Saturday, April 19, 2008

Some News To Share...

This has been a long time coming, but I've finally "taken the plunge" and I am now officially "Open for business"!

I have been making greeting cards for a while now and I absolutely love making them. My husband has been gently prodding me for over a year now to start selling them.

But I've been dragging my feet. Why? Honestly, probably a little bit of lack in confidence.

Sure, people who know and love me tell me they love my cards. And I've even had complete strangers, who have seen some of my cards here and on my craft blog, give me high compliments.

All that is great, but I just kept wondering - will anyone actually be willing to pay, you know, real money for my cards?

Well, on Monday, I finally took the plunge and opened a shop on Etsy. Actually, I had already 'opened' it, but on Monday, I finally listed some of my cards.

But I didn't tell anyone yet, except my husband. I wanted to get a few more in there before I made an announcement. And I prepared myself to be waiting for a while. I've seen shops that have been open for a few months before they make their first sale.

So imagine my surprise when I received an email on Thursday that someone had placed an order! And she not only bought one, but FOUR of my cards! Wow! Someone WAS willing to pay for my cards!

To say I was excited is an understatement!

This is someone who I've never had any contact with - a complete stranger bought my cards!

And my hubby is so proud of me, that he is taking me out for a celebration dinner tomorrow and my parents are coming along too!

So, I'm now announcing my GRAND OPENING to all my bloggy friends!

You can visit my shop, JMDesigns, HERE.

And I'm also pretty proud of the fact that I created my shop banner and the button over in my sidebar all by myself!

So go check it out and let me know what you think! I'll be adding more stuff as soon as I can get it made, and I plan to add things other than cards very soon.

Oh, and if your curious about the name - JMD are my initials, and obviously the D doubles as the beginning 'designs'.


  1. Girl, I am so proud of you! Congratulations!

  2. Oh Jennifer, Congratulations!!! How cool is that?!! Hope business keeps booming! I'm off to check out and bookmark your shop right now!

    I've often played around with the idea of opening an etsy shop myself, but just can't seem to make the time to get anything "extra" made.

  3. YAYYYYYYYY!!!!! The cards are wonderful, Jennifer. I just KNOW it is going to be a huge success. I am so excited for you!

  4. You Go Girl!

    Can't wait to share your news with all my virtual friends!

  5. How exciting!!! I'm so glad you finally got the guts to do it, I know you will do great! Congrats girl!!!

  6. Congratulations!! Your cards are beautiful!!! BEST WISHES!!!!!


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