Monday, November 12, 2012

And the winner is.....

I can't not THANK you all enough for making this very first season of PCI fun, exciting, and memorable!!! I met some people through this that have become dear friends and I couldn't have asked for a better group of crafters!!
I would also like to thank ALL of the sponsors!!! Without you there would be no prizes..and everyone loves prizes! :)

Each week they impressed me more and more with their creativity! One just has to take a look back at the projects to see all the time, thought and heart that went into each and every one!!!

The votes for the final competition broke down like this: #1 - 30, #2- 11 and #3- 11! Our special jury choose #3 to receive 5 extra votes bringing #3's total votes to 16!!!

But now it has come time to announce our very first winner ever here on the Island!!! So PLEASE join me in congratulating...

Ellen *CardMonkey* Jarvis!!!!
Congrats Ellen!!!! A well fought and well deserved victory!!!! I will get with you and get your prizes sorted out!!! :)
Congrats to #2: Christel Bonner *Scrappin' Sista* You did a great job here on the Island and I'm blessed to have gotten to know you!!! I loved having you here!!! :)
Congrats to #3 - Donna Sullivan *Paperfusion* I loved having you here on the Island!!! Super fabulous job on EVERY project my late night Lucy! :)
Well there you have it...
Now make sure to leave them some comment ♥
Until next *Season*
Hugs from the Island ♥

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Finals

Good Morning Islanders & Beach goers!!!

It's hard to believe it's time to see the final projects! This has been an awesome 3 months! Season #1 has totally blown me away with their talent! But like all good things the Island must come to an end...

But not before rocking out another challenge! :)

This week (and yes they truly only had 1 week to make these!) I issued 3 challenges to our final 3! I will only be posting 2 of the challenges today! Challenge one was to use only products they had previously send me photos of to make a card or layout. Challenge 2 was to make a Christmas themed postcard from the Island! Their 3rd challenge was to make a sign that I will post to announce the winner!!! Each person will have a photo collage for their first photo..It has the biggest picture as what the made and the smaller photos around it of what they sent me that the had to choose from to use!  There may be multiple photos for their other project!!! :)

Voting this week will be handled a little differently. I'm still trying to figure out a way to make this work and I think I've finally got it... SO...TO VOTE FOR WHO YOU THINK SHOULD WIN PCI SEASON #1 PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST! I will have it set so that comments will NOT appear until I approve them...and I will not approve them until voting is over. This way no one can be influenced on who votes for who! I will send vote counts out to my final 3 through out the weekend so they know where they stand! Comments will go from NOW until SUNDAY NOV. 11 at 11:59 pm. Any comments after that time WILL NOT COUNT!


What's a final vote on the Island without a twist??? I also have a JURY vote... The winner of the jury vote will actually receive an extra 5 votes.... :)

So here they are... your Final 3....

#1's projects (Click to see larger!)

#2's Projects (Click to see larger!)

#3's Projects (Click to see larger!)

So there you have it... 6 stunning and clever projects from 3 very talented crafters! Now do us all a favor...Comment your vote!! :)
I'll be announcing the winner Monday Nov 12 by posting their sign (3rd project!)

Until then....
Hugs from the Island ♥


Monday, November 5, 2012

And our Final person in the Finals is....

WOW...I tell you this was a total nail biter right down to the end. The vote was unbelievably close...but we do have a winner... by a vote of 26-25 the person joining the other 2 in the finals is....

Fishy #1!!!
I am sad to see Fishy #2 leaving us. You have done an amazing job! Making it from 13 down to 4th is fabulous!!! Your projects were always awesome and I loved having you here!!! :)
Ok...Final 3...ARE YOU READY???
11:59 PM EST.

So you see you have 1 working week...and boy are you gonna need it! I couldn't let the FINAL Challenge be easy...
To win big you gotta play BIG!
And the BIG Challenge this week...Well you remember those scavenger hunt pictures I had you send me?
That is part of your 1st Project...
PROJECT 1: Take ONLY what you sent me photos of and use to make either a card or layout. BUT you can ONLY use what you sent me photos of....of course inks, stickles, glossy accents are ok...but you can not use anything different then what you've shown me as far as the main items!
PROJECT #2- Since we will be gone over the Holidays I'd love to see a Christmas Island Postcard (think back to the first Immunity!) But all Christmas this time...
Project #3- Make and decorate a sign that says "I JUST WON SEASON #1 OF PAPER CRAFT ISLAND" Decorate it however you'd like!!! Have fun with it!! I will only be posting the first two projects to vote on and your sign will be how I announce the winner!!!
You're going to need it!!!
I will be posting the projects to vote on Saturday November 10!!
And our first ever winner will be announced on Monday November 12!!!
Until then...
Hugs from the Island ♥

Saturday, November 3, 2012

It's that time again...

