Sunday, July 31, 2011

EKTT Weekly Treasury Challenge 29: Halloween or Summer Vacation

The winner of our latest weekly treasury challenge, Sweeter Than Sweets on Etsy, wants to see what you've got up your sleeve for Halloween!  While you finalize those fabulously creative costumes, let's take one last trip before summer ends.  

Focus Items:  Halloween decor, party supplies, full costumes & accessories, pumpkin decorating ideas, and DIY kits.  Harvest and Autumn decor, fall planting, farm, rustic, woodland.  Wizardry, magic, owls, and mysticism loom large with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.   Vampires are on the radar with HBO's True Blood and fall's approaching premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn.  Think Lions with Leo Zodiacs in focus, constellations,  steampunk, braided hair, feather hair extensions, wall decals.  Garden preservation - canning, jams, preserves and soup stocks. 


Summer Vacation
Focus Items:  Final summer vacations, outdoor activities, community events & fairs, open air soirees, summer fashion, and lighter, brighter colors. Emphasis on outdoor entertaining, hostess gifts, bath and beauty, outdoor lighting (upcycled lights, lamps, exposed bulbs, and chandeliers) and savoring the last of summer nights.  Outdoor & International Travel - beach, countryside, forest and mountains.  Music festivals, camping, biking, hiking, fun at the beach, fishing, and water sports.  Antiquing, collecting, flea markets, outdoor bazaars, and vintage renewal.  

1.  Submit as many treasuries fitting these themes in as many variations as you wish through Saturday, August 6, 11 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 August 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 (partner list posted Monday) or our August Featured EKTT Member, Two Little Bluebirds 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  Treasuries will be numbered from first submission to last.        

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

6.  DO include any treasury team tags and other Etsy Team tags you wish on any EKTT treasury!  Get those teams in to see our treasuries and let's get those views up, EKTT!

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 Craftcult 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 the current  Etsy Merchandising Report.


  1. Do we put a space before the 29 or not? I thought it had changed, but I'm not sure if I remember correctly. I've slept since then.

    Lynn, sugarbumps creations

  2. Hey Lynn! Use the tag exactly as shown above (no space), and feel free to copy and paste it into your treasury tags if you have trouble remembering. ;o) Thanks! xo