Friday, March 21, 2008

Etsy Artist Feature 11: thisisit

It is important to show the world the charm of handmade items. I plan to do this one Etsy artist at a time. Today I feature thisisit, a husband and wife team from California. They make lovely journals, jewelry, cards, and photo albums!

Looking for a gift idea? Come visit their Etsy shop for a variety of ideas for everyone.

Below you will find their interview:

1. What is the first memory of crafting that you can recall?

I would have to say making cards—I’ve been doing that all of my life for every family member for every occasion! :)

2. What do you specialize in?

We make jewelry and ecofriendly journals, photo albums, and cards.

3. What made you decide to open up a shop on Etsy?

A friend of mine told me about it, and it sounded so wonderful! We were a wholesale-only company prior to Etsy, and it’s been just great to hear first-hand what people think of our products! When we first started This Is It! Creations, we participated in local craft fairs—so we’ve come full circle now!

4. What are your hopes for the future?

We would love to keep growing steadily. We currently donate 5% of our profits to animal-welfare groups, and I would love to increase that percentage eventually.

5. What are some of your favorite past times?

I love hanging out with my husband and our furry babies. I love to sing, and as of yesterday, I am learning to play the guitar. :) I am currently obsessed with the democratic primaries. It’s almost like another job.

6. Try to sum up your workspace in as few words as possible.

A complete mess! I keep meaning to organize it, but it gets messy so easily!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I just love being a part of Etsy! It’s so much fun to check out the treasuries and the forums – to feel such a great sense of community!

I also wanted to say that I have a blog where each week I feature an artist who gives back in some way. Come check it out! :)

How do you feel about custom orders?

Love them! If we don’t have to change the design, just a word or a color—we’ll even do it for free!

And to the left is a picture of one of the artists!

You can reach thisisit by sending them an email at or through their etsy shop:

Thank you so much for reading! it is very much appreciated.

CM Designs
Elite Art for the elite at heart.

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