Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Winning Treasury - Challenge #35

Some words from snookumsandme......

I'd like to start by saying LONG LIVE the Non-Team Challenge! And Thank You to Dotty for starting this! This is the most unique and wonderful team (er, non-team) I've had the pleasure of being involved in on Etsy. The concept is incredible, the fun is immeasurable, and the reward is beyond imagination.

When I started participating in the challenges, it was mostly to give me motivation to work on my treasury-making skills and meet some new Etisans. Before I knew it I was really working hard to be the winner, but I never imagined it would happen! Then it did (thanks Chronopolis)!

I soon discovered being the judge is no easy task. Hundreds of talented people curating treasuries of every kind... all amazing, all interesting. Some treasuries were SO weird I laughed my butt off (PrettyDuzz's "Eyes" comes to mind). Others were astonishingly creative ("Where's Waldo" and "Robot Infiltrates Home" blew my mind). Many were so Geeky I wanted to sit at the same lunch table with them just to make them feel better. Several were love stories, which Quentin liked (he has a big heart). And some people really delved into my description of Quentin the robot... figuring out that he was a Foodie. YOU GUYS ARE SO COOL!

But the one that stole my heart and tapped into my sentimental side was WellCriated's "Never Grow Up". It reminded me of my childhood instantly. It even made me a little misty eyed. And instantly, I recognized the deeper subconscious passion behind my Etsy shop. That was it: NEVER GROW UP. :) And I won't, at least not completely. LOL

So, thank you everyone, for giving me and my mother the most busy, adventurous weeks we've had in a long time! Thanks for the FOUR amazing front page treasuries, the laughs, and the pleasure of your efforts to make one of my creations a guest of honor in your treasuries!

Brook (& Joan)

Never Grow Up by WellCriated

Congrats to WellCriated! How about showing her treasury some NonTeam love?
She will be choosing the Inspiration Item for Challenge #36. She'll also be judging it.

Check back here on Thursday at noon (eastern time) for the start Challenge #36!


E W McCall said...

congrats well criated!! looking fwd to your choice :)

Sofisticata said...

Congratulations!! Beautiful Treasury!! :) I'm looking forward for the inspiration piece!

PosyPop said...

Congrats WellCriated! I love it!

Kapka Design said...

Congratulations, all the treasuries were so much fun.
Can`t wait for the next challenge!