I decided to shut down the LAX TO YVR shop on Etsy. I became disenchanted with being an Etsy seller when I discovered at the beginning of 2012 that someone had copied my designs and was underselling me. Throughout 2012, a few more copycat sellers cropped up. It was very disheartening, and it eventually sucked all my motivation to build up my shop.

Selling on Etsy has been both a positive and negative experience. I wouldn't write it off completely. I learned some good lessons. Etsy is a great way to explore being an entrepreneur, but I wouldn't count on it as a means to make a living.

It's become apparent that having your designs ripped off by others is typical for designers. It sucks, but it's just the way it is, so I better get used to it.

I'm currently focusing on kickstarting my web design career. I will still maintain this blog, and it will continue to evolve according to my interests.

I'm currently clearing out inventory in the shop. You can get 50% off everything in the LAX TO YVR shop - just use coupon code FIFTY at check out.


  1. Aw, so sad to hear you are closing your shop and to hear about the copycats. Just not right. Good luck with with web design! You'll do fabulous!! :)

  2. So sad to hear that you are closing your shop. I love the letter W I purchased from you. You were even nice enough to sell me the hanger you had shown it with in a picture. It's happily hanging as part of the Alphabet Wall I created for my son's playroom. You can see it here http://thrive360.blogspot.com/2013/01/abc-alphabet-wall.html.

    Best of luck with the web design!


    1. Thank you Samantha! Your Alphabet Wall is awesome. I feel honoured that one of my creations is included :-)