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 ♥


  1. Congrats to Ellen!!! Who wanted to know where the "haunted house" came from!!! It was a little wooden doll house from the big M's. Your copic work is amazing! Donna S

  2. And to Kimi, oh em gee, you are too cute girl!!! I am blessed to have met you and hope this friendship continues! I promise, I'll stop questioning you non-stop!!!! What if, what about this, can I use this color as a shade of _____? You KNOW there were so many more!!! You were an awesome "Jeff"! I look forward to season two!!! Hugs my friend!!!!

  3. OMGeeee, I am deeply honored to have been selected to be your winner on Paper Craft Island!! Thank you doesn't go far enough.

    To my friends, family and supporters, I truly appreciate your votes as well as your encouragement. To my very worthy competitors on the Island, your work was awe-inspiring. So very often, were it not illogical and perhaps fatal for me to do so, I DEFINITELY would have voted for your projects. You made me stretch out of my cardmaking skin, to dig deeper into my craft supplies, to even near the bar you set. I appreciate you all (and wish I knew who you all were so I could "follow" and be inspired by you more!), even though you were exhausting me!! :)

    To my Fellow Final Fishys, Christel and Donna, WOW. Your projects have always been a-m-a-z-i-n-g, and I could barely keep up with your talents. It was so much fun going toe-to-toe with you; I hope we'll meet again off-island, and lift a coconut shell of rum punch together.

    And to Kimi, our Jeff Probst and show producer wrapped up into one: what can I saw but AWWWW SHUCKS!!! THANK YOU for your kindness, friendship, mentoring, late night e-mail exchange and laughter. I LOVE the concept of Paper Craft Island, which was probably obvious from before Day 1 when I literally BEGGED to get on the Island. I was ready to build my own raft or swim ashore if I had to (arrrgh, a pirate invading your Island!). You kept us on our sand-covered toes, and always made sure we had enough Creative Juice to drink. THANK YOU, thank you, thank you.

    I wear my sash proudly. With appreciation,

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  4. Well said Ellen!!! YOU kept me on my toes also!!! I have lovingly named you "Mrs. Copic", as I did not know who you were, I felt as if you should have a name! You very cunningly fooled me by leaving comments on the PCI blog! I have been hiding in my "crafty closet", for fear of revealing my identity, and very happy to come OUT now. So, here's to the island, and Kimi, for a great adventure. And to the other contestants, still unknown, you made this a challenging journey, and I was always striving for new ways to challenge myself, not knowing who was going to be on the top of their game from week to week. If I had made it even halfway through this challenge I would have met my original intentions, proud to have continued to the END!!! Donna

  5. Aww.. CONGRATS to you all!!! I have enjoyed watching you all create such awesome masterpieces!! Hugs to you all!!

  6. I've been watching from the sidelines each week and have so enjoyed the "no drama" of this adventure! It has been a real treat to watch my daughter host this journey into crafty island fun!

    Congrats to Ellen (awesome, amazing projects). You are a treasure! Congrats to Christel and Donna - you are both very worthy competitors, terrific crafters, and good company on the island and in the "real world".

    Congrats to the others who participated and/or became fans of the event! It was a true learning experience for us all!

  7. Congratulations Ellen! everyone did an amazing job. I can't wait for season 2 & hope I get to play. This will be the closest thing to survivor for me to play LOL!

  8. Congratulations Ellen!

    All the contestants have been inspiring and there have been some great projects! Looking forward to Season 2!

  9. Congrats to everyone on PCI and especially season I winner Ellen! This has to be the most fun on a blog and so very original, I hope you bring it back!!!