Anniversary Giveaway


Happy anniversary…to me!! I opened my Etsy shop 1 year ago & though I’m usually terrible with birthdays & anniversaries, this is one that’s so special to me that I definitely want to celebrate. Hurrah!

It’s funny…though it’s only been a year, I’ve been so happy with becoming part of Etsy & selling my artwork in general that it feels like I’ve been doing it forever. OK, technically I signed up for Etsy in July of 2008, but I didn’t actually list my first painting until the fall so this is the anniversary date I’m going to stick with. Where’s that horn again so I can toot it? πŸ™‚

It’s easy to get caught up with the day to day craziness that goes along with running an online business & forget to take a moment to celebrate our little milestones. Being self-employed it’s often easy to let those things slide; we don’t get performance reviews or raises. There are so many little milestones that I want to record & celebrate – selling my first painting, my first craft market, my first gallery show. Sure, there are still a ton of things I want to add or fix or spruce up in my shop (I’m talking to you, badly-lit photos!), but I couldn’t be happier with how my artwork has been received in general & all of the truly kind people I’ve met since I dared to dip my toe in the waters of the art world. So it’s time to throw my own anniversary party! Care to join me? There are goodies!

First of all, for the entire month of October all orders in my Etsy shop will get a free magnet tucked into their package. I’ll be making a bunch more for the holiday markets this year, so if you have a particular favorite, feel free to specify otherwise I’ll surprise you. πŸ™‚

And secondly, a giveaway! Just leave a comment on this post to enter & next week I’ll randomly pick a lucky commenter to receive a package of 4 of my blank postcards. Your postcard pack will arrive with 4 notecards (sized 4″ X 6″) plus 4 brown bag envelopes made of 100% recycled material that are lovely to the touch, all sealed up in a rainproof cello sleeve. I use them all the time for little notes & thank yous.


While I’ll certainly count your entry with any old comment, I would love if you could tell me something that *you* love. A great new book you’ve read, a movie recommendation, another artist you think I’d like – anything that spreads the anniversary love.

Thank you all for a very good year and, of course, good luck!

23 thoughts on “Anniversary Giveaway”

  1. happy anny!! kris!

    i bought your postcard pack for my sister at the etsy spring sale…we all love them!
    you are so talented!
    thanks for sharing your work!!

  2. K,

    Happy Anniversary to my Dear Uber-Talented Friend.
    I love all of the stuff I bought so much I can’t bare to wrap it up and give the gifts away…

    P.S. I need some business cards…


  3. K,

    Happy Anniversary to my Dear Uber-Talented Friend.
    I love all of the stuff I bought so much I can’t bare to wrap it up and give the gifts away…

    P.S. I need some business cards…

    Something I love…Vancouver, any ocean and You!

    I need some gifts for boys though!


  4. Wow, those postcards are awesome! I would LOVE to win!!! I think I would frame them πŸ™‚
    One of my favorite things to do is read an old favorite…one is The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman.

  5. Happy Etsyversary!! You are so right, it’s important for us to celebrate our milestones, there is a lot of hard work involved in running your own online business and you should celebrate and be proud!! Congrats :o)

    Oh, and I LOVE your art!
    Smiles, Karen

  6. Happy Happy Anniversary!

    You are amazing.

    I like coffee. I especially like coffee with you. Maybe a walk. With dogs.


  7. Hi Kris, It was such a pleasure to meet you at the 2009 Drift on Main Street this year. I’ll have to make it to the Beehive to see the pieces you are showing. I’m thinking I’ve just figured out what I will get my nieces for Christmas. Was I telling you about the children’s lit magazine I found called “Crow Toes Quarterly?” You can find it at I think you might find it of interest. Happy 1st Anniversary! Cathy

  8. I wanted to stop by your blog and most importantly wish you a happy anniversary! Congrats on one year of selling!

    Something I love? It’s great to see people happy, making and selling things! Also, currently addicted to Mad Men.

  9. Happy Anniversary! You create wonderful things.

    Thing I love…the book the Time Travelers Wife. I don’t want to see the movie because I liked the book so much that I think the movie would ruin it for me.

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