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SAS4Kids and More Fall

Here we are with another card for Send A Smile 4 Kids πŸ™‚Β  I also have some cards with other sentiments on Fall themed paper πŸ™‚Β  My post this week will be short, sorry 😦  My computer was down for over two days and I got really far behind on everything! 😦  I did make it back online in time to post my card for today’s challenge, yay! πŸ™‚

So, here’s my card, made especially for a kid at one of “my” SAS4Kids hospitals πŸ™‚

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This card was made with an adorable, pre-colored, digital image from Fred She Said Designs πŸ™‚Β  It’s called Halloween Rosey and it’s in the store πŸ™‚Β  It comes pre-colored or uncolored in a set.

I also used a new color from Stampin’ Up! called Gorgeous Grape.Β  The Die Cuts are Stampin’ Up! as well as the Halloween Paper (retired), Washi Tape (retired), and the thick Whisper White card base πŸ™‚Β  I found this sentiment in my stash of stamps.

The new Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog will be out next week and I’ll have it on my sidebar to the right if you’d like to check out what’s new for this holiday season! πŸ™‚

The current challenge #178 is Cute Fall or Halloween cards 4 kids or Anything Goes, please stop by and check out the other DT cards and enter your card! πŸ™‚

Now I have donor Alissa McKinney of IN! πŸ™‚Β  Alissa sent in some really cute cards with different sentiments and Fall/Halloween themed papers πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Alissa for continuing to be one of my donors, I know the kids will love your cards! πŸ™‚

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Lots of leaves, pumpkins, owls, and wonderful colors! πŸ™‚Β  Sentiments include: You’re so sweet, A Halloween hello, Hello, You brighten my day, Happy Birthday, Happy day, and Enjoy the little things πŸ™‚Β  Lots of inspiration here! πŸ™‚

Winter “themed” cards can look similar using Winter papers and adding general sentiments such as these above πŸ™‚Β  Winter has sledding, penguins, skating, snowball fights, moose, deer, snowmen, or snow women πŸ˜‰Β  I’ll be showing you some Winter cards coming up soon πŸ™‚

I’m sorry for such a short post today, the computer being offline has really messed with me and a lot of the things I do 😦  Please come back again to see what is going on with more cards! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate your interest in my blog and Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚

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SAS4Kids and Fall card ideas

Welcome to anyone stopping by, if you’re following me, thank you! πŸ™‚Β  Today I have a card for Send A Smile 4 Kids again! πŸ™‚Β  Their challenge is always Anything goes, but sometimes they have an added challenge.Β  This next two weeks it will be Slime, Humorous Cards 4 kids or Anything goes.

Here is the story about why it’s a slime challenge.

The theme for this challenge is: Humorous or Slimy Cards 4 Kids OR Anything Goes 4 Kids. Some of us on TEAM SAS are featuring slime on our cards and here is the funny story why: I was visiting a blog of a frequent player in our challenges and I noticed she had our blog badge on the side of her blog promoting our challenge and cause, and of course I was thrilled to see that. But she made a small error in the spelling of β€œSend a Smile” and it read: Send a SLIME 4 KidsJ Β What a difference mixing up just two letters resulted in! It cracked me up and I shared with the blogger so she could correct it after we laughed about it. I also shared the laugh with my dt members and we decided to use the β€œslime” and humor in a challenge. Kids love humor and slime, so accept our challenge and see what you can come up with.

I, personally, just made a Fall card, because my theme is Fall cards for kids this week.Β  I know a lot of you have trouble with the “theme” being Fall or Winter cards.Β  I’ve found a few examples of cards that show Halloween is not the ONLY thing happening in the Fall!

Here is my card, it has Fall paper with a general sentiment:

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Here are a few more that I’ve made:

 

Now I have a few from repeat donor, Trish Cudney of MN πŸ™‚

Here Trish used the sentiments, “Thinking of You”, “Hello”, and “I never met a nut I didn’t like” πŸ™‚Β  She also included some blank (no sentiment) cards that can be used for anything.Β  Nice Fall papers and cute images! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Trish for sending in these wonderful cards that will be fun for our kids! πŸ™‚

I hope you’ve enjoyed these samples and have a better idea of what I mean when I say “Fall themed” cards πŸ™‚

I’m happy you’ve decided to stop by today, I hope you’ve been inspired! πŸ™‚Β  Please visit the SAS4Kids challenge page and see what everyone else is doing! πŸ™‚Β  You might even like to join in the fun! πŸ™‚

Hope you see you again soon! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_PunkinPatch

 

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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 #311 & guests

Hello! πŸ™‚Β  It seems like I never have time to make cards myself anymore 😦  But I made one today, plus I have guest cards to share, I hope you’re ready! πŸ™‚

My card will be submitted at Freshly Made Sketches #311 I will also post it on the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog πŸ™‚Β  I’m thinking this card would be good for a teen πŸ˜‰Β  Here’s this weeks sketch:

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Here’s my card:

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I thought it was a little hard to see, so I took the photo again with a green background.

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It’s hard to tell about the silver accents in either photo I think 😦

Well, on to my guest donors πŸ™‚Β  First I have Deborah Caldwell of MI πŸ™‚

Thanks Debbie for these great Christmas cards! πŸ™‚Β  I love to get cards early for a holiday! πŸ™‚Β  Some of our kids need to mail their cards and I like to have plenty of time for them to get where they need to go πŸ™‚

Next I have Janelle Klapperich of SD πŸ™‚Β  Janelle sent her cards in Oct. so I have some Fall and some early Christmas to share πŸ™‚

Thank you Janelle for the great cards and the early Christmas! πŸ™‚

Now I want to share some cards from Trish Cudney of MN πŸ™‚Β  Trish sent in Winter cards! πŸ™‚Β  Winter cards are really important, Christmas isn’t the only thing going on during Dec., Jan., and Feb.

Lots of Thinking of You, and “no sentiment” cards, these can be used for anything in the Winter! πŸ™‚Β  Really cute examples of layouts and look at those same images with different layouts and papers, you know I love those! πŸ™‚Β  Also, don’t be afraid to send up to 10 of the same card.Β  I have 4 hospitals now and can divide them up πŸ™‚

Thank you Trish for sending some early Christmas cards! πŸ™‚ Trish shared that the papers she used were 6×6 pads from Echo Park, “A Perfect Winter” and Carta Bella, “Cabin Fever”.

I appreciate you all and the wonderful cards you send for our kids! πŸ™‚Β  I can’t imagine our kids without holiday and general cards, I don’t even want to 😦  It must be so exciting to receive a card while in the hospital! πŸ™‚Β  You are the ones spreading those smiles, be proud! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by today and looking at the great cards that donors share! πŸ™‚Β  If you are part of our group, I’m so glad you’re here! πŸ™‚Β  If you just come by for inspiration, I hope you found some! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate every one of you!! πŸ™‚

Please take a few minutes and check out both of the blogs linked above for more card ideas! πŸ™‚Β  Hope to see you again soon! πŸ™‚

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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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