Thursday, October 14, 2010

Countdown to Karlee Day 4

Hello again Everyone!!


Can you all think of something you can do for someone else today?

What I have done is gone through all of my scrap paper in My Pink Loft so that I can donate it to an after school craft program.  I challenge you all to find something you can do for someone else today.  :)




For the project I made, I used Doodlecharms for the birthday hat, My Pink Stamper Everyday Life for the sentiment, and the Cuttlebug for the embossed background.  

I made the hat using the Cricut Imagine.  Click HERE and scroll down to see the Video Tutorial I made showing how to do it. 





For my giveaway I have a My Pink Stamper Everyday Life stamp set for one lucky viewer!!  Just leave a comment below on what you have done as a random act of kindness in the past.  If you are new to my blog, take a minute to look around, subscribe (if you'd like), and get inspiration.


Don't forget to check out what My Pink Designer's made today as well by clicking HERE!

For today's challenge, make something that you would like to give as a RAK or RAOK to someone.  Just post it below!!


405 comments:

  1. Very cute! I love the colors! TFS

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

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  2. Robyn how sweet of you! ;) I'm inspired to do something within my community as well. Something I've done in the past is make cards for a fundraiser and always being available when needed. Thanks for another great opp!

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  3. Hi Robyn. I like to donate my extra supplies to the Children's Hospital. The Scrapbook Store I regularly shop at, Treasured Memories in Edmonton, take these donations for us, making it much easier. Thanks again for the give away!! RAOK-I have sent flowers to my Mom for no reason!! blstern@airsurfer.ca

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  4. So cute Robyn. I love sending random things to friends just because. Or leaving something on a co-workers desk just because they're having a bad day!

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  5. Great blog hop. This is kind of silly but I like to leave coupons on the store shelves next to items that I am not going to use. Who doesn't want to use a coupon and save some money?! And yes, I do this at Joann's and Michael's too.... :)

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

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  6. I gave all my scrap paper and craft supplies to a missionary working with a children's home. She said they LOVE creating with all the supplies! Off to make a RAK now!

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  7. What a sweet card! Normally i bake for the neighborhood kids: cookies, cupcakes, breads, just because. But today my daughter and I are taking old blankets to our local animal shelter. She is excited about that!
    Thanks for sharing your blog ideas!
    -Tanya
    thomfam at inreach dot com

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  8. I know there is a group of ladies that send card to the soldiers...I hope to get involved in that.

    EMS
    emys74@hotmail.com

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  9. I am not sure if it qualifies but I did make some Boo Bags for my nieghbors. I thought it would be fun to start in our neighborhood this year.

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  10. Super cute card as always Robyn!

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  11. Robyn,
    I love to send cards and give them away to my friends who do not do crafts. They love this and usually I end up giving them more than one. I recently took them to the Hospital and gave them to the nurses aids which are such great people and are so dedicated........
    E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

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  12. We worked with the kids in our church and made cards for a nursing home. I've also given a ginormous box of scrapping goodies to the teachers (need to get another box started this year). Love your blog!

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  13. Sweet card! Something in the past I've done is anonymously leave some new Barbies on the doorstep of some little girls going through tough times.

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  14. Michelle Blitchington10/14/2010 8:04 AM

    very cute card :-) The day after a holiday I offered to help a co-worker get caught up before I left to deliver mail (the mail was HORRENDOUS!). It was definitely the least I could do!

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  15. That is a cute card. My goal next year is to make cards for Operation Write Home. I never thought to go through my scraps and giveaway, I have scraps. Thanks for the idea

    Heather
    uofkgirl at gmail dot com

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  16. Robyn,
    Thanks so much for participating in the RAOK blog hop! I love what you're doing for your RAK/RAOK, so many of us have lots of paper we could donate to art clubs/schools/day cares. That's a GREAT IDEA! I hope everyone has a terrific time hopping today. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone who hopped brought a little extra happiness into the world today? :) I love thinking about that.
    I love your card!
    Super Hugs,
    ~Joy~

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  17. That is so nice of you to donate all of those scraps to an after school program! I like to pick names from the giving tree during Christmas and grant a couple of the childrens wishes!

    avillarreal140@gmail.com

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  18. I bake for my husband to take to school or work and share with everyone. And I send out the random "Just Because" cards to family and friends.
    sarabritton3 at gmail dot com

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  19. What a great idea Robyn, I try to help out when even I am needed,
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  20. Hi Robyn,

    I donate stickers and scrapbook supplies that I am no longer using to my friend's school. She is a teacher and she uses the supplies to make projects with her kids.

    lschmitt40@hotmail.com

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  21. I recently cleaned out my entire stash of supplies and gave two huge bags away to someone who loves to craft, but doesn't have the funds for it right now. It felt great!

    andreareynolds21 at gmail dot com

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  22. Happy RAK! my RAK was taking flowers and cookies to a new neighbor a month ago and have been getting to know them, I feel its hard moving into a new neighborhood not knowing anyone so Ive taken her kids to school too and just stoping by to see if she needs any thing or directions to near by locations for shoping :) shes great and Im looking forward to getting to know her more :)
    Gina
    raegina at gmail dot com

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  23. Hey Robyn,

    I left some red mums and a card on a friends poarch to surprize her. I like to send cards to the elderly.