Good morning, everyone!!! I am so very excited that it's finally voting day to choose the 3rd person to be in the Final 3!!!! My other 2 competitors have been going stir crazy this week not having anything to do and anxiously awaiting to see who will be joining them!!!

For this final "Fishy" challenge I told the 2 fishys (yes that's a word and yes that's how I'm spelling it!) that they had to make a project showing why they should be in the finals. I wanted them to make something that showcased their talents...and boy....did they ever! I couldn't be happier with their projects! No matter how this vote goes both Islanders have been just amazing! Every project a treasure in itself! I am so proud of how far they have made it!!!

So I will post the projects and due to last weeks poll mess-up I've decided to do the vote the email way! So PLEASE email me ( ) with which Fishy Project is your favorite!!!!

So here they are...
Fishy #1
Fishy #2

Well there you have it!!! So PLEASE take a minute to email me ( ) with which project is your favorite.. Either Fishy #1's two adorable Christmas Cards or Fishy #2's awesome recipe book!!! You have until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday Nov 4 to email me!!! And also...DON'T FORGET TO "Fall Back" this weekend!!! :)
I will announce the winner on Monday Morning!!!
Good Luck to both!
Until then...
Hugs from the Island ♥

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Another member voted out....

Well it's been a CRAZY week here on the Island and it looks like because of Sandy it's only going to get worse!!! To everyone on the East Coast please be careful and know we are all praying for your safety!!

After the silly voting Mix Up I can say we have a clear Fan Favorite...and that was...
#2 with 17 out of 26 votes!!! Tribal Council #2's torch was put out!
What a sad day on the Island! But all is not lost....yet...

Our Fishy winner with 14 of 26 votes was...

Congrats #1...
And on to some MORE news... What would the real "Survivor" be without it's Redemption Island??? Well we've had our own version going on here... 2nd Chance Island... Where previously eliminated Islanders got to battle each other to see who could win and come back into the main challenge!
So Both #2 and Fishy #1 will battle this week and one of them will make it back onto the Island for the Final Challenge!!! So this Saturday (unless Sandy has her say!) we will have the final fishy vote and you (the public) will choose who will make it back into the game!!!
It will be a very important vote therefore I do NOT want to run into poll problems so we will do the email votes again! I will post the photos (as long as I can and they both could participate)
Therefore: Final 2... You have the week off!!! :)
Lucky ladies!!!
So until Saturday...
Stay Safe..
Hugs from the Island ♥ 


Saturday, October 27, 2012


At 9:15pm I discovered that the polls off to the side have messed up. For some reason ALL of the votes have disappeared and I have NO idea why. So here is what we are going to do. Everyone has been reset at zero votes. I will also EXTEND the voting until Monday at 11:59 pm to make up for the missed day!  Please if you wish to vote EMAIL ME!!! I am so sorry this happened. I wish I knew what the problem is. Thanks for understanding!

Thanksgiving projects revealed!!!!!!!!

First of all I MUST say I am super glad I am not in the position my final 3 are in. This week they truly amazed me. These projects are all gorgeous and to think they did this with less time then normal PLUS had to send me different photos every day! WOW! I'm in awe... Good Luck to all 3 of you...this is gonna be TOUGH!

So the following are this weeks projects. We will (as always) do a fan favorite poll on the side just for fun! Pick which # is your favorite and vote away! Voting goes from NOW until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday October 28! Since there are only 3 if we have a tie (as in they all get 1 vote) then the fan favorite's vote will be the decision maker.. So here they are...



See what I mean....WOW...I'd like to eat dinner at any of their houses (assuming they all cook as well as they craft ;)
That's not all
2 more mystery bottles floated up to the Island this week...Each had a thanksgiving card and a matching layout it in...
So which one do you like best? There are only 2 but multiple photos so pay attention. Pick your favorite and vote in the "fishy poll" up top!! :)

Fishy #1

Fishy #2
Alright Final 3... Make you decision and email me asap with who you'd like to vote out...and don't forget EVERYONE to vote on the Fan Favorite AND the Fishy Poll!!!
I'll post the results Monday morning!
Until then....
hugs from the Island ♥

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday's Photo Challenge

Hello everyone!!! It's the final day of our little scavenger hunt here on the Island..and it a doozy! :)

Find and send me a photo of the following items: 1 flower (any kind, any shade) 1 stamped sentiment (any) and 3 other items (embellishments) of your choosing!!!

