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Saturday, January 2, 2021

SAS4Kids: Love/Valentine's Cards 4 Kids

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the start of this new year! YES, a new year! I wish only the best for you and your loved ones in 2021.


Before we get to the first SAS4Kids Challenge of 2021, we have SAS4Kids news to share!

  • For ten years, our fearless leader Karen has coordinated all things SAS4Kids... and we do mean ALL things. Karen has been the heart and soul of this wonderful organization. Karen has decided to step away from SAS4Kids' day-to-day operations. We offer our heartfelt thanks for all she has done for our group all these years. And, we are thrilled that Karen is going to stay on as an SAS4Kids Designer!!!
    • SAS4Kids shipper Jen is going to be handling most of our blog communications... things like announcements, card guidelines, and shipper information. I am taking over as DT Coordinator. (Yes, it's going to take at least two of us to take on Karen's many roles.)
  • And, as we start a new year of challenges, we very excited to have two new members joining our SAS4Kid DT. Bobbi and Celeste are longtime cardmakers, bloggers, talented crafters, and all around great gals! Welcome, Bobbi and Celeste!


Now, for our challenge. Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, our theme for this month is love/Valentine cards 4 kids. I was inspired to ink up a cute dino for my kiddie Valentine card!

Stampin' Up! cardstock and pattern paper
SU dino days images and sentiment; SU speech bubble die
My Favorite Things grass and heart speech bubble dies; MFT cloud stencil
sentiment heat embossed with Simon Says white embossing powder
fired brick and fossilized amber Distress Ink and Hero Arts unicorn white inks 

Check out our amazing DT's cards at SAS4Kids, and then stop back by to link up a kiddie card of your very own! Even though this month's theme is Love/Valentine's, any kid-friendly card can be linked up for the challenge.

If you would like to send your card to an SAS4Kids hospital, that would be wonderful! Because of Covid, some hospital needs/requirements have changed. Card guidelines and shipper information can be found under our blog tabs. 


As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

SAS4Kids: Winter/AG Cards 4 Kids

Hi, everyone! Happy Holidays!

Today is the first day of the month.... which means it's time for a new challenge over at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This month, our DT is focusing on winter cards.

For my card, I chose to pull out a couple of sweet little birdies... that I absolutely adore. But, truth be told, I'm not so happy with my card. It doesn't begin to do justice to these little tweeties. Here's hoping my crafting mojo returns in 2021, because it's been in short supply during the pandemic. Sigh....

But, enough of that. With no further ado, here's my card for this challenge.


DCWV classic Christmas paper pack; stash black and white cardstock
Strathmore watercolor paper and Stampin' Up watercolor pencils
Lawn Fawn winter sparrows stamps and dies; LF snowflake dies
Stampin' Up and Nestabilities oval and circle dies


Hope you will stop by SAS4Kids to check out the rest of our fab DT cards, and then stop back by to link up a card of your very own. You need not link up a thank you card to play along with this month's challenge. Any card appropriate for a kid qualifies!

If you plan on mailing out cards for one or more of our hospitals, please check individual shippers' current needs before sending cards. Needs may have changed due to Covid-19. Thank you for your support of SAS4Kids kids!

As always, thanks for stopping... and happy scrappin'!

Most importantly, have a happy, healthy, and blessed holiday season.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

SAS4Kids: Happy Holidays/AG Cards 4 Kids

Hi, everyone! Hope all is well with you and your loved ones.

Today is the first day of a new month.... which means it's time for a new challenge over at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This month, our DT is focusing on happy holiday cards.

Stampin' Up! dp and cardstock; Park Lane white card base
Strathmore watercolor paper and SU watercolor pencils
My Favorite Things sweet holiday penguins stamps and dies
sentiment embossed with SU white embossing powder
peacock feather Distress Ink, applied with makeup brush
MFT snowflake stencil; Ranger embossing paste
bow: SU gingerbread cookie builder punch


Hope you will stop by SAS4Kids to check out the rest of our fab DT cards, and then stop back by to link up a card of your very own. You need not link up a thank you card to play along with this month's challenge. Any card appropriate for a kid qualifies!

