Today we would like to introduce you to a wonderful CAST team artist Gina! Gina has been kind enough to offer a key chain of choice from her shop to the winner of this week's giveaway. To enter, just go check out her shop and leave a comment here stating your favorite item, the winner will be picked using

So Gina, tell us a little about yourself!

-Your shop name(s)
My shop name is chopstickdreams

-How did you get your start on Etsy?
I am a stay at home mom of four kids and wanted to find a way that I could make a little extra money. I enjoy crafting and was excited to find an outlet that I could easily sell some of the items that I make. The  main purpose of my shop is to help raise funds for a future adoption. My husband and I adopted a older child from China a few years ago and it has been such an amazing blessing for our entire family that we would like to be able to bring home another older child. Our adopted daughter Addy is also very excited about helping with this project and has made hats that she is selling in our etsy shop.

-What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day for me usually involves running my children from activity to activity, laundry, making meals etc....
This is the reason that I love etsy because it is a great way for busy moms to make some money working around a busy schedule

-How did you choose your shop name?
I choose my shop name chopstickdreams because we are dreaming of going back to China to adopt another child and I thought this would be a fun name to have for a shop.

-If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?
Of course I am sure you have figured out the answer to this question. China!

-What is your favorite Bible verse?
One of my favorite Bible verses is: James 1:27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.

-What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?
My favorite item listing is my childs mini bucket bag with the bird applique.

-URLs to where else we can find you on the internet

Thank you so much Gina for agreeing to be featured. Everyone head on over to her shop and take a look! Don't forget to comment so you can possibly win her giveaway!
The winner of last weeks giveaway is Lizzi! (Yay!)

Comments (14)

On July 20, 2011 at 5:34 PM , Becky K. said...

That is a wonderful motivation to sell on Etsy. I wish you the very best and gobs of sales!

On July 20, 2011 at 6:36 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

I love the key fob with the musical notes.

I also wish you everything you hope for!


On July 20, 2011 at 6:55 PM , new creationz said...

Good to get to know you Gina and to hear of your passion for orphans and Chinia. I love your febs, especally this one!

On July 20, 2011 at 7:31 PM , Sheila said...

Nice to meet you Gina. What a blessing to have been able to adopt, and I pray your dream of a future adoption will come to be.

On July 20, 2011 at 7:39 PM , Monika said...

Hey great to meet you Gina, love the Kay thing too, with the musical notes, which key was that in....*G-Wiz*...(smile)

On July 20, 2011 at 8:13 PM , sweetybird09 said...

I loved the interview and pray that you get to China to get that child you is my favorite from your shop:

I like the musical notes key fob Wristlet Key Fob Music / Pink


On July 20, 2011 at 9:38 PM , Rita said...

Thanks for sharing Gina's story.

On July 20, 2011 at 10:30 PM , Julia Badgley said...

What a great reason to have an etsy store! Enjoyed your story:)

On July 21, 2011 at 7:04 AM , angelsneverlastings said...

I enjoyed visiting this shop -- great goal!

On July 21, 2011 at 9:36 AM , lambs and ivy designs said...

God bless you! What a wonderful shop and women!

On July 21, 2011 at 10:17 AM , ZudaGay said...

Nice to meet you Gina! Love the name of your shop! I think my favorite is the turquoise paisley fob.

On July 22, 2011 at 9:32 PM , Sue Runyon said...

Great story. I had a chance to visit an orphanage in China and will never forget it. A friend I was with brought home a special needs boy we met there as her son 18 months later!

On July 22, 2011 at 10:50 PM , Kelly Ann Taylor said...

I love the name of your shop!
Thank you for posting this article!
I will mark you shop and visit!

When I was a missionary in Hong Kong, I worked
with people who adopted children from China.
Often have I dreamed of doing the same thing!

Blessings upon your home and your business!

On July 24, 2011 at 2:46 PM , Naomi said...

I love how you started the shop for your adoption. I know several people who have adopted or are in the midst of adopting. It is a great way to serve the Lord by opening your family up to show His love to a child!