Hi everyone! Before we get to today’s announcement, we wanted to quickly let you know that the wonderful Distress Inks are now available in the Hero Arts Online Store. Just click on over HERE and scroll down to see all of the great colors. We are very excited to be offering these versatile pads from Ranger!
Now, onto the announcement of the winners for the “My Message” Challenge…
One of the hardest things to do on my blog week is to select winners. Every day I look through the Flickr entries and every day I wonder how I will ever pick. The fact that you all seemed to have such fun with this challenge makes you all winners in my book. Congratulations to the following stampers; there were so many amazing sentiments and I loved all the colors everybody used to make each one unique.
Let’s begin with the Fresh Face prize. Each week we award this prize to someone who has not yet won a challenge, and this week the honor goes to Mom of one. I love the way she tied her unique message in with the stamped insect images — very clever!
In the Scrapbooking category, our winner this week is julie21566. She created a one-of-a-kind title for her Easter layout, “Tweet Treats from the Big Bunny”. You can see the title in even more detail here. Wonderful job, Julie!
First Place honors for the challenge go to dedernc3, who created this absolutely beautiful birthday card. By combining the Bold Caps Alphabet with a birthday sentiment from the Card Messages set, she was able to personalize the card for the recipient. I’m sure Anita appreciated this special touch!
Coming in Second Place is Virginia L., who caught my eye with some wonderful colors and adorable cupcakes. I really enjoyed the unique birthday message she came up with for her daughter. As Virginia says in her description, “live, love, laugh…just what a mother would want for her daughter.”
And in Third Place we have a super creative card from debstamps. Check out the way she stamped the fun message right onto the fish using our classic Printer’s Type Alphabet. These colorful tropical fish are made of punched hearts — how “fin”-tastic!
Who could stop there? Here are three wonderful Honorable Mentions!
Next, Pocketful of Paper combined several messages on these great bookmarks that celebrate her childrens’ reading accomplishments. What a great way to praise and encourage!
Speaking of celebrations, yesterday was Earth Day and I just loved this card krolski (Kathy) created for the special day.
Well done, everyone! To the winners and honorable mentions: please send an email to the blog (address located in the sidebar) to let us know your address so we can send your prizes. Thank you!
I hope these creations have inspired you to look at your message stamps and alphabets in a whole new light. The inspiration all the entries give me is overwhelming. I am always laden with ideas after my blog week and have sticky notes all around my computer screen with ideas on each one. Thank you all for making my blog week so much fun.
Tomorrow Jennifer will show several more distressed creations and…a little birdie told me she’ll have five giveaways too, so be sure to stop by.
See you next time,