P. Kelly Smith

P. Kelly Smith

Welcome to Magazine Monday! I hope everyone had fun celebrating World Card Making Day on Saturday. Whether you made one card or 20, hopefully the creativity gods were with you. And if you didn’t see our special post on Saturday, you have until midnight (MDT) tonight to leave a comment and be eligible to win our giant jackpot of a prize! The grand prize winner will be announced tomorrow, so make sure you check back with us!

If you did make some cards on Saturday, it’s not too late to send them in to our World Card Making Day Card Contest. We’ll pick 20 lucky winners to receive a prize package valued at $185 and be published in our Mach/April 2010 issue! All entries must be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 12. For more information, including full rules and where to submit entries, see p. 47 in our September/October 2009 issue or click HERE.

Since it’s the first Monday in October, it’s time to announce our next gallery challenge theme! But first, let’s pay tribute to our three September Gallery Challenge winners! These creative gals not only aced our clean & graphic-themed challenge, but they also reminded us that gorgeous cards can be made with limited product and just a few steps. Way to go, ladies!

Winner #1 – Kelly Marie Alvarez:

We loved Kelly Maries festive Joy Card.

We loved Kelly Marie's festive Joy Card.

Winner #2 – Tami Mayberry:

Tami Mayberrys Love You to the Core Card is apple-solute perfection.

Tami Mayberry's Love You to the Core Card is "apple-solute" perfection.

Winner #3 – Winter Sims:

And Winter Sims Absolutely Fabulous Card is well, you know...

And Winter Sims' Absolutely Fabulous Card is well, you know...

Congratulations, ladies! Each of you has won either a one-year subscription or the special issue of your choice. I’ll be contacting you shortly to discuss your prizes. If you’re interested in seeing all of the clean & graphic projects from the September challenge, please visit our gallery here.

Wanna join the fun and participate in our next challenge? We just launched our spooktacular October Gallery Challenge! We want to see your best Halloween cards, bags, tags and treat containers! This three-week challenge will run through midnight (MDT) on Monday, Oct. 26. Click HERE to learn more about this frighteningly fun challenge!

Happy Monday!

P.S. It’s time to announce the two winners from Brandy’s Gallery Goodness post and the two winners from my Editor Ask Around post!

Brandy’s winners:

1. Gwen Y. (Oct. 2, 1:09 p.m.)
2. Sara P. (Oct. 3, 7:22 a.m.)

My winners:

1. Beverly S (Oct. 2, 7:40 a.m.)
2. April Z (Oct. 2, 10:54 a.m.)

Congrats, winners! I’ll be contacting you shortly to discuss your prizes and get your mailing addresses. Thanks to all who left comments!