Thursday, May 27, 2010


I am offering a $15 Gift Certificate to my store for the winner of this Giveaway! Check out my my items at Bellabugs!


Main entry: Visit Bellabugs on Etsy and leave a comment on this post, with email address, telling us what your favorite item in the shop is. (This is a required step – Without main entry, no additional entries will count.)

Extra Entry: "Like" Bellabugs on Facebook and leave a comment on this post with your name (First name, Last Initial) so that I can verify.

Extra Entry: Write about this giveaway on your blog and link back. Leave a comment on this post with your name and a link to your blog post.

Extra Entry: Become a friend (follower) of Bellabugs Blog through Google Friend Connect and leave a comment on this post with your name.

3 Extra Entries: Purchase an item from Bellabugs before the end of the giveaway and leave a comment on this post (3 separate comments) with your name.


This giveaway will run from May 27, 2010 through June 10, 2010. One winner will be selected by a random number generator from all valid entries (those that follow the entry rules listed above). I will send an email to the winner on June 10 and you will have 48 hours to reply or another winner will be chosen.

THANKS for looking and GOOD LUCK!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Constructive Criticism??!! TAKE TWO!

I redid my banner's the new one:

I think I actually really like this one :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Constructive Criticism??!!

I have been working on promoting my Etsy store through forums, etc. Well I commented on a thread yesterday that said to rate the shop above you in the thread 1-10 with 10 being the best. So when it came my turn to be rated....I got a 7. I have to say that of course I thought my shop was a 10 but the advice that I read was eye it is...

"BellaBug08- 7 you have a really nice shop but I would like to see a different banner, it doesn't represent your shop, is fuzzy and the lettering is cut off. Also I think your products could use better photos, their good but don't have much thumbnail appeal which is what people see first, would love to see some cute little girls in your pictures"

It was a little hurtful at first but I did put myself out there!! So I went to work on my banner first thing. This is what I have now:

Well you can see it better on my shop page. I'm going to put myself out there for criticism once again and see what I get. Ugghh, I hate being rated, but I guess that's what makes us better!

So, my critquer also mentioned better photos but that's just going to have to work for now. My camera is on it's last leg and I don't have money to buy another one. And as far as using little girls in my photos...hmmph...not gonna happen with my little one. She WILL NOT cooperate when it come to taking pics. That is why I bought a dress form! So that I will not have to dress and undress a wiggly toddler every time I made a new pillowcase dress!! SORRY, but not all advice will be followed!!

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