This week's featured Etsy shop is fellow Etsymom member Scrap a Dot. Sarah sells scrapbooks and other paper crafts. I like how she is willing to personalize an order -- she says, "None of the books in my store have titles on them. I do this so that when you make an order I can personalize it for you. So if there is anything you want on the over of the books that you order, whether its for a friend or for you, let me know and I'll get it on there before I ship it."
To which Etsy Street Teams do you belong?
I belong to the Etsymoms team and to the AREtsy team and I've just joined Etsypaper.
Tell me two (or more!) interesting things about you.
I'm a SAHM of two gorgeous little boys! I love to be here with them all I can. I'm originally from Alaska, and have lived in every A state other than Arizona. I love to scrapbook and do other paper crafts. I think they're one of the best ways to preserve something for family members and/or friends in the future. Which I think is important, passing on some of your past, a small part of you.
What do you sell in your Etsy shop?
I sell scrapbooks, page layouts, cards and other paper crafts. Off and on I'll also have a crochet afghan.
What inspires your creations?
It's just something that I love to do. I'm not going to say it's always easy because it's not. I get stumped or tired of doing the same thing all the time and then I think of something I's make for a family member or friend and that gets me going again.
Tell me a bit about your creative process and/or how you learned to do what you do.
My mom actually got me interested in scrapbooking when I was 9. She liked doing scrapping and wanted me to get into doing something with her. She also wanted to get me interested in something that could be productive and something to keep me busy and out of trouble.
What is your favorite item in your shop (currently for sale or previously sold)? Why is it your favorite?
Wow, it's hard for me to pick just one. I really like a lot of them. But I guess I'll have to say right now it would be the 2008 calendar, because you can use it for a boy or girl and you can keep track of special little things that your kids do or that goes on in your life. I made one for my son's 1st year and put a new picture in every month and wrote when they walked, smiled, etc. I love it!!
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
Happy, creative, personable
What do you like about Etsy?
I love that fact that they've made it easy enough for anyone to use and they give you the chance to put your stuff out there in a friendly environment.
What makes your shop unique?
I think that my shop's unique because I put a lot of thought into what I do and the fact that if it's not something that I would use or give as a present to a friend or family member then it's not going in my store!
What advice do you have for other folks selling or buying on Etsy?
Join groups, get to know others on etsy and get yourself out there. Go to the forums, watch what's going on and always be nice.
Where else can we find out more about you and/or your creations?
My blog is a good place to go. I post little sneak peeks on new things I'm going to list, things I'm involved in and more.
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