Saturday, June 18, 2011

Challenge #51 Winners

It's Saturday and time to reveal the winners of Ann's Color Challenge #51. Your projects were fabulous, making the job of selecting the Cuts Above and the Headliner a difficult one for the Design Team members. We would like to thank everyone who participated. Let's take a look at this week's winners!

Our Cut Above winners:

Anne Marie's Choice: Lisa F.

I selected Lisa's gorgeous card because of all of the awesome detailing she added. I love how she bundled the orchid stamped images together, the soft shading, the layered ribbon and the perfectly cut butterfly. Those pearl accents were just the icing on the cake. Just gorgeous, in every way and the colors are showcased beautifully together. Congratulations Lisa, on being A Cut Above this week!

Lesley's Choice: Madeline

I chose Madeline's card because I loved the clean crisp white background. I also thought her flower was adorable in 3D with the little yellow flowers punched out too. The ribbon is a sweet accent in the middle of the card and I just thought the layout was truly unique. A very special birthday card indeed! Congratulations Madeline.

Guest Designer Cindy's Choice: Heidi

Heidi's beautiful card caught my eye and her use of the colors is totally delightful! I love her crisp style, fabulous layout, and bold design. Her card is perfectly balanced and I love the bit of bling too! Congratulations, Heidi, you're a Cut Above!
LeAnne's Choice: Rach
I just squealed with delight when I saw this adorable CAS card from Rach using the brand-new Pennant Parade set from SU! Adding those little pompoms was a stroke of creative genius that turned a cute card into a super-duper extra-special card! Congrats, Rach, on being my Cut Above!

Nance's choice: Rita

Like LeAnne with Rach's card, I squealed with delight when I saw Rita's pinwheels! I had just looked up a tutorial on how to make these and then I saw Rita's card on The Paper Players! Pinwheels abound! This color combination is perfect for the happy, sunny, bright pinwheel landscape Rita has created. The rolling Wild Wasabi hills, the polka dot embossed background and the banner tag are all fabulous touches that make Rita my choice for Cut Above! Congratulations Rita!

Jaydee's Choice:

I loved this scrapbook page that Clare created. Not only is the focal point just absolutely adorable :-), but the way Clare used the Presto Patterns paper to incorporate the color challenge this week was masterful. The sponging, the way she highlighted the flowers and simply stamped JOY on the side of the photograph - I loved it all. I found myself looking at the page several times and loving it more each time. Clare, congratulations on being my CUT ABOVE this week.

Lauri's Choice: Carol
Love how Carol use the flowers and ribbon to accept this week's colors! Paired with the DSP, we have a cute and bright card! Congratulations for being a Cut Above this week, Carol!

And now for this week's Headliner:
Ann's Choice: Rosemary

Clean, simple and oh, so classy! Rosemary's card is a perfect example of using white space. I love the stamped frame and the positioning of the sentiment. Of course, the simple design is perfect for showcasing the trio of detailed doily stamps. "Congrats", Rosemary, on being this week's Headliner!

Congratulations to all of our winners! And thank you to all who made Challenge #51 a success! Please join us tomorrow for Challenge #52. Jaydee has something special planned for you!


  1. congrats to all the "cut above" winners! your cards and layout rock!! and wow... thanks ann for picking my card as the headliner!!

  2. Love all the picks from this week. Big hugs to Nance for picking my pinwheels card. It was my first attempt at making them and they are definitely going to be addictive! :)

  3. Thanks, Laurie, for choosing my card. I had a lot of fun making this card. Congratulations to all the "cut above" winners.

  4. You know, I sure don't envy you ladies the job of selecting cards each week--what a challenge!

    Congrats to all the winners, and, LeAnne, thanks bunches for selecting my card! :o)

  5. OH my! These winners are so deserving! Clare's scrapbook page is AMAZING! Just beautiful... everyone. Congrats to all.

  6. Lesley, thanks so much for choosing my a huge honor to participate in this challenge. Thanks!!

  7. What an honor to be chosen to be in a group of these wonderful stampers! Cindy, thank you so much for the kind words on my card and for picking me to be in this group as "A Cut Above".


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