Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sweet & Sassy Cards

Since opening my shop on Etsy - I purchase very few "store" cards anymore. There is such a variety of beautiful handmade cards on Etsy that cost less than the ones at the card shop. Everyone LOVES a handmade card :) Sweet and Sassy Cards has some serious cards, funny cards (really!), unique ones and also a wonderful selection of cards, tags, place cards for a wedding! 


*Where are you from?
I was born in Buffalo, New York and lived with my family in what was once my great grandmothers house. I’ve lived my entire life within a 5 mile radius of that old house This Buffalo gal really does believe that home is where the heart is.

*How did you decide on your shop name?
I decided on my shop name when I sat down at my computer, signed on to Etsy for the first and the name I wanted was taken. Sweet and Sassy Cards seemed to fit.

*What are 5 things you want people to think when they see your product?
I want people to see my cards as:
  • fun
  • unique
  • creative
  • sweet 
  • and sassy!


*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
Paper - without a doubt. Whenever I'm at a craft store, I grab a few sheets (or maybe more than a few) I really do like purple. There is one particular brand of paper that I cannot get enough of. I hate the idea of running out of glue, so I buy lots of glue.

*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
My day job brings me lots of happiness and joy. I’m an elementary school library aide and have been for 18 years. I love it, kids are almost always happy and they are a pleasure to see every day. One of my great
loves is animals. I have quite a few critters that want lots of attention. Of course I love spending time with my so patient hubby and my grown children too.

*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
Every time I start a new card it’s my new favorite. I really enjoy making custom cards and hearing the stories of who will receive it and why. It makes the process so special.

*What keeps you motivated?
Honestly, it’s sales. I love, love, love creating new cards, but sometimes when the sales are slow it’s hard for me to find motivation. I do know that I can turn to my Etsy friends for a “motivation renewal”. I’ve come to realize that sales ebb and flow.


*If you could give a piece of advice to a new shop - what would it be?
It would be the same advice that I received as a newbie - have patience. I think you can tell from the post above that I’m still working on that one myself!

*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
You can find me at
Facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-and-Sassy-Cards/292705589332
Twitter - twitter.com/SweetandSassyCa
Artfire - www.artfire.com/users/SweetandSassyCards

15 comments:

  1. Great interview Becky! Wonderful cards!!

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  2. She has some really great cards! I also first shop on Etsy and other handmade sites for almost everything!!

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  3. My husband works for Hallmark, they could use her!!

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  4. Great feature! I love Sweet and Sassy Cards!

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  5. Great info :) I love her cards!

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  6. Sweet and Sassy has a wonderful shop!

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  7. very nice cards. I always enjoy these interviews

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  8. Great interview and shop! So many fun cards. I am converting over to buying ALL my cards from ETSY shops as well!

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  9. I love the interview and many of her cards. She's so creative and funny.

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  10. Nice feature! I'm a Buffalo gal myself (really), so naturally, I love her work!
    Carol from Carol's Jewelry Orchard

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  11. Great to get to know Sweet and Sassy a little better! She does amazing work!

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