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RFL needs your talents!

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I’m volunteering for Relay For Life Long Beach, and I’ve been given the honor of making the Survivor Goody Bags. So I’m looking for a few people who are willing to donate some of their talents!

#1 I’m making 50-75 bags. So I need items to put in there!
Cookies
Jewelry
Cards
Spa items
Chocolate
Etc etc etc
Anything that can be used to pamper them.

#2 I need 3 centerpieces. Floral, anything decorative.

If you can help us out, please email me at heathercrownelson{at}gmail{dot}com to discuss details.

The event is July 30, so it’s coming up soon. THANK YOU!

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Kids #Craft and #Charity Corner: Coming To The #LongBeach Sunday Market!

COMING AUGUST 1: Kids Kraft Korner!

Starting on August 1, Brianne’s Basics will be hosting a Kids Kraft Korner at the Long Beach Sunday Market.

Every first Sunday, the Market has an Arts Theme. So for our kick-off event, we’re having the kids make Summer Journals, which are pretty  cute and easy. We’re asking all the kids to bring photos and mementos to make the books. We’re also taking pictures for them to put in the books.

We’re also kicking off monthly charity drives! For August 1, we’re collecting both school supplies and items for the  troops, benefitting Love In The Mirror and Soldier’s Angels. (To see exactly what we’re collecting, click on the links). Each month, we’ll have a different theme and we’ll be collecting different items.

Each craft is a $1-2 donation, depending on the craft.

I am very very excited to be taking on this project for this awesome Sunday Market! It’s a very family-centric place. I have  three kids, and I obviously do a ton of charity work. They say charity  begins at home. So I’m trying to do more in the Long Beach area.

I was also inspired by Kids Are Heroes. Kids can change the world, one event at a time.

If you’d like more information on sponsoring a craft, or having us collect items for your charity, please contact Heather at heathercrownelson {at} gmail.com

INTRODUCING: Purse Charms

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I love charm bracelets. Everyone who knows me, knows this. I have 2 full bracelets and a charm necklace! But I don’t always like to wear my bracelet while I’m out and about. Which is where I came up with the idea of purse charms!

These are a perfect way to dress up your purse, backpack, even keychain.

We have a few different styles:
* Faith (angel wing, angel, & prayer box)
* Craft (“Stitch”, thread spool, “Made With Love”)
* Mom (angel wing, picture frame, “Mom” heart)
* Nature (bone feather, stone flower, quartz heart)
* Breast Cancer (“Hope”, rhinestone pink ribbon, “Courage”)
* Butterflies (large butterfly, dragonfly, small butterfly)
* Fantasy (dragon, fairy, feather)

All of these are $3 each. I do have other charms, so I can make you a personalized one, no additional charge!

For more info, please email me at 4briannesbasics@gmail.com

#Support The #Troops: The #Craft Way!

We had a few items out today to raise funds for our adopted soldier from Soldier’s Angels. Our best seller was the foam yellow ribbons! One lady bought 5 to put on her fridge, tree, & desk LOL We raised a few dollars, so we’ll be using that to shop for items for our soldier. We’re sending him a box in a few weeks, so hopefully we can raise even more next week!

#LongBeach Sunday Market

Today, we were a last minute addition to the Long Beach Sunday Market @ Longfellow Elementary in California Heights. I’ve been to the Market quite a few times. Justina from Shortnin Bread is there nearly every week, and Charlene has a booth for the LB Depot For Creative Reuse.

I had a FABULOUS time! It’s a nice market, very family friendly atmosphere. I met lots of great people, some of whom are donating to us!

We were invited to come back next week, July 18. There’s going to be a Pie Contest, Live Jazz Band, & more. Looks for us near the picnic benches!

To learn more about Brianne’s Basics, go to http://briannesbasics.webs.com

To learn more about the Sunday Market, go to http://www.longbeachsundaymarket.com

Chinatown, Creative Reuse, and Inspirational!

Yesterday, Ryan, the kids, and I took a trip out to Chinatown. I love that place! I can always find goodies there. And yesterday was no exception. Not only did Ryan buy me a new bamboo (yay!), but he also bought me plenty of Green Food for my 3 bamboos LOL I found new red envelopes both large and small, and lots of ephemera.

Today I went to the Long Beach Depot For Creative Reuse and found lots of goodies again! Fabric angel wall hanging, beads, Garden Fairy rubber stamp, journaling block rubber stamp, bridal wedding wood stickers, cardboard oval stencils, & 2 plastic storage boxes to keep all . I also found TONS of stickers!

Gotta love hole in the wall and creative reuse stores 🙂

Some of these will be up on my etsy store tomorrow!

*NEW* Goodies Coming to Brianne’s Basics!

We have a few items being posted on Brianne’s Basics & our Etsy store, Celebrate Recovery.

First up, a Breast Cancer Support Pack! You’ll receive 5 breast cancer support stickers, a sheet of Pink stickers, a pink wristband, & either a pink ribbon rhinestone charm OR a pink ribbon charm pin in this adorable goody bag. All for only $3!
  

Green beaded earrings: $2

Vintage patches: $1 each (Raggedy Andy, Wimpy from Popeye, heart & arrow, or Betty from Archie Comics)

Goody bags! We have a big announcement coming on those!