15 February 2014

Checked in Today! Weekly Guild Update 02-08-14

~ Artfire Daily Email
Your Guild at Work for You
What is new at the Checked In Today! Guild for the week of February 08, 2014?
-- New Members - We want to welcome the following new members to the Checked In Today! Guild


OWL Art, original painting, owl painting, original artwork, bird art 


Home Coming Soldier - Loving Couple - Digital Download Printables  


Grapevine Wine Goblet Scented Soy Candle 

- The Checked In Today! Guild is 172 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.
~ 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
-- 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.
Whats New by Crafting Memories
Whats New - 2 by Crafting Memories The Warming Sun of Spring by A 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 February’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
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--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
Jennifer of Aurora Borealis Beading posted:
Victorian Dreams earrings by Aurora Borealis Beading Gallery
Dark Knight  necklace by Aurora Borealis Beading Gallery
Anna of Crafts from the Past posted:
Turkoman Silver Bead Pendant, Persian and Fossil Coral Agate Beads
Hand Cut Green Moss Agate, Blue Agate and Druzy Pendant Necklace
Designer Signed Picture Panel Pendant on Blue, Green and Gold Necklace
Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs posted:
Chunky African Carved Bone Wood Handmade Necklace Magnesite Jewelry
Ancient Horse Bronze Coin Replica Necklace Handmade Jasper Turquoise
Nat of Adore by Nat posted:

Sock Monkey Cupcake Toppers for Birthday or Baby Shower Party
Robot Happy Birthday Banner Decoration for Kids Party
Nancy of Jazz it up with Designs by Nancy posted:
WireWrap Leopard Jasper Pendant Agate Orange Swarovski Necklace Set
Ladies Frilly Ruffle Scarf Purple Berry Wine Lacy Boutique Sashay Yarn
Sapphire Lampwork Decorative Gunmetal Gray Handmade Beaded Bracelet
Michael of DKOperations posted:
Centralized Glass Orb
Purple & Yellow Heart Pendant
3.5" Red Striped Spoon
Connie of The Singing Beader posted:
Microphone clip on zipper pull phone charm accessory sterling

CJ of Ozarks Designs posted:
Cascading Satin Blue Glass Earrings

Cathy of Crafting Memories posted:
Hand Knit Plum Shimmer Shawl
Lisa of CardsbyLibe posted:
Virtually Singing Happy Birthday With This Handmade Greeting Card

Fun Handmade Anniversary Or Friendship I Dig You Greeting Card Blue
Eve of EvezBeadz posted:
Love You to Death Valentine Sterling Plated Pierced Earrings

Jelly Bean Sterling Plated Pierced Earring Clips, You Pick Color
Enamel Easter Egg Bunny Rabbit Sterling Plated Earrings
Marketing Opportunities:
You can find all the latest marketing and networking opportunities here:
Here is February’s thread for Guild Member only collections
Post your non-guild collections to this thread
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. Stupendous collections this week! All of front page quality. Thanks for posting them here. And thanks for all your work with the guild.

  2. Awesome post Julie. Thanks for including my items. pinned them all on Perfect for Mom page :)

  3. Thank yo for the update!

    Great collections and items featured here!


  4. I can't start a Saturday until I check out the happenings of fellow Guild members - thanks for another great update, Julie and Blu!
    Mary Beth

  5. Thank you for another update, Julie! Shared this blog at The Singing Beader Facebook page. - Connie

  6. Thanks for the update and all your hard work!

  7. Thanks for the updates and welcome to the Newbies! Pinned to my http://www.pinterest.com/evezbeadz/checked-in-today-guild/

  8. WoW! Some really great creations here, you all have been really busy!
    Just Gorgeous everyone!!!!

  9. Thank you for the updates, Julie! Love the collections!

  10. Thank you for the updates Julie and Blu.

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  12. Such a pleasure to my Wine candle here,Thankyou for the updates.


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