Thursday, April 29, 2010

Treasury East Challenge

This week I challenged our members to create treasuries using the new Treasury East tool on Etsy, using all CIC team members and a color theme of one solid color (instead of rainbow or multicolored).

Here are their fabulous, colorful creations.  Please vote for your favorite!

After 1 week, the treasury with the most votes will win.

The prize?  Bragging rights and eternal glory!

VOTE HERE:



(You can also click on the treasury photo to view the actual treasury live!)


Treasury #1
Oh for the Love of Pink by JennyHoople





Treasury #2
Crafting in Aqua by BPRDesigns






Treasury #3
Perfectly Purple by LeftandRightCreate





Treasury #4
White Light by StuffByXtine





Treasury #5






Treasury #6
Green and Lavender by Gufobardo





Treasury #7
Shocking Blue by Idale






Treasury #8
Red by PixiePaper





Treasury #9
Sunshine Yellow by Tizzalicious










Treasury #10
Green Delight by BoutiqueKarma










Treasury #11
Yo Yo Yellow by Terrbear37





Treasury #12
A Breath of Healing Blue by Artnomadix










Treasury #13
Aqua Fresh by pulpandpaisley










Treasury #14
Chartreuse With a Twist of Lime by thecleverkitty










Treasury #15
Red Hot by cutiepiecompany










Treasury #16
Red from the CIC team by StudioCherie










Treasury #17
It's a Pink Kind of Day by chasingmystar










Treasury #18
TURQUOISE CIC Team by KIMONOS



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Member Spotlight - Cards and Moore By Terri



Name: Terri Moore
Age: 40
Location: Denver, CO
Shop: Cards and Moore By Terri http://www.etsy.com/shop/Terrbear37

What kind of things do you make?
Handstamped cards, boxes, bags, journals and more.





How long have you been doing your craft?
About 5 years



When did you start selling and what inspired you to start selling?
I started selling on Etsy in March 2007. I started selling my work because I wanted other people to enjoy it and to be able to make enough money to pay for supplies.




Is this your full time job?
No. I wish it were though.


What are your hobbies?
Besides stamping, knitting, crocheting, quilting, cooking/baking, watching reality TV and Food Network, Reading biographies about famous people.




What is your favorite color?
It is a tie between red and turquoise right now but I Iove all bright colors!.


What is your favorite color combination?
That is a hard one since I love a lot of different ones. I especially like turquoise hot pink and brown right now though.




Which colors do you use most in your work?
I find myself using a lot of pinks and turquoise.


What is your number 1 tip for success?
You have to love what you do!


What do you think is the most fun way to promote?
Twitter


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Member Spotlight: OMGLia



Name:  Lia
Age:  20
Location:  Indiana University in Bloomington, IN
Shop:  http://omglia.etsy.com

What kind of things do you make?
kitschy plastic costume jewelry and accessories!




How long have you been doing your craft?
I have been making jewelry since I was all of 16 years old! I must admit I have gotten quite a bit better since then.



When did you start selling and what inspired you to start selling?
I started selling when I was 16. I had just gotten my ears pierced and I bought some jewelry making supplies to change all of my clip-ons into pierced earrings. While I was changing them over I altered them into entirely new earrings! Then I went through all of my necklaces and changed those into earrings too! After I had a huge pile of earrings, I decided to try to sell them on Etsy. To my surprise, 3 pairs sold in the first day. I was hooked and have sold ever since!





Is this your full time job?
Goodness I wish! I'm a full time student.


What are your hobbies?
I am a Fashion Design major so the thing I spend the most time on right now is sewing! When I graduate I will be adding apparel to my shop. My other hobbies are baking and dancing, and of course making all manner of crafts!





What is your favorite color?
Pink! You could probably tell from my shop :D


What is your favorite color combination?
I love so many color combinations. I like to wear purple and yellow or purple and blue. My hair and my room are done in pink and brown. I also love soft pink and orange, and silver and turquoise or purple.




Which colors do you use most in your work?
I have beads and charms in every color, so I don't think I favor any particular color!



What is your number 1 tip for success?
Get your name out there! No matter how amazing your product is, no one will buy it if nobody knows about it. Try to aim for as much awareness about your shop as possible.



What do you think is the most fun way to promote?
The most fun way to promote is to make forum posts (not just at Etsy, at other forums too) because you get to chat with other people about your stuff and it's more than just a link, your personality is behind it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Color on Etsy - Pauper Edition

Looking for something colorful but can't afford the extravagant items featured in last week's post?

Try these inexpensive items from Etsy sellers!  Everything here is priced under $5.

Believe it or not, the Crafting in Color Team is not the only place to find beautiful, bright color on Etsy!


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