Feltgirl Giveaway Winner...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

(Psst... don't forget to enter the giveaway from Beth Stone Studio!)

Congratulations, Shan! I will be in touch soon.

Etsy Interview & Giveaway with Beth Stone Studio

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

(Psst... today's the last day to enter the giveaway from feltgirl! AND don't forget to take advantage of the fabulous discount at Funktapus Designs!)

The inspiring nature imagery and vibrant color are enough to draw anyone into Beth Stone's Studio. But it is her quilt-inspired mixed-media collages that I go crazy over! Her's hear more from the artist...

Tell us a bit about yourself, Beth.
Hi! I am a stay at home wife and visual media artist. I love to paint in watercolors, oils, and acrylics, and among my other hobbies and interests are murals, collage, knitting, photography, quilting, reading, sculpture, carving, scrapbooking, blogging, gardening, and just about anything else that involves creativity and working with my hands! I LOVE to make things! I live in northeast Tennessee with my wonderful husband Josh and my miniature schnauzer, Harvey, who is the cutest dog in the world. :o) I am a Christian, and my primary goal, in both my life and my work, is to glorify my Creator.

What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?
funny (in a dry sort of way)
organized (well, okay, OCD)

Tell us a bit about your Etsy shop.
I had been running my own business for a few years, mostly advertising by word of mouth and through an independent website. I recently joined Etsy for the built-in traffic flow, and because I love the idea behind the site - I think it's wonderful to have an online marketplace devoted to (mostly) handmade items. So unique, and so helpful to artists who just want to create and can't devote a lot of time to searching for venues and marketing... My goal is to be able to provide supplemental income from home, while doing something that I love and fulfilling my desire & need to create!

What 5 words would you use to describe your shop?

Give your 5 favorite websites.
Geninne's Art Blog

Give your 5 favorite Etsy shops.
Geninne's Art Store
The Mymble's Daughter
Middleburg Folk Art Studio
Bossy's Feltworks
Anne Holman Jewelry Design
(It's hard to choose! There are so many great shops!)

What advice would you give other Etsy sellers?
Be disciplined in setting definite "work" times (something I'm working on myself), limit time online, and be unique!

Beth is so kind to offer one lucky reader...
**2 Greeting Cards**
(Thanks so much, Beth!)

Here's how to enter:
Visit Beth Stone Studio and leave a comment on this post mentioning your favorite item.

For more chances to win, leave a separate post for each of the following:
*Become a Follower of Beth's blog.
*Follow Beth Stone Studio on Twitter.
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*Become a Follower of Etsy Interviews.
*Subscribe to Etsy Interviews via RSS.
*Tweet about this giveaway (please leave link to tweet).
*Follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter.
*Become a fan of B.Inspired Vintage on Facebook.
*Share the giveaway on Facebook.
*Blog about the giveaway (please leave the link)
*Add Etsy Interviews to your blogroll.
*Submit to be Featured on Etsy Interviews, too!

The winner will be chosen via Random.org on Wednesday, March 10th at 9PM EST. The winner will be emailed within 24 hours. Please make sure your email is in your profile or in the comment. GOOD LUCK!
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Announcing Our First Etsy Shop Sponsors

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

(Psst... today is the last day to enter the giveaway from feltgirl!)

I'm so proud and excited to unveil Etsy Interviews first sponsors...
(and winners of the ad space giveaway)

Bella's Bowtique

CrzyLady's Shop of (owl)ies

Two Cheeky Monkeys

Trisha B Designs

Mile Marker

Stay tuned to learn more about these wonderful Etsy shops throughout the month!

Etsy Interview & Special Deal with Funktapus Designs

Monday, March 1, 2010

(Psst... don't forget to enter the great giveaway from feltgirl!)

A vintage feel + astrology + funky bright color = I heart Funktapus Designs!
Let's here from the creative future-astrophysicist herself, Becca.

Etsy Shop: Funktapus Designs
Blog: Funktapus

Tell us a bit about yourself, Becca.
I'm studying to be an astrophysicist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and I'm an ultra-nerd! I love music, books, crafts and everything vintage, but science is my real passion!

What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?
Intelligent, resourceful, geeky, giggly, and ambitious. :)

Tell us a bit about your Etsy shop.
I opened shop in September of last year (just for fun, really!), but before I knew it I'd made tens of sales and my starfinders were getting some real recognition! I had to really streamline things, as I had previously been selling whatever I felt like making, and I tended to switch media from day to day. My current goal is to introduce a southern hemisphere version of my starfinders, some fun and nerdy greeting cards, and eventually some recycled paper goods so that I don't have to waste all of my scraps!

What 5 words would you use to describe your shop?
Nerdy, colorful, friendly, lively, fun.

Give your 5 favorite websites.
A Print A Day
Save the Words
xkcd: Joshing
miniature rhino
Design Sponge

Give your 5 favorite Etsy shops.
miniature rhino
HARE and DRUM's House of Color
Pinkkiss Pottery

What advice would you give other Etsy sellers?
Like what you sell, and have fun making it!

Anything else you would like us to know?
I like you. :)

Get 50% off of your starfinder purchase if you mention Etsy Interviews!

(Thanks, Becca!)

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