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Send A Smile 4 Kids Valentines

Yes, SAS4Kids has been off for the month December.Β  I meant to come on anyway and show some cards, but you know how that goes during the holidays πŸ˜‰

Going forward with the SAS4Kids challenge blog, it’s been decided that there will be only one challenge posted on the first Saturday of each month.Β  That will give people a whole month to join in the challenge! πŸ™‚

SAS4Kids will continue to do our “work” of sending or delivering cards to Children’s Hospitals! πŸ™‚Β  We still have awesome volunteers ready to accept your cards for the kids! πŸ™‚

I will still try to post twice a month, or maybe 3 times, depends on what’s going on πŸ˜‰Β  I haven’t been receiving as many cards as in previous years, I hope we aren’t wearing you out! 😦

I have a Valentine card for you today πŸ™‚Β  I’ve been trying to make more “boy” cards πŸ™‚Β  I never seem to get enough “boy” cards 😦  So here is what I made for Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

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This card is on Stampin’ Up! Real Red, with Basic Black, and I used my Stampin’ Up! dies to cut the image.Β  The image is from Etsy, at a store called TeaBreakArt. I found it listed under SVG files, but it also comes with a PNG image that’s great for cards πŸ™‚Β  The white heart paper came from my stash, could be Stampin’ Up! but it would be discontinued, sorry 😦  I hope a boy will enjoy this card, but I guess girls might like it too πŸ˜‰

Here are some cards from Sandra Borsheim of MN πŸ™‚Β  I may have shown the next three shares on our FB page, but it’s all I’ve gotten so far.

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Some cards from Ruby Haugen of MN πŸ™‚

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And finally, some cards from Donna Wakefield of IN πŸ™‚

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Thank you ladies for sharing your wonderful cards with us and our kids! πŸ™‚Β  You are all so generous and talented! πŸ™‚

This may seem like a lot of Valentine cards, but I assure you, I will need more! πŸ˜‰Β  I have 4 hospitals and they all receive Valentine cards πŸ™‚

Thank you all for stopping by, I appreciate your interest whether you make cards for SAS4Kids or you just come for some inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to be back soon with more cards πŸ™‚Β  If you follow my blog, you will get an update whenever I post one πŸ™‚

I wish you all a very Happy New Year!! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_PolkaHearts

 

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Winter cards for SAS4Kids #184

Welcome friends! πŸ™‚Β  Here is another card for Send A Smile 4 Kids blog challenge πŸ™‚Β  I also have a repeat guest today to share her cards with you! πŸ™‚Β  Here is my card :

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My guest will be following, but I wanted to give her credit for CASEing her card.Β  It can be found here.Β  Scroll down until you find Trish Cudney.Β  There you will find a card very similar to mine πŸ™‚Β  Thanks Trish, you may have also CASEd your card, but I still think it’s a great! πŸ™‚Β  Trish’s card is from last year, 2017.

For this card I used Cabin Fever, by Carta Bella.Β  If you can’t find the actual printedΒ  product, you can find it here, in digital form, from SnapClickSupply, at the bottom of the page πŸ™‚Β  I also used Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede cardstock.

Now for some of Trish Cudney’s newest cards πŸ™‚

These cards have the same image and different layouts and papers! πŸ™‚

On the left are two cards with the same layout, but different images and papers πŸ™‚

Most of Trish’s cards have now sentiments, great examples of making Christmas/Winter cards with no sentiment, they can be used for anything! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Trish for these wonderful cards! πŸ™‚

Check out our FB page, I’ve just uploaded some new card photos! πŸ™‚

Thank you for coming by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed our cards! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate your interest whether you share cards with us or you’re just stopping by for a visit! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you come by again soon! πŸ™‚

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Please note that I receive no compensation from SAS4Kids, where I am a volunteer.Β  I also receive no compensation from websites, stores or brands.Β  I do sell Stampin’ Up! products, but that is the only compensation I receive.

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Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge #183

Welcome to another post featuring Christmas and Winter cards! πŸ™‚Β  I’ve been so busy, I almost forgot to do this post!Β  This post will be kinda long, so I hope you’re all ready! πŸ™‚

Christmas is an exciting time of year for our kids in hospitals!Β  Well, it’s exciting for us getting ready to ship them cards!Β  I know that I love to get cards to share with the kids and see what our generous donors have made to bring smiles to kids faces! πŸ™‚

My husband came home from work late and let me know that it’s snowing outside, as I’m sure it is in many parts of the USA!Β  So here is my card to share to get things going:

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It’s a Winter Birthday card! πŸ™‚Β  I heard that some people don’t quite understand what “every day cards with Christmas, Winter themes” actually means.Β  Here is a great example, well, I think so anyway πŸ˜‰

I used a 6×6 paper pad by Echo Park, called Celebrate Winter.Β  What fun colors and images they have in this paper pad! πŸ™‚Β  And it’s a Birthday card! πŸ™‚Β  I know you shouldn’t start a sentence with “and”,Β  sorry πŸ˜‰

I used Stampin’ Up! Basic Black cardstock and sentiment.Β  I’m not sure which set it came out of because it’s in my “favorites” box that I use all the time.Β  Both papers came from the same paper pad, and there are other fun papers as well πŸ™‚Β  No I don’t get paid to promote Echo Park, I just love their paper pads, and they work well with Stampin’ Up! cardstock! πŸ™‚

Next I have some great cards from repeat donor, Lee Mae Elkins from WA.Β  I know you’ll enjoy her cards! πŸ™‚Β  Click on them to see their sentiments πŸ˜‰Β  Here are some Christmas/Winter Birthdays!

