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Sweet Spot Card Shop + Giveaway


Ladies, and gentleman, let me introduce you to Leesandra Diaz. An amazing mother of twins, wife and entrepreneur, who resides in “La Gran Manzana” [the big apple, in Spanish], New York! I fell in love with her uber unique, one of a kind greeting cards and creative ways of using paper! Her store, Sweet Spot Card Shop has an array of hand-made items; greeting cards, rings, and wreaths to name a few! I am over the moon, with Sweet Spot Card Shop because Leesandra is able to capture and create the feelings of being unique/special, loved and humous in her all of her items!
1. Your cards are so unique, what is your approach to designing? My approach is to “do what I know”. By that I mean that I design things based on my own experiences, i.e. what I’d wear (jewelry), what I’d say. It’s also heavily based on relationships with my friends and family.

2. What 3 words best describes your cards? happy, colorful, and unique.
3. Is there a certain food, drink or song that inspires you? Oh boy. I constantly have music on when I create. Lots of times I make cards based on lyrics that stick in my head. A while ago, I made a card based on a drink and a song. It all depends on my mood, whether it’ll be lovey dovey or funny or just plain old crazy! But the biggest inspiration is my family. My boys and my hubby are my everyday inspirations.

4.What is your outlook on life? My motto is “one day at a time”. I suffer from a chronic illness and I have to learn that I can’t control how I feel physically, but I can sure try hard to control how I feel inside and how I see things. It’s a constant work in progress, but I can say for sure that my outlook has improved greatly from what it was 5 years ago. I’ve learned to accept what I can’t do and do a cannon ball jump into things I can do. Things are only as bad as you let them be.
5. How did you decide to start your shop? How did you decide to “take it to the next level?” I decided to start my shop so that I could have a real reason to keep creating. I figured that if I had people depending on me for something, I wouldn’t just let me desire to create die. It has also been a great stress reducer as I can come into my little studio and just create. Not to mention that it helps me keep my sanity from raising my twin boys. Last year, I decided to “take it to the next level” by setting more serious and actually dedicating set hours to networking and creating. It’s been great and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’m coming back now after having closed my shop in June and I’m geared up and ready to do my thing!


6. Any words of advice/tips for people who want to express their creativity, but don’t know how? Stay true to yourself! I can’t stress that enough. Don’t do something just because you see that others have success with it. You need to do something that  feels natural and right to you. It’s the only way your creativity and your product will shine above other and the only way you will find true joy in what you are doing. Lots of people don’t believe that they are truly creative, but I believe everyone has something the can contribute to the world. You just have to dig in there and find it. So, get diggin’!
    Leesandra is offering to giveaway a flower ring (pictured above) and a $20 gift certificate to Sweet Spot Card Shop (good for about 4 cards!) to one lucky Nina on the Moon reader!
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    68 Comments

  1. Reply Itzel Yagual

    Great post and so many beautiful things to see!

    September 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm
  2. Reply Carolina

    thank you Itzel!

    September 1, 2011 at 8:55 pm
  3. Reply Mau G.

    Nina Nina Nina, te he extrañado tanto D: Qué bueno es entrar a tu blog de nuevo :B Espero que estés muuuuy bien. Por cierto, genial el post, yo recuerdo cuando hacía esas cosas con el papel cuando estaba pequeño. Los diseños están súper creativos.
    Bueno, pues nos estamos leyendo de nuevo 🙂 Byeeeeeee 😀

    September 2, 2011 at 6:07 am
  4. Reply Mary ♥ Mur


    Hi there.)

    Oh, you ve got such a cute blog!! I love it!
    Nice post.))

    I need your help (maybe again) …
    I spend new survey ..
    Have you watched the MTV awards prizes?
    if yes whether you agree with all the awards, or something you think was unfair?

    September 2, 2011 at 10:00 am
  5. Reply chillin with Quillin

    Just became a follower of your blog, and its very nice!!, also have been a follower of sweet spot card shop for a long time, love her jewelry, very creative!!!
    Paula

    September 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm
  6. Reply Amanda@runninghood

    I follow you! Follow you, follow them, and liked you both of FB! Wahoo! 🙂 Love the flowers!!

    September 3, 2011 at 2:48 am
  7. Reply Georgina

    Hola Nina,

    Thank you for coming by and leaving your very sweet comment over at my blog. It’s so exciting to see so many young Latinas taking life by the horns and riding the great ride!! You chicas inspire me!!

    I just love these little cards and I’ve joined the blogs, the FB pages and so on and so forth…thank you for introducing us to such a marvelous young woman and her work, of course, you’re no slouch either!! Bravo Muchachas!!

    Have a great week and take care.

    Abrazos,
    Georgina

    September 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm
  8. Reply Eu-Nice

    Cute Blog! Those are some lovely rings! I joined to have a chance at winning! XOXOXO!

