11 January 2014

Checked in Today! Guild Weekly Update 01-04-14

Happy New Year!

Your Guild at Work for You
What is new at the Checked In Today! Guild for the week of January 04, 2014?

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


Pink Gold Plated Key Chain with Huge Rhinestones


FREE SHIPPING - 20 Pcs. Mixed Style Dangle Charm's - Large Hole Bails - Pendants - Tibetan Silver - Native American - Tribal

- The Checked In Today! Guild is 181 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. A Passion for Purple - Checked In Today by The Singing Beader

Checkind In Today-Green and Brown by Christie Cottage Spring Rush by Crafts of the Past Icy Blue by Quilt Tops Hearts and Flowers by Walk in the Woods LLC

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 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

~ Artfire Daily Email

> Winter Blues by Aya Designs – 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

New Studio Items

>  Nancy of Jazz it up with Designs by Nancy

Black and White Agate with Clear Swarovski Crystal Earrings

Pink Swarovski Crystal Breast Cancer Awareness Handmade Beaded Earring

Raspberry Sherbet Cats eye Handmade beaded bangle bracelet Reversible

> Donna of SewAmazin

Lovely Hearts Pink Valentine Pet Scrunchie Neck Ruffle

Lovely Hearts Pink Valentine Pet Collar Slipcover or Scrunchie Bandana

Lovely Hearts Blue Valentine Pet Collar Slipcover or Scrunchie Bandana



> Nikki of My Mountain Studio

Sunny Day - Handmade Winter Scarf in Blues and Greens

Chocolate Cupcake - Handmade Winter Scarf in Pink and Brown

> Cathy of Crafting Memories

Hand Knit Teal Shawl with Knitted Loop

Brick Stitch Beaded Pink and White Heart Earrings

> Anna of Crafts of the Past

Silver Bracelet with Hand Sculpted Art Clay Cabochon Gem-like Setting

> Sue of Quilt Tops

Handmade Pillowcase Cute Shoes Standard Size Made of Quality Cotton

> Lisa of Cards by Libe

Handmade Valentine's Day Card With A Blender Of Hearts Red White

Navy Blue Happy Birthday Gorgeous Grunge Style Handmade Card

Lava Lamp Of Love On This Handmade Red White Valentine's Day Card

> Pam of Pebbles at my Feet

Provencal Gypsy Earrings, Citrine Quartz, Sodalite, Dark Copper

> Connie of The Singing Beader

Sterling Silver.925 Harmonica Charm with Chain Necklace Gift Box

Sterling Silver Accordion Necklace Dimensional Squeezebox Polka Charm

> Jennifer of Desert Creations

Opal Ruffle Scarf, Sashay Scarf also called a Truffle Scarf Handmade

Golden Ruffle Scarf, Sashay Scarf also called a Truffle Scarf Handmade

Rubies Ruffle Scarf, Sashay Scarf also called a Truffle Scarf Handmade


> Susan of Susan Knits

Lucci Melange Circle of Fantasy Jacket yarn and pattern

> Claudia of Claudia’s Crochet Creations

> Kandy of c0nfus3dgurl

Day of the Dead Rockabilly Skull Shabby Polka Dot Hair Clip Headband

> Sarah of Blind Eye Artist SJJ

OOAK Blue-green sleeping mermaid earrings/handpainted, handcrafted, un

> Janice of princessbooksbyjmh

Heart and Key Valentines Card

Custom Be Mine Heart Napkin Rings

Custom Our First Valentines Day Scrapbook Album


> Linda of Steider Studios

Bald Eagle in Tree Taking Off Nature Photograph Blank Greeting Card

Marketing Opportunities:

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

Here is January’s thread for Guild Member only collections


Post your non-guild collections to this threadhttp://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. I think our guild done good this week! Thanks for updating us on the collections, new members and posts to the guild Facebook page. Fabulous offerings by the members.

  2. Julie - thanks is never enough for all you do. I'm so grateful for your passion and energy to keep this guild going. I'm back in the swing of things again after the holidays and will be more active.

  3. Great choices above! Liking what I'm seeing. Thank you for including my new sterling silver harmonica and accordion necklaces. Happy New Year to everyone!

  4. Wow, fun new collections and lots of great new items this week. As always, many thanks for the info and updates, Julie and Blu!!
    Mary Beth

  5. Thanks for another great update, Julie!! :)

  6. Newbies last week and this week pinned to my Welcome To Artfire Board
    I FINALLY HAVE ANOTHER COMPUTER!! NO MORE BORROWING MY MOMS APPLE IPAD! yeah!! Now to figure out how to use the darn thing! Could figure out how to post last week. Hope it posts this week!

  7. great update. thanks so much! Checked out the collections as well! much appreciated!

  8. Great items, cktin team and THank YOU, Julie.

  9. I just realized I wasn't following this blog. Took care of that.

    Please add a tweet button to this site so I can tweet it each Saturday :-}


  10. I wanted to take time to welcome our new members and to thank Julie and Blu for so much that they continually for all of us. So, THANKS! and WELCOME!

  11. Just added a new Collection to Guild thread.



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