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Teen SAS4Kids card and Guests

Ok, you caught me, I wasn’t ready yesterday, but I rushed this morning and got some cards together πŸ™‚Β  My card was posted on SAS4kids this morning, I totally forgot 😦   But now I’m fully awake and ready to share! πŸ™‚Β  My card is in the Design Team section at the top.Β  Here it is:

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Because my card is already posted on the SAS4Kids blog, I’ve already been asked about my supplies.Β  For the background layer I used Real Red from Stampin’ Up!, I also used Pacific Point for behind my image.Β  The game paper is from Etsy, BearsDenDigitalArts. My image is pre-colored from Mo’s Digital Pencil.Β  There are also 3 different versions that are uncolored, if you scroll down the page.Β  I also have the uncolored image, but I’m not very good at coloring πŸ˜‰

Now, I actually only have one guest today, Trish Cudney of MN.Β  Trish has been sending cards for SAS4Kids, for quite some time πŸ™‚Β  Pay attention to her use of “boy” images and cards with no images πŸ™‚Β  You can click on the images to make them larger πŸ™‚

Trish used great papers, images and layouts! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Trish for sharing with our kids here at Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚Β  Our volunteers couldn’t do their job without people like you! πŸ™‚

Thank you for coming by today, whether you are part of SAS4Kids or not, I’m thankful for your interest in my blog! πŸ™‚

I should be back July 7th, for a new blog πŸ™‚Β  Don’t forget our big blog hop in July! πŸ™‚

175th Challenge Celebration Coming!

SAS4Kids is celebrating our 175th Challenge on July 21, 2018 with a Huge Blog Hop with Many Prizes to be WON! The theme will be Christmas in July 4 Kids and you can win prizes by just commenting and/or entering the challenge!
Hope to see you soon! πŸ™‚
JaNetKay_BowlFullOfCh2a
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Send A Smile 4 Kids & guests June 2018

OMGoodness, I can’t believe I haven’t been here since March, I’m so sorry!!Β  There is never a dull moment around here!!Β  School is out for the Summer and my grandson is home with me all day πŸ™‚Β  He turned 7 in May, and he asks lots of questions! lolΒ  I also have four of my granddaughters right down the street, and I had my grandson’s half sister here for 5 weeks, from the end of March.Β  Okay, I remember, I didn’t get much done while she was here, she just turned 4 in April! lol

I joined the design team at Send A Smile 4 kids, and I will attempt to post a blog twice a month.Β  I’ll try really hard, honest πŸ™‚Β  I have a card I made for this weeks challenge at SAS4Kids, and I’ll show you in case you missed it πŸ™‚Β  You can also go other there and check out the other cards! πŸ™‚Β  Here’s my card:

For this card, I used a paper package by the loose paper at Michaels.Β  It was intended for scrapbooking, but I cut the papers all down and made a number of cards, some you may see later πŸ˜‰ I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red for my base and banner.Β  I used a stamp from my stash, the printed paper and the stickers came in the package.Β  I really like how it came out, I think it will be great for a teen or pre-teen.Β  I’m thinking boy, but who knows πŸ™‚ I guess there are more female super heroes now, but I can only think of two at the moment.

Okay, on we go, I have two guests for you today, the first guest is Barbara Suits of CO.Β  Barbara makes awesome shaped cards!Β  Barbara does not claim that she designed any of these cards, she just made them for our kids πŸ™‚

Thank you Barbara for sharing your talents with us! πŸ™‚Β  I know our kids will enjoy every one of these cards! πŸ™‚

Next I have a donor who sent cards about a year ago and I didn’t hear from her for a while.Β  Here are the newest cards sent to me for our kids from Paula Kysilka of FL πŸ™‚

Thank youΒ Paula, your cards are wonderful and I’m sure the kids will enjoy the insides as well as the outsides! πŸ™‚

There have been some changes on my blog site since the last time I posted and it seems I can’t post as many cards as I used to 😦   Please know that I love and appreciate all the cards I receive for our kids, I just don’t have room for them all!

I’d like to thank all of my card donors for the love and care they put into the cards they make for our kids! πŸ™‚Β  Without you we would have very little to share! πŸ™‚

If anyone would like to be a volunteer or a donor, please let us know on our FB page, Send A Smile 4 Kids-USA, or our contact page at SAS4Kids πŸ™‚

Thank you all for coming by today whether you are part of our group or just searching for inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate your interest whoever you are! πŸ™‚Β  Hopefully I’ll be back in two weeks, see you then! πŸ™‚

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Send A Smile 4 Kids March 2018

I am so sorry that I have been so slow in posting! 😦  I’m going to try and post at least twice a month πŸ™‚Β  I’m going to be joining the SAS4Kids Design Team in May, 2018 πŸ™‚Β  Hopefully that will keep me on track with twice a month πŸ™‚

I’m going to be entering this card into the SAS4Kids challenge, Anything Goes/Cards for Boys.Β Β  Here is my card for boys:

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This card was made with a stamp from Stampin’ Up! called Magical Day.Β  I used a sentiment from my stash and digital paper that I found on Esty.Β  The circles are both dies from Stampin’ Up!Β  This card was fun and easy, I’m hoping a boy at one of our hospitals will really like it! πŸ™‚

Now on to some guests! πŸ™‚Β  First I have Janelle Klapperich of SD with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards! πŸ™‚

Thank you Janelle, for these wonderful cards! πŸ™‚Β  I love how you made Mother’s Day cards with only sentiments and beautiful papers! πŸ™‚Β  Your Father’s Day cards are simple but effective πŸ™‚Β  A wonderful section of each! πŸ™‚Β  I’m assuming you will send more Father’s Day cards πŸ˜‰

Next is Diane Herniman from Canada πŸ™‚Β  Diane and Janelle are both repeat senders and I appreciate their continued support of our kids! πŸ™‚

Diane always finds such wonderful papers! πŸ™‚Β  Her cards are also very unique πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Diane for these beautiful cards for Mother’s Day, I’m sure our kids will love sharing them with their moms! πŸ™‚

I am so thankful for those of you who support our cause! πŸ™‚Β  I’m also thankful for those just coming by to look and get some inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  Please visit again and hopefully I will be making more posts per month! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_PressedPrimr

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #324 & Easter

Hello again! πŸ™‚Β  I know, I’ve been gone a long time again 😦  I hope you all are making Easter cards! πŸ™‚Β  Easter is early this year, April 1st!Β  Hard to believe there are only a few weeks to get your cards sent in! πŸ™‚Β  I have some cards to show you that I’ve been working on πŸ™‚Β  My first card is for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #324.Β  I will also be posting on the SAS4Kids challenge blog, you can too! πŸ™‚

First up is the sketch I worked from:

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For this card I used a retired Stampin’ Up! set, Basket Bunch πŸ™‚Β  I think it’s such a cute set, I wish we still had it for sale! πŸ™‚Β  It comes with all the stamps and dies, I just used a little ink and it was all done! πŸ™‚Β  I find these minimal sketches very challenging, I’m so used to putting so much more on a card!

Here are a few more cards I made for Easter, not very exciting, but I’m sure some kids is going to love them! πŸ™‚Β  I also found making “boy” Easter cards to be a challenge!Β  I hope some of you are making “boy” cards! πŸ˜‰

Donor cards for Easter have been very slow coming in, but I have some cards to share πŸ™‚Β  First up is Diane Herniman from Canada πŸ™‚Β  Diane was joined by her daughter, Dawn to make these great cards! πŸ™‚

Thank you Diane and Dawn, beautiful cards! πŸ™‚Β  Lots of variety here for kids of all ages! πŸ™‚

 

I also have cards to share from Ruby Haugen of MN:)

Thank you Ruby for always sending such adorable cards! πŸ™‚

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at all the Easter cards! πŸ™‚Β  Hopefully you’ve gotten some inspiration, or decided you’d like to send in cards to our cause as well! πŸ™‚Β  It seems most of our volunteers have a good supply of cards, except holidays.Β  Easter will be very soon!Β  Please try to get cards to your volunteers at least 2 weeks prior to a holiday! πŸ™‚Β  After Easter/Spring is Mother’s Day and then Father’s Day, I know, hard to believe! πŸ™‚

