Saturday, September 26, 2009

Over 200 buttons listed on Zibbet.

I finally reached Over 200 Buttons listed on Zibbet. Just 800 more to go.

I have to say it might be the best thing that has happened. Zibbet is light years ahead of Etsy in its features. The premium shops have the most incredible tools. I love it. Isn't it pretty? But more important it works great.

Want a Zibbet shop of your own?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Someone on Twitter asked me about Zibbet and this was my reply

Someone on Twitter asked me what is the difference between Etsy & Artfire vs. Zibbet. I wrote her this email to explain in my own words the differences. Since I wrote all this, thought I should share it here on my blog.

You can get a free shop, and be able to post 25 items.
No listing fees.
No transaction fees.
No fees of any kind.

The 2nd Zibbet option is to pay $7.00 month for a shop.
Again no listing fees.
No transaction fees.
Just a flat $7.00 month forever or as long as you keep your shop.
(Same as Artfire was I think $7 or 6? a month when they started, and then after they got a certain number of people they raised it to I think $12. month.)

So if you get into Zibbet now for $7 month it will never go higher, just for the folks who signed up in the beginning.

With the $7 month you get: (I am typing this from memory in no particular order.)

Unlimited listings, list as many things as you want.

Move your items around any way you want.

Change the color of the Zibbet logo to coordinate with the colors in your shop.

Change the background colors, can change anything to make it look how you want, just like a blog on blogspot.

Different size shop banners allowed.

You can add widgets to your shop: Like your Etsy mini in any size. Your Artfire mini if you have one. Your Facebook Fan Club if you have one. You can add one of those Twitter icons that takes people right to your Twitter.

You can also add widgets to your shop for different things you belong to like Etsy Teams, and such.

You can add your Flickr Photos on your shop.

There is also an option, and it is just optional, you can allow ads on your shop for businesses like Michaels Craft stores, Joann Fabrics and things like that. You would make money off the ads. (I haven't looked into that thoroughly, but I am assuming you accumulate money, but doubt you get rich. LOL)

That's about all I can think of offhand, but that's a lot that makes it very different from Etsy and Artfire.

Oh you can save the descriptions and such to make it easier to list a new item. And listing is all on one page, except the photos takes you to a 2nd page. So listing is faster.

Gosh almost forgot an important part. Referrals. Which is why I am posting on Twitter about Zibbet. I get credit for every referral. You get $1.00 off the $7 monthly fee if you get someone signed up in Zibbet.

So if you sign up for the Premium $7/month shop, and you get one friend to sign up for a Premium $7 shop, then from that point on you pay $6 month forever.

If you can get 7 people signed up for a Premium shop, you get your shop FREE forever. You'll never pay the $7 again.

I need just one more person to sign up for a Premium shop and then my shop will be free.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Look what you can do with a Zibbet Shop

I was perusing around the new Zibbet and discovered some really neat things. Not everyone's Shop Banners are the same size.

You can change the colors of your shop, even the Zibbet Logo, so that your entire shop is color coordinated or contrasting. You can make it quiet and serene or wild and bold.

There are way too many features to list them all, but your premium shop will have all the bells and whistles of any other venue of its kind. But even MORE. You can even have your Etsy or Artfire Mini right on the front page of your Zibbet. 

Here are a few shops I found you might like to check out to see the wide variety of looks you can achieve to make your unique web site. 

Melancholy Dwelling

Gee Lizzy

All About The Buttons

Risky Beads

Odd Artist

You can have a really professional, beautiful, unique web site like these and it is STILL just $7.00 month. Never more. Forevermore, if you get in now.

Click here to read more about it.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

25 FREE Buttons with your Shop Logo

Want 25 FREE buttons with your shop logo?  I'm making them for the next two people who sign up for a Premium Zibbet Shop.

Click HERE to sign up. Only 2 people will get the FREE buttons. So hurry.

Only $7.00 per month for a Premium Shop.
NO listings fees.
NO transaction fees.
Just a flat $7.00 month....that will NEVER be increased.