If you plan on mailing out cards for one or more of our hospitals, please check individual shippers' current needs before sending cards. Needs may have changed due to Covid-19. Thank you for your support of SAS4Kids kids!

As always, thanks for stopping... and happy scrappin'!


Saturday, October 3, 2020

SAS4Kids: Holiday/Celebration/AG Cards 4 Kids

Hi, everyone! Hope all is well with you and your loved ones.

Today is the first day of a new month.... which means it's time for a new challenge over at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This month, our DT is focusing on holiday or celebration cards. For my card, I made a card that could be used to commemorate a birthday or special occasion... that a dog lover will love!

stash dp (gifted from a friend); Strathmore watercolor paper; Recollections cardstock
Tim Holtz crazy dog images in Versamark black onyx
images colored with Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils
background: stenciled with Memory Box and various Distress Inks

Hope you will stop by SAS4Kids to check out the rest of our fab DT cards, and then stop back by to link up a card of your very own. You need not link up a thank you card to play along with this month's challenge. Any card appropriate for a kid qualifies!

If you plan on mailing out cards for one or more of our hospitals, please check individual shippers' current needs before sending cards. Needs may have changed due to Covid-19. Thank you for your support of SAS4Kids kids!

As always, thanks for stopping... and happy scrappin'!

Saturday, September 5, 2020

SAS4Kids: Fall/Halloween/AG Cards 4 Kids

Hi, everyone! Hope you and your loved ones continue to be well.

Today is the first day of a new month.... which means it's time for a new challenge over at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This month, our DT is focusing on cute fall or Halloween cards.

Cosmo Cricket (Matilda) dp; Strathmore watercolor paper
Park Lane and Distress Ink cardstock
Paper Smooches leaf and wave/scallop dies; SU and Spellbinder circle dies
tiny circles: SU owl builder and cupcake builder punches
leaf faces: Lawn Fawn plane and simple stamp

Hope you will stop by SAS4Kids to check out the rest of our fab DT cards, and then stop back by to link up a card of your very own. You need not link up a thank you card to play along with this month's challenge. Any card appropriate for a kid qualifies!

If you plan on mailing out cards for one or more of our hospitals, please check individual shippers' current needs before sending cards. Needs may have changed due to Covid-19. Thank you for your support of SAS4Kids kids!

As always, thanks for stopping... and happy scrappin'!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

SAS4Kids: Thank You/AG Cards

Hi, everyone! Hope you have all been well. I'm sure you've all gotten inkier than I have since my last post. That said, maybe this little super dog will get my inky mojo back up and running.  :)

Today is the first day of a new month.... which means it's time for a new challenge over at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This month, our DT is focusing on thank you cards.

For my card, I tried to make something that would be appropriate for a kiddie to send or receive.


Stampin' Up and Park Lane cardstock; stash (gifted from a friend) dp
MFT super dog stamps and dies; SU water color pencils
Lawn Fawn plane and simple (cloud) stamps and dies
MFT speech bubble die; sentiment heat embossed with white SSS powder
star corner round, stars punched from Creative Memories stash gold textured paper

Hope you will stop by SAS4Kids to check out the rest of our fab DT cards, and then stop back by to link up a card of your very own. You need not link up a thank you card to play along with this month's challenge. Any card appropriate for a kid qualifies!

If you plan on mailing out cards for one or more of our hospitals, please check individual shippers' current needs before sending cards. Needs may have changed due to Covid-19. Thank you for your support of SAS4Kids kids!

As always, thanks for stopping... and happy scrappin'!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

SAS4Kids: Christmas in July 4 Kids!!!

Hi, everyone! Happy Fourth!!!

It's the first Saturday of the month, which means it's time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge. This month, our DT's theme is Christmas in July 4 Kids.

Stampin' Up dp and cardstock
My Favorite Things sentiment in Versamark black onyx
SU and Nestabilities punches and dies
Cuttlebug Swiss dot embossing folder

Check out all our DT's amazing cards at SAS4Kids, and then come back to link up a card of your very own. As always, you can link up a card inspired by this month's theme or any card appropriate for a teen/tween.

However, due to the pandemic, please check our shippers' needs before sending cards to them. Many of our hospitals needs have changed due to the pandemic.

As always, thank you for all your support!!! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!