October 28, 2009

Not Your Regular Ruffles Challenge Winners!

You're not making my job any easier, friends! Oh the agony!

I love that this was our most widely-tried challenge to date! Woot! Thanks to everyone who entered! I hope all y'all had a great time 'cause it sure looked like you did! :)

Are you ready to see the winners? Are you ready to see these innovative uses of ruffles--I mean, after all, these aren't your regular ruffles now, are they?

May I have a drum roll, please?

Thank you. Ladies and ladies, I give you the winners of the Not Your Regular Ruffles Challenge:

HB2U Card by Dee Woodland

Moxie Fab Alert: Ohmyohmy! This is such a sweet card on so many levels! I love the simple color scheme, the way the brackets stretch the card lengthwise, the cute little scallop at the bottom, and the multiple functions of the layered ruffles: they ground the design, provide some trendy whimsy, and underline the sentiment all at once! Moxie fab, Dee! Moxie fab!

One Candle Card by Joanne Basile

Moxie Fab Alert: Speaking of sweetness, this one is pure sugar. Made for her one-year-old niece, Joanne has made a perfect play on pink while the ruffle trumps it all! I love the way the ruffle enhances the femininity without overpowering it. This card is so sweet you can almost taste it! Moxie love!

Gracious Hostess Card by Jessica Rosario

Moxie Fab Alert: Now this really isn't your regular ruffle! I love Jessica's take on the challenge with this shaped card. She's creatively made an apron completely out of paper with a ruffled skirt at the bottom and paired that with an apropos purpose. I mean, what hostess wouldn't just love to receive this "thanks" for her efforts? I would! I would!

Welcome Little One Card by Odette

Moxie Fab Alert: The ruffle on this card is just the right touch. It adds the perfect detail to this vintage carriage without overpowering the design! Bravo, Odette! Bravo!

Celebrate with Style Card by Vanessa Menhorn

Moxie Fab Alert: Stylish and chic, this card asks you to celebrate in style with some moxie fab style of its own. The color scheme is moxie fab, the chandlier is moxie fab, the font of the sentiment is moxie fab, the placement of the pearls is moxie fab, and the addition of that big ruffle with the oversized button as its focal point is, well, you know, moxie fab! You go, girl!

Congratulations again to the winners! And while there were a TON of stellar projects in the challenge, here are a few more projects that "ruffled" my feathers: Amy H, Cindy C, Deanne, Lulu, and Heidi Van Laar. Thanks to everyone for bringing such joy to the challenge, friends!

Winners, please send me your addresses in an email to me at cedvalson@papercraftsmag.com with "Ruffles Challenge" in the subject line and I will get your prizes mailed to you as well as email you your Moxie Fab World Challenge Winner badges for your blogs.

Before I go, I've got something special to share with you. Remember our Gradient is Radiant Challenge from a couple of weeks ago? If you recall, it came straight from the Moxie Fabs column in the September/October 2009 issue of Paper Crafts magazine. Well, this past Saturday I got an email from a reader who was so inspired by this card made by Celeste Rockwood-Jones:

...that she turned it into a decoration for the library where she works. Check it:

Ellen Whitehead in front of her inspired wall decoration

Isn't this just somethin'?

Can I tell you how much this kinda stuff just absolutely warms my heart? I love to see the way that all y'all are inspired, whether it's in the pages of Paper Crafts magazine, on Paper Crafts Connection, or here on this blog. Thanks, Ellen, and to all of you, for sharing your inspiration with all of us!

I've got a new challenge waiting for you tomorrow, friends, and I promise you, it will be plump, ripe, juicy, and delicious!

Inspired by you,

~Cath

PS Believe it or not, the Moxie Fab World Blogiversary is coming up...and soon! What questions do you have? What behind-the-scenes info would you like to know? What would you like to see more of? What would you like to see less of? What do you love? What do you not love? You know, what do you and/or what would you? Send me an email at cedvalson@papercraftsmag.com by Sunday, November 9 and maybe your question/comment will be featured on a certain blogiversary post near you!

32 comments:

NinaB said...

Every single one is just beautiful. Congratulations to all the winners!

Erika M. said...

Congrats to all the winners - amazing creations all the way around!

Eveline said...

