UPDATE: We’ve got a winner! The lovely lady that gets her choice of a printable planner & calendar is k.michelle who will get to enjoy these during her favorite month of September!
I’ll be emailing you with all the info!
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Giveaway closes on Friday, February 10th at 12 pm (EST).
I asked Aimee to share a little about how she got started (so if you’ve been considering opening an etsy shop – read below!). She’s a girl after my own heart that loves making lists – so I’m looking forward to seeing what she has in store. I see lots more chevron paper products from her in my future. Check out her blog here for more info and visit her Etsy shop.
Can you give us a little snapshot of your life & how you got started designing?
Color, texture, geekery. I love Pinterest. I allow myself one hour a day of “Pin Time” or else I would be on the site all day long. I’m a huge Star Wars, Muppets, Lord of the Rings geek so those things tend to inspire me – or sedate me / help me to destress / escape.
I opened the shop in late 2009. A year after I started my blog. I remember the first time I read a blog and the post was about Etsy. I was like, what’s an Etsy? Then I figured it all out and was so thrilled!
I started my blog in late 2008 because I needed a creative space where I could unravel, be inspired and share with a like-minded community. It was a creative space where I could call all the shots. Being a graphic designer means finding visual solutions and a majority of the time you are doing this with other peoples ideas and preferences in mind. It can be stifling. Having my own creative space where I could write, design and illustrate on my own terms was the antidote to that stifled feeling. My Etsy shop is an extension of that (healing) creative space.
I tend not to search out people that sell the same things I do. I don’t want to be inadvertently influenced (that would be awkward). I am always impressed when I see a really well branded shop. I like tarahogan, LittleLionStudios, theLOVEstitch, lovemaestore, le animale, LoveSugar, and I adore roryunraveled. I’ve attempted to start collecting my favorites on a Pinboard but it’s not got a lot (enough) on it yet. Though since Etsy added the “pin it button”, pinning is much easier. (http://pinterest.com/
I am a HUGE list maker and I keep notebooks in every room of the house, and my purse. I have listed a great many things I would like to sell in the shop at some point. But I have a day job and time is always in short supply, also I am my toughest critic. I will not put anything in the shop until I feel it is “perfect” and something I would definitely purchase myself. Having the resources to produce more printed materials (notebooks, memo pads, stationery, calendars) is always an obstacle. I’m completely comfortable with my “baby steps” strategy until I can offer more.
Other than Etsy I’m not selling my designs any where else at the moment. I’m always available for freelance illustration, graphic design, and copywriting. I have a contact page on my blog for inquiries.
Thanks so much Aimee!
Disclaimer – I was not paid or hooked up with free stuff for this post. Just loved this seller’s stuff and wanted to share it!