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Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #135: Celebration!

Happy Saturday Friends!  It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) challenge and the theme for this entry is CELEBRATION!  Whoo Hoo!  Your celebration cards can be anything you celebrate for kids like birthdays, graduations, a job well done or heck, just celebrate by sending a hello!

Our sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:

1) DRS Designs:  a $10.00 Gift Certificate

2) Kitchen Sink Stamps: 15.00 Gift Certificate.

My card today celebrates these beautiful butterflies by DRS Designs called, “Large Butterflies”.  I colored them using a stipple method I learned at Kit & Clowder using RV99, RV69, RV66 & RV63.  I outlined them with a clear gel pen and popped them on over Doodlebug pattern paper.  The die I used to cut the “V” shape is from My Favorite Things.

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We hope you’ll join us over at Send A Smile 4 Kids and “Celebrate” with us during our challenge.  You have until Friday, October 28th to enter. We also would love to see you donate some of your cards to our kids.  Here’s how.

 

Send a Smile 4 Kids Early Holidays Wishes

Happy October!  This year has just flown by but we are coming into my absolute favorite time of the year. Today, I’m posting some early holiday inspiration for the Send a Smile 4 Kids “holiday” challenge.  Send a Smile 4 Kids is a great organization that provides cards to hospitalized children who I’m sure can use some holiday cheer this time of year.  We all know how hard it is to be away from your family, so how about entering the challenge and sending in some cards for kids?  Check out the guidelines here.

The sponsors for this challenge are:

Bugaboo who is offering a prize of: 7 images of winner choice

Dies R Us who is offering a prize of: $15.00 Gift Certificate

My card today features the sweet Bugaboo Bear called, “Ornaments Bear”.  I colored him up with Copic Markers and stenciled white pigment ink using a stencil over pattern paper.   The oval die is by My Favorite things.

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I hope you’ll join us over at Send a Smile 4 Kids for the Early Holiday Challenge.  You have until Friday, October 14th to enter.

 

Send a Smile 4 Kids – Challenge #133 Fall Colors

Happy Saturday everyone!  It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids Card Challenge! This challenge features kid friendly Fall Color cards.  You have until Friday, September 30th to enter for a chance to win some great prizes by our sponsors:

)  Sami Stamps – Prize – $12.00 Gift Certificate

2) Kitchen Sink Stamps – Prize – $25.00 Gift Certificate

For my card today I used an adorable Sami Stamps image called, “Back to School Apple” which I colored with Copic Markers and cut it out with a My Favorite Things stitched die.  The paper is from Doodlebug also called “Back to School.”

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Hope you’ll join us over at Send a Smile 4 Kids for our Fall Colors cards for Kids.  Don’t forget, we’d also love to have your donated cards for hospitalized children all over.

Send a Smile 4 Kids – Challenge #132 Cute Halloween/Fall Cards for Kids

Happy Saturday everyone!  It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids Card Challenge! This challenge features kid friendly Fall or Halloween cards.  You have until Friday, September 16th to enter for a chance to win some great prizes by our sponsors:

)  The Doodle Pantry – Prize – $10.00 Gift Certificate

2) Die-Versions – Prize – $15.00 Gift Certificate

 

For my card today I used an adorable Doodle Pantry Image called, “Quirky Scarecrow”.  As with many of the Doodle Pantry images, it comes both colored and black and white.  I colored this one up with Copic Markers and cut it out with a My Favorite Things flag stitched die.  The paper is from Carta Bella “A Perfect Autumn”.

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Hope you’ll join us over at Send a Smile 4 Kids for our Cute Fall or Halloween cards for Kids.  Don’t forget, we’d also love to have your donated cards for hospitalized children all over.

 

Send a Smile 4 Kids: 131: Anything Goes!

It’s Saturday and time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge. Today we are celebrating Anything Goes 4 Kids!  You have until Friday, September 1st to enter.

I also want to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids continues to grow and would love to have your donations to support hospitalized children. Come on over and Check out how.

Now, let’s see what this week’s sponsors are generously donating:

1) Crackerbox Palace – offering 3 digital images of winners choice

2)  Dies R Us – offering a $15.00 Gift Certificate

My card features the Crackerbox Palace “Scarecrow”  which I colored with Copic Markers.  Isn’t he sweet?  My design paper is My Minds Eye “All Spice” and I distressed the edges.

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I look forward to seeing you “Anything Goes 4 Kids” card over at Send a Smile 4 Kids.  YEAH!!

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #130; For The Girls

Happy Weekend!  It’s time for the new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids and this time it’s, “For The Girls!”   We have some great sponsors offering prizes to our winners.  You have until Friday, August 19th to enter.

I also wanted to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids needs your cards for hospitalized kids.  Here’s how to donate.

Here’s our sponsors:

1) All Dressed Up – offering 2 Digital Images of Winners Choice

2) Repeat Impressions – A $15 Gift Certificate

My card today features All Dressed Up’s, Summer Fayre” image which I colored with Copic Markers.  The background is stamped with Hero Arts Shadow Ink using a My Favorite Things script background.  The paper is Glitz’s “Felicity” collection cut out with My Favorite Things square and rectangle dies.  Finally, the sentiments are a Wplu9 “That is All” set.

