proud to be an angel and other things

The Etsy Angels team raised over $500 for breast cancer awareness organizations during the month of the October. Please take a moment to read the blog post about the money raised and where it went.

I am very proud to be part of the Etsy Angels team. Each year the team raises funds for several different charity organizations and each October we raise funds for breast cancer awareness. Being a small group of women, this is something that is very important to all of us. Our team members include a gal currently going through treatment for breast cancer, a breast cancer survivor, members who have friends and family that are survivors, as well as, members who have lost loved ones to this terrible disease.

Just a reminder that I will be out of town November 10th through the 16th. My Etsy shop will be on vacation during that time. Polymer clay color recipe ebooks and tutorials will still be available for purchase though my website….look for the “shop” link above. The shopping cart is through e-junkie.com and the products can be instantly downloaded after payment. No waiting around for me to send the files.

And speaking of color recipe ebooks….I’ve already been asked when the spring 2012 color recipe ebooks will be out. The color recipe ebooks will start showing up in December. I do them in order of number of sales, so Premo! will be first, followed by FIMO Classic and then Kato.

breast cancer awareness bnr

Starting today at 5pm EDT, the Etsy Angels team is hosting a breast cancer awareness BNR treasury. What is a BNR? Basically it means buy and replace. You purchase something from the treasury (or participating shop) and that item is replaced by an item from your shop. Sounds simple, right? It is that simple, but you may have to act quickly. You need to state your intention to purchase from a shop in the comments before someone else beats you to it. FUN!

This BNR is special because the starting pink items all have a percentage of the sales being donated to breast cancer awareness causes. How great is that? You can have fun and help support a wonderful cause!

I’ll be back at 5pm EDT with the breast cancer awareness BNR treasury link.

Update:
BNR is open! Come join the fun!
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTY2MTc0NzN8ODMzNzQ3Nzc1/open-bnr-breast-cancer-awareness-by-the

friday finds – By Nanas Hands

For this week’s Friday finds, I’d like to introduce you to the work of Melana from By Nanas Hands. Please take a minute to visit her Etsy shop and check out her blog. You can click on any of the photos below to go to the listing.

I think her owl sewing kit is just the cutest thing and they are available in different colors.
by nanas hands owl sewing kit

This fun spider web tote bag is perfect for this time of year.
by nanas hands tote bag

She even has things for men, like this flame eyeglass case.
by nanas hands eyeglass case

Since tomorrow is the beginning of October, which means breast cancer awareness month, we can’t forget the pink. Protect your Kindle with a fabulous cover like this one.
by nanas hands kindle cover

in the studio – getting ready to think pink

Yes, I’m getting ready to think pink. October is almost upon us which means it’s breast cancer awareness month. One of my Etsy teams, The Etsy Angels, raise funds for various causes throughout the year and every October we raise funds for breast cancer organizations. It takes on a new meaning this year as my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year and is now cancer free.

I like to have some new pink items each year for the think pink fundraising but hadn’t come up with anything until the other day. Don’t you just love it when inspiration hits? I made some beads several years ago for a group challenge based on a painting that was related to the challenge. This painting really spoke to me and because there is a connection between the painting and breast cancer awareness I’m going to revisit it.

What is the painting I’m talking about? I guess you’ll just have to wait and see what I’m up to. ;)