Monday, February 23, 2009







Meet Angie of Bear River Photo Greetings~

Her creations are lovely!

You can purchase a design, send her your text and photos and she will customize it for you.

Print as many as your heart desires!

There are tons of designs and occasions in her shop.... Please check it out!

I asked her a few questions to help us get to know her better~

Tell us a little about you and your family~

I am a Christian work-at-home wife and mom. I met my husband on eHarmony in 2003 and we married in 2004. I am really blessed that God chose to give me such an amazing man! My husband and I have two boys--one who is 15 and is a special needs kid, due to being born with 1/2 a heart and having 5 strokes at age 2; and one who is 2 and is a precious little boy who came to use through foster care. We are in the final weeks of the adoption process; everything will be final on March 12. As a family, we really enjoy spending time together, and we especially enjoy taking the short trip to Monterey, CA. We like to go fishing and camping. As for me, I enjoy many things: Creating on the computer, singing, reading, baking, fishing, going on dates with my hubby, travel, scrapbooking, and more.

How long have you been selling on Etsy and what drew you to that market?

I have been selling on Etsy since November of 2006. I found out about Etsy from another crafting forum that I belonged to. I started out selling the jewelry that I made. Soon I realized that I could create banners and avatar for Etsy shops, and so I opened a "banner shop". Then, I wanted to do the photo greeting cards, so instead of cluttering up the banner shop, I opened Photo Greetings. I am always looking for ways to supplement my husband's income, and Etsy seemed like a natural fit for me.

I noticed your shop donates 10% of your profit to "Hands At Work Africa." Please tell us a little about that great organization~

We do donate 10% of our proceeds to "Hands at Work in Africa". Thank you so much for asking about this organization. I found out about it through our new church that we are now attending. Hands at Work in Africa is Christ-centered, community-based, committed to the poor and striving boldly to reach 100,000 orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa by by one. There are so many orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa because of war and disease. So many children are considered "head of household", and are "parenting" their younger siblings...including sometimes walking for miles to get food for the family. This is a tragedy. It is so easy for us to remain "detached" from what is going on in Africa, because it's a bunch of "nameless faces". But because of the Gospel of Christ, there is no way that we as a family can NOT do something to help. We may not be able to travel there in the near future, but we know that God can take what we give and put it to good use, allowing it to reach those in need. Here in America, we may be considered "low income" the area where we live, but comparatively speaking, we are rich. God has given us all that we have, and we want to give back, to help others. If you would like to know more about Hands at Work in Africa, please visit their website at

Thank you Angie for sharing with us and letting us get to know you!

Guess what, guys????

Yep, she has provided a giveaway!!!!!

ANY design in her shop!

Visit her shop and come back here leaving a comment on which design you like best and why. Be sure there is a way to contact you in your comment! I will draw a winner on Friday evening! Good luck! And thanks, Angie!



  1. This is posted by the author on behalf of

    Oh my, she does have a shop filled with wonderful designs! My fav is the save the date.

  2. Wow. Such an amazing shop!

    I really love her baby announcements (I guess because I'm expecting. lol)

    My favorite is

  3. is so stinkin' cute! I love the saying! I posted this on my blog too!

  4. oh man, its way too hard to pick just one favorite design! but i think i'm going to have to go with the baby announcements. thanks for introducing us to her etsy page! hope i win!

  5. I'm not entering because I already do graphic design, but just wanted to encourage you all to keep at it! Thanks for supporting each other and great designs!

  6. My favorite design is the "JULIA AND PATRICK Save The Date Photo Announcement Card Design" because it's simple but elegant!

  7. Mia Sophia? It is too hard to choose just one!

  8. I like the EMILY MADISON Birth or Adoption Photo Announcement Greeting Card Design.

  9. I like the MADELINE JOELLE Graduation Party Photo Invitation.

    lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

  10. I love APPLE SLEEPOVER Photo Birthday Invitation!
    Thanks for the chance!


  11. soo cute!
    KAITLYN MATTHEWS School Party Valentine's Day Photo Greeting Card!! my friends would love getting these!!

  12. I love the Pen, Paper, and Photo Kids' Thank You Photo Greeting Card. It's really adorable.

  13. Kid's Photo Thank You Card
    I think the cards would be fun for kids to write thank you notes with

  14. I like the Joel Aaron Birthday ones. Too cute!

  15. Love the TINA AND FRANK Photo Anniversary Invitation.

    =) melanie
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  16. I like the APPLE SLEEPOVER Photo Birthday Invitation.