Thursday, September 24, 2009

Item of the Day

I am going to start promoting an Item of the Day. The Item of the Day will be 10% off on that day! My first item is the Smartie Pants 2 Sewing Pattern. Its too cute to pass up, especially when it is on sale! Coupon code: DAILYITEM

Note: This is only applicable for my Artfire shop.

Visit StartToFinish's Studio
SAVE 10.00 % On Select Studio Items
Use Coupon Code:
during checkout.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Give Away?

Stay Tuned.
I am adding more and more new products. A give away will be coming soon!! Become a Start to Finish blog follower so you don't miss the announcement.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Labor Day Sale

In honor of Labor Day, Start to Finish will be running a sale! Enjoy 10% off your order all weekend when you shop from Start to Finish's Artfire shop. The sale starts today and runs through Monday, September 7.

Now is a great time to shop! New items were recently added. If you have not visited recently you might want to take a look. In addition to the cover buttons, jewelry supplies and packaging, you will find sewing patterns and scrapbooking supplies! Don't miss out.

Use coupon code LABOR DAY to receive 10% off at Start to Finish!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Items are in!

New Items are Arriving!

I have been working on getting everything posted to Start to Finish's three websites, Etsy, DaWanda and Artfire. For the next few weeks I will be trying out some new lines to see how popular everything is.

Is there something that Start to Finish does not carry but should? Leave me a note and I will look into the item(s)!

Meanwhile here is a small peak at what you can find in the shop.

Sewing Patterns! Patterns by Amy Butler, Vanilla House and ModKid are now in!

Smartie Pants Diaper Cover Sewing Pattern

Amy Butler, Madison Bag Sewing Pattern

Start to Finish is also selling scrapbook supplies. Currently in stock are cardstock stickers by Bo Bunny.

Bo Bunny Sand Castles Cardstock Stickers

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Need Your Help!

Need your help deciding...

So I painted my office green and put up my "Start to Finish Supplies" wall decal. I came across a shop on Etsy, FunkyChickenDesign that sells decorative switchplates, the only problem is I need help deciding which design I like the best! I would love to hear what you think...

Here is a picture of the room :

And here are pictures of the Switchplates:

A. Pretty Flowers

B. Mai Tai

C. Kree

D. Dandee

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Originally uploaded by katiecarolina

Just have to show this off!

I finally finished my master bath. When I purchased the wall decal for my home office a free monogram decal came with it. As you see I put it in my bathroom above the towels. It turned out even better than I expected!

If you have not already seen it check out . The prices are great and the graffiti arrived quickly. The package included detailed directions along with sample graffiti to practice with!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Items Have Arrived!!

New Items Have Arrived! Stop on by and check out the new arrivals. All items will be posted to Start to Finish's Etsy, Artfire & DaWanda sites. New items will be posted all week!

Small Silver Necklace Bails, Package of 5, $8.00

8mm Jingle Bells, Package of 15, $2.25

Silver Non Serrated Hair Clips, Package of 5, $2.00

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Discovery Week at DaWanda!

It is Discovery Week on the DaWanda website! Discovery Week is all about "Discovering" new shops. When you make a purchase on DaWanda from a shop that you have not shopped at before you receive 15% off your order. Start to Finish is participating in the event, so if you have not purchased from me before, here is your chance!
So hop on over to DaWanda and check out my shop along with other amazing, cool, nifty DaWanda Shops. As a tease here are a few items that I like that are all 15% off!

Coquille, by Sarah-Laurie on sale for 8.50 EUR ($11.91)

Annabella's Yellow by GreenIslandArt for 25.50 EUR ($35.70)

Clutch by trendiris for 23.80 EUR ($33.25)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Another Milestone

Start to Finish Supplies has reached another milestone...

1500 Positive Feedbacks!

Thank you to all of my wonderful customers that have brought me this far.

The 1500th Rating came from Etsy member RenHoward. Here is what they wrote:

"Thanks for working with me to create a custom listing! Everything worked out great. Quick ship!"

Here are a few others among the 1500 feedbacks:

"Love working with you. I am a repeat, repeat customer and will keep coming back!" HikerPikes

"Everything perfect! Thanks so much. Dependable seller. Recommend. An asset to etsy." Pomegranite80

"Thank you!! Everything is just perfect and packaged fantastically. Thanks again for a great service!!" LittleChoopie

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Secrets of Etsy's Secrets

Well it is time to dust off the cobwebs and get back to blogging. It has been a busy couple of months, but I am ready to go!
What better than to start out by showing off some of the talent that lies in the members of Etsy's Secrets. Here are a few secrets that you should know about:

Nature Bookmark by Studio618, $26.00

Abstract Maze Graphic 1980s Vintage Dress Safari Shirt Mini S by
tialeyvintage, $40.00

Art Pendant - Amusement Spin 6 by MadMaggiePendants, $12.00

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wonderful Graffiti

Do you like wall decals? Want to have one custom made? If so, I know the perfect place. I came across a recommendation in a magazine recently for Wonderful Graffiti.

The shop has a great website that allows you to see what the graffiti would look like in your room. Click "Create" and then "Create Graffiti Now" and you will have the option to design your room. You can put together a mock up of your room and then put the graffiti on the wall. It is a great way to see with furniture how your Graffiti will look.

