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Old 06-03-2008, 07:50 AM   #1  
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Lightbulb Want to join me in a pseudo challenge?

I was inspired by this post Forums at Splitcoaststampers
to bring up this idea. I mentioned it in another thread without response, so I decided to make it stand alone and try it that way....
My "challenge" idea is to use EVERY stamp set that you have in your stash and post the creations. I have a list in Excel of all my sets and I highlight them as I use them.
Just to justify all those purchases
It's been kind of fun, but I like having a goal or a project to work on so it motivates me and forces me to do things I wouldn't otherwise have done, KWIM?
Let me know if you're "in" and post your creations, and let's see what we have gathering dust!
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:12 AM   #2  
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That sounds like a great idea. Although I have a few hundred sets and not a lot of time to stamp. I am not sure I would be able to use them all within a time frame. I have stopped buying a lot of sets like I used to. Can't afford them and also realized I need to use what I have. I am also trying to pull out the old sets and use them more. I was using Beautiful Batik in the past few days. I haven't used that set in a long time.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:32 AM   #3  
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Hi Javagirl, I know the feeling! I didnt' have a certain time frame in mind, though--just wanted to encourage people to use those neglected stamps, so please do join me & post when you can!
I'll start with some of mine:
Kolette Hall "encircled flower" Case from Magenta by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
TAC Explore (words) and Hunting TAC Snowy dreams by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
Judith Jar Love jar by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
TAC Motherhood Motherhood TAC case by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
TAC Americana Skinnies Americana TAC case 2 by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
TAC cherry postage, Anita's teapot Case of cherry teapots by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
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A few more...as you can see, I CASE a lot in order to get ideas to use these stamps without spending a lot of time "designing."
Stampcraft Butterflies Case of Stacy Stamps by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
TAC snowman GWP Spotlight snowman case by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
TAC Precious Girl Silhouette beach case by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
SU Halloween Backgrounds Bats case by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
Rubber Stampede Maple leaf Infinite Goodness fall page by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
All Night Media Hawaiian set & SU sandy shells wheel Hawaiian postage case by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
Stampcraft footprints Another footprint case by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
Delta Daisy Gallery at Splitcoaststampers
TAC Be Mine & Inkadinkadoo Love Heart Be Rustic first upload by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
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I haven't posted to the gallery lately but what I've been doing is looking at the new sets and trying to create a similar card (Case) with an old set. As soon as I can I will load one on and show you what I mean.
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OMG, if I do that I will have to make a lot of cards. I will make a concerted effort to try to use toys I haven't used in a while. Thanks for reminding us, we are blessed with plenty.
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I am totally in on this! It seems like i just buy the stamps and they hang around and look pretty! I am totally going to get working on some of this stuff tonight!
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OMG, if I do that I will have to make a lot of cards. I will make a concerted effort to try to use toys I haven't used in a while. Thanks for reminding us, we are blessed with plenty.
i'm right there with diane!
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Got another one done...hope you all will post your links here so we can see them ; 0
Hampton Art Small Bloom
Cuttled small bloom by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
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This is the card I was talking about earlier.
Jan Tink look alike! by justampin at Splitcoaststampers

Now here is Jan's card I really liked but don't have the set Blooming with Love.
Blooming with Love (with lots of fertilizer too!) by JanTInk at Splitcoaststampers

See instead of spending more I'm really trying to use what I have!
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This is a great idea! I work in a school and as this school year winds to a close (Yeah!)...I think I will take this challenge on for the summer. Can't join in right now as things are too hectic, but thanks for sharing the idea.
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This is the card I was talking about earlier.
Jan Tink look alike! by justampin at Splitcoaststampers

Now here is Jan's card I really liked but don't have the set Blooming with Love.
Blooming with Love (with lots of fertilizer too!) by JanTInk at Splitcoaststampers

See instead of spending more I'm really trying to use what I have!
Beautiful! That's exactly what I was trying to explain, but you showed it much more clearly (and your CASE is a lot better than mine!)
TFS!

More! more! more!
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I love this idea. I am going to start tonight.
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Anyone done this yet? I wanna see the pics (stamps foot)!
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OK some of you who wanted to play, where are you? Hello? Hello? I'm feeling ignored LOL
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It's so funny I stumbled upon your thread. I am in a no-spend for 30 days challenge. And so I came up with the same idea. I will use each one of my stamp sets. And I also listed them in a document. Weird!

Anyway, I would love to join you all.

Here is my first one: Easy Elegance
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Okay Lynn, here is my second one!

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YEAH, thanks for playing, and your cards are great!
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I like this idea...my collection is rather sizeable...so I will be working on this challenge until I am 80 easily. As long as I can stamp...I should be able to do it.
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Good morning!

I posted 2 more cards on my blog today.

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I got around to a few more--I think I've used all of my sets at least once now, except for the absolute newest group (bought this year)...
Dog in a wagon Happy little dog by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
Ollie Reads Ollie reads without blue by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
Noah's Ark Noah Outlines technique 3rd try by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
George in a window Peekaboo George by nottoocreative at Splitcoaststampers
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I think that I "should" subscribe to this thread. A reminder to use the stamps I already own instead of buying more.
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You've inspired me. I'm going to buy a digital camera so I can start posting and keeping track for myself!
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I've been stamping (and collecting) for 10 years, it would take me at least that long to use every stamp I own!
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I think the point is to use any sets that have not seen ink yet, right? I know when I get new sets I keep them on the side, then when I do challenges I use those sets first. Once I use them at least once they can go into the general population of stamps. I started doing this a long time ago. I have found that I buy a stamp set with a particular purpose in mind (a scrap book page etc) that I will eventually get to, but I know I should use the sets more than once to justify the purpose. Often times the sets I thought I would only use once become my favorite sets. This is especially true with hostess sets that I didn't really want or have a need for, I just got them for free, if I make myself use them I can often come up with something great and then I want to use it all the time.
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Yes, Kimme! The idea is to use the neglected stamps; sometimes it pushes your creativity a little further, KWIM? AND to "justify" that you bought them! : )
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I'd have to mount some first
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OMGoodness, girl! It sometimes takes me awhile to mount them all if I get a bunch at once, but I am usually so excited to get them that I have a hard time NOT mounting them...it's more the old ones that I've neglected that I'm trying to force myself to use...but whatever works for you!
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OMGoodness, girl! It sometimes takes me awhile to mount them all if I get a bunch at once, but I am usually so excited to get them that I have a hard time NOT mounting them...it's more the old ones that I've neglected that I'm trying to force myself to use...but whatever works for you!
I hope you didn't misunderstand, I have plenty that are mounted and ignored-but I was cleaning the other day and saddened by the ones I needed that haven't been put together yet-my challenge should be to mount everything, and not buy anything new until I've used everything I own already. OR I suppose I could sell a few
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