Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February 2011 Newsletter

Happy February, TeamSC! Love is in the air, and we're looking to cash in on the mood this month with a new creative challenge, some new team advertising, and an upcoming spring promotion. We even have some surprises in store! So let's jump right in to February's newsletter and meet this month's Featured Artist, Laura of Laura B. Scott Photography!

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ARTIST: Laura from Myrtle Beach, SC
SHOP: Laura B. Scott Photography
ABOUT: Laura has lived, and photographed, across the United States. She attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and it was there that she took her first photography class and immediately fell in love.

"I had finally found a medium that allowed me to express myself.
Through the camera lens, I am able to capture lovely moments
and share with others how I see the world."

Laura recently moved to SC and is taking steps to become active in the arts community both in Myrtle Beach, and on Etsy. We're certainly glad to have her be a member of TeamSC!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN MYRTLE BEACH? "The beach! I love the waves and the sand - and of course the shells I find on the beach give me a great deal of inspiration for my latest series of photographs."
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS: "This turned out to be the toughest question of all! I reached out to some friends on Facebook to help, and I was very flattered by their responses. So I am going to go with what my elementary school best friend said--determined, compassionate, and loyal."
TELL US ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT WE DON'T KNOW: "I love to road trip! My first road trip was to Savannah from Philadelphia. Later that same year I drove cross country with a friend for two weeks. It was official--I was hooked! Now every year I make it a goal to road trip somewhere, even if it's just a long weekend. It's very inspirational and makes me appreciate this country even more. I've been across 6 times and counting. Even my dogs know what the phrase "Let's go on a road trip" means!"
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR? "One color? I couldn't possibly choose just one. It depends on my mood. I love different colors in combinations with each other--red and teal, pink and green, navy and bright yellow, chocolate and lavender, deep purple and orange...I could keep going!"
FEATURED ITEM: "Affection," an 11X14 Fine Art Photo. Don't miss Laura's February Sale--15% off all red and pink items in her shop until February 15th!


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TeamSC will be hosting a Spring Promotion, "Spring Forward with TeamSC," and you can get started now! The promotion itself will run April 1, but we have a LOT of organizing to do before then. This promo will be much like the stocking hunt we did 2 Christmases ago (for those who were members then.) Rules have been outlined on the message board HERE. Here's how the promotion will work.

HOW TO PLAY: Entrants will “hunt” for a hidden TeamSC Spring Promo logo, using a list provided of shops to look through. They will fill out an entry form, including the listing number for the item in each shop with the logo. Any entrant who submits a completed, 100% correct entry form by the cutoff date wins!

PRIZE: Any entrants who submit a correct entry form will win a Shopping Spree with TeamSC!

GRAND PRIZE ENTRY: To enter the grand prize drawing, entrants can include the following along with the correct entry form: 1) the listing number for their favorite item from the contest, which they must also “heart” in their shop for it to count and 2) write a blog about the TeamSC Spring Promotion on their own personal blogs.

GRAND PRIZE: A spring basket filled with donated TeamSC prizes.

The promotion will begin at noon Friday April 1 and will be over at noon Monday April 4. The grand prize will be shipped Tuesday, April 5.

There are 3 ways team members can participate in this promotion:

1) You can volunteer to have the team logo in your shop. Visit THIS THREAD.
2) You can volunteer to be included in the shopping spree. Visit THIS THREAD.
3) You can donate an item to the grand prize gift basket. Visit THIS THREAD.

We'd like to encourage all our members to visit the links provided and read all the details about this spring promotion so you can best decide how to participate. Whether you choose one of the three items above or not, we are hoping every single member will do their duty by advertising this promotion in whichever way works best for them: tweet, blog, Facebook, email---whatever works!

If you are interested in volunteering to help with this promotion, please contact Abby at simplycharmingsc@gmail.com.

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**The Admins would like to welcome Kristi, from speckleddog, to our ranks as a new author on our team blog! Kristi will be writing a "column" on our blog, starting soon, that's aim will be to help members improve their shops. Stay tuned for Photo Taking How-To's, tutorials, treasuries, tips to improving your personal shop, and more! We're so excited to have Kristi on board--we hope you'll read her blogs and learn something new! Welcome, Kristi!

**For those who frequently visited the monthly chat forums on Etsy, the team section has officially been removed. Etsy is restructuring the way we use the team pages, so we'll no longer be able to post where we did before. We'll be turning all our attention to the official TeamSC Page, so look there for daily announcements, reminders, and general chit-chat.

**Once again, we'd like to send a big THANK YOU to Bob of DreamWeaver Shop for paying for a TeamSC ad on www.craftopolis.com. If you haven't seen it yet, head on over. We'll be featured there until Saturday, February 12th!

**We are asking all team members to add TeamSC on Facebook as your friend! It seems a few of you didn't know we had an active Facebook page, so if you haven't friended us, head on over and check us out! Also, ask all your friends to add us, as well---the more friends we have, the more people on Facebook know about TeamSC challenges, treasuries, birthdays and more! Search TeamSC on Facebook to find us. You can even add a badge to your personal blog account---just check out THIS THREAD on the message board to learn how!

**Congratulations to Jackie of City Details and Tina of TandJ Creations for winning January's Creative Challenge, Fire and Ice! You can read all about them in their feature blog.

**Don't miss February's Creative Challenge, Winter's Last Blast! We're still looking for entries--and remember, you can interpret the theme any way you'd like! Winners will receive a feature on the team blog. You can post your items on the message board, and your item will be added to the team shop. Remember---this is only a promotion if you make it one! So enter your items today, and tweet, blog, and Facebook all about it!!!

**If you have any promotions, sales, or announcements you would like made in the weekly TeamSC email (always sent out on Mondays) please contact Abby at simplycharmingsc@gmail.com.

**Welcome to all our new members:
Sunset Sewer
Ruth Ballard

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Administrators:
Sandy (Morgan Alexa Designs)
Rosemary (MinnieMaes)
Comments, questions, or suggestions for upcoming newsletters or weekly emails may be sent to Abby (SimplyCharmingSC)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring me in the newsletter this month! I am very excited to be a part of the team. It's great to meet local artists and inspire each others work.

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