Sunday, December 26, 2010

I Can See Clearly Now Collection on ArtFire Curated by Hippieknots

Thank-You to Hippieknots on ArtFire for curating this collection and including my Czech Glass Beads. I just love clear crystal and glass. Don't you?

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Catmas Caturday

More Catmas Pictures!!

Photos Courtesy of icanhascheezburger
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Caturday is Catmas!

I love it! Today is both Caturday and Catmas.

There were so many cute Christmas LOLCats to share.  I will publish another post later today.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

LOL Cat Christmas

Caturday has returned to my blog.

I Wish You a Merry LOLCat Christmas.

Please Enjoy the Rest of the LOLCats!

Photos Courtesy of icanhascheezburger
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thank-You Gifts

I love Thank-You gifts.  I consider them to be a win-win choice. 
Everyone I know enjoys receiving a little something extra when they make a purchase.  That little gift makes you feel special.  I don't know too many people who don't like receiving gifts.

Modern Metallic Necklace by Finding Charm on ArtFire
Modern Metallic Necklace by
Finding Charm on ArtFire
I also enjoy giving Thank-You gifts.  I give them for so many different reasons and there are so many different types of Thank-You gifts to give to your customers.  In my jewelry shop, Jewelry by Cheryls Purple Cow I usually include a matching pair of earrings with each bracelet purchased.

Can you guess what the Thank-You gift of choice is in my supply shop, Cheryls Extra Beads.  Let me give you a hint.  I have too many beads and I needed to sell or somehow get some of them out of my house.  Did you guess "beads"?  I even like the play on words.  I attach the Thank-You gift with a label that states "A Thank-You Gift for You from My Extra Beads".

Awareness Bracelets Alzheimer's by SMJ Gifts
Awareness Bracelets Alzheimer's
by SMJ Gifts on Etsy
I have fun choosing the beads that I will give with each individual order.  I do get carried away sometimes.  I have taken over an hour to choose the beads for a $10.00 order because I couldn't decide which beads to choose.

Rainbow Bead Cuff by Dawn April Jewelry
Rainbow Bead Cuff
by Dawn April Jewelry
Thank-You gifts don't always come in a package with a bow.  I like to encourage my readers to comment on my blog posts.  I choose the pictures to include in some of my blog posts from the comments left in previous posts.  The Thank-You gift for leaving a comment is having a picture and link to the item in a future blog post.  I also link to your shop at the end of the post.

What is your opinion on Thank-You gifts?  Does your shop give them?  I would love to read your comments on this subject. 

I would love to thank Dawn April Jewelry, Finding Charm and SMJ Gifts for commenting and for allowing me to use their pictures on my blog.
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Monday, December 6, 2010

I Use Pictures of Your Items in my Posts

There are many "rules" to make your blog posts more interesting and readable. One of them is to include pictures to break up the post. Doing so makes reading easier and more interesting. I agree with that but I know that you are not following me to see pictures of my creations. If you want that you can always go to my shop. I even have them organized in categories for you there.

I like to promote other shops but I don't always have the time to look through all
Southwestern Coral Turquoise Magnesite and
Silver Tube Necklace by cctexan3
the shops I like for items to include on my blog. That's where you come in. It only seems fair that I choose pictures from those of you reading my blog. I start with the comments because comments let me know that you are reading the blog. If I still don't have enough pictures to accompany the article, then I go to my blog followers.

Large Jewelry Box Chest
Pink Midnight by ArtBySunfire
I am very OCD (CDO if you go alphabetically) so I even keep a list of my followers. I just go through that list looking for a shop that I haven't used yet.

Remember to comment if you want to be sure that I use pictures of your items. You can even include a link if you want to promote a specific piece. I don't mind at all.

Most people don't have a problem with mind if I use their pictures, but if you don't want me to use your pictures, just let me know.

I would like to thank cctexan and ArtbySunfire for the use of their photos. You can click on the picture to be taken to the item listing or their shop name to be taken to the shop.
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