Today at the Oregon State Fair, I competed in a card making contest sponsored by Craft Warehouse. It was VERY difficult! Each contestant (there were 25) was given an envelope with a card base, a white envelope, four felt flowers, six brads, six strips of paper, and some glue dots. On the table, there is a basket with one pair of scissors (to share between four women), a glue runner, and one marker. On a different table, there are a few paper punches that you can use...although you have to leave the supplies there, so each contestant has to go to that table to use them and then return to their "spot" to finish working. Did I mention that we only had TEN MINUTES to do this? It was incredibly stressful!!! But I can tell you that for all of the stress, it was worth it! I won!!!! Yes, this thrown together card won 1st place. This was one of those contests where the announcer says, "Okay, you're half-way done with the time now"...and then she says, "Two minutes remaining"...and then "ten seconds...everybody count down with me now...ten...nine...eight...seven...etc...." and you can be sure that I was still bending a brad when the count down was at one second. Whew!!! I am just so excited!!! My prize is a gift certificate for $75!!! I had to really show a lot of restraint to not jump up there and give her a hug!!!