January Honorable Mentions

Wow.  I sit here in complete AWE of the entries we received for this months Guest Star Stamper contest.  Especially for Valentine Treats.  SO many amazing entries, I probably could have easily listed another ten projects here.  It has been so interesting to see the bar raised each month. 

I have listed the winners below along with several honorable mentions which I think deserve some recognition!  All of artist's names are linked to their full contest entry which usually includes supply lists and other photos of the project. The winners will be officially displayed in our gallery a bit later on today!  

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Kimberly crawford
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Kimberly Crawford made these adorable miniature sundaes that
snuggle perfectly in handmade packaging.  I could totally visualize
these greeting someone on the kitchen counter when they returned home
from work!  The cupcake ice cream cones she created were a perfect pairing for the little cone image in Love Songs.  I love the little red rhinestone cherry on top.  Just an overall perfect project.

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Kate W I love this project created by Kate W.  The background pattern that she created with Heart Prints and Borders & Corners is just AMAZING.  It made me want to go grab those sets off the shelf and recreate it myself!  Her little coordinating Purse-onality Clutch made to match is SO adorable!  Phenomenal job, Kate!
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Jennifer Kirk
Jennifer Kirk made these sweet little treat holders to contain wrapped strawberry candies.  I loved the way she accented the heart strawberries (from My Punny Valentine) with the small flower and brad.  The color scheme is gorgeous too!

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Marjorie Eno
Marjorie Eno used the popular "Wise Owl" set to create these two love birds.  The sentiment "Owl be yours" fit perfectly.  Her color combo is bright and cheery as well!
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Fiona Yeoh
Fiona Yeoh used an nontraditional color scheme that caught my eye immediately.  I loved the overall layout of her card and just thought the whole project all together was executed perfectly.  The hand-drawn stitching is such a nice touch!
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Lolokay
lolokay created these AMAZING edible ladybugs on a stick using strawberries & grapes!  They fit perfectly in the Lolli-pop Along printable template!  You just have to check out all the details!  So clever!

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Meredith brown
Meredith Brown designed this unique valentine for a friend.  I thought the die-cut opening exposing the sentiment was such a classy detail to add.  Her color scheme is yummy too!

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Shley Newell
Ashley Newell altered one of our small heart tins to hold a shiny new diamond ring.  I thought the simplicity of the project was just perfectly executed.

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Barb Schram
Barb Schram used a no-bake cookie recipe to make these delectable strawberry concoctions that are rolled in sparkly pink sugar. I loved the presentation and just though the whole project was so well thought out!

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Justine Fredrick
Justine Fredrick
made a special teacher's gift using Love Songs.  The small paper basket
is so dainty and a good use of Nestabilities dies.  The color scheme is cheerful and certain to make anyone's day a bit brighter!

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Kate W created these
ADORABLE onesies using Forest Friends.  Her use of dark t-shirt
transfers provided vivid results that make the final product look
almost store bought.  One look at how well they turned out and you will be wanting to make your own!  Some of the sentiments could be used to make great tees with a bit of attitude for a tween!  As Kate mentions in her write up, a few strategically placed rhinestones would be a great addition to a project like this as well!

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Beth Wilson
GSS-Winner-heading  Beth Wilson put together this adorably sweet baby card using Bitty Baby Blessings.  I loved the background that she build with Guide Lines as well; the colors just jump right off the page at you.  The sweet little buttons on either side of the sentiment were the perfect finishing detail.  Such a happy card that any new mom would proudly treasure as a keepsake!!!

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Gabs
Gabs used a mixture of two of our popular background sets, Faux
Ribbon
& Background Basics: Stars, to build a beautifully balanced
card.  The chocolate and ocean tides color scheme is one of my new
favorites.  The focal point she created with the small flowers &
sentiment are just the perfect finishing touch.
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Barbara DeBose
Barbara DeBose used the Papertrey classic Out on a Limb to create this entry.  I loved how vibrant the colors were and the divided paneling she used on the branch image.  This card would definitely brighten anyone's day!

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Kimberly Crawford
Kimberly Crawford created a small keepsake box that is decorated using Beautiful Blooms & Raspberry
Fizz Mix papers
.  The overall project just really struck a chord with
me and I kept coming back to it again and again.  The  sentiment used
from Heart Prints Sentiments is a perfect compliment to the style of the box,
especially the way she highlighted the word "heart" using raspberry
ink. Loved this project!

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Kate W
Kate W had SEVERAL great previous set entries, but this one stood out as one of my favorites.  Her use of Remember was beautifully executed.  The way she integrated one of the rectangular frames from Borders & Corners really helped to emphasize this focal point.  This girls got talent!

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Maile Belles
Maile Belles used Warm Happiness on this simple one layer card.  I thought the way she layered the mug outline images was just so sophisticated, easy to replicate and stylish all at the same time.  Great project.

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So there they all are!  I hope you enjoyed all of these selections.  I would love to see YOU featured here next month!  You can read all about this month's categories and guidlelines on how to enter HERE.  Happy stamping!

Nichole Heady

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