Tag Archives: christmas

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! πŸ™‚Β  You can order now if you’re interested, I’d be happy to be your Demonstrator! πŸ™‚

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

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

asdc11212

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

 

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

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

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

Four general cards included in the box, I love the birds! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Jill for all these wonderful cards! πŸ™‚

Next I have cards from Diane Herniman from ON, Canada πŸ™‚Β  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 πŸ™‚

All card fronts, gorgeous photos! πŸ™‚

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

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

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

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

Great cards, Vicki, wonderful selection! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Vicki for your continued support of our kids! πŸ™‚

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

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! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to be back soon with a brain that’s not filled with oatmeal!

janet_kay-leaf-piles

9 Comments

Filed under Boys-men, Challenges, Christmas, Doodle Pantry, Fall-Autumn, Guests, Halloween, Kids, Send a smile 4 kids, Uncategorized, Winter

Merry Monday #197, Easter & SAS4Kids

This has been a horrible month for me! 😦  I had Strep Throat, a cold, and now a Sinus infection! 😦  I am not a happy camper:(

What cheers me up is to make cards, sort cards, box cards & send cards!Β  Actually, anything that involves cards makes me smile! πŸ™‚Β  So I’m here to share some Easter cards with you! πŸ™‚

First, my card, is for Merry Monday #197.

197 aaSDC19704

One of my card makers used this embossing folder by Darise, I loved it so much, I had to get it!Β  It folds up at the corners and looks like a photo frame:)Β  Here’s a side view:

aSDC19709

For this card I used the Darise Embossing Folder, I think it’s actually called Photo Frame.I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock, White Glimmer Paper, and Wink of Stella clear glitter brush.Β  I used a digital image from BellasScrapsnClips on Etsy.Β  One more photo to show you the Wink of Stella:)

bbSDC19710

I put the Wink of Stella on all the snow, I think it looks really pretty! πŸ™‚Β  Next I have some guests with Easter cards! πŸ™‚Β  First up is Cyndie Reis of CA:)Β  Cyndie has sent in cards a couple of times now:)

Aren’t these cute!?Β  The colors, the papers the cutouts, all are so adorable! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you so much Cyndie for finding us and sending cards in! πŸ™‚

 

Holly Blaskie is a repeat sender from MI:)

Pretty colors and images, the kids will love these! πŸ™‚

I love these papers and colors, so Springy! πŸ™‚Β  I adore this little lamb from Stampin’ Up! so cute for Easter! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Holly, your cards are always wonderful! πŸ™‚

 

Lastly I have Lee Mae Elkins of WA:)Β  Lee Mae has her own blog that you can visit here, http://boxesofdogs.blogspot.com/

Lee Mae has sent in a wide variety of cards and very few duplicates, where does she find the time?!

Some really great cards for the boys, and the ones on the right, I think would be great for teens:)

Simple layouts, but great papers and images make them special! πŸ™‚

More cute cards! πŸ™‚

These cards are adorable, love the papers and images!

I love all of these cards!Β  The two on the left are so different from the rest! πŸ™‚Β  The two on the right are also so stinkin’ cute!Β  Thank you Lee Mae for sending so many different cards, I know the kids will love all of them! πŸ™‚

Well, I’m exhausted and ready for bed!Β  Maybe I’ll take a nap and get up again, who knows;)Β  Thanks so much for coming by today, I really appreciate your interest! πŸ™‚Β  I’m hoping to get well at some point soon so I can get back to some kind of schedule.Β  I’m sorry if I’m not as cherry as usual:(

I’m wishing all of you a very Happy Easter, I hope you can enjoy it with people you love! πŸ™‚

JaNEtKAY_EggHunt

 

7 Comments

Filed under Boys-men, Christmas, Easter, Embossing folders, Kids, Merry Monday, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!, Winter

Merry Monday #191, Valentines, SAS4Kids

I think this is going to be a long post loaded with card photos today! πŸ™‚Β  I’m starting this Sat. night, we’ll see if I get done before Sunday;) lol

