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SAS4Kids Christmas in July Blog Hop

Two weeks and here I am again! πŸ™‚Β  Today is a special day, we have our Blog Hop today! πŸ™‚Β  I’m so excited and I hope you are too! πŸ™‚

 

Christmas in July Challenge and Blog Hop Celebrating our 175th Challenge!

Welcome to our huge blog hop and celebration of Send A Smile 4 Kids’ 175th Challenge! The theme of our blog hop is Christmas in July 4 Kids because it is never too early to start making holiday cards for all the kids in the many children’s hospitals we now serve. We would love for each child to receive a holiday card as well as be able to pick some for special medical staff or loved ones they are missing during the holiday season.

We have 17 stops in the blog hop and at each stop you have one or two chances at winning just by leaving a comment. You can also earn a chance to win a prize by commenting on the blog post on our SAS4Kids blog and also by entering the Christmas in July challenge which starts July 21st and runs through August 3rd at noon.

Here is a list of all our wonderful sponsors and the prizes that you could win:

Kitchen Sink Stamps $25 gift certificate
Sparkle N SprinkleΒ  $5 gift code
Fred She Said $10 gift certificate
Motion Crafts by Uchi’s Designs 3 prize packages each with 1 die set and 1 stamp set $35 value each
Bugaboo $12 gift code
Tonic Studios USA Six Tonic Studios Paper Trimmers (159e)
Stampendous Five prizes: CRS5101/DCS5010 Rose Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, CRS5067/DCS5067 Hydrangea Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set, DCP1007 Build a Wreath Cutting Dies Set, DCP1008 Pop Up Stages Cutting Dies Set
Paper Nest Dolls Two prizes of 3 digis each of the winner’s choice plus one free digi for a commenter on each blog that uses a Paper Nest Dolls image
Doodles Paper Playground Four prizes of one package of Fairy Dust Sparkle Blends sequin mixes
White Rose Crafts Β Gorjuss Tweed Craft Card Compendium (makes 24 cards – retails at $16.99)
Dies R Us $15 gift code
Cheapo Dies (owned by an American I know) $15 gift code
All Dressed Up Stamps – two digital stamps
Janet Kay Bailey – three Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set

Here are the rules for this blog hop:

**You do not need to comment on every stop of the blog hop to have a chance to win a prize. One comment on any of the blogs or on the main SAS4Kids blogpost qualifies you to win one of the prizes on that blog. If you leave a comment on each stop, you will have earned 17 chances to win a prize, and if you enter a card in the Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge, you will also earn a chance to win one of 8 random prizes there.

**You MUST have an USA mailing address to qualify to win any of the prizes. We apologize to any of our readers outside of the USA, but this is a requirement to win any of the prizes in this blog hop and in the Christmas in July challenge.

**The blog hop will start July 21st at 8:00 a.m. CST and continue until July 31st at midnight CST. When the blog hop is done, all the winners will be drawn randomly from the commenters on each blog and on the main blog, and announced on the SAS4Kids blog on August 4th and on each individual blog. If your name is listed as a winner, you must contact Karen at khasheck@gmail.com BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited.

**The Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge at SAS4Kids will run from July 21st until August 3rd at Noon CST (as is typical of our two week challenges.) You can qualify for one of 8 prizes by entering a Christmas or holiday card appropriate for a child following the rules of all of our challenges found in the page above. The prizes will be awarded by random drawing and announced with the rest of the winners on August 4th on our blog.

We are so happy to have some of the volunteers who collect and distribute cards to our many children’s hospitals as well as some TEAM SAS alumni and previous Top Three winners join the SAS4Kids TEAM SAS in this blog hop!

