Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October 2009

Sample Boxes are up for sale in the TeamSC shop. Please note that SCteam members are NOT allowed to purchase boxes. This is to be used for promoting the team.
You CAN however promote. Suggestions:
etsy shop announcement
adding a signature to your e-mail
inserts in orders that you send out

Just please remember not to spam as this will reflect badly on the team and yourself

We are also giving away one box on the team blog.
Again, SCteam members are NOT allowed to enter the giveaway.

You can use the images provided on the team message board to promote.
4 boxes with 12 items are being sold for $45
5 boxes of 11 items are being sold for $40
value: $75-$120

If you are not participating in the sample boxes you can still promote. Also, consider donating a dollar or two to cover listing fees of the boxes. Let's support each other!
You can also add 3 items to the team shop for only $1.00.

As voted at the last team meeting we now have a new team tag. SCteam rather than TeamSC. Please update your etsy shop tags to reflect this. This will make it easier for members and outsiders to find our items.

Members who have not posted or visited the team board since joining or in the past 30 days will be removed.
Please post monthly (make sure it's relevant) to stay active.
A weekly visit is recommended to stay up-to-date.

Please turn on to receive notices when an internal message is sent to you.

The theme for this months Creative Challenge is Thanksgiving. Deadline is October 24.

Weekly challenges have resumed.

New members:

if your name is not linked it is because you do not have your shop listed in your profile.

bannercelebrations October 15
bethwicker October 21
citydetails October 25
antigenre November 6

If you are planning on having a sale for the holidays, please post here.

Monday, November 9 at 8:00 P.M. in the Virtual Labs on Etsy.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

September 2009

A quick reminder:
PLEASE add your Etsy shop link to your profile on the message board. You MUST include the http:// before the rest of the url for it to show up. You can do this by going to your profile and editing your information.

Join us at the Etsy forum for fun, reminders and showing off your new listings. It's a great way to get to know your fellow team members.

We are looking for members to help spice-up the team blog:

If you have any photos of you doing a craft show we'd love to add them to the team blog.

If you have any how-to's that you've created, we would love to feature it.

If you have been busy creating new items for the upcoming holidays we'd love to show a sneak-peek on the blog.

If you've gotten together with other teamsc members, we'd love to hear about it.

We'd love to feature you!

The next meeting will occur on the first Monday of the month as the 12th is a holiday. The meeting is set for October 5th at 8:00 P.M. in the Etsy Virtual Labs. Please be there as we will be discussing changes to the team as well as talking about the sample box.

Speaking of the sample box, there is still time to send in your items to Taylor. Have them in the mail no later than September 25th. Boxes will go on sale beginning October 15. We expect everyone to promote in some way. We also need funds to list the boxes. Please read the board for all the details.

The teamsc shop needs more items. Selling the sample boxes will help us get exposure but seeing items from the team will help more. To participate, visit this link.

The deadline for this months Creative Challenge is September 23. The theme is Halloween/Autumn. We already have some great entries! Be sure your item was created after September 1. Please read the rules!

Check out the upcoming craft shows that our members will be participating in. Many are still accepting applications so consider joining in and selling your items and meeting up with fellow members.

Member, playswithmud is featuring members on her blog. If you'd like to be interviewed, please contact her.

Live in the upstate and want to meet some of your fellow team members, consider joining in the meet-and-greet on October 24th. Be sure to bring a sample of your work. You may just make a sell. Sandy will be your host. She is a wonderful member and very nice! You'll be happy you met up with everyone.

If you live in the midlands/Columbia-area, try getting together with your local members.
Or the Lowcountry.

Let's welcome our newest members (if your name is not highlighted it's because your profile does not have your shop listed):

Happy Birthday's to:
embriyah - October 8

Please visit the team message board weekly for updates and team activities/announcements. We don't want you to miss out on important and fun stuff!

Look for the October newsletter mid-October

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August Newsletter (2009)

August Creative Challenge theme: Back to School
Entry must be created between August 1 and August 24
Tag your entry with "scteamchallenge8"

Please add your Etsy shop address to your profile on the teamsc message board. Be sure to include http:// before the shop url.

Collecting items for the team sample box.
Items should be worth no more than $10.
Collecting 10 items per member.
More info. can be found here.

Add your items to the teamsc Etsy shop.

TeamSC rules:
You MUST visit the message board weekly and read what is going on.
You may NOT use the teamsc tag if you do not plan on being an active team member.

prisspatch (Aug. 29)
bowraeme (Sept. 7)

Next team meeting is Monday, September 14 at 8:00 PM in the Etsy Virtual Labs.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 2009 Newsletter

The TeamSC forum that you are used to seeing has been removed. We are not sure of the reasoning but please join us at our new message board here.

Sunshine and Smiles is the theme. Enter by July 24.
Congratulations to the June winner! Rosemary from MinnieMaes.

TeamSC Christmas in July (XiJ) is going on now. Please advertise in your shop and your blog that the sale is going on.
If you are not participating, help your fellow members by posting in the Etsy forum.

Taking notes of who wants to participate. Collection period begins Aug. 1.

Next team meeting is August 10 in the Etsy Virtual Labs.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June 2009

There's a lot going on with TeamSC! Be sure to check out the message board for all the up-to-date information.

