Monday, November 30, 2009

Sneak Peek: "Tech Talk" and "Lovely Shelf"

Hello! Today we are previewing new Gina K sets from Nina and I, and I couldn't be more pleased that we are showcasing the two together, as you will soon see how perfectly they coordinate! :)
First, a little about my newest set "Tech Talk": the perfect set for making cards for the techie men in your life that they can really appreciate or for all your online "besties"! Whether a computer is more for work or pleasure for you, it's become a huge part of all our lives, and even if you don't consider yourself someone who is "technically savvy" (and I'm not certainly not!) if you think in emoticons or "LOL!", this set is for you! (I saw a funny quote recently on Selma's blog recently that completely captured the spirit of this set: "I love my computer, my friends live in it." SO! TRUE!!!) I've seen other computer stamps in the past, but none I felt were really suited for both masculine and feminine cards...you're going to LOVE all the options this one provides! :)

Here I made a card/Valentine for my husband, the greeting stamped onto the screen is one of many from the set. He, like most men, likes things really plain, so I used neutrals (Soft Sand base) and kept "his desk" very minimal. Isn't that fun making a quick scene with the mug and picture frame images?? I stamped the open frame over a photo of myself, trimmed it out and adhered over the center of stamped image as if I were paper piecing.
Now for the fun part inside of the card for a surprise reveal, a few changes to my new scene and a pop of red, I couldn't leave it that plain, could I?? I stamped this little heart from the set all over both desktops (hee!), changed out the "DAD'S" on the mug to a little smiley emoticon and substituted this photo of us nuzzling at our wedding in the frame. I love this Valentine! Hang on for a more feminine desk set in a minute... ;)

Next, I have a card using Nina's new "Lovely Shelf", she is just an illustrator after my own heart with these elemental sets she designs! It has, of course, a shelf and lots and lots of other lovely things to pile on top. Today I stamped the shelf upside down, this way the brackets can look more like bookends or turn the shelf into a serving tray, so I added a teapot, cup and vase. Super sweet and simple! And how do you like that beautiful card base color?? It's the new Gina K Pure Luxury Ocean Mist and I am in heaven!!! It freshens up any color you pair it with, here I went with clean Black Onyx and White. The scalloped mat behind it looks great with the all the curvy details in these images. I added just a touch of color to my pot and cup for shading and vase of flowers with pastel Copics.

Now do you see where I'm going with these two sets? Plunk another one of her vases next to my 'puter (pink!) from "Tech Talk" and add some fun and funky DP (Basic Grey Lime Rickey) and you've got a hip and cheery card for a friend! Don't these images look like they came from the same set?? The clean lines and open images make them all amazingly simple to color, too! There's that Ocean Mist for the base again! A little tip for creating some dimension for your "desk": use a straight edge and draw a line behind the computer and other images you've stamped into your scene with a pen (I did this on the hubby card above too) Now you've grounded all your objects in a snap! On this card, I cut out everything above the line so my DP would be like a wallpaper backdrop behind the images. Showing the DP below too makes for a more interesting layout and also makes the desk look like a more modern counter top. ;)

Something else simple and fun for inside: I cut out a second computer I colored, scored between the screen and keyboard, and adhered it to the card, adhering the back of the screen to a little "box I made with a strip 1" x 4 1/2", that I scored at one inch intervals and then adhered the little half inch left over. When you stick this into the scored middle of the card, the computer will open and close as you open the card and give you a 3D scene...

I also added lots of flowers from the vase to the screen with the masking technique, I love all the possibilities this screen provides go crazy making your favorite "screen savers" with stamps, DP, postcards, whatever!

So you don't have to drag out the Post Its every time, I recommend stamping the computer onto scratch paper and cutting out the screen. Now you can place this over your image stamped on CS and go to town adding whatever you like. Remove your mask and color as desired.

Below is one last pic of it so you can see the dimension and pop up mechanism. I added the vase and mug again more subtly to the background in Versamark this time and a couple more sentiments from my set above and below. Oh, BTW, I can't believe I almost forgot: how do you like my keyboard I designed? In my perfect world I wouldn't make any more typos: just send some love out with one click! LOL! Just another little bit of whimsy (as well as all the hearts hiding in the set!) that I hope you'll really enjoy when creating with this...


Would you like to win "Tech Talk"? Please leave a comment here telling me about an online friend you've made (I know you have some if you're reading this, and will need this set to make them some special cards!) I will draw a winner randomly and announce it Thursday before the release party. I have been blessed meeting hundreds of wonderful women online in the past two years of blogging, too many to mention here, but I will tell you about a special one later in the week who is guest designing with my set this month! ;)


For even more ways to use these fabulous stamp sets, please check tonight's featured Illustrator's blogs:


Then, visit our Designer's blogs participating in the previews tonight:


We also have two of our special Center Stage Spotlight Designer's joining us with samples as well:
More previews tomorrow, thanks for visiting! :)

110 comments:

JenMarie said...

FABULOUS Melanie!!!!!!!!!!!
I've met TONS! One of them is the luvlee Lee!!

Jessica said...

How fun are these?! Great job on each and every one of them!! Melanie - your stamp set is so much fun and I know it's going to be a favorite of many!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh you!!!!!! I LOVE them....can I say your laptop image is the cuuuuutest!!!!!! I also had some ideas about that photo frame you'll be seeing!! ;)

Cammy said...

This set is awesome and I love your cards! I've made some fantastic friends on SCS and the pleasure to meet one of the girls & her family this fall. It was such a great day! Everyone had a blast -- husbands, kids & most of all moms.

(It doesn't hurt that hubby is in IT, so this set would be perfect!)

Carolyn King said...

FAbulous cards...fabulous set! LOve what you whipped up! Love all my online friends!!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow, Melanie!!! These are FABULOUS! LOVE the pop-up!

Michele L. said...

Melanie,
This is such a great set.
My bff online is urscrappymama, AKA Yvonne. She recently moved out of state and I miss her and our escapades!

Janice M said...

Great cards! Looks like a fun set. I've meet alot of people and one of them is from the land down under! I'd Love to meet Shannah one day!

jude said...

Wow this set is just what the Dr ordered.I have to say ive met many lovely crafty friends on line ,but i have met a wonderful lady who is so talented and makes some amazing creations even though shes not well has CFS/ME this has to be the lovely cheryl!
thanks for the chance to win this fab set. That i cant wait to get my hands on and make cards,so fingers crossed about time i had some luck!

hugs judex

quilter said...

I've met a lady named Vonda whom I don't miss a day reading her newletter.

Kay S said...

Fabulous stamp set and your cards are awesome!! Thanks for sharing the new PL paper color with us, too! It is gorgeous!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh I sooooooooooo love this!!!! Honestly... I'm a HUGE techie freak!!!! As far as online friends... I have to many to mention... but as far as my FAVORITE all-time BESTEST Friend ever I met online... hee hee... my hubby!! We became best best buds online and finally... after months and months.. decided to meet. And we even lived in the same city. LOL But hey... I'm NOT easy! LOL But a few I've met thru GK are very VERY special to me as well... and YOU are the one who introduced me to GK so I thank you from my heart, my friend.

Lynda said...

When I first started using my computer I played games on Yahoo. I met many wonderful people from all over the world. I have kept in touch with one in particular and Jeri is from Alaska. She has shared wonderful pictures and tales of a life so different than mine. I never imagined what a new world the computer would open for me.

wordbird said...

Melanie...does your creative mind keep ticking along even in your sleep?!! LOL...these previews are so much fun!! I love your new stamp set!...Its definitely on my wish list! ;D Diana

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome cards Melanie! Your set is so cute and fun. I love that it can be masculine or feminine.

waltermouse said...

I need this set, LOL! Your projects are beautiful, and so creative! I love them! A very dear friend of mine from Europe was an online-only friend before she came here for a couple of extended visits. She's back home now, and I'm missing her terribly. I can hardly wait for release night, so I can send her a perfect card for the holidays! :)

Darlene L said...

Awesome idea--nice to have a set that really does work for the men in our lives. Since I moved back to the farm to be the caregiver for my Mom--all my friends are on-line now it seems. However I have a small group of friends who all met on line. We now get together every summer and it is so much fun. I really cherish our "real" time and on line time together. D

tlgirl353 said...

Melanie- this is an awesome set!!! I can think of tons of uses for this one, since my computer is my friend, and without it I wouldn't have met all of you at STV!!!!!!!!!
I would love to win this set!

Payne Holler Cards said...

it's done for me...need both sets!
and can't name just ONE friend I've met since goin cyber LOL!!
these previews are just the best!!!

Jennie said...

Love these cards Mel!!! This set is just so awesome and love that computer you created in this set. The way you combined it with Nina's is amazing, love that floral. I have met so many stamping friends online and would love to meet one day....to name a few, you, Jessica, Nina, Carolyn, Gina!!, Olga, Patti, Theresa (* many!), Geri, Brenda, Donna, Lynn, Selma, Tina, Linda (who I know IRL but since I moved out of state keep up with online), Tami, Lee, Cat, Melissa, Shari, Janice, JenMarie, Shannon, Carolina, Cheri, Peggy...oh my, on and on and on I could go :o) I just love my online friends! Thanks for creating this set and you have another winner my friend!

PS, I am notorious for typos :o)

Theresa Momber said...

You never fail to amaze me wit your creativity! Wow, these are fabulous!!!

Alita said...

Hi Melanie!
OMG Hun-you have come up with such a wonderful set!

My bestes most faboo online friend is Jaq aka pharoff at the gaming sites. She and I have been very close friends for about 4 years now. She and I would get our head sets and do a phone to phone through our instant messaging so we could actually hear each others voices - but for some reason we didn't do that too many times. Kind of a pain you know? Jaq is from New Zealand and each moring I would turn on my comp and there would be this message of "Huggggsss" just to let me know she was thinking about me. she never wanted me to forget how much she treasured our frienship. Jaq would get the same thing back or a message of "Kia Ora" which is the Maori Greeting. I've lost touch with her pretty much as with my hubby and brother having health and dementia problems. but..... I still get the "Hugggggssss" from her. It's me who hasn't taken the time to chat or even just send the normal morning greeting. Yesterday I got a Christmas Card from her and it made me sooo sad.

I want to "Thank You" for setting my priorities straight Melanie. I love Jaq very much and haven't made HER one of my priorities. This set would certainly help rectify my bad behaviour as she and I always said that we lived for our comp and IM screens!!!!!
I would like very much to be able to make her some cards from this set and send them to her for Christmas.
Love the cards you made too! lol
Thanks,
Alita

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my GOSH, Melanie! I just had to comment, because this set is just TOO awesome!!! I can't tell you how wonderful this set would be! I have made a lot of friends online, my closest friends actually online are in Arizona and Sicily!
Fabulous set! Just fabulous!!! And I LOVE your cards too! Just awesome!

calecian said...

Two WONDERFUL new sets! And ohhhh, the possibilities. My latest new "online" friend happens to be in the UK. We have become very good friends and plan trips to one another's homes next year. She says she isn't "crafty" but is looking forward to learning how to make cards when she visits . . . I think another addict in the making!

corinna said...

I love these cards and images!! *squeal* I would love to make cards for my fiance, who I MET ONLINE through a mutual friend!! :-) He is in Iraq right now and won't be home till March so it will be a lonely holiday. We internet chat every chance we get and send emails as often as he's there. Thanks again!!

Giovana said...

Wonderful cards Melanie!! Love your creations, your new set is awesome.
I've met a lot of friends online, especially since I started stamping, and all of them are awesome!!

Thanks for the chance to win.
God bless
Giovana

Yolanda R. said...

This is going to be a great stamp set. I can't wait. I am new to the stamping world. This stamp set will be my first with GinaK. I really like it alot.

Selma said...

These cards are great. Your set is so fun. I can see why that verse we talked about would have been perfect for this set. I have so many wonderful online friends that I have made through STV and hope to meet them all someday. I would try and name them like Jennie, but there are too many. A very special one is you and getting the opportunity to GD for you.

Gloria Westerman said...

What a great idea for the men in all our lives. We can't forget them huh. My husband would get a real big kick out of it. Thank you for the chance.

Sandra said...

WOW! you really out did yourself tonight! What great cards!
I have 'met' lots through stamping, but have also met people through work - being an international company I make friends all over the world!

Betty Benton said...

What a fun set! I would have never thought I could have such good friends whom I only know through the computer! It has been such a joy to meet so many wonderful ladies since I joined stampTV -- I couldn't name just one!!

