Saturday, April 6, 2024

SAS4Kids: Cards 4 Moms/Special Ladies

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to SAS4Kids! Thanks so much for joining us for our April challenge. 

Mother's Day is going to be here before we know it and, actually, our deadline to get Mother's Day cards to our shippers is April 15. So, this month our DT is featuring cards for our a hospitalized child/teen to give to his/her mom or a special lady


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You have until noon CST on Friday, May 3, to join in our current challenge. And, while we have focused on Cards 4 Moms and Special Ladies this month, 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/teen would love it if you did.

Upcoming Deadlines:

Mom/Special Lady Cards: April 15
Dad/Special Guy Cards: May 15


As always, thank you for all you do for our SAS4Kids. We're looking forward to seeing your works of heart in our April gallery.

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

SAS4Kids: February Favorites!

Hi, everyone! Happy Weekend! 

Spring/Easter cards are always so fun to make, aren't they?! They always offer a perfect opportunity to ink up baby animal stamps and use pretty pastel-colored papers. Here are three Spring/Easter cards that caught the eyes of our DT.  


2. Arlene R

We just loved Arlene's CAS design... and chocolate bunny...
and fun, fun sentiment. What a cute card!


3. Donna W

Donna's sweet duckling and pretty colors make for a happy, happy card!
I'm going to have to remember this strategy for using up dp scraps.  :)


7. Trina

Not only does Trina's shaped card feature a baby animal and pastel colors,
it also showcases her amazing phantasmic coloring skills. Truly phantasmic! 


Congratulations, ladies! Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us. 
Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge to display on your blog.

Our current challenge runs until April 5. While we are featuring Cards 4 Boys this month, 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 would surely appreciate it if you did. 

Upcoming Deadlines for Getting Cards to Shippers:
Spring/Easter: Deadline has passed
Mother's Day: April 15
Father's Day: May 15

As always, thank you for your support of SAS4Kids. We so appreciate you and everything you do to bring smiles to our SAS4Kids patients and their families.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

SAS4Kids: Cards 4 Boys

Hi, everyone! It's the first Saturday of March... which means it's time for a new challenge here at Send a Smile 4 Kids. 

Our shippers are putting final touches on their boxes of spring/Easter cards, and the next holiday on our calendar is Mother's Day. So, we are using this brief respite in our calendar to feature non-holiday-specific Cards 4 Boys

So, without further ado, here are the really great boy cards our DT created for this month's challenge. I just love how bright, how colorful, and how cheerful these cards are.

With the way the calendar falls, you have until noon CST on Friday, April 5, to join in this current challenge. There's a little extra time this month! And, while we have focused on Cards 4 Boysany 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/teen would love it if you did. 

Here are the deadlines for getting cards to your favorite shipper(s) for a few upcoming holidays.

Spring/Easter: this coming Monday, March 4 
             If you still have Spring/Easter cards to get to your favorite shipper, please contact her ASAP. Thanks!
 
Mothers Day: April 15
 
Father's Day: May 15 

As always, thank you soooo much for your support of SAS4Kids. We can't wait to see what you share with us in this month's gallery.

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

SAS4Kids: January Jewels

Hi, everyone! Welcome back!

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who played along with last month's Love/Valentines 4 Kids Challenge and/or sent cards to our shippers. We know it can be tough to get back to crafting so soon after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We truly appreciate all of our wonderful card makers who did just that. You all are the best! 

The cards in our January Gallery were just so sweet. Here are three that caught our eyes. 


Ginny's pup and birdie are absolutely adorable... and beautifully colored!
Moreover, her curved sentiment and torn edges are great design elements.

Jose's pastel-colored dinosaurs make for such an unusual spring card.
And we know how much kids love shape cards. How fun!


We can't get over the level of detail Maria Giselle put into this card. 
Look closely at those Xs and Os. Really closely.
Those are all die cuts. All of them. Absolutely mind blowing!


Congratulations, ladies! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us. Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge to display on your blog.

