Thursday, October 14, 2010

Random Act of Kindness BLOG HOP! plus Giveaway.





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This giveaway is now closed and entries are no longer accepted. The winner of the Cricut Fun DVD (Vol 2) has been drawn and announced on Oct 18.

Thanks for playing, everyone!

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Thank you for making a stop here for the Random Act of Kindness Blog Hop, hosted by Joy at http://joyslife.com/

This is the list of blogs (in alphabetical order) that are participating in today's Blog Hop. Do stop by to take a look at everyone's creative project and enter to win some fabulous blog candy too.



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I have to say that there is nothing random about the deed that I am going to tell you about. In fact, this is something that my family plan to do every year...

Ever since my twins were born I have showered them with toys. While hubby and I are thankful that our three children have a great collection of toys, we are also saddened that many others go without. Especially at Christmas. And so, throughout the course of the year, whenever we buy a toy for our kids, we would pick up an extra for the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation. At the end of the year when the Marines have their TOT drive in full swing, we will load up our mini-van full of toys and make the drive to their nearest toys pick up location. 

Hubby unloading the carload of toys. (2008)
Toys, toys, toys! (2008)

This year will be the 4th year that we have saved our toys for the TOT campaign and I can't wait to make that drive. The gratitude on the Marines' faces never fail to warm our hearts and I can only hope that our contribution will help to brighten a child's day during the Holidays.

Whether you contribute to a large charity or, share an extra coupon with a fellow shopper in the store, I hope that the posts in today's Blog Hop will inspire you to do something nice. 

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Now let's go on to today's card:


The idea for this card has been brewing in my head since I first set eyes on Lettering Delight's Spooktacular Set. It is LD's Sneak Peek of the Month for October and can only be added to your cart when you are checking out.

The expression on the cat's face crack me up every time I see it. I wanted to make a card that shows something scaring the cat so when Hubby suggested that I use a mouse, I was thrilled to find that the mouse from the DB Animal Occasion set was simply purr-fect!

Using Make-the-Cut, I managed to trace the images into this:


I cut off the cat's whiskers on the (white) base layer and put together the layers of the cat with foam tape.


I was not able to find the right shade of grey paper for the mouse cut so I went over the cut out with some dark grey chalk. I used foam tape to stick the mouse down to the card. The ghost and the "boo!" sentiment are from the DB Boo Ya doodlebat set. I cut out the ghost on a piece of vellum so that the mouse shows through from below the ghost cutout. I adhered the ghost with a small piece of tape from my ATG so that it can still be partially lifted up to reveal the whole mouse.


The greeting at the bottom of the card was cut out from the LD Woodland font. I used Martha Stewart's Drippy Goo punch for the decorative border.


I hope that you got a chuckle out of this card. Now, for even more fun stuff...

Robyn, aka My Pink Stamper, has generously donated a My Pink Stamper Cricut Fun DVD (Vol. 2) for today's giveaway. Thank you, Robyn!
How to Win

You do not have to be a follower to enter in the drawing.

Leave ONE comment on this post to be counted as ONE entry.

If you are a follower of this blog, you may leave a second comment for a total of 2 entries. Just mention in the comment that it is your 2nd entry.

Make sure that you leave your email address so that I may contact you should you win.

Entries to the giveaway will be accepted from now until Sunday, Oct 17, 11:59pm PST. The winner will be chosen by RANDOM.ORG and announced on Monday, Oct 18.


Don't forget that I am still taking entries for Amy Chomas' gel pen holder and pen set. Go to this post to enter the drawing.

269 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. Your children are most fortunate to get to learn about giving all year round. Thank you for sharing the cute cute card. I have been on the fence about placing my first order with LD guess it is time to jump!
    simplybren at hotmail dot com

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  2. I love your story, We too do the Toys for Tots every year. I love that your children are learing to give to others, really warms my heart. Thank you so much for sharing. This card is a "Hoot"!! I loved it, not fimilar with LD but will look into it. Thank you so much. You made me laugh...
    martha
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  3. I now follower you amazing blog, thank you so much This will be my second entry.
    martha
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  4. This card made me laugh out loud! You're so creative, Jin. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I am a follower so this is my second comment. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. Once again Jin...wow...I love using my cricut and always love to see what you make and your "how to tutorials"...

