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« on: April 20, 2011 03:52:11 PM »


Craftster will have a display case at the CHA Summer Show in Rosemont, Illinois (a close suburb of Chicago) on July 21-24 and how can we represent Craftster without YOU!?

The theme for the show is "Craft Fusion" and it will focus on mixed media items, so for our display, we want to feature some of the amazing mixed media items that we see on Craftster every single day.  The people from the Super Show say this show is all about "combining a variety of materials in non-traditional ways".  Hell, Craftsters can do that in their sleep!  So help us show off all the fantastic things our community makes and offer up one of your fantastic mixed media creations!

Here are some Craftster projects that we think are exemplary of mixed media or "Craft Fusion". But of course, there are lots more items that would also fit.

Candy Coated (Shoes)
Antelope with Laserdisc: an exploration with stumpwork embroidery (PIC HEAVY)
freeform peyote and fiber cuffs
mixed media jewelry or a little of this and that.....
Photo Album & Scrapbooking Folder
Textile collage cuff
Wooden box with crocheted cherry blossoms + ACTION PICS!
Vintage "Scrabble" box purse


So what do I get out of this?
You get your items featured in Craftster's 4' by 6' display case to an audience of 30,000+ visitors to the show!  

Right before the show, all the items in the showcase will be listed in a poll and the item with the most votes will receive a prize of $200 in "show bucks". These are vouchers you can spend at the CHA Summer Show on July 21-24 in Rosemont, IL.  If you will be there, you can spend them however you like! If you're unable to make it, no worries.  I'll be there and I'll try to get you the good stuff! We'll send your goodies back with your item after the show.

We're also working out the specifics of up to two other ways to win prizes! Stay tuned!


How many items are you looking for?
We don't have a set number in mind. A lot will depend on the size of the items we pick, but we are estimating 20-25 items.

What kinds of items are you looking for?
We're looking for amazing creations that we feel really represent Craftster. Well made mixed media items that show off the creativity and craziness of our awesome community.

Are there any material requirements?
No! Ideally, your item combine "a variety of materials in non-traditional ways".  But hey, Craftsters do that in their sleep!

Are there any size requirements?
You'll need to be able to ship your item to us and we will pay to ship it back; so it needs to be of a reasonable size that won't break the bank for either one of us!  (If you're just dying to share your huge amazing project and you are near the Chicago area, maybe we can discuss shipping alternatives.)

Can I offer something I made a long time ago?
As long as you still have the item and it isn't damaged, then yea! Your items don't need to be brand new to be eligible. Good crafts don't have expiration dates. Wink

Do you have any preferences?
Yes. It's highly preferred that your item have a thread posted on Craftster.  Other than that, all things equal, we will give preference to items posted on Craftster with tutorials and items from Friends of Craftster.

Ok so how do I offer my item?!
Send an email to BOTH these addresses with the subject: CHA Offer
casey AT craftster.org
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jean AT craftster.org

Please include a brief description of your item including some of the materials and techniques used, a link to the thread on Craftster (if applicable), and a few pictures (if none on Craftster).

We will review all of the offers and let you know our decision by NO LATER than June 7th (and potentially way before!).

What happens if my item is selected?
You'll need to ship your items to me (jungrrl) NO LATER than June 14th. That will give us plenty of time for any potential international shipping or shipping hold-ups.  We'll display your item at the Super Show from July 20th through the 24th. The show opens to the public on the 21st and if you can make it, come on by!  We will ship your item back to you shortly after the end of the show. If you win the prize, we'll spend your Show bucks on lots of cool items and send them back with your item (unless you can make it to the show, of course!).


What happens if my item isn't selected?
We'll let you know on or before June 7th if your item isn't selected.  Don't take it personally if your item isn't chosen! We only have a certain amount of space to fill and unfortunately we may not be able to accept everyone. We still love you, though!  Kiss



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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011 04:15:11 PM »

This sounds like such a great opportunity! It will be great to see so many craftster projects exhibited in one place!

