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Carole Cadek
01-15-2014, 11:32 AM
Welcome to the February 2014 RAK Attack!

A RAK is a Random Act of Kindness, and a RAK Attack is this group of participants mailing some sort of surprise to a ‘victim’ who is selected by nominations through private messages sent by you. Please try to send the name/user name of the ATCsforALL member and their address (if available) when you sign up. (Please one nominee, per person.)

This is not a popularity contest it is simply our small way of spreading cheer in our little community. This particular RAK is intended for members of ATCsforALL. If you have friends in need of a RAK feel free to open a new thread and let us know, there's always someone to step up and contribute.

One person per month, not the same person in a year. A list is maintained to assure no repeats. If you nominate someone who is ineligible I will send you a private message to send in alternate nominations. The RAK host (me) cannot be RAKed.

Who to nominate and why?

Any member who is going through a rough time and could use a smile, who has been especially helpful or accommodating, the victim does not have to be a participant in the monthly RAK, just any member of ATCsforALL.

What to Send On a RAK Attack

Anything Goes: ATCs, Arty bits, cards, Handwritten written wishes on handmade or pretty stationary, Envies, Handmade stationary for gift, Candy, cookies, Stickers, Books, Artwork, Encouraging words, Poetry, favorite quotes. You decide what to send based on how much time you have and what your budget is, look to the supplies you already have and all it will cost you is a stamp.

How Do I participate?:

1. Post in this thread to sign up

2. PM me one member nomination and their address, if you have this info, it is extremely helpful. This information is always kept secret from the participants so do not ask. (If you don't have anyone to nominate, that's OK, you can still play!)

3. I will PM you all with the address of the RAK recipient.

Expect to see this info around the 30 of January. You can only receive this information from the host (me) so please do not ask others.

This is a surprise! Please do not tell the RAK recipient-let them find out in the mail.

Please PM me if you have any questions.

Remember, the RAK is to bring a smile to somebody and show them we care.

All participants welcomed! Nominations accepted until the 25th of January.

Sign up! Make somebody's day!

Just Ducky

01-15-2014, 01:03 PM
Sign me up please.

Terri F
01-15-2014, 03:21 PM
Sign me up please Carole.

Carole Cadek
01-15-2014, 04:56 PM
Thanks for playing Pennyquilter and Shawnicaitlin. :)

01-16-2014, 01:21 AM
please sign me up again!!

Carole Cadek
01-16-2014, 10:52 AM
Gaialuv, thanks for playing. :)

01-20-2014, 02:40 AM
Please sign me up also!

Carole Cadek
01-20-2014, 10:27 AM
Sure, Mhitchcock, thanks for playing. :)

01-20-2014, 11:35 AM
Please add me

Carole Cadek
01-20-2014, 05:28 PM
Thanks for playing kentuckydakota. :)

Just Ducky
01-23-2014, 11:15 PM
here come de'duck... waddling a bit slow this month...but I am ready for more love spreading

01-23-2014, 11:42 PM
I am in!

Carole Cadek
01-24-2014, 10:25 AM
Thanks for playing Ducky and Robin. :)

01-25-2014, 10:01 PM
I'd like to join in again, please.

Carole Cadek
01-26-2014, 12:52 AM
Sure Decals_gal, thanks for playing. :)

01-31-2014, 09:41 AM
Sent off my first large envie already! RAK attacks are WONDERFUL for lifting your spirits! I sure feel good from being last months "victim". Thank you to everyone, you have no idea how much I needed that!

Carole Cadek
01-31-2014, 05:37 PM
Thank you velcrodog. ;)

01-31-2014, 07:28 PM
I will have something in the mail on Monday!

01-31-2014, 08:02 PM
Sign me up, please! It's been awhile since I had the time to do this, but it's fun to spread the love :)

Carole Cadek
02-01-2014, 01:33 AM
Thank you Robin. ;)

Miss, thanks for playing. I will send you the PM now. :)

02-03-2014, 03:50 PM
I'm so excited!

02-04-2014, 05:12 PM
Finding 2 envies in my mailbox today, alerted me that I've been RAKed!! You are all so great. Thanks so much. Velcrodog sent a bunch of goodies and sweetest note ever. Robin sent a great card and gorgeous ATC. You certainly made my day. I never expected it. I want you all to know that I appreciate your kindnesses and feel humble to be honored. I'm keeping my spirits up and this will definitely help. Hugs and kisses to all.

