Saturday, December 2, 2023

SAS4Kids: Winter Cards 4 Kids

Hi, everyone! Yes, it is the first Saturday of a new month. Around these parts, first Saturdays mean it's time for a new kiddie card challenge. But before we get to this month's theme and DT cards, we have a bit of bittersweet news to share here at SAS4Kids. 

This challenge marks Karen Hasheck's last as a Design Team Member... and boy, oh boy, are we ever going to miss her. Jen and I fondly have referred to Karen as our fearless leader. For a decade or more, Karen single-handedly coordinated all things SAS4Kids. Moreover, she orchestrated the transition when Jen and I took over SAS4Kids operations. While we are sad for us, we are thrilled for Karen knowing she will have even more time for teaching her wonderful card classes and enjoying those amazing grandkids' visits. If you have a moment, please stop by Karen's Kreative Kards and thank her for all she's done to bring big smiles to faces of in-patient little ones. 

Now, without further ado, this month's theme is Winter Cards 4 Kids. Something tells me we have a few snowpeople and a few cute critters in our future.  :)

You have until January 5 to play along with this month's challenge. While we are featuring winter cards this month, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up to play along. Even though you don't have to send your card to SAS4Kids to join in the challenge fun, an in-patient child/teen would love it if you did. 

A quick reminder: The deadline for getting Christmas/holiday cards to the shippers is actually this Tuesday. If you have last minute cards you were planning on sending to a shipper, please reach out to her ASAP. If you have a little bonus crafting time and want to get a head start on those 2024 Love/Valentine cards, the deadline for getting those to our shippers is January 15. 

Lastly, I know we say this every month, but we are so appreciative for your support of Send a Smile 4 Kids. I remember being overwhelmed with gratitude when I packed up holiday cards to send to the kids at Nationwide Children's. Each card we send out is a work of heart and we thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts. 

All of us here at Send a Smile 4 Kids wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season! See you in the new year!

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

SAS4Kids: October Shout-Outs!

Hi, everyone! It's time for a Shout-Out Saturday here at SAS4Kids!

Last month's gallery was a holiday mash-up. There were fall/Halloween cards and winter/Christmas cards. Here are three cards that caught our DT's eyes.

This gorgeous Christmas tree is a pop-up card. Yes, you read that right.
Maria Giselle really outdid herself when she created this interactive masterpiece!

Valerie's card is so special. "Snow" special!
That fun edge, her colorful dp, and two sweet creatures make for one fab card. 

Andrea employed seriously precise techniques to create this whimsical shaker.
How clever to use clear seed beads to replicate snowflakes. Really clever!

Congratulations, ladies! Great job!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us. Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge to display on your blog.

Our Cards 4 Kids Challenge runs until December 1.
 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 your shippers' needs before sending cards their way. 

As always, thank you all so much for your support of SAS4Kids. And, on behalf of all of us here at SAS4Kids, we wish you a blessed Thanksgiving. 

Saturday, November 4, 2023

SAS4Kids: Happy Holiday Cards 4 Kids

Hello, everybody! Today is the first Saturday in November, which means it's time for a new challenge here at Send a Smile 4 Kids. Today we are focusing on holiday cards 4 our kids.

Even more exciting than writing about a new challenge is announcing that Melanie Hungerford has joined our Send a Smile 4 Kids Design Team! Melanie has been a loyal supporter of SAS4Kids for a while now... and has earned multiple Design Team Shout-outs. So, we are thrilled that Melanie has joined our team and know that you will love her adorably sweet kiddie cards. Welcome, Melanie!!! 

Our shippers have already turned their attention to reindeer, snowmen, and Santas. And, our DT's cards are brimming with holiday cheer. 'Tis the season!

While we are focusing on holiday cards 4 our kids this month, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up for this month's challenge and you have until Friday, December 1 to share your creation. While you aren't required to donate your linked-up card to SAS4Kids, one of our hospitalized patients surely would love it if you did. Card submission information can be found by clicking on the tabs at the top of this page.

Upcoming Deadlines:
* Christmas and winter cards: December 5
* Valentine's Day: January 15

As always, thanks so much for your support of SAS4Kids. Hope to see you in our Holiday Cards Gallery!

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