How to Add & Sell a Pattern on Craftsy

Thursday, April 24, 2014
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In addition to wonderful online courses and craft supplies, Craftsy also has an independent online pattern store that lets anyone upload and sell downloadable e-patterns with no fee!

How do you add a pattern to Craftsy and start your pattern store? It’s easy!

1. Make sure you have a Paypal account. All pattern transactions happen through Paypal, and Craftsy requires that you have a Student, Premier, or Business account in order to sell patterns.
2. Put your pattern in .pdf format. You can’t upload any patterns to the online pattern store unless they’re a .pdf file format, so if they’re currently saved as a Word doc, .jpg, or other file format, you must convert it to a .pdf before you upload it to Craftsy.
3. Include a photo. All patterns must have at least one photo to accompany them, but you can add up to five photos. Colorful, interesting photos tend to work the best for catching our members’ eyes!
4. Fill out the pattern description. We will ask you some basic questions around your pattern making it easier for Craftsy folk to find your pattern and know what your pattern is for. Make sure you have info about your pattern handy for this step.

For more information on how to sell a pattern through Craftsy, or to get started, visit Craftsy today!

FREE Tums Chewy Delights sample!

You can never have enough Tums! Request a sample of Tums Chewy Delights. 

Black Diamond Butterfly Necklace only $20!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

At Amazon, you can get the Vintage Inspired Black Diamond Butterfly Necklace in Sterling Silver for only $20, which is currently 80% off the price of $99.99! Free shipping on orders $35 or more. Be sure to sign up for your FREE month-long trial of Amazon Prime!

$5.99 mugs + free shipping!

Monday, April 21, 2014
From now until Friday, Vistaprint is offering up 50% off personalized mugs—making them only $5.99! On top of that, new customers receive free shipping—so if you haven’t tried out Vistaprint yet, you can get a customized mug sent right to your door with no extra cost. 

Show your gratitude and appreciation with these personalized mugs as thoughtful gifts for the fast approaching holidays. Consider filling up these mugs with goodies like chocolates, coffee bags, or school supplies for your kids’ teachers on the last day of school or National Teacher Appreciation Day on May 6th. For any coffee or tea loving parents, these would also be perfect Mother’s Day, coming up soon on May 11th, and Father’s Day gifts. Or, considering picking up one for yourself—customize the mugs with your favorite photos to start your morning off with a smile. If you have more than one photo, the collage mugs, which come with a variety of colorful backgrounds, would be a good canvas to showcase them all. 

The $5.99 Mugs + Free Shipping for New Customers offer ends on Friday, April 25th . This offer is not combinable with other promotions, including cash back programs. Just enter promo code SIP at checkout to save!

My Weightloss Journey: A Small Victory!

Ever since I decided to get serious about losing weight this year, it seems that the mindset that comes with losing weight wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. If I tell myself I will only have only 1 spoonful of potato salad, I only scoop 1 spoonful of potato salad onto my plate without even thinking about it. I am also getting into better shape. But I have an even bigger small victory that can only come from true self control - losing a dress size!

Yes, that is true. I have a lost a dress size in both bottoms AND tops! Where shirts used to feel tight around my middle, they now are comfortable. The sleeves in t-shirts are starting to go past my elbows. Even my pants fit better.  I may have to hem up my favorite yoga pants because the pant legs kind of go past my ankles, and almost go around my feet.

For someone who has battled weight her entire life, knowing that I CAN lose weight if I just got serious about it is really life changing. You start seeing what you are truly worth, and that it's not about what you look like on the outside. It was never about that. It was getting healthier, in shape, and feeling good about myself.

This is just a small victory, as I still have some weight to lose, but it is a victory nonetheless. Every pound lost is a victory. Every time I turn down seconds is a victory. Every extra step I put into my day is a victory. Every small victory adds up.

So what can you take from this? First off, don't try to lose weight just to please other people. Do it for yourself. Second, every small victory is worth it. Don't ever think that just because you lost one pound this week that it isn't worth trying. Every pound adds up!

FREE Texas Travel Guide

Friday, April 18, 2014

If you're planning to visit Texas, rediscover Texas, or just want to teach your kids about Texas, you can get a FREE Texas Travel Guide from! It comes with a 272-page travel guide and Texas map. Allow up to 8 weeks for delivery.