Please let me know if you would like to become a volunteer! πŸ™‚Β  You get to choose your hospitals, and donors would send you cards to share with that hospital or hospitals πŸ™‚

Kids love to receive cards and handmade cards are the best! πŸ™‚

Thank you for coming by today, it’s always fun to share the wonderful cards received for our kids! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to see you sooner next time! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_LuckyDuck

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Freshly Made Sketches #319 & Encouragement

Some of you must wonder what I do that I don’t have time for many cards.Β  I adopted one of my grandsons, and he’s only 6.Β  Quite a handful for someone in their 60s, at least I think so! lolΒ  I also have 2 sons, 3 daughters and 10 other grandchildren! πŸ™‚Β  Four of my granddaughters live right down the street and their family doesn’t have a car so I do all the driving.Β  Plus I manage cards for 4 hospitals!Β  There is seldom a dull moment in my house! lol

You may think all this time I haven’t made any cards, but I have πŸ™‚Β  I’m going to show you some of my cards today, because my theme is Encouragement cards.Β  A number of people have asked about Encouragement cards, so I’m going to show you some, and give my advice for making them, and it’s easy! πŸ™‚

First off I want to show the card I made for Freshly Made Sketches #319, I will also post it on the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog πŸ™‚Β  Here is the #319 sketch:

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And here is my card:

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What can I say, my cards aren’t really exciting, I make them for kids, I try to make them cute and fun πŸ˜‰Β  What can be more cute and fun than this adorable little panda?!Β  You can get it free from Stampin’ Up! with a $50 purchase during Sale a Bration! πŸ™‚Β  I bought the cute envelope paper at Snap Click Supply Co.Β  I got it last week on $1.00 Wednesday.Β  They have rotating digital products for sale every Wednesday πŸ™‚Β  I saw the paper and knew right away what I wanted to do.Β  I fussy cut my little panda.Β  As always I kept close to the sketch and my card is clean and simple πŸ™‚

Now for some other cards I’ve been making:

This is mostly digital papers that I printed with my computer and printer, but you could use paper stacks.Β  You could use any paper, with any theme.Β  People seem confused when I say Winter theme cards.Β  These are Winter themed Encouragement cards.Β  Winter papers with Encouraging sentiments πŸ™‚

Also Winter themed with Encouraging words.

I made these Winter themed Encouragement cards with older (teen, pre-teen) kids in mind.Β  All Stampin’ Up! products.Β  These are certainly not the only type of card that is Encouraging.Β  Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer all have nice papers and images that can be considered Encouraging πŸ™‚

I’m including some cards from Vicki Luebke of IN πŸ™‚

Now click on the images to enlarge and read some of the sentiments.Β  Some of my sentiments were rubber stamps and some printed off my computer.Β  I’m pretty sure Vickie’s were computer generated.Β  It works out great if you can size them so they fit into punches or dies that you already have.Β  Please no hand written sentiments.

There are many more sentiments that you can find or print.Β  Great Job, Good Job, Have a Wonderful Day, Wishing you Sunshine, You Did it, Congrats, Be Brave, Be Strong, Be Happy, Smiles, Hugs, Enjoy Your Day, Make Memories, Have Fun.Β  If you can think of anything that might be good for Encouragement, feel free to add it to the comment section!

If you still have questions, you can ask in the comments or email me for a more personal answer πŸ™‚Β  I plan to make more Encouragement cards for other Seasons.

Thank you Vicki for letting me share your Encouraging cards!

