The Blog Contest That Put Vintage Revivals On The Map Is BACK!!

Do you have an awesome blog that no one seems to know about?  Do you love challenges?  Do you want to be teamed up with a Blog Star and have them mentor you?  Annnnnd lastly do you want to win a crapload of KILLER prizes?!


Because Crafting With The Stars is BACK and better than ever. 

Time for a history lesson.  When Vintage Revivals was just a few (maybe 3) months old I entered a brand new blog contest called Crafting With The Stars.  I was SO excited to make it to the final 12 and be able to compete.  My star was Becca from Blue Cricket (who is still one of my favorite people in the entire world) and to say we rocked it would be an understatement.  I ended up winning that season but more than prizes, Crafting With the Stars gave me permission to do something TOTALLY different.  We can all thank Crafting With The Stars for these amazing projects:

Anthro Teacup Lamp Knockoff

Teacup lamp

Anthro Acid Mirrors

mirror 3


Sewing Room Scrap Bedding

bed full

Faux FireplaceDSCN3869


Wow that was a fun trip down memory lane. 

So here is what is going on.  My girls Jess and Monica from East Coast Creative bought Crafting With The Stars and have made it 10000x better.  Starting off with a name change.  And prizes, lots of prizes.

Want to know who the stars are?  You guys are going to DIE.


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

I mean.  Can I be a contestant and be paired up with any of these guys?  Did you notice that cute picture #7 is a little familiar?  I am SO excited to be a Star and get to work with one of YOU!

Here is how its going to work (as hijacked from EC2)

Submit one project that shows everyone your best stuff into the linky party here on East Coast Creative that will begin on February 5th. Projects must have been made October 1, 2011 or later and must be your own work.  You have until February 21st to enter. From those entries, 12 of you 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!

Head over to EC2 to get all the big bad info and details.  I am happy dancing all over the place with the chance to share this experience with one of you!!   If you guys have any questions I will do my best to answer them!


Love Your Guts


  • Dear Emmeline 28.01.2013 at 16:56

    wooohoooo! so want to do this!!!

  • Sylvie 28.01.2013 at 16:57

    Oh how fun! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! I’d sure love to try out but life is so busy at the moment… I’ll have to keep my eyeballs open for the next one! :)

  • Vanessa 28.01.2013 at 17:03

    Hi, Mandi

    This is awesome. Thanks for sharing.


  • East Coast Creative 28.01.2013 at 17:17

    Thanks so much Mandi! We can’t wait to see all the Vintage Revivals fans’ projects!! Mark your calendars for Feb 5th!!

  • HollowSquirrel 28.01.2013 at 17:32

    oooh those are some majorly talented women! Can’t wait to see what they make!!!

  • 28.01.2013 at 18:36

    SUPER PUMPED ABOUT THIS. My blog friends and I were messaging back and forth about this last night and my first comment was “I WANT MANDI!” hahaha

  • Cassi @ Stop And Smell The Roses 28.01.2013 at 20:26

    Dang! I really really REALLY want to do this (and get you!). But I just don’t think I’m ready.. my stuff is nowhere near as cool as some of the stuff I saw on East Coast Creative’s website…

  • Stitch a Wish Designs 28.01.2013 at 20:55

    So fun ! I think I’m going to link up ! Thanks for sharing !!

  • Gina (Lady Goats) 28.01.2013 at 23:31

    are. you. flippin’. kidding. me?

    Ok, gotta let that one sink in.


  • Jeanne Ireland 29.01.2013 at 01:14

    I think this is a fantastic idea but my blog is not in line with these. I wish there was a means for those writing about “living” could be mentored – even if not in a contest. Best of luck to all!

  • Lisa @ Shine Your Light 29.01.2013 at 01:23

    How exciting! Can’t wait to see what the you all come up with!!

  • Serena Appiah 29.01.2013 at 08:03

    Yes, ma’am, sign me UP! :) sounds fun!

  • Serena Appiah 29.01.2013 at 08:07

    Did you MEAN October 2011 or 2012? Just making sure that’s not a typo :) Thanks

  • Julia Konya 29.01.2013 at 14:31

    Wow, wow, wow this is big and awesome!

  • Caitlin @ Desert Domicile 29.01.2013 at 21:20

    So exciting! Can’t wait to link up!

  • clever little casa 30.01.2013 at 22:26

    I have followed your blog for a few years now. I have never commented before, shame on me. I LOVE all of your unique projects and that you do what you love regardless of current trends and so forth. Your living room industrial shelving is about the coolest DIY project I have ever seen. Thanks for inspiring me to stop looking at what other people do and do what I want to do.

  • Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home 31.01.2013 at 01:51

    what a wonderful opportunity!

  • Sowing Stitches 31.01.2013 at 17:49

    Wow! This looks like fun!!! Headed now to get the scoop!

  • Mallory | Confetti and Stripes 06.02.2013 at 01:10

    I am so glad you shared all of this..My blog is only 3 months old…and I found about your blog from the Nate Berkus show. Ive uploaded a project…just hoping i picked the right was hard!!! Fingers crossed!!!


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