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Our team of the month of April is The Ladies and Gents Club. They chose this name to attract shops from the entire Etsy Community and be a place where both men and women can feel at home learning, promoting and socializing.    Our team was born on April 25, 2014 and is 184 members strong and growing.

current members list:


About this team:
LGC boasts that they are here to help each other to succeed. The easiest way to be a team member and learn about Etsy is to hit the floor running and jump right in! We were all new to Etsy at one time – having someone or a team to show you the ropes is a great advantage. If you want to meet people, make new friends – friends that will help you succeed – then this is the place where you can be all you want to be!

The leadership team:


Cindyanne – Captain
MoreFriendsAndCo MrOzNaps



Stacey – Co-Captain / Leader



Liz – Leader
LittleBlueBirdSays LittleBlueBirdBakes



Vicky – Leader



Deb – Leader



Sue – Leader


Cindyanne is the Team Captain and not only runs LGC but she is teacher, mentor, and friend. She always makes time to welcome the new team members or to help out anyone with their shop. Cindyanne trains all of the leaders.    If she does not know the answer to a question you can be sure she will find it for you.



Stacey helps where ever she is needed. She sends emails, invitations, runs BNR and BNS boards and creates promotion threads and treasuries. Stacey is also the Administrator of the LGC Team page for the Etsy Fellowship Society keeping the team members’ items posted and looking awesome! She posts items and treasuries on the Ladies and Gents Club Pinterest pages.


Liz is our resident DJ on the weekly Supper Club BNR. Liz has music in her soul and is the perfect hostess of the “Name That Tune” game bringing shops together for a few hours of fun and music trivia. She hosts the Shop of the Week – always looking for a shop that needs a little extra Etsy love. Liz is the LGC Facebook



Administrator is responsible for bringing in new members and posts items from team members’ shops daily. She also coordinates the Sweet 16 Treasury Promo checking to be sure shops that sign up follow through with their commitment and follow the rules.

Deb is the Membership Coordinator and is responsible for sending welcome letters to all new members. She does a wonderful job answering questions and guiding newbies in the right direction. Deb is known as the Treasury Diva! She loves to promote both old and new team members and follows up with featured shops to invite them into the Team.



Vicky is the Administrator of the LGC Team Page. Our team page is always up to date as new items are added to shops. She promotes the LGC Team on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Vicky is responsible for bringing daily chats to the team – a place where everyone can talk about what is going on in their lives in general, not just Etsy.



Sue is the team resident Coupon Clipper. She checks and adds coupons to the BNR/BNS boards, helps send invitations and is a great social chatter on the boards.



All leaders of the Ladies and Gents Club are cross-trained to be able to step up at any given time to host an event, start a discussion thread or solve problems. The leaders understand that if you put in the work, it will happen. Remember to keep things in perspective – if it won’t be important in a month or a year do not to let it get to you. LGC leadership holds a weekly Skype conference to discuss hot topics and plan upcoming events.

One of the main events the Ladies and Gents Club is sponsoring this year is a BRIDAL EXPO in June. This will allow the team to showcase our products specifically for Etsy customers searching for wedding and bridal items. Since June is the most popular time of the year for weddings and bridal showers we want a central location to meet those demands.  Be sure to watch for more information as the time draws near.

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The Ladies and Gents Club is a 6 time winner of the Fellowship Award.    Cindyanne received the award in Q3, Q4 2014 and Q1 2015. Stacey received the award in Q3 and Q4 2014. Liz received the award in Q4 2014. Cindyanne, Stacey, Vicky, Deb and Sue are currently awaiting Q2 enrollment for 2015. Cindyanne has brought many ideas to the team from the Fellowship. She shares what she has learned on our discussion page and is always updating current topics. As a direct result of sharing what the leaders have learned through the Fellowship, LGC has active pages on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and has a strong presence in Etsyverse and the Fellowship Teams Page. Many of our discussion threads stem from conversations and blogs on the Captains Quarters Team – Shop Critiques and Tags to name a few.

LGC has promotional threads on the Team discussions page.

A few of the popular games are the ABC GAME where you post an item from your shop that corresponds with the letters of the alphabet. The FOLLOW THE LEADER GAME is a fun one where you post something from your shop that matches the color of the item before you.    A few other popular threads are Post 2 Fave 5 and the Bragging Board that features team members that got caught doing something fantastic like being featured on the Etsy Trending Pages, in a blog or magazine article. LGC strongly believes in acknowledging every achievement for its team members. A popular treasury promo is FRIENDS R US where 8 current members’ shops and 8 potential members are featured. This is a great promo activity to let the community know what LGC is all about and give them a taste of the hospitality the Ladies and Gents Club has to offer. LGC has a mandatory one treasury per month, per member rule.

