November 25, 2009
I'll be out of town over the Thanksgiving weekend. As an ode to Black Friday and the official beginning of the holiday shopping season, I'm offering 20% off all items in my shop, not including shipping charges. This does not apply to custom orders. Spread the word! You can get some really cute, high quality gifts for your loved ones and friends at a great price! Sale ends Sunday, November 29, so act fast!
Just mention in your 'message to seller' that you're taking advantage of my sale, and I can either send you a revised invoice or refund your Paypal account.
November 24, 2009
If you have some extra time, definitely make a visit to Lovely Clusters. It's such a pretty website, with a ton of great gift ideas and wonderful shops!
November 9, 2009
If you like my background, you can find it at Hot Bliggity Blog. They have a ton of cute backgrounds, including three column backgrounds. It was very hard to choose just one!
November 5, 2009
Is that not the cutest necklace you've ever seen? I could not resist posting about it! Roscata is the talented creator behind this necklace and many other items that are beyond cute, all made of polymer clay. I've always loved tiny things, especially cute, tiny things. Check out some more of her lovely creations!
November 4, 2009
November 3, 2009
I grew up near Rochester, NY but have lived in New York City for just over six years. I went to school for Musical Theatre and just recently signed with a legit acting agency. I was working full time in high-end retail for years (I even got to be on Martha Stewart and Tim Gunn’s Guide to style while I was working for La Perla!), and it was about time that I made the dive into a more creative endeavor. The decision was made for me when I was laid off in June. I have been taking the time to explore this wonderful city, my creative side, and my frugal side! I love crafting and have been making earrings and cards since High School, but I never thought I would actually sell them. I take after my Mom who had always been really crafty. She made my clothes when I was young, we always made home decorations, and now she has her own quilting studio! I love animals, especially my lovely kitty, Bella. I live with my wonderful boyfriend who is also an actor. And I believe in the importance of recycling, repurposing, and upcycling. Many of my supplies have been collected over the years, and I try to get creative about finding them. I love using something in a different way than it was initially intended to be used. I also try to package things using newspaper, and left over boxes.
I started this business because I was laid off and needed some extra cash, but more importantly, needed to tap into something that was both creative and fulfilling. I love little things that brighten my day, and I wanted to share that with other people. I named my shop Hurray Kimmay! because I want people to feel excited about my things, just like I do! I really love all the things I make and I hope they bring a smile to each person’s face. And my name is Kimberly Arce. (That’s AR-say…it’s Spanish for Maple). I grew up knowing a lot of other Kims, so I was always Kim A. Eventually, that got turned into Kimmay.
I hope to accomplish a real sense of self-satisfaction, but also want to help satisfy other peoples’ need for fun and interesting (and affordable) things. I want to spread the word about the handmade movement, and encourage others to think responsibly about our Earth and our society’s well-being.
I can’t pick just one shop! But if I had to, I guess it would be Made By Girl, by Jennifer Ramos. She has simple graphic designs and bold and bright décor.
November 2, 2009
Also, I love seeing DIY projects that other people have completed, but never thought I'd see myself doing some of the larger scale projects. Lo and behold, I discovered an awesome find at my local Salvation Army, and will be posting details on that in the next few days as well. My mom and I have been working on it all weekend, and I can't wait to share it with you!
Stay tuned! I know I will be! Oh, wait, it's my blog...well, I'm excited anyway!
What do you think of the Drop Cap? I thought it'd be something different to try, and maybe use on an occasional basis. Let me know your thoughts! Daily Drop Cap by Jessica Hische.