Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday Spotlight- Crafty Paper Girl

Saturday Spotlight time! Here I feature artists and their work! I encourage you to check out their shops, and as always, a special treat is in it for you at the end! Show support & love! You guys are the best at it!!! (If you would like to be featured, simply send me an email at sammyejo@62cards.com and we will get you scheduled! Happy spotlight day!

Saturday Spotlight- Amanda at http://www.craftypapergirl.etsy.com/

Name: Amanda P.

Where are you from: Louisville, KY, born and raised!
What do specialize in: & where did you get your idea?: Hmm... I suppose I "specialize" in all things crafty! I have been doing this a long time... I love paper, fabric, embellishments, and all things cute and fun! My first love is paper (stationery and scrapbooking) and coming in a close second is making my feltie embellishments. The felt embellishments is something I have a weakness for. I have purchased many from Etsy shops and my LSS. Back in May, my mom made me a dress out of some really cute floral fabric. She had a ton of fabric left over and I loved it so much, I started cutting the big flowers out. Then, the felt entered my mind and I started adding that to the blossoms. From there, buttons, and thread, etc. I was addicted to making these cuties. Finally, the birds sent me over the edge. I was hooked.

Where did the name come from: I combined my love for paper and crafts into one name. I also carry this name on my blog: http://www.craftypapergirl.blogspot.com/

How did you get started on etsy?: Well, I made a bunch of my feltie birds. They were so cute and fun to make that I ended up with so many! That's when I decided to open the Etsy shop... I am a shopper on Etsy, so it wasn't all that new to me!
Any advice for new etsy sellers that you have learned?: I would say to have/use lots of tags on your items. A good picture and decent description is also helpful!
What do you want customers to know about you and/or your product: I am open to suggestions! If you need a bird or feltie to match a product, contact me! I am proud to offer super low shipping too!
Anything else interesting you'd like to share with us? I'm addicted to my craft room... it's beautiful. I wish I could sit in here all day making stuff! I suppose I'll settle for a strong cup of coffee or a Diet Coke, and some dark chocolate, though!
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I know a lot of you make your own embellishments, but who doesn't love some freebies!!! :) The winner gets a free bird and free flower! You got it, FREE! (Use for yourself, save for a great Christmas gift, etc??) So, how do you enter? Leave a comment on this post about your favorite item on the CPG website! For extra entries leave a separate comment if you make a purchase from CPG, and if you blog about this giveaway - post a comment with the link to your post! So, that's up to 3 entries!!! Good luck and happy commenting! ENDS FRIDAY, 7/24!

10 comments:

Ms. Cheryl said...

I'm HOOKED!!! My fave is Pink Felt Bird #1 and #2. With pink being my favorite color it was a given. I have a bird feeder just outside my studio window. When I remodeled my home a few years ago I had bow windows that are 11 feet wide ceiling to floor put in my living room and my bedroom because I love watching the birds and other creatures outside.
I had to add this shop to my favorites list.Thanks, ms.cheryl

Ms. Cheryl said...

OK!!I couldn't stop myself, I blogged about this giveaway here
http://mscherylsscrapfoolerie.blogspot.com/
I still have to learn about adding pictures, LOL. ms.cheryl

Karen L said...

Oh my....so much cuteness! I LOVE those felt birds! My favorite is actually the Bright Bird...love the combo of red and turquoise! I also really love the blue and green felt flowers.
These remind me of embroidered shapes that a friend brought back from Korea!

Karen L said...

Tweeted this contest on twitter as Karenladd here:
http://bit.ly/B0R9R

Sweetie said...

I love the Pink Bird the most~~so cute! I also love the feltie buttons - will need to purchase some of those!

Sweetie said...

I purchased Chocolate & green felt bird #1 and Pink leopard bird #1! Love them!!

Sweetie said...

Seeing as I am addicted to these felties, I had to get my third entry in by linking it and your blog in my blog!! Here is the address: http://sweetiestreats.blogspot.com/

Thanks!!

Mama Tuttle said...

My favorite is the Chocolate & Green Felt Bird 2 . . . all the birds are so cute!!

Cristina said...

I have to say, all of her items are beautiful...I really LOVE the pink on pink flowers and I love the chocolate & green felt bird and leopard bird..too cute!!!!

Cristina said...

Hey Sammye Jo just blogged about your giveaway.... http://loveforpaper.blogspot.com/

xoxoxo CRistina

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