Monday, January 18, 2010

HANGING MY OPEN SIGN



Finally! Phew! For those of you that have an Etsy store - you know what I'm talking about, and for those of you don't - what a process. Creating items for the store is so much fun, I don't even think about the time involved. It's like therapy.


But taking the photos . . . uploading the pictures (and then half of them end up being too big, so I have to go back and crop ) . . . . writing a description . . . on, and on, and on . . . OYE!

ya'll knew there'd be cones! ;o)



It took me 4 hours last night just to get what little I have in my store uploaded and descriptions written. I know I have quite a few Stampin' Up! stamp sets (I used to be a demonstrator) - kinda boring if you don't stamp - but I just have to get rid of some that I don't use anymore and probably never will. In past years, I'd sold them Ebay, but it doesn't look like sets have been moving very well on Ebay lately by my observation, so I'm trying them at Etsy first.



I am planning on creating more handmade items in the shop. For now I'm getting started with a few V'day inspired pieces.

And I'll be adding more past thrifted items as well.
Baby steps.


Now, I promised giveaways for the big grand re-opening of my shop. Because I'm so grateful to all my readers - especially the regular ones (you all know who you are!), I've decided that every commenter will receive a

LOVE Mini-Garland Tag Kit
(kit meaning "assembly required")

note: some of the papers/supplies might not arrive as shown exactly like picture above


YES! Every single person who comments today between the hours of 10 a.m. and
5 p.m. EST will get a gift from me. Leave a little blurb on your blog about my Grand Re-opening and giveaway, and you'll get a little extra surprise with your garland.

EDIT: I was kind of afraid of being overwhelmed with comments (HA! Guess I was a little over-confident! ;o), that's why I set up the time restriction for receiving a
LOVE Garland Kit.
I'm in such a good mood today, and I can surely handle a few more than 6 kits, I'm extending the time to 12:00 EST. I really don't want any of my new blog friends to miss out!

My little thank you for being such nice bloggy friends! :o)



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13 comments:

Paula said...

Congrats Carla!! The shop looks great! (I was just there..love banner is mine!!lol!) I know what you mean about lisitng, it is tedious but it gets easier the more you do it. I know exactly where I'm hanging my banner & will be posting about it soon!!
Lot's of luck cosmo girl!!
paula:)

Darlene said...

It looks like you have some REALLY cute stuff in your Etsy store. That love banner is just too CUTE and you are so sweet to give them away. We are getting ready to leave to go shopping so I'll be back later to browse.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations, Carla! I'm sure all this hard work will pay off! I'll be visiting your shop later today, as I see some things you've pictured that I am loving. I'm going to put your giveaway on my sidebar, just because, and not for anything extra.

Thought you'd get a kick out of something I saw. In December when we went into the city for a party, crossing one of the bridges and leaving Brooklyn, there was a sign that said "Leaving Brooklyn Oy Vey".

Hopemore Studio said...

Good for you Carla! I can completely understand about the work...photos...descriptions...setting prices...tough stuff.

I'm off to check you out.

Angie

Kathy said...

Wow and Etsy store!! Awesome!! I absolutely love your blog. Stop by and visit mine sometime.

Kathy :)

Anonymous said...

carla ,
The BEST of luck to you.. I'm excited to see all the goodies you have to offer.. thanks !

JUNE

Cheryl said...

Beautiful crafts.
Thank you.

BellaRosa said...

Carka amor, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me such a wonderful Birthday wish! It truly meant the world to me...was feeling alittle sorry for myself :) Then I came over here and saw this great giveaway you were doing for the re-opening of your shop and I thought darn I missed it :) But now I am hoping I didn't I don't know what the time difference is :) I just got home from my mamas home & she has no interenet...I know...amazing huh :) I will post about your store on my lil blog tomorrow :) Besos, Rose

BellaRosa said...

Sorry Carla amor :) I posted my comment without proofing it...well at least this time I spelled MY name right :) Besos, Rose

Anonymous said...

Carla... you are doing awesome. Love the new items. You are wonder woman!!

Tracy C

she dreams big! said...

Darn! I knew I should have stayed home yesterday and played on the computer instead! Then I would have been able to wish you the best in your new venture. Make sure you let us know how the etsy store is doing, I have been wanting to start one too! Congrats!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh goodie another etsy store...I love shopping etsy and really have been doing it for little over 6 months now...I love your cute stamps...I will have to go over to check your store out...I came from Darlene's page sharing about your etsy store...

Good Luck on your new venture!

Cheryl said...

Hi Carla,
I just finished
putting together
the LOVE Garland Kit.
I like it very much.
Thank you.

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