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The Paper Players #265 & Halloween guests for SAS4Kids

Okay, we’re winding down on the Halloween cards, but not tonight!  Tonight, I have three guests with cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂  First, my card for the challenge over at the Paper Players #265🙂  It’s a Halloween challenge! 🙂

pp265pumpkinThere were no guidelines, except to make a Halloween card.  I chose to make a Stampin’ Up! circle thinlits card.  I’ve been thinking about making this type of card for a few weeks.  Then some came in for SAS4Kids, and I knew I had to put one together! 🙂  I even used one of the same papers:)

The card base is Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, and I used Motley Monsters DSP from last year for the right side.  The cute puppy and the moon are from Lawn Fawn, they come with matching dies.  The candy corn on the left I bought at Michaels at least a year ago, it’s all sparkly:)  My granddaughter approved this card, as a matter of fact, she wants to keep it! 🙂  I guess I’ll have to make at least one more! 😉

 

Now on to our guests!  My first guest is a repeat sender, Nancy Simmons, from FL:)  Nancy makes great cards and usually uses a lot of ribbon.  Today she has used Bakers Twine.  I’m only showing some of her cards.  She made a few designs but changed up the papers and sent multiples! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is how I display them in my log book.  I keep track of everything! 🙂  There are even more than this, but here are some close-ups:)

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Nancy is another one of my cardmakers who is a wiz at changing papers around to make cards look different!  I’m not good at this, it takes me forever just to pick out one paper! lol

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAren’t these great?!  I know Nancy uses Stampin’ Up! products a lot of the time! 🙂  I love all these cards, they’re fun and definitely not-too-scary! Thank you Nancy for the great cards! 🙂

 

Next I have Tammy Gullett from IA:)  Tammy is also a repeat sender!  I love all my cardmakers, I have a great group! 🙂 Tammy also sent some great cards! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAWhat fun cards, I know the kids won’t be afraid of these! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis a great Frankie card!  I’m sorry my photo is a little blurry, but I couldn’t take a new photo:(  All these cards have been packed in boxes and are ready to be mailed out this week:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere is Tammy’s card that gave me the idea to use the Stampin’ Up! DSP.  Tammy used a similar technique, but I can’t tell if she used the die I used.  These are all wonderful cards to share with our kids, Thank you Tammy for sending them in! 🙂

 

My last guest today is Andrea La Vigne from TX:)  Andrea has her own blog 🙂  Please visit Andrea’s Paper Antics for more details on her cards:)  I’ve linked the page for this card, because it’s awesome, but she has plenty of other cards that are great as well! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is an awesome shaped card with sequins inside! 🙂  The kids are going to be jealous of whoever gets this one! lol  Andrea tells how she made it on her blog, so be sure to check it out! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI love the papers Andrea uses, and her layouts are great too! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI love these 4 cards!  They are such gentle Halloween cards!  I know any age would appreciate these cards! 🙂

Thank you Andrea for sharing your talents with us and the kids! 🙂  Andrea is also a repeat sender:)

I don’t think I can thank my cardmakers enough for all they do for the kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂  Check out the SAS4Kids challenge blog to see what other cardmakers are sending in for our hospitals! 🙂

 

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I appreciate everyone who visits my blog too! 🙂 I hope you can come back again soon! 🙂

 

JanetKay_SpookAlley

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The Paper Players & SAS4Kids guest

It’s a beautiful Fall day here today, perfect for the card I’ve made! 🙂  I’m going to enter a new card challenge for me over at the Paper Players PP263.  I think I’ve entered there before, but it must have been a long time ago.  The challenge there is to create a Fall scene.

pp263My card almost looks like sketch card of this scene, I didn’t realize it until I just set my card by my computer just now:)  So here it is:

SDC17743I found this awesome paper that had leaves all over it and it made me think of leaves falling on the ground.  I found several different examples on Pinterest and finally decided on this layout.  I used Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather for the tree and leaves.  For the pumpkins, I used So Thankful. I made the hills with Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders.  The yellow paper and the leaf paper were just misc. papers from my stash, and I used Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky for the background.

