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Merry Monday #218 & SAS4Kids

I know, it’s Thursday and in the middle of the day, but I finally got a card done and wanted to post it! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  Maybe I can even make another card and have two cards this week!ย  I can always dream! lol

I have a card for Merry Monday the #218 challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I will also submit it to the current challenge over at Send A Smile 4 Kids ! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Here is the challenge over at Merry Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

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I love plaid so I had fun making this card! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I used Wink of Stella on the roof and chimney for the snow, it looks really pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The card wouldn’t stay flat for me to take the photo, so it’s looks a little lopsided.ย  The circle is actually sized correctly.

The paper on the left is from Stampin’ Up!, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.ย  I also cut the little cottage out of another sheet of paper from the same series.ย  I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red, and Early Espresso card stock.ย  The plaid paper came from an Etsy store.

I used a Stampin’ Up! matching stamp set called Candy Cane Christmas for the sentiment and the little mint candies.ย  The current holiday catalog runs until Jan. 3, 2017, but may run short close to the end.ย  You can contact me to purchase Stampin’ Up! products ๐Ÿ™‚

Do I have guest cards today?ย  Of course I do! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  First up is Ann Williams of TX ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Ann for these wonderful Halloween cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next is Nanci Simmons of FL ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Nanci, great non-scary cards for our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up is Janelle Klapperich of SD ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Janelle for the Halloween and the great Fall cards as well ! ๐Ÿ™‚

One more set of cards for today from Debbie Eassy of PA ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Debbie, wonderful cards for the kids to enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’d like to thank all of my card donors, what awesome cards for all of our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m pleased to see so many of you using Stampin’ Up! products! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It’s so much fun for me to see new examples of Stampin’ Up! cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I am so thankful to have all of you on “my” team! ๐Ÿ™‚

Even if you don’t donate cards, I still appreciate you coming by and seeing all the wonderful examples of cards we have to share! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to stop by Merry Monday and our own challenge at SAS4Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I still have some Halloween and Fall to share and then it will be on to Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I love Christmas cards, I think they’re my favorites……maybe ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  lolย  I actually love all handmade cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you can come by again soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

janetkay_wackywitchha

 

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Merry Monday #197, Easter & SAS4Kids

This has been a horrible month for me! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  I had Strep Throat, a cold, and now a Sinus infection! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  I am not a happy camper:(

What cheers me up is to make cards, sort cards, box cards & send cards!ย  Actually, anything that involves cards makes me smile! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  So I’m here to share some Easter cards with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

First, my card, is for Merry Monday #197.

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One of my card makers used this embossing folder by Darise, I loved it so much, I had to get it!ย  It folds up at the corners and looks like a photo frame:)ย  Here’s a side view:

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For this card I used the Darise Embossing Folder, I think it’s actually called Photo Frame.I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock, White Glimmer Paper, and Wink of Stella clear glitter brush.ย  I used a digital image from BellasScrapsnClips on Etsy.ย  One more photo to show you the Wink of Stella:)

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I put the Wink of Stella on all the snow, I think it looks really pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Next I have some guests with Easter cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  First up is Cyndie Reis of CA:)ย  Cyndie has sent in cards a couple of times now:)

Aren’t these cute!?ย  The colors, the papers the cutouts, all are so adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you so much Cyndie for finding us and sending cards in! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Holly Blaskie is a repeat sender from MI:)

Pretty colors and images, the kids will love these! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love these papers and colors, so Springy! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I adore this little lamb from Stampin’ Up! so cute for Easter! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Holly, your cards are always wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Lastly I have Lee Mae Elkins of WA:)ย  Lee Mae has her own blog that you can visit here, http://boxesofdogs.blogspot.com/

Lee Mae has sent in a wide variety of cards and very few duplicates, where does she find the time?!

Some really great cards for the boys, and the ones on the right, I think would be great for teens:)

Simple layouts, but great papers and images make them special! ๐Ÿ™‚

More cute cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

These cards are adorable, love the papers and images!

