Friday, July 31, 2009

August SALE

On my artfire studio during the month of August purchase any 3 cards and recieve 2 FREE cards. That's a $5.00 value. Don't miss it so come and browse. New cards are added at least once a week. Halloween cards will be added soon.

Promoting Wheres the Time?

Setting up a artfire studio is one thing. But promoting is a whole new ball game. When I started at artfire and learned what needs to be done to get your name out in the world boy was I overwhelmed. Not to say that I am used to it yet. I am working on going on the different sites to put my name out there. It hasn't been easy to do and to keep making cards. There is just not enough time in the day to get to everything that I must do. I keep notes on what is done on each site and what still needs to be done. This is my only way to stay sane in this internet world. My husband has been really trying to have an understanding in all this. That helps out alot. It will never end but that isn't a bad thing though. Even when sells pick up the work will still be at the very least the same if not more to keep your customers coming back and referrals from them. Since I love making the cards this has not been a chore but a passion to get my name and my cards out there. So that others can enjoy these cards just as much as I enjoy making them. So yes there isn't enough time in the day but really is there ever enough time the day to do everything that we would like to do. Anybody that has a skill in making handmade products I encourage you to go and set up on artfire and go for your dreams. The world needs artist like us to provide the rest of the world a great and better product. Pursue your dreams and never give up!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Family and Business

Juggling family and a business is no easy task. I am new at all of this and it has been time consuming for sure. I know it will pay off soon but there is not enough time during the day. I guess thats why I am up half the night. I finally got to the point where I realize the world wasn't made in one day so how can I expect my business to built in one day. I made me a plan of attack on juggling things that need to be done. I put family first for sure but I try to set designate time for making more cards, promoting my site, and seeing other artist studios. I know as I get used to this it will become more routine. I love card making and selling my cards helps my family. So I take one day at time and breath. And even though I love doing this my family will always come first.


There are so many places to get the materials needing in doing my cards. I use different outlets to obtain my materials. I shop from one cataloge mainly but sometimes you like going into a craft store and browsing the aisle. There are so many different types of materials and its nice to be able to shop for them locally. Whats bad is when the store doesn't hold up when it comes to keeping the shelves stocked. Recently I have been thru this. I was looking for a specific cardstock color they selled and checked that store on several different occassions to see if was back on the shelf. Needless to say it wasn't. I went to another store but of course they don't sell the same brand. So where does that lead you? Well you either hold out and keep checking or like myself is having to order it thru the main branch website. Easy solution right? It is but you don't get to come across the sales or new materials that came out shopping online as much. I won't give up the stores but when you need materials and can't wait the main stores website is your next step. Next blog on family and the business.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Up Coming Events

In the month of August I will be having a new promotion on my cards so check back to see what it is. Also don't forget that the christmas card promotion is still going till the end of August. Also in the month of August new cards will be posted so don't miss them.

Monday, July 27, 2009

A Special Touch on Facebook

Become a fan on my facebook page and while you there you can become fans of some of my other fans on artfire.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Day New Sales

Today I was working on some of my orders from local customers. Its great to have sales and I hope to have more. Today was sales on my christmas cards. Some of you out there are taking advantage of getting them earlier and plus you get two free additional cards.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Buy a set of Christmas cards and recieve two additional cards for free. That would be 12 cards in all. This promotion will last until August 31, 2009.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Welcome! Check out the artfire site for all your handmade items. There is all sorts of handmade products done by very talented people. Mine is Angelmaz and I make greeting cards for any occassions. Come by and browse.

Handmade Greeting Cards

Don't you just LOVE handmade greeting cards? The cards just have that unique touch to them that a store bought card just can't touch. Hello! My name is Angela and I LOVE making handmade greeting cards for all occassions. This has become a passion in life and I would like to share it with you. If you have never seen a handmade card you sure are missing out. The cards can be made in so many unique ways. I know some of you may say you just don't have the time. Well theres plenty of us out there that do and love doing it. So drop by and check out the cards and even put your feedback in my blog.