Hi everyone! Another Etsy Spotlight here for your enjoyment. Today’s featured Etsian is Lisa – she just opened up shop last month (omg can you believe February is already last month??) so please show her some love on Etsy and at her Facebook page. Her store, Daydreaming in Digital, features some of the cutest things I’ve ever laid eyes on 🙂
Lisa has graciously provided a discount code just for you, dear readers! Use code SHOPHAPPENS at checkout for 10% off. As always, click any photo to view more information or to purchase!
How long have you been selling on Etsy? How did you become interested in creating your own handmade products?
I just launched my Etsy shop in February of 2012 and am loving it! 10 years ago, when my first child was born, I began making announcements and birthday invitations to send out to family members. I then began making cards for friends and family. I received an abundance of compliments on my designs and was told to start selling them. After a couple years of coaxing from friends, my shop was born! I am super thrilled to be offering them to everyone now! My goal is to create a professional looking, fun, eye-catching design and offer it at an affordable price.
What inspires you?
So many things spark ideas in my brain…my children, dreams, magazines, patterns in clothing, browsing my local arts & crafts store, and sometimes just a single color can get me motivated. I have to say, that most of my ideas come to me randomly though. I get ideas all the time no matter where I am and I’m constantly making quick sketches, so I don’t forget my inspiration!
What are some of your favorite colors/patterns/design aesthetics? How do you incorporate them into your work?
I love color!!! Bright, cheerful, vibrant & fun colors are so much fun to work with! I am currently obsessed with Quatrefoil design patter…it’s just really eye catching. This pattern makes a wonderful background for almost any design!
Who are some of your favorite celebrities? Whose style would match up with what’s available in your store?
Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Gwen Stefani, Johnny Depp & Adrian Grenier top my list of favorite celebrities. If I had to pick a celebrity’s style that would match up to my designs, I would have to pick Gwen Stefani. Her music is upbeat, she is not afraid to use lots and lots of color in her clothing line and her designs are funky and fun!
What is your workroom like? What conditions lead you to create the best work?
I like to take over the kitchen table to design. I can spread out with the laptop, graphics tablet, my doodle sketches and of course some chocolate! In the Summer time, I enjoy working in our sunroom at my desk with the door and windows open. There is something about the fresh air that gets my creative juices flowing!
How long does it take to design and create each piece?
Every design I create is unique and takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to create from start to finish. Custom designs do take a little longer because I want to make sure it is just right for the customer. I am constantly modifying and tweaking my designs to make them just perfect. I will not list an item that I am not 100% happy with and would not want to buy for myself!
What makes your Etsy store different from others?
I offer a wide range of different designs for most occasions. Birth announcements, birthday invitations and new address cards are just some of what can be found in my shop. I will take the time to create a custom design from scratch if I do not currently have what a customer is looking for. I want to create something special that will make everyone smile!
Thank you Lisa!! And welcome to the Etsy community – I wish you the best of success!