I love all of these cards!ย  The two on the left are so different from the rest! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The two on the right are also so stinkin’ cute!ย  Thank you Lee Mae for sending so many different cards, I know the kids will love all of them! ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, I’m exhausted and ready for bed!ย  Maybe I’ll take a nap and get up again, who knows;)ย  Thanks so much for coming by today, I really appreciate your interest! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m hoping to get well at some point soon so I can get back to some kind of schedule.ย  I’m sorry if I’m not as cherry as usual:(

I’m wishing all of you a very Happy Easter, I hope you can enjoy it with people you love! ๐Ÿ™‚

JaNEtKAY_EggHunt

 

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Merry Monday #191, Valentines, SAS4Kids

I think this is going to be a long post loaded with card photos today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m starting this Sat. night, we’ll see if I get done before Sunday;) lol

First, I have the card I made for Merry Monday #191.ย  Actually, I made three, everyone kept coming by my desk and saying “try it this way”.ย  Good grandma that I am, I agreed:)ย  Here’s their challenge this week:)

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The one on the left, is the one I wanted, until I made it and then the snow seemed too big:(ย  The one on the right, my younger granddaughter wanted with the bunny:)

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This is the one my older granddaughter wanted me to make.ย  I really like her idea so this is the one I’m going to enter in the challenge:)ย  I used some digital images from three different artists on Etsy.ย  For the base, I used Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist:)

Now, because Sunday is Valentine’s Day, all of my guests have sent in Valentine’s for Send A Smile 4 Kids to share! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  My first guest is Sandy Borsheim of MN.ย  Sandy has sent in cards a number of times:)

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I think by now, everyone knows my fondness for cards that are the same, but different;)ย  Same images, different papers:)

My next guest has also sent cards a number of times, Brenda Zellner of WI:)

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I don’t know where Brenda gets her images, but they’re very cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

All of my guests today have sent in more cards than I’m showing!ย  I’m choosing samples from a number of card makers to make sure more of our Valentine’s get shown, before I start Easter:)

So we’re on to Deborah Caldwell of MI:)

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All of the cute animals holding hearts are from Doodle Pantry, they’re from a set called With Heart.

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Here’s another animal from With Heart, and the basket of hearts is from Spring Trimmings๐Ÿ™‚

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One last set from With Heart. Not only did Deborah send Valentine’s, she sent some misc. cards and some Easter that I’ll show soon:)

Cyndie Reis of CA is my next guest, she sent 5 cards, but they’re all great!ย  Here are the two Valentine’s she sent:)

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These are so darn cute, I love them both! ๐Ÿ™‚

My last guest for today is Lee Mae Elkins of WA:)ย  Lee Mae has only sent me cards a few times, but they’re always nice:)

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I don’t know where Lee Mae gets her images either, but they sure are cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lee Mae has cards for boys and girls:)

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I hope you got a ton of ideas from all these wonderful cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you ladies, all of you, for sharing your time and talents with our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I appreciate every single one of my card makers!ย  It doesn’t mater to me if you send 5 cards or 100, you are an important part of what we do at SAS4Kids, thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

I want to thank everyone who’s stopped by to enjoy all of these wonderful cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope you come again!ย  I don’t have very many Easter cards yet, but I’ll be sharing what I do have and I have lots of misc. cards to share if I run out of Easter! ๐Ÿ™‚

Stop by Merry Monday and the SAS4Kids challenge blog, lots more to see! ๐Ÿ™‚

JanetKay_HogsAndKisse

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Merry Monday #187, Valentines & SAS4Kids

It is COLD where I am, and I made a Christmas card, but we’re also going to look at some Valentines today, so lets get started! ๐Ÿ™‚

First, my card is for the Merry Monday Challenge #187. The theme this week is plaids:)

187I love plaids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I actually use them a lot, just not lately:(ย  So here’s what I made:

aSDC18865I made a card like this one a while back with a red Moose.ย  I liked it so much, I decided to use the green fox:)ย  Everything I used came from a digital store on Esty.ย  I actually took the image over to a photo program and made the plain green from one of the fox’s stripes.ย  Then I ran that plain green through my Cuttlebug using an embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! (retired).ย  I also used a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! on the top right.ย  It’s hard to see because it’s from Teeny, Tiny, Wishes;)ย  I wanted to keep the sentiment small to not disturb the scene:)

