color my summer contest

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So the Color My Summer Series officially begins tomorrow but today we want to kick off the

Color Your Summer Contest

With Delia, we are looking for the most creative, colorful, fun projects of the summer.

It can be anything, any medium, any skill level. 
As long as it fits the judging criteria and it’s colorful, it works.

The judging criteria:
We are looking for that Aha! factor. As in…
Aha! I wish I thought of that.
Aha! Now, that’s clever.
Aha! I am SOOO making that this summer.

It doesn’t have to be complicated, or require a lot of skill {although it can}. It just needs a lot of creativity and ingenuity. Oh…and a lot of summer. You can interpret that however you like.

The rules:
1. It needs to be a new project. Don’t post it, or any pictures of it, on your blog in any form until after the contest is over. We want the judging to be as fair as possible.

2. The contest begins today, May 2, 2011 and ends Tuesday, May 24, 2011. The project must have been created during that time period. All entries must be submitted by 8 PM MDT on May 24, 2011.

3. Submit a maximum of 3 pictures of your project and a short description to this email address:
*If you should win, keep in mind that you will have the opportunity to post a tutorial for your project at a later date on one of our blogs.

4. Judging process:
With Delia, we will review all entries and narrow it down to ten final applicants.
Entries and sent to our panel of judges anonymously for voting. Our panel of judges will consist of all of our guest bloggers. They will vote anonymously for their two favorites. We will tally all votes and award one grand prize winner, and one runner up.
If you are a judge (aka- a Color My Summer guest blogger) or directly related to a judge, to Delia, or to the kojo girls, you may not enter.

5. Make sure you put one of the Color My Summer buttons on your blog (any of the Color My Summer buttons will do, we’re not picky).

And now for the best part…the PRIZES!
The Grand Prize Winner will receive:
Free book credit {shipping included} from Paper Coterie
$25 gift certificate from Belleza Mia
3 yards of fabric from kojodesigns
One free pattern for a Runaround Bag from Noodlehead
Opportunity to post your project tutorial on Kojodesigns
The Runner-up will receive:
Free book credit {shipping included} from Paper Coterie
One free pattern for a Gathered clutch from Noodlehead
Opportunity to post your project tutorial on delia creates

Aren’t our sponsors so generous and fantastic? In case you aren’t familiar with them…
Paper Coterie is a brand new memory book company.

They make beautiful books for you like these:

They also sell posters, calendars, cards, growth charts, recipe books…the list goes on.

And did you know?…if you register on their site {which doesn’t mean you have to buy anything yet, just register and sign in} by May 4th, you will get a $40 credit to their shop! Amazing. Don’t miss it! Register TODAY.

*EDITED TO ADD- They send you an email with a code for your credit!

Belleza Mia is a beautiful etsy jewelry shop is full of great pieces like this…

and these…

And we haven’t even mentioned her great stamped collection.
If you follow Delia’s blog, all her readers get an instant 15% discount at checkout. Just enter the coupon code: deliacreates.

Anna from Noodlehead is one of our favorite bloggers She is genuine, sweet, incredibly talented… And she is an impeccable sewer. Her expert know-how and talent is reflected in her patterns.

So whoever wins the runaround bag pattern…

and the gathered clutch pattern…

…is lucky indeed!

You have from now until May 24 to finish and submit your project- that’s more than three weeks to enter.

Have fun!
And meet us back here tomorrow for the Color My Summer kick-off tutorial… see you then!

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  1. I signed up on the Paper website & I did not get a $40 credit, I even created something & added it to my cart…Not sure how I am supposed to get the credit.

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