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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 🙂  I’m going to be joining the SAS4Kids Design Team in May, 2018 🙂  Hopefully that will keep me on track with twice a month 🙂

I’m going to be entering this card into the SAS4Kids challenge, Anything Goes/Cards for Boys.   Here is my card for boys:

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This card was made with a stamp from Stampin’ Up! called Magical Day.  I used a sentiment from my stash and digital paper that I found on Esty.  The circles are both dies from Stampin’ Up!  This card was fun and easy, I’m hoping a boy at one of our hospitals will really like it! 🙂

Now on to some guests! 🙂  First I have Janelle Klapperich of SD with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards! 🙂

Thank you Janelle, for these wonderful cards! 🙂  I love how you made Mother’s Day cards with only sentiments and beautiful papers! 🙂  Your Father’s Day cards are simple but effective 🙂  A wonderful section of each! 🙂  I’m assuming you will send more Father’s Day cards 😉

Next is Diane Herniman from Canada 🙂  Diane and Janelle are both repeat senders and I appreciate their continued support of our kids! 🙂

Diane always finds such wonderful papers! 🙂  Her cards are also very unique 🙂  Thank you Diane for these beautiful cards for Mother’s Day, I’m sure our kids will love sharing them with their moms! 🙂

I am so thankful for those of you who support our cause! 🙂  I’m also thankful for those just coming by to look and get some inspiration! 🙂  Please visit again and hopefully I will be making more posts per month! 🙂

JanetKay_PressedPrimr

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #324 & Easter

Hello again! 🙂  I know, I’ve been gone a long time again 😦  I hope you all are making Easter cards! 🙂  Easter is early this year, April 1st!  Hard to believe there are only a few weeks to get your cards sent in! 🙂  I have some cards to show you that I’ve been working on 🙂  My first card is for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #324.  I will also be posting on the SAS4Kids challenge blog, you can too! 🙂

First up is the sketch I worked from:

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For this card I used a retired Stampin’ Up! set, Basket Bunch 🙂  I think it’s such a cute set, I wish we still had it for sale! 🙂  It comes with all the stamps and dies, I just used a little ink and it was all done! 🙂  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! 🙂  I also found making “boy” Easter cards to be a challenge!  I hope some of you are making “boy” cards! 😉

Donor cards for Easter have been very slow coming in, but I have some cards to share 🙂  First up is Diane Herniman from Canada 🙂  Diane was joined by her daughter, Dawn to make these great cards! 🙂

Thank you Diane and Dawn, beautiful cards! 🙂  Lots of variety here for kids of all ages! 🙂

 

I also have cards to share from Ruby Haugen of MN:)

Thank you Ruby for always sending such adorable cards! 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at all the Easter cards! 🙂  Hopefully you’ve gotten some inspiration, or decided you’d like to send in cards to our cause as well! 🙂  It seems most of our volunteers have a good supply of cards, except holidays.  Easter will be very soon!  Please try to get cards to your volunteers at least 2 weeks prior to a holiday! 🙂  After Easter/Spring is Mother’s Day and then Father’s Day, I know, hard to believe! 🙂

Please let me know if you would like to become a volunteer! 🙂  You get to choose your hospitals, and donors would send you cards to share with that hospital or hospitals 🙂

Kids love to receive cards and handmade cards are the best! 🙂

Thank you for coming by today, it’s always fun to share the wonderful cards received for our kids! 🙂  I hope to see you sooner next time! 🙂

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.  I adopted one of my grandsons, and he’s only 6.  Quite a handful for someone in their 60s, at least I think so! lol  I also have 2 sons, 3 daughters and 10 other grandchildren! 🙂  Four of my granddaughters live right down the street and their family doesn’t have a car so I do all the driving.  Plus I manage cards for 4 hospitals!  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 🙂  I’m going to show you some of my cards today, because my theme is Encouragement cards.  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! 🙂

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 🙂  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 😉  What can be more cute and fun than this adorable little panda?!  You can get it free from Stampin’ Up! with a $50 purchase during Sale a Bration! 🙂  I bought the cute envelope paper at Snap Click Supply Co.  I got it last week on $1.00 Wednesday.  They have rotating digital products for sale every Wednesday 🙂  I saw the paper and knew right away what I wanted to do.  I fussy cut my little panda.  As always I kept close to the sketch and my card is clean and simple 🙂

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.  You could use any paper, with any theme.  People seem confused when I say Winter theme cards.  These are Winter themed Encouragement cards.  Winter papers with Encouraging sentiments 🙂

Also Winter themed with Encouraging words.

I made these Winter themed Encouragement cards with older (teen, pre-teen) kids in mind.  All Stampin’ Up! products.  These are certainly not the only type of card that is Encouraging.  Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer all have nice papers and images that can be considered Encouraging 🙂

I’m including some cards from Vicki Luebke of IN 🙂

Now click on the images to enlarge and read some of the sentiments.  Some of my sentiments were rubber stamps and some printed off my computer.  I’m pretty sure Vickie’s were computer generated.  It works out great if you can size them so they fit into punches or dies that you already have.  Please no hand written sentiments.

There are many more sentiments that you can find or print.  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.  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 🙂  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! 🙂  Thanks for coming by whether you send in cards or just join us for inspiration, I appreciate your interest! 🙂  I hope you can come by again! 🙂

It’s was warm earlier this week but we’ve fallen back down to the single digits 😦  Hence my signature of snowmen! lol  Spring is coming…….sometime…….wait for it! 🙂

janet_kay-snowblokes

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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! 🙂

janet_kay-snowblokes

 

 

 

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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 🙂

JanetKay_MapleStencil

 

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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! 🙂

JAnetKay_StrawberryLe

 

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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 🙂

 

JanetKay_Peepsicles

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