Thursday, October 02, 2008

Drumroll please . . .

Okay, so here are the winners of the first every JBS designer search!!
1st place


Michelle McCord

2nd place

Amber Scurlock

3rd place

Leah Farquharson

Congratulations to these ladies and to all who entered!! I was so overwhelmed by the talent I saw. Anyone that knows me well knows that I HATE contests. I really do - especially when it comes to creativity. There is no right or wrong there. It was really a tough thing for me.

Also keep in mind that although these layouts are lovely, the "layouts" are not the winners, the girls are. When I narrowed it down to about 14 I asked to see blogs, and galleries, etc. so that I could really take an overall look at everything. I need to post their blogs here (will soon).

More later, for now I just wanted to put everyone out of their misery!

Congratulations girls!!


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44 comments:

Pinky said...

Congrats ladies what beautiful pages!

Jo said...

congrats ladies......enjoy!!! :)

Michelle said...

I just can't tell you how overjoyed I am right now!!! Can't even think about putting it into words, Jenni!!! Thanks soo much!

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Anonymous said...

Great layouts. Congrats everyone!

Ranjini said...

Congratulations ladies, what lovely layouts!!

Katie Burnett said...

BEautiful Layouts! Congrats!

Erin Gudge said...

Great choices there!

Michelle McCord completely amazes me with her use of Jenni Bowlin! I love her and all that she does with vintage and vintage inspired! I hope she becomes a permanent fixture here!

Dena said...

Congrats to you all and a little shout out to Bad Girl Michelle! WOO HOO!!!

Melanie said...

Oh yea!!! That is awesome. Great job ladies!

leah said...

Congrats girls!
I just want to say "Thanks!" to Ms. Jenni. It was totally apparent that she put a lot of thought and energy into choosing the person that would best fit her needs! :D

CherrieScraps said...

Huge Congrats to you all - but especially to Michelle!! She is a constant source of inspiration - so very talented!!

Michelle said...

big congrats ladies - special shout out to Michelle - you ROCK!

Jenny said...

Awesome jobs ladies! You made a great choice in Michelle! She is soooo inspiring! I wanna be like her when I grow up!

becky said...

congrats to the winners!!!

Alicia said...

What incredibly talented ladies!
Looking forward to seeing all they create.
*high five* to Michelle!

latte_grande said...

Wow, big congrats to the winners!! Amazing work, everyone!!

TraceyT said...

Wooohoooo!!! HUGE congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

The pages of the winners are amazing. I am sure all were wonderful. Can't wait to see more of their work. Always need inspiration. Great Work Ladies.

Amber said...

Love the layouts, Michelle & Leah! (My husband thought they were both great too!...he thought the "little sun with words," as he called it...was "neat")I am so grateful for the opportunity - it's such a exciting blessing! Thanks Jenni!

JoEllyn said...

Congrats ladies!!!!!!! Yay Michelle!!! Love ya girl!!!!!!!

Shirley said...

WooHoo!! Awesome work girls and congrats to all of you!! Hey Michelle....that's my girl!!! So happy for you! You are amazing!

kristina said...

Congratulations to you all! Such beautiful work! Great job, Jenni! :)

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful pages!! Congratulations!

Danielle said...

Congratulations, Michelle!! You have always been an inspiration to me!!
Dani

kerry lynn said...

perfect picks jenni!
amazing talent that i cannot wait to see more from!
congrats girls!!
xo

Jenn said...

OMG!!! YAY MICHELLE!!! YAY to all the winners!!! Everything is so pretty!!

Anne Alley said...

Congratulations everyone, the layouts are beautiful!!

Linda365 said...

These are awesome layouts!! Michelle you ROCK!!!

cocobear said...

Congrats to all & special shout out to Michelle! You are amazing & soooo talented! Jenni you ROCK with your decision!

scrapandthecity said...

this was an awesome contest! thanks jenni for having it! ladies enjoy it! can't wait to see what you do next!

s.

Bette Costa said...

Thanks, Jenni, for having the contest. It was fun and was glad I was able to participate. The winners have wonderful designs. Congrats to all.

Pearl said...

bravo ! love these choices for winners ! so reflective of the JB brand ! so thrilled for the winners !

It just shows there is no need to be over the top all the time in a layout design to win !

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners, I am sure it was a very hard decision. I have a question, Jenni about the gallery though, I can never find the stuff I just loaded, is there a rhyme of reason to the arrangement of the gallery? thanks....Donna

paige said...

WOW!!
can't wait to see more of their work!

Anonymous said...

Yeah for the winners! Amazing talent! Can't wait to see more from these ladies! It is SOOOOOO
refreshing to see some new names as the scrappy magazines always show basically the same talent over and over and I know there is so much more talent out there worthy of our viewing! Thanks you so much for entering and great job on choosing winners Jenni! And great job on some awesome product to begin with Jenni! Your talent is never ceasing and we love it!

Amy Muffoletto said...

Congrats to everyone. I am lovin' the layouts. I was excited enough for a lifetime to get the email I was a finalist. I am so happy for Michelle, Amber and Leah they are very talented and creative. Congrats again.

Kathy said...

Beautiful pages, Congratulations to the winners, and to all who took part.

Becky Welch said...

Love the pages! Great job ladies!

MichelleStrachan said...

This is so exciting! Congratulations, Girls! Michelle, I am so proud of you! :D

Rita Weiss said...

Congratulations ladies! Beautiful works :)

Susan said...

Congrats to all! Great layouts, but I have to say the second place winner (Amber) has a really unique and creative layout. That one is my fave.

Jennifer Priest said...

Awesome work and congrats everyone!!!

Lisa J. said...

So glad that you are finally getting noticed for your mad artistry Michelle! Congrats ladies!