Tuesday, October 13, 2015

the best day ever


ETA: I am loving reading everyones ideas, it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside....{{{hugs}}} all around!

hi friends, did you know World Kindness Day is Nov. 13? I know today is Oct. 13, but why not start now to spread a little kindness. There are so many ways I want to show kindness, I thought why not start a month early....teeehehehe. Here is a link to a girl scout website that shares some ways to show kindness. I am giving away the two inks pads and stamp sets in the photo, leave me a comment and tell me a way you are going to spread kindness, I would luv to hear and learn your ideas! Be sure to spread the word about my giveaway and about World Kindness Day!

I have used the sweet pumkpin stitched dies from simon says stamp, so cute....I sponged them with tim holtz distress inks. I adore the photo from the card concept and had a blast creating with neutrals. Add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine!

card concept: photo/#41
cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts144







66 comments:

  1. I plan to set up a corner in the local hospital where people can pick out a card and give it to their loved ones -- at no costs. Wish me luck!

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    1. this is an amazing idea....should go great! bless YOU!

      sparkle & shine *~*

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  2. Love your card...the pumpkins look golden--so sweet! I am taking cards to my elementary school so written words of encouragement can be shared.

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  3. I like what you're doing! Yes, start now! I like to spread kindness by mailing out my handmade cards and surprising people for no reason. Your card is beautiful! I will spread the word by adding a link on my blog sidebar. Thank you so much! You're awesome!

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  4. I love your pumpkins and I love Mich C's plan for World Kindness day! I think I will plan on sending a card in for my boys teachers and if I go to Starbucks (highly likely), I'll pay for the person behind me. Who doesn't enjoy a free warm beverage, especially during a Nov in IL! ;-)

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  5. Sweet card! I like to let the elderly or someone with fewer items jump in front of me in the checkout line. I also like to take a meal, card or flowers to someone who's sick. I love sending handmade cards and gifts to people 'just because' -- Their joy seems greater when they're not expecting anything!

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  6. I just read your comment at Jamilla one of participant at Sunday Stamps and I go straight to your blog sweet Teresa
    you are so kind to giveaway this
    I want to wint this..yeah..wish me luck
    my way to spread kindness is giving away my card to a friend to blogland friend
    to send her birthday card
    it is really makes me happy to get bday card from Blogland friend
    why dont I do it the same..
    I am also give away a Digital Image if you like to join Teresa
    I would be so happy for your visit
    here is the link
    http://www.creativewithmonika.blogspot.de/2015/10/two-birds-card-in-red-orange-giveaway.html

    hugs,
    Monika

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  7. your card is so perfect for both challenges - even the background for your card matches up perfectly - looks like a winner to me - as far as spreading kindness - i kind of do that a lot - always take a meal to sick friends, make cookies for new neighbors, whatever - my mom taught me that by example.

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  8. Stunning card. Love the neutral palette. I don't know what I will actually do on the 13th as I just learned from you that it is World Kindness Day, but I will be spreading a little kindness now by participating in HYCCT for the first time.

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  9. Very nice card and great project for kindness too.

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  10. Wow your background is fabulous, this card is stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  11. I cleaned out a rental storage unit & donated toys & other stuff to Salvation Army & Goodwill. Thanks for giveway chance.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  12. I *love* this concept!! I've never heard of World Kindness Day, but it's right up my alley. I love performing random acts of kindness. Friday is one of my regular days each week to hit the drive-thru at Starbucks, so I'm going to pay for the order of the car behind me as a way to pay some kindness forward. I'm also going to plan to send some random cards to some of my friends just to say hello. Thanks for sharing about this and the opportunity to win some goodies at the same time!

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  13. Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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  14. Gorgeous card, especially that beautifully coloured neutral background. Thanks for telling me about World Kindness Day; what a concept! I will definitely participate.

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  15. Lovely card! I plan to mail lots of cards to friends.

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  16. Simply Splendid card! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  17. Your card is very elegant. I like to make a birthday card for an unsuspecting co-worker (there are about 200 at my site). I will have to try to find out who's having one soon...

