Welcome to the Totally Green Contest! This thrifty contest is a competition between our readers with the intent of creating awesomeness from recycled items. Johnnie and I are challenging you to submit your best projects based on our recycled theme.
And why do you want to do this? Are we offering you fame, popularity, maybe even your own Kardashian-style reality show? Well, maybe not. But how about a fabulous prize package for the winner- over $350 worth of awesome prizes?
Got your attention now?
Our theme for this challenge is Boxes. What can you create with a cereal box, a shoe box or just a plain ol’ cardboard box? You can use it in your project in any way that you like.
Rules are as follows:
1.- Submit your project to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include at least one clear photo of your finished project along with your name, email address and link to your website post (if applicable). You do not need to have a website in order to participate!
2. Your project must be your own creation, but it doesn’t have to be original. (Even though original is a good thing!) It must incorporate the theme of the contest.
3. Your project can be a current project, or one that you created previously- as long as it is your own. Please only one project submission per person.
4. You have until 8:00 PM EST, Friday, Sept 28, 2012 to submit your project.
At that point, Johnnie and I will narrow it down to the top ten and then put it out to you, the readers, for a vote to narrow it to the top three. The top three will have a chance for a final vote, the winner receiving fame, fortune…oh, and that awesome prize package.
And what is in this prize package we are speaking of?
Tracey Lipman of Bet Shemesh, Israel is offering a $40 gift certificate to her shop, Fabric Doodles by Tracey Lipman. Tracey specializes in handmade diaper bags, handbags, wallets, yoga mat bags and polymer clay and Paverpol Judaica, art jewelery, tutorials and home decor items. Her bags are handmade with attention to detail. Tracey works hard to create a product line where stylish can be practical too. The pockets are where you need them, the seams are enclosed so you can’t see them, a design that makes sense. Come see for yourself and put the FUN back into functional. Check out her shop, and if you happen to purchase something now and then win the competition, Tracey will refund your money including shipping!
The Whimsy, by Janice of Kirksville, MO, specializes in beautiful wire wrapped jewelry using Czech glass. Currently, her most popular designs are her Mother’s Necklace with children’s birthstones in it and her Remembrance Necklace. Janice is offering this beautiful sterling silver wire-wrapped Czech glass teardrop hanging from an 18″ sterling silver chain. This single teardrop pendant is refined enough for a professional wardrobe, but simple enough to wear every day. A $27.00 value.
Dee, the fabulous creator of The CSI Project has offered these very cute set of 15 Candy Corn Treat Bags, along with one month of advertising on The CSI Project and a Podcast featuring the winner! Each week bloggers come to The CSI Project looking for a crafting challenge and a chance to showcase their skills — while vying for the judge’s top pick. At the end of the week the winner is crowned with the sought after “top pick” button that they can display for all to see. The CSI Project desires to inspire other bloggers through sharing our creativity with one another. The CSI Project currently has a Google Page Rank of 4, and this prize has at least a $45.00 value!
Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom is offering The Partridge & Pear Pattern book, from my premium pattern collection. Color suggestions and links to tutorials for both faux stained glass and aluminum embossing are included. And from my kit section, the Majestic Peacock Faux Stained Glass Kit. The kit contains all supplies that you need to create your own faux stained glass, including a full sized pattern, illustrated instructions, and all paints and glue. All you have to supply is the frame and glass! Both the pattern and kit are a $27.00 value.
Kam, the proprieter and artist at Everyday Peacocks, has offered an amazing work from her upcoming fall collection This beautiful Shawl pin is made from high quality Copper, Yellow Brass, Bronze, and Sterling Silver filled Wire. Features a large Aqua Swarovski crystal accent alongside Verdite and Smoky Quartz stones. This collection is inspired by the warm beauty of nature during this vibrantly colorful seasonal change. Kam created this brand to offer an alternative to boring gray knitting needles, and plain plastic rings. “Because yarn should be a guilty pleasure, not a dirty secret…” She wanted to offer a completely decadent knitting experience, in public or at home, so that every woman can say they feel like a peacock everyday! This prize is valued at $37.00.
