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    Michelle from Beauséjour Art

          1. Let us know a bit about yourself. By day I work behind the scenes of an online store for a major cellphone service provider. My days mostly consist of analysing people’s credit and preventing fraud (I like to think this could be my superpower!). When I’m not in the office I am usually enjoying the quiet nature of my riverside Montréal home. I also enjoy cooking, crafting and playing with my two ferrets Skittle and Belette. 2. What do you make? I like to dabble in a bit of everything. I could not say I make just one product, but yet multiple products for different aspects…

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    Joanna from Cute Cartoon Portraits

      1. Let us know a bit about yourself Cartoonist, Illustrator, Animator, craftsperson… I just love to draw! My day job is as a Motion Graphics/ Visual Effects artist. I work mostly on movies and TV shows. In my spare time illustration keeps me very busy with custom logo designs, portraits, and cartoons. 2. What do you make? I specialize in custom cartoon portraits of YOUR pets, family, and loved ones. These portraits tend to have a stylized retro flare to them.     3. Where do you find inspiration? I find inspiration from the countless amazing artists out there on the internet! A great source for amazing videos is…

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    Vanessa from CUTIFULbaby & CUTIFULmemories

    1. Let us know a bit about yourself I’m a young mom to a 15 months old baby girl. I studied & work in fashion design. I’m not married but I’ve been with my boyfriend for almost 10 years (already!!!) We have a dog & a rabbit (no, I’m not kidding!). I absolutely love cooking, crafting (of course!) and I think I’m a bit obsessed with my Iphone! Haha! That’s who I am!   2. What do you make? For CUTIFULbaby, I make baby toys & accessories:  soft baby cube, quiet book, headband, hair accessories, pacifier clips, toy strap, baby keepsake & nursery decor…and for CUTIFULmemories, I make custom digital…

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    Pascale from Creations de La Berge

    1. Let us know a bit about yourself I have a bachelor degree in Fashion Merchandising and I worked for a few years at chain store’s head offices as an assistant-buyer and distribution analyst. I’ve always been passionate about trends and fashion.  Over time, I realized I really wanted to have my own business, have the opportunity to design my jewelry line and make all the decisions from A to Z; from the buying process to photo editing pictures to show online. 2. What do you make? I make jewel using sterling silver, 14k gold-filled and vermeil, and I like to mix these material with colorful Swarovski crystals and genuine…

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    Keeping Track of Inventory for Your Online Etsy Shop

    I love selling items on Etsy both for fun and for a little extra cash. My supply shop, Pange Supplies, which primarily consists of small-scale items that can be hard to keep track of, requires a dedicated space in my craft room so that I don’t lose the items amongst my personal craft supplies. I sell my scrapbooking scraps in small zip baggies, and to keep myself organized, I use four plastic bins with snap lids to indicate what stage of progress the item is in. The boxes pictured are Sterlite snap boxes; their small-sized boxes fit wonderfully inside the Closetmaid Cubeicals system. To Be Packaged: I throw all my…