Saturday, November 20, 2010

My first 2 craft shows, coupon code, and donations!

Oh me, oh my, so much to do!

First of all I want to mention that I participated in my first 2 craft shows ever and they went well. Didn't become a millionaire by any means but I take them as learning experiences. Other vendors seemed bummed by how slow and few sales there were. Hopefully I'll get some pictures up soon! I was a little occupied running around and making sure everything was in order so a friend has the pictures on her camera :P

Also, I'd like to mention that now has coupon codes for those who weren't aware. I was one of the first lucky 5% to get the capability, though it seems that most of us either have it or will have it soon. To get 25% off your order at just use the coupon code "assomepossum" at checkout! No need to wait for a refund :)

Lastly, just getting caught up on donations from my shops. Some proceeds were made via trades, others sold online :) I got behind in part from the craziness of craft show preparations and in part because I lost my debit card, and had to wait for the bank to send me a new one so I could donate!!! Early New Year's resolution: get organized. stay organized. lol. Well, here are donations for the last 4 months. $32 to the American Diabetes Association and $12 to the American Red Cross. This month's proceeds go to Toys4Tots and we haven't made much yet :( You can change that! :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Online Craft Parties with JollyJennifer

Want some extra cash or free products?-it's simple!

The method is simple - set a date with me for your craft party to occur. I'll get you your very own 'code'. Pass around the date, and code to all your family and friends (and anyone you'd like to 'invite'). When they make their online purchases, and use their code - you start earning money/free products!

Here's the $ or product value you will earn from your online spa party (not to include shipping charges):

Gross Sales from your friends = Your $ Amount Earned OR Product Value Earned
$100 sales+ = $10 OR $12 Product Value

$175 sales+ = $20 OR $24 Product Value

$200 sales+ = $30 OR $36 Product Value

$250 sales+ = $35 OR $45 Product Value

$450 sales+ = $40 OR $50 Product Value

($1-$99 gets you a complimentary gift as a thank you for your time and effort)

In addition, each of your 'party-goers' will be entered to win a FREE pair of earrings to be shipped with their order. You may chose to be paid via paypal OR check. Your paypal payment (or check in the mail ) will be deposited within 24 hours after your online spa party is complete. Product Value is the amount of credit you get for free items from my shop. If you earn $12 product value, then you can get any item worth $12 or under FREE! Likewise, you can apply that value to any larger purchase as a discount.

This is a fantastic (and quick) way to earn some money, and you don't have to worry about getting out of your pajamas, cleaning your house, or preparing food.

*At this time all sales transactions are being done via or through email and billed through Etsy is a free and simple venue that "party-goers" would register for. If they don't want that fuss, they can contact me directly via email during the party with the discount code and I will bill them directly via paypal. All sales must be complete and paid for by midnight the day of the party to contribute toward the total.

Please contact me at: to register your party!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fantastic for Five Finds!

Thanks for stopping in today! I've just changed my blog name from jollyjennifer'setsyblog to "rekamirecreations". In Polish, rekami means "by the means of hands". And that's truly what creating is for me, a recreation, a creative therapy. I've been working on several custom orders lately (and I should be now instead of typing) but I wanted to revamp my blog and post some Fantastic for Five Finds :) I signed up for a website called where you can post and purchase services and items for $5. No more, no less. I thought the concept was fun. No sales there for me yet but I thought I'd feature some things as well as showing $5 etsy items (shipping included) :) (Some fiverr items are mine, some are from other people. Here's my direct profile page.) Enjoy!


will send you hand painted chipboard buttons and donate 3 bucks to charity (Also in my crafting4causes shop)

will create a custom word search

will help you budget and shop for your next big event (my gig-picture of me decorating a wedding cake)

will make you a custom swirl art-one of a kind (What I offer in my JollyJennifer etsy shop, except this special has free shipping!)

will make you a duct tape purse

will send you a handmade felt flower hair clip

will make a Myrtle message for you

will illustrate a 3 panel comic strip


5 Eco Friendly Face Scrubs

Printed Orignal Design Bag

Shabby Chic Clothspins

5 Sample Size Mineral Eye Shadow

Wire Wrapped Ring

5oz Bath Bomb

Set of 5 Christmas Clippies

Five Nerd Scrabble Postcards

5 Birthday cards

p.s. I intend to update Crafting4Causes donations soon (hopefully this weekend) and don't forget to check out my JollyJennifer shop!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

So much to do, so little time!

