Monday, February 22, 2010
I am very happy to introduce Lizabits Designs etsy shop which features beautiful Handmade Paper Crafts: cards, tags, scrapbook embellishments, cupcake toppers, and much more. Please take a moment to visit this GREAT shop and learn more!
Thank you so very much, Elizabeth, for taking the time to answer a few questions about your etsy business: Lizabits Designs: http://lizabitsdesigns.etsy.com
Q. How did you hear about Etsy?
A. Well there has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding Etsy with my friends and coworkers. I knew several people at my old workplace who bought cute dresses and jewelry on Etsy. I always thought that Etsy was a place to buy handmade clothing and accessories until I investigated it myself and discovered a whole world full of talented crafters and artists.
Q. What made you decide to sell on Etsy?
A. I have always loved the thought of getting paid to do something I loved and Etsy gave me that opportunity. Before Etsy, I was a preschool teacher living in Southern California. My husband got a job offer in Northern California so I quit my job and have found myself currently unemployed. My husband encouraged me to try selling my stuff online and making a business out of it so here I am trying to make it happen on Etsy.
Q. How did you originally get into Handmade Paper Crafts?
A. When I was 19 years old my mom invited me to go to a scrapbooking party with her and it is there that I fell in love with paper crafting. I loved the idea of creating such cute and creative things just using paper and scissors. Ever since that day I have been hooked.
Q. What motivates and inspires you to create?
A. I am inspired by many different things. I could be walking down the aisle of the grocery store and see a magazine cover that used beautiful color schemes and I think that I should try that with paper or I could be passing a shop window and love the colors in their display, etc. I am also inspired by other people's work; it challenges me to work harder or to learn a new technique, etc.
Q. What are your interests outside etsy?
A. I enjoy going to the movies with my husband, taking walks, going to the gym, cooking. All of the normal every day stuff that makes life so fun.
Thank you very much, Elizabeth, for this wonderful interview!