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.


  1. Nice to get to know one of our members!! You are very talented!! Great work and nice to meet you Shirley.

  2. Good to see some more featured team members on the blog! Your work is great, Shirley. I really like those lady bug invites!


  3. Shirley,
    Your perfection shows in your work!
    And "Hello" from a fellow Michigander!