fun Santa.  All of the main images are popped up.

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAll of Alissa’s images are colorful and fun, but wait for the next ones!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at all these fun Santas enjoying the sunshine on the beach!  These are so cute!  I think the kids will have a good laugh when they image Santa taking a break from his work to go to the beach!  Thank you so much Alissa for these great cards!  I hope to see more of your cards in the future! 🙂

 

Now because it is still Fall, I want to end with a few Fall cards also using Fred She Said images.  These cards are made by a repeat sender, Holly Blaskie from MI:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s the link for Emma in the Leaves, that’s the one with the leaves in the air.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere is the link for Raking, I love both of these images and have used them quite a bit myself! 🙂  Thank you Holly for these great Fall cards for the kids, I know they’ll enjoy them! 🙂

All of these cards will be going into boxes for Send A Smile 4 Kids!  Thank you to all the cardmakers who make this possible for the kids! 🙂  SAS4Kids also has a challenge blog where you can enter a card or just check out what others are making! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I’m thankful for your interest, even if you don’t send in cards;)  I hope you come again to see more cards for inspiration! 🙂

 

janet_kay2

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Merry Monday #165 and SAS4Kids

Here’s another really short post.  I’ve been working on this card for two days!  Hubby has been off work all the kids are home and my daughter took two day trips and let me with everyone!  It’s been slow going making a card:(  But, everyone is finally in bed and I have a few minutes before I fall over and go to sleep!  This card actually took a while because I had to search for all the components and I changed my mind half way though;)

I’m going to enter this card in the Merry Monday #165 challenge🙂 This weeks challenge is candles and flowers:)  Of course, my card will be going into the Christmas box for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂

165Now, I was going in a totally different direction with this card, I even had the design “approved” by my daughter;)  I was going to use gold glitter paper as my background and gold ribbon.  Well, that’s not what I made;) lol

 

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This is the paper I started with, I didn’t make it, I found it on Etsy listed as Bokeh Christmas Digital Paper.  I love this paper!  It’s actually a deeper red down on the left  and bottom.  I have so much trouble getting all the colors to look just right with the lighting I have available:(

The Bokeh looked like reflections of the candle light to me.  Anyway…..I used an image from Fred She Said called, Christmas Rose Coloured Set.  I cut it out with a Spellbinders die, and popped it up with Stampin’ Up! dimentionals.  I also used Stampin’ Up! 1/8″ Ribbon Taffeta (retired).  The top corner snow is called Snowflake Corner, by Memory Box.

I’m still living partially out of boxes, so I had to search for my ribbon and my Memory Box die, so annoying! 😦  I was going to use what I had on hand (gold) but then decided I really wanted the white:)  I hope you like my card, it really was Simply Made;)

Thanks for coming by to look at my blog! 🙂  Most people will probably be out watching fireworks, but two of my little ones are afraid of the noise, so I put them down early, hoping they would sleep through it.  So sad:(  Lawrence was actually excited about the fireworks until he remembered how loud they are:(   I hope you all have had a safe and happy 4th! 🙂

 

JanetKay_Skyrocket

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Happy Mother’s Day at SAS4Kids

Mother’s Day is coming next month! 🙂  I finally made some cards that I’ve been seeing everywhere!  I love these cards and I think they’re great for Mother’s Day:) So I’m going to get right to it.  I made all these cards myself:)  I’m going to enter one into the challenge over at Send A Smile 4 Kids, take a look:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is what the paper looked like before I cut it up.  It’s a sheet from Stampin’ Up! called Painted Blooms.  The other side is beautiful too! 🙂

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I did the top row first. I used Soft Sky for the words and background.  I felt the words came out too light.  One the second card, I also used Soft Sky for the background, but Blushing Bride for the sentiment background.  I used Rose Red for the rest of the sentiments because I liked the way it looked;)  The third card, I used Crushed Curry, even though that wasn’t one of the colors listed for the paper package.  I thought it went better with the flower centers.

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On this row, I used Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky and Rose Red for the backgrounds.  The center one has a little butterfly cut from the reverse side.  The card on the right has Dazzling Delights added to the purple flowers.  I couldn’t find any SU sentiments that I liked so I used a Mother’s Day stamp from Recollections, the Michaels brand.

There’s no shipping charges on any Stampin’ Up! order this week until Friday, April 10th! 🙂  Let me know if you would like to order anything:)

Here are some Birthday cards I made:)

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abSDC15181For this one, I used some paper out of a stack by Prima, called Firefly, I think it’s retired, but still beautiful:)  This is one of the more plain papers, my granddaughter picked it out:)  I cut it with a Memory Box die, Grand Happy Birthday.  I added a little bow in Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight.  The bird I got from Dozens Of Paper Cuts on Etsy.  I ordered two sets and I requested Stampin’ Up! Brights and Subtles.  Sue does a great job! 🙂

abSDC15201Another bird from Dozens Of Paper Cuts. I used the same Memory Box Die as above.  I stamped the birthday hat from a SU set that I just can’t remember right now:(  I cut out the hat part and then cut a small circle with a Stampin’ Up! hand punch, I think the 1/16th.  The paper is Night of Navy, and the DSP is from the current Occasions catalog, it’s called Birthday Bash Specialty because it has some embossed gold foil.  I printed mine with My Digital Studio.  I’m going to use the “real” paper next time to get the gold embossing:)

abSDC15203Again I used Designer Series Paper, Birthday Bash Specialty, and Night of Navy. I used the same Memory Box Die.  The little dragon is from Lawn Fawn, called Critters Ever After.  It has a matching die set.  The balloons I cut out of SU cardstock, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, and I think Old Olive, but I could be wrong about the green.  I colored the dragon with my Stampabilities markers.  I drew the balloon strings with my SU white pen.  I did use My Digital Studio to print my Birthday Bash paper, so it doesn’t have any gold in it:(  I like it, but I will use my paper package next time:)

