welcome Jean...this is a fun group and it is so much nicer to spread it out over the year than cramming it all in at last minute...and yes there is plenty of inspiration here too...can't wait to see your gallery....
If you haven't read through much of the site, you might start here for lots of basic info:
Splitcoaststampers Start Here! Forum: Introductions & Acronyms
To learn how to upload your cards, go here:
Uploading a Card to the Gallery - YouTube
And for really neat weekly tutorials, sign up for the weekly newsletter here:
Splitcoaststampers Newsletters: Card & Craft Newsletters
and then once you're totally addicted, you might want to join the fanclub for more fun exclusively for them:
Join the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club: Special Galleries, Forums & More
and for help posting links to your cards in the thread, VikkiJo has a PDF tutorial on that as well listed on 1st page.
keep asking questions...someone will have an answer