Friday, November 21, 2008

I won, I won,

I won!

I won the Gr8 Creative Idol Contest at Just Cre8!!!

The prize: a $100 gift basket, three months on their Design Team (starting in January) and a gift certificate to their store!!!!

I am so excited!!!!!!! (Can you tell? ;) )

I love how this contest was set up. There were five rounds, with a challenge of some sort for each round. The challenges were posted on Saturday morning and everyone had until Wednesday evening to post their layout. The gallery was hidden from everyone's view until all the layouts were entered. Then, no one could comment until the judges were finished judging that round.

The judges were Catherine Tachdjian and Kerry McRorie from Scrapbook and Cards Today, Leica Forrest, from Canadian Scrapbooker and Vicki Boutin & Greta Hammond, 2007 CK Hall of Famers!

Each design was judged on the following criteria:

1. originality
2. design
3. photography
4. journaling
5. relevance to challenge topic

Every participant received one point, for participation. The judges then picked their top 5 picks, in order of preference and awarded the additional points per judge as following: 1st place - 5 pts, 2nd place - 4 pts, 3rd place -3 pts, etc...

The first round's challenge was to create a layout using an advertising slogan:

The second challenge was to create a layout using a rebus:

The third challenge was an ad inspiration challenge. Here's the ad:

And my layout it inspired:

The fourth challenge was to create a gift. I made my counting book for Sage:

And the final challenge was "kind of bridal": Create a layout using
something old
something new
something borrowed
something blue
BUT, it couldn't be a wedding layout (thank goodness!)

Here's my layout:

Thanks again to Sue for organizing the contest, the judges (how hard that job must have been-- the other entries were just gorgeous!!) and all the other participants. It was such a blast!!


Happay said...

congrats on your win, those are some awesome projects. yay!!

Heather M. said...

woooooohhhhhhooooooooo!!!!! leigh, that is so awesome! congrats! i love what you created! i didn't even know you were in the contest! that is so awesome!

Staci said...

Oh big congrats Leigh! So well deserved - you do beautiful work!!

Renee Lamb said...

oh wow Leigh! that is fabulous news and you're right! the setup of the contest was brilliant! You totally rocked each of those challenges - no wonder you won the whole shebang! CONGRATS girl!!

Leah said...

Congrats Leigh!! You deserve it!!

LoRi said...

Wow!! Congratulations! Your creations are great, well deserved!

Sue said...

Congratulstions, Leigh and welcome to my Crew!! It was well deserved - your designs each week were beautiful!! And that book just RAWKED!!

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with our kits!!

Debbie ♥ ♥ said...

Congrats on the big win...that's so awesome!!!! Your creations are fabulous!!

kim_sonksen said...

OMG chica - I am SO SO SO dang thrilled for you! I am doing a happy dance for you...I seriously am.What a FAB prize!

Danielle Holsapple said...

How exciting!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!! You deserved it!

Laurence said...

That's fabulous, congrats Leigh !
Je ne savais pas que ces pages étaient pour un concours je les ai trouvée extraordinaire.

eva said...

Congrats, Leigh!!!
You are on such a roll. Well deserved.

Joli said...

Congrats Leigh!!!!

Wendy Kwok said...

Woohoo... congrats! Your works are amazing... no wonder you won! You rock!