Welcome to Freebie Friday! I know there’s 20 anxious women waiting to hear the outcome of this week’s voting, so I’m not going to tease them any longer. I had a little fun with them yesterday when Sarah Martina Parker asked if I could quietly whisper the results ahead of schedule. Let’s just say I took great delight in firing off this e-mail:
“The Top 15 finalists are…a really cool bunch of talented ladies!”
So that was a little mean, but I just couldn’t ruin the surprise! Plus, when I mentioned that this post would go live at 6 a.m. (EST), it was so cute to hear how many were setting their alarms for 3, 4, 5 and 6 a.m. Those of you on the West Coast, please skim the results and go back to bed!
It was a competitive race, but these 15 gals received the most votes in our Creativity Heals-themed card challenge. Here they are in alphabetical order:
Which means we must bid a fond farewell to Kelley Eubanks, Tiffany Johnson, Heather Pulvirenti, Alicia Thelin and Latisha Yoast. Ladies, thanks so much for your amazing contribution to Gallery Idol 2010. I really wish all of you could continue on, but then this competition would never end! Besides a nice prize package, you’re also taking away 19 new friends who all bear the name Gallery Idol Top 20 finalist! Best of luck in all your crafty pursuits!
Congratulations, Top 15! By making it this far, you’ve each won a free special issue and this fantastic prize package, courtesy of Cosmo Cricket:
Top 15, ready for the next theme? Round 2’s theme is…masculine cards that incorporate items found in the garage! With Father’s Day right around the corner, we thought this theme was perfect…and perhaps a little challenging! Need some inspiration? Turn to the Get Your Groove on in the Garage feature in our May/June 2010 issue. The deadline for submissions is next Monday, June 14 at 9 a.m. (MDT). All “Garage” cards must be posted to our gallery by this time. Voting for Round 2 will begin at noon!
Since it’s Freebie Friday, you know I’ve got some fun goodies to give away! To go along with Gallery Idol’s next masculine/garage theme, I’m giving away two sets of Bella Blvd’s Man of the House collection. To be entered to win, leave a comment telling me your favorite TV dad – past or present. All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, June 13.
Best of luck, Top 15!
P.S. Want to learn more about the Top 15 finalists? Cath is showing some trendy projects from their blogs on Moxie Fab World today! Hop on over!
P.P.S. It’s time to announce the winner from Kim Hughes’ Need a Hug and a Kiss post!
NWFlamingo (June 9, 3:31 p.m.)
Congrats, NWFlamingo! I’ll be contacting you shortly to discuss your prize and get your mailing address. Thanks to all who left comments!