Here are a few recent ones, that I thought might interest you:
Several people write:
What if I don't have the Coluzzle, can I still make your purse?
You can, glad you asked! Here's what I'd do: try taking a few measuring cups in your kitchen, the kind that nest in different sizes, maybe a 1/2 and 1 cup? (I'm guessing here because I don't have these anymore, but I bet most of you do) Trace around them to get the different size circles you need and cut. Let me know how that works. Again, I will be posting a template you can print out, trace cut.
Jess K asks this question (with several parts):
How do you do it all? I'm a stay at home mom with a 3 year old and 1 year old. How do you find so much time to stamps, create, clean house, do laundry, run to Target, etc??? I'm dying to have more stamping and me time worked into my day :)
Jessica, I'm afraid my "beautiful blog life" is but an illusion, my "real life" is a mess you stuff in the closet! house is a complete wreck, pretty much has been since the first release! Dishes in the sink, forget sweeping/mopping, the best I can manage nowadays is just throwing all the clutter/toys my kids leave everywhere in baskets and dust bust the corners on occasion! There was a day back before I had kids that my house was nice and tidy. That 6 years ago. Now I am the "anti-Martha"! Fortunately, my DH isn't a neat freak, he lets it go. Oh, I'd prefer it look nice(and I DO clean for guests!) but you know, if I just squint, I can barely see the dirt! There's stamping to do! (Hopefully one day stamp designing will finance paying someone to do all this pesky housework.) Unfortunately, with a family of 4, the laundry is one chore I canNOT avoid (and more and more I'm forgetting to put it in the dryer! ughh!) My DDH (DEAR DEAR HUSBAND!) does almost ALL the cooking!
I stamp and create during my kids favorite Noggin programs(which they've been watching too much of lately) or in the dead of night(when I should be sleeping! and I need sleep! unlike some people (Gina K!) "Me" time happens at the gym, my one time to have some daycare for my 3 year old(and they are fabulous there!)
Designing and BLOGGING ARE taking a lot of time, but I love it, and I also feel if I DIDN'T have this, I might go nuts(just this past week my 3 yr old almost burned down our house while I was drying my hair, poured an entire bottle of honey on the rug (anyone know how to get THAT out??) during a brief phone call, you get the idea! So, I really need to come up some kind of routine /schedule to keep things going/from falling through the cracks. I hate schedules :(
coco1019 SCS writes(re: my stamps)
Could these be the ones that Gina K mentioned you were able to customize? Hmmmm
No. I haven't a clue what that lady is up to with this "new line"! And I'm on the design team! but boy do I wanna know! She's so sneaky, that Gina K... But YES, you CAN customize my new sets! (high FIVE!)
Erika M writes:
What! No animals - nooooooo!!!! (regarding the lack of animals in my two new sets coming out*)
YES, Erika, deep breaths. It's gonna be okay. Trust me guys, you will go NUTS over these new sets!
Alyssa writes a guess about my new sets (and I'm paraphrasing here):
"Revolutionary**"... Independence Day??
Nope. Good guess, but that would be too limiting. Which leads me to Munchy #5: I made something EVERY stamper can use, to give to ANY ONE, year round, that NO Stamper has yet! These sets are the very first of their kind!
Now YOU are all about to write:
What the heck could it be?!
Oh dear reader, I wish I could tell you now! I can't WAIT(although I have been! for almost 2 months to reveal it, and it has been agony!) for you to see it for yourself and start creating! And you don't have to be an "animal lover", or a flower fanatic", (or fill in the blank with whatever you personally collect) to WANT it, there's something for everyone here!*** And you can bet I will be offering a tip sheet and a bazllion ideas and tutorials for them right here on my blog! Just a few more days!! SO! EXCITED! The first peek of the sets in there entirety will be at 9CST in Gina K's store!
*REALLY glad to hear you're gonna miss the critters, though! But there are some new ones right around the corner, I promise! I've only released 7 animals out of what, 70,000 on the planet? There's lots more to do (and I have ten or so drawn already that are waiting patiently to see ink one day soon...) In the meantime keep showering your hoppys and hippys with love and attention...
**What I predicted my new sets will be, in Maria's interview...*** I realize it IS possible to build something up too much and then have people feel let down because their expectations are too high..but in this case.. NO! WAY!! ;)
(I mean, I think. Ya know, maybe just in case, crank them back down a couple notches, but still hovering above "very curious and excited"! LOL!!
See you tomorrow, we can dish about Gina's sneak peek #1(Still don't know if it's my sets, but my guess would be it's an intro to Gina K's newest illustrator Rupa!)