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SAS4Kids Christmas in July Blog Hop

Two weeks and here I am again! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Today is a special day, we have our Blog Hop today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m so excited and I hope you are too! ๐Ÿ™‚


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

Welcome to our huge blog hop and celebration of Send A Smile 4 Kidsโ€™ 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 childrenโ€™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 Sprinkleย  $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 ย 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 childrenโ€™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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I have two cards from one of our sponsors, Fred She Said Designs ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This link goes right to the page of this set called Christmas Poinsettia Packs: Red or Blue ๐Ÿ™‚

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This first card was made with items in the pack, except for the shiny gold medallion behind the flower.ย  The medallion is from Stampin’ Up!, it’s retired, but I had a few left over from last year.ย  It’s just an idea how you can make the pack items look a little different.ย  I also used Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock for my base layer ๐Ÿ™‚


This is the second card I made using the Christmas Poinsettia Pack, from Fred She Said ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m sorry, parts of this look a little blurry to me ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  I hope you all can see it okay ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I used just the Poinsettia from the pack and mounted the whole thing of Stampin’ Up! Real Red.ย  The black paper is from Carta Bella, Christmas Delivery paper pack #2.ย  Nope, I don’t have it sitting around, I bought it from Snap Click Supply.ย  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.ย  This card shows that you can take items you have sitting around, add a FSS Christmas Poinsettia and you have a beautiful card! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, I will be giving away, free, to one of my commenters, one of two Stampin’ Up! Party Pandas stamp sets! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  All you have to do is make a comment on my blog and you will be entered to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚


I used Stampin’ Up!ย  Real Red cardstock.ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

I cut down the hat and white hat band, it was a little too big, but it helped to have the punch ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  The panda actually has a card in his hand.ย  I cut out his arms and made a little Christmas gift and colored it with Stampin’ Up! markers.ย  I drew the bow right onto his lower face ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  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.ย  One on Dena’s blog and 2 on my blog.ย  I have two sets of Party Pandas ๐Ÿ™‚ย  These were very popular and very cute! ๐Ÿ™‚


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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The Friday Mashup #242, Valentines

Hmmm, I was hoping that when I came back, so would the “old” way to add a post.ย  No such luck:(ย  I’m forging ahead with the “new” way to add a blog post, so I hope it goes faster than last time:)

Welcome back! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have another card and I have a guest as well:)ย  So first off, I have my card that I made for the Friday Mashup #242.


The Mashup Challenge this week is:
  • Create a project for your Valentine.
  • Create a project featuring a Candy image.
  • or Mash it Up!! and create a V-day Candy themed project


I didn’t take this photo straight on so it looks a little strange, at least to me;)ย  Everything is actually straight and even:)ย  I made this card with Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grunge (retired), Rose Red & Blushing Bride ink, and a stamp that I know is Stampin’ Up!, but I’m not sure of the set.

The main image is from Fred She Said called Valentine’s Day-Better than Chocolate.ย  Behind the heart, I used Baked Brown Sugar, and the background cardstock is Blushing Bride, both by Stampin’ Up!ย  A little different from me, but I love the finished card! ๐Ÿ™‚


My guest today is a repeat sender, Vicki Luebke of IN:)ย  Vicki sent a few Valentine’s in this box, but mostly she sent Winter themed cards:)ย  Because I made a card with Fred She Said today, I’m going to show you her Winter cards because she also used a lot of Fred She Said images:)

All of the Fred She Said images are listing in the shop under Christmas, here is the main link:)

Aren’t these cute?!ย  I love when the same image is used in different ways!ย  This is called Emma the Skating Elf.ย  I also love that she used 4 of the 6 colors available in the set! ๐Ÿ™‚

On the left is Emma the Snow Angel.ย  This was a special request by me for Tracey the shop owner, wasn’t that sweet of her?!ย  I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  On the right is Catchin’ Flakes, this one reminds me of my brother when he was small:)

The image on the left is Hat Tipping Snowman, and the one on the right is Winter Westie.ย  Most of these sets also come with the plain digi that you can color yourself:)ย  Vicki has done a great job with her designs! Even though the snowmen have the same layout, they look very different:)ย  All of these cards are great! Even if they went to kids in the same hospital on the same unit, each child would feel they have a special card!


