sponsor intro + giveaway....handmade:modern


Happy Monday!  We are getting closer and closer to Christmas, 18 more days! I hope you had a great weekend, today I want to introduce you to creative blessing's newest sponsor...Handmade: Modern. I asked Elizabeth, the owner of Handmade: Modern, a few questions, enjoy getting to know her!


Any advice to people who are thinking of opening an etsy or online shop but are apprehensive?
Just do it! Starting out slowly is totally fine! I think many crafters (myself included) are so afraid to  fail that we don't give ourselves the opportunity to take a risk. My shop definitely has its slow periods, but I've never regretted opening it. Not one day.

What's on your iPod right now?
Ahhh, I LOVE music! I listen to a little bit of everything. Within the past week, I've purchased songs by Jason Mraz, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, John Mayer Ingrid Michaelson and Lady Gaga.

What are some of your favorite sources of inspiration online?
I can literally waste (er, spend) HOURS being inspired online. Besides Creative Blessing, I love hanging out at Etsy and Flickr. I just discovered Whip Up also...they have some great ideas over there.

How long have you been scrapbooking?
For almost 3 years, but it feels like I've been doing it forever :)

What's one item you can't live without?
Paper! I've ALWAYS loved paper.

How long does it take you to create a project?
It really depends on what it is, but I find that I spend much more time coming up with an idea or concept (sometimes weeks). Once that is in place, I can typically execute my plans fairly quickly (a few hours or a day for more involved projects).

What is your favorite item in your shop?
Right now, it's my brand new "Barbara" TINYbook. My mother-in-law loved my TINY books, but really wanted me to incorporate index cards, which she carries around in her purse. So, we put our heads together and the "Barbara" was born :)  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36182339




Elizabeth has generously donated two fabric mini composition notebook covers (notebooks are included!) for today's giveaway! These covers feature two of the beautiful holiday patterns in Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding fabric line. The covers measure roughly 5 ¼”x 3 ¼”. Please leave a comment, if you would like to enter. I will post a winner on 12.8.


thank you Elizabeth, to learn more about Handmade:Modern- blog



25 comments:

  1. karen8:56 AM

    Adorable way to make a notebook festive!

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  2. What a cute notebook!!!

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  3. The notebook covers are just adorable!

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  4. Fun notebook! Thanks!!

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  5. great interview! Love those mini comp books!

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  6. oh, these are supercute!

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  7. Cute notebooks!! I'm off to check out her store and blog.

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  8. Those Barbara books are just too adorable! And thanx for the links, I can't wait to see what else she has created.

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  9. great notebooks! I'd love to win this prize

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  10. The covers are really cute!
    Enjoy your week!

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  11. so cute! happy holidays!
    jessica d.
    info(at)funkyfinds(dot)us

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  12. These are gorgeous! I love them!

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  13. They are so adorable.

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  14. those are adorable! off to check out her shop and blog.

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  15. super cute shop!
    love those composition notebooks!

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  16. That is so cute!! Love it

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  17. love that fabric!

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  18. Cute giveaway and interview! I don't want to be entered. When are we going to see your scrap space Vee? Did I miss that, I'd love to see! :)

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  19. Those are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. it's always so awesome to read about someone elses experiences!!! love that she took a risk and opened an etsy shop!!

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