Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer Friends - High Hopes Kards for Kids HSC

Hooray!  The Kards for Kids program to create cards for the children at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children hit a NEW RECORD for its latest drive: July All Occasion Cards!  Personally, I created only a small handful of cards but also a few notebooks for the parents to keep track of important information and a handful of card kits to put in the treasure chest for the children to have a reward after their treatments.  The rest of the Smiley Team created an avalanche of cards!

The new record is..... 713 CARDS!  I'm not even the 13 of that 713, lol!  Way to go Smiley Team!

I did, however, win a couple of stamps.  I won a very fun mermaid stamp for participating in one of the colour challenges and a boy stamp for participating in the card kit challenge.  I can't wait to play with these new images when they arrive!

To celebrate, I made another card for the kids.  I combined two challenges for this one: the High Hopes Stamps Summer Fun Challenge and the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge #139.

Here is the sketch:

I turned it on it's side and reversed the corners in which the embellishments are added.

For the Kards for Kids, we cannot add dimensional things like buttons to our cards, so I added a paper die cut button made out of cardstock.  The stamp image is from High Hopes Stamps and it is called Froggy Gift.  I coloured it with Copic Markers and gave the boy darker skin.

I used some very bright, summer citris colours and embossed them.  One is embossed with a pebbles/cobblestone design and one is with circles.

This card is going in the pile for Kards for Kids.  The current challenge they have running is Christmas in July.  July is almost over!  I'm really not big on Christmas in July.  It's very hard to think about Christmas when it is so hot outside!  I'll probably just jump to the next challenge, which is Halloween (but not too spooky Halloween).  I love Halloween!  I should be able to whip up something to bring smiles to the kids at HSC!  Anyone can participate.  Visit the Kards for Kids Blog to see how.


  1. That little guy looks all boy to me! What a cute image and great coloring! Thanks for joining us at the Pals this week!

  2. Wow, what a fab summery card - love all your hot colours! Thanks for playing along with us at High Hopes
    Lynne :)

  3. congrats on the record of cards sent, your card is adorable, love the coloring and colors!!!

  4. Your card is adorable.
    I have to check out this organization.
    I would love to contribute to a Canadian organization like this.
    Thank you so much for sharing this.
    Also thank you for the birthday wishes :)


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