Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's not your birthday...

(or maybe it is, I don't know)... but we don't care! Today's TNT offers include a FREE GIFT with purchase!

Check out the comments for details from participating shops!

If you're a TNT participant, feel free to grab one of these avatars or banners to use in your shop today:


What is TNT?

TNT stands for Thursday Night Temptations. We at the CraftAnon Street Team wanted a collaborative sale and we started TNT. But we had so much fun with it that we figured "why not get others involved?".

So that’s why you’re here.

Every Thursday from 12 noon until midnight EST we run our TNT deals. We have a chat room on Etsy that usually starts at 6 pm EST that's open to TNT participants, buyers, sellers, and anyone else that wants to join in the fun.

If you'd like to participate just change your avatar to one with TNT on it: you can make your own or use one of ours.

In your Etsy shop announcement, let people know what your deal is. Some Thursdays we have set sales (everyone offers a shipping discount of some sort or all sales are a "percent off" deal) and some days are "free days" where you make up your own sale.

It also helps to post your sale and a link to the current TNT blog post we put up here each Thursday on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Livejournal, etc.

We don’t SPAM the chat room, please announce your sale/deal in the shop announcement and leave it at that. The TNT avatar is to let people know that you have a sale, if they are interested they will look. Constantly posting your sale info in the room does not work as a marketing tool. Please respect other chatters :)

Feel free to take an avatar and save it to use for your TNT:


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Item of the Week! - April 21st, 2010

Ready for the first CraftAnon Team featured item of the week?! Drumroll please....

Stay tuned for more every Wednesday!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Charity Shop Featured Donor: After Midnight Designs

1. How would you describe your work/style?

I'm not sure how to describe it. I sit at my work table and stare at the materials until it just comes to me. I get an idea and just run with it. That way each piece ends up with a style of its own.

2. What inspired you to start creating and selling your work?

My grandmother is very crafty. I think I get it from her. So, it started out as a hobby. I made things for myself, friends, and family. My neighbor found out what I did. She makes jewelry and did craft shows. She helped me get started at the shows. Then I found the Diyscene forums. That is where I found out about Etsy.

3. What are your favorite causes/charities?

My favorite causes are anything to do with animals. I have always volunteered and done rescue work with animal organizations. My heart belongs there. I also have volunteered with special needs children. That would be my next choice.

4. Where else can we find your work?

I mainly sell on Etsy. I also do a lot of work in my city. I do private parties and craft shows. I tell everyone to feel free to contact me if they have any questions or want to see additional pieces.