28 December 2013

Checked in Today! Guild Weekly Update 12-21-13

Your Guild at Work for You
What is new at the Checked In Today! Guild for the week of December 21, 2013?

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



"Seagulls" 15x30 layered photo printed on metal


Toho 11/0, 10g  -  Transparent Capri Blue seed beads   -  TR-11-7BD

- The Checked In Today! Guild is 185 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 gone a week or so. I recently needed to remove a few members who have not checked back in since they joined. I am not sending warnings to folks. Those who have not come back into their studios over 1 week without a vacation notice are being removed from the guild. They may rejoin when they are able to commit to checking in.



~ Are You New to Artfire? ~

If so, we have compiled a list of helpful threads, posts and other things to help you be successful on Artfire.

How to Succeed on Artfire

Another guild that is designed to help you with your new studios is

ArtFire LInk


-- 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 in the current month on the Guild Forum so we can see them and make sure they get promoted.


Here is the thread to post the December Guild Members Collections on


Here is January’s thread for Guild Member only collections


If you do not post your guild collections on the guild forum, I do not always see them and cannot give you recognition for your collection.

Need help posting a collection to the guild forum? Here is a How To thread


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

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

~ On the Front Page of Artfire 

> Burgundy Bracelets by The Witch and Mule – non-guild

~ Artfire Daily Email

> Classic Pearl Jewelry by Beaded Necklace Shoppe – non-guild

> Deer Cheer by Evezbeadz – non-guild

> Glow Little Moonstone, Shimmer, Shimmer by Pebbles at My Feet – non-guild

> Gorgeous Greens by Luvncraft – non-guild

--New Studio Items by Checked in Today! guild members

Here are some of the latest and greatest new additions to the studios in your guild. The items you see posted here have been found on both the guild Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/groups/CheckedInToday/ and the Guild Forum New Items posting page.

http://www.artfire.com/guild_forums/view_thread/3058  - Thank you Ruth of RSS Designs in Fiber for starting this.

Please Note: We are promoting any of your new items if you post them in either the Facebook page or the Guild Forum. Please link the item to your page, so I can post it to the blog. If it is not linked, I cannot post it.

If you need help posting to the guild forum, here is a link to a tutorial that will help you. Posting an Image to the Guild forum

> Connie of The Singing Beader shared new studio items.

Dimensional Tambourine Pendant Necklace Silver Gold Jingles

> Nancy of Jazz it up with Designs by Nancy shared new studio items.

Rich Harvest Red Hand Knit Infinity Scarf Hood Wrap Cowl Neckwarmer


Mens hand knit beanie hat brown black copper tan ribbed style thick

> Brenda of Crafts by Brenda shared new studio items.

Pastel Striped Baby Hat, Size 0-6 months

> Janice of princessbooksbyjmh shared new studio items.

Custom Seashell Party Favors

Custom English Chiffres Monogram Scrapbook Album

> Kandy of c0nfus3dgurl shared new studio items.

Be Mine Valentine's Day Scrabble Tile Pendant Necklace

> Susan of Susan Knits shared new studio items.

Velvet Heart Beads, Red and Black Flocked, Puffed, Valentine's Day

Wine Bottle Stopper, Beaded Black, Red and Silver, Great Gift Idea

> Nat of Adore by Nat shared new studio items.

Cute Bird Birthday Party Banner Decoration for Girl

May the sales continue right into the new year as everyone is spending their Christmas money!

Marketing Opportunities:

You can find all the latest marketing and networking opportunities here: http://checkedintodayguild.blogspot.com/p/marketing-opportunities.html

Here is the thread to post the December Guild Members Collections on


Here is January’s thread for Guild Member only collections


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. good job ,like always :O)

    Will do a winter glossi ...so get your stuff ready after new years .
    Happy new years to you ,Blu and your family

  2. Thank you, Julie and Blu, for the update.

  3. Thanks as always for the update! Happy New Year!

  4. Thanks for another informative post, Julie and Blu. Hope you have a Happy New Year (and tell Blu to go easy on the eggnog...)

  5. Thank you, Julie and thanks for showing my new tambourine necklace. Have a wonderful and profitable New Year! - The Singing Beader

  6. We have some interesting new members, I see. Welcome to them. Thank you, Julie for the update.

  7. I have pinned NEW members to my Welcome To Artfire's Checked In Today ~ http://www.pinterest.com/evezbeadz/welcome-2-artfire/
    I tweeted, googled shared, facebooked and blog copied your wonderful rundown Julie.
    Thank You
    (Eve of EvezBeadz :D)

  8. Great items and news! I have tweeted and pinned all items on! Thanks Julie :)

  9. Thank you for the update!

    Love the pearl in a shell! Love creative items!

    Have a blessed day!



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