Thursday, June 25, 2009

HandmadeForumTeam Treasuries!

Special thanks to IcedAdornments and the HandmadeArtistsForum Team at etsy for including my cards in these two beautiful treasuries!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I'm a featured artist!

This makes me smile - I am the featured artist on the Handmade Artist's Forum blog - thanks so much all of you! You can check it out at and go check out the forum at or follow the link on the pink badge to the right!

Monday, June 22, 2009

2 More treasuries - by kitzbitz and thebellefleur

Wow - I feel truly loved today - 4 treasuries! Special thanks to kitzbitz of the HAFTeam and thebellefleur for including my cards in their wonderful treasuries!

2 Treasuries - by Splurge and knitsbywlsm12!

A special thank you to Splurge of the Alberta Street Team and knitsbywlsm12 of the HAFTeam for including me in their beautiful treasuries! One of the best things someone new to etsy can do is join a street team. It's a great way to connect with other people - in some cases the teams are united by location, sometimes by a forum that we meet on and sometimes by a common craft.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Treasury by the HAFTeam...

I've posted before about the Handmade Artists Forum - this time the forum etsy account made a beautiful red treasury and included my mini thank you cards! Thanks for including me in this gorgeous treasury. Please check out the Handmade Artists Forum using the link to the right or click on the pink badge!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Another HAFteam treasury by knitsbywlsm12

Special thanks to knitsbywlsm12 for including my celebrate card in this incredible green treasury showcasing artists from the HAFteam. You can see her shop at and please check out the HandmadeArtistsForum - just follow the link to the right! Look for the pink HAF badge.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Treasury by craftedbylindy!

Special thanks to craftedbylindy of Team Alberta for including my King of Rock and Roll card in her Brown treasury!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Treasury by kitzbitz!

I've joined the HAF Team at etsy (Handmade Artists Forum) Team and kitzbitz created this fabulous treasury and included one of my cards. You can check out kitzbitz's shop at . Thank you!! You can check out the Handmade Artists Forum by following the link to the left - look for the pink badge - it's a great place to meet other artists!

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Treasury Promoting YART SALE!

Special thanks to Cindy of for including my Drama Queen cards in this refreshing pink and turquoise treasury celebrating the Yart Sale!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

YART SALE and a new listing!

Hi all - welcome to YART - a crazy time of year at Etsy. I'm offering 10% off the item price of my store - discount will be refunded on paypal!

I'm a litle late on this style of card - for the States anyhow - in Canada we're still in school until the end of June. This would be perfect for any teacher! Direct link to this listing:

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Another review!

A special thank you to Megan of for her wonderful review of my store! You can see her review at her blog . Thanks so much!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Internet Friends

One of the really interesting things about spending so much time on the computer promoting handmade cards is all the cool people a person runs into.

While I was happily posting away on the Handmade Artists Forum I met Jane of JMLArt . She has written a very sweet review of my cards and store on her blog . Thank you Jane - you made my day!!


Monday, June 1, 2009

My simple lighting setup and picture strategy.

One of the areas that seems to cause huge issues for new etsy and online sellers in general is pictures. I wanted to show you my very simple lighting setup. In the top picture there are 4 pieces of white cardboard - 3 of them taped together to form the backing and one forming the floor. It's sitting on a chair in my bedroom and I move the chair around depending on how strong the outside light is - sorry the picture is so bad - it was pretty sunny that day!

I then use the macro setting on my camera (Digital Canon Rebel XT) - it looks like a little flower, and the general use lens that came with my camera. I also take every picture in a portrait orientation (up and down) and use the smallest picture setting. That way I don't have to crop any of the pictures - it's the proper size for etsy. I use vista to auto fix the colors and then upload to etsy.

Hope this helps someone!