Busted.

A crazy thing happened this week. My etsy shop was busted. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Is the glass half full or empty?

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As most of you probably know I started an etsy site where I sell party supplies. It actually started with the Dr Seuss party food labels and invitations. Then came my Dragon Wings. And lastly the pirate party. I’m working  on more parties now. I got pretty close to finalizing the Dinosaur party when I got sucked into my LEED certification! Anyway….

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The etsy shop has been doing well, with all three parties. But I’ve always debated if selling my Dr Seuss things was the right thing to do. And there’s really no debate. It’s not. But I kept doing it. Knowing in the back of mind that it was wrong.

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Then this week I got a notice that etsy had deleted one of my listings. Supposedly, someone from the Dr Seuss foundation has complained. I was out to lunch, but as soon as I got back to my computer, about 10 minutes later, I deactivated the rest of my Dr Seuss inspired party listings.

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I’ve been reading a lot lately about people getting mad at etsy for shutting down their sites or deleting their listings, etc. Honestly, this has been a weight off my shoulders. I had no choice but to deactivate the listings now. I can’t keep debating with myself.

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My shop is doing well, but I do no promotion. I know it could be even better if I promote it better. But I haven’t wanted to draw much attention to the shop because…. My good conscious kept telling me the truth!

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It does make me wonder though…. After this happened, I typed Dr Seuss into the etsy search engine and 12,225 items came up. I wonder why me? And what about all those other listings? It doesn’t matter. I’m not challenging etsy’s decision to contact me or delete my listing. I’m not going to report or challenge the other sellers. But I do wonder!

Luckily, they just deleted the one listing. Technically, they didn’t say to take down the others, but…. Like I mentioned, I have heard too many stories about people’s whole site being deleted! For me it was only the one listing and I did the rest!

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And now I just have to work even harder to get more parties up on the site to share! I can promote my shop without any misgivings. I’m excited to make my own p I’m planning superheros, dinosaurs and a spy party. What else would you like to see?

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Me Matey’s! It’s the Pirate Party Again!

Think back matey’s… Back to November…

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I shared the Pirate Party that we put on for my son’s 4th birthday! Do you think you’re kiddo would like to have one??? Now they can! It’s FINALLY all up on etsy!

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From tons of printables… Like the invite, the pirate map art project, food labels, Happy Birthday banner and more!

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To handmade party favors… Like pirate hats and eye patches and bags, Oh,My!

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The party was a blast! And, honestly, it took me forever to get it all listed on etsy, but I feel GREAT! It’s finally up! I’d love to know which piece is your favorite!!

Let me know! And what party should I do next?

Etsy and Instagram and Facebook, Oh, my!

Are you flashing back to The Wizard of Oz??? I am… Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh, my! Ok, maybe it’s just me…

So many updates today!

First, Etsy

Do these cards look familiar to anyone? I designed them all last year for a free printable. Well, this year, I’ve updated them all and they are available in my Etsy shop! You don’t have to hassle around with the files. I’ll do it for you! You purchase and send me your pictures. I’ll set the whole thing up for you and send it back to ya! Easy!!!! So if you haven’t already ordered your Holiday cards, check out mine! Each card come with a PDF of corresponding address labels and envelope liner paper! What do you think??

Next, Instagram….

My Instagram account has been private for the last couple of years that I’ve been using it. Until today… I’ve opened it up to be public. I’m a little hesitant… But I want to get to know you. I’ve been writing to you for the last couple of years, but I feel like I haven’t gotten to know too many of the people who read my blog… And I’m coming to a blogging place that feels very alone. I didn’t start this blog to be alone! I started it to make friends out there that I would otherwise not know. So I thought I’d try this out and see. You can now follow me on instagram! I’ve started taking pictures of my crafty projects and fun things I see out there. Not just my son… There will still be pictures of him, just a warning! He’s cute though, right?!

You can click here, the image above or the same image on the right hand side over there!

(I’m kinda excited about my little instagram image I just made!)

And Lastly, Facebook

If you follow any other blogs, you’ve probably already seen this…. But Facebook has made some changes and you don’t actually get updates for every page that you like… So, if you can do me a favor, I’ll let you know how to be sure to not miss a FB update!

Go to my FB page by clicking here. Then mouse over the blue LIKED button and you see the drop down menu in the image above. Make sure that you have checked ‘Show in News Feed’. This was you’ll never miss a post and if you comment, or like or anything else, probably, other friends will see it and so on and so on!

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That was a lot of information!

I’m so glad to have you and look forward to getting to know you even better with these little changes I’ve made and hope too see more of you on FB and Instagram!

For Sale: Dragon Wings

ok, remember last weekend when I mentioned I had a friend in from out-of-town that was trying to get me focused to get a few things off my to do list? Well, I marked one off the to do list! I finally got my Dragon Wings up for sale on Etsy!!

Yea!! If you’re one of those people who don’t want to or have the time to make your own… I’m here for ya!

Maybe I’ll get some more Dragon Party themed party pieces up soon, too!

3, 2, 1 Countdown to the New Year!

My very first appearance in an etsy treasury, A Spacey New Year!

I was featured along with some other very cool, space inspired handmade art.

1. Frank the Robot Screen Printed Notecards by naomicayne

2. Someday I’ll Fly to the Moon print by pumpkin and butterfly. I totally want this for my son’s playroom. He got an awesome spaceship for Christmas…  How perfect would this be next to that???

3. Robot Love Apron by sweetharvey

4. And my Rocket Wallet….