    Kaye
    rklowe@united.net

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  24. I am almost always sending my grandma a package that I like to call a "Fun Pack". I always send her a card and some homemade goodies! I would love to use this stamp set to go with the projects!

    ileanamv97@yahoo.com

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  25. I sometimes help out with our firehouse, which I will be this wkend your card is super cute thanks for sharing Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

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  26. Thanks Robyn for everything you do. I love looking at your projects. I get such inspiration. When I'm going into the grocery store and see someone whose finished loading their car, I ask if I can take their cart for them. That way they don't have to find the cart rack--especially if they are parked in the handicapped spots or have children to load into the car
    Megan H.
    mhcards at embarqmail.com

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  27. Love the card. :)

    My random acts of kindness have been buying things for people I know that they need (mostly clothes for the kids) and I'll put them in their car or set them on their seat at church so they don't know where they came from. Hee hee.

    TFS,
    Erin
    Spantastikreations@yahoo.com

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  28. I try to help all my friends that are not well. I try to bring them laughter and fun and make them feel good about themselves. Thanks for the great blog and the hop.

    catlady709@comcast.net

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  29. I love to make things for my friends..I always let them know first I'm sending something, but I don't tell them what..its just to let them know I'm here for them always even if they live 700 miles away from me :)
    slynne1 at gmail dot com

    Hugs, Sheena

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  30. This is a nice hop! I do RAK to others in many ways. It's nice to know that there are a lot of folks out there with big hearts.

    ~Dorcas

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  31. Being that I am a scrapbooker I always have leftovers of some kind whether ir be embelishments or paper. I work in a Long Term Care Facility where there is an adult day program and I am always contributing to their crafts by bringing in the items I don't feel that I will use. In the end I get to see the projects that the elderly make!
    wplouffe@ntl.sympatico.ca

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  32. What a wonderful ideal for a RAK. I am seriously thinking about donating my Baby Bug to a school since I don't use it as much now. Thanks for inspring like you always do!!!

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  33. Hi Robyn,

    Great idea! Something I've done in the past was that I sent a simple care package(canned soup, crossword book, footie slippers, small box of chocolate and a handstamped card) to an older woman we regularly sit next to at church that had some minor surgery. The package was there when she got home and although I thought it was simple stuff, she was thrilled and touched to receive it and it was unexpected. She left the sweetest message on our machine that I've saved for over a year...it is true that giving is the true blessing!
    Thanks,
    Ramona B- jbmb@comcast.net

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  34. I like the card and LOVE RAOK! I just made 4 football cards for a lady in my ward to give to her sons' coaches. We live in a small town and she couldn't find a masculine card at our local store, so she called and asked me if I could make some cards. I didn't take pictures (strapped on time), but I was happy to do it! Thanks for a chance Robyn! :)

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  35. well I have friend who's church does fundraisers to raise money for there church and I make treat bags and different things for them to sell and help raise money for there church.

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  36. very cute card!

    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  37. i love doing random acts of kindness!! I mostly love to send random thinking of you cards or i will surprise my hubby by mowing the lawn for him :)

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  38. I used to homeschool my daughter so I had tons of manipulatives for teachers. I took it all over across the street to a small private Christian school. They absolutely loved the stuff and have passed it on to the teachers.

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  39. What a great idea! I love to use every scrap so I know this gift will be much appreciated by those kiddles. I do at least 100 cards a month for the Operation Write Home project and love doing this. Thank you for the opportunity to win some great blog candy!

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  40. Hey Robyn,
    I was for a year sending a card monthly to a teacher's wife who lost her battle this summer to cancer. I continue to send the Husband periodicly a card to let him know I'm still praying for his family. I never got the priviledge to meeting his Wife.

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  41. Your card is so cute! Thank you for sharing! One of the most recent things I have done was for one of my daughter's co-workers. His wife and one of their daughters were very sick and they have a new baby so I made them a whole dinner. I know how hard it is when you have no family close and you just need a little help.

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  42. I took my Cricut to the elementary school and made bulletin board decorations for the teachers all day. I supplied all the card stock. All the teachers had to do was going thru the books and decide which image they wanted. I really enjoyed the whole day. papermemories4u at yahoo dot com

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  43. Yesterday I brought to my son's elementary school 9 DCVW full or mostly full 12x12 paper stacks. They were older and taking up too much room. The Art teacher was ecstatic.

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  44. Great idea, Robyn. The latest RAOK that my husband and I have done is give our children's former youth leader and monetary gift. We hid it under some homemase cookies I knew his family especially liked. It always feels good to help someone else out.

    Thanks for all you do!
    ~Saundra :)

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  45. That's a great idea to give your scraps away. Cute card too. My fiancé volunteers on the board for Habitat for Humanity. I will go with him when I project needs to be done and they can't get enough volunteers to help out.
    mallorydanger at gmail dot com

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  46. Love the colors in the card. I have in the past volunteered to clean house for people who are going through hard times, or provided meals. I know when I am overwhelmed or in a bad time in my life, those are things I need the most help with.
    luvreading 53 @comcast.net

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  47. One of the funnest things I have done is the 12 days of Christmas for a family that was in need. It was so rewarding.
    mjhunter84@gmail.com

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  48. Cute card! In the past I have brought food to our church for the local food bank. Tonight I am going to support mexico missions by bringing things that can be used for weddings in the Mexico churches!

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  49. Such a wonderful idea! Love the card, its super cute! Not that long ago we put together a huge collection of mildly used shoes and sent them to Haiti. This was because of the huge earthquake they had.