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  18. Love this Teresa! I love the neutrals and your background! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept!!

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  19. Every month I make decorated goodies bags filled with spritz cookies for all of my coworkers. They (the cookies)always bring smiles to their faces and I love the feeling I get seeing their joy:)

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  20. Hi! I wanted to stop by once I saw your lovely, lovely card at TheCardConcept (I'm your linky neighbor :D), but then I read your post and thought I had to share too! I am thinking of making a donation to my son's school with stamping supplies for their art class but I'm still planning it! Hadn't even share with anyone! The donation would be a singular thing for the kids because we don't have stamp craft stores. Hopefully I will be able to pull it off.

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  21. Your card is sensational! I love the soft muted colors looks like a beautiful walk down the path at autumn! Stunning ❤️

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  22. I'm going to go thru all my boxes of cards and give them all to the local hospice so people who are there or their families can have them for any occasion. Your so generous with your giveaways, you must feel like Oprah!!!

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  23. Hi Teresa,
    your Card looks so great. i love the neutral colors and the little Pumkins :)

    I´ve never heard of the Kindness Day. What a beautiful idea!! <3
    Every Year on Christmas, i bake cookies for the Dogs in the neighborhood :D "Leberwurstpl├Ątzchen" they say here in German. And the Dogs love them.

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  24. thank you for your comments on my blog and for directing me to yours. I love your Simon pumpkins in neutrals. it's refreshing. I am always sending random cards out to anyone and everyone, i try to be intentionally kind all the time. I will go and visit a sweet elderly lady from church on world kindness day and maybe even before then.

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  25. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and for making me aware of World Kindness Day. I have been having a big declutter at home and was going to sell a lot of it but instead I'm going to give the majority of it to charity. I'm also going to send my homemade cards to friends and enclose another for them to use. Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway x

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  26. hey, I am a scout myself so I will take my group of kids and we will help the elderly people around their houses. :)
    Anyway, great give away!

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  27. I am posting tonight on yt a challenge to make cards for seniors living in an assisted care center. My grandmother-in-law recently moved in there and she is turning 99 this December. I want to help spread the love for her in her new home. :) Big hugs, Kristina

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  28. such wonderful ideas from all the comments; your blog's amazing & you post such nice ideas.....thank you for that.

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  29. I just love your beautiful card! The details and colors add so much beautiful dimension! Thanks for joining us over at The Card Concept!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  30. You create such interesting cards. Where do you get your ideas? I pick up "pointy things" like nails, screws, pins...anything that can puncture a tire. I've had enough of those things in my tires so decided years ago to do what I could to help others in this area.

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  31. Lovely card. I plan to send happy cards to unsuspecting recipients! There are a lot of lonely people out there who could use a mailbox smile. ­čśë

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  32. Love the neutral tones of your card & your distressing is the best!! I didn't know about that special day, but I'm planning to donate some paper, stamps, etc. to my Grandson's school.

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  33. Love your cards, you do such beautiful work. I'm finishing up 30 Thank You cards for Blue Star Moms to send to our military. My church sponsors this ministry every Christmas to thank our men and woman in the armed service for their sacrifice in protecting our country. The card will be included in a care package.

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  34. Fun card, Teresa!
    Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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  35. Your card is so peaceful looking with those neutral tones and cozy stitched dies! As for spreading kindness, our local Meals on Wheels is always in need of drivers but I am unable top help in that way due to vision problems that limit my driving. So I called them last week to ask if they would like handmade cards to tuck in with some of the meals they deliver and they said they would love it! Now that Operation Write Home is gone, I have been looking for local causes that I can donate cards to and was happy to think of them. The woman I spoke to also said they can use non-driving help, from people who can assist with packing etc. So I'll be doing that once a week now. I love being able to send some cheer to people who are shut-in!

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  36. I love your card from the sketch, the blue really hits the spot. I don't really think of it as kindness, but I like to take opportunities to help people where their need is. This week I have a sick friend who lives on her own, so a meal. This weekend a family needs time to do some painting so I will look after their little kids. Next week I have a friend who is moving and needs help to pack her things etc. Just being a kindness opportunist really.

