Good Afternoon Everyone! I have a new creation to share with you today and some exciting NEWS! First off we will start with the NEWS... Paper Creations Ink is partnering up with SAS4KIDS and doing a "Holiday Card Drive"! We are both holding the same challenge; but with different sponsors, so that means extra chances to win prizes and help out a good cause at the same time! Paper Creations Ink challenge "Holiday Wishes For Kids Challenge #12" will run until Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 7pm CST and SAS4KIDS "Starting Early - Holiday Wishes 4 our Kids Challenge" will run until Friday, November 18, 2011 at 12pm CST. Now I would like to share some information about SAS4KIDS...
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 http://sendasmile4kids.blogspot.com/ for card guidelines and any other details you may need as well as information on the Send a Smile 4 Kids twice monthly challenges.
I would be very honored if you could help out this wonderful 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!
Stamp ~ Digi Doodle Shop - Elf & Train
Designer Paper ~ Out Of My Stash
Card Stock ~ Wausau Papers & Stampin' Up (Elegant Eggplant, Glorious Green, & Real Red)
Stampin' Up Crystal Effects
Ribbon ~ Celebrate It Holiday by Michael's Stores Inc.
3M Foam Tape (To Pop Image Up)
Stickles by Ranger ~ Star Dust
Prisma Colored Pencil Numbers
923, 924, 940, 927, 928, 1093, 941, 946, 908, 909, 910, 1072, 1074, & 1076
I will be entering this card into five different challenges...
- SAS4KIDS Challenge ~ Starting Early - Holiday Wishes 4 our Kids
- Bows N Berries Challenge #13 ~ CAS (Clean And Simple)
- Crafty Boots Challenge ~ Young At Heart
- Heart Song Inspirations Challenge #23 ~ Anything Goes
- My Partner In Crafting Crime Challenge ~ Use A Freebie
As always thanks for stopping by, if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave me a message with a way to contact you (email or blog address)!
Have a wonderful week!