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011 04:38:25 PM »

This sounds fun! Any theme? And can we submit more that one project?
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011 04:52:23 PM »

that's exciting... I'm working on something right now that has a few different types of crafts.. It's felted, embroidered and appliqued and has a mini M&M's tube in it.... mixed media enough?
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011 05:03:01 PM »

OooOooo!  Neato mosquito!  Will there be a post showing all the selected pieces?  I know I'd love to see 'em and I bet others would, too.
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011 05:04:51 PM »

Such a wonderful opportunity for our community!  I'm beyond excited to see all of the submissions!
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2011 05:13:17 PM »

This sounds fun! Any theme? And can we submit more that one project?

yes and yes, but we will probably only pick one item per person if we get too many submissions.
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2011 05:14:00 PM »

OooOooo!  Neato mosquito!  Will there be a post showing all the selected pieces?  I know I'd love to see 'em and I bet others would, too.

Yes! And you all will get to pick the winner of the $200 "showbucks" prize!
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2011 05:14:30 PM »

that's exciting... I'm working on something right now that has a few different types of crafts.. It's felted, embroidered and appliqued and has a mini M&M's tube in it.... mixed media enough?


Well yea!
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2011 08:38:44 PM »

What an exciting group project!!  Can't wait to see everything!
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2011 09:37:12 AM »

One question if our item is chosen and displayed will we have to show up to the show itself?
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2011 01:35:12 PM »

One question if our item is chosen and displayed will we have to show up to the show itself?

No, if you personally can't make it that's fine. (But if you CAN that'd be cool!)
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2011 02:51:48 PM »

One question if our item is chosen and displayed will we have to show up to the show itself?

No, if you personally can't make it that's fine. (But if you CAN that'd be cool!)

Trust me I'd love to but that's around the time I'll be starting collage Sad
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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2011 09:47:45 AM »

HI! Cheesy

I've been working on something to submit for this involving paper mache, polyclay, computer parts, stained glass, toys stolen from my children, found poetry.. the kitchen sink basically.. lol!  It is really taking forever though, and there's no submission deadline listed, just the "we'll let you know by.." date.  Do I still have a little bit of time to submit?
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011 10:09:51 AM »

Since we're giving our decisions by June 7th I would say at least June 6th. Wink
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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2011 11:08:41 AM »

Since we're giving our decisions by June 7th I would say at least June 6th. Wink

lol!  Awesome.

I didn't know if you needed two weeks to print them out and dance around on them first or something. Wink

Thank you!  Back to the mines with me then!
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2011 05:34:30 PM »

eek! I just realized today is the last day to get an offer in! Hope it's not to late! sending my email shortly!
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2011 06:03:18 PM »

LOL yeah, I just sent mine in a couple of hours ago.   Undecided
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2011 06:15:58 PM »

If it's one thing I've noticed about us craftsters, it's that we are mostly master procrastinators!
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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2011 06:26:00 PM »

hahahahahah truth!  I also tend to underestimate how long it takes me to do anything.  I guess I forget that I have kids or something. Wink
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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2011 07:07:23 PM »

If it's one thing I've noticed about us craftsters, it's that we are mostly master procrastinators!

I am, too, so no worries!!  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2011 02:17:35 PM »

Thanks so much to everyone who offered their items and everyone who participated! You can check out the winners of the contest here: http://www.craftster.org/blog/cha-craftster-mixed-media-contest-winners/
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Coolest. Prize. Package. EVER.

Still going through all my loot and it's fabulous.  Thank you, Craftster!
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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2011 06:12:15 AM »

What she said!!  My kids are all drooling over potential skull bead necklaces! 

Thank you Craftster!!
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« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2011 08:29:38 AM »

Aww, that's so great!!
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« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2011 08:39:29 AM »

Coolest. Prize. Package. EVER.

Still going through all my loot and it's fabulous.  Thank you, Craftster!
What she said!!  My kids are all drooling over potential skull bead necklaces! 

Thank you Craftster!!

I wanna see pics! Wink LOL  I bet you guys got some really cool stuff!
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« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2011 11:50:33 AM »

There are some in the blog I linked to. Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2011 03:16:04 PM »

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