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:
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
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!!