July 25, 2012

The Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge Winners


While the latest and greatest issue of Stamp It! Cards has proven to be as inspiring as ever, so, too, are your challenge entries for our Stamp It! Cards Week promotional challenges. I know I say this every time, but it's true. It becomes increasingly difficult to narrow down my choices to two winners in every category. And so, as I did with our last promotional week challenge, the Card Creations Week Challenge I'm also linking to three moxie notables in each category as well.

We've got a lot of ground to cover today, so let's just jump right in, shall we?

The winners of the Thank You Card Challenge in Stamp It! Cards Week are:


Moxie Fab Alert: I could tell that Sue was paying attention when I said in the instructions for this challenge, Create a thank you card in which stamping is the primary technique. Indeed, everything on this card but the twine is stamped, and so expertly at that. The tone-on-tone stamping she did for the background has rendered me breathless, and the unexpected color scheme is risky and wonderful all at the same time. 


Moxie Fab Alert: Not only is this card wonderfully trendy, but I just love the fact that Annette has stamped on some washi tape to create a funky effect! And note the movement in the card. See how the lines keep taking your eyes around and around the design? It's an effect that adds a liveliness to this already vibrant card!

Moxie notables in this category include Amber Kroening, Jacqueline.fr, and Chupa.

Next up, the winners of the Congratulations Card Challenge:


Moxie Fab Alert: Simple, fun, and lovely, this card has a balance in its design that makes my heart sing!


Moxie Fab Alert: I gasped out loud when I first saw this card. I love the detail in the stamped flowers that Karen fussy cut before placing them to the left of the gorgeous die-cut frame. The font choice is perfect for the tone of the card, and the fact that she kept the color scheme really simple gives it an unmistakable dramatic power.

Moxie notables in this category include Tracy, Virginia L., and Aimes.

In our Hello Card Challenge, these are the winning cards:


Moxie Fab Alert: Sweet as pie, the image of this little cutie waving her tiny arm from atop that fluffy snowbank with a dusting of sparkly snowflakes in the background simply melted my heart at first glance.


Moxie Fab Alert: The fun and cute factor in this card is as high as the sky! Fun butterflies, cute scallop edging, fun dimension, cute little "hello." And that pop of a color scheme? Moxie to the fab! 

Moxie notables in this category include Jingle, Marion, and Kelly Rasmussen.

Moving right along, here are the winners of the Love Card Challenge:

Moxie Fab Alert: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. First off: color scheme. Secondly: texture and dimension. And finally: movement. The cutie little sentiment in the bottom right-hand corner doesn't hurt, either.


Moxie Fab Alert: Oh my edgy trendy moxie fabulousness, Piali! I absolutely adore this card on so many levels I am profoundly speechless. (And that doesn't happen very often.)

Moxie notables in this category include  Michelle Bala, Jackie R., and Kelly Rasmussen.

And last but certainly not least, the winner of the Birthday Card Challenge:


Moxie Fab Alert: This card is magical. It's in the way the flowers move from left to right, sweeping our eyes to the top of the card in a spray of intense color, dark to light. It's in the layered pops of dimension making it come to life. It's in the perfectly placed sentiment. It's in the rhinestones, so minimal, and yet so necessary. It's in the gasp that you utter when you see it,  a breath that wins you over to its loveliness forever.


Moxie Fab Alert: There is so much joy in this card I can hardly stand it. Light, airy, and delightful, the coloring in this image has me skipping merrily along with the rest of my day, and into my dreams.

Moxie notables in this category include Tracy, Karen Dunbrook, and Melissa.

Join me in congratulating these talented stampers, friends. I'd also like to offer a special thanks to all 540 of  you who joined in on this challenge. There are so many moxie fab cards that I could have featured here today, and as I mentioned in this post, you are a winner every time you take the risk to play.

