Random Act of Kindness Blog Hop 101

Hey Everyone!

Wanted to invite you to join us for this RAK Blog Hop Joy from Joyslife.com is hosting!


Above Rubies Studio is participating in a few different areas as far as Random Acts of Kindness goes.  There are several things we’ve had in the works for a little while now, so lets spill the beans on a few. 🙂

  1. This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month and someone who is very dear to Above Rubies Studio and Club Ruby Designers and many of you in the Cricut Community, Monique Griffith, has been doing well with her battle with Breast Cancer.  Other Club Ruby Design Team members have teamed up and created some different gifts for Monique as a support and encouragement to her.  We would really like to challenge everyone to reach out to someone with Breast Cancer and preform a RAK to one of these amazing ladies!  It’s a battle and struggle and I believe we need to come up alongside our sisters and give those hugs anyway we can.  So for this first part, I’m really challenging everyone to preform a RAK for anyone with Breast Cancer.  If you would like to encourage Monique, you can do so by sending anything you would like to her through Above Rubies Studio via:
    Monique Griffith
    c/o Above Rubies Studio LLC
    542 Montgomery Avenue
    Boyertown, PA  19512
  2. Another thing I am doing for this RAK Blog Hop is selecting ONE of my regular viewers at Random from a PREVIOUS Blog post comment.  It will be at total random and that person is going to be receiving a Club Ruby Designers Kit and one month Membership.  This will just be something totally random for a viewer who hasn’t yet been able to become a member for different reasons, we just want to reach out! 🙂
  3. Finally for my third RAK, there is someone very special in my life who I just feel needs an extra hug right now.  I love her dearly, she’s a dearest friend, soooooo, I’m creating a card for her specifically and I will be posting what that card looks like in an upcoming Tuesday Tutorial, but not this moment 😉

Here are the other members Participating in this hop Go check them out! 🙂

Emma http://www.creativetimeforme.com/
Jin http://underacherrytree.com/
Joy http://joyslife.com/
Karlee http://www.karleekrafts.com/
Mary http://www.cardztv.blogspot.com/
Megan (Thats Me!)  http://www.aboverubiesstudio.com/
Robyn http://www.mypinkstamper.com/
Ruthie http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/

So thanks for checking out the this hop!  Make sure you check in with all the other blogger participating and please go ahead – reach outside your comfort zone and RAK away!!! 🙂

Have a GREAT and BLESSED day! 🙂

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101 thoughts on “Random Act of Kindness Blog Hop

  • Erika Seever

    There really isn’t anything better to do something for someone when they least expect it. I love to randomly send something to a friend, just because I was thinking about them that day. Or randomly leave something on a co-workers desk because they’re having a bad day. Just makes me smile to make someone’s day!

  • vicky

    My husband and I donate once a month to a charity here in Knoxville, Its feeding People that are Just above being homeless. They take the donation money and once a month they prepare a meal for them. They usually have a turn out between 60 and 70 people. They buy the food and cook it for them right a the center.

  • GrandmaFairyMary

    Great Blog Hop! I try to do a ROAK everyday… Even if it is just holding the door open for someone, giving my seat up on the bus, or buying a homeless person a lunch!

  • JoAnne

    Thank you for the opportunity to send my thoughts and prayers to Monique. My card is complete and will be mailed today. I appreciate the care and thoughtfulness you show and love your blog.

  • Ashleigh Copenhaver

    Thanks for the support of all the women struggling with breast cancer. RAOK for me is actually through my husband and my mom (I physically cant) but they are doing the 60-mile walk in San Diego in November. so I am their support team. None of us know anyone personally who has had breast cancer but it was important for my family to support this cause because of the what ifs!

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

  • Nancy

    You set the bar high with all you do for everyone. It is a good feeling when help someone to make their days better. My thoughts and prayers are with Monique.

  • Michele Kirkpatrick

    This is a wonderful blog hop. Fortunately I only know 1 person with breast cancer and she has recovered remarkably well and is doing great!

