Leadership Spotlight – Nashba

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Leaders are an essential part of any team or organization. Leaders help other members succeed and grow as well as help the Captain achieve their objectives. Here at Christmas in July we have some wonderful Leaders and we want to honor your accomplishments in what we are calling Leadership Spotlight.

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Tammie from Nashba is our next honoree!

1. What made you decide to join the CIJ team and what do you love about the team?

I was invited from another team to join for the sale and thought after July 10th that would be it.

2. What made you decide to become a CIJ team leader and what do you enjoy most about being a team leader?

In the middle of the sale I realized that this was not just a promote your own shop and run kind of team. I decided that I was really enjoying being part of this team and I would be happy to give more.

3. What is your style of leadership?

I prefer a friendly type of leadership as opposed to an authoritarian “do this, do that” style.

4. Tell us about yourself and your shop.

I moved to the US a little over a year ago from the sweet little island paradise called St. Lucia in the Caribbean. I’ve always been good with my hands and creating things so opening up an Etsy shop was a no brainer. My shop is filled with things that are uniquely me. I try my best to create things that I’d want to wear or have for myself. That way my heart is always in it.

5. What are your social media sites?

www.facebook.com/Nashba
www.instagram.com/Nashbadesignz
www.pinterest.com/Nashbadesignz
www.twitter.com/nashbadesignz4u

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Welcome New Members For June – Part Two

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

The team had many new members join during June in anticipation of the annual Christmas in July event.Please join us in welcoming them to our fantastic team! Visit their shop, fave some items, maybe even share some shops/items on your social media channels!!
And here are some of our new members for June!

HI. I’m Rosalia. I found out about Christmas in July team last year but I was working full-time and just didn’t have the energy to join. This year I am not working and decided it is a perfect time to join and participate. Me and my best friend Linda are potters. We make functional earthenware pottery. I also make jewelry and Linda crochets.
This is a great opportunity to get to know and network with some wonderful shops. Merry Christmas In July everyone.

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Sea shell serving dish

Hi I am Madhura I am new to team and joined some days back. I opened my shop for handcrafted quilts and bags some months back. This is going to be my first Christmas in July, and I am very excited!
The unique part about my shop is the design patterns are my own creations. I have even listed some of my art quilts which have been selected and shown in international quilt competitions.

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Moon reflection quilt

Waving hi – just found this info and team. Thanks for putting it together! This sparkly necklace is one I’ll feature. Following all social media as well. I’m glad you put this together. I remember when Etsy promoted CIJ – glad to participate.

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Sparkly green crystal necklace

Crystal W from AtomicSeabassDesigns says

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m totally excited for CIJ! I’ve seen it in past years, but have never participated. This this I definitely am!
Here’s my newest print:
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Digital Donut Worry Summers Here

I just joined the team and look forward to participating. I sell vintage clothing such as this.

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Vintage dress

So looking forward to CIJ. I’ve been crafting for over 40 years, I have sold my ornaments here in Chicago at most of the major shows. I love the ease of Etsy, no more lugging tables and large totes to and from craft shows.

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hand embroidered multi designs

Hi I’m kind of new to the team, I joined last week, but have been incredibly busy listing new items, and now editing many for the CIJ Event. New for me this year will be Christmas ornaments – I have ordered supplies but they haven’t come yet – I am hopeful that they arrive before the event kicks off.
I sell mostly supplies, but I am also a jeweler and a Lapidary. I cut most of my own stones in my studio, and have recently purchased a diamond drill press so that I can make beads from my cabochons.
Etsy is my “Full Time” job now for three years, and I’ll never go back to working the grind, I LOVE it!!!

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Opal ring size 7

Hi Just joined, I sell VINTAGE from Jewelry to Tools…something for everyone!

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Vintage cookie cutters

Hi Everyone!
I joined a few days ago and have been busy reading everything and getting my shop setup for this EtsyCIJ Sales Event.
I love going picking and finding neat treasures from our past than reselling them; well those that I can part with.

