I'm excited to join the Send A Smile 4 Kids celebration blog hop. The theme 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 they now serve. Send A Smile 4 Kids would love for each child to receive a holiday card as well as be able to pick a card or two for some special medical staff and/or loved ones during the holiday season.
I created two cards using the Tra La La digital stamp from All Dress Up Stamps. On my first card, I printed several copies of the digital image. You can't tell by the photo, but I ended up water coloring all the printed copies and once dry fussy cutting each of the animal apart (except the birds). I wanted more dimension, so using foam I pop up the rabbit and the mouse and also the cat's scarf.
Card two was a fun one and came together a lot faster than card one. Once again, I used several printed copies of the image, this time frame sections of them with my filmstrip die cut. I used a black copic marker to color the filmstrip's background black, creating what I hope looks like a negative film affect. I added a Spanish Merry Christmas (Feliz Navidad) die cut sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
I'm one of several stops in the blog hop, at which you have one or two chances to win by just leaving a comment. You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on the main SAS4Kids blog post and by entering the Christmas in July challenge which starts July 21st and runs through August 3rd at noon. The prize offend here is the Stampendous Hydrangea Garden Cling Stamp and Die set.
Now 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Donna Wakefield is the next blog hop stop. The main blog hop stop/start is the SAS4Kids blog, where you have six prizes available for winning.
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.