It has been crazy busy around here since Christmas. Would you believe I'm still working on Christmas orders?! I know! I have come to realize that there is no way I can keep up with my orders without a little extra help now and then. So....that leads me to my announcement! GCC is hiring an extra set of hands to assist in the process. Well, if you count my wonderful husband, I now have 2 sets of extra hands. My husband helps keep the books all in order AND he even does a little cutting now and then (shhh...don't tell anyone). I never would have thought I would be so busy with my little purse business. The Lord has truly blessed me in this new endeavor and I'm so grateful!
Some of you also know that my shop has been on vacation for a month in order to get a littlele caught up, which I've read recently is a big no-no! If you can't keep up, that means you need to hire help. So, that's where I'm at. I just reopened my Etsy shop, GCCginascraftcorner, this morning!! I'm so excited because I really have missed the interaction with my customers. I love helping them pick out the perfect fabric for their CC purse.
Being able to pick out your own fabric is what sets my concealed carry purses apart from most on the market. That, and you know for sure my purses are made right here in the good ol' USA!
To celebrate having my shop open again, this weekend only, if you buy a purse from my Etsy shop you will be entered to win 1 of 2 Maxpedition Velcro Holsters. It will be a perfect addition to your new CC purse!
One last announcement!! I will be adding locking zippers as an option add-on to my purses. Many of my customers have requested this option and I'm happy to provide it for them to give that extra security.
So, if you have time this weekend please do pop on by GCC and say hello! Have a wonderful weekend. It is supposed to be almost 60 here in MO today. Yippee!!
START: Friday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Friday 7pm +8UTC
END: Monday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Tuesday 7pm +8UTC
I hope you are all settling into the new year. My tree is down and I'm happy to be back into a routine with homeschool and my Etsy business. Enough chit-chat. Let's get to the party! I'm curious to see what you all have been up to. ;)
(I received a 3D pen from AtmosFlare to try out with my kids. This post is compensated by AtmosFlare, in partnership with The Women Bloggers, and contains affiliate links) To say I had fun with this AtmosFlare pen, would be an understatement. I signed up for this job thinking it would be a nice school break activity for the kids. Turns out, it was more of a break for Mommy.
Have you seen the new commercial out where the lady is so frustrated with her job that she's about to lose it, so she decides to color?? Well, I have 29 purses to make, a house to clean, grades to enter, bills to pay, products to review....ahhh!! I'm a little stressed. So, I took the morning off and used these AtmosFlare Pens, thinking, "Here's one more thing I need to get done before I get back to sewing."
Turns out, these little pens are addictive! Check out what my 7 year old did in the above picture. You can create 3D art in a flash.
The kit sent to me to review included 2 different colors of ink pods and tips.
It's easy to install the ink pod into the pen. Just snap in place and then slide the button to lock in place.
Once the ink is in place, squeeze out the gel-like ink and press the black button to switch on the light. The light is SO powerful that it cures the ink instantly, thus the awesome towering sculptures. Okay, sculptures sounds a little fancy for what we created, but we impressed ourselves.
I tried to make a tree and a flower. That is too a flower! Art is in the eye of the beholder. ;) So, my girls and I give this AtmosFlare 3D drawing pen 5 stars! The point though, it's not just for kids. I think this would be a great stress reliever for those high-school and college kids out there who need a break from all the stresses they are under these days. Interested? Head on over to the AtmosFlare web site to find out how you can get your hands on this awesome pen! Even if you don't want to buy it, you should still visit just to check out some of the really complicated creations they showcase in their video.
Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Pinbellish-A pinning Celebration (AKA...a great place to link up your best pins and spend more time then you should on Pinterest). HAPPY NEW YEAR!!