First, I have the card I made for Merry Monday #191.Β  Actually, I made three, everyone kept coming by my desk and saying “try it this way”.Β  Good grandma that I am, I agreed:)Β  Here’s their challenge this week:)

191

 

The one on the left, is the one I wanted, until I made it and then the snow seemed too big:(Β  The one on the right, my younger granddaughter wanted with the bunny:)

aSDC19169

This is the one my older granddaughter wanted me to make.Β  I really like her idea so this is the one I’m going to enter in the challenge:)Β  I used some digital images from three different artists on Etsy.Β  For the base, I used Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist:)

Now, because Sunday is Valentine’s Day, all of my guests have sent in Valentine’s for Send A Smile 4 Kids to share! πŸ™‚Β  My first guest is Sandy Borsheim of MN.Β  Sandy has sent in cards a number of times:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

I think by now, everyone knows my fondness for cards that are the same, but different;)Β  Same images, different papers:)

My next guest has also sent cards a number of times, Brenda Zellner of WI:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

I don’t know where Brenda gets her images, but they’re very cute! πŸ™‚

All of my guests today have sent in more cards than I’m showing!Β  I’m choosing samples from a number of card makers to make sure more of our Valentine’s get shown, before I start Easter:)

So we’re on to Deborah Caldwell of MI:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

All of the cute animals holding hearts are from Doodle Pantry, they’re from a set called With Heart.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s another animal from With Heart, and the basket of hearts is from Spring TrimmingsπŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

One last set from With Heart. Not only did Deborah send Valentine’s, she sent some misc. cards and some Easter that I’ll show soon:)

Cyndie Reis of CA is my next guest, she sent 5 cards, but they’re all great!Β  Here are the two Valentine’s she sent:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

These are so darn cute, I love them both! πŸ™‚

My last guest for today is Lee Mae Elkins of WA:)Β  Lee Mae has only sent me cards a few times, but they’re always nice:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

I don’t know where Lee Mae gets her images either, but they sure are cute! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

Lee Mae has cards for boys and girls:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

I hope you got a ton of ideas from all these wonderful cards! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you ladies, all of you, for sharing your time and talents with our kids! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate every single one of my card makers!Β  It doesn’t mater to me if you send 5 cards or 100, you are an important part of what we do at SAS4Kids, thank you! πŸ™‚

I want to thank everyone who’s stopped by to enjoy all of these wonderful cards! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you come again!Β  I don’t have very many Easter cards yet, but I’ll be sharing what I do have and I have lots of misc. cards to share if I run out of Easter! πŸ™‚

Stop by Merry Monday and the SAS4Kids challenge blog, lots more to see! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_HogsAndKisse

5 Comments

Filed under Boys-men, Challenges, Christmas, Guests, Kids, Merry Monday, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!, Valentines, Winter

Merry Monday #187, Valentines & SAS4Kids

It is COLD where I am, and I made a Christmas card, but we’re also going to look at some Valentines today, so lets get started! πŸ™‚

First, my card is for the Merry Monday Challenge #187. The theme this week is plaids:)

187I love plaids! πŸ™‚Β  I actually use them a lot, just not lately:(Β  So here’s what I made:

aSDC18865I made a card like this one a while back with a red Moose.Β  I liked it so much, I decided to use the green fox:)Β  Everything I used came from a digital store on Esty.Β  I actually took the image over to a photo program and made the plain green from one of the fox’s stripes.Β  Then I ran that plain green through my Cuttlebug using an embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! (retired).Β  I also used a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! on the top right.Β  It’s hard to see because it’s from Teeny, Tiny, Wishes;)Β  I wanted to keep the sentiment small to not disturb the scene:)

After embossing my paper, I rubbed it gently with a nail file to bring out the white.Β  Pretty easy:)Β  I plan to make a lot of the plaid animal cards for next Christmas!Β  I think they will be great for guys in my Send A Smile for Kids hospitals! πŸ™‚Β  People tend to think of kids as small, and I understand that, but we also serve “kids” up to 18, sometimes 20.Β  Please keep them in mind when making cards! πŸ™‚

 

Now for some extra fun today, I have a guest who has sent in cards many times! πŸ™‚Β  She sends her cards down all the way from Canada, Diane Herniman:)Β  I always feel the need to tell people you don’t have to make cards like Diane’s!Β  Diane’s cards are unique:)Β  I’ve never seen anyone make cards like hers!Β  That doesn’t necessarily make her’s better than any of yours, just different:)Β  I appreciate all the different styles of my card makers and I know the kids do too! πŸ™‚Β  So enjoy Diane’s cards, and don’t feel that I compare them to anyone elses:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI, personally, have three hospitals.Β  One of my hospitals has asked for cards without embellishments.Β  Here is how Diane has chosen to address that problem:)Β  The first card on the left, is a copy of the second card!Β  She made the second card with lots of stickers made with foil and they stick up a bit.Β  She just copied it and now there is a card without embellishments;)Β  Great idea!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are the insides, the card on the left is “flat”, and the card on the right has a big foil sticker!Β  Both are great cards, and I’m sure whoever gets them will be happy! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are the backs of the cards.Β  If you’ve never seen Diane’s cards, she uses every available surface for the kids enjoyment.Β  The one on the left is the “plain” one and the one on the right has the same type of foil stickers:)Β  Great job Diane, I would never have thought of doing this! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHow about this one?Β  Boy cards are so hard for me sometimes, Diane does a great job! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’m always surprised when I get a box from Diane:)Β  She calls this a ordinary card:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve never seen this type of card before!Β  At the top is how it looks when you start to open it.Β  They how it looks closed, and finally when it’s open.Β  What a great, fun card! πŸ™‚Β  I had to see more of these!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERACards for boys and girls, yay! πŸ™‚Β  I think boys will find these just as much fun as girls! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t like to pick favorites, because I love them all, but I have to say this one is my favorite! πŸ™‚Β  Click on this map to enlarge it and see all the 3D items on here! πŸ™‚Β  Amazing work Diane! πŸ™‚Β  I don’t know how Diane thinks of these things!Β  I’d love to see the face of the boy that gets this one! πŸ™‚

No pressure Diane, I don’t expect something this flashy all the time, but it’s fun to open these cards once in a while! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Diane for thinking overtime to come up with great ideas!Β  I could never do what you do!Β  I have them here in hand and I still couldn’t copy them if I tried!

 

I hope you all enjoyed Diane’s cards:)Β  As you might imagine, Diane doesn’t send a lot of these cards.Β  I still need you, all of the card makers on my team, to make and send cards.Β  Diane usually send 24-28 cards, and that’s great!Β  But, remember, I have three hospitals, over 300 kids!Β  I need you, and I appreciate everything you do for our kids!!! πŸ™‚

I get excited every time I get a box of cards! πŸ™‚Β  I can’t wait to open them and see what you’ve made! πŸ™‚Β  Every card I receive is a special gift for a child! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you for supporting our work with SAS4Kids! πŸ™‚Β  Please be sure to take a look at our SAS4Kids challenge blog! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by today! πŸ™‚Β  I hope if you don’t send us cards, that you are finding some great inspiration here! πŸ™‚Β  Please come back again for some more great cards! πŸ™‚

 

JanetKay_PolkaHearts

 

9 Comments

Filed under Boys-men, Challenges, Christmas, Embossing folders, Guests, Kids, Merry Monday, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!, Stickers, Winter

Merry Monday #184, Freshly Made #217 & guests

I was sick, and down for a while, but now I’m better and playing catch-up! πŸ™‚Β  I have lots to show you tonight, so lets get started! πŸ™‚Β  First I have a card that I made and I will submit it to two different challenges.Β  Merry Monday #184 and Freshly Made #217.

