8.02.2012

Give BIG.

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This year, one of my personal goals is to give.  Give.

It is a lot harder than the little word lets on...Things come up and get in the way...
And life is busy...

And then I look back and a year is gone.  Gone, and I haven't really given anything.  

Sure, I always have big plans.  I say a lot of prayers, hoping God gives me the opportunities to give to others.  Meanwhile, I'm just wasting time.  Time moves fast...And there is no better time than now.

Seek opportunities, friends.  
They are everywhere.  

You all have given much to me this year-- new friendships.  A great home business that I truly love.  The encouragement to push through the days when I feel like a failure.  And daily-- your sweet messages and kind words-- they are uplifting and remind me that people are beautiful and loving and gracious.

So, I'd love to join together and give to a great cause.  

Next week, I will have two digis available.  They will be free downloads (EDIT: FIND THEM IN THIS POST:).  There will be a donate link where you can, instead of purchasing the digis for $4.00 each, give what you can to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital.  I will collect the money for one month, and at the end, donate the entire amount collected from these two digis to the hospital.  I am also in the process of being approved for an event at the hospital...so there may be an opportunity in the near future to send me Christmas cards to bring to the children and families this coming holiday season.  

If you are not familiar with the hospital, please click the link.  

If you'd like to help spread the word about the digi release, please place this button on your sidebars.  I will have the stamps available next week.  *Link to this post, please.*

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I'll have a peek at the boy this weekend, so stay tuned:).  The balloon comes with interchangeable circles, too...so you choose what balloon she holds:), which is kinda fun!

I am super excited and really, really hopeful... I'd love to have all my followers join together for a great hospital full of amazing children.

xx

90 comments:

  1. What a beautiful gesture that I am sure will benefit many children.

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  2. She is so cute! I need her, hmm sounds familiar. Your charity idea sounds fantastic and I'll happily give by joining up with the download and link. I try to give too, I support the charity over here that raises and supports one of the conditions I have. But yeah I reckon it's important to do as much as we can each day. Giving, for me, can be about writing a comment, making someone smile, that never fails to warm my heart when I see that smile. Take care Zo xx

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  3. What a wonderful idea. I will out for the digis next week and will certainly donate for you. Be proud of yourself xxx

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  4. You are the sweetest and most generous (while being humble) gal I know. What a sweet idea and can't wait to make a few cards for those precious children & their families. **Hugs**

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  5. Awww Krista she's absolutely gorgeous as ever!! Your talent is just so amazing Hun! What a fabulous gesture for us to donate the money for such a wonderful cause. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxxx

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  6. Def a worthwhile cause and I will def support you on this endeavor ...Thks to you also for giving back to the world...

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  7. Oh my, you are so incredibly generous and that girly is stunning. I think we could all do more to support others and I hope you help raise lots of money for the children's hospital xxx

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  8. Love this new image and the idea to support a children's hospital is great so count me in!!!!Oh let not forget a big Thks to the artist..ummm I think that would be you there are many special people in this world and you have made the list...in other words thks

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  9. Love the image, love the donation! Count me in! I've posted the link on my sidebar to spread the word! Such a big heart you have, Krista, you are truly an angel! Hugs!

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  10. Completely my pleasure to add your Blinkie to my blog! What a wonderful thing for you to do Krista.

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  11. What a good idea, I`ll donate.
    And hope many will follow!

    Hugs, Anastasia xoxo

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  12. Yayyy you!!! I'll be sure and link your post!! *HUGS*

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  13. Count me in......a worthy cause xx

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  14. Great cause Krista!!!
    Will be there with support!
    You have such a BIG heart!!

    My favorite movie of all time is
    "Pay it Forward"

    My goal everyday, is to try to do something nice for at least one person a day
    even if it's small, just an act of kindness

    Thanks so much!!

