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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'!

Saturday, April 2, 2022

SAS4Kids: Cards 4 Moms (or Special Ladies)

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

Mother's Day will be here before we know it. So, this month the SAS4Kids DT is featuring cards 4 the kid to give to their moms or other special ladies in their lives. The goal to get Mother's Day cards to your favorite SAS4Kids shipper(s) is April 15.


Stampin' Up!: Expressions in Ink dp, cardstock, vellum
MFT mom and stitched flower dies
Simon Says Stamp you matter sentiment

Hope to see you in the SAS4Kids gallery. And, as always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

Saturday, February 5, 2022

SAS4Kids: Easter or Spring Cards 4 Kids

Hi, everyone! Brrrrr!!!! Hope you are doing well and are unscathed from the wrath of the most recent winter storm. 

Today is the first Saturday of a new month... which means it's time for a new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids. This month, we are focusing on cards 4 kids featuring spring and/or Easter elements.

A CASE of a Pinterest-inspired card. But sadly I don't remember the cardmaker.  :(
Stampin' Up! cardstock; SU Peekaboo Farm stamp set
MFT hybrid black licorice ink; SU waterdolor pencils


Hope to see your kiddie card in the SAS4Kids February gallery. While we are featuring Spring and Easter cards on the challenge blog. Any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up to play along.

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

Stay safe, be warm. See you in the gallery!

Saturday, January 1, 2022

SAS4Kids: Valentine or Love Cards 4 Kids

Hello, everyone! Happy New Year! 

The first Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge of this new year is love/Valentine's Cards 4 Kids... because Valentine's is right around the corner. RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER for our SAS4Kids shippers! 

For my card, I went with a generic winter-themed love card, using a few remnants of one of my all-time-favorite paper pads. 

Doodlebug Designs dp; Stampin' Up! cardstock
Simon Says Stamp sentiment

This challenge goes through noon Central Time on February 4. While we are focusing on love/Valentine cards for our kids, any kiddie-appropriate can be linked up to play along. 

Hope to see you in the SAS4Kids gallery. And, as always, thanks for stopping and happy crafting!

Saturday, December 4, 2021

SAS4Kids: Winter Cards 4 Kids

Happy Saturday! Happy December! Hope the holiday festivities are well under way in your household. 

It's the first Saturday of the month... which means it's time for a new challenge over at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

Our shippers are putting finishing touches on their holiday card boxes. So, while our DTers are busy making holiday cards for family and friends, we are focusing on generic winter cards 4 our kids. 


Doodlebug Designs Polar Pals dt; Stampin' Up cardstock
Gina K wreath builder template
Simon Says Stamp snowflake stamps, Distress Ink peacock feathers

Hope you'll stop by the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge blog and check out our DT's winter cards. Then, stop back by later this month to link up a card of your very own. Even though we are focusing on winter cards this month, any kid-friendly card can be linked up for the challenge. And, if you are interested in donating your card to one of our hospitals, please check each shipper's current needs. 

Thanks for stopping! Happy scrappin'!! Happy Holidays!!!