Wednesday, September 21, 2011

You Never Forget Your First...Sale!

Can you imagine my surprise when I checked my Etsy account yesterday and discovered that someone had purchased one of my Letterpress Prints?!

I was in shock…I couldn’t stop smiling for five whole minutes!!

Upon investigation, I discovered that Sacha from Through the Orange Door had purchased the print AND posted a very sweet write-up on her blog!

The fact that someone had connected with my message and liked the design enough to purchase the print made my DAY. And that vote of confidence and validation gave me a boost of adrenalin last night that kept me up to 2am…which did not seem like such a good idea this morning when my alarm went off, ha!

At this very moment I am putting the final touches on the package and will be shipping it “across the pond” (as my mother would say) tomorrow morning. I can’t wait to hear that it got there safe and sound!!


  1. YAY! Congratulations so that's awesome. Hopefully the first of many sales.

  2. Whoooohooooo! Can't wait for my parcel to arrive! I'll make sure to post some pics of the 'finished product' once it's up on the wall!
    ;-) xo

  3. How exciting! Congrats Jenn :) I'll have to do one of these soon with my first sale. That reminds me, better's been a couple of days!
    toni xo

  4. Congrats- sounds like you are well on your way!

  5. I want the button for my blog. And it would be nice if we could be business partners...I would love to have some of your prints in my shop.

  6. Very cool! Congratulations! Those prints are awesome.

  7. Congratulations! That's so cool you are donating 10% to the shelter! I checked out their site and I was just in Virginia (Luray) for a wedding this weekend :)

  8. That's wonderful Jenn! Congratulations! It's a great feeling, isn't it?



  9. That's amazing Jenn, and 'go Sacha'! She's so lovely. I'm a night owl and when I get excited I'm up until all hours too, so I know the feeling! Well done. :)

    Linda. xox

  10. Would you believe it...when I checked my Esty, I'd had my first sale!!! Yay!! Your luck must have rubbed off on me ;) Hey, have you got a button...I like to have my blog friends buttons down the sidebar on mine. Let me know :)

  11. It's here!!

    Actually, the parcel arrived early in the week already but one of the neighbours accepted it on my behalf - and then I kept coming in too late to be able to call on them!

    It looks even better in real than it did in the pics! I'm going to LOVE this on my wall. I'm heading out to find me a nice frame asap!

    Thanks so much - it looks fantastic!!

  12. Sacha - I am so happy to know that the poster has arrived safe and sound!!! And of course that you love it even more in real life :) I think we may try redoing the photos on Etsy because I don't think they do the colors enough justice!

    Let me know if you have any trouble finding a frame to fit...I got mine from Amazon and I'm happy to send you the link :)

    Jenn xo