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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

 

 

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Merry Monday #181 & Send A Smile 4 Kids

It’s been a busy week for me here!Β  The kids are off school for 5 days!Β  I’ve been busy filling my boxes to ship to my three hospitals!Β  It will be Christmas before you know it!Β  If only January and February would fly by so fast!;)Β  I haven’t had much time for making cards, but I looked at the Merry Monday #181 challenge and I had a card sitting on my desk that I hadn’t blogged yet, and it’s blue! πŸ™‚

181So here it is and I will be entering it over at Merry Monday #181πŸ™‚

aSDC18214A friend of mine sent me the tree branches and the blue trees (triangles).Β  I love the colors! πŸ™‚Β  I used some Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist cardstock and ink.Β  The embossing folder is also Stampin’ Up! (retired).Β  I used some sequins from Stampin’ Up! that I got last Christmas, and a misc. stamp I had in my stash.Β  I love this card and I know just who I’m going to send it to, but it won’t be SAS4Kids, I have a personal use for this card;)

 

Now, I have some guest cards to share with you:)Β  These cards were all sent in to me to share with my hospitals for Send A Smile 4 KidsπŸ™‚Β  My first guest is a new sender for me, Lee Mae Elkins from the state ofΒ  WA πŸ™‚

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Look at these fun cards, I love the images, papers and layouts, simple but very effective! πŸ™‚

 

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More fun cards, and look at the beaver card!Β  It’s a great example of a Winter themed card, that’s not Christmas:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIt looks like Lee Mae has used Glossy Accents or something like it on quite a few of her cards.Β  A lot of her images are shiny and raised a little, very nice touch! πŸ™‚

 

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These dinos are so cute for Christmas!Β  I love the fox with it’s mug of, I’m sure, hot chocolate! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Lee Mae for sharing all of these wonderful cards with our kids at SAS4Kids! πŸ™‚

 

My next guest has sent me many cards for my hospitals, Janelle Klapperich from SD:)Β  I had made a special request and Janelle came through for me! πŸ™‚Β  I had asked for cards with no embellishments and these cards are perfect! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJanelle had put buttons on some of her cards and I asked if she would add paper buttons instead.Β  You can see some here on the snowman’s scarf:)Β  The second set is perfect as well, great for “not so young” kids and also flat! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJanelle had made some of these for me previously, using real buttons, and she replaced them with small black paper buttons:)Β  This is a Stampin’ Up! paper from last year.Β  When it came out, I wasn’t that fond of it, but Janelle has shown me a number of ways to make this paper really shine:)Β  I love both these cards, great for teens with lots of texture, but still flat! πŸ™‚

Thank you Janelle for helping me out with my special request! πŸ™‚Β  I have other senders who will also do special requests, I have wonderful cardmakers! πŸ™‚

 

Thanks for coming by today! πŸ™‚Β  I hope if you’re still making Christmas cards, you’ve gotten some ideas! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you come by again soon for more inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  Please go by and check out the SAS4Kids challenge blog, this week is Anything goes for Kids:)

 

JanetKay_WinterWonder

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Friday Mashup #234, Fred She Said & SAS4Kids

Here I am again with lots of cards to share! πŸ™‚Β  First is the card I’ll be entering in the Friday Mashup #234.

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This week’s Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using the colors Mint, Pool, White and Slate
  • Create a project with a Winter theme .
  • or Mash it Up!Β and create aΒ project using the a Winter theme and the Colors above.

I’ve not been doing real well with the color challenges this year, so I choose the Winter theme:)

 

a18267I love this new image from Fred She Said, it’s called Dancing Penguin DIGI & COL! πŸ™‚ Β Β Β 

I’ve actually made a number of cards with this image and it was hard to pick just one to enter.Β  I’ll show you one more and save the rest for later;)

a18218I love both of these cards!Β  The little penguin is sooo cute!Β  This card I made with a strip of Stampin’ Up! specialty paper called Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.Β  This whole set of papers is beautiful! πŸ™‚

The first card I made with Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Basic Black.Β  I used a misc. stamp that I had laying around.Β  The striped paper is from ESTY, from a seller called The Little Llama. I’ve bought digital paper from her before that I love!Β  If you need a link, just let me know:)Β  I’m always happy to answer questions or receive comments! πŸ™‚

 

Now I would like to move on to a guest that sent in cards for Send A Smile 4 KidsπŸ™‚Β  I’m happy to show cards from Diane Herniman from Canada:) Diane is a repeat sender, and her cards are very different than most:)Β Β  Diane makes all her own envelopes, and she really almost has to, a lot of her cards are large! πŸ™‚

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On top is the back, Diane says to not use the back is just a waste of space!Β  I’m sure the kids appreciate the games and puzzles Diane puts on the back of all her cards! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAYou need to click on this last one to see how beautiful the paper is she used! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOn top, there is the back and the center.Β  On the left is the envelope, isn’t it cute?!Β  And finally the front, with a photo of one of Diane’s dogs:)Β  Thank you Diane for sharing these wonderful cards with our kids! πŸ™‚

 

My second guest is a repeat sender also, her name is Nanci Simmons:)Β  Nanci sent in multiples of her cards:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERANanci sent some in with ribbon before with these shapes, but these are different.Β  She used stamps and papers this time instead of ribbon:)Β  Look at these cute owls and penguins, the kids are going to love these! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore fun cards! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese will be great for older kids or for the kids to share with their parents or staff! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Nanci for sharing with our kids for Christmas! πŸ™‚

 

Thanks for coming by today! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you’ll come back soon for more wonderful cards to inspire you! πŸ™‚Β  Be sure to check out the Friday Mashup and the SAS4Kids blog challenge! πŸ™‚

 

snowy pines

 

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Merry Monday #179 & SAS4Kids

I have a really short post today, I do have some more guest cards to share, but not a lot.Β  I still need more Christmas cards:)

For today, I have one card that I made myself, and I’m going to enter it in several different challenges:)Β  I will post a link to all of them, you can join the fun too! πŸ™‚Β  First, I would like to enter into the challenge over at Merry Monday #179.Β  Here is their challenge:

179Ok, I’m going to give you a minute to think about that;)Β  Pink, White & Green…..ready?

 

aaSDC18225I got the idea for this card over a year ago, from, I believe, a DT member at Doodle Pantry.Β  Anyway, her name is Pat Dadisman.Β  She made a card with this Flamingo that looked different, but the idea is the same.Β  I’m going to make a separate list below with everything I used on this card, because the list is kind of long.Β  The main image, the Flamingo is from Doodle Pantry, and is actually called, Fancy Flamingo.Β  You can click on the image name and the link will take you to see this image and the card made by Pat:)

I will also enter this at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge, and over at Doodle Pantry where they have the ANTS IN MY PANTRY DIGITAL CHALLENGE 11.Β  Doodle Pantry is one of the sponsors of the current challenge at SAS4Kids.

Thanks for stopping by today! πŸ™‚Β  I will put my supply list below my name, let me know if you have any questions! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to see you again soon with more Christmas inspiration! πŸ™‚

 

JanetKay_SantaHatsSupply List

TACtile Studio-Background pink snowflake paper-Fair-Isle

Doodle Pantry-Main image- Fancy FlamingoΒ Β  Hat for flamingo-Santa Accessories

Lawn Fawn-gifts-Toboggan Together

Holly Peel-Offs-Sorry, I can’t remember

Stampin’ Up!