Merry Monday’s theme is baking:

184Freshly Made Sketches, has a sketch;)

FMS Final 217-001My card stayed pretty much to the sketch, which is what I normally do;)

aSDC18622

UPDATE:Β  My card has the honor of wining the Merry Monday #184 challenge! πŸ™‚

Winner Badge

For this card I used a digital image from Raspberry Road Designs, from the Christmas Cookies collection.Β  I also used one of the papers from the paper pack that goes with this collection.Β  I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red, and either Wild Wasabi or Pear Pizzazz for the words.Β  I cut the words with a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and the middle rectangle, I cut with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles.Β  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop-up my sentiment:)

I’m pretty pleased that I was able to pull a card of any kind together in the last couple days, so I hope you like it:)

 

I have 5 guests today!Β  I will be showing only a few cards from each guest, and then I’m done showing Christmas cards for this year!Β  So hold on tight, here we go! πŸ™‚

My first guest is Lee Mae Elkins:)Β  This is the second time Lee Mae has sent cards to me, personally, for my hospitals:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALee Mae sent a nice selection of cards:)Β  I have to admit, it was really hard to pick just a few from each guest.Β  I picked these because I thought they were all so much fun! πŸ™‚Β  Kids love animals of just about any kind and dress them up for Christmas and it’s all the better! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Lee Mae for sending such wonderful cards for our kids! πŸ™‚

 

Next is Kayla Ford from IL, not too far from where I live:)Β  Kayla is a repeat sender:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAll of Kayla’s cards are bright and cheerful, with lots of colors and patterns! πŸ™‚Β  Kayla’s cards remind me of quilts:)Β  Thank you so much Kayla for thinking of our kids again to cheer them for Christmas! πŸ™‚

 

My next guest has sent in a number of times before, Andrea La Vigne from TX:)Β  Andrea has her own blog that you can check out to see how she makes her cards:)Β  Pop over to see her blog Andrea’s Antics, hereπŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAren’t these all cute! ?Β  Andrea does wonderful coloring and water coloring! πŸ™‚ I know the Reindeer is from one of our sponsors at SAS4Kids, but I’m sorry, I don’t know which one:(Β  Maybe someone could fill us in on that?Β  I love how Andrea positioned him on her card! πŸ™‚Β  Great cards Andrea, thank you for being a repeat sender, I know the kids love your cards! πŸ™‚

 

Holly Blaskie from MI, is my next guest:)Β  Holly is also a repeat sender:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHolly used some really cute cats this time, and some really pretty silver accents:)Β  The tall card next to the kitty has the silver, but it looks kind of black:(Β  Holly sent in 75 cards this time, it was hard to pick just 4!Β  Thank you Holly for your continued support of our kids, they will really love these cards! πŸ™‚

 

My last Christmas cards for this year were sent in by Geri Dean and her sister Melanie Carruth of MN:)Β  Geri and her sister sent in an amazing 151 cards! πŸ™‚Β  I know everyone can’t send in that many, and I assure you, every card counts toward a box for a hospital!Β  Don’t ever feel rushed or that you have to do as many as someone else!Β  I don’t care if you send 5 cards, you are making a difference in a child’s life! πŸ™‚Β  Every card made and sent, is a happy smile in an envelope to a child! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERANow aren’t these fun! πŸ™‚Β  The first cards are made with Lawn Fawn, I have those little birds! πŸ™‚Β  I’ve made some of these little penguins, and Geri has these wonderful horse stamps that she uses a lot:)Β  Here she’s added Christmas paper and a sentiment to really dress it up!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOk, there were a lot of cards, I really had a hard time narrowing it down!Β  I love the soft, cute animals in the first set, and the last card is genius! πŸ™‚Β  The tree card had the background paper and sentiment added, and then included is a set of stickers that a child can decorate themselves!Β  I’ve never seen this, what a great idea! πŸ™‚Β  They can put on the tree and the little ornaments any way they want to, what fun! πŸ™‚Β  I took off the paper clips and put the cards and stickers into a clear envelope along with a regular envelope.Β  Geri and Melanie always send in great cards, thank you ladies for working so hard to made Christmas a wonderful time of the year! πŸ™‚

 

I want to thank every single card maker who spent time making cards to bring a smile to the faces of our kids here at Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚Β  Without all of you, we would not be able to do what we, the volunteers, do! πŸ™‚Β  The world is a crazy place, I believe we, cardmakers and volunteers,Β  are doing an important job, that affects lots of kids all over the USA!Β  I am so proud to share your talents and pieces of art with our kids!:)

