Crafting with a Purpose

craftingWithPurposeAnyone who knows me well can tell you that I love to make things. Cute things. And every time I share a picture of something I made on Facebook or Twitter, very nice people compliment whatever it is and some more people ask, “Do you sell your stuff?” or ask if they can order something. It’s very flattering, and I do have an Etsy shop. I’ve tried selling before and here’s what I found out about myself through that process. I like gifting, not selling.

Since I know myself well enough to know I’ll never be successful by trying to sell my wares online, I just started a blog where I could talk about crafting and share pictures with people in general.

All is well with the world, right?

Until my husband dropped this bomb on me the other day: “Why don’t you just make things and let people donate to charity in exchange for something you’ve already made?”

This man is a genius.

I have a lot of learning to do before this crafting with a purpose plan is fleshed out, but in the meantime, I’m going to start making things. Cute things. And I’m going to post them on this very blog, on my Facebook page, and on Instagram. And if you see something you like, let me know. The cost will be a donation to an established charity.

The charities I choose to support are: first and foremost, The Salvation Army, ALS Association and SafePlace.

I’ll share more about the details as I learn more from those around me who I know can help me understand more about how I can help. Thanks.

Good Morning, Starshine!


The earth says Hello!

Today is the official launch of Rainbowtized–a place to visit when you need a lift, some inspiration, something to laugh at or something pretty to look at. This is the creative outlet I’ve been searching for and a chance to share my #rainbowtized vision with the blogosphere. I like to say this blog is like Willy Wonka and Martha Stewart had a beautiful, charming love child; the embodiment of candy-colored yumminess, fun DIY tutorials and pretty pops of color sprinkled with witty one-liners, trivia and movie quotes.


Wanna know where the name of the blog came from? Well, I do this thing where I “rearrange” items into rainbow order. Sometimes I own the items, sometimes I “rainbowtize” items while they are still in stores. This is called “kamikaze rainbowtizing”. Imagine my surprise when I found out that #rainbowtizeallthethings was a hashtag in use on Twitter! I couldn’t think of a better name for my spot on the interwebs. More than just the color though, I see rainbows as a sign of positivity–the beauty after the rain–and I gladly share rainbows with the gay and lesbian community even though I’m not a card-holding member.


Now then, here are the top 5 things that will influence the content of this blog:

#1 I <3 rainbows (and I have the Pinterest board to prove it)

#2 I’m a lover of all things crafty and/or DIY related

#3 I love pop culture-y trivia (no history or geograhy, thank you)

#4 I speak in movie quotes whenever possible

#5 I want everything to be pretty and/or fun


Want a sneak peek into the kinds of things you’ll see this month here at Rainbowtized?

SONY DSCRainbowtized cross stitch signrainbow stringRainbowtized Graffiti Wallrainbow mug#rainbowtizedRainbowtized Cross Stitch Peg Boardhow to throw a scavenger hunt


What do you think? Do you want to be blog friends? Come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to see what other things I’ve gotten into. It’s sure to be a good thing. (Ha! See what I did there?)


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Welcome to Rainbowtized

Welcome to Rainbowtized, the most colorful blog on the interwebs. I’m Kristen and I’ll be your guide into a bright, shiny, happy world where I share craft tutorials, pictures of pretty things, fun trivia and games and upbeat quotes and stories all with [what I consider to be] an incredible sense of humor.


I’ve been working and planning and designing for quite some time now in preparation for the big launch of Rainbowtized. So kick back, poke around and be sure to bookmark us and come back and visit again soon. I’ll be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting on March 2nd.


Let’s get to know each other.