Saturday, May 05, 2007

happy NSD (and cinco de mayo)

man what a DAY!

noah and i started off our day with a run. i like to get out and just get my thoughts in order before i do classes and running helps me do that. we enjoyed a bit of dodging the rain by the time we got home.

i got the chance to teach a class of 40 wonderful ladies celebrating NSD at the Scrapbook Pad! that is a beautiful store and i got the chance to hang out and show them all some cool things to do with our journey tins! lisa was so kind to help me with my class. we had such a wonderful time.

halfway through my class, baby noah came by to say hello and he brought with him his cousin - jonathan - and deb and david! deb and her family are headed east to see all of jonathan's grandparents for a bit and take a bit of rest. they stopped in dallas to stretch their legs. jonathan had never been to our house before so guess what he and noah decided they wanted to play with:


i can already imagine in a couple of years they will replace the hangers with some trucks and cars and zoom them around the house - LOL!

and of course to celebrate this day, here is a RAK (with about $25 worth of goodies here) - from some of my favorite MR goodies (coaster albums, ribbons, rubons and sheers to some other cute things that always seem to find their way onto my LOs). how do you win?

easy - this one requires only 2 things -no layouts to do, no things to sort or purge. here are the 2 things i want to see (and you have til this TUESDAY to do so).

1. post here and tell me you want this stuff.

2. do something nice for someone - it can be as SIMPLE as emailing someone a thank you for something they did or paying the toll for the person behind you, sending out a RAK or just writing a letter to someone who means something to you. it is anything. just something. i will assume that if you post here that you want this stuff, you will be doing that nice something for someone.

and that is it!

have a great rest of the weekend and i will post again soon. i still need to nurse my soccer injury before my game tomorrow!

54 Comments:

At 5/06/2007 12:27:00 AM, Blogger scrapcat said...

I would love to get some MR goodies esp. the coaster album! I want to make more mini albums these days....

And I would promise to share them with a scrapbooking buddy :)

 
At 5/06/2007 01:29:00 AM, Blogger brainybairn said...

I have just started on scrapbooking and really love your products! But they just keep flying off the shelves before I can get to them!

I am sharing my stash with my best friend who cannot afford this hobby so she can scrap and keep memories of her baby who is coming into this world in a few months time!

 
At 5/06/2007 01:50:00 AM, Anonymous Tania said...

I want this stuff!! :)

I am Sending out a RAK to a buddy tommorow..

 
At 5/06/2007 01:55:00 AM, Blogger Kelley said...

This stuff looks awesome!! I would love to win it!!
I love RAKs - love making peoples day when i have sent them one too!!

 
At 5/06/2007 02:18:00 AM, Anonymous marcie said...

Your products are so cool. And I would love to play with more. Actually, I took advantage of a NSD special at a scrapbook store today and purchased two tins of MR sheer flourishes (clear and black) and I know someone who would love to play with them too. Thanks!

 
At 5/06/2007 02:22:00 AM, Anonymous Linda Salte said...

I want this stuff :-) I have a RAK ready for a friend!

Linda, Norway

 
At 5/06/2007 02:52:00 AM, Blogger BabeCaddy said...

I would love to have this RAK, I am giving a friend of mine alot of my stuff that I don't use, she is just starting out and I have already given her 2 inches thick of pattern paper. Now I am working on embellishments for her. I will also send my Mom a Cheer up card, she is having bad anxieties right now.

 
At 5/06/2007 03:58:00 AM, Blogger julieO. said...

What a cute random photo of the kiddos and all those hangers!!! I constantly drooling over all the Maya Road products so of course I would LOVE to win the RAK!!! There is a lady in our community who runs my son's cubscouts and is always doing favors for everybody. I've been wanting to write her a thank you card and this was just the extra push I needed. Thank you!!!

 
At 5/06/2007 04:29:00 AM, Blogger mari said...

I want this beautiful stuff!:) I will give some embellishments to my sister in law,who is new to this hobby

Mari from Norway

 
At 5/06/2007 05:09:00 AM, Blogger tessa'en said...

Happy NSD I'd love some MR goodies.

And I was allreaddy planning to send RAK to a friend I want to start scrapbooking.I'm doing this next week ;-)

Hugs from Maria T. from Norway

 
At 5/06/2007 05:27:00 AM, Blogger Tammy James said...

Oh put my name in please. I am participating in a swap but bought an extra set of goodies to RAK a friend who is not in the group.

 
At 5/06/2007 05:42:00 AM, Blogger JoyLovePeace said...

I Want Those stuff !! LOL ....

i'm going to give a big treat to my family cause it's my birthday next week ! ....

emeline

 
At 5/06/2007 06:01:00 AM, Blogger Ann Hedvig said...

Please put me in for the drawing, and I will share with my sister, who does not have all that much scrapbooking stuff yet.

As for doing a good thing, I'm helping my MIL arranging my FIL's 70th birthday today :)

 
At 5/06/2007 07:22:00 AM, Blogger sheetal patel said...

i'd love more of your beautiful supplies!

am currently using some to make an album for a woman i know who is starting a wonderful non-profit!

