I want to share with you links to a few sneak peeks of the new set illustrated by my friend Melanie (By Gina K Designs) called Cuddles and Hugs that was originally suggested by me several months ago! I couldn't be MORE excited over any of her sets like I am about this one for this reason:
Taken directly from Melanie's post today:
*The drawings in this set celebrating friendship and love were inspired by my family and friends, and was originally suggested by my friend Donna Baker several months ago. Donna is a "champion hugger" BTW! Just the right grip and pressure, not too hard, not too soft! She also makes her daily rounds leaving "cyberhugs" on her favorite blogs. She's just a spreader of love, so it came as no surprise to me when she mentioned a terrific idea for a stamp: animals hugging, and the greeting "Never be the first to let go of a hug". Well, I LOVED that idea, so I quickly got to work. The rest of the greetings and all the animals I chose to draw were my own, but I just have to share her response to my first drawing I made for the set, these two koalas (the gentlest, cuddliest of animals, and ones that apparently a LOT of you were wanting based on all the requests I've read lately! :) :'That's PERFECT!! It's me & my mom. She LOVED Koala bears and of course I do too...I am just like her. (her mother passed away 12 years ago) You had no idea this would be JUST THE RIGHT ANIMAL but I believe God spoke to your spirit via mine. Isn't He awesome like that??' It really gave my goosebumps! (So whenever I use the koalas now, no matter who it's for, I will also think of Donna & her Momma... )
1. Melanie is having an upload contest - deadline is 1:00 p.m. CST today
2. Gina is giving away a set - leave a comment on her post
If you follow the links on Gina's post you will see other sneak peeks from her design team.
3. check out the Gina K member forum for the release party tonight 7:00-10:00 CST! I'll be there!