Monday, January 31, 2011

Member Feature: 19Eighty Expressions

What brought you to etsy?
After a few people told me I should sell my cards I decided to open shop at etsy. It seems the perfect place for my creations.

How long have you been crafting?
This type of crafting started when I was planning my wedding in 2008. I realized I really liked designing things. I did quite a bit of graphic design for my wedding items as well as papercrafting. Just in the past few months I started dabbling seriously in papercrafts such as scrapbooking and making cards.

What is your favorite item in your shop right now?
My favorite item is the Cupcake Birthday card. It's fun and colorful.

What is your "day job?"
I work in accounting and finance.

Where do you find inspiration?
I look online for most of my inspiration. I also use everyday experiences such as vacations I've been on to come up with my card designs.

What is one thing you wish you could do better?
Color digistamps. I cannot figure that one out. I love the look of them when they are colored.

What is one crafting tool you couldn't live without?
My Cricut Expression!

What is your favorite book/movie/song?
I don't really have favorites of anything. I like to try out all types of books, music, and movies.

Where else can we find you?

19Eighty Expressions on Facebook, and on Twitter @ 19EightyExprssn

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Valentine's day is less than a month away and there are some great pieces being created by our talented team members.

Belletristics has created some adorable printable address wraps that will surely make those valentines stand out in the mail. Who wouldn't love to see that in their mail box?!

Go Against the Grain designed some cute cupcake or food toppers that will add some extra sweetness to those treats! Several design options available!

Swish Designs has some sweet Valentine themed photo announcements. A variety of design choices are available to help spread the news!

Bella Mia Bows n Things has some cute little red clippies for the little sweetheart in your life. Be sure to check out her other options too!

Candid Grace has something for you if you are a fan of jewelry.. and who isn't?! She offers customization too!

This is just a small sample of the great piece coming from our team members. To find more sweetness click here!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fall Team Challenge: Home Sweet Home

To spark a little creativity, the KNET team recently planned a design challenge. Our challenge was to create an item inspired by our hometown or state. We share those items, and a brief description, below, and you can join in the fun. You can vote for which entry you think is the most inpsired. Just select your choice over on the sidebar. And because we are a friendly little team, there is no real prize for the winner. Just that warm-fuzzy feeling :)
Voting has now closed. The winner is the cow print custard cozy from mary*mule designs!
Embellished Bayou:
I created a line of candle embellishments inspired by my home state of Louisiana. The fleur de lis is not only a symbol of the state, but of our World Champion New Orleans Saints football team! In French, fleur de lis literally means "lily flower". On 9 July 2008, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill into law making the fleur-de-lis an official symbol of the state. Following Hurricane Katrina, the fleur-de-lis has been widely used in New Orleans as a symbol of grassroots support for New Orleans' recovery.


This Seams Nifty:
Mine is purple and gold stocking bunting. I'm from Baton Rouge, which is where LSU is located, so I wanted to make something festive for the holidays that shows spirit for my alma mater. :)


Here is my entry, inspired by Wisconsin! As you may know, Wisconsin is America's Dairyland. We like our cheese and frozen custard here (and beer, but that's not dairy!). So I made a frozen custard cozy for pints of custard or ice cream. To keep your hands from freezing while you eat. I made one with cow print, since cows make milk.