Honorable Mention

By October 16, 2007General

We received SO many incredible projects for this month’s contest, I just HAD to share some of my favorites with you.  Even though they didn’t win the official title, their projects really "wowed" me, and I hope you have the same reaction!

Charlene_austin_2First up is Charlene Austin.  This card just spoke to me!  I could really visualize creating these for my own personal cards this year!  It is so simple, yet elegant.  The ribbon and the way it is tied really add just the right detail.  I love the way that the sentiment balances out the red in the berries and the background paper (rule of "3’s" at its best!).  Overall, just a fantastic use of the tree from our Believe set!

Genevieve_cassady_2Here is a project from Genevieve Cassady using Holiday Treats.  She says that this is an altered Prima Flowers bottle!  Isn’t that SO fun!  I think the candy she chose is a perfect compliment to her snowflake theme.  Pure genius with the way that she fit the scalloped punch and label stamp on the lid as well.  Just an overall fantastic project!!!

Melanie_muenchingerMelanie Muenchinger created this beautiful recipe book with a combination of Holiday Treats & Believe.  I think one of the best attributes of this project is the way that she adapted all of the sentiments from the set into section dividers for the book.  The colors are so festive too!  (Why don’t you go whip up a few of this as gifts containing your favorite recipes!  See, I just gave you an excuse to go use that Bind-it-all you bought a couple month’s ago!!!  LOL!)

Melanie_muenchinger_santaMelanie also made this Santa card with Believe.  I love the way she made him holding the "teacup" from Holiday Treats.  (The little poof of "steam is from a Faux Ribbon flourish!  Such a clever gal!).  She said that this project depicts Santa getting all cozy and ready for bed!  I love that!  She paper pieced his little polka dot pajamas, which is a really neat effect with this particular stamp.

Jeanne_turner_2Next is a stunning card from Jeanne Turner.  She paper pieced her Santa as well, but by using a different patterned paper, it has such a different look!  I love the swirls in the paper and how they are a great compliment to the font used for the sentiments in Believe.  The silver embossed dove combined with his glittery beard really add some glam.  Such a unique take from the many vintage looking projects we received utilizing this set!

Shannan_teubner_2 Here is a FAB card created by none other then Shannan Teubner.  I love, LOVE, love the way she created patterned paper with the Holiday Treats sentiments.  The colors are just a slight twist on the traditional red & green, just enough of a twist that it become fresh and new!!!  This project made me wonder what other COOL patterned paper could be made by using some of our more popular sentiments.

Heather_jackmanAnd last but not least, Heather Jackman created this project with the wreaths from our Believe set and the flower pot from Green Thumb.  I thought this was SUCH a clever idea, and talk about thinking outside the box!!!  I love the addition of the velvet ribbon!  That texture in conjunction with the color scheme just seem so rich and sophisticated.  I love that look in a Christmas card!

So those are all the Honorable Mentions from this month’s contest!  Do you wanna play this month?  Entries are due by November 13th for projects using either Piece of Cake or Snowflake Serenity stamp sets!  You can read here about all the details!

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Elizabeth Jones says:

    These projects are wonderful! No projects from the Take A Bough Set though? I guess we’ll just have to browse the Inkpad for inspiration. Great job once again ladies!

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    Dana Vitek (*danavee* on SCS) says:

    What TOTALLY FAB projects! Great job ladies, and great job Nichole too… I can’t imagine wading through all the gorgeousness that gets submitted every month!

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    Melanie Muenchinger says:

    Lovely projects, ladies! THANKS for the shout out, Nichole! (I squeaked that cookbook in only about a couple hours before the deadline I think!) The set that inspired me most this month, though(and I bought and used them all!), was Take a Bough, I’ll have to upload some my fave entries into the PT gallery!

  • 4
    Julie Masse says:

    Great projects you ladies!! Love them all – now I have some more work to do with all these great ideas!! 🙂

  • 5

    SHUT UP! I’m so glad you liked my card, Nichole! Thanks for the love…and the awesome inspiration!!

  • 6
    Carolyn King (Cammie) says:

    Fabulous projects!! Congrats ladies!

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    peggysue says:

    *squeal!!* Could you hear me shouting from my state and dancing around the kitchen? With all the talent out there I am so honored you chose one of mine. Thank you! And thanks for the lovely stamps to work with.

  • 8
    Geny says:

    Thank you for the mention Nichole, you made my day! Love all the other projects as well, you are all so so talented!

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    Rose Ann says:

    Congratulations to all of the Honorable Mention winners! Beautiful projects, ladies!!

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    Charlene Austin (Willow01) says:

    HOLY COW! I just saw this post as I was out of town for a few days. Thanks so much for liking my card, Nichole! I am thrilled to have been mentioned. Your sets are just so much fun to stamp with. OK…going to check out the new releases now….I haven’t seen the full set yet!! So excited!!

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    Kathyc says:

    This is one of my favorite parts of each reveal! I just LOVE seeing all these fabulous ideas! Thanks Nichole, and congratulations ladies; I love everyone of these!

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