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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!

Saturday, June 6, 2020

SAS4Kids: Tween/Teen Cards

Hi, everybody! Today's the first Saturday in June, which means it's time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge!!!

This month, our DT is featuring cards for our bigger kids, that is our tweens and teens. For my card, I decided to use a fun image from one of my favorite stamp sets.  :)

Stampin' Up! cardstock, dp, Back on Your Feet stamp, watercolor pencils

Hope you'll stop by SAS4Kids to check out our DT's fun cards, and then stop back by to link up a card of your very own. As always, any card for a kid can be shared to play along with our challenge.

If you are planning on sending cards to one of our SAS4Kids shippers, please check each shipper's current needs. Due to Covid-19, hospital needs may have changed. 

As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'! See you in the SAS4Kids.  :)

Saturday, May 2, 2020

SAS4Kids: Dad or AG Cards

Hi, everyone! It's the first Saturday of a new month, which means it's time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge!!!

This month, with Father's Day quickly approaching, our SAS4Kids DT is focusing on dad cards (for kids to give to those special guys in their lives. I chose to make a dad card that didn't specifically reference Father's Day... so that it could be used for other occasions, like a birthday.

Stampin' Up! cardstock and dp
My Favorite Things die and sentiment
sentiment heat embossed with Versamark ink and Simon Says embossing powder

Stop by SAS4Kids to check out our DT's amazing cards, then stop back by to link up a card of your very own. Of course, you don't have to make a dad card to play along with this month's challenge.

See you in the SAS4Kids Gallery! In the meantime, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

SAS4Kids: Mom or AG Cards

Hi, everyone! It's the first Saturday of a new month, which means it's time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge!

With Mother's Day quickly approaching, this month our DT is focusing on cards for the kids to give to their moms. For my card, I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets and made a card that could be given to a mom... or grandma... or another special lady for Mother's Day... a birthday... or any other special occasion. As with all of our challenges, you can link up any card suitable for a kiddie to play along with us.   :)

Stampin' Up1 cardstock and dp: Strathmore watercolor paper
Paper Smooches courteous cuties stamps and coordinating dies
MFT stitched heart and grassy field dies
Nestabilities Spellbinders circle die; various circle punches
Versamark embossing ink and Simon Says white embossing powder

Stop by SAS4Kids to check out our DT's sweet cards, and then stop back by to link up a kiddie card of your very own.

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'! See you in the SAS4Kids Gallery!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

SAS4Kids: Boy or A/G Cards

Hi, everyone!

It's the first Saturday of a new month... which means it's time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge. This month, our DTers are featuring cards 4 boys. As a former shipper, I know how excited I was to get boy cards and cards for older patients. A card for an older boy.... well, that was like hitting the lottery!

For my card, I went back to one of my favorite guy go-to stamp sets. I'm sure I could make girl cards with it too. But since my dad worked as a design engineer on planes and rockets, it always reminds me of him.  :)

stash cardstock and SU whisper white; SU vellum
Lawn Fawn up in the air stamps; SU hexagon dies

It would be wonderful to see lots of adorable boy cards in our SAS4Kids Gallery, but any card appropriate for a kiddie can be uploaded. Hope you'll stop by to check out all our DT's creations and then stop back by to play along by linking up a card of your very own.

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'! See you in the SAS4Kids Gallery!!!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

SAS4Kids: Spring/Easter Cards

Hi, everyone! It's the first Saturday of the month which means it's time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge!

Our DT's focus this month is spring/Easter cards. For this challenge, I made a punny card that would work for either situation.  :)


Stampin' Up! dp and cardstock
SU basket bunch stamps and coordinating dies
SU stitched square die; MFT grass and speech bubble dies
coloring with SU watercolor pencils
sentiment heat embossed with Versamark ink and white Simon Says powder

As always, any card for kiddos can be linked up for our challenge. Hope you'll stop by SAS4Kids to check out our DT's fun creations... and then stop back by to link up a card of your very own.

Until next time, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Hi, everyone!

Just a quick post to let you know that this year's Cards for Little Hearts Heart-Themed Card Drive is underway.


The inspiration for this card drive is the pediatric care unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital. So all cards should have at least one heart, but they should not be Valentines.

Here are cards that I am sending to the drive. There's a little bit of everything here: Paper Smooches, Stampin' Up!, Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things... and a Christina (of Cards for Little Hearts fame) original. That cute little bear is all Christina!!!



If you have a little crafting time this month to make a card... or two... or three for this drive, I know Christina would really appreciate it. For specific card guidelines and more card samples, please visit the Cards for Little Hearts site  :)

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!