Solid background paper- 2013-2015 In Color-Strawberry Slush

Joy sentiment-Perfect Ending stamp set (retired)

1 inch circle punch

7/8 scallop punch

Wild Wasabi cardstock for sentiment background (retired)

Blendabilities -(discontinued)–Wild Wasabi for gifts

 

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Merry Monday #178 & Send A Smile 4 Kids

Sorry I’ve only had one post this week:(Β  I didn’t really see any challenges that I wanted to do, and Christmas cards are trickling in:(Β  Today, I finally got my act together and made a card for Merry Monday #178πŸ™‚

178I don’t know what’s wrong with me, this challenge seems like it would be so easy, but I just couldn’t think of anything to do:(Β  Today I had an idea, I think my problem is, I keep thinking of my hospital that requested no embellishments.Β  I look at the other entries and examples and see ribbon, and gems and sequins, and I can’t use any of that.Β  So, I had an idea for a flat card, I hope you like it:)

aSDC18200I made this card with Peel Offs.Β  If you’ve never seen them, they are sticker outlines.Β  A lot of people put them on other papers and then cut them out.Β  Or, I’ve seen them on white cardstock that’s been colored or painted.Β  I put my Peel Offs straight on Stampin’ Up! Real Red and backed it with Stampin’ Up! Champagne Glimmer Paper.Β  The base cardstock is also Real Red, and I mounted the whole thing on top of a sturdy white card base:)Β  It looks more elegant in hand than in the photo. I’m pleased with it and I hope one of the kids will like it or like it enough to share with their parents:)

 

Now for some guests that have sent in Christmas already! πŸ™‚Β  I actually show them in the order they were received.Β  I keep a big log book with the names of my card senders, the date they sent in cards, how many, and I take a photo of as many cards as I can fit in one photo, to keep track of who sends what for Send A Smile 4 KidsπŸ™‚Β  First guest today will be Nanci Simmons of FL.Β  Nanci has sent cards before and actually has another entry already in my log book! πŸ™‚Β  Here are some of her cards from the 10/21 box:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERANanci sent multiples ofΒ  each of these cards, that are all a little bit different:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERACan you see the ribbon?Β  Nancy makes a lot of these type cards with shapes and ribbons:)Β  I love them, and I’m sure the kids do too! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Nanci! πŸ™‚Β  I will be showing more of Nanci’s cards in a future post:)

 

Next I have Vicki Luebke of IN.Β  Vicki has also sent cards before for the kids! πŸ™‚Β  Vicki sent in some Fall cards and these great Christmas cards!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAYou might be thinking my camera is not showing the right color.Β  But it’s right, this is a different kind of color for Christmas, but it’s actually really pretty.Β  I love all of these cards, great images and layouts! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a great card, and I asked, I can send this type of card to my “no embellishment” hospital:)Β  Nice image and papers by Stampin’ Up!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are some nice cards with images from Fred She Said.Β  I love when you can show the same image with two different layouts! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Vicki! πŸ™‚

 

One last guest today, Sandy Borsheim from MN:)Β  Sandy has only sent cards to me personally once before, but I believe she has sent to SAS4Kids before:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are great cards that I can send to one of my hospitals that is the onlyΒ  hospital SAS4Kids serves that accepts religious cards.Β  I love all of these! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s amazing to me that I can get so many cards, and they are all so different! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAA lot of Sandy’s cards are flat so I will be able to use some of them for my “no embellishment” hospital:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASandy has also sent multiples of some of her cards:)Β  Thank you Sandy for the get selection! πŸ™‚

 

A big thank you to all of my cardmakers and everyone who takes the time to send in cards for the kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids!!Β  Check out the SAS4Kids challenge blog page, this week starts Happy Holidays 4 Kids!Β  You have two weeks to make and submit a card for this challenge.Β  If you like, send the cards to our volunteers to share with our kids! πŸ™‚

 

Thank you all for stopping by today! πŸ™‚Β  I’m thankful for your interest! πŸ™‚Β  Hope to see you again soon! πŸ™‚

 

JanetKay_MagicSeason

 

