Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Winners, winners, winners . . .

Yes, I said "Winners . . ."  But before I get to that, I just want to say a big "THANK YOU"  to each and everyone of you who participated in the "Banners" blog hop.  It's because of you that it was a tremendous success!

I also want to say "THANK YOU" to everyone for their kind and thoughtful comments . . . they mean so much to me.  It's one of the reasons I'm honored to be on CropChocolate's Design Team . . . you have been so encouraging in everything I done so far.  And you all know, I was a bit nervous at first because I felt we had some pretty big shoes to fill.

Okay, enough of my rambling on and on . . . I seem to do that a lot, don't I?  lol :)  As I was going thru your comments, I noticed that my "Followers" increased from 54 to 71 in just 2 days . . . WOW!!!  So due to this overwhelming response, I decided to give away one (1) blog candy for each increase of 5.  So in addition to my 1st blog candy,  I'll be giving away an additional three (3) blog candies . . . what can I say?  I LOVE to give away blog candy!!!

But before I announce the winners, I want to also let you know that I'm trying to decide which advice to take for the "Summer Fun" layout . . . since I just got all the comments printed yesterday and have been busy getting things in order for my upcoming surgery tomorrow, I'll announce the winner (or maybe winners) for the "Advice" contest on Monday August 6th, along with a picture of the final layout.  So please come back to find out if you were the one whose advice I followed . . . I have to admit, there was a lot of GREAT advice and I may follow 2 or 3. :)

Okay, on to the winners . . . . .

{{{drum roll, please}}}

First winner . . . . .
Julie Odil  

"Great projects! I love how you used tickets for a banner. How clever is that? OK, for what to do with the last layout. I'm into spattering ink right now. The upper left corner seems a little empty. I think a couple little droplets of a matching ink color would solve your problem. Some Glimmer Mist or similar product -- but I don't usually spray them, I flick them instead -- more control that way."
Second winner . . . 
Caryn S
"Great use of banners in all your projects. Maybe for the last project, something small in the upper left hand corner to balance the string in the the opposite corner? I wouldn't put something big like a journaling block there because you don't want to overfill your page. just something like a little button or brad or even another twine squiggle..."

Third winner . . . 
Monchan :)
"I love the balance and color combinations of your layouts! :) Thanks for some fun ideas. For the layout, it is great, but perhaps a sunshine-yellow mat may "complete" the look and let the picture be more of the focus? :) I also how you let such a mundane but whimsical inspiration be the basis of your card. :)"

And the Fourth winner . . . 
Victoria S
"wow i love your card nad teh 2 layouts! def gnna PN them! for the last one i owu ssay that you dont need any more embellishments -i would just fill that empty space with a little mist or flecks of ink.. splatter effect. i also like the suggestion of inking the edges msyb with white. i was thinking just extend the white craft ink or paint a little further under the round patterned paper to balance it some
but it is gorgewous just as it is...
i am following you"

Please send my your real name and mailing address via email    OR you can PM me on CropChocolate at clayton528.    Once I have everyone's info, I'll get these out in the mail . . . as most know, I don't drive and because I've had nothing but problems with my local PO, I have to go into the main PO which is 20 miles away.  Which means I have to get a ride . . . so it's just easier if I do all of them at once.  I hope you all understand . . . and if I don't hear from someone within a week, I draw another name after trying to contact them again.

Once again, THANK YOU for all of your kind comments and words of encouragement.  And remember to keep an eye out on Monday August 6th to see whose advice I took and who will win a super special blog candy. :)

Till the next time I'm up in the night.  Kathy


Julie Odil

Woohoo! This is too funny! You win my blog candy, and I win yours!

Victoria S.

Thanks for being so generous! i cant wait to see what you decided to do with your layout which is absolutely FINE the way it is, but if you tweek it, i want to seeee.
Victoria ♥

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