Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tribute Tuesday with Charm Store and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Please everyone welcome Pat from Macau and her Etsy shop Charm Store!!!

A charming little one stop shop for all of your creative needs! Let's discover Pat and Charm Store AND she is offering an AH-mazing giveaway!!! Please see all of the details after her interview.

Set of 10 Mini Deco Tape Assortment
What is the first creative memory you have?

I am a supply seller selling kawaii (cute) stationery and decorative tapes on etsy and my own site. When I was around 5 years my first creative memory that I had clearly remembered was making cards for my mother's birthday. 

What or whom began your creative journey on Etsy?

I am from Macau, I love everything cute and kawaii. Everytime when I buy anything that is cute I feel really happy. Getting kawaii stationery is so easy here even 24 hours convenient stores like 'OK' and 'SevenEleven' sells them and I had been to other places like UK and US and I know how difficult it is to buy these kind of stuffs there so I think why not try to open up an online shop to sell kawaii stuffs so I can share this wonderful and cute items to many people around the world. 

How did you come up with your shop name?

Originally my shop is 'Charmstore' because I sell charms in my shop too so that's the name I came up with. After selling for a year and a half on etsy I planned to open an online store and then I know that there are so many shops online with that same name so I then change it to 'charmtape' - which is just the products that I sells.

Jumbo Wide Strawberry Deco Tape

Describe what creations you have in your shop

Mainly I sell cute and pretty decorative tapes (made of plastic or washi), I sell origami papers, rubber stamps kit from Korea, cute cello bags from Japan, some miniature cakes cabochons and charms as well.

What insprires you?

I don't know if this is call inspiration but everytime when I receive new items from my suppliers I feel very excited and happy. I feel much more happiness and pleasure when my customers buy and like my products that they send me a appreciation photo that show me the creation that they made with the supplies that they bought from me.

What do you listen to or watch while creating?

Oh I love listening to my local radio all the time.

Miniature yellow cake cabochons
Please share a favorite recipe

Here is my favourite dish: "Stir-fried tofu with Mushroom"

•3/4 pound firm tofu
•1 cup dried black mushrooms (dried shiitake mushrooms), or fresh mushrooms
•1 cup canned bamboo shoots
•2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
•1 tablespoon oyster sauce
•1 teaspoon sugar
•1 1/2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
•2 tablespoons oil
*a slice of ginger (optional)
*a few gloves of garlic (smashed)(optional)


Remove the tofu from the package and drain. Cut the tofu lengthwise through the middle, so that you have two equal pieces about 1-inch thick. Cut into large cubes.
I love using dried mushrooms (but its hard to find overseas), reconstitute by soaking in warm water for 30 minutes or until they have softened. Squeeze to remove excess liquid and thinly slice. If using fresh mushrooms, wipe with a damp cloth and slice.
Rinse the bamboo shoots in warm running water and drain. In a small bowl, mix together the dark soy, oyster sauce, sugar, and Chinese rice wine or dry sherry and set aside.
Heat the wok. When the wok is ready, add the oil. Add the ginger slice. Add the bamboo shoots, garlic and mushrooms and stir until they are heated through. Add the tofu and the dark soy/oyster sauce/sugar/sherry mixture. Stir-fry until the ingredients are heated through. Serve hot. This is very healthy and tastely especially with rice.

Plastic decorative clothes pins
Where else can we find you?
You can find me on etsy my shop name is CharmTape, this is where I sell mostly tapes and charms.

You can also check out my online shop at www.charmtape.com where I sell memos and other Korean and Japanese stationery.


and wanelo: Charmstore

and my email is charmstore@gmail.com


And now for the GIVEAWAY!!! One lucky winner will win all of this...drum roll please...

1. Clear Flower Cabochon Set of 2

2. Pretty Dancing Fairy Set of 12 Stamp Set

3. Colorful Masking Stickers - 27 Sheets

4. Pastel Masking Stickers - 27 Sheets

5. Set of 2 Antique Bronze Key Charms

***Shipping will be included
THAT IS CORRECT...ONE WINNER...ALL 5 PRIZES!!! Now to enter...again remember you do not have to do all of the entries, but the more you enter the more chances you have at winning this fantastic giveaway!!!

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  1. I think that I would made some cute lil cards with the winning!!

    1. Thanks Jenna! Those would be cute and fun with all of the adorable tape included in the giveaway!!!

  2. I would create something for my daughter

    1. Those cute fairy stamps would be perfect!!! Thanks Stacy!!!

  3. I have several tween birthdays coming up and could use the items to make trendy door hangers.

    1. Ooooooo Heather S.!!! That sounds great! Thanks so much for checking out Charm Store and following along :)

  4. Oooooh I would LOVE to win this! My kids & I would love to use the items in a baby book for their younger sister.

    1. Heather that fairy stamp collection and those adorable stickers would be perfect!!! And how great to get the siblings involved...I like that! Thanks for checking out the Charm Store :)

  5. What a great little shop - I love finding new shops to covet through blog interviews! I feel like I'm sitting with you guys, having a cup of tea, and learning all about you & your fab shop ... SO excited to check out your shop ...

    1. Awwwwe thanks so much Loud Waterfall...I love hearing the creative stories behind all of the creators. To see a little of their human side :)

  6. I would most definately make some cards for birthdays and thinking of you.
    Love the shop features Amy!

    1. Thanks Bethany!!! I love hearing the stories behind the shop owners and creators :) Definitely could make some cute, cute cards...thanks for checking Charm Store out!


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