Monday, October 19, 2009

Featured Artist - AnaStella

Who are you? We are two sisters, Lauren & Stephanie. Stephanie does the design and production, and I handle the business and PR side, and most of the client contact.

What is your Etsy Shop Name/link? The name is taken from our two grandmothers.

What tag categories do you specialize in? Invitations and stationery, especially for weddings and bridal showers.

Do you create for children or adults, women or men? We mainly do wedding and bridal shower invitations, but we also do birth announcements and party invitations for kids. We are open to anything!

What do you like about Etsy? It helps us to get our product seen by an international audience. We have found clients all over the country and in other countries too.

Where do you find inspiration for your products? From a variety of places, but mainly from home design and fashion trends.

What do you love about your business? Being able to work for ourselves on something rather than answering to a boss! Hopefully some day we’ll be able to make it a full time job.

What is your favorite product right now? Our Bird & Branches invitation is very popular, and is still one of my favorites. It’s interesting to see how different people choose to use it in different ways.

What makes you unique at Etsy? All of our invitations are completely customizable. We don’t just offer a style as is and you pop your names into it and it’s done. We try to come up with unique designs and to provide people with very good service. Our wedding invitations are very detailed and very personal so it takes a lot of patience and correspondence to get everything just right.

What other street teams are you a member of? The etsy paper team.

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create? Our website and our blog, and

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