Saturday, December 8, 2012

Winners Announced for Anything Goes 4 Kids!

(For our current challenge, please go here.

It's another fun Saturday at Send a Smile 4 Kids because we get to make 6 lucky and talented participants in our Anything Goes 4 Kids challenge very happy! We have three lucky winners of our sponsor prizes and we are also announcing our Top Three. First up is the sponsor prizes where the winners are drawn randomly. The lucky winner of the 3 digis from  Crafty Sentiments is #55 Mary D! The winner of the 10 pound gift certificate from Liliof the Valley is #65 Angie! And the winner of Tiddly Ink’s $12 gift certificate is #31 Anna! Congratulations ladies! Please grab your winner’s blog badge from the side of the blog and send me an email at khasheck at gmail dot com and I will put you in touch with the sponsor to claim your prize. 

Now for our Top Three as chosen by TEAM S.A.S. in no particular order. Remember to see any of the winner's blogs or our sponsor's websites, just click on their names.

Top Three Card by Marianne

Top Three Card by #2 Jen L.

Top Three Card by Tonya H.

What awesome cards for kids! Thanks for sharing your talents with us this week ladies, and be sure to grab our Top Three blog badge to put on your blog with pride. If you would like to join us as a guest design team member on a future challenge, just send me an email at khasheck at gmail dot com. 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS FROM THE SAS4KIDS FAMILY! The SAS4Kids design team is taking the rest of the month off to enjoy the holidays with our family and friends. So that means you have until Friday January 4th at noon CST to enter our current challenge for a chance at some great sponsor prizes and/or the top three. It is not required that you donate your card after entering, but our kids in the eight children's hospitals we currently serve would sure love it if you did. For all the info you need to know before donating your card(s), just click on the tabs at the top of the blog. Thanks!

Stamping smiles 4 Kids, Karen 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winter Fun 4 Kids and Intro of New DT Member!

It’s time for another fun challenge here at Send a Smile 4 Kids and this time our theme is Winter Fun 4 Kids. Your cards can be holiday cards or any winter themed cards.

But first we are thrilled to be saying Welcome to a new member of our TEAM S.A.S. design team! Joyce Morien has been a friend and member of our local stamp club with me for quite a while and lately she has been actively blogging at Paper Joy Boutique. I have always admired her stamping talent so when we had an opening I offered the spot to Joyce and am thrilled she accepted. Here is what Joyce shared with us to introduce herself:
“Everyone needs an outlet in their lives and mine is card making.  I've been doing crafts as long as I can remember.  The hobbies may have changed over the years but card making is my current and greatest obsession ever. 
I’ve been making cards for probably about 10 years now but my addiction to paper goes back long before that.  There are pictures of me cutting up the newspaper when I was about 3 years old.  One of my favorite games growing up was wrapping empty boxes into presents – making them into the prettiest packages ever. Not easy to do since all I had for supplies was newspaper and string.  Nothing like the amazing tools we all have now.
I have a wonderful husband who I have been married to for 25 years.  He is very understanding of my obsession with paper crafts and I am very grateful for that.  We have 22 year son who is a senior in college 3½ hours away from home. I am honored and thrilled to join the Send a Smile 4 Kids design team. “

Here is a picture of our newest DT member and her card for this challenge. Please visit her blog here and help us welcome Joyce to TEAM S.A.S.! 

We have three very generous sponsors this week: The Cutting CafĂ© is giving their winner 3 digis or cutting files of their choice! And Crackerbox Palace is giving their randomly picked winner a $15 Gift Certificate! Cuddly Buddly’s winner will receive a 5 pound Gift Certificate!  TEAM S.A.S will also be choosing their favorite cards for our top three and the winners will receive a blog badge and an opportunity to be a guest design team member on a future challenge.

Now for some great inspiration, here are the cards created by the rest of TEAM S.A.S for this challenge. To visit any of their blogs or to go to our sponsor’s websites, just click on any of the names or the pictures at the side of our blog.

Hilde's Cards 

Lucianna's Cards 

Deonna's Cards 

Sarah's Card 

Karen P.'s Card 
Amazing cards as always from our wonderful design team! This is our last challenge of the year, so you have until Friday January 4th at noon CST to enter this challenge. After you do, please consider sending in your card(s) to cheer a child who is inpatient in one of our eight children’s hospitals. All the information you need is under the tabs at the top of the blog.

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen