The Pass It On Project

Wow!  I have been waiting for this day for. like. ever!

Remember when the idea of 12 Days of Kindness literally woke me up one night?

Well, I’ve been tossing around ideas for carrying on the kindness since then.  And I came up with something I am in love with!

Update:  As everyone is posting about their projects I am adding links at the end of this post so you can all follow the journey.

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And, of course, I’m doing it with my gals.  πŸ™‚

So, here’s the deal.

We all handmade gifts to send to about 5 bloggers we admire.

See, we’re all in about our first 6 months of blogging and the inspiration and support we receive from the blog-o-sphere really is amazing.

So we reached out to a few bloggers we admire to see if they would be willing to Pass It On.  Because, not only do you receive a handmade gift as part of this project …

… we are asking that you then make a couple of gifts of our own to send to 2 bloggers who have been an inspiration to you.

Honestly, I lay awake at night thinking of how far and wide this can reach. (Dork!)  But, that’s only if all of you jump on board.  And it will all be in the name of kindness.  (Unless you ask Kelly.)  πŸ˜‰

The idea really sends shivers up my spine.  (Double Dork!)

We all will, of course,  be blogging about it along the way so I can just imagine a long chain of blog posts, linked up to the people we’ve received our gifts from and those we’ve given gifts to.

So anyone can follow the journey from the start.

And, you really can join anytime…

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You can start your own chain of kindness, you can hand make a token of your appreciation for a few people you really admire and you can encourage others to Pass It On.  πŸ™‚

I just think is stuff is super fun.  And easy peasy…like It’s a Cinch.  πŸ™‚

I actually have two variations of my gifts.

The 5 bloggers I wanted to let know that I appreciate them are:

Stacey from A Sort of Fairytale
Ashley from Attempts at Domestication
Emily from 52 Mantels
The Crew at One Project Closer
Dana at Crafted Niche

As a token of something representative of my current space …

… I used beautiful pictures of architectural landmarks here in Curacao.  These pictures came from a calendar my dear friend Lizzie gave to me.  Thanks Liz!

I am just Passing It On.  πŸ™‚

Then my MISSION:  Possible gals had the fun idea that we should each send one of our gifts to each other.

So I made my very own printable.

I had used all of the calendar pictures that I really loved that were a horizontal orientation.

TIP!!!  When faux-co-paging book pages on a frame, FIRST decide what you want to put in the frame so you don’t make them all horizontal not knowing you will want a few to be vertical.  πŸ™‚

And I’ve been totally in love with all things word and number art these days.

And who doesn’t LOVE a monogram?

So, I made my very own, unique to each lovely lady, monogrammed word art printable.

I made them in Picnik.  But, I hear PicMonkey is the new go-to photo editor on the block.

The frames are plain wood, store bought with torn book pages faux-co-paged on.  I thought incorporating the chapter numbers was fun, too.  I sealed them all with a couple of coats of clear spray varnish.

Who doesn’t love a random number?  Well, apparently Joel.  Sigh.  πŸ˜‰

So, are you ready to Pass It On?  I sure hope so.  Grab a button.  Make a little somethin’ somethin’ and gift it to someone you appreciate … and ask them to Pass It On.  Easy as pie.

Ohhhh, now I want pie.  πŸ˜‰

… and if you want to see the letter about the project I am putting in my gift packages please email me

Update:  You can follow along the project journey … I will continue to add links as everyone posts about their projects.

I sent my gifts to A Sort of FairytaleAttempts at DomesticationCrafted Niche
Thistlewood Farm sent her gifts to Housepitality Designs, Coastal Colors, Heidi Milton
The Cottage Market sent her gifts to …
Eclectically Vintage sent her gifts to At the Picket Fence, Finding Home, reFresh reStyle, The Rooster and the Hen
it all started with paint sent her gifts to Primitive & Proper

Fingers in the Dirt sent her own gifts.  πŸ™‚

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  1. kirbycarespodi

     /  March 20, 2012

    I love this! I did it on facebook once upon a time and sent felt animal pins that i made. (My go-to medium is felt, though I’m diggin’ ModPodge these days.) What a nice idea!

  2. Okay, now I’m the total dork! You see, I thought my gift was the beautiful frame (with that awesome driftwood “lablel”) … but now I took out those protective pieces of cardboard you so carefully placed so the glass wouldn’t break during delivery and am so very touched with my custom “B” art! I adore each and every word you picked out for me … really and truly. I’m flattered and I’m nodding my head yes as I read each one …



  3. karah starts with K and so does KINDNESS!!!! : ) hugs to you my friend…you are a special gift!

  4. I love love love my framed art!! And, I love the driftwood piece, too! I told my hubby is was real, live driftwood from Curacao. He may not have squealed like I did, but he I know wanted to. (Ha!)

    I am HONORED to be apart of this awesome and inspiring project!! I can’t wait to “pass it on”!

    Thanks for including me and sending me a sweet token!! It’s perfect!

