Sunday, May 22, 2011

State Fair Results

The California State Fair is coming up in mid-July! (It opens July 14!)  But the entry deadline was in April and the submission deadline, this year was Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 1:00 p.m.  And results were received on Saturday, May 21, but no one checked the mail until Sunday! lol

Not that I EVER wait until the last minute to finish projects, I am happy to say, I made it to the fairgrounds at 12:38 on the 14th.  I guess  I should say "we made it"  because my husband was driving as I was madly trying to get the last pieces of my card together.  I decided to make a pop-up card, I've made a few but it has been awhile for this particular type.  Just before we left for the fair I realized I put the pop-up mechanism on backwards.  So while riding in the van, I "fixed" the mechanism so the card would pop up.  When I closed the card, the balloon hung out of the bottom! OH NO!  With limited supplies I fixed it as much as I could and while it was not perfect.  I debated about submitting it, but ultimately decided to let the the judges say yea or nay.

I registered 8 projects, submitted 7.  I have a trip to the State Fair in early June to pick up 3 projects that did not make it. :(  

They said nay to the one I debated about (Still think it is an adorable card, but it does have a few things that could have been better.)

My personal favorite

And the shadow box inspired by the 12 Tags of Christmas (I debated on this one too.)

And the winners are:

Award of Merit (I know these are really bad photos, but they are the only ones I have currently.

2nd Place - Holiday Fun!

2nd place Wedding Wishes

And the 4th item I received an Honorable Mention was my New England Shadow Box., but I don't have a photo it.

There you have, my 2011 fair entries!


  1. Yeah, you! Congrats! Fabulous pieces, each and every one! And what's a trip to the fair without a few mishaps! lol!

  2. Congratulations! The owl card is beautiful anyway ;) and, if the holiday fun card is second place, I REALLY want to see the winner because it is simply awesome! WTG, Paula

  3. Awesome projects- Congrats on your ribbons!

  4. Great projects and a GREAT BIG CONGRATS on your ribbons.

  5. My fave is th 2nd plave shutter card! TFS!

  6. so much awesome work! well done. xo

  7. Congratulations on your winning designs. I especially like the shadow box and the Holiday Fun Card

  8. OMG, Linda, your cards are beautiful!!! I especially loved the Christmas card. I wish I had just a wee bit of your ginormous talent!!