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  50. I don't normally talk about such things... but my best friend needed a car when we just got out of college to go visit her husband who was in the Police Academy. It was 2 hours away and she was in med school so it would have been nice to have two cars. I shipped her my car so they could see each other more often. I didn't need it and live in the city so I just gave it to her. It really helped them out and I have never regretted it for a minute.

    courts crafts blog at gmail dot com

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  51. AWWWH.... how sweet. thanks for the chance at winning! =0)

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  52. Great birthday card! Thanks for a chance to win one of your stamps!

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  53. Hi Robyn! My favorite Random Act of Kindness comes when I hit a toll booth! I like to pay for the car behind me as well!

    THanks!
    Tina (Locnet1@aol.com)

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  54. How thoughtful of you to donate your scraps! I went through my patterned paper a while back and donated about 1000 sheets plus other supplies that I was no longer using to the children's hospital here.
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  55. Great idea donating to local after school programs. I know we all have alot of scraps laying around. Once a month I buy large bags of dry dog and cat food and donate to a no kill shelter.
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

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  56. My friend's son turned 12 a couple of weeks ago and our ward does youth temple baptisms every month. I volunteered yesterday to take her baby and drive her other 3 kids to their various after school activities so she could go with her son for his very first time doing baptisms in the temple. I think I got way more out of the experience than she did - which is always the case when I help someone else out! Thanks for the opportunity Robin!!
    herzigfam@yahoo.com

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  57. Honestly I try and do one RAK everyday! I live by the philosophy of when I die I want people to say about me "She was the nicest and kindest person I know". In high school I was awarded student of the year for Kindness, Caring and Consideration :D Very proud of that!

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  58. I love leaving things I have made for people on their doorsteps as a surprise - just out of the blue.

    Thanks!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  59. Woo hoo, a chance to win your stanps!! A RAK for my past was last Valentines a made several cards for the children at St Judes..Thanks for the chance to win..

    Amanda:0)
    amandas crafts and more at hotmail dot com

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  60. Thanks for reminding us that random acts of kindness can go a long way in making a difference. I love to leave gifts for my neighbors; usually holiday related and homemade of course!

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  61. Robyn, my youth group recently spent the day going from project to project dong whatever was needed. I got to help paint the office of a new doctor coming to town. He is going to work with low income families:) It was really fun! Then I pulled weeds for a single mom family! She was really grateful. We worked all day really hard and LOVED every minute of the day.

    Thanks for all you do too! I clean out my closet and give my clothes away pretty often:) I never sell them.

    ~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

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  62. thanks robyn! love the card. I try to do a raok everyday, so today i saw an accident and the vehicle who caused it just ran off, but i got some info on the vehicle and stopped and gave it to the other party. Hopefully things will work out.
    Thanks again
    Ashley Morgan
    nwfndluck at yahoo dot com

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  63. I love your your card! It's so cute! I try to do nice things everyday wheather it be hold a door for someone or help them out any way they need. My take on it, is to treat people the way I would want to be treated! Thanks for the very inspiring blog hop! Take Care!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  64. My husband and his coworkers have (what i would think) a high risk job. I sometimes like to make cookies or a little snack of some kind to send with him to work. I know its not much, but its in hopes that it helps makes their day and jobs less stressful, no matter how small.
    lilyshadden@yahoo.com

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  65. I was just on the phone with someone talking about a Mission's Night coming up and she was talking about how life has been really rough lately with her mother's health. Waht makes it rougher is when we try as moms to keep life "normal" for our kids. I decided I would pick up her daughter and take her with me to Mission's night so her daughter could have fun making projects for local mission groups. The mother began to cry she was so grateful but you know what I feel like I am on cloud 9 right now because I get the honor of helping them out and in turn see her daughter help out others. Life is good!!!!

    Sarah
    thesparklingscrapper@gmail.com

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  66. I love the cute pictures you posted!!! As far as the random act of kindness, I paid for the person behind me in the drive thru!
    momolfandd at att dot net

    Heather

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  67. Cute card as always....A friend of mine had been in a big car wreck...and was in the hospital in a town a few hours away, for a few weeks...we were going on vacation so...I stopped there in to see her and brought her a big huge box of cookies she could share with the doctors and nurses taking care of her. She is the most giving and thoughtful person ever, so I knew she would want to do something for those taking care of her.

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  68. i got someone two stamps they have been wanting but had no money to buy them cause they are out of work makes you feel good to pay it forward for sure.
    levine at pldi dot net

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  69. Very cute card! Thanks for the chance to win! The school is going to LOVE all those scraps!
    noellereese at q dot com

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  70. I love to do random acts of kindness, however, I have not one recently. Usually I pay for serveral cars behind me in toll booths. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. Hi Robyn,

    Very cute card! I have knit or crocheted baby hats and booties in random sizes. When there is a significant amount, my SO has dropped them off at one of our local hospitals. They always get so excited to see what is in the boxes and start going through them before he has even left!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Dawna
    dawnam@maine.rr.com

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  72. Such a cute card! You always make the sweetest things! I like to volunteer in schools/programs for children with developmental disabilities.

    mljarjabka@gmail.com

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  73. I like paying for the person's food that is behind me in the drive-thru line... a nice treat! :)

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  74. I recently moved into a new house and wanted to weed out all of my craft supplies. I gave 5 large UHAUL boxes full of paper, cardstock, stickers, embellishements and other crafts to my local school art program. They were so excited and I felt good that the supplies would get used by someone.

