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SAS4Kids #187 cards 4 boys

I can hardly believe it’s been a month since I was last here!Β  I had planned on at least one more post in February, but I was sick 😦  Thankfully I’m much better now, just in time for the monthly SAS4kids post! πŸ™‚

I’m glad you’re here and hope you enjoy the inspiration I have to share with you today πŸ™‚Β  My card is a “boy” card, I know a lot of you have trouble with boy cards, I do too.Β  But this card actually came together pretty quickly πŸ™‚

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This card is using Stampin’ Up! stamp set Enjoy Life, all the images are silhouettes.Β  The sentiment is also from the set.Β  For the background I used a free image from Fred She Said Designs. Go here and scroll down below the bride, you will see I asked for this stand alone background, and Tracey graciously supplied it for free! πŸ™‚Β  I resized it on my Print Shop program and I think it works great for this card! πŸ™‚Β  It’s so easy to put together, I think I will make some cards for all of my hospitals! πŸ™‚

I received some cards from a brand new (to me) donor πŸ™‚Β  Her name is Jaydee and to visit her blog you can go here, Stampin! with Jaydee.Β  Jaydee sent about 240 cards!Β  It was almost impossible to decide what to share!Β  Some of the cards were duplicates, but there were plenty of cards for me to choose from! πŸ™‚

OMGoodness, thank you so much Jaydee! πŸ™‚Β  There are so many more, please visit her blog above the cards πŸ™‚Β  These cards will be shared with 4 different hospitals in IL & IN! πŸ™‚

While I’ve been sick, I received a several more boxes that haven’t been gone through yet as I didn’t want to touch the cards while I had germs!Β  I will be sharing more cards from other donors soon! πŸ™‚

Thanks for coming by today, I appreciate your interest in Send A Smile 4 Kids and the inspiration our donors share with our kids! πŸ™‚

I am a Stampin’ Up! Demo, so I do receive monies from products I sell.Β  I do not receive any compensation for any products I showcase on my blog from anyone.

JanetKay_Scribble

 

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Welcome back! πŸ™‚Β  I had intended to post another blog entry this month, and the month just flew by too fast, sorry 😦  But here I am, and today, I have a card to share for kids with Send A Smile 4 Kids! πŸ™‚

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I saw a card on Pinterest with these eggs by PaperTrey Ink and I thought they were adorable! πŸ™‚Β  The green paper is Stampin’ Up! and the Happy Easter die is from Memory Box.Β  It was fun to put together with Stampin’ Up! inks πŸ™‚

I have a couple of guests cards today πŸ™‚Β  Please enjoy the Winter cards made by Trish Cudney of MN, where it’s still Winter as well as in IL!

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Here are two cards showing what I mean by Seasonal, everyday cards πŸ™‚Β  Happy Birthday and a miss you card.Β  Nice winter themes and paper, but with everyday sentiments πŸ™‚

I love blue Winter cards, it’s my favorite color! πŸ™‚Β  You can click on them to make them larger.Β  Winter themes with no sentiment can be used for any occasion! πŸ™‚

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Thank you Trish for these wonderful cards! πŸ™‚Β  The kids will still be able to enjoy them during the deep freeze here in IL&IN! πŸ™‚

Now I have some more Easter cards, this time from Vicki Luebke of IN πŸ™‚

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Thank you Vicki, for these super fun, colorful and cheerful cards! πŸ™‚

I would like to thank all of my donors for their continued support of our SAS4K, kids! πŸ™‚Β  You help bring cheer to our kids all year long, and I know they will have large smiles on their faces when receiving these cards and all the cards sent in so far this year! πŸ™‚

If you’re not a donor, that’s fine with us, we hope you enjoy our inspiration and hope you might join us at some point! πŸ™‚

Thank you all for stopping by, I’m thankful for your interest! πŸ™‚Β  I really do plan on having another post around the 15th of the month πŸ™‚Β  If you sign up to follow me, you’ll receive my post in your email πŸ™‚

