Sunday, February 6, 2022

 Happy Valentine’s Day + partial 2021 recap

 I hope love is the air wherever you are! Click over to our challenge blog to check out all the January Valentine’s entries, and also take a look at our new challenge—it’s sure to put a “spring” in your step!


Did 2021 seem to go by in a blur to you? It sure seemed that way to me. Thanks to generous cardmaking friends, I received more than 3,000 donated cards this year, and shipped 3,300+ cards to hospitalized children. That’s a new record number for me! I have opened envelopes and boxes from more than fifty donors from across the US and Canada, from regulars as well as one-time contributors. The packages contained one or two cards to more than 200. All our volunteer shippers have enjoyed spreading the smiles across the country. It’s really quite amazing, and every card sent is very much appreciated! 


Thank you all for your support and I hope to see you join our latest challenge!!




Saturday, October 2, 2021

 Happy World Cardmaking Day!

The first Saturday in October marks World Card Making Day, where everyone is encouraged to show their creativity by making a hand made card to give to family, friends or a complete stranger! I hope you are all able to celebrate the day with some crafty time in your own home, with some friends, or on-line with a crafting group. 


Started in 2006 by Paper Craft magazine to encourage their subscribers to get a jump start on making holiday cards, the day became so popular it is celebrated annually across the globe.


Join in the fun and share your makes on social media with the hashtag #WorldCardMakingDay!


The first Saturday of the month is also the start of the new challenge here at SAS4Kids! Hop on over to the challenge page to see this month’s examples of Holiday/Celebration cards for the kids, and link up one of your own!


Happy fall everyone!

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!