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  75. Robin, For the random act of kindness I gathered every piece of fabric I own ( and have not used in over a year) and called the Quilt Guild of Indianapolis. I donated 6 HUGE boxes so they can make quilts for the homeless people. They invited me to come along and help!
    This felt so good, so I then gathered up all my extra craft supplies I never use, Like templates and decorative scissors, and gave it all away to the little girls across the street. They were AMAZED at the loot! I am not sure mom was as excited, but the girls will play for hours during the cold Indiana winters

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  76. I Love RAKS.....so a friend of mine who says she never gets anything good in the mail....I make her a card for every occiasion and just send it to her and she loves them all


    cathie

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  77. Those kids are going to be sooooooo happy! I love to give to the give-a-kid a book campaign every year! I think it is great to put fun books in the hands of those who may not have any.

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

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  78. I work with youth with disabilities. One of my acts of kindness is bringing in my CRICUT machine with some carts and cardstock. I have them select the design and paper and we will build a card together. They love it!

    Cindi quiltnfriend6381@aol.com

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  79. very cute card, When we moved south I had so many childrens' books from my children(grown now) they didn't want them for their children so I contacted one of the elementary schools and donated them to distribute how they saw fit. I had four large boxes full.

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  80. How kind of you to send all that extra paper to the school. As a teacher, I can tell you that they will totally appreciate it.
    I am actually doing a RAK on my blog right now. I won a contest, and am sharing my winnings with my subscribers. I feel so lucky to have such wonderful crafters that bring me inspiration and joy. I love to share with them. Thanks for the opportunity to win, I would LOVE this stamp set. I am in desperate need of sentiment stamps. Thanks so much for the opportunity

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  81. Hi Robyn~
    I am a fellow follower, love your site and all your ideas!
    What fun on your RAK, I did that about 2 months ago, my sister home schools a group s kids, and I sent truck load (for real) of scrapbook & craft items to them, being a Girl Scout leader for 9 years, you build up on the crafts!
    Right now I am making cards for the Breast Cancer Awareness challenge, working on getting my 2 teens and me in a "soup kitchen" for Thanksgiving helping those in need.
    Thanks again for sharing and a chance to win.
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    a_scrap_above(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  82. What a sweet card! I love those stamps and would really love to own them =) Thanks for the chance and for being so generous!

    My most recent RAK was giving a coupon to an elderly woman in line in front of me at CVS. The item was on sale, so with my coupon- she wound up getting it for free. She couldn't thank me enough and it made me feel so good!

    lee m p 22 at aol dot com

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  83. One year I knitted Christmas stockings and filled them to send to soldiers overseas. Now I crochet and knit squares for an organization who puts them together to give wounded soldiers in military hospitals. I also make squares to send to Africia to make afghans for orphans. It is rewarding to do for others. Thanks for all you do.barbara614@insightbb.com

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  84. Our family likes to leave various things on peoples door step. Easter eggs with thoughts and candy inside for Easter, gifts at Christmas, cookies just because and so forth. My kids have done their friends too. It really makes them enjoy doing things for others, even if no one knows they did it.

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  85. Love giveaways, so pick me to win. shirley at grmagrpa@live.com

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  86. We donate clothes to a womens mission here.... great project Robyn...

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  87. Love the colors in the card. I need to start using my imagine, it's a little overwhelming. LOL
    chale@gci.net

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  88. I just recently took a meal to a woman in my church who had a baby.

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  89. When i got pregnant, i donated 3 full huge diaper boxes of scrapbooking paper, supplies, stickers and tools to three friends.. One box each. I know their funds were low with all their kids..that i was like.. i know yall love it..and i love you..so here you go... My daugher is now 18months..and i cant wait to donate her clothes to those in need.. thanks for all the great stuff..

    isabel
    thescrapprincess@yahoo.com

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  90. That is a ton of paper! They will love it! Cute card too! Thanks for the fun. me at glorajean dot com

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  91. I actually have a giveaway on my blog right now! I was bless to win not one but TWO Glue Glider Pros recently so I am giving one of them away on my blog with some other goodies too!

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  92. I like your card. I have been affiliated with Heart of Iowa. It's a residential treatment center for mothers with addiction and allows them to be in treatment with their children. I also love animals and will be visiting our shelter today with towels and blankets. This is my first blog hop and to get a chance at a prize too--what fun! I'm getting so much inpiration.

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  93. Love the birthday hat.

    Scrapbooking dot mommieof2 at gmail dot com

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  94. This is a wonderful idea for a Blog Hop. We always have to think of others. I mailed 3 things out today and 3 were for charities.

    Thanks for the reminder.

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  95. I recently made some Halloween cards and donated them to my Grandmas nursing home for Bingo prizes. I hear the ladies all loved them. I am working on some Christmas cards to give them.

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  96. I baked cupcakes for my church fundraisers. tis_fine_ladie@hotmail.com

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  97. Great idea with the scraps Robyn! I sent all of mine up to my grandson's kindergarten teacher about 2 weeks ago. Just ahead of myself I guess! Love the card.
    hugs, eileen

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  98. Hi Robyn! Looking forward to seeing you and Karlee together again...maybe even a ustream....:o)
    I actually just donated a bunch of my sons toys to the Christmas charity through my older boys H.S. they take slightly used toys and wrap them up and give them to the needy children in our area..... My youngest had a brand new bike which he only road twice.... he does not like riding it sooo they got that and were thrilled to see a bike that looked brand new... :o) Of course we take care of our kids toys so they all looked brand new... I know some little boys in town will be very happy come Christmas time! :o)
    kingcobras_69atfrontiernetdotnet

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  99. I have often thought of clearing out my scraps too... but then I wonder if I'll need them! LOL! TFS!

