Wednesday, December 28, 2011

TT Team Treasury Challenge # 15

It's that time again! we've got a new inspo item and theme for this week!

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week.

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:

The Theme for this week is: Dressing Up and Stepping Out
The inspiration item for this week is


TAGS - TT team challenge15 (space between TT, team, challenge15), Dressing Up, & Stepping Out, MUST be included in treasury tags.

Submission deadline will be Monday 1/2 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 1/3!!

Let the challenge begin!!

Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge

Congratulations to ChatteJolie.etsy.com for winning the treasury challenge for this week! ChatteJolie will be choosing the theme and inspo item which will be announced today!

Winning treasury:


Stay tuned tomorrow for the new theme!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

TT Team Treasury Challenge # 14

It's that time again! we've got a new inspo item and theme for this week!

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week.

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:
Tangerine8.etsy.com

The theme for this week is: Enchanted Garden & Fairytale Friends
the inspiration item for this week is:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84647565/knitting-project-bag-michael-miller?ref=v1_other_1

TAGS - TT team challenge14 (space between TT, team, challenge13) & Enchanted Garden & Fairytale Friends, MUST be included in treasury tags.

Submission deadline will be Monday 12/26 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 12/27!!

Let the challenge begin!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge

Congratulations to Tangerine8.etsy.com for winning the treasury challenge for this week! Tangerine8 will be choosing the theme and inspo item which will be announced today!

Winning treasury:

For My Don Draper

Stay tuned tomorrow for the new theme!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

TT Team Treasury Challenge # 13

It's that time again! we've got a new inspo item and theme for this week!

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week.

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:

The theme for this week is:
mod men gift guide
the inspiration item for this week is:


TAGS - TT team challenge13 (space between TT, team, challenge13) & Mod Men Gify Guide, MUST be included in treasury tags.

Submission deadline will be Monday 12/19 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 12/20!!

Let the challenge begin!!



Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge

Congratulations to wintergarden.etsy.com for winning the treasury challenge for this week! Wintergarden will be choosing the theme and inspo item which will be announced today!

Winning treasury:

Stay tuned tomorrow for the new theme!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

TT Team Treasury Challenge # 12

it's that time again! we've got a new inspo item and theme for this week!

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week.

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:

The theme for this week is: Winter White
the inspiration item for this week is:


TAGS - TT team challenge12 (space between TT, team, challenge12) & Winter White, MUST be included in treasury tags.


Submission deadline will be Monday 12/12 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 12/13!!

Let the challenge begin!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge

Congratulations to NouveauTique for winning the treasury challenge for this week! NouveauTique will be choosing the theme and inspo item which will be announced tomorrow.

Winning treasury:

I never promised you a rose garden...

Stay tuned tomorrow for the new theme!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

TT Team Treasury Challenge # 11

it's that time again! we've got a new inspo item and theme for this week!

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week.

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:
hopelovenfaith.etsy.com

The theme for this week is: Red and Black
the inspiration item for this week is:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83714651/red-and-black-heart-necklace


TAGS - TT team challenge11 (space between TT, team, challenge11) & Red and Black , MUST be included in treasury tags.


Submission deadline will be Monday 12/5 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 12/6!!

Let the challenge begin!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winner of the TT team challenge

Congratulations to hopelovenfaith for winning the treasury challenge for this week! hopelovenfaith will be choosing the theme and inspo item which will be announced tomorrow.

Winning treasury:

♥...is but a dream within a dream... ♥

Stay tuned tomorrow for the new theme!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Top Treasury team Special Weekend BNS

Top Treasury team is running a special Black Friday Cyber Monday BNS ALL WEEKEND come and support local shops for Small Business Saturday AND be featured in an INSTANT BNS round that will be promoted throughout FB, twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and a number of other sites!

Bling in the New Year

Bling in the New Year ROUND 2

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

TT Team Treasury Challenge # 10

it's that time again! we've got a new inspo item and theme for this week!

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week.

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:
ATwistOfWhimsy

The theme for this week is: Vintage Inspired Gifts
the inspiration item for this week is:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85519012/key-necklace-french-postcard-resin


TAGS - TT team challenge10 (space between TT, team, challenge10) & Vintage Inspired Gifts, MUST be included in treasury tags.

Post all entries in this thread - you can promote your treasury in any other thread throughout any team - however entries must be posted in this thread to be counted.

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry:
http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Submission deadline will be Monday 11/28 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 11/29!!

Let the challenge begin!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge

Congratulations to atwistofwhimsy.etsy.com for winning the treasury challenge for this week! atwistofwhimsy will be choosing the theme and inspo item which will be announced tomorrow.

Winning treasury:
Blue Ice


Stay tuned tomorrow for the new theme!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

TT Team Treasury Challenge #9 11/16

it's that time again! we've got a new inspo item and theme for this week!

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week.

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:
bstrung.etsy.com

The theme for this week is: Ice Age
the inspiration item for this week is:
www.etsy.com/listing/82215792/snowballs-clear-lampwork-glass-earrings

TAGS - TT team challenge9 (space between TT, team, challenge9) & IceAge (no space), MUST be included in treasury tags.

Post all entries in this thread - you can promote your treasury in any other thread throughout any team - however entries must be posted in this thread to be counted.

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry:
http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Submission deadline will be Monday 11/21 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 11/22!!

Let the challenge begin!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge

Congratulations to bstrung.etsy.com for winning the treasury challenge for this week! bstrung will be choosing the theme and inspo item which will be announced tomorrow.

Winning treasury:
www.etsy.com/treasury/NzkxNTc0NHwxMDg5MTc1MjEx/yellow-eco

Stay tuned tomorrow for the new theme!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Spotlight: Top Treasury Challenge Winner

We asked our challenge winner a few questions about the theme for this week and their shop. Enjoy!

theYarnKitchen.etsy.com
What is the theme for this week?
The theme I choose is "Love mother earth - eco-friendly gift guide"

Why have you chosen this theme?
I choose this theme because I really try to make sustainable stuff, using organic yarn, eating organic food and so and I hope that people will choose to make a gift both to their beloved and to mother earth this year, We have to be proud to make things that are both unique and not harming for other people and the environment.

Which item from your shop have you chosen?
I choose these felted bangles because I enjoy a lot to play with yarn to make them using every bit of yarn collected from my wolly tour. And I love also the picture taken on a root find during winter on the beach.

What was your inspiration when creating this item?
I like a lot to crochet in round, in fact you will find a lot of stuff crocheted in round in my little shop, when I start to make felted bangles I want to make something at the same time cool and simple, a little wabi-sabi piece of jewelry to spice up winter clothes

Tell us a little about your shop:
:-D I think i can speak for one or two days about it, it was a lot of time that I didn't make something creative with my hands (well except cooking!!!) and I came back after falling in love with a hank of gorgeous organic undyed wool. I start crocheting again and I just can't display everything in my home and giving to friends so I try etsy and I love the supportive atmosphere that I found and also the international friendship

What advice do you have for others about creating treasuries?
Don't hesistate to bookmark beautiful objects weather you would like to buy them or only dreming on them, my favourites are always a source of treasury because I put in my coffer those precious things that I find everyday in etsy. I'm really amazed about how many faboulous artist are selling their creations on Etsy.

Please include anything else you would like to share:
I would like to thanks all the team because it's a very supportive one!!!

A big hug from Italy
Stella

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

TT Team Treasury Challenge #8 11/9

it's that time again! we've got a new inspo item and theme for this week!

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:
theYarnKitchen.etsy.com

The theme for this week is: Love mother earth - eco-friendly gift guide
the inspiration item for this week is:


TAGS - TT team challenge8 (space between TT, team, challenge8) & LoveMotherEarth (no space), Eco Friendly, Gift Guide (spaced) MUST be included in treasury tags. that's a total of FOUR tags that need to be included in this weeks treasury. we want to get these seen as much as possible!!!

Post all entries in this thread - you can promote your treasury in any other thread throughout any team - however entries must be posted in this thread to be counted.

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry:
http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Submission deadline will be Monday 11/14 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 11/15!!

Let the challenge begin!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge

Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge!!

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week.

This week's theme and inspiration will be chosen by
theYarnKitchen.etsy.com

The winning treasury was:
www.etsy.com/treasury/MTI3Mjg0MzF8MTAyNTM5NzY2Mw/a-sophisticated-dream

This week's theme will be announced: Wednesday 11/9
Submission deadline will be Monday 11/14 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 11/15

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry: http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Good luck!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Spotlight: Top Treasury Challenge Winner

We asked our challenge winner a few questions about the theme for this week and their shop. Enjoy!

CindiaSanford.etsy.com
What is the theme for this week?
The theme for the week is Holiday Sophistication.

Why have you chosen this theme?
Why have I chosen this theme? It's Party Season, of course! Time to start planning wardrobes, sending out invitations, designing tabletops and decorating our homes and businesses!

What was your inspiration when creating this item?
I have chosen Shabby Chic Boho Shoulder Bag for the inspiration item.

I always let my designs be inspired by the fabrics in my collection. This bag began with the beautiful woven design of the bag's front.

Tell us a little about your shop:
I began listing my bags on Etsy in May 2011

What advice do you have for others about creating treasuries?
I love making treasuries. I start off by trolling my favorites list for a piece that strikes my fancy that day. Sometimes, on my good days, it leads to some type of story that unfolds as I gather pieces together. Color, theme, rhythm, texture, balance. Try to always love them!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

TT Team Treasury Challenge #7 11/2

it's that time again! we've got a new inspo item and theme for this week!

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:
CindiaSanford.etsy.com

The theme for this week is: Holiday Sophistication
the inspiration item for this week is:


TAGS - TT teamchallenge7 (space between TT and teamchallenge7) & HolidaySophistication (no space) MUST be included in treasury tags

Post all entries in this thread - you can promote your treasury in any other thread throughout any team - however entries must be posted in this thread to be counted.

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry:


Submission deadline will be Monday 11/7 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 11/8!!

Let the challenge begin!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge

Congratulations to CindiaSanford.etsy.com for winning the treasury challenge for this week! CindiaSanford will be choosing the theme and inspo item which will be announced tomorrow.

Winning treasury:
www.etsy.com/treasury/MTE3NTI1MjV8OTcyNjAzODIz/shelter-from-the-storm

Stay tuned tomorrow for the new theme!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Spotlight: Top Treasury Challenge Winner

We asked our challenge winner a few questions about the theme for this week and their shop. Enjoy!

crochetby51bebe.etsy.com
What is the theme for this week?
Blue Christmas

Why have you chosen this theme?
Christmas is fast approaching and it's a good way for people to do some gift buying.