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  37. Gorgeous, elegant card, Teresa! I've never thought of those colors with pumpkins, but now I will! I didn't know there was World Kindness Day, but I love it! I'll be sending cards with a little gift inside. Hugs, Greta

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  38. What a pretty card with all those soft colors and watercolor background. I shared some kindness today with a friend who is expecting her first baby in early November. I treated her to a spa day with a foot massage! We had a relaxing time and took this last chance to spend some one-on-one time before her baby comes.

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  39. Each year Teresa, I give the local Sr. Center a the swaps I do throughout the year, so that they don't have to pay for greeting cards. This will be my third year of giving back to my community. I think this is a great way to help out by giving and sharing our love of cardmaking. :) Eva

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  40. I want to get a group together to sing Christmas carols at a few old people's homes. I did this when I was young and it brought them so much joy.

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  41. I have never heard of World Kindness Day, what a great idea! Since I work in a public office in a small town, I plan to make some homemade goodies and put them in some handmade treat bags, to share with the public.

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  42. World Kindness Day sounds awesome, as is your giveaway! Cute card, too! I think I will begin by actually SENDING out a few of the cards that I make, LOL! I have enough, that's for sure!

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  43. Outstanding idea to start early! I like to mail my cards in clear envelopes...do they can be enjoyed on their mailing journey ­čśë

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  44. Wonderful idea. I love the idea. I love your card and the non traditional colors. I think it speaks volumes made this way. I love to give cards to people at work for any special occasion or just because they seem down and I hope that my card and kind words would perk them up. We never know what someone is going through and a simple card can hopefully help and have them think back to it and it's nice to see my cards around on their desks. Thanks for a chance to win some ink and stamps. Hugs.

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  45. I love your card and great idea to encourage us to spread kindness!
    Like every year I will give my Christmas cards to local Red Cross and they send them to poor and lonely people.
    Hugs, Tina

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  46. Great creation - thank you for leaving a kind comment on my blog - I like how the pumpkins turned out on your card - lovely! Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful prize as well - Sharing Kindness is one of humans greatest adventures - Husband and I like to pay for the bridge toll for the person behind us when we travel to the UP here in Michigan - this gets a spark going for others to follow suit - it is a wonderful thing to do - I serve food to our local soup kitchen - people are so appreciative to get a nice warm meal - thank you for offering this way to show your kindness - have a blessed day!

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  47. I absolutely love this idea! It's not only kind & generous, but we all get to share a little something from our hearts. I plan on handmaking x-mas cards for Our Amazing Troops & Our Elders in nursing homes. I want to share some smiles & joy through this holiday season. Sharing something from my heart with the elderly will bring me so much joy & kind of serve as a Thank You to All of the elderly. I don't think we show our elderly enough appreciation & especially through the holidays I find it very important to let them know just how special & loved they are. Also, I want to send x-mas cards to the Troops , show them lots of love & support to them. It must be extremely hard to be away from your family during the holidays. Sorry for the long message, but thanks for the giveaway & such a wonderful blog.

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  48. Love this card and it is so delicate. I think what you are doing at the hospital is a wonderful thing. Good luck to everyone.... I love the stamp...............

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  49. My family went through a very difficult time when my daughter was 8 years old. Some of the details are included in my 'About Me' section (tab at the top of my homepage).
    It took us all about 4 years to start to mend. I HAD to learn to be kind to myself... and learned that pain has no sliding scale or hierarchy. Pain is pain. End of.
    So now I do what I can when I can to help others. Especially by gifting things I no longer need to those I know that do.
    It's not much... but at least it's something.
    Making cards to gift to people is a blessing for me... and hopefully for them, too.

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  50. I haven't heard of kindness day but it makes much sense!
    Sadly I can't give much financially right now to a charity but one way I've found is to help them to raise funds and if I'm lucky to win a challenge or two I try to pick supplies along with the stamps that I love so that I can use the supplies to create cards for my local charity shops and hospice. It's not as much as I would like to be able to do but it is a little bit of giving that I hope brings pleasure to others and raises pennies for much needed charities.

