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!