Thursday, August 21, 2014

Treasury NonTeam Challenge #201

A creative challenge open to all members of Etsy! Create a treasury around the Inspiration Item. Win the Challenge and the Inspiration Item for the next Challenge will be something of yours! Who knows how many treasuries will be created with your item!?

Sage from smdesignsjewelry will be judging the Challenge this week. It is totally up to her as to what she is looking for. Make the best treasury you can and just maybe one of your items will be featured in our next Challenge! Please read the guidelines carefully before creating your treasury.

Our inspiration item is...


Failure to follow these 9 steps will disqualify you from the challenge:
 
1. Read the guidelines. 
2. Include the Inspiration Item in any of the first 12 spots (not as an alternate). 
3. Do not use more than one item from any shop in your treasury. Use sixteen separate shops.
4. Leave a link to your treasury in our Entry thread on our team page before Sunday at noon eastern. Please leave it one time only. Judges and volunteers use this thread to find the current treasuries. You must leave your link in the correct thread by the deadline to have your treasury judged. Your link also needs to be there to have your shop added to the sidebar list and to be added to the buyer account. 
5. Tag your treasury with "nonteam" and "nonteamchallenge 201" (separated by a space before the number).
6. Be sure to include a link to the blog in the treasury description. If it doesn't fit into the description, you may leave it in the first comment. http://treasurychallengenonteam.blogspot.com/ 
7. Only one entry per person if you have more than one Etsy account. Only one entry per account if you have multiple people running a single shop. 
8. Support other participants - View/Comment/Click on as many other treasuries in the Challenge as possible. Do not leave a link to your treasury in the comments of another person's treasury. 
9. Don't tag your non-team treasury with tags for other teams that you are a member of. Our non-team treasuries are not meant to promote your other teams. 
*** Only participate if you'll be available to judge the next week's Challenge - and report the winning treasury by the next Tuesday. Judging is a hugely time-consuming job. There may be hundreds of treasuries. Please only participate if you have the time to judge next week. 
*** Make sure that your shop is in compliance with Etsy's TOS. We won't promote shops that are resellers, blatant copyright infringers, purposeful mis-taggers, etc. Those shops are disqualified from winning challenges. 

Highly Recommended (not required)... 

* Become a follower of this blog to stay in touch with each new challenge, challenge winner, announcements, etc. 
* Use the current challenge tag on your items to make it easier for others to include your items in treasuries. Only use this tag if you plan to create a challenge treasury THIS week. Please read the details here. 
* Use items from other participating shops if you'd like and if their items fit your theme. There are two ways to find them. 
      1. Search the current challenge tag for all items on Etsy. (Don't forget about our supplies and vintage shops!) 
        2. Visit our Etsy buyer account to see items from shops that participated in the previous challenge. 
* Replace missing items in your treasury. Don't replace sold items. 
* Tweet, Facebook, Blog, etc to spread the word about your treasury and our Challenges.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Winning Treasury #200

Some words from Karma...

First of all, a HUGE thank you to Nilene who chose my treasury, Still He Plays for Her, as the winner of Challenge #199. I am so very honored, Nilene, and so glad you liked the T!

Our 200th challenge was a riot! This week was full of laughs and memories and everyone's view of what was in the box was so much fun! You are such a creative bunch! There were so many amazing entries that, as usual, it was difficult to pick just one (I have about 20 HMs!). I instantly fell in love with one treasury because I have always thought how much fun it would be to have a Sugar Daddy---I just wouldn't have the nerve to actually do it! ha ha --- thank you, dear Sage---your treasury blew me away, made me laugh and it never left my mind! Please stop by and see Sage's creative (albeit naughty) entry Who's Your Sugar Daddy? ---she knows me too well!!




Congrats to Sage!  She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #201 from her shop smdesignsjewelry.  She'll also be judging the Challenge.  Check the team discussion page for a "Laying Odds" thread to make suggestions / predictions on the inspiration item.  We only have today to help choose the item, so please be sure to pop in.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Treasury NonTeam Challenge #200

It's #200!!!!  It's going to be awesome!  And it's so fitting that Karma is the judge this week, since she's been around since the very beginning of the NonTeam.

A creative challenge open to all members of Etsy! Create a treasury around the Inspiration Item. Win the Challenge and the Inspiration Item for the next Challenge will be something of yours! Who knows how many treasuries will be created with your item!?

Karma from KarmaRox will be judging the Challenge this week. It is totally up to her as to what she is looking for. Make the best treasury you can and just maybe one of your items will be featured in our next Challenge! Please read the guidelines carefully before creating your treasury.

Our inspiration item is...