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #210 Simply Made

I have a really simple card today, although it take me longer than I thought it would;)Β  I tend to start with one idea and then change it a couple times before deciding on my final layout:)Β  Today, there is a really good reason for a simple card, you can read about it here at Send A Smile 4 Kids.Β  I’ve had a request from one of my hospitals for cards with NO embellishments!Β  I know, seriously!Β  I always try my best to fulfill requests, so I thought the Freshly Made Sketch #210 was a really good place to start! πŸ™‚ Here’s their sketch:

FMS Final 210-001Looks pretty simple, right?Β  Well, my card is pretty simple too:)

aSDC18093This may not be the most simple card I’ve ever made, but it must be pretty close!Β  There are no embellishments on this card!Β  The sentiment and the branch are both rubber stamped.Β  The birds are rubber stamped and then colored with my Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities (discontinued).Β  The stamp set is from Lawn Fawn, Winter Sparrows, as well as the dies.Β  Please stare at my wonderful coloring, since you know I hardly ever color! lol

I’ve chosen a guest who has done a wonderful job showing off her cards with no embellishments!Β  This is only the second box of cards I’ve received from Ruby Haugen of MN.Β  Ruby has done a really good job and I welcome her to my blog:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAll of Ruby’s cards have really cute, kid friendly, images! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI believe Ruby used mostly colored pencils to color her images:)

 

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SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERARuby has used some wonderful papers and colors! πŸ™‚Β  She’s also layered her papers and images so they are almost flat! All of her embellishments are paper!Β  There is nothing on these cards that can be pulled off that isn’t safe for children who may put things in their mouths! πŸ™‚

Thank you Ruby for your wonderful cards, I know the kids will love these cards with fun colors and great images! πŸ™‚

 

Over on the SAS4Kids challenge blog there’s still one week left to enter cards for the Celebration Cards 4 Kids card challenge!Β  On November 7th we will be starting Happy Holidays 4 Kids!Β  Enter our challenge or just check out what others have made! πŸ™‚

 

Thanks for coming by today! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate your support! πŸ™‚Β  Come again soon for more cards! πŸ™‚

janet_kay-snowblokes

 

 

 

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Freshly Made #208, The Friday Mashup #230 & SAS4Kids

I got another card made! πŸ™‚Β  And, I’m going to enter it into two different challenges!Β  The first one is Freshly Made Sketches #208, the second one isΒ  The Friday Mashup #230.

FMS Final 208-001FM230F

This week’s Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project featuring Donuts or Baked Goods.
  • Create a project with a Friendship Theme.
  • or Mash it Up!Β and create a Friendship themed project with Donuts.

 

 

 

 

 

This is so sad, I have no donuts:(Β  So I substituted baked goods:)

aaSDC17964I wanted to meet the both of the challenge rules and still make a card that a child will love.Β  I think I did it! πŸ™‚Β  What kid isn’t going to love Gingerbread cookies?Β  The central image and the background paper are digital images from Raspberry Road Designs.Β  The set I used is called Christmas Tradition, I used two sets, the Paper and the Side Clusters Set 1.Β  The sentiment, which I thought was perfect, I found in a set called Fancy Pie, from Doodle Pantry.

I can’t remember what die I used for the circle, but the oval punches are both Stampin’ Up!Β  I also used Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Garden Green cardstock.Β  The sequins are Stampin’ Up! and I used some Dazzling Details on the snowflake.Β  Of course, this card was approved by my grandchildren;)

 

Even though I didn’t use a stamp set on this card, I’d like to mention that Stampin’ Up! is having a 15% off sale on stamp sets next week Oct. 19th thru Oct. 23rd.Β  I’d be happy to order some sets for you is you don’t have a demonstrator:)Β  If you have a demonstrator, be sure to ask about the 15% off sale! πŸ™‚

 

Now, I just can’t walk away from Halloween yet;)Β  I have a special guest today from Canada, Diane Herniman! πŸ™‚Β  Diane makes cards like I’ve never seen!Β  All my cardmakers are special, I love all their different styles! πŸ™‚Β  Diane’s cards are just another different style:)Β  I couldn’t copy them if I tried!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the envelope and the back of the card.

