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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

February Etsyblogger Carnival & Winner of the Giveaway!

Alright peeps & fellow Etsybloggers...this is why I opened shop & 

 
Photo of 2 flamingos in the shape of a heart

ETSY!

I've always LOVED crafting, scrapbooking, stamping, making cards, etc, etc, etc...so when I first heard about Etsy from my girl WorkoutMommy, I checked it out...loved it, came up with a plan to open shop and am on my merry way!  I love creating things and figured why not let others enjoy them so I can support my craft-a-holic habit...I mean to save for my girlies College fund ;-)

I adore the friends I've met...some I even feel like I've known forever, even though we've never actually met in person.  I heart my 2 teams...Etsybloggers & Etsymoms, as I'm sure you recognize the buttons over there in my sidebar.  I usually do try to promote them a bit more by snagging treasuries and such (but as you can tell, I've been a slacker lately and need to get back on track).

I love when I get a HEART or an item I made gets a HEART & even better...when I make a SALE.  Even though most of my items are pretty cheap, it's still makes my heart skip a beat when I get that e-mail that says, 'Etsy Transaction!'  It means someone actually likes the stuff I make other than me and it just gives me a great feeling...woo hoo!  Like a shot of espresso (which I might just need in a few hours since it's 2:45am and I get up at 6:30, hehe...unless the baby wakes me up beforehand....ahhh)!  

Ya know what the best thing is though?  Is that my friends and family have been so supportive of my little shop :-)  Always asking how it's doing, what's new, can I come over and shop...so sweet!  Thanks guys, you are the BEST!!

What I don't like is when someone 'purchases' something but doesn't pay for it and won't communicate back to you :-(  I've only had it happen twice, thank goodness.  Read about that here!  But just to let you all know that commented...I decided just to let it go and not give any feedback at all.  I just couldn't bring myself to leave negative feedback (because like I said...I feel like Etsy has such a positive atmosphere).

I'm sure there is so much more I could say about Etsy and why I heart it...but I must catch some zzz's so I'm not a crabby blogger!
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Before I forget though...

THANKS A BUNCH TO everyone who commented here...the articles, tips, well wishes...were all just what I needed & I really appreciate it!  So I hit up the random generator and it drew lucky number 23...

...Tara over at Too Much Information!  She'll receive a set of Ladybug Birthday Tags...woo hoo!

Jaime

P.S. What do you think of the ol' switcheroo on the design?  I used this easy peasy tutorial from 3ColumnBlogger, yippee!  I know, the bottom of the header is way off...I'm working on fixing that.  And hopefully I'll get that Nav bar up and running soon too so it won't look so unorganized.  But it's a work in progress & I'm excited!

15 comments:

Tim said...

I love the new look. Maybe one of these days I will see my link in your favorites, or even my button!

Seriously though dont miss my latest post it is probably my best yet.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Noah's Mommy said...

You did a great job...it is so in keeping with your style....Fun and Fab....Etsy is so my go to place for all my gifts now....and hopefully I'll get good enough to reopen my store....

Noah's Mommy said...

oh and spreading some clicky love to your google ads.....

Cairo Typ0 said...

I love the new look! Good luck with your Esty store. :) Teh knowledge that someone loves and appreciates something you've worked hard on always makes everything worth while! :)

Amariah said...

I don't like to leave negative for people either!
I love your domino magnets- I was thinking about using dominoes for the same thing but you beat me to it:-)

Polka Dot Moon said...

You new look is lovely! You did a great job doing it yourself too! I wouldn't know where to start.

Your Etsy shop is fabulous too :)

Cinnamon said...

Lookin' good, as always!
:)

Brandy said...

Came by to click!

workout mommy said...

i think you did a great job! are you ready to re-design mine? :)

thanks for the shout out!

Tristan said...

I think your page looks cute!

Rachael said...

i heart etsy. and your new look :)

Mamarazzi said...

oh everything looks so fresh and fancy here!

i am a big fan of ETSY, i need to by more instead of just drool and make wishes.

you are so ceative i truly admire that about you!

Kimberly said...

I totally wanna open up an etsy shop, just as soon as I figure out what I wanna put in it. :o) And then actually make the stuff.

And I love the new look! I made mine into a 3 column a while back, but there is no way I could ever explain how I did it! I've been asked, and I've decided I hate that question, I can do, but I can't teach, lol!!!

Whimsical Creations said...

I love the new look!!

Jamie said...

Love the layout. My mom and I are in the process of creating an etsy store too.

Dropping by from SITS. :)