Tuesday, December 23, 2008

1,000th Sale

Well it happened! Last night I had my 1,000th sale! With the purchase of a Size 24 Cover Button Starter Kit, this person became Start To Finish's magic number 1,000! I am very excited to announce that the buyer was....{drum roll please}.... Kookanoid!

Kookanoid is a fellow seller on Etsy offering clothing for Blythe dolls. Stop by and check out all of her cute Blythe doll dresses!

Kookanoid is from Decatur, Michigan. Her hobbies include: crocheting, armagarumi, doodling, knitting, painting, rubber stamping, scrapbooking, drawing, fabric painting, bejewelling, bedazzling, and glitterizing most anything. She pretty much likes to do anything crafty!

News from her shop: Look for jewlery for your Blythe doll to come soon!

Thank you Kookanoid for being Start To Finish's 1,000th sale!
Very Cherry Dress by Kookanoid, $8.00

Monday, December 22, 2008

One Sale Away!

Only one sale away from 1,000 items sold on Etsy! Thank you to everyone who has made this a fantastic year.

I am eagerly awaiting the next sale, just as I am eagerly awaiting Santa!

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Pincushion 'Santa Claus', by NADELWERK, $8.99

Thursday, December 4, 2008

MEGA Giveaway

The NC Triangle Street Team is hosting a MEGA Giveaway. 5 giveaways in 5 days! You don't want to miss out on this one. Great way to treat yourself to a prize! So go for it!

-Click Here-

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Abandoned on Thanksgiving?

My Thanksgiving will be a bit different from others. My Mom and Dad have gone to see my grandparents, my sister will be having dinner with her in-laws and my friends have gone home for the holiday. That leaves me all alone.

But don't feel bad.....because....."I will survive".

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Whatever your holiday plans, enjoy!


Monday, November 24, 2008

Traveling for the Holiday?

Thanksgiving is this week! Get ready to eat, eat, eat! At this time of year many travel to spend the holiday with family and friends. Are you traveling? If so be prepared! Here are some items from Etsy that are essential for traveling!

A major priority on any trip is keeping the kids occupied! This Travel Tic Tac Toe Game by TwoKazoos will do the trick!

Or try out these Crayons A Go Go by SweetDarlinRanch.

If you are traveling by plane don't forget your luggage tags. My favorite is the Choo-Choo the Owl Bag Tag by WeiOpenSecret.

Don't forget your luggage! Use this Baby Blue UPCYCLED Hard VINTAGE Suitcase with Handpainted Black Tree by GetReadySetGo.

And don't forget to send me a post card! Fork Love by BrookeFuller.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holiday Sale

Who doesn't like a good sale?? Lori with Risky Beads has written a great "Double Agent" article. She has included in it a list of 19 shops that are having a sale! Visit the Risky Beads Blog and check it out!

You might even see Start To Finish on the list!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Don't forget your sweets for Thanksgiving dinner! Here are some of the yummies sold on Etsy.

Don't Miss Out!

The NCTriangle Street Team is running a giveaway. It closes tomorrow, Tuesday November 18th, so get in on it now.

Here are some specifics:
Giveaway Link: CLICK HERE
Donator: Orange Cat Art
Prize: one 2009 North Carolina Seasons Desktop Calendar ($14 value) OR a set of 12 holiday cards!

Now get over there!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Get Ready for the Holiday Season!

The time is coming. Don't be the last one to get out your Holiday Cards. There are some great ones on Etsy. Way better than that massed produced crap you find in the stores. Don't you agree?

My favorite is made by a little known seller on Etsy. I can't believe that this shop is not buzzing with sales.Happy Holidays-From Our Home To Yours- Set of 2 by MrLettersPress $2.00

Other fantastic cards that I have found:

Merry Card by SweetBasilDesigns $3.10

3 Ornaments Christmas Cards - Set of Ten by Amyzo $20.00

Happy Holidays Holiday Card 4 Pack by RiskyBeads $7.50

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I am a Twitter Bug now! I have joined the addiction and I am loving it. Yet another way to waste my time. Yes!!

You can also check out my updates on the bottom right side of my blog. How cool!