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  100. That's a lot of scraps! ;) I know the program will love them! Thanks for sharing you cute card and the chance to win.
    ~Suzy suzyq28024 at gmail dot com

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  101. from Suni Brandt...Thank you for all you do for others, inspiration is a great gift....this is my 1st blog hop..having a blast, THANX

    dannysuni@msn.com

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  102. well...a couple of years ago i hosted a televison show for my community. i volunteered my time on saterday and even n weekdays to go out into the field to interview and get stories for my piece. i had a blast doing it. nd i learned a lot as well.

    mia_initialpink@hotmail.com

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  103. Very cute card!!! On a forum I am on they do a special card rak each month to send to someone who is under the weather or has had some hardship in their lives. I love being part of that.

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  104. Robyn as always I love your creations! I love RAK they are my favorite! I feel I am doing God's work with random acts of kindness because it not only brings someone else joy it brings me so much joy as well! I hope you have a fabulous day!

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  105. Beautiful card. I am giving my time to teaching my neighbor how to use the cricut so that she has something to do with her free time.

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  106. juelt@comcast.net10/14/2010 10:05 AM

    I have been so inspired by all the blogs - of course- you're #1 - i'm just getting one up and going - good work lady!

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  107. We helped out putting together a dedication for the Veterans of America. It was very touching and the whole family got involved!

    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  108. Cute card!! My most recent RAK was sending 2 large boxes of clothes to a stranger who I know needed them.
    Thanks for the chance to win......

    Tammy M
    kolkatamom @ bellsouth dot net

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  109. I feel that my whole life has been a calling to help others. I served in the military as a hospital corpsman, a Labor and Delivery nurse for the last 17 years, and served as a Girl Scout leader for 6 years teaching others how to serve the community. My nmber one calling though is thru my church and God. It is such a good feeling when you donate your time and helping those who are less fortunate. Thanks Robyn.
    clperry60@aol.com

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  110. Love the card! This stamp set is on my wish list, hope I can win!

    dtrble95@gmail.com

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  111. What a simple, yet adorable birthday card! Loving it! I just got my first set of MPS stamps. I had such a hard time choosing which set to get. I ended up getting Christmas Wishes for the upcoming holiday season, but hope to get more sets for my own Christmas wishes. :-)

    ~ JD ~

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  112. I tell my children that they should always help others but like my daughter pointed out - it feels so good when someone is thankful that it almost feels like your doing something nice for yourself. One thing that I do that makes me feel great is helping the elderly and disabled load their packages in to their cars in the parking lots. They are so thankful and that makes me happy!

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  113. Love the card Robyn. I wish I had the imagine. But I am saving for it. Looks like alot of fun.
    I'm making cards for my grandsons fundraiser at his school. All the sales go to local children in need.

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  114. I saw you make this, and it's adorable Robyn. What a great idea to gather up your scrap to give to a school. hugs

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  115. I think that card is so cute. It is sweet of you to donate your scraps. I have done the same in the past with paper that I know I will never use. I think we have all collected some ugly stuff over the years and some pretty hideous paper can be beautiful through a child's eyes.

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  116. I tend to try and lend a hand whenever it's needed around my community. Yesterday, a mom was stuck for a ride home for her son. I offered to bring him home. Just little things everyday. My kids reach out through girl scout projects, supporting out troops and K-kids through their schools.
    Catherine A
    hdn4dbch at yahoo dot com

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  117. I think the best RAK I have ever done was when I got my Cricut E I gave my dear scrappin friend my baby bug for free :O)
    Amanda
    amanda.barger at us.army.mil

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  118. It's so funny that you ask this question today. Yesterday, I e-mailed my son's kindergarten teacher, and asked if she would like some crafting supplies. She was so happy! I sent in a big box of stuff, as well as offered use of my cricut anytime she needed it. It was a great lesson to show my son that giving to others is one of the most important parts of life, and not just during the holidays but everyday!

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  119. Thats a lot of scrap paper! haha! Super nice and I'm sure they'll really find it handy! The card you made today gave me a lot of inspiration! I'm making a birthday card for my new mother-in-law (I just got married) Thanks again!!

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  120. I often check the blue mailbox in my neighborhood and push the mail in. It has a 'shoot' and often people put the mail at the top of the shoot and assume it will go down but, it doesn't so, when I drive past early on my way to work I drive through and push it in there. ;)
    aidensmom 2005 at aol dot com

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  121. I often check the blue mailbox in my neighborhood and push the mail in. It has a 'shoot' and often people put the mail at the top of the shoot and assume it will go down but, it doesn't so, when I drive past early on my way to work I drive through and push it in there. ;)
    aidensmom 2005 at aol dot com

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  122. Very cute card. I am making treat bags for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to give to our local meals on wheels to deliver along with their holiday meals.

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  123. I donate my cakes to charities for auctions, such as Relay for Life. I lost my grandma to cancer and this is a way I can honor her and help out.

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  124. I recently cleaned out my daughter's bookshelf and after getting the other one done I will be taking a huge pile of books to school for the library or classroom use. Not sure that really qualifies though. Thanks Robyn!

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  125. We need mor RAKs in this world. I recently donated my son's summer wardrobe and some of my clothes to Haiti relief. Thanks for motivating more people to do RAKs.
    Pam

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  126. Cute card! My most recent RAK has been to make card for Breast Cancer patients. I am also participating in a Breast Cancer Awareness Blog HOP and will be making my project for a friend who is going through treatment.

