Saturday, December 19, 2015

Introducing Two New Members of TEAM S.A.S.!

I am so excited and happy to share with you that TEAM S.A.S. is expanding in the new year to bring back home an old friend and add a new friend! Hilde Marsh's and April Story's smiling faces are over on the side of the blog here now and if you click on their pictures, you can visit their blogs and see all the great inspiration there.

Hilde Marsh was an original member of Send a Smile 4 Kids - even before me! She had to leave the team a while back to handle some health concerns, but is thrilled to be back home with us again in the new year. Here is what Hilde shared when I asked for a new bio:

Hi all, I am so glad to back 'home'. I was already part of SAS4Kids when Karen became chief and she made some awesome changes over time. I had some health issues which made life difficult for a while and had to give up all of my DT positions and Karen left my 'position' open so to speak.She said: "Whenever you feel ready to come back there will be a place for you". How wonderful is that? So now I am ready to rock and roll again, feeling better and winning the battle on a daily basis. It's such a great challenge blog with the right cause, how can you go wrong? So glad to be back and looking forward to the awesome challenges, along with our great team...
Blessings Hilde

Here is a card that Hilde shared that would be perfect for one of our kids:

April Story is a talented card maker and blogger who has entered our challenge many times. We are happy to welcome her as the newest member of TEAM S.A.S. This is what April shared with us when we asked for a bio:

Hi.  My name is April Story and I am from Louisville KY, USA.  I am a computer programmer by day and paper crafter by night.  I am married to my high school sweetheart (although some days you can drop the sweetheart part) and we have two grown daughters.  In my spare time I like to scrapbook and make cards.  I donate the majority of the cards to charity.  I am really excited to be a part of the SAS4Kids Design Team.  

And here is a card April made that one of our kids would love: 

Please join me in welcoming Hilde and April! We look forward to the new year with even more inspirational cards from all of our talented designers featuring our sponsor's images.

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Winners Announced for Anything Goes 4 Kids

(For our current challenge, please scroll down.

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 randomly chosen sponsor prizes and we are also announcing our Top Three.

The lucky winner of the 3 digis made from the stamps at Crackerbox Palace is #44 Lilibet!  The winner of the 2 digis of her choice from All Dressed Up is #1 Kitty!  And the winner of the prize of 4 digis from Sassy Studios is #32 Marlene!  Congrats to the winners! Please grab your winner’s blog badge from the side of the blog and send me an email via the Contact Form also on the side of the blog, and I will put you in touch with the sponsor to claim your prize.  Thanks as always to our wonderful sponsors! To visit their websites easily, just click on their blog badges on the side.

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, just click on their names. 

Top 3 Card by Deanne 

Top 3 Card by Rutscht

Top 3 Card by Marianne

WOW - What awesome cards for kids! Thanks for sharing your talents with us this week, 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 fill in the Contact Form on the side of the blog and I will get back to you with all the details.

You have until Friday, January 1st 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 17 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.

The SAS4Kids team is taking the rest of the month off to enjoy our holidays with our family and friends. We wish you a blessed holiday season and will see you back here in the New Year. 

Stamping smiles 4 Kids, Karen 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Winter Fun 4 Kids Challenge

It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge here at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This time our challenge is Winter Fun 4 Kids! Create and link any winter card appropriate for a child, and you could win one of our great prizes.

We have three very generous sponsors for this challenge: Dollar Graphics Depot is giving their winner a $15 gift certificate! Lacy Sunshine is giving their randomly picked winner 3 digis of their choice!  And One Happy Cut’s winner gets a $15 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.

We are happy to have a previous top three winner join us today as a guest dt member. Lillian Abrams shared this fun card with us using our sponsor’s images:

Now for some more great inspiration, here are the cards created by TEAM S.A.S. for this challenge using our generous sponsors’ images. 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.
Karen's Cards

Deonna's Cards

Kathy's Cards

 Mary's Cards 

Lucianna's Cards 

Berni's Cards 

Wonderful cards for kids as always from our awesome design team!  SAS4Kids is taking the rest of the month off (except for winners and new DT announcements!), so you have until Friday January 1st 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 seventeen children’s hospitals. All the information you need is under the tabs at the top of the blog.
**We have decided to continue a new tradition here at Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge. We all love comments and followers on our blogs, right? So we are suggesting- but not requiring- that all participants in our challenges pick 2-3 (or more) other participants in the challenge, click on their card, visit their blog, leave a positive comment about the card and become a follower of that blog. In your comment, leave a link to your card and blog and hopefully the blogger you visited will come to your blog and become a follower too. **

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen