Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Look - LYoungStudio's Banner

While all of the entries in the team banner/avatar contest were beautiful, creative and really captured the spirit of our team, the winner by popular vote was LYoungStudio. Congratulations and thank you! The new banner looks great up there, doesn't it?

Thank you to all who submitted designs to the contest, and thank you to all who voted!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

One Hundred Twenty-Two


Thanks to our membership comittee's hard work in getting word out about LArtisans Team, we have doubled our membership in a single week! Thanks so much, WorkingtheStash (Merry), tu2cute (Nicole), Tiffanyc (Tiffany) and soulkat (Kat) for your hard work - your enthusiasm shows!

To our newest members - all 60+ of you - welcome to our Etsy Team. It may take me a while to personally welcome you in a blog post, but I did add you to our member shop list on the right sidebar.

We hope to see you tonight at 8:30 in our Etsy Chat Room.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

And the Winner is.....

Team Chat: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

Thanks to all of you who took the time to vote.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Welcome New Members!

TiffanyCdesigns offers affordable hair accessories for preemies, newborns, babies, toddlers, teens and even moms. It's the bold, beautiful blossoms on the headbands and hats that grabbed my attention. Next time you're shopping for the little princess in your life, check out TiffanyCdesigns.

TheBluePetunia (I love the tag line: "Who knew what paper and glue could do!"). This shop features pendants made with scrabble tiles and game chips, journals, notebooks, magnets, pins, tacks, notecards and calling cards (the square are a favorite of mine).

Fashion design graduate Haley opened GrassisGreener, where she sells handcrafted totes, handbags and wallets. She's now adding a line of unique hair accessories and welcomes custom orders.

planetdestiny features one of a kind jewelry, children's clothing and clutches -- all inspired by color, nature, culture, and simplicity. The artist's profile states, "Most of the wood I use are exotic and local scraps from my husband's fine woodworking projects, from hand made classical guitars to heirloom furniture. I cut, sand, and drill wood to my delight." Check out the unique vibe of her shop!

♦ ♦ Last Chance to Vote! Poll closes Monday, Sept. 22nd at 11:59 p.m. central time. See the poll in the right sidebar, subject: Etsy Chat Night. ♦ ♦

♦ ♦ Last Chance to Sign Up for a Committee or Leadership Role! Deadline: Monday, Sept. 22nd at 11:59 p.m. central time. See ♦ ♦

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wow! Welcome New Members!

Word is really getting out! Please join me in welcoming our newest members:

Trisha's interests are varied and it shows in her beautiful shop, DesignsByTrisha. Her well-organized items include an eclectic mix of jewelry, vintage lace, fabric, paper goods (including notecards, tags, bookmarks), scrapbooking materials, hair accessories, and a lot of destash goodies.

Trisha also operates Etsy shop planetpolymer where she sells handcrafted polymer beads, jewelry, hair accessories, as well as polymer push molds.

AdorableMeBoutique features handmade clothing, specializing in custom boutique pillowcase and A-line dresses. Only the finest quality designer fabrics and ribbons are used to create traditional clothing with a modern edge.

howlinhounds is a canine-lovers delight, featuring handcrafted snoods, coats, bandanas visors, placemats and treat bags -- all for man's best friend. And yes, there are some items for humans too. Be sure the read the shop profile to learn more about "shop assistants" Jingle and Louise.

....And that's not all!

We have even more new members to welcome within the next couple of days. Stay tuned.

♦ ♦ Don't forget to Vote! Etsy Chat Poll closes at 11:59pm central time on Monday (see sidebar at right) ♦ ♦

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Blog Feature: "Follow This Blog"

<-------- Please look at the left sidebar...down a little...just under the 'welcome' message.

See that nifty feature? You can now Follow Our Blog. Updates will automatically be posted in your blogger dashboard. Simply click the hyperlink in the sidebar that says Follow and choose whether you wish to follow publicly or anonymously (I hope you'll choose public - we'd love to know who's reading!)

If there are other blogs you follow that do not have the 'Follow Me' widget, you can add them from your blogger dashboard after you sign in. Here's info on how to do that: What is Following?

Thank you, mamaslittlemonkeys, for reminding me to add this great feature!

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

POLL: Etsy Team Chat

The LousianArtisans Team has been meeting each Wednesday evening at 8:30 p.m. in our own private Esty Chat Room. We're usually there for at least a couple of hours and members come and go as their schedules permit. It's fun and it's informative.

However, we want to hear from you whether Wednesday is a good night for our weekly chats or whether a different night would work better.

Please take a moment to complete the online poll on the right side bar (just above the slide show).

Poll closes 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22 (Central Time).

Thanks for your participation!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Treasuries, Treasuries, Treasuries!

LouisianArtisans have been featured in three recent treasuries. Check them out but clicking the link (and please leave the curator a comment on the treasury page). The links will expire soon, but below are screenshots of each.

1. BNR - curator: tu2cute. Click here to view. Note this treasury expires Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 4:53 pm.

2. Singing the Blues - curator: LisaRaspino. Click here to view. This link expires Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 2:07 am.

3. hmmm? - curator: tu2cute. Click here to view. Please note that this link expires on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 4:52 am.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Welcome New Member!

Please welcome our two newest members (three shops!):

wildlifer78 operates Chloe Boutique. She creates one of a kind artisan jewelry, featuring a variety of gemstones, pearls, Swarovski crystals, vintage beads, and artist lampwork glass and polymer clay beads.

Our other new member operates two Etsy shops:

  1. mamaslittlemonkeys featuring baby apparel, blankets, homemade cloth wipes (for all you cloth diapering mamas out there) and more! This shop will be expanding to include items for older children, the home and bath items.
  2. fleurdeink features flower pens for when an ordinary ballpoint just won't do. She sells single flower pens, as well as bouquets of flower pens.

Welcome to our LouisianArtisans Team!

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Welcome New Member!

Hollyb225 - this jewelry shop is dedicated to fans of the LSU Tigers and the Southern Jaguars. Check it out!

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Check Out These Treasuries!

Propercandy created a treasury, aptly named "I WANNA TREASURY!!!!" to highlight the work of LArtisans. Click here to view (please note the treasury expires Monday, Sept. 15 at 6:49 am). Below is a screen shot:

tu2cute created a treasury called "lalalalala" (almost all featured items are by LArtisan team members). Click here to view. Please note the link expires Sunday, Sept. 14 at 9:59 am. I've captured a screen shot of it:

Great job promoting the LouisianArtisans!

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Welcome New Members!

We now have fifty - yes, 50 - member shops!

Say 'hello' to our newest:

  • WorkingtheStash sells jewelry supplies, scrapbooking supplies and stamping supplies. I so relate to her profile in which shop owner Merry writes: "I also have a "problem" with buying supplies before I need them."
  • CheeseandChocolate is the shop run by the Merry and her daughter, Robyn. This shop features Merry's handcrafted jewelry, and Robyn's original art, prints and art cards.

Both shops feature their animal-muses and are worth checking out!

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Team Website - Coming Soon!

We've reserved the domain name: (thanks to Jess aka AccentEnvy). Nothing is posted yet, but expect great things!


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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Welcome New Members!

Welcome to our three newest members:

  • outlandishthreads is a two person team of costumer designers, specializing in corsets, wench sets, and Royal Faire garb. They welcome custom requests.
  • marymarmee runs MJ's ART featuring handcrafted jewelry & painted art.
  • VivaLaViolette specializes in personal cards, invitations, candles and more.

Their shops have been added to the link list, so be sure to check out their wonderful items.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Treasury Screenshots

In case you missed the recent treasuries featuring our LArtisans Team, here are some screenshots:

Lemon Yellow:


LArtisans Team is Ready for Fall:

Rainbow by LArtisans:

Green with Envy:

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Friday, September 5, 2008


I hope you'll check in at the LouisianArtisans Google Group and let us know how you're doing. My thoughts and prayers are with all Louisiana Artisans and residents affected by Hurricane Gustav (which seems like pretty much the entire state, some more than others, obviously).


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