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Enter the Totally Green Contest and Win Big!

by Susan

Totally Green Contest Sweaters and Tshirts

It’s time for the Totally Green Contest again!  Want to win some fabulous prizes?  The Totally Green 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.

Our theme for this season is “Sweaters and T-Shirts“.  What great things can you make from a recycled sweater or T-shirt?

Rules are as follows:

1.- Submit your project to  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, February 15, 2013 to submit your project.

5.  It is totally not required, but  you can follow Totally Green Crafts on Facebook so that you don’t miss any of the contest happenings!

6. International contestants are welcome!  Heck, we have international sponsors!

If you would like some ideas, be sure to click on the two links below.  Johnnie has already compiled some great sweater and t-shirt ideas for you convenience.  Get inspired and create something amazing!

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We will be posting the entries as we receive them so that you can keep an eye on the competition!

On February 18, Johnnie and I will narrow it down to the top twelve and then put it out to you, the readers,  for a vote to narrow it to the top six.  The top six will have a chance for a final vote, where the final three winners will be decided.

And what will they win?  Well, sit back, grab a cup of coffee,  and check out this amazing list of sponsors!

1st Place Prize Package:


dolphin platter by designs by debilee designs by debilee logo

Debi Wilson is the creator and dreamer behind Designs By Debilee.  Currently residing in Atlanta with her husband, she is very excited to share her new venture and unique creations with you.  This 13″ platter plate, decoupaged with fabric, is titled “Within the Wondrous Blue Sea”.    The scene of the dolphins, orcas, and sea turtles frolicking about deep within the sea lends to a feeling of carefree joy.  Embellishments of small waves and sea shells have been affixed to give the plate an added touch of the charms of the sea.  Valued at $25.00

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Hi, my name is Alison Wood and I’m passionate about crafts and creating online spaces where I can bring together makers and lovers of all things handmade. You can find me at Arts of Crafts where we talk about all types of crafts and also at our sister site, Art of Crafts Directory,  where you can discover a world of crafts and supplies and also create a listing for your handmade business.

Alison is offering a $30.00 Amazon Gift Card.

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Monica is a wife, mother, homeschool mom and music teacher. She enjoys blogging about her homemaking adventures at Homemaking with Monica. Topics covered on her blog include craft tutorials, recipes, decorating, entertaining, party games and much more.

Monica is offering this beautiful handmade glass pendant necklace and a $25.00 gift certificate to Etsy.

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I’m Carolyn – a consulting marketing manager and  blogger at Homework.  The name “homework” originated with my marketing consulting business. Since I was working from home, I named my company “homework”. When I started blogging, I kept the name since it still fit. The only change was adding my tagline: today’s assignment – be inspired.  I love to create things. I am super happy when I’m working on a new project and I’m constantly on the search for new inspiration. I enjoy all types creativity – paper, sewing, gardening, cooking, decorating and more.

Carolyn is offering the following items:

Dimensions Felt Fa La La Birds Stocking Kit $14.99
Dimensions Felt Ornate Deer Stocking Kit $14.99
Dimensions Counted Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments $21.99
Dimensions Counted Cross Stitch Candy Shoppe Ornament $6.99
Fleece Hat Friends Book – $17.95
Total: $76.91

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Mariely is a 24-year-old beader, crafter and new blogger from Puerto Rico, her website is Sensational Creations. She loves making bracelets, crafts and scrapbooking. She started making jewelry for herself in 2009 and then, on January 2012, she decided to start selling her creations.

Mariely is offering; two elastic bracelets, one wired bracelet and a pair of earrings for a value of $25.

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.

2nd Place Prize Package:


brown sugar toast logo pinkberry adult headband by brown sugar toast pinkberry baby headband by brown sugar toast

Brown Sugar Toast is the creative outlet of Christa Threlfall. Christa’s passion is encouraging women to live creative lives in Christ. You can usually find her running, playing with her two kiddos, consuming unhealthy amounts of cookie dough, or blogging at BrownSugarToast.

Christa is offering her Pinkberry Adult Headband and Pinkberry Baby Headband from her shop, Brown Sugar Toast, valued at $25.00.

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Hello, I am DeDe Bailey, I blog over at Designed Decor.  On my blog, I write about handmade, decorating and just plain living.  My passions are creating home accessories and decorating my home. I specialize in stained glass and mosaics, but I enjoy hand making just about anything.

This eye-catching stained glass snowflake sun catcher is made with clear triangle beveled glass and light blue glass gem stones.  Each piece of glass and gem stone are wrapped in copper foil and then soldered.  The beveled glass adds dimension to the sun catcher and allows for the light to reflect off the bevels.  The sun catcher measures 6 ½ inches and is valued at $25.00.

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Cheryl from Sew Can Do is offering your choice of five free patterns from her Etsy shop, The Green Hedgehog.  Cheryl is a self-taught crafter and designer who loves to share crafty ideas, creative tutorials and giveaways.  Sew Can Do is the place to find thrifty and unique projects for sewing, kids, treat making, decorating, gardening & more.  Come share some crafty adventures!

3rd Place Prize:


suzys artsy craftsy sitcom roses handpainted ornament

Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom is offering a 4″ hand painted ornament, Red Roses.  Hand painted in acrylics with gemstones added for a bit of bling, this beautiful ornament comes with an ornament stand and certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist, Susan Myers.  Valued at $30.00

Want to see some of the previous winners?

Totally Green Contest Holiday Edition – Newspaper Ornaments
Totally Green Contest Cardboard- Macaroni and Cheese Halloween Costume

So, are you ready?

Let the crafting begin!


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