Craftsy in Action – Tell Your Craftsy Story Photo Contest

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Cake Decorating, Contests & Giveaways, Crocheting, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

We’re launching a new homepage for Craftsy, and we want you to be a part of it! Enter an action photo of you (or someone else) making/wearing/doing something from a Craftsy class. Winners will have their photo featured on the Craftsy homepage, and will win five FREE classes to keep or give (that’s up to a $250 value)! Our first winner is Craftsy member oonaballoona for her awesome action photo from the Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress class! Check out oonaballoona’s awesome blog, then read on to find out how to enter your own photos below.

How to enter:

To submit a photo, Add a Pin on Pinterest (once logged in, click “Add” then select Upload a Pin to upload your photo). Be sure to add the tag, #CraftsyPhoto in the description of your Pin so we can find it.

If you’re not on Pinterest but would like to participate, you can email us your photos, which we’ll Pin on your behalf. Click here to send us an email submission.

Have fun, be original, be creative, and don’t be afraid to be quirky with your photos. To see example photos on Pinterest, click here.


  • You can only submit your own photos (you must own the copyright to your image)
  • Images must be at least 744 pixels wide by 586 pixels high or larger
  • You can enter as many times as you’d like, just be sure to tag your Pins with #CraftsyPhoto in the description
  • Please include the name of the Craftsy class your photo is from in the description of your Pin
  • Winning photos will be given photo credit on the image for the homepage
  • We will be selecting our favorite entries on an ongoing basis

Tips for winning:

  • Be original, have fun, and show your personality!
  • Tell a story with your photo: Decorating a cake with your kids, your quilting club or guild working on a quilt, surprising a friend with a handmade gift, your own Bombshell Dress to rival Oonaballoona’s — be creative and have fun!
  • Try taking your photo in natural light during the day, or if shooting indoors, try to consider lighting and avoid using flash if possible

We look forward to seeing you crafting in action!


  1. oonballoona says:

    EEP, thank you!!! susan & christine’s classes are calling my name… i’ve got kenneth’s jeanius in the wings and i can’t recommend gertie’s bombshell enough. in fact i think i’ll wear it tonight to celebrate :))

    thank you craftsy!

  2. Sheryl Crawford says:

    I was just woundering about your constest. I have entered everyone one from the gift cards to your surprise boxes of yarn. But I have never seen any ones name or who has won. I am wanting to order some yarn but right now i would like to win some and work with it. I really need two different colors for a afghan using tow strands together. The colors I need are scarlett and gray. Thank you: Look forward hearing from you. Sheryl C.

    1. Support says:

      Hi Sheryl,

      Thanks for participating in our contests! We always let the winners know directly so no prize goes unclaimed. In most cases we will also update the contest to announce winners. We get a lot of great entries to our contests and we appreciate that everyone participates! We encourage you to keep entering new contests and good luck in the future!

  3. Kandeel says:

    Hiw much time do we have for this contest?

    1. Support says:

      Hi Kandeel, That’s a great question. There isn’t an exact time limit, we will be selecting our favorite entries on an ongoing basis.

  4. Kandeel says:

    Thank you!! I had a wedding cake due for February so I wanted to enter then!!

  5. Mariana says:

    I pined my #CraftsyPhoto a while ago, but you haven’t showed any winner pic so far…
    I got an invitation email to the same Amigurumi class I already took, and it was my Bear’s photo on it!!
    Am I a winner??

    1. Rebecca says:

      Hi Mariana,

      We’re so glad that you participated in our Craftsy in Action contest! The contest is ongoing, so we will be choosing winners to be featured on the homepage over time. If possible, can you please send us a link to your #CraftsyPhoto submission? Just post a link to it here in the comments section of the Craftsy in Action blog post, we can add your pin to the board!

      As far as your Amigurumi bear, it sounds like your project was featured in a Craftsy email! That isn’t a part of the Craftsy in Action contest, but it does mean that you have a fantastic project that is so well done, our marketing team thought it would look great in an email.

      So please just comment on this post with a link to your #CraftsyPhoto and we will be sure to add it to the board on Pinterest. If you have any further questions or need further assistance, please feel free to contact


  6. Mariana says:

    I feel a winner already!!
    Here’s the link to my #CraftsyPhoto

    Thank you for your answer :)
    Have a nice weekend!!

    1. Support says:

      Mariana – How cute, thanks for sharing! Great job and good luck on the photo contest!

  7. Mariana says:

    I forgot to tell you that you can find my bear in my Craftsy projects.
    My user name is Hexemari :)

  8. Lizzy says:

    When does this competition close?

    1. Support says:

      Hi Lizzy,
      There is not official close date for this contest. Just be sure to follow the instructions for entering and you should be all set!

  9. Mariana says:

    Just to make sure, here’s the link to another pin I did of a new craftsy project by me


  10. Robin says:

    I also pinned a photo of the sweater that I made after taking Meg’s class on sewing with knits. Thanks so much Craftsy, this site is so inspirational!

  11. Mariana says:

    I was wandering, when are you going to announce the new winner?

  12. Karen says:

    I don’t know if you are still doing this contest, but here is my link to the pin I made for the Sew the Perfect Fit class.