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Tiara Chantilly Green Sandwich Serving Platter

Mallori Packer from MGPCreations says

Hello! I joined a couple of weeks ago and am very excited about Christmas in July this year.
My favourite item in my shop is my made to order mermaid tail blankets. I love-making them and love that I can help make someone feel like they could be a mermaid, cos let’s admit it everyone at some stage in their life has thought about what it could be like to be a mermaid!
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Made to Order Mermaid Tail

Hello
I joined the team early in the month, but have been on holidays before I had a chance to introduce myself.
I opened my Etsy Shop 3 years ago. initially I only sold handmade jewellery, but over the years I have added original art and art prints to my shop.
Presently I have a great range of products available.
My latest additions are art prints from ink drawings. These black and white drawings are dynamic and capture the movement of the subject.
This drawing of two girls dancing is one of my favourites.

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Dancing Girls Modern Art Print

Hi all,
We’re so looking forward to taking part in our first ever Christmas In July (decking the halls as we type).
At Tread & Pedals we (Em and Ivan) handcraft fun and functional designs through re-purposing old bicycle parts. One of our favourite items would have to be our Cog & Chain Bottle Opener.
Our Bicycle Cog & Chain Bottle Opener is an essential for any bike or beer loving man’s pocket. The bike chain is silver soldered to the cog to form an extremely strong bottle opener. The bike chain is still movable so it easily fits inside your pocket, attach it to your key chain – so you are always ready to enjoy beer o’clock and pop open those ice-cold drinks.

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Bike Bottle Opener

Lukseh from Lukseh says

Hi, I’m a new member, and I’m from Italy. I’m very interested in the opportunity to promote my shop. I’m new in this universe of social marketing and I’ve so much to learn!!
I work with metals: lost wax castings in silver and bronze, fire enamels and a lot of new projects which are going to be realized…everything inspired by the Norse tradition and by Nature. This is one of my creation and my shop is Lukseh. Thank you!

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Plaque collar Fire enameled celtic collier pendant

Hi there, we have joined and will participate in this EtsyCIJ event for the first time. Our store specializes in girls clothing and accessories for ages 0-6. This upcycled strip skirt below is special to us because it represents a merging of our ideas. My design and my mother’s talented sewing and machine embroidery. We love working together to realize our creative ideas, with the aim of being just a little bit different.

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Girls floral skirt

Hello Everyone,
I just heard about the ChristmasinJuly event and decided it would be fun to participate. I grew up in an old farmhouse filled with antiques and have grown to love and appreciate these age-old items that have stood the test of time. Now that my husband and I own our farmhouse, we are busy filling it with all kinds of antique and vintage treasures! My love for collecting however is causing us to run out of room, and so I have opened my Etsy shop to share my lovely items with you!

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Antique Large Apple Butter Copper Kettle

Catherine Caramanica from BlkBttrflyDsgns says

Hi everybody, I’m new to the Team as well. I’ve gotten my Shop together for the CIJSale beginning tomorrow. I sell Handmade items and everything Vintage, i.e. Clothing, Home Decor and Jewelry. Still trying to do something Christmassy for my Banner. It either will or won’t happen. I definitely want to be involved in everything. I’m not the savviest when it comes to Social Media but I’ll do the best I can. Happy to be here with you. My best to all for an amazing CIJSALE.
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Reversible necklace from MOMA

Hello I just joined a few days ago, I’m really excited about this group And CIJ.
My shop is about finding old things and making them into something new. I make a little bit of everything, jewelry, home decor, wall art, stationary etc.

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Landscape Large print

Hi CIJ team! I just joined today and have my shop all ready for the sale starting tomorrow. Everything will be 25% off, no coupon code needed. This is my best-selling item on Etsy!

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Custom name necklace

Hi Everyone – We just joined and wanted to introduce ourselves.
My husband Jerry is the woodworker, I paint and do the wreaths and listings. I have joined because we are participating in the Christmas in July 2016 event.
Any advice for newbies, I’m all ears! – Opal
Our shop offers mostly owls, but a lot of beautiful wreaths, nautical decor items and fun, whimsy items also.

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Nautical decor

Tammie from Nashba says

Hello. My name is Tammie from the shop Nashba.
I’ve always been a lover of African fashion and this beauty is one that I am really proud of.

