Monday, November 7, 2011

Challenge 12 at Paper Creations Ink

Hi Everyone!
We are having a new challenge at Paper Creations Ink:
Challenge #12 "Holiday Wishes For Kids"!
We have partnered up with SAS4KIDS for this challenge! We would like to share some information about SAS4KIDS with you today...

Send A Smile 4 Kids is a charitable blog created for the purpose of collecting donated handmade cards to be distributed to children while they are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals. Currently SAS4Kids is donating them to the Children’s Hospitals in Neenah and Milwaukee, WI, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA, Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, IA, Sandford Children's Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD and to the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia and the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton , Alberta in Canada. On any given day, there are many children inpatient in these hospitals, so SAS4Kids would love to receive as many cards as you can send to cheer them and their families. The kids may also use your cards as Thank You Notes to the nurses and doctors and to give to parents or relatives on special days like birthdays or Mothers or Fathers Day.
At this time SAS4Kids is hoping to receive enough Holiday cards so that every child in these hospitals on or around Christmas will receive a card to cheer them and their families. Please do not make your cards religion specific as the nurses do not always know what religion the child’s family is. Any cheery winter or holiday card would be great!
Send a Smile 4 Kids is going to be the featured charity in CardMaker Magazine’s January issue (on stands in December) in their Readers Reach Out section. We are thrilled to be helped by card drives such as this one at Paper Creations Ink and in the Cardmaker Magazine and look forward to receiving your cards to help cheer our kids.
The addresses to send your cards to are:
SAS4Kids c/o Sarah Taylor, 3419 7th Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106 OR
SAS4Kids (Canada) c/o Shelley Dureau, 2525 Cable Court, Coquitlam, BC V3H 3G1 Canada OR
SAS4Kids (Canada) c/o Lynnette Pinno, Box 1256, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1X2 OR
SAS4 Kids c/o Karen Hasheck, 5507 Hickory St, Schofield, WI 54476
Please refer to the blog at for card guidelines and any other details you may need as well as information on the Send a Smile 4 Kids twice monthly challenges.
Please help us with this great cause by sending your holiday cards or other child friendly cards to the shipper in your area! They would like to have ALL holiday cards by December 1, 2011... so that they will have time to get them distributed to as many of the hospitals as possible! Also they are having the same challenge theme... so be sure to head on over and link up your cards with them, they would LOVE to have you!
Just a quick reminder, you are only limited by your imagination and for this challenge we would really like to see your CARDS; but you are not limited to just cards! You can use any image for this challenge!
This challenge will run until Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 7pm CST. Please be sure to check the challenge tab for ALL the guidelines that we have set for our challenges! And for an added bonus, we will be looking for some works of art to be spotlighted! So be on the lookout, just in case you are picked!
Our Sponsor for this challenge is Digi Doodle Shop! Judy and Joy the owners/artists of Digi Doodle Shop have so graciously offered a $10.00 gift certificate to their online store!
Here is my card using Christmas Penguin by Digi Doodle:

Can't wait to see your wonderful creations!!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


  1. Hi Julia
    A gorgeous card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  2. LOL, I love this card. It's so great in a "childish" kind of way:) Thank you for playing along with HeidisHobbystuggu this time. Hege.

  3. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  4. Hi Julia,

    Your card is just adorable!

    xoxo Marjo

  5. Hi Julia- love this fun card for a child for Christmas! The tree is so fun with the bright colors and the digi is aweseom! Thanks for helping to promote SAS4Kids and for joining in our challenge!

  6. What a fun and happy Christmas card! Thanks for joining our Heart Song Inspiration Challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah

  7. What a fun and happy christmas card! Thanks for joyning the challenge at HeidisHObbystuggu!

  8. Hello.
    Beautiful Card. Lovely Image.
    Thanks for joining us at Mami Doodles and Good Luck.

  9. This is fantastic! Love the Christmas tree and the penguin! Thank you for playing along at the SNSDC.

  10. snowflakes must sparkly, vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei allways something creative, best regards SallyB.

  11. Love your folding technique with the Christmas tree and that penguin is just too cute! Thanks so much for supporting us at SAS4Kids.


  12. Love your bright card Julie and such a great Cause :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Thankgiving/Anything Goes with a Digi challenge over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges

    Mandy (DT member for Daisy Doodles)

  13. What a super cool tree! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin.

  14. What a great Christmas tree and a fun lil penguin! Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

  15. Aww how lovely :-) Thank you so much for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT xxx

  16. Love the folding of your Christmas tree on you adorable card! Thank you so much for supporting us @ SAS 4 Kids :)

  17. a lovely creation, i love your christmas tree, the baubles remind me of smarties :) thanks for coming along to the cupcake crafroom x

  18. Adorable card, thank you for joining Heidishobbystuggu this month

    Hugs Winnie DT

  19. So sweet and cute little penguin!
    Adorable card.
    Thanks for playing along with us at HeidisHobbystuggu!


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