Saturday 21 July 2018

Christmas in July for the 175th Challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids

Welcome to a Special Blog Post and Hop here today for 
Send a Smile 4 Kids The theme for this hop is
Christmas in July 4 Kids.

Send A Smile 4 Kids

If you are unfamiliar with this blog
please go over HERE to read all about
the wonderful work done for inpatients
at Children's Hospitals.

I am part of the Alumni Team and am
happy to be part of this super Blog Hop Celebration.
Thank You Karen for the Invitation.
There is so much information to read regarding the Hop
 that I urge you to go over to The Blog and check it out.
**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 on the Blog. 
The prizes will be awarded by random drawing 
and announced with the rest of the winners on August 4th on our blog.
For comments left here
I will choose my Winner of a $12 Gift Code from
Bugaboo Stamps
 so be sure to leave yours
before the Blog Hop closing on July 31st.
Winners will be announced here on August 4th.
If you see you are the Winner.
Please email Karen at
before August 18th to arrange your prize.
 Good Luck!
A quick rundown on how I made my card -
My night sky was created with Magicals and
Perfect Pearls. I stamped trees from Repeat Impressions
as a background to my snowy slopes - smooched
again with Magicals. These were cut from a wonky stitched die.
My elf is from STAMPlorations Christmas Elf
and coloured with Distress Markers and pencils.
Added a Nuvo Drop to the peak of his hat
and some glitter to the rim and shirt.
He was popped in front of the snow.
Both sentiments are from the same stamp set.
Added a few stars to finish.
The hop will start with Send a Smile 4 Kids
and next is Karen  Here and so on.
If you are following the blog order you should have come from
Cyndi's Blog Here
and your next stop after mine is to
Deonna's Blog Here
and so on...
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 17 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
 BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your 
 If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, 
your prize will be forfeited.

Here is a list of all our wonderful sponsors and the prizes that you could win:

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 (159e)
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
Thanks so much for dropping in and
Please pop over to The Blog
to see some amazing Christmas Creations
by all the participants. Don't forget to comment
and leave some love along the way.
The more comments the more chances to win
some of those amazing prizes.
A Big Thank You must go to all those
that did the hard yards to get such
generous Sponsors and to
the Sponsors themselves.


Enigma Artist said...

Love the background and the colorful Elf!

Lillian A said...

Love your cute elf card, Ina, and all the work you put into it -- thanks for detailing as to how it's done. So great to be able to go through this super blog hop and get so many ideas. Thanks for being a part of it.

Sharon Huffman said...

I love your card and have been inspired to try some new techniques. Thank you for participating in this blog hop!

Lenora said...

Someone will receive a special card from You! Thanks for sharing.

Karen Hasheck said...

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

just jill said...

What a cute elf. This card will surely bring a big smile to someone's heart. Nice job!

Denise Bryant said...

Very fun card! Love the sentiment and the cute elf! Sure to bring a smile!

Gail said...

Love me an elf - so very sweet - any child would love this card for sure! thanks for the hop and For sharing your art!

Cathy said...

Nice blog! I love your card!

designbydonna said...

Fun little elf. Love him in the snow and night background.

Elizabeth Hart said...

This holiday card is oh so cute and what a fabulous job on the background - love the look.

Mac Mable said...

Special blog post and one special card x.

janelle said...

I think kids would really like this little elf. Cutting it out and placing it against your backgrond really makes the little guy "pop out."

Kelly Breese said...

My favorite part of this card is your gorgeous background! Well done!

Stephanie Johnson said...

What a super cute card. Thanks for all you do.

A.Rose said...

Now I have that wonde4ful song in my head while thinking of your wonderful card!

Kate Deignan said...

Love that adorable elf!

Unknown said...

LOVE the colors! That teal sky and the lime green! Cute elf, too.

Unknown said...

What a cute elf! Thanks for sharing him!

Helen said...

Super cute with that little elf, Ina! What a great cause!

Unknown said...

That elf is too cute. Time for some crafting for this great organization.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What an adorable little elf! Love how you've popped him on the magical background and the snowy banks. Just precious and sure to bring a smile to a special child.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the snowy scene you made and that elf is so cute.

Sybrina K said...

Ina, What a cute card! Thanks so much for all you've done for SAS4Kids over the years. :)

Dana M said...

Fantastic card! Amazing background and adorable elf.

Sherry said...

What a sweet elf you have! Lovely card!

craftyd said...

Beautiful card, great background.

Unknown said...

Aww he's such an adorable elf.. what a sweet card.

Sue D said...

I like the starry night you created for this cute elf.

Dena J said...

The elf is adorable, and the sky background stunning!!

Ginny B said...

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

Lacey Lassy said...

Well, I'm happy to see you were invited to join in the blog hop since your elf card is just adorable and now I want to go and buy that elf image! What a cutie pie and I'm glad you posted this card!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow what a cutie he is!! Love the wintry scene you've created for him! What a special post!! TFS! HUGS

Deborah L. said...

Great night sky!

Kimberly Bower (gladeslibrarian) said...

Super cute card! I love the night sky.

Jerrie said...

Awesome background and fun card! I love the elf!!

Jennifer Kubo said...

I love the starry night background, it makes the bright elf stand out. The work you do for SAS4K is appreciated.

Debi said...

Super fun Christmas card. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Debi

KathyB said...

I love e your elf and all the work you put into the card. I will have to get out my Perfect Pearls and see what I can come up with. Thanks for the inspiration!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Really cute card! I love the coloring on your elf, and the little scene you created for him. :) ~ Andrea

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Hi Ina, Beautiful, So cute and fun. Love the Christmas in July
Berni, Alumni

Mary M said...

Super cute card :)

Momandmore said...

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