Project Linus was one of the top three charities to enter the JoAnn's Craft for a Cause contest and because of that we have now been entered the next phase of the competition, which if we win, could receive $50,000 for Linus. We have to vote on line (only once a day) until December 4th. You have to enter your email address so that they can stop you trying to vote more than once a day. Therefore everyone gets a fair chance at winning. There are three prizes as well as the $50,000, second place gets $25,000 and third gets $15,000 so even if we don't win the top prize we would still get something out of the contest.
Dressing up for Halloween is so much fun! Enjoy it even more knowing that you and your little goblins prepared their faces for the frightful night. Face paint is inexpensive when you make it yourself, and it's safer than a mask that can obscure vision. Try these ghoulish recipes yourself!
Homemade Face Make Up
1 tsp corn starch 1/2 tsp water 1/2 tsp cold cream food coloring Stir together starch and cold cream until well blended. Add water and stir, then add food coloring.
Wash your face and any area that you will be applying the makeup to. Dry thoroughly. Use fingertips to spread onto large areas. Use a small paint brush to paint designs on face. Removes with soap and water. Store in airtight container.
deep blue powder eyeshadow charcoal or smoke gray powder eyeshadow shimmery green powder eyeshadow make up brush
Using a blot of deep blue powder eye shadow, apply with a wet make up brush. Use your fingertips to add blots of charcoal gray and blue shadows. Touch up the edges with a shimmery olive green. Smudge the bruise to complete.
1/2 bottle of light corn syrup very hot water squirt of liquid soap red food coloring blue or green food coloring (optional)
Pour light corn syrup into a bowl and add hot water sparingly, adding and stirring until you have the right consistency. Add a squirt of liquid soap to make it the blood easy to clean off later. Tint with red food coloring. You may add a drop of blue or green if you like to make the blood a darker color. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Smear on as needed!
3) Marketing vs Promotion Are you always having a sale of some form or a special promotion? Too many sales and buyers will wait to make that purchase. If you are going to run a special promotion or a sale, don’t do them too often but make them really special when you do!
4) I’m looking for a green widget! How many times have you heard people say that they cannot find what they are looking for on Etsy? If you are selling green widgets, please tag them as such! A buyer looking for a green widget won’t find you if your widget isn’t tagged.
5) you want it HOW big? Do you offer your products in a range of sizes? Everyone is NOT a size 2! Sometimes having a section for each size or colour can be a great advantage.
6) Are your prices too low (or too high)? Sellers always seem to be asking if their prices are too high. There is nothing wrong with having different price points in your shop. Have you considered tiered pricing? Beth writes an excellent article in the storque about how to use tiered pricing to your advantage. http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/the-art-of-pricing-tiered-pricing-627/
I learned to crochet many years ago, but have only just recently picked it up again. I'm an 'out of the closet' yarnaholic and just cannot pass up a good bargain.
My passion is crochet design using antique and exploded lace techniques.
I've also been known to have a few 'hobby' cars in the garage.
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