Sunday, July 13, 2008

Awards and Rambles

~ Last year at the OC Fair I walked away with 4 ribbons, 1st thru 4th. But them the theme was more to my liking and I was able to apply myself better! You can see those entries here.
This year the theme was odd. "Say Cheese!" They never really emphasized on the theme until a week before the fair opened! I just could not get myself into it this year. I entered 6 items and came away with 2 ribbons. I'm hoping to win the judges over with a hot artichoke dip I'm entering on the 20th for a "live" judging.

~ Here is a crown I made for the recycled division. It was not until after I made and entered it that I realized I should have used cheese wrappers! But instead I used chip and candy wrappers to make up the "Junk Food Queen" She got a Honorary Ribbon!

~ Since I'm so infatuated with my birds nest creations, I thought of playing up to the fair theme with a birds nest photo bracelet and placed 3rd! Not bad.

~ I Like my stamped and embossed ornament but felt it really needs more dimension. At least it sparked some idea's for Christmas ornaments!

~ I made a elaborate mini book for the Scrapbook section. I was inspired by "Sex and the City"
Please go here to see all the inside pages I made for this book!

~ This "Cow" was my attempt to combine the two fair themes in to one. Ghastly is it not?
When the fair is over, I'm going to re-do it and list it in my shop.

~ Lastly, simple and sweet. I love this bracelet! I even made the acrylic charms!
~ On to other Awards...
Vicki of Art that Makes Me Happy has awarded me the following 2 awards!

and Sara of Fifth Child Studio has also granted me the Brillant Weblog award!

Thank you all so much!
In accepting this award,
I agree to:
1. Display logo and link to who gave it.
2. Nominate at least 7 blogs.
3. Add links to those 7 blogs.
4. Leave the nominees a message that they received the award.

Now, I would like to share these awards with the following BLOGS...
Bari J.
Little Brown Sparrow
Sugar & Meringue
Whendi's Bears
Ga Ga for Garlands
Calico Daisy
Art Tea Life

All said and done... I'm off to take a shower and then take Dyllan to meet up with some friends for a walk around Dana Point Harbor!


Colleen said...

Hey don't be upset about not placing better this year. As we always point out, it is one judges opinion for one day. said...

Congratulations on your ribbons. That crown is wonderful! Blue Ribbon in my book.

Debby said...

Congrats on your blog award. also you did well at the Fair. I know how nerve wrecking it is to do this. I do the scrapbooking catogory every year and it drives me nuts on those who recieve ribbons at times. It is definately nothing more than a judges opinion and sometimes the judges are not professional in the craft you are submitting.

One Crabapple said...

Congratulations on all of these entries.Just getting that many done to enter is completely impressive to me ! I think you did fantastic ! your crowns are so fun and you are right ! Cheese wrappers would have cynched it for you ! But the Junk Food Queen will look stunning in this Honorary Award Winner all the same !

I love your banner ! and your blog is really wonderful.


One Crabapple said...

And your bracelets are darling too !

kawaii crafter said...

Congrats on your two ribbons!

good luck with the artichoke dip

CalicoDaisy said...

Thanks for the award, Michelle. I'm too busy getting ready for my open house to write a blog post, but I will next week! Love your crown work! -- Michele

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