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.

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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.


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Giveaway from Angel Crafts Shop: $10 Gift Certificate



Win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend on Angel Crafts Shop.







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


a Rafflecopter giveaway 


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest starts now and ends on September 2, 2014. Contest opens Worldwide. 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 3rd. 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?


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday Artisan: Angel Crafts Shop

Meet Sandra, the artist behind Angel Crafts Shop. She is our Saturday Artisan for this week. It's an honor to know Sandra and to feature her shop. I admire her dedication in helping special need orphans. Check out Sandra's shop and you will see that her products are beautifully made. 

Without further a due, let's get to know her, shall we?


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

I'm a WAHM (Work-At-Home-Mum), living in Switzerland with my sweet 10-year-old boy and my loving husband. We moved here for my husband's work and love living in this picture-postcard-beautiful country. 

I make Kanzashi-inspired Hairclips as well as Suffolk-Puff Flower Hairclips. I also make Hairbow Holders which help keep all those pretty hairclips organised and available at a quick glance. I have recently added Fimo Keyrings to my craft items.

I decided to combine my love for crafting and my love for these kiddos. So this store was born. 
50% of the sale price of every item goes back to the orphans. The other half goes to buying more supplies and keeping the store running.
Every month i will select a couple of special needs orphans who are listed on Reece's Rainbow to benefit from the sale of my crafts.

You can read more about the orphans 
I advocate for on my blog - trippingdifferently.com.



What is the story behind your shop name?  

AngelCraftsShop started out as a project for a Sunday School class to help a couple of special needs orphans, initially called Angels for Orphans. After that one project, I felt the need to do more and have been advocating for special needs orphans since 2012, mainly working with Reece's Rainbow, a Christian advocate ministry. After a year, I wanted to have a constant way of giving to these precious children.




Who is your target market?

Anyone who supports handmade and orphans really. Of course, with my current range of items, mostly women and people who have little girls to dote on. I hope to expand my range of products to include some things for boys in the near future.




Which part of creation process that you enjoy the most?

The actual making of the item, cutting up the material and putting it all together.


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

What you see in postcards about Switzerland is indeed what you get to see when you come here. It is a beautiful country, with stunning scenery and lovely old towns to explore. Of course, it also produces some of the world's best chocolate!






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

I use Ikea's inexpensive yet durable self-assemble cardboard boxes to store all my materials. Divided into different categories such as Knitting, Fimo, Cloth, Beads/Buttons, Ribbons etc. I find having boxes of the same size allows for easy stacking and moving them around is also a breeze.




What is your best seller?

It's a tie at the moment. The Classy White and Turquoise Kanzashi Flower Hairclips and the Sweetie Blue and Orange Kanzashi Hairpins.




How does your day go in general?

Different days of the week vary, depending on the activities the family has on. On production days, when i'm working on making items, I generally start after I had a quick look at my emails, about 9 am. Then I work till about lunchtime. Usually I try and make production days when my boy gets to stay in school for lunch. That way I can have a quick lunch and can get back to work for a couple more hours before he gets home from school. Other things, such as updating the website and social media etc, I usually do after my boy is asleep.


How do you balance your personal and work life?

Family comes first so if there is a need to, I will shorten production days or move things around to fit the family schedule.


What inspires you?

Nature! I love how pretty and intricate flowers are. And I keep on making because I want to help the special needs orphans I advocate for.

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

To do my first fair and have at least 100 items listed. I think I'm more or less on track ;)


What is the key to success?

Perseverance and Patience

Any advice for others running their on-line shop?
I just started myself so my advice would be to just start and learn on the job cos that is how I'm doing it.




What does handmade mean to you?

Handmade means something which someone has used their very unique set of skills and put their heart into creating. It means one of a kind, it means intentionally and lovingly made.


What is your favorite quote, song, or movie?

My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music



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