Thursday, June 30, 2016

Guest Spotlight with Karen Vella

In the Spotlight...




Karen of Justyrs create custom made decoration for any occasion. With 204 listings in her Etsy Shop, I'm sure you can find something special for your event or party. I was able to have a chat with her to learn more about her business.


Tell us about your work-space?
My work space for now, is my kitchen, but it’s my favorite room in the house. It has lots of light and has a beautiful countryside view, which I find very relaxing, especially if I am having a dry spell of ideas.

Where do you find inspiration? 

I am always looking in magazines and on the internet for new ideas and what are the latest trends. When I am not working on actual designs, I am on the lookout to find new ideas


What are some of your goals, hopes, and dreams for your shop? My biggest dream is to be able to work in my shop full time. For now my goal is to continue growing slowly, ensuring that my customers are satisfied with every order, no matter how small it is.

How did you first become interested in making your products?It all started when I was organizing my 40th birthday party. I did not want the usual decorations which you find all the party shops you enter. Tried to order online but I always seemed to like one part of a decoration and another part from something else. It was also very difficult to find items in my colour theme which was purple and gold. It was then that I decided that I would do my own decorations. My family and friends were very impressed and they encouraged me to start doing decorations and to start this new venture.



Do you work on your shop full time? Unfortunately I still have my full time job, but I try to dedicate as many hours as possible to my shop.

Do any of your designs have a special personal meaning for you? Not really. My aim is to customize the things according to my customers’ colour requirements and tastes. For me having a colour theme is very important and I do my best to find the exact colour they are looking for.


What are your goals for your business in the coming year? My goal is to continue increasing sales and to be able to invest in equipment which will enable to personalize my items.





Visit Her Shop Justyrs


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Let's Swag/ Party at Your Event

Do You Have a Party and Social Event?




Let's us swag at your next events. We offer may different items just for your special event. We love to make unique shape candles and bath products just for attendees and for any kind of event, delivered to where you want the products to be sent. We offer just the products or we can also place them in our own bags. Not only do we do favors for awards, but we also do party of any kind, if you can plan it, we can make it. 
We 20, 30, 40, and 60 favors depends of the number of your guest.







 These candle and sugar scrubs are just gorgeous and are the perfect for Bridal Shower, Wedding, Valentine's Day, Mothers Day or a Tea Party! The details of these items are amazing!

We have listings in our shop for many quantities; however I can set up a custom listing for ANY quantity you need. Message me.

Although our candles and sugar scrubs are harmless, we do understand they look good enough to eat and can be mistaken for candy or chocolate. Hehe! We advise you to either place a sign near your favors or when you customize your tag we can include “handmade candles or sugar scrubs” on the design if preferred.

PLEASE READ ALL THE INFO BELOW TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR ORDER.

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IMPORTANT: We work according to PARTY DATE. Due to customization, your spot will not be secured on our calendar without ALL of the information below. Please let me know in the "Note to Seller" section at checkout:

1. DATE OF PARTY

2. COLOR CHOICE
Because all of our soaps are handmade to order we do not offer a color list. We can accommodate almost any color combination that fits your theme, not just what is shown. If you would like to see more examples of work we have done in the past, message me.

3. FRAGRANCE CHOICE
This list is located in the last picture above.

4. TAG & RIBBONS {Optional}
If you choose an option that includes Tags & Ribbons, please let me know the verbiage you would like written on the tag. 


15-$20.00
25-$40.25
30-$44.50

Monday, June 27, 2016

Guest Spotlight with Annica Johnson

In The Spotlight...




Annica of Happy Elephant Art create beautiful jewelry and polymer clay high quality beads. With 117 listing that you can find at her Etsy shop. Read on and learn more about her business and her unique products.



Tell us about your workspace? 
I have a designated craft room were I keep all of my supplies and finished products. It is still a work in progress. I have a tendency to make my entire house my work space. It drives my husband's nuts. Lucky for me he puts up with It and let's me create.
Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration in the world around me. I love nature other people's art and really just whatever strikes me at the moment. I just love creating things.



What are some of your goals, hopes, and dreams for your shop?
I would really love my shop to help provide extra income for my family. I love creating things and it would be amazing to be able to cut back on my main job and create more.

How did you first become interested in making your products?
I have taken art classes and painted for years. One of the things that really started my shop was an anxiety disorder. Being able to use my creative nature is a huge help in dealing with my anxiety and depression disorder. I have found that Jesus and Art are the best therapy that this world has to offer.



