Sunday, January 20, 2008

Etsy Texas Crafters 3rd Mondays : ETC Cares

Etsy Texas Crafters (ETC), the street team known for First Mondays, is now celebrating Third Mondays by giving back to our community. Each month, participating team members will donate a percentage of their sales for that day to a charity selected by the team. Please help support this worthy cause by shopping the participating stores!For January, ETC members will donate to Homes for our Troops. This organization is building and remodeling homes for severely wounded veterans. Proceeds from our sales will be donated to assist in the modifications of the home of US Army Specialist Latseen Benson, who lost his legs to a roadside bomb in his second tour of duty in Iraq. ETC Cares promotion for January will begin at 12:01am Monday, January 21 and end at 12:00 midnight the same day (Central time -- that's 1:01am Monday to 1:00am Tuesday, Etsy time)

The participating shops are listed below, along with a description of their donations: ETC Team Shop20% of all sales will be donated Hand knit cloths and baby items and natural stone jewelry25% of all sales will be donated yourself to *Enchanted* bath and body luxuries25% of all sales will be donated (excluding wholesale orders), totes, diaper bags, backpacks, and accessories20% of all sales will be donated (Will also accept purchases that buyer wants to donate back to Homes for Our Troops April Gala Silent Auction!) Handmade quilted items such as fabric postcards and mini quilts20% of all sales will be donated style aprons20% of all sales will be donated, fuzzy, and fun handmade scarves and neckwarmers20% of all sales will be donated wooden objects: pens, knitting tools, vases, etc20% of all sales will be donated. Vintage papers, trims, craft kits, and collages20% of all sales will be donated Purses, Wine Bottle Carriers, Business Card Holders, Hair clips, Skull-themed items, and more10% of all sales will be donated note cards, excess supplies, vintage, bookmarks, art, flower pens and more.10% of all sales will be donated Apparel, Accessories, Scrubbies & More20% of all sales will be donated tiles and ready made arrangements for mosaic art50% of all sales will be donated silver and 14K gold-filled supplies15% of all sales will be donated made jewelry, homemade doggie dresses and dolls10% of all sales will be donated collage, artwork, prints, cards, & more$1 will be donated for each item over $5 sold Handmade Items for You and Your Home25% of all sales will be donated Hand-painted Glass and Window Clings, CD Collage Cards, & Other Fun Stuff25% of all sales will be donated Vintage, and other Super Cool Stuff25% of all sales will be donated

Special thanks to Andrea (bailliesbagsbaubles) for suggesting this worthy cause and Milly (thistlecraft), our fearless leader!

Collage A Day

I make the collages and pictures but don't get around to taking photos or blogging them right away. So here are a few, I think I am finally all caught up now. The first 2 are pictures of the journal I made and the matching pen, the 3rd is of the drawing I made titled: Hearts- I made it into notecards. I like the bright colors!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Collage A Day

I joined a group on Flickr- Collage A Day. Here is something I created yesterday for it! It is a collaged notebook with matching collaged pen. Will be available in my Etsy shop soon.

Soup - A Sneak Peak Into My Personal Life

I found the more I cut and glue and collage the less I like to cook........ anyways I have found I really like to make soup in the crock pot- so here is a picture of the Chicken Tortilla Soup I created (without a recipe) It actually tasted better than the restraunt :) that was nice! and it looks good too!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

This car ROCKS! I mean BUS!!

O.K. it really does, due to the wheels being wobbly......... anyways it made it to the finsh line- infact 3rd place out of 4 cars isn't bad. We were just happy to see it make it :) I was excited to enter my bus- Destination Paradise! into the Cub Scout PineWood Derby (open class) Couldn't cut a car so I cut paper and collaged a PINK bus, all sparkly and glittery...... definatly could have won prettiest car :)


My son chose the winner! He said he would choose whoevers name he liked the best :) The winner is................................... SweetWolf! I figured that would be it when he heard the name, just having the world wolf made all the difference. Congratulations SweetWolf- I'll be contacting you for your mailing address. To make the post more fun to look at I have added a photo of my Gumballs #2 for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy!