|Team Spirit Award!|
This week's spirit award goes to the amazing Createability Team. This group is composed of artists with disabilities, as well as caregivers for disabled people, who use Etsy to connect with others. Their mission is "to take back control of the terms used around our various conditions and bring knowledge and awareness to those around us." Members are very motivated and support one other emotinally and by promoting each others' shops. This team has been around since '08 and continues to be an inspiration to the Etsy Teams program. Keep up with Createability on theirblog or browse the photos in their Flickr group.
I would like the Thank everyone on Createability Team for making this an Award Winning Team and Welcome to All of our new members. I will post photos of the trophy as soon as it arrives.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Or whatever Holiday you celebrate at this time of year! May 2012 be even better for us all!
Update: On February 4, 2011 Our trophy arrived with a handwritten note on pretty handmade stationary.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
and get a full and prompt refund.
Also, you have the right to cancel orders that you can’t fill in a timely manner, but you must promptly notify the customer of your decision and make a prompt refund.
Here is a link to an article on PROMPT DELIVERY RULES that we should all be familiar with. FTC: Insuring Prompt Delivery of Items Sold Online
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
What they are asking is that you provide proof of business liability insurance, usually $1 million dollars worth, with a specific certificate showing them as additional insured. You need to get this for that specific event from your insurance agent. You can also purchase it for a specific event at sites like http://www.specialeventinsurance.com/exhibitors-insurance.html
But as a business owner, you need to consider other insurance needs.
Business product liability: Do you produce something that can harm someone? Maybe a doll or stuffed animal? A food product? A skincare product? If so, think what would happen if someone sued you for damages from your product. If you don't have the proper insurance, you won't be able to recover your losses of equipment and products.
Your homeowners policy may even be VOIDED if you have a claim as a result of your business. For example, I have two kilns. If one causes a fire and burns my house down, I would not be able to recover my loss from my regular homeowners policy.
This is NOT an all inclusive list. See your insurance agent for details specific to your situation.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Throughout November and December of 2011 we will be granting specific Etsy Teams with a weekly Team Spirit Award to recognize hard work and exemplary accomplishments. What exactly IS team spirit, you ask? Well, we want you to tell us!
We believe that team spirit takes many forms — it can refer to the impact a team has on its community, the way members support one another, or the success of a collaborative project.
We want Etsy Teams to lead by example, and get recognition for the amazing work that they do all year round. Team Spirit Award recipients will be announced every Monday in the Teams Newsletter (sign up to receive that at etsy.com/mailinglist ), be featured in a Community Stories post on the Etsy Blog and receive a handmade trophy in the mail!
So, what does team spirit mean to you? Let us know by filling out the form "
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Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Welcome to muddipuppy! No need to wipe your feet. Poke around and see what you like. Hope you have a lovely visit!
All images can be made into cards and prints of different sizes. Feel free to convo me if you want a special piece that you don't see listed.
All proceeds go to raising awareness about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). For more information on CFS, please see my profile.
Proud member of:
SF Etsy Bay Area Street Team
Invisible Diseases Team
muddipuppy work can be seen at:
the delightful Rose and Thorn, outside of Sebastapol, California.
the whimsical Azuca in downtown Los Gatos, California.
the fanciful Kingston Ellis on Napa Street in Sonoma, California.
For more muddistuff: www.muddipuppy.blogspot.com
I came out of college with the big bright world ahead of me and unexpectedly fell ill with chronic fatigue syndrome. 14 years later I continue to work at having that big life in the tiny box that this illness has built around me. Art has been a reliable and inspiring companion.
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
- Viktor E. Frankl
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), is a serious chronic illness that results in profound fatigue and a number of other painful and debilitating symptoms.
My CFS blog: http://bealightcfsawareness.blogspot.com/
The CDC estimates that approximately 4 million Americans suffer from CFS and has compared the experience to the last four months of having AIDS.
About a quarter of the people with CFS are unemployed or receiving disability.
CFS costs the U.S. economy about $9 billion annually.
-from the US Department of Health (2008)
Just a Puppy in the Mud
She had so many hopes and dreams, and not just for a cure or even a viable treatment for cfs, but dreams of creating safe group housing for cfs patients so we wouldn’t all have to be isolated and alone with this nightmarish disease. she had dedicated herself to raising awareness about the illness and participated in fundraising for research and advocacy as well.
even though we lived in the same town, I only met Amberlin twice; we were both too ill to attend our local support group on any regular basis. I loved the art in her shop and regret I hadn't bought any originals when they were available.
her favorite phrase was "be a light," to help bring awareness of cfs to others using our own unique talents and abilities (hers being her art). we can all help to honor her memory by doing our best to be a light in any way we can to make the world better for people with any kind of disability, not just cfs.
I’m too distraught right now to write any more, my apologies.
are the other teams she was on. My heart goes out to them and her family, friends and customers who were lucky enough to have something to remember her by.
I know Createability Team is doing a treasury tribute to her. I don't know what if anything her other teams have planned or what their needs are.
News of memorial plans for amberlin, a.k.a. muddipuppy. I learned today that there will be a local memorial service here in mountain view on Sunday Nov, 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the community center. the local support group is planning on creating a memory book of people's stories and reflections to share with her family.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Warning signs of breast cancer
- Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area
- Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast
- Change in the size or shape of the breast
- Dimpling or puckering of the skin
- Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
- Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
- Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
- New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away
Sunday, September 18, 2011
You can read more about this in NeonMorgan's blog post:www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/stay-in-touch-with-team-digest-emails/
SEPTEMBER IS AWARENESS MONTH FOR...
Leukemia Society Month
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
Prostate Health Council
American Foundation for Urological Disease
1128 North Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
National Pediculosis Prevention Month
National Pediculosis Association
PO Box 610189, Newton, MA 02161
National Sickle Cell Month
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
200 Corporate Pointe, Ste 49, Culver City, CA 90230-7633
(800) 421-8453 / (310) 216-6363
National Rehabilitation Week
National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation
PO Box 71, Scranton, PA 18501-0071
(717) 341-4637 / (717) 341-4331 (Fax)
Hearing Aid Awareness Week
International Hearing Society
20361 Middlebelt Rd, Livonia, MI 48152
National 5-A-Day Week
Cancer Information Service
NCI Office of Cancer Communications
Building 31, Room 10A16
9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892
(800) 4-CANCER / (301) 402-8594 (Fax)
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
National Childhood Cancer Foundation
Monday, August 8, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Lasagna Awareness Month
National Baked Beans Month
National Blueberries Month
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month (NCCAPM)
National Ice Cream Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Picnic Month
National Pickle Month
National Vehicle Theft Protection Month
National Banana Month
National Tickling Month
National Hat Month
National Awareness Month
Recreation and Parks Month
1st Saturday of July - International Day of Cooperatives (Recognized by the UN)
July 7 - International Cooperative Day
July 8 - Writer's Day
July 11 - World Population Day (Recognized by the UN)
July 18 - Mandela Day (Recognized by the UN)
July 16 - Disability (ADA) Awareness Day
July 31 - Orgasm Day
Read more: http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/awareness/awareness-dates.php#ixzz1RvlUWi00