Thursday, November 25, 2010

Many Thanks for Today

I find myself thinking of all the wonderful things in my life. I am especially thankful for my wonderful partner in life, my husband, Joe and our amazing family. Words can't express all the love of family, and for my darling grandchildren. They lift my spirits and make me young again.

Then I turn to my business life and I begin to think of wonderful people in the Promotional Frenzy thread and how they have helped me with their wise business savvy and their wonderful friendship. So thankful for finding this in a place that started out as a way to make some extra cash. Incredible amazing folks, oh, I don't want to forget, so extremely talented, in this thread.

A wonderful Thanksgiving to all.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Monday's a Charm, Tuesday-Saturday will be even Better

This week, I am going to try to do a little something each day to work on my ETSY Account. Be it clean up my craft room,inventory some of my beads, create a new piece of jewelry, or make a Treasury to include the lovely items of others. I have decided to commit this week to good efforts for promotion, expansion, and gaining notice to my Shop, as well as to others.

This upcoming weekend, October 30-31 there is an Intergalactic Gem and Bead Show in Newark, Delaware. I am signing up for a Class to learn how to create a "Blooming Vine Pendant." I'll be learning some new skills for me (wire wrapping, using butane mini torch, creating vine tendrils, etc.). Learning a new technique is sooo exciting.

Of course, I will be doing some shopping in my spare time between the class to purchase those perfect beads.

I wish you all a successful week.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Working Crafts into Watching My Grandson Today

We have the pleasure of watching our grandson, Joey, who is 2 1/2 years old this weekend. He is just a darling and a sweetheart.

I have been wondering if there is any way that I can add creativity to the day for me. I just realized that Joey and I can paint together (washable paints), play with play dough, draw, and I have a kit we can put together to make a Tiger.

So, although I may not be making jewelry or photographing and posting some items, I will get my creativity side going and will be able to encourage Joey's.

I can't wait - he is such fun to be around!! Everyone have a wonderful day.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Promotional FRENZY on ETSY

This is a fantastic ETSY Thread:

The purpose of this thread is to encourage each individual ETSY Shop, who is a member of the thread, to gain exposure. Galla15 has come up with a plan for every day of the week that encourages folks to promote their items, and other member's items for increased views which lead to that important SALE.

Various Promotional Venues are used, such as Blogging, Tweeting, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Facebook, just to name a few.

A few of my favorite Shops, who participate, are: (gorgeous Handmade jewelry) (lovely Handmade Jewelry) (beautiful photo cards, calendars,bookmarks)