Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Let's Do Some Good - #8

ANOTHER ONE GONE!
Dear Friends,
 
  I am still deep into a studio clean-out,
I have put together 3 new lots to offer this week.
 
Now here is the good part.
You pay only USPS postage on the item you select.
Now here is the really good part.
I will make a charitable donation
in an amount equal to the shipping cost you have paid.
 
Habitat For Humanity
is November's charity.
 
Preferred method of payment is PayPal,
but I am open to making other arrangements
(but understand,
your email may reach me after the item has been scooped up).
 
Simply click the PayPal button
at the bottom of this post,
complete the transaction,
and your purchase will be packed and on its way.
 
Note to my international friends:
International postage from the US is very high
and some of these lots are rather heavy.
If you see something you must have,
please click the PayPal button,
complete the transaction,
and I will invoice you for the additional postage.
 
en-JOY Your Blessings,
Kimberly
 
Today's Offering:

Handmade Papers Lot
This a beautiful assortment of handmade papers
weighs about 3 pounds
and the stack measures 7 1/2 inches tall.
They are a mix of natural papers,
mulberry papers, cotton fibers, etc.
Perfect addition to any paper artist's stash.
 
You will receive everything pictured.
 
ships USPS priority flat rate medium box
 cost: $ 12.65
 
 Since these lots are not being sold,
I would like to share them with as many of you as possible.
If you have already grabbed one of the lots this month,
please give others a chance to do the same.
If after 24 hours, this lot is still available,
please feel free to claim it for yourself.
Thanks for understanding.
 
ANOTHER ONE GONE!
 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Let's Do Some Good - # 7

THIS ONE IS GONE!
Dear Friends,
 
  I am still deep into a studio clean-out,
I have put together 3 new lots to offer this week.
 
Now here is the good part.
You pay only USPS postage on the item you select.
Now here is the really good part.
I will donate an amount equal to
the shipping cost you have paid to charity.
 
Habitat For Humanity
is November's charity.
 
Preferred method of payment is PayPal,
but I am open to making other arrangements
(but understand,
your email may reach me after the item has been scooped up).
 
Simply click the PayPal button
at the bottom of this post,
complete the transaction,
and your purchase will be packed and on its way.
 
Note to my international friends:
International postage from the US is very high
and some of these lots are rather heavy.
If you see something you must have,
please click the PayPal button,
complete the transaction,
and I will invoice you for the additional postage.
 
en-JOY Your Blessings,
Kimberly
 
Today's Offering:

Vintage Seam Binding, Piping, and Blanket Binding Lot
 
You will receive everything pictured.
 
ships USPS priority flat rate envelope
 cost: $ 6.10
 
 Since these lots are not being sold,
I would like to share them with as many of you as possible.
If you have already grabbed one of the lots this month,
please give others a chance to do the same.
If after 24 hours, this lot is still available,
please feel free to claim it for yourself.
Thanks for understanding.
 
THIS ONE IS GONE!
 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Let's Do Some Good - Weekly Racap

Thanks again so much for such a great response!
I am already working on next week's lots,
which due to Thanksgiving day,
I will be posting on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
 
November's pledge to Habitat For Humanity is
$ 54.75 to date!
 
en-JOY a lovely Friday,
& Your Blessings,
Kimberly

Let's Do Some Good - #6

ANOTHER ONE GONE!
Dear Friends,
 
  I am still deep into a studio clean-out,
I have put together 3 new lots to offer this week.
 
Now here is the good part.
You pay only USPS postage on the item you select.
Now here is the really good part.
I will donate an amount equal to
the shipping cost you have paid to charity.
 
Habitat For Humanity
is November's charity.
 
Preferred method of payment is PayPal,
but I am open to making other arrangements
(but understand,
your email may reach me after the item has been scooped up).
 
Simply click the PayPal button
at the bottom of this post,
complete the transaction,
and your purchase will be packed and on its way.
 
Note to my international friends:
International postage from the US is very high
and some of these lots are rather heavy.
If you see something you must have,
please click the PayPal button,
complete the transaction,
and I will invoice you for the additional postage.
 
en-JOY Your Blessings,
Kimberly
 
Today's Offering:
Vintage Necklaces
(the beaded one on the left is wood
and the colors could work well in Christmas crafts)

A few pieces of collage jewelry I created back
in the mid 90ish?
and a mixed assortment of loose beads.

Some wearable jewelry pieces.

Mixed earrings wearable and not so much.
This lot includes all of the pieces shown above.
ships USPS priority class small flat rate
 cost: $5.95
ANOTHER ONE GONE!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Let's Do Some Good - #5

THIS ONE IS GONE TOO!
Dear Friends,
 
  I am still deep into a studio clean-out,
I have put together 3 new lots to offer this week.
 
