February 16, 2007

Contest Entries Problem

Enormous apologies to all. First, the contest is still on. Second, most of you posted a link to your SCS gallery, but the link does not work because it is too short. Almost all of you posted an identical link that goes no where -- ditto to your blog links. I do not understand why and I just spend almost an hour trying to see your cards. I, too, am very frustrated and am pondering a solution that will not take either of us enormous time. The only thing I can think of is to ask each of you to email me a copy of the picture of your card. No other details will be necessary except your NAME!! I will not use your email for any reason and will only post your name if you are a winner! I had NO idea that this would turn into the hassle that it has turned into. I started the contest with only good intentions and I've learned a valuable lesson -- don't do this again!!! I know that many of you will not see this post until after the original deadline. Sooo --- I am extending the contest until this Sunday evening. This gives each of you a chance to check the blog over the weekend and see the revised rules. Please email your photo to me at bardee1@cox.net Thanks. ps. Here's a card I made today. There is a long story behind this card and who inspired it but I'll save that for another day. How I made this card: First, I cleaned all the junk off my craft table(s)!! Then, I tried a million different ways to use a transparency and the cuttlebug and white ink before I came up with this idea! I ran a transparency sheet through the A2 Stylized Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. Then I took some White Opaque Staz On reinker and put a few drops on a paper towel and rubbed it all over the transparency. I took a clean paper towel and rubbed off a lot of the ink, and quickly took a Q-Tip spritzed with water and a little tiny bit of dishsoap and rubbed over the transparency until I removed most of the ink, except for ink on the design itself. I put a piece of SU Real Red cardstock through my Xyron and adhered the transparency and wrapped the black and white polka dot ribbon around it. I made a ribbon holder from more red cardstock that I cut with the ribbon slider die and the Cuttlebug. Then, I used an SU Black Marker to ink the word "sweet" from the SU Sweet on You set and stamped it onto the slider. As much as I love that slider die, I would prefer a punch because it is difficult to get the words centered on this slider. I doodled a little Black marker and White Gel Pen on the slide and added a couple of Amuse Creative Candy mini dot twinkle stickers -- purchased from Ellen Hutson's store, of course!! Finally, I went wild with May Arts organdy polka dot ribbon that I purchased from Starlitstudio.


  1. Joan:

    I hate to see you stressing over this....but I know how frustrated you must be....

    It's okay with me, no big deal....

    No worries! I will try to help pass the word as I navigate around Splitcoast....Have a great weekend!


  2. And now for the card.....

    It is truly beautiful. Thank you so much going into detail about how you made it....It is very striking...Why is it that I can't stand to start a new card until my mess is somewhat cleaned up! Sounds like you might be the same way....

    It's beautiful, Joan!

  3. It seems like you put a lot of work into this card. But it was worth doing it. Looks amazing! TFS!

  4. I love this card...so striking. I can't wait for my folders to arrive!

  5. Haha! Had to chuckle about the first step being to clean off your table! Sounds just like me! Great card.

  6. I wanted to see all the entries as well, and had them cut off, until I clicked on the Blog Entry Title and viewed the Contest Post all by itself, that stretches the page and shows it all...I have a Wide screen on my laptop though, so that may not help you.

    Your card is Beautiful

  7. Terry Molineux2/17/2007 08:55:00 AM

    OMG Joan I love it! What a great idea. I must try it. I just got my very OWN cuttlebug and I've been too busy to try it. I have to get ready to prepare for a workshop tonight so I cannot play until Monday because Sunday's are my Terry Cre8tions classes.....I cannot wait to try this out!!!!

  8. Oh, don't let it discourage you, Joan! Who doesn't love a good contest every once in a while :) Maybe you can cohost with a gallery site next time and just have everyone upload into a particular gallery? It would be fun!

    Can't wait to see the winning entry (and hopefully more of them also!)

    Your card is fab...puts StazOn reinkers on my wish list!

  9. Hi Joan,
    Can you disregard me from your competition, I am in the UK, so not eligible. Mine is the Bodacious Blossoms card.
    I entered before you clarified the rules.
    I love you blog by the way.
    Ally xxx