Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Some More Newbies starting with Sharron!

1. My Bible companion


2. Sharron

3. Just joined the community. Had a store since 11/09.

4. Married-George

5. 4/23.

6. Colorado/USA

7.Nathan who is autistic with developmental delays he will be 13 this month.

8. Journals for 18 years. Greeting cards for 6 or 7 years.

9. I like to read, listen to smooth jazz, or watch HGTV.

10. Currently not associated with a church. Our community is just finally getting a few different churches.

11. Been a Christian for over 40 years.

12. Right now I don't have a favorite item in my store.

13. Build a successful business while working from home.

14. Chocolates and Pepsi

15. I have to have both to offset each other. Chips and cake.

16. No pets. I love cats.

17. Afraid of heights so I'll just sit by the pool and be waited on hand and foot.

18. My Bible. If I could bring two it would be my Bible and a parachute.

19. Annabel

20. I plan to add a variety of journals, vintage tags and cards.

Welcome Julee!

1. Shop Name(s)ImJewelee.etsy.com


2. First Name I am "Julee" which could be confusing but everyone seems to get it

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? 2 years

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name Married to my wonderful husband Thomas

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. April 2nd

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? Yes a lovely daughter named Kallee (pronounced Callie) and she is 11 GOD story on how we got Kallee

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

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? Free Time? Hmmm... play with Kallee

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

I am a prayer warrior and love to pray for anyone a lot of my customers have me pray for them and I attend an old fashioned country church where we all meet together from all age groups

What type is it?

11. How long have you been a Christian? since 1999 AWESOME story on how I was saved too

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? Oh my probably my XO Bails that is a GOD story too

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Alaskan cruise (maybe)

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? Smiles jokes and Chocolate Pound Cake

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Mix them up please

16. What type of pets do you have, if any?1 sweet 97 pound yellow lab 1 mischevious little chihuahua and shitzhu mix puppy and 1 sweet Kalleeco cat

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? Sit by the pool with my camera and take pictures

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have? Nothing you can't put me on a rocket.. no way!!! If I had to go my bible then!!!

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it?No

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? Constantly adding tweaking and changing... so YES I am designing new findings all of the time!



Thank you and have a very blessed day.

xoxo Julee

Say hello to Ava!

1. Shop Name(s) lavenderdreams4ever


2. First Name Ava

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? February 17, 2010

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name Married 25 years to Billy

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. July 27

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? 3 children. Joseph, 24 Amber, 23 Justin, 21

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? About 6 months

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

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

What type is it? Not behind a pulpit but I am a written Epistle

11. How long have you been a Christian? 25 years

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? Green patterned herbal dream pillow http://www.etsy.com/listing/46859192/green-patterned-herbal-dream-pillow-in



13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Go on a cruise

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? My famous dinner rolls and my sense of humor!

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Hmmmm...That's a hard one! But I would say salty!

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? A little dog with a big attitude named Chloe

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? Being I'm like a cat in a tree I'd say the latter!

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have? Oh, boy! I'd have to be sedated to be on that rocket! So I'd say I'd bring my bible!

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? Nellie Bell

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? lavender/mint soap even though I've never made it!

Another Newbie!! Welcome to Heather!!!!

1. Shop Name(s)
BuyWAHM and iheartwhimsy; son's shop is CollectableArts

2. First Name
Heather

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community?
March 2010

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name
M, Donny

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year.
11/13

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age?
M. 10, K. 8
8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy?
Started baby/toddler organic clothing and cloth diaper biz 10 years ago, getting back into things after a lengthy hiatus!

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do?
LOL I guess I would have to say when not working on my biz, dh biz, church stuff or teaching, etc. etc., I research homeschool curriculum (cuz there's always something better out there!)
10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry?
What type is it?
Food mission volunteer (this is my heart! especially helping the homeless--my kids and I are handing out food and packing bags every week), finance committee, head usher, help w/children's program

11. How long have you been a Christian?
Baptized 11 years ago, "born again" 5 years ago.

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now?
I like the bonefish applique tee, my boys each have one and they look awesome on, people say they look so cool and different. I used to make my boys the cutest clothes when they were bitty and I just love that I can still make boutique kinda stuff for them (that they like and will wear!) even tho they are getting so big!

