Saturday, April 23, 2011

Featured Artist

1.What is your name?

2. What is the name of your Etsy shop?
For Any Occasion

3. How long have you been open?
since October 31, 2010
4. Where do you live (state)?
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

5. Are you married, single or somewhere in between?
I'm married to the best man I know, Jeffery, for 7 years this May.
6. Do you have children or pets?
We have a son, Alexander, who is almost 3 years old, and a daught, Isabel, who is 4 months old.

7.What is your favorite technique?
I love stamping! And punching! And funky folds! Well, anything to do with paper and ink, really.
8. What is your favorite product?
anything Stampin' Up!

9.What prompted you to start selling your creations?
I've been making cards for my husband's clients since 2009, and we would get calls from his customers, saying how much they loved and appreciated receiving the cards I made for them. Jeffery gave the idea to me; since he knew I enjoy it so much, he thought it would be great if I could also make some money on the side from what I love to do! So we have decided that whatever income I make from my creative business, I will be putting into my kids' education fund - I want to send them to Christian schools, and every little bit will help!

10.What else would you like us to know about you?
I am a perfectionist when it comes to my craft. I don't sell "just okay" products. I am a night owl. I stay up until midnight or 1:00 a.m. designing new cards - which is crazy, I know, with two kids, but I still do it. Someday it will catch up with me. I'm a sucker for Skor blizzards, bananas and butterscotch ripple ice cream (together, of course!), sweet green grapes, and peaches.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Info & New Featured Artist!

Hello all! Our fabulous team of card makers has reached 50 members! Wooohooo! Now for the featured artist for March....RWKrafts! Here is her profile so read on then check out her shop at RWKrafts!
1.What is your name? My name is Rachel Kleinman. Where do you live (state)? I moved to the lovely state of Connecticut a year and a half ago but I grew up in the desert state of Arizona. Do you work outside the home? No If so, doing what? I stay home in Connecticut with my family, and take care of my mother when I am in Arizona.
2.Are you married?
I am married to my best friend, Matt. We met in Kindergarten and started officially 'dating' in high school. Do you have any children or pets? Yes we have an amazing 5 year old papillon puppy named Meeko, and an always entertaining guinea pig named Peanut.
3.What is the name of your Etsy shop? My etsy shop name is RWKrafts. My initials are RWK so it seemed obvious. How long have you been open? I just opened my shop on December 31, 2010. What do you make? I make anything paper crafts. I focus on cards and have recently added my CD Jewel Case Mini-Albums! I also have a photography section of my shop where some of my favorite photograph prints are for sale. How long have you been crafting or making things? I have been crafting since I was a child, and always made colorful collages out of magazine cut outs. How did you get started? I have always made cards and scrapbooks as gifts for friends and family and I always received many compliments and encouraging words!
4.What prompted you to start selling your creations? In October 2010, my healthy mother had a stroke that paralyzed the right side of her body and left her with no speech or reading abilities. She was backpacking in the bottom of the Grand Canyon when it happened and had to get air-lifted out. This prompted me to quit my job as a preschool teacher and I had to leave my graduate program (masters in clinical mental health counseling) so I could travel across the country to help my mom through rehab. This left me with ample free time and soul-searching that I should focus on something I truly enjoy and love.
5.What do you enjoy most about creating? Creating and crafting are amazing because I am the boss of whatever I make! I can make whatever I'm in the mood for, and it always cheers me up!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Featured Artist For February......JustBeccuz!

Each month I will feature one of our team members to be the featured artist for the current month. This month it is JustBeccuz! Read her bio below & be sure to check out her shop!
1.What is your name? My name is Becca. Where do you live (state)? Arizona. Do you work outside the home? Yes. If so, doing what? I am an Assistant Store Manager at a retail store. I am graduating with my Bachelor's degree.
2.Are you married? Yes. Do you have any children or pets? 2 a boy & a girl.
3.What is the name of your Etsy shop? JustBeccuz
How long have you been open? August 2009
What do you make? Mostly paper craft items.
How long have you been crafting or making things? Several years now.
How did you get started? My mother-in-law introduced me to crafting.
4.What prompted you to start selling your creations? My friends started buying my items years ago so I thought of they would maybe I should open a shop.
5.What do you enjoy most about creating?
I love creating things to beautify a home, but I think receiving a homemade card with a heartfelt sentitment will cheer anyone's heart. I love to craft in hopes of making someone's day!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Our Team Is Still Growing!

Woohoo we are up to 33 awesome team members!! We are a great bunch of card making women with different styles! So stop by our shops & blogs & check us out!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

More Team Members!!

Woohooo we are up to 29 members!! Be sure to check them all out they are listed in the column on the left along with their blogs! I hope everyone team members & customers alike had a great Christmas & has an even better New Year!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Our Team Is Growing!

Wooohooo we are up to 25 members! There are quite a few new members that have joined in the last few weeks & of course we still have most of our original members which I am very proud of! You girls are an awesome team! Good luck with lots of Christmas sales!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Holiday Sales In Some Team Members Shops!

Pre-Thanksgiving sale with a 20% discount on all fall-themed cards: