Celeste: What was your reaction when you first realized you'd been sneak attacked?
pozartshop: I didn’t expect it. When I opened the email late that night before going to bed, it took a moment for me to register the amount of orders that were placed. Once I realized what was happening I was shocked and thrilled. I immediately called my sister and started to pack everything that same night. We were too excited to wait until the next morning. We were also excited to ship the TIMI (Tile Mini Magnets) all the way to Australia! Yay!
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venedaum123:I did not really understand at first what it was or what it all meant but I was very pleased with the result of the sneak-attack since there had been very little activity on my site prior to it.
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sweetgalaxy: Just when you think life can't get any crazier, you get Sneak attacked. Imagine one fine day your boss tells you that you don't have to come to work for the following 4 weeks - PAID VACATIONS. Then you come home and see your husband cooking for you and your dog washing the dishes. Well, that wasn't exaaaactly what happened to me, but I was having a crazy time preparing for 3 exams, getting offered a research work, and overwhelmed by the usual abnormalities of life. When I had a glance at my Etsy page, I wondered why the count for my earring section had dropped remarkably and when I accessed my account I found a message telling me that I'd been Sneak attacked. Sneak aWHAT? It was just absolutely amazing and breathtaking. I felt so honored and happy that I was going completely insane. I started everything at the same time. Sneak Attack Thread, Hotmail, Etsy, Paypal... Let me just tell you one thing. All the Sneak Attack Members make Etsy a better place. I am very grateful for being chosen as one of your "victims" and will forever remember the day I got attacked! :)
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Celeste: Is there anything else you would like our blog readers to know?
pozartshop: This was so much fun and it definitely gave us the boost to do more. The reaction and feeling of being attacked is priceless and we would love to sneak attack other shops in the future. We Loved and enjoyed all the positive feedback. I would like your readers to know we are working to launch our new and exciting designs. We recently launched our second series and are working on our third. Please extend a warm thank you for all of their support. What a Wonderful and Fantastic concept!
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2. My name is Claude Venezia. I was born in Montreal, Canada and I'm french speaking. My shop Bouton on Etsy is a very small portion of the work in progress involving my daughter and I. My daughter Yanique is the founder of Confection Jewels, a handmade, one of a kind, limited edition line of fashion rings. Confection Jewels is currently in the process of launching and will be officially launched before the end of the year. We hope to have our rings sold in boutiques and specialty department stores across the country and hopefully the world!. For a preview of what's to come you can visit: http://www.confectionjewels.com and http://confectionjewels.bigcartel.com/.
Bouton, my shop, was created to utilize all of the smaller vintage pieces we've acquired over the past few years. Bouton, on Etsy, will eventually offer a much wider variety of rings, brooches, pins and pendants.
Working with my daughter on this project has been the highlight of my life. Even if we don't live in the same state, we still get together at least once a month to work on our project. My daughter is an accomplished graphic designer who fell into the fashion industry upon moving in Los Angeles. As far as myself, I'm an interior designer who thrives on esthetics and enjoys creating beautiful environments and beautiful things.
I love Etsy, I love artisans and I'm so grateful to the sneak attack team for their interest in our product and giving young companies and artisans the hope and recognition needed for promoting their craft.
sweetgalaxy: I joined Etsy almost 3 months ago and I am very happy to be part of such an amazing commuity now. I have met many wonderful sellers and buyers and hope that every single day some more people join it and see how Etsy sellers can be a great alternative to buying from big companies.
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