Amy from ProffittProductions joined Etsy on September 5th, 2008 and started working on her shop seriously about a year later. She finds inspiration anywhere- sometimes from a ladybug, sometimes from a Coke bottle, but she says most of my designs come to her right before bedtime when she has laid down and has nothing to do but drift off to sleep. ProffittProductions specializes in the design of custom photo birthday party invitations, baptism files, and birth announcements. Amy loves creating unique files and tweaking the ones she has to reflect the uniqueness of her clients. Amy loves several of her designs, but one of her favorites is a swirly sort of romantic inspired birth announcement in shades of chocolate and plum.
ProffittProducitons will be offering $2 off one design of your choice. Blog readers must mention "blog" in the notes to seller portion while checking out.
Alison has been part of the Etsy family for quite some time through other shops but TheEnglishPea became a shop this time last year. Alison is inspired by her children. She loves creating for them and most of the things she makes were made for them first. She always has her children in mind when drafting designs. TheEnglishPea offers a line of fine stationery designed for children. She uses bright colors and simple graphics and all her items can be personalized. Some of her items include invitations, personalized notecards, bagtags, bookplates, and birth announcements. Alison's favorite item are her personalized note cards. She says "they are fun and perfect for jotting a little note of thanks for your child or writing a note to a grandparent or friend."
This is the first time TheEnglishPea is participating in the Etsy Baby Shower and she is excited to be a part of it! The lucky mom matched with TheEnglishPea will be getting a set of personalized folded notecards, and the mom can choose whatever graphic she likes.
Alison's advice to new moms is to "not sweat the small stuff and savor the little things." She encourages new moms to be present with their children as much as possible and explains that the "'to do' list will always be there and your little ones won't."
TheEnglishPea has extended her Friends and Family Discount (October 15th-31st) to blog readers. In order to receive 15% off anything in her shop simply mention 'Friends and Family' in the 'message to seller' during checkout.
Bess from the EnglishMuffinShop joined Etsy in September 2008 and then opened up shop in October 2008. She is inspired by bright colors, clean lines and simple shapes, by the wonder and imagination of children and by the journey of learning. The EnglishMuffinShop likes to design simple, beautiful and fun prints and posters for kids and kids at heart. Some of her pieces are staples in her shop, like The Animal Alphabet Poster and Letter Prints, while other items change with the seasons. Currently you can find EnglishMuffinShop's new 2010 Calendar for sale and the printable 2010 Holiday Stationary Sets will be listed in the coming weeks. Bess's favorite product is the Animal Alphabet Poster. It was the first thing she designed for EnglishMuffinShop and it has been my best seller. She says it is "amazing to think about all the little babies in North America and Europe that are looking up at [her] Animal Alphabet Poster, [it is]very humbling."
Bess says that she will give her advice to new moms "if/when [she becomes] a mom [herself.] ;)"
The EnglishMuffinShop is offering a "free priority shipping upgrade" on her 2010 Calendar for the month of October.
Please be sure to check out these other generous shops who also donated gifts to the Etsy Baby Shower: