Since it appears at least a few people actually interested in discussing
stamping are still popping into the newsgroup, I'll take the
initiative to start up some discussion topics that hopefully will get
conversations flowing. Let's reactivate this newsgroup! We all have
experience, or want help, or can share tips or projects. The best way
to have an active newsgroup is to be an active member yourself, so don't
just lurk - pop in! Hopefully we'll have a snowball effect, and others
will come out of lurkdome and we'll drown out the ads! And check in
often so that we can keep things going.
Introducing myself: My name is Barbara. I am from Indiana, although
originally from Michigan. I have a wonderful husband and an active cat
(Kitty, by name). No children as of yet. In addition to stamping, I
also enjoy counted cross-stitch, among other things, and post
occasionally on rec.crafts.textiles.needlework. I am a scientist by
trade. Crafts are my outlet for the creative side of my brain :-)
I began stamping about three years ago. A friend gave me a set of
stamped and embossed notecards as a birthday gift. I asked her to show
me how to make such things, and was instantly hooked. Stamping gives
much more instant gratification than my cross-stitching projects offer!
I started with two stamps, four markers, clear embossing ink, a heat
gun, and gold embossing powder. I now have a lot more in the way of
supplies :-) Just today, a colleague brought in some stamp supplies she
no longer uses and blessed me with that gift of more stash!
Stamping has also been a great family link. I managed to hook my mom
(now also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and active in a stamp club with
her coworkers) and my mother-in-law both. It's been a great common
ground to build my relationship with my MIL. Last year, the three of us
attended an Auntie Amy stamp convention in Novi, MI, and had a totally
wonderful time! We are planning to attend this year's convention in Ft.
Wayne, IN, in October.
Just last weekend, I stamped like crazy to get some samples prepared for
submission to "The Rubber Stamper" magazine. With any luck, maybe some
of my cards will be published!
Looking forward to meeting all of you,
- posted 15 years ago