Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christmas in July Challenge and Blog Hop Celebrating our 175th Challenge!

You should have hopped here from  Ina Grehan's Blog


Welcome to our huge blog hop and celebration of Send A Smile 4 Kids’ 175th Challenge! The theme of our blog hop is Christmas in July 4 Kids because 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.  

We have 16 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 the blog post on our SAS4Kids blog and also by entering the Christmas in July challenge which starts July 21st and runs through August 3rd at noon.


Here is a list of all our wonderful sponsors and the prizes that you could win: The one hightlighted in Red is the one that you could win from commenting on my blog. Well worth it, Right?

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- Tonic Studios Paper Trimmer 
 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 - two Stampin' up Party Panda Stamp Sets 

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 16 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. CST and continue until July 31st at midnight CST. 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. 

We are so happy to have some of the volunteers who collect and distribute cards to our many children’s hospitals as well as some TEAM SAS alumni and previous Top Three winners join the SAS4Kids TEAM SAS in this blog hop!  

Deonna Bemish -You are Here:

I used Paper Nest Dolls- Tree Dress Avery for my project: Which means, one person who leaves a comment could be the lucky winner of a digi. also.






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.

THE NEXT STOP IS:
BERNI C

Happy Hopping!
xoxo
Deonna







37 comments:

Enigma Artist said...
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Lillian A said...
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Sharon Huffman said...

I can just picture those ornaments bouncing around on that dress! You've done a great job creating a very festive card. Thank you for participating in this blog hop!

Lenora Scott said...

What a cute card. Thanks for sharing with us.

Lenora Scott said...

What a cute card. This will be a special card for a young lady. Making someone smile is the purpose of this project and this card meets that need.

Karen Hasheck said...

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

just jill said...

I love all the layering you do. Great card!

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet card! Love the adorable Tree Dress Avery image you used!

Gail said...

So like the festive glitter -- so lovely and just right for a special girl in the hospital - TFS and for the hop!

Cathy said...

I love this card! The color scheme is awesome!

designbydonna said...

Cute little girl image all decked out in her tree skirt. Love the colors and that big star accent.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Super sweet girl for this holiday card and love the big star!! Very cute.

janelle said...

Thanks for sharing another site for cool digis. I like the contrast between the colorful girl and the brown background/accents.

Kelly Breese said...

The colors on these cards are really fantastic! Job well done!!

Stephanie Johnson said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. I love the fairy!

Sundaystamper said...

The coloring on this little girl is amazing. Wonderful shading and depth.

Erica Lang said...

LOVE this work. The craft paper star ties it all together. <3

Karen Peterson said...

She's soooo cute. Thanks for sharing!

Karen Peterson said...

That little girl is soooo cute!! Love the star!

Sybrina K said...

Oooooh, Deonna.... This is so sweet, and your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks so much for all you do for SAS4Kids. :)

Dana M said...

Beautiful and wonderfully adorable card! Terrific layering and dimension.

Sherry said...

Your card is adorable! Just fascinated by her dress!!

Debbie Caldwell said...

some young lass is going to love these cards... cute!!

Sue D said...

So cute. I like your coloring and the stars.

Dena J said...

Gorgeous coloring on this image!

Ginny B said...

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

Gail Lass said...

What a cute card! I love this image...she is an adorable Christmas tree! hehehehe! Some little person is going to love this card!

Deborah L. said...

Great shading contrast on Avery! (Something I am still working on!)

Kimberly Bower MLIS said...

Super cute cards! I love paper dolls.

Jerrie said...

Your card is so sweet! The girl is colored perfectly and I love the add of the star!

Jennifer Kubo said...

I like the gold accents and stars on your card. Who ever gets this card will be thrilled.

Debi said...

Darling card. I so love your coloring. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Debi

kathy bull said...

I love the colors of the ornaments on her dress and the use of the brown cardstock background. She is just so cute!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Wonderful coloring, & I love the large wonky star shape in the corner. Great design, too! :) ~ Andrea

Berni Cuttino said...

She is adorable. Great to see you again,
Hugs
Berni, Alumni

Mary M. said...

Super cute card :)

Momandmore said...

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