Ravishing RAK’s


Random Acts of Kindness = RAK.  I cherish receiving a handcrafted gift or card.  I wanted to show off some ravishing creations I received from my fellow Southwest Stampers demonstrator group.  They attended an event at my home with Shelli Gardner (Stampin' Up! CEO and Co-Founder) that preceded my  Workshop of a Lifetime.  Isn't the little basket by Karen Reid (above) adorable . . . yes, those ovals represent the Prickly Pear Cactus currently blooming in Tucson.  Prickly Pear Jam was tucked inside–clever girl!  Shelli got one, too!



Sue Brown produced this sweet mini "thank you."


Kendra Richardson opts for highlighted daisies.  So pretty.


Elegance is exemplified with this card by Barbara Phillips.


Karen Reid also created this colorful card in spring colors.


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  1. Helen M. Schadegg

    Don’t usually post comment, but this one I cn’t stop smiling about! I’m from MN but I LOVE the prickly pear cactus! I have a stepdaughter living in Tucson so I just might make this on a card for her as a RAK! I’m a BIG fan, Mary. Thanks to you…and your PALS…for your fabulous inspiration!!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I love that prickly pear bag! My brother in law and nieces make prickly pear jam together and often give them as gifts. So cute. 🙂

  3. just love the cards you make. thnx for sharing with us.

  4. Wonderful projects! It looks like you all had an awesome time!

  5. Each and everyone of those are so beautiful and you can feel the love in all of them. I must say that bag caught my eye and I would love to know how to make it. I’m curious on the cactus jam, what does it taste like?
    Is it more of a spicy or sweet jam?

    ******* Hi Sandy: I’m pretty sure the bag is the same as one I made (CASE’d) ages ago. Here’s my post with details to the instructions: https://www.stampinpretty.com/2008/07/bella-rose-mini-tote.html

    ******* Pricky Pear jelly is sweet like honey–kind of like a marmalade, . . . great on toast and divine as a glaze on ham, chicken, etc. Hugs, M

  6. What wonderful cards!!! They are all gorgeous. Hugs,

  7. Wow! They’re ALL beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us! I love your site Mary! I learn so much from you! Thanks for ALL you do!

  8. Beautiful RAKs! Each one is a treasure.

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