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the basics [03 Aug 2009|02:17pm]

jena
Artist and makers of all kinds - we welcome all contributions of items to be auctioned off!
The only rules are thus:
1. handmade (made by you - for example, digital art is "handmade" even though it's not a physical item manipulated in your hands)
2. significantly pink - pink must be a predominant color in some way
3. all proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research, except shipping (at your discretion)

You can list items yourself under your own eBay/Etsy/Artfire account if you wish, as long as you put "PINK AUCTIONS" in the listing title. Alternately, we have a username for each of those sites and I am happy to do the listing for you as long as you provide all the information necessary. (In that case, you will still need to do all the shipping and communication with the buyer as you will still have the physical item. We'll sort out shipping costs on a case-by-case basis if this is the route you choose.)
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Pink Auctions 2009! [02 Aug 2009|10:05pm]

jena
So, we're waking the Pink Auctions up from their long nap and reviving them for this year!
Nothing has been started yet, other than a Facebook page and I'll nab the appropriate usernames on Etsy and Artfire ASAP, but just letting you all know that I'm going to attempt to bring it all back this year. I was busy in October of 2007 getting married and then being in grad school this past year, but I'll be finishing my Masters in the next week or two and will be able to do this for this October!

Spread the good word and look for us on Facebook! :)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pink-Auctions/110150383497?ref=ts

Edit (10:41PM):
We now have the following usernames to sell under:
eBay: pink_auctions
Etsy: pinkauctions
Artfire: pinkauctions
Twitter: @pinkauctions

More info and changes to come - I need to finish up this Masters degree first! (I'll be done in the next week or two.)
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breast cancer segments on Science Friday [13 Jun 2007|11:06pm]

jena
March 30, 2007 - Hour One: Climate Change and Climate Zones/Dinosaur Extinction and the Rise of Mammals/Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
listen to the segment on breast cancer: mp3 download

June 1, 2007 - Hour One: Breast Cancer Genetics/Carbon Sequestration/Producing Hydrogen
listen to the segment on breast cancer: mp3 download

Both podcasts are also available in the iTunes Store for free.

We will still go ahead with the Pink Auctions 2007 if there is enough interest... please let me know if you are. We won't do it if we don't have enough participation - last year we didn't do so well!
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busy - catching up [31 Oct 2006|11:40pm]

jena
As you may have seen in my LJ (jena or yarnharpy), I've been a little bit busy getting engaged and all. ;)

I'm going to relist the unsold items as well as the new items within the next couple days, now that the whole thing is starting to settle down a little bit. :)
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auctions for 24 October 2006 [24 Oct 2006|11:13pm]

jena
PINK AUCTIONS: pink takeout purse (Julie Sprague) (sting_dragon)
PINK AUCTIONS Angel Heart unmounted rubber stamp UM 604 (mischief_wa)
PINK AUCTIONS: "Hope For Tomorrow" (Cathy Johnson) EBSQ (katequicksilvr)
PINK AUCTIONS: "Pink Fey" (Cathy Johnson) EBSQ (katequicksilvr)

I will be posting more auctions tomorrow (silver and rose quartz jewelry from katequicksilvr, a water bottle cozy/bag of mine, and maybe more items if I get any donations at knitting night tomorrow) so please check back in!
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Pink Auctions [19 Oct 2006|08:13am]

katequicksilvr
Hi Jena!

I haven't been able to find my stuff yet, have you had any problems with what I sent? Just let me know if you need more info...
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first item! [15 Oct 2006|11:57pm]

jena
PINK AUCTIONS: Angel Heart unmounted stamp UM 604 - posted/made by mischief_wa
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today! [15 Oct 2006|08:41am]

jena
If you have any items ready for auction, feel free to begin posting them today!

The template is on the website: http://www.bluejena.net/pinkauctions and I'll be more than happy to help you if needed - just send me all the necessary information (pictures, descriptions, all that... again, check out the website).

Let's save some breasts! :)
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tomorrow! [14 Oct 2006|01:28pm]

jena
Tomorrow is the launch of this year's Pink Auctions!
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status report for October 10, 2006 [10 Oct 2006|09:21am]

jena
The new version of the site will hopefully be up for this weekend... we're revamping it on Friday night. It won't be a drastic difference, and the current site serves us well for now. :)

The official start date will be this Sunday, October 15. If you have items ready to list, have information to me by then if you want me to list them, or you can do it yourself. You MUST use the template (which is on our site... http://www.bluejena.net/pinkauctions) and the subject line of the auction MUST begin with the phrase "PINK AUCTIONS:".
This helps us cut down on imposters, which yes, we have had in the past.

Any questions or whathaveyou, feel free to email me: pinkauctions(at)bluejena(dot)net.

Five more days! :)
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shopping pink at Bed, Bath & Beyond [10 Oct 2006|09:20am]

jena
breast cancer benefit/awareness items at Bed, Bath & Beyond
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getting ready... [01 Oct 2006|11:58am]

jena
This year's Pink Auctions will officially start on Sunday, October 15. This gives you all two weeks to get projects ready... I hope you will join us! :)

The same rules as last year apply:
-The item in question must be your art, made by you. Painting, collage, jewelry, knitting, crocheting, sculpture, fabric, anything. Your art.
-The item must be predominantly pink.
-Proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation (use pinkauctions(at)bluejena(dot)net as the payment address for the auction).
-There is an auction template to use, or I can list items under the pink_auctions username on eBay.

For more information, please visit the site, or email me: pinkauctions@bluejena.net and I'll give you more information.