    September 5, 2011 at 2:32 am
  9. Reply ayu

    nice blog 🙂

    September 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm
  10. Reply Mano y Metal

    whoohoo! Joined this giveaway too! Imma join all of them, I gotta win one someday! 🙂
    xoxo.
    Des.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:09 am
  11. Reply Emma

    awesomee,love that ring (:

    September 6, 2011 at 2:19 am
  12. Reply Kirsty Vittetoe

    Oh my, how sweet!!!!

    September 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm
  13. Reply Minta's Creations

    I Love your blog..Thanks for visiting mine..
    Love your iguana card..wish you could teach me how to make those kind of cards..
    I’m your newest follower..Love your inspiration. You are so upbeat and full of life.
    Thanks so much for inviting me to visit your blog.
    Hugs,
    Minta

    http://www.mintascreations.blogspot.com/

    September 7, 2011 at 12:36 pm
  14. Reply FashionFreak/Mihaela

    I’m following you and their blog. And I liked those FB pages : Mihaela Rotim

    mfashionfreak@hotmail.com

    my blog♥mfashionfreak

    September 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm
  15. Reply Working Mommy

    I follow your blog – I follow their blog – I like you on FB – I like them on FB – I heart their shop – I posted on their FB wall.

    WM

    September 8, 2011 at 12:28 am
  16. Reply Jen@thecraftingfiend

    I now follow you at nina on the moon (love the name)

    September 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm
  17. Reply Jen@thecraftingfiend

    and follow sweet spots blog

    September 8, 2011 at 10:08 pm
  18. Reply Jen@thecraftingfiend

    also hearted sweet spot on etsy

    September 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm
  19. Reply nadox

    I follow your blog – I follow their blog as : nadox
    I like you on FB – I like them on FB as : nada nadox
    I heart their shop
    – I posted on their FB wall.

    nadoxie@gmail.com

    September 9, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  20. Reply Melody

    Did 1-4

    Melody.DuVal(at)gmail(dot)com

    September 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm
  21. Reply Melody

    Melody.DuVal(at)gmail(dot)com

    I posted my favorite piece on her facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/sweetspotcardshop#!/sweetspotcardshop/posts/254160597957101

    September 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm
  22. Reply Melody

    Melody.DuVal(at)gmail(dot)com

    I hearted her shop on etsy (as everybodyelse)

    September 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm
  23. Reply Melanie

    1. Followin’

    September 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm
  24. Reply Melanie

    2. Followin’ the other

    September 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm
  25. Reply Melanie

    3. Liked

    September 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm
  26. Reply Melanie

    4. Liked the other

    September 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm
  27. Reply Melanie

    5. Commented on Facebook

    September 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm
  28. Reply Melanie

    6. Hearted the shop!

    September 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm
  29. Reply Kimberly W

    following your blog (Kimberly W)
    halochanel at gmail dot com

    September 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm
  30. Reply Kimberly W

    following Sweet Spot Card Shop blog (Kimberly W)
    halochanel at gmail dot com

    September 9, 2011 at 7:46 pm
  31. Reply Kimberly W

    I allready like Nina on the Moon facebook
    (Kimberly FIne Wright)
    halochanel at gmail com

    September 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm
  32. Reply Kimberly W

    like Sweet Spot Card Shop on facebook
    (Kimberly FIne Wright)
    halochanel at gmail com

    September 9, 2011 at 7:48 pm
  33. Reply Kimberly W

    heart Sweet Spot Card Shop on Etsy (halochanel)
    halochanel at gmail dot com

    September 9, 2011 at 7:49 pm
  34. Reply Morgan

    I am following Nina on the Moon, following the Sweet Spot card Shop, and liked both on Facebook under Morgan Taggart. My email is mtaggart4852@gmail.com

    September 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm
  35. Reply Morgan

    I left a comment on the Facebook page by Morgan Taggart!

    September 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm
  36. Reply Morgan

    I hearted them on Etsy under the username sweetsweetmorgan, my email is mtaggart4852@gmail.com

    September 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm
  37. Reply Aik

    1. follow nina on the moon – Aik
    2. follow Sweet Spot Card Shop blog – Aik
    3. like Sweet Spot Card Shop Facebook – Aik Chien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

    September 10, 2011 at 5:45 am
  38. Reply Aik

    I like Nina on the Moon facebook – Aik Chien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

    September 10, 2011 at 5:46 am
  39. Reply Aik

    I heart Sweet Spot Card Shop Etsy as bloomingblossom

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

    September 10, 2011 at 5:46 am
  40. Reply NorraSud by ROROISM

    following this blog as NorraSud of roroism

    roroism2 at yahoo dot com

    September 11, 2011 at 11:08 am
  41. Reply NorraSud by ROROISM

    following sweet spot too 😉

    roroism2 at yahoo dot com

    September 11, 2011 at 11:10 am
  42. Reply Roxanne

    I love her cards so I’m excited 🙂 I followed both blogs so I hope that counts! 🙂

    September 15, 2011 at 9:11 am
  43. Reply kindy

    lovely ring and cards!
    followed your blog-GFC: Kindy Sohkhlet Newmai
    kindyanderson(at)gmail(dot)com

