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General Discussion / artisit spotlight...Tara
« on: May 26, 2012, 08:10:56 AM »
I featured a young woman named Tara on my blog today.  She is desperately looking for a job (for over a year now) and also trying to support herself with handmade.  Please take a peek, and hit the twitter and facebook share button.  I would greatly appreciate it, and so would she.  Oh yeah, she's my son's girlfriend, but I'm not playing favorites,  ;)

General Discussion / artfire vs zibbet
« on: May 25, 2012, 08:44:16 PM »
I need some advise....who has an artfire and/or zibbet shop?  Which one is better?  I have a shop on Zibbet right now, but for $9 a month, they don't have a lot of apps (like a widget to put my shop on my blog).

General Discussion / primitive art
« on: May 24, 2012, 07:43:45 PM »
if you like primitive art, you'll love this shop I wrote about today.

General Discussion / let's link up our blogs
« on: May 23, 2012, 09:48:58 AM »
I hope this is ok, and I think I asked about this before but I've slept since then and can't, let's all share our blog links here.
You follow me, and I'll follow you!

Handmade Highlights / Handmade Highlights Contest #4 (May 22 - 28)
« on: May 21, 2012, 08:26:03 PM »
Congratulations Lisa of Uniqlets, Jewelry by Lisa, winner of the Handmade Highlights Contest #3!!!!!!  :)

So here we are with HHC#4 -

Participants will make a Handmade Highlight according to a selected theme, it will go a week, and the winner will be the one with the most comments.

You can comment on your own Highlight as many times as you feel the need to but only one will count towards your total.

Theme: I need a vacation, so the theme is your dream vacation! beach, woods, wherever!  Use your imagination...if you want to go to Ireland, find green items, just make sure you post the explanation in your description.

Please put "HHC#4 I need a vacation" as your highlight title

****The winner will get $15.00 to spend in any of our 3 shops.****

This contest ends at 8 p.m. EST on May 28

Have fun!!!

General Discussion / blog posts for Saturday May 12
« on: May 12, 2012, 02:35:43 PM »

General Discussion / Our Sunday Funnies
« on: May 06, 2012, 08:33:06 PM »
this is what happens when you give a 3 year old ice cream for dinner.

Just Life / for vintage loving knitters
« on: May 04, 2012, 02:51:41 PM »

Handmade Highlights / my first highlight
« on: April 30, 2012, 10:08:57 AM »
I shared my first highlight on my blog today.

Business Tips and Help / how to take better pictures
« on: April 30, 2012, 09:57:39 AM »
I just finished making my first Highlights here and while I found so many wonderful items, I had difficulty finding enough of the "theme" items I wanted because way too many item pictures are not very good.  If you are spending the time to create wonderful items, and then listing them, you really need to spend the time to take really good pictures if you want to increase your sales.  Here's some tips...
1) many pictures are just way too dark.  if possible, take the pictures outside in natural light.  If you can't go outside, use a light box and overhead lamp instead of your built in flash.  And then edit your picture in picassa, or whatever photo program you have on your computer.
2) get good close ups, use the macro setting on your camera if you can.  and use the timer so after you push the shutter button, you will have a second or two for the camera to stop shaking before taking the picture.
3) get creative, don't always take the pictures dead front and center.  try to take some at an angle, and use other items to set the scene.  do not use a busy background, solid light backgrounds, or solid flat black, works best.
4) crop!!! and crop slightly offcenter and watch the pixel size so your items will show off better in the thumbnails.
5) you don't need an expensive camera...but try to use something better then your cell phone.
Hopefully these tips will encourage you to really show off your creative talents, and increase your sales.

Handmade Highlights / need a smile?
« on: April 30, 2012, 09:45:04 AM »
my first highlight! 

is there a way to put these on our blogs? like the app on Etsy?

Just Life / my bunny needs a new name!
« on: April 26, 2012, 11:53:17 AM »
my neighbor gave us the cutest little bunny rabbit the other day, but my kids cannot agree on a name.  Please visit my blog and vote so I can stop calling her bunny.  (that is one of the choices, lol)

Just Life / my hubby's 71st birthday
« on: April 24, 2012, 12:56:24 PM »
this is how my wonderful hubby spent his birthday!

General Discussion / regretsy on etsy reseller
« on: April 24, 2012, 12:50:34 PM »

General Discussion / robotics competition
« on: April 19, 2012, 04:45:44 PM »
today was my daughters school robotics competition.  all day with a metal building full of 5th graders gave me a headache, but the competition was cool.

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