Monday, August 8, 2011

EKTT Weekly Treasury Challenge 30: Back 2 School or Summer Preserves

The winner of our latest weekly treasury challenge, Unique Scrap Designs on Etsy, wants to get kids geared up for school!  While we're thinking of sending the kids back to school, let's savor the last days of summer and preserve the summer garden harvest.

Back 2 School
Focus Items:  Back to School - college dorm room decor, organizational essentials, gadget cases, docking stations, computer accessories, notebooks, writing utensils, cases, book bags, backpacks, satchels, lunch carriers, and fall fashion (patterned leggings, opaque tights, oxfords, vintage boots).  Chalkboard and whiteboard.  Personalization - monograms, initials, custom labels.  Large scale vintage and handmade paper maps, botanical and anatomy charts. Upcycled lights, lamps, exposed bulbs.


Summer Preserves
Focus Items:  August is known as National Peach month!  Harvest - autumn decor, fall planting, preserving the summer garden's bounty.  Farm, rustic, and woodland motifs.  Garden Preservation - canning, jams, preserves, soup stocks, herb infusions, garden to table.  Pack your lunch and take those last summer picnics!

1.  Submit as many treasuries fitting these themes in as many variations as you wish through:

Thursday, August 11, 5 p.m. EST

Challenge ends early this week to make way for a Lightning Bonus Challenge!!!  More fun! 

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 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 last submission (number one) to first submission (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.

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