Sweet Peek of the Week - EMarie Creations & Giveaway

I am a constant collector of cutesy trinkets and darling delights.  I love when I stumble upon a shop whose focus is creating colorful, bright pieces that bring a smile to those who receive them!


Time to get to know Samantha of EMarie Creations!

Samantha, can you tell us a little more about yourself and EMarie Creations?

"I am a nineteen year old young lady who enjoys crafting, reading, baking and spending time with friends. I have enjoyed crafting ever since I was a little girl, and began an Etsy shop in 2009 with my older sister. My sister no longer sells on Etsy, but I have kept up the business and am loving it!
Polymer clay is so much fun to work with, and I enjoy coming up with new, colorful designs to make and sell.
I am a born-again Christian who feels so blessed with my talent for crafts. So many people can't believe I can make such intricate things, and sometimes I can't believe it myself! I can only point my talent to God, because He is the one who gave me the interest and the talent to do what I do."




I adore the details that go into your pieces!  What inspires you to create these little cuties?

"I can't say that one exact thing inspires me. Usually it is a variety of things, like the current trends, which change constantly! I try to include items that I enjoy making and new trending items to keep things fresh and fun in my shop."


Sounds like a good plan!  Have there been any obstacles you've had to face?

"I am probably not as "serious" about my business as I could be, mostly because I have other interests and don't feel like spending my life in front of the computer. =) I know that I could (and probably should) be doing more to advertise and get my shop "out there", but I am happy with the progress that I have made so far and feel that spending more time on it right now would not help me to enjoy life as much. In the future I hope to grow my business more, but for right now I feel that I am at a good spot in my business, even if I am not as serious or "into" it as other shop owners."


How are you currently finding that balance?

"Because I do want to make small changes to grow my business while still not spending all of my waking moments in it, I try to seek out promotional opportunities on blogs, sponsor occasional giveaways and spend time in the many teams I am a part of. All of these are small steps that help to get my shop out there without spending a lot of time or money."


This is great advice too!  Any other advice you can leave us in regards to creating a business?

"If you love what you do, and find that you have the time, money and interest to invest, I would highly recommend starting your own business. Having a home business has taught me how to handle my money wisely, how to interact with customers and how to be more organized. Having a business takes a lot of time, but can be very rewarding if you are willing to put some time into it."

Perfectly said!  Thank you so much Samantha for providing us a little insight into EMarie Creations!  Want your own EMarie Creations?  Enter to win a $15 Gift Certificate to Samantha's darling shop.  Open Worldwide ends April 10th.  Good Luck!





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27 comments:

  1. This is some fabulous stuff, i love the rose ring, so gorgeous!

    Ariane

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  2. Oh my god, this is so cute! and Polymer clay sounds so fun!

    Angie

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  3. Aww I love those earrings! :)

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  4. Hello!
    lovely post, so sweet!
    i like the graphics of this blog cute,
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  5. Great article, it's very pretty and your blog's so beautiful.
    Thanks for your sweet comment :D

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    Kiss
    Nores

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  7. wow! love it!!

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  8. omg too cute . I tot it was candy haha

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  10. ii loove this stauuf i wish i win

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  11. Love it!


    xoxo,
    Taylor

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