Wednesday 4 June 2014

FIRST FIVE 2014 EPIC WINNERS! {5 more coming soon!!}

Hello everyone!  Well firstly I'd like to say  THANK YOU so much for the overwhelming response we received to our challenge & Epic Event last month.  136 entries was a new record for us!! 

 With all those wonderful prizes on offer I'm not surprised though that everyone wanted a chance to win.  We all love a good race!!  And scrapbooking & scrapbookers are no different to the rest of the world.  Prizes motivate anyone to up their game, do their very best &, best of all, PARTICIPATE!  

I myself have a healthy dose of competitive spirit & don't view that negatively at all so it has always been my vision to instill it in others.  As long as we don't take ourselves too seriously there's no harm in it at all & games are fun!  In fact, it is a great thing for the scrapbooking industry as a whole for more & more scrapbooking artists to become proficient & prolific!


Regarding our Epic Event - we would like to continue with a yearly celebration but in future have decided it will be more low key in order to give all our fantastic guest design teams the opportunity to also participate themselves & to allow us more free space on our Facebook page, to showcase your beautiful projects.  We just couldn't show them all due to the sheer quantity involved!  So we are working on altering our recipe slightly so we can do that next time!

However - what you NEED TO KNOW is that we will always have some type of annual celebration to pinpoint our TOP TEN PLAYERS for the year, and 9 out of 10 of those players will have already featured in our Wall of Fame.  This is our REWARDS PROGRAM for our players - to acknowledge those already featured & to narrow down our best players even further to 10 finalists. 

 This means that it's not just beneficial to play along with SATW in our birthday month, when we have LOTS of prizes, but EVERY MONTH, because if you get yourself featured on our Wall of Fame in ANY MONTH that means you've just upped your chances of being an Epic Winner from 10% as a "NEW" entrant to 90% as a "WOF"entrant.


On with the show!!
Here are our EPIC WINNERS!!!
All with an even ranking - TEN WINNERS IN TOTAL - no placings!
Every one of these entries wins one $100 value prize PLUS FREE POSTAGE!!

You also get a VERY SPECIAL EPIC BADGE to display in your sidebar/resume!
Designed by our very own blog pimper Kristine Davidson who I highly recommend
for turning your space in the blogosphere into something super special FAST & at
a very competitive rate!!  Just take a look at the my new look blog HERE to see
what I mean.  She rocks!!  Contact her if you need any blog work done!

A reminder of our May EPIC mood board designed by me :)

Agnieszka Bellaidea's winner for INKIDO!  

Anna Komenda - Poland

Congratulations!  You win a HUGE prize-pack of goodies from INKIDO!
Please contact Agnieszka via email at starhorse {at} onet {dot} eu with SATW 
INKIDO EPIC WINNER in the subject line & supply your postal address to her.

Agnieszka said "this canvas created by Ania just speaks to me. 
Design, colours, embellishments - I love it all!"

I agree totally!! Anna has an incredibly original & very beautiful style
& I am so glad she was chosen as one of our epic winners as she
has been a loyal supporter of SATW from our inception. 


Vanessa Tiberti's winner for 2Crafty!

FENA from the USA!

Congratulations!  You win $100 worth of the latest & greatest 2Crafty Chipboard designs!
Please contact Vanessa by email at salesat2crafty{at}optusnet{dot}com{dot}au with
SATW 2CRAFTY EPIC WINNER in the subject line & supply your postal address to her.

Vanessa said " This layout really captured the essence of the moodboard.
  It is a true celebration!  Great photo, layers & background work 
& love the hint of sparkle from the sequins."

I couldn't agree MORE!  Absolutely AWESOME work all round! 
 The detail really is incredible & the touches of gold around the edge 
of the page make my heart skip a beat!!  Aaaaaah....amaaaaayzing...


Next up we have Tusia Lech's winner for 7dots Studio!

Tatyana Sidorenko from Belarus

Congratulations!  You have won a phenomenal array of 7dots collections & products!!
Please contact Tusia at 7dotsstudio {dot} com with SATW 7DOTS EPIC WINNER
in the subject line & supply your postal address to her to receive your package.

Tusia said "Your ability to create amazing layouts is incredible!!!
 I love each & every detail - from the colour splashes to the gorgeous photo! 
Truly beautiful celebratory layout!!"

Tusia is totally right!  
Tatyana's layouts are ALWAYS amazing & I too love the freedom & abandon
 with which she creates.  That is what true scrapbooking as an artform is all about!


Ali Parris's winner for Scrap 365 Magazine!

Melenia Agapides of Greece!!

Congratulations!  Your beautiful entry has won you SIX mixed media instructional DVD's
 by Kate Crane, which I hope will bring you many, many hours of pleasure & education.
Please contact Ali at ali {dot} parris {at} traplet {dot} com with SATW SCRAP365 EPIC 
 WINNER in the subject line & your postal address to receive your EPIC prize!

