Welcome to Freebie Friday! Is everyone ready for Father’s Day this weekend? I mailed off my care package to my dad this week. Like most dads, he’s always saying, “Don’t spend your money on me. I don’t need a thing.” So I went the economical route and sent him some homemade jam and his favorite pancake mix. I even tucked in a homemade card. I loved creating a card with him specifically in mind.
Speaking of cards from the heart, our Top 15 blew me away with their interpretations of our “Masculine Garage” theme. It was so fun to read their e-mails last weekend as they were brainstorming ideas. I know many of them raided their husband’s and dad’s toolboxes in search of the perfect “manly” supplies. I have a hunch these husbands and dads will be receiving some extra special cards this Father’s Day!
It was a close race, but these 10 gals received the most votes in our masculine-themed card challenge. Here they are in alphabetical order:
Which means we must say goodbye to Valerie Mangan, Winter Sims, Giovana Smith, Angie Tieman and Danielle Wycough. Ladies, thanks so much for your amazing contribution to Gallery Idol 2010. I’ll be contacting you shortly to discuss your prize packages. Best of luck in all your crafty pursuits!
Congratulations, Top 10! By making it this far, you’ve each won a free special issue, a one-year subscription and this fantastic prize package, courtesy of October Afternoon:
Top 10, ready for the next theme? Round 3’s theme is…unique uses of ribbon! Need some inspiration? Turn to the Few of Your Favorite Things feature in our May/June 2010 issue. The deadline for submissions is next Monday, June 21 at 9 a.m. (MDT). All ribbon cards must be posted to our gallery by this time. Voting for Round 3 will begin at noon!
Since it’s Freebie Friday, you know I’ve got some fun goodies! To go along with Gallery Idol’s next theme, I’m giving away an assortment of American Crafts ribbon to three lucky winners! To be entered to win, leave a congratulatory comment for our Top 10 finalists. All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, June 20.
Best of luck, Top 10!
P.S. Wanna Be the Paper Crafts Mega Fan of the Week? Take a picture of yourself with your Paper Crafts Magazine at the beach, at the cabin, in the big city, on the farm, at a national monument or park, abroad, or wherever you go! Send the image to email@example.com we’ll post photos of YOU reading your favorite magazine. If your photo is chosen, your picture will appear on the Facebook fan page, and we’ll send you a prize. Click HERE to see where Susan and I were photographed with our Paper Crafts issues!
P.P.S. If you’re attending CKC-Riverside this weekend (June 18-19), make sure you say “hi” to Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Teri Anderson! She’ll be teaching some fun classes you won’t want to miss!