Monday, March 24, 2008

Alpha Stamps/Tallulah's Swap update & PRIZES!

All of the Tallulah's swaps I expected to see made it here on time, by the 22nd. In fact, I had such a huge avalanche of packages that came in on the final 2 days (12 packages!!) that it took me until this afternoon to get everything uploaded onto the swaps blog. Once that was done, I knew I had to make my final decision on a first prize winner for the most creative artwork in the Alpha Stamps/Tallulah's card swap. Oh my. This was a very difficult decision for me this time as there were so many exceptional pieces. So I asked my husband Steven to help me, as I laid out the swap pieces on our dining room table!

Drum roll . . . . The first prize goes to Michele Witchell!
I loved all the elements Michele used - rub ons, beads, mica chips, the words she printed out, glitter, trims, dresden . . . Michele's postcards are truly different & unusual. I think she used the Alpha Stamp images very creatively in conjunction with the vintage postcards she chose. You can see all of Michele's postcards in this earlier post.

The first prize Michele has won is a Tote bag from Alpha Stamps, designed by Design Team Coordinator, Bella Ayers. The words might be too small for you to read, but on the tote bag it says, "One way or another, she would have her wings."
I will send this bag out to Michele with her swaps. ALL of the participants in this Alpha Stamps sponsored swap are receiving a special gift collage sheet from Alpha Stamps, see below:

There were so many outstanding pieces, I could not help but award another prize! I am awarding Terrie Lightfoot the second prize for the most creative artwork in the Alpha Stamps/Tallulah's card swap and sending her a prize pack of my own stash of collage bits. Terrie created beautifully executed and creative cards using feathers, papers, trim, die cuts . . . and 2 of her swap pieces are fabulous shaker cards, see below -click on them for more detail.
You can view all of Terrie's cards for the swap here.

Congratulations to both Terrie & Michele for their outstanding artwork!

Thank you all for participating and making this a great swap! I will get to work swapping & packaging tomorrow. With any luck I should be mailing out to you on Wednesday?
I will let you know when they have flown. My dad had sugery today for the tumor and is doing well, considering. My mom sounded tired, but fine. There is more surgery ahead for my dad, down the road, but he is definitely hanging in there. I wanted you to know this & I wanted to thank you for your thoughts & prayers . . . . they are very appreciated.

Yours creatively, lenna

2 comments:

This Good Day said...

Thank you Lenna...I'm so very flattered and wonderfully surprised!!!! Looking forward to more swaps...
Gratefully,
Michele W.

friedaquilter said...

I've received my wonderful returns today, Lenna and they are really lovely. I've send e-mails to all the makers. Thanks so much for organizing yet another marvellous swap. I also mailed out my Altered by Design ATCs out to you today so they should be with you before too long!

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