TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF! WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHEN DID YOU START? WHAT FIRST GOT YOU INTO SELLING PLANNER SUPPLIES?
Hey everyone, I am Shelley - Grammy to 3 beautiful grandchildren, mom of 2 grown boys (well, men - they will always be my little boys!) and wife to an amazing, supportive husband, also known as Mr. Green Darner. We all live on beautiful Vancouver Island!
For those of you who are not aware, this is kind of how Green Darner Designs came about. I started my shop in October of 2016 when so many things where happening in my life, my job was ending, my elderly parents where needing more and more assistance and I needed to be available to help them and I had no idea which way I was turning. I had learned of Etsy and the planner world and I was hooked, I NEEDED to design and be creative and earn a living. I was sitting outside contemplating opening a shop and what the name would be when a baby dragonfly landed on my foot. I looked into the meaning of dragonflies and this totally seemed fitting for what was happening at the time and still is!
The dragonfly is generally associated with the symbolic meaning of transformation. Here are common meanings for this animal totem:
Change and transformation
Joy, lightness of being
Symbol of the realm of emotions, invitation to dive deeper into your feeling
Being on the lookout for illusions and deceits, whether are external or personal
Connection with nature’s spirits, fairies realms
When this spirit animal shows up in your life, it’s an indication that it’s time for change. Just like the dragonfly changes colors as it matures, you may be called to live and experience yourself differently. Stay open to the enfoldment of your personal journey.
With the support and blessing of my husband, I opened the shop.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR SHOP! WHAT KIND OF STUFF DO YOU SELL? DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR STYLE?
GDD sells weekly and monthly kits for the HP Classic, Big and Mini, also standard Vertical size (EC) and the Hobonichi weeks. Sticker albums, charms, vinyl headers. I love florals and watercolors so the majority of what I make is based on those two qualities.
WHAT IS YOUR ALL-TIME BEST SELLER?
My all time best sellers are the Wacky Holidays and the monthly PR samplers - what a good idea it was when it was requested I start selling the PR samplers!
WHAT IS YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE ITEM IN YOUR SHOP?
Pearl the Penguin - she is my girl! She was the 1st Character I had in the shop and has seen me through thick and thin!
WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU DURING THE MADE IN CANADA COLLAB?
New: weekly and monthly kits, sticker albums and Pearl and Dudley icon stickers!
IF THERE'S ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO LET US KNOW, USE THIS SPACE!
I love feedback and suggestions, I am always open to something new, so feel free to message the shop any time!