Thursday, December 01, 2005

And the winner is....

The poll has officially been removed from the sidebar. The voting is at an end. Everyone waits with baited breath for the results. Or, maybe not. With 14 votes in, we had 12 votes (86%) in favor of the Stalkee gear, and 2 votes (14%) that were rather non-committal. On one hand, nobody flat laughed in my face. This is a good thing, I think. On the other hand, there seems to be a few folks out there just lurking. Lurking for lurks sake. Not commenting. How am I supposed to stalk you if I don't know who you are? Poll? Oh Stalkee gear. Right.

Ok so here's the deal. We're going to have a contest at Casa de la Stalker. Yay!!! One of you lovely people will get to design the Stalkee gear. That's right! You heard me. I would like you guys to submit designs for the merchandise. It will be a small something on the front with something larger on the back. Is that vague enough? Hehe

What I had pictured (but then I have a sick mind) is something along the lines of a female figure, dressed in black, sneaking/tip-toeing along with a small black mask on. There should be yarn involved. But then again, that's just my mind. What says Stalker to you? What should the saying on the back be? All entries will be welcomed, but please try to keep them mostly family friendly. While I might find pornographic banners entertaining and worth a chuckle or 2, other folks may not. Also along the way, I am hoping to get a new sidebar button for the blog out of the deal. I know. I'm sneaky. So submissions will be front and back ideas for merchandise and/or a blog button.

Update: Multiple submissions for merchandise design and/or sidebar button are welcome. Feel free to submit as many designs as you would like.

As mentioned this is a contest. That means prizes! Yay!!! It's good ones too, let me tell ya.

1.) Winner of the merchandise design contest, will get a Stalkee gear T-shirt with their design on it, a set of 8 stitchmarkers made by me with their choice of colors, and a shopping spree of up to $35 at KnitPicks. That, my dear Stalkees, is quite a bit of yarn/patterns/books.

2.) Winner of the blog button contest will get a Stalkee gear mug and 2 skeins of the sock yarn of their choice from KnitPicks. If more than one button is used, all of the other submissions used will win a Stalkee gear mug. Buttons are for the sidebar. This isn't a banner sized thing. Think in terms of small please. :)

3.) Due to the upcoming holidays and the fact that people actually may have better things to do than to design stuff for me (I don't know what it would be, but there you have it), the deadline for designs is December 30th. Yes, a month is a long time, but not when there is Christmas knitting/crocheting/crafting to be done, gifts to wrap, homes to decorate, parties to attend, jobs to go to, children to raise and significant others to coddle cuddle.

4.) Please send all submissions to stalkerangie AT gmail DOT com. I think you can figure it out from there.

5.) For the merchandise, it will be through CafePress and they do have image guidelines. The following links should help with any questions you have on that end.

Beginners Image Workshop (A general FAQ on creating images for CafePress.)

Product Templates (A general idea of image sizes per product.)

If there are any questions, comments or you just think I'm off my gourd, shoot me an email or leave your email addy in the comments. It's one of my pet peeves about blogger is that I can't respond to a comment via email. Grrrr.

Hope everyone has a great day!

10 comments:

Christina said...

I thought it was just me that couldn't reply to comments. I seem to vaguely remember being able to do it at one point though. Maybe they just sneakily changed things?

A long deadline is good for stuff like this. Plenty of time for procrastination ;)

This will be fun!

erin/pinkerbell said...

oooo got to get to thinking. speaking of winners, I'll need your addy. BTW, I love the dress you bought. It so pretty. cute shoes too. I am currently knitting on a pullover I intend to wear to our Holiday party. (obviously, the party we're attending is far more casual.) :)

Norma said...

Well, I'm just useless at designs. I always ask OTHERS to do it for me. How about I send some people over here, and watch from the sidelines?

erin/pinkerbell said...

...so many ideas...so little artistic talent....

carma said...

Don't let Erin fool you she has PLENTY of artistic talent (I am the one that missed the boat on that one).

I can't wait to see what others make for you...

stephanie said...

I really can't wait to see what you get.

Carole said...

Norma sent me. I'm not very good with the whole button design thing but I'm glad to meet ya!

Scoutj said...

I came over from Norma too and I think you're hysterical! I might actually take part in this because I have a sick mind too...

Kathy said...

Alas, no mad leap design skillz here. But I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Deenz said...

I'm going to throw my gauntlet in the ring...but what is the deadline for entries?