Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Giveaway from Ribbit Gifts: Peace Sign Cord Bracelet

Win this beautiful peace sign cord bracelet.
Learn more about Cristina, the artist behind this great shop, here on Saturday Artisan post.  

Number of winner: 1 (One)






NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest starts now and ends on October 3, 2014. Contest opens US and Canada (Free Shipping to US only). Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older). Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you. Entries without contact information will be disqualified. Entries that do not follow the rules will be disqualified. Contest winner will be drawn on October 4th. Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by e-mail. Adorebynat is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. I have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prizes and in a timely manner. Winner must respond within 48 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Don't forget to check out other current giveaway here.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Artisan: Ribbit Gifts

Meet Cristina, our Saturday Artisan. She is the owner and artist behind Ribbit Gifts. Cristina specializes in everyday jewelry. She also support and giving back to her local community. 

Let's get to know her more, shall we?

Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?

I make cute stud earrings and everyday jewelry. A necklace, bracelet and earrings the can be worn any day and for any occasion.



What is the story behind your shop name?  

I've been a lover of frogs since birth. So, Ribbit Gifts just seemed fitting :)

Who is your target market?

My jewelry is not geared toward any one specific person. I have jewelry for kids, teens, 20 somethings, moms and grandmothers :)

Which part of creation process that you enjoy the most?

I enjoy shopping for the charms I use.

For us who love to travel, could you share a bit about your beautiful town/ city? 
I live in Arlington, TX. Home of the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Six Flags. There's so much to do here.

Could you share on how your organize your products, we all can use a little tips here and there in this department?

I have bins and bins full of organized charms. I keep all shipping supplies together in a box with easy access to each part that I need.

What is your best seller?

My best sellers are my Starbucks Necklace and all of my animal themed bracelets.



How does your day go in general?

I check for orders in the morning. Get all of the supplies necessary. Get each piece done in the order I received them. Package them and mail them out. I have scheduled times where I do marketing through social media throughout the day.

How do you balance your personal and work life?

I schedule all of my marketing through social media which allows me to not be tied down to the computer. After my orders are prepared and sent out in the morning I spend quality time with my toddler. We go to the park, the library, swim in the backyard and just play.



What inspires you?

My daughter inspires me. I strive to show her how important creativity is and to do what you love.

What is your goal for 2014?  And are you on the right track?

My goal is to continue to profit and donate 15% of my sales each month to charities and organizations near and dear to my heart. So far, I'm on track and hope it continues.

What is the key to success?

dedication and being unique

Any advice for others running their on-line shop?

Be patient. Success does not happen overnight for most. I barely made sales online my first year. Now, I have almost 300 sales in year 2. It just takes time and dedication.

What does handmade mean to you?

Handmade means unique, one of a kind items made with love.




You can find Ribbit Gifts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Would you like to be featured as a Saturday Artisan and sponsor a giveaway?Here is how to apply.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Giveaway from Vinyl Graphics Creations: $12 Gift Certificate

Win a $12 Gift Certificate to spend on Vinyl Graphics Creations.




Learn more about Becki, the artist behind this great shop, here on yesterday's Saturday Artisan post.  

Number of winner: 1 (One)


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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest starts now and ends on September 10, 2014. Contest opens US and Canada (Free Shipping to US only). Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older). Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you. Entries without contact information will be disqualified. Entries that do not follow the rules will be disqualified. Contest winner will be drawn on September 12th. Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by e-mail. Adorebynat is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. I have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prizes and in a timely manner. Winner must respond within 48 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Don't forget to check out other current giveaway here.

Would you like to be featured as a Saturday Artisan and sponsor a giveaway?

Here is how to apply.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Artisan: Vinyl Graphics Creations

Meet Becki of Vinyl Graphics Creations, our Saturday Artisan.

Looking for useful Vinyl products, whether applied or ready for you to apply? Check out Becki's shop! Contact her if you have a custom request just like this one below.




Let's get to know her, shall we?

Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?

We love working with vinyl! We have found that almost everything can look better with vinyl!! We do Ready to apply vinyl as well as finished products. Thank You so much for taking a peek.


What is the story behind your shop name?  

We love to create using vinyl and have learned that it is more than just signage.


Who is your target market?

Everyone!


Which part of creation process that you enjoy the most?

I really love the creation part but I also love to hold the project that began as a concept.





For us who love to travel, could you share a bit about your beautiful town/ city? 

I live in a beautiful little Swedish town! (I am having no luck sharing pictures).


Could you share on how your organize your products, we all can use a little tips here and there in this department?

I could absolutely use some tips.


What is your best seller?

Love Dashboard Graphics.





How does your day go in general?

My day job requires lots of travel and federal regulations, So when I get home from work I can relax, be creative and not worry about regulations.


How do you balance your personal and work life?

I am not so good at this. My work life overwhelms my personal life regularly.


What inspires you?

Color and style.


What is your goal for 2014?  And are you on the right track?

To begin working my day job half time and my vinyl designs half time. Yes there are lots of changes coming in the next few months :)





What is the key to success?

Persistence and dedication


Any advice for others running their on-line shop?

Persistence and Dedication are very necessary

What does handmade mean to you?

Anything created on a small scale with love




What is your favorite quote, song, or movie?

Life is not about the number of breaths that you take. It is about the number of moments that take your breath away.


Would you like to be featured as a Saturday Artisan and sponsor a giveaway?Here is how to apply.