Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Team Treasury Challenge - Christmas

Hi everyone! I've been looking forward to this TTC since we first started doing them! YAY FOR CHRISTMAS!! I'm looking forward to seeing all the lovely Treasuries and maybe making one or two myself... ;)
Here are the Rules:

1. All team members are allowed to participate.

2. To participate, you must make a Treasury that is your interpretation of the Challenge Theme. In this case, the Challenge Theme is Christmas. This could be things you are want for Christmas, Christmas decor, Christmas colors... WHATEVER YOU WANT!

3. You must include at least 10 items from TeamCAC members.

4. You must tag your Treasury with "teamcac", "challenge", "christmas", in order for your Treasury to be counted as an entry. You can use any other tags you want, but to be counted as an entry, it must include those three tags.

5. The top 10 (TEN) Treasuries with the most COMMENTS (not views, not clicks but COMMENTS) will be entered among the "Finals". The "Finals" will then be posted to the Team Blog where we all get to go vote for our favorites.

6. The top 2 (TWO) Finals with the highest number of votes will get a free ad on our Team Blog and a special feature on the team blog which will include items from their shop (or custom items they may do per request) and so on. The ads will stay up until the next winners are announced and then they will be switched out.

7. There is no limit to the number of Treasuries you can make, but you are only allowed ONE Treasury (per shop) in the Finals.

 
The TTC will be open until SundayDecember 15th. Then I will start sifting through the Treasuries to determine the Finals and they will be posted on the team blog next week. So have fun and of course...

...if you have any additional questions regarding this TTC, please email me at vivatreginacrafts@yahoo.com or convo me on Etsy. ♥
 
(If you are interested in sponsoring a prize for the TTC, please contact/convo me.)

~Regina~

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TTC Thanksgiving Winners

Hi everyone! Many apologies for not getting this up before I left for Thanksgiving with my family in Oklahoma, but I just did not have the time to get everything done. But it's up now and I'm also including a revised TTC schedule below. But first.... the winners!!!

Let's see, I did tally things up before I left so although there were some late voters, I didn't count them. But it didn't make any difference anyway, there weren't enough late votes to change the winners so no big deal. We had a total of 44 votes (47 if you count the late votes). The votes were spread out pretty well amongst the Finalists, which just further proves that it was indeed a very difficult decision to make.

But, with 11 votes, our first winner is SpunkyDiva with her Treasury, "I am thankful for..."

And with 8 votes, our second winner, for the second TTC in a row (WOW, this lady must create some awesome Treasuries!!!) is PACountryCrafts with her Treasury, "Pumpkin Pie and Cranberry Sauce."

CONGRATULATIONS to both our winners! You guys did awesome!!! :)

And now, for an updated schedule for the TTC. We're just going to do one in December because I know how busy Christmas time is. The theme is going to be "Christmas" so start selecting favorites from the team now that you want to include.

December 5th/6th - "Christmas" TTC opens (you can start gathering ideas, but I will not accept any Treasuries made before December 5th).

December 12th/13th - The Finalists will be posted and voting will begin.

December 19th/20th - Voting closes. New ads will go up this week. :)

So again, CONGRATS to the winners, I'll get your ads up on the team blog this week. And for everyone else, start picking out your favorites and coming up wiht ideas for Treasuries to be made next week. :)

~Regina~

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Team Treasury Challenge FINALS - Thanksgiving

Sorry that I didn't get this up yesterday. It was a busy day. And today looks like it will be just as busy but at least I didn't have a meeting this morning so I could work on this real quick. :) Anyway, we had some LOVELY treasuries made for this challenge. Not quite as many entries as the last challenge, but it's okay, I know this is a BUSY time for everyone. That being said, remember we will be taking next week off from the TTC. There will be no Treasury-making or Treasury-voting to worry about. Well, of course you can still make treasuries, but you don't have to worry about the TTC. :) In fact, here's a recap of the TTC schedule for the next few weeks:

TTC SCHEDULE:

November 8th - Autumn/Fall TTC winners are announced. Thanksgiving TTC theme is revealed and the Treasury making can begin!

