Monday, June 15, 2009

Blog Candy!! :)

The second publication featuring my designs is now on the newsstands, woo hoo! Please check out the July 2009 issue of CardMaker Magazine, it contains FOUR of my samples using various sets from Gina K Designs (along with many other great projects you can recreate from other designers you know and love, including my amazingly talented friend Carolyn King!*), as well as a web bonus card I made which you can find on their site! Above is a little peek of just one of the cards that made it in, using my "A Year of Flowers" and "Say it with Flowers", I loved making this and was so delighted to see how they staged it with real petals! :)


Please leave me a comment on this post with your guess about what I might be doing for my next stamp set (releasing June 25th!), I will pick one random winner to receive a signed copy of the magazine and the web bonus sheet, along with the original signed card and envelope you see above!



This candy is open until June 17, 11PM CST, winner announced the following day!

* if I run into her before I send it out, I'll ask her to sign it, too, she's just "up the road" from me! ;)

97 comments:

  1. Um...you doing a white water rafting stamp set?? Maybe not, LOL. That's just one I need. :)

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  2. Something with picnics and the fourth of July? Congratulations on your publications! How exciting for you.

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  3. hum would it be with flowers

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  4. I feel like an animal set is coming our way...it's been like, FOREVER, since the last one!!! Some bugs perhaps??? Reptiles?? :)
    Okay, I admit...I love them both! LOL!
    Kim Marie

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  5. Wild, wild, guessing here. We have had wee tees, teen tees, adult tees==how about something for us fun loving senior citizens?

    Congrats on your publishing achievements. I'll be sure to check them out next time I get to a "big" town that has book stores.

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  6. I am going to guess Owls. whimsical owls. Melanie

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  7. Melanie all your cards in the new issue of CardMaker magazine are fabulous. Congratulations.

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  8. Something 'beachy'! Love all your designs and artwork. Congrats on your publications!

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  9. How about something patriotic with the 4th of July right around the corner...maybe a picnic!

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  10. Let's see.... I think it will be something with waves!

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  11. well, let me see - the 4th of July is coming up, so perhaps something patriotic? As for me ... I can never have enough flowers :-)

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  12. Candy mentioned white water rafting------ well, maybe you are doing one of all water craft????? Hope, hope. She needs a raft and I need a sea kayak!!! :-)

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  13. Congrats on all of your success!! I think you are thinking ahead, and your next set will be about -- going back to school!! (Great for scrapbooking!)

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  14. On my wishlist would be fun freakin' aliens or robots wearing what else...your teeshirts!

    But for an end of June Release I would really have to guess Patriotic (maybe including fatiques or MASH style tee shirts :D), Something Beachy or Picnic or with butterflies.

    On the other hand Fall isn't too far ahead (especially for the Moms!)so fall foliage or a sneak peak of Christmas.

    Okay so that was more than one guess - please don't disqualify me...please....after all a girls gotta cover all her bases...right???

    Congrats on the magazine publication. You, your artwork, and GinaK deserve the exposure.

    You rock!

    Hugs and blessings - Jean

    PS: the secret word was gopres that got me thinking that a set with gophers would be cute!

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  15. How very exciting about the latest magazine article publication-got to get that!
    I like all of your stamps but maybe autumn,houses/barns something crisp with that season here before we know it

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  16. Congratulations on your publications and my guess would be something with the 4th of July and summer.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. How about What's in your Tin? Set 3--that would be great!

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  18. Congrats!!
    Something with water, maybe a BY the pool set.

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  19. CONGRATS on the publishing accomplishments. I only buy the magazine when I hear you have cards published in it.

    As for your next set, I couldn't even hazard to guess, really anything you do is spectacular Mel so I know I'll Love it and NEED it. :) One of the things that makes all your sets awesome is the versatility, in todays economy (oh speaking of which I have to water that money tree before the 25th-*giggle*) having sets that as versatile as yours helps us Mel wannabes create many different things from just 1 or 2 of your sets. :)

    Mentioned already is patriotic, but that is kinda close to the release I think. A patriotic one would be wonderful but really I have no clue. LOL

    Cannot wait to see your next publishing endeavors.

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  20. I WOULD SAY SOMETHING WITH FLOWERS ,I JUST LOOK AT MY MAG AND SAW YOUR CARD CONGRAT I LOVE THE CARD THAT IS IN THERE SO COOL !!!!YOUR A GREAT CARD MAKER ALL YOUR CARDS SHOULD BE IN THERE.:) SARAH

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  21. I WOULD SAY SOMETHING WITH FLOWERS ,I JUST LOOK AT MY MAG AND SAW YOUR CARD CONGRAT I LOVE THE CARD THAT IS IN THERE SO COOL !!!!YOUR A GREAT CARD MAKER ALL YOUR CARDS SHOULD BE IN THERE.:) SARAH

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  22. Looks like this magazine will be a winner with Cammie and you as the stars! I will definitely be checking this one out! I'm hoping the set will be summer oriented. Beach things maybe? I could probably guess till I;m blue and wouldn't get it right. Hope a correct guess isn't mandatory to win. Congrats on the publication!

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  23. Congrats, Melanie! You're a star!!!

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  24. well, I think you are due for an animal set - have not seen fish from you yet - how about underwater sea life?
    Congratulations on your publication!
    Sandra

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  25. I am very excited for you getting your beautiful cards published! Would love my own signed copy, you are like so famous!

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  26. I could guess red, white and blue for our 4th of July celebration. Whatever it will be, it will be great.

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  27. Congrats on your publications! I'm guessing flowers. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. Hmmmmm... I'm thinking hot hot hot.. July, August... State Fair time!!! Perhaps? Rides, cotton candy, tickets, games and maybe a pig or even a cow?? LOL

    Congrats on ALL those cards being in the July issue.. I haven't got mine yet because I just subscribed last month but they said I would still get the July issue... hope so!!! (They don't wanna hear ME screaming on the phone! Hee Hee)

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  29. Maybe accessories for the wee tees set? Or something summery, beachy perhaps? Either way, I am sure it will be great and can't wait to see it!

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  30. Congrats!!!! Can't wait to check out the magazine!
    Um, gee, I have no clue what your next set is. Is it a theater set??? :) Maybe another flower set or a great leaf set to go with your awesome flower set? Can't wait to see that either!

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  31. Congratulations on your publications! End of June with beginning of July...well could be 4th of July theme with picnics? Or, way out on a limb - Christmas in July???? Either way, I am sure it will be a great set.

    Chris R. from Iowa

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  32. I think it must be a picnic type set. Maybe even patriotic picnic. Whatever. I'm sure it will be cute and the DT will have tons of ideas for its uses!

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  33. Hi Melanie- My guess would be jeans, shorts, skirts and other accessories to go with the tees. Maybe boots, sandals, clogs too! What ever it is, I am sure it will be a hit!

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  34. Hmmmm this has really got me guessing, as being 'down-under' our seasons and holidays differ from yours... I'll try hiking and outdoor activities :-)

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  35. You just mentioned several "floral" themed cards in the magazine. I think you are doing a floral/nature themed set next. If not, maybe another clothing set such as an apron with cute sayings and images or maybe a hat/cap with more sayings that mix and match with all your other such sets. Can't wait to find out!!!

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  36. Fall? I see fall stuff in the craft stores already!

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  37. Congratulations!!!!! My guess is a back to school set!

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  38. I am hoping for animals LOL! So is little Izzy. I have all of your other animal sets in one plastic container and she can open it, take them out, put them on a block and stamp on her paper with her ink. She loves them! The Monkey, hippo and zebra have been the favs so far.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  39. Hmmm... There are some great suggestions in the comments I browsed through! Your designs are so clever, I'm sure I can't guess what's up your sleeve next! Maybe something for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Fall traditions?

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  40. Congrats on your publications. You ROCK! For your next release I'll take a shot in the dark that maybe it's flags and fireworks; something for the 4th of July holiday that's approaching us.

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  41. CONGRATS!Mel, you are SO deserving of "noteworthyness"! Thanks for the opportunity towin Candy too!
    GramaCat

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  42. CAMPING... wildlife outdoors, tents, s'mores on the fire!!!

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  43. Cupcakes are pretty fun and popular now. Could it be cupcakes?

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  44. Congrats on your publication! I can't wait to find them out "IRL" - it'll be like having one of your cards in my hands - wow!! :0)

    Let's see, what stamp set are you working on? Fireworks? That could be fun, patriotic, or even romantic!

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  45. congrats!LOVE ALL YOUR CREATIONS.I WILL GUESS SOMETHING WITH A SUMMER THEME AND MAYBE STARS OR FIREWORKS.I LOVE CARDMAKER MAGAZINE. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL INSPIRATIONS.

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  46. More flowers???I love flowers!!!

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  47. I would have to guess flowers or 4th of July

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  48. congrats on being in the magazine - love your work :) maybe zoo animal stamps? can't wait to see!!

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  49. I'm thinking something for the 4th of July or summer flowers. By the way, I loved your cards in CardMaker magazine. Congrats!!

    Deanna A.

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  50. Something about picnic or summer stamps! Hugs, moni

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  51. Would it be a camping one? I guess in my experience that would involve a mosquito stamp :)

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  52. Love all your designs and artwork. Congrats on your publications! By may be an animal and insect sets is coming.
    Hugs, Elena

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  53. I love what you do with the Gina K stamps. Congratulations on the cards that are in the magazine. Now I have to go find that magazine. I think you might be working with flowers.
    Linda Peterson

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  54. I'm geussing it has something to do with flowers. Maybe a follow up of a year of flowers set?

