This week I have chosen Cristy at Garden22DesignStudio and Garden22Vintage. "Why?", you ask? Well it's quite simple. Cristy knocks out at least one treasury a day, and a good majority of them are team treasuries. And they're not just slopped together "let's see how many treasuries I can make today!" treasuries. They're jaw-droppers. She has had several make front page, including one for the team.
So let's get to know Cristy.
Ashli: Who inspired you to be an Etsian?
Cristy: I had been wanting to start my own business for some time after having my two kiddos. I did a lot of research trying to figure out how to go about doing so when my husband and I were faced with some major life circumstances that put my business plans on the back burner. Like many others, he was a victim of the poor economy and lost his job. At the time, we were located in Indianapolis IN. He was offered a job in Houston TX which we accepted. During the process of selling our house, our Realtor asked me if I had ever heard of Etsy (I had not) and told me all about it, encouraging me to sign up. We moved to Texas, got settled in a bit, and I thought, "Why not?" The rest is history :D
Ashli: What is your favorite thing about Etsy?
Cristy: I absolutely love the friendships that I have made. Smart, supportive and diverse women of all ages have been an incredible source of inspiration and encouragement for me as I have been getting myself up and running. That in and of itself is a huge blessing for me in my life right now.
Ashli: What is your favorite thing in your shop?
Cristy: Hmm, that's a tough one. I've been adding some new things lately and I'm excited about my new textured journals and pressed flower journals, but I would have to say my new favorite thing is my real flower jewelry. They are super fun for me to make and it was a step outside of my comfort zone to get started on them. My favorite one right now is this one:
At the time of our interview... Cristy had made about 45 Treasury Easts! So glad to have this treasury making machine on our team!
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