Thursday, March 6, 2008

What Do You WANT From Me?!



Although I have enough inspiration and ideas for my stamps to post a new card every day, finding time to make one on some days is a challenge*. But it occurred to me get creative(yeah, I know!) and come up with some other ways to still give you some interesting stuff on days that I don't. First I realized you have not seen everything in those baskets!! (Some are current SU!, some retired, some have elements that have been CASED(but now I will NOT remember exactly from whom, and I hate not to give credit when credit is due). Some are old (and not so great) but maybe this is valuable/interesting to some to see what my work USED to look like/how it's evolved? as well as see some things/techniques that were so trendy then to do but are now "so five minutes ago"! (When you're card hoarder like me you'll find cards can look just as dated as clothes in your wardrobe! But if you hang on to them LONG enough, just like clothes they can sometimes come back in fashion!! ;0) And you'll also see a lot of quick cards, that were maybe not so fabulous because I just didn't have much time ('cause you know I'm proud to be a lazystamper!)

(The one above I made when Doodle That and the spiral punch had just come out from SU!, quite awhile ago! emeraldj had the brilliant idea to make an entire alpha with the images and was kind of enough to share on SCS, so THAT is not mine! But I did make up this little "faux clipboard" card. The doodles just make me think of goofing off in class(not that I ever did that!), so I used an A2 sized piece of Chocolate Chip CS and my corner rounder to make the "board". Then cut two sheets of white (Mat size) and punched with spiral punch to make my notebook paper. I attached these with my little colored paper clips form the Target $1 spot(don't go look, these were from a year ago!) You can write your message on the page underneath, the recipient just lifts up the first page and reads. Fun and easy, eh?


Other ideas? Please let me know what you'd like to see/see more of here! I'll try to accommodate if I'm able. I know I enjoy seeing a funny cartoon or particularly funny link to visit when I do have time to "blurf", so I think I'll be adding more of those here. Also family anecdotes along with pics, and other non-stamping related tips. I'm a huge bargain shopper, so I think I'll be sharing more "finds" as well.
I'm at "99" today-woot!! (high five!!!!) The climb to the "top" and maintain position is a precarious one, friends, before I'd even finished typing my post about cracking the top 100 the other day, I went back to link the site and saw I was back at #101! DOH! LOL!)


Munchy** #4: My new releases sets coordinate with each other. Yes, there are TWO sets, (Carolyn commented in another post of mine she couldn't "wait to play with my sets!"(set(s), that was the clue! She's SO excited about these new stamps I designed she blabbed important design team scoop!! Nah, just kidding***, Carolyn, waving at ya! hugs!). The blog candy prize is ONE OF THESE plus a few goodies to get you started right away!)
Gina K's sneak peeks start tomorrow!! Will mine be one of them? or will you be waiting til Saturday or Sunday to see? Only Gina K knows for sure! (You're gonna love ALL the new releases, don't worry!)

* Other days I have what we called during my recruiting days "pending-itis"(can't work because you're just waiting to find out if your deal went through) Whenever I'm waiting or new stamps to arrive, it is very hard for me to stamp with anything I already have, I'm just dreaming about what I WANT to be making with my new rubbah! (and stalking the mail man!) But maybe now that I'm on a design team, I should call it "release-itis"!

** "Munchies" are the tasty "treats" I'm passing out(organic, no calories, no trans fats!!!), one per day, about my new stamps to nibble on until the Gina K release on the 10th (a few have asked me, so...gotta go back and read the last few now, don't ya?) :)
***kidding she blabbed, not kidding about her loving my new stamps!! and I love hers, too :)

28 comments:

Rhonda said...

You are so funny!

I just noticed the kittie on you blog. Cute!

Anonymous said...

OOh - Coordinating sets. Love the sounds of it :) Do they coordinate only with each other or back to the hippy and hoppy sets??? I guess I'll have to wait to fing out :( LOL!
~ jess k

Heather said...

Coordinating sets, yay!!

Michelle said...