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  55. My Guess is a beach set! Humm... or picnic maybe???LOL =]

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  56. Melanie, congratulations. Your cards are beautiful. I'm guessing your next stamp set will have some-thing to do with camping, or will it be beachy? Can't wait! Marliese

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  57. Congrats on your published cards! I would say something summery... maybe sea creatures?! :o) TFS!

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  58. I will guess ocean/beach scenes.

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  59. OMGOODNESS, this would be the BEST candy EVER!!! I think your next set is another edition of your A Year of Flowers set!

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  60. Hi Melanie: I receive CardMaker mag and noticed your beautiful cards in the issue. Congrats!
    I'm thinking the stamps might be something to do with summer - the beach (umbrella, flip flops, ice cream, beach towel, shells, etc.)
    Sharon

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  61. Wow! Congratulations Melanie! Amazing!!
    Hmm..let's see how about butterflies or some kind of winged creatures that would land on your beautiful flowers??!!

    Hugs,
    Melissa

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  62. Congrats Melanie! My guess would be some cute kids playing outside.

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  63. I am going to guess something to do with summer picnics...congrats on your published cards...that is so cool Sherry L

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  64. More beautiful flowers? Or perhaps some more gorgeous tees? Whatever it is I am sure it will be fantastic!

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  65. I'm thinking that we're about due for some more flowers. One can never have too many flowers, right?
    Congratulations on being published. Its about time they recognised what we've known for so long
    :-)

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  66. Congrats on your publication!

    I would say that your next set would be some type of tees again. Perhaps holiday tees?

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  67. totally random guess...bird related?

    Congrats on the publishing feature!

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  68. I would love to see a patriotic set as your next one.

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  69. I think it's something else with flowers!

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  70. My guess is going to be....a 4th of July theme. Thanks for a chance at this sweet giveaway.

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  71. Love your cards in the new issue! My guess is pumpkins, scarecrows, and haystacks for fall!

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  72. I am already thinking about Fall and Christmas. So my guess would be pumpkins, scarecrows,and ghosts.

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  73. Love your card!! My guess would be some cute little sea life friends??

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  74. Congrats Mel! I think your next release will be large floral background stamps! It is always fun to win blog candy!!

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  75. Don't enter me cause I know (heehee!) but just wanted to say WAY to GO girl! you rock!

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  76. Hi, Melanie, Congratulations on your publication. Awesome!! As to your next set, would love some patriotic designs to go with the different tee sets, or sealife which could also be combined with some of your animals---hippo, seal, bear, flamingoes, etc., being their underwater companions!
    Thanks, Gail S.

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  77. Congrats, Melanie! Can't wait to get over on the mag. site and check it out! Had to leave my comment first... My guess is Picnic bugs, and butterflies?!?

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  78. Darn, don't know what I was looking at...there is no link to mag. site! :(

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  79. Congratulations! Your Year of Flowers set is my all time favorite set! I use it more than any other set I own. I am thinking it will be boquets or groups of flowers. Maybe with a bird or butterfly tossed in.

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  80. Congratulations on your publishing achievements Melanie! I'll look for this magazine the next time I am in the stores. I would guess that your next set might be another flower themed set. Although I am sure that whatever you design will be wonderful. Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win! Kristina

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  81. Looks like a beautiful stamp set. My guess/wish for your next stamp set would be something with nice quotes and water (river, sea, water falls, ponds, etc.)

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  82. I guess a follow up to you A Year in Flowers set......OK, I have to confess that Gina kind of gave it away on her blog today. Can't wait to see the whole set though.
    BTW Congratulations!! on the publications. SharriC

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  83. Kudos on your cards being published for the world to see!

    I think your next set is more flowers because you can never have too many flowers.

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  84. hmmm I am going to guess something to do with fall maybe a kids set for going to school or playing in the leaves or maybe a homecoming theme

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  85. Hhhhmmmm... maybe a beach set with sand castle, bucket, shovel, rake, beach ball, bathing suit and flip-flops... :-)
    Congrats on all those publications!! :-D

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  86. Something with a summer theme? Thanks for the chance to play : )

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  87. Are you doing a little sister (or brother) set to your Year in Flowers set? Flowers, flowers and more flowers! I love your sets and know whatever it is will be fantastic, Mel.

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  88. I think you're doing a follow-up to "A Year of Flowers" for Gina K Designs! I am SO looking forward to this! Cheers!

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  89. Based on Gina's hints, I'm going to say a campfire/camping themed set.

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  90. I say more flowers..summer flowers

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  91. Melanie -- I love your stamp sets and really appreciate the tips and all the samples. My creative juices always need a little help.

    I think your new set will focus on summer vacations -- camping, swimming, etc.

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  92. Congrats on your publications! Your work is always great. My guess would be something picnic or summer themed. Whatever it is, we'll LOVE it.

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  93. I think it is going to be a complimentary set to A Year of Flowers, which happens to be my favorite set.

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  94. Congrats on your publications!! I say youre doing a music themed set!

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  95. I love your work! I think you are doing a summer themed stamp set, maybe ants and picnic or water?

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