Monday, February 18, 2008

Honored Guest Contest Winner

Wow! We thoroughly enjoyed viewing all of your fabulous creations for our first Honored Guest contest. After asking the Design Team for their input, I spent most of the weekend trying to make a decision. You all amazed us with your talent! I finally decided that with 156 entries, it was impossible to choose just ONE winner, so I added two runner-up positions. There's a slideshow of all the entries at the bottom of this post, so you can see just how tough this decision was!

Our March 2008 Honored Guest winner is Paula of Paper Possibilities. Her card just knocked our socks off with all the little details. From the intricately cut flowers, to the perfectly stitched border around the card, this card is top-notch. I swear when I first looked at this card, I thought the flowers were die cuts!

Congrats, Paula! Email me your address ( so I can get your Guest Designer kit on its way!

Our runners up will be asked to be our April 2008 Honored Guests.
Our 1st runner up is Amber of The Stamping Scrapbooker. This card is so beautiful! Amber's use of embellishment and ribbon is phenomenal, and the vellum overlay for the main panel was the perfect blend of softness for this gorgeous card.

Our 2nd runner up is Laura of Scrapnextras. Her card is crisp clean, and spectacular. From the striking color combo to the perfect embellishments, this card is definitely a treat for the eyes.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated! Narrowing it down to just these three winners was so tough, but I have several of you on my watch list now, so don't lose heart if your card wasn't picked this time! :)

I've also got two more random winners, who will each receive their choice of any Verve stamp set.

Random Winner: Robbie of Inkedx2
Random Winner: Linda of Stampin' in the Moonlight

Congrats, Robbie & Linda! Please email me your snail mail address and choice of stamp set and I'll get it in the mail! :) Okay, that's a wrap! Be sure to check out all the entries in the slide show below.

NOTE: If you get a message that says no photos found, please hit the refresh button on your browser or the F5 function key on your keyboard, and hopefully it will reload with the pictures!


  1. congratulations.
    beautiful creations everyone

  2. Yay for the winners and the runner-ups! What an amazing display of talent in the slideshow!

  3. What a tough decision you had Julee! All of the submissions are just beautiful! And I am so stinking tickled to be a random winner. I'll get my snail mail addy to you as soon as I make some pancakes for my oldest son.


  4. The cards are gorgeous ladies, congratulations.
    You did have a tough decision Julee, the entries were all great.

  5. WOW..awesome cards, congrats to everyone, winners and all. I am thrilled to see my name and card as a runner up! Boy is my head big now! Thank you so much for pushing my creativity to the limit and for the opportunity to play!

  6. Congratulations to everyone that completed the challenge. They were all so creative and beautiful!


    Big hugs to the winners too!


  7. Congratulations to everyone!! I love all the entries. Everyone did an AWESOME job!!

  8. What amazing cards! And I don't just mean the winners. I loved seeing everybody's GORGEOUS creations. Can't wait to see what you Honored Guests will come up with using your new Verve stamps.

  9. Oh, great job and congrats to the winners! Those are all super gorgeous--what talented ladies! I'm thrilled for you all and tf inspiring!