Monday, February 28, 2011

ETSY a place to buy and sell all things handmade

ETSY is probably the best place to sell or purchase hand crafted items I have found anyway!

I joined in 2008 selling cards and crochet items, I was open 6 months and then one morning a sale :) then nothing for 3 months:(

I could not keep up with my shop-- creating-- photo taking--listing-- the whole running a business thing, because I was working and going to school and it got to be too much so I closed my shop

the desire to create and sell my creations was still in the back of my head so I re-opened in 2009 early 2010 was only on for a few months when I decided I needed a break to regroup maybe create some new products so I was off for approximately 5 months

Now I am open and here to stay!!!! I am offering a wide variety of greeting cards, jewelry and accessories

What is different than last time you may ask? Well I am working 2 full time jobs (teaching) and trying to create and be on ETSY well a team is different I joined a TEAM on ETSY that is supportive for working ETSIANS meaning we have day jobs or go to school the team helps us to balance everything and it a support system for working etsians!

I am doing better at ETSY this time I think anyway you can look at the 2nd page of my shop to see my old pictures and my current pictures are on page 1 I think a better improvement

With any business it needs to be run, management is everything in a company the same thing goes for my little shop~

Come on by and check out Creative Corner Designs

Have a Creative Day!

Friday, February 25, 2011

New Listings

Do you like interchangeable pendants you can exchange different chains for different pendants? Well I have just listed some wonderful glass pendants in my shop with more to come soon!!!

New listings in my shop just this morning, I have added glass pendants to my shop~ These are so much fun to make and to wear, one added note is these pendants are not waterproof and should not be worn in the shower or pool area!
They make perfect gifts for shower gifts(bridal or baby), hostess gifts, bridal party gifts, Mother's Day Gifts, Graduation gifts, and really any gift for any occasion!

here is a picture of the grouping of some of the pendants

It is finally Friday YEAH:) oh I could almost scream out loud and do a back flip~
My weekend is full of projects and appointments
I have some creating to do, pictures to take, pictures to edit, school stuff to do-- final exams to be created, papers to be graded, planning to be done, the list goes on and on! I need to prioritize or I will get nothing done~

A new challenge-- P365- this is where you take a picture each day of the year leaving you with 365 pictures as a record of the year! I am going to be putting these photos in a scrapbook-- I tried this 2 years ago but no luck I made it 1 week, sad but true... This time I am doing pretty good, I know we are just in February but I have a picture for everyday so far:) I just hope I can keep it up I bought a beautiful scrapbook to put my POTD layouts inside and I can not wait to see it all put together:)

Have a Creative Day

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Listings

This morning it is cold out side but warm in my shop with some new spring listings

I listed some new statement rings and a very fun bracelet

This ring is a gorgeous rose in a buttercup color and so nice for spring time!

How fun is this bracelet it is called cha cha bracelet because it reminds me of the cha cha cha dance, fun!!!

My rings come in both silver plate(listed this morning) and gold plate, and they come in a variety of colors!

Come to the shop and check what is new!

Have a Creative Day

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pure Eden

Yes I did add Pure Eden to my greeting card shop yesterday!

it is so exciting to see the pendants listed at the beginning of the shop, I have several pieces, pictures taken, some need edited, others are just waiting to be listed, And cards yeah I have more cards to list, some pictures that need to be taken and others need to be edited and others are just sitting there waiting to be listed!

Monday Monday, wow it seems like it was just Friday and the weekend was starting but now the workweek is starting-- A fun week this week as i am testing most of the week towards the end of the week i will have to teach the next chapter, I will have some time to think about new designs during my testing time:)

I am planning on listing new items everyday this week so you will have to be sure to stop by the shop

Have a creative Day

Sunday, February 20, 2011

thinking of expanding my shop~

Well I have more than one crafting passions
-any craft really

So how do i limit my shop to just greeting cards you may ask? Well I thought if you have one brand maybe the shop will do better~ Just a thought so about 6 months to 1 year i opened up a shop called Pure Eden jewelry but all of my traffic feed my hearts were in my creative corner shop~
What was I to do I am trying to be better at advertisement but right now I just am at the brick wall ETSIANS get to, I need to break through that wall~

So I have a pretty large inventory of jewelry... Here is what I have decided to do

instead of having every jewelry item--like beaded jewelry, bracelets, rings, necklaces, pendants, I am going to have just a few items like-- pendants(glass and resin), rings, some really neat beaded bracelets, and hair accessories FUN items nothing too fancy, nothing really vintage, more like young people wear today, cute enough to wear to church or school but still modern enough to wear to a party or wedding~ What a balance-- well I have thought long and hard about this-- my price point-- shipping options-- whether to offer the new jewelry line or not-- I have decided I will go ahead and give it a try~

It will be under my Creative Corner Designs shop but still branded as pure Eden Jewelry that way I can easily transition to the Pure Eden Jewelry shop if I need to in the future, also at Craft shows and fairs I will be able to easily distinguish my Jewelry because i have created a logo for my Jewelry and my cards of course is my banner and avatar both here on this blog and at my shop~

Here is to a very nice Sunday with a very nice productive weekend behind me-- Friday I got my pictures taken and edited-- Beautiful weather the light just came in my studio (wonderful)-- Saturday I got some work done for my day job-- Lectures and exams created-- Today I am going to try to get some listings ready for this week and maybe my new banner for my shop yeah I have to change my tag-line if I add jewelry.

What to say, what to say, what to say..... hmmmm well it could be a greeting for every occasion and Pure Eden Jewelry designs, or it could say Greetings for all occasions and Jeweled creations, i don't know i really would like to have Pure Eden in the name some where?

Have a Creative Day

here is a sample of my new Line of Pure Eden Jewelry Pendants

And I just realized I do not have all of my pictures edited so that will be added to my to-do list today:)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Etsians by Night treasury

This is a first for me, i have been on and off etsy for the past 3 years or so and have never been featured on a treasury so I am truly honored and it is really pretty and bright!!!! Check it out!!! Click the picture to go to the actual treasury on ETSY!

mine is the card on the bottom the third one over

I just joined a team that are all etsians that work by day and ETSY or Craft by night , we are helping each other find that perfect balance, be a support system for each other, share creative thoughts, our blogs, and just a place to go where everyone is in the same boat!

Have a Creative Day

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Sample of cards available in the shop

Yeah my shop is finally open~ What took so long? That is a good question, I am now working full time and overtime, leaving me little to no time to create, I had a bunch of cards created however the photos, description writing, and photo editing takes lots of precious time, I just did not have:(
But I am getting there! Come check the shop out I have a grand opening coupon for a % off your first purchase~

here is a sample of what is listed for sale

Have a Creative Day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Shop is OPEN

Finally I have a few cards listed in my ETSY shop come on over and check it out
More coming hopefully this evening!

happy Valentines day~ I was just featured on this wonderful blog with one of my favorite cards anchored to your heart check it out

Have a happy valentines day and be sure to come back to tell me what you think of the shop!

Have a Creative Day!