What was your inspiration when creating this item?
When I first found the pattern for it it was done in white, and since I love color I decided to add color to it, then I thought it still needed a little something so I added the silk roses and this is the end result. I had previously done one in purple and it sold so I thought let's try blue.


Tell us a little about your shop:
Everything in my shop is hand crocheted by me. My shop is small because almost everything is custom made so they can't be made ahead of time. The name doilies keep me so busy that it doesn't leave a lot of crochet time for any other items. (I sell on ebay also), I work 4 days a week outside the home as well as babysit a 2 year old 3 days a week. I do have plans to get more items made to sell in the future.

What advice do you have for others about creating treasuries?
Pick things you like and just have fun with it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

TT Team Treasury Challenge #6 10/19

it's that time again! we've got a new inspo item and theme for this week!

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:
Brenda Burgess from crochetby51bebe

The theme for this week is: Blue Christmas
the inspiration item for this week is:

New crochet lacey doily blue ruffles & roses AFATC by crochetby51bebe $16.99 USD


TAGS - TT teamchallenge6 (space between TT and teamchallenge6) & BlueChristmas (no space) MUST be included in treasury tags

Post all entries in this thread - you can promote your treasury in any other thread throughout any team - however entries must be posted in this thread to be counted.

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry:
toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-ch...

Submission deadline will be Monday 10/31 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 11/1!!

Let the challenge begin!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spotlight: Top Treasury Challenge Winner

Congratulations to the Top Treasury team challenge WINNER:
AWalkInTheWoodsKnits

This week's inspiration item is:

www.etsy.com/listing/82219903/knitted-wool-beanie-hat-for-men

We asked our featured team winner a few questions about the inspiration item chosen and her shop. Enjoy!

What is the theme for this week?
Autumn Stroll

Why have you chosen this theme?
Autumn is my favorite season. Living in the country, I'm surrounded by beautiful trees just bursting with color. I love slipping on my favorite sweater and taking my little boys on a walk through the woods with the leaves swirling all around us and the ground blanketed with those that have just fallen. I love the crispness and earthy fragrance in the air that you can only enjoy this time of year.

Which item from your shop have you chosen?
www.etsy.com/listing/82219903/knitted-wool-beanie-hat-for-men?ref=pr_shop

What was your inspiration when creating this item?
I have a lot of guys in my life and enjoy knitting pieces I think they would enjoy wearing.

Tell us a little about your shop:
I just opened my shop last month. I have been knitting and selling baby clothing online for several years now and wanted a change. I am anticipating a very well stocked store this time next year!

What advice do you have for others about creating treasuries?
I've found color themed treasuries to be more pelasing to the eye and I try to keep the backgrounds similar. I also look for pictures that fit the overall mood of my theme as well.

Spotlight: EOF Treasury Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the EOF team challenge WINNER:
GloryGift

This week's inspiration item is:
www.etsy.com/listing/83239442/knitted-cuff-bracelet-bridal-wedding

We asked our featured team winner a few questions about the inspiration item chosen and her shop. Enjoy!

What is the theme for this week? After researching some upcoming holidays for October. The ones that jumped out at me are....

22 October is.... Make a Difference Day or 22 October is...National Nut Day

Why have you chosen this theme? One is serious and the other is FUN!

Which item from your shop have you chosen? Lends personality to both themes.

What was your inspiration when creating this item? Fall leaves and luxurious sweaters for the chilly weather coming soon.

Tell us a little about your shop: I started to teach my children business skills and I love creating beautiful jewelry to make other light up and feel beautiful!!

What advice do you have for others about creating treasuries? Seek BALANCE in tone and intensity. I love to give others a feeling. Weather it be peace, appeal or trend. MOOD is everything!!

Please include anything else you would like to share: Thank you and Praise the LORD our governing verse is 1 Corinthians 10:31. Thank you for this opportunity :) Jenn

Friday, October 21, 2011

Front Page!

Congratulations to boots2183 and AWalkinTheWoodsKnits for being on the front page of Etsy @ 6pm EST. SO exciting!

here is the amazing treasury:
www.etsy.com/treasury/MTEyNzQyMDd8OTIxMTE3NjI4/woodland-man

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

TT Team Treasury Challenge #5 10/19

it's that time again! we've got a new inspo item and theme for this week!

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. MsMaude's necklace was featured in 143 treasuries and now has over 500 page views!

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:
AWalkInTheWoodsKnits

The theme for this week is: Autumn Stroll
the inspiration item for this week is:


http://www.etsy.com/listing/82219903/knitted-wool-beanie-hat-for-men

TAGS - TT teamchallenge5 (space between TT and teamchallenge5) & AutumnStroll (no space) MUST be included in treasury tags

Post all entries in this thread - you can promote your treasury in any other thread throughout any team - however entries must be posted in this thread to be counted.

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry:
http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Submission deadline will be Monday 10/24 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/25!!

Let the challenge begin!!

EOF treasury challenge #5 10/19

it's that time again! we've got a new inspo item and theme for this week!

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. MsMaude's necklace was featured in 31 treasuries and now has over 190 page views!

