Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ultimate Card Showdown Top 20, Card of the Week & The Fab 5!

*Grand Prize*
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:
(Alphabetical Order)
Each of the Top 20 Finalists will receive goodies from the following amazing Sponsors: 

1. Amy
2. Angie
4. Carly
5. Cheryl
7. Eva
8. Jenn
9. Jo
10. Kathryn
12. Milli
13. Monika
15. Randee
18. Tammy

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

Congratulations to 


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.

Fab 5!

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 :) 


Jenny said...

Huge congrats to all the winners, can't wait to see all the fab cards next week!

Frida said...

Congrats to all the top 20 finalists, cotw-winner and the
fab 5 !!!
It was a pleasure and honour to be one of the top 30 but now I wish the rest good luck !!!

AnnaB said...

Congrats everyone who made it on to Top20...! You were amazing and I'm really looking forward to seeing what you'll come up with next!

Kristine said...

I can't believe I made it to the top 20!
Amazing! Have to figure out something cool for the next sketch!
Congrats to the other winners too;)
Hugs from Kristine

just_shine said...

I'm thrilled to be in the top 20... I'm totally speechless:)
thanks Laura and Kazan!
Congrats to all that made the top 20!
So many beautiful cards were made!

Martha said...

Congratulations to all the top 20 finalists,the fab 5 and the card of the week winner!!!
Top 20, good luck with this next sketch! And I was honored to be in the top 30!

Sandra Korten said...

Congrats to alle the finalists!!
What an amazing cards you've made!
Congrats to the fab 5 and card of the week winner!
Sandra :-)

cnelson said...

Wow! So thrilled to be in the Top 20!!!!! Amazing, Amaziiiiiiiiiinnnnnggggg cards by everyone!!! Congrats to all the Top 20 finalists and card of the week and Fab 5!!!

claudia shadler said...

Wow! you ladies sure did show us your full potential this time! Your cards were beautiful all the way through! Congrats to the Top 20 and Kim for COTW, the Fab5 and Bonnie for that awesome prize she won!!!

Clouds :D

Eva said...

Thank you for picking my card as one of the top 20!!! It made me so happy and I just want to congratulate the other amazingly talented ladies, who made it, too. Also a huge congrats to the Card of the Week winner and the Fab 5's...amazing work ladies!!! The contest is heating up...can't wait to see what gorgeous eye candies will everyone come up with! Thank you again and have a fabulous week! Hugs, Eva

Angie Tieman said...

Thanks so much for choosing my card for the top 20! A huge congrats to the other winners and all of the top 30 cardmakers, they were all so awesome, I can't imagine having to narrow it down! Big whoo! hoo! to Kim and the Fab 5 too, beautiful work!

Unknown said...

WOW! what an honor to make it to the next round... every card was amazing!

Latisha said...

Congrats to the Card of the Week, fab 5 and our top 20 wooo hooo
Way to go girls!!

~amy~ said...

A big YAHOO for the Top 20!!!! It was a hoot being part of the Top 30! Congrats also to the Fab 5 & COTW Winners too!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats top 20 finalists and THANK YOU for picking me for the fab 5!

~dawne said...

Congrats to the Top 20 & everyone else that participated. The cards were amazing!!!

Daniella said...

Congratulations to all of the winners!!

Tanis said...

What a fun EXCITING thing to come home to today!!!

Thanks so much :) And a HUGE Congrats to all the girls who made it to the next round, the card of the week winner and the Fab 5!!

Sandra MacLean said...

Whoa!! Are you girls serious?!? I think I need a bit of a lie down after this news! LOL I am truly honored and so very thankful to Kazan, Laura and the DT judges. Thank you so much for voting my card into the Top 20! Once my hands stop shaking, I'll raid my paper stash for some inspiration. :) Congratulations to Kim and this week's Fab Five!! Such fab cards!

Giovana said...

Congratulations to the Top 20!! I was very honored to be part of the 30, it was my first time entering in a contest like this and I feel a winner already :).
I can't wait to see your creations ladies!!

God bless you all.

Sankari W. said...

WOW! Thank you so much Kazan, Laura and judges for this Top 20 honor! I am so thrilled and excited!!! A big Congrats to Kim winner of COTW winner and the Fab 5 and all fellow showdown players :) Big hugs and Big Thanks!!!
Sunny smiles :)
Sankari :)

danni reid. said...

I am so thrilled & honored to be selected to top 20, thank you so much Kazan, Laura & ALL the judges. Thank you to ALL the amazing community & ALL the ladies in the top 30 who were so supportive & left the sweetest of comments on ALL our blogs. ALL the comments truly hugged my ♥♥♥ as I KNOW they did for everyone participating, it meant so, so much.

HUGE congrats to Kim winner of Card of the Week and the Fab 5, those cards are amaaaazing!

hugs & so much love!

Ann said...

BIG congrats to the Top 20!!! I can't wait to see what you ladies create next!

Thanks to Laura, Kazan, and all the judges for your hard work. I consider it a HUGE privilege to have made the Top 30.

anja curvers said...

Huge congrats to the top 20 and believe me it was a tough decision to narrow it down to 20. You all made very beautiful cards.
Also congrats to Kim for winning the COTW and ofcourse to the fab 5 you did a wonderful job.
Good luck to the top 20.

Savitri said...

I am so behind on what day it is. I thought you posted the winners early this week :P

Congrats to the top 20 and yes, it was tough to narrow it down (granted going from 400+ to 30 was uberly difficult)!! They were all gorgeous!

I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!!

Randee E said...

Wow!!! Congrats to all of the winners! To be considered in the top 20 is just amazing. I was inspired by everyone who participated in both sketches and am looking forward to seeing more jaw-dropping entries this week !!

Amy C said...

OMG!! I can't believe that I am in the top 20!! I am completely honored to have been chosen. I thought that all of the top 30 finalists cards ROCKED!! Congrats to the other top 20 finalists and to Kim and the fab 5 as well.

Amy ♥

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

OMG! I had no idea I made the top 20!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you so much girls :)Congrats to the other winners too!

Julie Overby said...

Congrats to all the winners!!