Saturday, August 27, 2011

Anything Goes for Kids Winners!

(For the current challenge, please go here.) 

Saturdays are always fun here at Send a Smile 4 Kids because we are either announcing winners or a new challenge. Today we get to make some lucky ladies very happy by telling them they are winners! We had a great turnout for our Anything Goes for Kids challenge and hope you all come back soon for another fun challenge!

The winners of our random drawings for the sponsor prizes are:  #7 Mel X. who has won Cardmadfairy's prize of 5 digital stamps of her choice; AND #21 Zahreen S. who has won Stamp Fairy's prize of a $9 gift certificate! Ladies, please email me at so I can put you in touch with the sponsors to claim your prizes. And  don't forget to take your winner's blog badge for your blogs from the side of our blog.

TEAM S.A.S. had a hard time picking the Top Three this week because we had so many great cards entered in this challenge! Thank you to all who entered! We finally decided on these three fantastic cards:

#11 Suzanne

You can click on their names to go to their blogs for more inspiration. Congratulations ladies! Your cards will be featured in our slide show and you can claim your Top Three Blog Badge from the side of our blog to place on your blog with pride. And if you would like to be a guest design team member of TEAM S.A.S. for a future challenge, just send me an email and you will receive the free digital stamps from our sponsors and be featured on a future challenge blogpost.

Our current challenge, Punches and Diecuts for Kids is open for you to enter until September 2nd at noon CST, so pull out your punches and/or dies and make a cute card for a child and enter it for THREE chances at some great prizes! And after you do, please consider sending that card and any others you have appropriate for children into Send a Smile 4 Kids so we can put a smile on the faces of children who are inpatient in Children's Hospitals and cheer their families as well. All the information you need is under the tabs above.

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Punches and Diecuts for Kids Challenge and other Great News!

It's time for another fun challenge here at Send a Smile 4 Kids and this time we are challenging you to make a card using a punch or a diecut or a mixture of those and enter our challenge for a chance to win a great prize. Did I say A prize? I meant you could win one of THREE great prizes! That's right- we have three great sponsors this time! Our first sponsor is Stamp Shoppe Creations and Heidi, the owner and a dear friend of mine as her shop is within walking distance of my home and so I am in there all the time:) is giving the random winner of her prize a $15 gift certificate to her online shop! Our second sponsor is Sassy Cheryl's Digital Stamps and their prize up for grabs is a $5 gift certificate. And our third sponsor is Crop Stop and their prize is a $15 gift certificate! Our design team used awesome images from Stamp Shoppe Creations and Sassy Cheryl's to create their awesome cards below.

And of course you could also be picked as one of our Top Three and have the honor of joining our slide show and receive a Top Three blog badge for your blog.

We are also introducing a new member today of our design team, now called TEAM S.A.S.(Send a Smile with a bit of Sas!)  We are thrilled to welcome Lucianna Dilsaver to our team! I have followed Lucianna's blog Dilsaver Designs since we both become members of another design team, and was so impressed with her card ideas and professionalism, I asked her to join our team and she said yes! Here is what Lucianna shared about herself as an introduction:

My name is Lucianna Dilsaver of Dilsaver Designs,   I am a work from home mom of 4, ranging from 3 to 10.  I live on the West coast, in Oregon, only an hour away from the beach and love it.   There is always tons and tons of rain but it is always green which is the plus side.  I have an absolute love for card making.  I started out scrapbooking 12 years ago and have always loved anything artsy since I was a wee one.  It kind of got away from me, due to having children J  and I got back into it, but this time with cards and I haven’t stopped.  I just started posting my work on my blog in April of 2010 to document my designs and projects and I have met so many wonderful people. I love that I am able to share my God given abilities with others and I absolutely adore that I continue to learn new mediums and designs through the wonderfully vast blogworld.   I look forward to many more years of new ideas and new friends.

Take a look at the cards Lucianna shared with us today for this challenge and you will see why we are so happy to welcome her to our team! Both cards use images from Sassy Cheryl's. Then please visit her blog and leave a message of congratulations and love for Lucianna.

We also are pleased to share a card from a Guest Design Team Member today! Jackie Randolph has been a part of our Top Three picks in the past and graciously agreed to join us today as a guest member of our team for this challenge. She has a lovely blog here so check it our for inspiration and great cards! Jackie was given the Sassy Cheryl's digitals to play with and this is her awesome card: 

Here are the rest of the awesome cards from TEAM S.A.S. for your inspiration:

Sassy Cheryl's card by Shelby
Sassy Cheryl's #2 by Shelby

Stamp Shoppe Creations Card by Lisa

Stamp Shoppe Creations Card by Sarah

Sassy Cheryl's Card by Sarah

Stamp Shoppe Design Card by Hilde 

Sassy Cheryl's Card by Hilde 

Stamp Shoppe Creations Card by Karen 

Sassy Cheryl's Card by Karen 

So pull out your punches and diecuts and make a card for a child and link it below for a chance at a great prize. You have until noon on September 2nd to enter this challenge. And after you make the card, please consider sending it and any other cards for kids you have to Send a Smile 4 Kids to cheer a child inpatient in a Children's Hospital. All the information you need is under the tabs above.

