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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Shop news...

Yes, I'm finally going to try out shipping internationally...woo hoo!  I did my research last night (or should I say early in the wee hours of this morning) & think I'm ready to take the big leap.  Okay, okay...so it's not that big of a deal, but it's something I've been wanting to do but just didn't really know the logistics.  So apparently I don't have to fill out a customs form if it's under 16 oz...which most of my stuff is.  And the rest really isn't much different.  I've decided to ship around the 2nd & 4th Tuesday's of the month (& of course within 2 days for in the US).  Anyone have any tips that worked well (or didn't) for your shop?

And IN THE SHOP...

...some cutesie gift tags...


Let me just tell you these Amy Butler accordion flowers are not as easy to make as they look.  Or maybe since I haven't made many, there is a trick to make it easier.  But I'm pleased with the way they turned out and love those fabric buttons to top them off...


A "not so girly" Amy Butler print card :-)  I made the heart embellishment, glittered it with blue glitter & added a fun fabric button and fabric tag with ribbon...so cute... 



Some fun little bookmarks...




And look at those sweet Cherubs playing on the card...



These are some of my favs!  Cute little lunchbox/briefcase/book-back cards for Love day!  Paper compliments to Oma (she's always feeding my paper & crafting addiction), hehe.  THANKS FOR THAT, don't know what I'd do without you :-) 


I've made some other cute things for Valentine's day, just need to post them.  

And while I'm begging for help...when do you fellow Etsians think is the best time to post items?  I've been trying different times of day & different days...I just can't seem to pinpoint when most people are searching Etsy.  So if you feel so inclined to give your advice or opinions...I'm all ears!  And thanks in advance for sharing!!

Tonight my plan is to actually get crackin' on some Scrabble pendants I've been wanting to make & I just purchased some great images...so I'm off.  Wish me luck ;-)

Jaime


18 comments:

Robin said...

You're killing me with the cuteness, Jamie! Do you really want to do that to me? HUH???? :)
Can't wait to feature you on my blog.

Sara said...

So CUTE! I love Valentines! I have no idea about times.. I've heard always post during the week, cause more people check then, but I don't know. If you find out, let me know.

You fasten the fabric on first with sticky backing stuff. You can get it at the fabric store. Then, just sew around it! It takes a couple tries to get it, but it's pretty easy.

LORI said...

VERY CUTE STUFF! I TOO AM UP WAYYYYY PAST MY BED TIME--WHAT THE HECK? IT'S ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL 5:30 A.M.....I'M COMING OVER FROM SITS, GLAD TO FIND YOU!

Ms Cupcake said...

I love pink stuff! Too cute. Sits member passing by.

Mamarazzi said...

oh the glittery CUTENESS!!

you rock! i need to find a minute (and some money) to come and shop!

oh i am trying to get back into the whole bloggy loop after taking a little time off. i have dumped my google reader and have decided to cut WAY back on my blog jogging and start jogging (ok walking faster) for real. SOOOO i am only going to visit people who visit me. life is busy so i know that those who don't/can't visit understand and won't be sad or hurt if i don't visit them. you are so good about coming by to say hello...this is my promise to do better about commenting here! HUGS!

Stesha said...

One day I will have talent. Until that day, I will just visit your blog and admire!

QuirkyDolls said...

I new to your blog and it really lokks like fun! I've recently been following the craftycoach who is a marketer/crafter and he reccomends renews at 7am and 2pm daily - I;m trying it............we'll see

Christina said...

Very cute stuff going on there!

Drama queens mum said...

I love all of them.

Cathy said...

AHHH, sooo cute! You are so talented....I'm jealous!

Whimsical Creations said...

So cute!

Leah said...

stopping by from SITS....

you are very talented!

love all those valentine - themed crafts. :)

hellosweetworld said...

And yes, i love the owl! Hoo, hoo! See you soon!

Tristan said...

Love those bookmarks..All I've been doing is reading.

Zen Ventures said...

Your creations are fabulous. Now for the best time to list your items, my research say that it's either at midnight or 7pm. I have tried it and worked quite a few times for me. I get sales from "outsiders" - people I don't connect with in blogosphere. You may want to try and experiment.

The Thompson's said...

Hey Jamie,

Stopped in to check your blog out as it seems that we are in some of the same blog circles. So glad I did, your blog is awesome! I hope it is ok if I follow along.

Please feel free to stop by and check us out as well. You are always welcome and I hope you will enjoy our blog as much as I have enjoyed yours.

God Bless.

Tristan said...

Those first set..are MINE, MINE!! Can't wait to get them :)

Chelsea Ling said...

very cute creations! :)