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  7. Hi Jin, I am a follower and this is also my second comment..what a great thing to win..thanks for a super chance...

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  8. lol...this card is adorable!!!

    We do a similar thing to Toys for Tots at our boys school. We swap with our sister elementary school and give to less fortunate families. We always have a tree with tags on it for items needed and my boys and I always have a hard time walking past that tree without grabbing "just one more tag!" lol We always make sure to go back to look just before the take the tree down and grab whatever tags are left over so we can fill those needs.

    Thanks for letting us hop along with you!
    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  9. I am a follower!! Thanks for the 2nd chance! :)

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  10. what a cute card. vicky
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

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  11. this is a 2nd comment not that i am a new follower. First time i have been on this site. Your card is so cute. Good luck with the blog and i think while i am out today i will buy a large bag of dog food for my local shelter. They have so many animals coming in. Its so unreal.
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

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  12. Adorable card. It's so fun. Thanks for sharing.

    Erika

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  13. How cute is this card. Love the mouse in the ghost costume.

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  14. OMG.. what a cute card. Love it
    Denise

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  15. Too cute! :-) I just got Drippy Goo myself this week. Can't wait to use it.

    ~ JD ~

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  16. Thanks for sharing your story. Each year when I'm doing my day after Thanksgiving shopping, I pick up extra games / toys to give either through our church, Toys for Tots, or my sister's sponsored family at school. It's not about the money you spend, but about the thoughts and spirit of giving.

    P.S. Love your blog. I'm a follower now, too!

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  17. That is such a great card! I love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. I am already a follower-second comment. Thanks and again, LOVE your card, Jin!

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  19. LOVE THE CARD! I VOLUNTEER IN THE TOY SHOP @ MY SALVATION ARMY DURING THE SEASON EVERYDAY BEFORE I GO TO WORK AND ALL DAY ON MY OFF DAYS. I PLAY "MRS CLAUS" GREETING AND RECEIVING THE GIFTS FROM ALL OF OUR KIND DONORS. I AM A HABITUAL OFFENDER OF GIVING, ALWAYS A "R-A-K" ON MY BACK OR RATHER IN MY BAG! LOL I WRK @ A NURSING HOME AND AM ALWAYS DOING SOMETHING TO MAKE SOMEONE SMILE.

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  20. How cute are these two! I don't have Make The Cut, but it sure looks like you can do alot with it! I also try to donate toys at Christams!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  21. I AM A FOLLOWER, 2ND ENTRY!LADYBUG1376@HOTMAIL.COM

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  22. I always love your cards, they have inspired me to play with all my LD collection more ;)
    We have a toys for tots drive here locally too and donate to the less fortunate kids too!

    JaneDough99

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  23. Love that card! I have considered Make the Cut but havent taken the plunge yet!

    http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  24. I am a follower and I love your blog!!!

    http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  25. The expression on the cat's face IS priceless. Love it. TFS. I actually work at the Boys and Girls Club of America so I am usually doing something for someone but I don't like to toot my own horn. One thing I used to do when money was funny and there was more money at the end of the month, I used to go to the drive thru and pay for the car behind me. I would try to take off so they wouldn't know who I was. The funniest thing though happened one time. A lady chased me down (and I mean chased) and made me roll down the window. She caught the spark and said that she planned to do something nice for someone too.

    Christel
    christel(at)majesticdesigns(dot)net

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  26. I'm a new follower. This is my second entry.

    Christel
    christel(at)majesticdesigns(dot)net

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  27. Cute card. Love learning to use MTC more effectively. Thanks for the opportunity to win great prizes.

    awilcock at aocs dot us

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  28. Really cute card may have to start up my scal.
    I love RAOK. One day I know it will come back to me.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  29. I just became a follower. Look forward to seeing your projects
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  30. Jin,
    Thank you so much for being part of the RAOK blog hop! Your (not so random) acts of kindness really touched me...and my husband. :) I'm always impressed with your great talents and what you do with MTC and Letting Delights is AWESOME! I'm so glad to have you as part of this hop and as a friend. :)
    Super Hugs,
    Joy
    www.joyslife.com

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  31. really cute card love your story thanks for sharing I am now a follower of yours Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
    Debbiewilson62@comcast.net

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  32. this is my second entry I would love to be the winner of the DVD set thanks for the chance Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
    Debbiewilson62@comcast.net

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  33. Great Halloween card! TFS
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  34. What a wonderful RAK that you do for the Toys For Tots program!!
    m s s t o e n @ r u n e s t o n e . n e t

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  35. This is my second post!!! Love your Blog and all your ideas!!!

    m s s t o e n @ r u n e s t o n e . n e t

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  36. Wow, that is such a generous thing to do. I donate several toys every year to the Marines Toys for Tots and I have my kids help pick them out so they learn the value to give back. bobbim1271[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  37. Great story Jin. My DD is in JROTC in high school and they work very hard during the Toys for Tots drives. Last year, we ended up with $9,000 to spend on toys. It was really fun to go with the kids to WalMart to help pick out stuff. We ended up with 24 carts full of toys. It was really great. I'm looking forward to doing it again this year.

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  38. Jin, cute cute card and wayto give back!

    lizabrat@comcast dot net

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  39. Thanks for a great blog hop and the giveaway. I love the cards. Good Luck to everyone.
    E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com
    I love Mary she is so great.
    Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

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  40. What a great story for toys. My children are grown now, and I really miss the toy store. I love love donating to the animal shelter though, so today they are getting old blankets we found hiding in a closet. Thanks for joing the blog hop. I am loving your blog!
    -Tanya
    thomfam at inreach dot com

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  41. Cute card and looks like one of my cats.

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  42. Awesome card. It made me laugh. What a great idea.

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  43. Second comment as I am a follower. You have such inspiring ideas. Keep up the good work.

    fourboys_4@yahoo.com

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  44. What a fantastic card...love the cat!!! LOL

    ktulanko AT gmail DOT com

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  45. I love that little guys face too. ADORABLE.

    TFS

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your RAOK. Amazing...I'm sure you have made SEVERAL children have a Merry Christmas.

    ~Erin
    Spantastikreations@yahoo.com

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  46. That is a cute card. I usually do the toy thing too. Our toys go to a local toy store ministry here where parents can shop for their kids.

    Heather
    uofkgirl at gmail dot com

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  47. very cute TFS


    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

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  48. I am a now a follower


    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

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  49. Really cute card, I also like the cat's expression. What a great RAK also. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. What a super fun card!

    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  51. I am a follower!

    lavenderangel@centurytel.et

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  52. Don't you just love when an idea come together as cute as this one. The cat has the perfect expression on it's face. Love it. URRRHA for the Marines.
    cornerstone(dot)cs(at)cox(dot)net

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  53. I,m a follower now!!! thanks to RAK hop
    cornerstone(dot)cs(at)cox(dot)net

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  54. I'm not a follower but think I will have to change. Your card is hysterical. Clever ideas.

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  55. How generous of you and your fam! I'm glad I came across your cute blog - great work! Thanks for the opp! ;)

    alwaysfriendli@hotmail.com

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  56. Cute card. Awesome RAOK.
    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  57. I am a follower of your blog.
    kerrysmith@rogers.com

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  58. What an AWESOME card! LOVE it!!! Very creative :) I love that van load of goodies for Toy for Tots, what a fabulous idea!

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  59. I also just became a follower of your blog! I hope you will come follow mine too :) I am having a HUGE blog candy GIVEAWAY that ends... TOMORROW! Come play along!!!

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  60. Wow, your story is really inspiring. Nice to be able to do that.

    Love the card :)

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  61. I just became a follower..I love your RAK. The card is cute :)

    Hugs, Sheena

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  62. I love your blog and your story about donating the toys to charity. I do not have this dvd or any of the dvds from My Pink Stamper and would love to win!

    ileanamv97@yahoo.com

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  63. Wonderful blog! Your cards are very cute!

    sandyh63389@yahoo.com

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  64. Hi Jin!
    I am now a follower of your cool blog! this is my first post
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    a_scrap_above(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. You card is just too cute!!!! love the cat and mouse, TFS!!!!
    MTC software looks like such fun, I reallly want to get it!!!
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  66. Hi Jin~
    This is my 2nd post..
    TFS, I simply LOVE this card, and the Ghost getting the mouse? that is too cute! I love what you & the hubby are teaching your boys, they will have such a kind heart and soul,my girls are reading at the college for those that cannot read themselves, in the past we have donated toys and food to the Childrens shelter in our town, it really teaches our kids to be thankful and how to treat others.
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    a_scrap_above(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. Your card is so cute! I love it!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  68. Here is my second comment - I am a follower! Your work is fabulous!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  69. Cute card! We have a program here call toys for tots and I always buy toys on black friday and then drop them off that weekend. I also volunteer a few weekends before Christmas to wrap them. It is a huge paper and ribbon mess but so fun. You meet some great people through random acts of kindness!
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

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  70. Toys for Tots is such a great organization. You are teaching your children well.

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  71. I'm following you now. This is my 2nd comment. mklsutiger@comcast.net

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  72. Hi.. I love this project... it is adorable...
    thanks for this great blog hop....
    lauraleed48atlivedotca

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  73. oh I forgot to tell you I am a follower... by the way your family is amazing.. that is alot of toys that children will appreciate....
    lauraleed48atlivedotca

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  74. Great cat! He is funny! Your work is also so much appreciated for so many children. I see children all the time who benefit from people like you in my classroom and the smile it brings to their face is indescribable!

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

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  75. Wow... what a great RAK idea!! Love the card too!! thanks for the chance to win !!
    LindaP

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  76. Awesome story, that is truly a way to share the joy of Christmas. Love the card, thank you for sharing. chale@gci.net

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

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  78. I became a follower of your blog. chale@gci.net

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  79. Cute card and very cute blog...now to go read some more...

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  80. Such a wonderful idea! I had almost 30 years as a Navy employee and never forgot Toys for Tots. I still contribute to that and any charity for children! I love all your projects and ideas too.

    Angie
    http://MeriScrapper13.blogspot.com

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  81. LOVE LOVE the card!!! You did a great job on it!! I love the cats expression as well LOL! Thanks so much!

    alaska.girl.24@hotmail.com

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  82. Will gladly follow your blog!! Your crafts are amazing!

    alaska.girl.24@hotmail.com

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  83. Just joined your blog. Great projects and very creative. Thanks

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  84. I love your card, kind of makes me think of the game my 15 year old son and I play. We both try and scare each other, we make it a competition. Not really sure who it up yet though!

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  85. I love this card it is super cute! I love the mouse scaring the cat super funny! Thank you for sharing and doing RAOK they are my favorite thing to do!

    CarleyCarter@gmail.com

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  86. I just love blog hop you get to find blog you might never run across other wise..
    I just became a follower and so glad I have your blog is amazing...
    The Scrapbooking Queen
    www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
    thescrapbookingqueen1@gmail.com

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  87. Very cute card! Love the expression on the cat's face. LOL!

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  88. I would love to follow your blog you are super creative and give lots of inspirations. Thank you for sharing!

    CarleyCarter@gmail.com

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  89. Suni Brandt.....My 1st Blog Hop...Great time looking...Thanx for sharing!!!!!!

    dannysuni@msn.com

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  90. Love the card! Super cute!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  91. 2nd comment - I am a follower!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr .com

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  92. I found you from the RAK blog hop. You do some cute work.

    ediving@hotmail.com

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  93. I love Robyn! I haven't gotten either of her DVDs though - they're on my Christmas list!
    Susie :)
    childrensbooklover@hotmail.com

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  94. Cute card! I love Robyn's first DVD, it would be totally awesome to win

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  95. I love your sense of humor with this cute card, lol. tfs

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  96. Yes you have to love the look on that cat's face. What an adorable card.

