Saturday, 21 July 2018

DT Card for SAS4Kids #175 - Blog hop Christmas in July

                                                 Image and verse from Sprinkle N Sparkle

Image from Peppermint Princess Emma Paper Nest Dolls - verse from Sprinkle N Sparkle

Hi all SAS4Kids is celebrating 175 posts, and we are celebrating with a blog hop and more prizes than you can poke a stick at.
Please read all of this blog post so you don't miss out on anything

Blog Hop
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 of loved ones they are missing during the holiday season.

This a big blog hop, we have 17 stops, 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 to August 3rd at noon.

Here is a list of our wonderful sponsors
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
Stampendous - Five prizes
Paper Nest Dolls - Two prizes of 3 digis
Doodles Paper Playground - Four prizes of one Package of Fairy Dust Sparkle Blends sequin mixes
White Rose Crafts -Gojuss Tweed Craft Card Compendium
Dies R Us - $ 15 gift code
Cheapo Dies - $ 15 gift code
All Dressed Up Stamps - two digital stamps
Janet Bailey - three Stampin up Party Panda Stamp Sets

Rules for the 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 blog or on the main SAS4kids blog post 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 our random 8 prizes there.

You MUST have an USA mailing address to qualify to win any of the prizes. We apologize t any of our readers outside of the USA, but this is a requirement to win any f the prizes in this blog hop and in the Christmas in July Challenge
The blog hop will start July 21st at 8 am CST time and continue until July 31st at midnight CST,. When the blog hop is done, all the winners will be drawn randomly from the comments on each blog and on the main blog., and announced on the SAS4Kids blog on August 4th and on each individual blog. If you name is listed ans a winner, you must contact Karen at
Before August 18th at midnight CST with your Name , email address and mailing address. If you do no 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 it 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 o f 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
Here is a list of the participants in the blog hop

Karen Hasheck
Hilde Marsh
Mary Draper
April Story
Sybrina King
Janet Bailey
Anne Slattery
Cathy Cusson
Jill Blasche
Cyndy Amaya
Ina Grehan
Deonna Bemish
Berni Cuttino
Mary Moisan
Donna Wakefield
Dena Hughes

Thanks so much for supporting us at Send a smile 4 Kids an dour wonderful sponsors of this blog hop. Good luck in the drawings. Leave a comment her and hop for more chances for my prizes.

You are here  at my Blog - came from Karen's
Hilde- prizes Fred She Said $ 10 Gift Certificate

from here you now must hop on to Mary Draper's blog

Good luck


  1. Sweet holiday cards, Hilde, and thanks for sharing. I'm sure these will be well received by the children. Adorable.

  2. Hilde those are really cute cards that would bring a smile to anyone's face! Thank you for your participation!

  3. Darling cards! Love the wreath and the sweet candy cane girl! Your cards are sure to bring a smile!

  4. Like these Christmas cards and had to check out that amazing lion card. One more website to follow!

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

  6. I really like these sayings, Hilde. Your cards are quite cheerful and kid friendly. Nice job!

  7. Awe two sweet cards - someone is going to enjoy these - TFS and the hop

  8. I love your cards! They are so cute!

  9. Hilde, your card is so cute. I love that Peppermint girl. That is what I have on my blog too.

  10. I really like your little pops of glitter on your cards! It really brings the card to life!

    1. Kelly- you were a winner of the prize on this stop of the blog hop! Contact me at the email on this blog post:

  11. What a cute little girl trying to hide the peppermint stick.

  12. That little girl is so darling! Beautiful card.

  13. Pretty cards, especially the little girl and her candy cane. You also gave me another idea for the similar striped paper I have.

  14. Pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Super cute cards! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us, and thanks for all you do for SAS4Kids!

  16. Hilde, These are two great cards that are going to bring huge holiday smiles to their recipients! Thanks for all you do for SAS4Kids. :)

  17. What lovely cards - so very sweet! Sure to bring a smile.

  18. Really enjoyed viewing your cards. The kids will love them.

  19. Cute cards. I like your coloring and the papers.

  20. Aww, that little girl with the candy cane... how adorable.

  21. What fun your cards are. Thanks for letting all of us see.

  22. Great distressing on the first card. Sweet image on the second. Hugs, Debi

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

  24. What cute cards! And who doesn't love cute cards at Christmas, especially kids!

  25. Great cards! I especially love the image on the second one--you colored it so well. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

  26. Great Christmas cards Hilde. Very traditional for the first one and your second is so cute with that big candy stick.

  27. Super cute cards! I love paper dolls.

  28. Oh so cute for the holidays. Love the little gal all dressed up and ready for Christmas hiding that sweet candy cane.

  29. Hi Hilde, Fabulous beauty. Miss you.

  30. I have recently entered this world of Digis, and am so excited with markers in hand! haha! KC

  31. I have recently entered this world of Digis, and am so excited with markers in hand! haha! KC