I thank you all for your help making Christmas brighter for so many! πŸ™‚

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to continue working with you through the next year! πŸ™‚

 

MerryChristmas_GoodNewslett

15 Comments

Filed under Boys-men, Challenges, Christmas, Freshly Made, Guests, Kids, Lawn Fawn, Merry Monday, Raspberry Road Designs, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!, Winter

Friday Mashup #236, SAS4Kids & Guests

I’ve been sick and in hiding for 4 or 5 days:(Β  I’m tired of being sick, so I’m here to share some Christmas cards! πŸ™‚Β Β  Hopefully, I’ll stay awake! πŸ˜‰Β  I’m going to submit this first card to theΒ  Friday Mashup #236πŸ™‚

FM236

This week’s Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project inspired byΒ Christmas Cookies.
  • Create a project with Dies.
  • or Mash it Up!Β and create aΒ project using Christmas Cookies and Dies.

aaSDC18599From Stampin’ Up! I used Red Glimmer paper and sequins.Β  The main image is from Doodle Pantry called, Milk and Cookies.Β  If you click on it to make it bigger, it gets blurry:(Β  I don’t know why, it didn’t happen until I added my Watermark:(

I also made a card for Freshly Made Sketches, but with being sick, I missed their deadline:(Β  But here’s my card:) I’m going to enter it into the Challenge over at Doodle Pantry, Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge 12.

aaSDC18601I used the same Stampin’ Up! Red Glimmer paper, and the same Doodle Pantry image.Β  I changed the layout to match the sketch, and used some cookie border that I found in my stash:)Β  I think it’s pretty cute and I’m sure a kid will love it next year, when I send it out for Send A Smile 4 Kids:)

 

Now, on to my guests who have sent in cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids.Β  These cards have already been sent out:)Β  My first guest is a friend of mine who I know through Stampin’ Up! πŸ™‚Β  She knows how much I love SAS4Kids, so she sent in some cards:)Β  Welcome Debbie Essay from PA:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI believe all of Debbie’s cards were made with Stampin’ Up! products, but since my head is still full of cotton balls, I’m not going to look them all up unless you ask;)Β  Aren’t these cute! πŸ™‚Β  The kids are going to love them! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERANow I know off the top of my head, that the tree, candy can and the gingerbread men, all came from the same set.Β  It has stamps with matching dies (retired).Β  Now look at these snowglobes, they’re from the 2015 Holiday catalog and I think they’re still available:)Β  The set also includes a ballerina.Β  I love how she did the two cards on the right.Β  It reminds me of how you make a card and then step it up for the second card:) I remember this set is called Sparkly Seasons.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese Santa’s remind me of the step it up cards too.Β  Santa is here on the left, then in both cards on the right:)Β  Great coloring, Debbie:)Β  I love the snowman card also:)Β  I’m sure kids will be getting these cards this week and next:)Β  Thank you Debbie for joining us and sharing your talents! πŸ™‚

 

My next guest is a first time sender:)Β  Hopefully we’ll see more of her cards in the future:)Β  Please welcome Ann Merkins from MN:)Β  Ann has shared with me that she makes most of her cards with napkins! πŸ™‚Β  They have a beautiful sparkly shine to them:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI checked out the snowmen and if you click on them to make them bigger, you can see some of the sparkle;)Β  Beautiful cards! ;0

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t know where Ann finds these, I’ve never seen napkins like this!Β  The kids are really going to love all the sparkle and shine! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore really cute cards! πŸ™‚Β  I really love the Cardinal paper! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI remember the reindeer had shiny paper, my camera didn’t like it, but they are so pretty in hand:)Β  Finally two Winter cards, one has no sentiment and can be used for anything, and one Thank You:)Β  Great job Ann, thank you for sending cards to our kids! πŸ™‚

 

Sorry to rush off, I feel like I’m not even sitting upright in my chair:(Β  I think I’ve had enough of pretending I’m all better;)

