this years grumble design competition

Angie Pearson CPF

MGF, Master Grumble Framer

In Memorium

Rest In Peace

Mar 4, 2005
Poplar Bluff, MO
Hello, I've recieved some emails asking about the design competition for this year. I was very pleased with the way it turned out last year and was happy to see that it could have been quite helpful to framers... but I'm sorry to say that I'm very hesitant to do it again this year. I recieved a lot of positive feedback from it (and I most definately thank you all for that) but there was also a lot of ungratefulness and a lack of sympathy when I needed it the most. I think this happened when the competition dragged on longer than it was supposed to and by then I had to move, once we did my husband didn't have a job like we thought, we had to live with his family and we didn't have suitable internet for the project. I would do it again but the negativity on here has really put me off plus there are more issues this year... I found out a couple weeks ago that we are expecting a baby. I'm sorry but I'm way too emotional and tired... the energy is gone. I hope you all aren't mad and I hope all is going well.


Terry Hart cpf

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Sep 23, 2003
Excelsior, MN
Well Angie, congratulations! Thats great big news indeed. Don't give the competition a second thought. If someone wants to they can pick it up but you did a great service for the grumble with your energy & enthusiasm. There are more posts on the design forum now which is where they should be & they're all prize winners. I hope everyone keeps posting those great designs, we love to see 'em. And you better post how you frame that first baby picture! Best of luck, get some rest & do whatever you need to to keep that stress level down!

Jay H

PFG, Picture Framing God
Dec 8, 2003
I may regret this but I'll throw my name in the hat. It seems that since this topic first came up, nobody really jumped in. Well Angie did such a great job the first year, I'd hate to see it die.

If nobody objects I'll do it. In the next few days I'll review how last year went and see what tweeks to make and plug along!

Thanks for the start Angie and like Terry said, "don't sweat it."

It sounds like you got your hands full!

Carry on.


WOW Framer
Jul 24, 2001
Buffalo, New York, USA/Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Angie - what great news! Congratulations! WOW!

I'm sure Jay can steer this wonderful invention, the Grumble Framing Competition, as aptly as you did last year (despite all of the trials that life threw in your path!) -

Jay - if you need any assistance I'll be glad to attempt to help you fill Angie's shoes!