Get these photos to me by 11:59 pm EST tonight AS WELL AS your Thanksgiving projects!!!!

Can't wait to see them all! I will post them for Saturday morning and the vote will be on!

Until then.....
Hugs from the Island ♥

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday's Photo Challenge

Good Morning, Islanders! :)

Today's photo challenge is to send me a photo of a solid color cardstock AND some sort of paper piecing! Whether it be a cricut cut or an actual piecing I don't care...anything you'd like!!! Have fun!!! :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday Photo Challenge

Good Morning!!! :)

Today's photo challenge is going to be.... Ribbon! I'd like you to find and photo 2 different ribbons... Different kind and different colors!!! Email them to me by 11:59 pm tonight!!! :)

Good Luck!

Hugs from the Island ♥

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesdays Photo Challenge

Good morning crafters!!!
Your scavenger hunt continues!!! Today I would like a photo of 4 brads!!! :)

Good Luck!!!!

Oh and PS...I didn't double check before I posted (SORRY!) but according to the Big Challenge Post your Thanksgiving Projects are due on the 26...Which is this Friday...It should have been NOV 2...HOWEVER...since there is no project this week I will leave it up to you guys! When you send me your photo let me know if you want them due this week or next...Majority (since there are only 3) will rule! I'll email you asap to let you know!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

And then there were 3...

Good Morning, Islanders! Tribal council is over and it was a very difficult vote this week for our crafters...But here is how the votes came down...


So today we say good-bye to #1! You have done an incredible job and this Island just won't be the same without you! Your talent is through the roof so hold your head high, #1!!! You've truly amazed me with all of your projects!!!

Our fan favorite with 8 of  14 votes is...
Congrats #3!!! This project was just rockin'!!! Keep up the awesome work!!! :)
Ok final 3...are you ready for this week's "what would have been Immunity Challenge?" Well...too bad....There isn't one! Well not in the sense of what you are used to!
This week we will be doing something different...and all 3 of you MUST do this. It will affect your final project(s)!!!
Every day this week I post on here something you need to take a photo of (crafty related) and you must email it to me each day! That's it..Take the photo..send it...Simple! BUT IT MUST BE DONE! Think of it as a scavenger hunt of sorts! If you do NOT email me a photo it WILL hurt you should you make the finals! So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you do this!
So by 11:59pm EST everyday (Mon-Fri) I will expect 3 emails of photos (one from each of you!)
So for MONDAY you must find and photo a 12x12 piece of pattern paper or pattern cardstock! Easy peasy right?
You just never know whats going on here anymore....bwahahaha...So choose your paper wisely!!! :)
I'll post Tuesdays find and photo object at 12:00 AM EST Tuesday! :)
Good Luck Final 3!!! :)
Hugs from the Island ♥

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Big Challenge #7 Revealed

Good Morning, Islanders! It's that time again! Time to unveil this weeks challenge...and WOW! The final 4 have really outdone themselves this time around! I'm in love with all 4 projects...It's going to be a VERY difficult vote this week!

So for their challenge that had to either make a spooky project, dimensional, and incorporate the initials PCI somewhere on their project OR use the colors Black, Orange, Green and have the elements from the other challenge (minus the spooky part!)

So here they are...



See what I mean? Totally Amazing!!! So go to the poll at top right corner of the blog and vote for your favorite! Nothing to be won or lost by the public poll but I love seeing what your favorite is!
Final 4...Please email me asap to let me know which project you would have voted off the Island!
I'll announce which project will have it's torch snuffed out on Monday!!
Until then...
Hugs from the Island ♥

Friday, October 19, 2012

Big Challenge Theme #8

Good Morning everyone!!! It's that time again...Time to announce your next challenge...Now if you'll remember correctly tho we didn't have "Immunity" this week I said the winner would win a BIG advantage... Well here it is.. The winner from last weeks "What used to be Immunity" Challenge got to set the Big Challenge for you guys! not only did this person get to come up with the challenge but they got a head start on you guys...and after seeing what this person came up with...well...Time alone was a blessing!!!

So here it is:

Dear Castaways,

Your numbers are dwindling but you are ever thankful that you have been able to survive the harsh conditions on the island so far. You have decided to host a dinner to celebrate your gratitude, and remember that the American holiday of Thanksgiving approaches. Your PCI challenge this week is to create Thanksgiving holiday table decor of some sort for your festive dinner table. It does NOT have to be a centerpiece ... it can be anything you could find on a Thanksgiving holiday table.

