I chose debstgo as our first buddy challenge feature because she is such a wonderful, active teammate and our team is lucky to have her! So thanks debstgo for making wonderful team treasuries, staying active in our team thread and for being an important member of Team Discovery.
After this, our buddy challenges will be a little different - we will have TWO teammates included: an item from the winner of the challenge AND an item from a store that has never been featured on the front page (to be chosen by the winner of the challenge).
Anyone is welcome to come play but there are some simple rules that must be followed in order for your treasury to be considered as a finalist.
#1: Your treasury must include these photo cards by debstgo. The item must be placed somewhere in the first three rows. The theme can be anything you like as long as this item is included.
#2: Your treasury must contain at least 8 new or undiscovered shops. Undiscovered shops have 20 sales or less. The Etsy Pounce function is good for discovering brand new shops and there is a thread in the Etsy forums here that is chock full of new and undiscovered shops.
#3: Your treasury must fill the remaining spots with Team Discovery members. The team members are listed here.
#4: Your treasury MUST be tagged "teamdiscovery", all one word, and "Buddychallenge", all one word, without the quotes. Also, we recommend you fill every tag space that is appropriate for your treasury and use "new" and "undiscovered."
#5: You must follow this blog.
#6: You must post the URL link to this blog in your treasury. This is important and is how the word gets out. If you are unsure of what to say in your challenge treasury, feel free to use this:
This is a Team Discovery challenge treasury made up of undiscovered shops (less than 20 sales) and team members. Anyone can join in this challenge.
#7: Your treasury must include "Treasury Challenge" somewhere in your title.
#8: When you have completed your challenge treasury, come back here and add the URL to that treasury here in the comments. You can create as many treasuries as you like and enter as many times as you like. This challenge will end Tuesday evening AT 6PM. The four finalists (chosen by debstgo) will be put up for voting on Wednesday.
The winner of this challenge will be able to have one of THEIR OWN items featured for next week's challenge AND pick the buddy shop to be featured as well.