Every day cards with Christmas/Winter themes πŸ™‚

Here are a couple of Blank/no sentiment, Christmas cards πŸ™‚

Some Merry Christmas for those of you missing the “official” Christmas cards πŸ˜‰

And finally, some “other than Merry Christmas” cards πŸ™‚

Thank you Lee Mae for giving everyone something to love! πŸ™‚Β  Great examples of almost every kind of Winter/Christmas card! πŸ™‚

I’d like to thank all of my donors for their efforts this year to bring happy smiles to kids faces! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚Β  I hope we’ve given you some inspiration to get through the holiday card making season! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you’ll come join us again for more cards! πŸ™‚

Please stop by Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog to see more cards, or enter your own! πŸ™‚

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! πŸ™‚

janet_kay-penguin pals

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SAS4Kids, Happy Holidays or AG

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚Β  Are you getting excited for Christmas or something like it?!Β  I’ve had a request from one of my hospitals for more generic sentiments instead of “Merry Christmas”.Β  I didn’t pick the title, but it reminded me that some people don’t celebrate Christmas.Β  Feel free to send in cards with different sentiments like: Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, Holiday Wishes.Β  There are lots to choose from lately, but you can also make “Christmas” cards and leave the sentiment off πŸ˜‰

I have my own card to share that you can find over on the SAS4Kids blog πŸ™‚Β  Check it out for other cards with inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  Here is my card:

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I used the same paper pad as last week, “Sugarblush”, by Recollections, from Michaels.Β  The black with snowflakes was printed off my computer, as well as the sentiment.Β  I thought pink would be fun for the kids πŸ™‚

Now I have a guest this week, Debbie Caldwell from MI πŸ™‚Β  Debbie is a repeat sender and she’s made some great cards for the kids that are Post Office friendly for the kids to share with their family or friends πŸ™‚

Debbie has used some great papers, a lot are the same with different layouts πŸ™‚Β  She used some great layouts more than once as well πŸ™‚Β  These cards all still look different and will not all go to the same hospital, so these are great choices! πŸ™‚Β  These are more Winter cards than Christmas, but she also sent Christmas that I will share another week πŸ™‚

Thank you Debbie for sharing these wonderful cards with our kids in the hospital! πŸ™‚Β  I know these cards will be loved! πŸ™‚

Thank you to all my card makers for sharing their talents! πŸ™‚Β  Your cards bring lots of smiles to our kids! πŸ™‚

If you’re just stopping by for some inspiration, I hope you found some! πŸ™‚Β  We are happy to share what we do for kids in the hospital to help cheer them and make them smile! πŸ™‚ We have volunteers in a number of states, we would be happy to accept your donation of cards, if you would like to share πŸ™‚Β  We appreciate A2 cards as they are easier to mail.Β  You can contact any of our volunteers on our contact page and see if the size cards you make would be acceptable πŸ™‚

If you already make and donate cards, I’m pretty sure you’ve had this conversation with your volunteer πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ll visit again! πŸ™‚

JaNeTKAY_ChristmasGli

 

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Personal share with a senior center

Hi Ladies πŸ™‚Β  Some of you know that I have a personal card share with a senior center.Β  For those of you who don’t know, it is in no way part of Send A Smile 4 Kids!Β  This is personal in honor of my mother who has passed.Β  My Mother lived in the same town since I was born, more than 50 years!Β  My siblings and I all grew up there.Β  My brother still lives in the same house.

My mother really enjoyed the senior center after my father passed.Β  She made many friends, went on trips, and enjoyed many other activities πŸ™‚Β  After she passed a few years ago, I decided to do something nice for the seniors that attend there now, in honor of my mother πŸ™‚Β  Since I am a card maker, I make cards for the seniors to send to their family and friends πŸ™‚

I’ve decided to share some of these cards with you so you can see how I make cards that are flat for mailing πŸ™‚Β  You can send me cards for “my” seniors, but, of course, you don’t “have” to.Β  This is not part of SAS4Kids!

These cards are as “flat” as can be made.Β  The Post Office loves to add on postage, but I don’t want the seniors to have to do that πŸ™‚Β  They do not have glitter, buttons, brads, bows, large gems or anything that might make them bulky.Β  You can use layers, without pop-ups πŸ˜‰

The cards I send are some of the same sentiments as SAS4Kids:

Winter, Christmas, Valentines, Spring, Easter, Patriotic, Summer, Fall, Thanksgiving, Get Well, Sympathy, Miss You, Hi/Hello, Thinking of you, or Birthday.Β  All cards are blank.