After embossing my paper, I rubbed it gently with a nail file to bring out the white.ย  Pretty easy:)ย  I plan to make a lot of the plaid animal cards for next Christmas!ย  I think they will be great for guys in my Send A Smile for Kids hospitals! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  People tend to think of kids as small, and I understand that, but we also serve “kids” up to 18, sometimes 20.ย  Please keep them in mind when making cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Now for some extra fun today, I have a guest who has sent in cards many times! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  She sends her cards down all the way from Canada, Diane Herniman:)ย  I always feel the need to tell people you don’t have to make cards like Diane’s!ย  Diane’s cards are unique:)ย  I’ve never seen anyone make cards like hers!ย  That doesn’t necessarily make her’s better than any of yours, just different:)ย  I appreciate all the different styles of my card makers and I know the kids do too! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  So enjoy Diane’s cards, and don’t feel that I compare them to anyone elses:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI, personally, have three hospitals.ย  One of my hospitals has asked for cards without embellishments.ย  Here is how Diane has chosen to address that problem:)ย  The first card on the left, is a copy of the second card!ย  She made the second card with lots of stickers made with foil and they stick up a bit.ย  She just copied it and now there is a card without embellishments;)ย  Great idea!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are the insides, the card on the left is “flat”, and the card on the right has a big foil sticker!ย  Both are great cards, and I’m sure whoever gets them will be happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are the backs of the cards.ย  If you’ve never seen Diane’s cards, she uses every available surface for the kids enjoyment.ย  The one on the left is the “plain” one and the one on the right has the same type of foil stickers:)ย  Great job Diane, I would never have thought of doing this! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHow about this one?ย  Boy cards are so hard for me sometimes, Diane does a great job! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’m always surprised when I get a box from Diane:)ย  She calls this a ordinary card:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve never seen this type of card before!ย  At the top is how it looks when you start to open it.ย  They how it looks closed, and finally when it’s open.ย  What a great, fun card! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I had to see more of these!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERACards for boys and girls, yay! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I think boys will find these just as much fun as girls! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t like to pick favorites, because I love them all, but I have to say this one is my favorite! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Click on this map to enlarge it and see all the 3D items on here! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Amazing work Diane! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I don’t know how Diane thinks of these things!ย  I’d love to see the face of the boy that gets this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

No pressure Diane, I don’t expect something this flashy all the time, but it’s fun to open these cards once in a while! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Diane for thinking overtime to come up with great ideas!ย  I could never do what you do!ย  I have them here in hand and I still couldn’t copy them if I tried!

 

I hope you all enjoyed Diane’s cards:)ย  As you might imagine, Diane doesn’t send a lot of these cards.ย  I still need you, all of the card makers on my team, to make and send cards.ย  Diane usually send 24-28 cards, and that’s great!ย  But, remember, I have three hospitals, over 300 kids!ย  I need you, and I appreciate everything you do for our kids!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I get excited every time I get a box of cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I can’t wait to open them and see what you’ve made! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Every card I receive is a special gift for a child! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you for supporting our work with SAS4Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Please be sure to take a look at our SAS4Kids challenge blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for coming by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope if you don’t send us cards, that you are finding some great inspiration here! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Please come back again for some more great cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

JanetKay_PolkaHearts

 

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Merry Monday #184, Freshly Made #217 & guests

I was sick, and down for a while, but now I’m better and playing catch-up! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I have lots to show you tonight, so lets get started! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  First I have a card that I made and I will submit it to two different challenges.ย  Merry Monday #184 and Freshly Made #217.

Merry Monday’s theme is baking:

184Freshly Made Sketches, has a sketch;)

FMS Final 217-001My card stayed pretty much to the sketch, which is what I normally do;)

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UPDATE:ย  My card has the honor of wining the Merry Monday #184 challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚

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For this card I used a digital image from Raspberry Road Designs, from the Christmas Cookies collection.ย  I also used one of the papers from the paper pack that goes with this collection.ย  I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red, and either Wild Wasabi or Pear Pizzazz for the words.ย  I cut the words with a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and the middle rectangle, I cut with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles.ย  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop-up my sentiment:)

I’m pretty pleased that I was able to pull a card of any kind together in the last couple days, so I hope you like it:)

 

I have 5 guests today!ย  I will be showing only a few cards from each guest, and then I’m done showing Christmas cards for this year!ย  So hold on tight, here we go! ๐Ÿ™‚

My first guest is Lee Mae Elkins:)ย  This is the second time Lee Mae has sent cards to me, personally, for my hospitals:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALee Mae sent a nice selection of cards:)ย  I have to admit, it was really hard to pick just a few from each guest.ย  I picked these because I thought they were all so much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Kids love animals of just about any kind and dress them up for Christmas and it’s all the better! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Lee Mae for sending such wonderful cards for our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Next is Kayla Ford from IL, not too far from where I live:)ย  Kayla is a repeat sender:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAll of Kayla’s cards are bright and cheerful, with lots of colors and patterns! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Kayla’s cards remind me of quilts:)ย  Thank you so much Kayla for thinking of our kids again to cheer them for Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

My next guest has sent in a number of times before, Andrea La Vigne from TX:)ย  Andrea has her own blog that you can check out to see how she makes her cards:)ย  Pop over to see her blog Andrea’s Antics, here๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAren’t these all cute! ?ย  Andrea does wonderful coloring and water coloring! ๐Ÿ™‚ I know the Reindeer is from one of our sponsors at SAS4Kids, but I’m sorry, I don’t know which one:(ย  Maybe someone could fill us in on that?ย  I love how Andrea positioned him on her card! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Great cards Andrea, thank you for being a repeat sender, I know the kids love your cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Holly Blaskie from MI, is my next guest:)ย  Holly is also a repeat sender:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHolly used some really cute cats this time, and some really pretty silver accents:)ย  The tall card next to the kitty has the silver, but it looks kind of black:(ย  Holly sent in 75 cards this time, it was hard to pick just 4!ย  Thank you Holly for your continued support of our kids, they will really love these cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

My last Christmas cards for this year were sent in by Geri Dean and her sister Melanie Carruth of MN:)ย  Geri and her sister sent in an amazing 151 cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I know everyone can’t send in that many, and I assure you, every card counts toward a box for a hospital!ย  Don’t ever feel rushed or that you have to do as many as someone else!ย  I don’t care if you send 5 cards, you are making a difference in a child’s life! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Every card made and sent, is a happy smile in an envelope to a child! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERANow aren’t these fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The first cards are made with Lawn Fawn, I have those little birds! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’ve made some of these little penguins, and Geri has these wonderful horse stamps that she uses a lot:)ย  Here she’s added Christmas paper and a sentiment to really dress it up!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOk, there were a lot of cards, I really had a hard time narrowing it down!ย  I love the soft, cute animals in the first set, and the last card is genius! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The tree card had the background paper and sentiment added, and then included is a set of stickers that a child can decorate themselves!ย  I’ve never seen this, what a great idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  They can put on the tree and the little ornaments any way they want to, what fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I took off the paper clips and put the cards and stickers into a clear envelope along with a regular envelope.ย  Geri and Melanie always send in great cards, thank you ladies for working so hard to made Christmas a wonderful time of the year! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I want to thank every single card maker who spent time making cards to bring a smile to the faces of our kids here at Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Without all of you, we would not be able to do what we, the volunteers, do! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The world is a crazy place, I believe we, cardmakers and volunteers,ย  are doing an important job, that affects lots of kids all over the USA!ย  I am so proud to share your talents and pieces of art with our kids!:)

I thank you all for your help making Christmas brighter for so many! ๐Ÿ™‚

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope to continue working with you through the next year! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

MerryChristmas_GoodNewslett

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Merry Monday #183 & SAS4Kids guests

I’ve been so busy sorting cards and packing boxes, I haven’t had time to make any cards myself!ย  All my boxes are now packed and waiting to be mailed.ย  I sent a number of boxes last week and the last ones go out tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m so excited for the kids to get all their Christmas cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

Meanwhile, I put together a card to enter in the challenge over at Merry Monday #183.

183Here’s my entry:

My Project (2)I had a terrible time taking a photo that wasn’t blurry! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  The yellow paper has glitter on it and it played havoc with my camera lens! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  The little elf has glitter on it too!ย  I used lots of different supplies to make this card and they all came out of my stash.ย  Yes, I have a great stash of card making leftovers! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Oh, and the circle candy cane mint is full of glitter too!

 

I have more guests today who have sent in Christmas cards for the kids with Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re unfamiliar with SAS4Kids, just click our link to find out more! ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย  My first guest today is Barbara Roe, from CA:)ย  This is the first time Barbara has sent cards to me personally for my hospitals, so welcome Barbara! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are so cute, the stocking one reminds me of Halloween legs, too funny! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore cute overload! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The little boy on the sled would be good for just a Winter themed card:)ย  I love the puppy and the mouse, and how about that Santa?ย  Very nice cards for our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese two are my favorites! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’ve never seen anything like the turtle before, and I just love this reindeer with the ornaments on his antlers! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Barbara for all these wonderful cards, I know the kids will enjoy all of them! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Next I have Brenda Zellner from WI:)ย  Welcome Brenda, this is the first time for Brenda as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ I get a lot of wonderful cards, I couldn’tย  possibly show all of them, so I will only be showing some of them, but they’re all great! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERABrenda has done some really great coloring! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  These are all adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHow cute are these! ?ย  I love kitties for Christmas, or anytime really;) lol