  • Mandy

    My Auntie is a Breast Cancer Survivor…she is one of the strongest women I know. Love the Blog Hop and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • Carol

    Thank you for sharing your stories, it reminds everyone how little we would have to do that could mean so much to someone else. I hope we all come away with this blog with a new understanding and are willing to do some random acts of kindness.

  • Rebecca G.

    I know two amazing Survivors of breast cancer. I will also reach out as a RAK. I’m heading to the animal shelter too, which is a pet project of one of the gals. Thanks for a chance to experience your kit. Once I get good at this via my A to Z DVDs, I hope to become a member.

  • Brenda Suni Brandt

    What you do for others comes back to you 10 fold, what a great feeling to give to others!!!!Keep Christmas in your heart all year round….

  • Marcie Smith

    Ladies I think this is such a wonderful thing that you are doing. I just lost an Aunt to Breast Cancer last month. She was a remarkable woman who battled her cancer for 6yrs. I would like to add that I also think Monique is truly a remarkable woman. I follow her daily. She has what it takes to overcome this dreadful desease. She has such a zest for life. I would love to do anything I can to help.

  • The Scrapbooking Queen

    Thank you for sharing your RAOK with us all… My blog has been showcasing Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Challenge all this month too and we made over 100 cards to give to women suffering from breast cancer now…
    I will make sure we get some cards to uplift your friend Monique in her battle it’s alway nice to get cards and who better than card makers to create bueatiful cards…
    Hope you other friend feels better too…
    The Scrapbooking Queen approves…

  • scrapper69

    That is wonderful of you Megan! Doing RAKs are very important no matter what it may be… :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)

  • Linda Kennedy

    Megan, I think this is are wonderful things you are doing. I think it is important to do for others whenever we can, sometimes even a smile and a hello to a stranger might mean the world to them at that moment. You never know what our fellow sisters or brothers might be going through. Thank you for reminding us how important these RAOKs are. lindagk

  • Erika Seever

    I love doing RAK’s. Sometimes I send a little something to a friend who lives out of state, just to let them know i’m thinking about the. And sometimes when I see a co-worker’s having a bad day I leave a little something on their desk just to cheer them up!

  • Anne Ayers

    My husband and I like to donate our time to the Salvation Army every xmas to help deliver trees and presents for the kids, I also donate time each month to Meals On Wheels, delivering food to the eldery and shut ins……….a little time brings such rewards!!!!

  • amanda

    My mother taught me this there is nothing I ever throw out I always know someone else can use it. I donate to goodwill, and or if I know families are having a hard time I will offer it to them.

  • rhonda

    great roak. i to always love doing and helping others. i make small things for them and it brings them a smile. thanks for everything.

  • renee f

    what a great blog hop! thanks for the kind reminder about breast cancer awareness month and the love and support we can offer our sisters!

  • Nelda

    Thanks for all you do! I too have a friend who is fighting (probably loosing) her battle with breast cancer. I think of her almost every day and now she is the victim of abuse from her husband. Please pray for her, she has left him and is trying to set up a new home for herself and the 4 kids.

  • Carmen

    Thank you for this random act of kindness blog hop. It is such a blessing to be able to brighten up someones day, just by doing a kind deed.. I love to do random acts of kindness whenever I have an opportunity… I dont know who is more blessed~ the giver or the receiver!
    There is a little lonely lady in my hometown who is always at Walmart. She goes there for company. One day I started talking to her and now I look forward to all of the interesting things she has to say….I see the sparkle in her eye when I visit with her, and it makes my day!!!!

  • kathy

    I love the idea of this blog hop! We can do so many things to create a smile on someone’s face. The other day I stopped to get gas and a young man was behind me with coffee(he was really sleeping in line)so I bought his coffee and he woke right up! the blessings that come back are 10 fold! Thanks for reminding me!

  • sherry

    Your blog is great. i try to do something all the time. My best friend was batteling caner last year…not breast but uterine and I spent a lot of time between Pottstown and Shippingsburg being her support person. She is doing fine now but is constantly being tested. My prayers are with all who are fighting cancer and their families & friends.
    God Bless!

  • Jackie Ritsema

    I love Random Acts of Kindness! I do think it is more fun to give of ourselves…through time, thoughts, words, and little deeds than it is to sometimes get them! Thank you for sharing how you are participating! I will have to be more diligent in finding ways everyday!