LGC is the known for the NAME THAT TUNE GAME.    The game is played during the weekly BNR.   Liz sends out a few lyrics from a song and waits for someone in the gallery to give the correct answer. One point is awarded for the correct title of the song and one point is awarded for the correct artist. In the event there is more than one artist famous for the particular song it is at the discretion of the Maestro to decide on the winner. No purchase is necessary to participate in the game and it is ok to Google your response. At the end of the night all winners are entered into a drawing by random.org for a free spot on a future BNR board.


One of the Team’s favorite blitz promos is the HEART ATTACK!  LGC has a HEART ATTACK once a month to promote the shops’ new items and brings the team together for 12 hours of heart-ing, fun and fellowship. The ultimate result of the HEART ATTACK is the CPR that comes afterward – CUSTOMER PURCHASE REQUESTS! You must be a member of the team to participate in the HEART ATTACK. Come join the fun and set your stats on fire!


The LGC Team Slogan is:
“When you succeed, we succeed and when we succeed, you succeed!


The dream for the Ladies and Gents Club is to increase their membership and to help each other succeed, to be part of the new and exciting changes at Etsy and continue to grow at a steady pace with active members. LGC will remain a team that helps members both new and established, find the dream they were hoping for when they opened their Etsy shop.

Advice to other team Captains:
Be sure to acknowledge everyone for what they do, there is no deed or accomplishment too small for recognition.

Thank you for all you do!



Introducing our MARCH TEAM OF THE MONTH!

Big Etsy Blitz!



Alura –Captain



Tracy – Leader



Gwen – Leader/Co-Captain



Alicia – Leader



Donna – Leader




As captain Alura depends on her co-captain Gwen and the other leaders to help her keep the team motivated! Here’s how they help!

The co-captain is Gwen of GwensHomemadeGifts. She is my right-hand woman! Gwen checks on the team, makes sure on one is spamming threads or being naughty. She also collects emails for me which I use for the team newsletter. She handles the membership applications as well. She does everything that I do! She’s an awesome gal all the way around and is a huge help to me!

Donna from The SnapDragonsLair takes charge of choosing the Shop of the Month and moderates the discussion thread for it. She’s a great asset to the team!

The other Leader is Alicia. She monitors the threads, and supports members. She’s a wonderful leader.

Meet the Big Etsy Blitz Team!

Current Member List Link:


Big Etsy Blitz began in 2012 as the Etsy Contest Team.  In 2014 it was given whole hearted to new Team Captain Alura and now has over 5,500 members! The purpose of this team is to promote teammates! Their name says it all, blitzing is the game! Big Etsy Blitz is a promo team, they do Heart Blitzes, View-a-thons, Post 2 Get 10, Fave Bomb the shop above, etc.

etfsetsyblitz6We are an active team, it’s all about playing games! We do blitzes every other week, Post 2 Heart

10, fave bomb the shop above you, view-a-thons, Treasuries and all sorts of games! Blitzing is easy to do and

easy for teammates to participate in. The purpose of the blitz is to raise stats, get views and


This team is SPECIALLY for all of us who love to blitz!

What’s a blitz?

A blitz is where we all love on each others shops!
Blitzes raise stats….promote camaraderie…sometimes even nets us a random sale!

In order to participate in the blitzes, you must be a member! We plan to continue to use blitzes

to promote our members! www.etsy.com/teams/12328/big-etsy-blitz

I’m hoping to get the team on to google plus, I love doing little interviews on shops which we can do live on google plus, and those video’s also save to youtube.

That is a future plan for the team. Since our members are world wide, we don’t have any local happenings. Anyhow all are welcome and we hope to see some new members jump on board the Blitz train!!!

Here’s How it Works!





-by Alura-
We won a Fellowship Award in December 2014.  We are trying to learn how to better promote our shops online through the Fellowship Program Package. I use the books received to help start threads that may interest the members.

The Buzzing Communities book is my favorite!

” As an award winning captain of a large team, my advice to other captains and leaders is to always expect the unexpected! People have often exceded my expectations! “

I love it when that happens!!


Artist Supporting other Artists!

We’ve found that as a big team… games are great way to get to know your teammates!

etfsetsyblitz7More Treasuries to Support:




Have a Happy St Patty’s Day a Great Month of March!



Introducing our FEBRUARY Fellowship Society honored TEAM OF THE MONTH!

Australian Wandarrah


Australian Wandarrah is a moderated team open to both buyers and sellers living in Austrailia and New Zealand. A large team of over 1,600 members, treating each other with respect and compassion is the most important guideline of this spirited team.

