22 March 2013

Checked in Today! Guild Update Week 03-16-13

Your Guild at Work for You What is new at the Checked In Today! Guild for the week of March 16, 2013?

-- New Members - We want to welcome the following new members to the Checked In Today! Guild:


16x12mm Genuine Conglomerate Jasper Gemstone Beads 10 pcs



Cute Mint Elephant Long Towel





Embossed Framed Floral Card #106B



Boys Black and Blue Beanie Winter Blue Camouflaged Black with Earflaps

- The Checked In Today! Guild is 186 strong.- Please remember to check in daily using the Check in button on the My Artfire page. It is on the left hand side and is blue until you click it, then it turns orange. It is good for 24 hours and is part of this guild's membership requirements.

If you wonder why our numbers seem to never move, it is because we will have 10 new members and then seven who never check back in again and disappear. I remove them after they have been a week or so.

-- New Collections-

Here are the latest collections from your fellow guild members. Take a few moments to rate, comment and share these great collections. Making collections is time consuming and the more views these artists get, the more exposure your guild and your studio gets.

If you have NOT made a collection for the guild lately, it would be very much appreciated if you would create one or two that only have Checked in Today! Guild  members in it. Also, if you ARE making collections, PLEASE post them in the forum thread, so I can share them for you.

-Reminder: Please post your collections on the Guild Forum so we can see them and make sure they get promoted. Here is the thread to post on -

Please NOTE: We are posting under a thread for the month, so we can find the new collections easier. Also, there is now a NON-Guild thread for all your other collections. Please ONLY post the guild collections with only guild members under the monthly thread. Confused? Just yell and we will help.

Need help posting a collection to the guild forum? Here is a How To thread http://www.artfire.com/guild_forums/view_thread/1661


First Day of Spring Inspirations by Karen Vanloon

Please feel free to post your NON-Guild collections to this thread, so we can stop by and help you promote. http://www.artfire.com/guild_forums/view_thread/1877

Post your March guild collections to this thread http://www.artfire.com/guild_forums/view_thread/2690
Stop by and see some really great non-guild collections that are deserving of 5 Stars.

What is a collection and how do I make one?

If you need a comprehensive guide to making a collection, posting a collection and sharing a collection, I have written a tutorial blog post with pictures to help you. http://bmebluprint.blogspot.com/2012/05/so-you-want-to-make-collection.html

- Success Stories – send us yours, both big and small, and we will feature it on the Checked In Today! Blog – we want to hear from you. Success stories always encourage everyone around them.

~ On the Front Page of Artfire

> Time for Spring by the Beaded Hound – non-guild

> Celebrate Irish Green by Cat Lilly Jewelry – non-guild


~ Artfire Daily Email

> Sunset Yellow and Blue by Chrysalis Jewelry – non-guild

> Wooden Wonders by Aya Designs – non-guild

-- New Blog Posts
- Stop by the Checked In Today! Blog and read the latest posts. You will find these new posts on the blog this week.

> Weekly Guild Update for 3-9-13 is the only post from last week.

> Reminder – we welcome posts from current members of Checked in Today! guild – please let me know if you are not an author and would like to be listed as one on the blog. If you have a how to article or anything of interest, please share! We love to see what everyone is up to.

-- Facebook Hilights

- Facebook Checked In Today! page is filled with activity and you might find these outstanding posts worth reading.
- Meet new members, see the latest collections, discuss the advantages of marketing and learn about Chatterbox forum posts by staff.

There were a lot of new posts this week.

> Week 6 of the Mother’s Day Countdown has begun. Post your gift ideas on the Blue Morning Expression blog and then share all the posted items to your social network followers. http://bmebluprint.blogspot.com/2013/03/mothers-day-countdown-week-6.html?spref=fb

> Jennifer of Desert Creations has shared a new pair of earrings.


> Linda of JNL Designs shared a new bracelet

> Connie of Grapevine Glass Art shared a new set of jewelry that she created.


> Julie of Blue Morning Expressions shared three new blog posts.

Northern Exposure, Cicely and Roslyn

Hello Yellow!

Barking up the Wrong Sea Lion

> Jennifer of Forevers Memories let us know that her foot surgery was a success!

> Aya of Aya Designs posted a gift bag give away by The Artists Group. See this link for details. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152151568738912&set=oa.154783441350458&type=1&theater

> The Daily Email Collection from Artfire gives all the recipients a chance to win $100 in money to spend on Artfire. If you are not getting the email collection or do not have an Artfire code, then use this link to sign up. http://artfire.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=98fbd55a1d5bdaf9e1d296c27&id=22fb810cf8

> Connie of Grapevine Glass Art shared two new items in her Artfire studio.

> Ruth of RSS Designs in Fiber shared a new collection that she created with some of our guild members.


> Pamela of Pamela Beads shared some new earrings she created.


> Julie of Blue Morning Expressions shared an eZine she created with the help of many Artfire artists. This is a gift guide for Mother’s Day that has a little bit of everything in it.

Glossi.com - Celebrating Women

Click to view Celebrating Women on GLOSSI.COM


I told you the Facebook page was BUSY this week! Spring has everyone’s creative juices flowing and I know there are a lot of other shared posts that did not get posted in the Checked in Today! Guild Member Facebook Group.


Post your March guild collections to this thread http://www.artfire.com/guild_forums/view_thread/2690

Post your non-guild collections to this thread http://www.artfire.com/guild_forums/view_thread/1877

Please take a few minutes to click on the collections and tweet the sale items for your fellow guild members.
They will return the favor, which will increase sales for everyone.

-Your membership in this guild is greatly appreciated and it will help all of us be successful at something we love.

Disclaimer: This bulletin is compiled from things posted by members around the guild forum, Facebook and blog, so if you do not see something you feel I
missed, just let me know and I will update the post. I try and keep up with everyone, but I do miss things.
Julie and Blu


  1. As always, thank you for all your hard work! Have a good time on your trip tomorrow should you feel up to it. Grizzlies... wow... stay safe!

  2. Have fun, Julie! Hope you get some great pics. Would LOVE to see the grizzlies!

  3. Wonderful post as always :) I am going to go create a collection :)

  4. What a cute model in the hat with ear flaps!



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