Failure to follow these 9 steps will disqualify you from the challenge:
1. Read the guidelines. 
2. Include the Inspiration Item in any of the first 12 spots (not as an alternate). 
3. Do not use more than one item from any shop in your treasury. Use sixteen separate shops.
4. Leave a link to your treasury in our Entry thread on our team page before Sunday at noon eastern. Please leave it one time only. Judges and volunteers use this thread to find the current treasuries. You must leave your link in the correct thread by the deadline to have your treasury judged. Your link also needs to be there to have your shop added to the sidebar list and to be added to the buyer account. 
5. Tag your treasury with "nonteam" and "nonteamchallenge 200" (separated by a space before the number).
6. Be sure to include a link to the blog in the treasury description. If it doesn't fit into the description, you may leave it in the first comment. http://treasurychallengenonteam.blogspot.com/ 
7. Only one entry per person if you have more than one Etsy account. Only one entry per account if you have multiple people running a single shop. 
8. Support other participants - View/Comment/Click on as many other treasuries in the Challenge as possible. Do not leave a link to your treasury in the comments of another person's treasury. 
9. Don't tag your non-team treasury with tags for other teams that you are a member of. Our non-team treasuries are not meant to promote your other teams. 
*** Only participate if you'll be available to judge the next week's Challenge - and report the winning treasury by the next Tuesday. Judging is a hugely time-consuming job. There may be hundreds of treasuries. Please only participate if you have the time to judge next week. 
*** Make sure that your shop is in compliance with Etsy's TOS. We won't promote shops that are resellers, blatant copyright infringers, purposeful mis-taggers, etc. Those shops are disqualified from winning challenges. 

Highly Recommended (not required)... 

* Become a follower of this blog to stay in touch with each new challenge, challenge winner, announcements, etc. 
* Use the current challenge tag on your items to make it easier for others to include your items in treasuries. Only use this tag if you plan to create a challenge treasury THIS week. Please read the details here. 
* Use items from other participating shops if you'd like and if their items fit your theme. There are two ways to find them. 
      1. Search the current challenge tag for all items on Etsy. (Don't forget about our supplies and vintage shops!) 
        2. Visit our Etsy buyer account to see items from shops that participated in the previous challenge. 
* Replace missing items in your treasury. Don't replace sold items. 
* Tweet, Facebook, Blog, etc to spread the word about your treasury and our Challenges.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Winning Treasury #199

Some words from Nilene...

First I would like to thank Jessica for choosing my entry last week. It was great fun to know I was the winner of "August Madness"!

Each week we know the judge is going to say how tough it was to pick a winner, but this week I was blown away by the entries. I laughed. I cried. My heart ached. You are creative, original and so full of heart. I thank you all for the gifts you gave me this past week.

In the end I chose the one that left me speechless. I still have a hard time putting my reaction into words because it was such a visceral experience. My choice is Karma's "Still he plays for her..."





Congrats to Karma!  She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #200 from her shop KarmaRox.  She'll also be judging the Challenge.  Check the team discussion page for a "Laying Odds" thread to make suggestions / predictions on the inspiration item.  We only have today to help choose the item, so please be sure to pop in. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Treasury NonTeam Challenge #199

A creative challenge open to all members of Etsy! Create a treasury around the Inspiration Item. Win the Challenge and the Inspiration Item for the next Challenge will be something of yours! Who knows how many treasuries will be created with your item!?

Nilene from RefinedRetro will be judging the Challenge this week. It is totally up to her as to what she is looking for. Make the best treasury you can and just maybe one of your items will be featured in our next Challenge! Please read the guidelines carefully before creating your treasury.

Our inspiration item is...


Failure to follow these 9 steps will disqualify you from the challenge:
 
1. Read the guidelines. 
2. Include the Inspiration Item in any of the first 12 spots (not as an alternate). 
3. Do not use more than one item from any shop in your treasury. Use sixteen separate shops.
4. Leave a link to your treasury in our Entry thread on our team page before Sunday at noon eastern. Please leave it one time only. Judges and volunteers use this thread to find the current treasuries. You must leave your link in the correct thread by the deadline to have your treasury judged. Your link also needs to be there to have your shop added to the sidebar list and to be added to the buyer account. 
5. Tag your treasury with "nonteam" and "nonteamchallenge 199" (separated by a space before the number).
6. Be sure to include a link to the blog in the treasury description. If it doesn't fit into the description, you may leave it in the first comment. http://treasurychallengenonteam.blogspot.com/ 
7. Only one entry per person if you have more than one Etsy account. Only one entry per account if you have multiple people running a single shop. 
8. Support other participants - View/Comment/Click on as many other treasuries in the Challenge as possible. Do not leave a link to your treasury in the comments of another person's treasury. 
9. Don't tag your non-team treasury with tags for other teams that you are a member of. Our non-team treasuries are not meant to promote your other teams. 
*** Only participate if you'll be available to judge the next week's Challenge - and report the winning treasury by the next Tuesday. Judging is a hugely time-consuming job. There may be hundreds of treasuries. Please only participate if you have the time to judge next week. 
*** Make sure that your shop is in compliance with Etsy's TOS. We won't promote shops that are resellers, blatant copyright infringers, purposeful mis-taggers, etc. Those shops are disqualified from winning challenges. 

Highly Recommended (not required)... 

* Become a follower of this blog to stay in touch with each new challenge, challenge winner, announcements, etc. 
* Use the current challenge tag on your items to make it easier for others to include your items in treasuries. Only use this tag if you plan to create a challenge treasury THIS week. Please read the details here. 
* Use items from other participating shops if you'd like and if their items fit your theme. There are two ways to find them. 
      1. Search the current challenge tag for all items on Etsy. (Don't forget about our supplies and vintage shops!) 
        2. Visit our Etsy buyer account to see items from shops that participated in the previous challenge. 
* Replace missing items in your treasury. Don't replace sold items. 
* Tweet, Facebook, Blog, etc to spread the word about your treasury and our Challenges.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Winning Treasury #198

Some words from Jessica...

I know every week the judge says that choosing one winner from among so many wonderful treasuries is hard, but, damn, you people don't make it easy. Each and every entry in the challenge this week was special in some way. My first attempt to narrow down the entries left me with 32 possible winners.

At that point, I seriously considered a 32-way tie. Kellie threatened me, however, with the captainship of the team if I did that. Since I have no interest in taking over her duties--and would surely not carry them off with her aplomb--I forced myself to be ruthless.

In the end, I chose an entry that was surprising and delightful and unlike any of the others: Nilene's "Don't Look Back". I appreciate its originality and its playfulness, as well as its faultless composition. Thank you and congratulations, Nilene.





 Congrats to Nilene!  She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #199 from her shop RefinedRetro.  She'll also be judging the Challenge.  Check the team discussion page for a "Laying Odds" thread to make suggestions / predictions on the inspiration item.  We only have today to help choose the item, so please be sure to pop in. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Treasury NonTeam Challenge #198

A creative challenge open to all members of Etsy! Create a treasury around the Inspiration Item. Win the Challenge and the Inspiration Item for the next Challenge will be something of yours! Who knows how many treasuries will be created with your item!?

Jessica will be judging the Challenge this week. It is totally up to her as to what she is looking for. Make the best treasury you can and just maybe one of your items will be featured in our next Challenge! Please read the guidelines carefully before creating your treasury.

Our inspiration item is...



Failure to follow these 9 steps will disqualify you from the challenge:
 
1. Read the guidelines. 
2. Include the Inspiration Item in any of the first 12 spots (not as an alternate). 
3. Do not use more than one item from any shop in your treasury. Use sixteen separate shops.
4. Leave a link to your treasury in our Entry thread on our team page before Sunday at noon eastern. Please leave it one time only. Judges and volunteers use this thread to find the current treasuries. You must leave your link in the correct thread by the deadline to have your treasury judged. Your link also needs to be there to have your shop added to the sidebar list and to be added to the buyer account. 
5. Tag your treasury with "nonteam" and "nonteamchallenge 198" (separated by a space before the number).
6. Be sure to include a link to the blog in the treasury description. If it doesn't fit into the description, you may leave it in the first comment. http://treasurychallengenonteam.blogspot.com/ 
7. Only one entry per person if you have more than one Etsy account. Only one entry per account if you have multiple people running a single shop. 
8. Support other participants - View/Comment/Click on as many other treasuries in the Challenge as possible. Do not leave a link to your treasury in the comments of another person's treasury. 
9. Don't tag your non-team treasury with tags for other teams that you are a member of. Our non-team treasuries are not meant to promote your other teams. 
*** Only participate if you'll be available to judge the next week's Challenge - and report the winning treasury by the next Tuesday. Judging is a hugely time-consuming job. There may be hundreds of treasuries. Please only participate if you have the time to judge next week. 
*** Make sure that your shop is in compliance with Etsy's TOS. We won't promote shops that are resellers, blatant copyright infringers, purposeful mis-taggers, etc. Those shops are disqualified from winning challenges. 

Highly Recommended (not required)... 

* Become a follower of this blog to stay in touch with each new challenge, challenge winner, announcements, etc. 
* Use the current challenge tag on your items to make it easier for others to include your items in treasuries. Only use this tag if you plan to create a challenge treasury THIS week. Please read the details here. 
* Use items from other participating shops if you'd like and if their items fit your theme. There are two ways to find them. 
      1. Search the current challenge tag for all items on Etsy. (Don't forget about our supplies and vintage shops!) 
        2. Visit our Etsy buyer account to see items from shops that participated in the previous challenge. 
* Replace missing items in your treasury. Don't replace sold items. 
* Tweet, Facebook, Blog, etc to spread the word about your treasury and our Challenges.