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bannerToday I had the pleasure of talking with Gabbie from GabriellesCreations Etsy store.

Cute Cartoon Portraits: What do you specialize in?

Gabbie: I specialize in polymer clay sweets and food miniatures, original pet tags and sweet photo frames. I also love to experiment with different materials, techniques and styles! At the moment there are some resin jewelry in my shop, as well as the classic/ romantic “Winter Flowers” items. I will be adding soon some steampunk rings and hope to make some horror/ gothic jewelry too.

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CCP: How did you get into selling on Etsy?

G: At first all my creations were offered as gifts or I wore them myself. Then some of my friends and family suggested that I should try to get them “out to the world”. They were stocking up, so I decided to give it a try!
I was thrilled by the positive and heart-felt feedback they received, and I soon started to participate in lots of exhibitions, fairs and even sold to a few selected stores. I love creating and it’s really rewarding for me to know that I made someone happier with a piece of my jewelry!
With Etsy, it’s really easy to make my items available worldwide, not only in Greece =)

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CCP:  Do you have any facebook twitter etc pages you’d like to share?

G: Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/GabriellesCreations
Blog: www.ggcreations.blogspot.gr
Twitter: www.twitter.com/G_Creations
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/gcreations
Facebook profile: www.facebook.com/unique.g.creations2
Facebook group: goo.gl/NjBqi
Google Plus: plus.google.com/117657870997547158965

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Thanks Gabbie! Go check out her store here

 

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This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Berta from Berta’s Goods/ Scarppy kids Etsy store

Cute Cartoon Portraits: What do you specialize in?

Berta: I  specialize in making children jackets, coats and vests. I mostly use factory scraps or reclaimed unwanted materials mixed with love and luxury quality finishing. My main goal is to create a long lasting and practical item which is also versatile to wear for every occasion, meanwhile taking care of the environment.

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CCP: How did you get into selling on Etsy?

B: I knew about Etsy for a while back before I started to make my line. When I came out with my samples it seamed to be the obvious next step. Now I am looking for other platforms as well.

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CCP: Do you have any facebook twitter etc pages you’d like to share?

B: www.facebook.com/ScrappyKids
www.etsy.com/shop/bertasgoods
www.scrappykids.com (under construction)

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Thanks Berta! Check out Berta’s Etsy store here

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etsy interviewToday I got to interview Angela from Angelina’s Avenue on Etsy!

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Cute Cartoon Portraits: Tell me a bit about yourself and what you do.

Angela: My name is Angela, I’m 23 years old from New York. I went to The University of Hartford Art School where I specialized in fine arts. I worked as a department manager at a local craft store where I learned to make just about anything!

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CCP: How did you start making pet beds?

A: I started making pet beds in June of this year. I became ill in early May and lost my job, so I started crafting to keep my mind off being sick. I love fabric and I figured why not make something for mans best friend? I know every time I go into a department store I end up buying something for my dog because its just too cute!

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CCP: Do you have pets?

A: My inspiration is my little pup Spanky. Hes my 9 year old Lhasa Apso mix. He serves as my model for the different styles of beds I make. I figured his just too cute face would warm the buyers 🙂

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Thanks Angela! Be sure to check out Angela’s store here.

 

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etsy interviewToday’s interview: Abi from Grizzly Bear Greetings! Abi makes SUCH cute illustrations! I was really happy when she agreed to be interviewed.

Cute Cartoon Portraits: Tell me a bit about yourself and what you do.

Abi:  I live in the small coastal city of New London, CT, where I work primarily as a web/graphic designer. Although I do sometimes use my illustration skills for client work, I find Etsy to be a great outlet to just draw whatever I feel like drawing at the moment.

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CCP: How did you get into illustrating and selling on etsy?

Abi:  I’ve always drawn and painted animals. My first business venture was selling realistic pet portraits. Most were done in acrylics or pastels. But I got into doing computer-based illustrations after a few years of making cards and nursery artwork for friends and family who were having babies. So last year, I decided to take the plunge and start selling on Etsy. It’s been a blast so far!

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CCP: What’s your favorite animal?

Abi: My favorite animal is a rabbit. I have two house rabbits named Coco and Cosette who keep me company while I work. They have the run of the third floor where my office is located. They inspired my Little Bunnies series of cards and prints and are the star models on my rabbit care website, myhouserabbit.com.

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To check out Abi’s Etsy store, go here

 

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etsy interview shopToday I continue my string of interviews. This time I had the please of speaking with Amy from Over the Fence Etsy store

Cute Cartoon Portraits: Tell me a bit about yourself and what you do.

Amy: My shop on etsy shows my love for animals, nature, art and photography. I sell prints that capture the “lighthearted” side of animals, in all their whimsical glory.

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CCP: How long have you been taking photos?

Amy: I have been taking photos all my life, starting with my first brownie camera as a little girl. In the past year I have been selling my work on etsy.

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CCP: Do you have pets?

Amy: I have a yellow labrador, a grey cat and three horses. They keep me smiling daily.

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All of Amy’s really cute prints can be seen here

 

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Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Sally from Bloomingtails Dog Duds on Etsy!

Cute Cartoon Portraits: Tell me a bit about yourself and what you do.

Sally: I’ve enjoyed designing and sewing things since I was little, and in college I majored in art. I’m also a dog lover and since 2001 have designed and made clothing for my female Pomeranian, who is featured in my Shop avatar and recently became my fashion model. Friends loved the dog clothes I made for Dominique so much, they advised me to sell it, so here I am!

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CCP: How did you get into making dog clothing?

S: Since many small dog owners including me tend to think of our dogs as being like little people, I enjoy basing my styles on people’s clothing, either small children’s or sophisticated ladies’ and gentlemen’s, and it’s fun to sew them and to form a mental picture of buyers’ furbabies wearing them. Of course they’re not direct copies of people’s clothes, but, to use an example, a friend of mind has a jacket I would practically die for, so several of my dog dresses each have a pointed yoke at the mid-back, like my friend’s’ jacket has.

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CCP: Anything else you’d like to add?

S: You’re invited to see my blog and my Facebook page:
bloomingtailsdogduds.wordpress.com [to September 29]
bloomingtailsdogduds.blogspot.com [from September 29]
www.facebook.com/pages/BloomingtailsDogDuds

My other interests include writing, nature, interior and landscape design, acrylic painting, and designing and making semiprecious gemstone jewelry of nature and food themes based on the color and/or shape of the beads. My jewelry is marketed locally.

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Go check out her Etsy store here. It’s really cute and fun!

 

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Check it out! This week CCP has been featured on SanDiego Pets

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