November 14th - Thanksgiving TTC is closed, voting begins.

November 21st - Thanksgiving TTC voting closes. Winners are announced.

*We're going to take the week of Thanksgiving off from TTC since people will likely be travelling and/or spending time with family.*

November 29th - New TTC theme will be revealed and Treasury making can re-commence.

Sound good to everyone? Okay, here are the Finalists from the Thanksgiving TTC.

How to vote:
1)Review the finalists below.
2)Vote using the poll on the right side of the page.
3)Pass the word on to others, let them see our awesome Treasuries and see items made by Christian friends.
4)Please note: YOU CAN ONLY VOTE ONCE! Make sure you select the Treasury you want to vote for. You cannot change your vote. Voting ends November 21st.

THANKSGIVING - It's (not) all about the food!
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Thinking of Thanksgiving
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Pumpkin Pie and Cranberry Sauce
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Things I'm Thankful For...
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Give Thanks
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I am thankful for...
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Thanksgiving Trimmings
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Cozy Thanksgiving
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So Thankful - TeamCAC
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Please vote and pass this post on to EVERYONE! (You don't have to be a member of TeamCAC to vote, you have to be a member to enter.) :)

~Regina~

Friday, November 12, 2010

Feature: Bobbie of inspiredbymarie

As many of you know, or you would if you had read the earlier blogs, Bobbie was the other of the two winners for TTC that we had. And as promised, here is her Feature including some wonderful items from her shop! Perhaps you'll be able to check just about everyone of your wishlist just by visiting her shop. And remember, when you purchase from members of TeamCAC, you are purchasing items handmade by Christians.

Step inside her SHOP.

For the person/family who's life revolves around their four-legged children. A nice little leash holder. :)

Give that man in your life a place to keep all his "treasures".

Planning a wedding? Are you in a wedding? Or maybe you'll just be attending? Either way, this is the perfect gift item.

I bet you know at least ONE person who needs help with their organization skills...

Perfect for that rustic chic decor OR for a man cave.

What a BEAUTIFUL wedding guest book!!

And for someone with a new addition to the family or who needs a place to proudly display their children.
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You'll find even MORE lovely wedding ideas, or gift items by browsing through Bobbie's shop. And remember, if you want to be featured on our team blog, you have to enter the TTC and come in first or second place. But you can't win if you don't even enter. :)

Go HERE for details.

Feature: Lindsay of PACountryCrafts

As many of you know, or you would if you had read the earlier blogs, Lindsay was one of the two winners for TTC that we had. And as promised, here is her Feature including some wonderful items from her shop! Perhaps you'll be able to check just about everyone of your wishlist just by visiting her shop. And remember, when you purchase from members of TeamCAC, you are purchasing items handmade by Christians.

Step inside her SHOP.

Handmade baskets that you can fill with goodies. Perhaps cookies, brownies, jams, muffins, or boxed goods that you can give to an elderly person in your neighborhood or local congregation.

How about some personalized apples for your kid's teachers?

Facial scrubs would make GREAT stocking stuffers!

Handmade and originally designed decorative pumpkins for that over the top holiday decorator. Or maybe just pick them up for yourself... ;)

For the couple who is expecting or who had a child this year.

A stocking stuffer for a family.

This wooden ornament would be a great stocking stuffer for that newlywed couple you know.
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But that's not all. Be sure to stop over at Lindsay's shop to see who else you can shop for and cross off your list. After all, you don't have to drive anywhere, stand in line, fight the crowds, look for parking just to buy some mass-produced item. Now you can guarantee that there won't be duplicate gifts for Aunt Suzie... :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How to Make an Etsy Treasury

Okay, so you’ve decided that you want to make a Treasury. Maybe you want to participate in the Team Treasury Challenge. Maybe you feel compelled to help promote friends/fellow team-members. Maybe you haven’t made a Treasury since the Treasury East came about earlier this year. OR, maybe you just have never made a Treasury and you have finally decided to be a part of that Treasury-making fun!

So now what do you do?

