Tuesday, January 21, 2014

February DIY Challenge

Hello fellow Wisconsinites! I am Christine - your new DIY challenger! Since we got a late start to our February challenge because of the technicalities of changing duties, let's skip the traditional hearts and flowers routine and do something different.

I don't know about you, but I have been freezing my tuchus off lately in our cold climate, so I thought we could all use a warm-up. As a result, our next DIY challenge theme is FIRE ELEMENT.

So, get your creative juices flowing and make something centering on the element of fire or even warmth. I have posted some inspirational ideas below.
Orange Flame Enamel Earrings by DreamSpiralArt
The Prize: We're working hard to offer a prize each month. This month, I will donate my DIY creation.

You know the drill! To enter:
1. Post a picture (or pictures) of your entry on your facebook page, website, blog, or as a listed item in your Etsy shop.
2. Then, post a link to your entry as a comment on this blog post by noon on February 22nd.
Hand Dyed Merino Wool by SpinningMyWheelFiber

A quick review of the rules for any newcomers:- On the 22nd of each month the winner of the previous month's contest will be contacted and they will choose a new winner.- Then the winner  will be contacted and asked to choose the theme of next month's challenge.   - Participants will use the theme to inspire their DIY item.- Only one entry per person.- Your item must be something you made after knowing the months theme.- If you'd like to post the challenge on your blog please use our button.- Only members of the WIST Etsy Team can participate, but we love new members so check us out and apply! Any questions or suggestions? Want to donate a prize? Feel free to start a conversation with me at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Retroprocity
Felt Campire by aHeartforCrafts

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August/September DIY Challenge

Time for the August/September DIY Challenge! As usual I'm late, but this month I'm quite late. Bad blogger, I know. As a result, I've decided to combine August and September into one big challenge, so that everyone who wants to participate can have time to finish a project. Megan won last month's challenge, with her Birds of a Feather Watercolor Invitation, and she has chosen the following theme.....

August/September DIY Challenge Theme: "At the Fair"

 Here's a little festive inspiration:









The Prize: We're working hard to offer a prize each month. This month, Megan has generously donated a $15 gift certificate to her Etsy shop, Zatetic Studios! Thanks Megan!

You know the drill! To enter:
1. Post a picture (or pictures) of your entry on your facebook page, website, blog, or as a listed item in your Etsy shop.
2. Then, post a link to your entry as a comment on this blog post by noon on September 22nd.

A quick review of the rules for any newcomers:
- On the 22nd of each month the winner of the previous months contest will be contacted and they will choose a new winner.
- Then the winner  will be contacted and asked to choose the theme of next months challenge.   
Participants will use the theme to inspire their DIY item.
- Only one entry per person.
- Your item must be something you made after knowing the months theme.
- If you'd like to post the challenge on your blog please use our button.
Only members of the WIST Etsy Team can participate, but we love new members so check us out and apply HERE!

Any questions or suggestions? Want to donate a prize? Feel free to start a conversation with me! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July DIY Challenge!

Time for the July DIY Challenge (only a few days late)! Lola won last month's challenge, with her Beachy Bracelet, and she has chosen the following theme.....

June DIY Challenge Theme: "Birds of a Feather"

Here's a little birdy inspiration:






The Prize: We're working hard to offer a prize each month. This month, Lola has generously donated a $15 gift certificate to her Etsy shop, BeadLolaBead! Thanks Lola!

You know the drill! To enter:
1. Post a picture (or pictures) of your entry on your facebook page, website, blog, or as a listed item in your Etsy shop.
2. Then, post a link to your entry as a comment on this blog post by noon on July 22nd.

A quick review of the rules for any newcomers:
- On the 22nd of each month the winner of the previous months contest will be contacted and they will choose a new winner.
- Then the winner  will be contacted and asked to choose the theme of next months challenge.   
Participants will use the theme to inspire their DIY item.
- Only one entry per person.
- Your item must be something you made after knowing the months theme.
- If you'd like to post the challenge on your blog please use our button.
Only members of the WIST Etsy Team can participate, but we love new members so check us out and apply HERE!

Any questions or suggestions? Want to donate a prize? Feel free to start a conversation with me! 

Friday, April 26, 2013

May DIY Challenge!

After a short hiatus, the monthly DIY Challenges are back! I hope you're all feeling crafty. Last month's winner was Carla, with her Upper Michigan Porcupine photo card. Congratulations Carla!

May DIY Challenge Theme - Honor Our Red, White, and Blue

To enter:
1. Post a picture (or pictures) of your entry on your facebook page or blog, or as a listed item in your Etsy shop. A small description of what your item has to do with the months theme is optional.
2. Then, post a link to your entry as a comment on this blog post.
Entries will be accepted until NOON on May 22nd!

A quick review of the rules:
- On the 22nd of each month the winner of the previous months contest will be contacted and they will choose a winner.
- Then the winner  will be contacted and asked to choose the theme of next months challenge.      
- Participants will use the theme to inspire their DIY item.
- Only one entry per person.
- Your item must be something you made after knowing the months theme.
- If you'd like to post the challenge on your blog please use our button.
Only members of the WIST Etsy Team can participate, but we love new members so check us out and apply HERE!

Any Questions?

Feel free to e-mail me (Alison) at sailon90@yahoo.com

Sunday, February 24, 2013

March DIY Challenge!



March DIY Challenge Theme is: Wild


Here is a few examples of items that might be inspired by "wild":

Vacation - Green Ginkgo Leaf Earrings Verdigris Patina Ginkgo Earrings - E077  Mushroom Ornament Easter Summer or Christmas
Silk Chiffon Scarf Chartreuse Green with Fern Fronds in Pine, Teal & Pale Chartreuse Iridescent Long Lightweight Hand Block Printed  Raccoon art, "Loretta" archival art print, nature, nursery decor, woodland, raccoon watercolor, gold, green

For the a review of the rules please visit: here!
To enter:
First, you must post a picture (or pictures) of your entry on your facebook, facebook page, blog or as an item on Etsy. A small description of what your item has to do with the months theme is optional.
Then, post a link to your entry as a comment on this blog post.
Entries will be accepted until NOON on March 22nd!

Come join us in the team discussion!

Happy Crafting!
Ariel