Wednesday, February 6, 2008

New Banner!

As I was perusing through the forums on Etsy one night, I saw a thread for a shop critique. It seems as though a fellow Etsian was offering her insight into helping others with their shops. So, always looking to better my look, I popped in, posted an offering and got critiqued.

One of the things she said was to shorten my shop announcement; put my payment and shipping terms into my profile and direct potential buyers there. Another was the banner of my shop.

I had just done a quick and free banner so that my shop had some kind of presence. I'll admit that it was pretty, but did nothing for my shop. It had no pizaze. It had no correlation to the items in my shop. I needed something edgier. Something that stood out more.

So, she offered to make me one.

Here is the design and the colors she gave me:

I'm using the pink one right now for my shop on Etsy. Check it out!

So, now if I may, I'd like to introduce you all to Bostonbaglady. Her name is Sandy and her Etsy shop is She sells her vintage bags through Etsy. To find her graphic artistry, check her here:

I can tell you that Sandy is a wonderful person! We had many great converstations while she worked on this project for me. We talked about familiar areas to both of us, our families, jobs, whatever. She's from the Boston area so that gave us a bit of a kinship.

I am so grateful to Sandy for making these beautiful banners for me! I'm going to use one on my business cards and will also put a small shout-out to her on the cards to let everyone know what a great artist she is!

So, please, show Sandy some love by visiting her Etsy store and her website. Who knows, maybe she has just what you're looking for!


Keys and Memories said...

The banners look great- I voted pink but I really like them all and think you could switch them out and rotate at any time :)

Dharma Designs said...

Great feature!

GreenSpaceGoods said...

The new banner is GORGEOUS. Love it!