Feedback from my customers: Thank you!!

Feedback from Etsy:   983 Positive   ~   0 Neutral     ~ 0 Negative
Just a few of the 50 pages of  feedback comments left for Portable Graffiti
Wow...this was a wonderful experience! Gave her my idea, before I knew it she had a sample to look at...was perfect! few days later I had the buttons. Does not get any better than this. Fantastic job, great quality, work-womanship. Pleasure to work with, fast shipping, great packaging. You will not be disapointed here. Thank you , I know they will be a big hit at the party.  ~OleBagLady
Truly outstanding. Judy has gone the extra mile in everything that I have asked for .. super warm and friendly lady!! Thank you so much :-) My favourtie button maker by far and I highly recommend her without hesitation!  ~Sigmosaics
I am very pleased with my purchase; the buttons are so cute and extremely well made. Thank you very much.   ~VirginiaGS
SUPER A+ PRIMO SELLER ! Fast recognition of sale. Great friendly convo right through the whole process. Really cares about her customers. Fast fast service ! My order was waiting for me when I got home from work last night. Thank you thank you ! I'm VERY pleased with my order !   ~Cedarwool
AWESOME!!!!! The buttons are PERFECT!!! Thank you so very much for working with me the way you did to get this just right for my daughter. You ROCK!!!!!   ~Ladybug07999
What a wonderful Etsy experience! You make shopping  fun and personalized! I appreciate the time you took to make sure I got the perfect button!   ~CarolynAnderson2008
I will order buttons from this seller only!!!  ~iriejen
I love my buttons, thank you Judy! What a wonderful touch to not only include an extra button, but one you knew I would like. Its the small things.... I will definitely buy from you again. Wonderful experience, much thanks again! :)   ~LadyHope
OMG!!these 2 are collectible:)))*AWESOME**This is an amazing shop+the seller is so helpful!!Thank you##++++++   ~lucy27
Haha! Love it! Too funny! Fast shipping from a fun store!  ~Valiantstudios
Awesome button and quick shipping. The button was the perfect companion for my guitar strap. ~ jtoland
Amazing seller! Made sure my button was exactly how I wanted it before shipping it off. Thank you for being so caring and easy to work with! Thank you for the extra buttons, they are extremely special to me... <3 <3 I will purchase again from you very soon!  ~Arindelle
This is my third order from Judy and she's been great---very accomodating and items arrived quickly and in good condition. Thanks again Judy!  ~cvartgal
They came out great! Thanks so much for quick shipment and great design.  ~JewelrySensations
As said before, a wonderful seller, fast shipping and beautiful items! I highly reccomend this shop! greetings and all the luck from greenspain :-)  ~LUCIARABA
Thank you! The button arrived very quickly and is lovely. And thank you so much for the bonus button! I love tea :)  ~llusby23
beautiful seller! i got my item super fast and she sent me the coolest free button ever! and i'm kinda picky about buttons too :) thanks so much; i will surely return!   ~spiffyme43
neat little button! It is going to make my youngest daughter very happy when she opens it as one of her Hanukkah gifts!  ~shewillbeloved
I love these mirrors. They make perfect gifts.   ~shickntx
Hi, Judy
We are very happy with our buttons! We got them very quickly and they were a custom order! We will be handing them out today in class!
MJ    ~emjayslovings
Absolutely fantastic, I'll definitely be checking your shop out again. Thanks!  ~fascinating
The buttons were perfect! My Obama-obsessed astrobiologist best friend loved them.   ~destra
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will DEFINITELY come back!!!!!!!!!! Thanks  ~crazyfroglady
This was a birthday gift. Fast shipping made it arrive a day early. My friend LOVES this monkey and pigeon mirror. It was described exactly as it arrived. Would buy from again!  ~dweiser
Love the button! It was a BIG hit with my 7-year old! Thanks so much!  ~ckreh4
