22 February 2014

Checked in Today! Weekly Guild Update 02-15-14

Your Guild at Work for You
What is new at the Checked In Today! Guild for the week of February 15, 2014?

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

JosiannesJewelry

Adjustable Wire wrapped Ring Red Coral and sterling silver 016 

Spinners

Multicolored Chevron A-line dress with Adorable Flutter sleeves! 

- 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.

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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.

Sunflowers Checking In Today by Kats All That

Roses are Red...Violets are Blue by LilBitOLove Morphed into Beauty by Kats All That Red, Silver, Grey or Gray Checked In Today by The Singing Beader

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

> Capture the Moon by Umeboshi –  non-guild

> The Color of Art by Walk in the Woods LLC – non-guild

~ Artfire Daily Email

> Olympic Golds by Specialtivity – non-guild

> The Warming Sun of Spring by Walk in the Woods LLC – guild

I would love to see some more of our members sharing their latest creations. If you are not using Facebook, then post it on our guild forum. I will pick it and shared it with the group for you. Instructions and link to our guild page are in the following:

--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

Connie of The Singing Beader posted:

Very Small Little Girls Pink Stretch Bracelet With Crystals

Clear Crystal And White Pearl Silver Filigree Chandelier Earrings

Linked Bracelet Large Clear Crystals and White Pearls Small Medium

Sue of Quilt Tops posted:

Irish Shamrock Kitchen or Bar Set Towel and 2 Pot Holders

 

Eve of EvezBeadz posted:

Sweet Cherry Pink Rilakkuma Id Badge Retractable Reel Holder

St. Patrick's Day Bling Rilakkuma Id Badge Retractable Reel Holder

 

Lavender Bow Bling Rilakkuma Id Badge Retractable Reel Holder

 

Kathy of Specialtivity posted:

Swarovski Crystal Cobalt Blue Sterling Silver Hand Beaded Earrings

Bright Blue Crystal Antique Gold Plate Pewter Swarovski Pearl Earrings

Hand Beaded Silver Fan Swarovski Blue Crystal Silver Ear Hook Earrings

CJ of Ozarks Design posted:

Canyon Marble Circle Earrings

 

Nancy of Jazz it up with Designs by Nancy posted:

Rich Beige Caramel Copper Lampwork Handmade Beaded Bangle Bracelet

Stunning Emerald Swarovski Crystal Handmade Gold Net Bangle Bracelet

WireWrap Leopard Jasper Pendant Agate Orange Swarovski Necklace Set

Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs posted:

Vintage Butterfly Intaglio Glass Earrings Handmade Swarovski Jewelry

Kathy of Kats All That posted:

Handmade Java Glass Beaded BOHO Five Wrap Memory Wire Bracelet

Sunflower Yellow Crystal Green Leather Double Wrap BOHO Bracelet

Lisa of CardsbyLibe posted:

Sending Good Thoughts Handmade Card With Retro Inspired Colors

Make A Wish Handmade Retro Design Inspired Birthday Greeting Card

Jennifer of Aurora Borealis Beading Gallery posted:

River Nile dream catcher earrings by Aurora Borealis Beading Gallery

The River Nile necklace by Aurora Borealis Beading Gallery

The Spring Rose Necklace by Aurora Borealis Beading Gallery

Cathy of Crafting Memories posted:

Heart Shaped Jasper Wire Wrapped Pendant

Gold and Pearl Beaded Necklace

Rose of Artistic Creations by Rose posted:

Tree of life jewlery, tree of life bracelet, artistic cuff bracelets

 

There are lots of really great new products in these shops.

I am in the middle of planning this:

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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

16 comments:

  1. Thanks again for the update, Julie. Great items and collections added to the site.
    Anna

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  2. Thank you Julie for the update and welcome to the new members!

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  3. Thanks, Julie for the update! Welcome Josiannes Jewelry and Spinners to the group. The collections look wonderful and the creativity is awesome!

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  4. Adding my welcome to the new members - lots of lovely new items to share this week, as well. Thanks for another great update, Julie and Blu!

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  5. Good to see many keeping their fingers busy, and welcome new members. :) Thanks for the update, Julie. I'm looking forward to your plans for Mother's Day promotions.

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  6. Thank you for the update Julie and Blu.

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  7. as always, thank for the update. LOVE that dress that is posted! Great collections!

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  8. Thank you as always!!! I have pinned the items to my perfect for mom pinterest board!

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  9. I reposted two of the first items and two of the collections on my blog post today "Networking Saturday" I hope you will stop by and join in the Networking Linkup. Post as many shops, blogs, and social media sites as you would like I just ask that you limit it to 1 for each.

    Hope to see you there:)
    http://butterflyintheattic.blogspot.com/2014/02/networking-saturday-link-your-shop-or.html

    Blessings
    Colleen

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  10. Thank you for the update and all your time invested in promoting this Guild!


    I tweeted this

    Thanks #BlueMorningExpressions @saracom http://checkedintodayguild.blogspot.com/2014/02/checked-in-today-weekly-guild-update-02_22.html #ckdin

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  11. Thank you so much for the weekly update, Julie and Blu. Tasty dog treats to the handsome one from the handsome one (:

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  12. Wonderful blog post, Julie. Always a treat on Sat. mornings.

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  13. Thank you for the updates, Julie & Blu!

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  14. Great Update, Jullie! Some nice Collections!! I am working on a new item after spending lots of time on Custom Orders that were not on Artfire - but I may not have it done until March.

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  15. Awesome, I really like your stuff. I'm also one of the seller on artfire and ListingDock.com and successfully earning. I'm getting more sales on ListingDock as compared with artfire and etsy.

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