Official Rules:

  • All entrants will be asked to complete one layout a week, according to a specific theme, which will change weekly.
  • Each week, a kit will be made available by the participating stores and will accompany the week's theme.
  • Each week will be hosted alternately by the stores, starting with After Five Designs, and ending with Shabby Pickle Designs.
  • Contest participants will receive 50% off the price of each week's kit.
  • While purchase of the kit is not required, all layouts must be 75% A5D and/or SPD product.
  • Entries will be judged weekly by a panel of pre-determined judges.
    The judges will consist each week of both store owners. Additionally, one designer and one CT member from each store will be invited each week, as well as two special guest judges.
  • The top entries each week will then be presented for public judging.
  • While no entrant will be eliminated, the winner(s) of the public vote will receive extra points.
  • At the end of the 6 weeks, the top 3 entrants with the most points will be awarded prizes.

    Bonus Round:
  • Each week, there will be an additional, optional bonus round.
  • Bonus rounds will be free-form, and have no theme.
  • Layouts for the bonus round must be done 100% with the week's collab kit (excluding journaling).
  • Winners each week will be chosen at random.

  • All contestants must participate each week for the 6-week duration to be eligible.
  • All layouts must conform to the specific week's theme.
  • All layouts each week must be completed by the deadline to be eligible for voting.
  • Entries for the themed contest cannot be used in the bonus rounds.
  • Bonus rounds are optional, and do not have to be entered each week.
  • Entrants must be registered at both www.afterfivedesigns.com and www.shabbypickledesigns.com to be eligible.
  • Posting of layouts will be in special assigned galleries of each site, and will alternate each week.
  • Site CT members of either site are ineligible to participate (personal CT members of the individual designers may participate).
  • Rude or unsportsman-like comments will not be allowed on entry postings.
  • All rules, prizes, and specifications subject to change.


Steph.Gibson said...

Great contest - can't wait!

Star74 said...

Done reading this info...Count me in!!! Can't wait to get started.

Alice said...

i'm DEFINITELY playing along! So excited! I'm pretty sure I can't compete with the scrappers that'll be playing but it'll be fun and good motivation. plus who can resist 50% coupons? ;)

Stacey said...

I am SO in.......very awesome!!!!!! I'm really looking forward to this...........

Michelle from MD, USA said...

WOOOHOOO!! This sounds great! I can't wait.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I'm excited!!!! I can't wait to start!

Dawn said...

This sounds like so much fun! Count me in!

Kelleanne said...

Can't wait to get started!

Cate Sforza aka absolutartist1 said...

This sounds like fun!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited! I've already warned my DH that I'll be needing time so I can play along and that he'll be required to cheer for me. :)

Lill-B said...

This sounds so great - and I'm in. *yohoo* :D

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