Monday, 27 December 2010

Goals For 2011

Well, I've come further than I expected to with selling photography and it's not even been one year!

Here are my goals for 2011 in my business:

1. Reach 100 sales by February 9, 2011 (etsyversary)
2. Have at least 100 items listed in my shop at all times.
3. Introduce new products with my photography.
4. Double my sales in 2011 (so reaching an average of 14 sales per month).
5. Listing a new print each week-meaning getting out there with my camera!
6. Putting God and family before business.  I still want to promote a bit every day, but I need to put other things in my life first and trust that this will still all stay together and go places!

I'm looking forward to purchasing a new lens in the near future which will also provide for new types of photography coming in my shop!

Thank you to everyone who supported my in 2010 with encouragement, promotions, and also making purchases! 

If there's anything you'd like to see in 2011, please let me know and I'll do my best to do what I can for my customers!

Somewear In Tyme

Please check out Somewear In Tyme's shop on etsy!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Only a few more days!


1. Sew husband's shirt.



2. Sew son's shirt.

3. Sew my top.

4. Finish making a gift for mother in law.

5. Wrap ALL our gifts.

6. Package goody bags for Sunday School program at church.

7. Deliver remaining Christmas cards. (only a few left now)

8. Grocery shopping for Christmas supper at our house with friends.

9. Make food for Christmas supper.

10. Make food for Boxing day lunch at in laws.

11. Remove all photos from camera memory card---but first back up!

12. I must be missing a few things!

Well, I have things to get done, so I better hop to it!  Have a wonderful holiday!

Monday, 20 December 2010

It's Christmas, It's Christmas

Ok, it's almost Christmas!  I've been missing from blog posts lately besides my weekly features!  So, here goes!

Christmas is almost here and with that comes a long list of things to do!

1. Sew husband's shirt.
2. Sew son's shirt.
3. Sew my top.
4. Finish making a gift for mother in law.
5. Wrap ALL our gifts.
6. Package goody bags for Sunday School program at church.
7. Deliver remaining Christmas cards.
8. Grocery shopping for Christmas supper at our house with friends.
9. Make food for Christmas supper.
10. Make food for Boxing day lunch at in laws.
11. Remove all photos from camera memory card---but first back up!
12. I must be missing a few things!

Ok, I'm starting with number 11!  Number 8 and 7 are scheduled for today and hopefully number 2 and starting on number 1!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!   May you experience the true joy of that very first Christmas 2010 years ago in a stable in Bethlehem!  May Jesus be the reason for your holiday season as well!

Five Stones Vintage Feature


Please be sure to visit Five Stones Vintage shop on etsy!

Monday, 13 December 2010

2011 Calendars


2011 is fast approaching and with that, don't forget to have your calendars ready!


Here are a few of the calendars I have ready to print.  Some of them I do have a copy or six on hand.  I'm also open to making custom calendars from your choice of photos.

Each month will be an individual print.




Tack these to your fridge, filing cabinet, put in a frame, rest on a holder on your desk or on your counter....endless options with these calendars!



The calendar comes in 12 loose pages-unbound-(one per month) and each page will be printed in a 5x7 size professional photo lab on an archival kodak supra endura paper with lustre finish.




CSN Stores Giveaway

Sorry for being a bit late with this.  I tend to forget about things I have going on sometimes.

Thanks to those that entered!  Our winner has been picked!

bagsofblessing said...

I love this modern lamp!
http://www.csnstores.com/Metropolitan-by-Minka-N12356-77-MBM1842.html

Congrats bagsofblessings and enjoy shopping!

Southern Belle's Feature


Feel free to stop by Southern05Belle's shop!

Monday, 6 December 2010

2011 Calendar

I'm looking at the possibility of ordering wall calendars for 2011.  I know I should have done this a month or two ago, but I'm only getting on it now.
So, I'm wondering how many people are interested.  I'd be featuring these photos of the different seasons in Manitoba.
Please let me know by December 9th if you'd be interested.  If there's enough interest, I'll be putting an order through at the beginning of next week!

Christmas Special

From now until Christmas, all items except for clearance items are on for free shipping in my etsy shop.
All items are discounted by 10% off in my shop as well. Sale ends December 24th at 11:00pm CST.

Purchase a regular priced item and I'll ship any of the clearance items with it for free as well.

Also remember, the last days for regular lettermail is drawing close to arrive in time for Christmas.  If you'd like to upgrade shipping, please contact me for pricing.
Thanks so much for your support in this past year on my new venture!

Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas season!

Heidi Jane Blankets Feature

Adorable blankets from Heide Jane Blankets Shop!  Check it out!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Black Friday Deals

I was not very familiar with Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping days.  So, this year, being my first year selling on etsy, I've decided to participate in these sales, along with my friends from the Promotional Frenzy Thread.  Get some great deals for your family, friends, and even yourself!


These bead dangles are available at bountyofbeads  and she's offering 20% off her Bead Dangle Drop Section starting at midnight Nov. 24th



Get this cute pup from CrochedbyCharlene has 10% off items with coupon code "blackfriday10".



This beautiful pendant is available at laurali.  20% off items with coupon code "BFW20".  Good through Cyber Monday.



I can't believe this necklace is still available at bijibijoux as it's been a favorite of mine from her shop for a long time already (I don't wear much jewelry which is what's stopped me from buying it).  Her Black Friday Etsy and Cyber Monday Etsy runs from 11/25 -11/30 Buy any item from her shop and take 20% off.  Her supplies section is an extra 5% off!



These gift boxes are available at newcreationz where she is having a sale from Black Friday through Cyber Monday - 4 Day BOGO!! buy one get one 50% off (must be of an equal or lesser value)


This necklace is available at Jodaycraf and she will be having a sale of 20% off everything!! Prices are already reduced. The sale will run from 11/25 - 11/27.


This photo is available at my shop, Crystalphotography started November 24th and runs through to November 29th at 11:59 pm CST.
FREE SHIPPING on all items.

Bookmarks  and individual greeting cards are are buy three get one free of equal or lesser value.

Calendars are $10 off regular price-prices are already reduced.

Prints are 50% off regular price-prices are already reduced.

More prints to choose from at http://www.redbubble.com/people/czach. Please e-mail me with the print name and the size you'd like and I'll list it for you!

Also, make a purchase from me, and I'll give you a coupon code for http://lindab142.etsy.com/. The coupon code will give you an additional discount off her already reduced prices for Black Friday!


This beautiful necklace is made by galla15. She has beautiful jewelry and does a wonderful job with her work-I have a necklace from her and love it! 20% off everything except rings. Rings are BOGO!!! Buy one and get the the 2nd 50% off (of an equal or lesser value).




This card and tag set is available at SweetandSassyCards is having a 10% off sale. It will be running from 11/25 - 11/29



This adorable snowman is available at  toystorynutty.  Their black friday sale starts on 11/26 at 12:01 AM. Use the coupon code "black friday" for 10% off your purchase.

These hair ties are available at PopsicleDesigns.  Their sale is 15% off from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, prices already reduced.

One of the necklaces available at lindab142 has her sale availalbe at  http://www.etsyonsale.com/shop/lindab142.  Plus, use the coupon code 8BL2010 for an additional 8% off.
And, with a purchase from me, receive a special one time discount of 10% off your total order from http://www.crystalphotography.etsy.com/.

Yummy spices available at dellcovespices - 15% off everything in the shop, from Friday through Monday (ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday). Code is BLACKFRIDAY. We specialize in custom spice kits, food- and wine-themed gifts, and the YOU PICK SPICE KIT (which is spill proof and magnetic, so it sticks to everything metal, like your frig, oven hood, grill, etc.)

This leather bracelet is one of the many items charmeddesign1012  has in her shop.  Offering 20% off through Monday 11/29


This beautiful snowflake is made by AngelasPaperArt. She will be having a BOGO sale on her card and holiday section. Buy one and get one of an equal or lesser value 50% off. The sale will run from 11/25 - 11/30.

So many great deals!  Hope you all find something you're looking for!  Happy shopping!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Black Friday Sale

Update: I couldn't hold off on giving you savings any longer!  Sale is on!

Black Friday Sale starts Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at Crystal Gayle Photography!

FREE SHIPPING on all items.

Bookmarks are buy three get one free.
Calendars are $10 off regular price-prices are already reduced.

Individual Greeting Cards are buy three get one free of equal or lesser value.

Prints are 50% off regular price-prices already reduced.

More prints to choose from at http://www.redbubble.com/people/czach.  Please e-mail me with the print name and the size you'd like and I'll list it for you!

Also, make a purchase from me, and I'll give you a coupon code for http://lindab142.etsy.com/.  The coupon code will give you an additional discount off her already reduced prices for Black Friday!

Sale ends Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 11:59pm CST.

For more information on my sale, please e-mail me at crystalzphotography@gmail.com

CSN Stores Giveaway

Time for yet another CSN Stores Giveaway for a $35 gift certificate!

CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find anything you need whether it be a chic handbag, tv tables or even cute cookware!

CSN Stores is also having a Black Friday sale which started already on November 22nd.  Since these sites are offering exclusive savings at incredible discounted prices, promotional codes will not be accepted.

http://www.csnbaby.com/holidaydeals
http://www.everygameroom.com/holidaydeals
http://www.fitnessequipmentandmore.com/holidaydeals
http://www.toysandgamesonline.com/holidaydeals


So, how do you enter the contest?

1. Simply head over to CSN Stores and find something you like.  Come back here and leave a comment of what you'd like from their store!

2. Follow my blog and please leave a comment that you are doing so!

3. "Like" me on Facebook and leave a message here that you have done so!

4. Make a purchase from Crystal Gayle Photography and leave a comment here of what you purchased!

Giveaway closes on December 7th, 2010 at 11:59pm CST.  Winner will be announced on December 8th.
CSN Stores only ships to Canada and the USA at present, so please be sure you have a shipping address in either of these countries!

Monday, 15 November 2010

And the winners are....

Well, first off, to keep you in some suspense, I want to thank everyone who took the time to enter my giveaway!  Every entry has helped me with my listings and improving my shop!

So, on to the winners....

Runner Up #3, winner of $10 worth of prints -their choice of prints and sizes is...Denise Hogan!



Runner Up #2, winner of $25 worth of prints -their choice of prints and sizes is...Jennifer Huffman!


Runner Up #1, winner of $50 worth of prints -their choice of prints and sizes is....Jay n Rhonda!

 

 Grand Prize winner of $100 worth of prints -their choice of prints and sizes is....Kimberly Nixon!


To all those that entered, I will be in contact with you for a one time use promo code for a discount in my shop!  Look for an e-mail sometime this week coming to you from crystalzphotography@gmail.com!


Fine Print:
All prizes are not exchangeable for cash or other monies.  Print credit is good towards prints in lustre or metallic finish in sizes from 4x6 and larger, as well as towards the shipping cost.  Prints on metal are not available with the print credit.  All giveaway items are at the regular retail price as displayed at http://crystalphotography.etsy.com/.  Can not be combined with any other promotions.