Welcome To What's Up With Me!!


This year I want to get personal, to just talk, I have used my blog for business for so long I have grown tired of trying to keep it up dated. SOOOOOO I thought I would give you pieces of my mind ... LOL little pieces at a time.
Now I will from time to time show you what's new in my etsy.com shop but mostly I just want to relax, unwind or get uptight whatever the day brings. But now I'm going to put into words what I'm thinking, what I'm going through, what I'm happy about.

This may become therapy, way cheaper this way!!!


So Welcome
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Flea market Weekend

In Urbana, Ohio we have a flea market once a month, the 1st full weekend of the month, it happens that for the month of Jan. 2011 the flea market is this weekend.  So I am getting ready for a blow out sale on my Hand Crafted Jewelry.  I have deactivated over 40 items from my shop to take them to the flea market. 3 piece  Jewelry Sets, and Single pieces also.   As much as I want to come home to an Etsy Sale I don't want it to be something I already sold at the flea market earlier.
I deactivated the charms that fit the European Style Bracelets and Necklaces and Rings like Pandora, Troll,  Biagi, Chamilia and others because I have wonderful regular customers that come in each month and look through all of my charm beads, I do not want to disappoint those ladies now do I ...
So to compensate for the lose of over 40 items from My Etsy Shop
I have listed 3 new items.

Your Choice of Kitty or Puppy Gold and Black Earrings
I found a kitty and puppy that I could make into earrings and so I did. These are cute. Gold metal with black pearl belly. about 1 inch long. you get 1 pair of earrings either kitty or puppy for $12.00. I have only 1 pair of each in gold. Which pair do you want?
fish hook style earwire.
gold plate and gold tone metal
Hand Made JEWELRY! Hand Beaded.

Red and Silver Dressy Bracelet .... Fancy, Dressy, lovely bracelet

handcrafted bracelet made with Love. this bracelet is Fashionable, lovely and dressy but can be worn as casual, you decide. This Bracelet is $22.00
Hand Made JEWELRY!
Red crystal beads and silver AB rhinestones Spacers on strong Stretchy cord.


Lovely 3 Piece Pearl Jewelry Set
Necklace, Bracelet and matching earrings.
Perfect, Smooth, Glass, Faux Pearls!!
Lovely and Colorful Perfect Pearls for your neck, wrist and ears. The Jewelry Set is only 14.99
Glass Pearls are perfectly round and smooth.
The Pearls size is about 8mm
necklaces are about 16-18 inches long
bracelets are made on stretchy cord and will fit most wrists
earrings are about 1 inch - 1 1/2 inches long
silver plate accents and silver metal accents.
regular clasp closure: lobster claw
colors: light lemon pearls, tan/beige color pearls. Silver accents

Sunday, December 26, 2010

My Etsy Goals 2011 ... for a Better, More Prosperous Etsy Shop

The reason for my goals is selfish.  32 years ago I met a man I wanted to spend all my days with.  Time passes, we are married I am finally the little Mrs of the Man that made my world turn.  More time passes our Family has now grown ... out on their own ...  We (He and Me) are making plans for our future.  His plan is to Retire and work in the Ministry more and more.  Since our Ministry is voluntary someone has to have some sort of income to help with bills (those silly bills).  That is where I come in.  My goals for 2011 are set to help Cecil reach His goal.  To get Him closer to being able to retire from Maintenance work and helping Him turn His hope for the Ministry work as a full time Evangelizer into something tangible, reachable something He can actually see in His future.
(In My Minds Eye) Look there He is pulling into the driveway after a full day in the Ministry.  Coming home to Me ... The Little Mrs .... still wanting to spend all my days with Him.  Tomorrow I will be right beside Him.

Now for my goals ... I found some of my goals in the blogs of others.  They made me think "How can I apply that wonderful goal into my plan"?   Some of these goals are my own of course I have been trying to achieve them for years.

1) Curate at least 1 BNR each month (at least 12 this year)
2) Add to my Etsy Shop weekly, new items
3) Experiment with New Jewelry Designs
4) Use the supplies I have on hand (I have a room full)
5) Stay with the Promotional Frenzy Thread because they help members better their etsy shops
 6) Promote, Promote, Promote learn more ways to Promote.  Right now I use Twitter, Kaboodle and the Etsy Threads that I frequent.
 7) Improve on my listings (photos, descriptions, tags)
 8) Find ways to get MY ETSY SHOP noticed
 9) to relax alittle, take time to chat and make friends


    Don't be surprised if the list gets longer..

Friday, December 24, 2010

I am updating the information for this  drawing
we are up to 13 names in the drawing already, read the names  HERE
The Drawing for the Gift Card will be January 30, 2011 
original posting is below

FREE ... AMC Theater $10.00 Gift Card

Sales Promotion for my shop on etsy.com  marcenebt99
I am having a drawing for a $10.00 Gift Card, this Gift Card is good at any AMC Theaters.  So you can go to the Movie or buy a soda or contribute $10.00 to the evening for the Family.
Get entered in a drawing for a FREE AMC Theaters $10.00 Gift Card.  All you have to do to get your entry is make a purchase from my shop marcenebt99.  I sell hand crafted Jewelry and Jewelry supplies.  So if you are looking for a Necklace or a Bracelet or a pair of Earrings.  Maybe you are looking for a matching Jewelry Set or charms for your Pandora or other European Style Bracelet or Necklace or Ring,   Want  BLING!!  I have BLING also, look in these categories you are sure to find something.
Jewelry Sets
Necklaces
Bracelets
Earrings
Surprises
Jewelry Supplies/Charms, Lampwork Beads

prices start at a very low 80 cents (this will get you an entry in the drawing for the AMC Theaters $10.00 gift card).  Get Bling for only $21.00 or get 2 wonderful Bracelets for $18.00 (buy 1 get 1 free).
Lots of Deals and an ENTRY INTO THIS DRAWING FOR A $10.00 GIFT CARD TO ANY AMC THEATER.

On January 30, 2011 I will write numbers on pieces of paper and put them into a container and have someone else (Husband, Daughter or Grandchild) pick out 1 piece of paper with a number on it, that number will correspond with a name, that name will be the winner of the AMC Theaters $10.00 Gift Card.
To keep track of the names I have a special page to the left at the top of the page you can click on that page any time to check on the progress of this list, to see how many numbers will go into the container with YOURS!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

update on the $10.00 AMC Theater Gift Card

I am updating the information for this  drawing
we are up to 12 names in the drawing already, read the names  HERE
The Drawing for the Gift Card will be January 30, 2011

Thursday, December 16, 2010

update on the $10.00 AMC Theater Gift Card

I am updating the information for this drawing
we are up to 4 names in the drawing already, read the names HERE

Just as a side note come by and try a different kind of bnr
DEAL OR NO DEAL BNR
Name your own price.  Sellers are ready and willing to make deals for their goods.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How to Get Your Free AMC Theaters $10.0 Gift Card

FREE ... AMC Theater $10.00 Gift Card

This is a sales promotion for marcenebt99.   Click the link and you will find yourself in my shop on Etsy.com.  I sell hand crafted Jewelry which I make.  I also sell Jewelry Making Supplies for making your own Jewelry Sets.  So to get some much needed visits to MY ETSY SHOP I am having a drawing for a $10.00 Gift Card, this Gift Card is good at any AMC Theaters.  So you can go to the Movie or buy a soda or contribute $10.00 to the evening for the Family.  This is an incentive to get you into the door of my shop so to speak.  I have very nice HandCrafted Jewelry and other accessories but you don't know that unless you see for yourself ... hence ... the incentive!
So now that I have your attention because maybe you found a BRACELET with your favorite colors and it is just the right price.  My incentive worked because you came in, you saw, and you purchased.  NOW you get your name entered in the drawing for the FREE AMC Theaters $10.00 Gift Card because you made a purchase.  Every purchase will get an entry so all you have to do is make a purchase from my shop marcenebt99.  
I already mentioned I sell hand crafted Jewelry and Jewelry supplies.  So if you are looking for a Necklace or a Bracelet or a pair of Earrings check HERE.  Maybe you are looking for a matching Jewelry Set or charms for your Pandora or other European Style Bracelet or Necklace or Ring, well if so then check HERE.   Want  BLING!!  I have BLING also, look in these categories you are sure to find something.
Jewelry Sets
Necklaces
Prices start at a very low 80 cents (this will get you an entry in the drawing for the AMC Theaters $10.00 gift card).  Get Bling for only $21.00 or get 2 wonderful Bracelets for $18.00 (buy 1 get 1 free).
Lots of Deals and an ENTRY INTO THIS DRAWING FOR A $10.00 GIFT CARD TO ANY AMC THEATER.

On January 30, 2011 I will write numbers on pieces of paper and put them into a container and have someone else pick out 1 piece of paper with a number on it, that number will correspond with a name, that name will be the winner of the AMC Theaters $10.00 Gift Card.
someone from this photowill draw the winner

So you can keep track of the names and know who and how many are in the drawing I have a special page that I added to this blog to the left on top under the word pages you can click on that page or that link any time to check on the progress of this list, to see how many numbers will go into the container with YOURS!
What do you think of my promotional idea?
All Comments all welcomed and appreciated.
Help and ideas with my blog are also welcomed and appreciated.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Why December Is Difficult

