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Sep 18, 2011

The Navajo County Fair is Coming to an end

Alright, this maybe a long post with lots of pictures, but I think its time to spill the beans (as they say).
The final results of all the projects I entered. I just hope I got good pictures...You will find that a lot of the projects are ones that I have posted before ...The Halloween project/table top holiday decor was made just for a fair entry, as I have NEVER EVER entered anything in a contest or fair or any such things/places.
So with that being said :

Aug. 7, 2011, I posted the Big 3D letter "W" along with the crackers - filled with rice
(in tradition for the Bride & Groom to exit the wedding affairs)
I also entered this project in the forum July Challenge 'It's A Nice Day for a White Wedding

Do you remember the School Day SVG Kit by 
Yeah I made the little school house into a White Chapel....I put them together Making
A wedding decor center piece entry at the fair.....


Do you see the 1st Place Blue Ribbon attached !!!

Ok so now I have 
2 ~ 2nd place Red Ribbons
2 ~ 1st Place Blue Ribbons

I am so excited about this I can hardly keep the tears from rolling down my face.
I was just struck with excitement. 
It was crazy to enter these small projects, something I love to do and actually be recognized and received ribbons like this... OMG ... did they judge it right? did someone swap ribbons? there is no way that MY hobby/projects could ever be worthy of any kind of recognition.
I just thought I would enter my paper crafts just for people to see my creations, something that I have such a passion for.....

So for the last few projects that were entered 

~ I posted this in April 2011 here on this blog
~ it was also entered it in the  "Cherry Blossom Challenge" on the Forum 

I had made a few different note pads like this, and so I had the kids help me choose 1 to enter !

Well the judges at the county fair here in Arizona, liked it earned a 

1st Place Ribbon 



Does this one look familiar?
Yeah, cuz I posted this digital scrapbook page
I really liked how the colors came together, and my little niece 
is just darling anyway, but this was a smile that keeps on going !!!


Yep a 1st Place Blue Ribbon &  Best of Class Ribbon

Ok, now I have done WAY MORE than I could have EVER thought....

But it keeps going !!!

Next is the

This little Cottage is so versatile, I have used it as a little summer cottage
& a haunted looking house and now its a all included "package deal"
Its got the box for a table top Ginger Bread House Lantern (with a battery operated tea light, then a cookie mix and a cookie cutter with some decorations to go on the cookies, this will make a great home made gift as a gift !!! 
 Oh, do you see what the judges thought of this one?
Yep a 1st Place Blue Ribbon 
a Purple and White Ribbon ~ Best of Show

Now for what you have all been waiting for..... What did you get on the Halloween Decor?

I used a bunch of different files from using a 3D tree from an unknown source, a fence who knows were, I mad the tombstones myself, and the Peony Cottage SVG kit from & the Elmhurst Hollow SVG Kit from (this is the newest kit that was just released days before I had to turn the entire project over to the fair)

  YEP, Another 1st Place Blue Ribbon
Best of Show Purple and White Ribbon
The only ribbon that is bigger than what I got in all of my entries

So that's it...I think that's plenty....
I went back to the fair again today to help my local Stamp'n up Rep. She had some 'make and takes', she asked a few of us to volunteer teaching new techniques, new ideas and just be an all around people person to help keep on top of things ....

This when I had a chance to chat with the gal that works on the Fair Board for the Open Class division.
She said that some of my work that I entered is certainly State Fair Quality !!!
So now is the time for me to pass-out, someone please pinch me, I must be dreaming !!!
With that being said, I go tomorrow (Sunday) in the early evening to collect my projects and ribbons...
But at this time...if I want, I can hand over any projects that I would like to send to the Arizona State Fair. 
You have to understand a miner detail in this; it is that the State Fair is held in Phoenix, AZ
and that's a 3 hour drive (each way) to enter my projects there... but from what I understand the State Fair board has someone come pick all the items that would like to go to the state level. The projects are gone for about 5 ~ 6 weeks, but what am I going to do with these right now anyway?
 to this gal that will add it to the State Fair transport and when it's all said and done, its $2.00 per entry... so why not?

Please !!! 
I ask you nicely, 
Please leave me some feedback
Tell me which ones (if any) might have a chance at the state level?

Have a blessed rest of the weekend....
and check back on Monday for my next DT for MyGrafico feature file...
Some really cool things to share ...

Goodnight All


  1. Congrats Katie!!! And thank you for my birthday ATC!! I really appreciate it! Looks great! :)

  2. Congrats Katie! all the projects are awesome! If you do enter in Az State Fair I will def. look out for your projects! We go to the fair every yr and I love to see all the craft projects.

  3. I am so proud of you Katie!!!! All your projects look even better in person, if that's possible!!! I would think your best of show items would be great for the state fair and some of your scrapbook pages, they are so cute!

  4. MOM!! You are crazy! I love them all and well you knew that already! I already told you that you are an amazing crafter and I am so happy that you showed me your entries and got a second opinion through me! It means a lot! I told you that you would do well!! Dont ever doubt yourself!


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