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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.

butterflies

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 Challenge #123 – Animals!

Happy Saturday Friends!  It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) challenge and the theme for this entry is Animals! At SAS4Kids, we are so fortunate to have spectacular sponsors for our challenges and this week is no different. I’d also like to mention if you are interested in bringing some joy into the lives of kids who are ill and hospitalized, we’d love for you to send in some of your cards for the kids; here’s how.

Now let’s get on to those great sponsors:

1) DRS Designs: Prize is $10.00 Gift Certificate

2) Stampendous: Prize is $20.00 Gift Certificate

My card today features the DRS Designs, “Friendly Flower Frog’ which I colored with Copic Markers.  My papers are from Simple Stories “DIY Boutique” collection and froggy is on a My Favorite Things cross stitched circle die.

Frog
We hope you’ll join us this week to showcase your animal cards and be entered for some great prizes. Happy Day!!

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #112-Celebration!

Happy Saturday Friends!  It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) challenge and the theme for this entry is Celebration! At SAS4Kids, we are so fortunate to have spectacular sponsors for our challenges and this week is no different.  I’d also like to mention if you are interested in bringing some joy into the lives of kids who are ill and hospitalized, we’d love for you to send in some of your cards for the kids; here’s how.

Now let’s get on to those great sponsors:

1) DRS Designs: Prize is $10.00 Gift Certificate

2) The Paper Shelter: Prize is 3 images of winners choice

3) Fred She Said:  Prize is $10.00 Gift Certificate

My first card today features the DRS Designs, “Bountiful Basket’ and “Happy Birthday Arc.”  I colored this beautiful basket with Copic Markers and kept the card clean and simple because I just loved the fall theme basket.

Birthday Harvest

My second card uses a digital image from Paper Shelter called, “Fair Day.”  The bright Amy Tangerine “Plus One” paper pack really works perfectly for this celebration image.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp “Happy & Smile.”

Paper Shelter Celebration

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I can’t wait to see your Celebration cards!

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 being offered by our very 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.

Our sponsors are:

1)  Doodle Pantry:  Prize $10.00 Gift Certificate to their store

2)  DRS Designs:  Prize $10.00 Gift Certificate to their store

3)  Kitchen Sink Stamps:  Prize  25.00 Gift Certificate to their store

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

My first card uses Doodle Pantry’s Pre-Colored “Lighthouse”.  I love the option with Doodle Pantry that you can either use their coloring or do your own.  I cut the lighthouse and flag out with a My Favorite Things dies.  The rectangle stitched die is Simon Says Stamp and paper collection is Echo Park “Happy Days.” Finally, the sentiment is also My Favorite Things.

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My next card uses the DRS Designs stamp, “Buck Bust.”  I colored him with my Copic markers  making sure to add lots of texture with flicking strokes that weren’t blended in.  The paper is from Carta Bella “Warm & Cozy” collection and the sentiment and die are Simon Says Stamp.

Buck Bust DRS-wm

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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The Doodle Pantry: ATG

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge: Valentine’s or Love Cards for Kids

Happy New Year!  It’s the first Saturday of 2015 and time for a Send a Smile 4 Kids Card Challenge!  We have continued our tradition of having great sponsors who have generously offered prizes to our randomly chosen winners.  They are:

1) DRS Designs: Offering a prize of $10.00 Gift Certificate to Random Winner

2) Doodle Pantry: Offering a prize of $10.00 Gift Certificate to Random Winner

3) Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet: Offering a prize of $6.00 Gift Certificate to Random Winner

Now, how about some inspiration!

My first card uses DRS Designs “Allie & Callie“.  I colored them with Copic Markers and used Glitz’s “Felicity” 6 x 6 paper pack.  Sentiment is Paper Smooches as is the “love” die.

Monkey Love-wm

My second card uses a digital image from Doodle Pantry called, “Heart Candy Ants”.  I brought the image into Photoshop Elements and inserted the sentiment into the heart.  This image is full of great sentiments for Love and Valentines cards and is perfect for this challenge.  I used Copic Markers and Lily Bee’s “Head Over Heels” 6 x 6 collection then finished it off with some pearls and chipboard arrows painted with white.

Ant - Doodle Pantry

 

The last card today uses Stitchy Bear Digital Designs “BBKakes, Balloon Boy I” which I colored with Copic’s and used recollections ticket embellishments and a die cut heart spray painted with some cool new Liquitex spray paints from Blick Arts.  So cool and great coverage.  Perfect for all types of paper crafting projects.

Boy with Heart - Stitchy Bear-wm

 

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Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #87: Fall Colors For KIDS!

Hey friends, it’s Saturday and time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge.  This is such a great cause that supports hospitalized children by providing them cheerful cards in times of need.  I encourage you to join us in both our challenges and in sending in some cards, especially during the up coming holiday season when being away from home is extra difficult.

Fall is my favorite season and I am just in thrilled to offer some inspiration and see what you create using Fall Colors with kid twist.  As you know our challenges are supported by some great sponsors and this week is no different so let me tell you all about them.

Jelly Park:  Prize is 4 Images of winners choice

DRS Designs:  Prize is a $10.00 Gift Certificate

Sassy Studios:  Prize is 4 images of winners choice

WOOHOO, let’s get to some inspiration – oh, and don’t forget, the design team will also choose their favorite and the winner is offered a guest design team spot for the next challenge!

My first card for inspiration is from Jelly Park.  This sweet image is colored with copic markers and cut out with a Sizzix frame die.  The leaves are an Obsession Impression die and the paper used is from Farmhouse “Sugar Hill” 6 x 6 collection.  I also used a My Favorite Things stitched die across the card and finished her off with ticket from Tim Holtz.

Jelly Park "Jumping in the Leaves"

Jelly Park “Jumping in the Leaves”

My second card for inspiration is from DRS Designs.  I just adore coloring pumpkins and used my Copic Markers in Y04, Y07, Y09, R08, and Y38 for some highlight.  The fall sentiment is from “Into the Woods” and the thankful sentiment is from “So Thankful”, both Lawn Fawn.

DRS Designs "Pumpkin Patch"

DRS Designs “Pumpkin Patch”

My last card for inspiration is from Sassy Studio’s.  This “Bewitched” image was colored with copics and highlighted with distress inks to make the sky.  The stars are from Simon Says Stamp and paper is K & Company.  Sentiment is paper smooches and embossed with white powder.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my inspiration and would love to see you over at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

Sassy Studio "Little Honey Bewitched Betty"

Sassy Studio “Little Honey Bewitched Betty”

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