Stamping smiles 4 Kids, Karen 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Winners and More Great News!

(For our current challenge, please go here.)

Today we are announcing the winners of our For The Boys Challenge, but first we have some great news to share with you. Shelby Thomas of Color of Happy has agreed to join our design team! Shelby is a very talented cardmaker and she has contributed some beautiful works of art for our kids! Take a look at a couple cards Shelby has shared with us for you to enjoy:

Aren't they great?! And here is what Shelby shared about herself for her introduction as the newest member of TEAM S.A.S.:

I live in the beautiful state of CO with my husband and brood of kids.  When I'm not crafting, I like to do all the things CO has to offer...hiking, mountain biking, skiing etc. but I don't do camping (there are things that will eat me out in those mountains!).  I started crafting in April 2010 when I needed something to keep me out of the cookie jar.  About four months into card making, I discovered copics and have been "addicted" ever since.  I started my blog recently, though I stalked the crafting blogoland for the last year just drooling over what other crafters were able to create and trying to learn as much as I could.  I look forward to working with the fabulous team members of Send a Smile 4 Kids, viewing the fabulous work from the participants of the challenges, and learning even more about the world of crafting.
Please join me in welcoming Shelby and leave her some love and congrats on her blog
Now onto the winners of our For the Boys Challenge! The random winner of Glitterbabe's $10 gift certificate is #18 Nancy D! And the winner of Kenny K's prize of 3 digital stamps of her choice is #14 Liesbeth S! To see the winner's cards, just click on their names. Ladies- please grab your winner's blog badges from the side of the blog and send me an email at so that I can get you in touch with the sponsors to collect your prizes.
Our top three as voted on by TEAM S.A.S. this time includes one very familiar name. The newest member of our design team introduced today was one of the biggest vote getters from this challenge! Shelby's Top Three card is this one:
Can you see why we are thrilled to have her as part of our team? The other two top vote getters are:

Congratulations to our Top Three! Your cards are awesome. Please grab the SAS4Kids Top 3 Blog Badge from the side to place on your blogs with pride! And if you would like to be a future guest design team member on one of our challenges, just send me an email at
Remember our current challenge "Anything Goes for Kids" is still going on until Friday August 19th at noon CST. And remember too to send in your kids cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids so we can cheer children and their families when they are inpatient in Children's Hospitals. All the info you need is in the tabs on the top of the blog.
Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Anything Goes (for Kids) Challenge!!

It's time for another great new challenge here at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This time we are going with an easy one - Anything Goes as long as it is For Kids! We have two wonderful sponsors this time so you have twice as much chance at winning a great prize in our random drawing! Cardmadfairy is one of the great sponsors and they are offering a prize of 5 digital stamps of the winner's choice! And Stamp Fairy is the other generous sponsor and they are giving a $9 gift certificate to the winner! You can click on their names to visit their sites and see all the awesome stamps they offer everyday.

We will also be picking our Top Three favorite cards from the entries and featuring them in our slide show.

We are lucky today to have a guest design team member joining us for this challenge. Tammy Louise Cunliffe has been one of our favorite top three winners in the past and has an awesome blog here.
Check out the lovely cards on her blog and also the awesome card she is sharing today using Stamp Fairy's stamps.

Here are the design team cards made with fun digital stamps from Cardmadfairy and Stamp Fairy to inspire you. To see the details on the cards or to visit the design team blogs, just click on their names.

Sarah's Cardmadfairy Card

Sarah's Stamp Fairy Card

Hilde's Stamp Fairy Card

Hilde's Cardmadfairy Card

Lisa's Stamp Fairy Card

Debby's Cardmadfairy Card

Debby's Stamp Fairy Card

                                                               Karen's Cardmadfairy Card

Karen's Stamp Fairy Card

I am so proud of the talented design team we have here at SAS4Kids! Aren't the DT cards awesome?! You have until noon on August 19th to make a card for this Anything Goes For Kids challenge and link it for a chance at a great prize. And then please consider sending that card and any others you have for children to SAS4Kids so we can help cheer our kids who are inpatient in Children's Hospitals. All the details and the address you need is available under the tabs on the top of this blog.

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen