... post number one hundred on Blogger :)
... and I'm using it to tell you all about something new I'll be doing this year... starting right now, actually :)
I have lots and lots of friends online here who have Etsy, Artfire or FB shops...some for jewelry, some for beads and other goodies. Seeing comments all over FB about driving traffic to the shops, and advertising, etc etc etc... it got me thinking I should go back to doing 'artist features' again.. like I'd started on my old blog. Only this time around, make each feature... special ;)
So here's what I'm doing.
I contacted five of my shop-owning friends, all of whom I believe are also followers on this blog, actually, come to think of it. Well, no, I contacted FOUR of them about continuing this idea... the lady up today I contacted before hand, just about today ;) Each month until April or May, I will be featuring one artist and their shop... and hosting a giveaway to go with it. It might be in place of a Freebie Friday ... or in addition too... depends ;) This month, it's 'in addition to' ;) There'll also be a new catch to some of the F.F.'s to come.. starting with Feburary's... that I'll fill you in on later... you can all blame Kashmira for giving me the idea ;)
Okay... off track ... gotta stop rambling...
I hope most of you know Shelley Graham Turner.
She's a member of both the FB groups 'Bead Soup Cafe', and 'Creative Bead Chat', has teamed up with Marlene Cupo to host two rounds of 'The Holiday Bling Blog Hop'...( and I believe I saw mention of a third in the works?), and start a new group called 'MarShell Swaps'.
Plus, Shelley is also the lady who started the 'Pink Hair For Lori' campaign last summer :)
She's witty, sarcastic, fun, and just a great lady to know :) She also has one of the biggest hearts I know of.
And some of the cutest grandkids ;)
Anyhow... back to business ;) She's also pretty talented when it comes to making stuff ;)
Have you seen her adorable LOL charms?
You've probably seen her sand dollar... right?
How about her new Dressed Up Ear Wires?
Well I have a surprise for you :) One lucky person is going to win, not one.... but TEN pairs of Dressed Up ear wires. All of these...
Makes you want to pull out your beads and start designing earrings for these, doesn't it?
So, anyone who wants a chance to win these pretties, here's what you have to do... ( There's a Rafflecopter widget below to check off each entry you've done. If you can't use rafflecopter, please say so in your entry comments! )
Go to Tori Sophia and look at all the goodies. Come back here and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is. Check it off in rafflecopter... Tada! One entry.
You can get another entry by faving her shop or an item in her shop ( and letting me know in a comment & rafflecopter).
Hmm.. and how about one more entry for sharing a link to her shop on your FB page or blog? Yeah... not a link to this blog & giveaway... Share the link to her Etsy store, Tori Sophia. And again, leave comment & rafflecopter check to count it :)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I'll let this run for a week, then have rafflecopter pick the winner.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO USE RAFFLECOPTER -- please let me know. Leave your entries comments below, and state with each one that you are unable to use rafflecopter... , and I'll make sure you're included :)
So now that you have something to look forward to... and drool over... ;) I guess I'll let you all know... that one of my followers has ALREADY won a little something. Just for being a follower on this blog :) I've got 52 followers here, and after assigning everyone a number... the winner is LISA LODGE ( aka pineridgetreasures, for those searchers for her among my followers ;) ) Lisa, I'm sending you a little something in the mail... not sharing pictures or anything until you get it ;)
Make sure to drop back in on Saturday for the Memories & Thanks bloghop!