Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dreamland Miniatures

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Meet Christiana with Dreamland Miniatures on Etsy.  Her whimsical mini faux food is made into adorable accessories!  Read more about her here on Promo Junkies of Etsy.

How did you get started on Etsy? 
I’ve always been interested in art from an age as young as 3 years old. To me, art is a form of expression. It’s fun and it’s versatile. The things I create give me a chance to express the childhood side of me which I suppose is still present in some small way. Making cute things such as jewelry, key chains, charms and miniatures that look as realistic as real food gives me a challenge to duplicate the vibrant color, variable shapes and textures real food has. So with my extended research on what tools and materials to use, as well as incorporating my talent, I believe I have accomplished realism. Once I became confident in what I do, I decided to open an Etsy shop and share my creations with the world. 

What is your inspiration for your shop? 
My inspiration definitely comes from the 1930’s cartoon by Fleischer ‘Somewhere in Dreamland’. I grew up on this cartoon and felt love for it ever since. It definitely conjures up memories because I can relate to it in a sense of how I grew up. The cartoon is about two poor children living with their mother struggling for food. The two children one night have a dream about a land where food is coming from everywhere! Food was growing on trees, blossoming out of flowers, raining pop corn etc.
The food miniatures I create are in a way, part of my Dreamland, hence the given name ‘Dreamland Miniatures’.

What is your favorite item from your own shop and why? 
I would have to say my waffle necklace. I love waffles so I decided to make a necklace out of it for other waffle lovers such as myself. 

Waffles Necklace


How do you unwind when you’re not creating? 
I listen to music or surround myself with good company, visit fun places.

List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops. 
www.etsy.com/shop/ArtRomantique (My mothers beautiful artwork) 
www.etsy.com/shop/TenDigitCreations (The yummiest smelling scents ever!)
www.etsy.com/shop/MiniatureSweet (crafting supplies) 

How would you describe your work style? 
I would describe my work style as fun, cute and stylish. I make different variation of food using vibrant colors, paying close attention to details making my creation look as tasty as the real thing. I aim to make your mouth water 😉

If you could choose any one superhero power, what would it be and why?
If I could choose a superhero power, I would choose mind reading. Reason would be so that I can know what people want, what they think.

If you knew then what you know now, what would you do differently in opening your shop? 
I would not have done anything much different other than knowing how to promote and what tools people are using now to get their shops in the public eye. For months I was relying on search ads but then figured out that it takes effort on my part and work to get my shop out there.

Please list where you can be found (FB, Twitter, etc)
Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/DreamlandMiniatures 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DreamlandMiniatures
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/dreamlandmin/boards/

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Wedding Love

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Welcome to this week’s Wednesday Wishlist, a collection of great themed items for your shopping pleasure!  Click on the pictures and be directed to the item for sale to read more about it, heart it, share it….or just go ahead and buy it.  😉

We asked our members to post their items to do with weddings….here are their wonderful items:

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Santeen Creations

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Meet Jaime of Santeen Creations on Etsy!  Her handmade hair creations are to-die-for, just check them out and read more about Jaime’s inspiration and process right here on Promo Junkies of Etsy.

How did you get started on Etsy? 

I’ve made bows and hair accessories for years and sold them in stores. About a year ago I posted a couple on Facebook. People started asking about shipping and my friends pointed me to Etsy. 

What is your inspiration for your shop? 

My two daughters, this entire habit started because I knew I could make my own items to match their outfits.




How do you unwind when you’re not creating? 

Unusual I’m not creating something, but on that moment, I’m probably doing finances or taxes as my degree is in accounting. I know, I’m not normal – A crafty accountant.


List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops. 

1. www.etsy.com/shop/chicagolandia
2. www.etsy.com/shop/MLDesignWorks
3. www.etsy.com/shop/rhodyart

How would you describe your work style? 

Organized! Then again, that goes along with the accountant in me. Detailed, focused, and creative are words I would also say describe my work style. Oh, and neat. My workspace has to be clean.

If you could choose any one superhero power, what would it be and why? 

One super power…. A magic wand. Bippity Boppity Boop! 

If you knew then what you know now, what would you do differently in opening your shop? 

Better pictures! I look back and cringe. All well, lesson learned. 

Please list where you can be found (FB, Twitter, etc)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SanteenCreations
Blog: santeencreations.blogspot.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/SanteenCreation
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/santeencreation/

Black is Back!