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed all the cards and maybe found some inspiration:)Β  I do have some more Christmas cards to share, but it will depend on how I’m feeling:)

 

janet_kay2

 

8 Comments

Filed under Boys-men, Challenges, Christmas, Doodle Pantry, Freshly Made, Friday Mashup, Guests, Kids, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!, Winter

Merry Monday #183 & SAS4Kids guests

I’ve been so busy sorting cards and packing boxes, I haven’t had time to make any cards myself!Β  All my boxes are now packed and waiting to be mailed.Β  I sent a number of boxes last week and the last ones go out tomorrow! πŸ™‚Β  I’m so excited for the kids to get all their Christmas cards! πŸ™‚

Meanwhile, I put together a card to enter in the challenge over at Merry Monday #183.

183Here’s my entry:

My Project (2)I had a terrible time taking a photo that wasn’t blurry! 😦  The yellow paper has glitter on it and it played havoc with my camera lens! 😦  The little elf has glitter on it too!Β  I used lots of different supplies to make this card and they all came out of my stash.Β  Yes, I have a great stash of card making leftovers! πŸ˜‰Β  Oh, and the circle candy cane mint is full of glitter too!

 

I have more guests today who have sent in Christmas cards for the kids with Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚ If you’re unfamiliar with SAS4Kids, just click our link to find out more! πŸ™‚Β Β  My first guest today is Barbara Roe, from CA:)Β  This is the first time Barbara has sent cards to me personally for my hospitals, so welcome Barbara! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are so cute, the stocking one reminds me of Halloween legs, too funny! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore cute overload! πŸ™‚Β  The little boy on the sled would be good for just a Winter themed card:)Β  I love the puppy and the mouse, and how about that Santa?Β  Very nice cards for our kids! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese two are my favorites! πŸ™‚Β  I’ve never seen anything like the turtle before, and I just love this reindeer with the ornaments on his antlers! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Barbara for all these wonderful cards, I know the kids will enjoy all of them! πŸ™‚

 

Next I have Brenda Zellner from WI:)Β  Welcome Brenda, this is the first time for Brenda as well! πŸ™‚ I get a lot of wonderful cards, I couldn’tΒ  possibly show all of them, so I will only be showing some of them, but they’re all great! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERABrenda has done some really great coloring! πŸ™‚Β  These are all adorable! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHow cute are these! ?Β  I love kitties for Christmas, or anytime really;) lol

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAStarting to see a theme? Ok, I really love kitties all the time! lolΒ  I think all these kitties are from Newton’s Nook, but I won’t say that for sure;)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are the best of all worlds…kitty, bear, and baby….how could you go wrong?Β  These are both adorable cards!Β  Brenda has really done a great job!Β  Thank you Brenda for sharing your cards and talent with all of our kids! πŸ™‚

One more guest to squeeze in today:)Β  My last guest is a repeat sender from IN, Donna Wakefield:)Β  Donna has her own blog that you can visit, click here to go there:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERADonna has sent a wide variety of cards, but you all know how I love when you use the same papers, or images and make them look different! πŸ™‚Β  So take a look at these penguins and trees!Β  The penguins are just adorable and these 2 cards look very different, both are great! πŸ™‚Β  And how about the trees?Β  Same tree, two different ways with color! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are some similar papers and layouts, with totally different images!Β  I love all of these, but look at those cut kitties! πŸ™‚Β  Nice coloring by Donna! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOk, these cards are all different and unique in their own ways, but take a look at Yoda, is that not too funny! ?Β  Some kid is really going to get a laugh out of that one! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMy last cards for tonight, and they are traditional colors:)Β  All great cards, totally different, wonderful colors and images! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Donna for always doing a great job for our kids here at Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚

 

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  Also check out the cards on our challenge blog! πŸ™‚Β  This week is Winter Fun For Kids! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you see you all again soon! πŸ™‚

 

JANETKAY_MistletoeKis2

 

 

5 Comments

Filed under Boys-men, Challenges, Christmas, Guests, Kids, Merry Monday, Send a smile 4 kids, Winter