 
At 5/06/2007 07:23:00 AM, Blogger sheetal patel said...

p.s. can you imagine how much trouble those two are going to get into together! they're too cute!

 
At 5/06/2007 07:36:00 AM, Blogger ~Sasha Farina~ said...

Happy NSD Caroline! (belated tho) I want that.. and I did a small girl smile with delight when I altered a wooden letter for her birthday today! :)

 
At 5/06/2007 07:59:00 AM, Blogger ania said...

Oooh would absolutely love this RAK :) & I'm about to make 6 other girls happy by sending them a little button-love :) Ania from Norway

 
At 5/06/2007 08:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love some of your wonderful supplies to play and create with.

Fran Heupel

 
At 5/06/2007 10:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MR stuff is great, I would love to get anything.....

My RAK: Yesterday I made an accordian album for a close friend. She has a little girl and the album showcases some recent pictures I made. My friend doesn't scrapbook, so I'm hoping this will get her hooked.

Pattie Brown

 
At 5/06/2007 10:39:00 AM, Blogger {jennie} said...

Great goodies!
I just had a class using the Maya Road chipboard purse. Love it!
I'm mailing out some scrap goodies to two online friends and my sister!
Jennie

 
At 5/06/2007 11:19:00 AM, Blogger Shirley said...

funny how they take the greatest joy out of the most mundane (and cheapest) things in the house! LOL!

 
At 5/06/2007 12:08:00 PM, Anonymous LisaO said...

I am purging...so will be sending out some sb'ing raks today...

Caroline, soon enough the boys will be into EVERYTHING...

 
At 5/06/2007 01:03:00 PM, Blogger Cheryl said...

I did a lot of purging yesterday, and filled up a big box of scrapbook papers and lots of stickers that I will be donating to Keiki Kards. A non profit organization that sends out hand created cards to terminally ill children in Hawaii.

 
At 5/06/2007 03:56:00 PM, Anonymous darcie said...

I would LOVE to get my paws on all those wonderful goodies. I made a card for a lady at our church just cause I was thinking of her & to thank her for being her.

 
At 5/06/2007 04:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

would love to get your stuff. hard to get at my local store.
parrak

 
At 5/06/2007 06:25:00 PM, Blogger Dale Anne said...

Oh I LOVE the look of this blog candy!!!
I just gave away a blog candy of my own and will be mailing it all tomorrow to Nancy in Calgary.

 
At 5/06/2007 07:10:00 PM, Blogger gw said...

Would love to win more of your products! Went scrapbook store hopping yesterday for NSD with my friend (Tracey) who also left a message here today. Sadly, at the end of this month she is moving away and I'm loosing a great cropping and shopping friend! We'll stay in touch but won't be the same without her a few minutes down the road. I'll miss you!

 
At 5/06/2007 07:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to win this stash! I just sent a rak to a girl whose father has just been diagnosed with cancer - know she needs a little extra love right now! Marilyn in TX

 
At 5/06/2007 09:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! I spent NSB day making sympathy cards for a whole bunch of people..it seems we have had a real rash of death in our church and in my parent's neighborhood. Thanks, Lynne R.

 
At 5/06/2007 09:49:00 PM, Anonymous SHelley Haganman said...

I would love some MR goodies. I love your stuff. Check out my May class post on my blog. I can't get enough of Maya Road! Shelley

 
At 5/07/2007 01:21:00 AM, Anonymous mishi said...

I'd love to have that fun stuff!
Today I told a friend who's having breast cancer surgery this week that I'd put together the memory project that all 4th grade parents have to do for her. I'm happy to do it and she was very appreciative.

 
At 5/07/2007 02:01:00 AM, Anonymous Greta said...

Oohh yea! Yes, I'd love a shot at a MR RAK. Put me in the running! As for doing something kind... I used NSD to make a couple cards. One for a truly gentle and kind woman who I used to work with. It's been a while since we've been in touch and I want to let her know I'm thinking of her. The other is card/goodie RAK for a fellow consult. who is going through a difficult time and I'd like to send a little ray of sunshine and blessings her way.
THANKS for this RAK opportunity!

 
At 5/07/2007 03:41:00 AM, Blogger Megan said...

Looks like a great RAK Caroline. I would love your stuff :o) And I will definately pay it forward. Sometimes I think the most fun you have is in the giving :o)

 
At 5/07/2007 09:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am making a teacher appreciation album for my daughter's 2nd grade teacher who has been so wonderful and would love to use some maya road product on it.

Fran Heupel

 
At 5/07/2007 10:41:00 AM, Blogger Amy said...

I would love to have that stuff! I have been really busy lately so I know I haven't been doing as many nice things for people as I should, I'll buy someone lunch at work today! =)

 
At 5/07/2007 11:11:00 AM, Blogger Heather M. said...

Awwwww, what a sweet photo!! so glad they were able to stop for a visit!
I'd love to be entered in the RAK and how convenient - Helayna and I are off this afternoon to take some meals to friends who are expecting a little one any day now! :)

 
At 5/07/2007 11:46:00 AM, Anonymous Tracy Chao said...

yipppeee, another chance to win MR stuff~!!! Thanks Caroline =)

 
At 5/07/2007 12:05:00 PM, Blogger Julie said...

what amazing goodies as always caroline! would love to be entered in your draw :)

my rak - paid for the people's coffee behind me in the drive thru - i'm sure they were smiling! (who wouldn't be after a free tim horton's coffee!)

 
At 5/07/2007 12:54:00 PM, Blogger Amber said...

What cute boys! Isn't it fun out the most insignificant thing to us - a hanger - is a world of fascination for a wee one?

I'd love the RAK too. If I don't yell at my kids about the mess in the house does that count as being nice *grin*

 
At 5/07/2007 02:45:00 PM, Blogger Kristina said...

ADORABLE photo!

I'd love the RAK too ... I've been asking MY LSS at least once a week if they have the new MR goodies in!

=)

 
At 5/07/2007 03:39:00 PM, Blogger Margie H said...

"I want these cool MR Stuff!" - LOL!!

Hmm...bought these really cool stamps for a friend who has been searching high & low for them ("just because gift"); and helped a "mature" couple load their groceries in the trunk :0)

 
At 5/07/2007 04:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love MR stuff and I would love for my name to be entered in the drawing.
I think I will write a special note to each of my family members telling them how special they are enclose it in their lunch boxes.I hope that counts.

M Reddi

 
At 5/07/2007 08:44:00 PM, Anonymous Tawnya said...

Wow, you are so sweet! What a great RAK! I would love to receive a RAK. Condsider this post my interest and that the kindness has been completed.
Warmly, T

 
At 5/07/2007 09:23:00 PM, Anonymous SandyB said...

I'd love to get my hands on that stuff!

 
At 5/07/2007 10:31:00 PM, Blogger Mel Nunn said...

Hi! I would love a little surprise in the mail!

I sent a box full of scrapbooking magazines and stuff that I have been hoarding to a friend's 17 year old sister who has started scrapbooking. She was ovr the moon!!

 
At 5/08/2007 12:46:00 AM, Blogger Denise said...

I would love to be entered to win these goodies.

I have two RAK's ready to go postal tomorrow to two of my online scrapping friends who have never received a RAK before.

 
At 5/08/2007 02:25:00 AM, Blogger Heidi said...

I'd love me some MR stuff.

My RAK: I am working on minialbums to send to grandparents (they are in canada/europe, we're in CA). My 2 boys are under the age of four, and don't see grandparents much. These albums will contain pic's of all the kids and grandkids. I'm hoping they will love it. And yes, I'm using a MR 4x4 binder album :)

Thank you for doing this RAK.

 
At 5/08/2007 11:43:00 AM, Anonymous ScrapNSister1 said...

I would so love to have all of this wonderful stuff!

I've already done one nice thing but I think with this stuff I could do another!

 
At 5/08/2007 12:27:00 PM, Anonymous Sue said...

I want this stuff!

My good deed was to fix dinner for my parents on Sunday evening - yummy grilled steak and cold shrimp appetizers!

Sue
bakersj@cox.net

 
At 5/08/2007 01:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I´ve never seen a MR stuff I didn't like so of course I would be very happy to get some of this!

I'm goin to my LSS tomorrow to give the girl who works there cute scrappy stuff (no I didn't buy it at her shop!!!!)cause she is always so super nice and sweet.

Svala Eiriks.

 
At 5/08/2007 02:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just discovered your company and love everything I see! I am always doing nice things for people (at least I think I do). Today I am tying a quilt for a friend that just got to adopt a baby!!!

Deanna
deannalarsen7@msn.com

 
At 5/08/2007 04:34:00 PM, Blogger julieO. said...

Okay, you lit a wild fire in me!!! I already posted but I just want to say that after giving the card to the cub scouts leader, I ended up getting 5 more thank you/appreciation cards out! And it's teacher appreciation week so I have something planned for my son's teacher every day of the week. AND this morning I took 2 dozen donuts and a pretty homemade card to the teachers lounge for them all to enjoy. I'm not posting this for bonus points or a pat on the back... I'm just saying, it felt SO GOOD to do all those things that you always have good intentions of doing. I wanted to THANK YOU, Caroline for encouraging me to do it!!! Next I'm getting ready to clean out my scrap room and RAK some of my stuff on a few mb that I'm apart of. Need to make room for more goodies!:)

 
At 5/08/2007 08:14:00 PM, Anonymous ConnieC said...

I want the the stuff. I'll have to think about what I can do this week for someone. I think I'll make a gift for a friend that has had a lot going on.
ConnieC
wic2turk @ yahoo.com

 
At 5/09/2007 01:10:00 AM, Anonymous Nadia said...

I found you! I love the website and your blog. I e-mailed someone who I know. but do not know well. I wanted to thank her for all her help the other day and how much I appreciated her direction and organization. I love that you are encouraging people to do something nice for someone, anything at all. It sounds simple, but we don't do it nearly enough. I just got back from a concert and my friend asked me to pick up a cd for her. I had the artist autograph it to my friend. She'll be surprised! Thanks!

 

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