1) Get to the Treasury homepage. Wherever you are on the Etsy site, click the big orange Etsy logo button in the top left-hand corner of the page. This will take you to the Etsy home page if you aren’t already.

2) Scroll down. On the left-hand side of your page you should see a light grey box of “Categories”. Below that is another light grey box of “Ways to Shop”. In the “Ways to Shop” box you will see a blue treasure chest next to a blue-fonted “Treasury”. Click on the treasure chest OR on the word “Treasury”. This will take you to the Treasury homepage. Feel free to browse through a few Treasuries to get a “feel” of what’s popular, get some ideas, or just to see how other people put there Treasuries together.

3) Create a List. On the right-hand side of the page, there is a blue button that says, “Create a List”. Click that button.

4) Enter your title, description and tags. Remember if you are participating in a TTC, you need to enter the appropriate tags. You can include more tags if you want, but at minimal you are required to enter the tags per the TTC guidelines. Otherwise, make sure you at least enter “Teamcac” as one tag so other TeamCAC members can browse for team Treasuries.

5) Find your items. Normally, I open up my “Favorites” in a separate window (you can do this by right-clicking on “Favorites” and selecting to Open in New Tab or Open in New Window). Another fantastic site that I use is PicClick, which can be found HERE. Using PicClick, you can easily search for TeamCAC items by color r theme by simply typing in the search bar: “teamcac red” or “teamcac Christmas”.

6) Add your items. First, get the item’s listing URL. To do this, simply copy the URL in the address bar on the item’s page and then paste it in the “Listing URL” box on your Treasury page.

7) Arrange your items. This part can seem most frustrating as items sometime seem to move without your command. However, just remember that if you click and hold on an item to drag it to another spot, all of the items behind it will move up to take the next place in line. You can play around with this feature for a while until the Treasury looks just how you want it to look. Then click the blue “Save” button at the bottom of the Treasury list and VOILA!

8) Promote. Some people think completing Step 7 is the end of the Treasury road for them, but oh, indeed it is not. After you’ve made your Treasury, it’s time to PROMOTE! First, click on each item and contact the owner of the item to inform them you’ve included them in your Treasury. (Don’t forget to provide them with the link!!!) Next, post your newly made Treasury in the Discussion pages of our forum. If the Treasury is for the TTC, post it there. If it’s not, post it in the “Show off Your Treasuries” page of our team discussions. Also remember that you can post it on your Facebook Fan Page, blog, Twitter, in the Etsy forums, EVERYWHERE!

*It’s also good to click and comment on other people’s Treasuries. It’s the give and take of the Treasury world. J
*According to Etsy: If you want your Treasury to be included on the Front Page (FP) of Etsy make sure...
1) You are diverse. No more than one item per shop.
2) Don't include items from your own shop.
3) Make it beautiful.

~Regina~


Monday, November 8, 2010

Team Treasury Challenge - Thanksgiving

Hi everyone! Are you ready for another TTC?!?! I AM!!! I'm looking forward to seeing all the lovely Treasuries and maybe making one or two myself... ;)
Here are the Rules:

1. All team members are allowed to participate.

2. To participate, you must make a Treasury that is your interpretation of the Challenge Theme. In this case, the Challenge Theme is Thanksgiving. This could be things you are thankful for, what you like at Thanksgiving, setting the Thanksgiving table, ANYTHING!

3. You must include at least 10 items from TeamCAC members.

4. You must tag your Treasury with "teamcac", "challenge", "thanksgiving", in order for your Treasury to be counted as an entry. You can use any other tags you want, but to be counted as an entry, it must include those three tags.

5. The top 10 (TEN) Treasuries with the most COMMENTS (not views, not clicks but COMMENTS) will be entered among the "Finals". The "Finals" will then be posted to the Team Blog where we all get to go vote for our favorites.

6. The top 2 (TWO) Finals with the highest number of votes will get a free ad on our Team Blog and a special feature on the team blog which will include items from their shop (or custom items they may do per request) and so on. The ads will stay up until the next winners are announced and then they will be switched out.

7. There is no limit to the number of Treasuries you can make, but you are only allowed ONE Treasury (per shop) in the Finals.

