Is there a story behind your shop’s name?
Which category is your shop’s best seller?Right now most of what I am selling is photography because that is most of what I have listed. My hand-stamped items also sell well. I have had card sets sell within minutes of listing them. That is always awesome! :)
How did you discover your crafts?I started photography when I was given a camera by a fellow CAST member last year. I have no formal training in taking photos, so I say all glory to God for any apparent talent! I was taught to sew by my grandmother at age 7. I taught myself to knit at age 12. My best friend (blog host) gave me some stamps that got me started in paper crafting and has given me tips along the way. I am always open to expanding my boundaries and trying something new.
What inspires your handiwork?God's creativity in nature.
Your most essential crafting tools are? My camera for sure! It goes everywhere with me. My stamps, ink, and craft punches are pretty necessary also.
What does your work routine look like?I don't have a set time. Like I said, my camera goes with me everywhere and I take photos wherever I am. I mostly make other things on the weekends. Sometimes I can squeeze them in on week day evenings though.
Can you recall your first Etsy sale?I sure do! It was so exciting! I've come a long ways in two years! :) I am about to make my 1,000th sale now.
What is your best piece of advice for new Etsy shops? Get involved with a team or two that can help give you SEO advice and will help promote your shop. The best one I have found is CAST. http://www.etsy.com/
Your whereabouts on the Web?I am on Twitter https://twitter.com/
Most-played worship song? "The Power of Your Name" by Lincoln Brewster and Mia Fieldes, featuring Darlene Zschech. http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Latest movie? We just watched A Mile in His Shoes. I highly recommend it.
To participate in the giveaway, please visit KraftersKorner and favorite any item. Then return here and comment, posting link to the item you favorited. Next week, we will be selecting the lucky recepient, using random.org as our random number generator.
Thank you again for allowing us to feature your shop, Crystal! If you are looking for a fun stamped card, a photo-based gift, or even some tags for wrapping up your Etsy orders, please take a minute or two to browse KraftersKorner. You will find something cute in no time!