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  15. how lovely Krista
    hugs linda x

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  16. You are a very talented, generous person! I look forward to reading your blog posts every week! Your images are so much fun to color! Thank you for being you!:)

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  17. fabulous gesture Krista and a lovely post. You give all the time to us crafters by sharing your amazing talent x

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  18. You give heaps with your blog - in ways you cannot even imagine.
    Paula (PEP)

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  19. wonderful, it is just amazing!!!! A great opportunity to serve =0)...Fabi xxx

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  20. Krista your heart is so pure and your generousity knows no bounds, you will forefill your goal to give and we will all support you with this. I have put your button in my sidebar and will link your post in my post later.
    love and hugs
    Dawn.W x

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  21. wow hun what an awesome idea, and this little girl is too cute so I know the boy will be fabulous too
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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  22. I was just talking about St. Jude the other day! Very cute image! I can't wait to get her. I also try to give. I usually tend to give things I've made for a good cause, like hats and scarves to the schools, veterans, and cancer treatment center. Someday I hope to do more though.

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  23. What a great idea Krista. Love it !!!!!! I use to look like that when I was a kid with the round glasses.Ha ha Sweet sweet image!!!!!

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  24. What a great idea Krista. Love it !!!!!! I use to look like that when I was a kid with the round glasses.Ha ha Sweet sweet image!!!!!

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  25. How sweet are you?!?! There are no bounds to that generous heart of yours! And thank you for making it easy for us to be giving as well! This little cutie is adorable, and I can't wait to see the boy! Thanks again for all you do! :)
    {hugs}
    Regan

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  26. This is such a great idea. My step-daughter has been in the hospital over about 5 weeks now and have no idea when she will be getting out. I appreciate people you are willing to help bring some relief to these kids and their families, even if it's just getting them to smile for a few minutes. I'll be looking forward to the digis and to donating! :)

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  27. How wonderful! I will definitely be donating and I can't wait to play with this adorable new image!
    Hugs, Christine

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  28. Lovely. A truly lovely way to give :-) XX

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  29. wow this is such a great idea! love it.
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  30. Oh my oh my Krista, if just we all could think more like you sometimes...
    You really hit me in the heart every time...
    You are so sweet!
    The image looks fantastic and I can't wait to see the boy image too :)
    Have a wonderful evening :)
    Hugs, Jill

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  31. Oh Krista this is wonderful! St. Jude's is amazing and I've long been a supporter of them- I'm so excited to have another avenue in which to help them out. You constantly amaze me with your generosity and truly giving spirit- you touch more lives then you probably realize. Thank you and I can't wait to do my part :). So many big hugs sent your way, Katie

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  32. What an amazing woman you are! You are so talented, and this idea is just heart warming all the way around. I can't wait to donate to St. Jude, they are an amazing cause.
    Thank you for being you Krista. //hugs

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  33. Adorable! You can count us in! My kids are big supporters of St. Jude! Each year we each choose a philanthropy and give our hearts, time and money if we have it! :)

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  34. Adorable! You can count us in! My kids are big supporters of St. Jude! Each year we each choose a philanthropy and give our hearts, time and money if we have it! :)

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  35. St. Jude is always at the top of our list! What a great idea, I'll be there!

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  36. Adorable! You can count us in! My kids are big supporters of St. Jude! Each year we each choose a philanthropy and give our hearts, time and money if we have it.

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  37. I will definitely donate!! This is a GREAT gesture for an even GREATER cause!! How sweet of you!! Thank you! I not only put in on the side of my blog....I shared your post on my FB page....the more people this reaches, the greater it will become! May God bless you and your family.. :o)

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  38. Super idea Krista and very generous of you....I'll be posting the button asap. Love the digi too, such a cute face.

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  39. Krista, what a lovely thing to do....I'm doin' a happy dance....can't wait for next week!

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  40. A very worthwhile cause and such a cute image!!

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  41. Awesome, awesome, awesome! I've always wanted to contribute for St. Jude's... I just think it is a wonderful cause!! I'm going to add the pic to my sidebar now!!! You are really a very special person, Krista, don't ever doubt yourself!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  42. I am new here and I love your wish to give back. Thank you for taking the bull by the horn and letting up ride with you.
    Arlene

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  43. What a lovely idea and such a fab image (can't wait to see the boy).

