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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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 This is the day that so many of you have been waiting for!  We’re excited to introduce you to the 2014 Creating with the Stars Contestants!  We were blown away by all 299 DIY project submissions– narrowing down to 12 projects was such a huge challenge for us and the Blog Stars.  We went one by one and looked at every project- thank you to each and every one of you that shared a project with us!

Without further ado, let me introduce you to the 12 contestants that can proudly display this lil’ puppy!

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1 CWTS Team

Entry #260

I heart nap timeA Little Glass Box

ALittleGlassBox

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2 CWTS Team

Entry #66

The Hunted Interior & Bliss @ Home

BlissatHome

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3 CWTS Team

Entry #15

Inspired by Charm & The Makerista

The Makerista-Thrifted Art-Transformation-Abstract-Painting-Straight On-Orangerie-Designers Guild

……………………………………… 4 CWTS Team

Entry #84

Centsational Girl & Right Up My Alley

rightupmyalley

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5 CWTS Team

Entry #207

Tatertots & Jello and Brooke Eva 

BrookeEva

……………………………………… 6 CWTS Team

Entry # 34

Infarrantly Creative and That’s My Letter

thatsmyletter

……………………………………… 7 CWTS Team

Entry #220

Bower Power & AKA Design & Life

akadesign

……………………………………… 8 CWTS Team

Entry #240

Vintage Revivals and Classy Clutter 

classyclutter

……………………………………… 9 CWTS Team

Entry #133

All Things Thrifty and Nine Red

ninered

……………………………………… 10 CWTS Team

Entry # 2

The House of Smiths and Pretty Little Lady Design 

prettylittleladydesign

……………………………………… 11 CWTS Team

Entry #298

Thistlewood Farms & The Uncommon Common Law

theuncommonlaw

……………………………………… 12 CWTS Team

Entry #28

U Create and The White Buffalo Styling Co. 

thewhitebuffalo

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Guys, this is a mad talented group and matched up with our Blog Stars, there’s no guessing what they’re going to be able create over the next month!  We’re so excited to see!!

Play Along with CWTS!

If you didn’t make the top 12 we’re SO sorry, we would have loved to have everyone in the contest, but it would get a little long to narrow down from 299 to 1!!  But, don’t fret, you can play along with us! Each week we’ll have a link up for anyone to link up a project that works with the weekly theme.  We’ll have a winner each week that will get a fabulous Ryobi Tool Prize Package and get their tutorial featured on here on East Coast Creative during the week!  We’ll share more information about our Weekly Link-Up tomorrow! We’ll also be featuring some of the other projects we LOVED from the link-up!

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Round 1

The first round is our Knock Off themed round and as you can imagine we’re pretty jazzed up over this one!  If you haven’t checked out our TV show “Knock It Off” we pretty much think you should!  We’re kind of knock off junkies these days!

Round 1 projects will be posted next Monday, the 24th and voting will be open for 48 hours.  Make sure you come back and vote for your favorite!!

Here’s a reminder of the fabulous Prize Sponsors of Round 1

Week 1 Prizes

$150 Royal Design Studios Gift Card

$150 of Worthwhile Wear Product

Blog Refresh from Sweet Theory Design ($100 value)

 Again, congrats to our 12 contestants! Let us know what you think of their amazing projects!!  Any favs?  

*We will be contacting all contestants via email within 24 hrs with the full details, so keep watch on your inbox!*

And don’t forget to try and win your own Apple Vacations® Dream Vacation!  T-minus 5 days until I leave on my trip!

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The comments +

  1. Becky says:

    Aaah nuts! Congrats to all the contestants–will be following and maybe even playing along–I had my winning projects all figured out ;)!

  2. Holy. Crap. No way! I am so crazy excited and honored!! Ahh!!!

  3. No way!!!!! We are SOOO excited and couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnered with Mandi!!! YAHOO!!! Let’s do this!!!

  4. SO fun!!! I can’t wait to follow along!! xo

  5. Matthew Elias says:

    Courtney from a little glass box is a brilliant designer that has done work for events I’ve been apart of and an all around awesome person and mother. She deserves this award 100%

  6. courtney says:

    Say what??!!! Super pumped! Can’t wait to see all the creative eye candy everyone comes up with.