Leisa said...

This set looks like so much fun - so many possibilities! I use my computer to reconnect with old friends and stay in touch with family that lives far away...

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Totally Love TECH TALK Melanie! :) Cant' wait to see the rest of it!

MaxineD said...

I have met Lovely Linda on line and she is a fabulous friend. Awesome stamp set too!!!

Jan Castle said...

Especially love your "Tech Talk" set...guess that's because I'm a retired secretary LOL!!! Have met 2 wonderful ladies in cyber spacel...Beverly Terry and Holly Craft...both great crafters and now wonderful friends...all because of computers!!!! Jan P.S. Thanks for the chance to win the sets.

pamcherold said...

I have a friend whose last name is very similar to another friend that I have on the computer. I kept getting messages from him and I couldn't figure out where he was from. Turns out that I accidently got added to his list from a girl friend's list. Great guy!

Anita said...

Wow! What amazing tech set! Awesome cards!

joy said...

OH, my goodness -- I've made 8,395 friends just thru Stamp TV! Melissa Cash, Jennie Harper and Jessica Fick have been so encouraging and have offered help just when I needed it!(and that's what friends do)

Brenda said...

Fantastic Melanie! What a great set, and you cards are out of this world. I would have a hard time picking just one online friend, I have made so many wonderful new friends since i joined StampTV and I cherish each and everyone of them.

JessicaK said...

I love the card for your DH, Mel - so cool with the mini pix of you in there on his "desk". What a great set - and I'm soooo wanting it. I've met so many great people online, many through SCS and some of the other crafting sites, and feel blessed to have found a community of such supportive and creative people.

Anonymous said...

I find it amazing that you keep coming up with these sets that are so versatile. I'm anxious to see what else goes with this as I absolutely love what you have done with these samples. My online friends keep me going when I don't seem to have any mojo....... Kheila

Matilde Hanna - decibelles@pacbell.net said...

Oh my goodness, Melanie! I've been waiting for this for ever!!! Thank you so much - I love "Tech Talk" - it is multi-use and user friendly -what a great moment of inspiration! thank you!

Anne said...

Melanie, your stamp set is definitely a "buy" and I wish it could be out soon!! Yup! Selma is the first online friend I have made during this year I started stamping!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wow, Mel, I am so blown away by this new set you have created! What fun! You did a slammin job with Nina's set also!

Anne said...

Melanie I love your computer stamps, so versatile. I have met many friends through the Circle of Crafters and even get to meet some of them in the flesh occasionaly. I don't know what I would do without my computer and my Cyber Friends.

Anne

Sofia ;) said...

Hello Melanie! Great work as always!! You're always an inspiration!! I've met a lot of friends online through the circle of crafters but it's hard to ever meet them since I live in Greece. I just love your new set!! It's awesome....

NinaB said...

Oh, Melanie, you never cease to amaze me. These are gorgeous! I love your set and can't wait to show more at the release party!

Kris in AK said...

Oh I can see you are going to do my wallet a lot of harm! I LOVE this Tech Talk set! It just really will say a lot to friends and family! LOVE the hubby card the most! I've met so many friends online... and I've added your blog as one to check frequently! So I guess you could say, you're my friend too!
Kris in AK
funamom at yahoo dot com

Linda Peterson said...

I feel like the everyone that has a blog is my friend because I read them every day. I did meet a friend who has MS (same as I do) who sent me a beautiful card.

Chris Pethers said...

Melanie that is going to be such a useful set.
I'm only just starting to get to know the girls on here . But I do use the Making Cards / Parchment craft website all the time . I have made so many special friends on there . Fortunately I have been able to meet a number of the girls at a uk national parchment exhibition . I really dont know how I would have survived the last few years if it hadnt been for my parching buddies . Many of them I count as closer friends than some of my own family

jonim52 said...

I have met some many wonderful new friends on stamptv.It is heartwarming receiving their thoughtful comments and then being able to coment back. I love the tech stamp set. I can be on my comupter 24/7. I have a computer in every room, so your set is a must have for me! Love all your work.

Miesje said...

I am a computer teacher in a grade school - this is one stamp set (okay - so this is not the only one) that I really, really need. I have made so many friends on-line in the stamping world. I love it!!!

lauriewe said...