I decided not to put a sentiment on, because I will be sending it to Send A Smile 4 Kids and with no sentiment, it can be used for any occasion:)  Be sure to go check out the challenge blog over at SAS4Kids for more card ideas! 🙂

 

Now I’d like to share some cards from one of my repeat card senders, Jill Blasche from TX.  Jill has been sending me cards since I started volunteering for SAS4Kids.  She sent one of my very first boxes! 🙂  Jill does a wide variety of cards, but will also send multiples:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at these great Fall colors, and they’re all so different! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore great Fall colors! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at these icky spiders!  Just changing the colors makes them look so different! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAWhy do kids love spiders for Halloween?!!!  Yuk! lol  Jill really knows her spider cards! lol

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at all these cards with the same black and orange striped paper.  They all look so different!  I could send all these cards to the same hospital unit, yet everyone would have a different card! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe pumpkin paper here is the same as the card above, but doesn’t look anywhere near the same!  Also, look at the black card on the far right, it has the orange and black stripe!  Jill does an incredible job mixing her papers! 🙂

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALast cards, but this is two boxes of cards!  Jill sent me a box that was lost in the mail! 😦  Every cardmakers worst nightmare! 😦  She sent me a replacement box of cards, and then, of course, the first box was found! 🙂  So I got two awesome boxes of cards! 🙂  I believe I’m set for older kids for Halloween, now I can use some little kid cards for Halloween! 🙂  Thank you Jill, for all your wonderful cards, I know the kids will love them! 🙂

 

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I hope everyone is enjoying the Fall and Halloween cards! 🙂  Hope to see you again soon! 🙂

 

JanEtKaY_FrightFun

 

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Paper Players #102-Christmas in July

I’ve been making Christmas cards and thinking winter, but it’s still HOT! I hope you’re staying cool wherever you are:)

This week I wandered over to The Paper Players, I heard they were doing Christmas;)  Yes, indeed, here is their logo for this challenge, follow their name for the link:

I’m also going to enter it in the current Merry Monday challenge.

For July we can enter any card with a past sketch.  Since I missed the first two sketches, I’m going back to catch up;)  Here is Merry Monday sketch #2:

Here is the card I made:

I did NOT color this image!  I got it pre-colored from Fred She Said. The image is called Emma The Skating Elf, you can also get it uncolored. The skate paper is from Imaginisce.  I actually bought it a couple years ago, I loved their line of Polar Expressions,  so I bought a bunch:)  The red snowflake paper is the reverse side of the skates.  The oval under the sentiment is green foil with small ridges, I’m sorry you can’t see it. I will list the rest of the supplies below.

I did another elf in purple, she is cute too:)  I will try to post her up later tonight, or tomorrow.  Closely followed by Emma the Elf in red, with a different layout;)

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!

 

 

Supplies

Image by Fred She Said-Emma The Skating Elf

Skate paper by Imaginese

Misc– Snowflake punch, red gem, green foil cardstock

Stampin’ Up!

Paper-Early Espresso

Ink-Cherry Cobbler

Misc-Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Snowflake Embossing Folder (retired), Tombow (green)glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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The Paper Players #97

I found a challenge over at The Paper Players, I haven’t played here in a while, thought I’d jump in:)  Here is the sketch they put up:

And here is my card, you can click to make it larger:

No, I did NOT color this image.  This is a new image from Fred She Said, pre-colored:)  I do love my pre-colored images;) !  I popped up most of the central image and I added some SU Dazzling Details on the dragonfly wings.  Makes them really sparlke:)  I used mostly Stampin’ Up! papers.  The blue paper is also Fred’s, I used it at the top of my blog.   I like it so much, I think I’m going to make a second card with the blue at the top:)

It’s quiet here tonight so I’m off to make another card:)  Have a great week, thanks for stopping by:)  Be sure to head over to The Paper Players and see what others did with the sketch:)

Janet Kay

 

Supplies

Stampin’ Up!

Paper– Wild Wasabi, Basic Black

Stamps– Swirls & Curls Verses

Ink-Basic Black (new stamp pads are amazing!)

Misc-Stampin’ Dimensionals, Jewels-Basic Pearl, Tombow (green) glue, Circle punch( for hello), Dazzling Details

Other Supplies

IMAGE – Fred She Said

Paper(blue)- Fred She Said

Misc-Spellbinder Circle Dies

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