Tuesday, February 26, 2019

CRAFT EVENTS: AnnaRita Visits The Tarpon Springs Craft Fair

Embellished starfish by crafter Designs By G

Get excited about the spring craft fairs and artist markets with this report on a crafter's visit to a fair this past fall. AnnaRita said she had a fun time at this annual November craft fair. Read what she had to say about her exciting experience. 
The fair was in Tarpon Springs, a nice little town known for fishing, and sponge docks and real loofah sponges from under the sea. It was small but nice. A lot of hand made jewelry, and home decor, but some mass produced items that were from other countries.  

The first booth that we stopped in was Designs By G!"

G made beautiful wire wrapped jewelry. Wood craved crosses that were wire wrapped with colored wire, jewels, and beads. Starfish that were also designed by her too.
Wire-wrapped crosses by Designs By G

The second booth was very different, but interesting. Steampunk creations, jewelry, pendants and very cool top hats with visors and decorations.
Steampunk Creations By Mystical Star Designs

Took these pictures that were on and near buildings next to the fair.
Mother Meres mosaic on building in Tarpon Springs
Garden Fairies Mosaic Sign In Tarpon Springs, FL
Seems like AnnaRita had a pleasant, inspiring trip to this local creative event.  So get prepared to make your own jaunt to your local craft fairs and artist markets. Get inspiration and Buy Handmade First, always!

Here's the Facebook page for this past year's event:


This is the St Pete/Clearwater page for the event:


See my Jealous Mealous blog feature on AnnaRita's crafts here:


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Colorful Memory Wire Bracelet by AnnaRita

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Glass Prism And Crystal Suncatcher by AR Handmade Creations

Shop for AnnaRita's crafty products at her Etsy shop:

Do What You Love Wood Slice Sign by AnnaRita

Friday, February 22, 2019

NEW PRODUCTS: Printable Scripture Pocket Cards

I have a variety of little cards like these around the house and they are very handy. One good use they have is in helping me remember my fav scriptures and motivational confirmations.

I designed these pocket cards, which can be used also as mini bookmarks and memory flash cards, with scripture encouragement to not live in fear.
Flowers are always encouraging and uplifting, but I will eventually design a set with a non-floral design. I like to design products that men would like, with darker, muted colors and less-feminine motifs, because the majority of merchandise seem to be geared towards women.

Printables and digitals are passive income streams. They are also becoming more popular as buyers look for more ways to enhance their lives and save money. Maybe you should consider building your skills and designing and selling printables.

Fear Not Printable Pocket Cards at Printaphoria

Saturday, February 16, 2019

NEWS: How Useful Are Zibbet Sales Channels?

The new Zibbet Sales Channel Hub is interesting, but not sure I want to pay an extra $5 per month to list at Etsy. The Hub will work as a central base of operations, but I will still have to visit the particular venue to see stats, interact at the forums, edit my shop, etc., I assume. Maybe this assumption is incorrect.

Unless I'm not understanding the value of the service, it seems that I'd be paying to export, basically. Would it be frugal to pay to do that when mostly everything that I would need to do would have to be done off-Zibbet-site at the other site? I do think that this is a valuable feature, as described by Zibbet, and the basis for the usefulness of the channels:

Make product changes onceList your products directly from Zibbet and publish it everywhere you sell at the same time. Any product changes, such as a new photo, title etc, only need to be made once and it’s updated everywhere.

I'm always interested in what the Australia-based Zibbet is doing. I used to be a member there and made a few sales. I enjoyed my time listing at Zibbet, because it was a very exciting period in the selling venue's history. I only left because free shops were pushed aside for subscription-based enhancement and promotion. There is still a token free shop feature, but it is marketed as a trial to evaluate purchasing a subscription. Jonathan assured me that I could return at any time and I think about it often.

Zibbet says "The new Zibbet is pre-launch, but you can sign up today to request early access." I'll have to see what other Zibbet Sales Channels value points will be shared. Each channel is $5 per month with a minimum of 2 channels required and that does not negate fees charged at the other venues. Current channels available are Zibbet, Etsy and Stitch. What do you think?

Friday, February 15, 2019

NEWS: Cette Petite Maison Features My Colorful Love Printable

Carol-Ann featured my  Colorful Love printable wall/tabletop art at her new blog shop. It's a wonderful honor and I really appreciate it!

Visit Cette Petite Maison for a bit of Carol-Ann's French countryside life, shared in the form of posts and product listings. The handcrafted products are her's and some of her neighbours and their produce.

Cette Petite Maison - Products with Provenance: Love Spring: ©Printaphoria It may only be mid Febraury but the days are certainly getting longer and dare I say it.........warming up a little too....

NEWS: Celebration Sale For Branding Printables & Others

I reopened my 2nd Etsy shop, which had been on indefinite vacation, and changed the name from A Printable Life Studio to Printaphoria! It is also reopened far ahead of schedule, because I had no idea when I'd be able to relaunch it. To celebrate my unexpected reopening, I am running a sale.

Shop my 25% off Valentine's Celebration Sale today through Saturday for printables and digitals. You'll find handmades business brandables like my Melony Design Printable Business Cards:
Melony Design Printable Business Cards by Artsy Craftery Design Studio
 Collage sheets like my Roses Roses design:
Roses Roses Collage Sheet at Printaphoria
 Colorful quote graphics like I Am Positive-Minded:
Health, Wealth & Love Colorful Quote Graphic by Artsy Craftery Design Studio
 Faith-based Christian graphics like Don't Forget Pocket Cards:
Don't Forget Christian Faith Pocket Cards
And black and white quote graphics like When Life Gives Me A Lemon...:
When Life Gives Me A Lemon I Make Pineapple Juice at Printaphoria

As an Etsy seller I create designs every day and have many more to list, especially business brandables printable collateral that can help you to market your handmades shop and other businesses.

Most all of my quote, word and other graphics are customizable, so just ask! For those that do not have the customization feature within, I will create a reserved listing for you. A small service fee will be added to your reserved order.

All files are in jpeg format and pdfs are available via email, upon request. Pdfs are prepared at no extra charge. Just ask!

Thanks for visiting! If you're an Etsy seller let's trade shop favs!

Graphics To Beautify, Organize & Simplify!

Printaphoria is printables euphoria! 

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