Tuesday, June 5, 2012

May Top Droppers and Commenters and June News

We're already several days into June!  I'll jump right into things this month.

Here are the top 10 for May.  Thanks so much to those of you who also take the time to leave me comments!


If you're new to this blog, you can check out my Top Commenters widget on the right side of my blog.  It's under my blog roll.  I will feature an item or give a shout out to everyone on that list in this monthly post.  I really appreciate those of you who take the time to leave me feedback!

Thanks to Ann of Ann's Snap Edit & Scrap and Anne of Small Town Mommy for stopping by and commenting regularly!  Here are some lovely items from the ladies on my list who have Etsy shops.
1) Root Beer - Brown Ceramic and Faceted Glass Beaded Antique Brass Earrings by BeadedTail
2) Horse artwork - Blaze - 5 x7 inch print of my original watercolor painting by tapestry316
3) Knit Coin Purse Zipper Pouch Wallet - brown and blue stripes by NFallonDesignStudio
4) Personalized Dog Bone Name Sign by memoriesforlifesb
5) Nostalgic Ruffle Zipped Pouch. Make Up Bag. Coin Purse. Pink Roses. Gingham.  Lace.  OOAK by PeriDotByDuni
6) SILK SCARF flowers, hand dyed, Summer Blossoms by SplendidLittleStars
7) Two Peas in a Pod Large Toy Plush Pretend Food for Babies, Toddlers, Children by MagnoliaSurprise
8) Handwrapped paper pumpkin beads by storybeader

Sale Items:
I still have a handful of items in my sale section that are 2 years older and more.  I would really like to clear them out so I have more room for my brand new items.  If you're looking for a good deal on a gift or a little indulgence for yourself, check it out.  These deals will be gone next month when Christmas in July starts so take advantage of them while you can.

Blog Sponsors and June Advertising:
I have an awesome round up of blog sponsors!  These lovely ladies all have Etsy shops and/or blogs.  Check them out on the left hand side of my blog under "Private Sponsors."

Would you like to join them?  It's only $3 per month or $10 for 4 months to advertise with me.  Check out all of the details about it right here.

Bring it on June!
  • Some of you may remember that last month I had sent in some new earring designs to Bead Trends magazine and was still waiting to hear back.  They did accept one of them!  It will be featured in October.
  • This past month I got accepted into the HubPages Apprenticeship program.  This was a much needed boost as I'm still fighting to build up views after my big dive traffic after Easter.  I started this month.  The program is 6 months long and among other things, will hopefully give me a lot of good tips for writing even better articles.
  • I currently have five acceptances for fall shows.  This year will be a continual effort to get ready for the holidays.
  • I got it into my head that it would be fun to put together a summer and/or open house with some other local artists in the Milwaukee area.  The initial response has been great.
  • I'm starting to get ready for Christmas in July on Etsy.  I've had a few ideas for it for quite a while now and now need to get them together during the next few weeks.
What's going on with your business and/or blog for June?

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  1. Great list of top droppers and commenters. Thanks for featuring my Doggie Bone :)
    That's awesome about Bead Trends and Hub Pages! And you're so organized when it comes to shows and sales...that's great to be on top of things.

  2. Congrats on getting a feature in the magazine! Sounds like you're going to be super busy this month!
    Thanks for featuring my nostalgic ruffle pouch :)

  3. Best of luck for the month of June! I'll be going on vacation next week so I am trying not to worry too much about the blog in the mean time :)

  4. I love those earrings. Congrats to all who got picked. I think I will have to comment more.

    Congrats Rose on getting into the magazine! Wow. Good luck with your shows.

  5. Wow, it is hard to believe it's June - especially since the temperature dropped back into the 60's in Delaware! Congratulations on being featured in a magazine, how neat. :D

  6. You are such an awesome blogger, Rose! And so kind to recognize your participants and sponsors!

  7. Dear Rose, You certainly have a busy schedule for the month of June. That is good. It means that you are excited and eager and enjoy what you are doing. Congrats on all. Blessings dear. Catherine

  8. You are so busy! There is a part of me that wants to say that you need to slow down for that thing I am praying about but I know that is so 'old-school' and we aren't that old! The program sounds interesting and hopefully you will see something big come out of it.

    Right now, I am trying to regroup after losing my blog and basically trying to figure out where to go from here.

  9. Thanks for the mention. It's always a pleasure stopping by to see what you've got to show us.
    Congrats on the feature, and everything else. Sounds like you are going to be one busy lady

  10. Wow! You've been busy! Congrats on the feature in Bead Trends! I missed the application deadline for two shows I was considering this fall but oh well. I need to get organized and not be going in a million directions at once. Anyway, thanks for the feature!

  11. you've been really busy, with your blog, hub pages and all the off-line art activities! That's great - wish I had your energy! Congrats. with the magazine feature and all the shows! {:-D

  12. Wow! You have earned a big CONGRATULATIONS! So many good things! I can't wait to see the magazine article. Looks like things are moving in a positive direction for you.

    Thanks for the reminder of Christmas in July. I need to finish up a new graphic set.

  13. Awwww! Thank you for featuring my horse artwork, "Blaze"! My pleasure to drop by your blog! Congrats on your fall feature in Bead Trends! Wow! Sounds like you have lots of great plans!

  14. You know your blog is one of my favorites to visit every day!

  15. You look busy!!! I can't believe it's June already...!

  16. Yay, I'm on the list again! I do say you have some great tips here sometimes regarding blogs in general, not just for crafters, so it is always a pleasure to stop by.

  17. Thanks for the feature, Rose!
    Congratulations on being published in Bead Trends and getting into the HubPages Apprenticeship program. The articles you write are already excellent.


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