2017-01-02-08-04-06

My Etsy Shop is Officially Open!

In addition to starting a blog, I have been working on starting an Etsy Shop as well.  It’s taken me some time, and is still in the early stages, so hopefully everyone can bear with me while I get it fine tuned!

Naturally, the hardest part about this has been my drive for “perfect”.  It has held me up for months.  Today I finally decided I needed to take advice from Jon Acuff (you may remember me talking about his book “Start” here in this first post) and just START.  So I listed the few things that I have and here I go!

I’m not sure where I’ll go with my shop because I have about a million different ideas, but one of my main items will be paper pieced items for scrapbooks, cards, invitations, etc, so that is where I started.  I’ll be adding some examples and page ideas here on the blog to go with the items I’m selling.

Here are the first items I have listed:

Who Doesn’t Love Sheep?

Etsy Sheep

I gave a couple sets of these to people to make some examples of scrapbook pages for me that I could post on the blog.  This page that my mom created is adorable:

Etsy sheep example page

I love how she used it with formal portrait pictures and all the other embellishments that she added match perfectly.  My page turned out a little bit differently, as I chose a hodge podge of everyday candids for mine:

my-page

I have another friend that did a page, and sadly, I don’t have a picture of it yet!  She used her sheep in a completely unique way that I hadn’t considered.  While my mom and I were thinking babies, she used hers to do a page about her grandma that she loves.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get a picture soon to add because I loved that it’s different.

The Penguins are Coming…

Because I listed the penguins now, I decided to do a sneak peek of them here.  I have some pages coming for these also, but I will do them as a separate post later.

Etsy Penguin

More To Come

I started drawing these little characters on a whim after I got my new Cricut Explore Air and decided to try my hand at making my own cut files.  When I was younger, I loved drawing little cartoony animals and things, but to be honest, it had been a long time since I tried.  Drawing these and seeing them come to life has been SO MUCH FUN!  They have pop dots on them to give them a 3-D effect and I’m selling them as a finished product for now. (I may decide to sell them as downloadable files later, I’m just not sure.)

I’m currently finishing up a set of astronauts and aliens, as well as a scarecrow with some fall accessories.  If you’d like to visit my Etsy Shop and take a look, you can do so at this link:

WhimsySueDesigns

It’s a work in progress, but I’m so excited to get going!  Share it with your friends and spread the word…and I’d love to have your feedback.  If there is anything in particular you’d like to see in my shop, let me know because I’m open to suggestions.