Friday, August 26, 2011

Playing with paper.......

In case you didn't know, Stamping Dragon Designs, don't just have fab digi stamps but there are also papers galore.  The designs are great and the colour palette is huge.
I used some gorgeous papers called 'Strawberry Shortcake' to make some cute little gift boxes.
Aren't the papers lush, pop over to the shop and have a look for yourselves.  The embellishments came from my stash and the box templates also.
You still have another week to join in the challenge over at Stamping with the Dragon and your card would be going to a fabulous cause 'Send a smile 4 Kids'

Friday, August 19, 2011

Send a Smile 4 Kids

This is the challenge this week at Stamping with the Dragon, so not only do you get the chance to win 4 images of your choice but you get the chance to help a very worthy cause.


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.

-Suggested deadlines: Halloween October 10th; Thanksgiving November 5th; Christmas December 1st; Valentines January 20th; Easter: 3-4 weeks before the day it falls on this year.
Mothers Day (to give to the children to give to their Mom) April 30th; Fathers Day (for Dad from the hospitalized kids) May 20th.

If we receive cards later, we will save for next year or try to get delivered before the holiday. We accept any type of children's card anytime as long as it follows these guidelines. Please remember birthdays and everyday cheer cards too.

-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

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, join in this challenge , here is my card just waiting to be sent
And a very happy Birthday to Janette, Here is a card I made for you but I am sure you won't mind if I send it to 'Send a Smile 4 Kids on your behalf