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September Challenge Winners!

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What a fun September challenge!!  A special thank you to Val for creating such a fun challenge concept for our team.

Now onto the winners! Thanks to all that entered, these are our 3 winners!
BB Tar with this great color combo!

Cynthia from TheWhimsicalFrog with this great urban legend

Vickie from paperpiecesbyvicki gave us this scary jack the ripper treasury.

 And Lastly, Our team Leader Winner!!  So happy to bestow the winner crown to Pat from PatMcWhorter with this colorful urban legend!

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COLOR YOUR TREASURY CHALLENGE!

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Perhaps I have just really miss seeing the merchandising desk report so, let’s talk color. If you are a color lover like I am, you should enjoy the release of the Fall Color Trends from Pantone. Perhaps more interesting than that are the combined color combos from within this group. Sure, in the past I have always thought of a Pantone color – let’s say tangerine, the color of the year – and paired it with a neutral beige or white, etc. What I am seeing in this year’s Fall fashions and home decor trends are these colors mixed within their group for striking contrast….tangerine with pink flambe for example.

So while you are creating your themed fall treasuries, why not emphasize the “Pantone Combo”? I know it sounds like food but just go with it.

Why not think of these color combo’s when creating jewelery Christmas gifts, snapping photographs, painting , upcycling, creating live plant arrangements, planning your wedding, decorating your home and even cooking in the kitchen?

Look at these lovely fresh, young, spirited colors Pantone has designated as the biggest trend colors for this fall.

So how about our monthly challenge – feeling up to one?  We thought it would be fun to create October themed treasuries featuring any TWO Fall Pantone colors in these categories AND titles:

Yielding the Harvest (rustic farm planting autumn canning vintage )

Autumn Bride & Groom ( fashion, parties, showers, gifts )

Haunting Stories  ( for Halloween – BUT you can not use tangerine and French toast together)

Bright Lights, Big City  ( urban legends – portrayal of any myth or expression that has been around a long time believed to be true …or…living in the city- fashion, home decor, trendy and chic )

Recap of the Challenge Rules:

1. You must chose a minimum of TWO Pantone Fall colors for your treasury for a combo (note on Haunting Stories that the combo tangerine and French toast is too much like the classic traditional expectation and we want to see something different)

2. You must choose ONE of the FOUR listed categories above for your theme AND title of your treasury

3. You must tag the treasury TPT, PANTONE COLORS & THE COLORS YOU CHOSE

4.  You may enter ONE treasury for EACH of the categories if you wish.

5. You must post your treasury on our special Challenge thread

6. Challenge will run from Sept 24-Sept 30 midnight EST

Winners will be chosen on the beauty of the treasury, the uniqueness of items found in the colors chosen and overall creativity. The winners will receive a month ad for their shop on our blog plus be featured in an article on our blog.

Here are some search tips. Most people do not tag their items with Pantone color names so you have to try several combinations in Etsy to find the colors you want. For example, if you are looking for Honey  Gold, try searching under light yellow, honey, pollen, yellow, gold, antique gold.  For chartreuse, use light green, lime green yellow green, pear green, light green and so forth.

We will be on the lookout too for team members who have items who have items in relevant colors schemes to post our our challenge thread as well!

So good luck and have loads of fun!

Here are our Leader’s inspiration to get you thinking. Special recognition to our newest leader Denise who took a front page with her Mr. and Mrs. Pantone treasury!

‘Autumn Bride & Groom’ by MDCardsandGifts

Inspired by tangerine tango and titanium. So modern for a fall wedding!

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‘Bright lights Big city’ by MDCardsandGifts

Inspired by Pantone’s falls colors Ultramarine Green and Olympian Blue

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‘The soon to be Mr and Mrs Pantone’ by ArtNoel

The groom is ever so slightly under-dressed but the bride and the dog are ever so stylish:) The bride digressed slightly from the color theme with her antler chapeau.Pantone tangerine tango and olympian blue combo.

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‘Urban Legend’ by ArtNoel

There are alligators down there:)Pantone French roast and Titanium

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‘Yielding the Harvest’ by PatMcWhorter

Combining Fall Pantone Colors, French Roast and Bright Chartreuse

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‘Haunting Stories’ by SeasAndSeasons

Where nightmares are born…This tribute to Halloween uses two colors from Pantone’s 2012 Fall Fashion Guide. They are:French Roast 19-1012Rose Smoke 14-1506

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‘Yielding the Harvest’ by SeasAndSeasons

The Olympian Blue and Honey Gold from Pantone’s 2012 Fall Fashion Report were the inspiration for this farmhouse kitchen. Fabulous vintage finds will be used to cook and preserve the harvest before a blanket of snow covers the ground.