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:
GloryGift/stuhls

The theme for this week is: 22 October is.... Make a Difference Day or National Nut Day -

***note!! you may choose to do EITHER theme OR both themes and can submit TWO separate treasuries this week. - BOTH treasuries need to include the inspo item ** we will have TWO winners next week.

the inspiration item for this week is:


TAGS - EOF teamchallenge5 (space between EOF and teamchallenge5) & Makeadifference (no space) OR Nationalnutday (no space) MUST be included in treasury tags - please also include in the description of the treasury WHICH THEME YOU HAVE SELECTED.

Post all entries in this thread: http://www.etsy.com/teams/10355/etsians-of-facebook/discuss/9153099 - you can promote your treasury in any other thread throughout any team - however entries must be posted in this thread to be counted.

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry:
http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Submission deadline will be Monday 10/24 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/25!!

Let the challenge begin!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Winner of the Top Treasury Team Challenge 10/18

Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge!!

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. MsMaude's necklace was featured in 143 treasuries and now has over 500 page views!

This week's theme and inspiration will be chosen by
AWalkInTheWoodsKnits.etsy.com

The winning treasury was:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTY0ODc0Nzh8ODc0NzM4MTY0/always-a-girl-at-heart

This week's theme will be announced: Wednesday 10/19
Submission deadline will be Monday 10/24 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/25

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry: http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Good luck!

Winner of the EOF Team Challenge 10/18

Winner of the EOF Team Challenge

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. MsMaude's necklace was featured in 31 treasuries and now has over 190 page views!

This week's theme and inspiration will be chosen by
* GloryGift *
GloryGift.etsy.com

The winning treasury:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzY5Mzc0OHw4Nzg2MzU5MDQ/in-search-of-emerald-city

This week's theme will be announced: Wednesday 10/19
Submission deadline will be Monday 10/24 midnight EST.(Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/25

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry: http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Good luck to everyone!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Update

Our challenges end tonite! get your entries in for a chance to win free promotion for your shop!

Enter the EOF challenge here:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/10355/etsians-of-facebook/discuss/9120042

Enter the Top Treasury challenge here:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/10548/top-treasury/discuss/9119898/

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spotlight: Treasury Challenge Winner

It just so happens that our winner for the EOF team challenge also happens to be our winner for the TT team challenge!

MsMaude

This week's inspiration item for the EOF team is:

www.etsy.com/listing/80863883/necklace-green-velvet-and-taffeta

This week's inspiration item for the TT team is:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83178023/necklace-in-silver-and-plum-bonus

We asked MsMaude a few questions about her items and the theme's she's chosen.

EOF Team: What is the theme for this week?
MsMaude: Emerald City

EOF: Why have you chosen this theme?
MM: It has much to do with where I live, the inspiration item, and where my head is at much of the time. And none of those things are the same which means there are a lot of ways to interpret Emerald City. :)

EOF: Which item from your shop have you chosen?
MM: Green Velvet & Taffeta Statement Necklace
www.etsy.com/listing/80863883/necklace-green-velvet-and-taffeta

EOF: What was your inspiration when creating this item?
MM: It's one of the first things I ever made, and the piece that gave me the courage to open a shop on Etsy. A couple of months ago, I came across a few tutorials and realized crafting isn't as terrifying as I always thought. I kept practicing & ended up with about 50 flowers of various sorts (and in varying condition!). At that point, I realized my daughter could only wear so many barrettes, so Ms Maude was born.

TT: What is the theme for this week?
MM: Girly

TT: Why have you chosen this theme?
MM: I've always been a girly-girl. It's on record that my first words as a baby were "pretty flowers". I am blessed to have a daughter who is well on her way to out-girling her mama, which is fine by me! She just turned 7 years old & I thought it would be fun to celebrate that here. So Le Petit Maudette and all you girly-girls out there, we hereby salute you with frilly treasuries!

TT: Which item from your shop have you chosen?
MM: Necklace in Silver & Plum
www.etsy.com/listing/83178023/necklace-in-silver-and-plum-bonus

TT: What was your inspiration when creating this item?
MM: Oops...look at me getting ahead of myself...
Um, see "Why Have You Chosen This Theme"

TT: Tell us a little about your shop:
MM: Ms Maude opened about 6 weeks ago. Currently, most of my product is hair accessories; although I've also got brooches, necklaces, a couple of hats, a kid scarf & a handful of pillows (my those are big hands!). Oh, and a cute little purse, too. I am a full-fledged, card carrying thriftaholic - which is where 99% of my material comes from. I've torn apart many a shirt to create my flowers - oh, right - flowers are my thing at Ms Maude, forgot to mention that.
But yes, I'm all about reduce, reuse, recycle when it comes to crafting. Not even adorable little baby girl outfits are safe around me (see pink velvet flower).

