Introducing The Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge. Are you up for some trash talking?

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Omg, I am so excited to share this will all of you today!  Honestly, I can’t wait to tell you about it.  The suspense is killing me!  Is it killing you?  Don’t you hate it when people just beat around the bush and never actually get to the point and blah, blah, blah…
Well, I’m not going to do that to you.
Any more.
Welcome to The Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge
Where you get show off your creative lovely-ness!
That’s right, I’m doing it, I’m putting the Batman signal up in the sky and I’m basically pointing it into your living room window right now!  Do you see it?  Here, let me make it a bit brighter…
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Okay, okay, so I’m guessing you want to know what this is all about right?
This challenge is the brain child of myself, Toolbox Divas, and East Coast Upcyclers.  We’ve come together with the hope of doing a couple things.
  1. Bringing awareness to Habitat ReStore and the awesome work that Habitat for Humanity does.
  2. Bringing together some incredibly talented, creative and all around awesome bloggers and makers from all over the nation.
Here are the Rules…
If you are cheap and mildly creative you can totally turn $15 into a “cent-sational salvage”!  Join upcyclers nationwide in the monthly challenge to upcycle a common item or building material on a budget. The challenge is a joint venture between DIY Bloggers On Bliss Street, ToolBox Divas and East Coast Upcyclers and is an opportunity for you to meet like minded DIYer’s while promoting your personal and/ or organization’s talents.

   

APRIL 2015 CHALLENGE- KITCHEN UTENSILS

MAY 2015 CHALLENGE – CHAIRS

June 2015 CHALLENGE – YOU PICK

“THE FINE PRINT”
    • You cannot spend more than $15 and you are encouraged to spend less.
    • Must use the monthly challenge ingredient purchased from a Habitat for Humanity Restore (or whatever store is specified for that month).  In addition you may use anything from your personal stash as long as you have not shelled out any money for it specifically for the challenge.
    • You must make at least 3 social media posts about the challenge using the #ItsCentsational.  Suggested posts content: announcing your participation in the challenge and other contestants involved, running tally of money spent and material used, how and where you found your material, inspiration, design strategy, and a little friendly trash talking never hurt anyone.      

 

HOW DO YOU PARTICIPATE?
It’s simple. Simply post your masterpiece to Instagram, Facebook, and or Twitter using the hashtag #ItsCentsational and tag us at @onblissstreet & @toolboxdivas & @EastCoastUpcycl. All submissions should be received by the 25th of each month.
PRIZE
You will be dubbed the monthly “King” or “Queen” of the very 1st 
Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge.  It comes with bragging rights and featured posts on 
On Bliss Street, ToolBox Divas and 
East Coast Upcyclers.
Good Luck and Happy Thrifting!
 
We will also be promoting the heck out of the challenge the entire month! You can follow along on Pinterest:

 

And we encourage you to Like and Follow on Facebook as well!
If you have any questions- don’t hesitate to ask! We want as many people jumping in on this challenge as possible and we will be sharing all of the entries EVERYWHERE!
Google +, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, and on all of our blogs for all to see!
Grab a button for your blog and show your support!
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Introducing The Featured Challengers for April

– Kitchen Utensils

Timisha is the owner if ToolBox Divas. ToolBox Divas teaches basic home improvement and home maintenance skills. Its focus is empowering women, encouraging her to pick of a hammer and get it done.  A ToolBox Diva is a woman of courage, a woman of honor and determination. She is someone who is willing to take that leap of faith and try something new without fear or trepidation because she knows at the end of the day it will only make her stronger.  She tackles life’s challenges with class, style and grace.  With a hammer in one hand, a toolbox in the other and enthusiasm in her heart, she comes equipped to handle any task.


Jason and several upcyclers from the east coast started East Coast Upcyclers in order to provide a trusted resource for buying, selling and building upcycled in their home towns.  Their blog has some great how to videos for building things out of vintage doors, shutters, windows and all kinds of other building material.  Click the picture above for an extensive list of projects out of pallets like tables, sectional sofas, picture frames, crates and videos with tips about where to find pallets, how to tell if they are safe and how to pull them apart.  
We’re Naomi and Sage, two first-time home owners in fixer-upper homes.  We blog about our DIY journey, sharing our numerous and incredible successes (while relying heavily on hyperbole) as well as the inevitable disasters that happen along the way.  With our love of makeovers and thrift shopping, we could not be more thrilled to take on this challenge!  
(Our first idea for a makeover involving ugly old kitchen utensils?  Burying them in the yard so we don’t have to look at them any longer.  We’ll work on something better, though.)
I began to blog about my fixings and makings in this nice blog called, Make It Or Fix It Yourself!  I am so proud of my blog.  I love working on my blog because it allows me to express myself and help others along the way.  Isn’t that the point of blogging? So, if I can share something with someone to help their day, then I am truly satisfied.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have fun along the way!
Hey! My name is Jessica, I am a mama to one beautiful little girl, a craft store business owner (American Clutter LLC), coffee drinking, creative soul who runs the blog called Live Randomly Simple. Live Randomly Simple started as a way to share the upcycled projects we make for the craft store but it turned into so much more than that. I am thrilled to be a part of this challenge and I cannot WAIT to see what everyone comes up with..we are definitely going to need our creative juices for this!


Christie
Sparkles Of Sunshine

Christie- Sparkles of Sunshine
Hi, I’m Christie from Sparkles of Sunshine, and I almost always have a DIY project in the works! On my blog you’ll find inspiration and tutorials for DIY projects, furniture transformations, crafts, household tips, and recipes. I’m excited about participating in this challenge because I love taking old things and giving them a new life and purpose!

Erica
On Bliss Street

Erica- On Bliss Street

 

Yeah, that’s me.  I’m in this challenge too!  You didn’t think that I would miss flexing my super creative muscles on this thing, did you?  Give me some tape, a straw, and water balloon and I can make you a homemade slingshot that will scare ALL  of the neighborhood kids.  Yes, this is the challenge for me.

More is always MORE, and we want you to join us!  If you have questions email me at
BlissStreetCreations (at) Gmail(dot)com or let us know on our Facebook page!
Don’t forget, to join our challenge all you need to do is upload a photo anywhere and use the #itscentsational and we’ll find it!