Thursday, October 14, 2010

NonTeam Treasury Challenge #1

This Challenge is now closed. No additional entries will be judged.

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!

AwakenJournaling will be judging the Challenge this week. It's totally up to her as to what she's looking for. Make the best treasury(ies) you can and just maybe one of your items will be featured in our next Challenge!

Our first Inspiration Item is.....
Leather Writing Journal with Antique Skeleton Key from AwakenJournaling

Everyone is welcome to take part in this Challenge. There's no team to join.

Create a treasury (or as many as you'd like) using the Inspiration Item above as one item in your treasury.
Fill the rest of the treasury with any other items on etsy. Follow etsy's treasury guidelines. Do not include any of your own items. Make your treasury awesome - great photos, variety of item types and prices, etc. Add descriptive tags to your treasury and give it a creative title.

You have five days - until Tuesday, October 19th, (noon - eastern time) to create your treasury(ies). The winner, the new Inspiration Item, and the next Challenge will be posted on Thursday, October 21st.

Requirements for Participation in this Challenge...
1. Read the guidelines.

2. Become a follower of this blog.

3. Include the Inspiration Item in any of the first 12 spots (not as an alternate).

4. Tag your treasury with nonteamchallenge 1. (separated by a space) Be sure that it shows up in this search by the deadline for judging. (If your treasury doesn't show up there, it won't be judged.)

5. Be sure to include a link to the blog or this post in your treasury description. (http://treasurychallengenonteam.blogspot.com/2010/10/nonteam-treasury-challenge-1.html) If it doesn't fit into the description, you may leave it in the first comment.

6. Leave a link to your treasury in our weekly promo thread by the deadline. Please don't leave a link in our thread in the Business section. Admin may see it as a promo thread and move it there.

7. Make sure that if you win, you'll be available to judge the next week's Challenge - and report the winning treasury by the next Wednesday.

8. Support other participants - View/Comment/Click on at least a few other treasuries in the Challenge.

Suggestions (not required) ...
* Keep your treasury updated during the Challenge. Replace sold/expired items. (Don't replace the Inspiration Item should it sell.)
* Tweet, Facebook, Blog, etc to spread the word about your treasury and our Challenges.
* Use items from other participating shops if you'd like and if their items fit your theme.
* Convo people that you included in your treasury.
* Come back next week to participate again!

We've made a change to the Guidelines page. Instead of having this week's winner choose the next Inspiration Item, we think it would be better to have the new winner choose her own item. That way she can choose something in which the quantity can be raised if she wishes.

Time to make some treasuries!
Please double-check the requirements above after you've created your treasury to be sure that you've fulfilled them all.

Good luck!

Mark your calendars for next Thursday to find out the winner and start the next Challenge!

50 comments:

nomadcraftsetc said...

Awesome!

Gifted Designs said...

This would make an interesting addition to my own personal treasuries...:)

Anna said...
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P and J Crafts said...

Great item! Can't wait to see all the treasuries!

Rebecca said...

Here's my Treasury!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb76f37d6726d91bfa91775/cognac-to-black-nonteamchallenge-1

kimbuktu said...

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb6d8bbc3a68eeff46364db/fill-your-paper-with-the-breathings-of

My treasury

Sahetah said...

That's a beautiful piece to work with, I can't wait to get started! =)

beezmiller said...

Try this link to find the treasuries that are tagged correctly...
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/tags/nonteamchallenge+1

ParhamPlace said...

Heres my treasury:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb8009d0a848eefb91ab7c3/sweetest-secrets

RVintage said...

My treaury is here
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb80a7c0a848eefe4e8b7c3/put-it-in-a-letter

pixiepaper said...

Here's mine:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb7b6450a848eefbbfda9c3/i-love-neutrals-does-this-make-me-boring

I really do love neautrals. (-:

T said...

mine isn't showing up where it should :(
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb862450a848eefaf6fc2c3/bon-voyage

zJayne said...

Here's a selection for nonteamchallenge

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb85f7bd6726d916f9e4275/awaken-october-delights-into-november

Dotty said...

T - there's a known treasury search bug at the moment. Admin's working on it. If you click on the tag "nonteamchallenge 1" on the side of any of our treasuries. Yours shows up. You also posted it to the thread, so you're god.

zJayne - make sure you add the "1" to your tag, include the blog link in the description, and add a link to the promo thread to be sure that AwakenJ sees it.

Thank you all!

Sarah said...

Here's mine...

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb868180a848eef4ab0c3c3/ketchup-and-mustard

Ruth Armitage said...

Keeping my fingers crossed :) Here is mine! http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb87d49d6726d91a6dd4975/everyone-wishes-for-silver-and-gold

My Shining Star Designs said...

Thanks for the opportunity! :) Here's my Treasury:


http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb8777ab2608eef0719f8c1/we-three-keys-have-entry-to-thee

Sweetbriers said...

Wow there are so many beautiful nonteamchallenge 1 treasuries!

Did you see on the etsy treasury page that nonteamchallenge 1 is one of "Todays Trending Tags" means it's getting a LOT of use

debba said...

Yay! Love that journal and it inspired my treasury,here: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb898a598f08eef96d9eda8/autumn-inspiration-journal-color-is-key

Let me know if I screwed up any of the tagging or comment thingie. Hope I did it right. I love the stuff I used, all from the nonteammates!

Lazymuse said...

Here's my latest treasury!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb8b9bfd6726d916caf5b75/sand-and-water

Sarah Ranes said...

