Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Toria Serviss, I am soon to be 22 years old and I'm from Cortland, NY. I live with Kyle, my boyfriend of almost 3 and a half years, and our cat, Kasumi.
When did you open your shop on Etsy?
I opened Whimzy Life on May 12, 2011. About a year and three months ago!
Tell us about your shop.
I sell decorations for weddings, birthdays, showers, home décor, etc. My items range from pinwheels, to banners, to poms...anything I can think of, really! My link to Whimzy Life is http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhimzyLife
Name top (3-5) items (for crafting purposes) that you cannot live without.
1. Without my glue gun, I would get nowhere!
2. Fun, bright, colorful papers
3. My Martha Stewart edge punch...because everyone loves frilly edging. :)
What is it about paper that you love?
I love that paper is so versatile, and that it comes in endless prints and colors!
What is it about paper that draws you to create with it?
Paper draws me to create with it because I can really use my imagination while working with it. It can be cut, folded, curved, decoupaged, anything!
What inspires you?
I'm inspired by the happiness, excitement, enthusiasm, and encouragement I get from my friends, family, and wonderful customers. They all challenge me to dream big and work hard!
Do you sell mostly online or at craft shows?
So far I have only sold my items online but the idea of participating in a craft show seems like a lot of fun. Hopefully I will get to join one sometime soon!
Please list your shop name and link and other places online we can find you.
You can find me on...
Etsy: Whimsy Life, http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhimzyLife
Thank you Toria for your time and energy in taking part in our interview. I know that Toria of Whimsy Life would love for you to stop by her shop and follow her online. We, the Etsy Paper Street team, greatly appreciate our followers, too.
Thanks for stopping by. We will be back in a couple of weeks with our next Etsy Paper member spotlight.
Aletha and the Etsy Paper Street Team