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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers.
2. Teach paper crafting classes and share the Joy.
3.Custom Design Products I love to use and share.
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Basket full of goodies 4 kids!

Happy Friday!  This weather has been wonderful, if you live in Michigan, were sleeping with open windows all night and no air conditioner!  I find it hard to believe still but love every minute of it!  Loved making this card, tried a new technique with Ranger perfect medium and pearl -ex, just stamped the flourish on and brushed on the pearl-ex, really beautiful the darkened stamped image and the lighter color around the outside too.  Makes this look a little like a fairy tale Jiggy inside a story book!  I hope the child that receives it uses their imagination to make her own Jiggy story!   

Stamping with the Dragon is having a new Challenge starting today with just a few extra rules!  JUST FOR THE KIDS!  Come join us, it will feel great!


Holiday or Birthday CARDS


Guidelines for Donated Cards 
We ask that you read and follow these simple guidelines before making and sharing your cards. 

-All cards must be handmade - no computer card-making programs please, such as Hallmark, etc. and no store bought cards. 
-All cards should be made specifically for children ages 0-19.
-Please use loose glitter sparingly (make sure to shake off excess), stickles or glimmer mists are a great alternatives to regular shake-on glitter
-Small embellishments such as brads, buttons, googly eyes should not be used on cards intended for very young children (choking hazard). 
-Please leave cards completely blank on the inside so the nurses and staff can write messages to the patient and their family. If there is something on the inside of your card, we can cover it with a blank inside piece or you can. 
-Keep the cards upbeat (no "sorry you're sick", "get well soon", etc.), these cards are intended to take the focus off of the hospital and just be a cheery holiday, birthday or any day greeting.
-If you are able to, please include envelopes, especially if your cards are not the standard A2 size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2). If you cannot provide envelopes, you can still send cards and we will provide envelopes where needed.
-The hospitals ask that we not include religious symbols or themes in the cards. Many families have many different faiths and beliefs and the hospital staff is not always aware of what faith a child is. 

-About Donations Thank you for your support of SAS4Kids! We do have expenses such as envelopes, shipping and blog costs and if you would consider donating a check to help with those expenses, it would be greatly appreciated. You may send with or without a donation of cards. 
Please send your check and/or donated cards to: SAS4Kids, C/O Karen Hasheck, 5507 Hickory St., Schofield, WI 54476. Please include an email address or snail mail address so we can acknowledge your gift. 
-Please include an email address and your name or a snail mail address so we can acknowledge your gift of cards or monetary donation.

Other than that let your creativity run wild and put some smiles on those little faces!! You may sign or stamp the back of your cards if you wish. All cards received will be labeled "Send A Smile 4 Kids" on the back.

Thank you again! We can't wait to see what you send us for our kids!

Also a super surprise for Janette at the Dragons Den for a special Birthday Celebration!  Congrats Janette, we love your designs and want to share a second card with you as well as the challenge card!

Image by Dragon Designs "Jiggy's Easter"****** Hoot w/Popcorn
Bo Bunny "Vicky B" DP*******My Minds eye Stella & Rose Hattie Paper DP
Adornit carolee's Creations DP
Rose Stems die cut from Magnolia
Bazzill Two Scoops "Tutti Frutti" stock 
Basic Grey "Kioshi"
Studio G Stamps "flourish"
Martha Stewart "Optic Dot" punch
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly
Whimsy Stamps "Bottle cap" die cut
Retro Bottlecap Sentiment
Nestabilities Classic Oval and scallop ovals

above card entered into challenges:
Colour Create challenge ~ Blue,Green,White,Red and Brown + optional texture
Stamp Insanity ~ Anything Goes

The above card entered into following challenges:
Shelly's Image ~ Anything Goes
Some Odd Girl Stamps ~ color wheel opposites
Digi's with Attitude ~ Anything goes
Creative Card Crew ~ handmade flowers
Pearlex "Turquois"
Pumpkin and Nautical Navy Smooch
American Crafts "Gold" and "Silver"
Signo White pen
Gelly Roll "Clearstar"
Copic for Jiggy Easter:  C00,1,2,3,4,5,6,E000,E00,E13,B0000,BG0000,BG05,BG10,
Copic for Hoot:  B93,95,21,97, GB0000,BG10,BG18,B00,B10,Y13,Y38,Y35,E33,35,37,55,50,53, YR00,12,65

Diamond Stickles
Ribbon from stash
Ribbon from Offray for Hoot
Saffron Metalic Stock from Natural Papers from Creative Papers Online for homemade flowers on Hoot
Stardust Stickles


 Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there's a dream, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living. 

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