Here's mine:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb8c09998f08eef246cf9a8/mocha-carmel-chocolate

KellyMarks said...

I also just noticied that we are trending on the treasury tags! So cool!

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

I just made one!

Leather and Lace:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb8c8cbb53b8eefe3a249e6/leather-and-lace

Valerie K Studio said...

here is my treasury
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb91a636bfa6d9189bff84b/enjoy-the-journey

riversong said...

here's the treasury that fabulous journal inspired me to make:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb9126c6bfa6d91eefef64b/wishlist-of-a-woodland-fairy

hello said...

Hey non team treasury people.
Are you aware that when you click on the search link in your instructions that it only shows 3 of the treasuries that have been made but if you go to Etsy and search nonteamtreasury 1 there are lots more.

Dotty said...

Thanks hello! I fixed it.

Thanks everyone! They're all amazing!

Be sure to add your treasury links to our promo thread too!

dandyapple said...

Hi all! I am so glad I found out about the challenge. Here is my entry:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb9ae6456068eefb92e5f6b/the-leaves-are-starting-to-turn-finally

Michelle said...

hi, this is a wonderful fun blog, I am joining and so have made my treasury
you can find it here

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb9d81e56068eef52b5676b/lifes-little-secrets-come-in-many-shapes

Sahetah said...
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Sahetah said...

I finally had time to make a treasury! Here is my contribution. Most items are from fellow Non Team Members!

And I thank everyone who had added my pieces to their lovely treasuries! =)

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb9e74056068eef0fed6a6b/original-in-browns

JazzyPatterns said...

And here is mine treasury:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cba0d9356068eefee78736b/secrets-are-made-to-be-found-out-with

This is one very cool challenge :)

Sale-ing in Denver said...

hi - i posted my treasury a few days ago:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb77954c3428eefea0972cd/the-most-interesting-man-in-the-world?index=0&page=2#comments

could i please get my shop name added here? thanks!

www.etsy.com/shop/glasspanic

Buttonupsdesigns said...

Love this! Looking forward to participating every week :)

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cba392370c96d91b931d554/love-letters-locked-away-3

Dotty said...

Thanks so much everyone!!

Please make sure that you....
1. tagged your treasury with nonteamchallenge 1
2. included a link to the blog in your description
3. included a link to your treasury in the promo thread - http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6654557

Then be sure you're on the list of participating shops on the blog sidebar. If you're not, leave a comment on this page.
http://treasurychallengenonteam.blogspot.com/2010/10/non-team-shop-listings.html

weebit said...

Hey everyone! I created my treasury last night. It's here if you want to take a look. http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb8bdd2d6726d918ac65c75/modern-rustic?index=0

SO many gorgeous collections inspired by Awaken's item. Great job everyone!

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

I just made one with my other shop (theApple)

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cba59b756068eefa2b6886b/skeletons-in-the-closet

OrlyDesign said...

Here is my new treasury

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cbb3986dad56d91a2ffbefa/caramel-cream?page=2#comments

Adorn Me Jewelry said...

I think the non-team is a great idea, as it allows people to participate as they can. that's handy for me. :c) Here's my entry for Challenge 1...

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cbb66b556068eef30b7b76b/secret-key-and-night-of-mystery

Thanks!
Tina

Anonymous said...

Here are mine:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cbac74f0cfc6d915db8a430/the-girl-who-loved-fairytales?index=1

and another:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cbb6cfcdad56d91a7b4cdfa/their-god-given-talent?index=0

My Shining Star Designs said...

I couldn't resist, I had to create another Treasury for the challenge! :)

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cbbb374dad56d91e89be4fa/journey-to-yonder-orchard

debba said...

On the front page, right now. I got a screen cap and posted to my Tumblr. You can grab the photo from here:

http://debbaworks.tumblr.com/post/1341519515/we-got-a-front-page-congrats-myvintagecrush

Dotty said...

Yay for the FP!! Thanks for the screenshot Debba!

Congrats myvintagecrush!

H & J said...

this is such a great idea!
here is my new treasury...
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cbc587756068eefb3f5e86b/some-of-my-fall-favorites?index=0

Robyneque Jewelry Designs said...

Here is my treasury
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cbc947bdad56d917c910dfb/for-the-love-of-mustard

gonna go check out the others

Brownie Ninja said...

here is my treasury! Good luck everyone.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cbc984c56068eef0349fc6b/back-to-basics-nonteamchallenge-1?index=0

brokenghostcouture said...

Please add my shop as a participant.
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cbcc1cd56068eef1ad4096c/rumpelstiltskin?index=0

Laura F said...

Please also add my shop as a participant! [I did post twice in the thread, just in case this time shows up as anything but PST] :)

http://www.IndulgentDesigns.etsy.com

Treasury: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb9432656068eef97c8546b/chocolate-and-potatoes-welcoming-falls?index=1

Lazymuse said...

I've been looking through all the great treasuries that have be posted with the nonteamchallenge 1 tag, and I'm so excited about how many there are and the wonderful quality of them all.

The only thing that worries me is that for many of them, not many of the shops that are included are listed here in the side bar. Aren't we only supposed to include nonteammembers? Or is there another member list somewhere that I've totally missed?

Sarah said...

Hey Lazymuse,
You are right. The treasuries look GREAT! Using shops from our participating list was simply a suggestion. Some people have chosen to include a few of their non-team mates and some people have not included any of them.
There are going to be a few changes to the non team list but that explanation will come when we get the kinks worked out. Thanks!!!