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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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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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SAS4Kids Blog Hop Winners and Cards

I’m going to start with the Blog Hop Winners and then show you my card and cards from a guest! πŸ™‚

The winners from my personal blog are:

———-Denise BryantΒ  andΒ  Catriona57——–Congratulations! πŸ™‚

Thank you all for leaving comments on my blog, I hope you’ll visit again! πŸ™‚

Congratulations to all the winners!!If your name is listed as a winner, you must contact Karen at khasheck@gmail.com BEFORE August 18that midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18that midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited.

(If your name is picked and you do not have an USA mailing address, I am sorry but we will have to pick a different winner as our sponsors can only mail in the USA. Please let us know if that is the case.)
Please visit our blog challenge page to see all of the winners and check out more cards πŸ™‚
Now for my card, which is also posted on the SAS4Kids Challenge blog page πŸ™‚
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For my backing cardstocks, I used all Stampin’ Up! colors.Β  New color Granny Apple Green, Real Red, and Pacific Point.Β  I used a misc stamp for the sentiment, and the images are from Prettygrafic Design πŸ™‚Β  They have a set of different kids, and a paper set πŸ™‚
Now I have some group photos of cards from Brenda Zellner πŸ™‚Β  Brenda sent Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚
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Thank you Brenda for sharing all these wonderful cards with us for our kids! πŸ™‚
I appreciate every card sent in for our kids and I know all of our volunteers feel this way! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you everyone who shares their generosity with us! πŸ™‚
We are also pleased to have anyone interested in card making! πŸ™‚Β  Look around, and get some inspiration! πŸ™‚
Be sure to head over to the SAS4Kids challenge page and check out all the winners, and added cards! πŸ™‚
JanetKay_AutumnStripe

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SAS4Kids Christmas in July Blog Hop

Two weeks and here I am again! πŸ™‚Β  Today is a special day, we have our Blog Hop today! πŸ™‚Β  I’m so excited and I hope you are too! πŸ™‚

 

Christmas in July Challenge and Blog Hop Celebrating our 175th Challenge!

Welcome to our huge blog hop and celebration of Send A Smile 4 Kids’ 175th Challenge! The theme of our blog hop is Christmas in July 4 Kids because it is never too early to start making holiday cards for all the kids in the many children’s hospitals we now serve. We would love for each child to receive a holiday card as well as be able to pick some for special medical staff or loved ones they are missing during the holiday season.

We have 17 stops in the blog hop and at each stop you have one or two chances at winning just by leaving a comment. You can also earn a chance to win a prize by commenting on the blog post on our SAS4Kids blog and also by entering the Christmas in July challenge which starts July 21st and runs through August 3rd at noon.

Here is a list of all our wonderful sponsors and the prizes that you could win:

Kitchen Sink Stamps $25 gift certificate
Sparkle N SprinkleΒ  $5 gift code
Fred She Said $10 gift certificate
Motion Crafts by Uchi’s Designs 3 prize packages each with 1 die set and 1 stamp set $35 value each
Bugaboo $12 gift code
Tonic Studios USA Six Tonic Studios Paper Trimmers (159e)
Stampendous Five prizes: CRS5101/DCS5010 Rose Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, CRS5067/DCS5067 Hydrangea Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set, DCP1007 Build a Wreath Cutting Dies Set, DCP1008 Pop Up Stages Cutting Dies Set
Paper Nest Dolls Two prizes of 3 digis each of the winner’s choice plus one free digi for a commenter on each blog that uses a Paper Nest Dolls image
Doodles Paper Playground Four prizes of one package of Fairy Dust Sparkle Blends sequin mixes
White Rose Crafts Β Gorjuss Tweed Craft Card Compendium (makes 24 cards – retails at $16.99)
Dies R Us $15 gift code
Cheapo Dies (owned by an American I know) $15 gift code
All Dressed Up Stamps – two digital stamps
Janet Kay Bailey – three Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set

Here are the rules for this blog hop:

**You do not need to comment on every stop of the blog hop to have a chance to win a prize. One comment on any of the blogs or on the main SAS4Kids blogpost qualifies you to win one of the prizes on that blog. If you leave a comment on each stop, you will have earned 17 chances to win a prize, and if you enter a card in the Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge, you will also earn a chance to win one of 8 random prizes there.

**You MUST have an USA mailing address to qualify to win any of the prizes. We apologize to any of our readers outside of the USA, but this is a requirement to win any of the prizes in this blog hop and in the Christmas in July challenge.