When you offer items for sale and expect to actually sell them you look for ways to promote your wares.  This is December and everyone knows what happens in December.  One of the Biggest Gift Giving Times of the Year.  This is an opportunity for all sellers to make money, to sell, sell, sell, so what is the word ... PROMOTE! .... Now to keep my integrity as one of Jehovah's Witnesses I am not comfortable promoting christmas but I also want a sale.  How do I promote my wares but not compromise my integrity?  It is not enough just leaving out the word christmas when I post a sale.  I know what the christmas buyer is thinking, He or She is thinking about buying something special for that special someone.  Well in my eyes I have that Something Special so of course I want them to buy from me.   But how do I get them to my shop to see all of my "SPECIAL SOMETHINGS"?   Everywhere that buyer looks is christmas sale or special, christmas this and christmas that.  Wow I would like to crawl into a hole and come out in 2011 when this is all over but I can't I still need to make sales as much as every other seller.
As one of Jehovah's Witnesses I don't celebrate the birth of Jesus in December or any other time of year.  As a Christian and Bible Student I know Jesus died for us and told us to remember what was done for us so we could have many many many more tomorrows (Luke 22:19).
Do you really want to hear why I do not celebrate christmas especially at christmas time?  Most people are not interested in the Truth about christmas.
On Etsy, as you know, we sometimes have opportunities to join other sellers and buyers in forums called "Threads" there we chat with each other, promote our wares, makes deal, have special times for themed events, such things as this.  During the months of November and December I do not participate in alot of themed events because most have to do with the upcoming holiday.  There are christmas themed sales, special offers or the things that are done to promote christmas items.  To get those last few buyers looking for christmas gifts there are lot of christmas BNR's, christmas Frenzy's or christmas percent off coupon codes, these are things I do not actively participate in.  BNR's, Sales and Frenzy's are things that are done throughout the year usually without the word "christmas" attached so I can still make a Treasury this way I am not left out of activities that a whole thread is doing as a group to promote each other.   Most may be a christmas themed treasury while mine could be a themed treasury of jewelry with prices under $20.00 each.
Since I do not celebrate christmas I have to be careful because I do not want to get left out or dropped from the list of members of the Threads for non-participation of activities.   Some threads will change the theme of an upcoming event when I tell them the reason I will not be checking in for that event.  That was the case last friday when the java thread changed the theme from a christmas theme to a snow theme for their Friday Frenzy.  That was so very thoughtful of the members of the Java Thread that agreed to this change so I would participate.  I will continue to be an active member of that Thread.  
I sell nice Jewelry, I should not be penalized just because I do not believe as you do.   You can buy my handcrafted Jewelry for yourself or you can buy it for someone else.  That special someone would love to know you were thinking of them.  We give gifts all year, whenever we find that item that makes us think of you we buy it for you because you are special everyday of the year.
By the way I do include the word gift in my tags because as I mentioned above we do (I do) give gifts and I think my Jewelry would be appreciated and thought of as a thoughtful and loving gift.
So this is How and Why December is Difficult for me and I will be very very happy when December is just another Month on the Calendar but that is a another Bible Truth for another blog.
Questions and Comments are welcomed and appreciated.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

FREE ... AMC Theater $10.00 Gift Card

Sales Promotion for my shop on etsy.com  marcenebt99
I am having a drawing for a $10.00 Gift Card, this Gift Card is good at any AMC Theaters.  So you can go to the Movie or buy a soda or contribute $10.00 to the evening for the Family.
Get entered in a drawing for a FREE AMC Theaters $10.00 Gift Card.  All you have to do to get your entry is make a purchase from my shop marcenebt99.  I sell hand crafted Jewelry and Jewelry supplies.  So if you are looking for a Necklace or a Bracelet or a pair of Earrings.  Maybe you are looking for a matching Jewelry Set or charms for your Pandora or other European Style Bracelet or Necklace or Ring,   Want  BLING!!  I have BLING also, look in these categories you are sure to find something.
Jewelry Sets
Necklaces
Bracelets
Earrings
Surprises
Jewelry Supplies/Charms, Lampwork Beads

prices start at a very low 80 cents (this will get you an entry in the drawing for the AMC Theaters $10.00 gift card).  Get Bling for only $21.00 or get 2 wonderful Bracelets for $18.00 (buy 1 get 1 free).
Lots of Deals and an ENTRY INTO THIS DRAWING FOR A $10.00 GIFT CARD TO ANY AMC THEATER.

On January 30, 2011 I will write numbers on pieces of paper and put them into a container and have someone else (Husband, Daughter or Grandchild) pick out 1 piece of paper with a number on it, that number will correspond with a name, that name will be the winner of the AMC Theaters $10.00 Gift Card.
To keep track of the names I have a special page to the left on top
you can click on that page any time to check on the progress of this list, to see how many numbers will go into the container with YOURS!

Friday, December 3, 2010

promotional frenzy thread TREASURY for Friday

Promotional Frenzy Treasury  Friday Dec. 3rd, 2010

check it out and leave a comment about some of my favorite things ...

my other Treasury's        
16 wonders    November 26, 2010
16 more items  November 19, 2010