Thank you to all that voted for my gingerbread house. I finished 9th out of 40 houses on the facebook voting. Now we just wait and see as they tally up all of the votes from the night of the event. They will announce the winner tomorrow, 12/23/10. Regardless of what happens, I really enjoyed the challenge of making the gingerbread house. I also really enjoyed working with my husband more on one of my projects. Thanks hubby, I couldn't have done it without you!

Now as for my give away... I had so many vote for me but only 3 followed the rules correctly and left a comment on the blog to "officially" entered in the give away. Hopefully next time more will leave a comment here :)

Anyway, by random selection the winner is....

Jodi Trinklein

I will be in contact with you to get details to get you your gift.

Thanks again everyone who voted and told all of your friends.
I have entered in another gingerbread house contest and this time I need your help! 50% of the score for it is facebook voting. I am up against some pretty good competition this time so any help you can give me would be awesome. All you need to do is go to this link and "like" the photo of my gingerbread house. It is house #22 and has my name of Tip Top Cake Shoppe on it.
To give you some backround on the contest, we were supposed to pick an Ivory Home floor plan and model a gingerbread house after it. I chose the Villa Carlotta. I chose it mainly because I thought it would look really cool as a gingerbread house. You can see the actual house here . The prizes are up to $1000 for me and then Ivory Homes will match that donation to a charity of my choice. If I win I will be choosing the Salvation Army, because my dad is the one that first told me about the contest and he used to do a lot for the Salvation Army, including ringing a bell outside stores during the holidays.

Now, as a thank you for all of your support I am going to have another GIVE AWAY!

This time I am giving away a Wilton 18 Piece Cake Decorating Set.
All you need to do to enter is after you "like" my gingerbread house to vote, leave me a comment here on my blog telling me. Be sure to tell all of your friends and family to vote too. The voting ends on Tuesday 12/21/10, so my contest will end on 12/21/10 at midnight. 

Thanks again for all your help!