Follow me!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pre-Holiday Sale

Stop by Start To Finish to take advantage of the Pre-Holiday Sale.

Select cover button sets have had a dramatic price reduction! Get your cover buttons, packaging and your jewelry supplies now. The Holiday Selling Season is coming up and you will want to be prepared.

In addition to the price reductions, a coupon will be emailed to everyone on the Start To Finish email list. Take advantage of this opportunity! Leave a comment with your email address and you will receive a coupon of your very own.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

NCTriangle Give Away

The NCTriangle Street Team is holding another Give Away!

Don't miss out, follow this link over to the NCTriangle blog and get in on the action.

What is the prize you say? Well, I'm not telling!! Find out for yourself. But I will tell you that you don't want to miss out!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hmm, Need Your Help

So, I have been thinking about holding a monthly giveaway with prizes from my shop. I thought this would be beneficial and fun for my current customers and a good way to pick up some new clients. I would hold the giveaway right here on my blog.

I need your help! Some help with these questions would be great.

- What should the prize(s) be?
- Is it ok to email my customer base once a month letting them know that there is a giveaway on my blog?
- What should the parameters be (if any) to get into the giveaway?


Monday, October 13, 2008


Sale at Start To Finish!

Take 10% off the gift sets pictured here! These items are now on sale for all of my blog readers. Sale ends Oct 31, 2008 (or until the items are sold out). Please reference coupon code BRH10.
3 Ways to use the coupon code:

1. Send me a convo on Etsy. Let me know which of the below items you would like and reference the coupon code. I will set up a custom listing for you with your discounted price.

2. Purchase the item thru Etsy. Do not pay thru Paypal. Note the coupon code in the Message to Seller box. I will send you an invoice thru Paypal with your discounted price.

3. Purchase the item and pay for it thru Paypal. Note the coupon code in the Message to Seller box. I will refund you the amount that you overpaid.

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Items!!

I am excited to announce that Start To Finish has some great new items!! Here are SOME of the new products to hit the shelves!

Please excuse the bad photography. I am so excited about the new items that I have not had the time to edit my pictures. ;)

I have had numerous requests for flat back cover buttons. Well, now I have them. Right now I carry them in sizes 36 and 45. I am going to use the next few weeks as a trial period. If there is a good response to the flat backs then I will start selling them in all of the sizes!

**Tie Tacks and Pin Backs**
Want to make broaches and pins with your cover buttons. Now you can! I am now selling pin backs. They are .75" in length and are great to use on button sizes 36, 45 and 60.

Would you rather make your broaches and pins with tie tacks? Now you can. I am also selling tie tacks with coordinating clutches. The tie tacks are great for button sizes 24, 30, 36, 45 and 60.

In addition to the size 3/4" magnets that I currently sell, I am now offering magnets in 1/2". These magnets are extra strong and are great to use on those small buttons.

**Large Hinged Tin with Window**

I am excited to announce that I now carry rectangular hinged tins with a window lid. The tins are food grade and hold 1/2 oz. The tins can be used to store craft supplies, candy, food, or you can use them to sell your product! **Small Slide Boxes**
These white cardboard boxes come in two pieces, an inner piece that and an outer cover. The boxes are great for packaging your products. You can decorate them or put a sticker on them with your shop info. They are reusable and sturdy.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Autumn is in the Air!

Autumn is finally starting to show. The weather has started to cool and I am so happy to see it happen.

Autumn always feels like renewing period to me. A time to start over. A cool down from the intensity of summer and a chance to take a fresh look. I feel as though I have a lot on my mind. Items from big to small, changes that I welcome with the falling of the leaves!

In honor of the new season, here are some of the autumn beauties from Etsy.

Vermont Autumn Garden Notecard Set by Tamar, $12.00

Autumn Sunrise Vintage Saucepot by GreyBrocket, $18.00

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Give Away ~ Don't Miss Out!!

Another great Start To Finish give away is going on!

Wendiwinn is "Hosting a Giveaway That'll Push Your Buttons"! Wendiwinn has put the giveaway together and is hosting it on her blog! Don't miss out! What will you win??

