Good morning! I know our Top 5 finalists are anxiously awaiting the voting results, so let’s get to it! Anita, Elena, Joscelyne, Jennifer, and Amy: what a thrill to have been on this fun, crazy ride with you. Thanks so much for embracing each challenge and more importantly, each other. With that said . . .
After eight weeks and five rounds of nail-biting competition, you the Paper Crafts online community have chosen the grand prize winner in this sixth season of Gallery Idol. And she is . . .
Congratulations, Joscelyne! Your Light Up Picture Perfect Birthday Card received the most votes in the final interactive-birthday-themed round; therefore Paper Crafts magazine is proud to name you our 2012 Gallery Idol!
Let’s take a look back at the five cards that propelled Joscelyne to “Idol” status:
Open Auditions (Round 1): Encouragement
Round 2: You Color My World
Round 3: Masculine & Feminine
Round 4: Around the House
Round 5: Interactive Birthday
(Did you know that it’s Camera Day? How fitting that this is the winning card!)
In addition to the prize packages sponsored by Hero Arts, Doodlebug Design, A Muse Studio, American Crafts, Pebbles, Fiskars, Stampin’ Up!, EK Success, and Spellbinders, Joscelyne has won our awesome grand prize—class fees, airfare, hotel, and even spending money as part of a $1,000 prize package for a trip to a 2012 Creating Keepsakes scrapbook convention! She will also receive a collection of Fiskars tools!
As the grand prize winner, Joscelyne will also receive these special perks:
- Winning cards published in the January/February 2013 issue of Paper Crafts
- Name added to the exclusive Paper Crafts designer list
- Official grand prize winner certificate (our version of the golden ticket)
- Gallery Idol winner blog badge
And to the rest of our original 2012 top twenty, you’ll also receive a Gallery Idol blog badge so you can show off your accomplishment! How cool is that? But prizes aside, a big round of applause goes out to all of the finalists who have stuck with this competition week after week, round after round. Your creativity, passion, and dedication to excellence have really made this contest better than we could have ever imagined! We hope to see you back for Season 7! And, of course, a big thanks to all of you who voted. We appreciate the support!
Happy, happy Friday!
P.S. We’ll be spotlighting Joscelyne next week, so check back with us to learn more about our newest Idol (plus, get her reaction!). And if all of these challenges got you in the crafty challenge mood, make sure you stay tuned for our July Gallery Challenge!