  • sandy

    at times it is easier to give then to receive, learn to take that which is given from the heart.

    to enter last nights ‘give aways’ for the membership the answers is ‘just the tutorial/all content’ and the full kit with all content and tutorial. I would love to try the membership. either way, thank you for all you do

  • sandy

    for the cartidge cady or stamp cady. the ansers are Epcot also a great big happy birthday to daphne

    i love RAK. I have been doing it for almost 15 years. I have a ribbon I give to people that I see doing RAK. it’s these small things that give us hope.

  • Teri

    Well after losing my job I do not spend money to do RAK I however try to help others by doing resumes for them and networking with them if I see something that they could do as a job. I do not like typing up resumes for others, but I have done a great deal of them because they need them and I kind of know what I am doing to at least get them in the door
    I hope that counts

  • Shelly

    I have known several ladies that had breast cancer in my life. I only have 1 that is a are surivor now … she has had almost 20 years in remission. I have a very dear friend that is a survior of being kippnapped, near death, physically abused by 2 boys. She was 3 hours from death. This woman is such a great lady I have a relationship like a daughter. She will be 78 this January. Since I lost my Mom 5 yrs ago she is very much like a Mom to me. I talk to her daily. She is super lady, she has been on tv and all other local news stations several times in the past 2 years since this happened. Oh before I forget I want to wish Daphne a Happy Birthday! Laughter to cheer you, Family & friends near you, And whenever you pray, heaven to hear you. ….May your pockets by heavy, And your heart be light, May good luck pursue you, Both day & night. Happy Birthday Daphne! God Bless to you and Megan. Enjoyed your live feed last night

  • Liz

    My family does toys for tots, and I am working on cards for enlisted men and women for the holiday season. It’s great to help people who are less fortunate or those that just need a little pick me up. Thanks for sharing your stories!
    craftylizard at gmail dot com

  • Tracy

    This hop has been a wonderful reminder to do kind things daily. My nephew is going through a rough time today and I need to make a card to cheer him up and let him know he is loved.

  • Sheila Courts

    Thanks for all you do !!! I have a sister that had breast cancer, our Daughter had uterine cancer I had it as well at age 26. It’s a blessing to be a survivor. Looking forward to joining Club Ruby. Great U Stream.

  • Lori K

    For what little effort it takes to do a random act of kindness it is something that we shoudl do more often.
    I get satisfaction out of doing little things, and knowing that it has made someones day is payment enough.
    Thank you to you and your crew… just your smiling face is a good deed!

  • Shari Young

    You are such a great person. Thanks for this Blog Hop to encourage us all to do a RAK frequenetly by just thinking about the needs of others and meeting anothers need whenever we can. It doesn’t have to be big. Thanks,

  • Ronda

    Hi Meagan-
    You are such a sweetie to be continiously doing special things for Monique. I know she loves everything you do. I am BFF’s with Monique’s Mom.
    I would love to win the kit & membership. I haven’t been able to join since I have spent all of my scrapbooking money supporting Monquie’s different fundraisers. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  • Su C.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Monique. Thanks for this Blog Hop to remind us to do a RAK. They can be big or small but we can all do them.
    sucor_2 at hotmail.com

  • Sharon/4kids4

    This RAOK hop is a great idea!! Thanks for all YOU do. I just bundled up a bag full of gently used clothing for our school nurse. She distributes it quietly to those children who might need it. 🙂

    ~Sharon C.

  • Debbie Hauxhurst

    I work at our local hospital and am reminded every day how precious EVERYONE is rich or poor. Thank you and this Blog Hop to share RAOK daily as a good turn daily. Can you tell we have BoyScouts!
    Debbie H.

  • Georgia

    My husband & I give gas money to those who do not have gas to get to the hospital to get a procedure done. We also glean the fields to give to those who need potatoes, pickles, beans,etc.

  • Jennifer Partridge

    What a touching reason to have a blog hop!!! 🙂

    Thanks for participating and thank you for all you do! You DO make a difference!!