Sunday, July 27, 2008

another giveaway!

It’s that time again, the Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival is here! The details of my giveaway are below. To check out a list of hundreds of other giveaways, head over to Bloggy Giveaways.

Prize: I'm giving away a set of 24 personalized note cards (flat or folded) with 24 return address labels. Here are a few examples:

Requirements: Simply leave a comment here including a way for me to contact you if you're the winner. You don’t have to have a blog to win, but be sure to leave your email address if you don’t have one.

Details: This contest ends Friday, August 1, 2008 at 12pm CST. I will draw one winner at random and will notify the winner by blog or email that they've won. The winner will need to let me know their address and how they'd like their set personalized, and I'll ship them free of charge to anywhere in the US.

To view more examples of these note card and sticker sets, please visit my Etsy shop.

UPDATE: Wow, I'm completely overwhelmed and so grateful for all the entries and the super nice comments! Thank you so much to everyone who entered, and congratulations to the winner... Meredith!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I feel so loved!

When I first started selling on Etsy last October I was constantly checking to see who "hearted me". It was such a thrill to watch that number go up, and I spent a lot of time looking at the profiles and shops of the people who hearted me (something I had time for back then because I had so few sales!)

I just realized today that for the past few months I've forgotten all about hearts, so I took a peek this afternoon... and 2,001 people heart me!

So I sent a message to the 2,000th person who hearted me, letting her know that I'd like to send her a free gift. And then I realized that what I'd like to do for my 1,000th sale is just play it by ear. There will definitely be some sort of refund/free shipping/free gift or some combination of those things, but I'm just going to wait to see what the order is and figure it out then.

But I will take trammie81's suggestion and offer FREE SHIPPING (free in the US, discounted for international orders) to my blog readers between now and my 1,000th item sold (I'm currently 18 items away!) Just mention this offer when you place your order, and I'll send you a refund through PayPal for the shipping charges. And thank you again for the comments & emails - I really appreciate it!

UPDATE: I've reached 1,000 sales and the free shipping offer has ended. But please let me know how you found my shop, and I'll include a free gift with your order!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

what should I give away?

I noticed recently that my Etsy sales are approaching 1000, and I've been thinking that I should come up with some kind of fun prize for the person who purchases the 1000th item. I'm guessing it's about 2-3 weeks away, and I'll post again when it's getting closer. Any ideas?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

the coolest thing yet

On Friday afternoon I was on my way out the door to take the kids to my mom's house to spend the night, and I decided to take a quick peek in the mailbox in case there was anything interesting in the mail. There never usually is, but on Friday there was an advance copy of the August/September issue of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine featuring Sarah & Abraham mailing labels in the "Noteworthy" column (#5 in the middle):
This was even more exciting to me than the kids spending the night at Nana's house! It's such a beautiful magazine and features so many talented artists - I feel so honored to be in such good company!

** UPDATE: This issue can now be viewed online.