Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Only Six More Days!

Our challenges will start up again next Tuesday!!  I can't wait!  I hope you'll all join us in the fun!
Recently, the team was asked, “Does your husband/boyfriend/significant other stamp?  Here’s what they said:

  • Sadly no, although he really appreciates everything I make for him. I keep hoping one day he'll go in when I'm not looking and play.   – Shannon
  • Nope, has no interest.  But he does appreciate my creations. –Anne
  • Only when he has too!   LOL   He'll do anything I ask, but...........but that is why I have gotten all the men in my family the "Dude" stampin' kits.    I can't wait to see what they come up with as they are all so talented with different mediums like welding, silversmithing, lasering, etc.   They all have "awesome" garages or shops so this is going to be quite interesting. – Leilani
  • Good question! The quick answer is no, lol.  But he is a graphic designer and has a very creative mind so I will usually ask him for advice on color schemes/designs. I've been able to WOW him a couple of times. –-Kathya
  • Not my husband or my daughter have I been able to make into addicts or even part-time users. They do ask, occasionally for me to make them a card or gift.  –Rose
  • Yes, my husband has stamped. Both with me, and for me.  My husband gene attended a workshop that Anne held at her home. Gene has also make tags for my Christmas gifts. He is most comfortable wood working. But can appreciate the whole process of crafting and understands the need for the “escape” that crafting allows.  –Sharon
  • No,  but  he has used the Color Coach to design web pages when he was going to school!  He thinks its quicker to make a card on the computer then to stamp one!!!   -Jenni
  • My husband has stamped, but it’s been a few years!  He made me a shaped card—a house, complete with windows!!  He used a clear envelope for the window panes!!  He also helps me with Christmas cards and other “big” projects.  –Tammy
  •  No, but my husband is a woodworker, so appreciates the creative process and understands the importance of crafting!  Although, he has been known to help with heat embossing when necessary! -Yapha
  • My hubs doesn't stamp, but he's helped out with Christmas card production a few times--once doing all the embossing, once helping to watercolor images.  He's always good about giving me opinions on my creations though! -Christie

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A hard question!

If you were stuck on a desert island with only 3 ink pads, which ones would you bring?

  • Black, Old Olive and Strawberry Slush – Rose
  • StazOn Jet Black, Real Red, & Night of Navy – Yapha
  • Melon mambo, temping turquoise, black – Ginger
  • Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight – Anne
  • Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Black StazOn – Kathya
  • Island Indigo (All time Fav), Pool Party, and Calypso Coral. Takes me to the beach every time. :) – Shannon
  • Basic black, crumb cake, and soft suede classic inks – Sharon
  • Baja Breeze, and right now Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip.  I reserve the right to change my mind since this is a hypothetical desert island.  – Christy
  • Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso – Leilani
  • Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive – Tammy

So, what would be your three colors?  Leave us a comment!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Let's get to know each other!

Our challenges start up in 3 weeks!!  I'm so excited!  In the meantime, let's get to know each other!  We've come up with some fun questions, and we'll share the design team's responses!  Leave us a comment with your answers!!

Question #1:  What was the first stamp set you purchased?

My first SU! stamps set was Stars & was enough to get me hooked. Later, when it went on the retirement list, I bought it again just in case something should happen to my first set ;) –Christy

Lace Snowflakes--Tammy

Mine was Fun and Fast Notes.  Still have it too. --Anne

The first stamp set that I bought was Festival Fun, a super cute Hanukkah set. I bought that, a black ink pad and the watercolor pencils, and figured I had all that I needed to make my cards! Little did I know it would lead to a whole room full of crafting supplies. I still have that stamp set. --Yapha

My first exposure to SU! was the "How Not To Do A Workshop"! I was invited to join some ladies who were going to be doing some rubber stamping. I knew NOTHING about stamping, nothing was said about SU! or a workshop. The lady who seemed to be leading the stamping time, laid a bunch of card stock and stamps out and maybe gave us some ideas of what we could do, and said "Have fun." I sat there stunned-no idea what to do or how to do it. Then people started to order and I realized this was a party of some sort. I ordered 2 or 3 sets, don't ask me why. Sealife was one as my daughter loved dolphins, Wildlife I think was another. I also acquired Wolf and Fancy Felines for similar reasons. I had no clue how to make a card from those sets and I am not sure why I was so determined to do rubber stamping-maybe for the relationship with the people. I believe I still have those sets but can't say I used them very much.  --Rose

Frosty Friends is the first one I remember buying that I got outside of my starter kit. Back then your starter kits were not as flexible as they are now. I remember getting this because it was fun, and I thought I'd be able to do some fun holiday cards and classes with it.  --Shan 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Design Team!!

We want to introduce you to our Design Team!!  Please check them out HERE!  And, watch the blog for some fun stuff between now and our September 3rd Challenge!!