17 Dec

Inspire Me! Contest – Voting Update

retro holiday DIY placecard

So… we had a flood of last-minute submissions for the holiday contest yesterday – hooray! The only problem? You people are way too talented and I’m pulling my hair out trying to narrow this down to 10 finalists… it honestly feels like the impossible task!

There are 463 photo entries total – and if you haven’t checked them out – definitely take a minute to browse the flickr gallery – it should help put you into “holiday mode”! You can even post comments on your favorite entries to give them some much-deserved kudos if you’re feeling especially “spirited”…

Unfortuntately, flickr decided to exacerbate my holiday stress level by only showing about 1/2 the gallery entries to viewers UNLESS you’re logged into a flickr account – so sincere apologies for that hiccup! We tried to figure out the issue, but all roads led to the same brick wall. I attempted to start dragging every single photo off flickr to create a new gallery on facebook around 1am last night, but after a half hour of drag-n-drop, no amount of caffeine proved to be a match for how tired I was :0  Maybe this can be a project for another evening…

Anyways, the “Top 10” from the other judges are in (more info on them later), so I’m cross-referencing everyone’s picks to compile the FINAL 10 that you guys will be voting on – along with some honorable mentions because 10 is way to few to share!

UPDATE: 4:45pm – Still grinding away at this and want to get it right…working on creating mini galleries so these posts aren’t literally 2 miles long. They’ll be up sometime tonight…promise! Thanks in advance for your patience.

(Once voting starts it will be open until 11:59pm this Friday – December 19.)

{Pictured at top: Retro Christmas – Favor/Place Card by Erin Godbey}

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margret SAYS:

love this little scene! it’s like winter in the palm of your hand! those are some lucky guests.

December 17, 2008 at 12:30 pm

stemparties.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

I know how hard you are working on this. Bless your heart, Jenn.

December 17, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Kendra @ My Insanity SAYS:

I really wanted to join in this contest, but couldn’t get things together in time. I hope if this one doesn’t kill you, that you’ll consider doing another one, like birthday party ideas, showers, or weddings, in the future.

Can’t wait to see the great ideas!

December 17, 2008 at 2:09 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Kendra –
I’d love to do this again with another type of celebration and have learned a few things to make it easier…which is always a good thing. We will definitely plan on it! :)

December 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm

MixMingleGlow SAYS:

I just wish there was something I could do to help tonight. I know you are up to your eyeballs with all these ridiculously creative peeps! Don’t drink to much Monster or else you’ll NEVER get to sleep! You rock sista! ;)

December 17, 2008 at 9:28 pm

martha SAYS:

I vote for D! Super Cool!

December 18, 2008 at 8:44 am

anette SAYS:


December 18, 2008 at 10:11 am

Jordan SAYS:

My vote is for H-Naughty or Nice. Love the lollipops, feathers, and of course the “naughty” drinks and the “nice” drinks.

December 18, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Dolores SAYS:

I think C is the most colorful and original–

December 18, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Bree Gianassi Little SAYS:

What a task! Kudos to you and your staff for hosting such a great contest. I look forward to the results.

December 19, 2008 at 12:21 pm

Steve Ponzo SAYS:


December 23, 2008 at 7:18 pm
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