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  97. I am a follower so you have my email addy and this is my 2nd comment. tfs

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  98. What an adorable card. I love the scared look on the kitty's face. And how generous of you to save up all those toys for the tots. cindy

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  99. I love all the ideas you share. I just got the expression and would be so excited to win the DVD from Robin.

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  100. This is my second post. I have been following your blog for about 5 months. Thanks again for sharing.

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  101. What a cute card! Love the expression on the cat's face! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.
    lindagk23@aol.com

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  102. Very cute card!!! and awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annaldowdy at gmail dot com

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  103. I am now a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annaldowdy at gmail dot com

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  104. Cute card! And I love your RAK and that it's something that you get the kids involved in. Thanks for sharing!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

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  105. What a cute and funny card! Love it!
    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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  106. Your card got a giggle out of me, very cute.We donate toys and clothes every year. Thanks for the chance to win.
    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  107. This is my 2nd post.I am a follower.
    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  108. wow thats a wonderful thing you do collecting toys for tots like that.. such a good way to go about it too! Ur card is just hilarious!!!! i love it. thanks so much for sharing!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  109. I am also a follower of your blog.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  110. Such a cute card!!

    lschmitt40@hotmail.com

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  111. This is my second entry. I am now a follower.

    lschmitt40@hotmail.com

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  112. I am a follower I love your card it is great
    We do need more acts of kindness
    tanya.ayala@gmail.com

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  113. Love, love, love, your card!!! Such a cat fan I am!!!! Thank you also for your help w/ LD help also!

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  114. Very cute card i just love halloween.
    thanks

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  115. I too donate toys every year to those less fortunate. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Smooches... fgreggs@yahoo.com

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  116. I am now a follower :O) I love the card you made :O)
    Amanda B
    amanda.barger at us.army.mil

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  117. I am actualy a newbie, first time on your blog. Very cute card, perfect for Halloween.

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  118. This is such a cute card! It really made me smile! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Lauren
    Laurenashley6609@yahoo.com

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  119. This card made be laugh as I live on a Farm and the mice are trying to come indoors due to the weather. My cat is going nuts!

    business@circlebenterprises.com

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  120. Wonderful card. I luv it.
    Loved your story especially because your cause is one that has been near and dear to me for many years. I am now retired from North Island Naval Air Base here in San Diego and for many years I was very active in the Toys for Tots drive. I always felt that no child should go without Christmas!!! Kids have no control of the situations that were bestowed on them by their parents decisions. I found that most people are very generous and giving during the Holidays if someone just took the initiative of organizing the drive. We were always able to exceed the goals and everyone enjoyed the fact that they had made at least one child's Christmas a happier one. Thanks for sharing your story and I think it is wonderful to be teaching your kids community involvement. I have 9 month old twin granddaughters and I hope to get them involved very soon.
    Marcie

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  121. Love the card, the cat is to cute!!!!!

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  122. Great card! Love all the little details. I hope the lucky recipient will cherish it.

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  123. What a heartwarming story. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  124. Super cute card! We don't have much money but we do donate to the Toys for Tots too :)

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  125. I am your newest follower :) Love your work!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  126. What a great gift you and your family give. TFS. Such a super cute card, it makes you smile. I donate cards every month to Compassionate Cards.
    maryleefrost@medotcom

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  127. That is such an inspiring story what your family does. It makes me want to go out and do something. Thanks for sharing! Love your card!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  128. That is really nice of you and your kids that is such a good lesson for them. Your card is so cute and funny!! I love it!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  129. I am now a follower of your blog. :) This is my 2nd comment.

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  130. How kind of you ... Love it.. I am a newbie to blog hop this is the first and I am a follower now.

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  131. I am became a follower!!!!!!!

