Monday, February 28, 2011

EKTT Weekly Treasury Challenge: Let's Hear it for the Boys (and Etsy Studs)!

The winner of our latest weekly treasury challenge, SquishyBee on Etsy, has decided we need to put the spotlight on dudes--little and big, we love 'em!   I dare ya' to find some Etsy Studs to feature in these fun themes!

Bearded Boys & Their Toys
Focus items:  beards, bearded ladies, beards for your pet pal; vintage designer pieces and collectibles (namely in fashion and bikes/auto).  Etsy says, "The beard and its many variations have transcended the mustache in popularity!" 


Sporty Studs
Focus items:  "The World in Sports" March Madness (college basketball) and spring training (baseball).  Think in terms of teams, colors, brackets, predictions and wagers.  (Note:  Remember not to use any "handmade" category item that features a team logo or fabric or trademarked/copyrighted material.  You may use vintage logo listings.)

1.  Submit as many treasuries fitting these themes in as many variations as you wish through Friday, March 4, 8:00 a.m. CST 

2.  Required Challenge Tags

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(Copy and paste the challenge tags to ensure your treasury will be included in judging!)   Please also use applicable key words to tag--listed under Focus Items (above) and taken from Etsy's March Merchandising Report.  

3.  Treasuries must include 4 active and verified EtsyKids Team members. Please take this opportunity to feature either your partner or our March Featured EKTT Member, felted kitten on Etsy, or both in a challenge submission.  

Please see the updated EKTT Check List with new rules in effect March 1 to curate according to guidelines.  Only one feature of your partner is required this month.   New guidelines for 2 of your treasuries:  Feature any 2 EKTT Curators (see blog sidebar for active curator links) plus any 2 (non-EKTT) EtsyKids Team members. 

4.  The winning treasury will be chosen based on MOST VIEWS on Etsy.

5.  EKTT rules and guidelines (including where to post completed treasuries) along with illustrations to help you curate to March 1st guidelines can be found in the EKTT Check List, Curators!

6.  All EKTT Curators are eligible to enter and win, including current and past weekly challenge winners.


Your winning treasury, links to your Etsy shop, and a shop listing you choose will be featured in an EKTT blog post announcing you as our Weekly Treasury Challenge winner.  Your Etsy shop and winning blog entry will be permanently displayed on the EKTT Winners page.  Your Etsy shop will be featured in a Crafcult Slideshow Mini on the top of our blog sidebar.  You will have the honor of choosing the next Weekly Treasury Challenge theme based on a focused idea from our current Etsy Merchandising Report.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Down on the Farm" Treasury Challenge Winner: SquishyBee

Congratulations to Cortney of SquishyBee on Etsy on her win of the Down on the Farm treasury challenge!  Cortney's treasury, "Farmhouse Beauty" received the most clicks of any of our treasury submissions on Etsy!  

I really enjoyed the rustic, homey treasuries curated matching this challenge theme.  Thank you, EKTT curators, for all of your creative interpretations of this theme--you kept me smiling and laughing!  Don't forget to keep your treasuries up-to-date as these themes will be timely through February and into March.  For all of you EKTT fans, please click HERE to see the rest of our Whoopie Pie and Farm treasuries curated for your shopping and viewing pleasure. 

Cortney of SquishyBee on Etsy has something for everyone!  My daughter has always been a collector of stuffed buddies, and I know she'd just love one of Cortney's sweet teddy bears.  Click on the picture below to see more pictures and purchase a lovey for yourself or someone you love!

EKTT Curators, be back tomorrow as we announce our next Weekly Treasury Challenge theme chosen by SquishyBee on Etsy.  The options will double your curating pleasure!  Congratulations again, Cortney, on your Weekly Treasury Challenge win! 

Have you seen the EtsyKids Photo Makeover Series written especially for busy people like YOU by our very own Stephanie of Two Little Bluebirds?  She's thoughtfully bringing you information to improve your Etsy shop in quick, easy to implement installments.  Please check out her post, "Choosing Backgrounds" and enter some of your own before and after makeovers to win great prizes!