Monday, January 9, 2012

Spellbinders Design Team Contest Round 2 Winners Announced!!

Early this morning Spellbinders announced the 26 finalists chosen that will continue on to Round 3 of the design team contest. Here's the official announcement...

After another round has passed and the fantastic level of designs continued to astound us! Because of the difficult decision... the Spellbinders team has decided to pass through 26 participants, rather than 20, to the final round!

This talented group of designers will receive specific dies to use and will be assigned a project in the final round. In addition... they will be required to write an essay about themselves and why they think they'd be a good fit for the Spellbinders Design Team.

The final projects are due February 6th. Those chosen for the Spellbinders Design Team will receive a personal phone call from Spellbinders President, Stacey Caron, on February 13th. The final Design Team list will be posted here, on the Spellbinders blog, after all the chosen designers have been notified. The final Design Team members will be flown to Arizona for a special educational retreat to learn about Spellbinders and to grow as a team!

For a list of the official rules... click here.

And now... the moment we've all been waiting for! Join me in congratulating our third round finalists:

Marisa Job - Santa Clarita, CA
Astrid Maclean - Edinburgh, Scotland
Sylvia Blum - Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany
Lesley Langdon - Ontario Canada
Michelle Woerner - Aloha, OR
Darsie Bruno - Elmira, NY
Tina McDonald - New Brunswick Canada
Christine Emberson - England
Kim Nath - Valencia, PA
Heidi Van Laar - Trout Lake, WA
Windy Robinson - Loveland, OH
Kathy Roney - Corona, CA
Iwona Palamountain - Australia
Katie Piotrowski - Prue, OK <---------- THAT'S ME!!! Susie Bentz - Centreville, VA Teresa Horner - Covina, CA Shanna Vineyard - Madison, MS Theresa Momber - Redding, CA Debbie Seyer - Arnold, MO Yvonne van de Grijp - Netherlands Ashley Harris - Peoria, AZ Trina McClune - Auckland, New Zealand Tonya Dirk - Portland, OR Judy Hayes - Tracy, MN Angela Ploegman - Bettendorf, IA Monika Martinsen - Sodertalje, Sweden

I can't even begin to tell you how exciting this is for me!! I am beyond THRILLED to have made it this far, among such talented and well-known designers. Spellibinders is sending packages and has assigned us all a specific project and I can't wait to get started on it. I suppose I could work on my essay while I'm awaiting the arrival of the dies. :) Thanks to everyone for the sweet comments and your support! It is greatly appreciated!



Marisa Job said...

Congratulations Katie! We made it! I am really excited too. Good luck going to the final round!!

Laurel said...

Wow, congrats to you Katie!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations, Katie!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!! :)

Sylvia said...

Congrats Katie! Good luck for the final round :-)

Sylvia xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Congrats Katie!! Like you I am so excited!! Good luck with it all!!!

Yvonne said...

Hi Katie,
I can't stop laughing and jumping around since I got the good news too!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Congrats Katie! Good luck to us both. The Final Round is exciting and daunting at the same time. P.S. Love your crafting studio. Fabulous!

FrancineB said...


Anonymous said...

Absolutely AWESOME!!!