June 22, 2011

Meet & Greet: The Paper Peddler

Liz is a scrapbooker and all around crafter.  She also makes soap and candles, enjoys jewelry making, and working with stamps.  Her shop is full of handmade items created with repurposed and upcycled items, and a few scrapbooking supplies.

Coca Cola Recycled Flower Headband Fun and Funky Gift

I asked Liz a few questions about herself and her craft and this is what she has to share:

Tell us a little about yourself and what you sell.
I am a wife, mother, scrapbooker, recycler, and mixed media artist. I have been making things for as long as I can remember and I am currently obsessed with upcycling common items into useful pieces of art.

Scrapbooking Mystery pack 300 dollars worth for only 100 dollars
What is your favorite thing about creating?
My favorite thing to do is to take something that someone else thought of as trash and to turn it into something beautiful.

Pop can Metal letter Recycled for Scrapbooking
Why did you decide to work with upcycled/recycled/repurposed/vintage materials?
I love graphics so I am naturally attracted to anything with cool graphics. It seemed such a waste to throw those things away so I just started trying to think of anything I could use those items for.

Recycled pop Can Hand Necklace Fun and Funky
What is your favorite thing about running your etsy shop?
I just love being a part of the whole etsy community. It’s so inspiring to read about others who share the same creative spirit. I hope to someday be able to quit my day job like so many talented artists that I read about every day.

Warm Wishes Handmade Greeting card Aloha
What inspires you to create/sell what you do?
I am most inspired when I am surrounded by other creative people. Sometimes I am inspired by music or movies but my best ideas seem to come to me at night, I just wake up with a great idea and then can’t wait to get started.

You can find Liz from the Paper Peddler at:

Thanks Liz for sharing your story with us today!

See you next week,
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