Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Link Parties

As some or most of you may know every Wednesday we host a link up party and we attempt to come up with a different theme each week. The idea behind coming up with a different theme is to help get rid of writer's block, find something fun to write about and to help get those creative writer juices flowing. This week we want to know what are some suggestions for link parties that you would like to see here. Leave us a comment and let us know some of your ideas for some future link up parties. Have a great week Scatter Girls! 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baking Link Up

Calling all bakers- and bakers at heart... we want to see what you have been whipping up in your kitchen lately or in the past. This is a baking recipes of all sorts. Please feel free to link up recipes from the past as well as the present. Please also feel free to link up as many recipes as you'd like! Happy baking friends : ) 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Blog Link Up

Happy 2012 Scatter Girls! I am so excited for all things 2012. I love looking at a new year and thinking about the endless possibilites ahead. I've got a great feeling about this year- I can tell you that! What are some of your plans for 2012?

This week we are hosting a blog link up. Why not start off 2012 by finding some new blogs to read and maybe some new blog friends? So link up your main blog URL and make sure to stop by a few other blogs.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My New Business Partner "Square"

Hi handmade friends,

I hope everyone is wrapped up in the Holiday spirit and ready for Christmas.  I have been working every day on completing custom orders for friends and for customers at craft shows.  Hands down word of mouth is the best advertising.  I have had so many referrals this season that I just can't believe it.  It's been busy, but great!

This little cutie patootie is my new "business partner"  this little guy Square allowed me to take credit cards this season at the holiday shows I participated in.  No more, I don't have any cash or I'll come back.

He comes packaged like this

He's all ready to go go go when you get him!!

He even comes with stickers with all the credit cards you can take. 

Here he is connected to my phone
You just enter the dollar amount and swipe the card - Wala "Approved"

Your customer actually signs the screen on your phone and you can email or text a receipt and they will receive it on their phone while they are standing there checking out.  You can even take a photo of the items(s) they are purchasing and that gets sent with the reciept! LOVE this feature!! You also get an email confirming the transaction.  It's only 2.75% for each swipe and for the convenience it's perfect, really no more than a paypal transaction via Etsy

Here is the link to get your very own little "Business Partner." 
Oh and the best part he's free!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Cookie Link Up

Who has been busy holiday baking? I know I have! I love trying new recipes and perfecting old ones. Let's create a bit of a holiday cookie exchange here and link up your holiday cookie recipes! There are so many options- sugar, ginger bread, snicker doodle, chocolate and the list goes on and on. What's your favorite? The link up will be open until next Tuesday the 20th so spread the word and let's get lots of cookies linked up! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Handmade Gift Link Up

If you are reading this I assume you survived Black Friday or avoided it all together! Today's link up is dedicated to helping one another get ideas for handmade gift ideas. Handmade gift ideas are thoughtful and are a great way to cross off co-workers, neighbors, and teachers from your Holiday list. So let's help one another out and link up some ideas. I know I have a few from even last year that I plan to link up. The more the merrier so link up as many as you'd like! 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Scatter Girl Of The Month (November): Melissa of So Chick!

This month Gina, Chrissy and myself are proud to announce that Melissa of So Chick handbags is our Scatter Girl of the Month! 

Melissa is an extremely talented seamstress that can be found sharing her talent in her shop, blogging, tweeting and Facebooking. Melissa's handbags are stunning and anytime she offers a giveaway you can be sure to see numerous entries and tons of ladies jumping at the bit to get their hands on a So Chick handbag. Melissa now also has adorable ruffle scarves in her shop that every lady needs for the colder weather. 

If you haven't already you need to take a look at Melissa's adorable shop and maybe pick up some Christmas gifts for yourself while you're there! Melissa is this month's Scatter Girl because of her incredible talent, her dedication to the handmade community, her willingness to help others and her fun loving attitude. We are pleased to have Melissa be a part of the Scatter Girl community. Courtesy of Andrea from Bubblewrapp'd Melissa will receive one of these adorable blocks for her craft room (make sure you check out Bubblewrapp'd for cute Holiday blocks!)...

Congrats to Melissa!

Do you know someone who would make a great Scatter Girl of the month? E-mail us at scattergirls@gmail.com to nominate someone. 

If you haven't already make sure you check out the link up for all the deals being offered for the Holidays, Black Friday and Cyber Monday from handmade shops RIGHT HERE at Scatter Girls and link up yours too!