Just taking a moment to blog since I haven't in a while. I'm at my sister's house spending time with nieces and nephews and having a ball. Yesterday I bought some erasers and carving tools and made some custom handmade rubber stamps. Minus the part where I stabbed myself, it was really fun and I think it's something I'll practice more and maybe offer up on! Aside from my usual experimenting with new crafts and techniques, I'm keeping plenty busy with a good flow of orders and prepping for my first craft fair this fall! I'm excited for it. I'll be sharing a booth with a coworker of mine and I'll make sure to post some pictures :) Please stop by and let me know what you think I should make more of for the craft fair!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Well, I've officially been on Etsy for 1 year (as of tomorrow at least) so to celebrate, I'm offering 25% off both shops for the entire month!!! Read shop announcements for details and exceptions.

More exciting news is that I'll be working with a local photographer to take product pictures, that should free up a lot of my time, I'll let you know how that goes :) I moved at the end of May so things have been a tad hectic and busy to say the least, but the creative juices still flow and my new job also allows me plenty of time for creating things here and there.

And last but not are the proofs of donation, getting caught up for the last few months in my Crafting4Causes shop! I've finally decided on a regular donation schedule so see my shop announcements for details.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I blinked and a month passed me by!

Wow, things have been a little crazy to say the least. With beautiful spring weather and daily game nights or other parties, I hardly have time for my etsy store. I guess that's not too terrible since sales are slowing down anyway. I haven't sold anything in my crafting4causes shop yet this month, but if I do, the American Red Cross is the charity of the month and I rounded up the proceeds from January and February to $5.oo for the American Diabetes Association. Hopefully I'll find more time soon! Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Success :)

I'm very very sorry for taking so long to draw a winner for the Valentine Showcase Giveaway. The winner was Alli! I've already sent an e-mail your way with details for the free $15. Congrats :) And stay tuned to this blog as a couple of featured individuals have expressed interest in donating items to future giveaways :) I feel like this was a success and all the effort was worthwhile :) I really need to stop with the sideways smiley faces...I guess I'm kinda addicted.

Hope you all had a great Valentine's. Mine was pretty average. My nieces and nephews and puppy dogs were all my Valentines <3. I've been slowing down lately on my production with Etsy items lately. Partially from discouragement that I'm not getting steady sales, but also because I've just been so darn busy! As spring has been trying to poke its head out here early this year I've been more motivated to spend time outside, with friends, and getting in shape. But don't count me out, I've still got some great items to come :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Contest Reminder

Thanks for all the participation so far in this showcase giveaway! I know for a fact that it has created at least some business for some of these great sellers! Just a couple of days left to enter! And a Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine Showcase 2010-Plus Giveaway!

I love the creative world that is encompassed in As I've come to buy and sell there I've seen so many wonderfully unique things that you just won't find elsewhere. Not to mention, the mass produced commercial items these days just don't say "I love you" for Valentines, to me they just say "Here's your obligatory gift". Having worked for a florist shop last year during Valentines I can tell you that Valentines is the absolute worst time to buy roses as the quality is sacrificed by growers and shippers for quantity.

I decided to compile this multi-post showcase from ideas I've collected and hours of thoughtful searching. While I tried to get a wide variety of items, the selection will of course be somewhat biased by my personal taste, so if you don't find just the right thing here for your Valentine, hop on Etsy and search around, I guarantee you'll find something! To view more information and more/larger pictures of each item, click on the appropriate link below the picture. Thank you for taking the time to review, leave comments, AAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD...ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: $15 certificate to either or
*Certificate can be applied to regular items and shipping costs.

>Comment on favorite items from both His and Her sections of the Valentine Showcase – 1 entry
>Comment on favorite items from both Little Ones and Everyone sections of the Valentine Showcase –1 entry
>Become a NEW blog follower-1 entry
>Become a NEW Facebook fan-1 entry
>Watch my Youtube video (and leave a short comment here)-1 entry
>Blog about this giveaway (post link)-1 entry
>Tweet about this giveaway (post link)-1 entry
>Purchase something from JollyJennifer or Crafting4Causes-5 entries
>Heart something from JollyJennifer and comment as to which item you hearted and why (your favorite)-2 entries (if you are not an etsy member you can instead post 2 favorite items without "hearting")
>Heart something from Crafting4Causes and comment as to which item you hearted and why-2 entries (same exception as above)
>Suggest a charity that could benefit from proceeds earned at AND suggest a new blog name (I'm thinking of changing it...)-1 entry

*Please feel free to comment in all of the 4 showcase postings, but for official entries you must comment on THIS post.
*The drawing will take place February 15, 2010.
*Remember to leave a form of contact in your comment (e-mail or etsy username)
*Please try to keep it to 1 post per person, including the total of what you have earned i.e. "I'm a new blog follower and I love X from the Men's, X from the Women's, X for kids, and X for everyone. That's 3 entries, thanks!"