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Welcome to this week’s Wednesday Wishlist, a collection of great themed items for your shopping pleasure!  Click on the pictures and be directed to the item for sale to read more about it, heart it, share it….or just go ahead and buy it.  😉

We asked our members to post their black items ….  Here are their wonderful items:

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Rocker Chic Boutique

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Meet Shelly of Rocker Chic Boutique on Etsy!  Visit her shop of alternative accessories and read more about her right here on Promo Junkies of Etsy.

How did you get started on Etsy?
After being a full time stay at home mom for 6 months, I needed a creative outlet. A different way of spending my “me” time. I’ve worn hair accessories for years so I figured why not start there? Then I started looking into Etsy and thought hey, maybe I should do this! Being a single income family is rough! Possibly making extra money for my family while doing something I enjoy was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up!

What is your inspiration for your shop?
I’m a music lover, a rocker chick, a geek…
My interests, hobbies and likes are unique and diverse. So I wanted to bring something different to the market.

What is your favorite item from your own shop and why?

It’s lace, alternative, tattoo inspired – so many things that I love 🙂

How do you unwind when you’re not creating?
I’ll catch up on some of my favorite TV shows. Maybe play a video game or 2.

List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.
www.etsy.com/shop/AshleySpatula?ref=shop_sugg
www.etsy.com/shop/Dollydripp
www.etsy.com/shop/HawkArtWorks

How would you describe your work style?
Intricate and tedious! My goal is for any item I make to be as close to perfection as possible! Which we all know there’s no such thing as perfect but I can try, right? 😉

If you could choose any one superhero power, what would it be and why?
I would love to have super speed like the Flash! Production would increase ten fold and I’d never be late! I hate that rushed feeling.

If you knew then what you know now, what would you do differently in opening your shop?
I would have researched SEO sooner and worked harder on my photography. The difference from 6 months ago til now is dramatic!

Please list where you can be found (FB, Twitter, etc) 
www.facebook.com/RockerchicBoutique
www.pinterest.com/rockerchick270
www.wanelo.com/rockerchicboutique

April Showers Bring May Flowers

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Welcome to this week’s Wednesday Wishlist, a collection of great themed items for your shopping pleasure!  Click on the pictures and be directed to the item for sale to read more about it, heart it, share it….or just go ahead and buy it.  😉

We asked our members to post their items that had flowers ….  Here are their wonderful items:

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Meet Callie and Missy of TheWhimsicalWodgelet on Etsy!  Read more about their products and process right here on Promo Junkies of Etsy.

How did you get started on Etsy?
My sister was trying new things to not go stir crazy while on a leave from work to do chemo treatments for her thyroid cancer. She picked up jewelery making and being the tag-along sister I am I went along with her. After a while we both ended up with a lot of things we couldn’t possibly wear all of so we opened up a shop on Etsy. The rest is history.

What is your inspiration for your shop?
Anything and everything! We take our inspiration wherever we can find it and do our best to channel it into something beautiful.

What is your favorite item from your own shop and why?


So far, it’s these necklaces. I love the compass charms and the colour in these scales makes for an appealing match.

How do you unwind when you’re not creating?
I watch a lot of TV and movies and read a lot of books. I tend to unwind by myself curled up with a cup of coffee.

List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.
www.etsy.com/shop/BayleafButtons – Megan actually makes the little buttons I send out sporatically with our orders. There is not a single product of hers that I doubt the quality of.
www.etsy.com/shop/ElysianPillows – Rebecca makes these little Reiki pillows. I have owned a few different blends and they have never disappointed!
www.etsy.com/ca/shop/InspiredTales – Anie makes all sorts of wonderous things. Personally I am a fan of her fairy tale postcards and jewellery.

How would you describe your work style?
I think my work style is very flexible and sporatic. My workspace ends up a mess of finished items, charms I would like to use in the semi-near future and doodles of things I would like to make eventually. I work around my clutter and constantly shift tracks slightly…but I always accomplish what I set out to do.

If you could choose any one superhero power, what would it be and why?
I would like to have super speed. It doesn’t have an intimate link to the people around me and I would never ever be late again!

If you knew then what you know now, what would you do differently in opening your shop?
Oh gosh, a lot of things! I would have been mailing things out quicker and have had better packaging!

Please list where you can be found (FB, Twitter, etc) 
www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheWhimsicalWodgelet
www.twitter.com/whimsywodge
www.facebook.com/TheWhimsicialWodgelet

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