Friday, June 13, 2008

Important Announcement! (FREE STAMPS!)

Because I can never stand to wait myself, instead of being cryptic and leaving anybody who entered my contest wondering if they were chosen as the guest designer and stalking their mailman for stamps, I will go ahead and tell you I have already notified the winner and the package is on it's way to her house! A big congrats to my pick (you'll find out who on the 20th!), and I'm sorry if you submitted but didn't get picked this time around! I hate picking! :(* (This is not the important announcement)

NOW! I want to give EVERYONE who has supported me by buying and stamping with my sets another chance this month to win my next release! Do I have your attention now? Here's what you do:
Upload projects using ANY of my 6 sets (Just So Hippy, Just So Hoppy, Hip Hop Accessories, Jumping for Joy, What's in Your Tin? 1 and 2) to the SCS gallery** with MMGKD1 in the keyword section when you upload. I will put your name into a hat for every upload using my stamps you submit between now and next Friday, June 20th, 1PM CST. (Upload three things, get three entries, etc) These can be cards you have posted on your blogs but haven't yet uploaded to SCS, and/or completely new projects, just not something that you've already put in the gallery, okay? (Anything previously uploaded does not count.) Feel free to incorporate any of the the Splitcoast challenges you like, color, sketch, etc but there are no requirements from me on what you choose to do. I will not be picking a "favorite" from these (but you can be sure I will dropping by leaving comments!) they are just for everyone to enjoy and get inspiration from. ;) I will draw one name out of the hat and reveal it during the release party June 20th in the Gina K forum! , and this person will win my new set!
Please spread the word, I am SO appreciative of everyone who owns these sets and I want to be sure to see and appreciate the artwork of each and every person who inks it!

EDITED TO ADD: Wanda wrote saying she has only made one card so far with my stamps and it was CASED, os she didn't think she could enter. But you have a whole week to make something! There is plenty of time for everybody to play! This is NOT a judged contest, the winner will be randomly picked, go for it!! Again, if you've already made cards using my sets, but they aren't in the gallery yet, these will count as entries now when you upload :)

*(If you are floored you weren't chosen based on your freaking amazing entries, let me just say that I chose whose style and samples I felt would best showcase this month's set ( because I've already seen it, ya know?) The concept and creativity of some entries I got would lend themselves terrifically to sets I have already designed and have planned for release in the coming months, as soon as I saw them I thought "she would probably make fantastic projects with (fill in the blank)set! (and there are some surprises coming up, styles and stamps that will be very different from my previous sets, wait til you see!) So I really hope you won't be discouraged and keep trying, I think about all the past work I've seen from you (plus others) when making these decisions, but it is tough, I tell ya!

**If you have not uploaded Gina K cards before to the gallery, there is no category for Gina K sets, you will have to upload these under "Member Galleries" and then put "Gina K Designs" and the name of the stamp set under stamps. Don't forget to put MMGKD1 in the keyword section, this is the only way I can search and be sure I have ALL the entries! (Copy and paste it now!) ;)


  1. Ohhh.......I'm still happy for the winner and can't wait to see who it is!!! And to see your new set on the 20th!!

  2. Great idea girl. Love your stamps; did buy one, but have only made one just like yours so far, so can't get into the contest to try to win one. I love that Just So Hoppy though - the giffae is excellent.

  3. Ahhh! Do we have to wait until the 20th. The suspense is killing me.

    Now I have to show my draft to everyone or go make another one that I can show.

    You are so generous, giving away all these stamps.

  4. Congrats to the winner! Great incentives, Melanie! Can't wait to see who the lucky gal is!

  5. I have three of your sets and love each of them. Can't wait to see the new one. Hopefully, I can make a card worthy of your sets and maybe even win one from you.

  6. Congrats to the winner. I know it had to be hard for you Melaine but there can only be one winner. You are so awesome for giving all of us a chance to win your new set. I can't wait to see it!!!

  7. What a terrific idea, another chance to win your new set! I was so disappointed I couldn't enter the contest, but it's such a busy month here that it wouldn't work for me! Maybe I'll have time to try this one!
    Melanie, I sent you a pm at SCS, I was wondering where to find the stamp with all the stitches your used?
    Thanks for making such fun versatile stamps.

  8. who doesn't like free stamps.
    You have been tagged... check out my blog for the info!

  9. Hi Melanie,

    I wanted to thank you for visiting me and leaving such great comments of my cards. Your stamps are a joy to stamp with and are so much fun. I didn't get your last set, but its high on my wish list. Thanks so much for letting me know about your contest too.

  10. Woo hoo!!! THanks Melanie!!! I totally love your sets, and to win a free one would just make my whole week!!! Thanks!!!!

  11. I've uploaded some of my stuff using your stamps! I'm excited for this release!!! On one of my cards (titled 3 Animals) it shows up as a different image until you click on it, then it shows the actual card. I think it's just a glitch since SCS changed their galleries. Hope you like my work! I LOVE yours.


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