**The blog hop will start July 21st at 8:00 a.m. CST and continue until July 31st at midnight CST. When the blog hop is done, all the winners will be drawn randomly from the commenters on each blog and on the main blog, and announced on the SAS4Kids blog on August 4th and on each individual blog. If your name is listed as a winner, you must contact Karen at khasheck@gmail.com BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited.

**The Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge at SAS4Kids will run from July 21st until August 3rd at Noon CST (as is typical of our two week challenges.) You can qualify for one of 8 prizes by entering a Christmas or holiday card appropriate for a child following the rules of all of our challenges found in the page above. The prizes will be awarded by random drawing and announced with the rest of the winners on August 4th on our blog.

We are so happy to have some of the volunteers who collect and distribute cards to our many children’s hospitals as well as some TEAM SAS alumni and previous Top Three winners join the SAS4Kids TEAM SAS in this blog hop!

 

Now, on to some cards! πŸ™‚Β  I have two cards from one of our sponsors, Fred She Said Designs πŸ™‚Β  This link goes right to the page of this set called Christmas Poinsettia Packs: Red or Blue πŸ™‚

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This first card was made with items in the pack, except for the shiny gold medallion behind the flower.Β  The medallion is from Stampin’ Up!, it’s retired, but I had a few left over from last year.Β  It’s just an idea how you can make the pack items look a little different.Β  I also used Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock for my base layer πŸ™‚

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This is the second card I made using the Christmas Poinsettia Pack, from Fred She Said πŸ™‚Β  I’m sorry, parts of this look a little blurry to me 😦  I hope you all can see it okay πŸ™‚Β  I used just the Poinsettia from the pack and mounted the whole thing of Stampin’ Up! Real Red.Β  The black paper is from Carta Bella, Christmas Delivery paper pack #2.Β  Nope, I don’t have it sitting around, I bought it from Snap Click Supply.Β  It’s a digital paper pack, and it printed out beautifully on Canon, Matte, photo paper.

Behind the black designer paper is just some Stampin’ Up! Basic Black. For the Memory Box, Holly Vine, I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green. I used a set by Avery Elle called Winter Woodland Wonders for the “Merry Christmas” sentiment. Lastly, I used a retired embellishment for the middle of my flower from Stampin’ Up!

The Poinsettia was so easy to cut out once it was printed, also on Canon, Matte, photo paper.Β  This card shows that you can take items you have sitting around, add a FSS Christmas Poinsettia and you have a beautiful card! πŸ™‚

Now, I will be giving away, free, to one of my commenters, one of two Stampin’ Up! Party Pandas stamp sets! πŸ™‚Β  All you have to do is make a comment on my blog and you will be entered to win! πŸ™‚

I made a card for this occasion, the set is usually for Birthdays, but I saw a panda with a Christmas hat somewhere and thought it was so cute! πŸ™‚

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I used Stampin’ Up!Β  Real Red cardstock.Β  The tree is from Peaceful Pines, the sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments, The hat is from Jolly Friends, it also had a punch for the hat, and of course, the panda is from Party Pandas, all sets from Stampin’ Up! I believe they are all retired, but Stampin’ Up! has a lot of sets that are similar and the new Holiday catalog will be coming out before you know it! πŸ™‚

I cut down the hat and white hat band, it was a little too big, but it helped to have the punch πŸ˜‰Β  The panda actually has a card in his hand.Β  I cut out his arms and made a little Christmas gift and colored it with Stampin’ Up! markers.Β  I drew the bow right onto his lower face πŸ˜‰Β  The inks I used were Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Real Red and Early Espresso on the tree trunk.

I am personally supplying 3 Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.Β  One on Dena’s blog and 2 on my blog.Β  I have two sets of Party Pandas πŸ™‚Β  These were very popular and very cute! πŸ™‚

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I enjoyed making all these cards and encourage you to check out Fred She Said and Stampin’ Up!

 

Thank you so much for supporting Send a Smile 4 Kids and our wonderful sponsors of this blog hop. Good luck in the drawings! Leave a comment here and hop for more chances at many prizes.

THE NEXT STOP IS: Anne Slattery

 

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SAS4Kids Challenge July 2, 2018

Ok, I think it’s been 2 weeks and here I am! πŸ™‚Β  I’m so glad you’re stopping by! πŸ™‚Β  The first thing I want to remind everyone is about the upcoming Blog Hop! πŸ™‚

175th Challenge Celebration Coming!

