Monday, May 30, 2011

EKTT Weekly Treasury Challenge: Summer Solstice and Carnival Celebration

The winner of our latest weekly treasury challenge, Apple n Amos on Etsy, wants to take the party outside, Guys and Dolls!  After we fill up on steak and margaritas let's fly on over to the Carnival!

Summer Solstice
Focus Items:  Garden parties, picnics, barbecues, grilling, and pool parties at home, the beach, countryside, forest, or mountains.  Think summer cocktails, home brewing, beer and wine accessories, herb infusions, organic garden to table.  Decorate the outdoor room and party with vintage items gathered while antiquing or shopping at flea markets.  Activities like camping, biking, hiking, fishing, fireworks and water sports.  Emphasis on hostess gifts, large scale vintage and handmade paper maps, botanical and anatomy charts, bath and beauty, and clever ways to stay cool all summer  Colors - jewel tones, orange, blush, and neon.


Carnival Celebration
Focus Items:  Carnivals and State Fairs, bright colors, side show spectacles, freaks, bearded ladies, beards and mustaches, animals and costuming, the ice cream shop.  Geometry - shapes, stripes, patterns, triangles, chevrons, facets, and arrows.  Letters, Numbers, and Symbols - large vintage signage letters, typewriter keys.  Think wall decals, glittery makeup, feather hair extensions, feather earrings, and feather accessories.  

1.  Submit as many treasuries fitting these themes in as many variations as you wish through Saturday, June 4, Noon 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 June 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 June Featured EKTT Member, The Little LOVE Bug 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 MOST VIEWS on Etsy.    

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 for your support, 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 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.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

"Daddy Divine" Weekly Treasury Challenge 19: Apple n Amos

Congratulations to Amos of Apple n Amos on Etsy on her win of the Daddy Divine treasury challenge!  Amos's treasury, "Camping with Papa" was lucky number 10 out of 28 treasuries entered in this week's challenge!  The winner was chosen by; the treasuries were numbered from first submitted to last.  

Thank you, EtsyKids Treasury Team, for the virtual vacations and the sentimental memories evoked by your curations for both Summer Stylin' and Daddy Divine challenge themes!  EKTT, please maintain these treasuries which are themes that Etsy Admin will be selecting from for front pages throughout the end of the month of May and into the beginning of June. For all of you EKTT fansclick HERE to see the rest of our challenge treasuries curated for your shopping and viewing pleasure.  

Amos of Apple n Amos on Etsy specializes in "educational wood toys handmade from nature, unique sewables and earth friendly party decor for 'green' parties." When Amos became a mother she saw a need for durable, fun, natural toys that educate children about colors, letters, numbers, and math.  You will be delighted to pass these heirloom wood toys down to the next generation of tiny hands. Spark your child's imaginative play with the colorful counting set pictured below by Apple n Amos.  Please click on the picture to purchase this special handmade toy by Amos of Apple n Amos.

EKTT Curators, our next Weekly Treasury Challenge theme chosen by Apple n Amos on Etsy will be posted Monday, May 30.  Congratulations again, Amos, on your Weekly Treasury Challenge win!