The California Crafters Club of Etsy (CCCOE) is a group of independent artists, crafters, & artisans from California who sell their wares on Etsy.com.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

REPEAT UPDATE - but a lot of good information!

WHAZZUP CCCOE? Plenty for the week 3.09-3.15 MUST READ CCCOEteam CCCOEteam says: You can’t say there’s nothing to do in this group! Welcome to new members, the more you post on this thread, the more everyone gets to know you! Pick something and get involved! MOST IMPORTANT: Our team account is changed, notice the new name. The old account is being deleted to remove billing information due to our decision not to open a team shop. --What does this affect? Nothing much except anywhere you personally posted a link using the old team site, please go now and change it to this new team site (such as on your blog, in a treasury). --What do you need to do? Please click on the link now to double check that all the info is correct http://cccoeteam.etsy.com and convo Nina http://prettycheap.etsy.com if there are any changes. From now on use this team account anytime you want to send someone to see our team profile. --It’s ok to continue to use the ‘cccoe’ tag and refer to us as CCCOE. --Committee Chairs please convo Nina for the new login id and password. 1. "Witchy Women: Heroines, Heretics and Whores" That’s the topic for our March Design Competition! Any California resident with a shop can become a CCCOE member and enter a piece under the topic. Tag it with 'cccoe' and 'marchchallenge', then copy and paste it, with your name, into the list at the end of this thread: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5496467 Challenge runs through midnight PST March 31. 2. Hot Diggety, we got Lucky! And so did a lot of voters! --We had great success obtaining voters on our February Design Competition Lucky Charm Entries! Now let’s turn them into buyers! All the voters get a discount of 10% off any purchase in the participating shops until March 14 (Fri). The list of these voters has been placed on our blog, and here in the thread (see post below). And congrats to http://elenamary.etsy.com for grabbing the most votes for best entry “Good Karma Bracelet”. --WOW! Thank You Volunteer treasury curators Oceanave, Anniek, Localcolorist and AlliesAdornments! We promised all voters (who wish) to be put in a treasury this week. There they go! --Round of applause to our event chair and members http://QuirkynBerkeley.etsy.com and http://Tresijas.etsy.com for such a great time! 3. Want to be in an East Coast/West Coast fling? Etsy admin has something up their sleeve for a team cross promotion and are letting teams partner up informally for now. We are eyeing the NEWNEW team (New York/New Jersey) and are already meeting and brainstorming in a thread, please come in and throw down your gauntlet: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5504615 4. Promo, Promo, everywhere a Promo! Promo swap for CCCOE team members in progress! These are little items you collect from other teammates for passing out in your sales packages, in craft fair goody bags, or whatever. New members especially should check it out! Convo our swap chair Yolanda for info http://yolandasclay.etsy.com 5. Want to be seen by millions? Design the new CCCOE Logo! Convo our promo chair AnnieK http://anniekdesigns.etsy.com for more details. But Hurry Deadline is 3/10! 6. DESTASH! Need I say more? A new destash photo folder has been started in the yahoo group for team members to trade and/or sell to each other. Thanks goes to Kim http://visionquest.etsy.com and now you can add your photos and do whatever it takes to get rid of that stuff! In yahoo just click 'Photos' (left column), then click on the 'DeStash' Album, and there is already stuff to see. Click 'Add' to put up your pics. 7. Have you made it this far???? Get one of the local meetups on your calendar! --Northern CA CCCOE member meet-up. Everyone is welcome to attend. Meeting will be somewhere in the East Bay or SF. For more info, please contact Wrenay at http://shopwhimsy.etsy.com or email her at shopwhimsy [!at] gmail.com --Southern CA CCCOE member meet-up: Los Angeles March Gathering! Saturday, March 22nd 2:30pm, Santa Monica, CA. Email heather [!at] palleikodesigns.com with your email address to be added to the evite list for address location and more contact details. Bring your craft and your camera if you wish. So Cal will have a mini workshop on the best ways to feature your products in those product photos. This means you will get tips on how to use those settings on your digital camera to get the best photo you can. We will also discuss lighting and framing as well as how to manipulate your photo in editing software. Or, simply sit back and relax with a glass of wine and enjoy good company. SOCAL: PLEASE BRING A FAVORITE APPETIZER TYPE MUNCHIE and/or BEVERAGE OF CHOICE. WINE AND SOME SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED AS WELL. This is a child friendly event. One last plea! When you post on the yahoo group, please include your shop link and real time name too! It is hard to find out who you are just from a yahoo id! That’s all folks! And if that’s not enough, just read on………. You all are keeping me busy, Nina, CCCOE secretary Posted at 9:59 am, March 9 2008 EST prettycheap

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