Thursday, May 27, 2010

Last Day of School - Voting is On!

I know, I know, I'm running way behind with this!! I've been really swamped with some work the last week or so. :-/

But, I'm taking a break from the boring and getting in gear here. Vote on your favorite entry by either commenting on this blog post, or sending me an e-mail at starrvingartist@yahoo.com

Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to send me an entry! I'll leave voting open for a week, and announce the winner plus the next contest (if you have more ideas for a new theme, be sure to let me know on this blog post!) next Friday, June the 4th.

~Syd

The Entries!

#1 - Sherry's "The Best way to Deal with Old Homework



#2 - SwedishRed's "Oh My, what a Busy Year It's been!"




#3 - AGJenMeg's "All My Hard Work Has Paid Off"




#4 - KCB320DRM's "Summer School - 'Nuff Said"




#5 - ClementineFox's "No More Uniforms!"


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#6 - Heritage4's "School Supplies, Go do Something Fun With Them!"



#7 - FreakTM's "Anti Dress-Code Fashion Show"

Anti Dress-Code Fashion Show

Submitted by FreakTM

Saturday, May 22, 2010

School Supplies! Go do something fun with them!

Submitted by Heritage4

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Theme Challenge + Mini Giveaway

Hey everyone! Just wanted remind you that this month's contest is closing tomorrow, so if you haven't gotten your photo to me, might want to send it quick! Voting on this round will open tomorrow as well.

Also, my human, Syd, has been wracking her brain for a new theme, but can't make up her mind what she wants to do.
So, we're leaving it up to you!
Post a comment on this blog and let us know what kind of challenge you'd like to see in our next contest.

The person who posts the theme we pick will get their choice of a pair of jeans (we'll link you to pics of the ones she's got to choose from) made by Syd from the Liberty Jane Jeans pattern.

Some of the jeans Syd has made so far:



So put your thinking caps on and starts thinking of themes!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

No More Uniforms!

Submitted by ClementineFox

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Summer School - 'Nuff Said

Submitted by kcb320drm

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

All My Hard Work has Paid Off!

Submitted by AGJenMeg

Oh my! What a Busy Year it's Been!

Submitted by SwedishRed

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Best way to deal with Old Homework...

Submitted by Sherry

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Photo Contest Theme!

Hey guys! Ninette here, taking a few minutes from my fun in Canada to bring you the new theme for May.

Ready for it? Drumroll please!

"Last day of School."

Yep, the school year is winding down, and Kailey and I want you to show me what your dolls do on their final day.
Party? Picnic? Clean out lockers? It's up to you!
Be creative!

To get the winner of this contest started on all that outdoor summer fun, they will receive the Outdoor Play Outfit.

Deadline for the photos is Saturday, May the 22nd, at 6pm. After that, my human will set it up for you guys to vote on your favorites, and the winner will be announced on the 31st.

Send photos to Syd at starrvingartist@yahoo.com.
Be sure to include your title and the name you want to go by when we publish your photo!


Some fine print:

Revised rule: I'm trying to make it a little easier for everyone to enter, so I've revised our under 18 participant rule.
If you are under 18, you are welcome to submit your photo to this contest, but should you win the prize, you are required to have your parents e-mail me with their permission and your address for me to ship the prize to you.

All righty, I'm heading back out to continue enjoying Canada! Go get started on your photos, and have fun!

~Ninette

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

And the Winner is!

I'm so sorry for the delay, you guys!
The human has been having laptop problems. :( Anyway, and the winner is:
(can I get a drumroll in here please?)

Puppyluv3's Lazy Saturday!



Congrats!



The Next Contest details:

Ulk, here's the not so fun part. The human has been a little discouraged by the fewer entries we've received, and has decided that maybe we're having these contests a bit too often.
We're going to take April off and come back with a new theme and prize for you in May.
See ya then! :D

Monday, March 22, 2010

Vote!

Jammin in our Jammies is closed, and voting is now open!

To vote, either leave us a comment here with your choice, or send Syd an e-mail at starrvingartist@yahoo.com

Ninette and Kailey will announce the winner next Saturday, and the new theme (if we've figured it out by then. If you have a suggestion for us, please feel free to let us know!)

