Today marked the closure of the 2007 Quarter 2 smART Card Stamping Contest. Designers of the winning entries have been notified as follows:
1st Place - Elizabeth Trachtenberg
2nd Place - Dina Kowal
3rd Place - Sarah Stainback
Congratulations, ladies! I love your work, and can't wait to share it with the world... All three cards will be on display in the smART gallery starting July 1 (that's tomorrow).
I thought, however, I would share these winning entries, one at a time, with some additional information, here on the blog.
Today, I'll present the 1st Place winner, tomorrow the 2nd Place winner, and Monday, 3rd Place.
Designed By: Elizabeth Trachtenberg
smART Rubber Used: WD-151 A-Fishin' (catalog pg. 93), and Watch Parts (pg. 74)
Note: Blue border applied so card will show up against the blog's background.
This is one of those "can't get enough creations." Where you just stop everything and try to drink it all in... A moment of time captured on paper... So unexpected!
Now for a little background -- This card appeared with four other beauties, created by Liz, sometime at the end of April. Each of the five was a definite "WOW!"
There was also a note saying, "This time, I'm not going to settle for second. I want to be Number 1. I don't even care about the prizes, I just want to win 1st Place."
I've chuckled every time I think of it, but ol' Liz was serious... and each of her five cards proved it. The most difficult part was choosing only one, Number 1. (Her other four cards will also make it to the gallery, but not until next month.)
On a very personal note: These cards were the last Elizabeth created before becoming gravely ill. Suffering from an incurable disease process, Liz could feel herself failing, and mailed her entries out while she could. Her life has been hanging in the balance ever since... Most of May, and all of June has been spent in the hospital...
If any of you would like to send this lovely lady a RAK card, please e-mail me, and I'll share an address... Whenever well, Liz is an avid stamper who loves "sparkle," and when incapacitated, misses her rubber and ink terribly. On July 5, she will "celebrate" a milestone birthday she was told she'd never see...