February 14, 2011

:: GIVEAWAY :: & Interview With The Stationery Sisters

In honor of Valentine's Day, we're having another GIVEAWAY!   

One of the best things about starting our blog and an Etsy business has been getting to "meet" other creative women.  I recently stumbled upon an amazing new Etsy shop and I have to admit, the name immediately caught my eye: The Stationery Sisters.  And when I started browsing, I saw this lovely print and thought, "We should be friends with these sisters!"  Take a look at their stuff:

Wouldn't this look perfect hanging in our studio!?

So who ARE The Stationery Sisters? 

I (Dalia) was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.  I went to school and got my Bachelors Degree in Marketing. Then, I met this wonderful man and we got married!  Shortly after, we moved to Houston, Texas. After two years, we had our little girl.  Life is good.  I love to cook, I’m an absolute foodie!  I work full time so I try to balance spending time with my daughter and husband, while still doing enough around the house.

The Stationery Sisters began when my sister and I were thinking up a idea to help us start a stationery business. My sister, Magdoline, actually came up with the name and she helps with the creative process. But, because she is very busy with her own business (www.addictedtosoap.com). I deal with The Stationery Sisters mostly. While we don't do stationery just yet, we did want something related to a paper product that is art.

How did your love affair with all things paper begin?

Since I was young I had a love for drawing. As I progressed in school, I slowly started to notice I didn’t have time for my passion of drawing. But, I always noticed that when I walk into a paper goods store I can stay their hours. I love the feel of paper, the smell and just to stare at it all day long. I knew not everyone had the same passion as me, but I thought I can do digital art of paper to incorporate them into peoples lives. 

Where do you find your inspiration?

Everyday life. Inspiration comes from everywhere. It can come from something I see on TV and then I’ll jump to my computer and start creating. Or it can be from a color palette or as simple as one of the blogs I follow. I also have an obsession with fonts and think of them as art, so I incorporate a lot of that into my work.

What can we find in The Stationery Sisters Etsy store?

Currently, I have the most adorable collection named "Peace & Love". 
I also do a children's collection for birth announcements and such. Very soon I will be putting up a collection of motivational prints, so be sure to keep your eyes open!

Where do you see your business in 5, 10 years?

I see myself selling a full line of stationery and greeting cards. I also want to be sucessful enough to quit my full time job. But if not, I still will be very happy combining my two loves, art and paper.

Can we get a little "sneak peak" or preview of what you are currently working on?

I can't officially show you anything that might make you raise an eyebrow, but I can tell you that I'm trying to create motivational art that speaks to people. I want them in people’s lives, in their homes and in their hearts. I want my prints to leave my hands and into the hands of someone who would give it a nice home and in return, that home would give it character. 

How can we find out more?

Blog: www.thestationerysisters.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/stationerysis
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Stationery-Sisters/140677335990455


Now, onto the GIVEAWAY!!!  I don't know about you, but I would like one of everything in their shop!  Lucky for us, The Stationery Sisters are giving away ONE of their fabulous prints (winner's choice!) to one lucky THREE SISTERZ reader!  

Here's how to WIN:

**You can enter up to 6 times (leave up to 6 separate comments below!) 
if you do ANY of the following:

1) Become a Facebook fan of The Stationery Sisters & invite your friends to become fans 

2) Follow The Stationery Sisters blog on blogger or RSS Feed
3) Follow The Stationery Sisters on
Twitter & Tweet about
The Stationery Sisters Etsy Shop
4) Follow The Stationery Sisters on Twitter & Tweet this giveaway & interview 
5) Blog about The Stationery Sisters Etsy Shop
6) Become a follower of the Three Sisterz blog

**Giveaway will be open until midnight on Monday, February 21st & the winner will be announced later that morning!  Good Luck!