 
The TTC will be open until Sunday, November 14th. Then I will start sifting through the Treasuries to determine the Finals and they will be posted on the team blog next week. So have fun and of course...

...if you have any additional questions regarding this TTC, please email me at vivatreginacrafts@yahoo.com or convo me on Etsy. ♥
 
(If you are interested in sponsoring a prize for the TTC, please contact/convo me.)

~Regina~

The Winners of our FIRST TTC!!!

Hi everyone! Well, we had great participation with our first ever TTC! We had 18 entries and 10 Finalists (which happened to work out perfectly). During the voting we had 52 votes, which I think is a good number. And there were two clear winners. And soooo....

*drumroll please*
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A big CONGRATULATIONS to

Bobbie won with her entry, The Feel of Autumn

And Lindsay won with her entry, The frost is on the pumpkin


And their prizes for winning are:

1) The receive handmade plates from LadyMaysFabritique

2) A free ad on our team blog. Look at the right-hand side of the page and you should see their new ad buttons. They will stay up until the next winners are announced. :)

3) A feature on our team blog. This will come later. Either later today or just later in the week. But I'll post in the forums when it's up!

So congrats again to our winners.

The next TTC starts today so get those Treasuries made!

~Regina~


Monday, November 1, 2010

Team Treasury Challenge FINALS - Autumn/Fall

Hello all! Well, I think we had a lot of fun with our first ever Team Treasury Challenge! We had EIGHTEEN entries and they were all beautiful! You can see them all HERE.

Of the 18 entries, I picked the top TEN entries with the most COMMENTS. Because each shop is only allowed one entry into the FINALS, some of you may have made two or three Treasuries and some of your additional Treasuries might have had more comments then some of the other finalists but I could only select ONE of your Treasuries so I picked the one with the most comments. I hope that makes sense, if not, feel free to post your question in the Comments below and I'll answer them as I get them. :)

So here are our finalists! Please make sure to vote below! Voting ends November 7th and I will announce the first winners of the Team Treasury Challenge on November 8th. [I wrote all titles EXACTLY as they are in the Treasury in case you would like to search for them by title.]

How to vote:
1)Review the finalists below.
2)Vote using the poll on the right side of the page.
3)Pass the word on to others, let them see our awesome Treasuries and see items made by Christian friends.
4)Please note: YOU CAN ONLY VOTE ONCE! Make sure you select the Treasury you want to vote for. You cannot change your vote. Voting ends November 7th.


Autumn is Here!

The frost is on the pumpkin

fall color

The Feel of Autumn

Fantastic Fall

Warm and cosy!

Warm and Cozy Fall

Life Abundantly

Harvest Party

Cruchy Leaves and Pumpkin Spice Lattes....FALL:)

Please vote and pass this post on to EVERYONE! :)

~Regina~

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Newbies!! Let's start with Julie!

 1. Shop Name(s): Anchor Greetings


2. First Name: Julie

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? I bought my first item on Etsy in April. I created my banner in May. I posted my first item for sale in September.

4. Married/Single? single

5. Birthday Month/Day: May 28

6. What state/country do you live in? Kansas, USA

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? No children yet.

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? Several years ago, I started making cards and other paper crafts for the youth ministry at church.

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? Lately, I’ve been spending much of my free time working on cards (free time as in time outside of my day job).

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry?


11. How long have you been a Christian? Since childhood, but I embraced my faith as my own and not as my parents’ when I was in college. Eventually, I started to read Christian history/spiritual books and that increased my spiritual growth and appreciation.

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? I like the ‘Christmas Cards – LOVE – Set of 12.’ It was my first Christmas card design that I made and gave to friends and family. I also love the ‘Stationery – Early Christian Symbol – Dolphin – Set of 4.’ I saw footage of a beached, dead dolphin on the Gulf Coast due to the oil spill. No dolphin should ever be that color. Also ‘The Cove’ documentary… These two reasons inspired this card.

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Go horseback-riding in Colorado. Also, I’ve never been on a cruise.

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? Veggies and dip, a gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream and sample cards/envelopes for everyone.

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? sweet

What type is it? I’m in a prayer group, but not in church ministry at this time.

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? A couple of cute birds

17. Which of these three would you prefer to do? Hang glide, bungee jump, or sit by the pool and be waited on hand and foot? Hang glide, because that would mean being in a beautiful place

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have? A Bible stuffed with photos of family and prayer cards and notes.

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? It doesn’t have a name, but now that you’ve mentioned it, I’m going to think of a name.

20. Is there any other type of item that you would like to add to your current shop? I’m selling prints at my first craft show in November, so I’ll be adding that later (using all the cardboard protective sheets for the craft show). I have a few other ideas but it’s too early to tell.

Say Hi to Sally!

1. Shop Name(s)

allthingshomey

2. First Name
Sally

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community?
I listed my first item on October 6th, 2010

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name
Single

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year.
October 31

6. What state/country do you live in?
Florida, USA

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age?
Yes, I have three daughters and 12 grandchildren. Do you really want all their names?

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy?
I started cutting paper dolls when I was 7 and have done crafts every since. I still have over 200 of those paper dolls, but I don't play with them anymore.

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do?
Look at other etsy shops, of course!

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry?Yes
What type is it?
I am part of our Prayer Ministry Team. I, and another lady, have a ministry to Juvenile inmates in jail being tried as adults. It is called 'Arts Inside'.

11. How long have you been a Christian?
I was a Christian for 16 years before I became Born Again at age 36. Hm-m, that's about 29 years ago.

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now?
Isn't it always the last item posted. It is a Thanksgiving Hanger I created out of the tons of Vintage stuff I have.

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet?
Paint a beautiful landscape with lavender growing in the foreground.

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing?
Buttermilk Fudge

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
Sweet

16. What type of pets do you have, if any?
I have a cat that adopted me. My grandson named him Woody because his fur looks like wood grain.

17. Which of these three would you prefer to do? Hang glide, bungee jump, or sit by the pool and be waited on hand and foot?
Gotta be, sit by the pool and be waited on hand and foot...for at least 15 minutes, then I would be bored.

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have?
A bathroom!

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it?
Poor thing doesn't have a name.

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop?
Oh my, yes. IF I just had time.

Welcome Rose!

1. Shop Name(s): ShePlaysWithFire
2. First Name: Rose

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? On and off since Etsy Started both as a buyer and a seller. I used to have a Soap and Candle shop.

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name: Married to a wonderful man of God. Marty

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year.: September 17

6. What state/country do you live in? Southern California

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age?
I have 4 Children. Michelle 27, Rose 23, Dean 22 and Martin 10

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? I have been melting glass to make Lampworked beads for a little over a year now.

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? What free time? ;) I take care of my family, blog, melt glass, go to church, soccer games, garden and cook.
10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry?
I have my own.
What type is it?
I have a Christan based blog on frugal living.

11. How long have you been a Christian? I always believed in God and prayed but as for publicly accepting Christ, probably about 20 years now.

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? The beads in this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59224514/multicolor-lampwork-bead-bangle I love the colors I was able to bring out of that glass.

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Move out of California. It's too hot here. LOL

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? Chocolate anything.

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Both

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? I'm on staff of 2 cats that let me live in their house.

17. Which of these three would you prefer to do? Hang glide, bungee jump, or sit by the pool and be waited on hand and foot? None. The pool idea is great except I'm not one for being waited on. If I could hang glide inside of a commercial plane, I would pick that. LOL

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have? Jesus as the pilot.

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? Ford truck?

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? Well I am going to be adding some big holed beads that fit those Pandora/Troll/Biagi bracelets. I am also going to be adding some beads for people to use in their hair. Hopefully I can do that and get those listed in the next week or so.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Team Treasury Challenge - Autumn/Fall

Hello all!

Regina here - I am one of the newest writers of the team blog. And I have a very special announcement for you all:

We are going to start a new team event that will take place once or twice a month. It is... a Team Treasury Challenge (TTC for short). So... you might be asking yourself, "Self, what is a Team Treasury Challenge?" Well... basically, we (as a team) are going to make Treasuries, promoting fellow team members, putting TeamCAC out there more as a whole to hopefully gain more exposure, all the while making a game of the whole thing and having lots of fun. Below are the rules which will hopefully answer any other questions you may have.

