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QUIETSTORYTELLERS!
Hello! My name is Kelly and I share my Michigan home with my husband, son, and 2 daughters who manage to leave their college campuses just long enough to still call here home. We also have 2 dogs, 4 cats, and a goldfish pond filled with goldfish with names such as Duncan, Dalmatian Fish, and Schenectady.

I love to weave and knit and problem solve. No, this doesn’t mean I’m good with math, it explains how I recycle. I’m perfectly OK with throwing garbage away but I do not want to treat something that can be reused as trash. I weave with rags, sew with fabric scraps, play with paperboard, and paint with reclaimed buttons.

My Quiet Storytellers shop has become quite eclectic as I play with more and more fibers. This is OK for me; it just means my story is being told in more ways than ever. I also hope it means your choices, those quiet storytellers of your life, may find a story to tell thanks to my little shop.

My wish for you today is a whiff of memory is carried on the wind and that you smile because of it.
 
 
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I am a wife and stay-at-home mom of 2 teenagers. I've been married to my wonderful, handsome hubby for 21 years. I live right in the middle of the Missouri and have lived around that area for my entire life. My family and I live on 50 acres with 2 lakes way out in the boonies.

I have been creating things since I was 15 when my grandmother taught me how to cross stitch. I can never just sit idly by even when watching TV. I've always got something in my hands that I am working on. I love to cross stitch, crochet, needle felt, and make penny rugs.

My favorite past time is to be outside working in the flower beds or the garden. I am an avid reader and I hate to say it, but I am also addicted to reality TV.

I really think that crafting primitive, country pieces helps me keep my sanity.

 
 
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My name is Suzanne and I am an Etsyaholic. I was born in New Jersey, and my creativity started at a young age when my grandmother taught me how to sew. I graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and became a Lingerie Designer. I continued until I had children, Melissa, my daughter who is “Pookie”, a nickname we gave her as a baby, and my son Nicholas. Pookie and I run the shop together. Jack was pookie’s first cat who unexpectedly passed last December, but his memory lives on with our shop,
We moved to Fort Lauderdale,Florida in 1985, then to Dana Point, California in 2001, and lastly to Las Vegas in 2005. Currently I work at Macy’s, where I am a jewelry merchandiser.
I have been married twice to my wonderful husband Frank, who encourages me every day to continue to create.
I enjoy spending time on Etsy and the challenge to continually improve our shop. I feel so blessed to have met so many wonderful new and supportive friends on the ForgetMeNot team!
 
 
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A little about myself, first the name of my shop AlyssaBeth’s is a combination of my name and my step-daughter’s name. I’m a very lucky woman; I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful step-children, 2 ancient cats and 3 rescue dogs that all bring joy and happiness into my life each and every day.

My love of anything Vintage, antique and lovingly tattered lead me to not only collect, but also share great finds with you, as well as my handcrafted Romantic Vintage Inspired Jewelry, great Flea Market finds, hand crafted gift tags, hans stamped muslin ribbons and French Shabby Chic Decor.
 
 
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BeadKNEAD is a creation of my addiction to colors, textures and BEADS.!! I am a healthcare manager and BeadKNEAD is my hobby; although I must say I think I work harder on my hobby. I am married to a wonderful man who is a professional skater and world class coreographer. We have 3 children; 2 daughters (34 and 21) and a son (33) and two wonderful grand-daughters. I started BeadKNEAD after designing and creating jewelry that I sold on ETSY and was successful with my own jewelry parties. I still do jewelry and parties for friends, but the majority of time is spent looking for unusual beads, negotiating pricing and offering the savings retail. I LUV my backyard; I call my little piece of paradise, I LUV to dig in the dirt and plant flowers and I LUV the beach. It is an honor to be a member of the FMNDDTeam and a privilige to have a cyber relationship with everyone here.!!! Come visit me at BeadKNEAD.... BEAD
 
 
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My Name is Carole, I have spent the past 22 years of my life raising my 3 wonderful children with my husband Michael, and taking care of my elderly parents. I have always admired artists and craftsmen, I would go to every craft fair around always thinking WOW how talented these people are. Well My parents passed away and my Children grew up and I found my self with lots of free time. Cleaning out my parents house I found lots of craft supplies and artificial wreaths. I decided to try to do something with it. I found I had this hidden talent. For the first few years I would make wreaths for my friends and Family for any occasion they wanted. My husband is the one who encouraged me to open a shop on Etsy. I love to work with all kinds of materials, artificial Flowers, leaves, foliage, sea shells, evergreen, grapevine, styrofoam,you name it. I love the challenge of a new material and what I can create with it. I love all the Holidays and I start creating for each holiday well in advance. My shop on Etsy has something for every holiday, If you don't see something you like I'm happy to make a custom order for you. I also have wreaths and other items to decorate your home year round. I am very grateful to be part of this wonderful community. Etsy, not only welcomed me into the artistic world, it has helped me with my creativity, and has introduced me to so many new friends and artists who are helpful and encouraging. I Love this new part of my life.
 
 
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 I have always been involved in working with my hands in some way or another.  About 17 years ago I started building fantasy birdhouses for fun and pretty soon friends were encouraging me.  The following spring, the local farmer's market became my second home and I spent the next 6 years creating and selling them to people from all over the world.
Then we relocated to another area and life changed. After Ebay I learned about Etsy and thought I could sell them here. But Canada Postal rates sky rocketed and it became way too much for shipping.  So, I sort of stagnated for a few years and then my daughter saw my frustration at doing very little re my crafts and suggested I look into doing something else here on Etsy. Voila....a new path opened up for me.....reclaiming and repurposing vintage and well loved jewelery, etc.  I am still on a learning curve with this new venture, and am loving it alot.   It is just a hobby for me....but one I think I am hooked on.  It is such alot of fun searching out these forgotten treasures and putting my own twist into designing.....making a little funk, a little punk, a little class and a little sass!!!

Thanks for taking a moment from your day to stop and read my bio.
 
 
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A few years ago, I worked as a corporate trainer in downtown Toronto and although I liked my job, I found I was happiest and less stressed when I did something creative. All through my life I had painted but I wanted more of a challenge and so decided to do something different- jewelry designing. Instead of restless nights of apprehension, I exchanged them for ‘so-excited-I-can’t –sleep-because-I have-an-idea’ nights!
After making a few commissioned pieces for friends and family, someone suggested I sell my work online. And voila, Vitrine was born! I am inspired by a lot of things- texture, color, shapes and materials and this was a chance to make something unique out of my finds. I make pieces that I would love to wear myself. Perhaps that doesn’t make good business sense, but I couldn’t wake up every morning creating just for a monetary value. I’d like to think each piece is made with lots of love, care and soul!
I get easily bored, so I try to learn new techniques by reading a lot of craft/jewelry books. Sometimes I’ll love a bead or stone so much that I will have to figure a way how to incorporate it into something wearable. (That analytical side of me comes from my dad who’s an engineer.) So that’s why you’ll see a wide variety of jewelry available in my Etsy store- Glazed Japanese paper pendants, gemstone jewelry, wirewrapped rings and my newest line of Cocktail jewelry. My work is constantly evolving as I experiment with different styles and materials, so keep an eye on my store!

 
 
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Anatomically Incorrect Creatures comes from the brain of The Creature Specialist (a.k.a Bree Y.), who lives and works out of her Creature Laboratory in Los Angeles. She is a lover of all creatures odd, strange, scruffy and, of course, cute! But fate is cruel because The Creature Specialist is severely allergic to all real animals with fur. Unable to keep a pet herself, she has created many fun, weird and adorable creatures to call her own and has decided to share her creations with the world. All creatures she creates are slightly anatomically incorrect and brightly colored. These strange, not-seen-in-nature animal hybrids are guaranteed to bring a smile to their owner’s faces.

The Creature Specialist holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a MFA in Fine Art From Otis Art and Design.

Shop: www.aicreatures.etsy.com
Facbook: www.facebook.com/aicreatures
Web/Blog: www.aicreatures.com

check out Bree's shop!
 
 
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I believe you can right click on the card above and 'Save Picture As' to your desktop.  Then you can choose to print the item yourself or upload it to a photo development site (ie: walmart, cvs, etc) and have it printed as a photo.  I am going to try it today, then I will mount it on a piece of cardstock and use the back to write a thank you note to my customers along with my shop website addy...  I will post a picture once I get it back so we can check out the results.

Please send this card out with your sold orders and attract more attention to our fabulous galleries!