Saturday, June 28, 2008

Papier's Scrapbook Challenge II

~ Papier's Scrapbook Challenge II ~

I walked into I walked into Papier halfway through the Scrapbook Challenge and was amazed at the buzz in the air. I saw ten busy ladies hurrying to finish their layouts… some were stamping, some were cutting, others placing embellishments and others with their heads bent over their layouts with their fingers nimbly creating wonderful pieces of art.

~ Pretty Papier goodie bags ~

~ The fantastic prizes for the winners ~

~ All the layouts in a row *pretty embelishments* ~
After 3 hours of intense creativity, the scrappers submitted their layouts and took a break (yummy doughnuts were provided) whilst the judges did the difficult task of selecting the winners of the scrapbook challenge. I sat amongst the three judges and realized that their job was quite a tough one as the ten layouts in front of them were all pretty wonderful.
How was the winner going to be picked? Some of the criteria that the judges looked for were journaling, techniques and yes, even the neatness of the layout. There was also a vote for the favourite layout that ‘supporters’ could vote for which was a pretty interesting twist to the challenge.

~ The judges having the difficult task of picking the winner ~

Finally after much deliberation, the winners were picked.
As a bonus instead of just two prizes, a third prize was also presented.

The third prize was awarded to Kim.

The second prize to Suhaida.
And (drumroll…)

The first prize went to Liza Norman.

~ The top 3 winners of Papier’s Scrapbook Challenge II ~

~ The participants with thier LOs ~

The ladies were all pleasantly surprised to win an were delighted with their gifts, especially Suhaida who was actually eyeing the second prize with joy.

I would say that the Scrapbook Challenge II at Papier was a huge success. Not only did we see awesome layouts but it was wonderful to see so many scrappers come together to not only compete but to scrap together. I believe that scrapping is a hobby that is meant to be shared with friends and family and it was a joy to see a number of family members and friends who came to give their favourite ladies their support.

Overall, I thought that the Papier’s Scrapbook Challenge II was a huge success and I hope that ladies thought so as well... but I dare say from the looks on their faces, they thought so too.

I for one, can’t wait for the third challenge!!!

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