I have a lot of FSS images!ย  I think this is the first image I bought, and it’s still my favorite, this is Emma the Hugger! I, myself, have used this image many times, it just makes me happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a few more from Vicki I’d like to share:)

Vicki does an excellent job of making encouraging cards, and they’re so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

Aren’t these adorable?!ย  I believe all these images are from Dollar Graphics Depot.ย  All of their images are only one dollar!ย  I love Vicki’s clean and simple designs! ๐Ÿ™‚


These are the last images for Vicki today.ย  Both of these images are rubber stamps from Stampin’ Up! (retired).ย  Thank you Vicki for sharing your talents with our kids!ย  All of these cards will be donated to hospitals through Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you to Vicki and all card makers who make and send cards for our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for coming by today, even if you don’t send cards, I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration for your own cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Hope to see you again soon! ๐Ÿ™‚




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Friday Mashup #234, Fred She Said & SAS4Kids

Here I am again with lots of cards to share! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  First is the card I’ll be entering in the Friday Mashup #234.


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!ย and create aย 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย ย ย 

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

a18218I love both of these cards!ย  The little penguin is sooo cute!ย  This card I made with a strip of Stampin’ Up! specialty paper called Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.ย  This whole set of papers is beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

The first card I made with Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Basic Black.ย  I used a misc. stamp that I had laying around.ย  The striped paper is from ESTY, from a seller called The Little Llama. I’ve bought digital paper from her before that I love!ย  If you need a link, just let me know:)ย  I’m always happy to answer questions or receive comments! ๐Ÿ™‚


Now I would like to move on to a guest that sent in cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m happy to show cards from Diane Herniman from Canada:) Diane is a repeat sender, and her cards are very different than most:)ย ย  Diane makes all her own envelopes, and she really almost has to, a lot of her cards are large! ๐Ÿ™‚










On top is the back, Diane says to not use the back is just a waste of space!ย  I’m sure the kids appreciate the games and puzzles Diane puts on the back of all her cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAYou need to click on this last one to see how beautiful the paper is she used! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOn top, there is the back and the center.ย  On the left is the envelope, isn’t it cute?!ย  And finally the front, with a photo of one of Diane’s dogs:)ย  Thank you Diane for sharing these wonderful cards with our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚


My second guest is a repeat sender also, her name is Nanci Simmons:)ย  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.ย  She used stamps and papers this time instead of ribbon:)ย  Look at these cute owls and penguins, the kids are going to love these! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese will be great for older kids or for the kids to share with their parents or staff! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Nanci for sharing with our kids for Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚


Thanks for coming by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope you’ll come back soon for more wonderful cards to inspire you! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Be sure to check out the Friday Mashup and the SAS4Kids blog challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚


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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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I will still be accepting Thanksgiving and Fall cards, but it’s time to get in the mood for Christmas cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  That’s a lot of Christmas cards! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Of course, there are the every day cards that can be made with Winter themes and colors! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I love Christmas, I hope you do too! ๐Ÿ™‚

And, I made a Christmas card! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m going to enter it over at Tis’ The Season….#52.ย  I’ve never entered a challenge at TTS, so this should be fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  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.ย  I almost never make square cards, but this design just worked out better that way:)ย  No, I didn’t make the bokeh by hand:(ย  I bought it on Esty, I’m not sure where, sorry:(ย  But I love it!ย  The vine is from Memory Box, as well as the ornament and the ornament background shape.ย  You may not be able to see it well, but the ornament was cut from Stampin’ Up! Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, it’s beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

