Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winners Announced for Happy Holiday Wishes Challenge

(For our current challenge, please click here. ) 

Happy Holidays from Send a Smile 4 Kids! We are going to make the holidays even happier for some lucky and talented stampers today by announcing they are winners here at SAS4Kids! First of all, we will name the three lucky winners of the random sponsor drawings: The winner of the $15 gift certificate from Prairie Fairy is: #28 Purple Crazy! The winner of the 3 sets of digis or cutting files from The Cutting Cafe' is: #11 Elena! And the winner of the 3 images of the winner's choice from Digital Delights is #1 Dawn Lancaster!

Ladies- please grab your winner's blog badge from the side of the blog and email me at so I can put you in touch with the sponsors to claim your prize. As always, just click on the names of the sponsors to go to their sites and check out everything they have to offer, and on the winner's names to go to their blogs and see the winning cards and other fun stuff on their blogs.

Thank you to everyone who entered this challenge! There were so many awesome cards it was difficult to pick our Top Three. These are the ones the design team voted as our favorites:

Aren't these cards beautiful?! Please click on their names to go to their blogs and get more inspiration and leave them some congrats too. Ladies- please take your Top Three blog badge from the side of the blog and send me an email if you would like to be a guest design team member in a future challenge. You will be given the sponsor's images to design with and be featured on the blogpost for the challenge you choose.

Our current challenge, Winter Fun for Kids, is going to be open for you to enter until January 6th at noon CST as TEAM S.A.S. takes a break over the holidays. I am sure you are also busy shopping and wrapping and decorating and then enjoying time with friends and family. But if you have time, please do enter a card or two in our challenge for a chance at some great prizes, and then please consider sending it in with any others you have to one of the four addresses listed here. SAS4Kids will deliver them to the kids who are inpatient at seven children's hospitals we are now servicing to help cheer them and their families. Thank you and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone here at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Winter Fun for Kids Challenge

It's time for a new challenge here at Send a Smile 4 Kids and we are challenging you to make a Winter Fun Card for Kids - snowmen and snowflakes or anything fun for kids that has to do with winter with or without a holiday theme. We have three awesome sponsors for this challenge: Whimsy Stamps who is giving the random winner of their prize 5 digital stamps of the winner's choice! Stamp Fairy is giving their winner a $9 gift certificate, and Sassy Cheryl is giving a $5 gift certificate!

After this challenge and the winner's announcement next week, TEAM S.A.S. is taking a break until the first week of January so everyone on our team can relax and enjoy the holidays with their families and friends minus any design team deadlines or obligations. This means you have until January 6th at noon CST to enter this challenge for a Winter Fun Card for Kids. Lots and lots of time to design a card and enter it for a chance to win a  great sponsor prize or be chosen for our Top Three.

We also wanted to share some really fun news- be on the lookout for the January issue of CardMaker magazine (on stands now) and pick one up if you can. Send a Smile 4 Kids is the featured charity in the Readers Reach Out section! You can read all about it here and there is a link there to the article on line too.

TEAM S.A.S. had a great time playing with some images from the sponsors and here are their winter fun cards to inspire you. As always, you can click on their names (or their pictures on the side) to go to their blogs for all the details and to see many other great cards.

Shelby's Card 

Hilde's Cards

Lisa's Card 

Sarah's Card 

Lucianna's Cards

Karen's Cards 

So remember you have a whole month to make and link a Winter Fun Card for Kids and then please consider sending it in to Send a Smile 4 Kids to help cheer a child who is inpatient in a children's hospital. It is getting almost too late to still send in holiday cards, but if we can, we will get them over to the kids before Christmas or will save for next year. But winter cards and Valentines and everyday cheery cards are great to send in now and anytime. You can read all about the guidelines and anything else you need to know under the tabs above. 

SAS4Kids wishes you all a wonderful holiday season full of smiles and family and fun! 

Stamping smiles 4 kids, Karen