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Contest: A Little Help From My Friends

January 26, 2012

As I told you yesterday, today I’m announcing the start of a fun, new contest that’s a mash-up of a Design Contest and a Blog Carnival called A Little Help From My Friends. How does it work? Read on…

I want you to choose your favorite greeting card on GCU but there’s a twist: the card you choose can’t be your own. I want you to pick a card from another designer, a card you really like, a card you’d buy yourself (or have purchased in the past). Post the card to your blog (you can use the Sell This Card tool to make sure you get affiliate credit), along with a few sentences about why you like the card. Then in the Comments of THIS post, give us the link to your blog.

But wait! That’s not all! Because at the end of the deadline, I’ll collect all the cards you’ve chosen and put them up to be voted on by everybody. Whichever card receives the most votes is the winner. And guess what? I’m feeling the love, so both the artist who chose the card AND the card’s designer will win a $10 gift certificate or 5 free card credits!

I know the choice may be hard, but only one submission per artist, please. There are no restrictions on category or theme. And since every vote will count, I advise letting the card designer know so he or she can also promote the card and help you gather votes. Facebook, Twitter, other social media sites, e-mail groups, Forums… it’s all good.

The contest begins today. All entries must be submitted by February 1, 2012. Voting will commence on February 2nd, and be open until February 7th. On February 8th, I’ll announce the winner.

So I want everybody to get out there and get picking so we can get voting!

19 Comments leave one →
  1. January 26, 2012 3:55 pm

    Really like the Connecticut series from studio porto sabbia….

  2. January 26, 2012 5:09 pm

    Hi all! I like Lauren Reeser Illustration’s cards, especially the bluebirds: And seasonally appropriate, too. 🙂

  3. January 26, 2012 6:10 pm

    Another great way to promote each other Corrie, thank you! I am a huge fan of Stephanie Laird’s digital creations:

  4. January 26, 2012 7:00 pm

    Yippee! A contest! Here’s my entry (thank you VERY much for helping make a blog post today!!)

  5. January 26, 2012 7:07 pm

    Here’s mine, and like Peggy, I appreciate the ‘prodding’ (wink) to get a new blog post written. 🙂


  6. January 27, 2012 4:50 pm

    below is mine:

    from this contest i have know more great artists in GCU.
    annie lim

  7. January 27, 2012 7:53 pm

    I can’t believe how incredibly hard it is to choose a favorite. Here is mine:

  8. Beverly permalink
    January 27, 2012 10:55 pm

    I Need A Lot Help From My Friends, I do not know how to attach someone else card to my blog. Posting here because, I have not be able to sign into the forum for several months.


    • January 27, 2012 11:12 pm

      Hi Bev – missed you on the forums, wonder why you haven’t been able to log in? To attach a card to your blog:

      1) Make sure you are logged in to GCU
      2) Find the card you want to post in the GCU marketplace
      3) Click on the Sell This Card icon
      4) Choose the bottom box code to post the thumbnail along with the link (your referral code is embedded into these links)

      That’s it!

  9. Beverly permalink
    January 27, 2012 11:30 pm

    Doreen, you are a wonder!

    Thank you so much for your help!


  10. January 28, 2012 2:19 pm

    I love everyone’s blog posts so far. This is such a great idea! Here is mine.

  11. Rycky Creations permalink
    January 29, 2012 2:18 am

    Enjoyed everyone’s posts as well. Here’s my entry:

  12. January 29, 2012 5:46 am

    This was fun and these challenges remind me to blog too! Here is my post:

  13. January 29, 2012 5:39 pm

    What a wonderful idea, thanks Corrie.

    It’s so interesting and fun to learn more about our fellow artists.

    Here is my entry:

    Best wishes to all,
    P.S. If I need to send a separate link of my entry please let me know.

  14. January 31, 2012 7:32 pm

    I don’t know that I’ve ever seen this artist in the comments or post anything here – or maybe I’m just not paying attention – but I LOVE the illustration style – it looks like water color actually – haven’t purchased this one yet but I have bought others in the past:

    • February 2, 2012 8:36 am

      Robert, the brief was to do a post on your blog about the card you chose. At this time, I’m afraid I can’t include your selection in the voting unless you make that blog post and give me a link. Sorry.


  15. January 31, 2012 8:11 pm

    This is great , Corrie! The cat lover I am at heart, even though I don’t own one right now, made me think of Betty Matsumoto-Schuch’s wonderful cards. I love her latest Valentine one. Here’s the link to my blog post:

  16. February 1, 2012 10:11 pm

    These Hanukkah Cats are So Adorable !
    Wearing their little yarmulkes Celebrating The Festival of Lights.
    I just had to include this card by Betty Matsumoto-Schuch in Celebration of Hanukkah,
    meow x two !

  17. February 2, 2012 8:39 am

    Hey Corrie – I’ll understand if I’m too late but here’s my entry…sorry for the confusion!

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