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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Saturday, July 17, 2021

SAS4Kids: June "Jems"

Hi, everyone! Thanks to everyone who linked up a card for our June challenge. It's always such great to see your fun kid cards in our gallery. 

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

3. A Rose

Isn't amazing how some cool scrapbook paper, matched
with a perfect sentiment, can create such a clever card?!

9. Melanie

Our team loved this sports-themed inspirational sentiment. 
And, this card's neutral palette works really well for both guys and gals!


Our team also loved this card's inspirational message,
which lends itself to a card perfect for a tween/teen girl!

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 Christmas-in-July Cards 4 Kids Challenge runs until August 6. 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 your support of SAS4Kids. We really appreciate it!

Saturday, July 3, 2021

SAS4Kids: Christmas in July

Hi, everyone! Happy July! Hope you are in the midst of a wonderful holiday weekend with family, friends, and loved ones. 

Before we get to this month's challenge, I want to share important news for all of you who follow SAS4Kids. 

Follow.It

Since Feedburner Subscription services is ending this month, Karen has set us up with a Follow.It subscription option. (Thanks again, Karen! You're the best!) Information on how to continue following SAS4Kids, please click here

This Month's Challenge

If the summer heat's getting to you, we have a perfect cardmaking theme for the month. It's time to put on a little Christmas music and ink up a few holiday stamps. Yes! This month we are focusing on Christmas Cards 4 Kids. These are cards that loved ones and hospital staff members can give to the hospitalized children/teens/tweens. 

We are honored to have two SAS4Kids cardmakers joining us as Guest Designers for this challenge. Deanne and Shell blog about their adventures in cardmaking at A Little Bit O' Paper and The Camels Hump, respectively. Thank you, Deanne and Shell, for playing along with us this month. We are thrilled you accepted our GDT invitation!

So, without any further ado, let's check out this month's holiday creations. 

Deanne






Jen


April



Bobbi



Celeste



Debi



Karen



Mary



Sybrina


While we are focusing on Christmas cards this month, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up for this month's challenge and you have until Friday August 6 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.

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 scroll down a bit to get to the part of the video that gives specific information for linking up a card image.

Thanks for your support of SAS4Kids. Hope to see you in our July gallery.


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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Important News for SAS4Kids Followers

Karen here with important news for followers of SAS4Kids. As most of you probably know, the Feedburner Subscription service is ending in July 2021. So, if you are a subscriber to our blog, you will not continue getting our blogposts in your email unless you make a change. 

Many other bloggers are now using FOLLOW.IT as their new subscription service and we have now added that to our blog. 

  • It is the first box on the right side of our challenge blog.
    •  Please add your email address there and click subscribe. 
    • You will get an email from follow.it to confirm your new subscription. Please do so.

We greatly appreciate our subscribers, followers and participants in our challenges and of course, all who send in their cards for our kids. We hope you are having a great summer and will continue to support Send A Smile 4 Kids! 

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!