Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fanastic Friday Finds

It's that time again... the weekend rapidly approaches, and with it more time for shopping! Where did the time go?

Today's first gem comes from Shawn Cannon at HollyMackDesigns  Go on... spoil yourself!!

This fun and funky long, double strand necklace is made with Tagua nut in shades of blue. Tagua nut is a nut that grows in palm trees found in South America. This is a very light weight necklace. The Tagua Nut slices are paired with sterling Myknono beads. The sterling silver hoops are handcrafted by Shawn and pewter colored greek leather finishes off this one of a kind necklace. The longest strand measures approx. 28 inches in length.


Besides shopping, what better way to spend the weekend than laying back on the couch with a good book?
This gorgeous bookmark from Jeanne of BlingThingsOriginals will keep your pages organised - and what is better, it comes with a FREEBIE: a blank hardback journal!

This gorgeous owl bookmark is full of bold color with expressive big eyes.
The beautiul 6"sturdy antique brass bookmark features a unique antiqued brass OWL pendant with red orange glass and teal rhinestone accents. Beaded with hemp cord and matching red orange, teal, and brass beading. All bookmarks are hand beaded by Jeanne and individually designed so no two are the same.
Have a birthday, birth, thankyou , or any occassion coming up? Then you need a handmade card from
Christina Vassiliadou of ilovecreatingcards. This shop features a wide range of cards for all occassios individually handmade by Christina.

Christina also has gorgeous gift tags to dress up the present for your next big occassion. These gift tags are handmade with recycled paper and come in a set of ten.

Next on the agenda for the weekend - walking the dog! So why not do it in style with a gorgeous handmade collar from GingersWonders Made with quality metal hardware (welded nickel d-rings and slides) and contoured side release buckle, the fabric is 100% cotton and is fully adjustable, interfaced to add structure and backed with strong webbing.  The collar is also triple stitched at all stress points for maximum durability.


If you order this collar now, you'll have it in time for Halloween - woohoo!!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thursday Treasury Challenge

Team Elites Treasury Challenge will be held every Thursday and is open to EVERYONE,  not just team members so feel free to join us! This week’s theme is  "My Favorite Color" , this can be a solid color theme or mixed with the theme listed.  The object is to create a collection using "My Favorite Color as your main theme.

 This Challenge will run until Saturday at midnight, your treasury must be created within that time frame.

Voting will be held on Sunday on our team blog, so be sure you vote for your favorite one. 

The treasury finalists will be chosen by:
Creativity of theme
Curation composition (Visually appealing curation)
Artistic measure 

We will pick the THREE most creative and artistic treasury entries for the voting round.

The Winner of the Challenge will be the featured shop in the next weeks challenge as well, they will win a featured blog post including an interview with photographs and shop links to their items, and will also receive a spot on the side bar of the team blog for one full week! The winner will also receive an original piece of jewelry created by Aimer Le Terre Jewelry!

Challenge Rules:

1) You must follow this week’s theme  “My Favorite Color"

2) You must not include an  item from your own shop and one item per shop, please.

3) Must include 8 Team Elite members, the rest are up to you. You can search the team favorites page here:

4) Must include 1 item from each of this weeks featured shop:   


5) Include the Team Tag: teteam

6) Include that you are participating in Team ElitesTeam weekly treasury challenge somewhere i n your treasury description with a link to our Team Blog:

7) Post your treasury's URL here in the link up on the team blog  to enter in this week’s challenge.

8) Promote your treasury, the more you promote the more you help yourself and your team mates get on the HOTNESS scale and generate sales!  

Highly Recommended (not required)...
* Become a follower of the team blog to stay in touch with each new challenge, challenge winner, announcements, etc.
* Replace missing items in your treasury. Don't replace sold items.
* Tweet, Facebook, Blog, etc to spread the word about your treasury and our Challenges.
* Convo people that you included in your treasury.
* Come back next week to participate again!

Time to make some treasuries!
Good Luck & Have Fun!!!
Please post your treasury entry here:


One entry per person
If you win our treasury challenge you will be ineligible to win again for 6 weeks, however if you place in the top three we will be creating a NEW PAGE to feature our RUNNERS UP of the week!  This will include a mini-shop preview and your treasury curation along with a brief description of your shop!  


Shopping for fall with Team Elite

Fall is just around the corner, what could be more perfect than these wonderful handmade and vintage items to brighten up your style?!  

Brighten up your Wedsneday with these pretty hoop earrings in matte gold and lime green!  Created by emeeme, these earrings are made of six lime green glass discs and two metal beads strung on matte gold plated hoops.The diameter of the hoops is 2.5 cm (1 inch) The color of the lime-green disk is gorgeous. So, the earrings are cheerful and easy to wear on any occasion.

I love these Peek A Whoo Gift Tags created by KnockOutPunches 6 Hand stamped "Thank You" Peeking Owl Flat Gift Tags - All White Card Stock with a Lime Green Hand Stamped Peeking Owl and "Thank You" on each one! Use them to add in your package for a unique touch - just jot your note on the back side to show appreciation. Lime and White Swirl Bakers Twine is attached!

Play up your wardrobe with this 80's linen dress in lime green from KMalinka!  Fantastic lime green with embroidered floral in pink-red and light-green mini dress. A short sleeve, a-line. Circa 1980's. So beautiful springy dress! Label: made in USA  Size 12

I love the dainty and unique look of this Real Butterfly Wing Adjustable Ring from FlowerleafThis hand painted adjustable Scrabble tile ring contains an authentic pale yellow butterfly wing pressed onto a lime green background. The colors are so cheerful which makes this ring lovely statement piece to wear at any time of the year. 

Dress up any room with this adorable Collage Art Pillow from hartstringz!  You are sure to love this fresh,summer blue and lime green bunting folk art pillow. This beautiful summer collage of an adorable blue fabric and felted home and lime green apple tree are sure to make you smile. A lovely blue flag bunting stretches across the yard with a tiny blue bird perched on top. This lovely art piece will add whimsy to your home decor or as a chic accent for your cottage!  Wonderful summer colours.

What could be more divine than a Lime Citrus Bath Soap from AmeliaBathandBodyThe uplifting scent of lime --- it’s what I notice first in this soap. Lime is followed by refreshing whiffs of lemon and orange. It’s a very summery fragrance. Think of a lime margarita, the perfect companion in summer heat … aren't they deliciously wonderful when it's hot? … and you will have the basis of the aroma of this soap. It’s cooling and happy! Using colors of yellow, deep pink and green, the bar is made in abstract pastel swirls using skin-safe and cosmetic grade colorants.

Add some fabulous to your hairstyle with this Jovial Lime Green Peacock Feather Fascinator created by our featured guest shop of the day,  ForYouByMeNet.  An easy way to add a little flair to your hair! Great for everyday wear, special occasions, or for bridesmaids. A lovely hair accessory comprised of three lime green peacock feathers, one with natural fronds, one curled and one neatly trimmed.  An alligator clip is found beneath for easy fastening. 

Leather is hot this fall, and this wallet created by our guest shop of the day rntn is the perfect accessory fro your fall wardrobe! This lime green leather wallet is hand cut and painting with Engrave technique on leather ,fully carved protect leather by fine leather goods,the wallet has a snap closure. features: contains - 6 compartments for credit cards- a zippered change purse, - two compartments for check book and note pad. 
Measures: 8 inches (20.4cm) long, 4 inches (10.2cm) wide - closed


I hope you all enjoyed these marvelous items from some of the most wonderful Etsy shops!  To purchase any of these items just click on the shop name highlighted in blue.