Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Announcing: Cre8 + 2 = Me and You

 Wahoo! I've been working behind the scenes planning this contest for a few months. 
I'm excited to tell you what it's all about, and to introduce the judges and prizes!!!

It is called Cre8 + 2 = Me and You. This is a contest designed to inspire you to spend time creating with a loved one (i.e. a child, parent, sibling, friend, neighbor). The point is to encourage you to spend time creating, teaching, learning, playing, and making memories while sharing your creativity! Your projects can be anything- sewing, crafting, painting, building, decorating, organizing, cooking, gardening, etc. They can be simple or complex. They can be made anytime- this summer, 5 years ago, 10 years ago- be sure to tell the story behind your project!

The contest opens today, and will be open for the next 2 weeks. Each Wednesday, I will share some things that I have created with my children over the summer, so check back if you're looking for an idea of what this is about! So... if you haven't already, go do something creative with your special person! There are just a few precious weeks of summer left.

I've asked some of my favorite creators and story tellers to be the judges. They're amazing, aren't they? Click on their pictures to read their blogs and show them some love! 

Here's how the judging will work. 
*This has been updated... there are already such sweet ideas entered, and I am realizing there is no way I could "judge" which projects are the best or most meaningful. So to be more fair, and because really you are ALL winners, here's how it will work... 

I will choose 10 entries at random. Then the judges and I will rank those 10 in the order of our favorites, and all votes will be tallied. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. We are looking for entries that showcase creativity, tell a story, and show that you spent quality time together with a loved one.


 The companies who are donating prizes are AWESOME! You will be so thrilled with what they have to offer! Thank you so much sponsors, for donating $500 worth in prizes!

1st Place:
$255 worth in prizes!

$125 gift basket from Lion Brand Yarn
$50 gift card from United Art and Education /// $50 creative kit from Deco Art

$20 creative kit from Kiwi Crate /// $10 creative kit from Craft Project Ideas

2nd Place:
$160 worth in prizes!

$70 gift basket from Lion Brand Yarn
$40 gift card from The Ribbon Retreat /// $20 creative kit from Deco Art

$20 creative kit from Kiwi Crate /// $10 creative kit from Craft Project Ideas

3rd Place: 
$85 worth in prizes!

$30 gift basket from Lion Brand Yarn /// $35 creative kit from The Plaid Barn

$10 creative kit from Deco Art /// $10 creative kit from Craft Project Ideas 

(this will occur on Aug. 29, the day the winners are announced)
$50 Plum Box from Pick Your Plum

1. Before entering, follow my blog through one or more of these options... (thank you)!
Google Friend Connect, RSS, or Facebook
2. Spread the word about this contest!
3. Paste the button on your blog or post (if you have one). 
4. There must be evidence that your project was made with someone else.
5. Your entry must be family friendly. 
*You do not have to create a special post just for this contest... You can enter ANY project you've made with a loved one. It doesn't have to be recent. Your entry can come from a blog post, instagram, facebook, flickr, etc. You may enter as many projects as you'd like. Entries are open from August 8th until August 26 at midnight. Winners announced on August 29, 2012.
Copy the URL address of your picture/post. Then come here, click on the blue "Add your link" icon, and paste it. Then it asks for a title, and your email. Then you'll be taken to a page to choose a thumbnail picture. Click "select," and then you're done! This contest is only open to residents of the U.S. due to shipping costs of the products. Thanks for understanding!


Lion Brand Yarn ... facebook ... twitter
Deco Art ... facebook
United Art and Education ... facebook ... twitter
The Ribbon Retreat ... facebook ... twitter
Kiwi Crate ... facebook ... twitter 
The Plaid Barn ... facebook ... twitter
Craft Project Ideas ... facebook ... twitter
Pick Your Plum ... facebook ... twitter


  1. This sounds like so much fun! Hopefully I'll have time before the move : ) My kids love glue!

  2. My daughter and I made a quilt already this summer--We'll have to get started on something else now too :)

  3. Super Fun idea here! Thank you very much for hosting!! -Jen

  4. WOW! I don't know how you find the time to plan such super cool things for your blog. You are amazing, girl! Sounds so fun! :)

  5. Great idea for a contest!!! On the off chance that I might win a prize, I've entered a project, as I can provide a U.S. shipping address, even though I live in Australia.

  6. Okay, I've entered a ridiculous amount of projects because I have a husband who is gifted in building things and my family homeschools so we're always doing projects together! Thanks for hosting. This party should be a blast!

  7. Oh, so fun! We've had a great summer, it's been hot so we've spent lots of time indoors being creative :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter here!

  8. This is awesome link up! I love this great idea of spending time with loved ones doing something creative. That's what I've been doing with my toddler at home :D
    I blogged about this, too!

    Thanks for this chance to share with your readers here :D

  9. Hi Rach,
    It has been some time since I have been here. I have only recently come back to blogging after being terribly sick with Hyperemesis ( and EXTREME form of morning sickness ) I just saw this posted over at The Ribbon Retreats blog. I am looking forward to joining in. Have a Lovely weekend!!

  10. What a fun idea! Love it, can't wait to look through the other entries :)


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♥Rach H