Friday, October 19, 2007

Toot Toot

Halo Designs
Originally uploaded by HaloDesigns
Please allow me to toot my own horn for a second.

A customer contacted me to make an anniversary card for her parents. They are going to celebrate it on October 30 so she wanted something Halloween-ish. She gave me the idea of what she wanted and what I came up with is something that I am so proud of.

I started out with that card below

And I turned it into this masterpiece.



Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fun With Self Portrait Thursday

So for those of you that don't know, Self Portrait Thursday is a fun thing that someone on Etsy started, I think that is FortCloudy. the idea is for us to post a self portrait every Thursday, DUH :o)

I always try to participate but it doesn't always happen.

This Wednesday I went to a pumpkin patch with my kids and by the time we left this is what I looked like.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sendin Some Etsy Love Through Treasury

I never really look at the Treasury but when I saw a post that one was about to expire I figure what the hell. Well I got it and I am happy that I did. I have been in heaven lately with the impending holidays and the cool weather and being able to wear my beloved jeans without bursting into flames.


My 10/16-10/19 Treasury.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

I Sold A Couple Favorites

Last Friday I happily shipped out a couple of my favorite cards.

Halo Designs

Halo Designs

After I made these cards I pretty much smiled all day. I showed it to everyone who would stop for even a minute.

Of course I will happily make more for whoever wants them. They are available in my shop as we speak.

Monday, October 8, 2007

30 Days to a Better Shop

So today is day 7 and although our assignment hasn't been posted for today I wanted to catch you up on the passed assignments.

Day 3 was to revise and improve our sections. I have used all of my available sections and they pretty much break down everything that I have in my shop.

Day 4 was to update our profile. I am behind and haven't done that yet but I will by the end of today.

Day 5 was to update our banner banners and avatars. I just bought a new banner as you may have read in one of my previous posts so that is already taken care of.

Day 6 and 7 we needed to revise our item names and descriptions. Many of my item names and descriptions I am already satisfied with and I will be changing the others as I have time. I have many items in my shop so this will take a little time to go through all of them.

So now you are up to date and I will be back tomorrow to let you know where we go from here.

Friday, October 5, 2007

My Freakin' Awesome Blog Banner

So pixelcafe strikes again! I wanted a really cool banner for my blog and she knocked it out of the park. I keep going back to my blog front page just to look at it!

Fabulous don't you think?

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


So day two of the "30 day makeover" is to change your shop announcement. This is my original one from Halo Designs:

If you are looking for HeavenlyBodies bath and body products they are now in their very own shop:

Here you will find handcrafted sterling silver, Swarovski crystal, semiprecious gemstones and other quality materials.
You will also find an eclectic mix of products such as hairbows, greeting cards, and many other prettys to tickle your fancy.

If there is a greeting card that you would like made with a different theme, for example a birthday card into a thank you card or a hello card into a birthday card, please let me know and I will do it for you.

I welcome custom orders.

And this in my new one:

Welcome to my boutique!

Variety is the spice of life right? If your answer is yes then you've come to the right place.

Please look around and you will see a colorful selection of sterling silver jewelry, all occasion greeting cards, crochet items, and other items to spice up your life.

If you need anything custom made please let me know and with your brains and my brawn we can whip up a fabulous creation.

Any greeting card design you see here can be made for whatever occasion you desire. Just say the word.

If you are looking for sweet smelling bath and body products please visit my other boutique,

A good start don't you think?

Monday, October 1, 2007

My 30day makeover-Day one

So I made my way to a blog with an excellent idea. It is called "30 Days To a Better Shop" by Christina Perdue.

She will post a new suggestion/assignment to do to make revise and improve your shop and hopefully in 30 days your shop will be more productive and lucrative.

I am up for a challenge and I long to improve my shop and get more sales so I am excited to do this.

Day one is to make long and short term goals.

October goals:

*List at least 3 days a week and at least 5 items each time.
*Update my blog at least 3 times a week with responses to the 30 day challenge and with new products or updated products or whatever, you get the point.
*Retake the photos of products that are not top quality.
*List some Christmas products to jump on the holiday season.
*Hand out at least 5 business cards a week.

Long Term Goals:

*Be a well know indie artist.
*Provide inspiration to new indie artists.
*Have my products in indie shops.
*Have my own B&M boutique.

My new Moo Cards

So my highly anticipated Moo cards have finally arrived and I don't quite know what I think about them. I don't hate them and I love that I can get them with pics of my beautiful products on them but I just don't know.

I think that I would love them more if they were glossy. I think that they would pop more. The pictures seem a little grainy and dark, just a tiny bit.

I want to give them another chance to see if my heart jumps when I first look at them. With all of the hoopla about these cards that is what I expected this time and that didn't happen.

Again, I didn't hate them, but I didn't love them either. And for the price I want to love them.

My new Moo Cards

My new Moo Cards