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Freshly Made Sketches #311 & guests

Hello! 🙂  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! 🙂

My card will be submitted at Freshly Made Sketches #311 I will also post it on the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog 🙂  I’m thinking this card would be good for a teen 😉  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 🙂  First I have Deborah Caldwell of MI 🙂

Thanks Debbie for these great Christmas cards! 🙂  I love to get cards early for a holiday! 🙂  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 🙂

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

Thank you Janelle for the great cards and the early Christmas! 🙂

Now I want to share some cards from Trish Cudney of MN 🙂  Trish sent in Winter cards! 🙂  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! 🙂  Really cute examples of layouts and look at those same images with different layouts and papers, you know I love those! 🙂  Also, don’t be afraid to send up to 10 of the same card.  I have 4 hospitals now and can divide them up 🙂

Thank you Trish for sending some early Christmas cards! 🙂 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! 🙂  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! 🙂  You are the ones spreading those smiles, be proud! 🙂

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

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

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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!  I love Fall, but that’s a tad hot for me!  I hope it’s nicer where you are! 🙂  Today I have some cards of my own.  These cards are made for younger kids and are very simple!  I’m not kidding about this! 🙂  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.  Here is their sketch:

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

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.  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! 🙂  Cards are starting to come in for Fall and Halloween, I hope you’re getting excited, because I am! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed my cards, even though they are very simple and intended mostly for younger kids 😉  I hope to make some more teen cards soon 🙂

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Freshly Made Sketches #292, SAS4Kids

Welcome back! 🙂  I’ve been making cards again! 🙂  I love all the sunshine we’ve been getting, it makes me so happy! 🙂  It also gives me a lot of energy! 🙂  My grandson has been allowing me to make some cards by being really good! 🙂

I made and will enter into the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #292, a fun Summer card, I hope you like it! 🙂  Here’s the sketch:

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This is where I found this digital image on Etsy. Prettygrafikdesign.

I used Stampin’ Up! papers, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, and a retired DSP.  Isn’t he so cute! ?  Reminded me of my grandson:)  That’s not the only cute card I made, here are a few more:

Some of my images and papers are also from Clipartland, also on Etsy. I had lots of fun making these simple layouts with the cute images! 🙂  I also used more cardstock from Stampin’ Up!, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, and Pacific Point.  The printed papers came from Etsy on one of the sites already given above.

I don’t think we have enough African American images on our cards 😦  I was thrilled to find some cute ones on Etsy! 🙂  Although I have to say, it’s disappointing to just find “white” kids colored “brown”.  At least these images have ethnic hair.

I’m having trouble finding teen boy or girl images, if anyone knows a source, please let me know!  A lot of our “kids” are teens.

I haven’t gotten a lot of Summer cards, that’s one of the reasons I decided to make some.  I made quite a few of these cards 😉  I did just this Saturday get a package from Janelle Klapperich of SD 🙂  Here are some of her cards:

On the left are two cards.  On the right is the inside of the blue “hat” card.  Not a great photo, but I believe you can tell one of the balloons is popping out 🙂

Janelle let me keep one of the jellyfish cards for my grandson, she is so sweet! 🙂  He loves jellyfish and put this card in a place of honor so he can see it every day! 🙂

I love all of these cards, fun and colorful, sure to bring smiles to lots of faces! 🙂  Thank you so much Janelle for sending them in! 🙂

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer so far! 🙂  I want to thank everyone who makes and sends in cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂  Be sure to check out our blog! 🙂  The current challenge is “For the boys“, and I will also post my card there 🙂  You can join the fun too! 🙂

Thank you all for coming by! 🙂  I appreciate your interest, even if you don’t send in cards! 🙂  I hope you all have found some inspiration! 🙂  Hope to see you all again soon! 🙂

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SAS4Kids Anything goes for kids

Hi everyone, I have a very short post today.  I wanted to share some cards I’ve made and a couple of sites I use for clipart and background papers 🙂  I have some cards that I’ve made over the last 4 days, I don’t know how I got so many done, except that they have pretty simple layouts and they all use digital art 🙂

My first card I will enter into our own SAS4Kids challenge, which is currently “Anything goes for kids”.  I didn’t receive very many Summer cards, so I decided to make some 🙂  I decided what girls love right now are Mermaids and Unicorns, so I made some Mermaids first 🙂

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How cute is this little mermaid?!  I found it on Etsy, who knew right? 🙂  The vendor didn’t have any matching papers so I found another site that seemed to match.  But guess what?  I asked the vendor if she could supply matching papers and she said “yes”!  I paid extra for them, but guess what?!   She’s having a SALE, $1.00 per set! 🙂  The Sale is until June 11th, but she said she will have another sale, a different one, after that! 🙂

No she didn’t supply me with any images for free, but she has tons of them, great for kids! 🙂  You can check her out on Etsy here, it’s called clipartland 🙂  These are digital images and papers, that I printed out on my personal printer.  Here are some more cards.