TT: What advice do you have for others about creating treasuries?
MM: First & foremost - thank the good Lord everyday that you're surrounded by completely AMAZING artists here on Etsy. The talent on this site is mind boggling.
For me, I really like to focus on color. You have so much freedom to bounce around to different categories and include some really unique pieces that may have nothing to do with each other, except for being the same color.
Lastly, I don't often begin a treasury with a theme in mind. It usually starts with either a color, or a couple of pieces that I really like. It's so cool when a theme starts to magically appear after finding 5 or 6 items. Then I'm spurred on...excited to see what else I can find to round it all out.
But you know, in regard to the last two...sometimes those methods work out great, other times, not so much - but you absolutely can not create a "blah" treasury considering all there is to work with on Etsy! I take comfort in that. :)

TT:Anything else?
MM: I'm married to a super hard working, super handsome guy who comes home exhausted each day so I can stay home with our babies (ages 3, 7 and almost 9). The big kids are in school all day so I pal around with the little dude & craft when he naps and when he's otherwise distracted (you know - those really productive 3 minute increments). Fortunately, he really loves looking at a lot of the creations on Etsy, so I usually have a lot of time to create treasuries. yay!

Enter our challenge and use MsMaude's items in a treasury here:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

TT Team Treasury Challenge #4 10/12

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. NouveauTique's necklace was featured in 150 treasuries and now has over 500 page views!

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:
MsMaude.etsy.com

The theme for this week is: Girly
the inspiration item for this week is:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/83178023/necklace-in-silver-and-plum-bonus

TAGS - TT teamchallenge4 (space between TT and teamchallenge4) & Girly MUST be included in treasury tags

Guidelines/Rules here:
http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Enter your treasuries here:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/10548/top-treasury/discuss/9119898

Submission deadline will be Monday 10/17 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/18!!

Good luck to everyone!

EOF treasury challenge #4 10/12

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. DeliciousHobo's necklace was featured in 17 treasuries and now has over 140 page views!

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:
MsMaude.etsy.com

The theme for this week is: Emerald City
the inspiration item for this week is:
www.etsy.com/listing/80863883/necklace-green-velvet-and-taffeta

TAGS - EOF teamchallenge4 (space between EOF and teamchallenge4) & EmeraldCity (no space) MUST be included in treasury tags

Guidelines/Rules here:
http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Enter your treasuries here:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/10355/etsians-of-facebook/discuss/9120042

Submission deadline will be Monday 10/17 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/18!!

Good luck to everyone!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Winner of the Top Treasury Team Challenge 10/11

Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge!!

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. NouveauTique's necklace was featured in 150 treasuries and now has over 500 page views!

This week's theme and inspiration will be chosen by
MsMaude.etsy.com

The winning treasury was:
www.etsy.com/treasury/MTU5Nzg2NDF8ODM4MTA2Mzgy/the-family-reunion

This week's theme will be announced: Wednesday 10/12
Submission deadline will be Monday 10/17 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/18

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry: http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Good luck!

Winner of the EOF Team Challenge 10/11

Winner of the EOF Team Challenge

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. DeliciousHobo's necklace was featured in 17 treasuries and now has over 140 page views!

This week's theme and inspiration will be chosen by
* MsMaude *
MsMaude.etsy.com

The winning treasury:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTU5Nzg2NDF8ODUxNTU1MDUw/imitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of

This week's theme will be announced: Wednesday 10/12
Submission deadline will be Monday 10/17 midnight EST.(Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/18

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry: http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Good luck to everyone!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Spotlight: Top Treasury Challenge Winner

Congratulations to the Top Treasury team challenge WINNER:

NouveauTique

This week's inspiration item is:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76306390/black-and-white-cameo-pendant-necklace

We asked our featured team winner a few questions about the inspiration item chosen and her shop. Enjoy!

Top Treasury team: What is the theme for this week?
NouveauTique: Victorian Gothic

TT: Why have you chosen this theme?
NT: I love the idea of this theme for October and Halloween, and think it will inspire some amazing treasuries - ghost stories, vampire tales, romance, drama, Victorian fashion...I can't wait to see them all!

TT: Which item from your shop have you chosen?
NT: I have chosen my Black and White Cameo Pendant Necklace.

TT: Please tell us why you chose this item:
NT: I chose this necklace because I think it fits best with the theme I have chosen, and because I love all the different directions that a treasury can go with a black and white inspiration item.

TT: Tell us a little about your shop:
NT: All of my pieces are one of a kind, made using jewelry and supplies that I find in antique/resale/thrift shops and at estate sales. I buy things that catch my eye and am always thinking "what can I make with that?" and "I wonder who owned this before?" Everything is then deconstructed and the different bits and pieces are used to design and create new items with a modern-vintage feel to them. The idea of taking things that were once treasured but now are unwanted or broken and creating brand new pieces out of them really appeals to me. And I found a way to combine my two favorite things: shopping and making jewelry! :)

TT: What advice do you have for others about creating treasuries?
NT: Whether or not it for a treasury challenge, I always begin by selecting an inspiration item. Then I will search for other items that have a similar look, feel, or a color or trait that the inspiration item has. Once I have a few items selected, a theme and a title will come to me. You don’t necessarily need to have a title and theme before you begin. My best advice is just go with it and have fun being creative!

TT: Please tell us anything else you would like to share:
NT: "My name is Lisa and I am a treasury addict." LOL :)

Spotlight: EOF Treasury Challenge Winner

Congratulations to the EOF team Treasury Challenge winner:

DeliciousHobo

This week's inspiration item is:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82798622/owl-love-necklace-vintage-inspired

We asked our featured team winner a few questions about the inspiration item chosen and her shop. Enjoy!

EOF Team:What is the theme for this week?
DeliciousHobo: Reinvented Retro

EOF:Why have you chosen this theme?
DH: I have always been drawn to vintage jewelry, clothing, and d├ęcor and thought it'd be fun for others to get inspired by the past as well.

EOF:Which item from your shop have you chosen?
DH: Owl Love Necklace:
www.etsy.com/listing/82798622/owl-love-necklace-vintage-inspired

EOF: Please tell us why you chose this item?
DH: I created this necklace as a spin on the articulated owl pendants from the 1970's, which makes it the perfect choice for a retro-inspired treasury.

EOF:Tell us a little about your shop:
DH: My shop mixes a feminine and funky style to create unique, polymer clay jewelry. From amplifying the ordinary to exploring the extraordinary, each hand-sculpted, wearable art sculpture is packed full of all things whimsical and weird.

EOF:What advice do you have for others about creating treasuries?
DH: It sounds cheesy, but the best advice is to have fun with it! When you truly enjoy what you are doing it is obvious in the outcome.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

TT Team Treasury Challenge #3 10/4

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. CatchSomeRaes Owl Card was featured in over 210 treasuries and now has over 760 page views!

This week's theme and inspiration was chosen by:
NouveauTique.etsy.com

The theme for this week is: Victorian Gothic
the inspiration theme for this week is:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76306390/black-and-white-cameo-pendant-necklace

TAGS - TT teamchallenge3 & VictorianGothic (no space) MUST be included in treasury tags

Guidelines/Rules here:
http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Enter your treasuries here:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/10548/top-treasury/discuss/9083512

Submission deadline will be Monday 10/10 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/11!!

Good luck to everyone!

EOF treasury challenge #3 10/4

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. MirroredSkyCreations Silver Choker was featured in over 20 treasuries and now has over 230 page views!

This week's theme and inspiration will be chosen by
* DeliciousHobo *
DeliciousHobo.etsy.com

The theme for this week is: Reinvented Retro
the inspiration theme for this week is:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82798622/owl-love-necklace-vintage-inspired

TAGS - EOF teamchallenge3 & ReinventedRetro (no space) MUST be included in treasury tags

Guidelines/Rules here:
http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Enter your treasury here:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/10355/etsians-of-facebook/discuss/9081055

Submission deadline will be Monday 10/10 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/11!!

Good luck to everyone!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge

Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. CatchSomeRaes Owl Card was featured in over 210 treasuries and now has over 760 page views!

This week's theme and inspiration will be chosen by
NouveauTique.etsy.com

The winning treasury was:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTQzNTkxNTV8NzkxMTk2NDM2/into-the-woods

This week's theme will be announced: Wednesday 10/5
Submission deadline will be Monday 10/10 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/11

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry: http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Good luck!

Winner of the EOF Team Challenge

Winner of the EOF Team Challenge

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. MirroredSkyCreations Silver Choker was featured in over 20 treasuries and now has over 230 page views!

This week's theme and inspiration will be chosen by
* DeliciousHobo *
DeliciousHobo.etsy.com

The winning treasury:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/NTEwNTI1Nnw3OTM4NjkyOTI/the-ripened-fruit-of-fantasy

This week's theme will be announced: Wednesday 10/5
Submission deadline will be Monday 10/10 midnight EST.(Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/11

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry:http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

Good luck to everyone!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Update

We will be announcing the winners of the EOF and Top treasury team challenges tomorrow at NOON!! The new theme and inspiration item will be announced on Wednesday!

Also, EOF team and TT team are having a weekly chat this Thursday from 5-8pm EST. This week's chat topic will be SEO and relevancy as well as FB etiquette. Mark your calendars!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Spotlight: EOF Treasury Challenge Winner

Congratulations to the EOF team treasury challenge WINNER:


This week's inspiration item is:


http://www.etsy.com/listing/75336206/silver-choker-vintage-crystal-pendant
We asked our featured team winner a few questions about the inspiration item chosen and her shop. Enjoy!

EOF team: What is the theme for this week?
MirroredSkyCreations: With Imagination, Anything Is Possible

EOF: Why have you chosen this theme?
MSC: I absolutely love imagination! Just to think that anything you imagine can become real, is mind-blowing. I have a crazy and wild imagination and slowly but surely it's coming out in my creations...it's sometimes difficult because you are literally allowing others into your head and heart, and that can be a bit scary, not just for me, but for others as well!

EOF: Which item from your shop have you chosen?
MSC: This item has had several name changes....perhaps I should just give it a symbol and call it "The Necklace Formerly Known As...." - right now it's named "Ozzy's Choker Chandelier" - yes, as in Ozzy Osbourne!

EOF: Please tell us why you chose this item:
MSC: I chose this item as it's one of the first pieces I made and just love it! It's crazy, cool, absolutely unique and one of a kind and totally imaginative and 'out there'.

EOF: What was your inspiration when creating this item?
MSC: I am a total rocker chic at heart... love fairytales and fantasy...and I tried to merge the two worlds...I can totally see a Rocker Princess rocking this out... I do have a disclaimer on it as I don't want to be sued for any broken teeth or nose should heavy head banging occur while wearing it....seriously.

