Monday, January 27, 2014

Valentines 2014 treasure Hunt

It's almost February, meaning it's almost time for Our Valentines Treasure Hunt. 


Get ready to sharpen your detective skills. Starting February 10th, we'll be hosting a Valentine's Week Treasure Hunt. You'll be able to search Etsymom listings from participating shops, for hidden Valentine's themed icons. Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 people to find all the items correctly. If you would like to join the fun and be one of the shops to hide icons in your listings, please fill out this Vday Treasure Hunt Form You have until Feb. 7 to get signed up and must have your listing live by Feb. 10. We will contact you with instructions.

We are still looking for donations for prizes. If you donate a prize you can have your etsy shop featured on the EtsyMom Team's facebook cover until April. To sign up to donate a prize 
send an email to etsymomteam@gmail.com.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Weekly Linky Party - Through February 1

Each Sunday, we will start a linky party on our blog - add your latest blog post or a new item in your shop and check out what others are adding as well! This is a great way to promote what you're working on and to learn what others are working on. Every once in a while, we'll have a theme - pay attention to the themes! We'll give you advanced notice when a themed linky will be going up so you can prepare for it.


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Weekly Linky Party - Through 01/25

Each Sunday, we will start a linky party on our blog - add your latest blog post or a new item in your shop and check out what others are adding as well! This is a great way to promote what you're working on and to learn what others are working on. Every once in a while, we'll have a theme - pay attention to the themes! We'll give you advanced notice when a themed linky will be going up so you can prepare for it.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Featured Etsy Seller - PICKnMATCH BOWTIQUE


Happy New Year everyone! Our featured Etsy seller for the month of January is Maria, the creative artist behind PICKnMATCH BOWTIQUE.  Please read all about her here then don't forget to visit her shop. She has such a wonderful array of items for kids, and she has the cutest and most adorable little models! :)


What do you create/offer in your Etsy shop?
PICKNMATCH BOWTIQUE is a crafters paradise! I offer a variety of affordable styles of flower headbands & clippies for newborns to adults, featuring beautiful handcrafted girl hair accessories. I enjoy making headbands, clips, shabbys, and any style hair bows from the everyday to the special event kind. I have a few rompers and leg warmer sets, as well as pettiskirts with matching headpiece. They are perfectly made for your princess's photo props or birthday outfit!!! I do custom orders as well as specialize in matching bows to your princesses attire. Every princess deserves a PICKNMATCH BOWTIQUE!!!




How did you get started in your line of business?
I am a very busy mom of 4 wonderful children, including 2 amazing, smart beautiful Girls (8y & 2y). I have my hands full with being a full time mommy, and a work at home too!!! I am a nurse by profession but I love crafting. I have been a crafter since I was young. My 2 girls inspired me to do hairpieces. I love to dress them with matching headpieces that match every outfit they have. (That's where my business name was originated!!!) When my lil' Dominique was born in 2011, I started making her and her big sister  Mariah hairpieces in my own unique way. It used to be a hobby and eventually became a small business. My friends, family and my husband convinced me to sell on Etsy. I told myself why NOT try it!!! I am very thankful for my wonderful family, new friends, and customers, who allow me to work while still being at home to raise my children. 

Describe your creative process

While babysitting my youngest daughter I always feel like I need to do something that makes me happy, use every free time I have to come up with creative designs and at the same time make every momma's princess happy. I love creating neutral & pastel colors with a vintage look design!!!


Where do you find your inspiration?
I am always inspired to come up with a new style whenever my girls have a new outfit or whenever a costumer requested something to match their lil ones photo props or birthday outfit!!! From here, I will start making flowers that matches that outfit they just have. Then, it will become one of my latest creations in my Etsy shop. It has been and will always be my passion and inspiration to create the most creative, stylish, sassy & adorable but affordable hairpiece for every princess in your life!!!!


What is your favorite item in your shop at the moment?

This, I can say my most favorite masterpiece!!! it is so Vintage... so elegant,and classy!!! Pretty much I loved everything I create!!!



How do you promote your work?
Word of Mouth ( Friends, Family & Costumers!!!) and I do facebook promotions, Sales & upload new creations weekly!!!

What is one of your most important lessons you've learned since starting your business?

One of the most important lessons I've learned was to do what makes you happy and at the same make others happy. That makes your whole self feel a lot better. It makes you feel you achieve something.




What advice would you give someone just starting out?
For someone just starting out, I would say just BE YOURSELF. Learn how to share and exchange ideas with other business owners!!! Don't be afraid to ask somebody who can help you whenever you need it.

What are your other sites (facebook, twitter, blog, etc.)?

Website: www.picknmatchbowtique.etsy.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Picknmatchbowtique 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Weekly Linky Party - Through 01/18

Each Sunday, we will start a linky party on our blog - add your latest blog post or a new item in your shop and check out what others are adding as well! This is a great way to promote what you're working on and to learn what others are working on. Every once in a while, we'll have a theme - pay attention to the themes! We'll give you advanced notice when a themed linky will be going up so you can prepare for it.

Questions? Leave us a comment!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Weekly Linky Party - Through 01/11

Each Sunday, we will start a linky party on our blog - add your latest blog post or a new item in your shop and check out what others are adding as well! This is a great way to promote what you're working on and to learn what others are working on. Every once in a while, we'll have a theme - pay attention to the themes! We'll give you advanced notice when a themed linky will be going up so you can prepare for it.

Questions? Leave us a comment!


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

EtsyMom Team Announcement 2014

Hello EtsyMom Team members!

We hope you’re all having a wonderful and restful holiday season with your families. We just wanted to send this quick update to let you all know about the changes going on within the team.

As many of you know from the last team announcement email, Jenn (of LavanderAve) and Missie (of Sykin) have decided to step down as team co-leaders late this year.  We would like to thank them for everything they have done for the team these past few years and for all their support during these past few months of transition. We wish both of them all the best always.

So who will be taking over? Well, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves as your new team co-leaders:

Crystal (of Crystals7Creations)
A few tid bits on myself. I am Crystal from Crystals7Creations, I started selling on Etsy in 2010, and I too joined EtsyMom team shortly after. I thought how wonderful this team is , we get to share and help other moms and receive help as well. I started off Guest Blogging on our blog, which turned into helping with Events, and now Co-Leader along with Maite, from TamsyTrends. I am looking forward to helping us all out, and getting to know you all as we expand and succeed together.



Maite (of TamsyTrends)
Just a little bit about me: I am a jewelry designer and a work-at-home mother of 2 girls. I am truly honored to join Crystal as co-leader of theEtsyMom team. I started selling my jewelry on Etsy in September 2009 and joined the EtsyMom team shortly after that, mainly for the support it offers all mothers who are trying their best to build a small handmade business. I have met so many amazing women on this team these past few years and I look forward to seeing our team and our individual businesses continue to grow in the future.

We would also like to take this opportunity to ask for your help. We are currently in need of moderators, volunteers and members for our different team committees:
-     Special Events/Promotions
-     Social Media Admin (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)
-     Newsletter/Blog
-     EtsyMom Curator Award (EMCA) and Gift Guide
If you are interested in serving as a team moderator or volunteering for any one of these committees, please e-mail us at etsymomteam@gmail.com.  We will be happy to send you further information about each committee.
Thank you so much for being a part of the EtsyMom team! Happy New Year!!
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Crystal and Maite
EtsyMom Team Leaders

http://www.etsymomteam.com