received! happy! It's just as cool as I'd hoped, and thanks for the extra gift-button!  ~kierak
Thank you so much...My friend Gina will die over this button...thank you also for the extra gift. I hope you have a great holiday season!This is a GREAT seller!!!  ~reblynhal
Super Duper Fun fun!!! What a great surprise that came with my much much more than what I ordered! WOW! Thank you thank you thank you!!!   ~Peaceswir
Perfect item, as stated, superfast shipping, great communication, perfect seller, thanks!!  ~glbuckingham
This already looks great in my desktop display at Armadillo Self Storage and the cellophane wrapper makes it even better because it will always be on display and only worn off-site.   ~bargainz
Wow these are great. My sister is a huge collector and will love these. Super fast and wonderful transaction. Thanks.  ~ddkd10
The best button maker here folks! Prices are great, communication is great! The best ever! My daughter quickly put her button on her backpack!   ~Carolyn
Came just in time for the Who concerts I'll be attending at the end of this month!!! Quick and easy transaction.  ~tinecassidy
Arrived quickly, was a gift and he LOVED them! Thank you!  ~LisaSvara
Very impressive service -- definitely will use again!  ~hexe65
What a great collection for chicken lovers!!! My son and i love Portable Graffiti's buttons!!! Thank you very much for my free button. It makes me laugh everytime i look at it!!!   ~SpiderB
Great seller who was willing to help me out with some quick shipping. Thanks!  ~destra
Judy has been absolutely amazing. Despite me being a miserable college student and horrible with communications, she spent the time to make sure the buttons got to me and when the post lost them, even resent them. I've already pinned them all over my poor beaten up jacket. Could not ask for better service.  ~Gildedmuse
The coolest buttons around!!!Wonderfully done!!! Lovely seller!!!
A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  ~SpiderB
>Perfect Sellerlucy27
MY 2 sisters - both in their 50's - are gonna fight over this button.  ~cleome51
These are great pins! I put them on everything right away.  ~BearHands
Much nicer than the pictures, very pleased (and lots of free gifts!). Highly recommended, and thank you.   ~PKen
What an amazing seller! Wonderful communication, super fast shipping & BONUS buttons for my daughter & her party guests!! Thanks SO much, Judy! Take Care, Stacy  ~MyLittleRedWagon
i'm going to wear this to family functions and see if anyone makes the connection.  ~ghostinthemachine
We love 'em! thank you!  ~clingingvine
Fabulous!! fast shipping too...thank you!   ~VintageVintage
The brightest message I could deliver. Thank you. I love the colors!!--Cheryl  ~bobbysox
Portable Graffiti has a ton of awsome buttons to pick up! Check out this shop today! Graffiti is also great to work with, super nice and friendly. Thanks so much :)   ~TagsAndButtons
Great customer service and great quality. Two thumbs up and thanks!  ~TheCookieThief
I love My button And Thank you so much for the freebie made a perfect combo!!  ~headchange
Every button I have purchased has been beyond my expectations!!! I love tham and have a list compiled for more!!
Thank you!!,
Karen   ~msdeaniac55
Thank you for a clever & well drawn campaign button-I am wearing it now!  ~vastarchive
Exactly what I needed for my bowling league party! Got to me right quick as well!   ~ASageH
my mom is a sign language interpreter, i had to keep her sticky fingers off of this button, it's mine!  ~vagabonda
Judy, Thank you so much for the best service ever! WOW, fast shipping and I love that little extra something you sent along with my order! Thanks again! Audrey  ~bayrayschild
Best thing for my sisters birthday...EVER! : )  ~Crucifiesmyenemies
Lots of runners here, & Steve (hubby) has run 17 marathons!
thanks for all, i'll keep checking your shop!  ~artbycandice
Nothing but good things to say!  ~cottey09
Thank you for this very cool Green Man button, my husband got a kick out of it and it came quickly in the mail. And the To/from button was a very lovely touch :)  ~Kwitham
