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Successful Selling on Etsy at MADE Boutique



I am so excited to announce that I am teaming up with local jewelry designer Cassie Ulh of Zenned Out Jewelry for a workshop to help you improve your Etsy shop! You can check out all of the details below:

Your Etsy shop looks great and you are making sales but are still wondering how to take it to the next level. Join Cassie of Zenned Out and Kerry of Handmade Success for an afternoon at MADE Boutique to discuss steps and strategies to grow your business online. You will also learn some self-care techniques to help with the stress and fatigue that can come with owning your own business.

During this workshop we will cover:

  • Social Media Tactics
  • Blogging for Your Business
  • Product Photography
  • Customer Service
  • Branding
  • Pricing
  • Self-care Techniques
  • Snacks
  • and more!

Saturday, March 28th from 1 to 4pm. Reserve your spot today by clicking here!

If you are not local and love the idea of something similar online then leave a comment below or shoot me an email at If you are local then I hope to see you there!

Movers & Makers Summit: Detailed Itinerary!

large-circle1I know some of you are still considering coming to the Movers & Makers Summit in Charleston, SC at the end of this month and I am happy to share with you the detailed itinerary for the weekend! There are only a few spots left and I hope you will join us!


The Movers & Makers Summit is an east coast intensive for a small, intimate group of twenty women and it takes place in a luxurious and comfortable oceanfront home. You’re invited to come away with us to escape the hustle, reset your focus and breathe new life into your career plans.

Here’s a deeper glance at the presentations for the weekend:

Lisa JacobsShattering the Glass Ceiling. What would you do this year if you knew you could not fail? Forget the ever-elusive “big break,” and learn how to create your own career breakthroughs.

Bonnie ChristinePursuing your Creative Dream: Living your creative dream is fulfilling, exciting and POSSIBLE. Learn how to stay focused on your dream, expand your audience and increase your profits!

The Ins and Outs of Surface Pattern Design: The world of surface pattern design is filled with wonder and excitement. Join me as we discuss how to get started, get noticed and begin your career as a surface pattern designer!

Kerry BurkiSlowing Down To Move Forward: Is your mind is filled with ideas and you don’t know where to start? Do you feel like you are hurtling yourself forward with no real direction? Let’s take some time to slow down, figure out what doesn’t work, what you enjoy and profit from and make a plan for the future. 

April BowlesCreating Your Own Success: I’m sharing the five biggest lessons I’ve learned while building my business, giving tips and advice along the way. I’m pulling back the curtains to reveal what it really takes to build a successful, creative business on your own terms including marketing so that it feels good and not scammy, building habits that make things easier and going pro once and for all.

Paige French iPhone Photography + providing professional headshots for everyone who attends to take home with them and use in their business.

Plus, yoga on the beach!

I am just so excited about this retreat! I know that everyone involved is going to leave feeling refreshed, confident, focused, connected and ready to make a positive change in their business and in the world!

Click here to purchase your ticket and to learn more about the event. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions! XO!


The Complete Etsy Kit 5th Edition is Live!



Hooray!!! It’s here!!! I am so excited to introduce you to The Complete Etsy Kit 5th Edition! It has been almost 3 years since the last update so this is practically a whole new kit. It has a new look, new format, new links, new tips plus new printable worksheets (Social Media Checklist and Weekly To Do List) that coordinate with the kit! All of the kits that used to be separate are now available in one ebook. 78 pages to be exact! This newly updated kit has all of the kits shown in the photo below including 2 new sections: Etsy Extras and Resources!




Want more sales and traffic to your Etsy shop? I tell you how! Wonder what top sellers are doing to get all of those buyers – day after day? It’s in the Kit! Worried about the new changes to Etsy? Don’t be! Don’t have a clue about SEO? Not a problem! Wish you could create a schedule for social media? I have worksheets for that! Want to create a press kit? I got you covered! Overwhelmed by all of the advice and opinions about marketing your craft business and looking for some concise advice? You are in the right place!

Selling your work somewhere other than Etsy and want to know if this kit will help you? It will! Do you have questions about The Etsy Kit? Email me and I will be happy to chat with you about your small business!

Over 4,000 thrilled customers have used this kit to find their own paths to Etsy success. Now you can benefit from my long hours of research and years of experience by putting it to work in your own shop!


I have been a busy little bee taking into consideration all of the changes that have happened online and in the craft marketplace during recent years to make this new kit absolutely invaluable to you! I have also bundled this new kit with The Etsy Business Planner and Rejuvenate + Create: self care for creatives so you can save a bit of money buying them together. Coordinating To Do lists will be arriving in the shop next week!

A new thing I would like to do is get to know those of you that use these kits and share your story on the blog! I will be launching Handmade Success Stories this year for all of those interested in sharing how these kits have helped their businesses grow. So be sure to keep in touch with me and remember that I am more than happy to answer any questions. Thank you all for your continued support and know that I think you are the best!

Click Here To Get Yours Now!

The Ultimate DIY Bundle Giveaway & Sale

Last week I mentioned this DIY bundle that is a great companion for The Etsy Kit (5th Edition is coming out next week!!!). Along with tons of DIY goodies there is also ebooks on photography, selling at crafts fairs, sewing, printable checklists, and social media advice that will help you take the info in The Etsy Kit even further in growing your business.

And that is why you’ll want to check out The Ultimate DIY Bundle! Read below to learn more about this neat deal and then enter the 1 day only giveaway to win the bundle today! Giveaway ends at midnight tonight.

For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 76 eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading DIY and crafting bloggers – enabling you to pick a project and jump straight into it with confidence. It’s the perfect tool to skip the information overload and throw yourself straight into a new activity.

Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 until 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26.

You can buy with complete confidence because you’re covered by the Ultimate Bundles 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 4 awesome bonuses, worth over $118. That’s 3x the price of the bundle alone! These include…

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), free $15 store credit to, and a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value).

So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and get 76 incredible eBooks and eCourses for just $34.95. All you need to do is take action by midnight on Monday, January 26!

This amazing deal ends in just…
Pick up your copy right now, before it’s too late. Or, learn more here.

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*Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Feel free to read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle too.


Take 5 Minutes To Rejuvenate This Holiday Season


Right now we are all in the throes of the hectic holiday season! Some may be loving every minute of it and others may be overwhelmed and ready for it to be over. Either way we all have only so much energy to get through the day. Usually we hit a wall and just can’t imagine how we are going to find the energy to continue on for the rest of the day or evening. Often we have plans or orders to complete or errands to run so lying around on the couch is not an option.

Here is what you need to do to tap into some extra energy:

Put Your Legs Up

Sounds simple, right?! It is!

  • You can do this on your bed or on the floor.
  • Sit sideways with one hip facing the wall. You can be about 6 to 12 inches from the wall.
  • Gently lean back on your arms and swing your legs up to rest on the wall. How close you are to the wall will vary depending on height and flexibility.
  • Once your legs are up you can let them relax a bit.
  • Find a comfortable place to put your arms (hands on belly, arms over head, arms out to the side).
  • Based on your flexibility, you might like a pillow or blanket below your lower back for support.
  • Relax your shoulders and the muscles in your face.
  • Close your eyes and breathe naturally. Try to relax your body on each exhale.
  • If you are really tired you might want to set an alarm so you don’t fall asleep!
  • Rest here for 5, 10 or 15 minutes.
  • To come out of this position, you can slide gently off your support, bend your knees towards your chest and roll over to one side. Stay here for a few moments and relax.
  • Gently lift yourself up to sitting and enjoy your renewed energy!


  • Relieves tired or cramped legs and feet
  • Gently stretches back of legs
  • Calms the mind
  • Boosts circulation to the upper body which helps after sitting or standing for a long time
  • Increases energy
  • Helps you feel refreshed when you are tired or stressed

You can do a variation of this by lying on the couch with your feet elevated. If you have any eye or neck issues you might want to talk to a doctor before doing this exercise.

No need to worry about your long to do list anymore! Your body has what it needs to keep your business going. You just need to take 5 minutes to let it do its work!

p.s. For more tips like this to help you boost your energy and nurture your creativity be sure to check out my latest ebook, Rejuvenate + Create: self-care for creatives!