Here are the Rules:

1. All team members are allowed to participate.

2. To participate, you must make a Treasury that is your interpretation of the Challenge Theme. In this case, the Challenge Theme is Autumn/Fall.

3. You must include at least 10 items from TeamCAC members.

4. You must tag your Treasury with "teamcac", "challenge", "autumnfall", in order for your Treasury to be counted as an entry. You can use any other tags you want, but to be counted as an entry, it must include those three tags.

5. The top 10 (TEN) Treasuries with the most COMMENTS (not views, not clicks but COMMENTS) will be entered among the "Finals". The "Finals" will then be posted to the Team Blog where we all get to go vote for our favorites.

6. The top 2 (TWO) Finals with the highest number of votes will get a free ad on our Team Blog and a special feature on the team blog which will include items from their shop (or custom items they may do per request) and so on. The ads will stay up until the next winners are announced and then they will be switched out.

7. There is no limit to the number of Treasuries you can make, but you are only allowed ONE Treasury (per shop) in the Finals.

So... does that make sense? Clear as mud? Haha, go make your Treasuries with your interpretation of "Autumn/Fall" and make sure you tag it appropriately and make sure you use the appropriate number of team members. Remember... a variety of items is a great way to go.

The TTC will be open until Sunday, October 31st. Then I will start sifting through the Treasuries to determine the Finals and they will be posted on the team blog next week. So have fun and of course...

...if you have any additional questions regarding this TTC, please email me at vivatreginacrafts@yahoo.com

~Regina~

Monday, October 18, 2010

Our Current Team Celebrity! Congratulations on being published in Bride's Magazine!

This is just a quick interview, I wish I could  visit with Amelie for a lot longer.  Check out her shoppe by clicking on the title of this post!
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1)How long have you been making these wonderful pet hats?
I started making the hats about two years ago.

2)Where did the original idea come from to make them?
I was searching for a niche for my artistic endeavours. I was researching to see what I could offer on Etsy that would be unique (I also paint, but Etsy seems to not be a good venue for that). I found this incredible Japanese company that was making items for cats. Then I found the Alchemy listing on Etsy (request custom item), where somebody was looking for a cape and witch hat for their cat. That's how I started to recognize the need for specific, lightweight items for cats (although a small market), and I was ready to take the challenge.

3)Which is your personal favorite?
I like each one of them, but if I have to choose one... that would probably be the cowboy hat.

4)Tell us about the initial contact from Bride Magazine.
Brides Magazine contacted me back in May, and requested a few items. I was not sure if it was really them, and I posted on the team tread asking for input about it. 

5)Did you supply the pic for them, or did they do their own photo shoot with it?
I sent the items for the photo shoot, they took the pics and then sent the items back.

6)If you were overwhelmed with orders today how many would you be able to make in a day?
Do nights count? :) I am still working on picturing how it would be to be overwhelmed with orders. When I can, I will be able to figure that out.

7)Are your pet hats available anywhere other than etsy?
There is this new venue, yeepet.com, where I have items under the name Glamour Cat. 

8)Do you wear hats as your cat does? Do y'all have matching sets?
No, I don't, but I do wear berets in winter, and I plan on offering matching sets of berets in the future.

9)How were you notified of you hat actually making the magazine?
They contacted me through Etsy, letting me know which one was selected and when it would appear in the magazine.

10)Do you have any words of encouragement or insight on getting your work known so publicly?
God does make His things beautiful in His time. I would say to do everything as for God and His blessings will come in the right way, and the right time.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Welcome Melinda!!

1. Shop Name(s)

Raven Hill Pottery
http://www.ravenhillpottery.etsy.com/

2. First Name
Melinda

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community?
I joined on December 5, 2009...but my shop has only been open for a month!