perfection! these buttons are better than I could have wished for. Judy, thank you so much for going above and beyond on this order .. you went that extra mile without hesitation and it is greatly appreciated. My favourite button maker  without any doubt!! Definately a 5 stars, thank you so much for everything!!    ~Sigmosaics
great buttons! fast shipper! easy 2 work w! thanks so much!  ~2bskrappi
OMGZ! I can't say how this button has made me happy. Thank you. Great rare vintage button. Seller was well accommodating to requests. Fast response and delivery.   ~Prohibitionrewster
Cool buttons!!! Speedy delivery!!! Great Convo!!! Thanks Judy!!!   ~magpie925
Thank you so much!!! All the pins I ordered are PERFECT!! and just what I was looking for! Super Vintage/Great Condition!! Quick Shipment!!   ~brittania666
My son can't wait to give this to his teacher! Fast shipping from a wonderful store!  ~Valiantstudios
This is just too cute!! I hung it on my office board to giggle at everyday!  ~ScreamingTeaPots
The custom pins were greatly enjoyed by the recipients - and I got a little treat in the package as well! Thanks so much.  ~MaryLoula
Great buttons! Thanks for the freebies :)  ~WhiteDragonPaper
Great shopping experience, fast communication and shipping, buttons just what I wanted.   ~chelseap
WE LOVE the buttons! AWESPOME job! thank you!  ~ hippiheaven
I just had to have these buttons. So much fun! Thanks for sending them to me so quickly.  ~KnittedGems
Great item bought from a great seller! Good communication and fast shipping. Thanks.  ~ghalti
All I can say is wow. Image quality in pin is perfect. Plus, a few personal touches that I was not expecting! Some pins based on my own shirt designs thrown in for kindness! I cannot recommend this seller enough. One of the coolest Esty has to offer. Thanks again!   ~typist
EVERYONE wants to know where I got this GREAT button! FAST shipping and a GREAT shopping experience! Thanks!   ~Nannerlh
You did a remarkable job ! Thank you sooo much. It's just what I wanted ! It will help finish my collection wonderfully. Again, fast friendly service. Fantastic convo's. L~  ~Cedarwool
Very happy with my buttons! They're awesome. Very happy with the communication and fast turnaround time. A great first time experience with Portable Graffiti! Thank you!!   ~jr33176
So happy I bought this because it can express my true feelings about some of those I am related to. Excellent packaging and communication, thanks!   ~bargainz
Awesome. I love it. I'll be back.  ~stylesmith
Again, J, thanks sooo much for everything. It's that little 'extra' touch you give your customers that means a lot. My buttons are fabu too ! Proud to show them off !
Thanks again for everything ! L~   ~Cedarwool
This button is helping get the message across at work that we need to reuse packing materials before discarding. Thanks!   ~bargainz
This pin brought back so many memories of my childhood and seeing MacTonight on the McDonald's commercials!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!   ~audiocupcakes
Perfect, perfect ! If anyone wants buttons, look no further ! I can't thank you enough for the great service. You're remarkable. Thanks so much ! L   ~Cedarwool
i love this button! and graffiti2 is a real nice person, button came quick, and she helped me out. woohoo!  ~sillycyclops
Thanks! It is just what I expected and I love the extra buzzing gift ;) Thanks again!   ~leoraanna
Quick response and delivery. Seller was able to make requested button on the same day I contacted her. She was VERY patient with my request and helpful.   ~Prohibitionrewster
I have become a button addict..I love these well made beautiful buttons!!! You can use them for all kinds of things,jean jackets, purses,totes,clothing,guitar straps, backpacks etc.
Thank you again!!
Karen    ~jmsdeaniac55
Four Stars, the best.:-,_,-:*4`4*:-.,_,.-:*4`4*:-,_,.-: THANKS  ~CallieQue
superb seller!  thank you for sending the button to poland!   ~mintaj
Very prompt with mailing my purchase. I'd definitely buy from them again :)  ~ashleensc
Super fast shipping. Excellent quality of merchandise. Wonderful seller! A++++   ~FrozenEngel
Very quick shipping, product as described, thanks!  ~sarahbellumm
I just received this today.... ((its perfect)).. came very quick and I will... for sure........ be back.... this is for my cousin... I think these are super great.... because you can just pop them in a card and drop it in the mail for someone special..... thank you soooooooo much....;0) God Bless :0) lv, susan   ~bigmelittleworld
I love all of the buttons you have made!! You will get lots more orders from me!
Karen   ~jmsdeaniac55
Thank you for getting these to me so fast. They are going to make the perfect birthday gift!   ~oceangrace86
I love it! Very kind and personal and an extra button too!!!! :) :) thanks so much  ~sleepingwhale
I bought this button for my son'e girlfriend (he is a photgrapher). What a fun stocking stuffer this was at Christmas.  ~beemine
Awesome work!!I am so pleased!! Get ready...I have tons of ideas!! Thanks again,
Karen    ~jmsdeaniac55
Gorgeous! Got them today and I can't wait to start wearing them!!!   ~murdercreations
Perfect buttons! Just what I needed. Judy was a blast to work with -- many thanks, Judy, for an excellent transaction! And thanks, too, for my little something extra! :)   ~lizalu
Thank you, They arrived quickly and well made.  ~LadyInTheWood
Hi! Just received the button, and the extra button! Thanks! You were right, the new design has a lot more visual impact ~ I love it!!! YES WE DID!!  ~WanemaBreeze
Would definitely buy from again!   ~surfnbrd
I was glad to receive this just days from ordering. I was also excited to see you included a little santa pin as well! Thanks! My sister got them in her stocking this year and no doubt put them on her camera bag. Thanks!  ~JeanBean22
Neat button that says it all! Thank you for sending it out so quickly too! :)  ~redglitter
Recieved the item today and it looks amazing. The package also included a second button, absolutely free. Thanks so much  ~Melancholia
This is my 2nd order from this truly awesome seller! Such fun, unique pins! I can't wait to adorn my brother-in-law's Christmas gifts with these pins. Thank you! :)  ~vagabonda
Love the button! Fired up and ready to roll!  ~crystalflipz
Awesome deal Judy. You're the best and I look forward to buying more buttons from you in the future:)Great transaction!!!   ~riejen
Fast shipping. Great to work with. Love the snark!  ~aliceinwasteland
Thank you, i will return hehe, by the way this one is my favorite and the best pin ever hehe   ~bingostarr
Awesome buttons! Photos really don't do them justice. Even this one that's been in storage is in great shape. Thank you so much! I will be back!   ~abient
I laughed out loud when I opened the package with the unicorn pins! They are so awesome - I feel like Punky Brewster (which is a good thing)! The shipping was really fast, too.  ~sugar77
Cute badge. Received very quickly. Thanks!   ~sarahincolour
They're all PERFECT! Thank you so much - my boyfriend is going to LOVE them! :)  ~LucyAdaire
Received my buttons, how C U T E....she'll love them, you did a great job!!!!!!!thanks so much.. Will definitely use your shop again!  ~sewingnanac
Thanks for your speedy service. I love the buttons!  ~moonshadowdesigns
This arrived very well packaged. It is the PERFECT gift for someone who loves Guinness! Thanks! I can't wait to give it away, I know it will be well loved.  ~reneeanne
LOVE IT! She'll be tickled!  ~lakiesplace
Great gift for my grandma!   ~LJScooters
Arrived packed well, and as described. Wonderful seller.  ~comaclothing
such fast shipping, and such an amazing button!!! THANKS SO MUCH!  ~heymari
Fantastic!! These buttons are exactly what I asked for and i'm very happy with them. The kids will adore their surprises and I know they won't want to take them off at bed time!!! Fantastic communication and thank you so much for the extra button :)! Judy is so warm and friendly, 5*****  ~Sigmosaics

Can you help?

Etsy closed my shop down.
I had 924 items listed.
I was all ready for a great holiday season after working really hard for weeks to make new buttons and new mirrors, take all the photos and get everything listed.

I am a single mother with no other income, except for my button shop that Etsy disintegrated with the stroke of a keyboard key.

Zibbet will give me a FREE shop, bless their hearts, if I can get just 3 more people signed up for a Premium Shop on Zibbet.

A Premium Shop will cost you a FLAT $7 per month. And that price will NEVER go up.

This is sounding like one of those "Feed the Children" ads." For $7 month you can feed an American Family of three." Sad thing is, it's true. 

If I don't get my buttons back on line fast.... well I don't know what I'll do.

If you've been thinking of opening a Zibbet premium shop, would you please consider doing it now?

Just click this link and it will take you to sign up for a Zibbet Shop and I will get credit.
When I get 3 people to sign up, I'll get my free shop.
Plus, I will blog about your shop with links and help promote your shop as a thank you.


Me and my 2 daughters, both the same age, one adopted from Brazil and one bio.
Photo taken this past July. Most recent one I could find of all 3 of us.
One daughter is going to college and the other works at a local store for minimum wage.
It's just us 3 women.
Please help if you can by opening a Premium $7 per month Zibbet Shop.

The olden days at Etsy when Etsy was small

Just ignore that little pink box over there on the right that shows no sales at Etsy. Here's the real one. I did a screenshot of it before my Etsy shop was closed down.

WOW! 1,044 sales on Etsy in one year's time. I worked my butt off to get those sales.

Now I am starting something new. Zibbet. It's new. So it's small.

This is the important part: If you've ever been in the forums on Etsy if you've heard all the complaints: Few views, no sales, and this I have heard over and over, "It's not like it used to be in the beginning of Etsy."

Sellers who have been with Etsy from the beginning tell about how wonderful it was when Etsy was SMALL.

Their items were featured often on the front page.
They could always see their new listings run across the front page on "just listed."
They had tons of views.
And sales were GREAT!

They reminisce about the olden days at Etsy when Etsy was small.

Well, now here is YOUR chance to get in on the early years and be seen, get sales, just as the old timers on Etsy did.

I have jumped into Zibbet and you should, too.

Get a Premium Shop for a Flat $7.00 month. That's $7.00 forever, or as long as you keep your shop.
NO listing fees.
NO transaction fees.

Go for it and get lots of views, lots of sales.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Important Notice

I am NOT out of business.
As you see my Etsy shop is not working.
I hope to have this resolved today.
In the meantime, please contact me here through the blog if you need anything.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Finally got a reply from Etsy


Your shop was shut down because it was in violation of our terms of use.

Etsy Support

Okay so um, what violation?

I feel like I was just kicked out of the office and not allowed to even take my brief case with me. All my customer contacts are there. I can't leave feedback for the last few customers I had.

It took me a full year to write all the copy for my 900+ items, all my copy and all my photos have been confiscated.

I thought for sure someone hacked into my etsy. I am flabbergasted that it was Etsy who deactivated my shop without any warning.

What kind of an organization does that?

I wonder what I did to make them shut my shop down?


And now my only income is gone.

If my customers see this, please contact me via the blog. I am NOT out of business. In fact I have been making stock like crazy from 9 AM until sometimes past midnight to get ready for the holiday season.

Freaking out! My Etsy Shop is closed

I woke up this morning to an email from Etsy Support that says:

Etsy Account Closure


This email is to notify you that your Etsy account has been closed. If this is an error, please contact Etsy Support at to have it corrected. Otherwise, we have enjoyed your company and wish you all the best.

Team Etsy

I go to my shop and sure enough, it's NOT THERE!

I have emailed them twice but all I got was an auto reply saying someone will reply within 24 hours. I'm losing sales and customers while my shop is down.

I am wondering if it is possible for a shop to be hacked into, and some strange person deactivated my shop.

Advice anyone?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Today is the Day! Turning my living room into a work space

My bedroom is busting at the seams with buttons. I have no other choice but to turn the living room into more work space. Today is the day. So, off to do that. Should be some photos later.

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