Monday, January 30, 2012

Vedge Candle

Introducing Shop Vedge Candle

Well we are full blown winter mode here in the Northwest. The Snow came strong and all three of my surrounding towns were shut down for a week, the week before last. I found I had a lot of idol time on my hands. So I spent a great deal of it investing some quality time online getting to know some of my team mates from Promo123 Love.

One thing I love about Etsy,  a site of variety of shops selling items handmade, vintage, revamped, and even new. Is the family vibe that radiate's from these shops and owners. I ran into Vedge Candle in the early stages of building Promo123 Love. I was organically attracted to their shop seeing it was from the pacific northwest. But it was their crisp and clean photos, that reeled me in for a closer look.

You may click on any of the above photos to view a closer look at these candles. 

I felt an ease while virtual window shopping Vedge Candles. I knew I wanted to know more about their process of candle making. They are the perfect minimalist decor. Not using Dye in their candles is just the tip of the ice berg in these eco - friendly stunners.

Stunning close up of a Weck Jar lid. 

I would like to introduce a little more about Vedge Candle A winter's warm welcome, my one on one with their shop. 

 I see your product line has a strong connection with weck jars, what is it about weck jars you fell in love with? 

Weck Jars' beautifully simple style and quality glass caught my eye and I knew instantly they were perfect for my candles. I saw so many creative ideas online using them, from wedding favors, to vases, to home-made baby food storage. Endless possibilities! Also, more and more people are removing plastic from their kitchens, so using BPA free glass makes so much sense. I knew these were the jars I was looking for because they fit in perfectly with the whole concept of this product line. Simple, functional, reusable. Eco-smart!

 Before Etsy where was Vedge Candles before? 

Before Etsy, I lived in the Midwest and sold my candles wholesale. When my family and I moved to Washington about 9 years ago, I put my business on hold to help my four children settle in to their new home and schools. It was a big change! We soon came to love it here. The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest inspired me to research more environmentally safe options for candle making, such as using only pure soy, as well as choosing not to add chemical dye. 

 Tell us about when you decided to join Etsy? What has it done for you by opening up an Etsy shop? 

I decided to list my products on Etsy after finding things I wanted to buy myself. Google searches helped me land on shop pages with beautiful hand-made items. I was impressed that it was a marketplace where handmade products, as well as vintage finds and supplies, were celebrated and appreciated. I love the community feeling of Etsy, and all the tools are there to help sellers become successful, and buyers find what they are looking for.

What was the influence that made you decide candle making is what you wanted to do?

My husband and I had four young children at that time, so candles were something I treated myself to every once and a while. I loved the instant feeling of peace and relaxation, and I looked forward to turning off the lights and lighting up the candles. When a little one was up during the night, or when I just needed a break at the end of a long day, candles were my simple pleasure! I was looking for Christmas gift ideas one year, so I bought a book on candlemaking and taught myself. It took a few months of trial and error, but I discovered that I enjoyed making them as much as I enjoyed burning them!

 What is your favorite part about making your candles? 

Adding the fragrance. It's the best because it fills my home for hours long after I'm finished making a batch.

Last but not least what is one thing you would like to state about your product, that you would like to share to the rest of us.

We recycle! 
Buyers receive one complimentary jar candle for every six returned.
Shipping is on us. Glass Jars that once filled your home with fragrance and candlelight can make their way around the globe to someone else's! 

You can find Vedge Candle's Social sites as the following

Thank you Vedge Candle for sharing your details with rest of us. Wishing you much success and happiness, on your candle making endeavours 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Meet & Greet 1-28-2012

Meet  & Greet week 3 introducing new members this past week 1/28/2012

Friday Game Play 1-27-2012

This weeks Friday Game play is Shop 2bloomsdesignstudio Inspired by their handmade Vegan Sugar Soap. Enjoy 2bloomsdesigstudio

FieldOfBows Tribute T to 2bloomsdesginstudio

1treeyoga Tribute T to 2bloomsdesignstudio

Obsidianrain's Tribute T to 2bloomsdesignstudios
Inspireuart 's Tribute T to 2bloomsdesignsudios
recreated1's Tribute T to 2bloomsdesignstudio

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday's Game Play 1-25-2012

This wednesday's shop feature game play is 1treeyoga
Handmade yoga mat bags, jewelry and cute snack bags. 
for you 1treeyoga. enjoy.
Inspired by their Eco Friendly Snack Bag

recreated1's tribute T to 1treeyoga

FieldOfBows's tribute T to 1 treeyoga
Obsidianrain's tribute T to 1treeyoga
Inspireuart , Tribute T to 1treeyoga

2bloomsdesignstudio , Tribute T to 1treeyoga

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Meet and Greet's


Every Week I do a Meet and Greet Treasury list these list's consists of your new teammates threw that week and introducing some long time members. Feel free to add to each others circles as well as favor each other's store. The past 2 weeks have been a BLAST!! A fantastic way to start this journey together. 

Week 1 meet and Greet Click Photo to Go to Treasury

Week 2 Meet and Greet Click Photo to go to Treasury
Click Promo123 Love photo to Apply  Within

We Welcome New Friends

We welcome new friends from all over! Were new but we're determined! We love to share the love. IF you have love to share this is a great team for you! Recently this past week the stormy weather has taken alot out of us. Mother Nature has snowed, rain, flooded, and now winds going crazy in the pacific northwest. We have teammates with out power, and with my personal storm experience this week its been a struggle to say the least. But we have made new friends and the team is sticking together. So please enjoy this Sunday's Inspired Treasury.
A tribute to New friends and the Old. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Fiday's Game Play

This past Friday's Shop Exposure Was for InspireUart.  A very inspirational Etsy shop with an assortment of items. From canvas pieces to stickers. Here are 3 of the Shop exposure treasury list's promoting InspireUart. 
Well deserved the spot light 1-20/1-21-2012

Stay Tuned for Wednesday's Hump day Game Play. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hump Day Game Play

                                Field of Bows Tribute Treasury

A fun Etsy game a-lot of teams use as maximizing shop exposure. We will have 2 a week with 2 different stores. If this game is'nt for you that's just fine. You can show your support in numerous ways. Comment click and view and share the lover for items. I am selecting 2 shops each week randomly with in whom plays. Each week we will maximize our shops and expose your items. This means Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media to full throttle. Like I said this is'nt for everyone there is no demands of doing so. But with loving encouragement this will be a great thing for everyone. Try to use Promo123 Love's shops with a mixture of your other team members shops. Spreading the love around to all.

Treasuries will be posted here and in thread for the team. UPCOMING interview with VEDGECANDLE is next. OOH excited have you seen that shop... ooo laaa laaa.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Promo123 Love

Click photo to apply to team. 
Promo123 Love 

Was founded on 1 -8-2012. Most that do know me, know my life is all about coming together as a whole. Supporting near and far charities and families. I have strong faith in Social Media and networking. It’s more than Networking its trust and faith in friendships you build along the way. About the middle of last year I took an oath that once in my life I have stood by. Creating and capturing moments in my life to spread to yours. To purchase and support online small family and independently owned business's. I started my networking process back when MySpace was super popular before Facebook was a thought bubble. I was fixed on opening a brick and mortar store of nothing but handmade and locally made products. Art, music, clothing, and more. I even looked at commercial properties and found some good deals. But the choice was start a store with no knowledge or go to school and educate myself on the very right steps to doing so. I welcome you to my journey of the past year and to the future of many more years and many more friends to meet. 

Although with my busy school life and business owner of a small deli in town. I am devoted to networking and my virtual community. I am in classes all day and wed and fri's Business Law class ends late. So you will see me mostly during the evening  and weekends. I am here to help you and find answers to your questions. 

Most recent Treasury Please click photo to see up close.

Examples of what a blog would look like featuring your store: Interview, a recent Treasury, and photo listings of your store. 

This year I have purchased my needs from online auctions, friends, small family owned business's and Etsy. Etsy has a huge fan base and is loaded with amazing finds. From vintage to new, supplies, handmade, organic, and unusual finds. OOAK (one of a kind ) finds. 

I would like to introduce some of the lovely shops on Etsy. Please leave me a comment below if you would like to have featured links from this blog. Including  interviews, photos and hyper links to your goods.By commenting your leaving me a virtual signature to do so. I would love to share my friends with your goods. Spreading the love. From here to everywhere. 

I would love to fully release this blog featuring your stores and interviews and treasuries and much more. 

So leaving a comment to do so I will custom set your questions. and be in contact.