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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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SAS4Kids Anything goes for kids

Hi everyone, I have a very short post today.Β  I wanted to share some cards I’ve made and a couple of sites I use for clipart and background papers πŸ™‚Β  I have some cards that I’ve made over the last 4 days, I don’t know how I got so many done, except that they have pretty simple layouts and they all use digital art πŸ™‚

My first card I will enter into our own SAS4Kids challenge, which is currently “Anything goes for kids”.Β  I didn’t receive very many Summer cards, so I decided to make some πŸ™‚Β  I decided what girls love right now are Mermaids and Unicorns, so I made some Mermaids first πŸ™‚

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How cute is this little mermaid?!Β  I found it on Etsy, who knew right? πŸ™‚Β  The vendor didn’t have any matching papers so I found another site that seemed to match.Β  But guess what?Β  I asked the vendor if she could supply matching papers and she said “yes”!Β  I paid extra for them, but guess what?!Β Β  She’s having a SALE, $1.00 per set! πŸ™‚Β  The Sale is until June 11th, but she said she will have another sale, a different one, after that! πŸ™‚

No she didn’t supply me with any images for free, but she has tons of them, great for kids! πŸ™‚Β  You can check her out on Etsy here, it’s called clipartland πŸ™‚Β  These are digital images and papers, that I printed out on my personal printer.Β  Here are some more cards.

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Very simple cards, but I think kids will love them πŸ™‚Β  I added some Stickles to the “pearls”.Β  Of course it’s hard to tell here.Β  All of the cards are flat, except the first one I showed.Β  For that one I used some special foam.Β  It’s pretty thin, thinner than a pop-up.Β  I cut it out with the oval die I used for the image and then just glued it on the back.Β  I think you can tell in the photo that it’s not flat πŸ™‚

Lawrence wasn’t a lot of help on these cards 😦  He did say he thought a “girl” might like the ones that had crowns. lolΒ  Maybe he’ll like the next cards I make better πŸ˜‰

I’d also like to share another shop where I get digital images, Fred She Said Designs.Β  I didn’t make a card to show, but I’ve made plenty of them and you can search with the bar on the left.Β  Tracy just put up a bunch of beautiful butterflies, but she has lots of images to choose from, she also has some cut files πŸ™‚Β  You can also check out her blog here.

One last site that you may like for digital images is called Dollar Graphics Depot πŸ™‚Β  They have some new language about “sharables” on the home page.Β  I was confused so I asked for clarification.Β  The response said we are free to use any of the images in the store to make cards to sell or give away, but you can’t give away or sell the digital files to others.

If you’ve never used digital images, you do need to set up folders on your computer to store the files.Β  I also use Print Shop to change the size of my images and print them.

If you have questions, you can leave them here or send me an email πŸ™‚Β  I hope you enjoyed my post today and you’ll come back again! πŸ™‚Β  I’ll be preparing more donor cards to showcase πŸ™‚

 

JanetKay_Peepsicles

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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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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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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! πŸ™‚ Β  Maybe I can even make another card and have two cards this week!Β  I can always dream! lol

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

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

The paper on the left is from Stampin’ Up!, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.Β  I also cut the little cottage out of another sheet of paper from the same series.Β  I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red, and Early Espresso card stock.Β  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.Β  The current holiday catalog runs until Jan. 3, 2017, but may run short close to the end.Β  You can contact me to purchase Stampin’ Up! products πŸ™‚

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

Thank you Ann for these wonderful Halloween cards! πŸ™‚

Next is Nanci Simmons of FL πŸ™‚

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

Next up is Janelle Klapperich of SD πŸ™‚

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

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

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

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

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! πŸ™‚

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

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

janetkay_wackywitchha

 

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