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  127. One my girlfriends had fallen on difficult times and she has been wanting a new purse. She had been using her diaper bag for years. I could tell she needed a pick me up, so I got her a purse. I had not seen someone so excited and so happy in a long time (like that). It made my week.

    mvcuban@aol.com

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  128. Our family adopts a soldier to send a Christmas box to. Last year we sent out homemade Christmas cookies. This year we are to fill a large priority mail box. We are also going to make Thanksgiving and Christmas cards to send to 10 other soldiers.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    SouthernMrs
    at verizon dot net

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  129. Robyn - we donated a TON of new stuffed animals to the Children's Hospital. Thanks for sharing!!
    smandalou at yahoo dot ocm

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  130. My random act of kindness for today was.... This morning I brought all the teachers at my daughters school home baked halloween cupcakes. Oh, how our teachers love goodies. I love all your wonderful stamps. Thank you for your great blog.

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  131. That's a lot of scraps! Lucky school kids :) I'm just about to send some cards to Operation Write Home.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  132. I love RAKs. One of the memorable ones for me was purchasing groceries for a family and leaving them on their porch anonymously!
    cmjmonly@frontier.com

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  133. That is so cute. And that's tons of perfect scraps i know the kids will love it.
    Right now I am making some scrap kits and pages to donate to my aunt to sell at a craft fair to raise money to enter the 3 day walk.

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  134. I love RAKs and when I see an opportunity I try to cease the moment and do something nice for someone else. Something very simple that recently happened was when I was in the grocery store, there was a woman who was struggling to reach things on the shelves, so I helped her to reach things down from the top shelf. This is something simple that we taller people can do. It's amazing how many people will just pass someone who is struggling.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    kristie at lashotphotography dot com

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  135. I donate new toys each year to the Stork's Nest (helps teen mothers with children). It's very rewarding to see the looks on the mom's and children's faces. Smooches... fgreggs@yahoo.com

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  136. My random act of kindness was to make a card, and then I bought a plant and a little cake for a temp co-worker for her birthday. She doesnt really have any family and I wanted to make her day a happy one.

    tracyg398 at yahoo dot com

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  137. What a great challenge and donation you made, Robyn!! I didn't think of an idea like this, but after reading someone else's RAK, I love the idea of donating extra supplies/scraps to a children's hospital. How wonderful to be able to give sick children something to smile about. Thanks for the inspiration from your fan :)
    fnk319 at yahoo dot com

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  138. Fun card! I always let people who only have a few items ahead of me in the grocery store line! I know I appreciate it when someone does it for me so I do it every time that I can!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  139. I love the donating idea. I personally use up most of my scraps making cards for Operation Write Home but if I didn't I would definitely find some nice place to donate them.

    http://circlebenterprises.blogspot.com/

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  140. I just did this about 2 weeks ago. we had a yard sale and all of the scrappin stuff that didnt sell I sent to school with my son for his art teacher... she LOVEd it!

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  141. I often donate my childrens clothing and toys that they have grown out of to a local Child Services Office in the city where I work. I figure the kids that are taken there can use some clothing and a few toys.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win

    Gina

    gmeguia at verizon dot net

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  142. I love doing random acts of kindness, but don't seem to do it as much as I used to. This has inspired me to do something for someone. In the past, I have made meals, donated money, and donated my time for charity.
    Love your card!!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  143. always doing radom acts of kindess, well im one of those few people left in the world who will let someone with a few items go ahead of me in line at the grocery store, but are most reason big random act of kindness we saw a young kid about 18 or 19 hitch hicking about 80 miles from our town, and we are in california so helping hitch hickers is not common, but we took him to his friends house that actually wasnt far from our house and while taking him we asked how long he was waiting and he said 3hrs he was hitch hicking his way back down from a church retreat, he said his parents were to busy woking tot ake him and pick him back up.

    crystal
    CRYSAL.HEIM@YAHOO.COM
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  144. I know someone with a special project for our military. She is asking for blank homemade Christmas cards so the soldiers can sign them and mail them to their loved ones. I made 10 Christmas cards and mailed them to her on Tuesday.

    But it doesn't stop there. She also asked for homemade cards for other occasions so the soldiers will have them throughout the year too. I plan to make some birthday cards and mail them to her too. I commend her for taking on this project and I'm glad to help her. This is the least I can do for our military.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  145. Love the RAK ideas.. the card idea is cute too!

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  146. Robyn, that's what I do with my scraps! They all go to our youngest son's 1st grade classroom! The kids love all the different colors and prints!

    Super cute card and I would love a chance to win a set of your stamps!!!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  147. Robyn, Once a month I get together with a group of women and we make cards for a non-profit support group called Bereaved Parents of the USA to send out to families to commemorate the birthdays and memorial anniversary of their deceased children. This past year I donated a big box of my scraps and embellishments to a group who puts on a carnival called Camp to Belong, which reunites siblings separated in the foster care system. The scrapbooking supplies were used by the children to decorate picture frames for the photos taken of them and their siblings.

