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Send A Smile 4 Kids with donor cards

I’m back, I’m so sorry I’ve been gone so long!ย  Today I have a card I made with the SAS4Kids blog challenge in mind ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The challenge ending May 5th is, Punches and/or Die Cuts.


This card is actually for one of my granddaughters.ย  She just turned 12 and is very picky about her cards.ย  I did use a punch, and a die cut.ย  Her favorite color is red, at least for now ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  She was very happy to get a “grown-up” card ๐Ÿ™‚ย  She may feel differently next year, I guess we’ll see. lol

Now for some great cards from our SAS4Kids donors! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  First up is Holly Blaskie of MI.

I love these cards, they are great examples of making different cards using almost the same supplies! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Holly for these beautiful cards, that either boys or girls will love to share with their moms! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next is Tammy Gullett of IA ๐Ÿ™‚

I love Tammy’s cards too! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Similar products with different outcomes ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Now I know both of these ladies have other supplies, they have both been donating a long time! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  So it’s not that they don’t have other supplies to use ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  This is a great way to make cards that look different so everyone doesn’t get the same card ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s also great for kids because they are often picky, they might pick one card over another to share because of the color or image, you just never know!ย  I could send all of these cards to the same hospital and everyone would feel they have a different card! ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus, I have three hospitals, even making multiples of the same card would reach different patients, and in this case, moms! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s great for card makers, you have all your supplies out, cutting different colors, using different inks or papers, makes it easy for you to supply more cards with less effort ๐Ÿ™‚ย  We want your card making to be fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Tammy for continuing to share your wonderful cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next I have Lee Mae Elkins of WA ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Lee Mae actually makes almost all different cards, she makes very few multiples, that’s just the way she rolls! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Of course, this is fine with us as well, whatever you have time to do and what makes you happy, makes us and our kids happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Lee Mae, for these beautiful cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

All the cards shared today, on my last few posts and those that were went in but not pictured here, have all been sent! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  My husband and I took them to the Post Office today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thanks to everyone who has donated for Mother’s Day,ย  I sent over 300 cards for the kids to share with their moms for Mother’s Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’ve come by just to check out the cards shared, I hope you’ve enjoyed the wonderful gifts made to share with the kids at my three hospitals! ๐Ÿ™‚

I appreciate everyone who makes and sends cards for our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I appreciate everyone who stops by and visits my blog, and thank you to all who join our challenge over at SAS4Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you’ll come back again to see the amazing cards, even the cards that I make ๐Ÿ˜‰



Filed under Challenges, Guests, Kids, Mothers Day, Send a smile 4 kids

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™‚






Filed under Boys-men, Challenges, Embossing folders, Fred She Said, Freshly Made, Friday Mashup, Guests, Kids, Punches, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!

Freshly Made Sketches #113, Operation Write Home, Send A Smile 4 Kids

Hi everyone, I’m so glad you could come by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I have three cards to show you today, all of them pretty simple to make:) ย I won’t have very much commentary today, it’s late and I’m soooo tired!

My first card is for the Freshly Made Sketch #113. ย I was going to submit it to Merry Monday #84, but I ran out of time:( ย Anyway…..here is the sketch for this week:

FMS Final 113-001I actually have 2 cards for this sketch, but they are practically the same so I counted them as one;)

Half-fold Card3

Half-fold Card2The only differences are the way I put them together and the sentiments. I used a Martha Stewart Punch to make the little trees:)ย  These two cards will be going in the box forย Send A Smile 4 Kids:) ย My next card is really Simply Made!

Half-fold Card4Click on it to make it larger and see the embossing better:) ย It’s a wonderful winter scene:) ย The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry, it’s part of their Operation Write Home fund raiser:) ย  ย  Through November 30th, a large portion of the proceeds will go to Operation Write Home! ย 

Here is my last card for today, I used an old sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. ย I don’t have time to run off and find it now, but if you’re interested, just ask in the comments;)

Half-fold Card1This sketch is so simple to make, I’ve used it for all kinds of different cards! ย Today, I have used a digital image from Fred She Said, one of my favorites,ย  Cathin’ Flakes:) ย  ย When I got all done tonight making cards, I realized just how much blue I was using! lol ย I love blue, but I didn’t do it on purpose:) ย For the last two cards I used Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, and for the first two, I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green. ย The last two cards will be going in the box for Operation Write Home:)

I’ll be posting some more cards with stickers this week and then it’s off to their destinations for my boxes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for coming by:) ย See you soon! ๐Ÿ™‚




Filed under Boys-men, Christmas, Doodle Pantry, Embossing folders, Fred She Said, Freshly Made, Kids, Operation Write Home, Punches, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!, Winter