The ornament background was cut from Stampin’ Up! Red Foil Sheets, they’re in the new holiday catalog.ย  I also cut the berries from the Red Foil using my Owl Builder Punch.ย  The Owl Builder punch has so many uses, it’s amazing!ย  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.ย  I couldn’t find the die I wanted to use, so I went with another die, and the whole concept changed:)ย  Life is just full of surprises! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, I have even more inspiration for you with some guests!ย  First up is Vicki Luebke of IN!ย  Vicki is a repeat sender, and I love the way she makes cards that can easily go into an envelope and be mailed! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI actually love when cardmakers use the same papers and change the layouts and/or images! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Here’s the store link for Emma the Hugger, but you can scroll through the Christmas list and find all of these images! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Vicki for all these wonderful Christmas cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I know they’ll be loved whatever hospital gets them! ๐Ÿ™‚


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


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

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAren’t these cute?!ย  Mugs of Coco and a fun Santa.ย  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!ย  These are so cute!ย  I think the kids will have a good laugh when they image Santa taking a break from his work to go to the beach!ย  Thank you so much Alissa for these great cards!ย  I hope to see more of your cards in the future! ๐Ÿ™‚


Now because it is still Fall, I want to end with a few Fall cards also using Fred She Said images.ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Holly for these great Fall cards for the kids, I know they’ll enjoy them! ๐Ÿ™‚

All of these cards will be going into boxes for Send A Smile 4 Kids!ย  Thank you to all the cardmakers who make this possible for the kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  SAS4Kids also has a challenge blog where you can enter a card or just check out what others are making! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for coming by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m thankful for your interest, even if you don’t send in cards;)ย  I hope you come again to see more cards for inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚




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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 Kids๐Ÿ™‚ย  My card is going to be entered into the challenge over at Merry Monday #170 ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I think I’m even early this time because it’s a two week challenge for Sept. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This challenge is to use Holly on your card.


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:)ย  I used Stampin’ Up! products to finish off my card.ย  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:)ย  I finished my card with the gold embossed sentiment.ย  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:)ย  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:)ย  I’ve shown cards by Janelle before, she has great cards with lots of different designs:)ย  Today I have some misc. cards and some Halloween.








Aren’t these cute?!ย  I know, I say that all the time, but I just love kids cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  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!ย  Work of Art stamp set, and Wetlands stamp set.ย  I love the colors Janelle used! ๐Ÿ™‚



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




I love all the Fall colors and papers!ย  Janelle has great matching skills! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese little ghosts are so cute, they are on some kind of spring thingy (technical term), and they wobble! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The kids are going to love these! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAnother great example of changing it a little to make it different! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Look at that awesome spider web on the right card, that’s a new Stampin’ Up! product from the Holiday catalog! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  You can see it on the right sidebar near the top:)


Thank you Janelle for making all these wonderful cards for our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I will be entering one of Janelle’s cards into the challenge over at Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog:)ย  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:(ย  Fred She Said is having a big Birthday sale!ย  It ends Sept. 4th, so run over there today! ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  As always, questions or comments are welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Hope to see you again soon! ๐Ÿ™‚




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Freshly Made #199, Friday Mashup #221, SAS4Kids

Hi everyone, I’ve been busy, as always! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The kids start school this week, so they’re taking time today to be especially loud!ย  It will probably take me hours to get this posted!ย  Oh, what fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Right now we are listening to two different types of music, kids songs and Christmas music! lolย  Never a dull moment here! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have a guest with me today, Nanci Simmons from FL:)ย  I’ll be showing her cards after I post mine:)ย  I’m going to be posting my card to three different challenges, a first for me! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I usually post one card for each challenge, but I’m pressed for time this week:(

The challenges I will be entering are:ย  Freshly Made Sketches #199.


The Friday Mashup #221.

FM221Here’s your Mashup Challenge :

  • Create a project using shades ofย Dijon, Olive, Razzleberry.
  • Create a project inspired by Summer Flowers.
  • or Mash it Up! and create a “Summer Flowers Project using the colors above.