 

JaNEtKAY_EggHunt

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Send A Smile 4 Kids Valentines

Yes, SAS4Kids has been off for the month December.Β  I meant to come on anyway and show some cards, but you know how that goes during the holidays πŸ˜‰

Going forward with the SAS4Kids challenge blog, it’s been decided that there will be only one challenge posted on the first Saturday of each month.Β  That will give people a whole month to join in the challenge! πŸ™‚

SAS4Kids will continue to do our “work” of sending or delivering cards to Children’s Hospitals! πŸ™‚Β  We still have awesome volunteers ready to accept your cards for the kids! πŸ™‚

I will still try to post twice a month, or maybe 3 times, depends on what’s going on πŸ˜‰Β  I haven’t been receiving as many cards as in previous years, I hope we aren’t wearing you out! 😦

I have a Valentine card for you today πŸ™‚Β  I’ve been trying to make more “boy” cards πŸ™‚Β  I never seem to get enough “boy” cards 😦  So here is what I made for Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

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This card is on Stampin’ Up! Real Red, with Basic Black, and I used my Stampin’ Up! dies to cut the image.Β  The image is from Etsy, at a store called TeaBreakArt. I found it listed under SVG files, but it also comes with a PNG image that’s great for cards πŸ™‚Β  The white heart paper came from my stash, could be Stampin’ Up! but it would be discontinued, sorry 😦  I hope a boy will enjoy this card, but I guess girls might like it too πŸ˜‰

Here are some cards from Sandra Borsheim of MN πŸ™‚Β  I may have shown the next three shares on our FB page, but it’s all I’ve gotten so far.

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Some cards from Ruby Haugen of MN πŸ™‚

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And finally, some cards from Donna Wakefield of IN πŸ™‚

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Thank you ladies for sharing your wonderful cards with us and our kids! πŸ™‚Β  You are all so generous and talented! πŸ™‚

This may seem like a lot of Valentine cards, but I assure you, I will need more! πŸ˜‰Β  I have 4 hospitals and they all receive Valentine cards πŸ™‚

Thank you all for stopping by, I appreciate your interest whether you make cards for SAS4Kids or you just come for some inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to be back soon with more cards πŸ™‚Β  If you follow my blog, you will get an update whenever I post one πŸ™‚

I wish you all a very Happy New Year!! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_PolkaHearts

 

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Winter cards for SAS4Kids #184

Welcome friends! πŸ™‚Β  Here is another card for Send A Smile 4 Kids blog challenge πŸ™‚Β  I also have a repeat guest today to share her cards with you! πŸ™‚Β  Here is my card :

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My guest will be following, but I wanted to give her credit for CASEing her card.Β  It can be found here.Β  Scroll down until you find Trish Cudney.Β  There you will find a card very similar to mine πŸ™‚Β  Thanks Trish, you may have also CASEd your card, but I still think it’s a great! πŸ™‚Β  Trish’s card is from last year, 2017.

For this card I used Cabin Fever, by Carta Bella.Β  If you can’t find the actual printedΒ  product, you can find it here, in digital form, from SnapClickSupply, at the bottom of the page πŸ™‚Β  I also used Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede cardstock.

Now for some of Trish Cudney’s newest cards πŸ™‚

These cards have the same image and different layouts and papers! πŸ™‚

On the left are two cards with the same layout, but different images and papers πŸ™‚

Most of Trish’s cards have now sentiments, great examples of making Christmas/Winter cards with no sentiment, they can be used for anything! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Trish for these wonderful cards! πŸ™‚

Check out our FB page, I’ve just uploaded some new card photos! πŸ™‚

Thank you for coming by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed our cards! πŸ™‚Β  I appreciate your interest whether you share cards with us or you’re just stopping by for a visit! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you come by again soon! πŸ™‚

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Please note that I receive no compensation from SAS4Kids, where I am a volunteer.Β  I also receive no compensation from websites, stores or brands.Β  I do sell Stampin’ Up! products, but that is the only compensation I receive.