  7. Kate says:

    Aww a little bummed! Congrats to everyone who got in! I can’t wait to vote!

  8. […] is that!?!   You can see all the contestants and blog stars in East Coast Creative’s CWTS announcement post. Week 1 we are all creating a knock off. I better get to work!! Week 1 projects will be revealed on […]

  9. Dana says:

    Congrats to all! Can’t wait to see the contest!

  10. Holy cow…if everyone submitted projects like the contestants above, no wonder you had such a hard time choosing!! There are some amazing talented people above, this is going to be an incredible contest!! Good luck to everyone!!
    Debbie 🙂

  11. Breanna says:

    So glad I entered anyway, and excited to follow along with all these amazing bloggers!

  12. What a fun way to wake up this morning!!! Congrats to everyone. Can’t wait to get to work! 🙂

  13. Excited for all the contestants- some of my favorites are up here! Hopefully next year I’ll get an opportunity to join! 🙂

  14. […] few days ago we came across a DIY competition called “Creating With the Stars“, hosted by East Coast Creative Blog. Not really familiar with it, we checked their site for […]

  15. Wow, I’m feeling incredibly honored and super excited! Can’t wait to get started!

  16. […] it big time and I am excited to see what they come up with the next four weeks.  Check it out here.  If you missed my entry you can check it out […]

  17. Sarah says:

    Courtney is amazingly talented! I love her work. She is a dangerous combination of talent and personality.
    Great job Courtney! You totally deserve everything that comes your way.
    Love you girl! Congrats -Sarah

  18. Traci says:

    Congratulations to these fabulous contestants! Can’t wait to see what else you create!

  19. I am so honored to be included among this group! Thanks so much for the opportunity 🙂

  20. Alex says:

    Congrats to my fellow Canadians Shannon from AKA Design and Becki & Chris from The Uncommon Law for making the finals! We’re rooting for you!

  21. Jesse says:

    WHOAH! What an awesome surprise to wake up to! I had no idea… I’m honored & excited! Thank you 😀

  22. So exciting! Congrats to all of the contestants!

  23. YAY!! Can’t wait!! 🙂

  24. woohoo, so exciting! I can’t wait to follow along!! I do love the Classy Clutter gals already, but going to check out all the other contestants now!

  25. What an amazing line up we have here!!! I’m thrilled to be partnered with Lindsay and her amazing style and talent!!

  26. Oh man! I was so excited when I found out! So honored to be amongst such a talented group!
    Congrats to all 🙂 xo Kristin

  27. Mindy says:

    I can tell why you matched up Classy Clutter with Mandi- their style is so similar! They even used the same Sharpie design on their walls, the white deer head, and the mid-century dresser. Very excited about this contest, and was great to look through the links and find new blogs!

  28. […] you hear about the big announcement yesterday? With the help of our blog stars, we picked our top 12 CWTS contestants! The talent and creative ideas from this year’s Creating with the Stars link up was amazing, […]

  29. Congratulations to all the Winners I can’t wait to see the amazing creativity and talent coming our way in the next few weeks.

  30. Anna Tyler says:

    So glad to see Jamie on this list! Also loved seeing variety in the contestants this year! Especially Jessi & Chris (male), and Katherine (young)! Also, a big variety of followers among the contestants! Congrats to all! Amazing projects

  31. I was so impressed with Jacquis – Bpooke Eva -metamorphisis.Amazing creativity and originality.Chic and modern desiign I will be following and rooting for her all the way.yYou go Girl..Show them your KNOCK OUT abilities

  32. Jacqui to be complimented. Her artistict “cloute” work and colour change brought about the complete make-over of the chest of drawers. Shows great talent and application. Bonne chance Jacqui!

  33. […] world has been all a buzz with the announcement of the Creating with the Stars contestants!! I was lucky enough to be chosen as 1 of the 12 contestants!!! Excitement is not a big enough […]

  34. […] Home & Gardens “Best Decorating Blogs of 2014″ and was chosen to participate in the “Creating with the Stars” challenge on East Coast Creative. Her photography is on par with a professional, so not only do […]

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