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!