Quite a few of you have some questions about the contest. Thank you. I've tried to email all of you to answer them, but I thought it would probably be helpful to answer them here as well.
I have updated the original post with this information as well.
How does the contest work? What does it mean to be paired up with one of the stars?
From the linky entries, 12 of you will be chosen as our contestants and paired up to work one-on-one with a Big-time, craft blog "star", to duke it out in a four-week competition to see who's the craftiest. Most of the "working together" will be via email (or in person if you happen to live by each other.) The "star" will mostly give suggestions, ideas, encourage, and help you come up with the best project possible. You will do the main part of creating. Each round will have a theme and eliminations, so be prepared to put your best foot forward if you want to survive.
Are there themes we'll be doing?
Yes. Once we get the 12 contestants, there will be 4 weeks of the actual competition and each week will have a different theme.
Do we need to come up with our own ideas or can we use a pattern/tutorial?
At this point in the competition, it does not have to be your original idea. I understand that even making something with a pattern/tutorial can be difficult and demonstrate your talents. On the other hand, keep in mind that you want to stand out from all the other entries, so I would recommend entering something unique and original. However, once the 4-week competition begins, all projects MUST be your own creation.
How many projects can we submit?
Only ONE project may be submitted.