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SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the front of the card, isn’t it great? !Β  I love the whole card, it’s already been sent to one of my hospitals:)Β  I know someone is going to love it! πŸ™‚

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the back on the left and the center on the right.

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOf course, this is the front, great card! πŸ™‚

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe is the back, I love how Diane matches the puzzles to the cards!Β  Do you see the gems on the bottom of the card back?Β  The inside is great too!

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere is the card front, is that wonderful?!Β  All of Diane’s cards are different! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’m sorry the back is so blurry, but the cards are all shipped already and I can’t redo:(Β  But you can see that a cat card is coming up, right?Β  Look at the inside of this one, very detailed:)

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at this great cat!Β  Isn’t it awesome?!

 

One more card to go!

 

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SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERADiane makes all her own envelopes, they’re all different too! πŸ™‚Β  And here is the back, are you guessing a spider is coming your way?

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the center, it’s an easel card!Β  Isn’t this great?!

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the card opened all the way and the front.Β  Diane has such a great imagination! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Diane for these wonderful cards, I know the kids will love them! πŸ™‚

 

Well, that’s the end of the cards for tonight, I hope you enjoyed them! πŸ™‚Β  Thanks for coming by today, I’m always glad to have you! πŸ™‚Β  Come back again soon to see more cards! πŸ™‚

All of these cards will be sent to my Illinois hospitals donated through Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚Β  Be sure to check out our challenge blog, get card ideas, enter to win a prize, and be sure to send your cards in to one of our volunteers! πŸ™‚

 

JAnetKay_ItOozes

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Merry Monday #175 & SAS4Kids

I got another card done, only took me three days! lolΒ  With all that goes on here, it’s a wonder I ever get a card done!Β  I’m actually working 3 different cards that are kind of the same, only not, if you know what I mean;)Β  Anyway….I did finish one of them and I thought I would enter it in the challenge over at Merry Monday #175, and it’s done before the last day, yay! πŸ™‚Β  Here is their challenge for this week:

Merry Monday #175aSDC17953Hmmm, now that I’m looking at it here, it looks like I followed the photo almost like a sketch.Β  That’s really strange, because the other cards I’m working on are totally different.Β  I chose this one because my granddaughters voted, they liked the plaid moose πŸ˜‰ lolΒ  I did too, it was not intentional on my part:)

I used two different digital images from Esty.Β  The background which is the trees with the tan color, and the plaid moose.Β  I added a small “snow” covering at the bottom from just some torn cardstock.Β  That layer was added to a Stampin’ Up! Real Red that was embossed with the Stampin’ Up! Tulip Embossing Folder.Β  Finally I put the whole thing onto a white card base.Β  I think it looks even better in hand;)Β  This card will be going into a box for Send A Smile 4 Kids, as will all the cards I showcase today! πŸ™‚

 

Yes, that means I have a guest today! πŸ™‚Β  Janelle Klapperich is from SD, she has sent many cards before to be shared with our kids at SAS4Kids! πŸ™‚Β  I believe Janelle has told me before what cutting machine she is using, but today, I can’t remember:(Β Β  I guess I should have written it down, maybe she’ll let us know:)

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOMGoodness, I have seen so many cute cards since volunteering for SAS4Kids! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook how adorable these are, the kids are going to love all of these! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJanelle has used great papers with her cute images!Β  These trees are gorgeous for and older child or a parent! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI will have more of Janelle’s Christmas cards in a later post.Β  I thought I would show these two Fall cards to end with.Β  These are both just beautiful!Β  I love the papers, sentiments and the beautiful leaf embellishments!Β  I will still be sending out Fall and Thanksgiving cards for a while πŸ˜‰ Thank you Janelle for your wonderful cards and for thinking of our kids! πŸ™‚

