Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Newbie! April!!

1. Shop Name(s)Family Stitchery

2. First Name April

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? about a month

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

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

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

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

Robert 13

Michael 11

Crystal 8

Daniel 7

Christopher 5

Victoria 5 months

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? Cross Stitching since I was about 8

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

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry? No

What type is it?

11. How long have you been a Christian? Since 1986

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? Balloon Greeting Card

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

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

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? sweet

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? Yorkie, Bengal cat, fish

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? Handglide

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

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? none

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

Say Hi to Naomi!

1. Shop Name - GalwayGirlDesigns (www.Galwaygirldesigns.com)
2. First Name: Naomi

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

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name: Married to my best friend, Jerry

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. June 16th

6. What state/country do you live in? Currently stationed in Germany however I am an Irish Indiana girl.

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? We have a daughter, Alexia 11yr old

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

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? Spend time with my family, read (yes, I have a book addiction!), garden, and create

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry? I was a active member in AWANAs until school let out

What type is it? Childrens ministry

11. How long have you been a Christian? Made my decision as a young child (9yr old) however I was raised in a Christian home and God was always a part of my life.

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? The "A mother is love" notebook. I have to say I can't disagree with that statement. : )

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

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? My famous chocolate velvet cheesecake

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? As long as it has chocolate either is fine!

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? A cat and a husband (I'm sure that counts)

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!!!!

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have? Wool socks...because my feet are ALWAYS cold!

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

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? Baby slings, more embroidery items, and some European fabrics

Welcome Matthew to the Team!!

1. Shop Name(s)Wallpusher

2. First Name Matthew

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

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name Engaged to Margot

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. 6/26

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? none

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? 19 years

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? LOVE to hike mountains, fence, play paintball, tennis, the works!

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

What type is it? Haven't been on one for a while, but have in the past

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

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? Cow strap

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Become a kung fu master

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

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Both

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? turtle named spaceman

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

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

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

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? Would love to add some clothing ideas Ive had, and a holder for guitar picks.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This makes 3! Welcome Penny!

1. Shop Name(s)
pennytree

2. First Name
Penny

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

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name
divorced

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year.
November 18

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age?
a son, Noah, age 14

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy?
I have been crafting, sewing, painting for 30+ years. Currently I have fabric wall hangings, quilts and a mixed media painting for sale in my esty shop

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? create, read, hang out with Noah

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?
since 1973

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now?
the painting, I like the depth of the meaning and I also enjoy the wall hangings. I had an idea to make a family tree out of fabric, I did, it turned out great, its not for sale but the idea led to make the wall hangings I currently have for sale.

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet?
Make some money at all my crafting

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing?
Whatever I was asked to bring, or if left up to me it would be something store bought, I'm a lousy cook.

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
Usually salty, but I do have my sweet tooth days

16. What type of pets do you have, if any?
The sweetest dog ever, a malta-poo spaniel, 2 years old, spoiled rotten. His name is Coconut and his picture is on my shop page. My son also has a Jack Russel terrier mix, Angel and we have a mean cat, Sally Jean and Noah also has a spotted tail leopard gecko, Stickey.

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 provided I was given good istruction

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have?
Potatoes, when you get sick of them one way you can always fix them another way.


19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it?
Not yet I haven't really had it long enough to determine a personality yet

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop?
yes, copper wire trees, handmade books. Someday maybe not necessarily for etsy but I would love to write a childrens book

Newbies! Lets start with Jamie!

1. Shop Name(s) Tanner's Touch

2. First Name Jamie

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? About 2 months under this shop name. About 2 years under my old account.

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

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. May 9th

6. What state/country do you live in? I live outside Dallas, Texas, but grew up outside Chicago.

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? I have 3 kids. Paige is 5, Parker is 3, and Tanner is 1.

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? About 3 months.

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? I like to garden, watch movies, and play with my kids.

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry? I am the MOPS Coordinator at my church and also serve as a greeter.

What type is it?

