Saturday, July 9, 2011

Blog Grand Re-opening and Blog Candy Giveaway and Winners!!

(For our current challenge, please go here.) 

Welcome to our Blog Grand Re-opening and Blog Candy Giveaway!! And we are announcing the winners of our Teddy Bear and Other Animals (for Kids) Challenge too (see below.) We are so proud of our blog's new look (thanks again to Sara & Michael) and the fact we now have 100 followers that we are celebrating with a Blog Candy Giveaway! Would you like to win all the goodies above? Punches, stamps, ribbon, tools, flowers, adhesive and rub-ons - who wouldn't?

The rules are simple - You have from July 9th until Friday July 29th at 7:00 a.m. CST to follow these instructions and then leave a comment below with your email address and a link to your blog and what you did to qualify. (You can still enter if you don't have a blog- see below!)

We are asking that you:
1.) Become a Follower if you are not already one. (Edited to add:  Blogger seems to be having an issue with becoming a follower... On some sites the followers just disappear every so often..  So try to become a follower on this or on another visit to our blog (and sometimes trying another browser works), but you won't be disqualified from winning if you can't get it to work. Same goes for our challenges...)
2.) Post our new SAS4Kids Blog Badge to your blog;  and if you choose to also post a picture of the blog candy with a link back here, you will be entered TWICE in the drawing. If you don't have a blog, you can still enter! Just post about SAS4Kids and what we do to Facebook or send an email to your stamping friends telling about SAS4Kids and encouraging them to send in cards for our kids. Just let us know what you have done in your comment below.
3.) Last, but not least, make a commitment to send some cards to SAS4Kids for the children who are inpatient in Children's Hospitals. Send us one or ten or twenty or whatever you can. We will award the blog candy without having received your cards, but please do follow through with this when you can. All the details you need can be found under the Tab above "Guidelines for Donated Cards".

Now, onto our winners of the Teddy Bear and Other Animals (for kids) Challenge. The winner of the $10 gift certificate to Digi Doodles Shop is #3 Bunny! Bunny's winning card can be seen here. Bunny- please email me at so I can put you in contact with Digi Doodles to get your prize! You can get your winner's blog badge on the side of the blog (in code so very easy to put on your blog.)

We had sooo many awesome entrants in this challenge, it was very difficult to pick our top three! But we have chosen: #12, Jacki R., #24 Sharon S., and #26 Melissa Sackman. Click on their names to see their great cards and their blogs! Congratulations Ladies! Your cards will be added to our Slide Show for all to see and you can add our Top Three blog badge (on the side down a bit) to your blogs with pride!

On a sad note, we are saying good-bye at the end of the current challenge to Carol who has decided to leave SAS4Kids design team. Carol has been with SAS4Kids since the beginning and has been a huge supporter of our cause. We will miss her!

There is a still a week to participate in our current challenge, Red White and Blue (for kids) for a chance to win one of two great prizes! And, as always, remember our kids inpatient in Children's Hospitals and send in your cards if you can.

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen


  1. Oh wow ive won, woohoo..Thank you...made my day that has..

    Caz xx

  2. hiya sweetie
    i want to say congrats to the ladies who has won
    have a great weekend to all
    hugs angelique

  3. Congratulations to the winner and karen the new blog looks awesome and thanks for a chance to win.. Since your last email I am proudly displaying the badge of the blog and am already a follower.. Will just post about it on my blog and about sending cards.. I will try sending as much as I can but may take some time as I'll be sending them over to you all the way from India but I do promise I'll send some...!!
    Keep up the good work...


  4. Hey karen,

    Have posted about the candy on my blog as well as put it upon the side bar.. Like I said I already have the badge up on my blog and been a follower since forever.. I never got an opportunity to thank you for the card you made based on mine.. It was truly humbling...Thanks for this nice chance to win...!!


  5. Thanks for this chance, lovely goodies!!!
    Allready a follower, posted both badges with links back and would like to send 10 cards, would you just e-mail me the address please to..
    tgerber at telkomsa dot net
    thanks and lotsa luv

  6. I love the look of the blog. Great job. Thanks for the top three placement I am off to post the blinkie on my blog. The Follower header is out over there. I'll check back later to sign up.

  7. Thanks ever so much for chosing me as a Top 3 WOW!!!! Very honored and excited!! Thanks for the chance on your blog candy Yummm!! posted both badge and picture on my blog with links back to SAS4K - I would love to send in 10 cards, where would I find the address to mail them?
    thanks once again!!! Love your blog!! and Cause!!!

  8. Children's cards have always been a favorite of mine to do, so I'm happy to have found your site and will definitely have a stack of cards ready to mail your way real soon. Thanks for the chance to win prizes, as it's always nice to stretch the stamping budget!! I would be most happy to sign up as a follower and have tried, but it doesn't allow me to do that, so must not be working. I have added your blinkie to my blog and entered in the current challenge. WooHoo, waiting for the next one to roll around to see what's required . . .
    Thanks, gals, for your great dedication to the sick children !!

  9. Wow, so ein tolles Candy. Das neue Design ist wirklich toll und das neue Badge hab ich schon längst auf meinem Blog gespeichert-lach- und nun hab ich auch das Candy in meiner Sidebar verlinkt. Karten werde ich auch schicken, es dauert aus Deutschland nur etwas länger. Hoffentlich schaffe ich auch noch die neue Herausforderung. Liebe Grüße.

  10. Fantastic candy! I am a follower, I have added the badge and also the candy on my sidebar! I have sent some cards already (my name is on the gratitude list) and I plan on sending more in the future! I think it is a very special thing to make a kid smile! :)

    My e-mail is staciesgiftgallery at gmail dot com

  11. Your candy is fabulous! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win it. I have: 1) become a follower, 2): posted a pic of your badge on my blog, and 3): posted a pic of your candy on my blog, which is located at: More importantly, I commit to you to making cards for your wonderful organization. I am disabled, and making cards is how I cope with some pretty severe difficulties. I don't have a lot of people in my personal life to give cards to, so I make them for charitable organizations, like yours. However, none of those I've sent cards to were for children, and as I am particularly moved by your mission, I promise to send you at least ten cards by the end of August. I actually will probably make more, but I want to be sure I make what I commit to. So, thank you so much for the wonderful work you do, and for asking me to be a part of it.

  12. hi!!! thanks for the chance to win and for your wonderful work for children!!!
    i'm a new follower and i put your badge on my blog and even the picture of your candy, here:
    i'll send you a card for children as soon as possible.
    greetings from Italy!

  13. Hello, I just became a new follower of your great blog, I will surely be sending u some cards, thank u for giving me the chance to help out such a great cause... and also thanks for the chance to win such amazing candy, I have added it to my sidebar with a link back here...
    my email is ...
    many blessings on u guys, and I hope u gather many cards for all those children...
    Claudia W.

  14. I am a new follower and have posted BOTH badge and picture, with links, on my blogs. I will send cards, what a great service you do. Thanks for the opportunity for win such a great prize!!


  15. I have been a follower and have your badge posted on my blog which is Thank you also for choosing my card to be in your top 3, what a fantastic surprise.

  16. hello karen !
    I am following you now .. and i have put ur badge as well as ur candy pic ..
    thanx fer the opportunity as well as i will definitely send some cards .. even if i dun win ..
    in good work dre shud be no delay .. wud love to send some ..

  17. Nice post , thank you for sharing .........I think you have done a great job.

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