Saturday, December 20, 2008

TeamSC Newsletter Volume 6- Holiday Edition!

I hope all TeamSC members are having a fabulous holiday season. Not to worry you or anything but do you realize that there are only 3 more shopping days until Christmas??? LOL, it'll be alright.

I'm very much looking forward to the New Year for the South Carolina Team. One of the first things that will be announced will be our Second Creative Challenge. The theme of this Challenge will be announced on Friday January 2, 2009. So keep an eye out on the team blog as all of the official rules and what the theme will be will be announced there. You will have through midnight on Sunday February 1st to submit your item. This challenge will be set up much like the Fall Challenge. If you weren't around for that one, you can look at these archived blog posts to see how it all went down.
If anyone would like to donate a prize to be given away to a non-teamsc member who leaves a comment on the blog during the contest please email me. This helps to drive more traffic to the blog, and more exposure is always great!

Team Survey: Also I would like to mention a little something about membership. We no longer require members to post at least 3 posts a month on our private forums. I would like to encourage everyone to stop by and to participate in our weekly contests (which will be starting back up in January). We also post in the etsy forums, just search for teamsc under forums and you will find us. If you haven't already, stop by and say hi! We would love to get to know you! I will be sending out a team survey every quarter. It will be a short survey, and shouldn't take long to complete. This will give a lot of great feedback on how to make our team better and also it will help me know who is interested in remaining in the team.

Team Tag: Please make sure to tag all of your items with "teamsc". This is very important and it helps you as well as helps the team! It helps you because other teamsc members can find you better. I know a lot of us search teamsc when we make treasuries, do blog featurettes, and other promotions for the team. For example, if I want to do a treasury of awesome red items I will type in the search bar "teamsc red" and choose my items from that list, and you may have the most super swell red item but if it's not tagged with teamsc, it won't be included. It will be sad that it's not on a treasury with its friends. Don't make your items sad, tag them with teamsc!!!

The Coolest Thing Ever: Sandy from MorganAlexaDesigns and BeadDazzled created this total kick-butt tool that arranges TeamSC shops by category and then there are pictures and oh guys, you have got to check it out. Click here and maybe you can give some TeamSC Shops some love!

The member list on the blog and team page on etsy will be updated twice a month.

Tutorials for the Blog: If anyone has a tutorial they would like to put on the team blog please contact me via email or on etsy. I think that tutorials would drive a lot of traffic to our blog and would be a great way to promote the team!

Craft Fair: I also need to know if anyone is still interested in doing a craft show in the spring and if so, I will need some volunteers to help organize it. I've never done a craft show before so I need help! LOL.

Team Meeting: Our Next Team Meeting is Scheduled for Tuesday, January 6 at 8:00 PM in the Virtual Labs on Etsy. I hope to see you there!

One Last Thing: And this is not a request... Have a Happy and Safe Holiday!!! Best Wishes to all!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Volume 5- November 2008

Is everyone gearing up for the holidays? Time goes by so fast!

Thank you to everyone to participated in the TeamSC Holiday Stocking Hunt. We are trying to see how many members got sales from the hunt so if you sold anything due to the holiday stocking hunt and haven't already it would be great if you could take the time to tell us.

Show Sandy and Taylor some love by stopping by their shops, they did a great job putting the hunt together.

Holiday Shopping
Shop TeamSC for all of your holiday gift giving needs! Below is a list of TeamSC shops organized by category.

If you are in an incorrect category or want to be placed in an additional category, email with your information.