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet?
Finish a Master's degree.

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing?
My kids and the potato salad.
15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
Depends on my mood, sometimes the time of day lol.
16. What type of pets do you have, if any?
Let's just say we do NOT have birds or reptiles at this time! One dog (big enough to count as 2), 3 cats, 1 lop eared bunny, 1 rat, 2 gerbils, 1 exceptionally old Zebra Danio
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 have to say poolside
18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have?
A way back home!!
19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it?
It is commonly referred to as "the dirty green van, yes, that is green under there"

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop?
I am in the process of adding more baby and toddler things to BuyWAHM and transferring the other things to iheartwhimsy. I am seriously thinking about getting into cloth diapers again!

Welcome Jess!


1. Shop Name: Jessica Evelyn Creations


2. First Name: Jess

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community?: Since July 2009

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name: Single

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year.: 3/21

6. What state/country do you live in?: North Carolina

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their 1st name and age? No children (The hansom little guy in the picture is my nephew)

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? Since last summer… the actual skill of crocheting I’ve been practicing since I was 14.

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? Sing, play guitar and violin and write music

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

What type is it? I’m involved with the house of prayer in North Carolina helping build 24/7 prayer. I’m a worship leader and singer.

11. How long have you been a Christian? Since 1999

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? It’s a toss up between the earwarmers and the owl appliqu├ęs.

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Travel to Europe

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? A 3 layer strawberry cake that may or may not be from a box ;-)

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Sweet

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? I have a cat named Abby

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. Bungee jumping is a little too extreme and I would get bored sitting by the pool

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? Little Blue Car

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? I’m actually working on making dish cloths and I think it would be cool to sell a blanket or 2… but those take a long time to make.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Some Newbies!! Let's start with Debbie!

Hi! Ok, here goes.......


1. StationaryCreations ( spelled with an "a" as I am disabled or somewhat "stationary". play on words, usually no one gets it, they just correct my spelling!! LOL )

2. Debbie

3. Since Sept. 27 2008

4. Married to Peter

5. May 8

6. Massachusetts, USA

7.Three children... 21, 19, and 6. Nick, Gabriella, and Luke.

8.I have been stencilling for about 20 years, but houses and when pregnant, I did stationery for family. When I could no longer be a trauma nurse due to illness, my friends suggested I switch back to making cards again, which I have evolved the style of quite a bit.

9.I love to read!! I watch television, spend time with my children and husband, one sister is closest, she is a crafter also. I also just got a new bicycle, a beach cruiser, to enjoy a little non impact exercise and get out of the house.

10. I sell cards at church events and coffee hour when asked, and give a percent of the profit to the church, while spreading the word of God through my stationery and cards I sell, I used to garden for them but cannot anymore, I did do CCD, or Catholic teaching to the younger children before First Communion, I answer calls for help from anyone who is down or wants to have a visit.

11.I have been a Christian in my definition since 1995, when I took it upon myself to further my church participation and place my children in Christian schooling. My parents did not raise us with any religious participation for their own reasons. So I would say 1995, and definitely heightened in 2001 when I got very sick and began attending daily worship.

12. I would say my favorite item in my shop are my cards to be given out to Sobriety Groups, in which I hand stamp messages of Faith and prayers and such on Sobriety anniversary nights. ( AA, NA, so on) I like to have a person get a card with a personal touch, not from a chain store.

13. Visit the graves of my beloved grandparents, who lived into my 20's long enough to see my own children. But when I go there, or think of it, I cry and get very sad from missing them. They were a huge influence in my childhood, both sides.

14. My spaghetti sauce and meatballs with fresh basil in it from my organic garden.

15. Combination, Chex honey mix is sweet and salty!

16.I love dogs but we have allergy problems in the family.

17. Hang glide. I love the feeling of weightlessness!!!

18.My Guy de Maupassant book collection.

19. It does not, but it is getting on in years, so I think it will be named soon!

20.I would like to get good at personalized stationery, but I have not tried it yet, as my items are completely made by hand and the letters might come out crooked. ( I tried) I use no machines, not even to cut paper.

Welcome Derrel!

1. Shop Name(s) WoodtrekerDesign


2. First Name Derrel

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? Just joined

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name Married, Lynn

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. 03/17

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

7. Do you have any children? Yes

Will you tell us their lst name and age? Names below... all ages are over 21... three grandchildren...

Dera

Lorri

Talitha

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? Just joined but I have been woodworking for about 6-8 years but more serious in the last three.

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? Woodworking, being with my wife and family

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry? I have been in the ministry for over 37 years...

What type is it? I am a Senior Minister

11. How long have you been a Christian? Over 40 years

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? I have yet to list my items... I am still figuring this out, taking pictures and learning how to do it

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? More turning designs and some different items

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? Fruit Pie that I make

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Neither I am diabetic and not suppose to eat lots of salt...

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? No pets at present but have have just everything in the past

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 of these... I would rather walk in the woods with my wife

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

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? Big Red Truck

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? I am dreaming of items to add as I build up my repertoire.

From Bobbie...aka Inspired by Marie Her Secret Sister Gift

Here is my wonderful gift from knitkitbox!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

How to Make Your Banner in Picnik

Hello! This is Erin, from Creek Bed Threads, and I'm going to be doing a few guest posts on the teamCAC blog here and there. This tutorial, which is also posted on my blog, is great for when you want to change up the look of your Etsy shop or blog quickly and easily.

Today I am going to show you how to make an Etsy or blogger banner for free, using the online photo editing program called picnik! Etsy banners are very simple to make, but can often be very frustrating if you're not used to using photo software. For those of you without an Etsy shop, but with a blog, it's also nice to have a banner stating your name and what you do at the top of your blog, rather than just text. This will teach you how to do that! Please note that you can click each image to enlarge it.

I'm going to use a standard Etsy banner size to do this, which is 760 pixels wide by 100 pixels tall. If you're not familiar with pixels, it's ok, you really don't need to be. It's basically just the way computers measure size, similar to inches or centimeters. A one by one pixel square is just a very very tiny dot on your computer screen.

First, let me give you the starting template. This is just a plain old rectangle, but I've colored it a very slight gray. This color will not necessarily show up in your final banner unless you want it to, but it's easier to see in picnik.

To start, click on the image below. It will open in a new window (it is necessary to open it in a new window in order to get the correct size).  Then right click the image, and save it to your computer somewhere where you will remember it. Feel free to rename it however you'd like.

blank etsy banner

Now head over to picnik. You'll see this:



Go ahead and click on 'Get started now!' You'll then want to click 'Upload photos' and choose the image that you just saved.

Now you will see the gray box in picnik. We're ready to get going now!

Click the tab at the top that says "Create". Below that, click on "Text".

For now, we're going to leave the gray box - we can change it later.  Instead, we're going to go ahead and add some text, like your blog or shop name, and a tag line. To do this, click on the "text" button.   In the box, type your blog/shop name, I'll use Creek Bed Threads. Click "Add". Now you can change the color to whatever you'd like.  Remember, we'll change the background color in a minute.  Look for the "text properties" box and click whichever color you'd like. To change the font, click any font on the left side menu.  Make sure you don't choose a "Premium" font, though, you have to pay for these!  There are a lot of great free fonts available.

You can also resize your text by dragging the corners of the text box.  To add additional text, just head back to the box in the top left, type your additional text, and click "Add".



Now we're going to add some color behind the text. Click on the "Stickers" link, which is right next to the "Text" link you clicked earlier.



Look along the left hand side of your screen. You'll see many different options. The first thing we want to do is change the background color. To do this, we're just going to add a solid colored rectangle. Scroll down until you see "Geometric" and click on it. Click on your image and drag it to create a new box. Use the sizing handles to make it about the same size, or a little larger, than the original gray box. Now you can adjust the color of the rectangle by choosing a color in the "sticker properties" box. Just click anywhere on the colors shown to choose the color you want. I've shown this one in pink.


But what happened to our text????  With the rectangle selected, right click and click "send to back".  This will put it behind your text!

Now is the time you may want to play with placement, colors, etc. Each time you click on an object (your rectangle, text, etc.) you will see a properties box. This is where you can change the color, font, etc.

If you'd like a border around your image, add another rectangle in the same manner as before, but size it slightly smaller than your image. This will create a "border". Again, it will hide your text at first, but right click and click "send backward" ("send to back" will push it too far back). Repeat the right click - "send backward" until you can see all of your text.

Ok, now it's time to make it pretty. Make sure you're still on the "Stickers" menu. Now you can scroll around and check out all of the fun images and icons they have for you to use. There are many options! Beware for the "premium only" icons, though, you can't get these for free. Keep scrolling down and there will be more free options!

Here is what I chose to do. Notice that I changed my background rectangle to pink, and added another white rectangle on top - but this time I used the option with the rounded corners rather than the square corners. I also added some squiggly leaf things - these are actually two stickers that I arranged to touch, making it look like one. You can easily flip, rotate, and otherwise edit the stickers from the properties window that shows up when you click the object. Remember, to change the layering of any object, right click on it, and click "send backward" or "bring forward". If you want to send it all the way to the back or front of your objects, click "send to back" or "bring to front".



Here is another option I played around with, just keeping the gray background.



Once you're satisfied, click the "save and share" tab.  It should realize that you want to save it at 760x100 pixels, but just check to make sure.  Then click "save photo"!  That's it!  Now it's ready to be added to your shop or blog.



I would LOVE to see your creations if you try this!  Please leave links!  And if you have questions or need clarification on anything, just comment below and I'll try to respond below as well.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Say Hi to Sheri!

Shop Name(s)SherisGoGreen.etsy.com, SherisSoapOpera.etsy.com

2. First Name: Sheri

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? October 2009

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name Married to Bruce

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. 8/5

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? 5 children! From ages 16-26

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? I have been crafting most of my life. I have several different interests at the time. I sell felted jewlery, curious plush creatures, soaps (on SherisSoapOpera.etsy.com), Recycled t-shirts and pillowcase skirts, purses and so many other odds and ends!

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? I love spending time with family and enjoying life.

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry? My husband and I are volunteers for Make-A-Wish Foundation for kids with life threatening illnesses. My son had leukemia when he was 12 and is 16 now and in complete remission, thanks be to God! So this charity is near and dear to our hearts since my son was the recipient of a wish. It is our ministry.
What type is it?

11. How long have you been a Christian? I've been a Christian since I was 10 years old, learning more and more what it is to be a "follower of Jesus" every day.

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? My stuffed animal plushies. They are so fun to make.

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Go to Oregon to visit my daughter.

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? Probably something to drink, pop,lemonade , coffee. That way I wouldn't have to "compete" with all the really great cooks!

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

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? 2 dogs, a mutt and a naught Jack Russell Terrier with a temperment only a mother could love, and that mother is ME!:)

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? Well...ok....the pool thing sounds pretty good to me.;)
18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have? My Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Coffee with just the right amount of cream...ahhhhhh

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

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? Felted animals and more plushies!

Newbie!!!!! Michellee

1. Shop Name(s)reachmichellee(sewmuchmichellee) going to start adding to theshabbystudio


2. First Name Michelle

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? two years

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name: Married, My sweetie's name is Steve. I call him Stevie.

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. Oct. 24

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

7. Do you have any children? 3 young adult ladies Will you tell us their lst name and age? Janna 24, Nykke 22, Mandy 20

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? I've crafting all my life, but the pillowcase dresses prob. year and half. Sewing since I was 10 years old.

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? read Bible, craft, sew, scrapbook, surf internet, ride Harley with honeybunch.

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry? I am over our Children's Ministry of 150 or so little ones. Plus, worhsip team, women's ministry.

What type is it? I think I answered this question above.

11. How long have you been a Christian?I accept Jesus at age 7 so about 35 years.

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? White Eyelet Pillowcase Dresses

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Do craft shows and put some items in local stores; try making soy candles

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing?bible, something sweet to eat

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?I like both, its according to my mood. but mainly salty

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? my husband has a dog, shes a boston terrier.

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 rather sit by a pool, but not to 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? Lulu

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop?

more children items, and sewon and in my other shop im going to start adding, soy candles, and some vintage items,

Welcome Alison! (I love that name!)

1. Shop Name(s) - Creative Moments

2. First Name - Alison

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? Since January 2010

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name - Married - Ken

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. November 27

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? Yes, Kiley-7 yrs, Mia-6, Christian - 7 months

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

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? Create! :)

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

What type is it?

11. How long have you been a Christian? Took Jesus Crist as my savior in 1996

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? My Mother's Day Cards

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Traveled around the word

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

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Sweets for sure

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? - 2 dogs (outside) Cocker Spaniel & Pomeranian

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? Pool - I live in Florida after all! :)

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have? My iPod - it's a long trip!

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? "Momma Mobile"

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? I would like to create more Personalized Tags & other crafts.

Another Man on the Team!

1. PebbleCrossingStudio


2. Zachary

3. Less than a month

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6. Allen, Texas

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8. Quite a few years

9. Graphic Design, Web Design, Music, Woodworking

10. No.

11. Since I was born

12. Custom Logo Design

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16. An Aussie/Border Collie Puppy

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20. Web Design and more logo design packages

Hi Amy! We are glad to have you!

1. Shop Name(s) Whisperinggarden & amylee34

2. First Name AMY

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? 1 year in June

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name Married, Hubby is Jason

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. 3-12

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? Nate 16, Maddie 12, Violet 1 1/2

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? 10 years

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? Cook, bird watch, collect sea glass

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

What type is it? Evangelist Dad's a minister

11. How long have you been a Christian? my whole life!

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? http://www.etsy.com/listing/42269269/eastern-blue-bird

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32534809

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? travel to the west coast

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? Lot's of laughter

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

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? NONE 3 kids here!!

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? Site by the pool and be waited on LOL

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

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? NO

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop?

There is always room to improve, but not sure where or what yet.

Another Newbie! Amy!!!

1. Shop Name(s) CustomCreationzNMore


2. First Name Amy

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? since March

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name Married to Ronald for 22 years

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. July 20

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? Dusty 21,Dylan 18, Amber 16

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

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? read, craft, play with animals

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

What type is it? I am part of the women's ministry at New Life Church of God

11. How long have you been a Christian? 25 years

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? the puppy pajamas

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? travel more and learn tatting

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? definately dessert Key Lime Cake

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? sweet

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? red belly parrot, lovebird, cockatiel, 3 hairless chimese crested dogs, 1 powderpuff chinese crested dog, and a chihuahua/rat terrier mix

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 or sit by the pool...not bungee jump

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

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? no name

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? knitting and crochet needle holders, project bags, maybe some jewelry and artwork.

Welcome Heather!!!!


1. Shop Name(s): ItsMyFavorite. It's named that because I endeavor to make items that become a new favorite (like my favorite shirt, my favorite purse, etc)... items intended for everyday use, but look like something you would save for special occasions. The name is also a play on something my son says all the time - he has lots of favorites and it makes me smile. When you love so many things, you are bound to be content!


2. First Name: Heather

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? 1 month - I am new!

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name: married

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year.: April Fool's Day

6. What state/country do you live in?: Ga, US

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age?: toddler boy/girl twins. I prefer to protect their names

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy?: I have been crafting all my life - mostly quilts and things for the home. Some of that is on Etsy. The clothing is a newer addition - started with a desperate need to find something fo my kids to get thier spring pictures in that was both cute (for boy and girl twins) and reflected their personalities. I made a skirt and two applique shirts - they were a hit and a business was born!

