Friday, September 21, 2012

Feature Fridays! Edi from Memoriesforlifesb

Here is our first Friday Feature!  Edi is a shop owner at Memoriesforlifesb and is stopping by today to tell us a little about herself and her work:

Tell us a little about yourself and how your shop came into being:

Baby Photo Album Scrapbook
I've been paper crafting for over 15 years. I started out in stamping and then moved to scrapbooking. My shop started small with handmade greeting cards and soon I added scrapbooks. In February 2011 I purchased a laser engraver and my whole world changed! This machine gave me the ability to expand my creativity and my shop. It also allowed me to quit my factory job I'd been at for 10 years! I'm now able to offer a wide variety of items in my shop and I can personalize each one :)

What inspires you? 
Personalized Wedding Guest Book
My inspiration seems to come in waves. I'll see something and think of 20 other ideas that it can be made into. Like a wooden can become a pendant, an earring, a key chain. And why not make them in color? And what about shapes? My brain works like this in circles thinking of new things all the time...and all it takes is one little idea :)

What do you like to do when you are not creating?
During the summer my boyfriend and I enjoy air boating. It's so relaxing to be on the river and out in nature! I also enjoy quiet movie nights on the couch :)

What is your favorite item that you've created?
Baby's First Christmas Ornament
I love making engraved photos! It's so amazing watching them come to life on the wood!
I also love making items for weddings (like my guest books and invitations). This allows me to work closely with my customers and be a small part of their big day.

Favorite purchase or shop on etsy?
I don't have one shop in particular, but I think I could browse the jewelry section for hours every day!

Any local events coming up that you will be selling at or shops where your work is displayed?
I have 4 shows planned for this fall. One in September, two in October and one in November. I also sell on consignment at two local wineries.

Personalized Bridal Party Flutes
If you would like to contact Edi or keep up with her, go to her etsy shop and/or blog:

Thanks Edi!

If you have a shop, blog, or webpage that you would like featured just send me an email at or send a convo to my Etsy shop:


  1. Great feature on Edi! She is so talented and it's amazing to see how one of her ideas turns into another, just like she said!

  2. Hi Michelle :)
    I love your shop! I am not having much luck with the widget featuring my shop on my blog. How did you get that to work for you?

    xox, Pan