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So exciting to see so many of you subscribing to my new blog. I am doing the happy dance right now. And to top things off, I’m giving away a $35 Stampin’ UP! card kit. Oh Happy Day! This one is all-inclusive, just open the box and start creating. If you weren’t the lucky winner, no worries. I’ll be having lots of blog candy, prizes and giveaways coming soon. So stay tuned and be sure to tell all your family and friends about the opportunities they have if they subscribe.  

With no further ado, the winner of this Thanksgiving 2017 giveaway is……….Darlene Torres. WOW, and this is the perfect ripple that I would like to share with you all. Not sure what I mean by ripple? You throw a stone in a pool of water and that small movement causes continuous ripples. You can do the same with random acts of kindness. One good deed can turn into many. Darlene, who lives about six-hours’ drive away, volunteered to participate in two service projects I hosted for the residents of the Riverbend Nursing Home. In one trip to New Orleans, she and our dear friend Nancy Sanders, helped in the art room at the home creating a project with some of the residents. Then again in October, Darlene and her husband, Carlos, volunteered to help at our annual community service project where we created 120 Christmas ornaments and cards, one for each resident. See, the random act of kindness just came back to her in the ripple. She won my first new blog giveaway. Hope to see you stop by often, Darlene. I love designing new projects each week, posting video tutorials and sharing with everyone the “how the magic happens” section in my blog posts.

Wishing everyone a lovely Thanksgiving with family and friends. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!