Monday, January 10, 2011


Hey everyone! How are you on this beautiful FREEZING day?!?

Yeah its cold! So I decided to make something to warm my heart! Yes I got that from a cheesy Hallmark commercial but it made me smile so I'm good!!!!! LOL

So, I was thinking about setting up an Etsy store and I worked on that a little today! What is your advice for selling on etsy, should I do it? Do you all think my stuff would sell? Don't worry you will NOT hurt my feels lol. Just be honest and let me know.

Okay so Angelica and Erin who happen to be some of my favorite bloggers have started Music Mondays!!! Yall may not know this but music is my muse. I LOVE MUSIC! To the enth degree I have no idea what I would do without music so of course I will be playing along!!! Go over and join them. This song is one of my favorites!!! It's You Are the Best Thing by Ray Lamontagne

Isn't it beautiful!

I really used this opportunity to use some carts that I hadn't even linked to my G! GASP!!! I know I know bad Cricut mommy! AYE!!

SO, Did I mention that I'm in LOVE! Yup that's me. Another reason to make this lovely banner.

I'm so inspired by my friend RUTHIE if you haven't seen her blog go over and look around.  She makes amazing things and her banners are fabulous!

Here's a list of What was used:
Cricut- Slumber Party, Classic Font
Ink- Tim Holtz Tea Dye
Embellishments- prima flowers, snaps from my stash, stickles, sewing rick rack
Tools- swirls embossing folder, big shot
Adhesive- atg, hot glue gun


  1. I don't have any advice to give on setting up a store, but I think your work is beautiful and it can't hurt to at least try! Best of luck, and I love looking at your newest creations!
    feel free to stop by my blog anytime, I'm still kinda new and really trying to get myself out there starting this year!

  2. Definately sell on Etsy! I love Etsy and all of the other shops and goodies that is offered. I would just say research prices before you price what you want to sell! Also, just like in retail stores make what is currently "hot." Like right now I have been selling Valentines day cards. Its a great learning experience. :) This banner is gorgeous! I could see it selling on Etsy ;)

  3. OMGosh! What a beautiful banner! I LOVE it!

    Thanks so much for mentioning me! That was sweet! :)

    I have been selling on Etsy for 5-6 years now... I can give you lots of advice. Probably best to talk... lots of info.

    Ruthie :)

  4. OMG will your stuff yes it will I love this love banner so beatiful I know someones birthday you can send it too hehehe.

    I love your work
    Go for it girl!!!!!! No Fear.

    Hugs Debbie

  5. Raven, your banner is gorgeous! I really don't have any advice on the Etsy. I thought about it myself but just haven't research it enough.

    Saundra :)

  6. Love your work Raven. I don't have any advice on etsy though. Best of Luck

  7. AWESOME Banner, Raven!! And as far as Etsy, you won't know unless you try!! :) There are a lot of free Etsy tips online, too! Good luck, friend!! This is so beautiful thanks so much for linking it up with our Music Monday challenge!!! :) Angelica

  8. Hi Raven, i don't have any etsy advice, but I've thought about it for the near future and have not don my homework on it:) You should definitely go for it!! You creations are beautiful just like your banner!! Best of luck my friend!

  9. Beautiful banner!!! As far as Etsy goes, I'm sure your stuff would sell; you're so talented! I don't know much about it, but I've heard wonderful things. I'd love to know what you think or find out! I think if you want to do it - you would be great!

    PS - I love the look of your blog (did I already tell you this?) So cute! :)

  10. Dont really have any Esty advice for you my friend. But you work is out of this world and I know it will do well. Give it a shot!

  11. FIRST of all: I love your new blog!!! When did this happen? It's so fun! LURVE it. Second: your project is sooooo cute! I love it! Banners are so fun AND I love your distressing. Thanks for joinin us for Music Monday! WOOT!

  12. this is gorgeous banner raven !!! wow !

  13. Oh yes...and do sell on etsy ! you'll be making lots of trips to the post office to ship...and you probably won't become rich, but you could definitely make some change to feed your crafting addiction...I'm assuming you have one like I do :)
    good luck :)

  14. very pretty banner !!! my oh my things have changed over here!!! its super cute!

  15. Nothin' like being in LOVE! Your banner is sooo pretty!

    Thanks for the kind words on my blog! :-)

    ~Sharon C.

  16. That is just gorgeous!! :) And I say go for it! You'll never know until you try, right? That's what my husband keeps telling me :)

  17. Love this "LOVE" banner, Raven. Thanks for sharing.

  18. I love your beautiful banner! Bad Cricut mommy lol! it's ok I am a bad Cricut mommy too! It's because I have too many kids stored away in my Gypsy LOL!