Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Etsy and The Learning Curve....

What I learned on Etsy in three years...

I learned about light boxes... curses!
I learned about renewing... curses!
I learned about Treasury teams... curses!
I learned about Blogging...curses!
I learned about Twitter... curses!

Then I...
Opened a Twitter account
Opened a Facebook account
Started a Blog
Made a Light Box


I practiced taking product photography...
I practiced writing descriptive descriptions...
I looked for teams to join...
I wrote on my Blog...
I wrote on Twitter...
I wrote on Facebook...

Oooh, oooh, oooh.... I just thought of a few things I left out.

I learned about Kaboodle....curses!
I learned about Stumbleupon...curses!
I learned about Tumblr...curses!

Then I opened a...
Kaboodle account
Stumbleupon account
Tumblr account


I shared on Kaboodle
I shared on Stumbleupon
I shared on Tumblr

*whew* know what? This social networking is exhausting! HA!

Written by:  Carly Vess

(copyright 2010)

Have an awesome day everyone!

Friday, September 24, 2010

ArtFire's Unbelievable Group Deal...

Over the past few weeks I have been moving items from my shop on Etsy to my studio on ArtFire. Little did I know at the time I made this decision that ArtFire was going to make an offer that is totally unbelievable.

Originally ArtFire offered the $5.95 monthly deal to 20,000 members. To our surprise, John (CEO) and Tony (COO) of ArtFire changed the criteria to "all" members who sign up by Oct 1, 2010 will definitely get the group deal. After that, memberships will be $9.95 a month, which isn't a bad deal, but doesn't $5.95 sound even better?

I am so excited to be in on this deal! They have also left Beta behind, WOOT! The front page of ArtFire has taken on a whole new look. It now features "Collections" created by ArtFire Artisans.

All the changes at ArtFire are just incredible and in perfect timing for the upcoming holiday season.

If you haven't checked out ArtFire for awhile, it is never too late.

So come on by and visit, love to see you there. *smile*

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dreams of Mermaids...

SanDesign, a seller on Etsy, sent me a convo today to share with me her newest Treasury. Well, after seeing it, I just knew where I was going next.  Yuppers, right here to my Blog so that I could share it with all of you.  It is just too gorgeous to keep it a secret. 

If you love "mermaids", you won't be disappointed.  Without further adieu, here it is!

Generated using Treasure Trove by packagery.com

Now don't be shy, be sure to click on the link above to view this awesome Treasury and the Artisans up close and personal.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall and the Holiday Season...

WOW, where did the summer go?!?  Mid-September already, fall is upon us next week and ghoulish Halloween will be here before we know it!

Then it's Thanksgiving and and and, then it's Christmas. 

Anyone else feeling like our days are just speeding by?

On Monday I paid a visit to Michaels for much needed supplies and what greeted me at the door?  Not Halloween or Fall items, but Christmas decorations.  YIKES!

But, I must admit that Fall is my "favorite" time of the year.  Not that Arizona experiences it, at least here in the Valley we don't. 

I always tease that we go from brown to brown.  I am so envious of those who have the awesome beauty of fall colors bestowed upon them.  I can only imagine how gorgeous the trees must be in their flaming red and orange colors.

Do you have photos that show off the spectacular colors of the Fall season?  I would love to see them!  Drop me a comment with a link so that I can ooh and ahh.  :)

Have a super day!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Birthday Celebrated with Lilies...

(To see these beauties up close & personal, click on the photo)
Yesterday I celebrated another year older, yikes!  But how could I regret it when my daughter gave me these lovelies?

They are without a doubt "breathtaking"!

When I first saw them my reaction was they were made of wax.  They are incredible!  The richest shades of orange.  And oh the aroma!  To die for!

Thank you my dear daughter, you made my day special!

Have a simply wonderful day everyone!