Jul 31, 2009

How better to bring DIY Week to a close than with a great big CONTEST?!?!?

Here's the scoop:
If you're a DIY goddess, get your sewing shears and scissors out because we're looking for the crème de la crème of creativity! I want to see your BEST DIY project{s} ... they can be big or small, elaborate or simple, so long as they are unique and original!!!

Did you stage and style your own engagement photos {what a feat that would be!}? Make a music video montage to show at your reception? Create killer Save the Dates or invitations? Work tirelessly on constructing your own photobooth?

We want to see your efforts and ultimately, we want to see projects that make our jaws drop and have us saying WOW!!!

To submit:
Send a step-by-step tutorial of your DIY project to You will need to include written steps AND a series of low-res photos that walk us through your steps to be considered. Deadline is August 20, 2009 at midnight CST.

How it works:
I will narrow the entries down to the top 5 and then turn the decision over to a panel of judges {see below}! The winner will be announced on CB's 2-year blog-i-versary, August 28.

Let me introduce you to the fabulous judging panel:

And, finally, what you've been waiting for ... THE PRIZE PACKAGE:

The prize package details:
From left to right:
Row 1:
{1} $200 gift certificate toward a save the date or invitation letterpress order from Delphine; {1} $50 gift certificate from Tallu-lah; {1} Black and white wedding logo from betsywhite {$50}
Row 2: A month-long supply of yummy treats from Skinny Cow; {1} pair of versatile vermeil dangle earrings {$45} from Margaret Elizabeth; {1} $50 gift certificate from The Wedding Outlet; {1} Boss Box from Coastal Cigars, containing four cigars, a cutter, and mini-bottle.
Row 3: 200 Free Save the Dates from Magnet Street Weddings worth $180 - any style, any design; {3} silver and {3} sparkle silk charmeuse wraps from Nimli for the bridesmaids; {1} Fine Art 10x13 Hahnmuhle Bamboo Fiber Print by Look Photography. {$275.00}

Notes: This contest is restricted to U.S. residents only. Regarding the bamboo print by Look Photography, the winner must own the rights to have the photo printed (contract or release needed if taken by professional photographer) and will need to e-mail the high resolution photo to Look Photography.

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