To refresh your memories, the entries are:

#2 - Lazy Saturday, submitted by puppyluv3



#3 - Pony Ride, submitted by ClementineFox



#4 Searching for Jess, submitted by kcb320drm




#5 Dolly Dance Party, submitted by JChappa (winner of Last Month's Contest!)


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jammin' Entry #5 - "Dolly Dance Party"

Submitted by JChappa
Winner of Last Month's Contest!


Jammin' Entry #4 - "Searching for Jess"

Submitted by kcb320drm


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Jammin' Entry #3 - Pony Ride

Submitted by ClementineFox

Jammin' Entry #2 - Lazy Saturday

Submitted by puppyluv3

Jammin' Entry #1 - Submitted by IKnowcool

Getting the ball rolling for us is this entry from iknowcool (since she donated our prize this month, it's just for fun!)


Saturday, February 27, 2010

March Theme - Jammin' In our Jammies



Ugh, is summer yet?
All Kei, Addy and Sonali want to do is hang out in their PJs, watch Hawaii Five-O DVDs in their tropical gear and dream of warm weather with plenty of sunshine, endless beaches, and lots of kooky palm trees.

This month's theme is a photo free for all!
Everything
and anything goes, but with a catch, of course.
Everyone needs to be like Kei, Addy, and Sonali and appear in their PJs.
Other than that minor detail, go wild. Have a slumber party, walk your llama, play at the park... The sky is the limit. Just have fun in your jammies!

Deadline - Photos are due by 6pm on March 21st

Erm, I seem to have forgotten to add the submission info. Yikes.
Please e-mail all entries to Syd at starrvingartist@yahoo.com

The Winner of our month long pajama party will receive a brand new pair of jammies, which were donated to us by the terrific Iknowcool, and are modeled here by Sonali!
This is the now retired Sleepover PJ's Set for Dolls and includes the top, pants, slippers, and two hair ties.







And the Winner is

The winner of the Summer Accessories set is JChappa, with "Who Needs Bubbles?"!
Congrats!!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Vote!

I want Candy is closed, and voting is now open!

To vote, either leave us a comment here with your choice, or send Syd an e-mail at starrvingartist@yahoo.com

Ninette and Kailey will announce the winner and the new theme and prize next Saturday!

To refresh your memories, the entries are:

#1 - JChappa's "Who needs Bubbles?"


#2 - Tara's "Where's Mini Kit, Sam, and Kaya?"



#3 Iknowcool's (winner of January's Paparazzi Contest) "Eye Candy"



#4 ClementineFox's "Cooking with Dumbies"




#5 - phenomenalbrandi's "Chillin' with my Peeps"




Thursday, February 18, 2010

I Want Candy Entry #5 - "Chillen' With My Peeps

Submitted by phenomenalbrandi

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Want Candy Entry #4 - Cooking With Dumbies

Submitted by ClementineFox

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Announcement You've been Waiting for:

The prize for "I want Candy" has finally been purchased (I know, took me long enough!) and we're ready to announce it!

The newest addition to our family, Tatiana, is tired of the dreary rain and gray skies, and is ready to hit the beach in this month's prize! Get a jump start on summer with the AGP exclusive, Summer Accents.
This set comes with a headband to keep her hair out of her eyes on windy days, a pair of sunglasses to protect her eyes when she's taking long walks on the beach, a pair of socks and a pair of shoes to slip into when she's done swimming. We also picked up a bucket hat to go along with this set, when your girl is tired of wearing her headband!


Tatiana's towel and swimsuit are only here for artist license, and aren't part of the set.

Tatiana tried on this collection for modeling purposes, but otherwise, everything is brand new and was put back into its box after our little photo shoot. The hat still has it's tag from AG on it, and Tatiana would also like to mention that her feet are clean and not all stinky, so the socks and shoes are safe. :D

A photo of her wearing the headband:


Friday, February 5, 2010

I want Candy Entry #3 - Eye Candy

Submitted by Iknowcool, winner of January's Paparazzi Contest

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I want Candy Entry #1 - "Who Needs Bubbles?!?!?"

