Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Today's Sponsor Spotlight features Christine from Friendshipmatters! Christine is offering one of her Gold Cat Beaded Bookmarks to a lucky CCLL Blogmania winner!

You can see the entire lineup of goodies I have confirmed for the upcoming Blogmania event on September 15-16 by clicking THIS LINK!

And now some Q&A time with Christine:

1. Tell me a little about yourself.

I’m from Portland, Oregon and I work full time as a program advisor for a local university. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our growing son - whether indoors or outdoors. What little spare time I have, I create beaded items that are shown on my website. I find this activity very therapeutic. Believe it or not, it takes my mind off of work.

2. What was your inspiration for opening your own online shop?

My sister, Beth Tobey, started her own business, Sweetnature Designs, a few years ago and she inspired me to start my own business. I loved creating and wearing the friendship bracelets and beaded bracelets that I would make. It never occurred to me to start my own business and sell what I’ve created and love!

3. Where did the name of your online shop come from?

I came up with the name Friendshipmatters because friendships do matter in your life and when I started making these embroidered bracelets, I was hoping people would purchase them for themselves and their friends. From these friendship bracelets, I came up with the ideas for beaded bookmarks, cell phone charms, wine charms, etc...

4. What kind of products do you sell?

I sell wine charms, beaded and ribbon bookmarks, cell phone charms, and zipper pulls. Eventually I want to make and start selling friendship bracelets among other items.

5. What product(s) are your best sellers?

At craft shows, my best sellers are the wine charms and beaded bookmarks.

6. Do you sell specific items that you would recommend for the upcoming fall and winter holidays?

I recommend the wine charms and the bookmarks. Both would make great gifts for those that enjoy wine and for those that read books. I plan to make more of these items this fall.

7. Any new and upcoming additions to your current list of products?

In the future, I plan to start making luggage tags, key chains and a few other items!

And now, as a special incentive to visit Christine's shop, I am offering the opportunity for you to gain some extra entries into my upcoming Blogmania giveaway!!! Simply go to Friendshipmatters and heart it as a favorite to get one extra entry. And if you see something you just have to have, go ahead and buy it, because that will give you 5 more extra entries! Of course, you have to follow CCLL also, but that's easy-peasy, too ~ the Google Friends Connect boxes in my right sidebar are easy to find, and you only have to pick one or the other! Then just fill out the form below to have your extra entries counted!

Blogmania Extra Entry Form (click here))

Stay tuned for more Sponsor Spotlights, coming soon!



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