Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Magic Mondays

It's always really hard for me to sleep on Monday nights when we do our team BNR. For those of you who don't know, our week-long BNR rounds end on Monday night with our raffle drawing. I always curate on Monday nights, and as the night wears on I tend to get more and more excited by the build- up. Last week we sold eight raffle tickets and I was really excited to learn that Teresa from Teresa's Vintage http://www.etsy.com/people/TeresasVintage won our raffle last night. She's on our X Factor Teams and on my Alabama Betties team. We had twenty-eight sales in our BNR this week, and I got to meet alot of awesome new people who I hope to see again and again.
Our teams are growing too! My handmade team is 65 members and growing. Our Treasury team is 78 members  and growing.Our Bnr team is now 63 members strong. And the Big team, X Factor Vintage is 282 members big.
Go team X Factor, Go!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


I spent the afternoon expanding our X Factor Treasury Team. From 21 members at lunch time today to 60 at 2218 cst. Our little Treasury Team tripled in size in nine hours. And so many great new treasuries have been posted here http://www.etsy.com/teams/11065/x-factor-treasury that I can barely believe it. I'm glad for all my new found etsy friends and I can't wait to get to know each of you.
I also opened our team BNR here :http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTY0OTMyNjJ8MTE4NTU1NTk1Mg/closedx-factor-hotspot-bnr-rd-6-overall?index=1&page=77#comments tonight. Had a couple sales, and a chance to chat it up with my friends! We're reopening tomorrow at 3 pm cst as part of the cometogether bnr so be there or be square. It'll be a great opportunity to drive sales, market your shop and talk to other shop owners.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Another Magical Etsy Evening

Etsy's one of those things that you get out of it that which you put into it. A fact that at times makes me hate etsy and at other times makes me love etsy. Tonight I love etsy, I took over our bnr from Jenilee this afternoon at 4 pm cst. I started sending a few invites and Chris finally got on messenger so I had him send the bnr email. Finally by 5pm I started having sales, and I ended up having 6 sales in just a couple hours, and Eva Tucci of http://www.etsy.com/people/gammiannes finally joined in our bnr fun, I've been inviting her to join us for ages! Crystal got bought out, getting her closer to getting her shop back! Jenilee is back in Black with Paypal and Chris sold a knife. Our Team and our Bnr is getting more popular! I'm so excited that our work is paying off.
Our teams are growing everyday too! I'm so proud and happily amazed, all our work is paying off. It's so great. :)

Friday, November 25, 2011


I opened our BNR today from 12-3 cst. I got sales forf several of our regulars! We had nine sales in our bnr here http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTY0OTMyNjJ8MTE4NTU1NTk1Mg/closedx-factor-hotspot-bnr-rd-6-overall?index=1&page=31#comments including two raffle buy-ins! I regret that Cindy Kelley missed it, Joan Hahn too! And I sent a whole slew of convos. Michel got bought out! Go Michel! VintThor was bought out and Judy'sVintage Delights did too! All of which Delights me to no end, lol. We have new teammates on our handmade and vintage teams too! I'm so excited! it's been such an awesome Friday! I'm so excited we have new people in our bnr too!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


In an effort to count my numerous blessings this Thanksgiving I built a bnr for all my X Factor Treasury Teammates. It's titled THANKFUL and can be found here http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTI1OTU2NjJ8MTIyNTgwMDQ2NA/thankful. Head on over and favorite it for me, or make a comment!
I'm also gearing up for our big BNR tomorrow. I hope everyone made their coupon code BLACKFRIDAY for the sale this weekend!
You can also join our BNR team here http://www.etsy.com/teams/11076/x-factor-bnr-team. We have 56 members now.
Join my Handmade team here http://www.etsy.com/teams/11080/x-factor-handmade which has 51 great shop owners involved
Our original Vintage team is here http://www.etsy.com/teams/10182/x-factor-vintage and is 275 members and growing.
And if you want to be included in my next treasury, join us here:http://www.etsy.com/teams/11065/x-factor-treasury
And please join our BNR fun here http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTY0OTMyNjJ8MTE4NTU1NTk1Mg/closedx-factor-hotspot-bnr-rd-6-overall?index=1 tomorrow at 1pm etsy time

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Round 6

We had 5 sales in our BNR tonight! Five sales in just two hours! I curated, we had a grand old time. I had so much fun talking to all my X Factor family members. Hahnmade, Ck, Doorcountyblues, Crystal from Crystalsdigitalshop, and Cyn from everywitchway, and all our new friends! Check us out here http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTY0OTMyNjJ8MTE4NTU1NTk1Mg/closedx-factor-hotspot-bnr-rd-6-overall?index=1 Friday from 1-4pm cst. When I know we'll be having a blast As part of the Big Come Together 96 hr BNR bash!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Treasured Invitational

I spent the afternoon and early evening working not only on my own etsy shop, but also on my team X Factor. I sent twenty-three invitations to join the X Factor Treasury Team. When no one joined I changed the rules to be more inclusive. Check out the new team requirements here http://www.etsy.com/teams/11065/x-factor-treasury. And please Join us on this fun new team. Anyone who builds a treasury is automatically submitted to be reviewed for shop of the month and we already have eight team members, and one treasury has been submitted by Tura Jean from Jean Louise's Closet, one of our newest team members. I certainly look forward to getting to know her.
Chris also set up our BNR for this week. Anyone who wishes to take a peak at it can do so here http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTY0OTMyNjJ8MTE4NTU1NTk1Mg/x-factor-hotspot-bnr-preview?index=1. We open tomorrow night at 9pm cst and I do truly hope to see all team members there in support of our featured shops and sellers. We've already had seventeen faves!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Crystal just invited me to join her team, the X Factor Treasury Team. It can be found here http://www.etsy.com/teams/11065/xfactortreasuryteam. She even made rules for the team, I only hope I can follow them, and not get booted.The rules are as follows: We will promote everyone's items by clicking and faving at least 10-12 items from each member's shop per day and you must create one vintage and one modern type treasury per month.  
That sounds pretty easy, but if this team takes off, as I know it will, won't that be just a little bit hectic? Oh well, Join our fun new team! Build awesome treasuries! PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE!


All The X Factor Team branches are fortunate to have been founded by Chris Tanck, one of the smartest, hardest working, idea men i've ever known. I say this because our BNR team was fortunate enough to be hooked up with this BNR team last night http://www.etsy.com/teams/10965/come-together-bnr-public-team. I was so excited while talking with the Captain of this team I was practically vibrating with pleasure on my living room floor. This development is sure to drive sales as once a month a 24 hour nonstop bnr will be held and our team is now part of their roster.
But immediately upon us is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and boy do we have some major funness planned for those two days as well. In addition to our usual week long bnr that starts wed night at 9pm, Friday from 1pm-4pm etsy time Chris himself will be curating our team bnr, and everyone from the previous bnr will be sent to ours to buy in and after ours is over at 4pm we will send shoppers to the next one in the line-up. And as if that's not enough to really pull in valuable new buyers and create a great networking opportunity Monday from 4pm-7pm etsy time we're doing the same thing for you again!
I am still super excited about this. Cyn from http://www.etsy.com/people/everywitchway  said we're very likely to grow even faster than I expect this way! She also said she'd heard good things about our bnr! That's so awesome, I've been working so hard on promoting and growing us and I just had to tell everyone this news. I went and hung out in the Venus BNR today and in just a matter of a few hours they had more than 20 sales. So I know we're finally there and it's all thanks to Chris for hooking me up on yahoo messenger with Cyn last night!
Anyone who wishes to participate Friday needs to create coupon code BLACKFRIDAY for shoppers Friday  so people need only remember that one code! And remember to keep a weather eye on the team threads herehttp://www.etsy.com/teams/11076/x-factor-bnr-team  for updates.

Friday, November 18, 2011

What Have You Done For Your Team Today?

Last night before I did my yoga and went to bed I started a new X Factor team. It's called X Factor Handmade and can be found here http://www.etsy.com/teams/11080/x-factor-handmade. I spent the day running errands and wishing my internet would come back up so that I could promote for X Factor.  Finally at 1830 it came back up and I began sending this message " will you consider joining these awesome teams

Thanks for your time!

If you do not wish to receive these notices please tell me so!

to everyone who previously faved our X Factor Vintage BNR. As a result I've grown my X Factor Handmade team to 26 members. Our X Factor BNR team is now 46 members strong. And X Factor Vintage is now 258 members strong.  My very favorite people on etsy! And I want to welcome all our new members to our fantastic teams! Stop by tomorrow and I'll let you know what I've done for our teams then too!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

First times with the Xfactor Crew.

This is the very first official Xfactor team blog. I have so much big news to share. The Xfactor Vintage team  is only three months old and it's already 248 members strong. I'm so proud of how well our little team is doing. Our team captain Chris Tanck created our first satellite team tonight : the Xfactor BNR team. Created for all the BNR lovers on etsy to have an awesome and open place to come to to chat and have fun. He also has several other teams coming including the Xfactor chat team and the Xfactor critique team. And I will be starting the Xfactor Handmade team this weekend.
So there's lots of exciting things on the horizon for us on Etsy. Check us out, and join us here! We'd love to have you!