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. 🙂
- 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:
c/o Above Rubies Studio LLC
542 Montgomery Avenue
Boyertown, PA 19512
- 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! 🙂
- 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! 🙂
Megan (Thats Me!) http://www.aboverubiesstudio.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! 🙂
Thank you so much for your stories and for your RAOK. I have two people in my life that are survivors and always remember them not only during this month but everyday.
No better feeling than the feeling you get when you do something nice for someone else!
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!
What wonderful things you do!
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.
This is a very heart warming blog hop, it is nice to know that their are still some very kind people willing to help. TFS
Thanks for reminding us to keep doing something good for others.
thanks for the hop its a wonderful feeling know you helped someone in so many different ways Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
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!
You do a lot for others Megan, I don’t always have time to do comments but I do view the blog. When I started my small blog you were an inspiration to me. I have several of your DVD’s. Keep up the great job.
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.
Having lost both my parents to cancer, I donate to the ACS on a regular basis. My hope is that they will find a cure so nobody else has to lose a loved one to cancer.
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
Thanks for sharing your RAKs. I will be sending a gift to Monique. Thanks for inspring us!!
You made your request so simple to give the gift of kindness. Thank you for your post.
Thanks for the reminder to help others, it feels good,
Thanks for all you share. I do a few things through out the year. I donate to toys for tots and visit with a local kids home to read with them and just play for the day.
Thanks for your stop on the RAK Hop. We should all really do something nice for others whenever possible. Thanks for the reminder 🙂
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.
Thanks for sharing your RAK.. Right now I am making cards for the Breast Cancer Awareness, from over at the Scrapbooking Queen, I would LOVE to make Monique a card and send it to her. Best wishes to her..
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!
I love giveaways, so pick me to win. shirley at email@example.com
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 🙂
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.
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.
RAKs are awesome! I love to PIF 🙂
Food Banks and Charities for Children top my list of favorite charities. Thanks for the Blog Hop and the reminder to always be kind to others.
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….
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.
I think this theme is so wonderful! TFS!
We help out at a local soup kitchen during the holidays this is a time to give back to our community
What a great thing to do!! Thanks!!
I love random acts of kindness. Thank you for participating and sharing your kind acts with us! Have a fabulous Thursday
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…
As a girl scout leader, we are always trying to RAK people when we get the chance. Thanks for the giveaway.
i have the mothers day cartridge but i love the rak…i’m going to do it also.
So nice of you to take part in this wonderful blog hop!!
I love the RAOK idea! I am coordinating a fundraiser for a dress down day at work to benefit a local breast cancer foundation.
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)
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
RAOK are the best :O)
This RAOK was so great. It is really touching to see all the sentimental things everyone is doing. I on board 110%. Smooches… firstname.lastname@example.org
I lost my Mother to Breast Cancer several years ago and know how important others are to the recovery.
Thanks for the Blog Hop!
This hop really has inspired me to do something on Monday for RAK. I will have to come up with something quick but I will. Your kindness makes me smile and many others. Thanks
I try to do a RAK everyday! however how big or small it is.. it makes me feel great!!!!
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!
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!!!!
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.
What a great theme for a blog hop!! Love it!! I’m off to get hoppin’!
I love doing RAK for older people. Saying Hi and talking to them at the story really seems to bring a smile to their face. Great hop I am learning and enjoying every stop.
thank you for sharing your RAOK with us and inspiring us to continue it.
Thanks for all you’ve done. Great hop!! Thanks
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.
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!
I love a truly RAK, when you just enjoy having brightened someone’s day. That is the best feeling!!
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.
Thanks for the give away love your blog and your stuff thanks for sharing and all your work you do for us
What an awesome blog hop!
Thank you for this blog hop and chance to win. Great Ustream.
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!!!!
Thanks for the RAK and the chance to win. I love your Gypsy video.
What a great reminder. Doing something for someone else always makes you feel better.
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!
Thanks for reminding to do more RAKS. I love doing them.
taniwol at yahoo dot com
Thanks for the chance to win!
Thanks for this great blog hop, and for reminding all of us to do something nice and unexpected for someone else.
I have an Aunt that has Breast Cancer, she is doing good and fighting back! Thanks for the RAK reminder, I will be sending her a card!
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.
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!
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
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.
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
I love doing and receiving racks. I love sending cards to people just because cards
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
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
You are inspirational!!! Thanks so much for reminding us of what is important in life!
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.
Megan, Thanks for all you do. You have a heart of gold. I love the kits, the club, the lessons.. Keep it up.
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.
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!
Thank you for reminding us that it starts with just one person to be the difference.
You sure are busy girl. But for a good cause! 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing!
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,
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.
This is such a wonderful blog hop!
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
Great Hop!!! Many cool projects and sharing of Kindness
Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing. I will be doing OWH because that is very near and dear to my heart.
Thank you for sharing
can’t wait to download the cricut cutting guide! thank you!
So super sweet, Megan. Thanks for all you do.
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. 🙂
We all need a reminder of giving.
I think RAOK is an awesome reason for a blog hop! Thanks for reminding us all!
Very sweet. Thank you for the reminder.
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!
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.
This was a fabulous hop. I’m so happy you all did a rak! LOVED IT.
What a touching reason to have a blog hop!!! 🙂
Thanks for participating and thank you for all you do! You DO make a difference!!
You are absolutely right.
HOP is so awesome i LOVE watching it