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Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge #183

Welcome to another post featuring Christmas and Winter cards! πŸ™‚Β  I’ve been so busy, I almost forgot to do this post!Β  This post will be kinda long, so I hope you’re all ready! πŸ™‚

Christmas is an exciting time of year for our kids in hospitals!Β  Well, it’s exciting for us getting ready to ship them cards!Β  I know that I love to get cards to share with the kids and see what our generous donors have made to bring smiles to kids faces! πŸ™‚

My husband came home from work late and let me know that it’s snowing outside, as I’m sure it is in many parts of the USA!Β  So here is my card to share to get things going:

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It’s a Winter Birthday card! πŸ™‚Β  I heard that some people don’t quite understand what “every day cards with Christmas, Winter themes” actually means.Β  Here is a great example, well, I think so anyway πŸ˜‰

I used a 6×6 paper pad by Echo Park, called Celebrate Winter.Β  What fun colors and images they have in this paper pad! πŸ™‚Β  And it’s a Birthday card! πŸ™‚Β  I know you shouldn’t start a sentence with “and”,Β  sorry πŸ˜‰

I used Stampin’ Up! Basic Black cardstock and sentiment.Β  I’m not sure which set it came out of because it’s in my “favorites” box that I use all the time.Β  Both papers came from the same paper pad, and there are other fun papers as well πŸ™‚Β  No I don’t get paid to promote Echo Park, I just love their paper pads, and they work well with Stampin’ Up! cardstock! πŸ™‚

Next I have some great cards from repeat donor, Lee Mae Elkins from WA.Β  I know you’ll enjoy her cards! πŸ™‚Β  Click on them to see their sentiments πŸ˜‰Β  Here are some Christmas/Winter Birthdays!

Every day cards with Christmas/Winter themes πŸ™‚

Here are a couple of Blank/no sentiment, Christmas cards πŸ™‚

Some Merry Christmas for those of you missing the “official” Christmas cards πŸ˜‰

And finally, some “other than Merry Christmas” cards πŸ™‚

Thank you Lee Mae for giving everyone something to love! πŸ™‚Β  Great examples of almost every kind of Winter/Christmas card! πŸ™‚

I’d like to thank all of my donors for their efforts this year to bring happy smiles to kids faces! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚Β  I hope we’ve given you some inspiration to get through the holiday card making season! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you’ll come join us again for more cards! πŸ™‚

Please stop by Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog to see more cards, or enter your own! πŸ™‚

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! πŸ™‚

janet_kay-penguin pals

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Personal share with a senior center

Hi Ladies πŸ™‚Β  Some of you know that I have a personal card share with a senior center.Β  For those of you who don’t know, it is in no way part of Send A Smile 4 Kids!Β  This is personal in honor of my mother who has passed.Β  My Mother lived in the same town since I was born, more than 50 years!Β  My siblings and I all grew up there.Β  My brother still lives in the same house.

My mother really enjoyed the senior center after my father passed.Β  She made many friends, went on trips, and enjoyed many other activities πŸ™‚Β  After she passed a few years ago, I decided to do something nice for the seniors that attend there now, in honor of my mother πŸ™‚Β  Since I am a card maker, I make cards for the seniors to send to their family and friends πŸ™‚

I’ve decided to share some of these cards with you so you can see how I make cards that are flat for mailing πŸ™‚Β  You can send me cards for “my” seniors, but, of course, you don’t “have” to.Β  This is not part of SAS4Kids!

