02 March 2013

Checked In Today! Guild Weekly Update – 2-22-13

Your Guild at Work for You
What is new at the Checked In Today! Guild for the week of February 22, 2013?
-- New Members

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









- The Checked In Today! Guild is 184 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.

-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


Butterflies are self propelled flowers by SolanaKaiDesigns

Under the Sea by JNLDesigns

A Sea of Blue by CraftyBabyHope

February Checked In Today! Guild Members by Blue Morning Expressions

February Checked in Today! Member Showcase by Blue Morning Expressions

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

> I want to ride with you by SivaniDesigns  Non-guild

~ Artfire Daily Email
> Beach Dreams by Pebblesatmyfeet Non-guild

> I want to ride with you by SivaniDesigns  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.

> Pamela Beads posted a great article on how to design for Men’s Jewelry. http://checkedintodayguild.blogspot.com/2013/02/mens-jewelry-design-by-pamela-bead.html

> 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.

> Julie of Blue Morning Expressions posted the latest link to the Mother’s Day Countdown Blog Hop post.http://bmebluprint.blogspot.com/2013/03/mothers-day-countdown-week-3.html

Julie of Blue Morning Expressions posted links to her latest blog posts.

Buffalo Bump and Bacon Pizza

Purity and Innocence – Using White in Designs

> Artist SLWalden of Islands of Time shared her latest bead creation


> Aya of Aya Designs had these bracelets in the SWAG bags at the Oscars! Fantastic!

- Checked In Today! Guild Forum
Heard around the Guild Forum this week:
There is a new post on how to check into your Artfire studio if you are having a little trouble finding the button. The post is pinned to the top of the General Tab. http://www.artfire.com/guild_forums/view_thread/2576
> The guild forum is quiet at the moment.

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. Thank you for the Guild update. I enjoy the new Collections this week and the highlighted items from members. :-)

  2. All wonderful collections. Thank you for the update :)

  3. Such Beautiful Collections! CJ & Matt

  4. I'm behind by a day, but still checked out all the collections. Great work everyone!
    Thank you for the update as always! So helpful!


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