Spread Love With Love Cards

Thomas Bookmark Design May 2015

I want to help my family get to the 18p- conference this year so I am selling love cards. You pass the cards around to spread the love! On the back you can add your own messages. (My mom helped me write this post.)

My family (Team TLC) attends the Chromosome 18 Registry conference every year. My sister, Lillian, has a chromosome abnormality called 18p-. This conference is an opportunity for us to be with other families who have a family member with a chromosome 18 abnormality and learn about the latest research.

It’s important to me to attend the conference because I am friends with Lillian’s peers and because I get to talk and share with other siblings. I participate in the sibling panel and I think it’s so important and helpful.

I want to help pay for our hotel room this year. It’s $169 night! So I decided to use a bookmark design that I submitted for a bookmark contest. I won runner up!

In June 2014, I mailed myself a letter through the U.S. mail. My mom, Camilla, said I sent myself a “love letter”. Ever since then my mom has been wanting to use the love letter idea in a way to spread love to others.

So, we designed a small two sided card for people to use when they spread a random act of love to another. One side let’s the receiver know that they have just received a random act of love and the other side has my bookmark art with space for the giver to write a personal message.

Use these cards to spread love and there’s room on one side to write a custom message. Maybe one day it will come back to you!

First, these cards are to encourage more people to spread kindness and love and second, for more people to be mindful and notice when they have been the recipient of kindness and love.

My mom feels that sometimes we get so caught up in our thoughts that we don’t notice an opportunity to spread love and don’t notice when someone has shared love and kindness with us.

They can be used to simply pay someone a compliment, pick up the tab for another, give an extra big tip, leave on a windshield with an encouraging note, and for any other acts of love and kindness that you can imagine.

These cards will continue to be for sell after the conference too. My sister is selling prints of her artwork to help with the conference too! Also, my mom is selling prints of her Heart Art.

One Side:

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Other Side:

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Now for the fun part! You get to choose the price you pay. My mom actually prefers to call it a “love offering”. YOU choose your love offering! ($5.00 will be added to the love offering for shipping & handling.) You will receive 20 (twenty) cards with which to spread love. They are standard business card size.


You Choose Your Price!




**If you choose an extra generous purchase option, we will spread the love by gifting cards to others and spreading financial acts of love.

The effects of extended screen use

Studies show that loss of tissue mass in people who are on eletronic screens in areas called gray matter, used to process. It also effects sleep and memory.

The blue light emitted from screens strikes melanopsin in the back of our eyes, triggering headaches. The US Health Department suggests zero screen time for 2 years and under, and 1 hour for 2 to 5 year olds. But screen use is NOT all bad. People like cashiers use computers do scan barcodes, log stuff into systems, etc, etc. In fact, some studies say computers BOOST brain creativity. If you do decide to download apps, get ones that start from scrap, like Minecraft, etc, etc.
Studys say games that reward you even when you don’t complete it makes people become “lazy.” Conclusion: It is ok to use screen time, just limited.

 

Happy Halloween!

Hi, its Thomas here! It is the month of October, and I know what everybody’s thinking about..

Halloween! What are you going to be? Tell me in the comments! I will be a fortune-teller.

I am going to sing a birthday song for everybody’s birthday this month:

“Happy birthday to you”

“Happy birthday to you”

“Happy birthday dear boy/girl”

“Happy birthday to you!”

Wayne W. Dyer: THE SHIFT

This afternoon, I watched Wayne W. Dyers “The Shift.” (amazon affiliate link) I have to admit, it was a GREAT movie. It had the lives of 2 different family’s going through the shift. If you want to know your divine purpose of living, this would be a great movie and you can have the shift too!

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Let’s Celebrate! 170 Days of LEGO Photographer Photos

Hi! I’m celebrating 170 days of taking and posting a LEGO photo a day on instragram! Every day I post a photo of a LEGO camera man taking a photo. I’ve added a hint of mystery in that you never get to see Mr. LEGO’s mans face. 

To celebrate reaching the almost 6 month mark, I am selling my LEGO photo a day photos starting at $19. I will use the money to pay for my computer coding and 3D modeling class (see the attached flyer). Any money left over will be donated to Team TLC. Thank you to my Mom’s friend, Stepnanie Stokes, for the idea!

