Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Winning Treasury - Challenge #32

Some words from karinagracejewelry......

Oh my gosh this has got to be the BEST experience I've ever had on Etsy (besides getting sales of course)! For a few days I literally felt like an Etsy celebrity! Waking up to countless convo's and seeing my earrings treasured in SO many magnificent curations was an absolutely wonderful feeling. I must say I'm real proud to be a part of the nonteam. You guys did a tremendous job with your treasuries as well as staying on top of commenting and supporting your fellow nonteamies.

Like past nonteamchallenge winners, I had a ridiculously difficult time judging and narrowing down all 220+ treasuries. I started off with 65 favorites and then narrowed those down to 25. I couldn't possibly edit these 25! It was insane and truly a tough task!

I had a feeling that choosing a simple pair of neutral colored earrings would spark some major creativity and that there would be endless possibilities with themes. Boy was I right! The diversity was awesome! Some collections made me "Oooh and Ahhh" while others had me giggling. Some were filled with romance while others were able to re-tell an entire Shakespearean story! There were lots of weddings and treasures from the sea, but in the end the one that caught my eye and had me coming back for more was, "She Loves to Read Books" by ripecardsandjewelry! This was her very first entry for the nonteamchallenge and she totally nailed it! To me, this collection was perfection! It had a beautiful, soft and dreamy feel! The items were all gorgeous and composed beautifully. Oh! and I loved, loved, loved the theme!

Thank you ALL for your hard work and participation and for making my earrings shine in all your gorgeous collections! I had a blast!

Love and Hugs,
Karen
karinagracejewelry



She Loves to Read Books by ripecardsandjewelry

Congrats to ripecardsandjewelry! How about showing her treasury some NonTeam love?
She will be choosing the Inspiration Item for Challenge #33. She'll also be judging it.

Check back here on Thursday at noon (eastern time) for the start Challenge #33!

7 comments:

Taylor Lynn said...

Fantastic theme, congrats repecardsandjewelry!

Chronopolis said...

That is an amazingly good choice! What a beautiful treasury! Congrats!

adriana said...

Oh my gosh - thank you so much for not only choosing my treasury, but also your kinds words and how you went about choosing the winner. This was my first time participating, and I'm officially hooked. I'm looking forward to judging and frankly looking forward to when I can participate again because I love making treasuries. :)

I'm so glad you liked my treasury enough to choose amongst so many wonderful treasuries - I tried to look at as many as I could, and there were so many stunning ones, so I know I will have a hard time judging as well.

Thanks again!! :)

Lisa W B Walker said...

The winning treasury is just fantastic! Your chose well!

Karen said...

You're so welcome Adriana! Your T was absolutely stunning! Thanks so much! ~ Karen

Paula Sue said...

I really loved this treasury too...

Rich said...

The treasury is beautiful!!! Nicely made: and congrats on winning the challenge :)