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Very simple cards, but I think kids will love them 🙂  I added some Stickles to the “pearls”.  Of course it’s hard to tell here.  All of the cards are flat, except the first one I showed.  For that one I used some special foam.  It’s pretty thin, thinner than a pop-up.  I cut it out with the oval die I used for the image and then just glued it on the back.  I think you can tell in the photo that it’s not flat 🙂

Lawrence wasn’t a lot of help on these cards 😦  He did say he thought a “girl” might like the ones that had crowns. lol  Maybe he’ll like the next cards I make better 😉

I’d also like to share another shop where I get digital images, Fred She Said Designs.  I didn’t make a card to show, but I’ve made plenty of them and you can search with the bar on the left.  Tracy just put up a bunch of beautiful butterflies, but she has lots of images to choose from, she also has some cut files 🙂  You can also check out her blog here.

One last site that you may like for digital images is called Dollar Graphics Depot 🙂  They have some new language about “sharables” on the home page.  I was confused so I asked for clarification.  The response said we are free to use any of the images in the store to make cards to sell or give away, but you can’t give away or sell the digital files to others.

If you’ve never used digital images, you do need to set up folders on your computer to store the files.  I also use Print Shop to change the size of my images and print them.

If you have questions, you can leave them here or send me an email 🙂  I hope you enjoyed my post today and you’ll come back again! 🙂  I’ll be preparing more donor cards to showcase 🙂

 

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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! 🙂  You can order now if you’re interested, I’d be happy to be your Demonstrator! 🙂

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

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

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Hmmm, it looks blurry here, but if you click to enlarge, it looks just fine 🙂 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! 🙂  To make the card, I used Thinlits-Circle Card die (retired) by Stampin’ Up!  It’s so easy to make this cute card ! 🙂

 

Now for some fun SAS4Kids donor cards! 🙂  First I want to show some cards from my friend,  Jill Blasche of TX 🙂  She has made some great examples of Fall themed cards that aren’t Halloween.  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 🙂

Ok, the orange one looks kind of Halloween, but it doesn’t have to be 😉  Both cards are made two ways.  On the orange card, it’s made with googly eyes on the left, and on the right, it has just card stock eyes.  On the leaf card, on the right, you can see she used some string and a button.  On the left there is a paper button and just a strip of card stock in brown.  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.  The black card on the left has ribbon, and the one on the right has card stock that looks like a ribbon 🙂  The pumpkin card has a nice Fall theme, with a general sentiment.  the one on the right has ribbon and three gems.  The one on the right has green card stock and three punched holes to represent gems, very clever 🙂

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

Four general cards included in the box, I love the birds! 🙂  Thank you Jill for all these wonderful cards! 🙂

Next I have cards from Diane Herniman from ON, Canada 🙂  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 🙂

All card fronts, gorgeous photos! 🙂

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

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

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

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

Great cards, Vicki, wonderful selection! 🙂  Thank you Vicki for your continued support of our kids! 🙂

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

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! 🙂  I hope to be back soon with a brain that’s not filled with oatmeal!

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Freshly Made Sketches #242 & SAS4Kids

Summer has been hard!   With all the grandkids home and lots of medical and other appointments, I’ve had less time to spend crafting! 😦   Well, today, I found time to make one card! lol  Yes, one! lol   But, I have lots of cards sent in for Send A Smile 4 Kids to share!

First my card, I will enter it in the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches #242 and also at the challenge for Send A Smile 4 Kids 🙂

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OMGoodness, I love this new set from Stampin’ Up!, it’s called Best Birds 🙂  You can also get a die set to go with it! 🙂  I have to say, I love dies!  I cut a piece of magnet sheet and tape it (with very strong tape) to the back of my stamp box and they all stay right where I need them!  The stamps fit right on top of the dies 🙂

Everything on this card is from Stampin’ Up! unless noted! 🙂  I used a retired embossing folder with clouds for the background.  The So Saffron sun was die cut.  The bird is Marina Mist, and the branch is Pear Pizzazz.  The little thank you stamp is from Wishes Your Way (retired).

