Archive for the ‘Top 3’ Category:
As I often say when I go through our entries at the end of every challenge, "Wow! What a great variety of fabulous projects!" And so it was this week when all that we asked of you was to use something that Stampin' Up! has had in its Sizzix Collection. You all did a wonderful job of showing off just how diverse the Sizzix line of products is!
So here is my favorite part of every challenge – naming our Top 3! And thanks to all of the rest of you, many of whom got multiple votes for the top 3. We love ll your projects!
Stef Perry. There are so many great details in this card that really do make it a, "Wow!" We all agree that Stef did a fab job highlighting the Baja Breeze background and one of us even offered up a sigh that we're going to lose this color that's a favorite of many of us. The Sizzix texture throughout this card along with (did I mention this before) all the great details give it a lovely vintage-antique feel. Just lovely!
Vicki Parson. It's always fun to have a 3-dimensional project as an entry, and Vicki did this one up beautifully. The colors are so much fun with all the various Sizzix details in the project. We especially like how the flowers mask where the handle ends meet the box. Fun project!
Julia Quinn. We just couldn't resist this beautifully-embossed Vellum – such a nice job with it all centered on the project! The layered ribbons are beautiful and the perfect accent for the embossing. The addition of the paper doily is a striking accent for this soft and elegant card!
Not as many of you as usual were interested in our challenge to make a monochromatic project. But, wow, did you all submit some wonderful! projects! The vast majority of those who entered projects in this challenge got at least one vote from our Design Team. So you know we had a hard time coming up with our Top 3!
So here they are and congratulations to all! You can click on their photo to go to the blog post about their entry. The Top 3 can pick up the sidebar code for their blogs over at the left.
Sue Rowe. Sue said that she is going to miss Baja Breeze in the Stampin' Up! color collection and she showed this favorite color off with a stunningly beautiful design. We were so impressed with the dimension and detail of the central flower on this card, and the Netting background gives just the perfect amount of texture to everything in the foreground. So much elegance in a clean and simple design!
Chris Smith. Chris said that she is going to miss River Rock in the Stampin' Up! color collection, and she, too, certainly showed us all why she likes to use it! What an elegant design with the doily and butterflies and the way Chris combined the River Rock with her background color. And there is so much dainty elegance in the texture that she used with all of her layers.
Fiona Whitten. We all loved the reverse design that Fiona made with her sponging of the Sizzix doily design. It's especially effective with the dark to light tones, and with the punched butterflies landing perfectly on the edge to show off the color!
I have to tell you that this challenge provided a lot more fun that many of our challenges – and you'll know what I mean if you make sure to read the blog post for the first of our Top 3 entrants for the challenge. I'm still laughing, and I can probably truthfully claim to have memorized the whole story!
Thanks so much to all of you who joined in in our "Going Green" challenge, and we're all looking forward to seeing all of you – and even more! – as we get deeper and warmer intro Spring!
Charissa Laarman. We loved the dimension in Charissa's Shamrock and the texture that highlighted the entire card.
Stampin' Up!'s annual Sale-a-bration event is definitely popular if the number of entrants that we had during this challenge is any indication! What fun we had with all of the samples that all of you shared with us. As always, though, we have chosen our Top Three and, as always, we had a tough time picking those Top Three! You are all so talented. Thanks for everyone who joined us for this challenge.
So now for our Top Three!
Julie Wadlinger. This is a very unique layout for this card! There are so many different elements that are parts of this project – so creative!
KarrenJ. Karren constructed the Saffron and Black to make such a clean, beautifully designed card.
Christie. We loved the way she used the papers and stamps and colors to make such a fun box!