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It's a doubly fun Saturday at Send a Smile 4 Kids today because not only are we announcing the winners of the Bright Colors 4 Kids challenge, but we are also thrilled to be introducing two new members joining TEAM S.A.S.
Please help us welcome Berni Cuttino of Chasing the Dream blog to our design team. Here is her smiling face, a card she designed for our kids, and some information she shared for her introduction:
"Hi, I am Bernardine Cuttino, kindly called me BERNI.
I live in Santa Clarita, CA, USA, 40 miles North of Los Angeles. I guess you could say, it is the High Desert, weather is triple digit's in the Summer and cold in the winter. In fact, there is snow on the mountains in the winter, very pretty. Now if you go South towards the water, there is the beach. You have the best of both worlds.
I retired from Princess Cruises, the cruise line. Have had the good fortune to have traveled the world and visited all seven continents. My favorite place in the world is Italy. I also worked in the Motion Picture Industry for twenty years. I have worked with many actors and actresses, producers. I cast Star Trek The Next Generations, TV show.
Started with scrapbooking and went into card making when I retired. I love to create and experiment with different techniques; and enjoy gardening. I am involved in the Women ministry at church. Create cards for OWH (Operation Write Home) for the soldiers worldwide and create cards for the Missionaries in my church who are also worldwide. Living the life of the retiree. Always looking for inspiration and ready for a challenge."
We have also invited Kathy Stacy of The Crafty Nurse blog to join our design team. Here is Kathy’s picture, a card she designed for our kids and what she shared with us about her life and stamping background:
"Hello! My name is Kathy Stacy, also known as "The Crafty Nurse". You'll find me at kathystacy.com I'm a Southern California native who is now living in Upstate New York. By day, I'm a Registered Nurse, but most any other time you'll find me at my craft table where my true passion is to create. I mostly make cards, but also really enjoy art journaling and scrapbooking. I have a full set of Copic Markers and use them just about every day. I also enjoy Primsacolor Pencils and any techniques using ink. I participate in many different challenge blogs and enjoy interpreting sketches. I also donate cards to Operation Write Home, an organization that supports deployed hero's by providing cards for them to send home to their families (my youngest is an active Marine). When I found Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge blog, I was thrilled. As a nurse I know how hard it is for children who are hospitalized or not feeling well. I'm even more excited now to be a part of this great group and look forward to both getting and giving some fun inspiration. On a personal note, I have been married to my dear husband for 21 years and have two adult boys, Dan and Matt, who I am exceedingly proud of. Now with all that said - let's get to making some cards for kids!!!!! Woo Hoo!"
Now for the winners from Bright Colors 4 Kids! The lucky winner of the 7 digis from Bugaboo is #7 Melanie Smith! The winner of the $20 gift certificate from The Paper Shelter is #11 Rebecca! And the winner of the prize of 5 digis of her choice from QKR Stampede is #21 Jenny! Congratulations to the winners! Please grab your winner’s blog badge from the side of the blog and send me an email at khasheck at gmail dot com and I will put you in touch with the sponsor to claim your prize.
Now for our Top Three as chosen by TEAM S.A.S. in no particular order. Remember to see any of the winner's blogs or our sponsor's websites, just click on their names.
Top Three Card by Kevin
Top Three Card by Cristina
Top Three Card by Lucy P.
WOW - What awesome cards for kids! Thanks for sharing your talents with us this week, and be sure to grab our Top Three blog badge to put on your blog with pride. If you would like to join us as a guest design team member on a future challenge, just fill in the Contact Form on the side of the blog and I will get back to you with all the details.
You have until Friday August 1st at noon CST to enter our current challenge for a chance at some great sponsor prizes and/or the top three. It is not required that you donate your card after entering, but our kids in the eight children's hospitals we currently serve would sure love it if you did. For all the info you need to know before donating your card(s), just click on the tabs at the top of the blog. Thanks!
Stamping smiles 4 Kids, Karen