Saturday, May 28, 2011

Craft Party -- The I Heart Art: SF Official Kickoff -- Coming Soon!

Hey there, Crafty Peeps!

It’s TWO WEEKS until CRAFT PARTY – have you RSVP’d yet?

You didn’t even KNOW about CRAFT PARTY? Well, you’re invited, and trust me, you want to be there!

WHAT? Craft Party is Etsy’s annual worldwide shindig in celebration of all things crafty and creative. This year, Craft Party in our neck of the woods is going to be an awesome SF Etsy event and also the kick-off for I Heart Art: San Francisco! We’ll have craft workshops with Go-Go Craft! Refreshments! BYOK or C (that’s Bring Your Own Knitting or Crochet) for a stitch & bitch circle! And MORE!

WHEN? June 10th in the evening (5 or 6 pm to 9 or 10 pm, TBD)

WHERE? Well, we’ve been holding off on making a huge deal about it because we’ve been wanting to finalize the venue before going to y’all with The Big Announcement. We are now this close to settling things (making our last decision between two very good venues and lining up details like the exact time before we finalize) but rest assured that for either venue, it will be a good spot in SOMA close to BART in San Francisco, with lots of room to get down with our crafty selves! We will let you know where for sure as soon as we’ve decided.

But wherever, it will be great. We would LOVE to see you there!

We would also LOVE to line up volunteers to be sure this event is every bit as awesome as it could be.

We’re looking for folks to help with:

Set up (an hour or so before the party, so 4 or 5 pm start)

Bake sale to support Kelly Malone of Workshop SF – this local crafting legend is battling cancer, and we’ll be doing some fundraising to help with her medical costs. We need folks for doing the actual baking to donate, someone to organize the donations/volunteers, and staff for the bake sale table

Refreshments – we have some budget for this and would also be interested in having people solicit donated refreshments. We’ll share details with the volunteers!

Decorating – we have some awesome ideas (ruffled paper streamers tutorial, anyone?) and welcome others!

Welcome -- we need door greeters for hour shifts, or half hour if there’s enough interest

Crowd control -- helping with movement btw craft stations

Craft station assistants, including stitch & bitch circle facilitator

Clean up (9 or 10 pm start until done, probably an hour)

It’s gonna be a great party, but we can’t do it without YOU!

Don’t forget to RSVP.

Wanna see something fun? Check out Etsy’s charming CRAFT PARTY video!

And please let me know if you’d like to volunteer to help out with this event! You can email me or convo me through my Etsy shop. Be sure to let me know what you want to do!

Hope to see ya there!

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Etsy Success Workshop: Make It Work

Do you feel like your camera just doesn't see how awesome your crafty work really is? 
If only you could get it to see things your way for a change!
Perhaps this Etsy Success workshop is just what the eye doctor ordered... 

Make It Work: An Etsy Success Photography Workshop

"Photographs are one of the most important aspects of your online presence. It can be a daunting task, but anyone can take distinctive photos, no matter the budget, camera or photography knowledge. In this workshop — led by successful Etsy seller and photographer Jessica Marquez — we'll talk shop about different types of cameras and what's best for you. We'll also cover camera basics to provide more control over the images you create, key elements to improve your photographs for your Etsy shop, and how to solve some common problems with inexpensive, DIY fixes." 
When: Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 2 - 4 p.m. ET
RSVP: To attend in-person RSVP via Meetup.
To attend online, tune in to Etsy's Livestream Channel on May 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. ET!

And don't forget tomorrow's workshop on Marketing! 

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Maker Faire

Come on down to Maker Faire this weekend & get your DIY gears a' spinning!

Stop by the Etsy Booth & meet Etsy Admin, as well as the I Heart Art:SF Leaders: (Tammy on Saturday, Jen on Sunday, and Steph all weekend at booth # 38). We will be on hand to answer any questions that you have about I Heart Art: SF. We are also super excited to be passing out the first batch of I Heart Art:SF stickers & pretty post cards! But most of all we are super excited to meet all of YOU! 

Not sure if you want to join us? 
Check out this impressive List of super talented Vendors.

Still not convinced to get you off the couch this weekend? 

Then how about a custom Whack-a-Treasury Game complete with game pad and 
enormous gold hammer? 

Yeah, we thought that would get you down there. 
We will see you soon!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Etsy Success Workshop: Duct Tap Marketing

Does the entire concept of "marketing" confuse you & 
send you running for the safety of your glue gun? 
Take off your track shoes, mark your calendar & fear no more... 
Etsy Success has done it again!

Etsy Success: Duct Tape Marketing for Creative Entrepreneurs

"In this workshop, led by Duct Tape Marketing's John Jantsch, you’ll learn how to create a simple marketing system for your business — one which will allow you to view the world of marketing, and your business, in an entirely new light. (Did we mention it would be awe-inspiring?)"
When: Tuesday, May 24th from 7 - 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Etsy Labs at 55 Washington Street, Suite 712 (7th floor) Brooklyn, NY & online viaEtsy's Livestream Channel

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Monday, May 2, 2011

What's New with I Heart Art: SF - CRAFT PARTY!!

Exciting event happening in a town near you - SAN FRANCISCO!

Ever feel like you'd like to craft with more company than your cat? I know I do! Well, try 15,000 more people! Julie from Etsy says:
"Last year, over 5,000 people participated in over 500 meetups from Dallas to Romania, and this year our goal is for over 15,000 people to share in the spirit of Craft Party. Since we can't do this without you, we're calling on your help to mobilize in your local community."
Come and join Etsy in their 2011 version of Craft Party - and make it extra special because it's the I Heart Art: San Francisco KICK-OFF EVENT!

You heard right! We here at I Heart Art: San Francisco have been in cahoots with Vanessa at Etsy for a while now, talking about what a wonderful opportunity this is to get the Bay Area together for some good ol' crafty fun.

While right now Tammy & I are working on scouting an event big enough for our Craft Party, we'd love to extend an invitation to ALL of the SF Etsy Team & their friends to sign up to come & craft with us on June 10th!

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