  5. Oh. Em. Gree.
    First, how sweet are you to start up a project like this with your gal pals?

    Second, those frame are ADORABLE!!! And, I’m pondering how I could grab a vintage falling apart recipe book and make it into kitchen frames. (Just modge podge and clear protector spray?)

    Third, driftwood? *swoon, thud*

    Fourth, I really hope this catches on. Nice project! Have you considered making a Pinterest – “Pass It on Project” board? You could check the box to allow other ppl to post on it – and they could share what they sent / received…and spread the word!

  6. Karah, this is a fabulous idea! I have been blessed by Karianne, at Thistlewood Farm, with a lovely canvas. I cannot tell you how special I feel! I’m ready to pass along a random act of kindness too! I’m so honored to be included in this project! Your frames are great! Thanks for the tutorial! I have to give this a try.

  7. karah,

    You are brilliant and I am so happy to see that our kindness project is finally here πŸ™‚ I love my sweet frame and my driftwood tag.

    Thanks for all your inspiration.


  8. Love this idea, Karah.
    I’m going to make it a point to do this.
    It’s really going to be hard to choose from the amazing women I’ve encountered since I started blogging.
    Hope you have a great day, you lucky beach bum! It’s a stormy day here. Meh.

  9. those are awesome! i love the frames, and love the idea!

  10. These look so pretty! I’m really excited to get mine in the mail! And I can’t wait to “Pass It On”! πŸ˜€

  11. kellyatvatw

     /  March 20, 2012

    This is SUCH a cool idea and those frames are gorgeous! The gifty brainstorming has begun!

  12. This is a great idea–and I really like your frames! I’m a sucker for anything with print. And thanks so much for the link to PicMonkey. Have been in denial about Picnik and wondering what I was going to do. Now I will wonder no more! (And still not learn Photoshop πŸ™‚

  13. SheilaG

     /  March 22, 2012

    Such a sweet idea, I love it! Your word art monograms are beautiful! πŸ™‚

  14. I love this idea and might just have to join in on the fun!


  15. I LOVE this and can’t wait to make something for some special people! Thanks for starting this project!

  16. This sounds so fun! I am also a newbie in the blogging world and I wish to join this Pass It On project. πŸ™‚ It’s nice to encourage and inspire people even more with projects just like this one!!! Keep up the good work!!!

    have a great weekend.


  17. these are simply BRILLIANT!!!! i love them love them love them and i have one of my very OWN NOW!!!! whohoooooooooooooooooooooo lucky me!!!! I ADORE IT…did i say I ADORE IT!!!! it even has PINK : ) LOL!!!!! junkin joe say thanks for the top spot!!!! : ) thank you my friend for the kindness that you show me all the time! love my frame — love you and i love COLD weather!!! — yes i did indeed have the AC on — i tried to resist but pops and basil were panting so badly there was no other choice — they are not fans of the heat either since they live in the deep freeze most of the time : ) if Alaska was 25 minutes from NYC i would live there : ) sending tons of hugs to you!!!!

  18. Neat idea. It’s nice to see people give to others instead of always wanting for themselves.

  19. debbiedoos

     /  March 25, 2012

    This was such cute idea. Glad you shared!

  20. Dana lang

     /  March 26, 2012

    Amazing idea! When I get home I would like to look more in to this πŸ˜€

  21. You are really amazing and so thoughtful! I love the project…and your kindness idea even more!
    Beautiful post!

  22. I am the recipient of one of KariAnne’s wonderful canvas lettered art…You guys are amazing and I so love the project…I just posted my “Pass it On” post tonight…

    Thank you so much for coming up with this amazing project…I am also linking my pass it on project to “It’s a Cinch” project…

  23. I don’t blog but this makes me wish I did. I love yours and this idea was out of the ballpark. Love it!

  24. I don’t blog but this makes me wish I did. I love yours and this idea? Wow! Not as great as Curacao but out of the ball park nevertheless

  25. what a lovely lovely lovely idea – I’d soooo like to join in on this….mmmm ideas ideas ideas! thank you for such an inspiring idea! xo

  26. Great way to spread a little kindness:)

  27. Love it, Karah – working on my own Pass It On Projects… so wonderful to see all the goodwill and excitement this is generating!
    Love the frames and a monogram? You go, girl!
    xo Heidi

  28. Oh!! I love everything with print.. these frames are SUPER!!!

    Thank you so very much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  29. I want to be part of this too – please mail me and let me know what to do. I think Iv missed the background and where to link up post. hope Im not to late xx Nat

  30. I love your frames! They are so lovely! Awesome idea about the passing on kindness too!

  31. I love your idea and your project to send! Now I’m thinking of what to make…
    Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home!

  32. I love this idea. So beautiful and creative!!!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week!

    Looking forward to more posts,

  33. What a beautiful idea! And your frames are lovely! Thanks for linking up this week!

  34. This sounds really cool. I love the idea!

  35. I really like the look of these and will remember this when I find flat frames.

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