Submissions are Open! {Creating with the Stars}

The day is finally here!
Submissions for Creating with the Stars are Open!
We are so excited to see all of your submission projects!

This group of blog stars is pretty epic!  One of them could be your new partner in crime! 

1- Sherry from Young House Love 2- Whitney & Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic
3- Brooke from All Things Thrifty 4- Jen from Tatertots and Jello
5- Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick 6- Beckie from Infarrantly Creative
7- Mandi from Vintage Revivials 8- Jamielyn from I Heart Naptime
9- Shaunna from Perfectly Imperfect 10- Beth from Home Stories A to Z
11- Kari from U Create 12- Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl


Let’s just recap CWTS a bit 

and then we’ll get onto the How To details!  

If you missed the announcement post with ALL the details, click here

You can submit one project that shows everyone your best stuff into the linky party below.  Projects must have been made October 1, 2011 or later and must be your own work.  You have until February 21st to enter your submission. From those entries, 11 will be chosen by the blog stars and us as contestants and will be randomly paired up to work one-on-one with a Blog Star, to duke it out in a four-week competition to see who’s the most creative.  The Star will give suggestions, ideas, encouragement, and help so you can come up with the best project possible.  Each round will have a theme and the bottom three will be eliminated based on reader votes.  Once the contest is started, weekly projects are anonymous, so big blogger or rookie, everyone’s on the same, even playing field!  Find your favorite project to link up and be prepared to put your best foot forward if you want to survive!


How to Enter CWTS:

1. Link Up your Project. Use the Linky below to submit your project entry 

*Reminder: Be sure to link to the actual project page, and not just your homepage.


2.  Grab a Button.  You need to add a link back to EC2 in your submission post.  Even if it’s an old post, just grab the button code below and paste it into the post.  

Grab button for Creating with the Stars


3. Follow EC2 on Facebook. Make sure you LIKE East Coast Creative so you get all the updates and info we’ll be sharing there as well.  (This step is a requirement to your entry- sorry to be big, bad, rule enforcers- We promise we aren’t mean!)


4. Start Spreading the Word!  The first 11 contestants will be chosen by the Blog Stars and East Coast Creative, but #12 will be chosen by popularity in the link party.  Get your readers to come over and give your thumbnail a click- yours could be the most viewed!!  (Just don’t act like some weird robot and click on your own entry a million times, that’s lame-o!)

And, as if you need any more motivation to enter, we have the BEST.SPONSORS.EVER!!  

The 2013 CWTS Prize packages Total over $4100!!
A special thanks to, HomeGoods, HomeTalk, and Home Depot for their generous sponsorship of CWTS.nWe’re so honored to have them!

The Grand Prize Winners (Contestant and Blog Star) will each receive:
$500 from Homes.Com
$500 Gift Card to HomeGoods
Project featured by HomeTalk

All contestants that make it to Week 4 will be given a $100 Giftcard to HomeGoods to use during the week 4 home decor challenge! 

The Semi-Finals Winner will receive:
$500 Gift Card to Home Depot (Contestant & Blog Star)
$100 worth of Martha Stewart supplies from Plaid Crafts
$125 Gift Card to Lucent Lampworks
Project featured by HomeTalk

The Week 2 Winner will receive:
$100 Gift Card to Royal Design Studio
A pair of $120 Robert Allen pillows from Chic Decor Pillows
Project featured by HomeTalk

The Week 1 Winner will receive: 
$50 worth of 31 Gifts products
$60 worth of Twtsted Yarn products
$70 of Henle Headbands products
$100 Blog Re-design from 733 Design
Project featured by HomeTalk

Okay, enough talking, let’s get submitting!  We’re so excited to have each and every one of you!!  Good Luck and May the Odds be ever in your Favor (sorry, two Hunger Games lovers here!)


  1. says

    I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it……
    Yep, I’m a dork. Can’t wait to check out all the link ups.
    Thanks for a shot at the title. :)

  2. says

    (I’m sorry that I already posted this comment – at least I thought I did! I can’t find it.) Does it count as ‘your own work’ if your husband has completed the ‘power tool’ parts? According to my instruction, of course! lol

  3. says

    This is such an awesome contest – so excited! I “liked” on Facebook, but I don’t have a blog Facebook page, just a personal one. Is there something I need to do (like email someone with my name) so that it can be shown that I actually liked the page? Wouldn’t want to get disqualified on a technicality! :)

  4. says

    Like Kristin above, I am really interested to know the rules about the number of projects you can submit… This is such a fun contest though! I’m excited to finish my entry!

  5. says

    You guys are awesome! I am wiped from staying up way too late working on my project…but now that I submitted it, I am going to go breath. :-) I have LOVED looking through the different projects…SO many great people & ideas!


  6. says

    Just have to say I’m wallowing in self pity at this point. I had a TOTALLY awesome makeover for you and it’s NOT done and it won’t be ready tomorrow either. Going to each chocolate cake and pray for a chance with what I submitted!!

  7. says

    I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to enter and finally took the plunge tonight! I am sooo sooo excited for the challenge and can’t wait to see who the finalists are … not to mention who they get to be paired with! … keeping my fingers crossed!

  8. says

    I actually made it in time to submit. I’m so excited! Thanks so much for continuing this awesome friendly competition. I’m loving all the fun projects submitted and am loving finding all kinds of awesome blogs out there. I do not envy you guys having to choose just 12. Good Luck! And thanks so much!

  9. says

    I feel like a little kid waiting to open presents on Christmas morning. Thanks for creating such a great contest! All the projects are soooo awesome! Hopefully the last two finalists don’t try to eat nightlock. bad joke :)

  10. says

    Love this contest! My entry #338 isn’t showing the thumbnail for some reason… it cut off part of it. Not sure if you could fix it or not, but I thought I’d let you know! Can’t wait to see how the contest goes!

  11. says

    So excited about this contest- its the first of its kind I’ve ever entered and I am a new blogger- Thank you Blog Stars for the opportunity!
    Just curious though, is this the page I will refer my followers to to view my entry for a shot at #12? Or am I missing something and there is a different page I should send them to?
    Tracie Gulit
    the bunch

  12. says

    I am more than excited and Thank You to all
    the Blog Stars for this wonderful contest.
    I have posted on every site I can think of,
    Facebook, Pinterest and my blog asking (no
    begging) for some clicks…
    Good Luck Everyone entered… no I want to
    win!! haha
    Thanks again

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  14. says

    What a fun contest! Love the fact the bloggers get linked up with ‘Blog Stars’. What a cool way to challenge the craft blog community and connect people. Oh the rivers of creative juices that will flow! :)


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