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Squshify My Pet - Prizes

A few weeks ago we announced our winners for the 2015 Squshify Myt Pet Contest. We also shared the sketches we did for the winning pet prizes, and the revisions we made to the initial sketches. 

 Now it is time to share the final prizes! Our first place winner got a custom felt portrait of their pet. Here's the portrait we made:

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Squshify My pet 2015 - Sketch Revisions

Nick Fury Portrait Sketch
Our first step in making a custom order is creating a sketch. Our sketch is our best representation of what the final product will look like, before we get to the felt. 
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Squshify My Pet 2015 - Sketches

We've got our winners for the Squshify My Pet 2015 contest so now it is time to show you what they won!
Last year we did a custom ornament for our first place winner, which is by far our most popular custom request.  We have a selection of dog breed  ornaments and a few cat breed ornaments in our shops, but sometimes they just aren't the right match for your pet.
Recently we've started doing more with felt illustrations, both a cartoony style with the Squshies characters and more realistic portraits. We really enjoy making full on felt pictures and they've gotten a good response at shows so we thought for this year's first place prize we should do a felt portrait of the winner.
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Squshify My Pet 2015 - Winners

Last week you got to meet our super cute finalists for the Squshify My Pet 2015 contest and we asked you to help us choose a winner!
You all did a wonderful job helping us to spread the word about voting. The voting turn out was amazing!
Voting was extremely close, we actually had a tie for first place all day yesterday. Unfortunately we can't give away 2 free framed felt portraits, they take a lot of time and are quite pricey to ship. After the tie continued over night, I had Jason vote to break the tie.
So here are the winners!
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Squshify My Pet 2015 - Finalists and Voting

Thanks so much to everyone who submitted pet pictures to the Squshify My Pet 2015 Contest
We've narrowed down the entries to 10 finalists. As always it was extremely hard to choose. Now that we are exhausted from all the tough decisions, it is time for you to vote! Each photo has a number in the right hand corner. Please leave a comment, here on the blog with the numbers of your 3 favorites. We had a bunch of problems with this last year so to super emphasize this: 
Please help spread the word about the voting! We want to be sure to get enough votes to properly find a winner. 
If you are one of the lucky 10 finalists, be sure if you  haven't already to read the full contest rules!
Our link to the rules keeps breaking. We're working on fixing it, but until then here is is:
Now on to the cute pictures!
Now you've seen all the finalists, lets us know your 3 favorites.  Each photo has a number in the right hand corner. Please leave a comment with the numbers of your 3 favorite photos. We'll be tallying them up to find out who's the winner.

Voting is scheduled to end on October 7th, at 11:59 PST with winners being posted and notified sometime on October 8th.

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Squshify My Pet Contest - 2015

We had a lot of fun with our Squshify My Pet contest last year. So we're doing it again this year! 

We started making framed felt animal portraits this year and they've had pretty positive response. This made us think, if people like portraits of random animals, how much would they love a portrait of their pet in this style?  This year for the Squshify My Pet contest, 1st prize will be a framed custom felt portrait of the winning pet!

Please be sure to read all the full rules and details as there a some changes from last year.

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