 

Now, on to some cards! πŸ™‚Β  I have two cards from one of our sponsors, Fred She Said Designs πŸ™‚Β  This link goes right to the page of this set called Christmas Poinsettia Packs: Red or Blue πŸ™‚

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This first card was made with items in the pack, except for the shiny gold medallion behind the flower.Β  The medallion is from Stampin’ Up!, it’s retired, but I had a few left over from last year.Β  It’s just an idea how you can make the pack items look a little different.Β  I also used Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock for my base layer πŸ™‚

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This is the second card I made using the Christmas Poinsettia Pack, from Fred She Said πŸ™‚Β  I’m sorry, parts of this look a little blurry to me 😦  I hope you all can see it okay πŸ™‚Β  I used just the Poinsettia from the pack and mounted the whole thing of Stampin’ Up! Real Red.Β  The black paper is from Carta Bella, Christmas Delivery paper pack #2.Β  Nope, I don’t have it sitting around, I bought it from Snap Click Supply.Β  It’s a digital paper pack, and it printed out beautifully on Canon, Matte, photo paper.

Behind the black designer paper is just some Stampin’ Up! Basic Black. For the Memory Box, Holly Vine, I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green. I used a set by Avery Elle called Winter Woodland Wonders for the “Merry Christmas” sentiment. Lastly, I used a retired embellishment for the middle of my flower from Stampin’ Up!

The Poinsettia was so easy to cut out once it was printed, also on Canon, Matte, photo paper.Β  This card shows that you can take items you have sitting around, add a FSS Christmas Poinsettia and you have a beautiful card! πŸ™‚

Now, I will be giving away, free, to one of my commenters, one of two Stampin’ Up! Party Pandas stamp sets! πŸ™‚Β  All you have to do is make a comment on my blog and you will be entered to win! πŸ™‚

I made a card for this occasion, the set is usually for Birthdays, but I saw a panda with a Christmas hat somewhere and thought it was so cute! πŸ™‚

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I used Stampin’ Up!Β  Real Red cardstock.Β  The tree is from Peaceful Pines, the sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments, The hat is from Jolly Friends, it also had a punch for the hat, and of course, the panda is from Party Pandas, all sets from Stampin’ Up! I believe they are all retired, but Stampin’ Up! has a lot of sets that are similar and the new Holiday catalog will be coming out before you know it! πŸ™‚

I cut down the hat and white hat band, it was a little too big, but it helped to have the punch πŸ˜‰Β  The panda actually has a card in his hand.Β  I cut out his arms and made a little Christmas gift and colored it with Stampin’ Up! markers.Β  I drew the bow right onto his lower face πŸ˜‰Β  The inks I used were Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Real Red and Early Espresso on the tree trunk.

I am personally supplying 3 Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.Β  One on Dena’s blog and 2 on my blog.Β  I have two sets of Party Pandas πŸ™‚Β  These were very popular and very cute! πŸ™‚

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I enjoyed making all these cards and encourage you to check out Fred She Said and Stampin’ Up!

 

Thank you so much for supporting Send a Smile 4 Kids and our wonderful sponsors of this blog hop. Good luck in the drawings! Leave a comment here and hop for more chances at many prizes.

THE NEXT STOP IS: Anne Slattery

 

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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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Freshly Made Sketches #304 & SAS4Kids

Thanks for coming back to visit, I’m excited to be here today! πŸ™‚Β  It’s been a long week with my 3 year old granddaughter visiting with her brother 6.Β  They don’t get along very well, so there’s been a lot of arguing 😦  Grandchildren are so strange, they just don’t get that grandma has enough love for all of them!

So here’s what is going on today, believe it or not, I actually asked for another granddaughter to visit and keep the 3 year old busy, so as I’m trying to write this blog, I have three kids running around and hubby has gone to work some overtime!Β  I know, glutton for punishment! πŸ˜‰

I have a card to share and I also have a bunch of cards from donors to share, so I hope you have time to stick around! πŸ™‚

First, I have a card that I will share with Freshly Made Sketches #304. Then I will also share it over on the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog.Β  You can also make a card and share with either or both of these challenges! πŸ™‚Β  Here is the sketch for this week:

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And here is my card:

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For this card I used all Stampin’ Up! products.Β  Everything is in the new holiday catalog that you can find on this page, top right.Β  You can contact me if you would like to order anything πŸ™‚Β  The background paper is the only thing that is retired, it’s Motley Monsters.

