Saturday, February 12, 2011



The other day the work was finished on our heating system, and a fella was out to test run the a/c for an hour or two. I was busy working on a girly girly valentine, see the pink one below (The Kraft Journal) and I took the photos and put it aside.

We all have that question, what do you do with your cards after the photo and post - well I thought I would ask this guy if he had bought his wife a valentine yet, and of course, he was "working on it." I handed him that pink valentine and told him his wife was going to absolutely love it.

That got me to thinking about Random Acts of Kindness, something Tracy mentioned last week.

I sent a card to an on-line friend, and included a card for her to send to her granddaughter, who is having a wee little rough patch. Then, as I was taking it to the post office I thought why not bring along a "have a great day" kinda card and give it to someone there, just randomly. (In retrospect, probably not a good idea to hand out a sealed envelope randomly at a federal facility... don't do this...)

All of that brings me to this card. The photo shows all of its little flaws, and it probably isn't good enough for a challenge (though I will enter it anyway) but its recipient will be a random single person I see at the grocery store on Valentine's Day. I am going to make it a practice to do this at least once a week, and keep it a complete secret, except for this post today.

That is going to be my solution for dispensing with these cards. I hope you will think about that, and maybe consider doing that yourself. I can imagine how I would feel if someone passed one on to me.

And now for today's challenge, off to the lovely ladies at City Crafter Challenge ! Their theme this week was gold and silver. Oddly, my silver scalloped circle looks completely gold !! Oh well, *sigh*. Have a wonderful weekend !!

Cardstock - Recollections
Brads - Recollections
Design Paper - DCWV
Ribbon - stash
Stamp - Michael's $1 bin
Punch - Martha Stewart



  1. Jan that was really special =)
    I'm sure that guy's wife will be so impressed
    love that RAK idea...but agreed...don't give
    sealed cards to the postal clerk =)

  2. Beautiful color combo. That ribbon is gorgeous. Love the RAK idea. :)

  3. What a lovely post ... and such a kind act too ... this card is lovely and I know that it will be very much appreciated ... thanks so much for sharing with us at CCCB

  4. I love your idea Jan! You just never know what your little act of kindness may lead to. :-) Love this card. That big awesome bow--oh yeah! Hugs my friend!

  5. What a wonderful idea.. That was so sweet of you!! And I think your card looks wonderful!
    Thanks for playing along with us over at CCCB!

  6. What a fantastic idea Jan, I love it! You cracked me up with your federal facility comment..too funny and so true!

  7. I really like this card, Jan, and your idea is fun! Maybe just drop it in the baskets? Don't try to slip it in anyone's purse, though! :)

  8. That is lovely, I completely fall in love with that big bow, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  9. sooooo pretty! I'm so in love with that bow!
    Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

  10. now I know I could be a recipient of one of those random cards...since we're in the neighborhood! Great thoughts on kindness and wonderful card. I just love the way you think.....