Saturday, May 20, 2023

SAS4Kids: April Accolades!

Hi, everyone! Happy Saturday!

It seems our Mom Challenge gallery is always filled with such pretty butterflies and flowers. This year's gallery was no exception... but seeing so many international entries was a lovely surprise. Thanks to everyone who linked up a card and to all those who sent mom cards to our SAS4Kids shippers. 

Here are three cards that caught the eyes of our Design Team gals.

#4 Arlene

Not only were our gals wowed by Arlene's card's bold colors
but also by the way her butterflies seem to be in flight!

Donna's dsp is just so pretty... and those open rectangles
add just the right amount of interest while still featuring that gorgeous paper!

#9 Maria Giselle B

Maria's colorful CAS design was perfect for a 3-color rainbow
while still allowing for elements that added extra texture and dimension!

Congratulations, ladies! Thank you 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 in the subject line.

Our current challenge is making cards for the kids/tweens/teens to give to their dads (special guys). 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 hospitalized kiddie/tween/teen surely would appreciate it if you did. (Please note that our deadline for getting Dad cards to our shippers has passed. So, if you have Dad cards you were planning on sending to an SAS4Kids shipper, please be sure to reach out to her.)  

As always, thank you for all you do for SAS4Kids. We can't thank you enough for all the smiles you bring to our SAS4Kids patients and their families.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

SAS4Kids: Cards 4 Dads/Special Guys

Welcome back, friends! As Mother's Day weekend approaches, we extend Mother's Day greetings to everyone who has loved or been loved by a child. If this holiday is a rough one, please give yourself permission to be gentle with yourself this next week.

Now that Mother's Day cards have been delivered to our hospitals, our Design Team has turned its attention to cards for dads and special guys. This challenge is to make a card for a child/teen/tween to give to a special man in his/her life. Please note that the deadline for getting Father's Day cards to our shippers is May 15. If you have any questions about mailing out your cards, please double check with your shipper. (And, this is the perfect time to send those summer-themed cards out, too.)

We are thrilled to have Andrea join as this month as a Guest Designer. Andrea, who shares her adventures in cardmaking at Andrea's Paper Antics, is a good friend to us here at Send a Smile 4 Kids... and her kiddie cards are always so darn cute! Thanks so much, Andrea, for all you do for SAS4Kids and for sharing your talents with us today!

Without further ado, let's take a look at what our DT came up with for this month's challenge.



What a great variety of dad/guy cards, right?! 

You have until noon CST on Friday, June 2, to join in this month's challenge. While we have focused on Cards 4 Dads and Special Men, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up to play along. It is not required that you send your card to one of our shippers. but an in-patient child/tween/teen would love it if you did.

As always, thank you for all you do for our SAS4Kids. We can't wait to see your cards in our May gallery.

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