Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April Top Droppers and Commenters and May News

Happy May!
We're down to the last 2 months of Jake's intern year now.

We've had another pretty good month on Entrecard.  I shouldn't say that too loudly, right?  Here are the top 10 for April.  Thanks so much to those of you who also take the time to leave me comments!


If you're new to this blog, you can check out my Top Commenters widget on the right side of my blog.  I did some blog rearranging this month, but it's still in more or less the same place.  Just scroll down to see where you rank. It's right under my blog roll.  I will feature an item or give a shout out to everyone on that list in this monthly post.  I really appreciate those of you who take the time to leave me feedback!

Thanks to Ann of Ann's Snap Edit & Scrap for stopping by and commenting regularly!  Here are some lovely items from the ladies on my list who have Etsy shops.

 1) Art Journal - blue and brown junque journal by storybeader
2) Personalized Wood Wine Bottle Stopper - Save the Date - Wedding Favor by memoriesforlifesb
3) Purple Crystal Beaded Sterling Silver Leverback Earrings - Summer Sea by BeadedTail
4) Knit Heart Pin Brooch - Mother's Day / Love Pin by NFallonDesignStudio
5) SILK Scrunchie, hand dyed, soft for hair, pink, fuchsia, magenta by SplendidLittleStars
6) Original ACEO OOAK Set of Three - Sunset Triptych - Watercolor Paintings by tapestry316
7) How Does My Garden Grown Mini Gratitude Journal, pink and orange flowers by MisterPenQuin
8) Night Owl Hang Tag Set of 6 by clockworkgh0st
9) Plaid. French Knickers. Size Medium. Blue Ruffle Shorts. Retro Pajama Shorts by PeriDotByDuni

Sale Items:
I still have a handful of items in my sale section that are 2 years older and more.  I would really like to clear them out so I have more room for my brand new items.  If you're looking for a good deal on a gift or a little indulgence for yourself, check it out.  There is still time to buy for Mother's Day!
Blog Sponsors and May Advertising:
I have an awesome round up of blog sponsors!  These lovely ladies all have Etsy shops and/or blogs.  Check them out on the left hand side of my blog under "Private Sponsors."

I have to give a shout out to my newest blog sponsor who just joined up last week.
Angela is really friendly, and her shop is a perfect fit for my blog.  She offers a variety of jewelry, accessories, and home decor, much of which features buttons.  Go check her out.

Would you like to join them?  It's only $3 per month or $10 for 4 months to advertise with me.  Check out all of the details about it right here

Bring It On May!
  • I'm getting ready for my next show, which is this coming weekend.  I'll post more about that later this week.  If you live in the Milwaukee area and are interested in attending, send me a message.
  • Last month I did get some earrings submitted for Bead Trends, but I haven't heard anything back, so I may have some new pairs to list shortly.  We'll see.
  • I had a huge drop in views on HubPages after Easter.  April is the first month I've been with the site that I haven't made more money than I did the previous month.  I'm not going to lie: that's been really tough.  I'm still trying to build traffic again and will be putting a lot of my writing efforts there in May.  It means a lot to me that those of you who know me from Etsy or elsewhere and aren't connected with the site still read all my articles.  Thank you!
  •  I've applied for all of the 2012 holiday craft shows that I want to for now and have started to get acceptances.  This means that I'm already thinking about holiday craft fair products.
What's going on with your business and or/blog for May?

Where I Linked Up Today: 
Treasury Tuesday


  1. Thanks for the feature! Good luck at your show this weekend!

  2. Thanks, as always, for the acknowledgement. I'm sure the weekend show will be a success - so close to Mother's Day and all...

  3. Lovely Etsy features, I love those beaded bracelets lovely!

  4. I'm proud to have made the list. Thanks for the shout out.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  5. That's so cool that you promote your commenters. I just love those french knickers, so totally cute!


  6. Dear Rose, Congratulations to all. This is a great group of people. Blessings, Catherine

  7. Thank you for the feature! Good luck with your sale and your show!

  8. Thanks for the mention, very much appreciated. Good luck with your show.

  9. Thanks for the shout out, Rose!
    good luck with your upcoming show and plans for the holiday ones!

  10. oh, Rose, nothing is going on with my shop this month.. I can't wrap my head around anything other than moving/packing related.. and there is so much happening in the girls schools this month, it has been hard to focus on anything else.. I hope I can get my shops groove back shortly after the move! :(

    Good luck at the show, can't wait to hear about it!

  11. Happy May! Lovely April wrap-up. I haven't seen the top commenters widget before, how neat!! :D

  12. Rose, I like the new design, it's looking good. Good luck on your shows. I've applied to 1 in June and hope I hear back soon. The other 2 Fall shows I'll apply to when I get the apps.

    Working on Prom and Bridal jewelry with some new Swarovski items.

  13. Thanks once again for the nod. I have been cutting back on my daily drops, but yours is one of my go-to blogs because my human loves looking at all your pretty things!

  14. Great to have made your list, thanks for the shout it's appreciated.

    Have a great May :-)

  15. Sponsoring your your blog is one of my best decisions this year! Thanks!

  16. I don't know what it is, that others (and myself) have been stepping away from the computer more than usual. Maybe it's the weather. Looks like loads of cats dropping entrecards! Thanks for including me in your top commenters! {:-D

  17. Good luck with your upcoming show! I'm sorry about the drop in views on HubPages...that's hard to figure out. Your articles are always interesting. Maybe people are just spending time outside in the sunshine!


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