Friday, October 18, 2013

Blessings, An Arizona Themed Card to bring to the Homeless.

Now that the Arizona summer is coming to an end and the cooler weather is upon us, I am seeing more and more homeless people while I travel for work. My girls spent last week restocking my car with bags of supplies for me to give out. You can see the bags HERE.

A quick story, I didn't always include cards in my bags, one day I just decided a more personal touch might really make someones day. This past week I was driving and passed a homeless person sitting on the opposite side of the freeway, so I pulled off went around to the other side of the freeway, squeezed onto the shoulder and gave him a bag. I ended up having to make a u-turn, and I was sitting at a red light and I looked over as he was digging thru the bag and pulled out the card that was inside. Not the water, not the candy, not the snacks, it was the card.  It honestly made me cry! So now I make sure every bag has a card, so that they know that someone does care.

Here is one of my cards:

Cactus is from Ye-Haw Cricut Cartridge
I ran it thru my Xyron machine and covered it with Glitter to make it sparkle
All the paper is from my Scrap pile
Latte Skittles from DoubleClick
The Twinery Twine: Cappuccino 
SNEAK Peak!! Blessings Stamp Docerela

Entering into:
SOUS: Fall theme (We do not have the changing of the leaves so I used a Cactus)
 Dl art: Link Party
Just B Creative: Linky Party
 Crafty Creations: Sparkle and Shine
 Hiding in my craftroom: Super Scraps
Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes
Divas by Design: Autumn Colors
 The Twinery: In the Round


  1. Your card is beautiful! The colored cactus is GORGEOUS!! The papers are the perfect match to the already gorgeous cactus!
    Oh, what a sweet story! I think I would have cried to! It is a shame to see people on the streets like that. My heart hurts for them-you are so thoughtful and kind!
    Have a great wknd Carri!
    Sherrie K

  2. Gorgeous card and what a sweet thing to do!! You are so kind to do this!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. So pretty...what a kind thing to do!!

  4. That is soooooooo awesome that you do this!! I am LOVING that card! I love love love the cactus and the twine!!!

  5. Wonderful card and love the cactus! TFS

  6. That is so touching and so human. Blessings to you for your servanthood. Beautiful card and I can only imagine how touched that person felt.


  7. You are just a sweetheart Carri! Love your card and I'm sure it will warm someone's heart as much as your story did mine! Xoxo

  8. OH Carrie this is such perfect timing!! My homegroup at church is putting together bags for homeless and I was just thinking maybe I could include some cards - now you have inspired me, thank you!!

  9. I already knew you were a sweet person and this card is amazing. hugs my friend. hugs

  10. You are something special Carri! What a GREAT thing you and the girls do!!!

  11. Your card is Beautiful! Filled with LOVE! You just made me all teary! A wonderful thing that you are doing. This is why I make my cards and send them to the "IFTL" project especially this month.
    Bless your humble heart...
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  12. Very sweet card, love the glitter!

  13. Oh Carrie that about made me cry. You are such a blessing to so many people. (including me, thank you for always taking the time to stop my by my blog)... hugs from ukiah

  14. You are such an awesome person Carri! Your catcus card is pretty darn cool too :)

  15. Awesome Arizona fall:). Love it! Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

  16. Nice card Carri. You are such a kind soul, my friend.

  17. Awwww what a sweet story and blog post. You are such a blessing. Love your gorgeous card too.

  18. NOw i really need to get my cricut out! Fabulous little card
    Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week
    Hugs Laurie xx

  19. Beautiful card!!!Just dropping by to say Hi:) I stay so busy I had another baby and my hands are full:) Have a great day:)

  20. Had to jump in and say I love this card! Great job! So masculine and SW.

  21. Wow! Very original card! Thanks for playing along with us at SOUS.

  22. This is so Awesome ! I love the bling
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes October Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  23. Nice job, thanks for joining Sous!

  24. wow love that cactus....amazing