Saturday, January 14, 2023

SAS4Kids: December Darlings!

Hi, everyone! Hope your new year is off to a great start.

A huge thank you to everyone who played along with last month's Winter Cards 4 Kids Challenge. Your December cards are always so darn cute, and last month our gallery was filled with lots of adorable critters! Here are three cards that caught our DT's eyes.


Allisa combined colorful paper with a gorgeous sentiment
to create a quick card that packs a big punch. Such a cheery card!


Nothing says "wintry" like an igloo.
And, what's more fun than Elizabeth's colony of penguins?!


11. Carrie
We just loved this adorable 2023 stamp on Carrie's card.
More adorable penguins? Yes, please!


Congratulations, ladies! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us. 
  • Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge to display on your blog.
  • If you would like to join us a Guest Designer for a future challenge, email Sybrina at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com. Please include SAS4Kids in the subject line.

Our current challenge runs until February 3. While we are featuring Love/Valentine Cards 4 Kids this month, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up for the challenge. 

While it is not required that you donate your card after entering, a hospitalized kiddie/tween/teen would surely appreciate it if you did. 
  • TOMORROW is the date listed on our website as the deadline for sending Valentine cards to our shippers.
  • So, if you still have Valentine cards you would like to send to SAS4Kids, please touch base with your favorite shipper(s). Thank you!
And, as always, thanks so much for your support of Send a Smile 4 Kids. Your cards 4 our kids always put huge smiles on little faces. 

Saturday, January 7, 2023

SAS4Kids: Love/Valentine Cards 4 Kids

Happy 2023! All of us at Send a Smile 4 Kids hope this new year rings in health and happiness... and lots of crafty fun. 

It seems like all of us crafters work at warp speed in December. And, if you are like me, you are ready for a little down time come January. Then I realize that Valentine's is right around the corner and our shippers are starting to work on those boxes of love/Valentine cards for our kids. That's why it's become a tradition to feature love/Valentine cards here in January.

Without further ado, let's look at the love/Valentine's cards for kids created by our designers. We're thrilled to welcome back Melanie Hungerford as a Guest Designer. Melanie, who shares her adventures in crafting at Cards by Melanie, Thank you so much, Melanie, for again sharing your talents with us!



You have until noon US/Eastern Time on Friday, February 3, to join in our current challenge. While we are focusing on Love/Valentine cards, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up to play along. It is not required that you send your card to one of our shippers, but an in-patient child/tween/teen would love it if you did. If you are making Valentine cards for our kids, the deadline to get those to your favorite shipper(s) is January 15. That's right, the 15th! So, if you are sending cards that might be arriving beyond that date, please reach out to your shipper(s).

As always, thank you for your support of SAS4Kids. We look forward to seeing your kiddie cards in our January gallery. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

SAS4Kids: November Nuggets!

Hi, everyone! It's time for a few SAS4Kids shout-outs! 

A big thanks to everyone who played along with last month's Happy Holiday Cards 4 Kids Challenge. There were so many cheery holiday cards in our November gallery. Here are three that caught our DT's eyes. 

Bernie's framed Santa is sure to be loved 
by kids and their parents alike. Just gorgeous!

Kids love sparkly... 
and Trina's iridescent foiled background is a real showstopper! 
 

Take a close look to see that Melanie's penguins' hats
coordinate with her rainbow-colored background. How fun! 

Congratulations, ladies! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us.

  • Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge to display on your blog.
  • If you would like to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge, email Sybrina at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com. Include SAS4Kids DT in the subject line.

Our current Winter Cards 4 Kids Challenge runs until January 6. However, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up for the challenge.

It is not required that you donate your card after entering, but a young patient in one of the SAS4Kids hospitals would surely love it if you did. For information about donating cards, click on the tabs at the top of our blog. Please check our shippers' needs before sending cards their way. 

As always, thank you for all you do for SAS4Kids. All of us at SAS4Kids wish you the happiest of new years.