Accessories Myrtle Beach- Bows-Tutus Woodruff – Purses-Accessories Lady’s Island- knitting-accessories Simpsonville – Prints-Fashion Accessories Charleston - Accessories Cameron-Children Accessories Columbia- Accessories St. Helena- Children’s Clothing-Accessories Conway- Accessories Columbia – Garments and Accessories
Art Simpsonville - Digital Imaginations Columbia – Paintings Pendleton- Art Dolls Aiken- Geekery-Art Columbia- Art Laurens- Mixed Media Anderson- Art Simpsonville – Prints-Fashion Accessories Columbia- Art Charleston - Photography Rock Hill – Jewelry-Art Art-Painting Myrtle Beach – Art Irmo- Art Darlington – Caricatures-Portraits Columbia- Name in a frame
Bags & Purses Spartanburg- Bags & Purses Woodruff – Purses-Accessories Rock Hill-Bags and Purses Greenville-bags and purses Greer-Totes-Bags-Baby Quilts-Teddy Bears Columbia- Knitting-Bags & Purses Summerville-Purses -iPod-Cell phone Case Sumter- Purses-Children’s Clothing Pickens-Bags & Purses-Supplies
Bath & Beauty Fountain Inn -Bath & Body Greenville- Bath & Body Charleston - Bath & Skin
Books & Zines – Housewares-bookmarks Greer-Jewelry-Bookmarks Simpsonville-Planners-Notebooks-Little Books
Candles Anderson- Soaps and Candles
Ceramics & Pottery Fort Mill-Ceramics-Pottery
Children Woodruff- Children’s Clothing Greenville - Fabric Covered Button Goodies Charleston-Bows Elgin- Children’s Clothing Greer-Totes-Bags-Baby Quilts-Teddy Bears Spartanburg- children's clothing, accessories, embroidery Sumter- Purses-Children’s Clothing St. Helena- Children’s Clothing-Accessories
Clothing Columbia- clothing and home décor
Crochet Fort Mill - Crochet Dishcloths Camden – Ornaments-Crochet Summerville -Knitting & Crochet Florence- Crochet-Housewares Mountain Rest- Crochet
Dolls & Miniature Pendleton- Art Dolls - Florence- Dolls
Everything Else Greer – Shop Banners & Avatars
Geekery Aiken- Geekery-Art
Glass Newberry - Glass Ornaments
Holidays Greenville- Pennant Banner
Housewares Greer- Clocks-Knitting – Housewares-bookmarks Columbia- clothing and home décor Florence- Crochet-Housewares Spartanburg- Housewares Anderson- Soaps & Candles Irmo-Home Decor
Jewelry Columbia-Jewelry Greer-Jewelry/Bookmarks Aiken - Jewelry & Beaded Items Fort Mill- Jewelry Port Royal – Jewelry Roebuck – Jewelry Union- Jewelry Fort Mill-Jewelry Easley- Jewelry Greenville-Jewelry Simpsonville- Jewelry Easley – Jewelry Hilton Head Island- Jewelry Rock Hill – Jewelry Charleston - Beaded Jewelry Myrtle Beach- Jewelry Charleston - Jewelry Fort Mill - Jewelry Rock Hill - Jewelry/Art Greenville – Jewelry Spartanburg- Jewelry Spartanburg-Sewing/Jewelry Columbia-Jewelry Charleston- jewelry Moncks Corner- Jewelry Fort Mill-Photography/Jewelry Charleston – Jewelry W. Columbia- Jewelry Clover- Jewelry Rock Hill - Jewelry Columbia- Jewelry Columbia - gemstone jewelry Columbia - fashion jewelry Spartanburg - Polymer Clay Jewelry
Knitting Greer- Clocks/Knitting Lady’s Island- knitting/accessories Columbia- Knitting/Bags and Purses
Needlecraft Greenville- Pennant Banner
Paper Goods Fort Mill- Paper Goods Irmo - Paper Goods Charleston - Prints & Note cards Irmo - Paper Goods Greenville- Paper Goods Greenville- Paper/sculptures/antiques Summerville-Cards
Plants & Edibles Summerville - Handmade Candy Columbia-Southern Style Goodies & Treats!
Quilts Greer-Totes, Bags, Baby Quilts, and Teddy Bears Supplies Pickens-Bags & Purses/Supplies Toys Greer-Totes, Bags, Baby Quilts, and Teddy Bears
Weddings Columbia- Name in a frame

Black Friday Sales Promotion: In our last meeting we had several interested in participating in doing a Black Friday (Day after Thanksgiving) Sale Promotion. If you're having any specials you may tag your items with scteambfs. We will promote this in the promotions forum on November 28th so any help with that would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to participate in the Black Friday Sales promotion please post here or email me and I will add you to the list.

So far participating shops are: 25% off items purchased on Black Friday 10% off all items purchased on Black Friday 10% off all items purchased on Black Friday 20% off all Black Friday Sales 10% off all items plus free Christmas gift wrapping 15% off all items and free gift wrapping 25% off all items purchased on Black Friday 15% off everything in store up to 50% off select items 25% off all items purchased on Black Friday

A couple of TeamSC Rule Changes:

Changes to group participation rule: We no longer have a 3 post minimum for team membership. We do still encourage members to be active in the team by posting here, on the etsy forums, coming to meetings, and participating in contests and promotions. We will be sending out a team survey every quarter to get feedback on the team and also to make sure that everyone is still interested in being a part of TEAMSC. This survey will renew your membership with the team.

New Member Activation Rule:
New Members: When you sign up for the message board please put your etsy shop in your profile. We had a ton of spam accounts sign up for the board last month so I need to know that you are a member on etsy before I can activate your account. Accounts that have not put their etsy shop in their profile within 7 days will not be activated and will be deleted.

I think that about does it for this issue. I hope that everyone is getting a lot of sales!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Volume 4- October 2008

Boo! Welcome to the October edition of the TeamSC Newsletter.

We're about to have a huge promotion coming up The Holiday Stocking Hunt! We've had some great items donated but we still need your help! We still need members to volunteer to put the stocking image in their shops. To find information on the stocking hunt please go here. Also please promote the hunt on your blogs, web pages, shop announcements, ect. You can find promotional materials here including pictures of the stocking and teaser images of the prizes.

Any questions involving the hunt should be directed to Sandy or Taylor.

Fall Challenge Winner: IRYNA

Iryna submitted this gorgeous scarf or the challenge and it is really beautiful. Here is Iryna's bio from her public profile,

"Hi! I moved to the USA recently from Europe where I spent many years working with stitches - knitting ladies' high fashion garments, shawls, and unique accessories for metropolitan luxury retail boutique stores.Later, as a designer for a manufacturing company that supplied knitted fashions to retail stores, I gained valuable experience in the interesting variety of garment construction alternatives. That experience gave me confidence and a reputation as a knitting expert, and I landed an exciting job that required me to travel throughout Europe and Asia as an installer and instructor for the manufacturer of PASSAP knitting machines. I worked as an instructor training people to use the company-produced knitting machines. I gained a lot of inspirations from my trips to exotic places, and I learned a lot about different customs and lifestyles, and how wonderful is the variety of high fashion and traditions in the world.Now I live in an historic area of the USA on the eastern coast, where I am happily married to my very supportive American husband.I enjoy creating beautiful, durable and unique quality garments and accessories for ladies of refinement and taste. I hope you will enjoy wearing them. I am seriously conscientious about the construction of each items, whether an accessory or a garment fashioned to flatter your body like a second skin."

Above are a couple of other beautiful items from Iryna's shop! We will be having another challenge after the holidays, a big thanks to everyone who participated in the last challenge, it was a lot of fun!

Weekly Challenges: If you haven't participated in the weekly challenges now is a great time to start! You can find them on the team message board! Check the team blog for the winner week three of our Spooky Halloween Themes, I WANT CANDY! A new theme is posted on the message board every Monday.

Welcome New Members!

Joined TeamSC within the last month and don't see your name on the list? I probably couldn't find a link to your store page on your profile. If you need help adding your store page to your profile you can get help here.

Don't forget to tag your items with the team tag: teamsc

And Please come visit us on the Team Message Board! It's the best way to get involved with the team! We have lots of friendly people on the team as well as a mentor forum that will help you with any questions you may have about your team or advice on your shop!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Volume 3- September 2008

Is everyone ready for Fall? Ready or not here it comes! The team is doing some really fun things for fall and I hope you join us!

Fall Challenge: The Fall Challenge is going on NOW! We have 16 fantastic entries, you can vote for your favorite on the Team Blog. The winner will be featured in a special space on the team blog for the month of October and will also be featured in this newsletter next month. Non-TeamSC members can enter a chance to win a personalized gift if they post a comment on the blog with their email address or etsy username, so tell your friends! Voting will go through next Wednesday September 24th. Also we need to try to keep our thread in the promotions forum bumped to get more Etsians to the blog to vote.

Holiday Stocking Hunt: The TeamSC Holiday Stocking Hunt will begin on November 6th. Please check the message board if you would like to Donate and Item to the stocking, donate a shopping spree or to find promotional items. Items need to be mailed to CurlyfrySC by October 10th. Also CurlyfrySC needs to know that you are donating an item by October 1st. This is going to bring a lot of exposure to our team and I hope that everyone will participate, it's going to be fun too!

Weekly Challenges: If you haven't taken part in our weekly challenges now is a great time to start. For the next three weeks we are going to have Halloween/Spooky themed challenges that will be featured on the blog for the month of October. This week's theme is based on the 7 Deadly Sins (your own interpretation whatever that may be!) Check the team message board for our weekly challenges!

Team Meetings: I will set up our next team meeting for Monday October 6th at 8:00 PM. I Hope to see you there in the Virtual Labs on etsy!

Welcome New Members: Welcome to our newest members, we look forward to getting to know you all!



Joined TeamSC within the last month and don't see your name on the list? I probably couldn't find a link to your store page on your profile. If you need help adding your store page to your profile you can get help here.

Don't forget to tag your items with the team tag: teamsc

And Please come visit us on the Team Message Board! It's the best way to get involved with the team!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Volume 2- August 2008

Hello TeamSC Members, I hope everyone is having a great summer! Our team is having a lot of exciting things going on right now and some exciting things planned for the near future. We would love to have our members involved!

Team Meetings: I was so sorry to have to cancel last month's team meeting due to my father's heart attack, but thank everyone so much for the support and well-wishes. My father is doing much better and is now home from the hospital. We are going to try to move the Team Meetings from the first Monday to the first Tuesday of every month to see if we can accommodate more member's schedules. I will set up our next meeting for Tuesday, September 2 @ 8PM in the Virtual Labs. Please check the thread here for information about team meetings.

Weekly Contests: Our weekly contests are now running Monday to Monday to try to get a featured artist on the blog every week. The current contest is RED, so if you have any red items you will have through Sunday at midnight to enter! Check this board weekly to see our weekly contests, it is a great way to promote your shop through the team if you win! Check out the team blog to see current winner, Kim Winkeler Photography and next week's featured winner will be SCDiva. Congratulations on your wins, you guys!

Creative Challenge #1- FALL!: Our team's very first creative challenge is under way. This month's theme is Fall. Your item must be created specifically for this creative challenge and fit the theme of Fall. You also must be a member of The South Carolina Etsy Street Team to participate. We have extended the deadline until September 15th. Check this thread to find out what to do next as that will be posted VERY soon. We will not have another creative challenge until after the holidays so don't miss your chance to participate!

Holiday Stocking Hunt: Our team is going to be sponsoring a Holiday Stocking Hunt! It's going to be a great way to get the Etsy Community involved and a great way to promote the team. Morgan Alexa Designs has done a superb job getting this together, I want to thank her so much. We will soon have a special section on the message board for all of the details of this hunt, so check back often!

The Blog: I'm still looking for volunteers to write articles on the team blog. We need to keep the blog fresh! I wrote an article on my hometown a couple of weeks ago and would love to see more towns from across the state featured. If you are interested in helping out with the blog please send me an email to If you do not see your shop's name on the blog or etsy team page please post a message to this thread. If you have already posted to that thread, your shop will be added shortly.

Welcome New Members: Welcome to this month's new members!

Dottie Stripe Layne
Lula Boutique
Stitch N Love
Crochet by Bruce
Bows by Angelia
The Southern Magpie
Creative Spirit by Rosemary
Mountainside Crochet
Curls of Sunshine
Stephanie's Jewels
Oliver Handmade

Joined TeamSC within the last month and don't see your name on the list? I probably couldn't find a link to your store page on your profile. If you need help adding your store page to your profile you can get help here.

Don't forget to tag your items with the team tag: teamsc

That's all for this month, I hope everyone is at work creating your Fall themed items. I can't wait to see them!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Volume 1 July 2008

Hello everyone, welcome to the first issue of the TeamSC newsletter! Hopefully this newsletter will be a great way to keep in touch with the happenings of the South Carolina Etsy Street Team! Also I would like to take this time to thank everyone who is working hard to make the South Carolina team a success.

Guide for Newbies: If you haven’t already check out this thread on our team message boards. You will find a brief overview of what the message boards are about and how to get started with the team. If you’re still having trouble feel free to email me at or visit the Mentor Forum, we have members who would love to help you out!

Team Meetings: Team Meetings will be held the first Monday of each month at 8pm in the Virtual Labs on Etsy. We will also be having Meet and Greet Chats for new members (and old members too!) in the chat rooms on etsy. Check this thread for dates and times.

Weekly Contests: Now that I'm home from vacation and things are getting back to normal around my place we will be starting up the weekly contests again. Each week will have a theme, members will vote on their favorite and the winner will be featured on the Team Blog. Check out this week's featured artist: Whitney Originals! Next theme will be: The Great Outdoors- this is open to your own interpretation. It could be a certain color inspired from nature, earth tones, really anything that says nature! As always the rules for the contests are that the item must be for sale in your shop OR be able to be made for sale in your shop; One item per shop, if you have two shops you may post two items; and have fun!

Creative Challenges: This is something that I'm very excited about. Starting August 1st we will start creative challenges- meaning that there will be a theme and participants will create something to fit the theme. Everyone will have 1 month to submit their item. If you haven't already please go here to vote on your favorite theme for our first creative challenge. Once we receive all entries we will promote voting on our blog and try to get more people from outside our team involved. I think it's going to be a lot of fun, plus a great way to get more exposure for TeamSC!

New Members: I would like to welcome this month's new members, thank you guys for registering at our message boards!
Brown Bag Boutique
Samantha's Rose
Just The Perfect Designs
Beadiful World
Sisters 2
Custom Candy Creations
Anticloud Photography
Pretty Purses
Laughing Raven Jewelry
Vee's Gifts
Sugar Cookie Dolls
JM Koontz Studios
Jeanette Janson
Sew Fine Creative
Mountain Laurel
Lulu Belle Boutique
Hilaria Galleries
Sunshine Patchwork
Mojo Trashion
Fox Run Studios
Beadiful Baubles of SC
Rose Bush Designs
Caught Red Handed

Joined TeamSC within the last month and don't see your name on the list? I probably couldn't find a link to your store page on your profile. If you need help adding your store page to your profile you can get help here.

Sales: Several TeamSC members are having Christmas in July promotions. Check out shops from CurlyfrySC, SCDiva, PCDiva, Carolina Kloset, Morgan Alexa Designs, The Painted Palmetto, Custom Candy Creations, Karma711, JovialKitten, RocknRollMcMama Designs, Yum Yum Creations, mrsfatface and Jack and Jane Boutique.

Just a friendly reminder for everyone to check out the team's rules here. An important part of our team is participation.

That's all for this month, hope to see you all soon!