Saturday, October 25, 2014

Spotlight Feature!

Dear friends! It proved to be one of the most challenging times--judging all 352 entries! We (Dr. John, Stephanie and Virginia) almost resorted to random. org to pick Top10 Favorites and take the easy way out. BUT we felt that since it is a "challenge", there will be chosen winners with excellent designs and execution. We know this result can not please every one; please know that your participation and support mean the world to us.

 Without further are the Top 10 Favorites. 
We Virginia decided to break the rule and pick Top 12 Favorites instead!
Dr. John: "I like silly parachutes!"

1. #179 Michelle Lupton
2. #189 Toni at FHC

 Virginia: "I chose these winners because they have MAD skills in techniques. They also come up with the most original and innovative designs. "
3. #158 Kim M.
4.  #160 Donna
5. # 221 Piali
6. #226 Jen Rzasa
7. #291 Deepti
 8. #335 Cris G

Stephanie: "These designers have used white space creatively. They haven't fallen into the trap of filling all the space on their card. By keeping their elements to a minimum, they let their design speak for itself."

9. #92 Jen W.
10. #268 Annikarten
 11. #325 Preeya
12. #332 Lisa E.
From the Top 12 Favorites, the Random. Org picked two lucky winner for this challenge.
            Drum roll, please ....
  The 1st prize $25 Gift voucher goes to....  

 3. #158 Kim M.

The 2nd prize is a stamp set and a stencil which are generously offered by guest designer Christine Drogt from Create a Smile. The prize goes to....

5. # 221 Piali
Congratulations, Kim and Piali! Please e-mail me to claim your prize before midnight, Oct 28 Eastern Time. If not, another Top 10 Favorite will be randomly picked! 

In no particular order, here are our Honorable Mentions.

# 20 Hazel
#42 Maria F.  
                         #58 Annikarten(silly parachute) 
#75 Maureen W.
#103 Lauren A.
#126 Shelly
#134 Betty
# 118 Kristie
#165 Pam Sparks 
#180 May Park
#242 Robyn
#258 Ange Kelly
#293 Jingle

Thank you so much for your amazing support, comments and participation. I will be back on the 29th with a sneak peek of the next challenge!


PStanley said...

Yay! I got a shout out from Stephanie! So chuffed! Thank you once AGAIN Virginia for the best challenge in blogland and for bringing a smile to so many faces (mine included :)

Anonymous said...

SO honoured to have been selected as an HM by you, Virginia! So very, very thrilled! A BIG congrats to all the other winners and HMs. So exciting to be part of such an awesome challenge! Such fab cards!!

maria f. said...

Thanks for all the effort the family puts into this! You make it such fun, and such a treat to get a shout out from Virginia.

Kim M said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you so much, Virginia, for choosing my card as one of your favourites. Coming from you that means a lot! And wow, to win the SSS gift cert. too! Thank you! I'll be in touch soon! Great challenge and you are so lucky to have such a wonderful family to help you out. I enjoyed Dr. John's reason for picking his favs. LOL! Big hugs!! :-)

Kim M said...

Ok I think I'm completely blind cause I can't seem to locate your email address! LOL. Could you message it to me on FB? Or send it to my blog email? Thanks! :-)

Anonymous said...

Definitely an awesome bunch of winners - congrats all!

~amy~ said...

Awesome picks!!!! congrats everybody!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations to everyone and thank you for the Honorable mention! I am honored!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congratulations to all the top picks, winners, and honourable mentions!

Betty Keefe said...

thanks for choosing my card for honorable mention - and congrats to all the winners!

Jen W. said...

Thanks so much for picking my card as a favourite, Stephanie!

Cindy C. said...

Congrats to all!! There are so much creativities here!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

WOWZERS! So many AMAZING cards! Congrats!!! And thank you for the creative inspiration!

Judy1223 said...

Congrats to all those featured! Thanks for all your hard work, Virginia...this is such fun!

Laura Norris said...

Great cards all around ! Congrats to the winners.

Maureen said...

Wow - such awesome cards in your picks! And thank you very much for picking my card as an honorable mention!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Beautiful line up! Congratulations to the winners!

Tenia Nelson said...

Congrats to the winners!!! Awesome cards!!

Barb Ghig said...

Huge congrats to the winners and to everyone who's card was chosen as a favorite or HM for this challenge!

Thanks for all of your hard work Virginia!!!

Shelly said...

WOW! Congrats, to all!!! AMAZING cards!!! And thank you so much, for the Honorable Mention! :)

Leni said...

Congratulations to the winners! Graet work. Love to see all the fun, happy and clever cards!

Cris G said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of your favorites, Virginia... it really is a honor. Congratulations to Kim and Piali, all other winners and HMs.

Toni said...

So excited to be chosen, especially with such lovely entries to choose from! Congrats, everyone!

Pam Sparks said...

wow! you did it! Amazing post and so delighted to be in the honorables! THANK YOU!

donna mikasa said...

I'm thrilled and honored that I was a "pick" for my CAS card! Sorry that I only saw this today, Virginia! But I'm tickled that I was chosen by you! Big hugs and thanks for making my day!