It MUST include (or you face disqualification) the following items:
  • the word: thank or some derivative of the word (thanksgiving, thanks, thankful, thanking, etc.);
  • the color: orange (or any shade of orange, lighter to peach, or darker to rust), along with any other colors (no limit) of your choosing;
  • the supply: actual twine, string, jute or hemp - (not painted/drawn or depicted on paper)
  • the shape: at least one leaf in any medium (real, paper, painted, etc.)
A photograph of your project must be submitted to our host by Friday, October 26 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, or your torch will be automatically snuffed. 
Good Luck!

Well there you have it!!! Get to working on those Thanksgiving Table projects!!!!
Don't forget this weeks Big Challenge ( Spooky Halloween or Color Challenge) is due to me by 11:59 pm EST tonight or you will have your torch put out!!!!
I'll post the projects Saturday and the vote will be on!!!!

Until then....
Hugs from the Island ♥

Monday, October 15, 2012

Winner(s) of this weeks Challenge...

Hello everyone! What an awesome weekend of voting we had here! 20/25 votes!!! Great job to everyone! The projects were Awesome as always! :)

Here was our winner of "what used to be Immunity!"

Congrats #2!!!!
So pretty!!! :)
And our "something's fishy" winner was...
Congrats #1 :)
Don't forget your Big Challenge Project is due no later then 11:59 pm est this Friday- October 19!
Until then...
hugs from the Island ♥

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Good Morning (after-noon, evening) my friends! It's "what used to be Immunity" day! This week (since there are only 4 left on the Island) immunity is NO more! In it's place I issued a challenge and the winner will receive a HUGE advantage in the next BIG challenge! So voting is really important this week for one of our islanders! I had 2 out of the 4 submit a here they are...


By now you know the drill.... Poll is in the top right corner of the blog! Voting goes from now until Sunday night at 11:59 pm est!! Good luck you two!!!
BUT WAIT... There's something fishy going on again... These 2 projects floated up to the island in a glass bottle...and they are so awesome...I think we ought to vote on them too!
So the second poll is for these 2 projects....
Fishy #1

Fishy #2
I'll reveal the winners Monday morning!!!
Until then...
Hugs from the Island ♥

Monday, October 8, 2012


Hey everyone! I just wanted to pop in and let you know if for any reason you do not want to make the spooky project you can do this challenge instead. Color challenge... Black, Orange, and Green... I forget that not everyone is a fan of Halloween and I don't want anyone to do any project that is something they feel strongly against! This is to be fun! So now you have another option for this challenge! Good Luck..and if you are looking for the Immunity Challenge then scroll down one post! :)

Hugs from the Island ♥

Someone is voted off & Immunity

Good moring everyone!! Well it's time again to put someones torch out...and I hate to do it but we must say good-bye to #2! You've done an amazing job and made it quite far so you should be very proud of yourself! I've so enjoyed having you stay on the Island and you will be missed!

As for fan favorite this week...Out of 12 votes our winner had 6! WOW!! Congrats goes to...
#3!!!! Absolutly amazing project!!! Great job, #3!!! :)
Now on to Immunity.... Since there are only 4 left I believe it's time to end the Immunity Challenges! However there will still be a project made and voted on and the winner will receive an advantage in the next big challenge! So if you would like a shot at winning this advantage you must submit a photo of your project to me no later then 11:59 pm EST on Friday October 12, 2012!
For this project I would like you to make anything you would like...BUT... it must include at least 3 flowers, some sort of stamped image or sentiment, and pattern paper. You will be allowed to use a "white" piece for your stamped image and solid colors to mat your pattern papers but everything else must be pattern paper!
Good luck! I can't wait to see what you come up with! :)
Hugs from the Island ♥

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Big Challenge #6 ~ Projects Revealed!!!

Good morning everyone!!! It's time once again to reveal the projects the final 5 have been working on! This time around they had to pick a football team and use their colors to make a project! It had to include a ribbon and at least 4 buttons! It's amazing to me how different the projects can be!! Of course they all did a fabulous job! So here they are!

First up is our Immunity Winner (who can NOT be voted for!)
And now for the projects that the final 5 (minus the Immunity Winner unless there is a tie) will vote on!



And as always (just for fun!) I'd like to see who the rest of you love the most! So check the poll in the top right corner! Vote for your favorite! Voting ends at 11:59 pm EST on October 7!
*****FINAL 5****
Please email me the project number of the person you would like to vote out this week! PLEASE email me ASAP! This way if there is a tie I have time to get ahold of the Immunity Winner to break it!!! Thanks!
The person voted off will be revealed Monday October 8!
Until then....
Hugs from the Island ♥