02-04-2014, 05:18 PM
WOOT WOOT!!!! Surprise my sweetest friend!!!

02-04-2014, 07:31 PM
Look out as I sent another envie today!!!!!

Doing these RAKs keeps MY spirits up too!!!!

And I am SLOWLY finishing my thank you cards... It is taking forever (with the athon that I Co-Hosted this last weekend!!)

Thank you everyone again for last month!!!

02-04-2014, 07:48 PM
You're sooo welcome girlfriend!!

Terri F
02-06-2014, 02:23 PM
Being sent today :)

02-06-2014, 05:16 PM
2 more cards, wishes and goodies. Velcrodog did it again! Surprising me with another bunch of papers and an awesome ATC. Elena's card and Halloween ATC brought a smile to my face. Thanks again, all of you. You are all AWESOME!

Carole Cadek
02-06-2014, 06:51 PM
Thank you Shawnicaitlin. ;)

Glad to hear that we have brighten you days, JSilver. :)

02-06-2014, 11:00 PM
One more surprise on its way to you, JSilver! :)

Carole Cadek
02-06-2014, 11:36 PM
Thank you Lalka. ;)

02-08-2014, 08:07 PM
Carole I don't have a name, but I would sure like to play in the February RAK please.

Carole Cadek
02-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Sure Mouseit, thanks for playing. I'll send you the PM now. :)

02-10-2014, 10:39 AM
My box was sent on Saturday! :0)

02-10-2014, 10:51 AM
mine's going out today!!

Carole Cadek
02-10-2014, 11:04 AM
Thank you artchick and Gaialuv. ;)

Just Ducky
02-10-2014, 03:18 PM
Ducky sent out a little this morning..

02-10-2014, 03:23 PM
Someone is going to get sick and tired of getting envies from me! Just sent a little ole ATC today.

02-10-2014, 04:15 PM
OMG! I have hit the lottery, AFA style. 4 RAKS today. I can't tell you all how much this means to me and how happy I am to know you all care. Shawnicaitlin sent the sweetest note wishing me peace and harmoney and a colorful heart. VelcroDog sent ANOTHER card with a cute fortune cookie ATC, a great note and gorgeous tags. Artchick 501 sent a BOX of goodies, chocolate and awesome ATCS with a caring note. And, Kentuckydakota, sent a huge package of goodies that made me "ouuuuu"and "ahhhhh" all over. Thanks to you all. I feel guilty getting all this; but I'm tickled pink over it too. You have definitely made me very happy and warm. Thanks ever so much:wubclub::wubclub::wubclub::wubclub:

02-12-2014, 03:46 PM
Happy Wednesday to everyone. I received a special package from Gaialuv, Toni. She knows my secret passion for chickens (now it's not a secret! LOL!) Wonderful chickenphemira; gorgeous vintage things, terrific Halloweenies and even 3 tiny, tiny little chickens that are 3D. Thanks, Toni. You are the greatest. I'm feeling my spirits soar! Bok Bok!! ....er, pardon me! LOL!

02-12-2014, 04:26 PM
YES!!! Chickens go "BOK! BOK!" :biglaugh: so glad you liked everything!

Carole Cadek
02-14-2014, 12:53 AM
Sure Mommydoesart, I will send you the PM now. Thanks for playing. :)

02-14-2014, 12:36 PM
:wubclub::wubclub:More goodies received. You peeps have outdone yourselves. Velcrodog tickled my funny bone with her latest envie and cute ATC. Just Ducky sent Valentines cards and a great ATC along with her cheerful card.
Happy Valentine's to all AFA gals and guys. I love you all.:wubclub::wubclub:

02-14-2014, 12:43 PM
Love you too Jane!!!:wubclub:

02-16-2014, 05:32 PM
Mailing mine tomorrow (Mon Feb. 17th) :)

Carole Cadek
02-16-2014, 09:35 PM
Thank you Decals_gal. ;)

02-17-2014, 11:32 AM
Ok late as usual :embarrassed:but Dec, Jan and Feb are going in the mail tomorrow... :yes:

02-17-2014, 12:29 PM
You mean I get another RAK goody?? Weee!! That makes my day!!:wubclub: Thank you!

Carole Cadek
02-17-2014, 06:29 PM
Thank you Gerry. ;)

Miss M
02-18-2014, 10:32 AM
gone postal!

