Thursday, March 13, 2008


I love everything handmade - food (yum!), cards and gifts. Why? Because the thought that someone put their heart and soul into making something means a lot to me. This is one of the reasons why I enjoy making and giving handmade greeting cards. A friend of mine introduced me to Etsy. I heard about Etsy before, but I never gave it a second thought. After perusing Etsy, I decided to open my own Etsy store, 2inspire Designs.

To celebrate the opening of my store, I want to pay it forward by giving away this book, The Business of Bliss, hardcover edition. I had always wanted to have a part time business and this book provided me with a spark of twinspiration! I work full time in the field of finance, so my part time business had to be something creative, something I was passionate about, and most important, it had to be fun. I enjoyed reading the stories of these women who turned their creative works into a businesses.

Here's my favorite quote in the book,
"I get a lot back from sharing what I create."

For a chance to get this book, comment on this post. I know there are many of you who visit because I see the number of hits jump each week. I'd love to hear from you. I will randomly pick a name a week from today. If I pick your name, I'll post your name here on Easter Sunday. Thanks for visiting. Be twinspired!


Deborah said...

Wishing you all the best with your new business! Deb

Linda SS said...

You are so creative - even your penmanship has an artistic flair. Congrats on your Etsy website:)

Heather Grow said...

Good luck with your new business.

Cathy M said...

Good luck with your new business. Wow this book sounds like something I could really use.
Thanks for a chance.

Primitive Seasons said...

Good luck with your new venture and I think this would be a great book to own. Inspiring too!
Mary P.

Stampin Cats said...

Good luck with your new business. I hope I can find out how your business is doing from your blog.

JenMarie said...

Hi! Wishing you all the best in your new venture!

Actually, I've been thinking of opening an etsy shop as well, and doing craft fairs.
Do you have to have a FEIN number for this? I can't seem to find the answers. Just want to know what I need to do for tax purposes and all. THANKS!

Jamie Martin said...

Congratulations on starting a business, I hope it is a success :)

debbiedee said...

I too am thinking of starting an on line store! I had just posted about this on my blog Saturday. I am thinking of starting slow and posting items on my blog to see if there is an interest. Plus I need to read up on Etsy. I would love the chance to win this book.
Good luck on your new venture!

Brenda said...

All the BEST with your new venture! I'd like to start a new business as well, and would LOVE to win this book! Thanks for the chance!
~Brenda H.