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*Please note that many of the great products found in this showcase, especially the customized ones need extra time for production and shipping, if you love something, buy it sooner than later!!!

His Valentine Showcase

I asked around as to what kinds of things men like for Valentines and the trend was that they really just want something nice and thoughtful about their interests and hobbies. Here's a nice selection and yet just a small sampling of some great products that will fit nearly any guy whether he be a sporty guy, outdoorsy type, or tech lover. You will find that many of these shops in all of the Valentine Showcase this year also have a focus on eco friendly products while others donate to various charities-an added bonus!

Necktie Wallet * Slim Duct Tape Wallet * Mallard Tri-Fold Wallet * Upcycled Cassette Wallet

Vintage Gold Money Clip/Knife * Bicycle Necklace * Leather Key Fob-Fish * Geometric Leather Watch Cuff

Sassy Apple Beanie * Brown Plaid Driver Cap * Monterey Chunky Scarf * Recycled Belt Buckle

Smashed Bolt Belt Buckle * Bottle Opener Buckle * Diamond Plate Buckle * Gear Shift Necktie

British Football Shirt * Vintage Pickup Shirt * Vintage Motorcycle Shirt * Retro Clay Cufflinks

Monopoly Cufflinks * Winchester Cufflinks * Antler Knife * Engraved Blue Pearl Pocketknife

Bullet Pens * Clay Skeet Clock * Golfer Key Rack * Sports Couch Tissue Cover

Sports Team Coat Hanger * Snowboard Wall Decal * Car CD Visor * Upcycled Theme Notebook

Bike Tire Journal * Origami Tie Card * Lipstick Tie Card * Anatomical Heart Plush

Golf Ball Soap Set * Men's Invigorating Body Wash * CK1 Soap * Vintage Robot Mouse Pad

Nerd Chapstick/Flashdrive Holder * Batman Jr. Flashdrive * Smile Laptop Decal * Mr. Potato Head Laptop Decal

MacBook iSockit Cover * Netbook Sleeve * Apple ipod/iphone Pouch * Gameboy ipod/iphone/itouch Pouch

Iphone 3GS Case * Superman Cufflinks * Steam Punk Ring * Fisherman's Fly Box

Her Valentine Showcase

In preparation for this showcase I surveyed around about the kinds of gifts women like for Valentines and the answers were rather varied. Some women love plushies, while others love Jewelry. If you're struggling with what to give her that's truly unique then here's just a small glance of what Etsy sellers have to offer (let's be honest, a $3.00 box of chocolates from the store, or the cliche teddy bear is never memorable or thoughtful. Ditto with flowers, and they die so quickly!) Remember your daughters, mothers, and even yourselves ladies, you deserve a special treat! Enjoy browsing!

Sterling Heart Stamped Ring * Custom Stamped Locket * Owls Scrabble Pendant * Pearl and Sterling LOVE Necklace

Heart Brick Stitch Earrings * Clay Heart w/Swirls Pendant * Custom Love Note Sterling Necklace * Silver and Pink Pearl Bracelet

Unique Brass And Mother of Pearl Pendant * Seaglass Jewelery Box * Swarovski Crystal Bangle * Cherry Wood Jewelery Chest

Red Equation Clutch * Patchwork Messenger Bag * Choco Brown Tote/Purse * Aunt Nellies Carpet Bag

Ruffle Floral Purse * Reversible Heart Purse * Gift of Sight Scarf Amigurumi Bear Couple

Jasmine Perfume * Super Spa Package * Sweet Almond Lotion Bar * Animal Print Sleep Mask

Butterfly Candle Holders * Lavender Chamomile Relaxing Candle * Chocolate Strawberry Candle Melts * Italian Love Notes Candles

Little Ones-Valentine Showcase-For the Kiddos and Pets!

Below you will see some great items to both give kids as well as great stuff for them to share with their friends at school. And don't forget the pets, we love them too!!!

XO Kid's PDF Cards * Printable Coloring Cards * Printable E-Tags * Punny Valentine Cards

Boys Onesie/T-shirt with Tie * Lovebug Bodysuit/Tee * Felt Heart Hair Clip * Turquoise Happy Bunny

MeowTini Catnip Toy * Eco-Organic Catnip Hearts * Sugar and Spice Cat Collar * Fuzzy Catnip Hearts

Dog Tutu and Bow * Hearts Dog Collar * Valentines Pet Bandanna * Heart PB Dog Treats