    Vicki
    vlrichey@aol.com

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  148. For my RAK I am going to donate my time and my own supplies to decorate the pre-k classroom my daughter goes to. I will be using my Pink E and my Imagine to decorate and make everything look fun and interesting for the children.Gloria C.
    gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

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  149. I donate all our clothes and blankets/sheets to the shelter we have downtown. Also, I help out to by cooking and helping serve food to those less in need at the same shelter. :)
    Jessi
    Jessirenae485 at aol dot com

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  150. Robyn, I love your idea of donating extras to a craft club because we all have plenty. I will do that and several other ideas I have gotten on this hop. It has been so inspiring and fun. tfs

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  152. I am one of the teachers who got pink-slipped (layed 0ff), but I still like to stay involved in my local school and help out my fellow teachers, so I often volunteer my time in the classroom. This is such a "Rewarding Act of Kindness", haha!

    Lauren
    bytheocean2@comcast.net

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  153. Before I got sick i would go back to my old elementary school and read to the kids.
    Also just went through all my cothes and took a garbage bag of clothes i don't wear anymore to a local shelter.Also spent about 2 years as a volunteer at a local health center and with all the new babies that would come in.
    Lisa countrychickl at hotmail.com

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  154. I love your site. I am teaching my Pastor's daughter to scrapbook and learn to use her imagination.

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  155. I always donate household items I dont use anymore to the Airmans Attic. Service people can pick them up and use them without cost. Early in my husbands career it saved us a few times. Especially when moving to a new base and your household items were still in storage.

    Love your blog....
    Marlene H.
    Awaiting my new (MY Pink Stamper) stamps i recently ordered. Yes 6 sets, just not this one, so would love to have it for my collection)

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  156. Robyn, so awsome of you to do this, and encouraging the rest of us to do it as well. Also saw this on Joy's blog as well. I am planning on making a card for my Starbucks ladies, since they are so friendly and often start my beverage, the minute I walk in the door. My husband and I just got a new computer this weekend,so I want to donate the old one to a nonprofit or school.
    Doreen
    civicchic@hotmail.com

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  157. I love the card! One of the RAKs that I love to do is getting a gift card to a local grocery store and just walking up to someone and handing it to them saying "I hope you have a great day".

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  158. That is really cool of you!! I always try to give cards even to people I don't know. So If you would like me to make a card for someone that needs it. Go to My blog and I would be happy to help!! TFS!! Take Care!! Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  159. I like to buy coffee for the person behind me. i like to leave cards and gifts (even cool drinks in the summer) for the mail people and trash collectors. I'm always looking for new ways to be kind to others.

    Christi
    keenerfamily at gmail dot com

    PS How did you find your afterschool art program to donate your scraps to?

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  160. WOWZERS, that's a lot of scrap paper! lol What a fun card! Thanks for a chance to win!

    Terrie B
    terriennz@att.net
    crafteecards.blogspot.com

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  161. I love to pay the tolls for the car behind me! My mom had it happen to her when I was young so every now and again we pay it forward! It is a great feeling!

    Jessica
    jesslomb{at}aol{dot}com

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  162. Our scrapbooking group made cards for our church office to send: such as Happy Birthday, get well...ect.

    I also give away my supplies to people who are new to scrapbooking to help them get started.

    I love creating and inspiring others.

    Angela
    Simple Creations
    simplecreations@ live.com

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  163. I like to give my extra coupons to other people when I am at a store, bake for people just because, and donate toys and clothes to those in need. Thanks!

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  164. That is great that you are doing that Robyn! I do several diffrent things, if I am in HL or Michaels I give extra coupons to people. And just this past Spring I cleaned out my crafting area and gave everything I would have normally sold to the elementary school art program. Thanks for the chance to win one of your awesome stamps.

    ~Dawn
    dmscrapin at yhoo dot com

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  165. Too cute!! I go to my son's school(3yr olds) and depending on what they are learning..i will make cut out of different things with my cricut so they can make a project out of it. And I will volunteer for part of the day and do the projects with each kid in little groups. They love it!! :)

    Tosal
    tpatel78@hotmail.com

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  166. Cute card. I am always donating household items to various organizations... and I am a big Breast Cancer Awareness month donator. You do have alot of scrap paper... my kids tend to use alot of my scrap paper... so I am sort of donating to them too. :-)
    I am a follower of your blog.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    fishquad at comcast dot net

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  167. I volunteer at my sons school in his class and i have also given homeless people money ,blakets, clothes for my random act of kindness. michellecrawford80@yahoo.com

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  168. I have been recycling paper and cardboard and donate it to a local schools recycle bin. It is amazing how much my family recycles in a months time. Don't throw it away...recycle!!!

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  169. Very nice! My RAKs include donating supplies to a LSS for the KY foster care children's program and making cards for both children's hospitals and our troops over seas.

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  170. Love your card! And donating your scraps is such a fabulous idea!

    Thanks for the giveaway Robyn!

    Alyssa
    alyssa dot leanne dot b at gmail dot com

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  171. I work with a department at a college that doesn't get much recognition, but they help all the other department's a bunch. I try to do random acts of kindness for them every so often as I so appreciate what they do. This month I made Halloween goodie bags for them. So much fun!

    Karen
    norsknook at wildblue dot net

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  172. I always love your projects.
    I often buy the person behind me at the drivethru teir am coffee or the toll for the person behind me.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  173. A previous RAK for me was a day when the boys and I were heading to my mother in laws, I had stopped at MCD;s to pick up some lunch for us, and as I was leaving there was a woman begging...asking for food or diapers. It just so happened that I had some pull ups that we had no need for anymore in the car. I asked if those would work and she said they were perfect because her daughter was just beginning to potty train. It made me feel good that I helped.
    MissChelle418@gmail.com

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  174. Really a great hop! I am learning a lot. I like to RAK everyday. I find I get a lot out of it.
    Great card Robyn. I love your idea of taking paper to the school as a retired teacher I know how they love getting that.
    Hugs,
    Linda
    http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

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  175. Super cute card!!! Thanks for the fun hop. Thanks for the chance to win.
    reissfam10@aol.com

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  176. What a cool theme for a blog hop.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Denise
    Decope10@yahoo.com

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  177. I donate my unused, unwanted, or extra scrapbook/stamping supplies to the Make a Wish Foundation in my area. They use the items to make scrapbooks of the children's wish events for them.

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  178. Very Kind of you and Love the card!

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  179. My RAK is to go through my closet and donate clothes for those you need them. I helps me by organizing my closet and helps those who are in need.
    janejohnson13@wildblue.net

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  180. I am taking care of my older brother today while his wife travels across the state to move daughter back from college. Awesome sibling time!

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  181. This hop was such a wonderful idea. You have all contributed so much and it is such a wonderful and thoughtful idea. We all need a little reminder of how important it is to practice Raok. I have had my eye on your dvds for a while now and I love your stamp set. Thanks for all you do here in the crafting community. That in itself is a Raok.
    Marcie @marciesmith64@gmail.com

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  182. Every year we pick a family in need and do secret santa. my kids love it and it helps my kids see the real meaning of christmas is giving to others because we have been given so much.
    Andrea
    a_brunson1186 at yahoo dot com

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  183. Thanks for the chance to win thestamp set, I am going to go through my closet and donate it to the good will.

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  184. As always, love your projects!! Thanks for being a part of this special blog hop! I don't know if this act is considered a RAK, but ever since we had a stillborn son in 1995, my husband and I have looked in the newspaper in the obituaries section to see if there are other families who are going through this kind of tragedy, and we get in touch with them, even if it is through the funeral home, so that we can write them a letter or send them a card to let them know that they can contact us even if they just need to talk. Every card we have sent has been very well received. We just want to let them know that we have been where they are and we want to help them get through this tough time. Blessings to you and your family, Robyn!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  185. every year between thanksgiving and christmas, we take our kids to the store and pick out someone who looks like they are having a hard time buying for their family and give them $50. our pastor challenged us to do it one year and we have done it every year since.

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  186. I cleaned out my closet and have taken clothes and shoes and given to the salvation army for the needy

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  187. What a great blog hop! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Each year at Christmas I take about 4 or 5 cards off of the Church Giving Tree and buy things for the local Women and Children shelter. Many of the people there are victims of domestic violence and have left their home with little or no belongings.

    weagz4 at gmail dot com

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  188. Just the other day I donated some felt and a ton of felt letters to my daughters Kindergarten class along with some homemade little hand puppets for the class. Her teacher was so excited and when I picked up my daughter from school that day they were already playing with the puppets.

    Cathe
    cbledsoe at water dot ca dot gov

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  189. Robyn, love the idea. I too have given away older scrapbooking supplies. This past June our school did a day camp and one of the classes was a scrapbook class. I donated sooo much stuff they didn't have to purchase anything but glue sticks. The kids had a blast!

    Shawn Spencer
    golfwidow@frontiernet.net

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  190. I like to give clothes to our church Clothing closet as often as I can.

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  191. I gave my original cricut to my niece who has been wanting one for a long time. She just recently lost her job because of the economy so a Cricut was not an option for her this year. She is so in love with the small cricut and it made me feel good that she would be able to get some good out of it.

    roxie

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  192. that's so nice of you to donate your scraps!

    every now and then i like to pay for the person's coffee behind me in the drive thru at tim horton's.. it happened to me once as a random act of kindness and i thought it was so sweet.. it put me in a good mood for the rest of the day.. so i decided to keep it going!

    corylyndimmer@hotmail.com

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  193. I took soup to a friend a few weeks ago! Made her day (and mine!)

    spunkygirl61@hotmail.com

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  194. Hi Robyn I love your card! Last year me and family participated in the adopt a family program. We gathered new and new toys for the family we sponsered and wrapped them up they were delivered to the family on christmas morning! We are hoping to participate in it again this year!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  195. Awesome idea for the ROAK projects!!! I recently sent two of my friends cricut carts that were extra that I already had because it was cheaper to buy the set for another cart I wanted!! :c)

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  196. I use to be the manager of a clothing store and at the end of the season I would donate clothes to the Christian Ministries. They help all sorts of families for different reasons and love getting brand new clothes to give away.
    This is such a great thing that you are doing. Once again you inspire me. Thanks.
    nicole28638@yahoo.com

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  197. Hi Robyn, I volunteer once a week at our local elementry school. I love Kids! I visit aging seniors. sometimes we go out to eat, and I watch scrapbook shows and when I see something special I have not done before, and I do a little research make it up and sometimes show other scrapers what I did and how they can do the same.

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  198. Hi Robyn, I volunteer once a week at our local elementry school. I love Kids! I visit aging seniors. sometimes we go out to eat, and I watch scrapbook shows and when I see something special I have not done before, and I do a little research make it up and sometimes show other scrapers what I did and how they can do the same.

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  199. Hello Robyn
    My RAOK is my challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness going on now at my blog..
    We collected over 100 cards to give to ladies suffering from cancer now...

    Thank you for your RAOK :O)in helping us with special PINK blog candy...

    The Scrapbooking Queen

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