04 January 2014

Checked in Today! Guild Weekly Update 12-28-13

Your Guild at Work for You
What is new at the Checked In Today! Guild for the week of December 28, 2013?

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


TANGERINE calming and uplifting Bath Salts 4oz. NEW Handmade

- 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.

Welcoming The New Year With Cheerful Colors by RSS Designs in Fiber

Bright Happy Reds by Covergirlbeads Checked in Today! Guild November and December New Members by Blue Morning Expressions


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

> Jewelry for Every Season by Beaded Necklace Shoppe – non-guild

> Start the Music by The Twisted Red Head – non-guild

> For a Dazzling New Years Eve by Pretty Gonzo – non-guild

~ Artfire Daily Email

> Tangled up in Blue by Shadow Dog Designs – non-guild

> Mixed Berries by My Mountain Studio – 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

Hand Crochet Ladies Purple Black Gray Beanie Hat Caron Simply Soft

Pink Burgundy Gray Multi-Strand Finger Crochet Ladies Infinity Scarf

Rich Purple Berry Sequin Ladies Finger Crochet Long Infinity Scarf

Julie of Blue Morning Expressions

Yellow Flower with White Polka Dots and Swarovski Crystal Earrings

Red Rose Bangle Bracelet Blue with Green Leaves Handmade Polymer Clay

Nikki of My Mountain Studio

Handmade Flower Embellishments in Assorted Colors Crocheted Adornments

Handmade Flower Embellishments in Pink and Purple Crocheted Adornments

Kandy of c0nfus3dgurl


Mermaid Love Colorful Purple Valentine Shabby Chic Hair Clip Headband

Goth Princess Skull Shabby Chic Floral Cluster Hair Clip Headband

Connie of The Singing Beader

Sheet Music Cabochon Pendant Necklace and Earring Set Glass Dome Bezel

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. Awesome selections! Thanks Julie....I have promoted and commented :)

  2. Thank you for the update, Julie! Shared!

  3. checked out the collections! thanks for the update. Have a great week!

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

  5. Thanks for the update, Julie. I appreciate your diligence in keeping in touch with us. Must be like herding cats ;)

  6. I will get a Collection made. I a glad the ink of where to post is shared here


  7. Many thanks for another great update :) Happy New Year! (is there an expiration date on wishing people a happy new year?)

  8. Beautiful new items and collections. Thanks!

  9. Beautiful new items and collections. Thanks!

  10. Beautiful new items and collections. Thanks!

  11. Beautiful new items and collections. Thanks!

  12. Beautiful new items and collections. Thanks!

  13. Beautiful new items and collections. Thanks!

  14. Beautiful new items and collections. Thanks!

  15. Beautiful new items and collections. Thanks!

  16. Thanks so much for the updates, Julie!

  17. Thanks for another great Update, Julie!

  18. Thanks for another great Update, Julie!


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