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.
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!