Now here is the good part.
You pay only USPS postage on the item you select.
Now here is the really good part.
I will donate an amount equal to
the shipping cost you have paid to charity.
 
Habitat For Humanity
is November's charity.
 
Preferred method of payment is PayPal,
but I am open to making other arrangements
(but understand,
your email may reach me after the item has been scooped up).
 
Simply click the PayPal button
at the bottom of this post,
complete the transaction,
and your purchase will be packed and on its way.
 
Note to my international friends:
International postage from the US is very high
and some of these lots are rather heavy.
If you see something you must have,
please click the PayPal button,
complete the transaction,
and I will invoice you for the additional postage.
 
en-JOY Your Blessings,
Kimberly
 
 
Today's Offering:



Vintage And Antique Paper Lot
 
Stacked up this paper lot measures 2" thick!
It includes button card blanks, wallpaper bits,
ledger paper, maps, music, almanacs, playing cards,
 bank checks and lots more.
I am pretty sure that everything is pre-1960s,
and some as old as the early 1900s.
 
ships USPS priority flat rate envelope
 cost: $ 6.10
 THIS ONE IS GONE TOO!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Let's Do Some Good - #4

IT'S GONE!
Dear Friends,
 
  I am still deep into a studio clean-out,
I have put together 3 new lots to offer this week.
 
Now here is the good part.
You pay only USPS postage on the item you select.
Now here is the really good part.
I will donate an amount equal to
the shipping cost you have paid to charity.
 
Habitat For Humanity
is November's charity.
 
Preferred method of payment is PayPal,
but I am open to making other arrangements
(but understand,
your email may reach me after the item has been scooped up).
 
Simply click the PayPal button
at the bottom of this post,
complete the transaction,
and your purchase will be packed and on its way.
 
Note to my international friends:
International postage from the US is very high
and some of these lots are rather heavy.
If you see something you must have,
please click the PayPal button,
complete the transaction,
and I will invoice you for the additional postage.
 
en-JOY Your Blessings,
Kimberly
 
Today's Offering:
Embellishments Lot #2
 
You will receive all of the beautiful trinkets pictured.
Perfect for jewelry, scrapbooks, cards, mixed media art... 
ships USPS first class small flat rate
 cost: $5.95
 
 IT'S GONE!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Motivation



I promised that I would run a post today, about "Let's Do Some Good."
So here it is:

My creativity has got up and went, it has left the building.  I feel as though I just keep making the same thing over and over again.  That just is not creative.  Normally, when this funk hits, I simply look around at my supplies to find inspiration, but in looking around, I felt saddened.  I have accumulated far too much.  I will never use it all, and let's face it, much of it will fall out of style before I ever do use it.

I do not regret any single one of these purchases.  Most of the items I have been listing for sale in my etsy supply shop were purchased on fun expeditions with Mr. AJS.  Days spent scouring fleas and antiques malls up and down the east coast.  Some were a side trip while vacationing.  Others were day trips, which always included a lovely dinner and a bottle of wine.

As for the items I am posting for the taking on my blog, most are newish items.  For example, the huge lot of 6x6 papers that I offered last week.  I love all those papers, that's why I purchased them, but I have never used an entire pack of scrapbook papers.  I can only make a certain number of cards, tags, journals... from one design line before becoming bored with it, that's just me.

Experience has taught me that selling grab bag lots of supplies is not my strength.  So, rather than waste my time (and $.20 listing fee :0) listing and storing these lots, I was convinced that some of my uber-talented blogging friends might be interested in breathing new life into them.  By the response last week, I think I was right.  This brings me great JOY!

Physical clutter promotes mental, spiritual, and creative clutter, and at the beginning this mini journey, I already feel as though I can breathe again.  Can creativity be far behind?

So why have I linked these free art supplies to charitable giving?  This one is simple, my hope is that "Let's Do Some Good" simply reminds us all of the need to be kind, to give from our hearts if not from our pocketbooks, to put goodness into the world and let it spread.

My youngest son and I had a conversation this Summer.  He is readying himself for grad school and thinking hard about his future, his part in the world, how he will make a difference.  Being in his early 20s, making a difference means something big and hugely impactful.  I told him that I have been making, giving and selling my silly little doodads since before he was born, I have easily made over 10,000 pieces by now.  If everyone of those little sillies, made one person smile, just once, that's 10,000 smiles and I think that's a pretty big difference.

One final thought, I am by nature a very humble person, I don't take praise well.  While I appreciate the lovely comments that have been left regarding the charitable donations, they make me uncomfortable, I am only doing what I should.  I would much rather you share a story of kindness when you leave a comment, we could all use more of those.

Goodnight My Dears
& en-JOY Your Blessings,
Kimberly
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