01 February 2014

Checked in Today! Weekly Guild Update 01-25-14

Your Guild at Work for You
What is new at the Checked In Today! Guild for the week of January 25, 2014?

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

DKOperations

3.5" Red Hand Blown Glass Spoon 

Domoniquesden

Men say a woman's place is in the kitchen, thats where the knives are 

- The Checked In Today! Guild is 175 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. I had to remove a lot missing members this week.

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-- 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.

Its Coming Up Roses by Blue Morning Expressions

Checked in Today! Guild Passion by EvezBeadz Browns And Tans From Checked In Today by The Singing Beader I Heart These Valentines Gift Ideas and I Think You Will Too! 1 by Blue Morning Expressions I Heart These Valentines Gift Ideas and I Think You Will Too! 14 by Blue Morning Expressions I Heart These Valentines Gift Ideas and I Think You Will Too! 2 by Blue Morning Expressions I Heart These Valentines Gift Ideas and I Think You Will Too! 3 by Blue Morning Expressions I Heart These Valentines Gift Ideas and I Think You Will Too! 4 by Blue Morning Expressions I Heart These Valentines Gift Ideas and I Think You Will Too! 5 by Blue Morning Expressions Heart These Valentines Gift Ideas and I Think You Will Too! 6 by Blue Morning Expressions I Heart These Valentines Gift Ideas and I Think You Will Too! 7 by Blue Morning Expressions I Heart These Valentines Gift Ideas and I Think You Will Too! 8 by Blue Morning Expressions I Heart These Valentines Gift Ideas and I Think You Will Too! 10 by Blue Morning Expressions I Heart These Valentines Gift Ideas and I Think You Will Too! 11 by Blue Morning Expressions I Heart These Valentines Gift Ideas and I Think You Will Too! 13 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 February’s thread for Guild Member only collections

http://www.artfire.com/guild_forums/view_thread/3237

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

http://www.artfire.com/guild_forums/view_thread/1661

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

> Boulevard of Artisans 13 by Crafts of the Past – non-guild

~ Artfire Daily Email

> Color Me Green 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

Linda of JNL Designs posted:

Adjustable Brown and Aqua "Flower" Handmade Bracelet

"Cowgirl" Denim Sodalite and Crystal Adjustable Charm Bracelet

Pink and Raspberry Eiffel Tower Charms Adjustable Bracelet

 

Eve of EvezBeadz posted:

Dress Up Bunny Hello Kitty Id Badge Retractable Reel Holder

Hoppy Easter Bunny Rabbit Hello Kitty Id Badge Reel Holder

Blue Puppy Hello Kitty Id Badge Retractable Reel Holder

Nancy of Jazz it up with Designs by Nancy posted:

Pink Burgundy Gray Multi-Strand Finger Crochet Ladies Infinity Scarf

Rich Purple Berry Sequin Ladies Finger Crochet Long Infinity Scarf

Amethyst Purple Lavender Copper Handmade Beaded Net Rope Bracelet

Candy of cOnfus3dgurl posted:

Personalized Red/Black Damask Scrabble Tile Pendant Necklace

 

Nat of Adore by Nat posted:

Animal Safari Food Tent Cards or Place Cards, Personalized or Blank

Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs posted:

Rustic Heart Valentines Earrings Handmade Bronze Red Glass Jewelry

Pam of Pebbles at My Feet posted:

Dark Copper Wire Filigree Earrings with Pale Green Aventurine Bead

Dainty Drop Earrings with Midnight Blue Lapis, Pyrite, Sterling Silver

Jennifer of Aurora Borealis Beading posted:

Wings and Bling bracelet by Aurora Borealis Beading Gallery

 

Connie of The Singing Beader posted:

Upright Console Piano Charm Necklace Sterling Silver Rare Find

Dice bead necklace and earrings multicolored gambling casino jewelry

Julie of Blue Morning Expressions posted:

8-Ball Giant Pushpin Thumbtack for Office Corkboard Bulletin Board

 

Red Flower Giant Pushpins Thumbtacks for Corkboards Bulletin Board

Blue Pillow Beads Teal Flowers Handmade Polymer Clay Jewelry Design

Anna of Crafts of the Past posted:

Designer Signed Hand Sculpted Art Clay Pendant and Beaded Necklace

You guys have been busy! Great job!

Marketing Opportunities:

You can find all the latest marketing and networking opportunities here:

http://checkedintodayguild.blogspot.com/p/marketing-opportunities.html

Here is February’s thread for Guild Member only collections

http://www.artfire.com/guild_forums/view_thread/3237

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

12 comments:

  1. What an array of 'Heart' items you found in the studios of members. Thank you for all these great collections and for keeping us updated. Good luck in your new endeavors!
    Anna

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  2. We're keeping busy! Some of us are trying to stay warm and others are trying to get some rain. But we all are keeping our hands busy. :) Great collections this week! - Connie - The Singing Beader -

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  3. thanks for all the hard work this week, especially on all the wonderful collections Julie! Much appreciated!

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  4. Great items and collections shared ere

    Thanks Julie & Blu!

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  5. I rated and tweeted all the Collections using #ckdin

    Happy sales!

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  6. Wow - someone put together a few collections this week! You and Blu haven't had time to get into much mischief. They were a lot of fun and well worth all the hours it took putting them together. Many thanks :D
    Mary Beth

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  7. Great items!!! Thanks for including mine. You always put the nicest items together.

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  8. http://www.pinterest.com/evezbeadz/checked-in-today-guild/
    new members have been pinned to my board above.
    Thanks Julie for the GREAT rundown on the weeks news.
    Eve

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  9. Great guild update, Julie. And WOW!!! I didn't realize you had curated so many collections. Will work my way through them to share. Belly rubs to the handsome Blu boy.

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  10. Thank you Julie and Blu for the update.

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  11. Thanks for the Update - and the great Valentine Collections!!

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