16 March 2013

Checked In Today! Guild Weekly Update 3-9-13

Your Guild at Work for You
What is new at the Checked In Today! Guild for the week of March 09, 2013?
-- New Members

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

Oh So Lola

Betties Hair Tie, Pin Up Girl, Rockabilly, Bandana, 50s, 40s, Pink and White Big Dots

Auto Sports Patches

boston celtics - nba basketball irish iron on 100% embroidered embroidery patches

Creations by Eric

Cedar Garden/Patio Set

Drew Closets

Handmade Real leather flower Cuff bracelets

Cat Lilly Jewelry

Neon Pink Acrylic Circle Earrings with Silver Chain Accent

That Shirt Guy

Oh Crop!

Cooking with Wine

Asian Secrets

Face Shirt 

- The Checked In Today! Guild is 188 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 little Bit of This and That by Grapevine Glass Art

Easter Parade by Pebbles at My Feet

A Token of Spring by Clemmie V Totes and Bags
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.
Artisan Whimsy featured a Lea of LA Beads in their Artist Spotlight in the latest edition of their ezine, Bead Chat Magazine March 2013. Lea is a lampwork bead artist who has shops on both Etsy and Artfire. She is one of our members and her beads are gorgeous! Congrats on the feature, Lea and look forward to all your newest designs.
Not to be overlooked, our own Linda Landig was also a designer in this edition. Several of her pieces were showcased as well.
Well done!!
Here is the ezine for those who are interested. Artisan Whimsy also has a Facebook group of some very talented jewelry designers.
~ On the Front Page of Artfire
> A Token of Spring by ClemmieV Totes and Bags – Guild
> Spring is Coming!! by 5isters – non-guild
> Off the Beaten Path by Chrysalis Jewelry – non-guild
~ Artfire Daily Email
> Here in Black and White by LuvnCrafts – non-guild
> Overcast by PolkaDot Orchid – 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 is having a Mother’s Day sale, see her post here:http://checkedintodayguild.blogspot.com/2013/03/pamela-bead-jewelrys-mothers-day-sale.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.
> Aya Designs is having a sale; she posted a coupon code to use for one of her outstanding pieces. You will need to go to her Facebook page to get the code.

> Lisa of CardsbyLibe shared her latest Mom card.

> Julie of Blue Morning Expressions shared three blog posts this week.
Lassen and the Eye of the Vulcan
When TV Was Young and Being Nielsen Was Cool
Pink is Not Just For Little Girls
> Julie of Blue Morning Expressions posted the latest Mother’s Day Countdown Week 5 post – this is a post to share your Mother’s Day gift ideas and reciprocate sharing in social media outlets.
> Here is a shared Artfire forum post on Socialbliss, the latest social networking site for fashion. http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=forums&op=view_topic&tid=63183
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. Thanks again for the weekly updates! Checked out the collections, everyone has great work. Welcome to new members!

  2. Thanks for the update ~ Welcome new members ~ Great collections!

  3. Thanks for the update Julie and blu,,,great job :O)

  4. I love the look of this update so much better than the one in our Guild forum on AF - what a fantastic job Julie. Thank you again for all your hard work.

  5. Thank you, Julie, fort aking the time to do this each week. It looks fabulous! Welcome to all the new members!

  6. Nice job on the weekly update, Julie! Great to see what everyone is up to!

  7. Oh! And welcome to all of the new members! (Now that I'm an old timer of several weeks! :D )

  8. Wonderful post as always! I love the weekly updates. Just to give a heads up DrewClosets has not checked in for 3 days.

  9. Thanks for letting me join. Have not had a single sale. Kind of disappointed. Any tips?

  10. Shared all the Collections posted here

    Happy sales!



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