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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Saturday, January 16, 2021

SAS4Kids: December Darlings!

  (For our current challenge, scroll on down!)

It's another Top 3 Saturday here at Send a Smile 4 Kids! Today, we are featuring three cards from our Winter/Anything Goes Cards 4 Kids ChallengeTo visit our honorees' blogs, please click on the linked names. 

Nancy wowed us with all the different textures she created on her fun, 
colorful card using a variety of embossing techniques!
.
The wonderful embossing and amazing coloring on this pretty card
bring this shivering little gal to life. BRRRR!!!!

We fell in love with the overall design of this trio of cards and 
really enjoyed the different color combos in each individual 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 design team member for a future challenge, email Sybrina at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com. Include SAS4Kids DT in your email subject line.

SAS4Kids is a monthlycard-onlykid-friendly challenge blog. So, you have until February 5 to enter a card for our current Love/Valentine's Day/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, January 2, 2021

Valentines/Love (or Anything Goes) Cards 4 Kids

Welcome 2021! Welcome, fellow cardmakers!

It’s a brand new year... and time for a brand new monthly challenge here at Send a Smile 4 Kids! But before we get to this month's challenge, we have a couple of DT announcements!


As we start a new year of challenges, we are thrilled to have two new members joining our SAS4Kid DT. Bobbi and Celeste are longtime cardmakers, bloggers, talented crafters, and all around great gals! Welcome, Bobbi and Celeste! We are thrilled to have you on our DT and can't wait to see your kid-friendly card creations!

And, our Send a Smile 4 Kids family is sending a special shout-out to a papercrafter near and dear to our hearts. For ten years, Karen has coordinated all things SAS4Kids... and we do mean ALL things. Karen has been the heart and soul of this wonderful organization. As Karen steps away from her day-to-day involvement with SAS4Kids, we offer our heartfelt thanks for all she has done to bring big smiles to young faces. Thank you so very much for everything, Karen! Lucky for us, you've graciously agreed to stay on as an SAS4Kids Designer!


Now for this month's challenge. Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, our DT is featuring Valentine and Love Cards 4 Kids. These are cards that would be appropriate for a parent or hospital staff member to give to an inpatient child/tween/teen. However, ANY kid/teen/tween-appropriate card can be linked up for the monthly challenge and will be eligible for Top Three recognition. 

And here's a little inspiration, brought to you by the talented gals of TEAM S.A.S. To visit any of their blogs, just click on the link above their card.


April

Bobbi

Celeste

Debi

Karen

Mary

Sybrina

You have until Friday, February 5 at noon CST to enter this challenge. After you've linked up your card, please consider sending it to an inpatient at one of our children's hospitals. Due to Covid-19, not all our hospitals are currently accepting cards. Shippers' current needs, as well as card guidelines, can be found under the tabs at the top of the page. 

Stamping smiles 4 our kids, 


Sybrina 


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