    September 17, 2011 at 9:10 am
  44. Reply kindy

    followed Sweet Spot Card Shop- Kindy sohkhlet Newmai

    September 17, 2011 at 9:11 am
  45. Reply kindy

    Liked Sweet spot card shop on facebook-Kindy Sohkhlet Newmai

    September 17, 2011 at 9:12 am
  46. Reply kindy

    LIked Nina on the moon on facebook- Kindy Sohkhlet Newmai

    September 17, 2011 at 9:14 am
  47. Reply kindy

    commented on Sweet Spot Card shop on Facebook- Kindy Sohkhlet Newmai
    Hearted at Etsy- Kindynewmai
    kindyanderson(at)gmail(dot)com

    September 17, 2011 at 9:19 am
  48. Reply Alison

    I follow Nina on the Moon and Sweet Spot with GFC as A. Tolar. I also like Sweet Spot and Nina on the Moon on facebook as Alison Faith Tolar.

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

    September 18, 2011 at 8:24 pm
  49. Reply Nicole Coakley

    I follow your blog and Sweet Spot Card Shop and like you both on FB. nikxmarie at gmail dot com

    September 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm
  50. Reply Nicole Coakley

    I heart Sweet Card Spot on Etsy under the username nikxmarie

    September 18, 2011 at 10:38 pm
  51. Reply Nicole Coakley

    I posted a comment on Sweet Card Spot’s FB

    September 18, 2011 at 10:41 pm
  52. Reply Maegan Morin

    I follow Nina on the Moon on GFC as zaira_faith
    I follow The Sweet Spot on GFC as zaira_faith
    I like Sweet Spot Card Shop on facebook (same name)
    I like Nina on the Moon on facebook (same name)

    megnate at telus dot net

    September 19, 2011 at 6:11 am
  53. Reply Lillea

    Following you and them in GFC as Lillea

    contactlillea at gmail dot com

    September 19, 2011 at 11:37 am
  54. Reply Lillea

    Hearted SweetSpotCardShop on Etsy – Lillea

    contactlillea at gmail dot com

    September 19, 2011 at 11:38 am
  55. Reply bookmarksNbangles

    Ok, if I did that right, I should be following Nina and Sweet Spot.
    Also -liked Nina On the Moon on Facebook
    -liked Sweet Spot Card Shop on Facebook
    -hearted Sweet Spot on Etsy
    -commented favorite item on Sweet Spot’s Facebook

    contact at bookmarksnbangles@me.com

    September 20, 2011 at 12:07 am
  56. Reply hofken

    1. I follow nina on the moon – Cynthia Richardson
    2. I follow Sweet Spot Card Shop blog – Cynthia Richardson
    3. I like Sweet Spot Card Shop Facebook – Cynthia M Richardson
    4. I like Nina on the Moon facebook – Cynthia M Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

    September 20, 2011 at 8:07 pm
  57. Reply hofken

    I hearted on Etsy – Hofken

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

    September 20, 2011 at 8:12 pm
  58. Reply Anindya

    I’ve followed you, like your fb, and sweet spot card shop.

    The ring is so lovely.

    September 21, 2011 at 4:59 am
  59. Reply Sarah

    1. follow nina on the moon
    2. follow Sweet Spot Card Shop blog
    3. like Sweet Spot Card Shop Facebook
    4. like Nina on the Moon facebook

    All are under Sarah Crawford
    sarahandmike@hellokitty.com

    September 21, 2011 at 9:37 pm
  60. Reply Sarah

    heart Sweet Spot Card Shop Etsy: SarahEC
    sarahandmike@hellokitty.com

    September 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm
  61. Reply xielithium27

    Wow love the rings! So unique!

    September 22, 2011 at 2:51 am
  62. Reply Carolina

    perfect! you have all been put on the list 😉 it has been extended til the end of the month! goodluck.xo

    September 22, 2011 at 5:19 pm
  63. Reply Lyudmila

    Done all
    1. follow nina on the moon
    2. follow Sweet Spot Card Shop blog
    3. like Sweet Spot Card Shop Facebook
    4. like Nina on the Moon facebook
    GFC = Lyudmila
    FB name: Lyudmila
    lusizova at gmail.com

    September 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm
  64. Reply thehiddenfairy

    cool giveaway.. done it !
    i follow nina on the moon
    i follow Sweet Spot Card Shop blog
    i like Sweet Spot Card Shop Facebook
    i like Nina on the Moon facebook
    GFC : Thehiddenfairy
    FB name: Lucy Kate
    flickerstick1982aileen at gmail.com

    September 23, 2011 at 7:16 am
  65. Reply mini nuni

    i’ve do everithing.i’m following on facebook as nuni piccolomini.thanks for the nice giveaway.
    xoxo mininuni

    September 23, 2011 at 8:18 am
  66. Reply mini nuni

    commented on a picture of paper blossom rings.my mail is:piccolominianna@gmail.com

    September 23, 2011 at 8:21 am
  67. Reply Kehkshan

    So cute…I love these flowers :)…
    Custom Gift Cards
    Plastic business cards
    Scratch Cards
    Plastic Cards

    October 25, 2011 at 6:18 pm
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