Friday, February 27, 2009

An Interview, AND a Giveaway!!!


If you are a reader of my blog, you'll know that I love finding new shops. Etsy is a treasure-trove of undiscovered glory - here's one for you to discover! The shop name is ARTLIFE!


A little bit of an interview - the person behind the artist - I'd like to introduce you to Ellen!:



Do you have a day job besides your Artlife shop on Etsy?




Yes. My goal is to be one of the "I quit my day job" folks but for now I work part-time at an up-scale grocery store. I feel very lucky to at least have a few days off a week which I can solely devote to my Etsy shop and moving toward that goal.




Do you have any kids?No, I love kids but I've never wanted any of my own.




Do you blog?Yes. My blog is http://mysillyartlife.blogspot.com/




Do you have any animals?Not at the moment. I've had cats in the past and would love to get another someday. Cats are the coolest!




What tips can you give to someone just starting out on etsy?I think the biggest thing is to think positive thoughts and try not to get discouraged. Even when sales are not coming in, you can always be doing something to move your business forward and every little step counts towards the big picture. Also, if you get some momentum going with your shop DON'T stop! I have made the mistake in the past of working on my shop in fits and starts and in hindsight I now realize I lost hard won momentum when I ignored my shop.




Any last thoughts?Hmmm, Right now I'm really into giveaways and gifting my cards!





And with that in mind here is this weeks giveaway from Artlife -


First of all - what are you trying to win?? YOUR CHOICE of a notecard set.


The Rules::::

Head on over to Artlife.

Come on back here and leave a comment with your favorite notecard set from her shop.

You MUST leave a way for me to reach you.

EXTRA Entries: Stop by Buster and boo or Woolies (my shops) and leave a comment with your favorite item. I WILL count the extra entries!

Contest ends one week on Saturday, February 28th - last day of February!

Thanks so much & good luck!

80 comments:

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Love Birds Note Cards -- Set of 4 is pretty

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

old antique ivory typewriter key pendants are sweet

Em said...

Ny favorite note cards: Love bird!

Em said...

From Buster and boo, I really like the Viola, scrabble tile pendant.

Em said...

From woolies I like Alfred the bunny!

Sue said...

I love the Thank You cards. I love keeping them around. Thanks for sharing!

demmi said...

love birds con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

mverno said...

i like the I Heart Sewing Note Cards

Digital Misfit said...

I love the I ♥ sewing notecard set.

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Digital Misfit said...

From Woolies, I LOVE Billie the Goatie http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20773671 such soft and sweet chenille!

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CREATEaTHOUGHT said...

Cool artist
I like this
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21032044

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Lori said...

I heart sewing cards are really cool!

Tanya Wilson said...

I love the Eraser Erasing Note Cards -- Set of 3!

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SillyLittleLady said...

Those lovebird notecards are definitely my favorites, and im not the only one!

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Stephanie said...

Thank You Note Cards -- Set of 4 - lovely!
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ritasmeeta said...

Oh, I would love to win the fig notecards! :D

ritasmeeta said...

Billie the Goatie IS SO ADORABLE! :D
She's my fave from your Woolies shop!

loves3cats said...

I love the Thank You Note Cards -- Set of 4...very pretty.

loves3cats said...

From Buster and Boo, the Life's a Puzzle necklace is so pretty. It matches my Life Puzzle tattoo on my leg.

mom2anutball said...

I like the Thank You Note Cards -- Set of 4! Cute!
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mom2anutball said...

From Buster and Boo I like your Paris in the rain, scrabble tile pendant!!
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Christy said...

I love the thank you note cards - they're unique and pretty in their simplicity.

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Christy said...

Are you aware of how beautiful your Francesca earrings are? I may just have to pierce my ears, just so I can buy and wear those!

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Christy said...

Also a huge fan of little Thunder the mustang ... I'm a horse person myself ... will be a vet in just 2 more years! The acorns are really cute too, and clever!

ky2here said...

Can some of you read? They're asking for your favorite notecard!

I'll cheat and go with the variety pack but my favorite within that pack would be the buddha.

lisagee said...

It didn't take long...
old cars & lovebirds.
I had to stop there or keep
choosing more.
I have a cat if she wants one!

coliebear said...

I like the get better soon note card set.

gkstratos said...

I like the Buddha Note Cards
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gkstratos said...

I also like the Lucky Seven of Hearts Necklace
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gkstratos said...

From Woolies, I like Billie the Goatie
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Meredith said...

I like Love Birds from Ellen's Etsy Shop.
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Meredith said...

And from Buster and Boo I like the Petit Oiseau pendant.
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Amber said...

My favorite notecard would have to be the You're Invited set, but the Figs are a close second. Figs are so delicious!

Thanks for the giveaway :)
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vboackle said...

i like the lovebird cards.

Michelle said...

I like them all! I am having a hard time deciding. I guess I would use the Thank You cards most...so that would be my practical choice. However, I love the Buddha, the fig. 8, Malcolm X...they are all so beautiful.

Michelle said...

The Marguerite pendant on Buster and Boo is gorgeous. I love the colors.

kdkdkd said...

the Thank You Note Cards are great, would go through those quickly

tatertot374 said...

I really like the Thank You Note Card. Thank you for a great giveaway!
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Wehaf said...

I love the eraser erasing note card set; how clever!

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Wehaf said...

At busterandboo I love the Party like it's Mardi Gras necklace - perfect for today!

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Colengal said...

I really like the full moon earrings at buster and boo

Pam said...

I like the thank you note card set! Very useful and cute. Thanks!!

Pam said...

My favorite item from Buster & Boo is the Hill Tribe Scrolls earrings!! Thanks.

Pam said...

My favorite item from woolies is Alfred, the hand knit bunny toy. Thanks.

danaj said...

the love birds note cards-so cute.

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Holly said...

I love the Love Birds Note Cards, they are so cute
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mogrill said...

Paris in the Rain is my favorite set!! Thanks for the Chance!!

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littlelatina said...

the I heart sewing cards

sfyates said...

I like the fig note cards maybe I will plant a fig tree.

laurie said...

love birds

wildflower00 said...

my favorite item at Artlife is the Thank You Note Cards
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wildflower00 said...

My favorite from your shop Buster and boo is Seagull - Pacific Ocean at twilight, a scrabble tile pendant
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Mollicent Brown said...

I love the I heart sewing cards - because I do!

Christy said...

I love the Love Birds notecards. Very Pretty! Thanks for the chance to win. ecghick@yahoo.com

Terra H. said...

My favorite are the Thank You Note Cards -- Set of 4. Thanks.

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Vic said...

I love the Thank You Note Cards! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Aimee said...

Wow, what fun stuff! I love the Old Cars Note Cards!!

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Aimee said...

From Buster and Boo I love the Initial Pendants - they're great!!

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Aimee said...

From Woolies I think Billie the Goatie is ADORABLE!! We've got several friends who just had babies...might have to pick me up a few of those for gifts!!

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SeahorseLady said...

I like the nice Thank You cards.

SeahorseLady said...

I love your cute Billie the Goatie.

Karen said...

Love the Love Bird Note Cards :)

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Leslie said...

Thank You Note Cards -- Set of 4

EILEEN said...

Variety Note Card Pack -- Set of 6

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Deci said...

The Buddha notecards are beautiful.

demmi said...

the old car ones are my favorite

arvard said...

I love the old antique ivory typewriter key pendants.

Taylor said...

You're Invited notecards I liked the Best and thanks.
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Taylor said...

Luv your work, at woolies I was truly amazed by your talent and I especially liked that Felted Clutch with Artwork. It's just the right size(6 x 4) for me to take to appointments or shopping. skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

lezanac said...

I love the eraser erasing notecards

rosannepm said...

I like the Variety pack or the Get Better Soon
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rosannepm said...

Favorite item at BusterandBoo is the Life's a puzzle necklace
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rosannepm said...

My favorite item at Woolies is Alfred, hand knit bunny all natural
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bill3sgal said...

I'd like the Love Birds Note Cards.

wendy said...

I like the Buddha cards.

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Candie said...

I like the Erasers erasing note card set. THank you

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Candie said...

From the Buster and Boo shop, I love the Life's a Puzzle necklace. Thank you.

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lilyk said...

The Love Birds Note Cards Set is very pretty!

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lilyk said...

I love the Ponderosa Pinecone Necklace from busterandboo's shop!

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

Vivien said...

My favorite set of notecards are the I Heart Sewing!

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puffpastry.etsy.com