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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Random Act of Kindness Blog Hop - June 2017

Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness Blog Hop!  

You are visiting Angie McKenzie in the United States of America.  

This is an example of how sometimes the RAK group works...
I sent Nadi Hughes a card at the end of March (the topiary card) and
then she sent me this beautiful card at the end of April.  We are separated by 9,000+ miles!
Miraculously, we both received the cards with handwritten notes on days when we needed them most!
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In any given month, we each randomly select a few members from the Random Act of Kindness Card Group to send a RAK card to, to brighten their day.  There is nothing like sharing our love of creating handmade cards to spread sunshine around the world!  Please feel free to join the Group if you would like to participate in the RAK cards movement (blogging is not mandatory).  #imbringingRAKcardsback #MakeACardSendACard

May was an exciting month for me, so sit back, put your feet up and relax for a while... you might might to warm up your coffee or tea, first though, as I share some beauties with you!

I am starting with some special cards that I received on the same day from two different parts of the world - Australia and California.  What makes them special you might wonder?  Both cards featured stamps and products inspired/designed by Shelli Gardner and Sara Douglass
Penny's card features a vintage stamp that is part of the Shelli Signature Collection.
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Alise's card is from the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit, A Sara Thing!
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Beauties full of inspiration and warm fuzzies...
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Look at all these beauties I received this month from around the world!  Yes, I felt a little spoilt and loved a lot!  I cannot get used to receiving so many cards, but May was the month in which I have received the most cards since joining this wonderful group in January!

I love keeping the envelopes because of the stamps and handwriting...
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RAK cards from Germany, Canada and Australia
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Nothing like sunshine on a rainy day - cards from Australia and the United Kingdom!
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Cards from coast to coast both nationally and internationally - California, North Carolina, New Zealand and Australia -
handmade by Regina Page Williams, Allison Davini, Angela Meritz-Reid and Jessie Holton!
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The day I received this refreshing card, our awesome RAK Group hit the 1,000 members milestone!!!
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Now here are the cards that I had fun sending out during May!  I hope they bring a smile to your face and/or inspire you in some way with your creativity!
A nice sneak peek of my cards!
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These cards feature the Eastern Palace bundle!
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These cards featured products that retired on May 31st with a little bit of new In Color!
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Another group of cards featuring products that retired May 31st with new In Colors!
I enjoyed sending these to members who had not been in the group for very long.  
These were made especially for three of my fav members - Rick Adkins, Brian King and Bruno Bertucci!!!
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These were CAS(e)d from a fellow RAK member Gail Davidson from another blog hop!
Gail used a retiring In Color, while I chose the new In Colors!
And last, but not least, I am sharing a card that I sent to a special RAK friend in England...  it was her birthday last month.
Birthday card for my special RAK friend, Jess Brown!
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This wonderful group not only spreads kindness, but it builds friendships!  Friendships across the miles... across the waters... across the street... anywhere there is a mailbox.  :)

I hope you have been inspired by all these projects on my blog today.  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie.  Please see the list below and hop around all of the people on the list to see all our projects.  You sure don't want to miss any!  Thanks for hopping by and I'm looking forward to seeing ya'll again soon!!

-Angie  xx


  1. Wow wow wow wow wow wow!!! Love everything about this post x

  2. Wow! What a huge collection of cards you've received & sent! And I love all the pics of your gorgeous smile! xx

    1. Thanks, Jessie, and one of them was yours!!! (((HUG)))

  3. Really love all these cards!
    So much inspiration!

  4. Oh such an amazing collection of cards being sent and received - so much happiness being spread around the world xx

  5. Gorgeous. Such a beautiful post, Angie. Happy mail is definitely 'Sunshine on a rainy day'. D x


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