Most of my online friends stem from "the old front porch" a christian forum/website that I visit daily!

Nancy Dawson said...

Oh thank you for the chance to win such a great set. I am a retired computer tech and have made many online friends. One especially, her sister lives in my area but I met Cindy online and we converse, share ideas and have become friends but that set would be perfect for lots of people! Thanks again and love all your inspiration. Nancy

Marilyn said...

I have too many to choose from, and I count you as one of my top cyberspace friends. I love this new set and it's versatility. You are so creative. Thank you.

Sharon W. said...

I have meet many wonderful people online and I would hate to have to pick a favorite. Thanks for the chance to win this great set.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love all of your samples, each one is fantastic. I really love the little pictures in frames on the desks. Your new set would be perfect for so many situations. I have made many new online friends on Stamp TV especially from the CSS dt.

Linda L said...

Wow more fantastic cards. I love these stamps by Nina. I can't wait to see yours.

Nicole said...

So cute! And I can just see mixing this with some other digital-themed stamps I have. You always give us such a variety of samples. I've made a lot of friends through some online swap groups. I don't really frequent them anymore, but with a few of the girls, our friendship rose beyond just a similar love of stamping and scrapping. Now we Facebook to keep up!

debb said...

This is awesome - so many possibilities for use! I have made so many online friends - I love blog land! I do have a very special one who would be the first to receive this from me- she has not only inspired my creativity- she gives me computer advice when I need it (the simplest things stump me!)

Denise M said...

Really cute set...just love it! I have wonderful online friends too.

Tonia said...

Yet another gorgeous set! I have a good friend who I did not meet online, but we have been friends since childhood. About 10 years ago she moved to Florida, and we keep in touch online primarily. I saw this set and instantly thought of her. How cute to make a gift set for her!

catdidit said...

Just amazing Mel! And to think you had to rush to do these! LOL! LOVE that little pop up inside one, that is just too cool! And the one for your DH...too cute how you changed out the pics and all too!!

Carol said...

Melanie, this is absolutely the coolest techie set I have seen. I LOVE it! Great Job!!!

Terri E. said...

This is going to be a must have for me WAHOOO!!! Okay I have lots of people who I have come to know through this fun hobby. It is such a fun group of encouragers.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Nancy said...

I love these cards, Melanie! They are amazing!

I have met so many wonderful friends online, especially through the support groups for families who have a child with CHD (congenital heart defects). One such friend, Cathy, lives 2/3rds across the country from me so I never thought I would meet her in real life. Her son, Jason and my daughter (Jessica) had quite a bit in common heart-wise and they were just a few years apart in age. We became quite close as her son's health deteriorated and my daughter's deteriorated as well. Jason had to have heart surgery to save his life but his heart was too weak... he died after several heart surgeries. I could not attend the funeral but I called Cathy and let her know that I cared. I knew Cathy had made Jason a quilt block for the Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Quilt project so I asked her to make one for Jessica. She was honored. I sent her fabric scraps left over from dresses I had made for Jess and Cathy did her magic on Jessica's quilt block. Several years later I was able to attend a quilt show and see the quilt block (on the quilt) that Cathy had made for Jessica and of course the quilt block she had made for her own son. We hugged and cried. We have been through so much together and we were finally able to meet face to face.

I love that I have the internet to keep in touch with old friends and new. I've met quite a few very wonderful friends through the papercrafting/stamping blogs too. Visiting your blog as well as others brings me joy and takes my mind off my own daughter's health issues - even if just for a moment. I enjoy the kind words you give me and they help me through the day... especially the harder ones.

Thank you so much just for being here and sharing your talents with us.

Jenny McGee said...

I have made a lot of online friends on all my different groups etc. I especially like all my online friends from StampTV. Thanks for a chance to win a great set.

Debbie said...

What cute cards...I just love them.
My on-line friends are my design team members. We've been together since the first of the year, designing for Sunday International and it just feels like we are old friends.
Thanks for the chance to win something.

take care,
Debbie

Cheryl said...