Send A Smile 4 Kids has it’s own challenge blog that you can visit here for more ideas, or add your own card for a chance to win a prize! πŸ™‚

 

Thanks for coming by today! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you’ve enjoyed the cards and will come back soon to see more! πŸ™‚

 

JanetKay_WinterWonder

 

 

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Tis’ The Season…#52, Christmas that is

This week I mailed out to my hospitals, all my Halloween boxes of cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚Β  I will still be accepting Thanksgiving and Fall cards, but it’s time to get in the mood for Christmas cards! πŸ™‚Β  It may seem early, but we need cards not just for the kids, but for the kids to give to their parents, siblings, favorite staff members! πŸ™‚Β  That’s a lot of Christmas cards! πŸ˜‰Β  Of course, there are the every day cards that can be made with Winter themes and colors! πŸ™‚Β  I love Christmas, I hope you do too! πŸ™‚

And, I made a Christmas card! πŸ™‚Β  I’m going to enter it over at Tis’ The Season….#52.Β  I’ve never entered a challenge at TTS, so this should be fun! πŸ™‚Β  Their challenge is Christmas all year, this week they have a sketch.

ts52fFor those of you who know me, you will be surprised that I didn’t follow the sketch exactly, but I’m not far off;)

SDC17912You may also be surprised that I made a square card.Β  I almost never make square cards, but this design just worked out better that way:)Β  No, I didn’t make the bokeh by hand:(Β  I bought it on Esty, I’m not sure where, sorry:(Β  But I love it!Β  The vine is from Memory Box, as well as the ornament and the ornament background shape.Β  You may not be able to see it well, but the ornament was cut from Stampin’ Up! Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, it’s beautiful! πŸ™‚

The ornament background was cut from Stampin’ Up! Red Foil Sheets, they’re in the new holiday catalog.Β  I also cut the berries from the Red Foil using my Owl Builder Punch.Β  The Owl Builder punch has so many uses, it’s amazing!Β  The Holly is also a Memory Box die, and I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green. The silver ribbon is also Stampin’ Up!

I’m very thrilled the way it turned out, especially since I was going to go another way at the beginning.Β  I couldn’t find the die I wanted to use, so I went with another die, and the whole concept changed:)Β  Life is just full of surprises! πŸ™‚

Now, I have even more inspiration for you with some guests!Β  First up is Vicki Luebke of IN!Β  Vicki is a repeat sender, and I love the way she makes cards that can easily go into an envelope and be mailed! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI actually love when cardmakers use the same papers and change the layouts and/or images! πŸ™‚Β  I love all of these, they’re so cute!

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese 4 cards are all Fred She Said images, I love FSS! πŸ™‚Β  Here’s the store link for Emma the Hugger, but you can scroll through the Christmas list and find all of these images! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Vicki for all these wonderful Christmas cards! πŸ™‚Β  I know they’ll be loved whatever hospital gets them! πŸ™‚

 

Next I have Alissa McKinney from IN also:)Β  This is the first time Alissa has sent in cards to us, but she’s off to a good start!Β  Alissa has told me she bought a Silhouette Portrait, and she buys cards online to cut out her images.Β  I have a vague idea how this works, so I hope you understand:)

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Alissa has used lots of designs and bright colors, perfect for kids!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAren’t these cute?!Β  Mugs of Coco and a fun Santa.Β  All of the main images are popped up.

