Gallery Idol Top 20 Revealed!

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Holly Anderson

Welcome, welcome! The results are in for the Open Auditions round of Gallery Idol 2012! We were blown away not only by the number of encouragement cards that were submitted but by all the gorgeous designs laid out on our conference table! I’m predicting one nail-biting competition!

This year, 414 designers submitted 1,961 cards for 20 spots. It was an agonizing decision, but we’re confident we got it right with these 20 gals. Wanna meet them? Here they are—your Gallery Idol top 20!

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And here are the winning encouragement cards in alphabetical order by designer! Drumroll, please!

Finalist #1 – Taheerah Atchia:

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Finalist #2 – JJ Bolton:

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Finalist #3 – Cheiron Brandon:

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Finalist #4 – Heather Campbell:

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Finalist #5 – Joscelyne Cutchens:

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Finalist #6 – Jennifer Ingle:

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Finalist #7 – Amy Kolling:

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Finalist #8 – Agnieszka Malyszek:

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Finalist #9 – Debbie Marcinkiewicz:

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Finalist #10 – Wida Miller:

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Finalist #11 – Jocelyn Olson:

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Finalist #12 – Miriam Prantner:

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Finalist #13 – Anita Recksiedler:

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Finalist #14 – Elena Roussakis:

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Finalist #15 – Jennifer Rzasa:

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Finalist #16 – Erin Lee Schreiner:

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Finalist #17 – Dana Warren:

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Finalist #18 – Laurie Willison:

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Finalist #19 – Tessa Wise:

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Finalist #20 – Nina Yang:

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Congrats, Top 20! After the competition, we’ll be sending each of you the This is Big and Cheer Up stamp sets and Butter Bar and Bubble Gum inks from Hero Arts as well as Amy Tangerine ribbon from American Crafts and a copy of Card Creations, Vol. 10!

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Top 20, we absolutely loved all of your encouragement cards and can’t wait to see what you come up with for round two. And we hope you’re ready, because this competition is about to heat up!

That’s right; it’s time to focus on round two! We thought long and hard about a theme that would not only challenge you, but inspire you (and hopefully our voters!). So…the theme for round two is You Color My World!

And that means we want to see your very best cards that incorporate rainbow themes and colors galore! (For inspiration, please refer to the You Color My World feature in our March/April issue.) The deadline is Monday, June 4th at 9 am MDT. All cards must be posted to our gallery by this time. I’ll be e-mailing you this afternoon to go over the specifics for posting and to answer any questions you might have.

Want to know what our top twenty will be playing for this round (other than the chance to continue on to become the next Gallery Idol)? We’ve got an assortment of rainbow-colored card-making goodies from Doodlebug Design to give away to the top 15 as well as the Grunged Sunrays stamp set from A Muse Studio and a copy of Stamp It! Cards 9 (which hasn’t even come out yet)! It’s gonna be fun!

Before I go, I want to take this opportunity to thank the other 394 designers who uploaded their amazing submissions to our gallery. With almost 2,000 entries this year, it was not an easy decision to narrow the pool to 20 spots. We hope you’ll still support our finalists in the voting rounds . . . after all, it’s our online community who will decide the next Gallery Idol winner. Voting begins at noon (MDT) on Monday, June 4th, so please come back to cast your vote!

Happy Friday!

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91 Responses to Gallery Idol Top 20 Revealed!

  1. KelliJo says:

    ALL cards are SO AWESOME…. LOVE the glittery “Shine” card and Nina’s has me heading to YouTube so I can finish singing along!!!! LOL

    EXCELLENT LADIES!!!! YOU ALL ROCKED!!!

  2. NinaN says:

    Congrats ladies! You earned it!

  3. Congratulations to the Top 20! All of your cards are amazing and it’s going to be so hard to choose since I see so many of my friends there. I can’t wait to see your cards for the next round!!

  4. My favorites are #1 by Taheerah and #19 by Nina- this is an amazing group of cards!!!

  5. Congratulations to the top 20 Gallery Idols, can’t wait to see your next creations!

  6. Giovana says:

    Congratulations ladies!!! Love to see few familiar faces and also new fresh and fabulous ones too!!

  7. Sue says:

    This should be a lot of fun! Congrats to all these creative card artists. My favorites were #2, #3, #16 and #19 in this round.

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  9. barbara lassiter says:

    Awesome cards, just awesome! Each card is a little jewel! congratulations to everyone!

  10. Aimes says:

    Congrats to the Top 20! How on Earth did you manage to narrow it down – it seemed like an impossible task but each one of these finalists are so deserving of one of the top spots!
    To the Top 20: You’re going to have so much fun on this creative adventure – I’ll be cheering you on from the sidelines :)
    Hugs!
    x

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  12. Jennifer says:

    Congrats to the top 20! Such encouraging and amazing cards =)

  13. Robin Gibson says:

    Congrats to the top 20!!! All are super-fabulous cards! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for Monday!

  14. Teri says:

    Congrats ladies!!! I can’t wait to see how you wow us over the next few weeks! Good luck… and have tons and tons of fun.

  15. Lori Barnett says:

    WOOHOO to the top 20!! I even know some of you :) Can’t wait to see more! Good luck to you all.

  16. Congrats Top 20! Excellent cards — glad I didn’t have to narrow the entries to the Top 20 — Wow~

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  18. Agata says:

    Huge congrats to your all! Those are amazing! And tons of luck for the next round!

  19. Jen R says:

    Thank you Paper Crafts for taking a chance on me again this year! I’m psyched to get started!

  20. jen del muro says:

    YAY!! What a wonderfully talented group of girls to go on to the next round! Congrats to all in the TOP 20 and good luck! :)

  21. Carol B says:

    Awesome cards! Congrats to the finalists!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

  22. Lynda says:

    Congrats to the top 20!!! Fantastic cards!!!

  23. Toni Storie says:

    Woohoo! Way to go ladies! These cards are wonderful!

  24. Penny Kentosh says:

    Beautiful cards, everyone! Looking forward to the next bunch that are going to color my world!

  25. Congrats to the top 20! Can’t wait to see what you create next…good luck!

  26. Congratulations ladies! Awesome cards ladies!

  27. Lisa Kind says:

    Beauitiful cards ladies! Great job whittling it down to only 20! Good luck in round two girls!

  28. Emily h says:

    Congrats ladies!! Amazing cards! Thank you for sharing your talent!

  29. donna mikasa says:

    Congrats to the Top 20! Such amazing cards! Looking forward to the next round!

  30. Kim Hughes says:

    WOW – Congrats!!
    You are all soooooo talented!!

  31. Congratulations to the top 20 Gallery Idols, can’t wait to see your next creations!

  32. Kim deMonde says:

    Wow you guys picked amazingly talented finalists! Beautiful cards

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  35. Marisa G says:

    These are all beautiful! I recognized one of the cards though. The feather card was already featured on the Moxie Fab World Blog in this post: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/04/fascination-with-feathers-challenge.html
    I guess maybe the contest allows for cards to be resubmitted?

  36. Debstamps says:

    Congratulations to the winners on all these fabulous creations! Well done crafty crusaders! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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  38. Trendy Twine says:

    Congrats everyone. These are so fab!

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

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