The word Wandarrah is an aboriginal word meaning Meeting Place. Members support each other through thick and thin on this team. The team has also raised funds for the NSW Wildfires in 2013, and for the Street Swags in 2014. In 2014 they hosted regional meet-ups! Not a small task with the team covering 2 countries.

With such a large team, 1,675 members, you know they must have some amazing Leaders!


The Captain of the team is Cat. Her shop, Must Have Been The Cat, can be seen here:


Cat is a giving and kind soul who works hard to keep the team running smoothly.

She’s told us that she created the team because at that time there was nothing available for Australians on Etsy.  She wanted it to be a supportive community for both buyers and sellers in Australia and is very proud and humbled by the amazing community that has evolved.

We provide a huge range of activities including chat, games, promo and educational resources. Everyone is kind and supportive …its like one very large functional family.

She has many Etsy shops and is always thinking up new ideas

When we asked her what her goals for the team in the future this is what she said

“In 5 years I hope that our team is still going strong and continuing to offer the variety of things we do today. I hope it will have helped our team members make their shops the success they want them to be and continues to support them and give them a sense of belonging.”

We love hearing that long term dedication she has to support this group!

That is part of being a captain that many people don’t understand, it’s a long term commitment for many of us and that takes a lot of time and volunteer hours.

Her second in command is Kelly.

Kelly runs the team’s challenge treasury and is charged with maintaining the team’s curated page. Kelly’s shop can be visited by clicking the link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ColourscapeStudios

Hannah From Banana Apple Orange (a member of the Pattern Patter Team too!) Runs the “Word of the Week” Treasury Challenge.

Kaz from Kazzy Caboddles Creations runs the “Colour of the Week” treasury challenge and maintains the team Instagram account.

Stuart from Stuart Concepts maintains a list of team member’s items that are used to create treasuries. Visit Stuart here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/stuartconcepts

Andrea from Stitch Bomb helps where ever she’s needed in addition to maintaining the Spotlight Critique thread and helping Stuart with the Members Items list.

Star from Starzyia Manages the team’s Pinterest Boards as well as being a supportive leader helping wherever she can.

Visit their Facebook page


You can finds a selection of their items in our team page collection created especially for you here: https://www.etsy.com/au/pages/shopaustralia/etsy-fellowship-promotion If you have any queries please contact the seller directly 🙂

This Team does a lot of Wonderful TREASURY CHALLENGES

Have you ever wondered how one works? we’d love to show you

Australian Wandarrah Team Treasury Challenge Monday 2nd February – 6th February 2015

Original Post Link:

The Post is open Monday – Friday

Each week the winner of the treasury challenge will get to choose an item from their shop to be the inspiration item for the next challenge. They will also be choosing the winner of the challenge.


– The featured item must appear in one of the top row of the treasury
– Treasuries to be tagged with “Australian Wandarrah”, “etsyau” and “awteamchallenge”
– All 16 spots must be filled, at least 8 of those with Australian/New Zealand shops
– Post your challenge treasury in this thread to be considered
– No items from your own shop(s)
– Only ONE item per shop featured
– Winners must wait 4 week to be eligible to win again, however everyone is eligible for honorable mentions.

Please note that any Treasuries not following the guidelines will be removed from the challenge, we want this to be fair to everyone participating.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE is 9pm each Friday evening, no entries after I’ve announced the challenge is over will be admissible.

Winner will be announced over the weekend, so please make sure you check back to this thread and see if it’s you!

This week our featured seller is Sue from www.etsy.com/au/shop/pinkneonvintage and her featured item is:


