Being BLITZED by the Daily Dose of Handmade Team

Last week I was selected by the team “Daily Dose of Handmade” to be BLITZED in Team Treasuries on Etsy. A very excited announcement that ended up in 8 treasuries that CandieInk was featured in during a week. I am truly honored and very excited to share with you the treasuries made.

What is an Etsy “Treasury”?
A treasury is a list of 16 items (or less) selected by the Treasury creator. Anyone with an Etsy login can create a Treasury. It is a great way to feature items you really like, or help other shop owners get more exposure. We are after all a community with very talented artists who supports each other reach the goals we are dreaming of.

To see the full treasuries (16 items) click the Treasury Titles and you will see how fantastic they all are 🙂 The creator of the different treasuries are also listed under the picture – click on their links to take a look at some other great shops!

Chocolate is Addicted to ME!

chocolateaddictBy Julie @ Julie Ellyn Designs

Sweet and…

SweetAndJrBy Julie @ Julie Ellyn Designs

Minty Fresh

LovetheMostBy Julie @ Julie Ellyn Designs

Music

Music3By Julie @ Julie Ellyn Designs

Summer Love

i missed youBy Amanda @ Electic Nesting

Oh I love my CandieInk!

LovetheMostBy Cylene @ The Lovely Smith

With Envy

humankindtankBy Allison @ Daisy Lane Design

Monochrome

sheSaidYesBy Helen @ Helen Kilsby Studio

Thank you to all Treasury creators!!

Chocolate Sale…

Valentines Day is in the past but I am sending you all some LOVE anyway!

It is time for my first SALE of the year!
For ONE week ONLY I will sell this print for 25% off!! (Offer expires on March 9, 2013)
So get it now for $15 instead of $20 — Same price as my small prints.

Don’t miss the secret message in the print: Chocolate addiction is real 😉

Print Details:
Size: 8×10″
You can change the colors free of charge!

Chocolate NecessityGet it HERE

Instagram #candieink

Instagram is more fun than Facebook! – There, I said it!! It is fast and to the point – one picture says more than a thousand words! I can look at the pictures of those I follow and I feel something, I comment, I like, I miss, I smile, I giggle, I look away, I am amazed… etc.. You all know what I am talking about right?! 🙂

Instagram is fab!

You can find me on this fantastic app by the user: misspkm or you can just check out my candie ink related pictures using #candieink

Easy as one – two – instagram!

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Save the date – Craft Fair in PA comming up!

Ok, so I have booked in TWO craft fair appearances. My two first – ever –
I am excited and a little nervous. Normal thoughts are: What if I don’t sell anything? and What if I don’t bring enough stuff?

I guess those are normal concerns to have preparing for something like this. It would almost be strange if I didn’t. So basically I am working of making it work for me and my potential new customer 🙂

Stop by and say hi if you have the possibility and let’s the Christmas Shopping BEGINS!
Here are the dates and locations:

Friday November 9th 2012 – 6pm to 9pm
Home Shopping Extravaganza
Doylestown Township Activity Center
425 Wells Rd, Doylestown PA 18901

Saturday November 10th 2012 – 10am to 3pm
Lower Moreland PTA Family Craft & Gift Fair
Lower Moreland High School
555 Red Lion Rd, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006

 

First Craft Fair

Should I be completely nervous?! – I just decided, after some thinking, that it is time that I put my Candie Ink stuff up for sale at a craft fair. And this is the time to do it! Christmas will be here faster than we know it!
Any good tips? What do I bring? What do I have think about? What are must haves?

One Colorful World

Some people have a gift to capture your attention; either by words, looks, creativity, or any other form that is like love potion to the eye of the beholder. I was hooked, in love, at first sight with one of the most beautiful world maps I have ever seen the moment I came across Paz’s Etsy shop: Sunny Champagne and it is a TRUE honor to feature him here on my Blog.

As it turns out; I seem to be one of many that have fallen in love with this amazing map as Paz tells me: “The ‘One Colourful World’ print is my best seller. It’s affordable, with vibrant colours and reminds us of all the beautiful places we’d like to visit someday.“

How would you describe your selling experience on Etsy?
“Sales have been pretty constant since starting my shop. A few pieces have been getting more attention on blogs lately and this helps a lot. I notice that good product pictures also attract more people. To stand out I try to putting more emphasis on quality and less on quantity. The vibrant colours and positive words also help to make connections.”

What got you started?
“I’ve been working as a freelance graphic designer/illustrator for the last 12 years. I started SUNNY CHAMPAGNE to express myself in ways I didn’t in my day to day work. I also had a goal (and still have) to be able to create while travelling the world with my wife and kids. It’s very possible with a successful online business. I’m still working on it!”

Where do you get your inspiration from?
“So many things and places. It can be a piece of music I listened to that popped an idea in my head or a quote I saw somewhere or a pattern I observed in nature. Taking some time off helps me the most by taking all that junk out of my head. Good ideas are born this way.”
What is your personal favorite item in your shop and why?
The “One Colourful World” print is my favorite. Probably for the same reasons other people like it. It keeps me dreaming of travelling the world. I also had a lot of fun creating it!

What’s new?
I’ve been posting affordable canvas prints recently and I’m happy about the way they come out! The Sun Salutation and  One Colourful World (yellow)

The Sun Salutation

A Colourful World (yellow)

Any tip you want to share with fellow Etsy sellers?
“Finding what you love and doing it is probably the best tip I could give. It’s not that easy though but people notice when you like what you do. It shows up in your work.

Also, make every customer feel special.”

Thank you so much for your time and beautiful art available to us. I wish you much success and that you will be able to travel your colorful world with your family very soon.

To visit Paz’s shop click the link SUNNY CHAMPAGNE

Show off!

I was just recently speaking about that the product is the least of your worries when trying to sell, the products sell themselves when they are matched with the right buyer. But with the CRAZY amount of stuff to buy out there and places for people to go and buy, is making it almost impossible to find that right buyer, over and over again – yet some manage to do it!

If you have a Facebook page for your Etsy store, I also recommend you install the Wishpond Social Store and App for your Facebook page that will showcase 20 of your items for free right on your Facebook page. It is just one more way of showing off 😉

To get App – go here: Wishpond Social Store

Check out what the Store Front can look like here Facebook Storefront App