And Send A Smile 4 Kids, Clean and Simple Challenge.


That’s a big job for one little CAS card!

abSDC17225This card has an amazing pre-colored, digital image by Fred She Said Designs! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The image I’m using is called Wheelbarrow Digi & Pre-Coloured.ย  The sentiment is a Stampin’ Up! stamp, I don’t know what set it’s from, because I bought just this one stamp:(ย  Maybe someone reading this will know:)ย  The saying seems very appropriate for our SAS4Kids hospitals:)ย  It says:ย  “Every day holds the possibility of a miracle” by Elizabeth David. ย 

At the bottom I added a strip of Daffodil Delight, embossed with a retired Stampin’ Up! embossing folder, Needlepoint Border.ย  I added a samll piece of Wild Wassabi.ย  I’d be hard pressed to make it much more clean and simple, although I could, just don’t want to;) lolย  The background color is also Stampin’ Up!, Pacific Point, one of my favorite blues! ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, that’s my card for today, now on to my guest, Nanci Simmons! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAre these too cute! ?ย  Nanci has sent multiples of her cards, but they’re all a little bit different:)ย  Different papers make the cards different enough for two kids to receive the same card on the same hospital unit:)


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAYou can see that Nanci is a master at changing a few things to make the cards different! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  These are all hand colored! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore hand colored cared, all are great for boys! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve never tried these, but Nanci says they are easy and fun to make:)


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at these 4 cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Nanci is so good at matching paper and styles! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I love all of these and once again, these could all go to the same hospital unit and everyone would be happy! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALast two cards tonight, I love both of these! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I love Nanci’s wide variety of papers, colors and layouts! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Nanci, all these cards will be great for our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ All these cards, as well as my card, are going to hospitals sponsored by Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚


Thanks for coming by today, I’m thankful for your interest! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Even if you don’t send cards to SAS4Kids, you can still get plenty of good ideas from all the cards posted:)ย  I am always interested in your comments or questions! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚






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Merry Monday #168, Freshly Made #198, SAS4Kids guest

Ok, by the title, it looks like this post will be long!ย  Not to worry, it’s going to be one of my shorter posts, really;)ย  It’s getting late here so lets get to the show! ๐Ÿ™‚

First I have a card I will submit to Merry Monday #168, Pastel color Christmas:)

168I’m also going to enter this card into the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches #198.

FMS+Final+198-001Ok, now can you see where this is going?

abSDC17155Yep, pretty close to the sketch;) lolย  One day, I’m really going to surprise you….. but that’s not today;) lolย  For this card I used a pre colored, digital image from Fred She Said Digital Designs๐Ÿ™‚ย  This image is called Emma the Caroler / Caroling Angel.ย  I chose to use the angel because one of my hospitals is a Catholic hospital.ย  At this time, I have the only hospital that accepts religious cards from Send A Smile 4 Kids!

More fun things I used include an embossing folder by Darice, some new In Color cardstock from Stampin’ Up! called Mint Macaron, some sequins, also Stampin’ Up, and some Stampin’ Up! All is Calm Designer Washi Tape.ย  It’s on the Macaron cardstock across the middle, Silver stripe.ย  This is from last year, but I love it!ย  Right now it’s in the Stampin’ Up! clearance rack, let me know if you would like to buy some, it’s a pack of 5 tapes:)ย  That’s it for me, except this card will be going in my Christmas box for SAS4Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ Check out their challenge this week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next I have a repeat donor for SAS4Kids, her name is Tammy Gullett, from IA. Some donors send large boxes of cards, and that’s wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Other donors, like Tammy, send small packages, and that’s wonderful too! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  We encourage you to send whatever you have to send! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Every card makes a difference in the life of a child! ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t have a lot of different designs for Tammy, but she usually send multiples of all her cards:)