Do you work on your shop full time?
As of right now My Etsy shop is part time. Maybe someday it will be more but as of right now i only part time is all I can handle.

Do any of your designs have a special personal meaning for you?
I feel like all of my designs are special to me. I put a lot of work and time into my products so it is very personal when someone buys my work. It truly is an honor every time I make a sale. I will say that the magnets I just added to my store are a little extra special because they remind me of my grandmother. I use to love my grandmother's fridge. It was covered in magnets and I loved to play with them. My grandmother has passed away so that section in my shop is a little extra special.


What are your goals for your business in the coming year?
I want my little shop to continue to grow and hopefully make more sales. I am already doing way better than last year so I am hoping things keep looking up.




Visit her Shop On Etsy Happy Elephant Art
 





Friday, June 24, 2016

New Candles Melts

New improve Candles Melts




This week I made some cute ruffled Heart Shape candles for my Etsy shop. I love the way they came out. They are of course made with soy wax so you could get the best scent throw. These comes 6 in a bag with your choice of color and scent.



We also have our new sliceable Cake wax. These pound cake comes in the color of choice and you can also add some white frosting. I will have two listing for plan and with frosting.



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Spotlight: Pet Portraits by NC

This week we are putting Enzie Shahmiri in the Spotlight


1.  Tell us about your workspace? My workspace is the area where I spend a great deal of time creating my paintings. It is filled with art and art supplies and is set up so I can work quickly and efficiently.

2. Where do you find inspiration? When people send me photos of their loved ones and their pets one look is enough for me to come up with an idea for how to make the subject look their best in a painting. After many years painting it has become second nature to know what colors would compliment and what type of backgrounds would make for a nice painting.

3. What are some of your goals, hopes, and dreams for your shop? About 99% of my portrait orders come through my websites. It took a long time for me to create a web presence and I am thrilled to say that all the hard work has finally paid off. I set reasonable goals for myself and try my best to reach them. Ideally I like to keep normal business hours and not work through most weekends. But as a one woman operation that is often not possible. So I hope to manage my time in such a way that I can take weekends off again.

4. How did you first become interested in making your products? I have always enjoyed drawing and painting as far back as I can remember. When I see a set of eyes look back at me from an otherwise empty canvas I get such a thrill. To share my passion for creating life like paintings blossomed into a full time job.

5. Do you work on your shop full time? I am now a full time artist and there are times when I even work through the weekends to meet deadlines.

6. Do any of your designs have a special personal meaning for you? I have been painting portraits professionally since 1999 and often paint pets or people who have passed on. I know how much it means to my clients to have a realistic rendition of a loved one and that translates into a very special meaning for me. I am entrusted to create portraits that keep the bond between two worlds alive. I see that as a privilege and am grateful to have acquired the skills to do so.

7. What are your goals for your business in the coming year? When orders pick up around the holidays, I might as well set up a cot in my studio, because I work long hours and often through the weekend. It would be nice to have some down time and get my weekends back. So my business goal for this year is to use time wisely to open up my weekends and get out of my studio before 6PM.







You can visit her Etsy shop by clicking on the link below

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Shipping Recent Orders

Shipping Recent Orders


I love printing my shipping labels and having my own little post office station at home. I hated standing in line at the post office trying to get customers' package deliver. I felt like I was in line for a long time when I could be doing something else. The second year into my business, I started ordering my boxes, scale(amazon), and shipping supplies from USPS.

Since then I shipped everything right from my home. No more standing in line. I love it!!
It makes my shipping a little faster because I don't have to worry about buying boxes and standing in line just to have my package weigh.
I labels all these boxes sot they are ready to mail.
I could either have my local postwoman pick them up or go right up to the window and dropped my package off. Any thing that keeps me from standing in line at post office is an  honor to me.

Monday, June 20, 2016

How to Changed Out Your Wax Melts

How to Changed Out Wax


Who doesn't love the smell of new fragrance? Someday you might might be in the mood for Sweet scent then other days you might want smell the aroma of clean fresh scent. I have some helpful tips on changing your wax from one scent to another. I have two tips on changing out your wax.


Tips:
1. While the wax is warm pour in a disposable cup. Clean the dish with a paper towel. Choose another fragrance to place in your candle warmer.

2. Once your wax is solid place the warmer in a freezer for twenty minutes. It should be ready to pop-out the  warmer. Wipe out the dish with a paper towel and now you are ready for new scent.




Hope this tip was helpful remember to shop my Etsy Shop.

My Etsy Shop