February 19, 2007

Janice (Smitty2004) Wins!

Janice, known as Smitty2004 on Splitcoaststampers, is the winner of the $50 gift certificate for Stampin UP merchandise! Janice, please send Redapron of Splitcoast a private message and you can work out the arrangements for your order!! Janice's beautiful card is a 4 and 1/4" square. Janice used Versamark to ink up SU's Paisley background and then embossed it with Black Ranger Fine Detail Embossing Powder. She also used SU's Delight in Life set to make the flowers. The center of the flower is raised on a dimensional. Other supplies used: SU Whisper White cardstock, Bazill Black cardstock, Black Staz On ink, White SU grosgrain ribbon, Sakura Black Jelly Roll pen, SU Ticket Corner Punch. Janice made the letters with Quikcutz and then dotted them with the Jelly Roll Black pen. Everything about this card works -- the details, original design, craftsmanship and beauty. I think it is definitely Black and White and worth $50!!! Thank you Janice! The second prize goes to Tracy Durcan, whose card is very different than most. I refuse to use the term "simple" to describe one layer cards. They are, in my most humble of opinions, extraordinarily difficult to pull off well. And, since this is my blog, my opinion rules!! Tracy used the following materials in her card: Whisper White cardstock, Black Staz On, SU!'s Best Bar Codes, Rhonna Farrer's Swirls, SU! Hodgepodge Hardware, SU! Black Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, Template, Foam Mat, Two Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter by SU! Tracy, please send me a private message at Splitcoast (Joan B) with your address so that I can get your box of goodies sent to you. Included in your box will be this card, donated by Cindy Mothermay (Mothermark on SCS): Thanks, Cindy! This card is amazing in person -- full of dimension and details! Isn't Cindy nice for doing this??? If you'd like to see the rest of the entries, I created a separate blog just for that purpose. You can find them at BlackWhiteContest ! I looked at every entry, regardless of whether it was emailed to me or posted on this blog. I hope that I managed to get all of the entries posted on the other blog -- if I omitted yours, it was an honest mistake and please leave a message and I will correct my error. I tried my best to ignore the manner in which the card was photographed, as that will often make a huge difference in a first impression. When you see the entries, I'm sure you will agree that selecting winners was not an easy task. Unbelievable talent. Thanks for taking the time to enter. You guys are the best!!! This contest was a very interesting experience. Enough said!!

21 comments:

  1. Wow, what a group of wonderful cards. You must have had a rough time decided the winners. Thanks for sharing all the entries.

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  2. Joan:
    Thanks again for hosting this contest. After looking at all the entries, I do not envy you having to make a choice...so many of them were simply elegant.
    Colleen
    www.stampingoddess.com

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  3. You sure had a BIG task on your hands with all those wonderful entries! Thanks for all your work and sharing it with us. We can never get enough "eye candy" and it is wonderful that something so good doesn't have ANY calories, LOL.

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  4. PS: I forgot to say CONGRATULATIONS to the winners.

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  5. There were so many beautiful submissions for your contest - my favourite was Tracy Durcan's and I'm thrilled to see she placed 2nd with her "simply" elegant card.
    Thanks for offering the contest!
    Alison

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  6. Congrats to the winners. So many gorgeous cards to pick from!

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  7. Very cool! I looked at the cards before the winner was picked and Janice's card was my favorite! Very fun contest!! Thanks for posting all of the wonderful entries!

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  8. Wow, there are some gorgeous cards!! Thanks for posting them all!!

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  9. Congratulations to the winners! There were so many beautiful cards from which to choose. Thanks, Joan, for hosting this contest and also for posting all the cards on a special blog. It was fun to look through!

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  10. Wow! I am so thrilled and surprised! I just saw all the entries on the Black & White Blog and they are all so beautiful! I feel really lucky to be part of a stamping community that can come together in an event such as this and be so supportive of each others creativity. Also, to be next to Smitty2004 and Mothermark's stunning cards is such a treat! I am a huge fan of both of them :) I can't even believe I get to keep Mothermark's card. Thank you so much. Joan, thank you so much for all the effort you put into this contest. It was lots of fun to try something different myself as well as see all the other fantastic creations!

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  11. One more thing... Huge kudos to Liz (Redapron) for offering such a generous prize!!!

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  12. Congratulations Janice! Your card is amazing.

    Joan - from all the fabulous entries, this must have been so difficult to do, just pick two. Thanks for hosting this fab contest!!

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  13. WOW! I visited the Black and White Blog first - and picked two (or four or five!) cards that I would have picked as winners - and we agreed!

    Fabulous work by everyone. What a fun contest. Thanks Joan

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  14. Christine aka LovinTX2/19/2007 11:50:00 PM

    Joan - the blog with all the entries is an awesome idea! It was fun to scroll through all of them. I'm sure picking winners was very difficult. There was a great response to your contest with many amazing entries! Thanks for being so generous to host the contest and take the time to create a blog so we could easily see all of them!

    a BIG THANK YOU to you and a big CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!

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  15. Beautiful all of you !

    Love your BLog!

    Hugs
    Pearl

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  16. Lovely, beautiful, cards!!! You chose three great cards to highlight. Thanks,

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  17. Congratulations Janice! I am so excited for you...your card is simply out of this world and a very, very deserving winner indeed.

    Tracy, you card is truly amazing too, one layer cards are well, in my book....dreaded! Yours is absolutely gorgeous and well deserving also.

    Joan, thank you so much for putting this contest on...You did a wonderful job and as much as we all learned going through this, the next one will be easier....and of course, if there is no next one...we will totally understand! YIKES!

    Lastly, thank you for the nice compliment on my You're a winner card...it was my pleasure to donate it to the cause...compared to the work you put in....a minor and simple thing to do!

    Happy Tuesday everyone!

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  18. Congratulations Janice and Tracy! Both of your cards are fabulous!!!!

    Vicki

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  19. Wow! Love the card that Janice made. It is gorgeous.

    Mary

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  20. You are such a sweetheart Joan!!

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  21. Congrats to you ladies! Those cards are beautiful, And you're right Joan, your opinion rules!

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