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Orange dashiki tote bag

Hi! I don’t know why I didn’t think to look for this sooner… MysticOaksPatches is a new shop for me. I wanted my patches separate from my other items. I’ll be joining from my main shop as well (CocoaDragonfly). All items in my shop are marked 20% off for CIJ.
I just love this patch. I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan anyway, but this just sums up motherhood for me. Protection and love all in one.

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Dragon embroidered felt patch

I’ll post my favorite Christmas ornament  I’m making everything 20% off for the CIJ sale. Some items are already marked down. I need to go back and add hashtags though.

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Bacon santa ornament

Joined today and I do horsehair fired ceramic clay art.

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Ceramic clay crosses

Thank You For Coming To #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2016

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good night everyone! Thank you for joining us today for #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2016 here on the Christmas In July blog! It was a really fun day!

It was a party in the streets of our blog! The streets were shut down and their tents were up and ready to showcase their unique items for you.

We had a fantastic line up of Christmas In July team member shops for you to get to know. These shops were here for you and they are loved interacting with you here on our blog!

Each shop at our #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2016 was individually introduced so please look in their tent, get to know them and shop!

Christmas In July Team

Christmas In July Team

Now let’s shop!

1. Alison Kelly / DelanoDesignsHome / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

2. Kelly / ColourscapeStudios / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

3. Richard and Tatiana / DesignstheLimit / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

4. Stock Lane Studio / StockLaneStudio / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

5. Connie Lee / Bungalow42 / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

6. Naomi Bell / BabaMoon / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

7. Jessica and Bryan King / FeathandKee / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

8. Tammie / Nashba / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

9. Kelly R. Williams / DaintyDotsBoutique / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

10. Sue / SuesAkornShop / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

11. Lisajoy Sachs / saxdsign / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

12. anniemae / AnniMaesCollectibles / #CIJPopUpMarket

Please use #CIJPopUpMarket on social media!

Thank you so much for joining us at our #CIJPopUpMarket #1!

#CIJPopUpMarket #1 – Nashba

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

#CIJPopUpMarket #1 Shop – Tammie from Nashba

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1. What is name of your shop and what is unique about your shop?

My shop is named Nashba. The unique thing about it is that it is all me. Nashba is my middle name and thus all items are made by me and are usually items that I’d like to keep for myself.

2. What is your favorite July activity where you live?

I come from St. Lucia, a beautiful little gem in the Caribbean. My favourite July activity over there is the carnival celebration. Very similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans but on a much larger scale. Weeks of fun, fun and more fun.

3. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

If I could travel anywhere it would be to Africa. I have always loved African fashion and it would be an honor for me to partake in the culture, fashion, food, just general way of life of the African people. (Any country in Africa would be fine with me).

4. Who do you most admire in life?

I most admire my aunt. She has no kids but took care of my siblings and I like her own when our mother went to work and then subsequently moved to the US. I will forever be grateful for her love, support and sacrifice.

5. What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?

I’d love to learn to ride a motorcycle. I just think it would be a thrilling experience even though I do it just once.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nashba-258860427782828/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/nashbadesignz
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/nashbadesignz

Welcome To #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2016

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We are thrilled about our second annual #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2016 – a party in the streets of our blog! The streets are shut down and your tents are up and ready to showcase your unique items for you.

We have a fantastic line up of Christmas In July team member shops for you to get to know. These shops are here for you and they are looking to interact with you here on our blog!

Each shop at our #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2016 will be individually introduced so please check in throughout the day to look in their tent, get to know them and shop!

Christmas In July Team

Christmas In July Team

Now let’s shop!

1. Alison Kelly / DelanoDesignsHome / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

2. Kelly / ColourscapeStudios / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

3. Richard and Tatiana / DesignstheLimit / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

4. Stock Lane Studio / StockLaneStudio / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

5. Connie Lee / Bungalow42 / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

6. Naomi Bell / BabaMoon / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

7. Jessica and Bryan King / FeathandKee / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

8. Tammie / Nashba / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

9. Kelly R. Williams / DaintyDotsBoutique / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

10. Sue / SuesAkornShop / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

11. Lisajoy Sachs / saxdsign / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

12. anniemae / AnniMaesCollectibles / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

Please use #CIJPopUpMarket on social media as you visit all the fabulous shops today!

Thank you so much for joining us at our #CIJPopUpMarket #1!