Aren’t these too cute?!ย  Cute image, great colors and look at those tiny bone brads! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAren’t these awesome?!ย  Tammy has never sent this type before, a step card, she did a wonderful job on both of them! ๐Ÿ™‚




I think the red card is a swing card, I’m not sure.ย  I have a template to make them, but I’ve never made one yet:(ย  Tammy is so adventurous! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The frog is just adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are my favorite, I think;)ย  She made three different bike colors:)ย  The kids are going to really love these! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Bikes, sunshine, rainbows, who wouldn’t?!ย  Thank you Tammy for all your wonderful cards! ๐Ÿ™‚


I told you it would be one of my shorter posts;)ย  I hope you enjoyed viewing all the cards today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again real soon! ๐Ÿ™‚





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Send A Smile 4 Kids with guests

I have no personal card today, I have several I’m working on, but none are completely done:(ย  But that’s ok, because I have two guests who have sent in cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I have Holly Blaskie from MI, and Jill Blasche from TX.ย  Both of these ladies are repeat donors! ๐Ÿ™‚

First up is Holly:



Holly has used one of my favorite images from Fred She Said called, Emma Blowing Bubbles๐Ÿ™‚ย  She’s used a Clean and Simple design that really shows off the main image! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  She’s also made two more:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI know I’ve shown some elaborate cards with lots of embellishments, and kids love them!ย  They also love C&S cards like these! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It’s been my experience that kids love cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I don’t think they would love it any more if it had sterling silver bubbles!ย  Kids love that someone took the time to make them a card!ย  They love that someone wrote something in that card, just for them! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Every card is important to us here at SAS4Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย  We appreciate any style because we know you’re making them with love for the kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

Clean & Simple is my personal favorite style! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Some people may not think so, but I struggle with card designs:(ย  I’m not a naturally born artist, I just want to be able to create!ย  Holly seems to have an easy flow to her cards, she might not agree, but that’s what I see:)



Two more wonderful cards, great for the kids! ๐Ÿ™‚


I think these would be great cards for teens! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAWow, look at the awesome colors on this card! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I think this card would be great for a girl of any age! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Holly for all of your wonderful cards, I know the kids will really enjoy them! ๐Ÿ™‚


Now on to Jill’s cards:

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJill has a C&S style that’s stepped up a bit;)ย  Jill has awesome ribbons! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Look at these great ribbons to go with her main images! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย ย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese images also have matching ribbons!ย  Where does she find this stuff! ?ย  The blue one also has a gem that looks like the ribbon! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe dark purple with the bird and flowers, is a ribbon!ย  The sentiment on this card is awesome!ย  Sometimes all you have to believe in, is today!



How about these, are they fun or what?!ย  The watermelon on the right is made with a Stampin’ Up! set called, Work of Art. I know this because she ordered the set from me:)ย  What a great use of the stamp set, I think kids will love both of these cards! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are both cute cards!ย  If you click on the photo and enlarge it, you can see they’re a little different.ย  Both are embossed with dots, and both have colored dots, but the purple one is hand dotted with markers.ย  The blue card is dotted paper.ย  Jill asked which I liked better.ย  I think they’re both great, I’m sure a child will love either one!ย ย  Both are bright, cheerful and fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Jill for sending such wonderful cards to share with our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for coming by today and looking at all the wonderful cards today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope to see you again soon with one of my own cards as well as another guest! ๐Ÿ™‚




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Friday Mashup # 217 & SAS4Kids

Just a short post right now, I brought myself down to the wire for entering this cards into the Friday Mashup #217 challenge! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  I think during the summer, challenges should be for two weeks, just my personal opinion;)ย  With all the kids home from school and lots of extra activities, it’s sometimes hard to get any cards made! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Anyway…..I got a card made, but didn’t have time to prepare my other photos, so I will be back later tonight or tomorrow with more cards:)


This week’s Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with the “Sketch.”
  • Create a project with a “Pet theme.”
  • or Mash it Up and create a project with “Pets using the Sketch.”

