Friday, August 6, 2010

STATE FAIR SWEEP!




Rick and I just got back from the NJ State Fairgrounds where I looked to see if I got a ribbon for any of my three cards. What a surprise to see that all three took first class in each category!

Best of all, there was an additional "Special Award" ribbon for my Christmas Distress card in the Professional category--I could hardly believe it!





This was the first year I had to compete on the "professional" level (for teaching classes,) so I wasn't too sure how my cards would stack up against other professionals.

Several thanks are in order. First, to Susan Raihala of Simplicity for her advice on moving the greeting further down on the Christmas card for better balance. I'm sure that helped sway the judges!

Second, to Dawn Lusk for her birdseed shaker card that I CASEd HERE (Feb. 1 post,) which proves she's a winner too!

Finally, to Our Daily Bread Designs and Flourishes for making such beautiful stamps to use. Winners all!

18 comments:

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So cool! I'm so happy for you Doris! Fabulous job!!!

:-)

Dawn said...

OMGoodness!!! How cool is that! CONGRATULATIONS on all your winnings!!! and I'm flattered that you entered a CASE'd creation of mine!!

Susan Raihala said...

Congratulations! How wonderful!

I had no idea state fairs included cardmaking. How cool is that?

Mary said...

Wow, Wow and WOW ....Congratulations Doris, what a great accomplishment! Your cards are beautiful!

Grace said...

Wow! Congratulations!!! Great cards in all categories and you certainly chose great stamps to work with as well!!! So happy for you!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Congratulations!! How exciting!! Such beautiful work!!! Blessings, Angie

Monika Reeck said...

Congrats on all your winnings dear Doris....great cards too dear....FAB job....hugs from Muenchen

Diane said...

Congratulations! Well deserved honor. Your cards are wonderful!

Bonnie said...

Way to go Doris!!! Beautiful cards from what I can see. Keep up the good work!

LeAnne said...

Good for you! In what town is this fair????

Francie G. said...

How exciting! Congrats! Your cards are beautiful!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

OMG! Congratulations and so happy for you! love all the cards too! have fun,and I shall catch up with you soon! still trying to get better after having a relapse! Bye for now enjoy your win!Hugs always! G

Kelley said...

Awesome cards!! Congratulations on your winning entries!!! How fun for you!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

OH how fun!! Congrats on your winnings!!

Jill said...

So impressed and happy for you!!! I'm not surprised, though, your cards are fabulous!! ;)

Shelly said...

Wow!!! How terrific!!! Congratulations Doris!!!!

maryr917 said...

wow doris what an honor-I know you were excited-beautiful cards by the way

dana said...

Yippeeee for YOU! That's so great that your cards were so honored. State fairs are wonderful! We went to ours in MO last summer. . . and I was especially interested in the 4-H section. When I was a kiddo, I entered a, from scratch, angel food cake in the st. fair (from my 4-H Club)...and I received a blue ribbon on it!!! I think I still have that ribbon in a scrap book I made when I was a kid.

Your summer seems to be filled with fun.....loved the fellows with the critters on their hats. Bet the kids loved em, too!

Keep cool...and thanks for your suggestions!! Dana