A New Venture

collage art, handmade cardsToday I opened my Etsy Shop—Sandy Sue Altered.  It took about two days to list the cards I have in stock and figure out the system  (If you can blog, you can certainly set up an Etsy shop).  It cost about $13 for the listing fees and to have Etsy handle credit card orders, which seems wonderfully cheap.  I think I’ve covered everything, but who knows—there may be surprises ahead.

I have zero expectations.  No delusions of becoming the Bill Gates of collage art handmade cards.  But, it feels like I have to take some kind of action to get the Universe’s attention.  Hey!  Buddy!  Throw a little moola in this direction!

Please stop by and look around.  If you’ve liked the artwork I’ve used in these posts, you’ll probably enjoy yourself.  Let me know what you think.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn McCullough
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 18:18:59

    Oh, I LOVE that you have done this, Sandy. I’m considering an Etsy site, myself. I’ve missed your posts, but should be back to regular post beginning tomorrow. About time, right?
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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  2. littlesundog
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 20:31:01

    I love your Etsy site! Congrats on getting it up and running! I’m trying to catch up on a little reading tonight… my goodness, I am WAY behind!!

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  3. Evelyn Atholl Moir
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 23:28:15

    I bought a card…Yipee!

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  4. alex
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 00:18:00

    Wow, I really love your style, Sandy Sue. If I wasn’t such a gypsy I’d order some of your collages. Wishing you the best and once I get an address I’ll check back 🙂

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  5. Dee Ready
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 11:42:54

    Dear Sandy Sue, today I’m working on an editing project for a friend. But I’ll return at some point to look at your cards. This is a good idea of yours! Peace.

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  6. pegoleg
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 10:05:07

    What a great idea! Did it really only take 2 days to figure out? I signed up for Etsy more than a year ago, but the thought of taking all those pictures, figuring out how people can pay, etc. is just overwhelming.

    Best of luck in the new venture – I’ll be sure to check it out.

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    • Sandy Sue
      Sep 25, 2012 @ 16:40:24

      Yeah, my brain shuts down when I try to figure out a fair cost for shipping. I just looked at what other people with similar stuff did and copied that. I’ve been taking pictures of my cards and collages ever since I started blogging, so that part was easy. But I do remember it was quite a chore at the beginning. Now whenever I make a new piece I take pictures and file them.

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