Category Archives: Seniors

November 2019 Update and cards

Hi everyone! 🙂  It’s been a roller coaster ride here since May!  More changes are heading my way and I just want to share that and then we’ll get to some cards.

We have been in the same apartment for 3 years and the rental company has decided not to renew our lease.  Our lease is up Dec. 31st, so we have been running around like crazy trying to find somewhere else to live!  Long story, short, we are buying a small house.  We will be moving on Dec. 23rd.  Yep, it’s as crazy as it sounds!

Once we’re settled in our house, I hope to be a lot more regular with my posts 🙂  Thank you for staying with me and being patient!! 🙂

Now, the cards I have today are all mine.  My craft room is a disaster! 😦  My photo taking area has already been packed and I took these photos on my work table.  I hope you get some inspiration from them 🙂  I’ve made all “Winter” cards.

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I’ve used all papers from Echo Park, 6×6 pads of “My Favorite Winter”.  I used one sentiments from Stampin’ Up!  Also some plain cardstock, dies and punches from Stampin’ Up!  I did use some peel off stickers for the “Get Well” cards that will go to my seniors.  Everything else will go to Send A Smile 4 Kids!

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My broken arm has healed, but a few problems still remain and I’ve made all simple cards, because that’s all I can do right now.  I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at them! 🙂

Thanks for coming by! 🙂  I really do hope to do much better keeping you updated in the coming year! 🙂  I’ll try to get one more blog post out before Christmas! 🙂

janet_kay-snowblokes

 

 

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Personal share with a senior center

Hi Ladies 🙂  Some of you know that I have a personal card share with a senior center.  For those of you who don’t know, it is in no way part of Send A Smile 4 Kids!  This is personal in honor of my mother who has passed.  My Mother lived in the same town since I was born, more than 50 years!  My siblings and I all grew up there.  My brother still lives in the same house.

My mother really enjoyed the senior center after my father passed.  She made many friends, went on trips, and enjoyed many other activities 🙂  After she passed a few years ago, I decided to do something nice for the seniors that attend there now, in honor of my mother 🙂  Since I am a card maker, I make cards for the seniors to send to their family and friends 🙂

I’ve decided to share some of these cards with you so you can see how I make cards that are flat for mailing 🙂  You can send me cards for “my” seniors, but, of course, you don’t “have” to.  This is not part of SAS4Kids!

These cards are as “flat” as can be made.  The Post Office loves to add on postage, but I don’t want the seniors to have to do that 🙂  They do not have glitter, buttons, brads, bows, large gems or anything that might make them bulky.  You can use layers, without pop-ups 😉

The cards I send are some of the same sentiments as SAS4Kids:

Winter, Christmas, Valentines, Spring, Easter, Patriotic, Summer, Fall, Thanksgiving, Get Well, Sympathy, Miss You, Hi/Hello, Thinking of you, or Birthday.  All cards are blank.

I’m sorry for such a long explanation 😦  Here are some samples I made this week:

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I love how the first card came out! 🙂  It’s a layout I use a lot, but it’s so pretty with the pinks and gold.  I used a paper pad from Michaels, Recollections,” Sugarblush.”  It has pink Santa’s that I’m using for the kids 🙂  I used two gold cardstock papers that I bought at Micheals in the individual section. I also used Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, and their new snowflakes that are available from Nov. 1st to Nov. 30th only.  I can help you order them if you don’t have a demo 🙂  I also used all Stampin’ Up! punches and dies.  The sentiments were printed on my computer.

Next I have the masculine cards I made:)

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This card is the same layout as the first pink one above.  I think it still needs something, a snowflake?  Suggestions?

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For these three cards I used a paper pad from Carta Bella called, “Let It Snow”.  For these three cards I used general sentiments.  Any “theme” paper can be made into a general sentiment card. This last card is a great example of using Fall paper and making it into one of the sentiments we use all the time 🙂  It could just as easily say Hi/Hello, Smile, Happy Birthday, or any other sentiment you have 🙂

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the cards I made! 🙂  I will be back again on Nov. 3rd with a card post for Send A Smile 4 Kids, I hope you will come back! 🙂

Thank you to anyone already sending cards for “my seniors”! 🙂

JanetKay_BrushThin

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