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 


  1. Fantastic line up of cards Ladies!! A big thank you once again for allowing me to share a day with this amazing team - Hugs Jackie

  2. Lovely DT creations. I've only just found you and my apologies, but I tried to follow and the link isn't there. I can only see the word 'followers'.

  3. Wonderful creations by the DT! I am just so happy I've found you and I hope to play along often and also donate cards often!

  4. Lovely challenge and fabby cards so far from everyone! (DT and other entries!)xx