Monday, May 31, 2010

June Giveaway is Here!

I found mkmclark through the etsy forums, and when she offered to submit her product for my June giveaway, I was beyond thrilled! To the lucky winner of this giveaway, she is offering up to 5, 4x6 photo letters to spell any word you choose! This is such a unique idea, and her photography is perfect for any decor. She was also gracious enough to give an interview!

1) How long did it take to find all the letters of the alphabet to photograph?

I began taking photographs of letters nearly two years ago when I was in Asheville, North Carolina for a long weekend. While walking around Baltimore Estates I saw a fabulous tree that looked like the letter Y. After that, everywhere I looked I saw letters. And so it began! I probably had all the letters of the alphabet within a few months - but it wasn't until a few weeks ago that I decided to open a shop on Etsy.

2) What have you found to be your most successful promotion technique?

Interestingly, my profession is business-to-business marketing. This, however, is my first experience doing business-to-consumer marketing with a focus on the web. So, there is a lot to learn! When I first opened my shop I did a promotion - the first five orders were free. I got a lot of website views and a number of orders quickly. Since then, things have slowed down. So, obviously giving things away works wonders, but doesn't sustain business.

3) Do you sell anywhere else besides Etsy?

Currently I only sell my photography on Etsy. However, I hope be a vendor at some local North Carolina festivals this summer.

4) Besides your wonderful photography, is there anything else you enjoy creating/doing in your spare time?

I just got married two months ago, so for the past year I learned everything I could about wedding planning. I worked with a number of Etsy sellers to create custom invitations, stickers and save-the-dates. Every last detail of our big day was perfectly executed thanks to all the planning. Since the wedding, I've actually thrown my best friend a bridal shower, and am helping another friend plan her 30th birthday bash. It seems as though I have a knack for party planning!Product

Some more words from Katie:
Finding th perfect gift can be a challenge. You want it to be personal, thoughtful and something that doesn’t necessarily break the bank. If you've ever been stumped by the gift-giving dilemma, I’ve got a great idea for you! You can create a custom sign using pictures that capture letters from nature, architecture and everyday life. First name, last name, a special saying – it’s up to you. Katie Cat Creations has an array of letters to choose from … and the best part, they are affordable! It’s an out-of-the-ordinary gift that’s bound to wow that special someone. Your 4x6 prints will be mailed within 24 hours – then all you need to do is find a frame for your custom creation. Big impact + small investment = the perfect gift! Check them out today and let us know what you think.

Ok, so now for the giveaway! The rules on this one are a little different. In the comment section below this post, please let us know what word you would spell with Katie's letters and why! The winner will be chosen at random on June 30th! Don't forget to show her some love, and heart her shop as well!
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  2. Dream would be the word I choose because they are a compass for your hearts desire and God's propose for us and HIs glory.

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  4. I would spell the word IDEA, it is just right description of how her photos can work together and create decoration.
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  6. I hearted her etsy shop. Lubaska
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

  7. I'd choose FAITH because I believe! Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. I'd pick the world love.Because,well,it's love.

  9. How clever!! I would choose "think" and post the prints right above my desk.

    Thanks so much for the chance! : )

    secretcake (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. I would chose the word AMAZE because her work is absolutely amazing!

  11. I would spell CRAFT and hang it in my craft room - how fun!

    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com


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