Category Archives: Etsy Success

Rachel Faucett from Handmade Charlotte shares secrets to having a successful niche business


You HAVE to meet Rachel Faucett! She is one smart and crafty cookie! Rachel is a the mastermind behind Hand­made Char­lotte. Handmade Charlotte offers a daily dose of DIY  projects, crafts, recipes, inspir­ing fam­ily spaces, and design inspi­ra­tion for families and kids. Named one of the Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms by, the Read more…


Meet Eva! The smart girl from Sycamore Street Press


Smart Cookie Alert! You are going to love Eva Jorgensen! Eva and her husband, Kirk  run a stationery company called Sycamore Street Press. I love the look and feel of their brand. In this interview, Eva explains how a  family trip helped them define a vision for their business and their lifestyle. I heard her on a panel Read more…


Intuitive Business Strategy from Susan Petersen of Freshly Picked


You are going to love Susan Petersen! She has a can do attitude like nobodies business!  Susan has grown her wildly popular business using intuition and a seriously good work ethic. (Oh! Did I mention her products are crazy adorable?) I have followed her on social media for a while and am over the top about how Read more…


Phyllis Harris grows her business!


I received an email from today’s guest, Phyllis Harris a few weeks ago thanking me for my work Smart Creative Style and Smart Creative Women and then she let me know that she had TRIPLED her business since tuning into Smart Creative Women!!! Well, HELLO! Let’s bring her on the show!! Tell us how!     Tune Read more…


Michelle Armas and her beautiful abstract expressions


Michelle Armas is living proof you can combine talent, authenticity  and business savvy with fine art.  I LIKE her (insert thumbs up here!) She has a great story about how she got started with her life “online.” Michelle has been smart when it comes to selling art and promoting her brand. (Yes, a fine artist Read more…


Emily McDowell’s amazing adventure


  Emily McDowell is one to watch! She is fun. Wait! I meant she is FUNNY! Ok, she is fun and  funny! She is making it happen. “It” being a rapidly growing stationery and gift company.  What has happened to her in the last year has turned into what she calls a learning curve-tastic-adventure. (Insert tune: THIS GIRL IS Read more…


Alyssa Thomas stitches her way to success


I am so happy to be chatting with Alyssa Thomas from Penguin and Fish! Alyssa started her company with a good idea some fast decision making and it has been non-stop ever since. Penguin and Fish tapped into a niche market with Alyssa’s darling embroidery patterns for children and adults of all ages. She has Read more…


Vana Chupp builds a successful online business!


Here is a re-airing of my interview with Vana Chupp from Le Papier Studio. She is simply one of the sharpest women I know and she shares FAB tips inside the Smart Creative Style course. You are going to love this one! Vana Chupp is the owner of a fast growing online retail shop Le Read more…

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Stephanie Ryan the sweetest powerhouse you will ever meet!

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Here is a re-airing of my interview with Stephanie Ryan. She shares how she put together her “brand deck” inside the Smart Creative Style e-course Welcome to the beautiful world of Stephanie Ryan! I have absolutely loved Stephanie’s work and aesthetic since the moment I met her. Her painting technique is uniquely her own and she works in one of Read more…


Mover and shaker Alma Loveland


Today I am re-airing my interview with Alma Loveland! She shared really interesting info about the success of her kickstarter this summer inside the Smart Creative Style Course. Meet the spunky and fun, Alma Loveland! She has three different aspects to her smart creative business! *She works along side her husband in their graphic design Read more…

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Rachel Low shares her branding and retail story

I am re-airing my interview with Pins and Needles owner, Rachel Low! She is one of the FABULOUS guests who is onboard to help in the Smart Creative Style Course. Yipee! Another “live and in person” chat!  Rachel is the owner of Pins and Needles, a fun and stylish craft boutique on the upper East side Read more…

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Claudine Hellmuth shares her creative story


I am re-airing my interview with Claudine! She is one of the FABULOUS guests who is onboard to help in the Smart Creative Style Course. This is a great talk with artist and crafter Claudine Hellmuth. She has her fingers in some really interesting pies! She authors craft books, creates original art, teaches workshops and Read more…

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An inside look at the Smart Creative Style Course

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I don’t know what is making me happier this morning putting this course together or learning new technology to make this video!! This was a creative exercise for me! Woot! The girl CAN still learn new tricks, who knew? 2 days for a 3 minute video and I thought illustration was time consuming! Haha! I Read more…


Whitney English on staying creative


Listen in to this very special interview with Whitney English. Whitney is stationer, designer, entrepreneur and most importantly, a mother of three. She shares her journey in this interview, the highs and the lows. If you have followed Whitney’s blog you may know she has been talking very openly about what it means to her Read more…


The Story behind Indie Craft Parade and The Makers Summit


Meet Erin Godbey and Elizabeth Ramos, they are some kind of dynamic duo! They are the founders of Indie Craft Parade, a fabulous craft fair out of Greenville, South Carolina. In this interview you will hear how they got started and how quickly this event took off. I was so impressed on how well they Read more…

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Vana Chupp customizes her life and her business


I would like to thank the sponsor of today’s episode is Barbara Johansen Newman You are going to love this one! Vana Chupp is the owner of a fast growing online retail shop Le Papier Studio. Originally trained as an architect, Vana had some other passions hidden inside her and in 2008 inspired by her first baby, Read more…


What are you up to Claudine Hellmuth?


I recently contacted Claudine Hellmuth to see what she was up to! I see her tweeting away  all the time (how does she find time?) She was such a fun and warm interview! If you haven’t watched this episode yet, be sure and watch it. Claudine is a hardworking and talented artist. She is down-to-earth Read more…


Rachel Shingleton from Pencil Shavings Studios talks business, branding and stripes!


I am super excited to bring you this interview! Rachel Shingleton is a mover and shaker and I think her story will light a fire under you. I know it lit a fire under me! She is a blogger and creative director of Pencil Shaving Studios. What started out as a way to express herself Read more…


Lilla Rogers gives tips for creative professionals! Part 2


This episode is sponsored by Cori Dantini. You can own some of Cori’s art! Take a look here. Stay tuned into what you’re passionate about, says Lilla Rogers! This is just one piece of advice she offers up in this interview. She shares insight on trends and how to apply them to your particular style. I love Read more…


Lilla Rogers talks about joy and the business of creativity: Part 1


If you are creative and haven’t met Lilla Rogers, then listen up! This is a fabulous 2 part interview with a women who is a leader in the illustration and art industry. Lilla Rogers runs and agency that represents 38 of today’s top artists. She has her finger on the pulse of…of well, just about Read more…

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