Submitted by jchappa

Friday, January 29, 2010

Paparazzi - And the Winner is!

Kailey and I are very excited and happy to unveil our first winner, which is iknowcool's Pregnancy Rumor Confirmed!




Thank you all so much for both participating AND for sending us so many votes!

We've had so much fun doing this, and we loved each and every one of the entries we got!
We hope to see your entries for next month!

Speaking of which, I was also supposed to unveil the prize today for the Candy contest, but I was unable to get to the store this week. I know roughly what I'm going to get, and rest assured there WILL be a nifty prize for this, but I hate to announce it and then have it sold out or something, so I'm going to wait until I actually have it in hand.

Friday, January 22, 2010

February's Theme - I Want Candy!


"The Valentine's Day Bedazzler Strikes Again"
Syd's Not! Entry


I Want Candy!


Everyone loves candy, even AGs!
Do yours love to munch on Skittles? Hold lavish parties with Candy Corn? Or maybe they're a bit more avaunt garde and like to wear dresses of Twizzlers?

Go wild, be creative, dust off that Christmas candy you've still got lying around, and send us photos of your dolls and candy.
Anything goes, as long as we've got an American Girl interacting with some kind of sugary nibblet!


Photos are due by 6pm on Friday, February 19th, 2010
After 6pm, any bribes attempts will be considered, erm, I mean, ignored, and no more entries will be accepted.

There will be a prize for this contest, but I've yet to pick it up/decide what it will be. Please stay tuned for that info! We'll let you know ASAP.

The rules and fine print from January apply. If you're new to entering the contest, please take a few minutes and run through that blog here

This isn't addressed in that blog, but I'd like to mention that
entries are welcome no matter where you live! You don't have to be in the U.S.
As long as you've got a postal service of some sort so that I can mail your prize to you should you win, you're more than welcome to enter!


Please e-mail all entries and parental permission (if under 18) to Syd at starrvingartist@yahoo.com

Questions, comments, and death threats can also be sent to that e-mail, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I'd also like to mention again that this contest is in no way endorsed or affiliated with the website AGPlaythings. It is run solely by Syd and Aaryana.
We are also not affiliated with Mattel or AG in any way.

This Contest is also strictly for fun, not profit, and it is totally free of charge.
If someone tries to charge you regarding this contest, it's highly possible that my money hungry, slightly-less-than-honest #30, Kei, has hijacked my laptop, and such e-mails should be ignored.

Paparazzi is Closed and Voting is Now Open!

Ninette and Kailey's first contest is now closed!
Originally, Aaryana and I were going to chose three for everyone to vote on, but we just can't chose our favorites, because we got too many that are just amazing!
So we're going to list them ALL for you to vote on, so leave us a comment with the name of your favorite photo (you may also e-mail me your vote at starrvingartist@yahoo.com if you'd like).
Comments on this blog are going to be kept hidden until we unveil our first winner (although if you'd like to comment on the actual entry posts, those will be approved immediately, and I'm sure the photographers would love to see your thoughts!)!

Ninette and Kailey will announce the winner next Friday, and they will receive the pair of AGP cuffed jeans and a red Dallas AG shirt.


To refresh your memories, here are the Entries!



Entry #1 - Sunbathing Lucy - Submitted by Latte




Entry #2 - "It's not a persona, I dress like this all the time." - Submitted by PhenomenalBrandi



Entry #3 - "Underage Barn" - Submitted by Pevensie



Entry #4 - "Lorikeet Loses her Wig" - Submitted by AG*Zipporah



Entry #5 - "Good thing they Don't Have Tongues" - Submitted by ClementineFox



Entry #6 - "Pregnancy Rumor Confirmed" - Submitted by Iknowcool



Entry #7 - "Julia Loses her Temper" - Submitted by rld90



Entry #8 - Wardrobe Malfunction on the Red Carpet" - Submitted by Mommytofive



Entry #9 - "Midgets Mug Miss Victor, Rebecca Rubin Rumored to be Ringleader" - Submitted by MeldeBaggins