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JULY SCAVENGER HUNT TREASURY CHALLENGE IS HERE!

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Hello members of the Treasury Promotion Team! I know you have been waiting to see what our next monthly challenge is going to be and now you do not have to wait any longer! We are excited to bring back one of our favorite themes – that of a scavenger hunt on Etsy!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It’s easy and fun to do. First, browse the list of items below that you must find and use in your treasury. The first three (3) items are mandatory – they must be in your treasury. Please be sure to use your comment box to state which TPT member’s shop you are featuring .

Then fill up your remaining 13 spots with any of the rest of the scavenger items on the list. Try to keep in mind color scheme and design when you are curating as these are like little mini challenges for yourself as the curator.

WE HAVE PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS…

We are doing this challenge a bit differently too by asking you to only enter once because we also have three prizes to give away to the winners in addition to advertising their shops here on our blog for a month!

Our Captain Maggie is offering any  5 note cards from the note card section of her shop MDCardsandGifts !

She is also promoting her second shop, MDSupplies by donating a paper grab bag, as seen in this link.

We also have Valerie offering any 5 card sets from her shop Lehn’s as a prize. We thank these girls for donating their items as special prizes this month!

Be sure and enter so you don’ t miss out on these great opportunities.

SCAVENGER ITEM LIST

Remember, the first 3 items are mandatory. The remaining 13 MUST come from this list also! Have fun on your searches. This is a great way to practice and since Etsy changed the search functions recently, it is very timely.

1.  An item from any TPT team member (please mention the member in  the description)
2.  An item from our Shop Promo – New items July Thread
3.  An item found by searching “Christmas in July”
4.  Something made out of a penny
5.  A crab or cancer constellation
6.  Arrows
7.  Something found in the “supply” category
8. Something that looks like it belongs on the set of Mad Men
9. ice cream cone
10. hot dog
11. blueberries
12. paper bag
13. neon geometrics
14. Leo or Lion
15. Dream Vacation Destination
16. Olympic sport representation
17. an item from London
18. an item from Greece
19. an item made with sand
20. something found in water
21. a black and white photograph
22. a vintage item that is at least 100 years old
23. a favorite childhood toy
24. something used when camping
25. the weather

So good luck and happy hunting! The challenge starts now and runs through July 24th – ending at midnight!

HERE ARE SOME SAMPLE TREASURIES TO GET YOU INSPIRED:

‘Anywhere but here…’ by MDCardsandGifts

TPT team scavenger hunt!Featuring some of my favorite TPT team shops. Inspired by AtelierDenise “A walk in the forest”

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$18.00

$160.00

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$20.00

$28.00

$35.00

$12.95

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$10.00

$30.00

$22.00

$400.00

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‘A TPT Scavenger Hunt – #2’ by Lehns

Our special for July’s Challenge. Instructions can be found on our team blog.This T gives a special shout out to our own Carol of Seas and Seasons

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$35.00

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$18.00

$18.00

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$25.00

$28.00

$9.95

$15.00

$20.00

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May Challenge Winners Announced!

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We are proud to announce the winners for our May treasury challenge, “Dark Shadows”. Participation was way down but we still had fun entries and several movie goers. (Shhhh…don’t tell me; I still have not gone to see it.)

 

We decided to have 3 winners in these 3 categories: Spookiest, Best Team Spirit and Best All Around. Congratulations to Becky of Tomatopin for Spookiest; Donna of Babydolldressup for Best Team Spirit (she included 5 TPT members in her treasury) and Adrienne of WrappedtoPerfection for Best All Around.

Everybody else got Honorable Mentions! They are Lindsey S of ModernMeDesigns for Best Composition, Lusmysticjewels for Best Promotion and Bevin Justice-Holcroft of CrampCakes for Best Gift Guide.

Special thanks to our Leaders for participating as well with additional fun treasuries.

‘The dark shadows of your smile’ by tomatopin

TPT TEAM May challenge featuring: Wildnis Photography & Tammie BowdenSee more Dark Shadows treasuries here:http://www.etsy.com/teams/7288/treasury-promotion-team/discuss/10262138/page/1/

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‘Proper Attire for Dark Shadows’ by babydolldressup

The TPT Team challenge in honor of the movie “Dark Shadows.” Join here: http://www.etsy.com/teams/7288/treasury-promotion-teamFeaturing TPT shops: Pink 80s girl; My Vintage Crush; Loves Paris Studio; Dusk til Dawn vintage; Reverie Merchants.

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‘Emerging from Dark Shadows’ by WrappedToPerfection

TPT team challenge featuring these team shops – Mole Street Studio, Remote Luxury & Tammie Bowden PhotoJoin the team http://www.etsy.com/teams/7288/treasury-promotion-team

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Surprise Challenge Winners!

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Every once in a while, the TPT team will announce a challenge winner!  It is a challenge you entered and didn’t even know it.  In addition to creating stunning treasuries, these two members helped promote our team.  Both of these treasuries feature 100% TPT members.

‘Spring Green’ by theresaholland

Let’s get the green going.


Timeless Moments 5×7 Fi…

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Fashion Maxi Dress Off …

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Green Hydrangea – Flora…

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Leaf Earrings- Spring g…

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2 Inchworms, Inchworm,…

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Pink and Green Princess…

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Retro Dishes Melamine B…

$24.00

Shop-Wide Sale: OOAK…

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Summer Splendor Custom …

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Handmade Crochet Scarf …

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Lemon Lime Green Slice …

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Retro Dishes Parfait Fo…

$12.50

CIRCLES painting ORIGIN…

$189.00

The WITCHES GARDEN ,Ter…

$15.00

Fried Green Tomatoes 5x…

$15.00

Crochet Flower Applique…

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‘Grey Whimsy’ by PoopinOutside


Picasso Jasper Pendant …

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Tutu Skirt Solid Gray G…

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Personalized brooch – I…

$9.50

Baby Boy Blanket Baby G…

$46.00

Peacock (Size 34-36) -…

$25.00

Shrug Grey White Croche…

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Vintage Envelope Clutch…

$15.00

WAS 25 NOW 19 gray ruff…

$19.00

Lonely Tree no.1 – Moun…

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Delicate Crocheted Glov…

$37.00

Mustard Necklace – Grey…

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Gray Shoes with Faux Al…

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Vintage Chunky Silver B…

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mens ring sterling silv…

$67.00

Earrings. Handcraft, Po…

$17.00

EXPRESS DELIVERY, Dream…

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TREASURE HUNT CHALLENGE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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Congratulations to all of our treasure hunters for a fun and addictive treasury challenge. It is always difficult to choose the winners and this time we had the team vote on the ones they think should win. It is with pleasure to announce that we had two Team Choice winners for this challenge!

Please share the love with our winners Sarah Johnson of the shop remedynz and Bstrung of the shop bstrung.

 

‘For the Autumn Easter Bunnies’ by remedynz

Another treasure hunt, come and join in the fun at tpt teamhttp://www.etsy.com/teams/7288/treasury-promotion-team

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‘Hunting for the Garden of Delight’ by bstrung

TPT Treasure Hunt ChallengeJoin the fun and make your own:http://www.etsy.com/teams/7288/treasury-promotion-team

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We also had a Leader’s Choice winner which goes to Donna at babydolldressup with this cute treasury:

‘in Search of the Easter Bunny…’ by babydolldressup

A tpt team treasure hunt challenge!Join the Treasure hunt HERE: http://www.etsy.com/teams/7288/treasury-promotion-team/discuss/10015515/page/1/

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Be sure and congratulate these team winners and be on the look out for upcoming news of our next challenge. Thank you to everyone for playing!

Feb Challenge Winners!

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So sorry I am terribly late announcing our Feb team challenge winner. We do appreciate the time everyone puts into making lovely treasuries. This time was once again a hard one to judge. You are all so so talented and clever.  Thanks to everyone who entered.  We will be announcing our March challenge soon!

Winner is  bstrung with Asian Zing!

 

Our Honorable Mention is Here’s Looking at You, Kid by Rose from Rotifera

Here are our Top  Contenders

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/OTYzOTUzOHwyMjU4MTQ0NTU0/gifts-dedicated-to-the-dragon-bring-muchI

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTE5NTIyNjB8MjIyMTE1MjY5Mw/my-inspiration-is-the-ocean