    I know what you mean about 'intentions' but time flies away from us and life gets in the way. Here in the UK we have a scheme that allows you to donate direct from your salary to a charity(ies) of your choice. I decided to do that for 3 charities that are very dear to me and I know that they are getting a regular donation.

    Toni xx

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  44. You are just so sweet Krista,we should all learn to give a little bit more....
    You draw the cutest stamps ever. Thanks for giving some away too. I will buy some to of course...have like 15 now,but i could have them all,if i didn´t have to put food on the tabel ...*lol* Many hugs for you /Maritha

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  45. It's a big idea!!! Congrats, Krista!!

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  46. What a wonderful idea! You are such an amazing and giving person, it shows up in all you do, your blog and how you treat others! I am happy to have found your blog and visit and read your posts often, they always have such meaning.
    Marlena

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  47. Such a great idea, Krista! So glad you thought of it! :^)
    BTW, I am super thrilled that you have Alyce on your DT now! She is a sweetheart and unbelievably talented! I love everything she makes! :^) You picked well!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  48. A wonderful gesture for a worthy cause. It's wonderful when people can give back when they can. God blessed you with talent and a big heart. You are an angel Krista!
    Mahalo for your generosity and giving.
    :)

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  49. I AM SO IN!!! I'll make a posting on my blog and link you back.Oh this is truly amazing and thank you for doing this.Oh and crossing fingers things go smoothly with the event at the hospital.

    I'll send you some xmas cards for sure AWEEEEEE you're too sweet.((MUAH))

    Ruby

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  50. This is so great! I love that God uses ALL our talents to spread His love.

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  51. You are an amazing person and this is simply wonderful! Thank you for sharing the LOVE!

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  52. You are truely a sweet, generous and THOUGHTFUL woman. I would love to donate to the cause. You are gonna help a lot of people Krista. I can't wait to see how well this goes!

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  53. Awesome idea, Krista. I've been on your same brain wave since 2 days ago--the local Food Bank is almost bare and I told my hubby that we need to go to the local grocery store (Publix), which has BOGO items every week, and buy enough for 50 people for supper. I wanted to do that a while back and life got away from me...it just won't slow down, but people still go hungry. So you have motivated me to take charge of my thoughts, and this time I will follow through with them. Can't wait for your freebies--count me in to donate to St. Judes--a very worthy cause.

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  54. St Jude's hospital for children is one place I can still believe in and donate to without reservation! Bravo to you for being such a giving person :)

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  55. Wow Krista, that is so amazing. Any cause which focuses on children and women are always very close to my heart. I will definitely post your link on my blog, and count me in for support!

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  56. Amazing Idea! Totally supporting. You get what you give, so give good. Yow are awesome for doing this.

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  57. Amazing idea! I will totally support you. You get what you give, so give good! Love those images, too! Can't wait to see them next week.

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  58. Lovely thing to do .....My big thing this year was fostering my grand child Lilly and hopping che will grow up a lovely person ....Nat

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  59. One of my favorite charities and I can't wait to help out. God will continue to bless you for your kindness. BTW she is adorable!!

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  60. What a fine and exciting goal for us all. I am so looking forward to this! No better feeling than giving to others, is there?

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  61. Big idea! Love it. Posted the image and link to my blog. Love your designs so donating for them isn't hard to do.
    Thank you!!

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  62. Waw you are such a generous person Krista. I would be ever so happy to send you some christmas cards absolutely (where do I get your adress???) and I put the picture in my sidebare. Hugs! mojca

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  63. What a lovely thing to do and thank you for giving us all a chance to join in your generous idea. I know that I live in another country but research anywhere improves the lives of children the world over so you can count on my donation.

