Friday, December 11, 2009

{Featured Artist: PaperInStyle}

This giveaway is now closed!


Here at Gussy has a lot to say we love to look at all things beautiful. Beautiful wall art, beautiful stationary, beautiful stories about family + friend life.

Today marks week #5 of my series on featured Etsy artists. It is my goal to introduce some drool-worthy eye-candy. Over the next few months I'll be showcasing hand-selected Etsy artists that offer products that I think will appeal to you, my readers :) Please join me in welcoming Ceylan at PaperInStyle.


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What inspires you? My inspiration comes from many places: books, magazines, people, nature, and sometimes my dreams!




Where do you call home? Are you from there originally? I am originally from the Aegean coast of Turkey. I currently live in Rhode Island.




Share an interesting fact about yourself. I am a Chemical Engineer by trade.


How did you come up with your shop name, PaperInStyle? Actually my sister (who lives in Turkey) came up with the name. We brainstormed for hours and hours on the phone!




What made you decide to open up shop? I decided to open up a shop after spending so much time (literally weeks) trying to find cute favors, favor tags and invitations for my sister’s baby shower.


Name your favorite thing about selling handmade. My favorite thing about selling handmade is working with customers to customize the items based their imagination! I always get questions such as “are we limited to this font or to this color” and I love explaining them that I can do whatever they like to have, there is really no limit.


Do you have a day job or sell on Etsy full-time? I work full-time as an engineer.




Share with us a favorite Etsy purchase or shop. I have several favorite shops (based on my etsy account, I actually have close to 500 favorite shops).


We recently built an Etsy team called RI Handmade and I love all my teammates shops!

They are:

Pottery - Newmoonstudio.etsy.com
Baked goods - Tulayskitchen.etsy.com
Jewelry - Floweredsky.etsy.com


List a few of your most favorite pastimes. Several months ago I started doing Gyrotonic, which is an exercise system that includes movements from swimming, yoga, gymnastics, and tai chi, using specialized equipment. I am now addicted to it! I also love taking small road trips in New England with my husband and our dog Bonita.




Read any good books lately? I am currently reading “Horse Sense for the Leader Within” by Ariana Strozzi. Actually one of my stationery items on etsy are named after this book.


What is a favorite food? Meze’s from tulayskitchen.etsy.com, of course!




What would you like to learn to do? Be a MASTER of Adobe Illustrator (Oh, I should add digital photography).


What are you listening to right now? Pink Martini!!! – I am looking forward to listening their new album, Splendor in the Grass.




Name one place you must visit in your lifetime and why. I would love to visit Merano, Italy where my great grandmother is from!


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{Now for some excitement!}

Ceylan has offered to give away
a little bird personalized eco-friendly stationary, set of 10.



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To enter:
Leave a comment with your favorite item from her shop.


For additional entries {must be a separate comment}:

-Comment that you follow my blog

-Comment that you follow me on Twitter

-Tweet about this {leave a comment with your Tweet}

-Blog about this {leave a comment with your post URL}



RULES:
  • The giveaway will close Sunday, December 13 at 10 pm CST, and the winner will be announced the following day
  • You ABSOLUTELY have to have an email address listed on your blog profile, blog, or the comment you leave. Don't make me hunt you down {'cuz I'll pick someone else!}


Please check back Friday, December 18 for yet another featured artist post!

54 comments:

burlap + blue said...

Lovely shop....esp. love her elephant tags and Winter Tree notecards!

burlap + blue said...

follower

burlap + blue said...

twitter follower
lgsmith09

Beth said...

The birdie stationery is my favorite! It's adorable.
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Beth said...

I follow your blog in GR.
reading44654@yahoo.com

Jacky said...

Oooh, paper stuff always makes me excited! I like the Dandelion stationary a lot. Thanks, ladies!

Jacky said...

Blog follower!

Jacky said...

And twitter follower, too. ;)

Brittney said...

The elephant and giraffe cards are my fave!

Brittney said...

I follow you!

Lisa said...

It's so hard to choose! I love the owls and the elephants. They're so adorable!

Lisa said...

and I follow your blog!

Chelsey B. said...

Love the elephant and giraffe print!

Chelsey B. said...

Im a follower too :)

Amanda said...

I adore the little elephant cutout party invites. I would love to use those for a future birthday party. =)

Amanda said...

I follow your blog.

Amanda said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Whitney Walker Alexander said...

I follow your blog!

Whitney Walker Alexander said...

AND I follow you on Twitter!

Sema Gurerk- Floweredsky Jewelry said...

Loved what I am reading . Well done my friend Ceylan! Hope to see you soon.

Jodi said...

The dandelion stationary is my favorite.

Jodi said...

Follower in GR.

iloveyourheart said...

the dandelion cards are my favorite. I just love love love them!

Biteofpunkinpie said...

blog follower...

love those little birds! on my way to go check out her shop!

Namaste: Nals said...

i love the hot air balloon cards!

Namaste: Nals said...

i follow your blog!

Wishful Nals said...

i love the elephant moving announcement!

Wishful Nals said...

follow your blog

Sarah Seitz said...

I looked on the Etsy shop and my favorite is actually the one she's giving away! I love the bird and the font she used!

Sarah Seitz said...

I follow your blog!

Sarah Seitz said...

I follow you on Twitter!

The Chubby Dove said...

I love the red bird stationery where he's saying hello and the stationery with the little green owl. (I'm kinda partial to feathered friends).

The Chubby Dove said...

i'm following you....

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

my fave is this little bird...I love little birds

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

Ifollowu

sunniejane said...

Love the orange tree cards!

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sunniejane said...

I follow you on twitter!
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krmccord said...

I love the mini eye card and the hot air balloon card. so cute!!

krmccord said...

I follow you on twitter

Trish said...

I love the dandelion note cards. So cute!!

krmccord said...

I follow your blog

Trish said...

I follow your blog!!

kimberiginal said...

Beautiful shop - I especially love the birds on a branch.

Marianne said...

The yellow and white snowflake tags are my favorite.

Marianne said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Marianne said...

Tweeted: Checkout,http://maggiewhitley.blogspot.com/2009/12/featured-artist-paperinstyle.html.

Sarah, Ted and Eloise said...

I love her shop, I like the winter notecards. :)

Sarah, Ted and Eloise said...

I follow your blog.

Sarah, Ted and Eloise said...

I follow you on twitter
polleys527

Vicki said...

Love all the fun designs.

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Vicki said...

I follow your blog in my Google homepage!
camkimom at gmail dot com

Celeste said...

I love the little bird stationery!


contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

I follow your blog :)


contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

and, I follow you on twitter :)
ID: celeste_w


contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com