Monday, December 14, 2009

readingbunky's holiday poem!!!!!!!!

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through etsy land
All sellers were so tired that they hardly could stand.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
Hoping that St Nicholas (or the sales fairy) soon would be there.
The Tradeaholics were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of more trades danced in their heads.
And Admin in their cowls, and the rest in their caps,
Figured no more Christmas sales so time for some naps.
When from the chat rooms there arose such a clatter,
I quickly logged in to see what was the matter.
Away to the chat room I flew like a flash,
But was met with the hamster I wanted to bash.
So off to the forums I decided to go,
Everyone there would be in the know.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But everyone on etsy sharing Christmas cheer.
Hearts were given, so many and quick,
I knew etsians were filled with the spirit of St Nick.
More rapid than eagles all shops joined in,
And not to join in would have been a great sin!
There’s jewelry! And purses! And holiday fluff!
There’s pottery! And vintage! And all sorts of paper stuff!
There’s clothing and baked goods! And art for your wall!
Now twitter it! Blog it! Facebook it all!
As buyers and sellers came together with joy,
The threads were topics all could enjoy.
With no threads to be closed and no calling out
The etsy community knew what Christmas was all about.
All showcases were available to celebrate the season,
Trust me on this – I’m really not teasin’.
In alchemy all bids were accepted – every one!
And the CPSIA rules had to be followed by none.
The front page, it made everyone happy,
With a variety of items that were cool, not sappy.
The Featured Seller was all of us – but how?
That’s just the magic of Christmas I’m telling you now.
The avatars, how they twinkled! The banners how merry!
Everything was so festive and cute like a kawaii cherry!
Treasury and Treasury West were open to all,
Everyone on etsy was having a ball!
Even Paypal charged no fees on this festive night,
And regretsy was no where, no where in sight.
The owls from the front page hooted with glee
And the gift guides were filled with all things shiny!
I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas gift to all of you,
As I have met so many wonderful people I never before knew.
And I would like to exclaim, with all of my might,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"
by Kathy Jo Bohlke aka readingbunky
happy holidays, all!!!!!! xoxoxo

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Trade and Stay Hangover!!

we've been cleaning up in the aftermath of the TnS event - and boy, it was FABULOUS! with 202 shops (i think) on the list and over 2000 trades when the dust cleared, i think we certainly had ourselves one heck of a holiday party!!!! (and will be avoiding our etsy bills when they arrive!)
without further ado, here are our trade winners!
the NEW trade ho is the terrific sassygrace! she will take home our wonderful first place prize package and the Trade Ho certificate!!!
designsbyginalouise and nitelily3 were our runners-up this time around and will be awarded the second & third place prizes respectively! so, winners, please contact the donor shops for your prizes!!!!!
thanks to everyone who participated - and especially to the listmaster crew! we will be having the next event once all the trades from this one have been received - so most likely in the new year!!!! you guys rock!!!!
p.s. i found the pool boy wandering around tripping on something funny. someone come get him and put him to bed, please!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

December's Trade and Stay Event DETAILS!


here is the link to the TNS thread:


THIS MONTH'S PRIZES (not that you guys need any incentive to trade!)

First Place – Official Trade Princess/Ho Certificate from justgivemepeace
$10 Gift Certificate from Raevyn77 (redeemable in any of her shops)
$10 Gift Certificate from muffintopdesigns
Choice of Photo from charmingmittens ( from proteales

Second Place from somethingolde from chrystalyn
$10 gift certificate from muffintopdesigns

Third Place - from Beadacious1221
a $10 Gift Certificate from designedbyginalouise
20 pack of assorted 2 x 2" cards from peculiarparchment

you ready? TRADE ON!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December's Trade and Stay Event!

hello traders!!! we're gearing up and getting ready for this weekend's TnS event! the 10 starter shops have been chosen via and the list is here! just some reminders:

- the event starts early on saturday (approximately 5am EST - i'm not sure what time that is overseas) and goes till 11:59pm EST monday. we will send everyone the link to the thread and post it on the blog as well.
- please remember your manners and respond to all convos – even if your answer is no!
- use the tag "team trade on" to identify your tradeable items, or put a trade section in your shop
- remember to keep your trades equal – you should be trading for the amount of the item PLUS shipping – but please don’t inflate your shipping costs!
- Once your trade is complete, please post a link to the transaction so we can all see what you got! It makes it easier for us to count trades this way – if you just state that you are trading with someone, it makes it difficult to count. (plus we only count “official” trades!)
- Please do not change your prices to 0.20 cents. This is fee avoidance and can get our team shut down.
- Teach newbies to trade and be gentle!!!
- Treat trades like sales – ship promptly and leave appropriate feedback! If you are happy, let future buyers and traders know with glowing feedback! If, after several attempts to make the trade right, you are unhappy (you didn't get your item, you got a different item and the seller doesn't want to ship the item you ordered, etc), leave feedback telling that. Just because it is a trade, it is no reason that it should be treated any differently than a sell. You are getting an item for your time and merchandise, sometimes more valuable than money!!! If negative feedback is called for, leave negative feedback.
- The list will be updated by our official listmasters, so please be patient – just trade and leave the work to us!! This way, the list stays accurate!
- Please trade in moderation – don’t trade more than you can handle! (it is addicting, but after the dust settles, you’ll be packing for days!!!)

without further ado, here is the list! and and

we also have prizes for the biggest traders - thanks to the shops that have generously donated items! the prizes will be posted ASAP!