Welcome to Freebie Friday and the first week of summer! Give me a swimming pool, flip-flops and an ice-cold Coke and I’m a happy girl! I also love fresh fruit…especially the kind you find at a roadside stall in the summertime. Hmm…I suddenly have a craving for ripe strawberries and peaches! More on that later!
Can you believe we’re winding down our Gallery Idol 2010 competition? I want to commend our Top 10 finalists for really stretching their imaginations and thinking outside the box with this week’s theme. Who knew you could do so many creative things with ribbon? Truly amazing ribbon cards, ladies! Sadly, we must bid farewell to half of you, but five of you have made it to the fourth and final round. And you are (in alphabetical order):
Which means we must say goodbye to Karen Baker, Lynn Ghahary, Courtney Kelley, Shemaine Smith and Shanna Vineyard. Ladies, thanks so much for your amazing contribution to Gallery Idol 2010. I’ll be contacting you shortly to discuss your prize packages. We hope to see you back next summer for Gallery Idol 2011! Best of luck in all your crafty pursuits!
Top 5, are you ready for your final theme? Round 4’s theme is…Inspired By! If you’ve seen this column in our magazine, you know we devote the entire last page to an inspiring image and project. In honor of summer, we thought it would be fun for our five remaining finalists to design a card using the SAME image as inspiration! So here’s your Gallery Idol 2010 Inspired By image:
The finalist who clearly conceptualizes and designs the most inspiring card will be crowned this year’s Gallery Idol winner. The deadline for submissions is next Monday, June 28 at 9 a.m. (MDT). All “Inspired By” cards must be posted to our gallery by this time. Voting for Round 4 will begin at noon!
Best of luck, Top 5!
P.S. Ready for today’s Freebie Friday giveaway? I’ve got two summery collections from Little Yellow Bicycle! Leave a comment telling me how summertime inspires you. I’ll pick two random winners to either take home LYB’s Boardwalk (seen below) or Free Spirit collections. All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, June 27.
P.P.S. It’s time to announce the winner from Susan’s Tips, Tools & Techniques post!
Helen F. (June 22, 4:26 p.m.)
Congrats, Helen! I’ll be contacting you shortly to discuss your prizes and get your mailing address. Thanks to all who left comments!