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8 X 10 Matte prints on photographic archival quality paper are $19 (plus shipping and handling) each (bulk discount available). Gallery wrap canvas starts at $79 (plus shipping and handling). I will place an order every Friday. Meaning, if you order a print on Monday, I will order your print from the supplier on Friday.

This is the first photo that one of my Mom’s awesome friends, Stephanie, purchased. It’s her favorite!

Visit my instagram store and if you see one you want to purchase comment with your Paypal email address. We will send a Paypal invoice. If you don’t have an instragram account, visit my instagram website (no account needed), and comment to this post which Day # you want to order. Thank you for your support.

The LEGO Group in no way endorses this project and has nothing to do with it.

Something is there!

(Rising music)
Something creepy,
One night,
I turned around,
And to my surprise,
Something was there!
A moon crisis,
I thought it was,
But,
I WAS WRONG!
(Crisis music)
I made it one night,
It rose,
I made a mad dash,
But,
When I ran outside,
I ran into,
The cemetery!
Ghost’s were rising,
Zombies were digging,
Bats were flying!
I flew home,
Locked doors and windows,
Closed all blinds,
I checked the date,
Guess what it said,
OCTOBER 31!

warning!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… EXTREME WEST CENTRAL STOREY COUNTY IN WESTERN NEVADA… SOUTH CENTRAL WASHOE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEVADA…

* UNTIL 630 PM PDT

* AT 330 PM PDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED FLASH FLOODING FROM A THUNDERSTORM OVER THE WARNED AREA. THIS STORM IS PRODUCING TORRENTIAL RAINFALL OF 2 INCHES OR MORE IN 1 HOUR.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO RENO…RENO-TAHOE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT…HIDDEN VALLEY AND CAUGHLIN RANCH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALLCREEKS AND STREAMS…URBAN AREAS…HIGHWAYS…STREETS ANDUNDERPASSES. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS.

 

 

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… NORTHEASTERN PLACER COUNTY IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF KINGS BEACH… EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN WASHOE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEVADA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF INCLINE VILLAGE…

* UNTIL 400 PM PDT

* AT 314 PM PDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS TO 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES SOUTH OF INCLINE VILLAGE…AND MOVING NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH. WAVE ON LAKE TAHOE OF 3 TO 5 FEET ARE LIKELY ALONG THE NORTH SHORE FROM TAHOE CITY TO INCLINE VILLAGE.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE…CRYSTAL BAY…INCLINE VILLAGE… CARNELIAN BAY AND KINGS BEACH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

BOATERS AND SWIMMERS ON OR THE NORTH SHORE OF LAKE TAHOE SHOULD GETOUT OF THE WATER AND MOVE INDOORS OR INSIDE A VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY. DON’T BE CAUGHT ON THE WATER IN A THUNDERSTORM! PEOPLE IN OR ON WATER ARE MUCH MORE PRONE TO BEING STRUCK BY DEADLY LIGHTNING. STRONG AND ERRATIC WINDS CAN LEAD TO BOATS CAPSIZING.

 

 

 

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… WEST CENTRAL STOREY COUNTY IN WESTERN NEVADA… SOUTHWESTERN WASHOE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEVADA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF RENO…

* UNTIL 415 PM PDT

* AT 327 PM PDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR CAUGHLIN FIRE BURN AREA…OR 3 MILES SOUTH OF RENO. THIS STORM WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE…LOCKWOOD…RENO…SPANISH SPRINGS… SPARKS…NORTHWEST RENO AND CAUGHLIN RANCH.

THIS STORM WILL AFFECT INTERSTATE 80 IN NEVADA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 7AND 23.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL. WATCH FOR PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS. DRIVERS SHOULD SLOW DOWN IF ENCOUNTERING HEAVYRAIN TO AVOID HYDROPLANING…AND REMEMBER TO TURN ON THEIR HEADLIGHTS.

Conference thank-you’s

Hi! If you want to see Lillian’s version of this, go here. I’d like to thank:

Justin hope foundation

Robert downs

Nevada governor’s council on developmental disabilities

Patty and frank Romano

For covering all the costs to get us to stamford, CN for the 2014 conference.

Thank you!

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