Monthly Archives: October 2014

Featured Artist: SeafaringTrinkets

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Meet Kristen from SeafaringTrinkets!

1. How’d you get started on Etsy? I got started on Etsy because I love jewelry and used to buy a nice piece or a few different pieces every week. Then I decided why not open my own shop since I love jewelry so much and start making it!

2. What was your inspiration for your shop? Tropical paradise–this is where I live! I live on an island in the florida keys! It doesn’t get much more tropical then that!

3. What’s your favorite shop item and why? https://www.etsy.com/listing/203604743/necklace-yellow-turquoise-slab-with this is my favorite shop item because I love the ocean and marine life. And turquoise is my favorite stone and the colors in this are just paradise!

4. How do you unwind when you’re not creating? I’m a photographer by trade. I went to college and learned professional photography in Chicago, so I take lots of photos of my 3 girls and just nature and wildlife. I was also featured in national geographic on 2008! Other then that I make jewelry all the time!

5. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake? Pillsbury Confetti

6. What was your worst job? My first job when I was 15—Burger King!

7. What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid? As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch? My favorite cartoon……. It would be rugrats! Yes I will still watch it with my kids!

8. What’s your fantasy job? Working for national geographic as a wildlife photographer and taking photos of great white underwater!

9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure? Pretzel rods… Not much of a secret.

10. List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to. Snorkeling. Shopping. And being outdoors!

 

11. List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops. https://www.etsy.com/shop/TinyLemonDesign

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockinMamaBG

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ABJglassworks

12. Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place? Not really but I love the hunger games books and The Lord of the rings books! I don’t bend anything because I use my kindle to read. but I read my national geographics the “old fashioned way” still through paper magazines..

13. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be? I live on an island right now! It’s paradise! But if I were to go anywhere in the world it would be Amsterdam!

14. What is your best childhood memory? Going to Door County, WI with my whole family every year and renting out a giant cabin on Lake Michigan!

15. How would you describe your work style? Dainty, clean and colorful!

16. If you could choose any one super power, what would it be and why? To be invisible! I get embarrassed very easily!

17. Who are your heroes? My mother who is going through chemo with breast cancer right now.

 

18. What would you do if you won the lottery? I would buy my parents a house. And invest in my business. Then open an animal shelter!

19. What was the last movie you watched? Was it good? I watched gravity. Yes it was freaky and great!

20. If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do different? I would photograph everything the same and not be lazy about posting tags. Take your time and promote your shop!

You can find Kristen on ETSY, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and TWITTER.

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What’s New from JuniperTreeNaturals

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Halloween Decor

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Halloween is nearly here! For any last minute halloween decor, you need to see these! Our favorite picks of halloween decor! Let us know which is your favorite!

 

What’s New From WhatsInGrampasShack

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This week on What’s New, the latest from WhatsInGrampasShack. Check out these new items! WhatsInGrampasShack makes paintings, handmade, hand painted anchors, wooden decor, painted slate and miniatures. Be sure to check out the shop and let us know down in the comments what your favorite is!

 

What’s New from MysticMyrtle

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Meet MysticMyrtle! MysticMyrtle is full of beautiful treasure chests and coffins, along with jewelry, pendulums and pendulum boards. Get 15% off $75.00. Expires 11/2 Coupon Code 15OFF

Featured Artist: ChristiesCamera

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Meet Christie from ChristiesCamera! We did an interview with her this week.

How’d you get started on Etsy? Originally, I tried to help my best friend sell some signs, but we had NO idea what we were doing. Later, I decided that I want to try and sell my photography to masses, and I started my own shop.

What was your inspiration for your shop? Beauty in the ordinary, in the everyday things. People rush through life and never appreciate what’s under their noses. I try to photograph that and I hope that it will appeal to people.

What’s your favorite shop item and why? My tower bridge photo https://www.etsy.com/listing/194181883/tower-bridge-photo-digital-downloads? My mom calls it the “Fairy Tale Bridge”. That was my only trip to London, ever, and I went by myself. There’s something about that photo that sums the entire trip up for me.

 

How do you unwind when you?re not creating? I love to read, I love to wander around the woods or by the Ohio river (but I always have my camera there for that!). I love to snuggle with my boyfriend or my dog.

What’s your favorite kind of cupcake? I love ’em basic. Give me an amazing white cake and perfect buttercream frosting and I am one happy girl.

What was your worst job? I worked for this local craft warehouse that shall not be named. They paid fantastic, but the family that owned and ran the place was certifiably insane. I called the owner “the barking lady” for probably a month before I learned who she was, because every time I saw her, she was just barking at someone!

 

What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid? As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch? Oh, probably good ole Scooby Do. And part two of this question depends directly on if its the classic show (yes!!) or the new garbage (no!!)

What’s your fantasy job? Why, taking pictures, of course!

Do you have a secret guilty pleasure? Slim Jims. The Notebook. “Chicken Fried” by the Zac Brown Band.

List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to. Doctor Who, Neil Gaiman, and cupcakes.

List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops. https://www.etsy.com/shop/DoctorWhoStore?ref=l2-shopheader-name https://www.etsy.com/shop/FairweatherFriends?ref=l2-shopheader-name https://www.etsy.com/shop/Strangestudios

Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place? Neil Gaiman. I mark my place with whatever is handy. I would never, ever, ever bend a page!

If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be? London.

What is your best childhood memory? Walking in the woods behind my house. There was a tiny little cave-ish thing up there. It was quiet.

 

How would you describe your work style? I go where the camera takes me. If that means a sudden stop of the side of the road, ok. If that means wandering off path for the perfect flower, ok. I do what it takes, normally with a Starbucks in hand!

If you could choose any one super power, what would it be and why? Teleportation – I’d beam myself to all sorts of fascintating places. Japan with the cherry blossoms, on top of a mountain, at the mouth of a volcano… Oh heck, yeah.

Who are your heroes? Maya Angelou, The Dalai Lama. People who have lived for kindness and goodness and their fellow man. Also, Neil Gaiman because he’s brilliant.

What would you do if you won the lottery? Buy an amazing camera and travel, travel, travel.

What was the last movie you watched? Was it good? I truly do not remember. I saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 recently, but I don’t think it was the most recent. And it was adorable.

If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do different? I’d be much more proactive with it. We kind of thought that if we tossed stuff up in the store, the sales would magicallly appear. No way. I’d put a lot more effort into that first store.

You can find ChristiesCamera on ETSY, PINTEREST, FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM.