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A note from Mom

17 Aug

Mama writes:

Hi all,

Just wanted to thank all who supported Joey Auction.  This was all Jaclyn’s idea, and I know she appreciates all that you have done to help her raise money for Elim.  Thanks to all who donated items to her and also those who bid.  We were so proud of her to come up with this idea and so grateful for all of you.  If Joey could, he would also say, “Thank you.”

God bless you, and I’m sure Elim will be happy, too!

Love, Joey and family

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And the oh-so-grand total is …

16 Aug

$663.50!!!

Ish.

See, Mom swears there’s at least two more family members sending in checks for Joey’s Auction. And there’s at least one winner I haven’t heard from in more than a week, so her donation may or may not be coming in.

Doesn’t matter. All that matters is you and me helped raise more than $650 for my brother’s school, where “you” might be a friend, a family member, a family member of a friend or a complete stranger. I love you dearly, and Joey says “thank you.”

Well, really, he says “Thah yeh.” but you get the idea.

Joey’s Auction is finished!

15 Aug

Howdy all! The final two auctions up at Joey’s Auction expired last night, and I’m about to sit down and figure out how much we made for Elim Christian Services.

No, I didn’t keep track.  I’m at my parents’ right now, and I liked the idea of counting the total at home, with Mom and Dad and Joey around. We’ll have a cake for Joey later this afternoon and sing to him. “Happy Birthday” is the only song he really knows, and he tries to sign along. It’s adorable.

Tomorrow, you’ll get to know how much I made, and I’ll tell you a little about how today went.

Until then, have an incredible Sunday!

Auction 34: Pink purse, cards and angry cupcakes

12 Aug

This is it! The final auction in Joey’s Auction!

This last auction is a combo one: Meet Joyce McCartney of Fort Wayne, Ind., who also donated the wine goodies and the dichroic jewelry set; and Dana Shaffer, of Stow, Ohio. (Remember, if you’d like to make a donation for Joey’s Auction to Elim Christian Services but not make any bids, you can do so through PayPal — use e-mail address jaclyn1423@yahoo.com — or check. If you opt for a check, leave a comment so I can e-mail you my address.)

What:  Dana — Two magnets from my The Angry Cupcake collection and two sets of 12 handmade cards.

The angry cupcakes (one boy and one girl) are trained in all martial arts, including karate, kung fu, juditsu and sudoku. They will be the last line of defense between you and that pint of double chocolate chunk peanut butter cup surprise ice cream sitting in your freezer. So next time you’re mindlessly heading to the fridge for a late night snack, WATCH OUT! Cupcake is on duty 24/7. These cupcake are made from stiff felt, Eco-Fi felt (made from recycled plastic bottles) and black regular felt. Fabric glue bonds him tightly together. Magnet is strong enough to hold photos or several sheet of paper.

Each set of 12 homemade cards is made from acid-free scrapbook paper and includes 12 envelopes. A dainty bow keeps the set together and makes them pretty for gift giving. Perfect for that friend you want to keep in touch with the old-fashioned way or to use as thank you cards. All cards are blank inside.

Joyce — What little girl (or big girl with a little-girl-streak) doesn’t need a bag to carry her lipgloss and play (or real) cell phone? This cute little grab bag is made with pink cotton twill and yellow cupcake print cotton novelty fabric that has some glimmer to it. The bag’s longer handle fits through the shorter one for a unique closure, and there’s a lavendar topstitch using crochet cotton around the handles and opening. Machine wash and dry.

How long: Dana — Since birth. I came out with glitter and glue in hand.

Joyce — I started crocheting when I was 8 and just picked up sewing and beading in the last five years.


Where: Dana — I have a couple shops on Etsy: The Angry Cupcake and Button Fuzz. There’s a rumor I’m on Twitter, but I’m most active on Facebook these days.

Joyce — I’m on Facebook and have a blog, j.a.m. Creations. I blog on crafts for work, called Crafty Living, which is also found on Twitter and Facebook.

Why: Dana — I heart Jaclyn.

Joyce — I love creating for a cause. I love how Jaclyn uses her jewelry making skills to do good (i.e. the Joey’s Hot Dog necklaces), and when she approached me to do this, I could not say no. And, I almost instantly knew what I’d make for this auction. Also, I have a great-nephew who may be autistic and anything we can do to learn more about autism is best for everyone.

