Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Mother's Day" Weekly Treasury Challenge Winner: Leyton Smiles

Congratulations to Lisa of Leyton Smiles on Etsy on her win of the Mother's Day treasury challenge!  Lisa's treasury, "The Way to Mom's Heart - A Gift Guide" was lucky number 26 out of 29 treasury submissions.  The number was selected by making Lisa our Weekly Treasury Challenge #15 Winner!

Thank you, EtsyKids Treasury Team, for the eco-friendly and family-oriented treasuries curated for both Biking for Arbor Day and Mother's and or Father's Day themes!  EKTT, please be sure to maintain these treasuries as the themes will be appropriate throughout May (in most cases).  For all of you EKTT fans, please click HERE to see the rest of our challenge treasuries curated for your shopping and viewing pleasure.  

Lisa of Leyton Smiles on Etsy specializes in boutique baby items including burp cloths, blankets, loveys, and bibs for girls and boys!  One of my personal favorite items from Leyton Smiles is her line of necktie burp cloths--really adorable for your little dude!  Click on the picture below to get more information about the burp cloths pictured, but don't forget to shop Leyton Smiles on Etsy for all of the fabulous color options Lisa offers!

EKTT Curators, our next Weekly Treasury Challenge theme chosen by Leyton Smiles on Etsy will be blogged on Monday.  Congratulations again, Lisa, on your Weekly Treasury Challenge win!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Honoring the April EtsyKids Treasury Team Curators

Thank you for all your hard work this month.  You did a spectacular job featuring your partners and curating gorgeous treasuries!  I truly appreciate each of you.  

Special thanks goes to Stephanie of Two Little Bluebirds who took over the team for me for a few days this month.  It's no small task, and you did an amazing job, Stephanie! 

Not only are the EtsyKids Treasury Team members fabulous curators, they're all very talented artisans as well.  Go check out their work!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Earth Day" Weekly Treasury Challenge Winner: Lazy Day

Congratulations to Lisabeth of Lazy Day Artifacts on Etsy on her win of the Earth Day treasury challenge!  Lisabeth's treasury, "Earth Day - Every Day" was lucky number 19 out of 26 treasury submissions.  The number 19 was selected by making Lisabeth our Weekly Treasury Challenge #14 Winner!

Thank you, EtsyKids Treasury Team, for the environmentally friendly and joyful spring treasuries curated for both Earth Day and Easter themes!  For all of you EKTT fans, please click HERE to see the rest of our challenge treasuries curated for your shopping and viewing pleasure.  

Lisabeth of Lazy Day Artifacts on Etsy specializes in boutique style children's clothing including baby cloaks, toddler swing jackets, and "big butt" pants for the cloth diapered baby.  Lisabeth is taking a break from her profession as a high school mathematics teacher to raise her family and indulge her passion for creating handmade goodies for your children.  Please click on the picture below to get more information and purchase these adorable Big Butt Baby Pants by Lazy Day Artifacts on Etsy.  

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.