Thursday, August 27, 2009

A few new items...

from last night's trunk show! Here are some quick photos of my new business card holders, checkbook covers, blank notecards, and more. I'm planning to add these to my Etsy shop in the next day or so. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Trunk Show Tomorrow!

If you're in Central Ohio, tomorrow is our first big Etsy Team Columbus trunk show held at the Market at Serendip in Powell, Ohio. It's a girls' night out theme from 7-9pm. More details are a few posts back. I'd love to see some of you there!

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Next Month +

We are finally in contract with our house! Now, we have to find another house and prepare to move in the next month or so. I am currently finishing and shipping all current orders and trying to get ahead a little for the holiday season. I'm only anticipating my Etsy shop being closed for a week or two while we get moved or settled.

If you need any custom orders for upcoming birthdays or gifts, please get them in quickly. :)

Thanks so much for all of your patience and understanding!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Etsy Team Columbus Fall Trunk Show!

You Are Invited
Etsy Team Columbus Designer's Fall Night Out
Hosted by Market At Serendip
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

And raffle to benefit Oakstone Academy (a non-profit school for children with autism in Columbus, Ohio)

Be the first to see Fall Handmade Creations Featuring
HevVin Designs (handmade designer fabric bags)
Adornments by Karla (exquistie hand made glass jewelry)
SmartyPants Designs (artisan hand rolled beads and custom jewelry)
T and Little S Designs (custom paper gifts and decor)
Crazy Craftn Ladies (hand knitted and felted bags and fashions)
Painted House (hand painted glassware and gifts)

Wednesday, August 26, 20097-9 PM
36 N Liberty St, Powell, OH 43065

Enter The Raffle For A Chance To Win A beautiful necklace and earring set will be donated by Adornments by Karla. All proceeds will benefit Oakstone Academy School for Autism. Also, there will be a runner up prize for the second raffle drawing donated by German Village Art and Antiques

Extra Bonuses:Purchase that night and recieve an extra 10%! Refreshments will be provided by Market At Serendip

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Character Card Sets for Kids!

As a former language arts teacher, I always wanted my students to write in real life, not just for assignments. Hence, my latest items for craft shows and local markets! Each character card set features 2 pockets on the inside, 6 blank character cards and 6 envelopes. It's the perfect way for your Sponge Bob, Dora, Diego, Tinkerbell, etc. fan to send notes to their teachers, friends, grandparents, and more.

At this point, these will only be available locally and by custom order. If you're interested, please let me know.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Local to Central Ohio?

I'll be at the New Albany Market this Friday from 9-1. It's at the corner of 62 and Market St., across from CVS. I'll have several new sets of coasters never posted online before, fridge clothespin clips, post-it note holders, and more! I'm also working on some hair bows and character card sets/ sketch pads for kids. Great gift ideas for the first day of school!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Favorites--Printable Papers!

I confess--I'm addicted to scrapbook paper and use it for everything from the obvious cards and scrapbooking to decoupage and packing envelopes. I love it and can't get enough. Over the last few months, I've discovered printable scrapbooking papers on Etsy, and I love them ,too! The damask patterns in my shop are actually a printable paper that I purchased from Etsy seller cupcakecutiees, and they've been really popular items. Here are a few from my favorites:
Cupcakecutiees has great shop specials and sells everything from scrabble tile size to 8 1/2x11.

Damask--2 colors for $3.50 then print it as many times as you'd like!

Greenka sells everything from printable party supplies and business supplies to paper packs and more!
Printable Kiwi and Avocado Paper Pack--8 papers for $8

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Featured Blog Post and Giveaway!

Want to learn more about me? Want to win a set of my favorite ceramic coasters? Head on over to this blog and comment to win!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Big Goals for the Rest of the Year!

In addition to planning for fall and winter craft shows, upcoming farmer's market days, a big trunk show in August, etc., I really want to continue to grow my Etsy shop. Here are my goals for August and the rest of the year:

--Reach 400 sales by the end of summer (need 24 more at this point)
--Reach 500 sales by the end of the year (very ambitious, but I think I can do it!)

Anyone else have any big goals for the rest of the year? I'm planning a big sale for my Etsy anniversary date (Oct. 1st) as well as a few holiday sales.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Fun Giveaway Coming Soon!

It's been a little while since I've had a giveaway on my blog, so I've decided to kick off August with a fun one. Details coming soon!