This auction will be open until 11.59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13. Each day through Saturday, I will post two to three auctions. If you like the item up for grabs, place your bid in the comments, and be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you should you win. Each item will be a separate post, and each post will indicate when that particular auction is over.

Want more details about Joey’s Auction? Click here.

Auction 33: Double stranded black beaded necklace

12 Aug

Meet Joyce VonWahlde, of Cincinnati, who donated a lovely sterling and green beaded necklace earlier in Joey’s Auction. (Remember, if you’d like to make a donation for Joey’s Auction to Elim Christian Services but not make any bids, you can do so through PayPal — use e-mail address jaclyn1423@yahoo.com — or check. If you opt for a check, leave a comment so I can e-mail you my address.)

What: A double-stranded necklace with black glass beads and a sterling silver clasp.

How long:  About one year

Where: This is strictly a hobby, which has become an obsession. I can’t walk into any craft store without buying something for beading. I have hundreds of beads with no time to craft.

Why: Sounded like a good cause.

This auction will be open until 11.59 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. If you like the item up for grabs, place your bid in the comments, and be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you should you win. Each item will be a separate post, and each post will indicate when that particular auction is over.

Want more details about Joey’s Auction? Click here.

Auction 32: Charcoal portrait

11 Aug

Meet Jeff, of Fort Wayne, Ind. If you have read Snap, Crackle, Pop in the past, you may also know him as “the beau.” (Remember, if you’d like to make a donation for Joey’s Auction to Elim Christian Services but not make any bids, you can do so through PayPal — use e-mail address jaclyn1423@yahoo.com — or check. If you opt for a check, leave a comment so I can e-mail you my address.)

What: I’m donating a 12×14 charcoal portrait. I’ll need a high-resolution photograph from the winner that is at least 4×6-inches, and it can include up to three people.

This is to show an example of Jeff's work. Meet his niece!

How long: I’ve been drawing since I was a little kid, and I started using this technique as an art student in college.

Why: Because it’s for a good cause, and I’m dating the person who’s putting on the auction. (Snap, Crackle, Pop says: Thank you, huny.)

This auction will be open until 11.59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13. Each day through Saturday, I will post two to three auctions. If you like the item up for grabs, place your bid in the comments, and be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you should you win. Each item will be a separate post, and each post will indicate when that particular auction is over.

Want more details about Joey’s Auction? Click here.

Joey’s Auction 31: Personalized silhouette ornaments or framed image

11 Aug

Meet Jen Stout, of Jackson, Mich. (Remember, if you’d like to make a donation for Joey’s Auction to Elim Christian Services but not make any bids, you can do so through PayPal — use e-mail address jaclyn1423@yahoo.com — or check. If you opt for a check, leave a comment so I can e-mail you my address.)

What: I’m offering up the winning bidder’s choice of either a framed 8×10 silhouette print (of one or two people) or a set of two silhouette ornaments/wall hangings. The prints are created digitally, and I make the wall hangings from varying papers and hand-cut silhouettes that are then adhered to a wood backing with a coordinating ribbon for hanging. The wall hangings are a little longer than 4 inches and about 3 inches across the middle of the oval. The winner will need to provide good quality profile photos for me to work from and will be able to pick a font/color scheme of his or her choosing.

How long: I’ve been crafting for as long as I can remember…ever since my super-crafty G-ma taught me to use a glue gun as a wee one. I don’t know how old I was, but I distinctly remember my first satisfactory “I made that!” moment being with her.

Where: I have two shops on Etsy, Short & Stout and A Darling Display, but I have the most fun trying to keep up my crafty lil’ blog, Homemade by Jen. My Etsy shops also have fan pages on Facebook (Short & Stout and A Darling Display).

Why: Oh, so many reasons! First, Jaclyn is awesome. Plain and simple. I’m thrilled to be able to help a friend and contribute to this amazing cause. Not to mention the fact that anytime I’ve ever asked Jaclyn for help with an idea that I’ve had, she’s been on board, no questions asked (well, maybe very basic questions, but you get the idea, haha). Did I mention that it’s an amazing cause? Plus, auctions are super fun! I can’t wait to see how this one turns out. I hope it’s super competitive and cut-throat. Oh, and I mentioned that it’s an amazing cause, right?

This auction will be open until 11.59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13. Each day through Saturday, I will post two to three auctions. If you like the item up for grabs, place your bid in the comments, and be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you should you win. Each item will be a separate post, and each post will indicate when that particular auction is over.

Want more details about Joey’s Auction? Click here.