I forgot to post some of my own Easter cards so I will add those here.  I made them for SAS4Kids, I was thinking teenager cards;)

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For these I used a new stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog called, For Peeps’ Sake.  The SU DSP is retired, Kaleidoscope.  I got it when it was in the Clearance Rack! 🙂  I used SU Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay as my background cardstock.

Please be sure to read my post about my May Blog Candy!

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I’m not sure what I’ll be posting yet, it will be a surprise for all of us;)

JANeTKAy_BrightBirthd

 

 

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Valentine: Send A Smile 4 Kids

Wow, you’re not going to believe that I actually made 4 more cards this week!  Good thing they invented lights, because I’m up very late at night making cards!  It doesn’t get quiet here until about 10pm, my hubby has been taking over in the morning:)  Even still, I’m up by 9am, that’s when I have to get up whether I want to or not;)  lol

I’m just posting cards today, if you would like info regarding supplies or techniques, please ask:) These cards are all for Send A Smile 4 Kids, except the last one, it’s going to my granddaughter;)  All digital images are by Doodle Pantry, so far, I have only worked with the pre-colored images.

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I CASEd the card with the XOs from Susie B at SplitCoastStampers.  I think I found it on Pintrest.  Susie’s had a bear, really cute, thank you Susie for the inspiration:)

I hope you like my cards today.  Lawrence was taking a nap but he’s up now, and Grandpa is sleeping so I have to go be in charge:)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look:)  I hope to have more cards by next week.  Hopefully it will be warmer next week and the kids will all go back to school so I can make cards;)  Please stay warm, or cool, wherever you may be! 🙂

 

JanetKaY_HeartsWinter

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Merry Monday #88 & Fred She Said Christmas Party

Fred She Said is having a Christmas Party Giveaway! From Wednesday Dec. 18 until Monday Dec. 23 Midnight EST.

Come see the Fred She Said DT’s fabulous projects 🙂  Please leave a comment at the Fred She Said Blog for a chance to win one of 3 $10 Fred She Said gift certificates or post a link to a recent Christmas or Winter project  using Fred She Said products for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate 🙂

Also at the Fred She Said Facebook Page there will be an extra $10 gift certificate to giveaway.  All you have to do there is post a recipe ( or link to a recipe) of your favourite holiday recipe or treat 🙂  All details are at the Fred She Said Blog.

I wanted to be sure and tell you about the Fred She Said Party over on the FSS blog! 🙂  Be sure to check it out for some great giveaways!

Now I have three cards to share! 🙂  I’ve already entered one at Merry Monday #88, but I think I can enter one more:) I’ve given all the cards away, so I will have to post details as I remember them.

Here’s their challenge:

MM New Look Sketches-021Here’s my first card:

Poster3This is a very simple card, but I love it!  I know my DIL checks out my blog now and then, so I have to ask her to not tell Matthew this is his card;)  I got the background from Raspberry Road Designs.  It’s called Blue Christmas Paper Set.  There are other Blue Christmas sets to match, including a freebie:)  Right now they are having a 50% off sale, so hurry over there!

Anyway……I picked out the paper and thought about what I would do next.  I flipped the image, and knew the deer would be perfect!  The deer are a Memory Box die called Deer Trio.  I cut them apart and placed them in the “snow”, I glued them down with sticky dots, not pop ups.  Then I looked at it a few days and thought about what I wanted to add.  I decided I didn’t want to add anything;)  It’s clean and simple, and I love it, I hope my grandson will too! 🙂

My next two cards are alike in that they use a technique called Starburst , I found the technique instructions here.  My next card:

Half-fold Card2I just couldn’t get the colors right for this photo, at least not to my satisfaction;)  But the card is gone so I had to do the best I could to present it.  The papers are from imaginisce, the series was called Polar Expressions.  I had a number of the papers and some chipboard stickers.  The bear is a chipboard sticker that is popped up with Stamin’ Up!,  Stampin’ Dimentionals.  I bought it several years ago, but I still love it! 🙂  I used the fronts and the backs of the papers to make my Starburst.

Last card for tonight:

Half-fold Card1Now the colors in this photo look awesome and I don’t know why, I took the photos one after the other.  This card uses a chipboard sticker from the previous pack of stickers, but the paper is something I found on ESTY.  I am so sorry to say I don’t remember where on ESTY:(  It was listed as Christmas paper, but it looked a little Spring like to me.  Finding Cardinal papers was almost impossible!  I do love how it turned out though! 🙂 I attached the Cardinal with glue dots.

Well, I’m off to get more done.  The grandkids will be home from school for two weeks, so I have to use my time wisely…..if that’s possible;) lol

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you’ll come again! 🙂  Be sure to check out all my links for special deals! 🙂

In case I don’t get back, please have a safe, peaceful, and very Merry Christmas!!!! 🙂

JanetKay_HolidayRibbo

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