Saturday, 21 July 2018

Send a smile 4 kids blog hop

   Welcome to our huge blog hop and celebration of Send A Smile 4 Kids’ 175th Challenge! The theme of our blog hop is Christmas in July 4 Kids because it is never too early to start making holiday cards for all the kids in the many children’s hospitals we now serve. We would love for each child to receive a holiday card as well as be able to pick some for special medical staff or loved ones they are missing during the holiday season. 


We have 17 stops in the blog hop and at each stop you have one or two chances at winning just by leaving a comment. You can also earn a chance to win a prize by commenting on the blog post on our SAS4Kids blog and also by entering the Christmas in July challenge which starts July 21st and runs through August 3rd at noon.

Here is a list of all our wonderful sponsors and the prizes that you could win:

Kitchen Sink Stamps $25 gift certificate
Sparkle N Sprinkle $5 gift code
Fred She Said $10 gift certificate
Motion Crafts by Uchi's Designs 3 prize packages each with 1 die set and 1 stamp set $35 value each
Bugaboo $12 gift code
Tonic Studios USA Six Tonic Studios Paper Trimmers (159e)
Stampendous Five prizes: CRS5101/DCS5010 Rose Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, CRS5067/DCS5067 Hydrangea Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set, DCP1007 Build a Wreath Cutting Dies Set, DCP1008 Pop Up Stages Cutting Dies Set
Paper Nest Dolls Two prizes of 3 digis each of the winner's choice plus one free digi for a commenter on each blog that uses a Paper Nest Dolls image
Doodles Paper Playground Four prizes of one package of Fairy Dust Sparkle Blends sequin mixes
White Rose Crafts Gorjuss Tweed Craft Card Compendium (makes 24 cards - retails at $16.99)
Dies R Us $15 gift code
Cheapo Dies (owned by an American I know) $15 gift code
All Dressed Up Stamps - two digital stamps
Janet Bailey - three Stampin' up Stamp Sets

Here are the rules for this blog hop:
**You do not need to comment on every stop of the blog hop to have a chance to win a prize. One comment on any of the blogs or on the main SAS4Kids blogpost qualifies you to win one of the prizes on that blog. If you leave a comment on each stop, you will have earned 17 chances to win a prize, and if you enter a card in the Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge, you will also earn a chance to win one of 8 random prizes there.
**You MUST have an USA mailing address to qualify to win any of the prizes. We apologize to any of our readers outside of the USA, but this is a requirement to win any of the prizes in this blog hop and in the Christmas in July challenge.
**The blog hop will start July 21st at 8:00 a.m. CST and continue until July 31st at midnight CST. When the blog hop is done, all the winners will be drawn randomly from the commenters on each blog and on the main blog, and announced on the SAS4Kids blog on August 4th and on each individual blog. If your name is listed as a winner, you must contact Karen at khasheck@gmail.com BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited.

**The Christmas in July 4 Kids challenge at SAS4Kids will run from July 21st until August 3rd at Noon CST (as is typical of our two week challenges.) You can qualify for one of 8 prizes by entering a Christmas or holiday card appropriate for a child following the rules of all of our challenges found in the page above. The prizes will be awarded by random drawing and announced with the rest of the winners on August 4th on our blog.

We are so happy to have some of the volunteers who collect and distribute cards to our many children’s hospitals as well as some TEAM SAS alumni and previous Top Three winners join the SAS4Kids TEAM SAS in this blog hop!
Here is the list of the participants in the blog hop with links to their blogpost:

SAS4KidsBlog (six prizes awarded here)
Mary Draper (here)  and the prize that you can win is a Tonic Studios Paper Trimmer (159e)
AprilStory
Thank you so much for supporting Send a Smile 4 Kids and our wonderful sponsors of this blog hop. Good luck in the drawings! Leave a comment here and hop for more chances at many prizes.
THE NEXT STOP IS: 




      My first card uses two digis from Sparkle and Sprinkle - a wreath and a snowman with wreath. I printed one inside the other, coloured the combined images using Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens, fussy cut and mattered and layered it onto paper from my stash and white card. I then added various coloured Stickles to the wreath.

 My second card uses the penguin digi from Fred She Said .



   I used it twice, flipping the second one and reducing it slightly in size. After colouring it using Promarkers I added some Stickles to the snow and matted it onto blue card. The paper from my stash was matted and layered onto the same colour card and then white card. The sentiment was cut from red card using the Tattered Lace die season's greetings washing line.

36 comments:

Karen Hasheck said...

Super cute cards! Thanks for all you did to make the blog hop a success!

Lillian A said...

Snowmen and penguins -- can't get much happier than these, which are sure to bring on kids' smiles. Such bright, happy cards and are sure to be treasured and shared. Great creations, Mary, and thanks for sharing and be a part of this magnificent hop!

Gail said...

These are beautiful - Thanks for this hop - I found the challenge today and what a fab idea to give kids cards who are in the hospital - blessings,

Cathy said...

Great job on your cards! They are really nice!

Lenora Scott said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing.

designbydonna said...

Cute Cute cards. Love those adorable dancing penquins. Sure to cheer up the kids.

Kelly Breese said...

Those penguins are precious!!! Love the touch of color that you added to these stamps!

just jill said...

Love the idea of flipping the image. These cards are just too, too cute. Nice job!

janelle said...

Who doesn't love penguins?

Stephanie Johnson said...

I love the penguins!

Sundaystamper said...

These cards are too perfect for kids! Love it!

Erica Lang said...

I love the penguins! So cute!

Paula Kysilka said...

Such cute cards, makes me happy to see dancing penguins.

Cindy (aka PaintChip) said...

Lovely cards indeed!

Sybrina K said...

Mary, These are two great cards that are going to bring huge holiday smiles to their recipients! And, who doesn't love dancing penguins?!
Thanks for all you do for SAS4Kids. :)

Psps214 said...

Cool!

Dana M said...

Beautiful and sweet cards. So festive!

Sherry said...

Such happy cards!! Those will be treasured by some very deserving children!

craftyd said...

Beautiful cards, really love the Penguins.
Dolores

Debbie Caldwell said...

I love digis for the very reason that you can change size and or reverse the design. I love penguins. These are great cards.

Garlene Petersen said...

What super cute cards. This is a fun blog hop

Sue D said...

Very cute and colorful!

Dena J said...

Adorable digis and perfectly colored!. I love the scenes you created for them.

kathy bull said...

I love the penguins! Beautiful cards!

Dena J said...

Adorable digis, and beautifully colored. I love the scenes you created for them.

Ginny B said...

Love seeing all these wonderful ideas; what a great opportunity to see new techniques for cardmaking!

Gail Lass said...

Snowmen and penguins--my favorite winter images! I love these 2 cards and know that some little children are going to smile when they receive these!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Don't you just love the versatility of digi stamps? I love how you colored these, and how you combined the different images. Great designs, too. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

Deborah L. said...

That snowman might melt smoking that pipe! Love him! He is part snowman and part Santa to me.

Superfly Mcguy said...

Both your cards are filled with holiday cheer! Love Christmas in July!!

Kimberly Bower MLIS said...

Super cute cards! I love the penguins.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love, love these fun holiday cards. The snowman is cute with his own pipe and who doesn't love penguins!!

Debi said...

Could those cute penguins look any happier? Fab card. The snowman with a wreath inside a wreath is super fun, too. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Debi

Holly Blaskie said...

I'm loving the face on the snowman card! It's just so cute! Thanks for sharing!!!

Berni Cuttino said...

Hi Mary, Oh what fun with Christmas in July. Miss you
Hugs
Berni, Alumni

Mary M. said...

Love your penguin card!