Winners (that is, those of you whose pictured cards were featured), please send me your address in an email to cedvalson@papercraftsmag.com and I'll set you up with your "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winning buttons for your blogs as well as a copy of Stamp It! Cards, Volume 9.

If you'd like to leave some love for these ladies before you go today, I'll send two random luckies a copy of Stamp It! Cards just for taking the time to do so. Just be sure your comment is registered by midnight EDT on Sunday, July 29.

I am so stinkin' inspired!

~Cath

PS Now that this challenge has wrapped up, it's time to turn your attentions to our Hooked on Hexagons Challenge. I mean seriously, how much more fun does it ever get? Entries are due at midnight on Monday.

105 comments:

JPScraps said...

Congrats to all the winners! All the cards are fabulous!

Indy said...

These are absolutely amazing! Couldn't pick a favorite!

Tonya said...

Congratulations to all of the winners. Your creations are fabulous!

Maryann said...

Soo many really gorgeous cards shown here, and showing on all of them is these wonderful clear and bright summercolors, that just is putting smiles on our faces, when we see something like this. Or at least, that´s how I feel, when I see something so bright and beautiful as these cards here. ell done girl, you´ve all done an awesome job on all these beauties here today.

Rachel W K said...

congrats ladies! my favies are the teal and red cards, but all are gorgeous (as always!)
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Kathy (krolski) said...

Congrats to all the winners! Such amazing and gorgeous cards!

Edna said...

The cards are all so beautiful and have such great techniques. Congratulations!!!

Alienka said...

Very beautiful cards! I think it was very difficult to choose the winners. Congrats to them!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Congrats everyone!! So much talent here! Thanks, Cath, for picking my Neon Thank You card. What an honor!

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW!!! Congrats to all the winners! Beautiful work by all!

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Carolyn King said...

BEAUTIFUL cards. I cannot imagine how hard it was to narrow the selections down to just a few! Love each one!

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Congrats to all winners!!!! Stunning cards indeed!!

Auntie Em said...

Congrats to all the winners, the honourable mentions and the stampers who sent their creations in! It's always so exciting to see the cards you choose in these challenges.
I really like how you point out in each card why you chose it. It really helps me know what to try on my own cards and what works and why. I have learned a lot from your posts.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Kelly Rasmussen said...

congrats everyone! such a wonderful bunch on cards! and thanks, cath, for choosing my birthday card...i'm honored! :)

Myoriah said...

Congrats winners! What fabulous cards were entered. Looking at the entries I could see how you had a difficult time picking winners Cath.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Congrats to all the winners! Every card is so beautiful, unique and inspiring. Cath, great job on picking the winners! I don't know how you do it. I don't think I could pick just two.

Casey said...

Congrats to the winners! Love that Neon Thank you card! So bright and happy!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Pinning like mad! Those cards are magical and so inspiring!

Aixa M. said...

Congratulations, ladies! All your cards are awesome!

cindy said...

The cards are so interesting and unique. I loved viewing them. Congratulations to all the winners. It must be so rewarding to see your card selected. When I get a few minutes, I'd like to really study the cards so they are really inspiring.

Ngan R. said...

These cards are all so beautiful and creative. I am inspired by each and every one. Congratulations, ladies!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Holy cow these are some inspiring cards! Congrats!

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

I love these cards! Great use of color

Sue McRae said...

Congratulations everyone and I'm tickled pink to have my thank you card chosen as one of the winners!

Mirta Sanchez said...

What a great line up! 540 entries? WOW!

Susan said...

Congrats to all the winners, very inspiring cards!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Congrats everyone! Gorgeous cards!!

NinaN said...

Congrats Ladies! Fabulous cards! All of them!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats to the winners! Each one of them is beautiful! Thank you, Cath,for hosting these super fun challenges! I really enjoy seeing everyone's entries!

pcm said...

fabulous cards!

Anita Kejriwal said...

Congrats to all the winners!! All the cards are so beautiful!!

Nicole Doiron said...