I had a lot of fun making this card, until I got Memento black ink fingerprints on it! 😦   It was so bad, I had to make a second one!  How disappointing! 😦  This card will be going into a box for one of my SAS4Kids hospitals 🙂  I’m a little short of Thank You cards right now, so I’m going to try and make more 🙂

I know you’re all waiting for more card inspiration and I  have a bunch for you! 🙂  First I have Judy Martin from PA 🙂  Judy is a repeat sender, thank you Judy! 🙂

Wonderful selection of cards, Judy! 🙂  I love all the fun Summer and water cards! 🙂  It was so much fun to add these to the boxes I just sent out!  Thank you Judy for being on my team! 🙂

 

Next is Lisa Simokaitis from IL 🙂  I love getting cards from my home state! 🙂

Great cards Lisa! I love all the animals, I know the kids will too, thank you! 🙂

 

Karen Peterson from NE is next 🙂  Karen makes a lot of her cards from kits and they’re wonderful! 🙂

 

Beautiful 3D flowers, Karen! 🙂  These cards are shiny and have gold accents 🙂  Thank you Karen! 🙂

 

Last for tonight is Lillian Abrams of MI 🙂  Lillian has a blog you can visit here 🙂

The last two cards are 6×6, aren’t they adorable! ?  I love all these cards Lillian! These are all fun and colorful, just perfect for kids! 🙂  Thank you so much! 🙂

That’s all I have for today, I hope you all have enjoyed looking at these great inspirations! 🙂   Please use all my links and check out all the sites mentioned! 🙂

Thank you to all my card makers who make it possible for me to send cards through Send A Smile 4 Kids to my 3 hospitals in IL! 🙂  I couldn’t do this without you!! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today, I appreciate your interest! 🙂  I hope to see you all again soon! 🙂

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Freshly Made #240, SAS4Kids

I’m cutting it close, but I have some more Father’s Day cards! 🙂  First, I have the card I made 🙂  I will be submitting it to Freshly Made Sketches #240, and the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge, Anything goes for Kids.

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I wanted to use my new Foxy Friends from Stampin’ Up!, but two people had already entered Foxy Friends.  I went with my second choice, Best Birds from Stampin’ Up! This set is awesome!  It comes with two bird stamps and 5 bird dies!  I colored it with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Tempting Turquoise.  I used a sponge dauber to add the color:)

As will most of my cards, this one will go in a box with SAS4Kids cards to go to my hospitals 🙂 I know it looks simple, but it’s granddaughter approved 🙂  I love all the colors!

Ok, now on to my guest cards for today! 🙂  First up is Debbie Caldwell of MI 🙂

Thank you Debbie for a great selection! 🙂  There are cards for boys and girls, young and older! 🙂  At this time, I have the only SAS4Kids religious hospital, there is even a card for them! 🙂  You are so thoughtful, thanks! 🙂

 

Next is Donna Wakefield of IN 🙂  Donna is a repeat sender 🙂

Really nice cards, Donna, thank you! 🙂  Also cards for different ages 🙂  I love how Donna used the same boat image in different ways! 🙂

 

Next is Holly Blaskie of MI 🙂  Holly is also a repeat sender 🙂

Holly picked some great designs and sent multiples of each 🙂  Thank you Holly for your great cards! 🙂

 

Next is Lee Mae Elkins of WA 🙂  I truly get cards from all over the US! 🙂  Lee Mae has also sent cards before 🙂

More great cards with something for everyone! 🙂  Thank you Lee Mae, the kids will love sharing these with their dads! 🙂

 

My last guest for today is Ann Williams of TN 🙂  Ann has also sent cards before, I have a great team of card makers! 🙂

Thank you Ann, for the fun and colorful cards! 🙂  The kids will love these, and I’m sure their dads will too! 🙂

 

All the card makers I have shown the past few weeks have really come through with great cards for dads! 🙂  I appreciate all the crafting you do for our kids and I know the kids do too! 🙂  You all have amazing skills, and I’m so happy you use those skills to share your cards with us! 🙂

I will be showing general cards all throughout the Summer 🙂  Take it easy on yourselves and enjoy your Summer! 🙂  I’m going to use everything I have on hand and then let you know what I need the most of 🙂  You are all the best team I could ever ask for, Thank you all! 🙂

It’s never too early for Fall, Halloween and dare I say, Christmas cards! lol

I hope to be back soon with more cards to share for your pleasure and inspiration! 🙂  Thank you all for coming by today! 🙂

 

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