A free gift from StartToFinish, Wendiwinn and SophieHillArtist! Check out the give away for more details! Good luck!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Give Away Addiction

I am addicted to give aways! How could I not be? Its free to enter! Here are some great ones that I have come across that you can enter into as well:

Give Away Website: OhHowLovely
Shop Featured: Elephanie
Prize: $20 store credit
End Date: Sept 19th at 11:59PM

Give Away Website: EverythingUpClose
Shop Featured: DesignsByKeri
Prize: A Medium Sized Diaper Bag or Tote
End Date: Sept 21st at 11:59pm

Give Away Website: EverythingUpClose
Shop Featured: HomeStudio
Prize: Song Bird Pendant and Snake Chain
End Date: Sept 20th at 11:59pm

Give Away Website: OnTheDotCreations
Shop Featured: Musette
Prize: Handpainted Ceramic Pendant with a Sterling Silver Ball Chain
End Date: Sept 20 at 9:00am

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Start To Finish Give Away!

Do you want to win a free gift from Start To Finish?

Of course you do! Who wouldn't! Now is your chance. The NC Triangle Street Team is hosting a give away. I have donated a prize for the give away! Want to know more? Keep reading!

Prize: Office Gift Set ($10 value) or $10 in supplies

End Date: Monday, Sept 21

Who Can Enter: Anyone! I ship domestic and internationally!

How to Enter: Visit my Etsy Site. Go to the "Gifts" section and pick out your favorite. Go to the NC Triangle Blog and leave a comment sharing your favorite. Remember to leave your email address. If you are the winner, we need to be able to get a hold of you!

Extra Entries: Yes, you can earn up to 2 extra entries. Go to the NC Triangle Blog to learn how.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

New Finished Sets

With the shopping season coming I have been increasing my stock of supplies and finished buttons. Here are a few of my new finished "sets".

Paws-N-Claws Office Set, $10.00

Sass-N-Class Hair Accessory Set, $8.00

Halloween Fun Hair Accessories Set, $8.00

Dog Lovers Office Set, $10.00

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Give-Away Day!

Update: Crap, I didn't win. If you did please don't tell me. I will be too jealous!

I came across another great give-away! This is my favorite one yet! There are two prizes.

I have been wanting to get a purse from ATouchofStardust and hopefully this is my chance. The first place prize is a pleated handbag from A Touch of Stardust. The second place prize is a camera strap made by VMJess. Both prizes are available in your choice of fabric!

Want to join in? Maybe you will be the lucky winner!

Heres how:

1. Click here to go to China,Baby, the host of this great giveaway.
2. Leave a comment with your blog address and you are in.
3. The give-away ends on Sept 12th.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Shhh, Don't Tell!

I am an addict. I admit it. I bought the latest update for the Sims II computer game.

My not-so-secret-secret is out! For the next couple of weeks I will not be getting much done but my Sim characters will be living it up apartment style!

Please tell me there are other addicts out there?! Please?!

Friday, September 5, 2008


*Update: Crap! I didn't win.

I have learned that there is a great big world of give-aways out there. Here is my top favorite. The give-away is still open, so jump on in!
Carolyn's Kitchen is featured on Mommie Daze! The prize is the pictured apron AND glove set! How cute!!

To Enter:

1. Visit Carolyn's Kitchen and choose your favorite item.
2. Go to Mommie Daze and leave a comment with your favorite item. Make sure to leave your email address in your comment.
3. Stand by and wait to win! The give-away ends at 11:59 pm EST on Sept 10th.

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Hi! Welcome to the official blog for Start To Finish Supplies. My name is Katie. I am the face behind Start To Finish Supplies. I am a 20-something living in Raleigh, NC. I enjoy spending time crafting. When I am not crafting I am reading, kayaking or at the beach. I started out making jewelry in March, 2007 under the business name Katie Carolina Designs. I launched Start To Finish Supplies a year later in March 2008. Start To Finish Supplies has been a blast. I take pride in offering supplies to fellow crafters at reasonable prices. Why pay more money to buy from a large corporation? With Start To Finish Supplies I am always around to answer questions and to provide excellent customer service. I strive to make every transaction perfect!