meldewdesigns – Paper Craft Central!

A little 'bout my Etsy site and a little 'bout my life!

October 20, 2010

Some more of my newest!!  🙂

Elephant Mini Thank You Cards

 

 

Strawberry Hey Card – Comes with vellum envelope!!

 

 

Merry Merry Joy Joy Card Set – Handmade set of 2

 

 

Cutesy Christmas Card Set – Handmade Set of 10

 

It’s been a while… October 2, 2010

Hey all…it’s been a while for sure!!  🙂  I have been a busy, BUSY chica!!  Sooo, what’s kept me posting??  Well, business has been good, I’ve had tests and projects due at school, was sick for a spell, AND I was the Matron of Honor/wedding coordinator of my bestie’s wedding!!  Whew…I get tired again just thinking of all of it again.  LOL

PLUS, I have been super busy at work in my studio and as always, you get to see what’s been cookin’ FIRST!

All of the pictures except the last two photos are some on my newest Christmas goodies.  What do you think?  The last two photos are a new alphabet die cut series that will be listed in my shop soon AND my color options for die cuts.  🙂  Please let me know if you have any questions!!

  • Flowers are 1″ each.
  • Foam striped stockings are 2 1/2″ long by 1″ wide.
  • Foam polka-dot stockings are1 1/2″ long by 3/4″ wide.
  • Foam polka-dot Christmas trees are 2 3/4″ long by 1 1/2″ (at it’s widest point).
  • Foam short, skinny gifts are 1 3/4″ wide by 1″ tall.  Taller, square-shaped gifts are 1″ wide by about 2″ tall (at it’s highest point).
  • The foam Santas are 2″ wide by 2 1/2″ tall.
  • The foam Christmas Variety Pack has 4 different shapes in it.  “Merry Christmas” is 3″ wide by 1 1/4″ tall.  “Joy” is 2 1/4″ wide (at it’s widest point) by 1 1/4″ tall (at it’s tallest point).  Each tree is 2″ tall and about 1″ wide.
 

Coming soon…as in TODAY!! August 28, 2010

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These items will be listed in my shop TODAY!!!  New handmade cards, new owls, and a new product – a set of 6 thank you notes…Whatcha think??  😉


Set of 6 Thank You Notes (with envelopes)

Handmade cards and owls, owls, owls!!

 

Starting/Re-Starting A Business August 24, 2010

Wow…I don’t know about you, but the actual desire and decision to start up a business (or in my case, re-starting a business) isn’t hard.  It’s not the marketing, the creating, the listing, the photographing….It’s really not the work that I have to put into it that makes it HARD.  Man, it’s deciding HOW I’m going to spend my time.  I have a full-time “REAL” job in addition to my Etsy shop, plus I am starting back to school in the Fall (which is like next week – yikes).

I have limited time that I can spend on my Etsy business.  So how should I use this precious time?  What is at the top of my prioritized to-do list?  Do I have time to MAKE a prioritized to to-do list?  LOL  I struggle with deciding if I want to photograph and list, work on some marketing, or actually create.  And sometimes, what I decide doesn’t always fit the mood I am in.  For instance, there are times when I am in a really creative mood, so all I want to do is create, but I already have  TON of new items that I need to list.  Other times, I don’t mind the clerical part of the job, but really need to get a jump on creating…but woe is me, how do you create when you don’t feel inspired??  LOL

Oh well…Now, I am just rambling, but does anyone else out there have this same issue?  Granted, not all of you have an Etsy shop, but I am sure this same problem applies to other types of business venues.  Post your thoughts…  🙂

 

GIVEAWAY!! August 22, 2010

Attention, attention!!!  I have a LOT of loot I am looking to give away to one lucky individual.  What is this loot, you might ask?

Let me just say that if you are into crafting, and are into paper crafting in particular, this giveaway is a GOLD MINE!!!  🙂 The giveaway will include:

  • A couple of my handmade cards – the actual cards will be a surprise!!  😉
  • Some of my new diecuts – a variety of different ones in different colors
  • Some of my new OWLS!!!
  • A stash of several supplies that I have duplicates of or no longer need (trust me, these will be GOOD)!!
  • Several lovely goodies from other Etsy shops that I have

The best part?  I will even pay for the shipping!!  How can you turn that down?

So, now the big question on everyone’s minds is “How do I enter?”
To enter, you must comment on this blog post with the answers to these two questions:

  1. What is your favorite item in my Etsy shop, meldewdesigns?
  2. What other items should I offer in my shop?
  3. Please also leave your email address so I can contact you in the event that you win!  🙂

BONUS!!!  I will also give you an EXTRA entry if you subscribe to my blog.  🙂  To subscribe, click on “Sign Me Up” on the right side of my blog (5th thing down)…

The giveaway entry deadline is Sunday, September 5th.  The winner will be announced on Monday, September 6th.

 

Have you stopped by? August 4, 2010

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If you haven’t stopped by my shop lately, it sounds like you should!!  I have TONS of new things that I still haven’t listed!! Another sneak peak…some jewelry supplies and more!!

 

I am BACK in business!! July 25, 2010

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Yep, you read that right!!  🙂  My shop has officially re-opened and I just can’t believe it’s been a whole year since it was last opened!!  It’s just been a crazy year, I guess!! 

Anywho, I am so excited though because I have created TONS of new cards that I will be adding to my shop later today!!  🙂  As in the past, I will post the pics here first before adding them to my site, so if you are reading, keep your eyes peeled later on today. 

Another reason I am excited?  I’m REALLY doing my homework this time with my shop.  I’m getting involved with teams (more on that later) and reading some great tips from some seasoned sellers on Etsy.  If anyone is interested in getting some GREAT resources, just let me know!!  🙂  I would be glad to provide the links!  😉  Until later, dear ones…