Sunday, April 19, 2009

Monthly Challenge #9 - Bloom

Challenge #9 will run April 20 - April 29 with the theme, Bloom, chosen by last month's winner Shams & Coverups. Participants are encouraged to interpret this theme any way they choose. Let's get creative!

Note: We are doing things a little differently this month in an effort to increase participation and voting. The window in which to submit your entry is much shorter and the voting window will be reduced, too. If this turns out to work well we will continue in this way, but we'll reevaluate and revise some more if needed.

------Monthly Challenge Rules----
* Participant must be a member of the NC Triangle Street Team. If you've just joined the group or haven't found a way to be active here is a great chance to jump in!
* One entry per shop/participant per challenge.
* You may enter something already in your shop or something made specifically for the challenge. The choice is yours!
* Your entry must be listed in your shop with the month's challenge tag (NCtriangleC9). If it sells that is fine, the link will still work and you are still eligible to win!
* Once your entry is listed, post its title, your shop name, and a link to the entry in a comment to this post. (We did it this way last month and everyone really seemed to like doing it this way!)
* Post only entries that are relevant to the monthly challenges. Entries not relevant to that month's challenge will be deleted at the discretion of the moderator.
* Each participant must post their entry by 11:59 p.m. on April 29th.
* All of the entries will be compiled and voting will run from approximately April 30 - May 3. Voting will be held via an open poll here on the team blog.
* The winner will be announced on May 4. As a reward: the winner's shop will be featured on the blog, plus she/he will get to choose the next challenge theme, plus they will win a prize which is generously being donated by PoleStar. The prize this month: a gorgeous Water Drop Necklace. You know you want it!

Note: You can also post a picture of your entry to the NC Triangle Street Team Challenge group on Flickr, but you still need to post your entry here in order for it to be included in the voting process. Entries added to the Flickr Challenge group must be tagged with this month's challenge tag.

The nitty-gritty of entering:
Pick or make the item you want to submit, list it in your shop if it isn't already listed, make sure to include the challenge tag as one of your item tags, post a link to your item here. It is that easy!

Good luck everyone!


  1. I'm in! Here's my "Bloom"


  2. awesome! I can
    t wait to get busy making some "blooms"

  3. Here are my blooming flowers

  4. Here is my bloom! :)

  5. Here's mine:

  6. Heres my blooming spring dress:
    All That's Good Apparel
    Swinger Recycled Vintage Dress

  7. Here's my interpretation of "bloom":

  8. Adding my "Bloom"!
    With Spring On My Palm:

  9. I'm going with a Coffee Corset this month:
    Vivid Flowers

  10. here's fancythatcookies'

  11. Count me in!!!

  12. Here is my entry:

  13. Exciting! Good luck everyone! Fun theme.

  14. Karen's Soap Co.April 29, 2009 at 5:18 AM

    Bright Blossoms:

  15. fancythatcookies, I'm sorry, but I had to leave you out this month. Everyone is allowed only one submission (one item, not the whole shop) and the submission must match the theme for the month. If you have any questions or concerns just let me know.