P. Kelly Smith

Welcome to Magazine Monday! Thanks again for all the comments from last week’s blogiversary celebration. You sure know how to make this humble editor feel good. It makes all the 2 a.m. “feedings” and lack of sleep well worth it. And now you know why I begin every morning with a tall glass of Coke over ice! Breakfast of champions!

Did everyone have a good weekend? For those of you affected by the snowstorms, I hope you enjoyed the opportunity to stayed indoors and catch up on some paper crafting. Perhaps a few of you even started or finished your Valentine’s Day projects. Remember it’s not too late to shower your sweeties in love! 

But before Feb. 14 arrives, let’s fall in love with our January Gallery Challenge winners. These three ladies not only aced our marker-themed challenge, but they actually made me want to go play with my Copics! 

Winner #1 – Vanessa Menhorn:  

We loved the detailed shading on Vanessa's clean and graphic card. Judging from her watermark and the name of her blog ("Wings of a Butterfly"), she's a fan of these beauties.

 Winner #2 – Nina Brackett: 

Apparently Nina is a fan of butterflies, too! We loved this shabby chic card and how she accented her butterfly with gorgeous pearls.

Winner #3 – Alice Wertz: 

Alice definitely knows her way around a marker! Check out her blog for more examples of this fun and cute card.

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 the marker projects from the January challenge, please visit our gallery HERE. 

Wanna join the fun and participate in our next challenge? We launched our February Gallery Challenge last Monday and already have 87 entries! Since it’s the season of love, we want to see your very best Valentine’s Day projects. For inspiration, please turn to the Valentines for Everyone on Your List and Vintage Valentines features in our January/February 2010 issue. This three-week challenge will run through midnight (MST) on Monday, Feb. 22. Click HERE for all the details! 

Happy Monday!

P.S. It’s time to announce the winners from Susan ‘s One Year with the Paper Crafts Gang post and my That Could Be a Blog Post post!  

Susan’s winners:  

1. Danita C. (Feb. 4, 8:04 a.m.)
2. Sara-Jane (Feb. 4, 8:44 a.m.)
3. Maureen D. (Feb. 4, 5:14 a.m.)

My winners: 

1. Jami (Feb. 7, 4:14 p.m.)
2. Anita Young (Feb. 5, 11:13 a.m.)
3. Erika M. (Feb. 5, 6:42 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!