Sunday, March 21, 2010

I won! I won!

The first time I ever heard of Etsy was a few years ago when I was reading the Dooce blog.  She mentioned buying some tags from Etsy and included a link.  I was curious and clicked on the link and was brought to a shop called Every Jot & Tittle (yes, that's how she spells it).  This is a shop that sells a huge variety of tags, one cuter than the next.

Once I decided to open an Etsy shop I thought I should buy something from an existing shop so that I understood how it worked, and to see how the item would be packaged.  No surprise that I decided to buy something from EJ&T.  I've "talked" to Kellie, the shop owner, a few times and consider her to be a great example of how to do Etsy right.

I've followed EJ&T over the past two years and watched her approach 10,000 sales.  How awesome is that?  Once she reached 9,997 I decided that I wanted to be her 10,000 sale.  Not for the prize she mentioned in her blog (really!) but just in support of her.  So, I placed an order for 3 items and all of a sudden a band started playing and confetti fell from the sky!  Ok, not really but it kind of happened in my head.

Yesterday my package arrived from EJ&T and it looked like this:

Adorable bag toppers and label, right?  Once I unwrapped everything it looked like this:

What a great prize!  Lots of fun things to use on cards or in scrapbooks.  I'm so glad that I was able to support Kellie and I wish her continued success.

By the way, here's what I purchased:

I'm going to use the boy silhouettes in my Oh Boy mini album kit, and the lined paper stickers in another project.

Speaking of the Oh Boy mini album kit, I listed it in my shop today!  I'll share some photos tomorrow.

1 comment:

Andrea Rooks said...

congrats! what a yummy prize!