Saturday, June 19, 2021

SAS4Kids: May Marvels

Hello! Hope your summer is off to a fabulous start!

Huge kudos to everyone who linked up a card in May. Our gallery had so many amazing cards, including wonderful cards for those special guys in our kids' lives. Thank you, all!

Here are three cards that caught our eye.


This card's base is an amazing mash-up of gray cardstock and cool dp.
And, who doesn't love an elephant in overalls?!!!


A DTer described Tristan's creation as "an adorable dorky card with hugs".
Couldn't have said it better myself! Too cute!!!


Our team loved how this starburst of colors splashed color around entire card! 
And, that raised "Big HUGS" design is sure to bring a Big SMILE to its recipient.

Congratulations, ladies! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! 

  • Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge from our sidebar to display on your blog.
  • If you would like to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge, email Sybrina at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com. Please include SAS4Kids DT in your email subject line.

Our current challenge is Tween/Teen Cards 4 Kids and runs through July 2. However, any kid-appropriate card can be linked up for the challenge.

It is not required that you donate your card after entering, but a young patient in one of the SAS4Kids hospitals would surely love it if you did. For information about donating cards, click on the tabs at the top of the blog. Please check our current shippers' needs before sending cards their way.

As always, thanks so much for your support of SAS4Kids! We really appreciate it... more than you can possibly know.  :)

Saturday, June 5, 2021

SAS4Kids: Tween/Teen Cards

Hi, everyone! Happy June! Yes, June. Not quite sure how that's happened, but it really is time for our June challenge. 

Our shippers are recovering from a pretty busy stretch of sending out cards, jumping from Valentines and bunnies to flowers (for moms) and guy-things (for dads). (Thank you so much, shippers! You are truly our unsung heroes!) So, our DT is taking advantage of this lull in the action to focus on our tween/teen patients. When I was shipping for Nationwide Children's, I was always excited to receive cards for our older patients. 

In addition to having some fabulous DT cards to share, we are thrilled to welcome two incredibly talented Guest Designers. Thank you, Bernadet and Melanie, for sharing your talents with us!!!!!




Jen














Any kiddie-appropriate can be linked up for this month's challenge, and you have until July 2 to link up your creation. While you aren't required to donate your card to SAS4Kids to play along with us, one of our hospitalized patients would love it if you did. Card submission information can be found by clicking on the tabs at the top of this page. 

And now, for the very first time, non-bloggers are able to join in our challenge fun! Yes! If you are a non-blogging cardmaker who would like to link up a card, instructions can be found in THIS VIDEO. Note: the first half of the video is general InLinkz material that applies to setting up a blog InLinkz link. You will need to scroll down a bit to get to the part of the video that gives specific information for linking up your card's image. 

As always, thanks to everyone for your support of SAS4Kids. Hope to see you all in our June gallery. 

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

SAS4Kids: April Accolades

Hi, everyone! Welcome back!

It was such fun to see so many wonderful Mom/Special Gal Cards in last month's gallery. Today, we are featuring three cards from last month's challenge. To visit our honorees' blogs, please click on the linked names. 

We're suckers around here for shaped cards for our kids,
and this teacup shape is perfect for a Mom Card!
We're suckers for mess-free sparkly cards, too!
Melanie's use of embossing paste is a great way to add that extra sparkle.


Lastly, we're also pretty keen on slimline cards here. 
And, this little piggy is sure to bring a big smile to a little face!


Congratulations, ladies! Great job!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us.

  • Be sure to grab out Top 3 badge to display on your blog.
  • If you would like to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge, email Sybrina at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com. Please include SAS4Kids DT in your email subject line.

Our current Cards-4-Dads-from-the-kids challenge urns until June 4. However, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up for the challenge. 

It is not required that you donate your card after entering, but a young patient in one of the SAS4Kids hospitals would surely love it if you did. For information about donating cards, click on the tabs at the top of the blog. Please check our shippers' current needs  before sending cards their way.

As always, thanks so much for your support of SAS4Kids! We really appreciate it!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

SAS4Kids: Cards 4 Dads

 Hi, everybody! Happy May! 

It's the first Saturday of the month, which means it's time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge! Hooray!