11. How long have you been a Christian? I became a Christian in 2001.

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? I really like my teacher appreciation gifts.

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? If money wasn't an object, I would travel all the time!

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? This great Peanut Brittle Salad and my dance moves.

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Both.

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? I have a big Golden Retriever and two cats.

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? Um.... #3.

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have? Zanax-- just kidding. Oxygen would be helpful.

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

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? Some other platters, serving ware.

Welcome Amber!!

1. Shop Name: HeartEscapes


2. First Name: Amber

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community: Just a few months

4. Married/Single? Married 6 years on Saturday! My Hubby's name is Erik.

5. Birthday Month/Day... April 4th

6. What state/country do you live in? Northern California, just 15 miles from the Oregon border.

7. Do you have any children? No babies yet... maybe someday soon...

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? Jewelry: 1 year, Hair accessories: 6 months, Photography: a few years, Ceramics:6 months.

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? Craft, bake, cook, listen to music, play with my dogs, watch movies with my hubby, spend time with family & friends.

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

What type is it? I am a part of the music ministry (I sing). I have also been involved in teen ministries and child care at my previous church.

11. How long have you been a Christian? I have always considered myself a Christian, but I never really had a relationship with God until about 5 years ago.
12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? hmmm.... probably the Mt. Shasta Photograph

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Too many things to list! There are so many things I want to do....

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? Cake, for sure! I bake and decorate cakes on the side so that is what I always bring to parties!

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? I have a terrible sweet tooth!

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? We have two sweet dogs. Cammie is a black lab mix and is 3 years old. Shelby is a black lab and great dane mix and is 1 1/2 years old.

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, for sure. I went skydiving about 7 years ago, and I loved it!

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

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? Haha, no. I don't like my vehicles enough to name them!

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? I am hoping to add in some other hair accessories like headbands and clips. I am also hoping to have a sewing machine soon and then start making things with it. :-D

Friday, June 11, 2010

Regina won my Guess Who contest, this is her prize!! Check her out and say a prayer of agreement for her future child!!


. Shop Name(s) - Vivat Regina - www.vivatregina.etsy.com


2. First Name - Regina

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community? - I believe since June 2009.

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name - Married since December 2006 to Joey.

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

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? - We have an orange tabby named Topher (she's the oldest), a golden retriever named Lorie (she's the middle child) and our youngest is a fluffy, white kitten named Clara. My husband names all his pets after Lonesome dove characters: Gus (who we had to put down), Lorie, Clara. Whereas I gave Topher her name simply because I love that name a lot. :) BUT... on the human-children topic, we are in the VERY early stages of the adoption process. YAY! I hope we get approved and all that stuff! Prayers for that would be AWESOME!!!

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? - On Etsy I mostly list jewelry and sich items and I've been doing that for about a year now.

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? - What's free time? No really, I'm always busy. I'm a woman of many hobbies and I like to stay busy so I'm really always doing something. I even schedule in my quiet time and reading time because I don't want that to be an after though to something I do because I'm not doing anything else. I want it to be intentional and purpose-filled, so I schedule it. ;) I even schedule my R&R times... which reminds me... pedi this weekend? I hope so! :)

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

What type is it? - My husband Joey is the Youth & Family Minister at our congregation so that's our main ministry. But I also like to help out with the Children's ministry and Women's ministry. Anything I can do to help people or glorfiy God I'm all for!

11. How long have you been a Christian? - I was blessed to be born and raised in a Christian family and am very thankful for that. I was baptized into Christ when I was 10 years old and except for a very rough few years there during college, I've been a faithful Christian.

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? - My chunky rock (howlite-type stuff) jewelry! I think it's super fun to wear and have several pieces that I keep for myself to wear! It just goes with SOOO many outfits and I LOVE IT!!

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Travel. My husband and I never got a honeymoon and since we've been married, we've never even gone anywhere alone. We always go visit family and such but never a weekend or time alone. SOOO... we're trying to save up some money and maybe go on a honeymoon next year. *fingers crossed*

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? - Hmmmm... depends on what the theme is and which course I've signed up for. Maybe some stromboli? Chocolate covered strawberries? Country fried potatoes? Who knows!

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? - Both! It really depends on my mood. Joey and I love popcorn and sunflower seeds but we also love brownies and ice cream. This is evident by the fact that all four items are located in our home right now. hehe.

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? See children question...

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? - ALL THREE! I love swimming, it's my favorite summer activity! But I really want to try hang-gliding because it looks SOOO incredibly fun! And I do want to bungee jump at least once just to say I've done it. :)

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have? My phone. Because then I would have my camera, my music and my games.

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? Yes. It's a she and her name is Killer.

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? I'm working on making samples for customizable items for weddings: like boutonnieres, corsages, bouquets, jewel stems, etc. My dream is to have brides come to me to make their weddings OOAK and completely customized for them! I've been helping out friends and family as a wedding coordinator and would perhaps like to go into it full swing in the next year or so. :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lets start our newbies off with Beverly!!

1. Shop Name(s) Whipple's Whimsy (whippleswhimsy.etsy.com)

2. First Name
Beverly

3. How long have you been a member of the Etsy Community?
April 6, 2010

4. Married/Single? Spouse's name
Married 10/14 to Tj

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year.
4/11

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age?
Josephine 2&1/2

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy?
For a few years, hae been crocheting since I was little, greatgrandmother taught me.

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do?
Nap... lol! Read mostly.

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry?
What type is it?
I'm the Women's Ministry Coordinator at our church.

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

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now?
Butter 4 in 1 shawl

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet?
Travel... Turkey, India, Romania, Spain...

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

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
Sweet

16. What type of pets do you have, if any?
Mixed hounddog and an elderly kitty

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?
Handglide
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?
No.
20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop?
I will be adding poncho sets closer to autumn.

Welcome to Annette!

1. Curlynetto

2. Annette

3. 2 years

4. Married to Bill

5. June 29th.

6. Virginia

7. Three grown stepchildren

8. Crafting beaded jewelry for 3 years

9. Walk on the beach, watch movies, read, church activities, spend time with friends and family

10. Praise Team, Invitational Ministry (baking bread)

11. Lifelong
12. Iron Rose Lanyard

13. Travel to Ireland

14. Any type of baked goodies

15. Prefer Sweets

16. Dog (Roxi) and Betta fish (Oscar)

17. Waited on by the pool

18. Bible

19. No

20. Beaded bookmarks

Welcome to Jodi!!

1. Shop Name: Enduring Arts
2. First Name: Jodi

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

4. Married/Single? Married to David

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year: January 25th

6. What state/country do you live in? South Dakota

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? One daughter, Kaelyn - 2yrs

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? I've been painting and drawing since I was in a highchair.

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? Free time is hard to come by. My husband and I are renovating our second house. We do 95% of the work ourself, with a little help from my family, my dad mostly. When I'm not creating or working on the house I like to spend time with my little family or go thrifting.

10. Are you on a ministry team at your church or do you have your own ministry? Members at my church are broken down into groups and given a certain month to serve. You help out when needed. I'm also part of C.O.L.E.'s Prayer Team (Caring Openly Loving Eternally) It started from a little boy who quickly died from cancer. The team was started to offer support to families and children going through difficult times. It's definitely been an eye opening experience and taught me alot about faith. You can go here for more information: http://www.colesfoundation.com/

11. How long have you been a Christian? I grew up in a church going family, but I don't think it was 'til after I graduated that I really started to understand what being a Christian was all about. God has definitely become a bigger part of my life. I hope to use the talents He has given me and serve Him the best I can.

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? My original painting, "Weathering the Storm". All of my work is made with a special meaning but this one is really close to my heart. It represents that our outside can become weak at any time, but it's our inside...our soul that needs to remain strong. Our faith is what will endure forever.

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? I would love to travel to lots of different places with my husband.