EOF: Tell us a little about your shop/you:
MSC: Mirrored Sky is still in it's infancy stage. I began with jewelry designing January of this year. I have always loved all sorts of art, designing, creating, writing etc. What was meant to be a venture (finally) into clothes designing, turned into making jewelry. I took an old piece of jewelry I had, combined it with some other pieces, and voila! A new love affair was born. I would like to eventually and very soon begin the other part of Mirrored Sky which will be clothes designing, which is something I have always loved to do even at the age of four when I made my first Barbie doll clothes. As long as I can continue to create, in whatever venue, then I will be a happy girl.
I am married to a wonderful man who encourages me daily to pursue and engage my creativity and he's my biggest fan and supporter. We have two beautiful and talented daughters and a rambunctious german shepherd.

EOF: What advice do you have for others about creating treasuries?
MSC: Just go for it. I love making treasuries for many many reasons. One, there is SO much awesome stuff on Etsy and this give you a chance for awesome discoveries. The imagination and talent is uber crazy! I will sometimes start with a certain theme in mind and then 3 or 4 themes later, I can sit back and smile. And I guess that's when I know it's done, it makes me smile. It would be awesome to land on the Front Page of Etsy but when making a treasury, that isn't always my goal... I'm trying to really showcase the artists and their items and share them with others.

EOF: Please let us know anything else you would like to share:
MSC: I am on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mirroredsky
and Twitter at www.twitter.com/mirroredsky
Thanks for checking me out!! winka-winka!
kat
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TT Team Treasury Challenge WEEK 2

This week's theme is:

Woodland Creatures !!

The inspiration item which will be included in all treasuries is here:


TAGS - TT teamchallenge2 & WoodlandCreatures

Treasuries can be entered here:

Guidelines/Rules here:

Good luck to everyone!

EOF treasury challenge WEEK 2

This week's theme is:
With Imagination, Anything is Possible.
The inspiration item which will be included in all treasuries is here:

TAGS - EOF teamchallenge2 & WithImagination

Treasuries can be entered here:

Guidelines/Rules here:

Good Luck to everyone!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Winner of Top Treasury team Challenge

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. IngridCreations Maple leaf necklace was featured in over 250 treasuries and now has over 1200 page views! This all in our first week!!

This week's theme and inspiration will be chosen by
CatchSomeRaes.etsy.com

The winning treasury was:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTI3ODE1NzV8NzU2OTM1Mzk3/falls-riches

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry:
http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

This week's theme will be announced: Wednesday 9/28
Submission deadline will be Monday 10/3 midnight EST. (Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/4

Good luck!

To enter the challenge or view treasuries entered for the Top Treasury team challenge:

Winner of the EOF Team Challenge

Thank you all for participating in the treasury challenge for last week. BlueLucyStudios Five Little Pumpkins was featured in over 30 treasuries and now has over 230 page views! This all in our first week!!

This week's theme and inspiration will be chosen by
* MirroredSkyCreations *
MirroredSkyCreations.etsy.com

Her winning treasury:
www.etsy.com/treasury/MTQ3NjM5ODR8NzU3MjExODEw/this-is-halloween

Please read the following guidelines BEFORE submitting your entry:
http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/guidelines-for-all-treasury-challenges.html

This week's theme will be announced: Wednesday 9/28
Submission deadline will be Monday 10/3 midnight EST.(Sunday night).
Winner will be announced Tuesday 10/4

Let the challenge begin!!

To enter or view the treasuries entered for the EOF team challenge go here:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Guidelines for all Treasury Challenges:

THE CHALLENGE - should you choose to accept it : )

Create a beautiful treasury around the week's inspiration theme and item. Be creative in title and tags and diverse in item selection.

The winner will :
Choose the following week's theme
Have one of their items featured in the next week's theme (TONS of treasuries will be created with and around your item!)
Shop promotion throughout the team, on this blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
Spot to guest judge in the following week's challenge.

Winning treasury will be chosen based on originality of items, title and tags, how well it represents theme and flows with the featured item.

Guidelines:
>>Each treasury created MUST have the inspiration item in it (does not have to be in the top spot just has to be one of the 16 items.)

>>All entries properly tagged with the two tags for that weeks challenge (TT teamchallenge# or EOF teamchallenge# & theme's title - this will be announced in the thread as well as on the blog).

>>No two items from the same shop

>>No items from your own shop

>>One entry per person

>>Please post entries in the designated challenge thread only - treasuries posted in other threads will not be counted. Also please only post TT team challenge treasuries in the thread - all non challenge treasuries will be deleted.


>>If an item has sold and you would like to change it or if you would like to edit your treasury if you forgot the inspo item or tags - you are able to repost your treasury explaining that items were sold, included tags, etc. The last submission will be the one judged. This still falls within the guidelines of only ONE treasury per person. PLEASE let us know if you have questions about EDITING treasuries.

>>Treasuries can be ALL team items, SOME team (including leaders and captain) or 15 non team items - just as long as the inspiration item is included in one of the 16 spots.

This week's theme will be announced: Friday
Submission deadline will be Wednesday Midnight.
Winner will be announced Thursday


Entries must include the following to be entered:

Each treasury created MUST have the inspiration item in it (does not have to be in the top spot just has to be one of the 16 items.)

Title and tags may be whatever you choose but the two tags for that weeks challenge MUST be included in your treasury's tags.

**PLEASE** Post your treasuries/entries in the designated thread, ONE treasury per person.

Submission deadline will be Monday midnight EST.