SAS4Kids is celebrating our 175th Challenge on July 21, 2018 with a Huge Blog Hop with Many Prizes to be WON! The theme will be Christmas in July 4 Kids and you can win prizes by just commenting and/or entering the challenge!
That’s in 2 weeks from Saturday!! πŸ™‚Β  There will be prizes along the Blog Hop for many to win!! πŸ™‚Β  I will personally have two prizes to be given away for people commenting on my blog! πŸ™‚Β  It should be lots of fun, I hope you can all join us!! πŸ™‚
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I saw a card on Pinterest that was similar, but not the same.Β  I’m always saying how I need more “boy” cards, so I made one πŸ˜‰Β  Using the Doodlebug, Dragon Tails, 6×6 pad, and also the Dragon Tails odds & ends pack.Β  I popped up the dragon and the sentiment with Stampin’ Dementionals from Stampin’ Up!, also some Tombow glue.Β  Deciding what to do was the hardest part.Β  Once I got going it was really easy! πŸ™‚
Now I need to apologize to my cardmakers.Β  I’m sorry, this last month has been really busy and I didn’t have time to do individual card photos 😦  But I am going to share some of the group photos πŸ™‚Β  So first I have Melissa Jackson of MO.Β  Melissa has group card making events and some of the ladies share their cards with us as well πŸ™‚Β  So in her grouping of cards, other cardmakers could have actually made some of the cards, but they were all sent by Melissa for our kids! πŸ™‚
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Melissa’s group makes well made and fun cards, great to share with our kids! πŸ™‚
Next up is Judy Martin of PA πŸ™‚
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Judy’s cards are all different, you can see her cards are fun too! πŸ™‚
Next is Ruby Haugen of MN πŸ™‚
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Ruby tends to send themes, like holidays, this time was mostly baby cards which are so cute!Β  I’m also loving the three cards right up front! πŸ™‚
Next is Dr. Robin Hayworth of NY! πŸ™‚
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Robyn sends some of the same cards almost every time, but she throws in new ones
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I want to thank all of my card makers, including these four! πŸ™‚Β  Your dedication means so much to me and the kids at our hospitals! πŸ™‚Β  You make a difference! πŸ™‚
Thank everyone for joining me today, even if you don’t make cards for SAS4Kids, I appreciate your interest! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you’ve found some inspiration! πŸ™‚
I hope you will join us on July 21st for our Christmas in July Blog Hop! πŸ™‚Β  You can visit us on our blog, or start with me, here! πŸ™‚
JanETKAY_BucketsOFun

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Teen SAS4Kids card and Guests

Ok, you caught me, I wasn’t ready yesterday, but I rushed this morning and got some cards together πŸ™‚Β  My card was posted on SAS4kids this morning, I totally forgot 😦   But now I’m fully awake and ready to share! πŸ™‚Β  My card is in the Design Team section at the top.Β  Here it is:

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Because my card is already posted on the SAS4Kids blog, I’ve already been asked about my supplies.Β  For the background layer I used Real Red from Stampin’ Up!, I also used Pacific Point for behind my image.Β  The game paper is from Etsy, BearsDenDigitalArts. My image is pre-colored from Mo’s Digital Pencil.Β  There are also 3 different versions that are uncolored, if you scroll down the page.Β  I also have the uncolored image, but I’m not very good at coloring πŸ˜‰

Now, I actually only have one guest today, Trish Cudney of MN.Β  Trish has been sending cards for SAS4Kids, for quite some time πŸ™‚Β  Pay attention to her use of “boy” images and cards with no images πŸ™‚Β  You can click on the images to make them larger πŸ™‚

Trish used great papers, images and layouts! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Trish for sharing with our kids here at Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚Β  Our volunteers couldn’t do their job without people like you! πŸ™‚

Thank you for coming by today, whether you are part of SAS4Kids or not, I’m thankful for your interest in my blog! πŸ™‚

I should be back July 7th, for a new blog πŸ™‚Β  Don’t forget our big blog hop in July! πŸ™‚

175th Challenge Celebration Coming!

SAS4Kids is celebrating our 175th Challenge on July 21, 2018 with a Huge Blog Hop with Many Prizes to be WON! The theme will be Christmas in July 4 Kids and you can win prizes by just commenting and/or entering the challenge!
Hope to see you soon! πŸ™‚
JaNetKay_BowlFullOfCh2a

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