Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Win a Feature in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine and Prizes from Rockler! Starting January 12!

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The new year is here!! 
That means new ideas, new projects, and new ways to express your authentic style,
win prizes, and get featured in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine!!


2012 marks the second annual 1st Project of the Year Party!! This year is bigger and better for everyone involved! We're talking 1 grand prize winner and 11 more winners of prizes from RocklerCottages & Bungalows Magazine, and Canvas Corp. Who wouldn't love a gift card to spend at Rockler.com? Have you seen their amazing selection of tens of thousands of DIY products and tools? We also have 1 subscription and 11 issues of C&B magazine to give away! And the grandprize winner also scores a $50 prize package from Canvas Corp...prizes perfect for appeasing your crafty cravings!


New this year is that 1 talented blogger who links up to the 1st Project of the Year Party will win their very own magazine feature in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine (C&B)!! That's right! A magazine feature!! There are so many talented bloggers out there that are definitely magazine worthy!! I was honored to be featured in the January 2011 issue of C&B, and I wondered if I could pass on the juju to you talented ladies somehow. I am doubly honored that Jickie Torres, editor and creative genius behind C&B, agreed to participate in the magazine feature venture. Jickie and I will select 12 contenders to be featured on the WhisperWood Cottage blog, and then we will announce 1 winner of the feature. Are you as pumped as I am?


I'm so thrilled to share this opportunity for you to be involved with three of my favorite DIY resources: RocklerCottages & Bungalows Magazine, and Canvas Corp. I want this to be super-fun for everyone! So, get those projects ready! Staring January 12, you will be able to link up any and all projects completed and posted between January 1-31, 2012. Linky will open on 1/12/12 and will close on 1/31/12.


   Rockler Woodworking and Hardware canvascorp

1 GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE (will be posted on 2/1/12):
11 RUNNER-UP PRIZES (will be posted on 2/1/12):


TOP 12 MAGAZINE FEATURE CONTENDERS (will be posted on 2/7/12):
  • Jickie Torres, editor of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine, and I will review all the linked projects and decide on the top 12 first projects of the year, who will be contenders for an upcoming magazine feature in Cottages & Bungalows magazine!
MAGAZINE FEATURE WINNER (will be posted on 2/14/12):
  • From the Top 12 Magazine Feature Contenders, Jickie and I will choose 1 top project to be highlighted in an upcoming magazine feature in Cottages & Bungalows magazine!


  • I'll also be checking out all the projects and featuring blogger creativity and ingenuity throughout the entire event!

  1. What type of projects can we link? You can link up any type of project as long as it was completed and posted between January 1 and January 31, 2012. It can be decorating, craft, cooking, before and after, DIY, photography, organization...whatever floats your boat!
  2. How many projects can we link? Link as many as you want as long as they were completed and posted between January 1 and January 31, 2012.
  3. How do I know if I won? Winners will be announced here on the WhisperWood Cottage blog. January 1-31: blog features, February 1: prize winners announced, February 7: Top 12 magazine feature contenders announced, February 14: winner of magazine feature announced. 

To get started, you can show some bloggy love! Here are party buttons for your sidebar, your post, your mention on Facebook, your tweet, etc. Please share the love and get those projects ready!!

Check out last year's party: 2011 1st Project of the Year Party.
Check out last year's winners and features: Day 11 Grand Prize Winner & Must-See Features.


  1. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! what a fabulous party and the BEST giveaway imaginable - whoot whoot! Definitely planning on linking up!

  2. oh I am sooo excited! I will definately being entering some things...although small I have already completed 2 projects. thanks for post and hosting!!

  3. Oh wow what a great link party! Sounds so fun!

  4. Oh how FUN! I best get busy and finish up some projects:-)

  5. Love the new look and your photo ,too! I have that C&B, but at the time it was published I wasn't familiar with your blog, so congrats to your feature last year! Now I have to dig that magazine out of my cupboard and look at it again!

    What a contest!!!

  6. This is so exciting! I'm going to re-clean and re-shoot for my first project!

  7. Wow, exciting and I have been busy creating so I will have lots to link :). Thanks for sharing this opportunity!

  8. Sounds like an amazing opportunity! Thanks for doing this!
    I have been so busy painting signs for my shop, but this has definitely motivated me to make time for more projects that I have been envisioning in my head, but now need to make reality.


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