Thursday, February 24, 2011

my design team entries

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. I shared on my blog previously that I had decided to enter the competition for the 2011 design team at Spellbinders.

They make the nestability dies-as I am sure most of you already know.

1st round card

I sent in this card and was moved to the second round of the competition..

2nd round layout

The 2nd round  had 43 of us competing.
I had to create a 12 x 12 layout for this round.
I used my sweet granddaughter, Phoenix Daisy, as my subject.

I made it through this round as well and I was moved to the final round. There were 20 of us in this round.

final round card
We were sent a set of dies from Spellbinders and we had to create an ensemble for this round. In other words a card and then a layout that complimented the card.

final round layout
I chose to do a wedding card and then my layout was pictures from Kendra & Aaron's wedding. This is the young couple that we mentored for 2 1/2 years.

Well, I didn't make the 2011 design team. I was very disappointed but after I thought about it, I was honored to have made it to the final round. It was such an affirmation of the work that I do.

I wasn't able to post the projects previously but I can do that now.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing what I've done for this competition. Until next time.....


  1. You should definitely be proud that you made it to the final round! A wonderful accomplishment with your fabulous creations. Just go for it again next year!

  2. Wow, congratulations to be in the final round! It don't surprise me, because I love the things you create! Your last designs are beautfiful!

    Good Luck!

  3. Wow, Mary! What an honor to be in the Top Twenty! Your wedding card was so creative and beautiful!

  4. Great job, Mary! I am a follower of your blog and always excited when your site pops up in my inbox!

  5. Well, ALL are wonderful and congrats on being in the finals! So exciting.

  6. These projects are beautiful, Mary! Kudos to you for giving this a go and for making it so far in the competition. You should definitely be PROUD!!

  7. I don't know why you weren't chosen! They must have made some mistake. These projects are awesome! Congratulations on making the finals!

  8. Your projects are all wonderful, Mary! Great job making the final round!

  9. Well I would have picked you in a heartbeat! These are beautiful - congrats on making it to the final round!

  10. Nice to see them here all in one post Mary, well done to you!

  11. Lovely projects Mary! You did so well! :o)

  12. Your work is beautiful and I'm so sorry you didn't make the final cut. But as you said, it was such a wonderful accomplishment to make it to the finals. That is wonderful. Your submissions were beautiful and well deserved to be in the finals. Congratulations! Best, Curt

  13. So much beauty, Mary! Love all of these! I think it is quite an accomplishment that you were in the top 20. Fabulous!

  14. I really like the first round card - CAS but not -- sorry you didn't make the winner, but a finalist is AWESOME!

  15. Mary,

    Im so sorry to hear that you did not make the 2011 DT, but there is always next year and you surely deserve a spot as your talent is amazing. You should be so proud of making the finals and it is wonderful that they recognized your work.




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