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.

9 comments:

  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!

    Cindy

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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

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  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!!!!

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  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!

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  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.
    Hugs,
    Ally xxx

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