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The word paper, the cat and the hat all come from the new Spooky Night paper.

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The stamp set, Spooky Cat, comes in a bundle with the cat punch.Β  I cut the cat out of the paper with the punch.Β  I cut a strip of the worded paper, and then I fussy cut one of the hats out of the paper. I used a Stampin’ Up! punch to cut my So Saffron moon and then one of the Layering Circle Framelits to cut the back circle.Β  This card was a lot of fun to make, and I’m hoping one of our SAS4K children will love it! πŸ™‚Β  Here’s a look at the set:

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Ok, enough about me, now on to my guests! πŸ™‚

First up is Donna Wakefield from IN πŸ™‚

Thanks Donna for these great cards!Β  I’m sure the kids will enjoy them and have lots of fun showing them off! πŸ™‚Β  Donna has also used a number of Stampin’ Up! products πŸ™‚Β  I know for sure I will be using that cute scarecrow! πŸ™‚

Next is Barbara Roe of CA πŸ™‚

Ok, the first two are holiday cards, but I love them so much I have to share! πŸ™‚Β  I also love the turkey, same image, two totally different cards! πŸ™‚

I love when the same papers or images are used to create different cards! πŸ˜‰

Thank you Barbara, I love your papers and images, these will be loved throughout the season or even longer! πŸ™‚

Lastly I have Lisa Simokaitis who lives not too far from me here in IL πŸ™‚Β  Look closely at Lisa’s cards, these are one of the best uses of stickers, 3D stickers, and 3D embellishments I’ve ever seen! πŸ™‚

Thank you Lisa, these are wonderful cards for Halloween and Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚Β  I don’t often get a lot of Thanksgiving cards so these are a real treat πŸ™‚

Thank you all of my team donors, you’ve all done a wonderful job of expressing yourselves for our kids! πŸ™‚Β  I don’t think I can ever thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication! πŸ™‚Β  It may seem small in the light of current events, but you are making a difference in a child’s life, be proud! πŸ™‚

Thank you to any and all of you who have taken the time to look through my post! πŸ™‚Β  You’re welcome to join us on our mission or just pass through and get inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  If you have time, take a look at the Freshly Made Sketches blog, and also the SAS4Kids blog! πŸ™‚

janet_kay abra-cat-dabra

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #303 & Harvey

Thanks for waiting for me to bring you a new post, I’m very thankful ! πŸ™‚Β  I’m also very thankful that even though Hurricane Harvey was beyond belief, so many good people have come to help and save lives!

I have some info to share from Sandy Allnock, that a lot of you remember from Operation Write Home.Β  I will have a card to share, and then I’ll post the info.

I do have a card to share that goes along with Sandy’s info.Β  I sat down as soon as I read her blog and made a card to thank local Hero’s in Houston.Β  I will post it on Freshly Made Sketches #303 so hopefully it gets lots of views!Β  Here is the sketch this week:

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Here is the first card that I will be sending down to Houston or Beaumont, TX:

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I used all Stampin’ Up! papers and stamps for this card.Β  I bought the stamp set, Fire Brigade off Ebay several months ago.Β  I’ve been watching the set for a couple of years, it’s always been too expensive to buy!Β  One day, I saw the set for $22.00 and of course, I bought it right away!Β  When I received the set I noticed it was sent from a small town near my home.Β  I didn’t really have a plan for it at the time, but I knew I would need it.Β  So here it is, I think it’s perfect!Β  There are several other stamps in the set that I plan to use also!Β  I wish I had a Policeman set, maybe someone out there has one and can send cards as well πŸ™‚

I plan on posting a second blog post this week to show off some of the cards I have received for our Send A Smile 4 Kid’s Children’s Hospitals.Β Β  I’ve also sent a message to a Children’s Hospital in TX to see if they would like cards for their kids πŸ™‚

Please read this info from Sandy and see if there’s some way you can help πŸ™‚

http://sandyallnock.com/harvey/comment-page-1/#comments

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciate everyone who is following or just passing by! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you can visit again! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_StarDoodle

 

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