A New Year Creative Challenge Winners

Spent a wonderful evening looking over the Creative Challenge submissions from last month. Does it get any better than enjoying a yummy dinner from room service and looking over inspiring, hand-stamped projects created by some of my favorite people? (smile)

After I narrowed the field down, I took a luxurious bath, just to give my mind some time to think about the remaining projects. Then I went back to the finalists (20 or so), and chose the winners. It was a fabulous way to spend an evening!

There are seven winners this month, more than normal, but I just couldn’t narrow it down any more. I suppose if there were rules out there that stated we could never have more than six winners, I would have had to choose, but since I make the rules, I figured I could get away with it this month!

Another thing that was unique about this month’s contest is that there were several people who submitted more than one project that made it to the finalist list. In the past, every once in a while, someone will share two or three projects that I have to choose from, but this month there were at least three different creative artists who submitted amazing projects—it made for some difficult decisions!

Just so you know how much I enjoyed looking through your submissions this month (and every month for that matter), I chose that over shopping! At the Mall of America even! We’re here in Minneapolis for our first spring regional, and if you know me, you know I love to shop when I get a chance. So when judging the contest wins over shopping, you know it’s something I look forward to!

And it was especially fun to do it the evening of a regional. The entire day is spent watching and listening to amazing people and seeing inspiring projects, so to top it off with the So Shelli Creative Challenge . . . it just doesn’t get much better!

So be sure to check out last month’s winners—click here to see the list And if you haven’t submitted a project for this month’s project, think about it! I’d love to see what you create!