Carole Cadek
02-18-2014, 10:42 AM
Thank you Miss M. ;)

02-19-2014, 07:18 PM
Mailed yesterday :)

Carole Cadek
02-20-2014, 01:08 AM
Thank you miss. ;)

02-20-2014, 03:29 PM
More goodies. :wubclub: From around the world, in Tasmania, came a great postcard with Smiley face and an envie and card with cheer! :biglaugh: And, Cathy Hogue is still living at the post office and sending the most precious envies with goodies and more cheer.:biglaugh:
How can ANYONE be down:sad: when wonderful friends like y'all are working so hard to keep me happy! :biglaugh::biglaugh: Once again, I thank you.:wubclub::wubclub:
PS: the Tasmanian cheer came from Mouseit

02-20-2014, 04:35 PM
JSilver, Glad you liked your postcard, wasn't sure I was supposed to put my name on it, but didn't just to be sure...LOL

Carole Cadek
02-21-2014, 11:26 AM
Thank you Mommydoesart. ;)

02-22-2014, 10:26 AM
Phyllis (artchick501) sent a package of sparkles: butterflies, hearts, bows, cherubs, and bees, Oh my! Plus glorious stickers and LOTs of beautiful postage stamps from all over the world. Thank you for the RAK. I enjoyed looking at each and every item. IDEAS!!!!!:wubclub::wubclub:

02-22-2014, 10:56 AM
You are so welcome - thank you for the sweet note!

02-23-2014, 02:31 PM
PennyQuilter's package arrived with wonderful Asian girl fabric, some handmade papers and a beautiful paper lace napkin. All just perfect for some future projects. This has been such an inspiring month of gifts. You have all been so great. :wubclub::wubclub:

02-25-2014, 03:10 PM
And more.....Miss sent the most beautiful postcard, "Love Letters", and two atcs made especially for me: one Halloween owl and one lovely Victorian portrait. I love them.:wubclub::wubclub:
Velcrodog :dog:is definitely on a roll! Her envelopes alone are awesome. She sent some great paper and the funniest ATC!! :biglaugh::biglaugh: LOL!!!!
So Happy! THANKS!!:wubclub::wubclub:

02-26-2014, 06:35 PM
I'm so glad you are enjoying yourself Jane!!! Isn't it awesome!!??:)

02-26-2014, 06:43 PM
Bok, bok, bok: chickens came in the mail today! Decals-gal sent a gorgeous ATC of a beautiful bird. Thanks for the card, ATC, and sweet sentiments. Hey, the Christmas card was cool!:wubclub:
Mommydoesart sent a :biglaugh:hilliarious chicken ATC...made especiallly for me. Thanks for that, the sweet note and the extra goodies.:wubclub:

Yes, Toni. It is awesome past my wildest dreams!

02-26-2014, 06:55 PM
yeay!!! BOK BOK BOK!!! can you scan the chicken card? I want to see it!!

02-26-2014, 08:17 PM
oh that is too cute and funny!

02-27-2014, 04:32 PM
Today's goodies are from Gerry, from across the pond. Sweet note, neat vellum, 2 awesome ATC's and some "blank" APC's with extra embellishments to inspire me. Thanks ever so much, dearie! (Say with British accent)!! LOL!:wubclub:
And MissM, from Canada, eh, sent a beautiful handmade card to brighten my day; along with a gorgeous handmade APC and extra little goodies to tickle my fancy.:wubclub:

You should see the stack of goodies I've received. I'm gonna post a photo of all of it together soon. I don't feel like I deserve such attention and treasures; but I adore all of you for doing it. Thanks:wubclub:

Miss M
02-27-2014, 04:44 PM
I'm glad you like it, eh! ;)

03-05-2014, 12:30 PM



03-05-2014, 12:43 PM
so awesome!! Cathy is such a doll isn't she??

03-18-2014, 04:57 PM
ceejay, sent a whole page of return address stickers with my name and avatar on them. Thanks so much. What a neat idea. Plus her siggy card, which I LOVE and a great ATC. Thanks a bunch, cj.

03-25-2014, 05:15 PM
Mailed mine

Carole Cadek
03-25-2014, 09:43 PM
Thank you ceejay. ;)

04-07-2014, 02:51 PM
Karen, aka Hiddentreasure2010, sent me a RAK today. Not sure if her original got lost in the mail, but her card today was precious and included a sweet note, a great vintage ATC and a poem. Thanks, Karen. Now YOU take card of YOURSELF. Hugs.