Congratulations to every one. Beautiful ruffles.
Eveline.

Vanessa said...

Oooohh! Thank you soo much! My poor little, smooched-too-much girl had to endure a hopping, hugging, kissing dance for the last minutes ;)
Congrats to all the other winners - adorable work all around!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations to all the winners. What beautiful creations and interpretations of ruffles, so outstanding!
I love Moxie Fab World, you have the greatest contests and the very best inspiration photos! I am so glad to have found this site just 2 months ago! Thanks for every post!

Donna VW said...

I love how all the different ideas using the same theme! Thanks.

Amy said...

Thank Cath, for the shout out! :) Congrats to all the winners!! All the cards were soo gorgeous!! Great work!

Deanna said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! What an awesome surprise to see my card at the top of you post! And among such awesome work, so exciting!

Thanks again and can't wait for the next challenge!

Jamie said...

Congrats to all the winners! The projects are fabulous!

Karen Motz said...

Wow, those winning cards are really beautiful eye candy!!! Congrats to everyone who participated!

Julie Masse said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!! I love how each ruffle is unique but beautiful!! :) Congrats to the winners!!

~Lori Roop (loree2000 SCS) said...

Fabulous, fabulous choices Cath!! Congratulations ladies!!

I'm totally in love with the apron!

Dee Dee said...

Congrats ladies!! Love the baby carriage.

Betty-Ann said...

Love the ruffles!
Re: blogaversary...
What I love most about the Moxie Fab World is your energy Cathy... your posts exude enthusiasm! I also love all the new products you showcase here; I count on you to keep me up on the latest paper trends...Thanks!

Jessica said...

What... who me????? I'm speechless!!! Thank you so much for choosing my card, Cath. What an honor. Love all the other ones you chose. And you do have a tuff job because there were lots of great projects all together :)

Heidi Van Laar said...

Congrats to all the winners!!! These are all just gorgeous...I definitely see some things I will be trying in the near future!

Great big thanks for the shout out Cath!

Thespa said...

Fab! I loved these projects! When I saw the card with the baby carriage on her blog this week I just knew it would be a winner. Too cute! Thanks for the fun Cath and for inspiring us to get some projects done.

Gina K. said...

These are beautiful cards. Dee's card knocks me out! And I love Odette's baby carriage. (That is super sweet and Jessica's pleats are so creative.) The garter on Vanessa's card is also really creative. They are all great! Now, I need to go look at all the other links too. Laundry can wait. Great challenge Cath!

erica922 said...

wow i wish i could make cards so gorgeous like the one here, beautiful work

Charlene said...

Congrats Dee!!!! WTG!!!! Im so happy for you!!

charli said...

I love the challenges here and the photos of your inspirations too...things I might not see all in the same place if it weren't for MoxieFab.

Congrats to the winners--lots of great work!

Doris P. said...

Wow! Your creations are wunderfull inspirations!!
Hugs from Austria
Doris

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Happy almost blogaversary---keep the good stuff comin!

Courtney Baker said...

How fantastic are those cards! They are beautiful!

Brooke said...

They are all truly great cards!! Well done ladies.

Great to see the Halloween decoration too, that's some major inspiration right there.

Winter said...

Congrats ladies! Great picks Cath! :)

suzARTe said...

Congratulations ladies, such beautiful creations.

jonaks said...

those ruffles are really so gorgeous!

Cindy Lee said...

Congrats ladies!! I had a good time looking at all those beautiful cards!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, I can see you would have had a hard time chosing the winners. Even the links you provided were outstanding. The idea of doing a ruffle rainbow is amazing. Congratulations to all the talented winners. Thanks for posting the gradient to radiant artist as well. Awesome to see.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all the winners.All the winner's cards are absolutely gorgeous. I do notice something though, the desing is clean. Is this something you take into condiration to pick your favorities. What about other styles that did a great job with the ruffles inspiration. Just a thought! I love your blog, I have been following it since its beginning. Great challenges!!


Melissa

Biotin hair growth said...

OK this challenge was super hard for me. I was not feeling it AT ALL...but I was determined not to let it stop me. LOL. Over at Moxie Fab World there is a challenge to incorporate ruffles into you card. Much easier said than done for me.