Wednesday, December 30, 2015

See all the winners of Deck the Dog House 2015

The holidays are rough! I feel like I am always out of time. There's always something that gets left behind.

I also didn't get around to announcing the winners of the the Deck the Dog House contest before Christmas! Sorry about that. But I did notify all the winners.

I want to start out by saying everyone did an amazing job this year. The entries were fantastic! My judges, (Jodi Chick of Kol's Notes and my mom, lol) both said choosing the winners were especially hard.

How the judging worked:
  • Each judge came up with a list of 10 contestants, for each of the 10 prizes.
  • Any contestant chosen by both judges instantly got a prize
  • Any contestant ties were broken by me. This happened for four contestants. In the end, two contestants didn't make the top 10. This was my decision
Anyone who didn't win this year, please don't get discouraged. Please try again next year. For one thing, all winners this year are barred from entering next year, so that more people have a chance. And at least one of our winners this year did not win last year. So please just keep entering.

Also, all contestants will coupon codes to two Etsy websites. My friends at Kitsch and Crossbones and The French Dog have graciously given these coupon codes so that everyone can enjoy these awesome handmade products.

So without further adieu, here are the winners:

Hallmark dog prize winner:
"A sledding Waffos goes" -- Kelly Seals
"Waffos enjoys playing in his pool in the Summer time. In the Winter he just likes to play with the pool as a toy . Then  I decided to turn the pool into a " Sleigh Bed" for the Winter so he would enjoy his blankets & bed in there. I have had the 2 little German Shepherds stuffed critters  & I thought Waffos would love to have some company in his sleigh day photo. The weather here in Texas in our town has been in the 70's so I had to "create' a Winter scene." 
Hallmark other pet prize winner:
"Snoopy Christmas" -- Katrina Koski
"This snoopy house took 5 hours to make and all it is a big moving box covered is red wrapping paper(I was going to use poster board but all the stores in town were out of red) then I had to pant on the stripe which was hard because I had to make Rabbit safe pant. sSo that's pretty much how I did it."

Lionel Train winner:
"Countdown to Christmas" -- Kerry Swartwood

 Big dog toy winner:
"Christmas bed" -- Jessica Gibson
Small dog toy winner:
"Snoopy's Christmas" -- Ann CargenRay
NOTE: We did not get any international entries this year, so I added some prizes for our domestic winners.

Bow tie from The French Dog winner:
"By the Fireplace" -- Jaime Grahek
Four "Peanuts Movie" hats and posters winners:
"Hanukkah" -- Mary Johnson

"Kitty Christmas" -- Melissa LaPierre
"Christmas TV" -- Leslie Penka
"Christmas Lair" -- Piper Dickinson

Again, Congratulations to all the winners! I will be getting the coupon codes to all contestants this weekend!


  1. That Christmas TV idea is so cute! We used to do something like that when we were kids, except instead of pets being placed inside, us children would go inside and then act out scenes from our favorite Christmas movies. We used a really large refrigerator box. It was great.

    Thank you for posting this, Christie. It brought back a really good memory.


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