I’m sorry for such a long explanation 😦  Here are some samples I made this week:

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I love how the first card came out! πŸ™‚Β  It’s a layout I use a lot, but it’s so pretty with the pinks and gold.Β  I used a paper pad from Michaels, Recollections,” Sugarblush.”Β  It has pink Santa’s that I’m using for the kids πŸ™‚Β  I used two gold cardstock papers that I bought at Micheals in the individual section. I also used Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, and their new snowflakes that are available from Nov. 1st to Nov. 30th only.Β  I can help you order them if you don’t have a demo πŸ™‚Β  I also used all Stampin’ Up! punches and dies.Β  The sentiments were printed on my computer.

Next I have the masculine cards I made:)

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This card is the same layout as the first pink one above.Β  I think it still needs something, a snowflake?Β  Suggestions?

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For these three cards I used a paper pad from Carta Bella called, “Let It Snow”.Β  For these three cards I used general sentiments.Β  Any “theme” paper can be made into a general sentiment card. This last card is a great example of using Fall paper and making it into one of the sentiments we use all the time πŸ™‚Β  It could just as easily say Hi/Hello, Smile, Happy Birthday, or any other sentiment you have πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the cards I made! πŸ™‚Β  I will be back again on Nov. 3rd with a card post for Send A Smile 4 Kids, I hope you will come back! πŸ™‚

Thank you to anyone already sending cards for “my seniors”! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_BrushThin

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Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge #180

Hello visitors! πŸ™‚Β  I’m so happy to be here for the SAS4Kids Celebration Cards 4 Kids Challenge #180! πŸ™‚Β  I’m posting my card and you can go to our blog to see the other cards made for the challenge, and you can join in too! πŸ™‚Β  Here is my card:

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I was thinking boy, Winter, Birthday πŸ™‚Β  I used a Birthday die from Stampin’ Up!, and all Stampin’ Up! cardstock.Β  The printed paper is from a stack by Carta Bella, called Cabin Fever, I love this paper stack.Β  If you can’t find the paper anymore, you can get it digital from Snap Click Supply.Β  I used the digital 6×6 paper #1&2.Β  I have a nice Cannon printer and I used Matte, photo paper.

This post will be a little long, I have two guests to share their cards! πŸ™‚Β  First is Brenda Zellner πŸ™‚

Most of Brenda’s cards are Winter cards, but there are some Christmas included as well πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Brenda for these wonderful cards, they are perfect for our kids! πŸ™‚

Next I have cards from Paula Kysilka πŸ™‚Β  Paula lives in FL but truly understands Winter, and Christmas from a lot of other states! πŸ™‚

Thank you Paula, these are also wonderful cards that our kids will love! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you both for sharing your talents! πŸ™‚

Lots of these cards have general sentiments, and very few actual “Merry Christmas” cards.Β  I’ve been asked to send more cards that have Non-“Merry Christmas” sentiments, such as “Happy Holidays”, “Seasons Greetings”, and such.Β  I know it’s a sign of the times we live in, but it makes me sad just the same 😦

I want to thank all of my donors who can “go with the flow” and adjust to whatever our hospitals ask for! πŸ™‚

Thank you all for stopping by! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you’ll come back again and maybe join our challenge! πŸ™‚Β  You don’t have to make cards to enjoy our wonderful card makers efforts! πŸ™‚

I hope you all can celebrate the holiday season whatever way makes you happy! πŸ™‚

JANeTKAy_BrightBirthd

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Send A Smile 4 Kids Sept. 15th, 2018

OMGoodness, I totally forgot what day it is, I’m so sorry! 😦  It was a very trying evening 😦  This is going to be a short post, but I will plan on a longer post next time! πŸ™‚

I have a card today that I made for the challenge over at the Send A Smile 4 kids blog πŸ™‚Β Β  I hope you’ll go over and check it out! πŸ™‚

Here is the card I made, it’s Thankful with a handful of Fall! πŸ™‚

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Now I have a few cards from Tammy Gullett of IA! πŸ™‚

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I got the inspiration for my card from Tammy πŸ™‚Β  You can see we used the same paper, her’s on the top, left.Β  It came from a 6×6 pad, from Echo Park, called Celebrate Autumn.Β  Lots of fun colors and images in there! πŸ™‚Β  I love her turkey paper, she told me she bought it at Hobby Lobby, but it was the only paper I liked in the stack 😦

I love all her cards, especially the little girl and boy in the leaves! πŸ™‚Β  There is even one that says Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you for these great cards, Tammy! πŸ™‚

Ok, I’m off to bed. My husband works second shift and I want to be in bed before he gets home, he says I sleep too late in the mornings πŸ˜‰ lolΒ  This post will be scheduled to post at 8am, Sat. the 15th, the same time our SAS4Kids blog will be up πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration to get you started on some cards! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you’ll come back for some more cards soon! πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful weekend and Fall season! πŸ™‚

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