Saturday, December 4, 2021

SAS4Kids: Winter Cards 4 Kids

Hello and Happy December, everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

If you're like me, your crafting space is a whirlwind of activity right about now. And, our SAS4Kids shippers are certainly busy putting finishing touches on the holiday card boxes going out to our hospitals. So, here at SAS4Kids, we are turning our attention from Santa and his elves to focus on winter-themed cards for our kids. You will see our designers' cards feature snowmen.... and snowflakes... and winter-themed sentiments... and beautiful winter palettes! Let's take a look at these delightful wintry creations.






You have until December 31 -- yep, New Year's Eve -- to play along with this month's challenge. While we are featuring winter cards this month, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up. And, even though you don't have to send your card in to SAS4Kids to join in the fun, an in-patient child/teen would love it if you did. 

Lastly, I know we say this every month, but we are so appreciative for your support of Send a Smile 4 Kids. I remember being overwhelmed with gratitude when I packed up holiday cards to send to the kids at Nationwide Children's. Each card we send out is a work of heart and we thank each and every one of you form the bottom of our hearts. 

Happy Holidays! See you all in the new year!


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Saturday, November 20, 2021

SAS4Kids: Celebration Time!

Hi, everyone! 

A big thanks to everyone who played along with last month's October Holiday/Celebration Card Challenge. It was fun seeing a few general celebratory cards intermixed with a variety of holiday cards. Thanks to everyone who played along!

It's time for a few SAS4Kids shout-outs. Here are three cards that caught our DT's eyes. 


Isn't this just about the cutest group of trick-or-treaters you've ever seen?!
And, we just loved Rachael's beautifully inked sky. So pretty!


Debbie's sports-themed birthday would be perfect for a special MVP!
Our shippers always appreciate receiving boy cards to include in their boxes.


Who knew a spider could be so cute?!
Not only did Melanie wow us with her crisp CAS design,
but also with her palette choices and wonderful coloring.

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

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  • 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. Include SAS4Kids DT in the subject line.

Our current Happy Holiday Cards 4 Kids Challenge runs until December 3. 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 our blog. Please check your shippers' needs before sending cards their way. 

As always, thank you for all you do for SAS4Kids. See you in our November gallery!

Saturday, November 6, 2021

SAS4Kids: Happy Holiday Cards 4 Kids

Hello, crafty friends! We're so glad you stopped by for our November challenge. 

Right now, my crafting table is full of Santas, which is pretty appropriate since this month's theme is Happy Holidays. Yep, we are featuring holiday cards because the most wonderful time of the year really is right around the proverbial corner. 

This month we are pleased to welcome back Allisa Steinlicht as a Guest Designer. Chances are you've seen a few of Allisa's creations in our challenge galleries. Be sure to check our her adventures in cardmaking at https://rockymtnpapercrafts.com. Thanks so much, Allisa, for sharing your talents with us here this month!

So, let's see what cards Allisa and our uber-talented DT made for this challenge.


Jen







While we are featuring happy holiday cards 4 kids this month, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up for this month's challenge and you have until Friday, December 3 to link up your creation. While you aren't required to donate your card to SAS4Kids in order to play along with us, one of our hospitalized patients would love it if you did. Card guidelines and shipper information can be found by clicking on the tabs at the top of this page.

If you want to receive notifications about new SAS4Kids posts, please enter your email address in our sidebar. And, remember non-bloggers are now able to join in our challenge fun! 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 fast forward a bit to get to the part of the video that gives specific information for linking up a card image.)

As always, thank you so much for your support of SAS4Kids. We can't wait to see your creation in our November gallery.


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Saturday, October 16, 2021

SAS4Kids: September Sweeties

Hi, everyone! A big thanks to everyone who played along with our September Cute Fall/Halloween Challenge. Halloween is a popular holiday for making cards for our kids, and it was great seeing so many fun cards in the gallery.

It's time for a few SAS4Kids shout-outs. Here are three cards that caught our DT's eyes. 

 #6  Rachelle Oltean

Our team was simply "batty" for Rachelle's card,
with its great coloring and CAS layout!


Stacy's purple cloudy background, paired with a punny sentiment
and beautifully-colored image, made for a ghoulishly fun card!



Linda's embossed brick wall background, wood plank sentiment strips
and trio of adorable Halloween images made for one wicked card!

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 Designer for a future challenge, email Sybrina at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com. Include SAS4Kids DT in the subject line.

Our current Holiday/Celebration Cards 4 Kids Challenge runs until November 5. 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 our blog. Please check your shippers' needs before sending cards their way. 

As always, thank you for all you do for SAS4Kids. See you in our October gallery!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

SAS4Kids: Holiday/Celebration Cards 4 Kids

Hello, friends! Thanks for joining us for our new challenge.

With the holiday season right around the corner, we are featuring holiday/celebration cards for the kids. As you will see, our gals interpreted this in a couple of ways: cards celebrating holidays, cards celebrating birthday celebrations, and even a card celebrating the unbridled childhood joy of sledding down a hill!


Jennifer



        Mary          
                                                    

 

While we are featuring holiday/celebration cards 4 kids this month, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up for this month's challenge and you have until Friday, November 5 to link up your creation. While you aren't required to donate your card to SAS4Kids in order to play along with us, one of our hospitalized patients would love it if you did. Card guidelines and shipper information can be found by clicking on the tabs at the top of this page.

If you want to receive notifications about new SAS4Kids posts, please enter your email address in our sidebar. And, remember non-bloggers are now able to join in our challenge fun! 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 fast forward a bit to get to the part of the video that gives specific information for linking up a card image.)

As always, thank you so much for your support of SAS4Kids. We can't wait to see your creation in our October gallery.

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

SAS4Kids: August Accolades

Hi, everyone! A big thanks to everyone who played along with our August Thank You Card Challenge. 

It's time for a few SAS4Kids shout-outs. Here are three cards that caught our DT's eyes. 

 #1 Allisa

The soft colors (and heart and butterfly elements) are so sweet...
while that shaker element adds an unexpected bit of fun to this thank you card.


These are such wonderful SAS4Kids cards, with perfect images and sentiments
for expressing thanks to dedicated doctors, nurses and hospital staffers. 


#8 Ma-Mi
We were taken by all the details in this sweet CAS card. The stenciled corner element
brings focus to that sweet image and the border Xs make for a perfect finishing touch.


Congratulations, ladies! Great job!!! 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 Designer for a future challenge, email Sybrina at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com. Include SAS4Kids DT in the subject line.

Our current Cute Fall/Halloween Cards 4 Kids Challenge runs until October 1 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 our blog. Please check your shippers' needs before sending cards their way. 

As always, thank you for all you do for SAS4Kids. We so appreciate it!

Saturday, September 4, 2021

SAS4Kids: Cute Fall/Halloween 4 the Kids

Hi everybody! Welcome to our September SAS4Kids Challenge.

Seems like so much has happened since our last challenge. We hope you are all safe and sound. And, we hope you are able to commemorate this holiday weekend with some special family time.

Labor Day weekend must mean it's September. September! Guess that means it's time to sip on a pumpkin spice latte while inking up a Jack-o'-lantern stamp. So, to help our shippers with their upcoming fall shipments, we are focusing on cute fall/Halloween cards for our kids. 

This month, we are thrilled to have Allisa Steinlicht join us as a Guest Designer. Allisa, who shares her adventures in crafting at Rocky Mountain Paper Crafts, has been an avid scrapbooker and card maker for twenty years. Welcome, Allisa! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us here at SAS4Kids.












While we are featuring fall/Halloween cards this month, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up for this month's challenge and you have until Friday, October 1 to link up your creation. While you aren't required to donate your card to SAS4Kids in order to play along with us, one of our hospitalized patients would love it if you did. Card guidelines and shipper information can be found by clicking on the tabs at the top of this page.

If you want to receive notifications about new SAS4Kids posts, please enter your email address in our sidebar. And, remember non-bloggers are now able to join in our challenge fun! 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 fast forward a bit to get to the part of the video that gives specific information for linking up a card image.)

As always, thank you so much for your support of SAS4Kids. We can't wait to see your creation in our September gallery.


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Saturday, August 21, 2021

SAS4Kids: July Jewels

Hi, everyone! A big thanks to everyone who linked up a card for our Christmas in July Challenge. Our gallery was filled with Santas... and penguins... and trees. Oh, my!

It's time for a few SAS4Kids shout-outs. Here are three cards that caught our DT's eyes. (You'll notice our DT selected a couple of slimline cards this time around. We do ask that, if you are making your cards for SAS4Kids, you check with our shippers to see if their hospitals accept non-A2 cards. Not all of them do. Thank you.)


5. Chrissy

Chrissy's delightful scene is chock-full of texture and dimension, and 
her attention to detail in creating Santa's train and her background is amazing


Our DT was blown away by this interactive pendulum element and,
as always, we loved Trina's pham-tastic coloring!


Kids will love colorful dp and these adorable critters, and
we all really appreciated the tweaks Melanie made to the die cut. 
She made small tweaks that made a big difference in the card's design.

Congratulations, ladies! Great job!!! 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 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 Thank You Cards (from the kids and their families) Challenge runs until September 3. 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 our blog. Please check your shippers' needs before sending cards their way. 

As always, thank you for all you do for SAS4Kids. We so appreciate it!

Saturday, August 7, 2021

SAS4Kids: Thank You Cards from the Kids

Hi, everyone! Happy Saturday! 

Since it's the first Saturday of the month, it's time for a new challenge. This month our DT focus is on thank you cards. When I was shipping cards to Nationwide Children's, I continuously received requests for two types of cards: cards with images only... and thank you cards. Lots and lots of requests for thank you cards. Families were always asking for cards that they could give/send to all those who have helped out during their child's hospital stay, including those nurses, doctors, and hospital staffers who provided such extraordinary care. So, before we all get busy with Fall/Halloween and holiday cards, we're taking this time to feature thank you cards. 

With no further ado, let's take a look at what our DT has for us today.  


Jen









 
 


Even though we are focusing on thank you cards this month, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up for this month's challenge and you have until Friday, September 3 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.

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


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