Category Archives: Mothers Day

Send A Smile 4 Kids with donor cards

I’m back, I’m so sorry I’ve been gone so long!Β  Today I have a card I made with the SAS4Kids blog challenge in mind πŸ™‚Β  The challenge ending May 5th is, Punches and/or Die Cuts.

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This card is actually for one of my granddaughters.Β  She just turned 12 and is very picky about her cards.Β  I did use a punch, and a die cut.Β  Her favorite color is red, at least for now πŸ˜‰Β  She was very happy to get a “grown-up” card πŸ™‚Β  She may feel differently next year, I guess we’ll see. lol

Now for some great cards from our SAS4Kids donors! πŸ™‚Β  First up is Holly Blaskie of MI.

I love these cards, they are great examples of making different cards using almost the same supplies! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Holly for these beautiful cards, that either boys or girls will love to share with their moms! πŸ™‚

Next is Tammy Gullett of IA πŸ™‚

I love Tammy’s cards too! πŸ™‚Β  Similar products with different outcomes πŸ™‚Β  Now I know both of these ladies have other supplies, they have both been donating a long time! πŸ™‚Β  So it’s not that they don’t have other supplies to use πŸ˜‰Β  This is a great way to make cards that look different so everyone doesn’t get the same card πŸ™‚

It’s also great for kids because they are often picky, they might pick one card over another to share because of the color or image, you just never know!Β  I could send all of these cards to the same hospital and everyone would feel they have a different card! πŸ™‚ Plus, I have three hospitals, even making multiples of the same card would reach different patients, and in this case, moms! πŸ™‚

It’s great for card makers, you have all your supplies out, cutting different colors, using different inks or papers, makes it easy for you to supply more cards with less effort πŸ™‚Β  We want your card making to be fun! πŸ™‚

Thank you Tammy for continuing to share your wonderful cards! πŸ™‚

Next I have Lee Mae Elkins of WA πŸ™‚Β  Lee Mae actually makes almost all different cards, she makes very few multiples, that’s just the way she rolls! πŸ™‚Β  Of course, this is fine with us as well, whatever you have time to do and what makes you happy, makes us and our kids happy! πŸ™‚

Thank you Lee Mae, for these beautiful cards! πŸ™‚

All the cards shared today, on my last few posts and those that were went in but not pictured here, have all been sent! πŸ™‚Β  My husband and I took them to the Post Office today! πŸ™‚Β  Thanks to everyone who has donated for Mother’s Day,Β  I sent over 300 cards for the kids to share with their moms for Mother’s Day! πŸ™‚

If you’ve come by just to check out the cards shared, I hope you’ve enjoyed the wonderful gifts made to share with the kids at my three hospitals! πŸ™‚

I appreciate everyone who makes and sends cards for our kids! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate everyone who stops by and visits my blog, and thank you to all who join our challenge over at SAS4Kids! πŸ™‚

I hope you’ll come back again to see the amazing cards, even the cards that I make πŸ˜‰

JanEtKaY_SpringBoxBut

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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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Merry Monday #194, Easter, SAS4Kids

OMGoodness, I am soooo tired! 😦  I found out today that I have Strep Throat:(Β  I’m going to do this post and head straight to bed!

I have a card for the challenge over at Merry Monday #194.Β  I actually made it a couple of days ago, but I’ve just been so tired:(Β  I’m going to show you my card and then I have one guest today with Easter cards! πŸ™‚

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I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red c/s and embossing folder, Petals aΒ  Plenty, one of my favorite embossing folders:)Β  The image came from an online seller that I believe is no longer in business, PC Hugs.Β  The sentiment I printed off my computer.Β  I think I used a Martha Stewart punch for the snowflake, and I put a sequin in the center.Β  I left a white border around my image, I think it looks like an old snapshot:)

My guest today is from Canada and I’ve shown her cards before, Diane Herniman:)Β  Diane make her special cards using a lot of photos from her personal garden:)

On the left is the back of the card, and on the right is the inside.Β  It’s a little strange because this is the first time I remember there being a blank area on one of Diane’s cards.

Here is a side view on the left.Β  I wanted to try and show you how the embossing folder folds upwards and makes a lovely frame for Diane’s flowers! πŸ™‚

On the far left is the handmade envelope, and then the back of the card.Β  On the right is the inside of the card, with photos from the garden:)

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This is the outside of the card, you can see more detail of that embossing folder.Β  You put the image in the center and then carefully fold the edges up.Β  Reminds me of a photo frame:)

 

Ont he left is the inside of the card, and on the right, the outside.

 

The inside is on the left and the outside is on the right.Β  What adorable baby bunnies! πŸ™‚

 

Here are a few Mother’s Day cards to get you started:)

On the left are the three insides that go with the cards on the right.Β  Diane sure knows how to pick papers and colors! πŸ™‚

Look at the gorgeous card with flowers from Diane’s garden!Β  The front of the card on the right shows the embossing folder really well, it’s a lovely design! πŸ™‚

Thank you Diane for sharing your works of heart with our kids in the hospital!Β  They will love all the Easter cards and they will love sharing these cards with their mothers! πŸ™‚

We have a new challenge up over on our SAS4Kids blog, pop over and check it out! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by today, I’m always happy to have visitors! πŸ™‚Β  hope to see you again soon! πŸ™‚Β  I’m going to have some hot tea and then go to bed!Β  I hope you’re all well and enjoying this weekend! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_LuckyDuck

 

 

 

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UPDATES-Merry Monday # 155 and Freshly Made Sketches #183

I have some updates for this post, I will add them as bold print:)

I have a lot to share today and it wouldn’t all fit in the title!Β  I have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, two different challenges, Christmas, images by Fred She Said and SAS4Kids! No time to waste, lets get going! πŸ™‚

I made two cards last night, one for Merry Monday #155 and another for Freshly Made Sketches #183.Β  Merry Monday’s challenge was to use a cat or a dog.

I received an Honorable Mention for this card from Merry Monday #155.

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abSDC15665This image is from Fred She Said, and is called Kiss Me Scottie.Β  I also used an embossing folder with Holly (close enough to Mistletoe) Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock, and some really pretty washi tape, also Stampin’ Up! that you can get discounted right now, called All is Calm.Β  I used the same layout as the challenge for Freshly Made #183, which is coming up next:)

 

FMS Final 183-001Yes, I usually stay pretty close to the sketch;)

 

My ProjectThis image is also by Fred She Said, called Nolan with a Sign/Heart.Β  I love Fred She Said because you can get your digital images colored or b/w so you can color them yourself:)Β  I used Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, and Soft Suede cardstock. I think he’s so darn cute!

 

Switching gears, we are on to Mother’s Day with a new guest, Mairead Reid (rhymes with parade)Β  Mairead is from Ireland and is a good friend of mine:)Β  She is living in the USA now in the Northwest.

My friend, Mairead, had this to say about the kimono, “A Japanese lady I knew in Atlanta learned that I made cards and gave me a bunch of her old ones for me to “upcycle”. The cards had all Japanese images and of course are very unusual for us here in this part of the world. So I just cut them up and used parts to make new cards. Sometimes I add a border of stitching to make it more authentically mine and more handmade.”

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERATwo different, lovely pinks, the flowers in the first card are also from Fred She Said called Lenten Roses – Hellebores.Β  I was shocked to discover that I don’t own this design from FSS, I thought I had everything Fred She Said! It comes in 8 different colors.Β  A beautiful flower and I love the cut-out design!Β  The kimono is amazing, it appears to be a lazor cut design and it is gorgeous laid over the pink!

Β Mairead gave me this info regarding the three lovely different colored flowers: “The three stamped flowers are colored with 3-D Ink Glaze pens – it gives an embossed look. The stem was a stencil.”

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERABoth of these cards are beautiful, the flowers in the top one are shiny, I don’t know how she did that.Β  The flowers in the second card also look glossy, and the pink strip is glittery.Β  The kids are going to love giving these to their moms.Β  Oh, dear, I forgot, all Mairead’s cards will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids!Β  But wait, there’s one more! πŸ™‚

Β Mairead gave me this update on the butterfly: “The butterfly on that last one was the left over (or negative) bits from a peel-off butterfly. There is a technique to pick up all the left over bits, so you don’t waste anything from your peel-off sheet.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at this beautiful cut-out!Β  It has a very delicate pattern that is hard to see here.Β  The butterfly is decorated with gold!Β  This card is beautiful in hand, the photo doesn’t do it justice!

Actually, all the cards shown here today will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids, they have a blog challenge that you can find here.

Be sure to check out the Blog Candy I have coming up in May, you can find it here! πŸ™‚

Thanks for taking the time to come by and read my blog today! πŸ™‚Β  Hope to see you soon with Father’s Day cards and more! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_BrushThin

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Mother’s Day with SAS4Kids with 3 guests

Wow, I can’t believe how fast it got from Easter to Mother’s Day!Β  Time does go by quickly! πŸ˜‰Β  I hope to have one more Mother’s Day post before we move on to Father’s Day, but today, it’s all about Mom:)

My first guest who has made cards to support Send A Smile 4 Kids, is Donna Wakefield, of Bedford, IN.Β  Donna has sent in cards before so she is a repeat donor, thank you Donna! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIsn’t this beautiful?Β  Great card by Donna, love the purples:)

 

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SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese cards are from Tammy Gullett, of Ottumwa, IA.Β  She sent 9 cards all the same.Β  They may not sound like a lot, but every card received is one more sent to the kids to share with their moms.Β  Thank you so much Tammy πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a closer look.Β  You can see she used Versamark to stamp the background, it’s just barely there.Β  I love this technique:)Β  She has layer of embossed cardstock on the right, as well as some flowers from Stampin’ Up!Β  All of them are lovely! πŸ™‚ Tammy has also sent in cards before:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese cards are from Jill Blasche, of Houston, TX.Β  These cards are all beautiful!Β  Jill has sent multiples of each to share with our kids:)Β  Jill has also shared with us before.Β  Thank you Jill for thinking of us again! πŸ™‚