Two whoohoo!!!! Waiting with baited breath. These little hints a really good and tricky too.. Keeps me from developing momnesia.. it's good to keep my wheels turning.. Thanks Melanie..

Beth said...

That is really cute. I'll have to try that idea for a note card. Your blog is an idea feast. I can't wait to see more.

Melissas said...

I love coordinating sets! Can't wait to see what they are :) Thanks for the daily chuckle while reading your posts!

denise said...

Sounds very interesting for sure. I not good at waiting. I am dying to see what this is all about.

Starqueen said...

Hi Melanie,
Sets that work together. What could be better? More fun with more options for playing and creating!! Can't wait for the big reveal. Thank you!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Are they going to be toys... to play with? I have not idea... I would really like to see some flowers... even thought I have tons and tons... How about accessories for those cute animals? As I was making my USA bunny I was just thinking how nice it would be to have matching stuff to play with... How about that?!

Laura Davis said...

Lots of fun & excitement!!! Cant wait
Laura

charlene.herter said...

I can't wait for this - the excitement is building! I still have no clue what they are though.

Alyssa said...

K...so I thought I was so clever thinking the new sets were little flowers only to look this morning and find out just how wrong I was! I'm going with something pertaining to Independance day, how 'revolutionary'! I really don't know though; can't wait to see them! :)

Linsey said...

Mmmm, yummy munchie today...2 you say?! Between yours, Carolyn's and Gina's (and if her DD comes out w/anything new) I'm gonna be filing for chapter 11 in no time! hmmmm, maybe a sneak peek at Gina's blog tomorrow? I hope so! Oh, the anticipation is torture--you love that, don'tcha! hehe!

Allison said...

These "munchies" have got my wheels turning. Can't wait to see the set.
Congratulations on 99 now!

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

Two sets?! WOW! Can't wait to see what them! Hope to see some sneak peeks of your new sets on Gina's blog.

stampin_melissa said...

You are really good about giving out your "munchies" aren't you! We are just like our pets, laying around keeping an eye on you to see when you will throw one of those goodies our way! LOL!Coordinating sets!!! Wowsiers!

Lee said...

Oooooooooooo........2 coordinating sets, eh???!!! Oh Happy Day!!!! Hmmmmm......I'm thinking my thought I had thunk may not be correct now!! LOL I'm ready for some SNEAK PEEKS!!!!!! And I am **always** up for any good bargain shopping tips and funny cartoons!! You're blog gets better and better (if that's possible!!) every day!! :)

Bee said...

Oh I love that card, it totally look like doodling during a boring class, LOL! ;-)

Thanks for your funny post, you brought back a timid smile on my face and I really needed that today.

Erika M. said...

Two sets - I'm so excited!!!!

Kim said...

Woohooo!! Two new sets, how excited you must be!! Us too! lol

coco1019 SCS said...

You're killing us! We're dyin' for a sneak peek!

Could these be the ones that Gina K mentioned you were able to customize? Hmmmm

Patty W said...

I must say... I am so loving your blog!! You are a hoot and I like a good hoot'n hollerin' time !

Blogoholic...as if!

(glad to see someone else goes to the store more than once after the same thing!)

Anonymous said...

You obviously love what you do Mel.
It shows in your creations. Love reading your blog and cant wait to see what you came up with this time

Barbara from Ct

Mindy said...

I am so excited to see what the new sets are! Your blog is great and we will love whatever you share!

Marilyn said...

Can't wait to see what your two new sets are - something that no stamper has yet - hmm - very very intriguing!! I'll love whatever it is and as always - love reading your blog is is very entertaining!!

jeannen2 said...

I can't even begin to guess what the next stamp set is about! I was thinking flowers for a while too. Now what could it be if it isn't floral or animal? Sentiments? No idea! Jeanne

Jayne said...

I love the detailing of your process and the journey. Thanks for the great tutorials.

dana said...

I am excited about your stamp sets coming out. I'm more excited about finding your blog. I come everyday with a cup of coffee to chuckle and learn stuff. You're the greatest keep it up...