Erica from The Bonnie Bath Co. out of Greensboro, NC, has offered a Christmas Soap Gift Set! This lovely gift set is perfect for the holidays. It includes one 100% natural Frasier Fir Soap, one Frasier Fir Candle, and one wooden Soap Dish all in an elegant red and green gift box, with green ribbon and a green Christmas tree decoration ready to give that special someone. A fresh pine forest scent for the holidays, this soap smells absolutely divine. A perfect set for a man in your life or for a fresh pine scent in the kitchen or guest bath. Erica has achieved an Advanced Soapmaker Certification through the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild, one of about 20 soapmakers to carry this distinction worldwide. Her products are handmade using traditional and contemporary methods with an emphasis on natural ingredients of the highest quality. This prize is valued at $25.00.
Plum Cuties is a sweet little Etsy shop owned by Marla from Bozeman, MT. Plum Cuties is where you will find handmade flower headbands with cute romper combinations. These delightful outfits make a great gift, get noticed at weddings and birthday parties or just make your little girl stand out. Marla is offering a $30 gift certificate to Plum Cuties!
Craftingtales, is a website by the team of Annie (from Nebraska) and Mary (wife of a long-haul trucker who lives and crafts on a cross-country semi truck). Now that is pretty exciting! Craftingtales specializes in showing off your wonderful ideas and projects. It is a great compilation site of tutorials and crafty ideas. Annie and Mary have put together a delicious goody package of new crafting supplies including 6- oversize buttons (approx. 1 1/4”), 2- sets of alphabet rubber stamps (uppercase & lowercase), 1- 2” wood back “WITH LOVE” rubber stamp, 4- mini rubber stamps, 6- tags, 1- dragonfly Glitter Bling sticker, 2- pkgs. tags & titles (12 designs in each), 1- 3 pc. flower Glitter Cuts, 1- bookmark embellishment- “What I Like About You”, 1- 6 pc. adhesive chipboard decorative tags, 1- 10 pc. paper pack, 1- 12 pc. transparent overlays, 1- pkg. paper label office tabs (6 pcs.), 1- pkg. Dilly Dally stickers & rub ons (5 sheets), 1- sheet Glitter Fun stickers (frogs), 1- pkg. metallic gold alphabet stickers (102 pcs), 2- rolls of double back tape (49 feet of 8mm X 15m each), and 2- pre-packaged mini fun foam kits! A value of $25.00!
Brenda Crawshaw, a representative of Stampin’ Up, has offered a prize including Frosty Friends stamp, a Basic Gray Stampin’ Pad with the new style pad for a perfect image every time, one package each of the Cherry Cobbler and Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, a package of perfectly sized, ready to stamp notecards with envelopes and a package of self adhesive Basic Pearls (to use for shimmery snowballs!). Also included is a copy of the 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up! Catalog and the current Seasonal Catalog. This is a $35.00 value.
Debi of Debi’s Design Diary, a blog featuring great ideas for interior design and vintage repurposing, is offering one quart of CeCe Caldwell non toxic paint. The winner can pick from 36 color choices! The paint retails for $36 and covers 150 square feet.
Cathy Heery of Intrinsic Designs specializes in quality handmade gemstone jewelry and suncatchers. Inspired by the Essence of Nature. Cathy has offered two sets of earrings! The long earrings are Lavender Quartz elongated drops with Bronze Filigree Cones and topped with a Clear Swarovski Crystal. The Lever Back Ear Wires are pure, nickle and lead free Bronze and they measure 6cm from bottom of ear wire. The other earrings are Smokey Quartz (top and bottom), bottom bead is capped with a Brass Rose, a Metal Ore Rondelle, topped with a faceted Opalite and capped with Copper Filigree. All threaded onto Copper wire with Copper Spacers and Copper Ear wires. Measures 4.2cm from bottom of ear wires.
Pretty awesome prize package, right? Valued at $350.00, this prize package is just perfect for holiday crafting and giving!
So go study some boxes, come up with something amazing, and email us at email@example.com!
And the craft challenge has begun!