I hope you all have enjoyed these cards! πŸ™‚Β  Thanks for coming by whether you send in cards or just join us for inspiration, I appreciate your interest! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you can come by again! πŸ™‚

It’s was warm earlier this week but we’ve fallen back down to the single digits 😦  Hence my signature of snowmen! lolΒ  Spring is coming…….sometime…….wait for it! πŸ™‚

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Freshly Made Sketches #308 & SAS4Kids

OMGoodness, it’s been too long again! 😦  I thought when school started it would calm down here……not so much πŸ˜‰Β  But, I made a card!Β  Big laugh for those of you who send in cards for my hospitals!Β Β  Yes, I made one card! lolΒ  And I’m going to enter that card at Freshly Made Sketches #308.Β  Here’s their sketch πŸ™‚

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Those of you who know me, know that I stick pretty close to the sketch, so here’s my card:

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Everything on this card is Stampin’ Up!Β  Almost everything is from the new Holiday catalog that you can see here on my page, upper right.Β  The sentiment is from an older set, but still Stampin’ Up!Β  I used the new Christmas Quilt Stamp set, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Quilted Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Paper, Stitched Felt Embellishments and the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Quite a mouthful, but I can hardly wait to use it for other occasions than Christmas!Β  Also used is Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Cardstock, and one of the sheets from the Designer paper stack.Β  I hope you like it πŸ™‚

Now, on to my guests! πŸ™‚Β  First I have Janelle Klapperich of SD πŸ™‚

Thank you Janelle for these great Halloween cards and I love the Dinos! πŸ™‚

Next, I have Andrea La Vigne of TX, who has a blog of her own that you can see here πŸ™‚

Ok, the last one on the right, is because I just thought they were so darn cute! πŸ™‚Β  Not for Halloween, just because πŸ˜‰Β  Thank you Andrea for these wonderful cards, these are sure to please! πŸ™‚

Last is Lillian Abrams from MI πŸ™‚Β  Lillian says she has a friend who colored a lot of the cards and then she put them together, great job ladies! πŸ™‚Β  Now this is a set up to get you in the mood for……..Christmas! πŸ™‚

Thank you Lillian and your friend for these wonderful cards! πŸ™‚Β  Look at all the girls cards, we need some boy cards πŸ˜‰Β  Boy images are so hard to find 😦  Although I’m sure they would like Santa and the snowmen! πŸ™‚

Thank you ladies for all your effort and dedication! πŸ™‚Β  You make the world kids live in a better place! πŸ™‚

Thank you all for coming to visit today, I hope you found some inspiration, and had some fun! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate every one of you, even if you don’t make cards! πŸ™‚

I hope to see you again! πŸ™‚

janet_kay autumn harvest

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Freshly Made Sketches #306 & SAS4Kids

It’s the first day of Fall here in the Midwest and it hit 93 today!Β  I love Fall, but that’s a tad hot for me!Β  I hope it’s nicer where you are! πŸ™‚Β  Today I have some cards of my own.Β  These cards are made for younger kids and are very simple!Β  I’m not kidding about this! πŸ™‚Β  I wanted to share these cards because they are simple for one, and for two it gives an example of what I mean when I say “everyday sentiments with Fall themes”.

My first card is for Freshly Made Sketches #306.Β  Here is their sketch:

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If you’ve been here before, you know I stick pretty close to the sketch πŸ˜‰Β  I used an ESTY digital image and a sentiment by TLC.Β  All the papers are Stampin’ Up!Β  This card I made thinking of teen girls.Β  Life is tough for teens and being in the hospital is really tough!Β  Notice the Fall leaves embossing folder, the Fall leaves strip and the Fall colors πŸ™‚

Next I have a card made for the challenge at our own Send A Smile 4 Kids blog, Fall colors for kids.

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All of the cards I’m showing next are mine.Β  I have weird signatures and watermarks going on 😦  My Print Shop program decided to stop working and I had to do the best I could on my own, not a pretty sight, sorry 😦  But please pay attention to the sentiments and the “Fall themes”.

On the cowardly lion, the one on the left says “Have Courage”, the one on the right has a medal and says “You did it”.

I notice the sizes are all wonky too, I don’t know why, sorry again 😦

Next time I’ll be back with more cards from my SAS4Kids donors! πŸ™‚Β  Cards are starting to come in for Fall and Halloween, I hope you’re getting excited, because I am! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed my cards, even though they are very simple and intended mostly for younger kids πŸ˜‰Β  I hope to make some more teen cards soon πŸ™‚

JanetKay_MapleStencil

 

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