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAll of Alissa’s images are colorful and fun, but wait for the next ones!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at all these fun Santas enjoying the sunshine on the beach!Β  These are so cute!Β  I think the kids will have a good laugh when they image Santa taking a break from his work to go to the beach!Β  Thank you so much Alissa for these great cards!Β  I hope to see more of your cards in the future! πŸ™‚

 

Now because it is still Fall, I want to end with a few Fall cards also using Fred She Said images.Β  These cards are made by a repeat sender, Holly Blaskie from MI:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s the link for Emma in the Leaves, that’s the one with the leaves in the air.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere is the link for Raking, I love both of these images and have used them quite a bit myself! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Holly for these great Fall cards for the kids, I know they’ll enjoy them! πŸ™‚

All of these cards will be going into boxes for Send A Smile 4 Kids!Β  Thank you to all the cardmakers who make this possible for the kids! πŸ™‚Β  SAS4Kids also has a challenge blog where you can enter a card or just check out what others are making! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by today! πŸ™‚Β  I’m thankful for your interest, even if you don’t send in cards;)Β  I hope you come again to see more cards for inspiration! πŸ™‚

 

janet_kay2

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Merry Monday #170 and SAS4Kids

I’m back with one of my own cards and a guest cardmaker who sends cards to me for Send A Smile 4 KidsπŸ™‚Β  My card is going to be entered into the challenge over at Merry Monday #170 πŸ™‚Β  I think I’m even early this time because it’s a two week challenge for Sept. πŸ™‚Β  This challenge is to use Holly on your card.

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aSDC17419For my card, I used a beautiful image from Fred She Said called, Poinsettia & Holly Pre-Coloured Set. It comes with red flowers or white, and a number of different versions:)Β  I used Stampin’ Up! products to finish off my card.Β  Real Red cardstock for my base, Hand-Penned Holidays (retired) stamp set, Dazzling Details on the flower centers, and Crystal Effects on the berries to give it some depth and shine:)Β  I finished my card with the gold embossed sentiment.Β  Yes, I still use a Stamp-a-ma-jig;)

aSDC17421Here’s a closer look, the flower centers are sparlky, it’s hard to tell about the berries, but it’s easy to see in hand:)Β  This card will be going into a box for SAS4Kids because we try to send enough cards at Christmas for the kids to give cards to their parents or caregivers:)

 

Now for my guest I have Janelle Klapperich:)Β  I’ve shown cards by Janelle before, she has great cards with lots of different designs:)Β  Today I have some misc. cards and some Halloween.

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Aren’t these cute?!Β  I know, I say that all the time, but I just love kids cards! πŸ™‚Β  I’m sure these are made with a cutting machine, but I don’t know which one, maybe Janelle will let us know:)

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERATwo cards that I know were made with Stampin’ Up! products!Β  Work of Art stamp set, and Wetlands stamp set.Β  I love the colors Janelle used! πŸ™‚

 

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore Stampin’ Up! products:)Β  Just changing out a little and making them different:)

 

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I love all the Fall colors and papers!Β  Janelle has great matching skills! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese little ghosts are so cute, they are on some kind of spring thingy (technical term), and they wobble! πŸ™‚Β  The kids are going to love these! πŸ™‚

 

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAnother great example of changing it a little to make it different! πŸ™‚Β  Look at that awesome spider web on the right card, that’s a new Stampin’ Up! product from the Holiday catalog! πŸ™‚Β  You can see it on the right sidebar near the top:)

 

Thank you Janelle for making all these wonderful cards for our kids! πŸ™‚Β  I will be entering one of Janelle’s cards into the challenge over at Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog:)Β  Until Sat. it’s Anything Goes, then it will be Cute Fall/Halloween 4 Kids, come by and add your card!

 

Also big news, sorry to bring it to you so late:(Β  Fred She Said is having a big Birthday sale!Β  It ends Sept. 4th, so run over there today! πŸ™‚

BIRTHDAY SALE! FRED’S BIRTHDAY… GET 25% OFF
EMAIL ORDERS AND ONLINE ORDERS USING CODE
BIRTHDAY25
EXPIRES SEPT 4TH
For email orders, add the code to the text of your email order request. Online orders – there will be a place to apply the code when you checkout.

 

Thanks for coming by today! πŸ™‚Β  As always, questions or comments are welcome! πŸ™‚Β  Hope to see you again soon! πŸ™‚

 

JanetKay_MapleStencil

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