Archive for July, 2008

NEW Charity Shop on Etsy

I belong to PCAWW ,

and we have a member who is starting a charity shop (PCFAC) on Etsy http://www.polymerclayforacause.etsy.com/
This is in honor of her daughter and every 4 mos. Polymer Clay Artist Guild on Etsy will vote on a charity to give 100% of all sales from this site. Here is one thing that Angela said about her site:
“There have been a few post out now that have talked about terrible things that poeple do….stealing art, re-selling, ect. I will do my best and post as much as I can about the charity that is choosen and maybe after we doante once or twice people will feel better about doanting. I am doing this in my daughters honor and the last thing that I would do is screw that over/up.”  As you can see Angela is very dedicated to this.

This is a real good cause and she could use our help.  If you feel you can donate something pls. contact:

Polymer Clay for a Cause
PO Box 470100
Aurora, CO
80047-0100

And by the way she has Polymer Cafe willing to look at posting it in their
magazine, when this gets up and going…think about the free
advertizing that might give you 🙂 and it is tax deductable.

And the biggest plus of all is the feeling you get from helping someone.

 

 

 

 

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The Great Treasure Hunt

I have been having fun and learning at the same time this past week.  I have been doing this cool treasure hunt. Cindy Lietz of ;  http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/  has been having a treasure hunt.  It is for everyone who is signed on to her guest list and is recieving her free videos.

Let me tell you a little about her site.  She has free videos that are about 2 mins. long and cover every aspect of poly crafting.  She shows you how to everything from how to condition your clay, how to use foils, make canes, and a lot more.  She also has 39 other videos that she sell that are in more detail.  I have not been able to purchase any but I understand from other people they are really good.  She speaks in an easy laid back way that is real easy to listen to. She teaches  in a way that makes it easy for you to learn. 

Also on her site she has all kinds of posts on every thing subject you can think of.  She gives you color mixing charts, that are really good and different than the ones already out there, she gives you ideas on making and using canes, and different things to use with polymer clay.

But what I really wanted to talk about was her treasure hunt Cindy is one smart lady.  By having this treasure hunt she has had us looking at different posts on her site while searching for the next clue.  Sometimes I didn’t have time to read the whole post but still picked up a lot of interesting ideas.  I bookmarked the ones I couldn’t read at the time.  I have enjoyed this journey of learning as I was having fun.  WAY TO GO CINDY.

Link Exchanging

Has this ever happened to you?  You go to someone site and really think it is nice.  So you send them an email and say “I’ll put your link on my site if you will put mine on yours”  They write back saying that that is a great idea.  So you do.  But then you notice that they didn’t.

What do you do?  Well I have decided to print this little post and hope that the ones who have done this to me will read it and realize that they forgot and fix it.  If they don’t within a reasonable amount of time I will just take them off my list.

I hope I haven’t done this to anyone.  I know in this busy world sometimes you just get so busy you forget some times.  So even though this hurts I will wait and see if that is what happen here.

This is such a good way to get your blog or web site out in the public eye that it would be a shame for me to have to remove some people.  But fair is fair.  If I hadn’t of ask and they hadn’t of agreed that would be different.

Anyway that is my feelings on that subject.  Anyone else feel that way?

Interesting Websites

Hello everyone, I wanted to share a couple sites with you that might help you in getting your business

started or even just get organized. I hope these help you out. I belong to a newsletter list on working

at home. It is ran by Leslie Truex.

 http://workathomesuccess.com/blog/

 This is a good blog if you

are looking for work that you can do from the comfort of your home. She has a lot of usefull information.

I got my newsletter yesterday and she had an article about a new blog she is doing called ‘Better living on the web’.

http://betterlivingontheweb.com

that shows you how to use web tools and tricks to make work, life and play easier. The first article is about

‘Entrepreneur assist’.

http://assist.entrepreneur.com/ea/overview.do;jsessionid=7FBDB6C523EFBB095B36948635A1F3D6 or http://tinyurl.com/6lpp5w

This is a site where they have a collection of free business

planning and productivity tools designed with entrepreneurs in mind. You have to sign up, but once you do they have templates, planners, and a

great library where you can download books like  ‘Advertising without and angency made easy’,

‘niche and get rich’  and  ‘prefect business’ and everything is free.

There are articles about google, and wordpress just to name a few. I think it is a gold mine of information.

 

How much do you know about how you can use google search page? Like did you know you can use it as a calulator? This article

talks about 5

 

hidden functions, and most accessible from the main search box.

Here’s the link:

http://www.webupon.com/Search-Engines/Five-Things-You-Didnt-Know-Google-Could-Do.103236

I hope these links help you, I haven’t had time to look into all the things that are offered but did bookmark

them to take a better look later.