Welcome to Freebie Friday! The results are in for the Open Auditions round of Gallery Idol 2010! We were blown away not only by the number of submissions, but the quality as well. We’ve never seen so many gorgeous designs laid out on our conference table! I’m predicting one nail-biting, wake-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night-with-cold-sweats competition! Who’s in?!
This year, 262 designers submitted 901 cards for 20 spots! It was an agonizing decision, but we’re confident we got it right with these 20 gals. Wanna meet them? Here’s they are in alphabetical order. Drum roll, please…
Finalist #3 – Lynn Ghahary:
Congrats, Top 20! You’ve each won Little Yellow Bicycle’s Fresh Print Clothesline collection and a copy of our current issue!
Top 20, we absolutely loved all of your thank you cards and can’t wait to see what you come up with for round one. We thought long and hard about the theme that would not only challenge you, but bring awareness to our Creativity Heals campaign. So…the theme for round one is Creativity Heals! And that means we want to see your very best sympathy, encouragement, get well, miss you and thinking of you cards. The deadline is Monday, June 7 at 9 a.m. (MDT). All cards must be posted to our gallery by this time. I’ll be e-mailing you next week to go over the specifics for posting and to answer any questions you might have.
Before I go, I want to thank the other 242 designers who uploaded their amazing submissions to our gallery. Even though you didn’t move on in the competition, we hope you’ll still support our finalists in the voting rounds. After all, it’s our online community who will decide the next Gallery Idol winner!
Ready for today’s giveaway? In honor of Card Creations 8 Week, I’ve got five sets of Card Creations magazines (CC5, CC6, CC7, and CC8) just waiting to go to some deserving homes. The editors have chosen the themes for the four remaining Gallery Idol rounds, but it doesn’t mean they’re set in stone. Leave a comment telling me a theme you think would really challenge and inspire our Top 20. You never know…maybe we’ll pick your idea! All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, May 30.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
P.S. Cath is wrapping up Card Creations 8 Week with a fun blog hop! Make sure you visit Moxie Fab World to see the 10 most published designers in CC8. And I hear there’s 10 amazing prize packages up for grabs!
P.P.S. It’s time to announce the three winners from Teri’s Faux Stitching with Paint post!
1. Christine N. (May 27, 12:11 a.m.)
2. Alyssa Pappas (May 26, 11:13 a.m.)
3. Wendy (May 26, 6:46 a.m.)
Congrats, winners! You’ve each won a set of paints from Eco Green Crafts and a copy of Card Creations, Volume 8! I’ll be contacting you shortly for your mailing addresses. Thanks to all who left comments!