    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  132. Super cute card!! I love that you give all those toys away every year. That's soooo great!! Having Lots of fun w/ the hop!! Thanks for the chance to win.
    reissfam10@aol.com

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  133. Second post
    I'm already a follower. Thanks again
    reissfam10@aol.com

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  134. Cute idea! I like the idea of the mouse - your husband is a good crafting "instigator"!

    post #1 neldacnm at yahoo dot com

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  135. I LOVE this card Jin! Its too funny, in fact as soon as I finish this comment I'm going to run over to LD and check out the set!

    Thanks for another giveaway :)

    Alyssa
    alyssa dot leanne dot b at gmail dot com

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  136. Wow I love these hops I meet so many new people and see such wonderful cards.
    Love your story and card.
    Linda
    http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

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  137. post # 2 (I am already a follower

    Thank you so much for your support ot the TOTs program!

    neldacnm at yahoo dot com

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  138. toys for tots is the most amazing charity we donate every year and now my kids do it on thier own


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  139. you have a heart of gold sweetheart. your inspiration and the love you have is outstanding. so inspiring to know there is others out there who can still see and help someone when they need it the most. thanks for all you and your family does.

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  140. Thanks so much for sharing your story with us! It's such a great way to bless someone else! Blessings to you!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  141. This is my 2nd comment since I am a follower! Thanks again for participating in this special blog hop!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  142. Jin, your story inspired me, and touched my heart! I can just imagine the gratitude on those faces when you present your trunk load of goodies....

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  143. I'm a follower, and this is my 2nd comment!

    I LOVE that card, it cracks me up!! too cute.

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  144. Your card is supper cute. michellecrawford80@yahoo.com

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  145. im a follower this is my 2nd comment. michellecrawford80@yahoo.com

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  146. Jin,

    Your story brought tears to my eyes. Your generosity to others has made me think that this would be a great lesson to teach my 4 year old.

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  147. Your story is wonderful! My daughter (she is 10) volunteers for the special education school that is near her elementary school instead of having recess she spends her time there, she has been doing it for 3 years now, and has made some great friends there so this year for halloween me and her are makeing 65 little treat bags to give to them, some are on special diets so we have a list and each bag will have goodies each one can eat! I am truely humbled by the thoughtfulness of my child!

    Your card is adorable and funny! Thanks for sharing!

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  148. very cute card.. love how the little mouse is hiding by the ghost.. super cute..
    juicycreations808@gmail.com

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  149. i just became a follower of your blog..
    juicycreations808@gmail.com

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  150. this is my 2nd entry. i went and read it all over again and it brought tears again. not bad tears but happy loving tears. :O)

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  151. Cute card So many wonderful ideas Iwant to try all of them TFS.
    janet9347@bellsouth.net

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  152. Thanks so much for the chance to win! I have been wandering around your blog and I really like the cards and creativity!

    I am now a follower!

    weagz4 at gmail dot com

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  153. We give to something simialr.
    KarenR
    Scrappyaunt2004@Yahoo.com

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  154. It is awesome what you do. I hope that I set that good of an example for my kids.

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  155. I am a follower so her is my second entry!

    weagz4 at gmail dot com

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  156. Such a cute card! Love it!
    Blessings,
    Bunny

    bunnyvance at gmail dot com

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  157. Adorable card...thanks for the chance to win :)
    Cyndi
    cyndig99@gmail.com

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  158. Wow what you do for all of those other children at christmas is amazing your such an insiration! Thank you for sharing your story with us!

    samanthabruce@hotmail.co.uk

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  159. This is a great giveaway! I love your blog. It's my first time on it. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Penny
    redheadworking at earthlink dot net

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  160. Very cute! Love the fun card. Great blog.

    janejohnson13@wildblue.net

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  161. Thanks for the chance to win the great giveaway!!

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  162. I love your Toys for Tots story! What a great thing to do :)

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  163. What a cute cat card. Thanks for the chance to win. kschlu1@gmail.com

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  164. Toys for Tots are wonderful. Love the card also.

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  165. Toys for Tots are great. We do Operation Shoebox through Samaritan's Purse every year. Franklin Graham is awesome!

