SugarSlam 2011 entries are due July 11 and my inbox is chock full of amazing submissions from all over the world! If you haven’t entered yet please review the official rules & complete list of prizes up for grabs here. Since this is the last prize spotlight I squeezed a few more than usual in here. To see all the spotlights, click the SugarSlam tag above.


Stitched by Michelle Gonzales

Sublime Stitchingis generously providing a prize for the Champion and the People’s Choice Winner. Our Champion will receive a lucha libre Ultimate Embroidery Kit while our People’s Choice winner will receive the La Petite Embroidery Kit, also with lucha libre patterns. If you don’t think you’re crafty these kits will prove you wrong!


Dollipop Pressed Eyeshadow by Sugarpill

Sugarpill Cosmeticsis also providing prizes for both the Champ and the People’s Choice winners – an array of their richly pigmented eyeshadows. These cosmetics are a favorite among professional make up artists and you’ll have tons of fun prettying up with them. And if you happen to be a dude who happens to not wear eye make up, gifting these shadows to the lady in your life would not be a bad idea if you know what I’m saying.

Cute shoes & more at The Alley Chicago!

If you grew up in the Chicago area like I did, then you’re already familiar with The Alley. It’s basically an entire city block of punk rock, goth, and heavy metal clothes, jewelry, shoes, accessories, housewares and everything else. As a teenager I make weekly voyages to The Alley on the Metra and I’m stoked to be able to offer two gift certificates to my Champion and People’s Choice winner. The champ will receive $75, the People’s Choice winner $50. You can shop online, or, for a HUGE selection, come visit me in Chicago and we’ll go shopping at their store.

Now here’s a little something just for our People’s Choice winner – a Road Warriors greeting card from Karen Ohbuddy and a handmade plush lucha libre doll from The Lulu Bean. How sweet!

Finally, vegan cookbook author and sassface extraordinaire Terry Hope Romero has kindly sent me a copy of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar – one will go to the Champ, the other to the People’s Choice Winner! ¬†You may know her as one of the founding members of the Post Punk Kitchen, but did you know that she’s also a wrestling fan? In fact, I hear she refers to her own kitchen as the Post-CM Punk Kitchen, no lie!

I want to thank all of our prize sponsors again! Please be sure to check out the SugarSlam 2011 official rules post to see all of them and to find out how to enter!