Saturday, May 28, 2011

Announcing Two New DT Members and Our May Flowers Winners!

It is a great day here at SAS4Kids because we get to introduce you to TWO new members of our Design Team AND announce our winners for our May Flowers challenge.

First of all, please help me welcome Lisa Vaughan to our team.  Here is a darling card and the bio Lisa shared with us:

Hi I'm Lisa and I am from Ontario, Canada and I am a mother of 2. I started scrapbooking when my first was born 9 years ago and then it evolved to card making 2 years ago and I started my blog to show case them. I find I love making kids cards for Birthday parties and special occasions, the brighter the better and the kids just LOVE them!!! It is so nice to see their little smiles when receiving a special handmade card. I have even got my kids making special cards too!!
Please visit Lisa at her blog:  and leave some love and congrats on this new dt position and check out her great cards.
We are also welcoming Aly Sheridan to our design team. Here is a super cute card and the bio Aly shared with us:
My name is Aly, I am 38 years old and live in the UK.  I have 3 children, Louise 17, Hayley 16 and my baby Charlotte (Charlie) who is 11 and is starting secondary school in September arghhh I can’t believe it!! Lol! I am a volunteer for our local constabulary and also our local Hospice Charity shop but I mainly look after my hubby, who is disabled. I love crafting I will have a go at almost anything, I love shiny things I am like a magpie! I can’t say I have a favourite crafting genre at the moment as I swap and change on a weekly basis! Recently I have been playing a lot with distressing techniques, making paper flowers, different colouring techniques, watercolours, using wax and ageing pictures. I adore stamping and love stamps of all kinds, and I like making ATC's and swapping them.
Please visit Aly at her blog:   and wish her well on her new DT position and check out her great card ideas.
Now on to more fun stuff - our top three favorite cards from the May Flowers challenge as voted on by the DT are:  # 17, Ellen; #6 Carrie on Crafting; and #3 Joanna K. Click on their names to see their awesome cards and blogs. 
The winner of our random drawing for 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper pack from Robyn's Fetish is: #1 Gloria M. Gloria, please contact me at so I can put you in touch with Robyn's Fetish to claim your prize.
Ladies- please grab your winners badges and display proudly on your blogs. And if any of you would like to be a guest dt member, send me an email at the address above.
Remember our current challenge, Sweet Treats, is still going and you have until Friday June 3rd to enter your sweet card for a chance at a great prize. And also, please always remember what we are all about and send us your handmade cards to cheer children who are inpatient in Children's Hospitals. For more information on donating, please visit our main blog Send A Smile 4 Kids.
Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sweet Treats Challenge and Much More!

Welcome to our 10th challenge! The theme is Sweet Treats which if perfect for kid's cards. Think cupcakes and ice cream and anything sweet. Our sponsor for this challenge is Mari K. Creations and her prize includes many sweet treats: pink "stickles", wood mounted cupcake stamp, 2 clear stamp sets, pink chipboard alphabet, Sweet/ Love rub-ons, -14 pieces 5x7 paper, sweet themed, some with glitter and/or foil. (2 each of 7 designs). Check out these pictures:

Sweet! The winner of our sponsor prize is drawn randomly and the top three cards as voted on by our design team win a badge for their blog. You have until June 3rd at Noon to enter with the link below.
Be sure to check on the NEW rules for our challenges on the left side of the blog.

With this post, we are also introducing a new member on our design team, Hilde Marsh. We are so happy to have Hilde join us at SAS4Kids and here is what Hilde shared with us about herself:

Hi there, my name is Hilde and I have 3 children, 2 grown up boys and one girl (15). I am also a grandmother to two wonderful grandchildren. I have always loved craft, in any shape or form, the only thing I haven't done yet is pottery.I used to teach crafts at an adult college, and have done many fundraisers through the church I used to belong to. I have had a silkpainting business many years ago. Sold my creations in shops and at the markets, been there, done that. But my newest love is card making. I do some scrapbooking, but cards are my thing. Love it. Since I have been blogging and joined some challenges, my style has competely changed and is still is constantly changing. Which I love.  I am also loving all the gadgets that come with it. My husband and I will be celebrating out 30th Wedding Anniversary in November this year. Phew, has it been 30years? I am very blessed to have a husband who is my biggest fan and supports me in all my craft ventures.
Please visit Hilde's blog at:  and leave her some congratulations on her new dt position and check out her awesome cards. Here is her card for the Sweet Treats Challenge:

                                Here are the rest of the design team's Sweet cards to inspire you:

Debby's Cards

Mari's Card

Carol's Cards
Visit Karen's blog for more views of this card
Karen's card front and inside
We are also saying goodbye to Mari, the founder of Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and challenge blog and to Wendy, the challenge coordinator of SAS4Kids at this time. Both are leaving because of life changes and had to make the tough decision to step back from these blogs for now. Mari did such a wonderful job getting this cause and these blogs going and Wendy was a huge help to her as the challenge coordinator. They will be greatly missed. Those of us left are determined to keep this great cause going collecting and distributing cards to inpatient hospitalized kids and to bringing you these fun challenges along the way. Please visit us at SAS4Kids main blog to read how you can help put a smile on kids' faces.

Stamping smiles 4 kids,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Design Team Call

Send a Smile 4 Kids is going through some changes right now and soon you will see them reflected on our blogs. We are looking to grow in the near future and we would like to expand our design team as part of that growth and revitalization. If you have an active stamping blog and love to make and share cards, please send me ( your blog link and a paragraph or two about yourself and your stamping history including present and past design team experience. Please put SAS4Kids DT CALL in the subject line.  We are a small but passionate group all about helping kids and stamping fun and would love to add some more like minded stampers to our team.

Stamping smiles for kids, Karen

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Welcome to a New Design Team Member AND Challenge 8 Winners

Today is a special day here at SAS4Kids because we are welcoming a new design team member, Debby Walker. Debby has been a winner of our challenges and a guest dt member and we loved her cards, like the awesome one at the top of this blog entry. Now we are thrilled to welcome her as a regular team member. Here is a few words by Debby introducing herself:

Hi, I'm Debby and I live in NW Ohio and am taking care of my mom in her twilight years.
I have loved crafting since I was a small child; I remember loving to color and make things with paper back then. As a young adult I started collecting ephemera; I love the look, feel, and history of it. Over the years I have created with ceramics, beads, polymer clay and many other crafts and always have fun doing it. I will try I started scrapbooking 20 years ago when there was nothing on the market and had to dream up my own ideas. And about 8 years ago I joined a group of ladies who were card making, and we get together once a month to play. And that progressed to trading ATCs. My passion is cardmaking and I am loving playing with you all on's helping to feed my addiction to all things paper.

Please visit Debby's blog at and check out her great cards and leave her some love and congratulations on this dt position.

We are also announcing the winners of Challenge 8, Spring Showers. The random winner of 4 digital stamps of her choice from Sassy Studio Designs is #3, Lindsey Marie! Lindsey Marie, please contact me at so that I can put you in touch with Sassy Studio Designs to collect your prize.

The top three cards as voted on by our design team are as follows: Lisa, Nannieflash and Lindsey Marie. Congratulations ladies - please grab our badges and display them proudly on your blogs.
The cards and their designers are awesome, so click on their names and check them out. And if any of the winners would like to be a guest designer on a future challenge, please contact me at the email address above.

Our current challenge is May Flowers and you have until Friday May 20th to enter this challenge. Come play and remember to keep our kids in the hospital smiling by sending your cards to:
Send a Smile 4 Kids!

Stamping smiles for our kids,

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Welcome to our 9th challenge! Our theme this  time around is May flowers and this challenge is being sponsored by ROBYN'S FETISH. The prize is 5 Robyn's Fetish digital products as a prize to the winner of your challenge.  This may be EITHER 5 digital stamps OR 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.
We are excited to have TWO guest designers joining us for this challenge. First we have Michele of Robyn's Fetish. 

Our second guest designer is Debby. Here are her great cards for your inspiration.

 And now here's the rest of the Design Team's cards.




This challenge will be open until May 21st. Please limit entries to 2 per person. Thanks and Good Luck!