    I wanted to apologise too Teresa - I have meant to come on over and follow for a while because I love what you create - so thank you for letting me know about this Karen x

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  51. I haven't heard of kindness day but think it's a fab idea! I plan to give some of my cards to our local animal sanctuary, and also have a clear out of my stash and gift it to a friend who also makes cards for charity :)

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  52. This a wonderful idea!!! And I would like to thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog!! So encouraging and so well..... kind!!! I would spread my kindness by donating cards I have made and not given away to my church. They use the cards in elder homes... Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  53. For world kindness day, a group of us are planning to pack up some ziploc bags filled with granola bars, other non-perishables and socks/mittens to hand out to people in need.

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  54. I don't have the formula for the kindness, but I hope that a smile made with the heart come to a person, who will make a smile to another person and so on. :-) :-) :-)
    :-) :-) :-) Give a smile is a little piece of happiness gained!

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  55. Just saw this post and must say that I did not know there was a World Kindness Day! I have a couple of neighbors who are house bound and I try to visit them on a regular basis. Sometimes I take cookies or even a small casserole. But, they are happy to just have someone visit and share conversation with them!

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  56. What a fun idea and concept!! I like to think I give world kindness everyday, maybe it's really called manners, but maybe they run one and the same, for instance, I am forever holding the doors for people, letting them step inline in front of me, adding some change to their order when I see them digging in their purse, just recently I paid the rest of an elderly ladies bill when she came up $7.00 short...things like that! Kindness? Manners? Yes, I think they are the same!
    Beautiful neutral pumpkin card!!

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  57. You don't have to post this, but just wanted you know I added this to my sidebar....thanks for inviting me to join!

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  58. This is a nice initiative. I'm making cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. They send those Christmas cards to the elders in the nursing homes during Christmas. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Appreciate it so much!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  59. Teresa, this is just such a lovely concept! I try to spread sunshine each day. Two nights this week, my sweet hubby and I picked two groups of young mommy's with their children and paid for all their dinners. We try to do this a few times a month. I was a single mom for years, and it brings me joy to help them out. I know how they struggle to make ends meet. You are such an inspiration to all! I am so happy to call you me new friend! XXX

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  60. We all could use a bit of kindness in our lives, and giving really is as rewarding as receiving, isn't it? Thanks for sharing this post and I really love the neutral tones of the card - such a lovely and different concept.

    I will be baking goodies for my coworkers because I have not done it in a long time, and treating them to a coffee. I am organizing a holiday card swap on crafting board I belong to. I will be sending some surprise packages to the other members of the swap too.

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  61. What a great day - didn't know about it. Love doing random acts of kindness as well as planned ones. Always fun to pay for the person behind you's order at Starbucks, have sent out hand made cards to clients who are ill, have had a baby, gotten married etc., simply telling people what you appreciate about them is one of my favorite as there is so much negativity in the world it is great to see their faces light up when you appreciate them, taking a neighbour's child to church with us as they do not attend and the child wants to go. Love being Jesus' hands and feet :)

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  62. Super cute card! Love the pumpkins. Such a great idea to spread kindness. I'm going to donate my cards to the women's ministry so they can be sent out to brighten someone's day. Thanks for the chance!

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  63. Great projects, love them. I would share kindness by sharing the cards I created, It made me happy doing them and sharing them to others will be more fulfilling.

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  64. I love learning about these sort of things.. smiling, that's what I'm going to do :)

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  65. What a gorgeous card, I love the subtle colouring, so chic!

    Too often we complain about things going wrong - I am determined to comment on things going right, and compliment friends and family as much as possible! I believe there is always something kind we can say to others, even if it's just to admire the colour of the sweater they are wearing!!

    love Mags B x

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Thank you so much for your comments, they mean so much to me. Have a wonderful day! Teresa

sparkle & shine *~*