All of the cards shared today are wonderful! πŸ™‚Β  I know our kids will be excited to share them with their Moms! πŸ™‚Β  I don’t think any of them are difficult to make.Β  I believe you could follow these examples of layouts and make some beautiful cards! πŸ™‚

I’d like to have one more showing of cards for you to enjoy before Mother’s Day.Β  I’m expecting two packages tomorrow and I will take photos before I pack them to ship to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois:)Β  Then we move on to our Father’s Day cards:)Β  I know I’ll also be slipping in some cards for the kids:)

While your here, take a look at my blog post for May!Β  I will be having a drawing at the end of May for some Blog Candy! πŸ™‚Β  Yes, you can join in, read my blog post and be sure to follow me to get all the details! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by today, I appreciate your interest! πŸ™‚Β  I’m off to make cards now, everyone is sleeping and it’s nice a quiet! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you come back again! πŸ™‚

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Mother’s Day with guest and more

I’m sad to say I received way more cards for Easter than I have gotten for Mother’s Day:(Β Β  But, I have received some beautiful Mother’s Day cards and I’m going to share some with you today:)Β  First some cards from Diane Herniman of Canada:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERADiane makes all her own envelopes, yep, this is the envelope:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERADiane makes mostly easel cards, so this is the inside.Β  You fold the blue part down and the Happy Mother’s Day will hold the card in place.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a side view with the front folded and in place.

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This is what it looks like when you set it up.Β  So the part above the Happy Mother’s Day, is actually the front of the card.Β  Sorry for the flash:(

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the way the front only looks.Β  Diane uses a lot of photo images from around her own property!Β  She takes beautiful photos! πŸ™‚

 

Here’s another by Diane:)

 

1aDiane HernimanHere I took three photos and made a little collage.Β  The blue envelope, the card opened all the way and bottom left, the card set up.Β  Beautiful card, Diane makes wonderful cards! πŸ™‚

 

One last cards from Diane:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAnother pretty envelope:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe inside totally open.

 

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The card set up with the easel.Β  Gorgeous papers and photo! πŸ™‚

 

Now, a couple of cards from Donna Wakefield, from Indiana.

 

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This is a beautiful card from Donna!Β  I have to say, I got a good photo as well;)Β  The colors are beautiful and the flowers are all popped up:)

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The colors of this one are also beautiful!Β  I love blue and the added browns make it soft and soothing:)

 

Great cards from both Diane and Donna, all of them are beautiful!Β  Thank you ladies for donating these cards to Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚Β  They have a card challenge that you can check out hereπŸ™‚

Please take a few minutes to check out my site about my blog candy coming up in May! πŸ™‚

 

Thanks for coming by today, I’m thankful for your interest! πŸ™‚Β Β  See you soon:)

 

JanetKay_GoldenTulip

 

 

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Happy Mother’s Day at SAS4Kids

Mother’s Day is coming next month! πŸ™‚Β  I finally made some cards that I’ve been seeing everywhere!Β  I love these cards and I think they’re great for Mother’s Day:) So I’m going to get right to it.Β  I made all these cards myself:)Β  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.Β  It’s a sheet from Stampin’ Up! called Painted Blooms.Β  The other side is beautiful too! πŸ™‚

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I did the top row first. I used Soft Sky for the words and background.Β  I felt the words came out too light.Β  One the second card, I also used Soft Sky for the background, but Blushing Bride for the sentiment background.Β  I used Rose Red for the rest of the sentiments because I liked the way it looked;)Β  The third card, I used Crushed Curry, even though that wasn’t one of the colors listed for the paper package.Β  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.Β  The center one has a little butterfly cut from the reverse side.Β  The card on the right has Dazzling Delights added to the purple flowers.Β  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! πŸ™‚Β  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:)Β  This is one of the more plain papers, my granddaughter picked it out:)Β  I cut it with a Memory Box die, Grand Happy Birthday.Β  I added a little bow in Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight.Β  The bird I got from Dozens Of Paper Cuts on Etsy.Β  I ordered two sets and I requested Stampin’ Up! Brights and Subtles.Β  Sue does a great job! πŸ™‚

abSDC15201Another bird from Dozens Of Paper Cuts. I used the same Memory Box Die as above.Β  I stamped the birthday hat from a SU set that I just can’t remember right now:(Β  I cut out the hat part and then cut a small circle with a Stampin’ Up! hand punch, I think the 1/16th.Β  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.Β  I printed mine with My Digital Studio.Β  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.Β  The little dragon is from Lawn Fawn, called Critters Ever After.Β  It has a matching die set.Β  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.Β  I colored the dragon with my Stampabilities markers.Β  I drew the balloon strings with my SU white pen.Β  I did use My Digital Studio to print my Birthday Bash paper, so it doesn’t have any gold in it:(Β  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.Β  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.Β  The SU DSP is retired, Kaleidoscope.Β  I got it when it was in the Clearance Rack! πŸ™‚Β  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! πŸ™‚Β  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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