You do not have to have a shop; EVERYONE on the team is allowed to enter.

**It is not a requirement to click and comment in the treasuries above you (the person who leaves the most comments won't automatically win) however it's always recommended to show support to your fellow Etsians and their treasuries - you might even get an honorable mention (and maybe a chance to guest judge) for being the most active. : ).


EVERYONE VISITING THESE GUIDELINES PLEASE POST YOUR BLOG HERE : )
http://toptreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2011/11/post-your-blog-here.html

Spotlight: EOF team Treasury Challenge

Since this was our first week of holding treasury challenges for both the EOF team and the Top Treasury team, we didn't have "winners" to spotlight and pick the weekly theme.
We did however pick two amazing shops at random!
This is our first spotlight for the EOF team treasury challenge inspiration item and shop. Enjoy!

EOF team Treasury Challenge #1 9/21

Shop: BlueLucyStudios
Inspiration item:
Theme: This is Halloween

EOF team: Hi there! Please tell us a little about your shop:
BlueLucyStudios: Hi! I'm Brenna White from BlueLucy Studios. I am an artist working and living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest - Portland, Oregon to be exact. I love it here! I am in love with the fact that I live in a place where I have easy access to the mountains, the ocean, the desert, and the "big" city. Oregon is wonderful - don't let the rain stop you from visiting!
I have been working in the arts for about eleven years and have always been interested in pattern and color. When I start working on a painting - I work to squeeze in as much pattern as possible and load my brush so that I put down the brightest colors possible. You should be able to find a new detail every time you look at one of my paintings.

EOF: How did "5 Little Pumpkins" come about? What was your inspiration?
BLS:I am so honored to be the first artist to have their piece featured in a challenge and to be a judge for all of these amazing treasuries! So a little about my featured image - "5 Little Pumpkins". Well, first, I love Fall and Halloween! I love the oranges and purples, the dark starry skies, the candy, the kids, and just the magic that the season brings. I created "5 Little Pumpkins" from a wonderful childhood memory from my second grade music classroom. It is one of those memories that remains clear despite the amount time that has passed.
In Mrs. Ray's second grade music class we all stood around in a circle on the carpet and sang Halloween songs. Our favorite song of all was "The 5 Little Pumpkins". We would all stand in a circle, facing each other, and sing the words as we joyously played out all the hand motions. We would try to make "there are witches in the air" the spookiest line of all. But, when we got to the end and sang "...and the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight" we would all roll our hands so fast that we would collapse to the ground in giggle fits! I wanted to capture the fun and free feelings of those days as a kid. To illustrate exactly what I thought happened on Halloween night, long after we had eaten too much candy and gone to sleep with sore cheeks from laughing and sore feet from our trick or treat travels.

EOF: Is there any thing else you would like to share?
BLS: Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this great challenge. I have seen many, many fantastic treasuries so far and hope they keep coming!! Have a great time with your treasuries and Happy Halloween to everyone!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Top Treasury Team first treasury challenge!

We're starting a treasury challenge!

Each week there will be a selected theme and it is up to you to curate a treasury full of items representing that theme.

The winner will :
Choose the following week's theme
Have one of your items featured in the next week's theme (tons of treasuries will be created with and around your item)
Shop promotion throughout the team, Facebook, and Twitter.
Spot to guest judge in the following week's challenge.

Winning treasury will be chosen based on originality of items, title and tags, how well it represents theme and flows with the featured item.

Guidelines:
>>Each treasury created MUST have the inspiration item in it (does not have to be in the top spot just has to be one of the 16 items.)
>>All entries properly tagged TT teamchallenge AND themes title (whatever it may be for that week)
>>No two items from the same shop
>>No items from your own shop
>>One entry per person
>>Please post entries in the designated challenge thread only - treasuries posted in other threads will not be counted. Also please only post TT team challenge treasuries in the thread.

This week's theme will be announced: today, Wednesday 9/21.
Submission deadline will be Monday 9/26 midnight EST.
Winner will be announced Tuesday 9/27.

CHALLENGE - should you choose to accept it : )

To celebrate the northern hemisphere's change of the season, this week's theme is: "When I think of fall..."

Since there isn't a winner from last week, this week's inspiration item was chosen at random:


FAQ answered:

Each treasury created MUST have the inspiration item in it (does not have to be in the top spot just has to be one of the 16 items.)

Title and tags may be whatever you choose but these two tags must be included: TT teamchallenge, whenithinkoffall

Post your treasuries/entries in the designated thread, ONE treasury per person.

Treasuries created can include all team members, some team members, or none.

Submission deadline will be Monday 9/26 midnight EST.

You do not have to have a shop; everyone on the team is allowed to enter.

**It is not a requirement to click and comment in the treasuries above you (the person who leaves the most comments won't automatically win) however it's always recommended to show support to your fellow Etsians and their treasuries - you might even get an honorable mention (and maybe a chance to guest judge) for being the most active. : ).

Let the challenge begin!!

Treasuries entered in the contest can be found here:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/10548/top-treasury/discuss/9006972

Top Treasury Team comes to Blogger!

With over 13,000 members strong (at the time of post) we are starting a blog to spotlight and showcase our Top Treasury team members, treasuries and challenge winners.

Come back to see news about the team, interviews with the winners and awesome new treasuries!