These cards are as “flat” as can be made.Β  The Post Office loves to add on postage, but I don’t want the seniors to have to do that πŸ™‚Β  They do not have glitter, buttons, brads, bows, large gems or anything that might make them bulky.Β  You can use layers, without pop-ups πŸ˜‰

The cards I send are some of the same sentiments as SAS4Kids:

Winter, Christmas, Valentines, Spring, Easter, Patriotic, Summer, Fall, Thanksgiving, Get Well, Sympathy, Miss You, Hi/Hello, Thinking of you, or Birthday.Β  All cards are blank.

I’m sorry for such a long explanation 😦  Here are some samples I made this week:

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I love how the first card came out! πŸ™‚Β  It’s a layout I use a lot, but it’s so pretty with the pinks and gold.Β  I used a paper pad from Michaels, Recollections,” Sugarblush.”Β  It has pink Santa’s that I’m using for the kids πŸ™‚Β  I used two gold cardstock papers that I bought at Micheals in the individual section. I also used Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, and their new snowflakes that are available from Nov. 1st to Nov. 30th only.Β  I can help you order them if you don’t have a demo πŸ™‚Β  I also used all Stampin’ Up! punches and dies.Β  The sentiments were printed on my computer.

Next I have the masculine cards I made:)

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This card is the same layout as the first pink one above.Β  I think it still needs something, a snowflake?Β  Suggestions?

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For these three cards I used a paper pad from Carta Bella called, “Let It Snow”.Β  For these three cards I used general sentiments.Β  Any “theme” paper can be made into a general sentiment card. This last card is a great example of using Fall paper and making it into one of the sentiments we use all the time πŸ™‚Β  It could just as easily say Hi/Hello, Smile, Happy Birthday, or any other sentiment you have πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the cards I made! πŸ™‚Β  I will be back again on Nov. 3rd with a card post for Send A Smile 4 Kids, I hope you will come back! πŸ™‚

Thank you to anyone already sending cards for “my seniors”! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_BrushThin

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Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge #180

Hello visitors! πŸ™‚Β  I’m so happy to be here for the SAS4Kids Celebration Cards 4 Kids Challenge #180! πŸ™‚Β  I’m posting my card and you can go to our blog to see the other cards made for the challenge, and you can join in too! πŸ™‚Β  Here is my card:

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I was thinking boy, Winter, Birthday πŸ™‚Β  I used a Birthday die from Stampin’ Up!, and all Stampin’ Up! cardstock.Β  The printed paper is from a stack by Carta Bella, called Cabin Fever, I love this paper stack.Β  If you can’t find the paper anymore, you can get it digital from Snap Click Supply.Β  I used the digital 6×6 paper #1&2.Β  I have a nice Cannon printer and I used Matte, photo paper.

This post will be a little long, I have two guests to share their cards! πŸ™‚Β  First is Brenda Zellner πŸ™‚

Most of Brenda’s cards are Winter cards, but there are some Christmas included as well πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Brenda for these wonderful cards, they are perfect for our kids! πŸ™‚

Next I have cards from Paula Kysilka πŸ™‚Β  Paula lives in FL but truly understands Winter, and Christmas from a lot of other states! πŸ™‚

Thank you Paula, these are also wonderful cards that our kids will love! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you both for sharing your talents! πŸ™‚

Lots of these cards have general sentiments, and very few actual “Merry Christmas” cards.Β  I’ve been asked to send more cards that have Non-“Merry Christmas” sentiments, such as “Happy Holidays”, “Seasons Greetings”, and such.Β  I know it’s a sign of the times we live in, but it makes me sad just the same 😦

I want to thank all of my donors who can “go with the flow” and adjust to whatever our hospitals ask for! πŸ™‚

Thank you all for stopping by! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you’ll come back again and maybe join our challenge! πŸ™‚Β  You don’t have to make cards to enjoy our wonderful card makers efforts! πŸ™‚

I hope you all can celebrate the holiday season whatever way makes you happy! πŸ™‚

JANeTKAy_BrightBirthd

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Send A Smile 4 Kids Sept. 15th, 2018

