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jpmayo 01-19-2011 03:31 PM

New to VSN? Ask anything here!
 
If you have any questions at all, BIG or small...go ahead and ask :)

ravengirl 01-19-2011 04:01 PM

Really, there is no such thing as a silly question!

sharingink 01-19-2011 08:41 PM

Hi there -So I log into this forum right? Now what do I use the pdf forms for ? and do I only need the number of the forum when I go to upload the picture? I am a very new newbie -Have not done the vitual stamping or have I ever uploaded a picture onto the splitcoast stampers . ( I know I have been living under a rock :-))
Thanks,
Kathy

mrslaird 01-19-2011 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by sharingink (Post 17839067)
Hi there -So I log into this forum right? Now what do I use the pdf forms for ? and do I only need the number of the forum when I go to upload the picture? I am a very new newbie -Have not done the vitual stamping or have I ever uploaded a picture onto the splitcoast stampers . ( I know I have been living under a rock :-))
Thanks,
Kathy

The pdf form is just to help you keep track. When you upload, just make sure you add the keyword for that vsn challenge and you'll be all good. Uploading on SCS is really easy!

ravengirl 01-19-2011 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sharingink (Post 17839067)
Hi there -So I log into this forum right? Now what do I use the pdf forms for ? and do I only need the number of the forum when I go to upload the picture? I am a very new newbie -Have not done the vitual stamping or have I ever uploaded a picture onto the splitcoast stampers . ( I know I have been living under a rock :-))
Thanks,
Kathy

And by all means, don't be afraid to ask if you have more questions!

sami02usc 01-19-2011 11:02 PM

Is the current "sticky" shopping list for this Friday or next month?

BSD 01-20-2011 03:42 AM

I have never participated in a VSN, but have always been curious. One of the things that has held me back is I have the impression you need to have access to your computer while you are playing. My craft area is in the basement and not close to a computer. My question is if it would work to check the computer for the challenge, run to my craft area and create, then come back to the computer for the next one? Would I lose the feel of it this way? Thanks for any info or suggestions.

Ksnurse 01-20-2011 04:10 AM

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Originally Posted by BSD (Post 17839388)
I have never participated in a VSN, but have always been curious. One of the things that has held me back is I have the impression you need to have access to your computer while you are playing. My craft area is in the basement and not close to a computer. My question is if it would work to check the computer for the challenge, run to my craft area and create, then come back to the computer for the next one? Would I lose the feel of it this way? Thanks for any info or suggestions.

I'm not one of the "Official" answerers here but I can tell you from my own experience, it's still a ton of fun. My main card area is in the other end of house from computer so I don't do much online chatting but have a great time with the challenges. Even more so if you invite a couple friends over to play. Then you have your own chat groupies...

tygerpaws11 01-20-2011 04:44 AM

Samantha - the shopping list is for both the mini and the main event.

Barb - Sheri is right on! The hostesses will be poised at our computers ready and anxious to answer all of your burning questions, but you, as a player, can do exactly what Sheri said. The challenges will be posted each hour, so make sure to check back for the next challenge. You have until Monday to upload your cards, so I'm sure you can find your computer before that, right? :)

So excited for tomorrow to begin the fun!!!! http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include..._happy_011.gif

spartymom 01-20-2011 07:23 AM

This sounds like fun. I"ve never done one either, and I'm excited to try something new.

ravengirl 01-20-2011 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by spartymom (Post 17840319)
This sounds like fun. I"ve never done one either, and I'm excited to try something new.

We would love for you to join us!

stampingwriter 01-20-2011 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BSD (Post 17839388)
I have never participated in a VSN, but have always been curious. One of the things that has held me back is I have the impression you need to have access to your computer while you are playing. My craft area is in the basement and not close to a computer. My question is if it would work to check the computer for the challenge, run to my craft area and create, then come back to the computer for the next one? Would I lose the feel of it this way? Thanks for any info or suggestions.


Barb, once you know what the challenge is, you probably don't need the computer to do it, unless you have questions, so this plan should work fine. And think of all the calories you'll burn running up and down the stairs!

BSD 01-20-2011 03:50 PM

Thanks for all the answers, I do believe I will try this tomorrow night! It sounds like fun and I have all the supplies on the list. See you at 6!

tygerpaws11 01-20-2011 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by BSD (Post 17843283)
Thanks for all the answers, I do believe I will try this tomorrow night! It sounds like fun and I have all the supplies on the list. See you at 6!

Yeah!!!!! See you tomorrow Barb!

newstampinaddict 01-20-2011 05:01 PM

Can't wait!!!

janeenk 01-20-2011 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sharingink (Post 17839067)
Hi there -So I log into this forum right? Now what do I use the pdf forms for ? and do I only need the number of the forum when I go to upload the picture? I am a very new newbie -Have not done the vitual stamping or have I ever uploaded a picture onto the splitcoast stampers . ( I know I have been living under a rock :-))
Thanks,
Kathy

I am in the same spot. I uploaded two cards the other day and it seemed kind of complicated. Don't know if I was doing something not quite right. We'll see how it goes the night of. If it works, okay, if not, i'll have at it again next time around.

ravengirl 01-20-2011 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by janeenk (Post 17844563)
I am in the same spot. I uploaded two cards the other day and it seemed kind of complicated. Don't know if I was doing something not quite right. We'll see how it goes the night of. If it works, okay, if not, i'll have at it again next time around.

