Round two Odd Idol players, please step forward!

Round two Odd Idol players, please step forward!

Happy happy Friday, everybody!  You know what day it is, right?!  🙂

Yep.  Leah the Orange here, and I am TOTALLY happy to be announcing our 20 Odd Idol contestants who will compete in the next round!  The competition was AMAZING and we had a total of 68 entries (nobody squeaked their projects in during the final couple of hours – I was shocked!).  Our judges deliberated for several hours before submitting their lists, and from them, we compiled the 20 submissions that received the most votes. 

Let’s recap…  We had a sketch.  Competitors had to work with the sketch and use Some Odd Girl stamps/images/sentiments plus anything else they wanted on their projects.  They uploaded their photos to the gallery at Some Odd World and tagged them for the event.  We OOOOHed and AHHHHed for a couple of weeks while it was all going down, and the Odd Girls scratched their heads scrutinizing and agonizing to determine their favorites.  When I tell you it wasn’t easy, I’m understating it!  We shared our lists, and from there, the magic number took shape. 

So we have TWENTY fantabulatious crafters who will be in the running for Round Two, and they are competing for this unbelievable grand prize…

prizes SN 12 sets

I still can’t get over what an AMAZING prize pack this is. Big thanks goes to American CraftsCopic MarkerSpectrum NoirSP & Co.Paper Issues andOozak for being a part of this event!  ONE winner takes it all.  Yep.  ALL OF IT.  And may the ODDEST crafter win! 

So.  Are you ready?  In no particular order, here are the 20 projects that were selected by our Design Team:

Tara

P1040894

 

Larisa

oddidolround1

 

Caz

OddIdol3

 

Emma

P1040946

 

Aeryn

SOGIdol1copy

 

Abbey

SOGPainterMae

Marcie

oddgirl

 

Charlene

IMG_23261

 

Angie

image

 

Sharla

ODDIDOL (1)

 

Jami

ODDIDOL

 

Lenny

ODDIDOL001

 

Annie

BloomGrow.OddIdol.AR

 

Helen

bild422

 

Maureen

AngelKaylee1

 

Damaris

DSCN0171

 

Jan

forOddIdol

 

Vanessa

image

 

Janine

2942013

 

Suzanne

100_3336wm

 

Annnnnnnnnd there they are, folks!  CONGRATULATIONS to these 20 ladies who will be moving on – Round Two begins RIGHT NOW!  But there are some things I need to mention before you get started…


THE RULES:

1 – You must use Some Odd Girl stamps as the MAIN FOCUS of your creations.  If you use stamps from any other companies, they must have a minimal impact on your final project.  Judges will use discretion when reviewing submissions (so the sooner you submit, the better, in case our judges ask you to make any changes).

2 – Your Round 2 projects will be EMAILED to Faye, our Ning Coordinator no later than May 8th at midnight EST.  (Check your Ning messages for the information and please read carefully!)  Be aware of any time differences!

3 – Absolutely no watermarks will be allowed for the rest of the competition.

4 – You will not post your projects ANYWHERE in order that all submissions may be judged blindly.  In other words, you cannot in any way indicate that the project is YOURS by way of sneak peeks (anything on your blogs, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, galleries, etc.) or comments around the web.  Please do not email your friends and tip them off; chances are that friend knows someone who knows someone who knows someone, and as the grand prize is very valuable, we hope you’ll respect this rule.  This truly is not a popularity contest.

5 – As mentioned, this competition will be judged BLINDLY.  Invite people to vote and advertise the competition, but do not indicate which project belongs to you.  Everyone can vote ONCE between May 10th and May 15th and voting takes place in the Ning.  In order to access the Ning, voters must be registered members.

6 – You may post your projects anywhere you like once voting has closed and no sooner.

7 – Make your entry count!  Try something different, pay attention to detail, consider things that might set your project apart from the others, take great photos with neutral backgrounds.  Only 15 people will advance to Round 3. 

8 – Failure to comply with any of the items 1 through 7 will result in disqualification from Odd Idol, whether or not voting is shown in your favor. 

WHEW!  I don’t remember the last time I had to be so serious!   🙂  Well now that the tough stuff is out of the way, I’ll bet our 20 crafters are anxious to see what the theme is for Round 2!  We’re making this one easy on you…

Create ANY KIND OF CRAFTING PROJECT with a FRIENDSHIP theme!
(Easy peasy, right?)

And that, dear friends, is your exciting Friday post!  Have a wonderful weekend, and Odd Idol contestants, GOOD LUCK!  Go get your Odd on!  🙂

 

13 Comments

  1. oh my golly ladies- a huge congrats- all your work is amazing!!!! good luck on the next round!!

  2. Congrats to all winners! Wonderful cards!! wow!!
    So much inspiration here!! 🙂

    Oh my……THANKS so much for picking my card!!!
    This totally made my day!!!
    *HUGE SMILE ON MY FACE RIGHT NOW*

  3. I’m so excited! I’m not going to be able to get through my day… too many happy thoughts. 🙂 Thank you!

  4. ALL of the entries were wonderful!! Congrats to the Top 20! Good luck on the round 2…I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!!

  5. Wow, wow, wow!! I’m so honoured! Thanks sooooo much for picking my card as one of your Top 20!

    And congrats to the other winners. Such fabulous cards!!

  6. Congratulations ladies well deserved xx

  7. I’m nervous. I feel like I’m on Millionaire and need to call in a life-line. LOL.

    Thanks for the chance.

    x0, D

  8. WoooooooHoooooooooooo! SO EXCITED!!! This is going to be SO much fun!! I’m so happy I get to be a part of this, and I can’t wait to see everyone’s creations! It must have been so hard to only pick 20 from all those fabulous entries, thank you so much for picking me as one of them! So grateful! I know what I’ll be doing this weekend 😉

  9. congratultions guys, I ran out of time to even enter. Wish you all luck x

  10. OH.MY!! This is so exciting! Congrats to everyone and thank you so much for choosing my card….I hope I don’t cave under the pressure!! HA!! 😉

  11. Congrats to the 20 contenders!! Your creations look fabulous! Good-luck on the next round!

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    SO excited to be one of your hosts for this awesome event! have fun with your round two projects, and i can’t wait to see them revealed!

    thank you to EVERYONE who auditioned! 🙂

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