Friday, December 31, 2010

DIY Gift for someone for Valentine's

Make your OWN Glimmer Mist

DYI glimmer mist: Fill small spray bottle with 1/3rd gum arabic, 1/3rd water & then some color & sparkle. For color you have a choice of watercolor, acrylic or ink/reinkers. 4 sparkle you can use VERY fine glitter, Perfect Pearls ,Pearl Ex, metallic eye-shadow! Shake and use.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Well, I learned tonight after TONS of reading, that if you sell items in two locations, that you need to be careful with your wording, because it can overshadow your other location. So, with my listings, I have a tendency of using the same vocabulary, I changed my words. So in turn, all my different items are now showing up in all locations. Thank goodness! I was starting to wonder why I wasn't showing up anywhere. Etsy is my main and primary and I put everything I have into it. That's what really needs to be showing up.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


It's amazing how awesome you feel when you get a sale! It's similar to validation. You put so much thought and care into creating your items and when people purchase them, it makes you feel so good :)

I try to list a new item everyday so I am current. Still like talking to people to find out how they keep themselves afloat. There are truly so many talented and wonderful people on etsy, it makes it hard to stand out sometimes. Pictures I've noticed are just so very important.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Well, I started in an etsy chatroom tonight and that was interesting. There's rules and everything. lol. I was able to talk with a really few nice people and get some real human answers! People who have been there, done that and know what works. It was fun. Now it's time for bed, so I can lay there and dream about what to make tomorrow :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

My first black friday/cyber monday with etsy

Well, this is my first black friday/cyber monday with etsy. I thought I would've done much better... but I guess this is all part of being new. I have so much to learn. I have learned how important tagging your product is. You really have to know who is looking for your items and what people are using for search terms. I am sure there is one out there, but I need to know where to find the most commonly used search terms this time of year. If anyone knows, please leave a post to tell me :) Thanks so much!

Hope you all are having a great holiday!

Monday, October 18, 2010


So this is really my first year going into the holiday season with Etsy. I am really excited. However, I don't know when to begin really creating the christmas things. I could do it all year long. Christmas is my favorite holiday.

I'd LOVE to hear what other people think.

I am going to post one of my latest creations =)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Little Pumpkin Sewn Premade 2 page layout! Bears! Leaves! Autumn!

This will be my very first post. I am very excited even though I do not have anyone following yet, lol.

I will hopefully be able to share with wonderful people on here new ideas and techniques. I would love to meet other moms and women out there and just have fun.

This little guy is one of my favorites. Holding his pumpkin.

I hand drew the mom (or aunt) and the little girl. I then added one piece at a time to make them very layered and popped right off of the page.