Thursday, April 17, 2014

Treasury NonTeam Challenge #183

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...



Requirements for Participation in this Challenge..
 
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 183" (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, April 16, 2014

Winning Treasury #182

Some words from Kimberly...

I want to thank Francine for choosing my treasury in last week's challenge. What a wonderful week this has been! This is a great team and I'm truly thankful to everyone who took time out of their schedule to make a treasury using my tags.

It goes without saying that judging these treasuries is hard, but there really is always one that keeps calling your name. This week, that treasury was, "Within Reach" by RefinedRetro.

The imagery is so rich and full of emotion. From the moment I first opened it, I was hooked. From the first frame to the last, it's just perfectly pieced together.




Congrats to Nilene!  She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #183 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, April 10, 2014

Treasury NonTeam Challenge #182

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!?

Kimberly from CoffeeStainedTags 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...

Requirements for Participation in this Challenge..
 


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 182" (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, April 9, 2014

Winning Treasury #181

Some words from Francine...

Thank you Terri for choosing my treasury.
It was an great honor to be chosen, with all those great treasuries.
A great big THANK YOU to all participants for your beautiful and inspiring treasuries.
This is a very talented team.
I was overwhelmed and it was difficult for me to choose a winner.

I have chosen as the wining Treasury: Kimberly C's "finding joy."

A wonderful and touching tribute in fading colors, filled with love for a dearest.
Every time I came back to this treasury it still fascinated me.
From the magnificent first row to the greens to the spinning hands and ending by the last photo.
Touching and recognizable.
Thank you Kimberly for making this beautiful tribute.


Congrats to Kimberly!  She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #182 from her shop CoffeeStainedTags.  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, April 3, 2014

Treasury NonTeam Challenge #181

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!?

Francine from FrancinaMaria 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...


  Requirements for Participation in this Challenge..
 

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 181" (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, April 2, 2014

Winning Treasury #180

Some words from Terri...

Thank you Barbara for choosing my treasury! It was thrilling to have been chosen and then to be honored with so many gorgeous treasuries featuring my necklace!

The amazing quality of the entries made this a difficult and overwhelming task! THANK YOU to every one who participated!

I have chosen Francine’s “She always wears her memories with her” as the winning entry!

Francine’s stunning entry positively glows with an enchanting inner light that softly flows with the passage from light to dark. I especially loved the way she highlighted the blue tone of the drusy with the color sprinkling down into the darkness.

Francine, your choices were magical and true and filled me with awe! Thank you so much for the gift of this most beautiful work of art!




Congrats to Francine!  She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #181 from her shop FrancinaMaria.  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, March 27, 2014

Treasury NonTeam Challenge #180

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!?


Terri from StoneSongNecklaces 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...


  Requirements for Participation in this Challenge..
 

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 180" (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.