Share Handmade Kindness Challenge Week 1

SHK-badge-featuredHi there! Today I’m sharing a card that I made for the Share Handmade Kindness challenge that my talented, kind & tremendously generous friend Jennifer McGuire is hosting over on her blog. I was completely blown away when I received this amazing package from Jennifer. Her thoughtfulness and creativity is inspiring. I am excited to play along this week and send out some happy mail to my family & friends.Sharing Handmade Kindness 2015I couldn’t wait to play with this fun new Acts of Kindness stamp set by Hero Arts. I think it’s just awesome that Hero Arts is donating donating 25% of the profits from these stamps to the Kind Campaign to support their efforts in ending bullying.Hero Arts-Acts of KindnessI embossed the envelope images in clear and painted over them using distress inks.Hero Arts-Acts of KindnessHere’s a video to show you how I created my card.

As you can see, my family is excited to be a part of the challenge, too…well, most of them are excited, ha!Sharing Handmade Kindness 2015I hope you’ll join in sharing handmade kindness and make sure you link up your project over on Jennifer’s blog. She is giving away some awesome prizes, too!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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98 thoughts on “Share Handmade Kindness Challenge Week 1

  1. WOWOWZA!! An amazing beautiful and colorful card! I love it! You make it look so easy, I just love watching it all come together. Thank you so much for making videos….keep them coming our way!

  2. I am smiling ear to ear…. Love the card and it was so fun to see your family in the video. How sweet that they are sending the cards out. Jana

  3. Laura you and your family have big lovely kind hearts as well! Your cards and techniques always inspire me and I always look forward to watching your videos because you just crack me up!! I always say…dang I wish she was my neighbor 🙂

  4. Neat picture of your family!! It made me chuckle, I am loving this kindness challenge too – I guess I NEED that stamp set now!!

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE it..super card..and love your family!
    such a great idea of Jennifer..love the box you received too!

  6. Laura, just love your cards with all vibrant colors that make me smile. You are a true inspiration. Go Laura, GO. Thanks😊👍👍👍👏.
    A true fan,
    Lootsee

  7. Hi Laura, it’s been a while since I’ve watched one of your videos (not sure why) but I’m happy I watched this one. It’s so fun to see your wonderful family featuring in it. Also love your card. So simpe but so effective.
    Marianne x

  8. No hammy hubs on the vid?? I was looking forward to hearing him there!
    😀 you have a sweet family Laura! and you make me wish I had your addy because I would SOOoooo send you a card! 😀
    (and you KNOW it would have a rainbow feel to it!! :D)

  9. Your kiddos are growing up so fast! I can see a hint of excitement in everyone of their eyes…even that one that has his “smolder” on!

  10. Soooooooooooooooooo nice to meet your wonderful family!! Why didn’t your hubs say anything?? Thought you said he was a ham!! You even have my favorite kind of cat!! Many blessings to you and the Fam Ms. Laura

  11. AWWWWW – I new you had to be part of a wonderful family since you’re so much fun to watch but loved hearing from your kids – Dad must have had to leave to deliver his card immediately, right?

  12. The card looks just like you colorful and beautiful. I know by that extraordinarily good-looking family and the fact that they’re all so sweet, that you and your man have done a wonderful job raising them. Can’t believe how tall your oldest boy is getting. Wonder why the Mister didn’t get in the video…was it his shy day?

  13. Awww, what a GREAT family you have, Laura, this video really warmed my heart! Your card is fabulous (you just keep doing the same thing over and over if you want to because you’ve figured out the “secret” formula to making fabulous card lol!) I also had to chuckle about you buying the mini cubes because I’m in the same boat right now, I have most of the full size pads but I really really want those minis 😉

  14. What a great photo of your family Laura!! I LOVE that card you created with the stamps too. I cannot wait to get my hands on this stamp set!!

  15. Love your card. And I have a few fall-back designs, too. Makes life easier, and I’m quite lazy. 🙂
    It’s so great your family is involved, too!

  16. Laura, your card is amazing, and happy as always. Your family has to be part of lot more videos, they are so funny! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Cutest darn card! Love it. I’m guilty of not sending out my cards too. I was on 3 design teams for a few years, so was making cards all the time and not sending them out. Now I have a few boxes full of them and have finally started using them. Might just give some of them to people for the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. What a great family you have, wonderful that they have all gotten involved. Thanks for another great video!

  18. I didn’t think anyone could outdo you in your craft videos, but your sweet kids win this round! And the card is fabulous too. I gave in on the distress minis a while back, and now I want to get painting.

  19. Great video and card. Love the family participation……. great job kids…it is such a great program ……… thank you

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  21. It is just so fabulous the way you tied all of this together – package in the mail, a card you made and your family. All in the name of kindness. Doesn’t get any better. Thank you so much for sharing.

  22. Great looking family, you’ve got there. It’s neat that they’re getting involved in the share kindness campaign. And yes, Jennifer is very generous! Thanks for another fun video and super rainbow card.

  23. You spread joy in each one of your videos, Laura. You always make me smile. Love your card! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who gives in to the temptation of cool crafty stuff. Your family is delightful. You are one lucky woman!

  24. Hi Laura,

    You always crack me up, I sure miss you at PTI. The card is simple but AWESOME and what a GORGEOUS family you have! Happy Holidays!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

  25. Laura, you’re so awesome! I love the card you’ve made and I think it’s so awesome to have the whole family involved in this amazing cardmaking process!!! 😉 Thanks for sharing this joy with us! Apreciate you! Hugs, Tasha

  26. Love, love, LOVE this card! I’m soooo gonna lift the technique ! And I get ya on the mini’s. Love the family at the end! I have been inspired to participate in the kindness movement thanks for spreading the word!

  27. I love your card!!! Your video (we can hear that you were smiling all along while making it) is so cute, great family!!

  28. Oh my gosh Laura this card is gorgeous! What a fabulous way to use the letter stamp! It really makes a striking background. Brilliant idea! Love your family video!

  29. Thank you, Laura for sharing your sweet family with me today. Their smiles and kind hearts made my day. i love this campaign and all the wonderful crafters involved with it!

  30. Beautiful card. It was super to see your family. I enjoy hearing your stories about your family, now I can picture them, too. God bless.

  31. Love this card and your family is hilarious! I want to break down and get all the mini distress inks too, but I just invested in the big ones within the last year. Oh well. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Laura – you did receive a very nice box of goodies from Jennifer. Your family looks like they are ready to jump in with both feet. It is fun that they all are inches spreading kindness campaign with you. That is a very lovely card. Them little envelopes on your card are very pretty!

  33. Thanks, Laura. Always love your videos. Your family is gorgeous. You must be so proud of all of them. (I’m still resisting the minis, but it’s getting more difficult, since I don’t have all the colors yet.. I love that tin! haha)

  34. Wonderful card design! I had to pin it and can’t wait to create a card using your idea! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
    It was very fun to hear from the family you talk about in your videos! What an awesome bunch!!!

  35. Oh, I tried to watch this earlier but my iPhone just wasn’t cooperating! So glad that I finally got to see the entire video–love it!! Love the Bassens and my favorite Bassen…..Charlie!

  36. I don’t know if I’m more delighted in seeing how you made your card or watching your beautiful family tell us how they plan to share joy. I’m thinking it is you family that will put a smile on my face all day! Thanks so much for sharing.

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