    Marilyn
    mjrick1224 at yahoo dot com

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  166. Love the card and your toys for tots story that is a great idea! Last year we adopted a family and blessed them with a Christmas tree, a meal and gifts. When we give we always receive so much more. Thanks for sharing! God Bless!
    fopahl5atgmaildotcom

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  167. What a cute project. I have not seen anything cut by Make your Cut. It was nice to see.

    If I win, please leave a comment on my blog at
    www.cricutmyway.blogspot.com

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  168. I also just became a follower.

    If I win, please leave a comment on my blog at
    www.cricutmyway.blogspot.com

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  169. yes! too funny.
    BTW - it's great you donate a toy at the toy drive we do a similar thing - by pulling a family name off the giving tree.

    luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com or
    Sheryl's Crafting Corner

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  170. I love your giant heart and your so smart to do the collecting throughout the year so it completely doable!

    Loving your sweet card ADORABLE!!

    -christine

    serenityinhim at gmail dot com

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  171. I love your RAK story. The card is so funny. Thanks for the smile today.
    Tanya
    taniwol at yahoo dot com

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  172. Your Toys for Tots story is so wonderful! Your card is sooo cute, I just love it.

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  173. great job. love the card. I wish MTC would work on the Mac. I would so be all over it. Thanks for sharing.

    weezie143@att.net

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  174. That cat is way too funny!!! I love your RAK idea.

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  175. My second post just to let you know that I am a follower.

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

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  176. The cat card looks so cool!!! I also work with the TOYS FOR TOTS program and am starting my toy collection.
    bluewater0612@gmail.com

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  177. Love the card! And thanks for the giveaway!
    Katie
    krtdiz@aol.com

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  178. I love that card, what a great take on things and a good chuckle it gave me!
    Alyssa
    alyssa at mayofamily dot com

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  179. I love toys for tots! What a fantastic organization! I have twin boys... We always had extras to share (that is toys). After Christmas my boys now bring me their toys and items that they really do not care for or they know they do not need... they learned a long time ago...just say thank you and don't open them...mom will save them in a tub for next year. When you come from a big family with divorced grandparents sometimes way too much is purchased! I love your card... I am not sure if I want Make the cut or a gypsy? I need to do way more research... I have an expression. My favorite thing is paper piecing so in a way Make the cut... sounds good... but I would love to be able to blend some of my words... Who knows! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  180. I just became a follower...aka stalker of your blog today! I am definately going to have to do some more looking at your past projects and ideas! Thank you pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  181. Totally adorable! WOW!

    I am now a follower....hope you can do the same!

    http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

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  182. wow great and inspiring story! I donate to the Toys for Tots every year but wow!
    Thanks ddawley at hughes dot net

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  183. I am going to follow you and love the Toys for Tots that you do that is so great

    Thanks,
    Teri
    teri.barefoot@gmail.com

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  184. You are a complete visionary. I never think to do my shopping ahead of time. To do something this profound, you are incredible.

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  185. 2nd comment: I can only imagine the joy in the hearts of the marines who open your car doors. Thank you for such inspiration.

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  186. What a great card! I love it!
    Thanks,
    Shanyn Claycomb
    ellemenopii[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  187. Wow I have goosebumps what a wonderful RAK. You have a nice blog. Thanks for the chance to win.Mindy1qc@msn.com

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  188. ok, that is just to cute. Very creative, look forward to seeing your blog more.

    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

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  189. Well just started following and look forward, you have a neat site. 2nd entry

    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

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  190. Love your cards! I asked my 3 year old last year to pick out 2 toys that he would really like, and then we went to a local Toys for Tot drop and he put the toys in there. He had second thoughts on the way home, but I explained to him how not everyone has lots of toys like he does, and that it's nice to share. I don't know if a 3 yo gets that, but he seemed content. Plan to do it again this year.
    craftylizar at gmail dot com

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  191. I am also a follower. Thanks for the additional chance to win!
    craftylizard at gmail dot com

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  192. I love the card that you made. Such a funny idea about the cat being scared of the mouse! I think I have one of those cats!! LOL

    www.onecraftyyeoman.blogspot.com
    hgregory8558@hotmail.com

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