How to Grow Your Etsy/Online Business

I remember the weeks leading up to "starting my Etsy shop". I must have talked myself out of it 1,000 times--literally. I made excuses like, what if nothing sells? what will my friends think? what if I make a mistake on an order? what if no one likes my designs? what about the financial risks for the start up costs? and on and on...But then one night, I took the plunge. I remember the nerves in my stomach as I clicked "purchase" at two in the morning for my very first order of supplies. ...more
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The Color of Creativity An Etsy Treasury by Bath Factory

 http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTI5ODcyNDB8NDk1MDQ4/the-color-of-creativity?index=0...more

Etsy or eBay?

Let's say you've been invited to a summer wedding and would like to buy a dress on the internet ...perhaps you don't have time to shop around in the mall or would like something with a different vibe. Etsy and eBay are terrific places to get a dress! What's the difference?...more

I love Etsy for handbags and jewelry. But I have never bought a dress. However, the first three ...more

CMB Display Designs Gift Certificate Giveaway

CMB Display Designs is a small indie biz run by an Ohio gal named Carolyn. Inspired by the idea of one-of-a-kind treasures and vintage finds with history, Carolyn creates and sells handmade framed cork boards and decorative push pins along with vintage accessories and housewares in her shop....more

Have You Created Something That Is a Great Gift - and Do You Sell It?

If you created something that would make a great gift, here’s your chance to promote it for free on my gift giving blog, Quips and Tips for Giving Gifts! How will you promote, describe, advertise your product? By writing an article about it for my gift giving blog. The idea behind Quips and Tips for Giving Gifts is to help readers buy the right gifts for the right people – gifts that will be appreciated and valued! After all, what feels better than knowing you gave the best gift ever?...more

Handmade Greeting Card Giveaway from Julie Ann Art

Handwritten notes are fabulous to give and receive. In the age of technology, emails and text messages, a physical thinking of you is both memorable and just plain awesome. So share your thanks, love or just a hello with a handmade greeting card from Julie Ann Art. Right now Julie Anna is giving away a $25 gift certificate to her shop....more

It's So Etsy: In a Royal Wedding Mood

Here are just a few of my favorite handmade items for your prince or princess.You can find all of these lovely royal wedding theme items at Etsy--the place to find wonderful handmade items. ...more

I think it would be so lovely to skip all the news, but my job makes me stay plugged in.
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Jaclyn Elizabeth

Before I hop into this post, I thought I'd talk about why I'm starting a new series and give you some info on it. ...more

Mother's Day

I made more Mother's Day Cards and posted them up in my shop. You can view last weeks items here. I think they are rather beautiful and I'm sure the Mom in your life would absolutely love these cards. Enjoy! You can view my shop on Etsy and become a follower of my blog....more

A mossy situation. DIY terrariums and more.

So, I guess it's time to fess up I quit going to the gym. It's not that I couldn't cut it, but really, I prefer to do things quietly in the fortitude of my own home. Plus, if I had my significant other tell me how to breath properly one more time, it was going to bring our newly mended relationship to a crumbling halt. Okay, yeah. I breath wrong. I breath in during the hard part and out during the easy part. If I still hurt the next day, you can't tell me exercise doesn't work if I'm breathing wrong....more