Our current Spring/Easter Cards 4 Kids Challenge runs until March 1. While we are featuring Spring/Easter 4 Kids this month, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up for the challenge. 

It is never required that you donate your card after linking it up for the challenge, but a hospitalized kiddie/tween/teen would surely appreciate it if you did. The deadline for getting Spring/Easter cards to your favorite shipper(s) is actually just a couple days away. If you have Spring/Easter cards to get to your shipper(s), please reach out to them ASAP.

As always, thank you for all you do for our SAS4Kids patients. 

Saturday, February 3, 2024

SAS4Kids: Easter/Spring Cards 4 Kids

Hi, everyone! It's the first Saturday of a new month which means it's time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge. This month, our theme is Easter or Spring Cards 4 Kids.

While I'm still finishing up Valentine cards for family members, our shippers have already sent Valentine and Love cards to their hospitals. They have turned their thoughts to hopping bunnies, colorful Easter eggs, cute baby animals, and pretty pastel flowers. The earliest possible date for Easter is March 22 and, this year, the holiday falls on March 31. So, our deadline for getting those Easter and Spring cards to our shippers falls around March 4.

Here's a look at the cards our talented designers have created for this challenge!



You have until noon US/Central Time on Friday, March 1, to join in our February challenge. Since all SAS4Kids challenges are card specific, only kid-appropriate linked-up cards (any theme) will be eligible for DT Shout-out recognition. It is not required that you send your card to one of our shippers... but an in-patient child/teen would love it if you did.

As always, thank you for your support of SAS4Kids. We look forward to seeing your works of heart in our February gallery.

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Saturday, January 20, 2024

SAS4Kids: December Darlings

Hi, everyone! Hope your new year is off to a great start.

A huge thank you to everyone who played along with last month's Winter Cards 4 Kids Challenge. Your December cards are always so darn cute, and last month our gallery was filled with so many fun winter cards! Here are three cards that caught our DT's eyes.


Elizabeth created a beautiful vintage winter scene, complete with sparkly 3-D snow.
Our designers loved way the light hit that old-time house. So pretty!

Trina did it again, creating AMAZING dimension through stamping and masking.
But, as Tina asked on her blog, is the mouse tangling up a frenemy... or untangling a friend?

Deanne also did it again, using her Cricut to create another adorable scene. Too cute!
We know there are kids with December birthdays who would love receiving a non-Christmasy card. 



Congratulations, ladies! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us. Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge to display on your blog.

Our current challenge runs until February 2. While we featured Love/Valentine Cards 4 Kids this month, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up for the challenge. 

While it is not required that you donate your card after entering, a hospitalized kiddie/tween/teen would surely appreciate it if you did. 
  • Monday was the date listed on our website as the deadline for sending Valentine cards to our shippers.
  • If you still have Valentine cards you would like to send to SAS4Kids, please touch base with your favorite shipper(s) ASAP. Thank you!
As always, thanks so much for your support of Send a Smile 4 Kids. Your cards 4 our kids always put huge smiles on little faces. 

Saturday, January 6, 2024

SAS4Kids: Love/Valentine Cards 4 Kids

Happy 2024! All of us at Send a Smile 4 Kids hope this new year rings in health and happiness... and lots of crafty fun. 

This month we are focusing on cards with love and Valentine themes that could be given to inpatient kids by their family members or hospital staffers. Believe it or not, the deadline to get Love/Valentine's Day cards to our shippers is January 15. Seriously, January 15! That's a mere week from Monday. Yikes! Looks like it's time to swap out candy canes for hearts and Santas for Cupids.  

You have until noon US/Eastern Time on Friday, February 2, to join us for our current challenge. While we are focusing on Love/Valentine cards this month, any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up to play along. Please remember that only cards are considered for Saturday Shout-Out honors. 

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. If you are running a little late in completing your SAS4Kids Valentine cards, please reach out to your shipper(s). .

As always, thank you for your support of SAS4Kids. We look forward to seeing your kiddie cards in our January gallery. 


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