Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Make hay, while the sun shines

It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day. Use the natural light to make some great photos of your items. Here is a taste to inspire you.

Our Team Vintage

Here are some of the vintage items in our team shops. Love it!

Monday, January 26, 2009

I Heart EasternWATeam

Our team tag is "Easternwateam." If you tag your items with it, then they show up for those of us searching to promote one another on blogs, or just to shop from someone on the team. These items came up searching the team tag and the word "heart." I picked the best photos to show here, but there is more if you search.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Getting to know you

I am having fun clicking through the shops. I hope you are too.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Shopping in Eastern Washington from the Comfort of Home

I love shopping online, don't you? All handmade with love in Eastern Washington.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Expert Among Us

Valentine Banners by digitalexpressions
Our team will be launching a series of team on-line workshops and small critique sessions in the upcoming weeks. We all need to be checking the calendar in our Yahoo Groups group for the details. Meanwhile, I wanted to congratulate our own Gail of DigitalExpressions on her becoming a member and mentor in the Sellers Assisting Sellers (SASsy) team.

You will find Gail listed as an expert in using PowerPoint. She says, "I use PowerPoint and a couple of other programs for my graphics. I have been a power user of the program since before I retired we used it for presentations and meetings at Boeing."

Congratulations Gail! The full listing of SASsy experts can be found in this forum post on the Etsy Forums. I have found them to be extremely helpful, and we all know Gail to be a real gem.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Let's Sample the Team

Here is a random selection from teamates you might have missed. I'll be doing this from time to time, so we can get to know the talent that is on our team. Looking good, people.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Team Meeting

We will be having a team meeting in the Etsy Virtual Labs at 8PM on this Thursday, the 8th of January. This is for team members. Connect with you there! Go Team!

Interview with Our Team V.P., Andi of RandomScraps

celebrate card by randomscraps

I think we will all be learning a lot in the coming months from Andi. Just look at the product photography in her shop. This is what I call eye-hand coordination. She has got the eye to know great looking graphics, and the hands to make it come to life. Here are just a few of my favorites from her shop. bliss card
Q. What inspires you to make your cards and albums?

A. My inspiration comes from everywhere! Most of the time I get inspired by all the great new products coming out all the time, but I often look through magazines and the web for inspiration. There are thousands of awesome blogs that provide great inspiration, but I also look at things like well designed ads for color inspiration.
dinosaur tracks card Q. Do you find yourself wondering about the person who will give or receive the card?

A. I really like seeing the kinds of people who buy my cards. It always surprises me that there isn't just one type of person who buys handmade. So many different kinds of people are interested for so many different reasons. It's great to see the handmade movement getting so much attention.

thank you card set
Q. Does one of your cards represent a favorite of yours in color or materials or sentiment?

A. The yellow card set was one of the first items I made specifically for listing on Etsy. I loved the bright, bold colors and the papers were perfect for these birthday cards.
mini photo album