These next few weeks are pretty busy times for our shippers, as we celebrate Moms and Dads. Our shippers have just finished work on their Mother's Day boxes... and now they are turning right around to get those Father's Day boxes ready to go. So, this month, to help our shippers with those Father's Day boxes, we are shining a spotlight on cards that our kids can give to their dads and/or special guys in their lives.

So, without further ado, let's take a look at what our gals have made for this Dads/Special Guys Challenge.


Jen
Celeste


Sybrina

We hope you'll visit our designers' blogs for card design information. And, then we hope you'll stop back here to link up a card of your very own!

While our focus this month is on cards for the Dads/Special Guys in our kids' lives, any kid-friendly card can be linked up to play along with our challenge. It is not required that you donate your card to SAS4Kids after entering the challenge, but a young patient in one of our hospitals would surely love it if you did. 

Our shippers recently updated their needs, and the great news is that many of the hospitals are receiving cards again. Hooray!!! If you are interested in donating cards, PLEASE check out our current shippers' needs.  

As always, thank you so much for your support of SAS4Kids. Here's to seeing you in our May Gallery.


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Saturday, April 17, 2021

SAS4Kids: March Marvels

It was such fun seeing so many wonderful boy/guy cards in last month's gallery. Thanks to everyone who played along with us last month!

Today we are featuring three cards from our Cards-4-Boys/Anything-Goes Card Challenge. To visit our honorees' blogs, please click on the linked names. 


3. Melanie H

Melanie wowed us with her awesome coloring of this digital image,
an image that is absolutely perfect for a teen boy card!

6. Tinstar Designs

Our team loved this creative take on a circular design. So cool!
And this neutral palette is perfect for a guy card!

We just couldn't resist a cute little monster that rawrs with color and texture... 
and comes to life against a crisp, clean, CAS layout!


Congratulations, ladies! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us! 

  • Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge to display on your blog.
  • If you would like to join us a Guest Designer for a future challenge, email Sybrina at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com. Please include SAS4Kids DT in your email subject line.

Our current Cards-4-Moms-from-the-kids runs until April 30. However, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up for this challenge. 

It is not required that you donate your card after entering, but a young patient in one of the SAS4Kids hospitals would sure love it if you did. For information about donating cards, click on the tabs at the top of the blog. In this age of Covid, we ask that those donating cards check out our shippers' current needs before sending cards their way. 

As always, thanks so much for your support of SAS4Kids! We really appreciate it!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

SAS4Kids: Cards 4 Moms (and Special Ladies)

Hi, everybody! Happy April! 

It's the first Saturday of the month, which means it's time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge! Hooray!

These next ten weeks are busy times for our shippers, with Mother's Day and Father's Day right around the corner. This month, in honor of Mother's Day, we are shining a spotlight on cards that our kids can give to their moms and/or special ladies in their lives.

So, without further ado, let's take a look at what our gals have made for this Moms/Special Ladies Challenge.



Jennifer

April

Celeste

Debi

Karen

Mary

Sybrina

We hope you'll visit our designers' blogs for card design information. And, then we hope you'll stop back here to link up a card of your very own!

While our focus this month is on cards for the Moms/Special Ladies in our kids' lives, any kid-friendly card can be linked up to play along with our challenge. It is not required that you donate your card to SAS4Kids after entering the challenge, but a young patient in one of our hospitals would surely love it if you did. In this age of Covid, we ask that those donating cards check out our shippers' current needs before sending cards their way.  

As always, thank you so much for your support of SAS4Kids. Here's to seeing you in our April Gallery. 

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

SAS4Kids: February Favorites

(For our current challenge, please scroll on down!)

It was wonderful seeing so many spring-inspired kiddie cards in last month's gallery. Thanks so much to all who played along! 

Today, we are featuring three cards from our Spring/Easter/Anything Goes Cards 4 Kids ChallengeTo visit our honorees' blogs, please click on the linked names. 


Slimline cards are still all the rage, and after seeing this cheery birthday card, 
it's easy to see why! And we just fell in love with the coloring of all these crayons!

#5 A Rose 
Our gals did a hoppy dance with this sweet card's creative layout,
and these adorable bunnies simply stole our heart!

