Friday, September 19, 2008

Etsy Makeover!

When I first joined Etsy, I didn't have a clue how to make a banner for my store. Today, I still don't know how. My sweet husband came to my rescue and made my first Etsy banner which has served my Etsy store very well.

Each day I learn more and more about how to promote my Etsy store. Since I have added more things to my store that have little if anything to do with pyrography, I thought it may be time for a new banner that doesn't just reflect on my woodburnings. It was really just a passing thought cause I didn't want to take the time to learn how to make a banner. After all, I have lots of other things I could be doing! I really wanted a new banner though.

Before diving into this task, I decided to look around the forums on Etsy. I couldn't believe it! Right there on my screen a new forum just posted "Free etsy Banner". The post said that the first person to send her a convo would win a free banner. I couldn't believe nobody had posted to this yet. I felt like a cat pouncing on a mouse! Gotta get it! Gotta get it! and I got it!!!

Goodmojo was the etsy store offering the free banner. Vickie, from made me not one, but two wonderful banners for my etsy store as well as a new avatar. Vickie made the process absolutely painless for me.

So, if you are looking to makeover your etsy shop you should definitely check out for some great banners with fall colors and even some for halloween. If you don't see what you are looking for just pop her a convo and I'm sure Vickie will fix you right up!

Be sure and stop by my shop and let me know what you think about my Etsy shop makeover.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Turtle Whisperer

A friend of mine rescues turtles she finds as strays along the roads. Feeling like they have lost their way, she picks them up and brings them home to her ranch to give them a new home with green pastures and a pond with lots of vegetation. Her most recent turtle discovery was a box turtle that was with eggs!!!

I saw her with this turtle and it was amazing!!! This turtle wasn't afraid and responded to my friends strokes of it's shell and such like they were best friends! My friend, after realizing that this turtle was with eggs, put her in the pasture next to her pond. I know how fondly she felt about this turtle so I wanted to give her a lasting memory of this turtle so I woodburned her a picture of a Box Turtle in the pasture

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Flag of Our Own!

I'm so excited! I was selected by the city council of Gun Barrel City, Tx to be on the flag committee because of my artistic abilities!!! I get the pleasure of coming up with designs for the flag based on the ideas agreed discussed in the meeting yesterday. I will post some pics of them here when they are done for anyone who wants to chime in their thoughts and opinions about them.

And yes, There really is a place named Gun Barrel City! In fact we are the only city in the USA with that name! Gun Barrel City is a neat place situated on Cedar Creek Lake. There are a lot of friendly people here.

Wonder how we got the name Gun Barrel City? You'll have to check back when I post the pics of the perspective flag to find out!