Today's Clicks Count Double at The Breast Cancer Site

Today's clicks count double at The Breast Cancer Site - have you clicked today?

Your click on the "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button helps fund free mammograms for women in need — low-income, inner-city and minority women whose awareness of breast cancer and opportunity for help is often limited. Your click is paid for by site sponsors, and mammogram funding is provided to clinics throughout the U.S. through the efforts of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Breast Cancer Site

Fortune True Re-Usable Bags

Over the past year or so, I've become more interested in reusing and recycling. I've blogged a bit about various related activities, such as experimenting with 'plarn', and crocheting a sturdy re-useable grocery bag.

So I was quite pleased to see digital designer Clara Wallace's new venture, Fortune True Re-Usable Bags "of delightful design".  I was even more pleased when she sent me a handful to 'test drive'. 

The bags came out of the package in a rainbow of color was indeed delightful.  The pink, blue, and green are so bright and vivid - just make-you-smile springy colors.  The black zebra print is very cocky and sassy, while the black damask is very stylish and classy.  Clara's bag designs are just as happy and professional as her digital scrapbooking design work. (her chick graphics are legendary!)

The bags are very sturdy, with strong straps that can handle a good yanking.  They are obviously suited for carrying groceries, but I also use them for corralling knitting supplies, and toting my "digital scrapbooking ambassador kit" to crops.  Very roomy, with an extra little pocket on one of the outside side panels, great for a spare key or cell phone.

I'm thrilled to add these bags to my reusable arsenal - I'm armed with 'delightful design'!

(will edit to add photos as soon as I can!)

New Gluten-Free Food & Lifestyle Magazine: Delight

Delight gluten free magazine
I just heard about a new magazine for the gluten-free and food allergy audience - some of my friends fall in that category, so I thought I would mention the magazine here.  Here's the official blurb from their website:

Delight gluten free is a fun food & lifestyle magazine for people with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance and food allergies. It hosts delicious gourmet recipes and easy semihomemade as well. Don't miss the Gluten-Free Meals on a Budget either. Whatever your food allergy you should be able to find something that fits your household.  In their February issue they offer gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, soy-free and even some rice-free recipes. The magazine also has a travel section coming in May that will host lots of fun ideas and good advice for when you venture out on the road. Personal stories, inspiring articles on Autism, Q & A with the Doc are among the other features of this magazine.

For more information and to subscribe, visit their website:

Challenge Blog: Scrapping the Music

Found a new-to-me challenge blog today: Scrapping the Music. I like the hook - since August 2007, they've been posting specific song challenges to inspire scrapbooking layouts.

Do you ever listen to a song and get caught up in the words....lost in your thoughts and emotions? Music can inspire and release creativity in all of us. Therefore, I have created this site as a pure means of inspiration for creating scrapbook pages from the heart. Each week I will choose a song for inspiration. Your challenge is to use this song to create a layout full of passion, emotion, or just pure fun.

They're up to 51 challenges now, and have posted an archive of the songs here.

Going Green with Your Kids

Stumbled upon a very cool blog that compiles links and reviews of eco-friendly/kid-friendly products: Inhabitots.

Some products/sites they've featured:

Unfortunately my teen/pre-teen kids are past most of these things, but they're still pretty cool!

I also have to remark on how well the Inhabitots blog is maintained - strong focused content, posted frequently, centering on a general topic that supports their mission.  Nicely done.

DIY Photo Silhouette T-Shirts

Blue silhouette shirt Via Photojojo, a link to a tutorial for making your own Silhouette stencil for t-shirts.  Of course, the stencil could be used for anything crafty -- canvas bags, backpacks, curtains, pillowcases.  Photojojo also included some ideas in their post linking to the tutorial (arm-wrestling privileges is an interesting concept!).

You could also make silhouettes of non-people type things, like scissors, or shoes, or your camera.  Might make an interesting logo image.

Cool Etsy Finds for 9/11/08

So do you have an Etsy shop?  Feel free to leave a link in the comments - I love to support indie artists!  :)