Saturday, July 6, 2024

SAS4Kids: Christmas in July 4 Kids

Happy Saturday, everyone! Here's wishing everyone here in The States a happy holiday weekend!   

This is the time of year that most everybody in my neighborhood is thinking of swimming pool parties, steamy beach reads, and summertime barbecues. But this is also the time of year when, here at SAS4Kids, our DT starts thinking about holiday cards. And, from the looks of things, quite of a few of us have Santa on our minds.

Here are a few cards holiday cards that would be perfect for our SAS4Kids kids. 




 






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 2 to link up your creation. While you aren't required to donate your linked-up card to SAS4Kids, 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 your work(s) of heart in our July gallery.

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

SAS4Kids: May Marvels

Hi, everyone! Happy Saturday!

Great guy cards can be hard to come by... and that makes the Dad/Guy cards in our May gallery even more special. Card themes ranged from typical guy things like tools and guitars to... some unexpected fudgesicles. Yes, fudgesicles! How fun!

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


1. Arlene R

Arlene's fun card has the two cutest fudge pops we've ever seen...
and we loved her clean, crisp CAS design. Great job. Arlene!


Epie's card is sure to get a Dad's engine revving on his special day.
We could almost feel the energy generated as this VW races down the road! 


5. Karen

This "Right Angles" stenciled background is fabulous...
and the bold palette is perfect for Karen's groovy card. Rock on!


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

  • Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge to display on your blog.
  • And, 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 our tween/teen patients and runs until July 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 hospitalized kiddie/tween/teen surely would appreciate it if you did. 

As always, thank you for all you do for SAS4Kids. A special thank you to everyone who sent Dad/Guy cards to our shippers. Your cards are sure to be bringing lots of smiles this Father's Day weekend. 

Saturday, June 1, 2024

SAS4Kids: Cards 4 Tweens/Teens

Hi, everyone! Happy Saturday! Happy First Day of June! 

The period from January through June is a whirlwind of activity in these parts. Right now, our shippers are finishing up a crazy busy stretch of sending out boxes and boxes of cards. These amazing ladies jump from boxes of hearts (for Valentine's) to boxes of bunnies (for Easter)... to boxes of flowers (for moms)... to boxes of tools and fishing gear (for dads). Whew! That's a lot of boxes! Thank you so much, shippers, for all you do! You are the glue that keeps us crafters connected to SAS4Kids kiddos.  

Our DT is taking advantage of this summertime respite in the schedule 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. So, without further ado, let's see what our gals have created for our tweens and teens.





While we are focusing today on cards for our teens and tweens, any kiddie-appropriate can be linked up for this month's challenge. You have until July 5 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 to everyone for your support of SAS4Kids. Here's to seeing your wonderful creations in our June gallery. 

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

SAS4Kids: April Accolades!!!

Hi, everyone! Happy Saturday!

A huge thank you to all those who have sent Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for our SAS4Kids kids/tweens/teens. Can you imagine how wonderful it feels to those kids to pick out special cards for their loved ones? No doubt, your talents and kindnesses mean so much to the kids and their loved ones.    

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


1. Arlene

Arlene's GORGEOUS inky background is the perfect canvas for this sweet image.
Personally, this CAS card is a perfect reminder that less can be more. So much more!


2. Elizabeth

Elizabeth created a stunningly beautiful card that any mother would love.
And you all know how much we love pop ups, right?!


Jose also created a card that any mother would love to receive. So pretty!
The easel is a special touch. And that lavender evokes the most lovely memories. 

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 theme is cards for our SAS4Kids patients to give to Dads and special guys in their lives. Note that our deadline for getting Father's Day cards to our shippers has passed. If you have Father's Day cards you were planning on sending to your favorite SAS4Kids shipper(s), please be sure to reach out to her/them. But, that passed Father's Day deadline notwithstanding, our shippers are always thrilled to get guy cards. Always!

Any kiddie-appropriate card can be linked up to play along with us until noon on May 31. It is not required that you donate your card after entering, but a hospitalized kiddie/tween/teen surely would appreciate it if you did. 

Thank you for all you do for SAS4Kids. We can never thank you enough for all the smiles you bring to our SAS4Kids patients and their families.

Saturday, May 4, 2024

SAS4Kids: Cards 4 Dads/Special Guys

Greetings, fellow card makers! As Mother's Day weekend approaches, we extend Mother's Day blessings to all who have loved or been loved by a child. 

This month's challenge is to make a card for a child/teen/tween to give to a special man in his/her life. The deadline for getting Father's Day cards to our shippers is May 15. So, please check with your favorite shipper(s) if you still have cards to send to her/them. As the summer season nears, this is a great time to send out those summer-themed cards, too.

Without further ado, let's take a look at what our DT came up with for this month's challenge. You'll see we have a nice variety of interests this month, with a special emphasis on nature.

 

Jen







 



You have until noon CST on Friday, May 31, 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, as always, an in-patient child/tween/teen would love it if you did.

We so appreciate you and all you do for our SAS4Kids kids. And, we can't wait to see your cards in our May gallery.

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

SAS4Kids: March Marvels

Hi, everyone! Happy Saturday! Hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start.

A big shoutout to all of you who accepted last month's challenge to make a boy/guy card. Our shippers love receiving guy cards from our cardmakers. So, it was great seeing guy things... things like a trio of cute monsters, some colorful basketballs, and a pup in a wagon in our March gallery. Even Spiderman made an appearance! Here are three cards that caught the eyes of our designers. Thanks so much to all who played along!


1. Deanne

Deanne's simple design was a great way to feature these lil monsters.
And we adored those fun facial expressions. Such fun!


7. Valerie

Likewise, Valerie's design and color choices were perfect for her card.
Her Superman appears to be leaping right at us. How incredibly cool! 


10. Maria Giselle

Maria Giselle's wowed us with her stitched sentiment. 
Then, she masked out a carrot and painstakingly replaced a present.
Kids will love these attentions to detail. Love them!


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 May 3. While we are featuring cards for our kids to give to their moms and special ladies 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 one of our SAS4Kids kiddos would surely appreciate it if you did. 


Deadlines for Getting Cards to Shippers:
Mother's Day: Our Mother's Day deadline was last Monday. Please check with your favorite shipper(s) before sending mom cards her/their way. 
Father's Day: May 15

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


Jen











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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