09 March 2013

Checked In Today! Guild Weekly Update 3-2-13

Your Guild at Work for You
What is new at the Checked In Today! Guild for the week of March 02, 2013?
-- New Members

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

Carole’s Jackets

Sweatshirt jacket: pink with irises embroidery. Sizes 2X-5X.

Flower Art Painting

Original Modern Abstract Textured Impasto


- 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

A Violet in the Meadow Grew by Walk In the Woods LLC

Waiting for the snow to Melt by Walk in the Woods LLC

Polka Dot Heaven by Resetar Glass Art

Spring Inspirations by Umeboshi

Seaside Blueberries and Cream by PolkaDotOrchid

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

> Have an Elegant Easter by Sivani Designs – non-guild

> A Bright Day in Orange and Turquoise by Sivani Designs – non-guild

> Crocheted in Blue by Luvncrafts – non-guild

> Summer Bags by Carole’s Jackets – non-guild


~ Artfire Daily Email

> Polka Dot Heaven by Resetar Glass Art – guild

> Yellow Flowers by Luvncrafts – 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.


> 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.


> Elaine of Zoomgraphik has another ezine published! She published Turquoise and Copper and it features many of our guild members. Check it out here:

> Elaine of Zoomgraphik is working on her next ezine featuring Spring Handcrafted Items – get yours to her to be included in this next edition. Contact Elaine through her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/designbyzoomgraphik   Do not miss a chance to be seen by hundreds of folks. Her Pantone 2013 has been viewed over 300 times and it is being considered for a contest through Glossi.

> Julie of Blue Morning Expressions posted new blog links for the week.

Stir Fry My Way

Seeing Red

Demerits and Long Pants

> Julie of Blue Morning Expressions opened up the blog hop for Mother’s Day Countdown Week 4 on her blog. Please post your Mother’s Day gift ideas now, so that they can be pinned and waneloo’d to as many people as possible before Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day Countdown - Week 4

- 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

> Crafty Baby Hope has changed her name to Desert Creations

> Clemmie V Totes and Bags shared some of her new bags.


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 always helpful and informational update! Off to check out the collections!

  2. Very Inspirational! Love looking at it all in one spot. Thanks! EvezBeadz.ArtFire.com is having a store-wide SALE! Be sure to check it out!
    Much Love, Eve

  3. Well done and thank you for talking about the Glossi magazine .
    Don,t forget to send me your spring stuff :O)

  4. AWESOME update as always :) Thank you for working so hard for us :)

    Desert Creations on ArtFire


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