Friday, June 6, 2008

Joining contests....

It is extremely rare for me to join contests -- very rare, I only do it when I know a layout I have done is apt for the contest specs.

I dont really announce wins because like I said, its rare I join and I really only do it for the prize (si candy kasi sinabi pa ehhhahhaha! nabisto tuloy ako hahahahh!). I guess it doenst excite me as much --unlike my recent DT application at the LSS Fantasia at Bella Vista (no word yet,... gosh suspense is killing me) which I really want to bag....

here is the layout that won a little challenge from FISKARS, Australia.

here is the email from Fiskars
Hi Joanne,
Here is the link to the winner of the challenge. Looks like it was you.
I will look into why the challenge galleries haven't been updated.
Have you received your prize for the challenge?
Dawn Stan
Lead Fiskars Craft Ambassador

Here's what the Blog post said:

April 17, 2008
April Challenge Winner
HI everyone,

Popped in to announce the winner of this month's challenge - wowee there were some lovely entires :) Beautiful :0) I was suitably impressed lol! and a bit emabarressed cause they were all better than mine :0) It was difficult to decide actually. Thanks so much for giving it a go :0)

Anyway... without further adue ... drum roll please.. the winner is...Joanne Yap with ''ready mom' (obviously a US entry :) - cute :) ) It is a GREAT lo - love it- with a great use of holes :) Love the colours, the design and of course, the use of holes :)

So yay for Joanne :) You will recieve a great prize (a packet of eyelet setters and some consumables) from Fiskars for your effort (Joanne can you please use the 'contact us' button to send us your details? Thanks).

Thanks everyone who gave it a go :)

HAve a great week - school holidays for me :0) Much needed rest for a busy homeschooling Mum here :0)


Then there was one small challenge from Scrap for a cure and this layout won,....
People have told me this is a good layout and even Katie Hilbert asked to post this in the daily of Memory Makers online page ideas and as well as in the newsletter sent to subscribers.

Here is the email from Katie.
Katie Hilbert wrote:

Thanks, Joanne.

I've scheduled your "Celebrating With You" layout as the featured idea for Memory Makers Online Idea Gallery ( for May 24.

I might also feature your idea in the “memory project ideas” e-mail that we send to subscribers. If you haven't already done so, you can sign up for this free service at . Just enter your e-mail address under the “Inspiring New Page Ideas”—located in the upper part of the left-hand column.

Thank you for sharing your artwork with us.


Katie Hilbert
Associate editor
Memory Makers magazine
hahahah Patrick became a little excited about this and asked if this is paid and I said no... I told him it was great enough to see someone liking my layout -- my day is simply made!
There is somewhere I tried my luck in doing some work for. To date I have been narrowed down to the short list. I am sending over this layout to them. I hope they like it.
Materials: Rusty Pickle Lucky PAPERs, Prima BLINGS, MM Decorative/Bazzill/Karen Foster Jewel brads, Bazzill bling cardstock, Sizzlits die cuts for title, American Craft rub on letters, Fancy Pants Rub-on (for poem apt for Journey), 7gypsies tag for hidden journalling.
Photo taken by Magnifico photographer --- JEFF LOPEZ.
Journalling: One day you boys will ask why we left PHILIPPINES to move to Sydney. Simply put my kids, its for your future. Daddy & I want to give you every opportunity possible in Australia. We want you to grow up to be good & very independent boys. Australia will surely bring out your best talents. We are certain that despite the sacrfices to start over, our bond shall strengthen our family. No obstacle too great as long as we work together and become a real team.....

Pardon the picture of this layout -- its been so cloudy and rainy here in OZ and I cant go out to take pics of this layout. Give it the justice it deserves. I am still experimenting on my Olympus and still have not had great success on it--- hit and miss i say!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Jo!!! Awesome stuff!! Obviously you should enter more contests and challenges. :)

Maybelle said...

Joanne, this layout is so beautiful!!! I love the colors, the circles and your picture! Galing galing mo talaga. Iba ba ang Aussie air? he-he-he.... congratulations, dear.

The Yaps strutting their stuff

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