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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™‚

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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™‚

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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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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™‚

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Doodle Pantry & Send A Smile 4 Kids

I’ve been sick for a few days, and I’m afraid it may get worse, before it gets better 😦  Probably just a cold, I don’t understand how they can make you feel so miserable! 😦

I have the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog near the top on the right side of my page! πŸ™‚Β  You can order now if you’re interested, I’d be happy to be your Demonstrator! πŸ™‚

I hope everyone is well and enjoying the beginnings of Fall ! πŸ™‚Β  I love Fall and I have a number of cards to share with you today! πŸ™‚

First is my card for the Doodle Pantry sponsorship of Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚Β  I will enter it in both blogs πŸ™‚

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Hmmm, it looks blurry here, but if you click to enlarge, it looks just fine πŸ™‚ I used some misc. paper on the right, a couple stickers on the left, and an digital image by one of our sponsors, Doodle Pantry! πŸ™‚Β  To make the card, I used Thinlits-Circle Card die (retired) by Stampin’ Up!Β  It’s so easy to make this cute card ! πŸ™‚

 

Now for some fun SAS4Kids donor cards! πŸ™‚Β  First I want to show some cards from my friend,Β  Jill Blasche of TX πŸ™‚Β  She has made some great examples of Fall themed cards that aren’t Halloween.Β  She also has sent in some cards made for two of my hospitals and then changed them up just a little, so they can go to my hospital with no embellishments πŸ™‚

Ok, the orange one looks kind of Halloween, but it doesn’t have to be πŸ˜‰Β  Both cards are made two ways.Β  On the orange card, it’s made with googly eyes on the left, and on the right, it has just card stock eyes.Β  On the leaf card, on the right, you can see she used some string and a button.Β  On the left there is a paper button and just a strip of card stock in brown.Β  All of the cards are great and with minimal effort, changed into a card with no embellishments!

Again, the black card could be Halloween, but it has a general sentiment.Β  The black card on the left has ribbon, and the one on the right has card stock that looks like a ribbon πŸ™‚Β  The pumpkin card has a nice Fall theme, with a general sentiment.Β  the one on the right has ribbon and three gems.Β  The one on the right has green card stock and three punched holes to represent gems, very clever πŸ™‚

Two more that look like Halloween, but have general sentiments, and two more that are very Fall looking πŸ™‚

Four general cards included in the box, I love the birds! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Jill for all these wonderful cards! πŸ™‚

Next I have cards from Diane Herniman from ON, Canada πŸ™‚Β  Diane makes wonderful cards with flowers from her garden and her dog, birds, and other live or flying things in her yard!

This is the front and inside of one of Diane’s cards.

On the left is the front and back of the card, and on the right is the inside πŸ™‚

All card fronts, gorgeous photos! πŸ™‚

On the left are two fronts and on the right is the envelope and card front πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Diane for your beautiful cards! πŸ™‚

Next is Yara Baird from WA,and she has a blog you can visit HERE.Β  Yara may have sent to other volunteers at SAS4Kids, but she is new to me πŸ™‚ Yara has sent in a wide variety in her box! πŸ™‚

Summer all the way to New Year! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Yara for your wonderful cards! I know the kids will enjoy these cards! πŸ™‚

I know, it’s a long blog, but I’ve been gone a while πŸ˜‰Β  One last donor, and that is Vicki Luebke of IN πŸ™‚Β  Vicki sends in a lot of cards, she is really good with encouragement cards! πŸ™‚

Great cards, Vicki, wonderful selection! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Vicki for your continued support of our kids! πŸ™‚

All of the card makers on my team are talented and generous!! πŸ™‚Β  I couldn’t do my job without all of you! πŸ™‚

It’s taken me two days to finish this or more, I can’t remember, I hate being sick! 😦

I want to thank all of my cardmakers and everyone who has stopped by today for some inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to be back soon with a brain that’s not filled with oatmeal!

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Freshly Made #208, The Friday Mashup #230 & SAS4Kids

I got another card made! πŸ™‚Β  And, I’m going to enter it into two different challenges!Β  The first one is Freshly Made Sketches #208, the second one isΒ  The Friday Mashup #230.

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This week’s Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project featuring Donuts or Baked Goods.
  • Create a project with a Friendship Theme.
  • or Mash it Up!Β and create a Friendship themed project with Donuts.

 

 

 

 

 

This is so sad, I have no donuts:(Β  So I substituted baked goods:)

aaSDC17964I wanted to meet the both of the challenge rules and still make a card that a child will love.Β  I think I did it! πŸ™‚Β  What kid isn’t going to love Gingerbread cookies?Β  The central image and the background paper are digital images from Raspberry Road Designs.Β  The set I used is called Christmas Tradition, I used two sets, the Paper and the Side Clusters Set 1.Β  The sentiment, which I thought was perfect, I found in a set called Fancy Pie, from Doodle Pantry.

I can’t remember what die I used for the circle, but the oval punches are both Stampin’ Up!Β  I also used Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Garden Green cardstock.Β  The sequins are Stampin’ Up! and I used some Dazzling Details on the snowflake.Β  Of course, this card was approved by my grandchildren;)

 

Even though I didn’t use a stamp set on this card, I’d like to mention that Stampin’ Up! is having a 15% off sale on stamp sets next week Oct. 19th thru Oct. 23rd.Β  I’d be happy to order some sets for you is you don’t have a demonstrator:)Β  If you have a demonstrator, be sure to ask about the 15% off sale! πŸ™‚

 

Now, I just can’t walk away from Halloween yet;)Β  I have a special guest today from Canada, Diane Herniman! πŸ™‚Β  Diane makes cards like I’ve never seen!Β  All my cardmakers are special, I love all their different styles! πŸ™‚Β  Diane’s cards are just another different style:)Β  I couldn’t copy them if I tried!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the envelope and the back of the card.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the card opened, I took two different views.Β  The little mummy pops up with a little side panel with a bat.

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the front of the card, isn’t it great? !Β  I love the whole card, it’s already been sent to one of my hospitals:)Β  I know someone is going to love it! πŸ™‚

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the back on the left and the center on the right.

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOf course, this is the front, great card! πŸ™‚

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe is the back, I love how Diane matches the puzzles to the cards!Β  Do you see the gems on the bottom of the card back?Β  The inside is great too!

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere is the card front, is that wonderful?!Β  All of Diane’s cards are different! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’m sorry the back is so blurry, but the cards are all shipped already and I can’t redo:(Β  But you can see that a cat card is coming up, right?Β  Look at the inside of this one, very detailed:)

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at this great cat!Β  Isn’t it awesome?!

 

One more card to go!

 

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SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERADiane makes all her own envelopes, they’re all different too! πŸ™‚Β  And here is the back, are you guessing a spider is coming your way?

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the center, it’s an easel card!Β  Isn’t this great?!

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the card opened all the way and the front.Β  Diane has such a great imagination! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Diane for these wonderful cards, I know the kids will love them! πŸ™‚

 

Well, that’s the end of the cards for tonight, I hope you enjoyed them! πŸ™‚Β  Thanks for coming by today, I’m always glad to have you! πŸ™‚Β  Come back again soon to see more cards! πŸ™‚

All of these cards will be sent to my Illinois hospitals donated through Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚Β  Be sure to check out our challenge blog, get card ideas, enter to win a prize, and be sure to send your cards in to one of our volunteers! πŸ™‚

 

JAnetKay_ItOozes

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