So you all know that I enjoy putting together gift guides and other collections of handmade goods. However, I thought it would be nice if I started featuring some individual artists. We can see a broader range of their work and also get to know them a bit.
b Bunny: Jen, what prompted you to open your etsy shop?
Jen: I was shopping one day and saw the scrapbook paper and thought what can I do with that. I knew about etsy and thought this may be a great way to sell something I love doing.
b Bunny: What have you learned during your time as a seller?
Jen: I have learned that it takes a lot of time and energy to both make and promote your items. I love it though!!
b Bunny: What inspires you? What are your favorite materials and colors?
Jen: I think I am inspired by new paper prints. As funny as that sounds, I see a new print and immediately think what can I do with it. I just love creating. I love paper and my favorite colors are blue/brown and pink/brown combos!
b Bunny: Do you specifically target particular seasons or events?
Jen: I don't really target a certain season, but of course will gear my products towards them. For instance Halloween is coming up and I have begun making Halloween themed products and will do the same for Christmas. I love snowmen, so expect to see a lot of them.
b Bunny: How do you promote your shop?
Jen: My main promotion technique right now is through the forums on Etsy. I recently started a blog and facebook [fan page], but haven't had time to do much with them.
Below are a few of Jen's favorites:
Spider Web and Bat Mini Notecards
Pink and Brown Damask Post-It Note Holder
Flat Matchbook Notebooks
Blue Floral Notecards