Friday, 8 July 2011

It started with a novelty paperclip...

Hey!

Happy Friday! Yay! The weekend is H.E.R.E! :D

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, many of you will be aware of Gallery Idol 2011. Whether you're entering or cheering from the sidelines it's a super fun atmosphere full of creativity! Today, the top 20 will be announced - seems like an impossible task with over 1,500 entries, many of them fabulous!

I only submitted one card but it's one I'm kinda happy with:

Congrats on your new job

Can you believe I used no stamps on this *gasp!*

The whole design started with the '@' paperclip. It's true that I'm not only a hoarder of inky goodies, but of many stationary/office items too. Quirky things like novelty shaped paper clips hit my weak spot: I buy them, never use them and admire them every now and again. So it feels good to break at least one paperclip free for creation!

Good luck to everyone that's entered the competition! I think I'll have just as much fun cheering from the sidelines as entering: my mojo will be overflowing with ideas from admiring all the fabby creations. So needless to say, if I don't make it past open auditions I'll still be a happy gal :D

Oooh and before I dash - yes, I've changed my profile pic. I thought it was due an update and I've recently had some pics back from a fabby hen weekend in which we got a 1950s makeover and photoshoot - fun times!

Have a super duper weekend, y'all!

Catch ya later!






Card Deets
{Congrats on your new job}
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Oliva Alphabet (Provocraft) Computer generated sentiment, Novelty @ Paperclip and Mini Binder Clip (from my office supply!) Gems (Hero Arts) Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers) Fine Line Black Pen (Promarkers)

39 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

You definitely *SHOULD* enter the lucky 20, Aimes! I'm so rooting for you, girl. Fingers crossed!!
(oh, and I LOVE your new profile pic!!!)

Emma said...

WOW - LOVE the new glam pic of thyself. As always a genius card - you do the clever and quirky so well and if it was up to me you would be 'through to the next round' :D

Wendy ten Hove said...

I looove it!! It's stunning in the black and white!! Love, love, love it!!
Hugs, Wendy

Cassandra said...

Congratulations!! I love the simplicity of the card, can't believe there is no stamping on this card.

Lynn said...

You did it!!! I'm beyond pleased for you! Your card is so clean and stunning!!!

Jen W. said...

Congrats on making the Top 20! Whoo hoo! Your card rocks - pure CAS perfection. Can't wait to see your entry for the next round! :)

Cool pic too!

Vicki said...

Loving the new image, it's fab! Great card, so quick and easy, my type of card these days....lol

Have a great weekend and only 2 more weeks till the summer hols (WOOHOO!)

Vicki x

Karen B. said...

Yeee haw girl!!! Sooooooo happy for you. Congratulations! Enjoy the ride, ok, its all so much fun!!!!

Marion said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! You did it! Well done. LOVE your card with that cute little @ symbol! Very clever! (And great new glamour pic as well!)

Laurel said...

LOVE this card and congrats to you!

Cammie said...

Woohoo! I am doing a happy dance for you! Your talent certainly deserves this recognition.

Shauna K said...

congrats!!! it's such a neat card :D I just recently found your blog and started following- can't wait to see your future Idol projects :D

Sarah said...

I would be happy with that card too, and with good reason! It's clever, fabulous, and a winner. Congratulations on being a finalist!

Laura B. said...

Hey congrats on the top 20!!! absolutely love that paperclip!!! fabulous card, can't wait to see what you do for your diy embellishment card:) good luck!

Debbie Carriere said...

Congrats, girlie!!!! Fab card :). Good luck!

Jenny said...

well done Aimes, this is a fantastic card...and all because of a paperclip :)
Jenny x

Jenny said...

forgot to say....love the new profile picture :)

susan opel said...

i guess that one card did the trick. ;)

Karen said...

Congrats! When I saw this earlier this morning, I thought it would be a winner! Well deserved.

Debby said...

CONGRATS on your CONGRATS card Aimes!! Love the graphic feel and play on word. Looking forward to the next idol installment!

cbuswell said...

Genius card!! love it!! congrats on making the top 20, I know what you mean about the butterflies!! : )

Linda said...

Congratulations Aimes!! So happy for you. I'll be cheering along on the sidelines for my fellow Peep. Good luck. Your work deserves the recognition!!

paperella said...

Big big big big congrats Aimes!!! I was so happy to see you in the top 20!! The card is amazing and I know you'll wow them with the next one too!! Woohooooo!!!

Sharon D said...

Congr@ts to you, Amy!! Well deserved!

Katiejane said...

What a fab pic too, I bet you all had a blast! Well I reckon this card deffinately deserves to be in the spotlight as it's so completely creative! So very Aimes! So pleased my card arrived and you loved it :) :) :) xxx
Oh and good luck!

Monica K. said...

Woohoo!! Congrats, Aimes!! How awesome on making the Top 20 on Gallery Idol! So happy for you! :)

Belinda said...

AIMES!!!!! :) That's how I felt when I saw your card! Haha! Good luck sweetie! I can't wait to see what you do for the next round! Super relieved that I couldn't compete this year cos your talent and the rest of the top 20's talent is just amazing! Rooting for you!

Melissa said...

YAHOO...I'm so happy for you, Aimes! This card is fabulous, I love it! Good luck xx

Jennifer K said...

Congrats on making the top 20!! Your card is fabulous.

Terri said...

Congratulations on making it into the top 20! I look forward to seeing what you make next.

Whimsey said...

CONGRATS; you DID make it. Fabby card; good luck!!!

Dana said...

Well now how awesome is this? I love that you are a Top 20 girl Amy! And your new profile photo is doubly-awesome!

Lee said...

Congrats on making the top 20. So well deserved. Love your new pic!

~amy~ said...

OMG girl....you rock and btw, so does your fun new profile pic...

Marisa said...

You go girl!!! Great card!

Deirdre said...

Huge congrats to you on making the top 20 - adore your card. Can't wait to see what you create for the next round. Good Luck.

Nerina said...

Wooot, woooot, wooooot!! So *jolly* excited for you Aimes!! CONGRATULATIONS to you - hope you enjoy every single moment!

Laura O'Donnell said...

yay! love your card!

Andrea M said...

CONGRATS to you!!! (I know I said it before but it deserves saying again!!!). This card is AMAZING!!! I LOVE that paper clip!!! I am also a hoarder of stationary and office supplies - I'm a sucker for a cute pen :)
Woot WOOT!!! Go Aimes!!!

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