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name
Married...James (Jim)
5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year.
November 15th
6. What state/country do you live in?
Florida/USA
7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age?
I have 5 children
Christopher 33
Cory 33
Jayme 32
James 30
Nicholas 29
8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy?
I've been making pottery for 20 years

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do?
Spend time with my family
Photography
Design
Write
Read
Swim
Watch movies
10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry?
What type is it?
No

11. How long have you been a Christian?
32 years

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now?
http://www.etsy.com/listing/55805885/oak-leaf-ruffle-bowl-glazed-in-spring

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet?
Travel to Europe...especially Portugal, so I can see where my grandparents were born.

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing?
Homemade cheesecake

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
Sweet!

16. What type of pets do you have, if any?
Right now, we have a rabbit!

17. Which of these three would you prefer to do? Hang glide, bungee jump, or sit by the pool and be waited on hand and foot?
I would rather be in the pool, not sitting by it!
And as far as being waited on, it's nice sometimes, but not all the time!
18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have?
I really don't think I'd be on a rocket to the moon because I don't like to fly!
But if I was, I would want my husband!

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it?
My car doesn't have a name, but my electric kiln does...her name is Charlotte.
20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop?
Yes...I have soooo many ideas and designs in my head...they keep me up at night!

Newbies!! Let's start with Karen!!

 1.Shop Name(s) inkspired


2. First Name Karen

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? April 2008

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name Married 29 ½ years, Michael

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. 12/04

6. What state/country do you live in? Colorado

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? Peter 23

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy?

The beading I resumed about 7 yrs. ago. I first learned from my dad when I was about 8yrs.old. Collecting vintage books, about 6 yrs. ago – collecting books, especially children’s - about 45 yrs! Dominoes about 9 yrs. ago. Bottlecaps 6 yrs.ago. Altered paper dolls – about 3 yrs. Crafting? About 48 years!

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do?

Play the piano, read, bead, watch old movies, jigsaw puzzles

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry?

What type is it? I have taught Improv theater, How to make dinners for 30 days, Making stamped holiday cards

11. How long have you been a Christian? 38 yrs.

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? I love Disney, so perhaps it would be my new Disney bottlecaps. I don’t know, I love them all!

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Learn to crochet, finish needlework projects, and frame more scherensnitte. Visit Europe.

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing?

A dessert. I love to bake.

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? My husband laughs at me because I have to have just the right balance of those 2! I will commonly eat a dill pickle after ice cream, or a cookie (just 1!) after popcorn. If I had to pick, I would say salty.

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? We currently have a Great Dane and my sister-in-law’s cat. I also have lots of dust bunnies.

17. Which of these three would you prefer to do? Hang glide, bungee jump, or sit by the pool and be waited on hand and foot? No question, Hang glide.

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have?

Christian music to listen to, and a bag of Fritos.

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? The Van.

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? I have more altered paper dolls to add, and I have scherensnitte to add. I also have bottlecap holiday ribbons to start adding. I am looking forward to making more painted rock cottages, and perhaps some more rock gnomes. I also have handmade, vintage paper ornaments to list. Oh! And felt Christmas ornaments.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Say Hi to Misty!

 1. Shop Name(s) MistysBeadworks


2. First Name Misty

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? A little over a year

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name Married for 5 1/2 wonderful years, spouse's name-Curt

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. June 23

6. What state/country do you live in? California, USA

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? No children. 3 grown step-daughters

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? About 4 years

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? That would be...making jewelry !

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry?

What type is it? Not on a ministry team at this time.

11. How long have you been a Christian? 16 years

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? My 'Copper Vine' Necklace

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Not sure if this is referring to Etsy or life in general; if it's the latter, I'd say go on a cruise preferably to Alaska.

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? A frozen yogurt pie, and a friendly attitude

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? sweet

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? Just one, the best cat on the planet

17. Which of these three would you prefer to do? Hang glide, bungee jump, or sit by the pool and be waited on hand and foot? Oh for sure, sit by the pool and be waited on.

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have? My Bible

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? Nope, I've never named my cars.

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? More of my jewelry items as soon as I get them photographed. We recently moved and are atill figuring out the best spot for good photos.