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? Play with my kids, cook, and hang out with my sweet hubby.

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry? :I am very involved in my church

What type is it?

11. How long have you been a Christian? I gre up in a Christian home. I made my own commitment and was baptized in high school

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? Has to be the dino cuddle quilt - it was a custom order that I fell in love with. It's luxuriously cuddly and cute, too! Second fav would be the busy bags - my kids take theirs everywhere and they are currently selling like hotcakes! (sold 26 last week!)

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? in my shop? Shorts for boys. All of my work is my design and I haven't settled on a design I really like. In life? visit Israel. I would love to walk where Jesus walked. (I think the shorts are likely to come first!)

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? (depends on the audience and the time of year - I make so many things!)

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?- oh both! I love them mixed - I even put pretzels or peanuts in my icecream!

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? - 2 yorkies - both named after chocolate, and a varying number of fish (currently Mickey, Toodles, and Nebachadnezzer)

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? Beach, no doubt. I would love to hang glide someday, but feel terribly responsible to stay alive now that I have kids....not so brave now. Bungee jumping holds NO appeal to me.

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? Ed (the eddie bauer ford explorer) and Ava (the toyota avalon). I know - creative.... the hubby names the cars.

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? zillions of things - I try to add a new item everyday... that won't keep up forever

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Say Hi to Erin!

1. Shop Name(s)
Happily Ever Always

2. First Name
Erin

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community?
January '10

4. Married/Single?
Married to Ben.

5. Birthday Month/Day.
July 14

6. What state/country do you live in?
Currently in Wisconsin, United States, but that may change soon.

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age?
Just one. A baby girl named Gretchen, who is still in my tummy. She's due August 6

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy?
I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I sell one-of-a-kind handmade charms and paintings in my shop.

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do?
Sew. Right now I am pregnant, so I like to sleep in my free time (which there isn't much of, since I have a regular job and am trying to build my etsy business into something sustainable)

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry?
What type is it?
My husband is in the seminary to become a pastor. He will finish his training in May and we will get called to an as-yet unknown location.

11. How long have you been a Christian?
I was raised Christian.

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now?
Definitely the Bard pendant charms and the Love your Flaws charm for charity.

3. What would you like to do that you have not done yet?
Visit India

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

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
I used to prefer salty, but now I prefer fruity - fruit smoothies are my new favorite food.

16. What type of pets do you have, if any?
No pets for me. Perhaps when we have a bigger place.

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?
You would find me by the pool.

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have?
My nephew - he's crazy about rockets nowadays.

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it?
It doesn't have a name. It's my car.

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop?
I am currently working on new charms, including Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and the six wives of Henry VIII. There are also plans for a breast cancer charity charm, and a new limited edition charm featuring my own original artwork inspired by The Kinks' song "This Time Tomorrow"

Welcome Crystal!

1. Shop Name(s): Lost and Refound Designs

2. First Name: Crystal

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community?: Since March 2010

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name: Single

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year: August 24

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

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

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy?: for about 4 years

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do?: other than shop on Etsy and work on my latest project? I love to read, watch movies, and spend time with my friends and family.

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

What type is it?: I do volunteer in the Children’s Ministry at my church and I am also a volunteer for Campus Crusade for Christ.

11. How long have you been a Christian?: I became a Christian when I was a senior in high school, so it’s been about 6 years now.

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now?: I really have a fondness in my heart for “White-Washed Sunrise.” It was my first piece that I posted and I just love the way it turned out.

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet?: Go to Ireland.

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing?: My famous homemade Bake Macaroni and Cheese

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?: Salty

16. What type of pets do you have, if any?: None at this time

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?: sit by the pool and be waited on hand and foot after going hang gliding.

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

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it?: Her name is Lily.

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop?: I’ve had requests for coasters and I’d love to do a desk at some point.