When I first got my computer I was on AOL and the food board. There I met a lady who just found out that she had breast cancer. I found myself commenting to her and praying for her. Our friendship over the internet bloomed and to this day we email each day and also talk on the phone once in a while. I am a huge part of her life as she is mine. She has been free of the beast now for 12 years and every year is a blessing for us both.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Cheryl Sims

Pat (mspfd) said...

Love this set. TFS your wonderful ideas using this set.

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, what wonderful sets, Mel....I love your computer image which is perfect for any type card and the shelf set is sooo pretty!!! I have made so many online friends...one special lady lives right down I35 and hopefully I will have the pleasure of meeting her one day!!!

Deedee584@aol.com said...

All I have to say is "IT'S ABOUT TIME!!" This set certainly fits so many cards to be done. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Paula Laird said...

Melanie! I LOVE this set! i have been wanting a cute computer set for ages! And how fantastic that it works for guy cards, too!!!
All three of your cards are fabulous!!!!

I have so many online friends! Lee is a great friend! She is super sweet, has a rockin' sense of humor, and is always there for you. And i've gotten to meet her IRL! And thanks to her I got to meet you! lol!

Sharri Seffens said...

Melanie, I love each one of your cards and your new stamp set is awesome. I can't wait to get it!

Sammy Jo said...

One day, blog surfing, I found and met my friend Lauren. After many emails and telephone calls, I invited myself to her home. Quite unexpectedly, I met her BIL and was suddenly in a relationship. Today we're married. Wahoo!!! Love your set. Can't wait to see if Santa put's it in my stocking (hint, hint)!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Fabulously creative cards with both new sets, Melanie! I love your new Tech Talk set! I have made so many wonderful on-line friends, especially on StampTV!

Amy Johnson said...

What a FABULOUS and creative new set! I love it! Geez, tell you about an online friend I've made...where do I begin...I've made so many, many on-line friends. I guess the bestest on-line friends I've made would be Darlene Pavlick and Susan 'peebsmama' they both sent me birthday cards when even my closest 'real' friends didn't even bother. They email and visit my blog regularly too. I just love them both.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME Set Melanie!! So many possibilities are already buzzing in my head. I love that it can be used for males and teens. Those are always the hardest to make cards for. I feel I have made so many cyber friends in the past couple of years. Barb W

lisa808 said...

Melanie, what an awesome set and Valentine card for your husband!

I have met so many wonderful, friendly, generous, and helpful crafters through blogging. And, not just in the U.S., but around the world. I also met my SU demo on-line and we are friends too.

Thanks for the chance to win this fun new set.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!! I already love this set and haven't even seen it all yet!!One of my "online" friends is someone I used to work with and now we keep in touch via the Internet. Isn't technology GREAT!!! : )

Kati
paulandkati@charter.net

Jeaneen said...

Love the set and the possibilities you are sharing are terrific! I have made so many friends on line, both stamping friends who live nearby and I now see often, and friends from a non-stamping related message board. Four years ago about 20 of us from another board met in person for the first time in Vegas for a long weekend - what fun!

Darla said...

Melanie, yet another fabulous set!! I love how you snuck hearts into a masculine card!!!! YAY!

I have met so many wonderful online friends and very near and dear to my heart are the ones I've met through one of my digital cutter groups.

Can't wait to see the whole set!

Darla

Michelle said...

You've done it again, Melanie! LOVE the idea for this set. My mind is just rolling with ideas. When I saw the keyboard was only the heart button, I thought 'all you need is love' and have been singing it all day.

My friend, Terry, and I met online in a mom group several years ago. She then started a stamping group and I've made other dear friends there. Haven't met any IRL yet, but I'm hopeful one day we'll be face to face.

Sandy said...

Love these cards! I have made many special "computer" friends and I treasure them all!

Vanessa said...

What great cards. . .I really like the one with the real pics on it. I made a friend from someone who found my blog. We email regularly now about our kids and compare them :)

Cynthia said...

Love this new set!! Your sample cards are so sweet. I've met tons of fabulous gals over on StampTV. One of the sweetest is Betty!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

How fantastic! Love this new set. I'd love to win too. I have an online friend (one of many really) and she is funny, and encouraging, and so helpful to me. Thanks Boni! I'm truly blessed to have met you.

AG said...

I adore your new set! You always come up with such great ideas! I love all my stamping friends that I've made online!

StampnInkLady said...

Wow! I just love these sets and your art from them is fantastic! I have a special friend that I met online a few years ago. We have talked by phone and she is just a fabulous person. She makes some of the greatest cards and is not afraid to go out of the box...so to speak. Thanks for sharing your reat cards! I love them! Hugs Lori

Donna said...

I so LOVE this Tech set. All of my work associates are online and I could use this set for many of the cards I send them. Hope I will be the lucky one to win this set. Thanks for the chance to win

Mary A said...

These are TOO cute! GREAT set -- my fingers are crossed! ;)

You know, the first person that popped into my mind was a stranger who responded to me online. I had posted a card for a contest, lamenting that I couldn't figure out how to downsize the file to submit it for publication. This gal took the time to walk me through new-to-me Photoshop just in time to get the cards submitted... How nice was that?!?! Want to hear what's more? One of those cards was picked up for publication -- my FIRST! Ah, the kindness of (virtual) strangers! :)

Thanks!

Lori said...

Gosh, Mel, all of your samples are super! Both sets look like so much fun. I have met so many wonderful women online. I'll tell you about Patti, [Stampersize]. She was my first 'follower' and comments on every post. She is very talented and I enjoy her everyday.

Deanna said...

Love your new set!! Can't wait to see the rest of it. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sharri C said...

Perfect for my techy sons. Thanks, SharriC

Lagene said...

The laptop stamp is great....for my techie son & friends...hard to find guy themes sometimes. Love your site!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Mel - once again you have blown me away! Love these! As for online friends, well, I am so blessed by so many that I can't pick just one. However, all of you ladies from Stamp TV keep my outlook very positive, and my creativity rockin'! Thanks, love!! ~ky

Queen Mary said...

Melanie, as soon as you started describing how you came up with the idea for this set I thought of my online friend Sheri from Omaha (her blog is Fun with Paper -- www.funwithpaper.blogspot.com) We've never met in person and I'd love this set for her!

buggin2stamp said...

Melanie, Your cards are so awesome. I love the little frame with your real picture. And... I so totally adore your new set. I was so incredibly thrilled when I found out it was assigned to me for the CSS Spotlight. I work in IT, so it is perfect. I plan to make desk accessories for my cubicle at my new job. I am having too much fun with your new set. :o)

Sue D said...

Great set for my computer saavy husband and sons. I like to keep in contact through email with my faraway friends and family and feel like I know a lot of people through their blogs.

Ginna G said...

I always love checking out your blog. The fact that you have so many ideas for the use of your stamp sets is a big plus. Always great stuff . As for a friend I have made of line..... I guess I consider all of you blogers I check on are friends I've made.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Deebi27 said...

What a fun new set, you are so good at designing versatile sets. You rock Mel!

Candi said...

Melanie, I LOVE Tech Talk, and your cards are awesome. This set is gonna be sooo much fun - it's sure to sell out FAST! :)
I have a LOT of online friends, and this set would be perfect for snail mail cards to them!

joanne said...

I am a regular follower of your blog and consider you as a friend who shares so many creative projects. The computer stamp - will be so useful - gotta get it!!

Tertia said...

Love this set! I have met some wonderful people. People half my age, people almost double my age (Don't know if there are many left LOL) and some very special ones indeed. They are people I would never have met any other way and they have carried me through some really tough times.

trish said...

Another fabulous stamp set Melanie with numerous possibilities of using. Re friends on the net, I have met a few very special folk, with 1 in particular called Carole.
Many hugs,
Trish

Spicey Cat Chick said...

One of my best online friends is a lady I worked with IRL for a short period of time. We didn't get to really know each other until AFTER each of us left the company. Now we chat online almost daily! Wahoo for this set and my cyber friend Silly Liss.

scraphappy4067 said...

I love the cards you made! Very creative! Thank you for sharing with us and thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Kelly

Susan said...

I love your new stamp set. I have made many on line friends and don't want to single out just one because they are all lovely ladies. Thanks for a chance to win this versatile set.

scrappintlc said...

Oh those samples are delish--I especially like the computer screen where you included the sunflowers. I've met many friends online who I've actually met in real life. Wonderful friendships I am very grateful for.

Firenze said...

Golly those are lovely! And clever!
Helen
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