Saturday, July 20, 2013

Send a Smile 4 Kids - Christmas in July 4 Kids

Like most of the country, it has been very, very hot here the last few weeks.  I'm not complaining though!  This last winter was terrible.  It just wouldn't end!   So every time I start grumbling about being uncomfortable, I just think about that long winter and it sparks me back to appreciation.  And yes, we do have air conditioning in our house. : )   Not everyone does in Central Wisconsin.

As I was hiding out in my house trying to stay cool, I was working on the cards for this weeks S.A.S.4K.'s challenge - Christmas in July 4 Kids.

As with all the S.A.S.4K challenges, we have 3 amazing sponsors this week - here are this weeks sponsors.

  1. Crackerbox Palace - is giving a $15 gift certificate to their amazing store.
  2. Di's Digis - is giving a $10 voucher to their digi shop.
  3. Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) - is giving a $15 gift certificate to their store.
Thank you so much to those amazing sponsors!!

Here is my 1st card - this image and sentiment are from Crackerbox Palace.   Look at Santa rock out!!!  I love it! and I bet a sick kiddo in the hospital would too.

Here is my 2nd card. This adorable bunny slipper image is from Clearly Digi Images.  Now, bunny slippers may not say Christmas to most people, but it does to me.  I just love the cozy smells of Christmas and being home, opening presents in my favorite comfy pajamas and those bunny slippers fit right in that cozy scene.  I love days like that.

This sentiment is just something I typed up on my computer.

So, I bet the weather is hot where you are too, but pull out a fan and a glass of lemonade, find someplace almost cool to work and create some Christmas in July cards 4 kids.   Link those cards here on the S.A.S.4K.'s blog and you will be entered in a random drawing where you could win one of those amazing prizes from our sponsors.  S.A.S.4K's also picks a 'top 3' so 3 artists will be selected and honored for that.  Go here to see the full challenge rules.

Go here to see the Christmas cards 4 kids created by the rest of the S.A.S.4K.'s design team.  Wow!!! they've created some amazing cards to inspire you.

Don't forget, you can donate any cards to be given to kids who are in children's hospitals around the country.  Go here to see how you can do that.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Stay cool and safe.

P.S.  I am entering the following challenges.
        Card 1 - Clear i Stamp Challenge - Christmas in July
                      Card Making Mama's - Monochromatic

        Card 2 - Cut it up challenge Blog - Christmas in July - must use die cuts
                      Fairy tale Challenge - Christmas in July
                      Pattie's Creation's Design Challenge - Monochromatic


  1. I love both cards, but the rocker Santa is my absolute favorite!!! Soo Cute!! Thanks for playing along in the ClearlyiStamp Christmas in July challenge! Debbie McNamee CiSCDT

  2. Both cards are ADORABLE!!! Adorable bunny slippers image..
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
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  3. I love those bunny slippers and the fun Santa. Your cards are fabulous. Thanks for joining us in the Pattie's Creations Monochromatic Challenge! Nancy - GDT

  4. It is super hot here in the North East too! We only have a/c in the bedrooms so as soon as you walk out of there . . . ugh. Anyway, I love these little bunny slippers--they are soooo cute!! I don't think I have ever seen them used for Christmas, but with you sentiment they are perfect!! Thanks for playing in the Clearly iStamp Challenge.

  5. I love the bunny slippers idea! The little sprig of holly is perfect. Thanks for joining us for Christmas in July at Cut it Up Challenges!


  6. Your cards are so very beautifull. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  7. Fab cards! The rockin' Santa card is perfect! So glad you shared at Clearly iStamp!

  8. Thank you for joining in at Clearly iStamp for our Christmas in July challenge - it is a blessing to have you enter - enjoy your day and good luck on the draw Gail DT

  9. Love your Rockin' Santa! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas, Susan x

  10. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Fairytale Challenge.
    Hugs, Uta

  11. Love your cards! I have to say that my favorite one is with the Bunny slippers. I'm a house bunny owner so I love anything to do with bunnies. :) Thanks for joining us at CIU Challenges. ~Tami

  12. Love it! This is a great rockin' card! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! Hugs-Katy DT

  13. What fun images! Thanks for playing along with Clearly iStamps Challenge! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  14. I love that you made that image work for Christmas! I like how you made the paper look like note paper! Cute.

    Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Challenge #3 - Christmas in July! See you on Aug 2nd for challenge #4.

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT/Clearly iStamp Challenge Coordinator