Over $500 in products from the following sponsors...
( for a detailed description of all the prizes, please see HERE)
I always get a little flutter of excitement as I click on a name and wait a mili-second as the page loads to reveal a beautiful card. Every card is unique and shows some element of surprise. New stamp techniques, gorgeous ribbon or fab new paper are all waiting to be discovered as we peruse the gallery. Thank you one and all for keeping us inspired with your amazing talent week after week.
The Judges emailed in their choices and almost every Top 20 list was preceded by the words: "Everyone's work was so amazing! It was so hard narrowing it down! " To those Cardmakers that are not moving on we want you to know that we love your work and we love you as friends. Thank you for putting in so much effort into your cards - you are truly amazing artists...and now it is time to reveal your Top 20 Finalists for the Ultimate Card Showdown:
Top 20 Finalists:
Top 20 Finalist Sketch
Congratulations Cardmakers - you have made it to the next round of the Ultimate Card Showdown. One of you talented Cardmakers will be our Grand Prize Winner!
Here is your assignment for Week 3:
1. Make us the most fabulous, original and drop-dead gorgeous card based on the sketch above.
2. Post your card on your blog or public gallery and then email your card to Laura Davis who will link you up in the special Top 20 Gallery.
3. Your deadline is Midnight Saturday June 20th (U.S. Mountain Time).
4. The Top 10 Finalists will be announced here on June 21st
5. Please read the following Rules and Regulations before posting your card
We would like to thank Sakura of America for their sponsorship in the Ultimate Card Showdown. We love how their awesome pens and markers write so smooth on our scrapbook pages and cards - and we love the delicious variety of colors too :)
Sakura of America is awarding the Grand Prize winner of the Ultimate Card Showdown the following fabulous Prizes:
Jelly Roll Stardust Collection, Jelly Roll Metallic Collection, Foil Stickers with assorted Glaze Pens, Jelly Roll Stardust Clear Pen set, Quickie Glue and Fine Line Micron Pens.
Card of the Week
was sponsored by Sakura of America
We are so in love with this gorgeous little card. The colors and that darling stamp are so fresh and summery. Kim your blog, Paper Babe, is filled with so much inspiration and always a pleasure to visit. Please email me your details so that I can get your Sakura goodies off to you.
What Caught our Eye This Week....
We loved the, oh so super cute, invitation that Rebekuh on her blog: Yeebird. This has to be one of the sweetest two year old invitations eva!
The Sakura of America Random Draw...
Each week Sakura of America will give one cardmaker participating during the Challenge month some fabulous Sakura Product. This week the Sakura of America Random Draw recipient is:
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-06-14 17:11:33 UTC
Congrats Bonnie :) Please email us with the subject line: Sakura Random Winner Week 2 and your address so we can get your goodies off to you.
Tomorrow we bring you a brand new sketch, fantastic sponsor and more delicious inspiration from Design Team. You will have an opportunity to win Card of the Week, or the Sakura of America Random Draw Prize draw or get a special honorable mention as one of the Fab 5!
The competition is heating up as we anxiously await the Top 20 Finalists to upload their cards in the quest to become the Ultimate Card Showdown Winner...hope to see you here tomorrow
Hugs from Kazan, Laura and your Fab DT :)