#11 Bernadet 
And, we fell head over heels for this awesome interactive card! Wow!
In addition to the swing element, we loved the adorable scene surrounding this little gal.


Congratulations, ladies! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us!
  • Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge to display on your blog. 
  • If you would like to join us as a guest design team member for a future challenge, email Sybrina at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com. 
Please include SAS4Kids DT in your email subject line.

Everyone has until April 2 to enter a kiddie-appropriate card for our current Cards-4-Boys/Anything Goes Cards 4 Kids Challenge. 

It is not required that you donate your card after entering, but a young patient in one of the SAS4Kids hospitals would sure love it if you did. For information about donating cards, click on the tabs at the top of this blog. In this age of Covid, we ask that those donating cards check out the current needs of our shippers before sending cards their way

And, as always, thank you for your support of our SAS4Kids patients!

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Cards 4 Boys/Anything Goes Card Challenge

Hi, everybody! It's the first Saturday of the month, which means it's time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge. Hooray! 

This month, we are shining a spotlight on cards 4 boys/guys. When I shipped cards to Nationwide Children's, I would always do a happy dance when cardmakers would send me boy/guy cards. 

So, without further ado... Let's take a look at what our gals have made for our SAS4Kids boys/guys!


April

Bobbi

Celeste


Debi

Jen

Karen

Mary

Sybrina

While our focus this month is on boy/guy cards, any kid-friendly card can be linked up to play along with our challenge. It is not required that you donate your card to SAS4Kids after entering the challenge, but a young patient in one of our hospitals would sure love it if you did. In this age of Covid, we ask that those donating cards check out our shippers' current needs before sending cards their way. 

As always, thanks so much for your support of SAS4Kids. See you in our March gallery!




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Saturday, February 20, 2021

January Gems

  (For our current challenge, please scroll on down!)

It was wonderful seeing so many fun Valentine's-inspired kiddie cards in last month's gallery. Thanks so much to all who played along! 

Today, we are featuring three cards from our Love/Valentine/Anything Goes Cards 4 Kids ChallengeTo visit our honorees' blogs, please click on the linked names. 


This sweet dino card has so much going for it: cuteness,
dimension, great coloring, sweet colors, and a fun layout!

The embrace of these bunnies is a wonderful focal point for this CAS card!
Those stitched edges and that gorgeous bow are perfect finishing touches.

#27 Nancy
Don't you just love all those trendy slimline cards? We sure do!
And, we know there's a little one who's going to love these sweet little bears!


Congratulations, ladies! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us!
  • Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge to display on your blog. 
  • If you would like to join us as a guest design team member for a future challenge, email Sybrina at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com. 
Please include SAS4Kids DT in your email subject line.

SAS4Kids is a monthlycard-onlykid-friendly challenge blog. So, you have until March 5 to enter a card for our current Spring/Easter/Anything Goes Cards 4 Kids Challenge. 

It is not required that you donate your card after entering, but a young patient in one of the SAS4Kids hospitals would sure love it if you did. For information about donating cards, click on the tabs at the top of this blog. In this age of Covid, we ask that those donating cards check out the current needs of our shippers before sending cards their way

And, as always, thank you for your support of our SAS4Kids patients!

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Spring/Easter (or Anything Goes) Cards 4 Kids

Hi, everyone! 

Thanks for joining us at Send a Smile 4 Kids for our February Challenge. By now, our shippers are putting finishing touches on their shipments of Valentine boxes to our kids. So, our fabulous DT has turned its attention to Spring and Easter cards for our kids. 

And, here's what the gals conjured up this month!


April

Bobbi

Celeste

Debi

Jen

Karen

Mary

Sybrina

Don't you just love our DT's fun cards? I sure do! And, now I can't wait to see what your latest kid-friendly card creations! Even though we are featuring Spring/Easter cards, any kid-friendly card can be linked up for our challenge. 

It's not required that you donate your card to SAS4Kids to enter our challenge, but one of our inpatients would love to receive it. Card guidelines and shipper information can be found by clicking one of the page tabs above. Due to Covid, not all of our hospitals are currently accepting cards, and we recommend checking current shippers' needs.

Stamping Smiles 4 Kids,

Sybrina 

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