Friday, June 29, 2012

Feature Friday...Just a Few of Our Favorites

This featured Friday is just a few of our favorite items from a few members of the Amy's in the Arts team members.

Our leader Amy Richardson from Designami is loving this pair of golden yellow Bohemiam style dangle earrings from Amy Jo and her shop AJBCreations.

Perfect to compliment your summer fashion and fun to wear. Show them off at the beach or wear them with a cute summer dress while browsing the local farmer's markets.

Leader Amy Averitte from fAveritte creations chose these custom made fabric letters from Amy Fowler and her shop Lucary.

Have fun by handing your child a letter and a basket, and having them explore the house and fill the basket with items that begin with that letter...great for helping children learn their letters.

Check back each Friday to see who will be featured from the Amy's in the Arts team!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Featured Friday - Meet the Captain and the Leaders of your Amy's In the Arts Team

To kick off our first Amy's in the Arts features...I would like to introduce you to your fearless leaders and their Etsy shops

Please give a "WOOT WOOT" for our Team Captain:
Amy Dionne and her Etsy shop Heart of Autumn

How long have you been on Etsy?

I'll have my one year Etsyversary on Saturday June 23rd!

Describe your creations in your shop

Art quilts, bags, notebook covers

Are you an artist full-time?

Nope - I have a full-time day job.

What is your goal as our Team Captain?

My goal for the team is an active community of networking in a safe environment.

What does being an Amy mean to you?

Names are powerful, and sharing the name Amy creates an instant bond. No matter how different we are, or how different our shops are, we still have
a common element that brings this team together.

Where else can we find you?

Website and Blog


Now can we hear a "YAY YAY" for team leader:
Amy Richardson and her Etsy shop Designami

How long have you been on Etsy?

 I have been on etsy since 2008, however just became actively involved in 2012. I have joined several teams to include Amys in the Arts, Wired Team, and 2012 Jewelry Making Challenge Team.

 Describe your creations in your shop

I sell jewelry. I really enjoy wire-wrapping tumbled glass, shells, and anything that has a "natural" feel to it. I focus on jewelry making, but have begun to expand my product line to include photography, corn bags, hair accessories, and my favorite: Scarf jewelry. I pride myself on selling my jewelry at reasonable, affordable prices. I sell online but also frequent craft fairs in southern Maine.

Are you an artist full-time?

I am not an artist full-time, but I wish I could be. I work in health care full-time and creating is my way of destressing and it is very much a part of my everyday life.

What is your goal as a Team Leader?

My goal as a leader on this team is to engage the members. I have begun treasury challenges that offers opportunity for members to be promoted by selecting an item from their shop to serve as an "inspiration" for treasuries. I would love to see more members get involved. I also hope to start themed threads for the Amys to showcase holiday items, seasonal items, etc.

What does being an Amy mean to you?

Being an Amy means being unique, being compassionate, helpful, and a friend. My shop name is Designami which is a french twist on "Designs by Amy" and "Designs for friends". "ami" in french means friend.

Where else can we find you?

I am not a social networking kind of girl, so you won't find me on facebook, twitter, etc. I focus on promoting on Etsy. I do have a website where I advertise my upcoming craft fairs. Visit my website at:


Give a "ZING ZING" for your team leader:
Amy Averitte and her Etsy shop fAveritte creations

How long have you been on Etsy?

I joined Etsy as a buyer in 2009, but did not list anything in my shop until January of 2011.

Describe your creations in our shop

Fun, unique, bright, silly, custom and personalized decor and handmade toys for the young and young at heart!

Are you an artist full-time?

I am very blessed to be able to be an artist full-time and stay at home with my toddler son.

What is your goal as a Team Leader?

I will be featuring Amy's in the Arts team members on our team blog. My goal is to help provide another source of promotion and marketing to help broaden traffic to our shops and web presence.

What does being an Amy mean to you?

Strength. Creative soul. Caring. An abundant amount of sillyness and dancing. A passion for life and complete joy in the small things.

Where else can we find you?



And finally a "YOW YOW" for team leader:
Amy Barber and her Etsy shop ellasue designs

We will have to catch up with Amy Barber later on...she will be in charge of keeping up with our team Twitter.


Please check back every Friday to discover Amy's, Aimee's, Amie's, Amee's...ok you get the idea...and their stories behind their creations and shops!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Treasury Inspiration Creation & Last Weeks Winning Treasury

Hi Team! Here's a fun game we can play that will help increase our teams exposure and will support Amys in the Arts!

Here are the rules:
-Create a treasury including the inspiration item in the first 2 rows.
-Try to include other "Amy" shops in your treasuries to help promote each other
-Create as many treasuries as you wish - Post your challenge treasuries in this thread
-The featured shop will choose their favorite treasury as the winner of the challenge
-The curator of the winning treasury will pick an item from their shop to serve as the inspiration piece for the following week, and we play again.
-Please tag your treasury "GoTeamAmy"
-The challenges will run for 5 days beginning on Monday and ending on Friday evening. This will allow the winner 2 days to choose their inspiration item for the next challenge.

Check out the team thread and view other treasuries created around the inspiration item here.

This weeks inspiration item is...

Check out Amy Jo's treasury Eye Popping Color! from last week that was chosen with the inspiration item from fAveritte creations - a pair of bright custom peace sign pillows.