Jun 16, 2011

Let's Chat Etsy~ Interview with Creative Kate

I apologize for the lateness of this post...

{Click banner to "enter" shop}


To-day, I have a wonderful guest in my garden. Please welcome the owners of Creative Kates!!!


Me: Hello, Katie and Monica! I am so delighted to have you here in my garden to-day! Do you think you could please tell me and my readers a little bit about yourselves?


Katie: My mom and I started the shop in June of 2010. We started selling our jewelry at local fairs and craft bazaars and then discovered Etsy and have been selling ever since. Im 14 years old and developed the banner and store name CreativeKates. Im also the photographer and I create the jewelry listed except for the vintage repurposed pieces. My favorite piece is the Lilacs and Love ring, and my mom's is the Pink Lemonade Ring. Be sure to visit my moms shop for all your vintage findswww.etsy.com/shop/campbell732


Me: So, what is perhaps, to you, the most enjoyable part of being an Etsy owner and crafter?


Katie: The most enjoyable part of having an etsy shop is spending time with my mom. We make all the jewelry together and prepare our jewelry for shipment; it's a lot of fun. 


Me: What are some of your best selling item(s) in your shop?


Katie: One of the best selling items in our shop is the Victorian Inspired 22K gold plated headband. 


Me:Tell us, what are a few of your favorite Etsy sellers/shops?


Katie: Some of our favorite etsy shops are: BayColonyDesigns, BellStudios, bstudio, DGstyle, and ManeMessage.


Me: Do you have a goal for your Etsy shop this year?


Katie: The goal for our etsy shop this year is to have more vintage inspired jewelry, and of course, more customers!
For new etsy shop members, a few tips would be to have good descriptions and photos! Also, to have good customer service, and fast shipment!



Me: Being an experienced Etsy owner, could you share a few tips to the beginner Etsy owners among us?Also, what item from your shop would you like to giveaway?  


Katie: For new etsy shop members, a few tips would be to have good descriptions and photos! Also, to have good customer service, and fast shipment!


Thank you so much, Katie and Monica, for letting me interview you! I hope you are blessed with many sales this year. 



~A Peek into the Shop~

Creative Kates is such a fun store filled with colorful jewelry, I know you will enjoy. They carry fun jewelry such as...


Pretty bracelets...


Beautiful headbands...


The cutest bobby pins...




And very pretty rings...


~The Giveaway~

Katie and Monica have generously agreed to give away this cute, little, blue ring as a giveaway prize. 



Special thanks to both of the owners for contributing this cute piece of jewelry. 

How to Enter

Required: You must complete the mandatory entry, else all other entries will fail to count.


Required: You must leave separate comments per entry you complete. 


~Mandatory Entry~ 
{counting as one entry}


Visit Creative Kates and tell me what your favorite item is. 



For extra entries...

After completing the mandatory entry, one may gain extra entries by...


Hearting Creative Kates. 

Adding Katie and Monica to your Etsy circle.

Following this blog.  

Visiting my new blog, and leaving a comment. 

Following my new blog {not just for the giveaway}. {worth two entries, leave two comments} 

Mentioning this giveaway in a post.

Purchasing something from Creative Kates. {worth five entries, leave five comments}
Entries above are worth one entry unless otherwise stated.

~Extra Information~


Giveaway open to US young ladies only.


Giveaway closes Thursday, 26th at 12:00 Noon. 


Winner shall be {Lord willing} announced that same day. Winner has 48 hr. after announcement to leave her contacting information on my blog. 


Winner of this giveaway will not be permitted to enter the next two upcoming giveaways.  


If following my blog, you must be a public follower.


Blessings,
Grace

54 comments:

  1. My Favorite item is the Blue ring that you are giving away!

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  2. I hearted CreativeKates shop and my username is Emilycraftness

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  3. I added CreativeKate's to my etsy circle.

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  4. my fav item is the light blue rose ring
    yayapril at gmail dot com

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  5. hearted her shop
    yayapril at gmail dot com

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  6. added her to my etsy circle
    yayapril at gmail dot com

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  7. i follow you
    yayapril at gmail dot com

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  8. i follow your photography blog 1
    yayapril at gmail dot com

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  9. following your photography blog 2
    yayapril at gmail dot com

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  10. http://yaygiveaways.blogspot.com/2011/06/rose-ring-ends-626.html
    blogged about it
    yayapril at gmail dot com

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  11. What a fun give-away! I love the Romantic Cameo ring, and the bobby pins are very nice as well :)

    Blessings!

    ~Miss ALK

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  12. I follow this blog!

    Blessings!

    ~Miss ALK

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  13. I posted about this give-away on my give-away page:

    http://confessionsofamaineteenager.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-page.html

    Blessings!

    ~Miss ALK

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  14. One of my favorites might be the "I Love Horses Ring".

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  15. My favorite ring is the Aqua Mum Ring! I love the color!

    Rachel

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  16. I left a comment on your crafting blog!

    Rachel

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  17. My favorite item is the Victorian Love Ring! cute!!
    Kimmi

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  18. My favorite from the shop is the gold plated butterfly headband. So pretty!

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  19. Love the Vintage Collage Necklace!!
    Thanks!
    galloping4god@charter.net

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  20. I love the Victorian inspired Bobby pin set! I love all your sweet feminine items.
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  21. I like the butterfly kisses ring! So cute!
    ~Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com
    {This is Bethany W. I just can't get my google account to let me sign in with my picture so I am commenting under anonymous, just so you know :D}

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  22. I hearted there shop!
    ~Bethany

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  23. I added there shop to my circle!
    ~Bethany

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  24. I follow your blog! (Well, I actually follow all your blogs...:D)
    ~Bethany

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  25. I left a comment on your new blog!
    ~Bethany

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  26. I follow your new blog! :D
    ~Bethany

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  27. I posted about it here:
    http://wardfamblog.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html
    ~Bethany

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  28. Hello, Grace Dear!

    What a lovely giveaway! I simply must enter..:o)

    My favorite in the shop? Ohh, so hard to choose! But this item:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66096340/victorian-inspired-romantic-pink-bobby

    ~Lucia (you know my e-mail address)

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  29. I hearted the shop! Such a dear little shop..<33

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  30. I like the Victorian Inspired 22K gold plated little birdie headband!
    ~Ashley Ward {Bethany's sister}

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  31. I follow you!
    ~Ashley

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  32. I follow your new blog!
    ~Ashley
    {Comment #1}

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  33. I follow your new blog!
    ~Ashley
    {Comment #2}

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  34. My favorite item is the Victorian Inspired 22K gold plated headband.

    Eliza
    www.afieldofsunflowers-elizagrace.blogspot.com

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  35. I hearted Creative Kate's

    Eliza
    www.afieldofsunflowers-elizagrace.blogspot.com

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  36. I follow your new blog. (1st comment)

    Eliza
    www.afieldofsunflowers-elizagrace.blogspot.com

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  37. I follow your new blog. (2nd comment)

    Eliza
    www.afieldofsunflowers-elizagrace.blogspot.com

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  38. I follow this blog.

    Eliza
    www.afieldofsunflowers-elizagrace.blogspot.com

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  39. My favorite item in this lovely Etsy shop is:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64759054/sunglow-sunflower-ring

    Much <3 in Christ,
    Moriah

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  40. I hearted this shop! :)

    Blessings,
    Moriah

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  41. I added them to my circle on Etsy! *smiles*

    <3 Moriah

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  42. I already follow this lovely blog (of course! ;).

    Blessings in Him,
    Moriah

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  43. I already follow your new blog! :)

    {comment 1 of 2}

    Blessings,
    Moriah

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  44. I already follow your new blog! :)

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    Blessings,
    Moriah

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  45. I commented on your most recent post at your new blog. :)

    ~Moriah

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