All Dressed Up

 

Thanks for stopping by and we sure hope you’ll come on over to Send a Smile 4 Kids an play along!

 

Send a Smile 4 Kids: Challenge 129 – Christmas in July

Happy Saturday my Friends.  Today at Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) we are celebrating “Christmas in July.”

If you aren’t familiar with SAS4Kids, their commitment is to support hospitalized children by providing home-made cards that parents, staff, or even the kids themselves can give during this time of need. It’s not a sad cause, in fact, we don’t focus on Get Well cards at all, but make the cards happy and fun.   I sure hope you will join both in our challenge and by sending in some cards for kids. To find out more about donation, look here.

This challenge will run through Friday, August 5th and give you a great head start on some holiday card making.  This challenge is sponsored by some very generous donors who are giving away some great gifts for the winning entry.  The design team also chooses their favorite so there are lots of ways to win.

The donors and prizes are:

1) The Cutting Cafe:   3 Digital/Cut Files for our Winner

2) Kitchen Sink Stamps: Prize: $25 Dollar Gift Certificate

Wow – thank you sponsors, Send a Smile 4 Kids really appreciates your support.

Now, let’s get to some inspiration!  My card is made using a PDF file from The Cutting Cafe, called “Christmas Card Fun.”  The cool thing about Cutting Cafe is their very affordable files come in both PDF and SVG files, which are used for electronic cutters.  As I don’t have an electronic cutter, I printed off the PDF on design paper and embellished with gold Sakura pen.  On the Cutting Cafe website, there are many great tutorials using this same file for both a shaker and treat cup project.  My snowflakes are cut from glitter paper using a Lawn Fawn die and the sentiment is Paper Smooches.

 

Christmas in July

I hope you’ll join us for our Christmas in July Challenge and consider donating some cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids.

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #128 Clean and Simple Cards 4 Kids

Happy Weekend Friends!  I sure hope you have some extra time this wonderful 4th of July Weekend to spend time with your family and make more cards!!!  Today, at Send a Smile 4 Kids  we are starting a new challenge, featuring Clean & Simple cards 4 Kids.  You have until Friday, July 15th to enter.

I also wanted to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids is growing by adding more hospitals and more volunteers to take your donated cards.  We hope that after you enter the challenge you consider sending your cards to SAS4Kids for children in need.  Check out how.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

1) A Day For Daisies – Offering a $12.00 Gift Certificate to their online store

2) Die-versions – offering a $15.00 Gift Certificate to their online store

Now how about some inspiration?   My card today uses “Boy at the Beach.”   The gorgeous image is colored with Copic Markers.  The background is created using distress inks and stencil. The dies and sentiment are My Favorite Things.

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Thanks for stopping by and we hope you’ll join us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and play along in our Clean & Simple 4 Kids challenge!  We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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A Day For Daisies: Ombre

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Send a Smile 4 Kids – Challenge #127 – “Punch and Die Cuts”

It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge!  This challenge we are playing with “Punches and Die Cuts” on your cards this week.

Our wonderful sponsors are:

1) Dollar Graphics Depot – offering $15.00 gift certificate

2) Bugaboo – offering seven (7) digi’s to our winner

Thank you so much to our sponsors for supporting SAS4Kids!

Now, on to the inspiration.  For my card I used the Dollar Graphics Depot image called “Natures Colors”. This is an entire sheet of digital images for $1.00!  What a bargain for images that can be used over and over again.

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I created the background using the technique I found on Pinterest using glue, distress inks, and a score-pal.  If you want the details, here’s the link.   I used a few dies this week including stitched ovals from My Favorite Things and a bow die by Paper Smooches.  My Tim Holtz sentiment is colored with Copic markers as is the focal image.

Dollar Graphics

You have until Friday, July 1st to enter your “Punches & Die Cuts” entry for Send a Smile 4 Kids. We’d also love it if you considered donating your cards for hospitalized children across nation. Check out how to donate here. 

Send a Smile 4 Kids – Anything Goes Challenge!

Happy Saturday!  Today Send a Smile 4 Kids begins a new Anything Goes Challenge!  We have some great prizes from our generous sponsors for our randomly chosen winner.  The design team will also be choosing their favorites and those cards will be featured on the Send a Smile 4 Kids blog.  You have until Friday, June 17th to enter

Our sponsors are:

1)  Sami Stamps:  $12.00 Gift Certificate to the Sami Store

2)  Dies R Us:  $15.00 Gift Certificate to the Dies R Us Store

Now, how about a little inspiration to get you going?

My first card uses Sami Stamps, “Slippery Umbrella,” which I colored in Copics.  I used a really cool technique with distress inks that you can find in my previous post here.  I also created the background using an eye dropper filled with 91% alcohol after coloring with some gray copics to get that drippy/raining effect. The dies are from My Favorite Things and my sentiment is Newton’s Nook “beautiful wings”.

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I sure hope you will join us at Send a Smile 4 Kids this challenge for a chance to win some great prizes in our Anything Goes Challenge!

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