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Featured Artist: acbcDesign

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 Ann Cosgrove of Portland, OR creates her modern designed paper goods on Etsy at acbcDesign.  Read more about her right here on Promo Junkies of Etsy:

How did you get started on Etsy?
As a graphic designer, I have been making my own cards off and on for years. Since it has always been so much fun for me, I decided to focus on it it more and turn it into more than just a hobby.

What is your inspiration for your shop?
I pull inspiration from everything around me – from fashion, nature to architecture.

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

My favorite item is the black kitty note card. It’s a drawing of my own cat, Pepper. It’s one of my first designs for the shop, and I just love how it turned out.

Black Kitty Says Hi // Blank Note Card, 3 Color Options


How do you unwind when you’re not creating?
I love knitting, movies, food and hiking.

List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.
Elephantine – gorgeous jewlery from Seattle
www.etsy.com/shop/elephantine

Jolby – super cool prints from my town Portland, Oregon
www.etsy.com/shop/Jolby

Whitney Smith Pottery – simple and gorgeous pieces, from Oakland, CA
www.etsy.com/shop/whitneysmith

How would you describe your work style?
I am pretty organized – so I make time each day to try and work on new designs, or at least doodling and sketching ideas – then balance out time for all the other things that the shop needs!

If you could choose any one superhero power, what would it be and why?
The ability to fly because that would be so awesome!

If you knew then what you know now, what would you do differently in opening your shop?
I think I would have worked harder on my photos and styling, rather than rushing through. I am still in my first year and still learning so much!

Please list where you can be found (FB, Twitter, etc)
Etsy: www.acbcDesign.etsy.com
FB: www.facebook.com/acbcdesign
Instagram: instagram.com/ann_acbcdesign#
Twitter: witter.com/acbcDesign
Tumblr: acbcdesign.tumblr.com/

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered

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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.  😉

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When asked for their favorite month, September was the overwhelming winner.  Here are some reasons why:

It is still nice and warm but you have the beginning feeling of Autumn. And after a long summer, the kids go back to school!

I love the fall hues, beautiful sunsets, beautiful days and the crisp air.

I like back to school and all the excitement of a new school year and nice fall days with leaves starting to change!

My favorite month is September because of the warm days and cool nights!

Please feel free to comment which is your favorite month and why!

Featured Artist: Paper Treats Etsy

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Deanna Agresti from Cranston, RI makes wonder paper goods in her Etsy store PaperTreatsEtsy.  Read more about her here:

How did you first get started on Etsy? 
I love to send cards for every occasion but it was hard finding ones that fit my style. Paper-Treats is very me!

What is your inspiration for your shop?   I like soft colors and white space. My husband helps me think of ideas – he thinks he is a genius for thinking of my 7 birthdays a year dog card!

What is your favorite item from your own shop and why?
We are expecting our first baby Annie on December 20th and I thought what would be the perfect card I could receive? Then my It’s A Girl card was born! 

It's a Girl Let the Shopping Begin Card with Custom Gold Envelope

How do you unwind when you’re not creating? 
I have no idea how to unwind, i might not always be creating but I am always doing something. I work full-time as an art teacher, I’m an adjunct professor of graphic design at the local community college and I am currently working on 3 freelance projects.

List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops. 
By far and away the best shop on Etsy in my opinion iswww.etsy.com/shop/MichelleBaronStudio?ref=search_shop_redirect
Michelle’s work is really that good you have to check it out. 

How would you describe your work style? 
Most of my work is done before my hands touch a mouse or a keyboard. I love to dream about my cards and then sketch them out. 

If you could choose any one superhero power, what would it be and why? 
Only having to sleep when I want to would be the best super power ever. I wish I had more time to dedicate to my cards but life is just so busy!

If you knew then what you know now, what would you do differently in opening your shop?
Focus on creating the best possible product and the rest will fall into place. 

Please list where you can be found (FB, Twitter, etc)
www.facebook.com/mypapertreats?ref=hl
twitter.com/ThePaperTreats

Hostess Gifts

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Get ready for all of those upcoming holiday parties and don’t forget to bring something thoughtful for the host/hostess.   He/She worked very hard to show you a good time so say Thank You with one of these wonderful gifts.  This is our BIGGEST collection yet!  Click each picture to go directly to that store and read more about the product or purchase it.  🙂

Have a safe and Happy Halloween