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Friday, July 13, 2012

Featured Friday - Labarradulce

I would like you to meet Regina and her Etsy shop:  Labarradulce.

If you love the idea of personalizing your party supplies and events, or like to DIY your parties, then You will love Labarradulce.  She has been  designing and selling personalized party supplies and events, DIY Party supplies, cakes, cupcakes, candies since 2004.

Labarradulce is generously allowing us to have a GIVEAWAY of a $20 worth DIY Party kit printable with Custom colors and custom banner text, with a little Angel or an Owl design. Its open worldwide and it will be send to an email address as PDF File.  Just leave a message in this post and we will randomly pick a winner!

 Let's get to know Labarradulce and Regina :

What would you like us to know about you?
I`m a single Industrial and Graphic designer, I`ve been selling online since 2004 in Guatemala in my website and since 2011 on Etsy.
I`ve an Industrial designer degree but I`ve always worked also in graphic design as a freelance and I recently discovered my passion in Cake decorating, I think that its just like Product design but in sugar.
I live in Guatemala city, Guatemala and I am very proud of my country, I just started to learn K`iche` an ancient Mayan language talked in most part of Guatemala besides Spanish, and its a very difficult task!!
If you live in the USA, Guatemala is the next country below Mexico on a map :)
What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?
I found Etsy by accident searching online, in Guatemala the site isn't that popular. At first I was looking for a site just to accept online payments for my clients in Guatemala without knowing that Etsy will be a new marketplace for my graphic designs.  I joined Etsy on 2010 but started selling until last year because you can`t receive your payments in Guatemala so I just spend back my profits online. I hope you can retrieve your payments in a bank account.

How did you come up with your shop name?
Siete invitaciones means "seven invitations" because I offer you a variety of party supplies and mostly invitations, one invitation for each day of the week, seven is the holy number in many religions and is my lucky number :)  la barra dulce means "the candy bar" because I sell and design candy stations, cakes and candy goodies also, but just in my country for now.

How would you describe your shop?
I sell on Etsy DIY party printables kit, Custom printables and graphic design. If you are looking for a custom special design I can design it and offer you very affordable prices. I try to offer my clients 1 weekly SALE discounted price.

What inspires you?
As a designer I`m always looking for new design inspirations online and in my surroundings, looking for ways to fix things or improve them.  I love the Mayan traditional textiles and get a lot of color palettes from them and in Guatemala you can look out the window and see a lot of different colors You can have many seasons in one day in the morning there is a clear blue sky, a little Rain at noon and in the afternoon some orange and purple colored clouds!

Which item in your shop is your favorite to make/find?
I love to do the custom DIY Party kits, to work with the parents ideas, help them to make extra special their birthday parties

If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
you must have a pair of scissors to survive, I love punches, and if I find electricity a computer with Freehand or Photoshop I can`t go 1 day without using these CAD programs.

Where else can we find you?
I run some FB pages, a giveaway blog, my websites, etc.

Thanks so much Regina .  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Regina some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh...and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great weekend!

knitting yarns

1 comment:

  1. Great shop, new follower, follow back if you get a chance!



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