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  64. This is glorious Krista. My husband and I donate to St. Jude multiple times a year and it's SUCH a worthy and wonderful cause. I am posting this on my sidebar and will help spread the word through a blog post tomorrow. Thank you so much for your kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity. I can't wait to donate!!

    Crafty Hugs!
    Meredith

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  65. You know, Krista, in some ways you have been giving. You've given inspiration and helped to contribute to a creative outlet that is important for a great many people. You've shared some of yourself and your family with the community. We can't be all things at all times.

    BUT I love your new release idea, and will definitely be popping along to grab the digis and donate. :)

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  66. Krista, this is an awesome idea. There is nothing more rewarding than"giving" to others.I was actually on my way to New Mexico several years ago and made an unexpected stop at Children's Hospital. I was so blown away by it and the amount of people that stopped at the hospital. There was a group of motorcycle people in front of us on the highway that prevented us from passing them that went to the hospital with a HUGH check for the children. When they got there, they took the children for rides in the parking lot. I was so overwhelmed that it took 3 days for me to function properly. Seeing all those little children that were bald and going through such agony and still having smiles on their little faces was more than I could handle. I actually was already a giver to the hospital but writing a check every month was way different than actually seeing all those little children. It actually changed my life.... I will never get that image out of my mind..Never. Thank you so much for doing this.....

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  67. Krista your image is fab and your wonderful idea of giving is so generous. I would love to join in and have posted your link on my page with the Give badge for you. Well Done for setting such a wonderful example and showing that there are still good people out there is a sometimes very cruel world! Hugs Wendy (UK) xxx

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  68. Once again the amazing Krista does it! So generous! Such a big heart! I have posted the image on my blog and will be on the look out for the digis and link for the donations! You truly are amazing!

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  69. Aww Krista what a beautiful idea! I can't wait for a chance to be a part of this...it is such a lovely way to give back. Thank you for inspiring all of us to be a part of this! :D

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  70. Great idea Krista. I have posted your link on my sidebar

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  71. Aww Krista what a wonderful way to share your amazing talent, that's a lovely idea and I'm sure will be most appreciated.
    I think you always give hun, you give us so many hours of happy colouring which is a much needed form of relaxation. I know I for one am incapable of sitting & doing nothing even when I am suffering from horrible shoulder pain and need to rest I still have to do something so to spend some time resting and colouring is just perfect for me and stops me going stir-crazy lol.
    I love that cute image, that is so Niamh :)
    I'm off to pop the button in my side bar
    hugs Mandy xx

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  72. I'll be back to purchase them when you release them Krista. You truly are a nice, kind, caring and lovely human being. And if you get a British woman to say that then you know you are doing good and already giving hun - your heart is true. Loads of hugs from the UK Karen x

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  73. krista,
    i love your little girl you just drew-- she's beautiful (and her face reminds me of niamh!) what a great idea about st. judes. that's awesome!
    love,
    becca

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  74. What an awesome idea and what a wonderful cause! Link posted on my blog!

    love Mags B x

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  75. Oh Krista, the image is so lovely and your gesture really beautiful :)

    I've just shared on my blog...

    Hugs, Franz.

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  76. That is so sweet. I posted a link on my blog.

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  77. Ohh She is too cute.. I have posted the "button" on my Blog.. Thank you

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  78. Fabulous idea! I will post the link to my blog!

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  79. Krista, this is a phenomenal way of "giving". Congrats on your goal and including all of us in it. Can't wait to get my hands on these two news one next week! You're an extraordinary woman with an amazing gift. Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

    Karen G.

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  80. Krista, I am going to add that button to my side bar and link to this post... will you be updating this post with a link to the post that has the digis and donate button, now that it is posted? That way people will know where to go from here!?

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  81. Hey girl, just writing again to let you know I am doing a sponsor welcome post and will be featuring this post of yours in it on Wednesday! :)

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  82. How beautiful your caring is, what a thoughtful gesture and would love to pop it on my sidebar for you, can't wait to see the new ones next week, hugs Liz xx

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