I found that the more I uploaded, the easier it got. It was truly a case of practice makes better. If you do play along, don't be afraid to ask questions, all the hostesses are here to help.

janeenk 01-20-2011 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ravengirl (Post 17844615)
I found that the more I uploaded, the easier it got. It was truly a case of practice makes better. If you do play along, don't be afraid to ask questions, all the hostesses are here to help.

thx. I'll try uploading a couple of more tomorrow during the day. It sounds fun. I haven't yet found the pdf file that was mentioned.

ravengirl 01-20-2011 08:30 PM

I think the pdf referenced above is the tracking sheet for the mini. It's handy to write down the keyword and information about the challenge. I don't have a computer in my craft room, so I jot down all the info and take my sheet to my craft room to create. Here is the link to the tracking sheet.

mrslaird 01-20-2011 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BSD (Post 17839388)
I have never participated in a VSN, but have always been curious. One of the things that has held me back is I have the impression you need to have access to your computer while you are playing. My craft area is in the basement and not close to a computer. My question is if it would work to check the computer for the challenge, run to my craft area and create, then come back to the computer for the next one? Would I lose the feel of it this way? Thanks for any info or suggestions.

I have always done it this way! It's still lots of fun! :D

janeenk 01-20-2011 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by jpmayo (Post 17837390)
If you have any questions at all, BIG or small...go ahead and ask :)

Tomorrow evening do I just click on the link under you all's name and that will take me right to the "happening" forum?

janeenk 01-20-2011 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpmayo (Post 17837390)
If you have any questions at all, BIG or small...go ahead and ask :)

Also do I just upload the pictures to my gallery and the keyword will take it where it's supposed to go?

ravengirl 01-20-2011 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by janeenk (Post 17844716)
Tomorrow evening do I just click on the link under you all's name and that will take me right to the "happening" forum?

Kind of, try this one tomorrow night. It's just a step up from where our link takes you. From here, you will be able to see and click on the thread for each challenge as it is posted.

ravengirl 01-20-2011 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by janeenk (Post 17844721)
Also do I just upload the pictures to my gallery and the keyword will take it where it's supposed to go?

The keyword will be important to get correct. It's a good idea to copy and paste the keyword from the challenge/chat thread. It's also suggested that you post a link to your card in the challenge/chat thread.

I hope I am not getting too technical for you. Any hostess can and will help you with this stuff!

janeenk 01-20-2011 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by ravengirl (Post 17844768)
Kind of, try this one tomorrow night. It's just a step up from where our link takes you. From here, you will be able to see and click on the thread for each challenge as it is posted.

Thank you, I didn't think I was quite in the right place.

jillmacd 01-21-2011 05:29 AM

Just wondering about the start time. I know it is 6pm, but in what time zone? I am on the east coast/Atlantic time.

Thanks,
Jill

ravengirl 01-21-2011 07:05 AM

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Originally Posted by jillmacd (Post 17845381)
Just wondering about the start time. I know it is 6pm, but in what time zone? I am on the east coast/Atlantic time.

Thanks,
Jill

It starts at 6PM Eastern Time :)

mrslaird 01-21-2011 07:09 AM

Posting your card in the chat thread for each challenge is good in case somehow the keywords do get mixed up. Then at least we know where it's supposed to go and someone can let you know if you have the wrong keyword. :)

jillmacd 01-21-2011 08:06 AM

Yeah! You just made my heart sing a little louder!!!

Robyn O 01-21-2011 11:03 AM

You may want to check out this thread before you get started.

At the end it will lead you to another thread with even more helpful information.

Also, the coordinators and hostessess that are online tonight will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. We have all been where you are and so we know how you feel.

Sharon Graham 01-21-2011 01:18 PM

When does the 45 minutes start? As a west coast stamper, I have to make dinner in the middle of this (or at least call for pizza and scarf some down with the family). So, if a challenge is posted at 6:00, can my clock start ticking at 6:45?

snail 01-21-2011 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharon Graham (Post 17847741)
When does the 45 minutes start? As a west coast stamper, I have to make dinner in the middle of this (or at least call for pizza and scarf some down with the family). So, if a challenge is posted at 6:00, can my clock start ticking at 6:45?

hi sharon, yes, your clock starts when you start your creation. remember, you have until monday evening to upload. looking forward to seeing what you make.

Sharon Graham 01-21-2011 02:14 PM

Thanks! I must have missed that major detail in my inky rubber excitement.

ravengirl 01-21-2011 02:18 PM

So glad you are excited! We are excited to have you play along!

stampdujour 01-21-2011 02:49 PM

When we reply to a post do we enter it as a quick reply- big box or click small tab under the last post???and what does it mean Go Advanced? This has always confused me HELP!!!

newstampinaddict 01-21-2011 02:55 PM

To simply reply to a post you can choose either.

Go Advanced will get you to the same screen as the small reply button. That is what you want to use if you want to add color, hyperlinks, pictures, etc.. to your post.

stampdujour 01-21-2011 02:57 PM

But it always looks like I am starting a new thread- I want to continue in the same conversation. Which would be best & how do i see the continual conversation?.

LuvLee 01-21-2011 03:04 PM

Either way you will stay in the current conversation.....GO Advanced allows you to change the font, add attachments, etc. That's the only difference!

JBgreendawn 01-21-2011 03:50 PM

oh yay, its almost time to leave work so got the first challenge/sketch and tracking sheet printed... ( so won't be able to print any of the others at home house printers on the fritz) :roll:

ravengirl 01-21-2011 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by JBgreendawn (Post 17848486)
oh yay, its almost time to leave work so got the first challenge/sketch and tracking sheet printed... ( so won't be able to print any of the others at home house printers on the fritz) :roll:

At least you got the first one and the tracking sheet. Now you can jot down any notes about the rest of the challenges!


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