Monday, April 25, 2011

EKTT Weekly Treasury Challenge: Biking for Arbor Day or Mother's/Father's Day

Biking for Arbor Day
Focus Items:  Arbor Day is April 29, Greenery Day (Japan) is April 29, trees, leaves, branches, planting trees, woodgrain,  forests, rain forests, nurture nature, natural history, woodland, birds, squirrels, butterflies, feathers, feather hair extensions and accessories, nests, acorns, glass domes, terrariums, window herb garden, garden markers, planters, eco-friendly, upcycled, recycled, brass and cast iron animals, natural colors.  May is Bike Month, vintage bikes, vintage collectibles and outdoor travel.


Mother's Day and/or Father's Day
Focus Items (Mom):  Mother's Day is May 8, flower and bud vases, planters, home decor, expedited shipping options for last minute shoppers.  Personalization options--monograms, initials, fingerprints, zodiacs, custom labels, stamps, and the family tree.  Pampering for mom, soaps, skin care, jewelry, creative framing and photo displays, gadget accessories, Mother's Day cards.  Organizational solutions like creative chalkboards and whiteboards.

Focus Items (Dad):  business and office accessories, gadgets and tech gear, gadget cases, outdoor equipment, grilling, camping, hobbies and sports gear, men's fashion, keepsakes, luxury gifts.  Think in terms of the home chef, the auto enthusiast, the handyman, the trendsetter, the classic, and dads who seem to have it all.  Include vintage collectibles, bikes, and fashion.  May is National Barbecue month.

1.  Submit as many treasuries fitting these themes in as many variations as you wish through Saturday, April 30, 9:00 a.m. EST. 

NOTE:  You MUST be a member of the EKTT to participate in Weekly Treasury Challenges! 

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 April Merchandising Report or Etsy's May Merchandising Report.  

Please do not use EKTT tags unless you are a member of the EtsyKids Treasury Team.  All EtsyKids are welcome to join.  See information on joining the EKTT:  Guidelines

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

*Please see the EKTT Check List to curate according to guidelines.  

4.  The winning treasury will be chosen by  This week the entries will be numbered in order of first submitted to last submitted with the first submission being number one.    

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

6.  Please do not include any treasury team tags other than the EtsyKids Treasury Team tag and related challenge tags on EKTT challenge treasuries.  Any challenge submission containing treasury team tags other than "etsykids tteam" will automatically be disqualified from winning.  Thank you, EKTT Curators!


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.  

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