Thursday, 24 February 2011

There's A First Time For Everything!

Seeing double?  It was up for an hour-two half hour features!

YESTERDAY (according to craftcult):

14 new shop hearts.

FP item had 11 new hearts and 303 views.

Total of 31 new item hearts in my shop


972 Shop pageviews

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

♥ Promotional Frenzy Team ♥

Thank you to all my friends at the Promotional Frenzy Team for everything you guys do!

You inspire me.

You encourage me.

You are supportive of my business.

You help me to push myself to reach my goals.


Now, to push for my goals....I need 2 more sales this month to reach my goal.  First 2 purchases TODAY will receive free shipping!  I'll refund via paypal.

Monday, 21 February 2011

The Christmas Corner

So, my features from the giveaway I did have come to an end.  I've decided to do features on some of my friends' shops and shops I like.

Today's feature is The Christmas may not be Christmas but she's got beautiful items both now and at Christmas time!  Please visit her shop!

You really have to go check out all her adorable items!

Also, if you haven't "liked"!/twirls.n.giggles.tutus please do that TODAY and tell them Crystal Zacharias sent you!  I'm in a giveaway that ends tonight and would love to win!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Saturday Blog Shoppers

Spring is on it's way, and with it a great sale here once again!

Buy any two items from my shop and you will receive a free gift!

Buy three items from my shop and I'll give you a free gift and free shipping*!

*excludes product photography.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Product Photography

Want to have better photos for your listings?  I know have a package available to purchase (as well as willing to do custom packages) for product photography.

I photograph your product and send you the photographs.  Once you are happy, I will mail the product back at your expense along with a disc of photos.

I can work with different props, different backgrounds, and your ideas!

You can purchase a 5 product package here or a sample package if you'd like to try one first to see if it works well for you.

I look forward to the packages on their way that I'll be working with.  If you have any questions-please feel free to e-mail me or convo me on etsy!

*Photos shown here and on the listing have been reduced in size.  Actual photos sent to you will be a full resolution size.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Saturday Shoppers

This weekend's special is on metal prints.  I will be offering a 20% discount on all orders this weekend!

They are available in different sizes and finishes.....

You can choose a print you'd like printed on an 8x10 metal sheet with a finish of your choice. The print will come with a sawtooth to hang on your wall meaning no need to frame and ready to hang! Stand not included!

This 8"x10" photograph will be printed at a professional photo lab on an aluminum base. The photos shown it printed on either a white base-making the colors as you'd seen them on a regular photograph, but a glossy finish; or on a metal base where the white doesn't get printed, therefore the metal shows through instead of a white background. It's hard to show the difference on a picture of the different finishes.

Aluminum prints comes in 4 finishes; gloss white, matte white, gloss clear and matte clear.

If you have more questions about the great product, please contact me! I've shown the samples around and have received wonderful comments about this great product!

No watermarks will be on the actual print. May be slightly cropped to adjust for printing size.

Aluminum prints also available in many other sizes. Custom orders are more than welcome!

All prints (unless otherwise stated) are only printed after payment is received. Printing takes 7-14 business days. Prints will be shipped via Canada Post within 2 business days of receiving the prints.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

CSN Stores Giveaway Winner

Lucky 13 is the winner...

Dee! Congratulations.  I've e-mailed the information to you!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Revisting Goals for 2011

So I went back to my list of goals for 2011 to see how things were going...

2011 Week 1 photograph

Here are my goals for 2011 in my business:
1. Reach 100 sales by February 9, 2011 (etsyversary). DONE!
2. Have at least 100 items listed in my shop at all times. DONE!
3. Introduce new products with my photography. Brought in more prints in the ACEO size.
4. Double my sales in 2011 (so reaching an average of 14 sales per month). Working on this one!
5. Listing a new print each week-meaning getting out there with my camera! Not doing so well with this one :(
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! Need to improve on this one too!

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!
2011 Week 2 photograph

I have since purchased that new lens and it's done wonders already with some prints!

I also got my first box of product to photography for the clients listings.  I'm really excited to see what will become of this first shoot and also the many more that are yet to come!

Once again, if there's anything you're specifically looking for, please let me know!  I will do my best to help you!
2011 Week 3 Photograph

2011 Week 4 Photograph

2011 Week 5 Photograph is missing but I did do some product photography!

Looking for some help with a contest I'm entering.  I need many people to "like" and leave a message "Crystal Zacharias sent me" on the following two pages!/pages/Tiny-Dancer-Tutus/142063845841884!/pages/Jennifer-Klassen-Photography/91830407841
If you don't do both, it won't qualify for an entry!  Thank you so much to those helping me!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Two for Tuesday Sale

Just because it's cold outside....

Just because I love seeing people appreciate my work...

Just because I want you to have it!

Because spring is coming...

Buy any two in stock prints (of any size) and receive two in stock prints for free of equal or lesser value.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Trinkets N Whatnots

This is a very elegant shop!  Her workmanship shines through her jewelry pieces!  I've purchased a few pieces from her and just love them! 

Galla's prices are very reasonable as well!  Please be sure to come take a look for yourself through the many pages of wonderful product!

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Saturday Shoppers Sale

Spring is on it's way....

Here's my Saturday sale...

Buy two* get one* free of equal or lesser value on the following:
-Prints including aceo prints
-Individual greeting cards
*Regular priced items only.

Clearance section items are reduced by 50% off and are not included in BTGO sale.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, 4 February 2011


Just wanted to share a few giveaways I'm in here as well as a reminder to get your entries in for the CSN Stores giveaway I'm running.

Enter here to win a $15 credit towards a print from my shop.

Enter here to win a $10 credit towards a print from my shop.

And here's the link where to enter the CSN Stores giveaway which I'll be drawing next week!

Thanks to all my blog followers, facebook fans, and etsy friends for everything you do for my business!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Makenzi and Madilyn Designs

This wonderful etsy shop features some beautiful jewelry made of fine silver pendants and sterling necklaces.  They've also got gemstones and vintage brass.

As stated by the shop:
"All things here are made my me- I work with PMC, precious metal clay, in silver. When fired, it is .999 fine silver. Very lovely, so unique. No two items ever come out exactly alike- I promise.
I use sterling silver chains in a variety of styles, trying to match the feeling of the pendant to what I see it should be suspended from. I also use Vintaj natural brass chains, as the color contrast is lovely with fine silver pendants. Each listing will show exactly what is coming in the mail when you purchase.
Every necklace comes in a lovely black and white box, ready for you to wrap and give or keep for yourself.
Thank you very much for coming to my little shop, I'm slowly getting things set up here... I'm sort of new to the Etsy selling experience although I've been a customer for a long time to many other sellers and I love Etsy very much."

Please go have a peek in their shop!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

CSN Stores Giveaway

Once again, I've been chosen to run another CSN Stores Giveaway on my blog.

For those of you who aren't familiar with CSN Stores, they have over 200 online stores where you can find anything from outdoor playsets to scrapbooking supplies, to fitness equipment.

This giveaway is for a $35 gift certificate that can be used towards their product. 

How do you enter?  Leave an individual comment on my blog for each of the following possible entries making sure to have your e-mail address so I can contact you if you are the winner.  CSN Stores ships within the USA and to Canada, so please be sure you have an address in either of those countries!

#1. is mandatory, the others are extra entries!

1. Leave a comment stating what you would order with your $35.

2. "Like" Crystal Gayle Photography on Facebook.

3. Tweet about the giveaway being sure to include @cgaylephoto in your tweet.

4. "Like" Photography Props And More on Facebook.

Giveaway closes on February 9th, 2011 at 11:59pm CST.  Winner will be chosen by and notified via e-mail and also announced here.