OMGoodness, I totally forgot what day it is, I’m so sorry! 😦  It was a very trying evening 😦  This is going to be a short post, but I will plan on a longer post next time! πŸ™‚

I have a card today that I made for the challenge over at the Send A Smile 4 kids blog πŸ™‚Β Β  I hope you’ll go over and check it out! πŸ™‚

Here is the card I made, it’s Thankful with a handful of Fall! πŸ™‚

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Now I have a few cards from Tammy Gullett of IA! πŸ™‚

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I got the inspiration for my card from Tammy πŸ™‚Β  You can see we used the same paper, her’s on the top, left.Β  It came from a 6×6 pad, from Echo Park, called Celebrate Autumn.Β  Lots of fun colors and images in there! πŸ™‚Β  I love her turkey paper, she told me she bought it at Hobby Lobby, but it was the only paper I liked in the stack 😦

I love all her cards, especially the little girl and boy in the leaves! πŸ™‚Β  There is even one that says Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you for these great cards, Tammy! πŸ™‚

Ok, I’m off to bed. My husband works second shift and I want to be in bed before he gets home, he says I sleep too late in the mornings πŸ˜‰ lolΒ  This post will be scheduled to post at 8am, Sat. the 15th, the same time our SAS4Kids blog will be up πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration to get you started on some cards! πŸ™‚Β  I hope you’ll come back for some more cards soon! πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful weekend and Fall season! πŸ™‚

janet_kay leaf piles

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SAS4Kids and Fall card ideas

Welcome to anyone stopping by, if you’re following me, thank you! πŸ™‚Β  Today I have a card for Send A Smile 4 Kids again! πŸ™‚Β  Their challenge is always Anything goes, but sometimes they have an added challenge.Β  This next two weeks it will be Slime, Humorous Cards 4 kids or Anything goes.

Here is the story about why it’s a slime challenge.

The theme for this challenge is: Humorous or Slimy Cards 4 Kids OR Anything Goes 4 Kids. Some of us on TEAM SAS are featuring slime on our cards and here is the funny story why: I was visiting a blog of a frequent player in our challenges and I noticed she had our blog badge on the side of her blog promoting our challenge and cause, and of course I was thrilled to see that. But she made a small error in the spelling of β€œSend a Smile” and it read: Send a SLIME 4 KidsJ Β What a difference mixing up just two letters resulted in! It cracked me up and I shared with the blogger so she could correct it after we laughed about it. I also shared the laugh with my dt members and we decided to use the β€œslime” and humor in a challenge. Kids love humor and slime, so accept our challenge and see what you can come up with.

I, personally, just made a Fall card, because my theme is Fall cards for kids this week.Β  I know a lot of you have trouble with the “theme” being Fall or Winter cards.Β  I’ve found a few examples of cards that show Halloween is not the ONLY thing happening in the Fall!

Here is my card, it has Fall paper with a general sentiment:

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Here are a few more that I’ve made:

 

Now I have a few from repeat donor, Trish Cudney of MN πŸ™‚

Here Trish used the sentiments, “Thinking of You”, “Hello”, and “I never met a nut I didn’t like” πŸ™‚Β  She also included some blank (no sentiment) cards that can be used for anything.Β  Nice Fall papers and cute images! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Trish for sending in these wonderful cards that will be fun for our kids! πŸ™‚

I hope you’ve enjoyed these samples and have a better idea of what I mean when I say “Fall themed” cards πŸ™‚

I’m happy you’ve decided to stop by today, I hope you’ve been inspired! πŸ™‚Β  Please visit the SAS4Kids challenge page and see what everyone else is doing! πŸ™‚Β  You might even like to join in the fun! πŸ™‚

Hope you see you again soon! πŸ™‚

JanetKay_PunkinPatch

 

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Teen SAS4Kids card and Guests

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

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

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

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

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

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

175th Challenge Celebration Coming!

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

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