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Doodle Pantry & Send A Smile 4 Kids

I’ve been sick for a few days, and I’m afraid it may get worse, before it gets better 😦  Probably just a cold, I don’t understand how they can make you feel so miserable! 😦

I have the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog near the top on the right side of my page! πŸ™‚Β  You can order now if you’re interested, I’d be happy to be your Demonstrator! πŸ™‚

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

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

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Hmmm, it looks blurry here, but if you click to enlarge, it looks just fine πŸ™‚ I used some misc. paper on the right, a couple stickers on the left, and an digital image by one of our sponsors, Doodle Pantry! πŸ™‚Β  To make the card, I used Thinlits-Circle Card die (retired) by Stampin’ Up!Β  It’s so easy to make this cute card ! πŸ™‚

 

Now for some fun SAS4Kids donor cards! πŸ™‚Β  First I want to show some cards from my friend,Β  Jill Blasche of TX πŸ™‚Β  She has made some great examples of Fall themed cards that aren’t Halloween.Β  She also has sent in some cards made for two of my hospitals and then changed them up just a little, so they can go to my hospital with no embellishments πŸ™‚

Ok, the orange one looks kind of Halloween, but it doesn’t have to be πŸ˜‰Β  Both cards are made two ways.Β  On the orange card, it’s made with googly eyes on the left, and on the right, it has just card stock eyes.Β  On the leaf card, on the right, you can see she used some string and a button.Β  On the left there is a paper button and just a strip of card stock in brown.Β  All of the cards are great and with minimal effort, changed into a card with no embellishments!

Again, the black card could be Halloween, but it has a general sentiment.Β  The black card on the left has ribbon, and the one on the right has card stock that looks like a ribbon πŸ™‚Β  The pumpkin card has a nice Fall theme, with a general sentiment.Β  the one on the right has ribbon and three gems.Β  The one on the right has green card stock and three punched holes to represent gems, very clever πŸ™‚

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

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

Next I have cards from Diane Herniman from ON, Canada πŸ™‚Β  Diane makes wonderful cards with flowers from her garden and her dog, birds, and other live or flying things in her yard!

This is the front and inside of one of Diane’s cards.

On the left is the front and back of the card, and on the right is the inside πŸ™‚

All card fronts, gorgeous photos! πŸ™‚

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s taken me two days to finish this or more, I can’t remember, I hate being sick! 😦

I want to thank all of my cardmakers and everyone who has stopped by today for some inspiration! πŸ™‚Β  I hope to be back soon with a brain that’s not filled with oatmeal!

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Merry Monday #197, Easter & SAS4Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Holly Blaskie is a repeat sender from MI:)

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

More cute cards! πŸ™‚

These cards are adorable, love the papers and images!

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

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

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

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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.Β  No such luck:(Β  I’m forging ahead with the “new” way to add a blog post, so I hope it goes faster than last time:)

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

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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

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I didn’t take this photo straight on so it looks a little strange, at least to me;)Β  Everything is actually straight and even:)Β  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.Β  Behind the heart, I used Baked Brown Sugar, and the background cardstock is Blushing Bride, both by Stampin’ Up!Β  A little different from me, but I love the finished card! πŸ™‚

 

My guest today is a repeat sender, Vicki Luebke of IN:)Β  Vicki sent a few Valentine’s in this box, but mostly she sent Winter themed cards:)Β  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?!Β  I love when the same image is used in different ways!Β  This is called Emma the Skating Elf.Β  I also love that she used 4 of the 6 colors available in the set! πŸ™‚

On the left is Emma the Snow Angel.Β  This was a special request by me for Tracey the shop owner, wasn’t that sweet of her?!Β  I love it! πŸ™‚Β  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.Β  Most of these sets also come with the plain digi that you can color yourself:)Β  Vicki has done a great job with her designs! Even though the snowmen have the same layout, they look very different:)Β  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!

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I have a lot of FSS images!Β  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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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

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

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

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

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Merry Monday #187, Valentines & SAS4Kids

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

JanetKay_PolkaHearts

 

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Doodle Pantry, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Valentines

It was a rough two weeks with the 4 grandkids home from school!Β  But we all survived and now it’s back to work for me, minus the distractions;)Β  lol

I have one card today, it’s a Valentine for two different challenges:)Β  The first is our own SAS4Kids challenge blog where it’s Valentines or Love Cards 4 Kids!

The second,Β  ANTS IN MY PANTRY DIGITAL CHALLENGE 13, is sponsoring the current challenge at SAS4Kids! So here’s my card:

1aSDC18793A nice simply made card:) For the main image I used the Doodle Pantry set, With Heart.Β  The brown paper is digital paper from the set.Β  I printed it on Canon Matte Photo Paper, it’s thick, almost like cardstock.Β  I printed it and waited for a little while, and then embossed it with a folder from Stampin’ up! called, Happy Heart.

Then after embossing, I used a paper nail file to just lift off the tops of some of the hearts leaving white exposed.Β  From Stampin’ Up! I also used their Hearts Border punch, Real Red cardstock and a stamp that I don’t remember what set it came out of.Β  The stamp was used out of a set and not returned properly:( Β  My goal was to make a card that could be used by either a boy or girl;)

 

Now, on to a guest! πŸ™‚Β  I’m featuring Ruby Haugen from MN today:)Β  Ruby sent in two boxes of cards separately.Β  One box is all Winter themed cards, and the second box is Valentines! πŸ™‚Β  I really want to share the Winter themed cards because they’re all my favorite color, blue! πŸ™‚ so lets see what Ruby has sent in for our kids at SAS4Kids! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOoooh, I love blue, especially blue snow, I don’t know why:)Β  Ruby colors her images with colored pencils.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are all just great!Β  I love the papers, and layouts! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t think Ruby sent any copies, I believe she sent all one of a kinds:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALots of Winter fun for kids! πŸ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese last two are a little bit teal colored, still in the blue family, love them! πŸ™‚Β  These are all great examples of Winter cards!Β  But you could also add Happy Birthday to some of these cards, or thinking of you.Β  Ruby put a lot of love in these cards and it shows! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you Ruby! πŸ™‚

I’m going to save Ruby’s Valentines until my next post.Β  I’ve been trying to do this during the hours the kids aren’t sleeping, big mistake:(

Thanks for coming by today, be sure and check out the blogs that I’ve linked! πŸ™‚Β  Also please check out the two new Stampin’ Up! catalogs near the top on the right:)Β  There’s is a big sale going on! πŸ™‚

Please come visit again soon! πŸ™‚

 

JanetKaY_HeartsWinter

 

 

 

 

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Merry Monday #184, Freshly Made #217 & guests

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

Merry Monday’s theme is baking:

184Freshly Made Sketches, has a sketch;)

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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Friday Mashup #236, SAS4Kids & Guests

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

janet_kay2

 

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