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAStarting to see a theme? Ok, I really love kitties all the time! lolย  I think all these kitties are from Newton’s Nook, but I won’t say that for sure;)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are the best of all worlds…kitty, bear, and baby….how could you go wrong?ย  These are both adorable cards!ย  Brenda has really done a great job!ย  Thank you Brenda for sharing your cards and talent with all of our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

One more guest to squeeze in today:)ย  My last guest is a repeat sender from IN, Donna Wakefield:)ย  Donna has her own blog that you can visit, click here to go there:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERADonna has sent a wide variety of cards, but you all know how I love when you use the same papers, or images and make them look different! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  So take a look at these penguins and trees!ย  The penguins are just adorable and these 2 cards look very different, both are great! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  And how about the trees?ย  Same tree, two different ways with color! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are some similar papers and layouts, with totally different images!ย  I love all of these, but look at those cut kitties! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Nice coloring by Donna! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOk, these cards are all different and unique in their own ways, but take a look at Yoda, is that not too funny! ?ย  Some kid is really going to get a laugh out of that one! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMy last cards for tonight, and they are traditional colors:)ย  All great cards, totally different, wonderful colors and images! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Donna for always doing a great job for our kids here at Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Also check out the cards on our challenge blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This week is Winter Fun For Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope you see you all again soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

JANETKAY_MistletoeKis2

 

 

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Merry Monday #181 & Send A Smile 4 Kids

It’s been a busy week for me here!ย  The kids are off school for 5 days!ย  I’ve been busy filling my boxes to ship to my three hospitals!ย  It will be Christmas before you know it!ย  If only January and February would fly by so fast!;)ย  I haven’t had much time for making cards, but I looked at the Merry Monday #181 challenge and I had a card sitting on my desk that I hadn’t blogged yet, and it’s blue! ๐Ÿ™‚

181So here it is and I will be entering it over at Merry Monday #181๐Ÿ™‚

aSDC18214A friend of mine sent me the tree branches and the blue trees (triangles).ย  I love the colors! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I used some Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist cardstock and ink.ย  The embossing folder is also Stampin’ Up! (retired).ย  I used some sequins from Stampin’ Up! that I got last Christmas, and a misc. stamp I had in my stash.ย  I love this card and I know just who I’m going to send it to, but it won’t be SAS4Kids, I have a personal use for this card;)

 

Now, I have some guest cards to share with you:)ย  These cards were all sent in to me to share with my hospitals for Send A Smile 4 Kids๐Ÿ™‚ย  My first guest is a new sender for me, Lee Mae Elkins from the state ofย  WA ๐Ÿ™‚

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Look at these fun cards, I love the images, papers and layouts, simple but very effective! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIt looks like Lee Mae has used Glossy Accents or something like it on quite a few of her cards.ย  A lot of her images are shiny and raised a little, very nice touch! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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These dinos are so cute for Christmas!ย  I love the fox with it’s mug of, I’m sure, hot chocolate! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Lee Mae for sharing all of these wonderful cards with our kids at SAS4Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

My next guest has sent me many cards for my hospitals, Janelle Klapperich from SD:)ย  I had made a special request and Janelle came through for me! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I had asked for cards with no embellishments and these cards are perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJanelle had put buttons on some of her cards and I asked if she would add paper buttons instead.ย  You can see some here on the snowman’s scarf:)ย  The second set is perfect as well, great for “not so young” kids and also flat! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJanelle had made some of these for me previously, using real buttons, and she replaced them with small black paper buttons:)ย  This is a Stampin’ Up! paper from last year.ย  When it came out, I wasn’t that fond of it, but Janelle has shown me a number of ways to make this paper really shine:)ย  I love both these cards, great for teens with lots of texture, but still flat! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Janelle for helping me out with my special request! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I have other senders who will also do special requests, I have wonderful cardmakers! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Thanks for coming by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope if you’re still making Christmas cards, you’ve gotten some ideas! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope you come by again soon for more inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Please go by and check out the SAS4Kids challenge blog, this week is Anything goes for Kids:)

 

JanetKay_WinterWonder

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