Ali said "I love how Melenia has focused on the unique red/orange colour of the 
delectable eats in the bottom left photo, the touch of blue lace & the feeling of 
happiness this page exudes!"

I completely concur!  A very lovely layout indeed & executed to perfection Melenia!!
Just the right amount of everything...


Zuziucha from Poland!!

Congratulations Zuzia!  You win an absolutely enviable collection of
Darkroom Door stamps!!  I know you will work wonders with them
& cannot wait to see them appearing on your work!!  You lucky duck!!
Please email Rachel at rachel {at} darkroomdoor {dot} com with 
together with your postal address, to get those babies off to you...

Rachel said "I love how the black & white photo pops off the lighter background 
& the texture created with the paste, as well as the mint & gold colour scheme
 & perfectly placed embellishments."

Can anyone say CLASSY?!?  This layout takes my breath right out of me!!
Simplicity, complexity, it's all there & expertly put together.  I adore it too!!!


And that is that for today!  Soon the next 5 winners will be announced
so STAY TUNED & please leave some extra special love for these incredibly
 talented scrapbook designers - they are our First Year's superstars!!


zenevak said...

Stunning, inspirational work from everyone! Congratulations to all!

Terhi Koskinen said...

Congrats all ladies!!!!

Татьяна said...

I'm so happy! Thank you Helen, thank Tusia! Thank you all!

corinne de france MARCH said...

félicitations ! de très belles pages

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Gorgeous Layout! Congrats to all the winners!

Di Garling said...

YAY YAY YAY. Big CONGRATS girls, all of your layouts were totally incredible & so well deserved of being an "Epic WINNER". Cheers Di xo

zuziucha said...

OH my... I just can't believe it. THANK YOU so much!!! It means a world to me to be chosen from so many brilliant entries. Thank you for your lovely words!!!

Melenia Agapides said...

Wow!! Congratulations to all the winners!! Thank you so much, Ali Parris!!!!!

Ania Komenda said...

woooo hoooo!!! I am so so honoured! congratulation to other ladies; Your designs are beautiful; thank You helen fot this great competition! You are great and You created awesome place

Татьяна said...

I'm so happy! Thank you Helen, thank Tusia! thank you all!

Charmane said...

WOW!!! All of these layouts are UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! Well deserved to all of you! Congrats! xo Charm

Tusia Lech said...

Wow! Gorgeous projects! Each and every. Congrats to all winners!

Wilma Voermans said...

Congrats to these 5 winners, super layouts, wow!!

Heather McMahon said...

Congrats to all the winners - such a range of wonderful work!

AgnieszkaBe said...

I love all your works ladies...WELL DONE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to fisrt part winners ! So many beautiful layouts.

Nicole Doiron said...

Congratulations everyone! What an honour it must be to be one of the 2014 SATW Epic Winner! :)

LISA said...

Wow..Congrats to the winners of these gorgeous layouts!!!

Unknown said...

congrats to all winners they have so talent!

Ava Gavloski said...

Lots of fun always here at Scrap Around the world

Fena said...

OMG!! I just cannot believe my eyes...I just jumped out when I saw this post!! Thank you so much Helen and Vanessa from the bottom of my heart for this honor...congratulations to all the other winners!! It was a great experience to be chosen from so many beautiful entries...Thank you for kind and lovely words...and thank you helen for this wonderful challenge..

Paula Calvanico said...

WTG!!! Beautiful pieces :)


langeatheart said...

congratulations to all the winners! You certainly deserve it with these stunning layouts! :)

langeatheart said...

congratulations to all the winners! You certainly deserve it with these stunning layouts! :)

Riikka Kovasin said...

Congratulations to all! :)

jorunn`s Fristed said...

wow!!! Congrats to the winner ♥

Fena said...

OMG!! I cannot believe my eyes..I just jumping for joy when I saw this post!! Thank you so much Helen and Vanessa for this honor...Its really a great experience to be chosen from such beautiful entries....Congratulations to all the other winners!! Thank you Helen for creating this fabulous place...

Unknown said...

Congrats to the. Winners, all great pages!

Unknown said...

Congrats to the. Winners, all great pages!

DebiJ said...

Fabulous challenge with wonderful pieces of inspiration...congrats to the marvellous winners.

Eila Sandberg said...

Goodness gosh ladies! CONGRATULATIONS to all winners!! such beautiful inspiration!! xoxo

Debbie said...

Congrats to all of the winners!

Dorota Dołęga said...

congrats to all winners, you've deserved it <3

Hera said...

Congrtulations, ladies! You are great!

Denise van Deventer said...

Congrats to all the deserved and such awesome projects!