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Saturday, January 7, 2023

SAS4Kids: Love/Valentine Cards 4 Kids

Hello and Happy New Year! Here's hoping you had a wonderful holiday season, spending time with loved ones... and finding a bit of crafting time between festivities. 

This first Saturday of 2023 we are starting a new year of challenges at Send A Smile 4 Kids. This month, we are featuring love/Valentine cards for our kids/tweens/teens. My card features an adorable Paper Smooches monkey. I have so many stamps Paper Smooches in my craft stash and still miss not seeing new releases from Kim. This cutie was a real steal, finding it for just 75 cents at a garage sale.

Recollections cardstock, Strathmore watercolor paper
Paper Smooches stamp; Distress Inks; white colored pencil

As always, thanks for stopping by. Hope you'll check out the adorable cards designed by the SAS gals and our Guest Designer Melanie Hungerford... and then stop back by to link up a card of your very own. 

If you are making love/Valentine cards to send to SAS4Kids, the deadline to get those to shippers is January 15. Please check with your favorite shipper(s) if your cards might not get to their destination(s) before then. 

Happy scrappin'!

Saturday, December 3, 2022

SAS4Kids: Winter Cards 4 Kids

Hi, everyone! Happy December! Yep, December.... can you believe it?

It's the first Saturday of the month... which means it's time for a new SAS4Kids Challenge. This month our theme is Winter Cards 4 Kids. Since the deadline for Christmas cards to our shippers is this coming Monday, and Valentine's Day will be here before we know it, I made a wintry card celebrating flurries of love.... using a few scraps from one of my favorite wintry 6 x 6 pad EVER.


DOODLEBUG DESIGN Polar Pals dp; Stampin' UP! cardstock
SIMON SAYS STAMP sentiment
MFT snowflake die

Hope you'll stop by SAS4Kids to check out the other designers' cards... and then stop back by to link up a card of your very own. 

In the meantime, Happy Holidays! 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

SAS4Kids: Happy Holidays Cards 4 Kids

Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday! And, since it is the first Saturday of the month, it's time for a new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids

As our shippers turn their attention from fall cards to holiday cards, the SAS4Kids DT has turned its focus to reindeer, snowmen, and Santas. Yep, holiday cards 4 kids is our theme this month. How fun!


Stampin' Up!, Recollections and Distress Core cardstock
Paper Smooches Santa dies

You don't have to make a holiday card to play along with us this month. Any kiddie/teen/tween appropriate card can be shared at our challenge link, which is open until noon EST on December 2.

Thanks for stopping, and happy scrappin'! Hope to see you in the SAS4Kids November Gallery.  

Saturday, October 1, 2022

SAS4Kids: Holiday/Celebration Cards 4 Kids

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

But before we get to this month's challenge theme, I hope everybody in the path of Hurricane Ian is safe and sound. Please know you all have been in our thoughts. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all those first responders coming to the aid of their neighbors.

This month, our SAS4Kids Designers are focusing on holiday and celebration cards 4 kids. You can see I chose a card that can be used for a birthday or a milestone achievement. Some of the gals went the holiday route and are featuring Halloween and Christmas cards. (Please note that the deadline for getting fall/Halloween cards to our shippers is October 5. If you still have any of these cards to mail in, please touch base with your favorite shipper(s). Thanks!)

STAMPIN' UP! You Are Amazing project kit


Hope you'll stop by SAS4Kids to check out the other designers' cards and then stop back by to link up a card of your very own. We;d love to see one of your creations in our SAS4Kids October Gallery.

Until next time, take good care. And, as always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

Saturday, August 6, 2022

SAS4Kids: Thank You Cards (From the Kids)

Hi, everyone! Happy Saturday!

Boy, the weather has just been so crazy across the country, across the world. Hope you and your loved ones are all doing well.

This month, at Send a Smile 4 Kids, we are focusing on thank you cards. Thought we'd get a few of these on hand for our shippers before we start the push for Halloween and Christmas cards. (Just a clarification: If you are making thank you cards to send to a shipper, these are not cards to be given to the kids. These are cards for the kids and their families to give to nurses, doctors, hospital staffers... to anyone who has done something special for them.)

My card comes from a Stampin' Up! card kit. Thought an older patient might be attracted to the shiny elements and chose it to write a note of thanks to that someone special.

STAMPIN' UP: You Are Amazing project kit

This month's challenge link is open until September 2 and any thank you card OR kiddo-appropriate card can be linked up.

As always, thanks for stopping. Happy scrapping.... and hope to see you in the SAS4Kids August Gallery!

Saturday, July 2, 2022

SAS4Kids: Christmas in July 4 Kids

Hi, everyone! Happy holiday weekend!

This month at the Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge blog, our theme is Christmas in July 4 Kids. That's right, we are making cards for family and hospital staff to give to kids/tween/teen patients this coming holiday season.

Last year, My Favorite Things came out with a card kit that I just couldn't pass up. I don't typically buy entire card kits. I might pick up an item or two. But this one stole my heart and my card is essentially a complete CASE of one of the MFT DT's cards. Not going to lie, it was seriously labor intensive... and worth every single second.   :)


Stampin' Up, Distress Ink, and My Favorite Things cardstock
MFT card kit: Stuffed Santa stamp set, Up on the Rooftop die-namics

Hope you'll stop by SAS4Kids to see our DT's fun creations... and then stop back by to link up a card of your very own.

Thanks for stopping. Happy scrappin'... and happy Fourth!

Saturday, May 7, 2022

SAS4Kids: Cards 4 Dads (or Special Guys)

Hi, everyone! Wishing everyone a Happy Mother's Day weekend.

It's the first Saturday of the month... which means it's time for a new Send a Smiles 4 Kids Challenge. This month, the SAS4Kids DT focused on cards that a kiddie/tween/teen could give to a special guy in his/her life. I went with a "Dad" card as opposed to a "Father's Day" card to make the card a little more versatile and extend its shelf-life, so to speak. 


dp; Stampin' Up cardstock and vellum
Hats Off! SU bundle

The deadline to get cards to our shippers for Fathers Day is May 15. Please reach out to your shipper if you are working on cards that may not make it to her by then.

As always, thanks for stopping by. If you have a chance, stop by SAS4Kids to check out our DT's great take on this guy-card challenge. Hope to see you in the May SAS4Kids gallery. 

Happy craftin'!