Thursday, May 27, 2010

Enter to win the Crazy Crafty Wicked Cool Envelope of Doom!

Hi, you guys! Just wanted to explain why I haven't posted lately. I've been away, traveling in a strange land. I've come home with my head (and my little rolling suitcase) stuffed with inspirations and ideas. Can't wait to share them! I'll be posting soon.

In the meantime, though, how about a GIVEAWAY (whoohoo!) combined with a really testing CRAFTING CHALLENGE? (Ooh, scary.)

When I began this blog, it was because the lovely Heather M. of Dollar Store Crafts sent me an envelope of random junk as part of her SuperSecret Stashbust challenge. Here's what was inside:

I challenged myself to make ten things from her items - I managed to do it, too! It was hugely fun and inspiring. (If you haven't had a chance to see what I made, here are all ten projects.)

But! I didn't use everything from Heather's stash. There are a number of cute, strange or beautiful items still waiting to be transformed. I could use them myself. But I thought it would be more fun to distribute them to some other hardy crafters. (And if you entered Heather's original giveaway and didn't win, here's a second crack at it!) And so! I hereby announce...

The CRAZY CRAFTY WICKED COOL ENVELOPE OF DOOM inspirational challenge!

I'm calling them 'envelopes of doom' because the items are going to be pretty eclectic. Okay, insanely diverse. And a few, possibly mind-bogglingly awful. It's up to YOU to re-imagine and transform them into wicked coolness. Here's the plan:

I shall divvy up the remaining bits of of my SuperSecret Stash into five envelopes. I shall add a bunch of nifty stuff from my own personal stash. And I shall send it to FIVE OF YOU CLEVER PEOPLE, if you promise to make at least three interesting things from the contents, and post them online for us all to see.

Also, since this is kind of a "craft-it-forward" deal, I think your assignment should be to make things for other people - in other words, come up with three gift ideas, and tell us how you gave your creations away.

If you would like to play, leave a comment at the end of this post. Deadline: June 10th. (Note:
you don't have to live in the U.S. to enter, I will send envelopes to anyone anywhere.)

Enter now! Your manila-encased doom awaits.

Oh, yes - very important - please please please, when leaving your comment, be sure to include your email address so I can write to ask where to send your envelope of doom. Seriously, I need to be able to contact you - do not forget!

UPDATE: THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED. Stay tuned for brilliant results from the winners!

34 comments:

  1. I am in no way as creative as you are, but yet, I love a challenge! I am willing to give it a go...o dear, I don't know if I can be successful? Okay...yeah, I would be willing to give it a go.
    deni2me@msn.com
    Dee

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  2. Ooh, ooh, I want to play! I wanted to play Heather's challenge, but I did not get an envelope. Boo. I hope I get the chance this time!

    Here's my email: bsveum AT gmail DOT com

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  3. Sign me up...bring on the envelope of doom ;)
    craftysmurfette gmail

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  4. Sounds like a great challenge. Hope I get a chance to win and try my hand at being as creative as you!

    evil_thomlinson@yahoo.com

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  5. That would be pretty nifty, and good exercise for my brain :)

    gophermackem [at] gmail {dot} com

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  6. I'm so happy Cynthia posted this challenge on FB! What a fun idea. I'd love to give it a whirl and show off what I've made on my weekly live internet craft show! You can contact me here: http://www.facebook.com/andreacurriecrafts

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  7. This sounds very interesting, I like a good challenge and "the Crazy Crafty Wicked Cool Envelope of Doom" sounds like a much needed distraction from the everyday doldrums, so sign me up please.

    Email: CLCNMurray@aol.com

    btw; I love your creations, I hope, if I get an envelope, I live up to your creativity.

    Cathy

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  8. I would love to try this challenge - i need something like this to get me in gear and see how creative I can be.

    kittygcreations(at)gmail.com

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  9. Why not?! Here goes!

    crobug@gmail.com

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  10. I'm crafty! This sounds like a great way to pick my brain and even get my kids thoughts :). sara.joseph@gmail.com

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  11. Seriously? How could I say no to the possibility of receiving an envelope FULL of DOOM?!

    Michelle
    shanghaicowgirl.m at gmail dot com

    P.S. Thank you so much for the present - I'm wearing a sweater with the new buttons on it right now!

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  12. I would consider myself pretty crafty. I am ready for a challenge. I have been looking for some project to work on. I'm excited. Eddylovesmadonna@aol.com

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  13. I would like to sign up...my email address is marylou_m_002@yahoo.com. Hopefully I can come up with some ideas...thanks

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  14. I L.O.V.E. a challenge! Bring it on sistah! :) My email address is maximavwife@yahoo.com
    Thanks and have a great weekend,
    Kath

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  15. I'm game! Sign me up!
    Rebeccalprice@gmail.com

    thanks!!!

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  16. ooo - I am so in!!! thanks :)
    ali_g25@yahoo.com

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  17. I loved your ten items and I really would like to give it a try. Sign me up for an envelope of doom =] I am not scared.

    necciegeddings15@yahoo.com

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  18. I'd love a chance! Entered before but didn't get picked.

    jeanne@burnsnet.net

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  19. I love a challenge! I am willing to try windsongbelle@yahoo.com

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  20. I am in, too! I love looking at everyones ideas. I want my turn to stretch my creative brain. ceohahn@gmail.com

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  21. Oo Oo Oo that sounds super fun! I was afraid to enter the one on Dollar Store Crafts, but now that I'm getting the hang of this... maybe I'll get lucky!

    steppingthrucrazy@yahoo.com
    steppingthrucrazy.com

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  22. oooh I'm game! This sounds like fun :)

    Marta
    http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com
    tbbycatt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. This sounds like a fun challenge and I'm in desperate need of a fun challenge after a hard week of remodeling the home.

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  24. I forgot to leave my e-mail address:
    pizzaladie@yahoo.com

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  25. That sounds great! i think it would be very fun! xsandyxbeachx AT yahoo DOT com. BTW i LOVE your blog :)

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  26. Truly wicked! I'd love to give it a shot. lisbonlioness at googlemail dot com

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  27. Oooh, how fun! I love these kind of challenges. Surprise goodies can be so inspiring and I loved seeing what you came up with! What a great idea.

    bytesizedpieces (at) gmail.com

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  28. This sounds like a blast! Envelope of doom sounds right up my alley... My name is Becca and you can reach me at beccas_song AT yahoo dot com

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  29. How fun!! I'll give it a try. Reach me at triciahi@gmail.com

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  30. Oooooo!! I wanna have a whack at this! Sign me up!!

    Brodysmommy36 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  31. sounds like fun!! I haven't done any crafting in a while, but I really need to get back to it!

    ladyphlogiston gmail

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  32. Ooh, nervous, but up for the challenge. It may also keep me out of JoAnn's & Hobby Lobby for another month like the April stash busting challenge did. Marianne[at]gmail[dot]com

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  33. THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks for entering, everybody! The winners have been chosen randomly, and will get an email shortly... beware!

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  34. dang! im too late. i fope you do another one soon!!??

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