Welcome to Freebie Friday! Can you believe we’re half way through our Gallery Idol competition? This is where things really heat up. This is where our finalists really begin to sweat. This is where they turn to their families and say, “I’m a full-time card maker for the next two weeks. It’s another YOYO (You’re On Your Own) dinner tonight.”
Speaking of things heating up, I wouldn’t be surprised if our finalists burnt through a few die cut machines last weekend! If you haven’t visited their blogs recently, it was fun to read about their love/hate relationship with these sometimes moody machines. Hopefully they’ve all made up by now!
Ready to find out who’s moving on to Round 3? It was a close race, but these 10 gals received the most votes in our creative die cut-themed challenge.
Here they are in alphabetical order:
Which means we must say goodbye to Laura Bassen, Amber Daigre, Sarah Jay, Valerie Mangan and Laura O’ Donnell. Ladies, thanks so much for your amazing contribution to Gallery Idol 2011. I’ll be contacting you shortly to discuss your Top 20 and Top 15 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 prize package, courtesy of Pink Paislee:
Top 10, Round 3’s theme is…fabric meets paper! We want to see your most creative cards that incorporate fabric into the design. The deadline for submissions is next Monday, July 25 at 9 a.m. (MDT). All cards must be posted to our gallery by this time. Voting for Round 3 will begin at noon (MDT)!
Ready for today’s giveaway? To go along with our next theme, how about K&Company’s Handmade collection? There’s even a set of 14 fabric swatches! To be entered to win, leave a congratulatory comment for our Top 10 finalists. All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, July 24.
Best of luck, Top 10!
P.S. It’s time to announce the winner from Windy’s National Lollipop Day post!
Karen B. (July 20, 5:48 a.m.)
Congrats, Karen! I’ll be contacting you shortly to discuss your prizes and get your mailing address. Thanks to all who left comments!