Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Our Own Trends Page! WOW!

Okay, so one person asked about a Christmas In July sale on www.artfire.com . And it has snowballed from there! ( parden the pun! ). We have had such a great response that the Artfire powers that be ( who ROCK! ) have decided on their own to give the sale its own Trend Page.

So as sellers, we need to tags our items with CIJS which stands for Christmas in July Sale. So, if you have a studio on www.artfire.com and want to join in, the sale is going to fun July 15-26th to go along with the 12 days of Christmas theme. Just post a link to your studio on what special you are running at http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?mop=modload&name=Chatterbox&file=viewtopic&topic=13437&forum=11

If you just want to shop, please go to www.artfire.com and you can key in to CIJS to search for those items. Hope to see all of you there!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Getting Ready??

Okay, so my son is getting ready to move. He is headed to Nashville TN for college. He and his girlfriend will be moving in together, both attending college in the Nashville area. I am one that likes to plan things out and know that everything is taken care of.

So back in March, we picked out the apartment. Next week, we will be contacting all of the utility companies to get ready for his move, paying deposits and getting the utilities ready to be switched to his name, etc.

Just have to get to the local u-haul place to arrange the enclosed trailer. Neither one has much to take so a trailer, his car & trunk, and my SUV should handle everything! Oh it brings back memories when I could pack everything I owned into the back of a car. LOL!

Anyway...so that is why I have not been blogging a lot lately. Getting everything ready, signing financial aid paperwork, co-signing apartment paperwork, etc etc. You know how it is!

I will post more as exciting things happen. Wait...that would be never. We are so predictable in my house it is not funny. But we like it that way!

Don't forget to swing by my studio at http://shedesignsjewelry.artfire.com

Thursday, June 25, 2009

12 Days of Christmas...In July?

That is right everyone! There are some studios at http://artfire.com that are having a Christmas in July sale. It will run from July 15th through July 26th.

The list of all the Studios is available at http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=modules.php?mop=modload&name=Chatterbox&file=viewtopic&topic=13437&forum=11

I know that this sign up just started so more will be added daily, hopefully every hour! So, if you have an Artfire studio, you may want to join in. We are going to do a thread posting everyday titled according to the day of the sale. For example "On the first day..." and then the studios that are participating can post items from their studios to draw in attention. Everyone is going to blog, tweet, facebook, etc. Artfire Admin has agreed to tweet it for us! How exciting is that!?! Wonderful!!

Each studio can specify their own sale. For some studios it may be a certain percent off, for some it may be a buy one get one?, some may have special items in a Christmas in July catagory. You just don't know what you are going to find.

Since most of you are crafters/artisans yourself, you know how busy you get as Christmas nears. So eliminate some of your headache by doing your Christmas shopping at the Christmas in July sale on http://artfire.com .

I will blog again and update you as more details are discussed.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

FYI - Great Info to Know!

First, I am sorry that I have not blogged for a while. Things have been very busy. SOn graduated from high school, had his graduation, his party, son's girlfriend & my nephew graduated the following weekend so we had that graduation to go to. Then she had a party and my nephew had 2 parties. I could go on, but that is a blog for another day. So on to the information that is Great to know...

Check out http://capturingcreativitysampler.blogspot.com/ about an opportunity to get your Artfire crafts out there and get noticed!

Also, there are some Artfire.com studios that are planning a Christmas In July Sale from July 14th through the 28th. Watch out for some great deals and some great new products! More info to come on this one as well!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Treasure Chest Hunt on Artfire

Okay...there are some studios on www.artfire.com that have signed up to do a Treasure Chest hunt. There is more information at http://www.artfiretreasurehunt.blogspot.com/ but the idea is that each studio that has signed up has a treasure chest attached to one of their items. If you purchase that item, then you get the surprise. The surprise can be different for each shop. It may be a free item that was pre-selected, it may be a buy one get one half off deal, you just won't know until you purchase the item. It will be really easy to tell if that is the item as within the listing there is a photo of the treasure chest. So if you are looking at a picture of one of my fabulous necklaces, you will see a couple of photos of the necklace and then one photo of a treasure chest. Only the item with the treasure chest has the special. 

This special runs only on Saturdays from Saturday 10 am until Saturday night Midnight EST. So...start planning your purchases now! 

Sheila Hendricks