Last year's website (which I'll be updating soon for this year) is at:
http://www.bluejena.net/pinkauctions

That's about it - let me know if you are going to be part of this, and SPREAD THE WORD!!! :)
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Countdown! [12 Sep 2006|04:32pm]

jena
There is less than a month until the Pink Auctions 2007! Are you all working feverishly on projects? I'll lay out the basics again this year, right here on this LJ community, so stay tuned! :)
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Pink Auctions 2006! [01 Aug 2006|02:24pm]

jena
Just as a heads-up, the Pink Auctions start two months from today! Last year, we raised almost $400 (it was $392, I believe). I'd like to shoot for $500 this year, so let's get working! :)

For any information, drop me an email: pinkauctions(at)bluejena(dot)net.
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Attention! [11 Mar 2006|09:01am]

jena
mantofev's husband, ectopian, has a brain tumor the size of a plum over his eye that needs to be removed. He's a teacher (which we all know pays far less than we deserve!) and Sara runs MantoFev.com. There are two ways to support them and help them raise the money to pay for this surgery...
#1: Just send enormous checks to Sara and Dante.
#2: Get involved with and buy a raffle ticket for these art packs.
Actually, there's a third, and that would be:
#3: Spend a ton of money over at MantoFev. I'm sure that would help, too. :)

Get involved, save a teacher.
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wrap-up [19 Nov 2005|11:38am]

jena
A resounding THANK YOU to all of you who donated items, sold them on eBay, or bought an item (or two or three or more!). This year, the total of all the closing bid amounts was $400.78. That's huge. That's 32 auctions, 25 of which closed with a sale. It might seem like a drop in the bucket, but every penny counts towards an important cause like breast cancer research. I will be having PayPal cut a check from the proceeds (which will be a little less than $400 due to PayPal fees, but what can you do) and I will turn that into a money order for the Susan G. Komen as soon as I receive it in the mail.
I really want to thank all of you for sticking with this project this year, in spite of eBay issues, major disasters (which often make ongoing charities fade into the background), and any other issues that arose. Thanks to firinel for our web design (which made my life a million times easier!), phyto for having the first auctions up within minutes of the auctions officially starting (8 journals selling for a total of $91.09), our three anonymous knitters/crocheters who heard about the auctions and just handed items to Kathy Johnson to give to me, my local Stitch N Bitch gals for rallying to the cause (both by donating and purchasing!) and all of you who made items, from Norway to Canada to the USA.
This has been quite the learning experience for me, coordinating our efforts from my home and work computers in small-town Massachusetts, but I have no reservations about doing it again next year. It is part of my faith to believe that we are given our gifts not only for our own benefit, but so that we can use them to give to others who are not as fortunate. I've been given a knack for organizing and coordinating big projects, so I choose to make these things happen. You have all been given artistic ability that allows you to bring pieces of beauty into this world. For sharing this beauty with all of us, I thank you.
In fact, I'm feeling so inspired, I'm thinking of an MS benefit in May, the proceeds of which I would donate to the MS Society through my mother, who lives with it each day and has never let it get the best of her. My cousin and she will be organizing a local MS Walk as his Eagle Scout Project this year, even. (She regularly raises about $3000 in sponsors for doing the MS Walk in our area each year and is more than ready to take on the challenge of running one.) If an MS project is something that interests you, please keep it in mind and watch this space... I'll announce something about it in early spring in this community.

Thank you all for being part of this, from the bottom of my heart.
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almost there... [15 Nov 2005|09:06am]

jena
I'll be posting our total in a day or two - we have just three more auctions that are still up on eBay.

For any item that I said I would be shipping, those will go out on Thursday... I've been called into work today, otherwise I would have sent them.
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eBay as of 8 November 2005 [08 Nov 2005|02:12pm]

jena
Ending within 7 days:
PINK AUCTIONS- little pink bag (Merete Veian)
PINK AUCTIONS- pink takeout purse (Julie Sprague)
PINK AUCTIONS- hand printed etching (Hennie Marsh)
PINK AUCTIONS- crocheted afghan (anonymous donor)
PINK AUCTIONS- hand knit baby sweater (anonymous donor)
PINK AUCTIONS- hand knit baby sweater (anonymous donor)
PINK AUCTIONS- felted market bag (Kathy Johnson)
PINK AUCTIONS- knit hat & scarf set (Debbie St. Amand)
PINK AUCTIONS- knit little pink bag (Debbie St. Amand)
PINK AUCTIONS- knit slipper socks (Debbie St. Amand)
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spread the word [07 Nov 2005|06:57am]

jena
I would really love if you would mention the Pink Auctions in your LJ/blog, as this is the last week of them... pretty please?
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what's up on eBay right now... [06 Nov 2005|02:08pm]

jena
Ending within 24 hours:
PINK AUCTIONS- Hope Blooms collage (Amy Haynes)
PINK AUCTIONS- crocheted scarf (Amy Haynes)
PINK AUCTIONS- crocheted scarf (Firinel Thurman)

Ending within 7 days:
PINK AUCTIONS- little pink bag (Merete Veian)
PINK AUCTIONS- pink takeout purse (Julie Sprague)
PINK AUCTIONS- hand printed etching (Hennie Marsh)
PINK AUCTIONS- crocheted afghan (anonymous donor)
PINK AUCTIONS- hand knit baby sweater (anonymous donor)
PINK AUCTIONS- hand knit baby sweater (anonymous donor)
PINK AUCTIONS- felted market bag (Kathy Johnson)
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