A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

I started to work on the cards from my "What Should I Do With This" post last night and was hoping to post up some results today, but I didn't get a chance to finish it, so maybe on Friday I'll have something to show for it. I'll tell you this- there was a surprise for me! At least I think I may be onto something now.

One thing that I did get completed and listed yesterday were these gift tags:

They are a double-layer cardstock that allows space for a message inside. I had read Etsy's Featured Seller article last week on Ready Go, and when I went to check out her shop, I saw these gift tags and was totally inspired. I had been wanting to do something with those animals for awhile and just wasn't sure what to do. I was thinking round tags, but with no round punch, I was thinking I was going to have to hunt around for some round things to trace and hand cut, and wasn't completely into that at the time. In the end, I'm really thrilled with how these came out. Why is it that we love the most recent things we create or find? There must be some science to that. Anyway, you can see more of the tags here in my shop.

A first for me today: I am featured in a BNR. It took me quite awhile to figure out what a BNR was in the first place. For those who don't know, it stands for Buy and Replace, where someone can buy their way into a treasury in the hopes of being featured and that someone will come and buy their item. Their item replaces the item they bought. These are pretty widespread on Etsy, each one has its own set of rules that buyers need to follow, and I guess people can make a lot of sales from them. I'm interested to see how it goes. I was lucky enough to just be picked to be put into the start of one- I didn't actually have to buy anthing. If you'd like to come and see what it looks like and how it goes, you can find the treasury here.

Another first for me- one of my items will be involved in a giveaway sometime soon. I'll certainly let you know where to go check it out once I find out when it will be up. I have never done a giveaway before, so again, I'm interested to see how it goes and how it all works. However, I now believe there is some karma to it: the day after I offer an item of mine for a giveaway, I get three sales and another bite for a custom order. Funny how things work.

Finally, as of writing this post, I've noticed that I now have 48 followers. I am very so amazed and thrilled by that and can't believe I'm so close to 50! Yes, I know there are blogs out there with lots and lots of followers, but, you know, baby steps! So, welcome to my newest followers, thanks for sticking around and coming back to my old followers, and thank you for reading to anyone else who stops by! I also appreciate all of your comments, even if I don't get the chance to respond to all of them. They really make my day!


  1. Love your tags and as a fairly new seller on Etsy, thanks for explaining BNR!!!!

  2. I saw ur post on those scalloped cards and I couldnt for the life of me think of a suggestion so I told myself to think about it and get back to you and I'm still stumped lol cant wait to see what you came up with!! And I agree with CremeMagnolia... thanks for explaining the BNR.. I have so much to learn about etsy lol

  3. Thank you so much, Creme! It was a little bit of googling on my part to try and figure out the whole BNR thing, then looking at one, reading the inital rules and trying to follow the zillions of comments. It looks like it's a lot of time and work to run one, though. It's amazing the things people come up with!

    Frances- I know what you mean about the cards. It seems like there should be endless options, but I just couldn't think of one!