Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
What Is Your Biggest Shop Goal In the Next Six Months: I would like to list things more frequently. I have quite a bit of merchandise that is sitting on my worktable waiting on me to photograph, so I would love to have a faster turnaround, and have things listed on my site the same day they are created.
Thank you so much for the interview, Heather. Your work is beautiful and I'm so happy to know you a little better now!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Get the freebies for your book club too...
Book Club Gift Labels
Ex Libris Gift Labels
Ex Libris Labels
Thank you to Wedding Style Guide for the freebies
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Tell us about yourself: I am a 30 year old wife, former 4th grade teacher, and current house renovator. When I'm not printing or designing for my Etsy shop (On A Limb Paper), I can be found painting walls, hanging cabinetry, or helping my husband on any number of house projects that need to be done. I enjoy traveling and would love to live somewhere that I could hike anytime I wanted. I want to improve my photography skills so I am always looking for willing subjects among my friends and family.
What kinds of items do you sell in your Etsy shop?: The majority of my sales on Etsy come from customers buying personalized stationery. I also sell wedding invitation packages and other printed materials. (save the dates, party invitations, thank you cards, etc.)
What brought you to Etsy?: I stumbled upon Etsy when I was looking for a handmade gift for my mother's birthday. I was selling a lot of stationery to fellow teachers and printing wedding invitations for friends already. So when I found Etsy I knew that it would be a great way for me to expand my little business.
How do you promote your shop?: I'm actually pretty bad about promotion. I get a lot of business from word of mouth (friends, friends of past customers). I have taken part in the design challenges on the Minted website and they currently sell one of my card designs. I am also a member of Etsy Team Columbus. I also hope to get some business from this little blog of mine.
What is your favorite item in your shop right now? I love the "Love Letter Personalized Stationery" set. So super cute.
What is your biggest Etsy goal for the next six months?: I would love to focus more on wedding invitations, birth announcements and party invitations.
Book-Water For Elephants
Movie-The Thomas Crown Affair (or any caper movie)
Music-Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joshua Radin
Thanks for following along. Check back next Tuesday for an interview with another Etsy Team Columbus member.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I took some of these...Thai Vegetable Gyoza (potstickers) from Trader Joe's...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Jamie and Anthony had a very short time frame to work with. From getting engaged to getting married may have been 2 months at the most. Anthony was serving in the Marines and was scheduled for deployment in early 2008. They wanted to be married, have a honeymoon, and say their goodbyes all withing a couple of weeks.
Jamie had seen some invitations that she liked in a magazine, so we adapted the colors to fit her scheme, worked on the wording, picked out fonts and sealed the deal all on one day after school in my classroom. It was my first job and it gave me the itch to find some more brides to work with.
Thank you Jamie and Anthony for trusting me and getting me started!