Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christmas in July

I have been participating Send A Smile 4 Kids challenges for some time now and have been in their top 3 picks a couple of times. They are a great charity group that sends cheer cards to children's hospitals. I would wish for there to never be sick children but am so happy I can maybe brighten up their time in the hospital. I am joining SAS4K in the celebration of their 175th challenge! and blog hop. The theme is Christmas in July 4 Kids. 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. 

You may have arrived here from Mary Moisan"s blog. If you want to be sure not to miss any blog, check in and start at Send A Smile 4 Kids.


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 our SAS4Kids blog and  by entering the Christmas in July challenge which starts July 21st and runs through August 3rd at noon. There are lots of great prizes available so don't forget to leave comments. 
I am using a Paper Nest Dolls digi for my card.
This little cutie is colored with Tombrow markers, Prismacolor pencils, and a Red Star gel pen. The marble paper is Ms Sparkle & Co. I did the sentiment on the computer. Some red gems add some bling.  Peppermint overdose! Are you dizzy yet looking at all the red stripes and swirls?
Leave a comment below for a chance to win a Tonic Studios Paper Trimmer and a free digi from Paper Nest Dolls.

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. CDT and continue until July 31st at midnight CDT. 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.


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

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.
If you get lost or missed anyone, you can check out the whole list at Send A Smile 4 Kids
THE NEXT STOP IS: 

40 comments:

  1. Just Yummy! I can "smell" the peppermint right now :-)

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  2. So pretty and inviting!!! Thanks for you do for kids!!

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  3. Oh, Donna, I love that swirly paper, and all the red on your card just makes it "pop" all that much more. Really cute and I love it. Thanks for being a part of this blog hop and awesome charity.

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  4. This is such a cute card and really does make me want to go pick some fresh mint and make some hot chocolate, but with the Kansas heat I think I'll stick to iced tea for now with a sprig of mint! Thanks for participating in this awesome blog hop!

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  5. Really like the techniques on your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Super cute card! Thanks for all you did to make the blog hop a success!

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  7. Love the peppermint feel of the card. So clever.

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  8. Love the candy cane girl image you used and your fun background! Darling card!

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  9. Your card is so Christmasy! I love it!

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  10. Oh gosh that marble paper in the background is the perfect complement to the peppermint theme. This card is adorable!!

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  11. Marbled paper can add so much to a card. It's simple, yet adds movement to a card.

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  12. Really love the background that looks so much like the candycane! What great creativity!!

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  13. A little peppermint patty and it’s too cute!

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  14. The sweet Christmas greetings is so cute. Thank you for all you do.

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  15. Love the red color theme. So Christmassy!

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  16. Your card is so sweet (pun intended). I'm not much of a peppermint fan, but I love the Christmassy red and white color-combo. You're so kind to make all those cards for kids. We need more people in the world like you, Donna!!

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  17. Such a sweet card, Donna. Love how you carried the red and white peppermint theme throughout the card!

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  18. What a sweet card! Love the background paper you used!

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  19. Your "Peppermint Patti" card is perfect. Love

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  21. Okay, Donna... Let me try this again. LOL What a sweet card... no pun intended! Love it! Thanks so much for all you do for SAS4Kids. :)

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  22. Perfectly sweet card - adorable!

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  23. I really like your peppermint theme! This seems like such an awesome service. I used to be an oncology RN and Christmas for adult cancer patients is tough so I can only imagine the need for this program for children!!

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  24. I really like this card and they way you swirled the background...I could almost smell the peppermint!!

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  25. So sweet with the candy cane theme.

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

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  27. Fabulous red and white Christmas card. Who doesn't love the festive color of red and this image is adorable! GREAT card!

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  28. That paper is IT, girl! But where did you buy it? Could not find it on the Internet....

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    1. I purchased it at JoAnn's in a special bin. I don't know if they still have it. It had 6 different colors.

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  29. Super cute cards! I love paper dolls.

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  30. A stunning card with a peppermint theme. I could almost smell the peppermint!

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  31. I am not dizzy, I am in awe! Fabulous, fun card! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Debi

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  32. You can just smell the peppermint! Love this card so much!!

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  33. This is SO cute!!! Love the background paper--how it ties into the peppermint theme. Great job on the greeting, too--nice font choice. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

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  34. Hi Donna, fabulous cute image.
    Hugs
    Berni, Alumni

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  35. Yeah!!! This "hopping" is seriously inspiring!

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  36. Donna, I was chosen as a winner on your part of the July blog hop. What do I need to do to receive the prize?

    Blessings!

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    1. 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.

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