FSS Emma  17036This is a Fred She Said digital image called, Emma & Rosey๐Ÿ™‚ย  The set actually comes with the dress in a lot of different colors.ย  Or you can get just Emma, or either one in outline so you can color them yourself:)ย  I freely admit that I like to use pre-colored digital images because I just don’t color well! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  But Tracey does a wonderful job for me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The dog print paper I got from Etsy, I just entered “digital paper, dog paw prints” in the search bar.ย  I used Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight for the accent color, the sentiment is stamped in Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso.ย  The embossing folder if from Stampin’ Up!, it’s retired, but I love it:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe embossing folder runs the long way, so I cut my paper and ran it through my Big Shot.ย  I then taped the two pieces together with two small pieces of tape and then taped and glued the whole thing to my card.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a photo of how I tape and glue.ย  I want them to find my cards still in one piece in 100 years! lolย  I use Tombow glue, you need to use little dots!ย  If you use too much of this glue, it will get your paper wet, just like any glue, but with tiny dots it will be fine and it will hold really well! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tombow glueThis card will be going into a box for Send A Smile 4 Kids, of course;)ย  I’ll be back soon with more SAS4Kids cards to share! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for coming by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Feel free to add comments or questions:)




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Merry Monday #82, Fred She Said sponsors Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge

I have two more cards today:) ย I’ve been staying up way too late! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ย It’s the only time that it’s quiet around here;) ย The first card is for the Merry Monday challenge #82. I used an earlier MM sketch from challenge #69. ย I don’t think I did that challenge ย at the time, but I thought it would work for this week:) ย The challenge this week is to use Red, Aqua, White and use circles.

MM New Look Sketches-015Here’s the previous sketch I used:

MM69Here’s the card I made:

Half-fold Card1I honestly had no idea where I was going with this until I sat down and started to play. ย I decided on the circle mints first. ย I cut them with a Stampin’ Up! 1 inch punch out of a whole 12 x 12 sheet. ย I love this paper! ย I also love the background DSP, it’s the new Winter Frost paper from Stampin’ Up!. ย It’s actually the back side of a sheet. ย On top of that I use a little Whisper White and then one of the new In Colors, Coastal Cabana, looks like Auqa to me;) ย The little stripes with dots, is like a paper ribbon that comes already glued. ย I’ve actually had it for at least a year, and just now used it. ย The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado, I’ve hadย  it for a very long time too:) ย This card will be entered in the Merry Monday #82 challenge, but it will be mailed to Send A Smile 4 Kids๐Ÿ™‚

My next card is for the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, sponsored by Fred She Said! ย If you want a chance to win some Fred She Said images, head over there and enter! ย I’m on the FSS Design Team so I can’t enter, but you can!ย ๐Ÿ™‚ ย The theme for this challenge is Traditional Christmas Colors, with a twist. ย So they would like to see Red, Green and Silver and/or Gold. ย How easy is that? ย I know you can do it! ๐Ÿ™‚

For my card, I used an old sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, #93. ย Here it is:


Here’s my second card:

Half-fold Card2ย At the back I used Basic Black from Stampin’ Up!, on top of that I used a silver paper from Michaels. ย Then Stampin’ Up! Garden Green embossed with a Sizzix folder. ย I used more silver behind the SU Read Red stripe, and the Real Red square. ย The main image is from ย Fred She Saidย  called, Christmas Cardinalย from the Christmas Bird Series. I LOVE Cardinals!! ย I love so many of the Fred She Said images, I know I always say it’s one of my favorites, but this one really is at the top of the list! ย I will also be sending this card to Send A Smile 4 Kids. ย They are hoping to get enough cards so the children can give cards to their favorite nurses or doctors too:)

Thanks for coming by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย It’s always nice to be able to share my cards:) ย More cardmaking for me tonight! ๐Ÿ™‚

JANETKaY_GingerbreadJ 2


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