Saturday, August 7, 2021

All Organized!

It’s been raining—A LOT—where I live so I have spent more time in my crafting space. The result? A lot of projects going on! 


The other result? A bit of a mess. 

 

While I try to keep a neat workspace, I often switch to a new project before the previous one is finished, so I end up making cards on top of papers, plans and sketches. I finally had enough! I took one particularly wet day and put everything away. I mean everything! I sorted and re-filed all my stamps, pens, inks, scraps, paper pads, ribbon, bling, tools, and – most importantly—all the cards for donation! It looks great, feels fresh, and best of all, my cards are counted, sorted by theme, labeled, and ready to box up for my hospitals! And I have a pile of items to donate to a teacher friend. Now…back to making things!

 

And speaking of making things, it’s time for the SAS4Kids Challenge. This month’s focus is on Thank You cards for the kids and their families to give to the nurses, doctors, therapists, staff, and volunteers—even therapy animals! Please join us! You can upload your card even if you don’t have a blog to link to…Just follow the directions at the bottom of the Challenge Rules page!

 

Enjoy the rest of summer and happy crafting!

Sunday, June 6, 2021

 Hello everyone,

 Summer is almost upon us, which might mean a visit with family or friends we haven’t seen in person for a while, a vacation with your friends, or attending a wedding. Or it could mean cultivating your garden, eating s’mores around the fire pit, or perhaps just enjoying the sunset from your porch. Whatever your plans are, I hope your summer is fabulous!

 

SAS4Kids is still in the business of bringing smiles to the children in hospitals around the country. Hopefully some restrictions will be lifted this summer and our cards can reach more hospitalized kids. Check out our needs page to see if there are new requests.

 

Calling all card makers—Get the latest information on our card challenges, which are posted the first Saturday of the month. Come play along with us—you can now post your creations even if you don’t have a blog! Directions are posted on the challenge page. We’re really excited to be able to include more people in our SAS4Kids community!!

 

Have a wonderful summer and happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

 April Showers Bring May Flowers…

 

Things have been getting a bit busier around here in preparation for Mother’s and Father’s day cards! Our design challenge this month is cards for the kids to send to their mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers, guardians, or any significant women in their lives! The Design Team has made some great examples, so check out the challenge page to see all the great cards! We hope you join in the fun as well.

 

If you didn’t already know, SAS4Kids has a facebook page! Please hop on over to facebook.com/sendasmile4kidsusa to see some of the projects our fabulous volunteer card makers have sent to us. Our card makers are the lifeblood of SAS4Kids­­––without them, we wouldn’t be able to bring so many smiles to kids at the hospitals we serve, so be sure to leave them so love and following our page!

 

Happy crafting!!



Sunday, March 7, 2021

Spring is in the air

Hello crafty friends! 

I hope you are all doing well. Whether March is coming in like a lion or like a lamb where you are, I hope one thing is consistent for us all–a drop in COVID numbers! I am optimistic that as we move into summer, more people will be allowed to visit their hospitalized families and our card needs will pick up. Of course, this will coincide with nice weather, spending more time outside and less time crafting. Luckily, most of our shipping volunteers are well-stocked for now, but If you’re planning to make some cards, please be sure to check out our needs page!

 

Our challenge side is active and March’s challenge is Cards for Boys/Guys. Click the “Challenge” tab to see the great cards from the Design Team and play along. There is always great inspiration from the DT and crafters who upload their card creations!


Happy crafting!