WOW! What a bunch of beautiful cards! All winners for SURE! Congrats!!! And thanks for sharing! :)

Christy said...

Congratulations to the winners and kudos to everyone for putting yourself out there, being so creative and taking a chance on winning! Your hard work doesn't go unnoticed!

Darlene Satkewich said...

Congrats ladies! Gorgeous cards! Cath, I don't know how you pick the winners, they are all so wonderful!!!

Lin said...

Well done, ladies - I always look forward to the winners' post - I get some huge inspiration here always!

Melissa said...

Congratulations to everyone! I love looking all the fabulous creations!! Thanks for choosing my b'day card as an honorable mention. :)

Helen F. said...

Wonderful cards! Congrats to all the Moxie Fab picks! Couldn't have been easy for Cath...there were so many great cards posted on these challenges!

Aimes said...

Wow! What fabulous winners! I love how you explain what makes each card a winning entry and I too adore Piali's card especially!
Thanks for having me as a 'moxie notable'! :)
Hugs!
x

stamplover2011 said...

Congrats to all the winners!!! Your cards are amazing!

dkerske said...

The cards are great!!! You have so many cute ideals.

Jean said...

Each of these is just gorgeous!! Such wonderful inspiration!

pamela said...

Thank you Cath & congrats to ALL winners and moxie notables! I wonder how long it took you to choose from that pool!

Geri said...

Beautiful work ladies! Such talent. Also, thank you Cath for choosing my card in the Hello category (seriously, I just about fell off my chair when I saw the post this morning!)

Geri said...

Beautiful work ladies! Such talent. Also, thank you Cath for choosing my card in the Hello category (seriously, I just about fell off my chair when I saw the post this morning!)

onecraftymama said...

Congratulations, everyone - but especially to Therese, my pal :) Such a great variety!

Robin K. said...

Congrats to all the winners! So happy to see the names of some of my on-line buds and so happy to be introduced to the awesome work of others I was not familiar with! And a big thanks to Cathy for all the time she puts in visiting all our blogs:)

Mary-Anne V said...

congrats to all the ladies...the cards are always so wonderful to see and inspiring.

Kailash said...

Congratulations to all these amazingly talented winners, all the cards were gorgeous and visually stunning!!!

Gill said...

Thank you, ladies, for all that stunning inspiration. You deserve to win.

Tanya C. said...

Congratulations ladies!!

Hussena said...

Congrats to all the talented ladies...loved Piali's and Kelly's card...jaw dropping gorgeous!!

Emily said...

Wonderful cards!

Judy1223 said...

Yep, they are definitely all winner cards! Congratulations to the winners and all those who participated!

charli said...

Gorgeous work--congrats to the winners and the runners up and thanks for the inspiration!

Alice Wertz said...

Congratulations to all winners! Amazing cards!

Margaret said...

Such inspiration. they are definitely winning cards.

Vicki said...

Congratulations everyone. Love your card Therese.

Donna G. said...

Congrats to all the winners! What beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

jengd said...

Congrats all! Beautiful work everyone!

Katy said...

Congratulations ladies! Very pretty cards! :)

m said...

Wow, congratulations on a job well done ladies! You took my breath away! Great cards!

Barbara said...

All these cards are stunning!

Krysta said...

I always look at challenge winners' cards and think there's no way I could do that. Maybe I should just get off my butt and try one of these days!

Anonymous said...

What lovely cards! Congrats to the winners.

Josiane

HawaiianLibrarian said...

MOXIE-fabulous cards! What a challenge to choose from so many awesome entries. Congrats to all the participants and winners b/c U R all WINNERS!

Glenda J said...

Congrats to all of the fabulous winners!

Lisa P said...

There are some absolutely fabulous projects here. I am so amazed at the talent. Bet it was super hard to pick the winners. I love the card by Piali. Super fabulous and probably my favorite though it was not an easy pick.

Ruth G said...

All awesome, amazing and awe-inspiring! Great job everyone for taking my breath away and making me smile!

Carol Gibson said...

Congratulations ladies. Your cards
are absolutely stunning.

Linda E said...

Fabulous cards! Wish I had had the time to play along!

Shirley said...

I love the gradient flowers birthday card!

Kathy Mc said...

Lots of fabulous inspiration ~ I'd hate to be the one to choose the best of the best. Congrats to all the winners!

Katie said...

Amazing cards! I love 'Arrows of Love' and 'Gradient Flowers'. Fabulous job everyone! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

lostinpaper said...

Thanks so much for choosing my card, you have made my day Moxie! Such fantastic inspiration all round, Love them ALL!

Angie said...

Congrats to winners! Your art work is stunning!!!

lisa808 said...

Congratulations to all. So many fabulous works of art.

TesaB said...

WOW!!!! Congratulations ladies. Your cards are AMAZING!!!

Tanja said...

Congratulations ladies - these cards are all lovely. There is a lot of attention to detail in these cards.

N@ Ali said...

what a fun and inspiring ride to browse through all these winner's creations! congrats ladies and thank you for sharing your talent. I've been a bit out of blogland these days, but this time I've done the whole tourist tour and really enjoyed myself. Cath, I think you've found the perfect balance with your two "showcased" winner cards and the links to the mentions "if you have the time, do check these" ; )

Donna said...

Cath, it is wonderful how you provide so many opportunities for talented artists to showcase their work. I never tire of perusing the entries to your challenges. The wonderful work I see makes the whole industry proud.

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations to all the talented ladies - gorgeous cards! Thank you Cath for the notable mention!!

flowerdisco said...

i get so much inspiration here with these talented ladies who submit to your challenges: thank you ladies!
all i wish now is have time to sit down and let the creativity rolls. :)

Donna said...

OH!! So glad you posted these fab cards! Geri and Pamelas cards really swept me away - Pinterest, here I come!

Claire said...

Thank goodness I don't have to pick winners! All absolute stunners - congrats!

Die Cut Lady said...

Cath, You must have so much fun looking through these entries. Great job girls and thanks for sharing your talent with us all!!!

Nancy L. said...

Congrats to all the winners, the cards are just FAB!

Carol said...

Super fab cards! I am always amazed by the talent ot there!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Congrats girls!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Congrats girls!

Tricia said...

Yes! These cards take my breath away! Congrats to all these wonderful creators!

DonnaSue said...

Congrats to all of you creative people!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Absolutely fabulous cards! Big congrats to all the winners and special mentions!

Karen said...

Congrats to all the winners in such a wonderfully creative array of cards....
Thanks so much for choosing my card, so very appreciated!!

Renee said...

This is hands down the BEST selection of challenge winners I have EVER seen on MF! Way to go ladies, special shout out to Jean and Piali - WOWWWW!!!

Michelle said...

Wow! Thanks for notable mention! Congrats to all the winners! Stunning cards!!!

Piali said...

Thank you so much Cath!!! I'm so honored!
Congrats to all Moxie Fab-ulous winners!!!

Makalah said...

so much inspiration here! Congratulations to all the winners!

Lori Barnett said...

YAY for all the winners! And YAY for all of us who played! It's always fun to play on the Moxie Fab World! :)

Bethany said...

WOW!! Hats off to you ladies; these were fabulous cards. Such creativity. Congratulations!!

Linda said...

What a truly inspiring and beautiful collection of cards!!! Congrats to all!!

Tammy said...

Congratulations and thanks for the inspiration!

Xingyun said...

Congrats all winners! I always love coming here, for there are so many inspirations!

Kelly Griglione said...

Every single card you picked is so super inspiring! Wow, wow, wow!

Joy said...

Beautiful job everyone!

Melissa Shea said...

Wow! All that talent! Just wow! Every single one was making my jaw drop. I don't even know how you 1) go through that many entries and 2) pick a few winners. Just gorgeous!