Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christmas in July Challenge and Blog Hop Celebrating our 175th Challenge!

Welcome to our huge blog hop and celebration of Send A Smile 4 Kids’ 175th Challenge! The theme of our blog hop is Christmas in July 4 Kids because it is never too early to start making holiday cards for all the kids in the many children’s hospitals we now serve. We would love for each child to receive a holiday card as well as be able to pick some for special medical staff or loved ones they are missing during the holiday season.

We have 17 stops in the blog hop and at each stop you have one or two chances at winning just by leaving a comment. You can also earn a chance to win a prize by commenting on the blog post on our SAS4Kids blog and also by entering the Christmas in July challenge which starts July 21st and runs through August 3rd at noon.

Here is a list of all our wonderful sponsors and the prizes that you could win:

Kitchen Sink Stamps $25 gift certificate
Sparkle N Sprinkle  $5 gift code
Fred She Said $10 gift certificate
Motion Crafts by Uchi's Designs 3 prize packages each with 1 die set and 1 stamp set $35 value each
Bugaboo $12 gift code
Tonic Studios USA Six Tonic Studios Paper Trimmers (159e)
Stampendous Five prizes: CRS5101/DCS5010 Rose Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, CRS5067/DCS5067 Hydrangea Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set, DCP1007 Build a Wreath Cutting Dies Set, DCP1008 Pop Up Stages Cutting Dies Set
Paper Nest Dolls Two prizes of 3 digis each of the winner's choice plus one free digi for a commenter on each blog that uses a Paper Nest Dolls image
Doodles Paper Playground Four prizes of one package of Fairy Dust Sparkle Blends sequin mixes
White Rose Crafts  Gorjuss Tweed Craft Card Compendium (makes 24 cards - retails at $16.99)
Dies R Us $15 gift code
Cheapo Dies (owned by an American I know) $15 gift code
All Dressed Up Stamps - two digital stamps
Janet Bailey - three Stampin' Up Stamp Sets

Here are the rules for this blog hop:

**You do not need to comment on every stop of the blog hop to have a chance to win a prize. One comment on any of the blogs or on the main SAS4Kids blogpost qualifies you to win one of the prizes on that blog. If you leave a comment on each stop, you will have earned 17 chances to win a prize, and if you enter a card in the Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge, you will also earn a chance to win one of 8 random prizes there.

**You MUST have an USA mailing address to qualify to win any of the prizes. We apologize to any of our readers outside of the USA, but this is a requirement to win any of the prizes in this blog hop and in the Christmas in July challenge.

**The blog hop will start July 21st at 8:00 a.m. CST and continue until July 31st at midnight CST. When the blog hop is done, all the winners will be drawn randomly from the commenters on each blog and on the main blog, and announced on the SAS4Kids blog on August 4th and on each individual blog. If your name is listed as a winner, you must contact Karen at khasheck@gmail.com BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited.

**The Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge at SAS4Kids will run from July 21st until August 3rd at Noon CST (as is typical of our two week challenges.) You can qualify for one of 8 prizes by entering a Christmas or holiday card appropriate for a child following the rules of all of our challenges found in the page above. The prizes will be awarded by random drawing and announced with the rest of the winners on August 4th on our blog. These prizes too must be claimed August 18th at midnight with an email to khasheck@gmail.com with your name, email and mailing address (must have a USA mailing address.)

We are so happy to have some of the volunteers who collect and distribute cards to our many children’s hospitals as well as some TEAM SAS alumni and previous Top Three winners join the SAS4Kids TEAM SAS in this blog hop!

Here is the list of the participants in the blog hop with links to their blogpost:

SAS4KidsBlog (Six prizes awarded here JUST FOR COMMENTING and YOU ARE HERE)

Thank you so much for supporting Send a Smile 4 Kids and to our wonderful sponsors of this blog hop. Good luck in the drawings! Leave a comment here and hop for more chances at many prizes.

THE NEXT STOP IS:


Below is where you can enter the Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge and get a chance at winning one of EIGHT prizes awarded randomly to participants in addition to the prizes listed above. 


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Winners Announced for AG/Cards for Teens!

(For our current challenge, please scroll down.)

It's another Winners' Saturday here at Send a Smile 4 Kids! 

We are announcing Team SAS4Kids' Top 3 honorees. To visit our winners' blogs, click on the linked names. 

Top 3 Card by #17 EnigmaArtistEnterprises

Top 3 Card by #25 Chris

Top 3 Card by #30 Craftartista


Congratulations! 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 design team member on a future challenge, email Karen at khasheck at gmail dot com and she will get back to you with all the details.

There's still time to play along with our current challenge, which is open until Friday, July 20 at noon CST! 

And, we sure hope you join us for our July 21st challenge. SAS4Kids is celebrating our 175th challenge and commemorating this milestone with a huge blog hop with lots and lots of prizes to be won! Since the theme is going to be Christmas in July 4 Kids, you may to start work on a Christmas or holiday kiddie card for a chance to win one of EIGHT prizes that will be randomly awarded to challenge entrants. There will also be opportunities to win prizes by commenting on blog hop stops. Lots of prizes, lots of ways to win!!!

See you in the SAS4Kids Gallery!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge


It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge here at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This year, all challenges at SAS4Kids are Anything Goes 4 Kids! We will often have an alternative theme that you can choose to follow, but are not required to. Create and link any card that is appropriate for a child and your card could be chosen as one of our top three cards and you could join us as a guest dt member on a future challenge.

The theme for this challenge is: Anything Goes 4 Kids with no alternative theme.

HEADS UP- MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Our next challenge starting July 21st is our 175th and we are celebrating that milestone with a huge blog hop with many prizes to be won! The theme is Christmas in July 4 Kids, so you may want to get a Christmas or holiday card appropriate for a child ready to go as there will be EIGHT random winners chosen from the entrants in the challenge. And many prizes are available both here and on each stop of the blog hop but if you are too busy to hop, you can win simply by commenting once on any of the blogs and here!!

Now for some great inspiration, here are the cards created by TEAM S.A.S. for this challenge. To visit any of their blogs, just click on the link above their card.

Mary’s Card


Hilde’s Card

Karen’s Card
  
April’s Card

Janet’s Card

You have until Friday July 20th at noon CST to enter this challenge. After you do, please consider sending in your card(s) to cheer a child who is inpatient in one of our many children’s hospitals we serve. All the information you need is under the tabs at the top of the blog.

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen