Saturday, May 23, 2009

New Website for Handmade Artists!

I ran across a new site called Zibbet on Twitter today that's made for artisans like myself. From first glance I like the setup, because the front page is not overly selective, like Etsy's, nor incredibly cluttered, like ArtFire's! There are three rows of five photo slots on the front page, with one row for the Showcase(which will eventually be purchase-able ad space, but is currently random listings), another for the most popular items, and the last for new listings. All the rows are clearly visible on one screen without scrolling down or to the right, which makes the page look clean, like Etsy, but also allows every artisan a chance at the front page, like ArtFire!

There are no fees for listing, which sounds pretty good, but the transaction fee is 7.5%, which at first sounds kind of ridiculous! However, they have an EXCELLENT referral program, that nets you 2.5% of the sales/purchases of the sellers/buyers that you refer! Also, if you refer someone who buys from your own shop, they reduce the commission they take by 2.5%.

I decided to sign up myself, in an effort to have my name out there as much as possible! Also, I hope I can make some extra money off of their referral program. Therefore, if you do decide to sign up, please use my link:


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Create Your Own Seed Paper! Paper You Plant and Grow Into Flowers!

I just got a job at, and I thought I'd share with everyone!! This is my very first article!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Presents for me!

So, this is a bit late, but I thought I'd share with you some of the Get Well gifties I got from my family after my surgery!

First, my brother came to visit me in the hospital and he brought me a chocolate covered strawberry bouquet from Edible Arrangements! It was very tasty, let me tell you, and also really cute. Shortly afterwards my sister and her roomate came in with cute hommade cards and some really delicious extra dark chocolate cookies. Mmmmmm....

Then, while my brother and I were watching a movie on the portable dvd players he brought in to hang out with me, a woman walked in with a GIANT candy bouquet! She was not only the delivery person, but she had also created the bouquet, which my grandmother had ordered for me from Candy Bouquet! It was huge, and filled with chocolate!

I thought that was my Get Well Present quota, but then, the morning after I went home I got a knock on the door. I thought it was my mom checking up on me, but it turned out to be the Candy Bouquet woman again, this time with a huge cookie bouquet from my Aunts Kathy and Judy!

I just want to say thank you to my family for all their love and support, and for copious amounts of junk food, which is just what everyone needs to feel better!!