I decided that I wanted to order a decal of my shop name, "Start to Finish Supplies" to put in my new office. Here is my mock up:

Not only is the website cool but the product and service is great! My graffiti turned out exactly as I hoped and I even got a free monogram graffiti.

I highly recommend checking out
Wonderful Graffiti!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

How Cute! Found this on Etsy today and wanted to share it!
Clear Green iPod Soap by TwoEggPlants, $4.99

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

Le Chameu De La Bactraine. Meet Mr. Bactrain Camel From 1824, by SurrenderDorothy, $14.89

Also, don't forget that I am running a sale! See the previous blog post for details.

I have added a poll to the right side of my blog. Please take a second and let me know what items you would like me to start selling. I appreciate your opinions!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bring out the hats, toss around the confetti, blow up the balloons because it is time to celebrate!

Start To Finish will have its One Year Anniversary on March 22nd! It has been an excellent first year. I am eager to see what the next year will bring.

Between Friday, March 20 and Friday, March 27, 2009 take 10% off your entire purchase. (Small Print: does not apply to items that come with free shipping or shipping fees).

So go ahead, come on by. It is a great time to stock up on supplies for the upcoming spring craft season.

Wondering how to use a discount on Etsy? Its easy! Go ahead and make your purchase and pay via PayPal. Make sure you put the code Blog10 in the Message to Seller box. I will calculate your discount and refund you the sale amount.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday To Me!
Happy Birthday To Me!
Happppy Birrrrrrthdayyyy to Meeeeeee,
Happy Birthday to Me!!

For my 27th birthday I decided to buy myself a townhouse! Come April 15th, this will be my new home.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mardi Gras

Happy Fat Tuesday!

For those who are not aware, today is the last day of Mardi Gras. This day is know as "Fat Tuesday". Have you ever wondered about the history of Mardi Gras? Here are some interesting tidbits:

On March 2, 1699 an expedition from France was sent by King Louis XIV to protect France's claim on Louisianna (which then was comprised of Alabama, Louisianna and Mississippi). The party traveled upstream through the Mississippi River to a location about 60 miles downriver from New Orleans and made camp. This was Tuesday, March 3, 1699, Mardi Gras day. In honor of this holiday the spot was named Point du Mardi Gras.

In 1703 the Mardi Gras tradition was begun by the French to celebrate the day they settled in America.

The cities most famous for their Mardi Gras celebrations are New Orleans, Louisiana and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Many other cities celebrate Mardi Gras as well. In the US and Europe the celebrations are held with carnivals while in Ireland, Latin America, the Caribbean and the UK they celebrate the Shrovetide. The shrovetide is the celebration of the last day of Mardi Gras also known as "Fat Tuesday". This day is celebrated with the traditional plate of pancakes!
In honor of Fat Tuesday have some pancakes!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lucky You!


Thanks for stopping by my blog. To reward you take 5% off your total purchase! Just make your purchase thru Etsy between 2/17/09 and 2/24/09. In the "Notes To Seller" box indicate the sale code: Blog5
Wait for a revised invoice before paying. The revised invoice will include your 5% discount!

*The 5% discount is not applicable on items that receive free shipping.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Here to Stay

As I mentioned earlier, Start To Finish Supplies is rolling out new items. I am excited to see that the ones that have been posted on the site already have been very popular. Here are a few of the items that are new:
Adjustable Rings
Glue a size 30 or size 36 cover button to this ring and you are ready to go! A quick and easy way to create a fun accessory for your outfit.

Cover Button Disc Bracelet
Make a bracelet to match the ring! The bracelets come in a 7.2 inch length with 11, 9mm discs. Just cover your buttons and attach them to the bracelet. A quick and easy way to create a matching ring & bracelet set!

Silver Bobby Pins with Disc Top
Cover your buttons in fun fabric and glue them to the 10mm discs to create a fun bobby pin! Great craft project for kids!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009


Sales have been up this week! This is great news in itself. But I was curious as to why...

So I started checking around. I went to flickr and searched the front page listings for my name. I was wondering if the stars and moons had aligned and maybe one of my items had made the front page....

Well, no, I did not. But one of my treasuries did! I am so excited. I rarely land a treasury and normally they look like crap. So needless to say none of my treasuries have ever made the front page.

This particular treasury was titled: "She is Stacked" and I used pictured of stacked items on Etsy.

It was posted on January 12, wish I had been around to see it, but it is exciting none the less!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Snow Day!

Snow has actually fallen in the Triangle! It is not just a dusting of snow either. Yesterday we had 3.75" of snow to fall. Around these parts that is huge.

One of the reasons that I love Raleigh and the Triangle is because everything shuts down when it snows! It allows for an unexpected day of rest. That is unless you have a crazy boss (like mine) that makes you brave the unplowed streets to come into work!

But for those who are able to stay home and play in the snow it is a blissful day! Here are a few items from Etsy that remind me of the snow outside my window.
Snowmen Blank Note Card Set 5x8 by GigiPhillips, $20.00

Frost - Set of Two Ponytail Holders - Hot Hair Candies by Gazzu, $3.50

The Safe Place by JoannasPhotography, $20.00

Handpainted Blue Snowflakes Resin Pendant Necklace by AlloverArt, $25.00

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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!