Friday, August 15, 2008

Three Day Countdown!

It's getting down to the wire.  You've got until Monday at 8 am

to submit your best card entry, so for those of you who like to live on the edge
(that's code for "procrastinators"), make sure your submission makes it in before that 8 o'clock mark.

Believe you, me, we want your card design.

For those of you who have already submitted your entries,
have a relaxing, feet-up, lemonade kind of weekend.
And for those of you who have a little card-making to do,
have an inspired, creative, sun tea kind of weekend.


pecanbrittle said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
R.D. said...

Rules mention an early to mid August contact if your card is chosen. Has anyone been contacted yet?

poeticfisherman said...


The "Your Holiday" contest rules, when I read them, prior to submitting my entry, stated that judging would begin on August 20th and that the "Your Holiday" finalists would be notified in September. The submission deadline isn't until Monday, so I'm nearly certain that no one has been contacted, yet.

If you submitted a card, good luck to you.

kmbrco said...

Just a quick note to "Your Funny*ness" finalists. I posted a pic of one of the displays in a large Hallmark stores today on flickr. Check it out, if you like.
It's almost

kmbrco said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Becky (Daisyduster) said...

Yeeeaaahh! I can't believe that I had this design pretty much complete by the first day of submission...and just got it actually submitted today!
(well...we are buying our first home, moving, AND I kept changing things because it didn't print out like I saw it on the computer screen! ...turns out, it looks like it was just my printer!)
Anyways...BABBLING. sorry.
Just sooo excited!
Good luck to all of you out there!!
The WAIT.... :)

mamapup said...

just checking

mamapup said...

Hey! Just a word from a lurking pup!! The chinchillas in "your pets" may not be extraterrestrial but, they are doing some things beyond their human's powers - if you look at any pattern of the past few months - flagrant auto voting is obvious - some one goes past by a % or two, in the flash of an eye - our wizardly fast little rat paws just jump right back up - some checks and "balances" are needed!

Usiku (oo-SEE-koo) said...

Any chance there will be a contest for those who can come up with words and concepts but are illustratively challenged?

R.D. said...

poeticfisherman, I read this: "What happens if I'm selected as a finalist in the competition? [top]
We'll excitedly notify you of your winning status ("Hooray! You did it! Well done.") in early to mid August/early September and have you sign a few more papers for our legal folks in order to seal the deal. Then we'll post some information about you on our Web site next to your card design (so voters can get to know you a little better) and fork over the sweet prizes mentioned above." So that is why I question the contacting time?? Good luck to you too! R.D.

Cindy Lou Who said...

Down to the wire and I finally submitted. Been sitting on this design for weeks and couldn't come up with words. Hard dto decide if you let the card speak for itself or give it a greeting. Last minute, I choose a phrase that I hope fits the image.

usiku - sounds like we need to team up!

poeticfisherman said...


I guess one page did say that finalists will be notified between August 22 and September 5th. August 22nd is this week, but I'd still doubt we'd learn that soon. Wouldn't it be nice, though?

poeticfisherman said...


I am, hands down, a writer long before I am a designer, so I, too, would love to see a contest based more on writing merit than graphic ability. Yet, that being said, I realize that card buyers see the card front designs, long before the words.

If you submitted, good luck to you.

Sandideer said...

Good luck to all of you entering this contest!!! I can tell you it is an absolute remarkable experiance to be chosen a finalist!! I can't wait to see all of the designs!
Sandy and Shahsam the headless Hallmark horse!

Pass the Mustard Seed... said...

I almost didn't get my design submitted on time! Thank goodness for the time difference between the mid-west and east coast!

Wordy McGee said...


poeticfisherman is right. Since submissions just ended today, we won't be notifying anyone yet. Don't worry. We'll give everyone fair warning on the blog when the time gets close for announcing finalists.

poeticfisherman said...

Well, the deadline has passed. Now, the "pins and needles" waiting part begins. Exciting, yes, but also excruciating --- in a fun sort of way.

Good luck to everyone and regardless of what happens, Dad, this one's for you!

poeticfisherman said...


In regards to looking at the design on the computer, then printing it and having the design look differently, I had the same problem.

I'd have what I thought I wanted to convey through the design and then, went I printed the design, I'd notice little nuances that I needed to change. I think I must have gone through a half a ream of paper, just trying to complete the design the way I wanted.

Of course, I began with one design idea in my head, as the clues began. I started working with it. Then, I changed my idea, entirely, once I learned of Product(RED)'s affiliation. In the end, regardless of what happens, I'm pleased with my concept.

Good luck to you.

R.D. said...

Thanks guys, and thanks Wordy! I was hoping I still had a smidgen of a chance. :)

Sharon said...

Hi, Kmbrco. THANKS SO MUCH for taking a photo of the "Your Funnyness" display. That was great to see! I have to admit, I'm sad knowing the contest is coming to an end but very grateful to have been a part of it. And need I mention I am OH SO GRATEFUL for the comments (especially from "Annonymous") and votes that have come my way for "Hello, my friend..."? Yes, I DO! THANKS EVERYONE for making this such a wonderful experience!

KC.TBone said...

All great ideas, gang! We'll take 'em and "noodle" them for future contests - keep the comments and suggestions coming! We LOVE to hear from you.

Can't wait to get this judging show on the road!! 20 finalists here we come!