Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Verdict

Well, hello there! I know you guys must be biting your nails in anticipation of the following announcement! Exactly who will win the coveted $10 Starbucks card?

I want to tell you, I do. And I know you will be tempted to scroll down and look for your name in the bold print at the end of this post...but DON'T DO IT! Not yet.

First I must address your comments on the subject. I will admit I was actually a little surprised that there were comments. I half expected you all to balk at my little proposal. I mean, if I'm being honest, it would take A WHOLE LOT MORE COFFEE than that to get me to do the same thing. Of course, I don't have a creative bone in my body and some of you come by that naturally! I am so thankful for those of you who come by that naturally!

Now, before I announce the winner, I feel like I should award a few "honorable mentions". I'm afraid you don't win anything (because again...I'm CHEAP and HELLO our country is in an ECONOMIC CRISIS!), but you do win my gratitude for putting some real thought into this whole thing on my behalf!

The first "honorable mention" goes to Tiffani at Bears and Belles. First of all Tiffani is super sweet and quite obviously has the gift of encouragement. I thought her idea was really cute, but she kind of lost me when she mentioned putting Spot in the header of my blog...I mean, I'm having a hard enough time dealing with him being in my house! ;-)

The second "honorable mention" goes to Heather C at A Woman's Worth. She said I reminded her of sunshine! I mean, come on...that alone deserves a free Starbucks card! So sweet. However, I can't in good conscience say that I am all that sunshiny. And when I mentioned the possibility to my good friend Janelle the other day she said, "Yeah, you're more like partly cloudy.".

And I was like...YES, that's it. There IS sunshine there, but it's not full on sunshine. Yep, that's me...partly cloudy! ;-)

And the last honorable mention goes to my "real life" friend Dawn. She had some really great ideas on a color scheme and suggested using one of my favorite verses in the header. Her comment was so nice, too. Thanks so much for your sweet words, Dawn!

And now, last but not least...the WINNER! This person went above and beyond by actually emailing me two designs that she custom made for me! I know! How cool is that? She also said she would be willing to work with me to create a special design based on some ideas that I have! Yeehaw! I'm so excited! So, the $10 Starbucks card is officially awarded to...

Jackie at Our Moments Our Memories!

Congratulations, Jackie! Thanks so much for being willing to do this. I'm looking forward to working with you on a wonderful new design. Also, many thanks to all who commented for your thoughtful and creative input!


Tiffani said...

Congrats to Jackie! And, yay me for an honorable mention!! As all the superstars say "it was honor just to be nominated" heehee!

Can't wait to see how it turns out!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Well, aren't you sweet - this will be fun! I'm looking forward to working with you, girl. I'll email you soon, I'm finishing up a couple of designs and then I'll get started on yours after we figure out what you like. :)

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I can't WAIT to see the new design!! I remember when I first found your blog that I thought your design was really cool...


dawn said...

Dadgumit. I really wanted to win. I take it all back.

Congrats Jackie and all that blah blah blah.

beth said...

I really like the "partly cloudy" analogy...not necessarily for you, but that's a good one... :)

Heather C said...

Congratulations, Jackie! Alana, thanks for the shout out... LOL! I do think you're sweet... but you can rain on my parade any day, ok? I'll still love you even if you're not an optimist! :)

Angela said...

Congrats. I'm looking forward to seeing your new design!