Monday, June 27, 2011

Please vote for one of our Cards at I Craft it Forward!!

Just heard a card is in the running this week at I Craft it Forward that is being donated to Send a Smile 4 Kids!

Michelle writes:

My card got accepted to Craft It Forward and is now in the running to win you a $500 donation!!! :) Can you help get the word out about voting? Here's the link:

The link may Not take you right to the right card. Make sure it is the Octopus for a Sick Kid Card that you vote for. Click the arrow back if it is a different card.

Can you go right there and vote? We can vote once a day for her card and maybe Michelle and SAS4Kids will win big:)

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Announcing the Winners of Cats and Dogs (For Kids) Challenge

Saturdays are fun here at Send a Smile 4 Kids because we are either announcing a new challenge or announcing our winners from the last one. And today is even more exciting because behind the scenes here this weekend we are supposed to be getting a blog makeover, so be sure to come back next week and let us know what you think of the new look!!

The winner of our random drawing for a $10.00 gift certificate from Digi Doodles Shop is:
#5 Karin. Congratulations Karin! To see Karin's lovely card just click on her name. Karin- please contact me at to get you in contact with Digi Doodles for your prize.

Our top three favorite cards (in no particular order) are : #1 Sarah T, #3 Gaynor and #4 NikkiByrne. Names again are linked so you can check out the great cards and blogs. Congratulations Ladies!! Take your winners badges and display with pride on your blogs. If any or all of you would like to be Guest Design Team Members on a future challenge, just send me an email.

Edited to say: we have new winner and top three blog badges and they are on the side of the blog. So if you haven't already grabbed the badge that was here, you can grab the one on the side that is appropriate to your win (top three or winner of random prize.)

Remember you still have until Friday July 1st at noon to enter our current challenge Teddy Bears and Other Animals (for kids) for another chance at a great prize. And as always, remember our kids inpatient in the hospitals who could use cheering up and send us your handmade cards so we can do just that. All the information you need about how to do that is at our SAS4Kids blog here.  
Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Teddy Bears and Other Animals (For Kids) Challenge

Welcome to a new challenge here at Send A Smile 4 Kids! We are challenging you to make a fun card for a child using Teddy Bears or Other Animals. Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is
Digi Doodles Shop and their awesome prize is a $10 gift certificate to their online store! Everyone who enters has an equal chance at this prize as it is a random drawing, and we also choose our top three cards and they receive a blog badge of honor.


Our Special Guest Designer is none other than the fabulous Jacque Joie Vivre, who was gracious enough to join us at SAS4Kids for this challenge. Her fantastic card is above. Jacque is on the Design Teams for Wild Orchid, LOTV, Just Magnolia and is a Copic Certified Designer. She has a heart as big as gold and a spirit full of kindness; that must explain why she has 3645 followers. WOW! As you can see, she creates beautiful cards and shares them with her followers, literally. She truly is an inspiration.
Jacque is, in her own words:  "I am a retired college professor who readily admits to a stamping addiction and I am NOT in search of a 12-step plan to overcome it. The cute munchkins in the stamping world have found their way into my heart and I get much joy from showcasing them with paper and coloring. I kinda enjoy these paperdolls for grown-ups!!"
Jacque is offering some BLOG CANDY TODAY on her blog to promote SAS4Kids, so please visit her blog at for all the details and to be inspired by her awesome cards. Leave her some love and thanks for helping us out today and who knows, you might be the winner!

Here are our design team Teddy Bears and Other Animals cards to inspire you. For details on their card and to see their blogs, just click on the names.  (Most of the teddy bears are digital stamps from our sponsor, Digi Doodles Shop.)

Debby's 2nd Card

Hilde's 2nd Card

Karen's 2nd Card

So grab your animal stamps and have some fun and join us for this challenge. You have until July 1st at noon to enter so that's plenty of time to design and post to your blog. Remember to read our challenge rules and sign up as a follower when you enter your card.  Remember too that our kids inpatient in Children's Hospitals would love to get a card to cheer them, so if you can, please go to
Send a Smile 4 Kids and read about how to send your cards into us. Thanks!

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Announcing a New DT Member and Our Sweet Treats Winners!

Today we are so happy to be welcoming Tammylee Newberry to our SAS4Kids Design Team!  Isn't this card she shared with us just too cute! Tammylee has been a winner here and a guest dt member and we loved her cards and blog so much we asked her to join fulltime. Here is what Tammylee shared about herself:

Just a little about me. I am a 48 year old that loves life. I have two grown sons and have been married 28 years to my best friend. We live in Northern Wisconsin so I have a lot of time to work on my projects in the Winter.  The rest of the year I buy out my time.  I have loved crafts all my life. I started my first scrapbook when I was in 7th grade. I was the Historian for my OEA club in High school. I design for Mygrafico, Craft Us Crazy, Shannon's Sentiments, Paper Cupcakes, DtsArt, IDIC and Ready, Set, Create. I am also a Card Stylist for DRS Designs. I have been on Bella Digi Studio, Baby Buds, Inktegrity, Digi's With Attitude!, Fairy Knoll , Stamping Plus Scrap N teams and many GD spots. Gotta love stamping. 

Please visit Tammylee's blog at  to congratulate her on this new DT position and check out her awesome cards.

We are also announcing our Sweet Treats winners today. The random winner of the sweet package of goodies from Mari K Creations is #14, Pat Sgt. Congrats Pat! Please contact me at so I can connect you with Mari K Creations for your prize.

The TOP THREE as voted on by our design team are: #3, Laney; #8 Nikki C. ; and #16
Tammy Louise. You can click on their names to see their awesome cards.  Congratulations ladies- please grab your winners badges below and display with pride on your blogs. And if any of you would like to be a guest member of our design team, please contact me at the email address above.

Remember our current challenge of Cats and Dogs for Kids is still going on until noon Friday June 17th so pull out your cats and dogs stamps and make a cute kids card. Enter it in our challenge; then if you can,  please send your kids cards to SAS4Kids for us to cheer a child inpatient in a Childrens Hospital.

Stamping smiles for kids, Karen

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Craft it Forward and Maybe Win Big!

Craft for Charity – and a chance to win $500!

I wanted to let you know about a really cool charity movement that has just launched! It’s called Craft It Forward and it’s a great way to use your passion for crafting to make a difference in YOUR community. A handmade card can bring smiles to kids in the hospital and you can help us and our kids and maybe win by Crafting It Forward.

Here’s how it works: throughout 2011, visit the Craft It Forward website each month for a new downloadable pattern or design one of your own. Make the project or a card for kids and donate it to a charity that is near and dear to your heart, like SAS4Kids. Then, add your story to the Craft It Forward gallery for a chance to win $500 in cash and a $500 donation to a charity! They’ll be looking for stories to feature in the magazine and on the website, too. Click on the button on the side for more details at their site.

So join me and Craft It Forward throughout 2011. Just make a card for a child, enter it at Craft it Forward and send it to Send a Smile 4 Kids (with any others you have) to the address on this blog. You could also enter it if you wish in one of our fun challenges at our challenge blog to possibly win even more prizes.

For more information, visit the Craft it Forward website:

Scrapbooks etc. .

Stamping smiles for kids, Karen

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Cats and Dogs for Kids Challenge

It's time for our 11th challenge here at Send a Smile 4 Kids and the theme is Cats and Dogs for Kids. Our generous sponsor is Digi Doodles Shop and the prize is a $10 gift certificate ro our lucky random winner. Of course, as always, the top three cards will receive a SAA4Kids blog badge to show with pride.

We are so happy to have a guest designer this week - Tammylee Newberry. Tammylee has won on our blog before and we are thrilled to share her fun kitty card with you. Please visit her blog to get more inspiration from her awesome cards.

Here are the rest of the design team cards to inspire you. Just click on their names to go to their blogs for all the details on their great cards.  Most of the cat cards are using digital stamps from our great sponsor, Digi Doodles Shop.

Lisa's Card

Hilde's Dog Card

Hilde's Cat Card

Aly's Card

Debby's Cat #1 Card

Debby's Cat #2 Card

Carol's Card

Karen's Dog Card

Karen's Cat Card

You have until June 17th at noon to join in the fun so get out your cat and dog stamps and make some fun cards for kids. Please check out the challenge rules on the side before entering. And remember to send your cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids to help cheer children inpatient in Childrens Hospitals. All the details are on our other blog here.

Stamping smiles for our kids, Karen