For the fellowship society readers, we have an awesome team coupon code promotion that’s valid for the month of February. Use ” WandarrahsFriend ” at these selected
https://www.etsy.com/shop/20FourAcres – 20% off https://www.etsy.com/shop/ColourscapeStudios – 20% off (purchases over $15) https://www.etsy.com/shop/TigsTogs – Free Shipping https://www.etsy.com/shop/Starzyia – 15% off https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeLuliDesigns – 10% off (purchases over $30) https://www.etsy.com/shop/MustHaveBeenTheCat – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/MustHaveBeenTheDog – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/MissTreeCreations – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/ELCEDesigns – 10% Off (purchases over $20) https://www.etsy.com/shop/FoilingStar – 10% Off (excluding Wedding Cake Wraps) https://www.etsy.com/shop/gtgadabout – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeeDeeDeesigns – 15% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/MadeforYOUbyFi – 10% Off (purchases over $30) https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraMelbourne – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnaCullArt – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/SallyAnnaBoutique – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/BoutiqueLittleOnes – 10% Off (purchases over $20) https://www.etsy.com/shop/DotStitch – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/OnceUponATimeDaniela – 15% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/BelleBabette – Free shipping https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElizabethEllenor – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockmyResin – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/stuartconcepts – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/HalfBaked – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/kazzycaboodles – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/StephsQuilts – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/ARTDECADENCE – 15% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/Mettaville – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyVintageDesires – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/BygoneAllure – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/morethanjustquilts – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackTulipQuilts2 – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/blacktulipquilts – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/AzaleaCottageCrafts- 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/EJCDezines – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/bonmotshop – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/TangerineToes – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/zollyshoppe – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/CatandtheBird – 10% Off (purchases over $10) https://www.etsy.com/shop/FozzelandBean – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThingzNstufff – Free Shipping https://www.etsy.com/shop/Twogratefulhearts – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/myheavenlydesigns – Free standard shipping (excluding custom orders) https://www.etsy.com/shop/RobynFayeDesigns – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyPaperPlanetCrafts – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyPaperPlanet – 10% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/EchidnaArtandCards – 15% Off https://www.etsy.com/shop/FourLittleButtons – 10% Off (purchases over $20) https://www.etsy.com/shop/MissDaintyHQ – Free shipping (purchases over $20) https://www.etsy.com/shop/MissMarleyBoutique – 10% Off (purchases over $20) https://www.etsy.com/shop/Travellingalice – 20% Off (purchases over $20)


Introducing the RINGGOLD ETSY TEAM!


The Ringgold Etsy Team is a GEORGIA Based local team that meets monthly in Ringgold, GA.


They have team members from Ringgold, GA and surrounding towns and cities within about a 50 mile radius:

LaFayette, GA

Tunnel Hill, GA

Chatsworth, GA

Chattanooga, TN

Dalton, GA

Soddy Daisy, TN

Harrison, TN

Ooltewah, TN

Rock Springs, GA

East Ridge, TN

Chickamauga, GA

To help network in the area, come up with ideas to promote our work locally, and to serve as a resource for improving our shops.

They are an active team that meets monthly in person. We network, socialize, and promote each other as team members.

Meet their Team’s Administration:

Team Captain

Leather Stacked Bangle Bracelets with Magnetic Clasp

Leather Stacked Bangle Bracelets with Magnetic Clasp


$55.00 USD


One of our team leaders is Ricky with Ricky’s Handiwork.  He has been helping with posting games and team participation and kindly doibg Anything that I need help with.

ricky and adrianne

Marcia Westcott

Marcia with Cuddly Cutie Pies is our Team Treasurer.  She has had many other roles on our team as well during our Fall Artisan Market held this past October 2014 making phone calls, sending emails, gathering information, etc.

DOG DRESS - Denim Bandana - Red Puppy Dress - Blue Jean

DOG DRESS – Denim Bandana – Red Puppy Dress – Blue Jean


$20.00 USD


Judy with Judy’s Designs is an “unofficial” team leader.  She’s like our team cheerleader.  Always sharing great information and ideas.  Helps with mentoring team members, etc.



We received the Selling Event Fellowship 3rd quarter of 2014 (Aug.-Oct.)  We accomplished and held our first team selling event on Oct. 25th, 2014. 

We’ve learned so much and especially to Remember that a team is only as strong as it’s members.  Delegate tasks.  The more involvement you have the more people will participate.  It’s infectious.

Pet Products
  • football print adjustable dog collar and leash set Choose YOUR size. houndstooth pet leash & adjustable collar set. 15-26" whilte paw prints on black- adjustable dog collar and leash set. choose YOUR size.

Handmade Jewlery


 Bath and Body

In November we started playing games to increase views in our shop. 

The first one we love is a favorite game

Each team member can post one link to an item over the course of 1-3 days depending on participation level.  You must click on every single persons link and keep the browser window open for a minimum of 10 seconds.  Giving them a “view”. 

 We also play games where we post a pin from pinterest, a tweet link, facebook post, etc.  Click on link to open it, then like or share, repin, or retweet.  Then click to follow through to etsy also giving the item a view from that particulair social media site.

Many of our team members have a dream of building up to full-time businesses while for others its more of a hobby or extra source of income.  Right now my dream for the team is to build a strong local network of etsy shop owners that can support and learn from each other.  Possibly also in the future, it would be nice to have a Monthly Market to sell our arts and crafts locally.


 Favorite Quote

One from the RINGGOLD ETSY TEAM leadership to You

Keep moving forward even when team participation is down.  Things cycle and you may have many ups and downs, people come and go, but don’t give up.  It takes time to build a strong team with solid committed members. 

View Team Members:

Team Links:

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Etsy Gallery:




Congratulations Again to our January Team of the Month RINGGOLD ETSY TEAM, Captain Adrianne and to all the members of this fabulous team!