If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to fill out the Member Survey. This will let us know your member status. It closes on the 20th so be sure to take it as soon as possible.

This months Creative Challenge theme is Americana. Make sure your entry is in by the 23rd. Please read the rules before submitting your entry!!! The item must have been created AFTER June 1.

We need more members to participate in the TeamSC Christmas in July (XiJ). The deadline to sign up is June 29th.

We are still taking entries for the TeamSC brochure. All entries must be in by June 19th. No exceptions! We need tutorials and a list of any craft shows that you may be participating in during July-September.

We will be collecting items for sample boxes to sell during the holidays. Keep an eye on the team message board for more information beginning July 1st.

Etsy offers a grant to active teams. We need to show them that we want this money and that we deserve it! Please become more active in TeamSC activities. A few hours a week is not much to ask of you.

Welcome newest members! Please be sure to check out their shops.

If you have not already done so, please tag your shop items with "teamsc". Thank you!

We want to wish the following members a belated birthday:

Next Team meeting is July 13. It's a Monday at 8:00P.M. in the Etsy Virtual Labs.

Thank you and if you have any questions, please contact us on the TeamSC message board.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

May 2009 Newsletter

TeamSC has some great projects coming up that we feel will be a great promotion opportunity for every member and the team as a whole.

---- For the month of July we will be having a Christmas in July. This is a great time to get rid of your left-over merchandise from Spring to make room in your shop for the coming holiday season.
For more information visit the team forum.

---- There is also going to be a brochure that you can put an ad in to bring sales your way.
We're also looking for tutorials and a list of any craft shows that you may be attending during the months of July, August and September. To participate and find out more, visit the message board forum.

The Creative Challenges will now be run by Rosemary from MinnieMaes.
She'll start everyone off with the June Challenge on June 1st. Be sure to check out the team message board for June's theme.
- April's Creative Challenge will be voted on soon.
- There is no Challenge for the month of May.

We expect all members to participate in at least one challenge every four months. It's a great way to get your creative juices flowing. It's challenging and fun and a wonderful way to promote TeamSC and its members.

The Weekly Challenges will return in June, as well.
This is something that can be in your shop, already, that fits the selected theme. Please note that this is completely separate from the Creative Challenge where you have to create an item during the month of the announced challenge.

June 15th, you will receive a survey asking you to confirm your TeamSC membership. This will be your chance to opt out of the team or to confirm your commitment. You will also get to submit your suggestions and expectations of TeamSC.
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley or Taylor.
The survey will go out to all members every 4 months.

The next team meeting will be June 8th, a Monday, at 8:00 P.M. in the virtual labs on Etsy.
Until further notice, all Team meetings will be held the second Monday of every month.
Reminder will be sent out the weekend before to give you ample time to plan to join us.

Topics being discussed at the next meeting are as follows:
- Christmas in July
- Creative Challenges
- Survey about team membership
- Sample Box
Please bring any questions that you may have about these topics with you to the meeting. Any other questions should be asked at the end of the meeting and will be answered at that time.

Lastly, we want to welcome the following new members to TeamSC. They joined us in April through May 21st:

Please visit their shops and send them a big welcome!

Advertise with TeamSC by adding your items to the TeamSC shop!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

TeamSC Newsletter Spring Edition

Next Team Meeting: Tuesday April 7, 2009 8PM in the virtual labs. I will send out a reminder a few hours before the meeting.

Upstate Meeting: This weekend. MARCH MEETING INFORMATION

We have set up our next upstate meeting. Feel free to bring business cards and examples of your work.

I sent this information in an email to upstate members. If you did not get an email send your email address to and I'll add you to the list.

Please RSVP if you are coming by posting here and I'll add you to the list of members below.

Meeting information:
SATURDAY, MARCH 28th at 2:00 PM
A reservation is made under... "UPSTATE TEAM"

Logan's Roadhouse
‎53 Beacon Drive (it's off Pelham near I-85)
Greenville, SC 29615

Here is a list of members who are coming. I'll add to it as people sign up. Beth John Ashley Roberta Katie Rosemary Veronica Sandy

TeamSC Shop: We are looking for more items to go into the TeamSC Shop. You can find information about the shop here.

Easter Challenge: There are only a couple of days left to submit an item for this month's creative challenge. You can find all of the rules concerning the challenge here. We have a creative challenge every month. It's a fun way to participate with the team.

Creative Challenge Winners:
The Winner of our January Creative challenge was gqzmommy. The theme was love. In gqzmommy's shop you can find great custom handmade cards and more.

She also offers custom orders. Below are a couple of my favorite items from her shop.
For The Bride Handmade Card

Monkey Business Handmade Card Set

IRISH CHALLENGE WINNER- Artist of the Month!

Our artist of the month this month is BeadDazzled, aka Sandy one of TeamSC's moderators. She won our Irish creative challenge with her entry, Irish Bling. She has two shops on etsy, check out her other store, MorganAlexaDesigns for banners and avatars. BeadDazzled offers lovely bookmarks, jewelry sets and more at great prices. Below are a couple of my favorite pieces from her BeadDazzled Shop.Crocheted Cotton Candy Set

Silver Shimmer

If you don't have time to submit an Easter item before the end of the month, have no fear. We will be having another creative challenge next month and you can compete to be featured on the blog and in the newsletter. Check the team blog the beginning of the month for more info!!