Something New from PCF Team

Are you ready for something new from the PCF Team on Etsy???

This year we will be selling Sampler Boxes for Mother's Day! It's been in the planning stages already for a bit, and we're gathering the samples and putting together the boxes now. Maya, of BK Inspired, has put together this incredible sneak peek video for you all to view and share to your heart's content. 

As you can see from the video, each participating shop has a discount offer with a special coupon code specifically for this event. The coupon code is a universal code, so it's the same code for all participating shops. 

Use coupon code: PCFTBOX1

We'll also be hosting a huge double giveaway as another way to kick off and celebrate this special event, and we hope you'll all come by and enter for your chance to win. The giveaway is tentatively set for April 14 - April 30. There will be two prize packs, including sampler items from all participating shops. Lots of goodies to be won!

Below, you can browse our participating shops and get an idea of what is to be included in this big event! All banners are clickable links.

Our Sampler Boxes will go on sale very soon (March 1st), and will be available in each shop listed above. But they are while supplies last only. Stay tuned for more information, coming soon!

Friendly Shop Feature: Yankee Burrow

Today's Friendly Shop Feature is owned by Debbi - a seller that has sold on multiple platforms, including Etsy and Zibbet. Here, she's sharing a little bit about herself and her shop. She is multi-talented and sells handmade and vintage. Enjoy!

* You've sold on multiple platforms. What is your favorite selling venue and why?
I've sold on Etsy, Zibbet, and Handmade Artist, and I have a store front on my facebook page, but now I sell exclusively on The Craft Star.  I love the support and family feeling of The Craft Star, and they are right on top of the next new way of on-line selling and  They have a strong presence on Google+, have weekly get-togethers, and I am getting ready to do my second "live" event of showcasing my shop on google+ and youtube throught The Craft Star.  I can't say enough good things about that site.  I had 2 shops there, but just recently I put my vintage and handmade together into one shop for easier focused promoting for me....Yankee Burrow.

* What is your favorite item to make?
I love to paint and draw, but with kids, and housework, and errands, I find it easier to grab some yarn and a hook.  With crochet, you can put down your work easily, and do it anywhere.  I do a lot of my crocheting in the car (as a passenger of course) or just relaxing at the end of the day.  My wonderful husband built me a studio where I can run away to and play with my paints and beads without interruption. :0)

* What's your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration would be my mother.  She was an artist and I spend many many many happy days at local art shows with her.  And I spent many many many happy hours helping her to prepare for each show, lol.  I inherited her small art table and many of her sketches when she went home, and to honor her I have started a line of greeting cards and art work sharing her drawings.  I call it "Rusty Art" and I will eventually add some of my own original work to the line.

* You listed twitter and your blog as your favorite forms of promotion. Why are these your favorite, and if you could choose only one - which would it be?

My blog would have to be my favorite means of promotion....I love to tell stories, and to share, and a blog is a great format from which to share not only my items, but handmade items for all over the place.  I like to do artist features from all venues, and I love to talk about my family and my childhood memories.  I am always surprised that other people comment and enjoy my stories.  And like Bethan Davis always says "every item has a story", and you can't always share that story in a 140 character tweet.But I do enjoy twitter too because it is so quick and easy, so I use my mobile app...a lot.  :0)
As I stated before, I also sell vintage.  I love history, mine and everyone else's, and if these old items could talk...what wonderful stories they would share.

Sometimes there are vintage items that I like to update for a newer look, handmade and vintage together...

Here's every place that you can find Yankee Burrow...
and I keep them all together on my about me page...
Be a FRIEND and promote this blog post! Give it a +1 on GooglePlus, or a like on facebook. Tweet it, if you'd be so kind. Pin it on Pinterest, or promote it in any other way you can think of. We are promoting creative friends - and that's what we do. :)

And there's still time to enter our monthly Shop Hop for February! Click the button below:

February PCF Shop Hop

If you have an online shop selling handmade, vintage or crafting supplies, you're invited to link up with us and share your goods. All online shops are welcome (Etsy, Zibbet, ArtFire, etc), so don't be shy, share what you've got for sale!

We'll be hosting the monthly Shop Hop during the first week of each month, lasting for about one week (through the 12th of the month for February). And each month, a couple of shops will be chosen at random (via as the Spotlight Shops to be featured during the next month's hop. Please be sure to visit the Spotlight Shops in support of small business, and in the name of Promoting Creative Friends (all social media shares are, of course, welcome and much appreciated as well).

* Link up your SHOP URL (please, not a specific item - use a specific item for your image, if you want).
* Visit the Spotlight Shops for the month.
--->>> Optional: Leave a blog comment sharing a favorite item from at least one of these shops.
* Visit at least ONE shop in the linky line before your link (promoting is not mandatory but is definitely appreciated). If you choose to promote, leave your links & we will do our best promote your links as well.
* Spread the word and invite friends to join us!