14. If we were having a team party, what would you be bringing? Flip flops and cold drinks, we're going to the beach! I really wish I lived by the ocean. :)

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? I'm all about sweet. Give me chocolate any time and I'm happy.

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? A very fluffy kitty.
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?
Although the pool sounds nice and relaxing I would hang glide. It would be so fun to fly like a bird! Bungee jumping... that would give me a heart attack!

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have? I'd rather not go, thanks.

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? No. Don't want to get too attached. :)

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? More inspiring paintings. My husband does woodworking on the side and watching him makes me want to make some wooden things and to try woodcarving. Who knows what will become of my shop. I have plenty of creative ideas. Finding the time is the hard part.



~Jodi

www.enduringarts.blogspot.com

www.enduringarts.etsy.com

Everyone wave and say hi to Magdalene!

1. Shop Name(s)Gifts of Creation


2. First Name Magdalene

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

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

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. 3-10

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? 2 stepsons Edgar 17 and Gene 19

8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy? I have been drawing and painting for 18 years. I started seriously trying to learn at age 28 and I am now 46. I am totally shocked that it's been that long now that I think about it.

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? My favorite thing to do, by far, is to paint and have time to create!!!.

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

What type is it? YES, I am in the praise band and our name is "The Barefoot Bible Band". I play the flute every Sunday in the band and we practice every Wed. night.

11. How long have you been a Christian? Since I was 7 so that is 39 years now!

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? "dream angel"

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? publish my artwork in the form of a children's book, cards, calendar, poster, etc"

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

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? salty

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? 3 dogs, a maltipoo, peke-a-poo, and a shi-poo, they are just too cute for words!

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? ummmm duh...the latter....

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

19. Does your vehicle have a name, if so, what is it? white toyota!

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

shop? maybe some hand painted wooden signs for beach condos, names signs for RV's and such.

Another Newbie! Stephanie :o)

1. Shop Name(s)Peace 2 U Designs By Syds
2. First Name Stephanie

3. w long have you been a member of the Etsy Community?December 2009

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

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year.9-27

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age?1,Sydney,she is 5
8. How long have you been crafting what you sell on Etsy?December 2009

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do?Spending time with family,Bible Study,fellowship,crafting,singing

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

What type is it?We teach the 1st-3rd grade class

11. How long have you been a Christian?Went forward as a young child,amde assurance of my salvation in 2001

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now?Only because there the newest but my childrens character tee's,that is a hard choice for me.

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet?In the way of crafting...making soap

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

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?Both,lol

16. What type of pets do you have, if any?2 dogs,1 cat and a bunny

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?The last one,lol

18. If you were on a rocket to the moon, what is one thing you would want to have?I have to say 2,My Bible and an Album of my family.

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

Currently working on bows and clipboards.They are on my fanpage

Welcome Tina!

1. Shop Name(s) Grace Rae Creations

2. First Name Tina

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

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

5. Birthday Month/Day... we don't need the year. 11/1

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

7. Do you have any children? Will you tell us their lst name and age? I have a daughter, Grace Rae Joiner, she is 9 months old.

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

9. When you have free time, what do you like to do? Play softball, read, hike, be outdoors, spend time with family and friends, play games

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

I am on the worship team and the children’s ministry. I work at Compassion International, a Christian organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ Name in third world countries. Check it out! www.compassion.com. I am also traveling to Cambodia this summer with my church. Our church has a partner church in Poipet and we will be there for 2 weeks ministering to them.

What type is it?

11. How long have you been a Christian? 13 years

12. What is your favorite item in your shop right now? Earflap hats

13. What would you like to do that you have not done yet? Open up a softball/baseball clinic

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

15. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? sweet

16. What type of pets do you have, if any? A chocolate lab named Maya

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? Any of these sound great, but I could use a good vacation 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? Ebenezer, in the Bible it means stone of hope.

20. Is there anything other type of items that you would like to add to your current shop? I would love to start creating invitations in Photoshop, but I am still learning how.