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matty 05-24-2005 06:18 PM

New Here - and a guy!
 
Hello Everyone! As you can tell by my thread title I am new here and a guy stamper! Yeah! Anyhow I guess this is where I talk about my stamping history. Just so we can keep track of time here.. I am going to be 30 soon.I started to stamp during the time that the first Jurassic Park movie came out! Funny that I mention that because I noticed a stamp set that featured the dinos from the movie at the time and that was what made me pay attention to stamps. I myself passed on it and bought one of rainforest creatures instead.Then I was given another stamp of Pumba from the Lion King movie. I have to say that my stamp collection wasn't all that great at the time. I did use Pumba ( not sure of spelling ) for making cards and such.. but hardly used the rainforest stamps- pythons aren't great for all occassions - not yet anyhow!

Years went by and about maybe 6 years ago I was making a scrap book album for some friends that got married as a gift. Anyhow I noticed some really neat stamped cards in the store in a small .. honestly tiny section with a few stamps to buy. I passed at the time.. but a few weeks later bought a couple of House Mouse Stamps. Since then I started to buy more and more stamps.

It was about maybe 2 years ago that a co-worker and fellow stamper told me about SU! She hosted a party and I went. Since then I have been addicted! I have joined a stampers club where other fans of SU in my area at times get together for classes and exchange ideas! It is great fun!

I have to give a big thanks to my SU Guru, Ana! She has inspired me to sell my cards.. which if I am brave enough is on my list of things to try.

I am a huge fan of SU and have not really bought any other stamps since then that aren't from SU. I like how the inks, and paper all coordinate! It makes cards look professional and great!

Looking forward to meeting many of you!
And if I am brave I may post some card samples of mine.

Matty

Shanon 05-24-2005 06:24 PM

YEH....a BOY stamper. Hi Matty and welcome. Where are you from? I think that just possibly you might be the first "boy" stamper here.:) Good for you. I always think my male friends have more talent than I do anyway!!Again, a huge welcome to you. Enjoy yourself....Shanon

Eileen 05-24-2005 06:39 PM

Welcome Matty! It's great to have you join us! I sure hope you get brave enough to post your cards! I'd love to see them! Isn't stamping fun? I don't know what my life would be like without it! I've been stamping since 1996 and can't believe there was ever a time that I didn't stamp!

Enjoy yourself on this site! It will be a pleasure to have you with us!

Eileen

Melissa 8791 05-24-2005 06:39 PM

Welcome, Matty!

Melissa

IreneM 05-24-2005 06:40 PM

Good to meet you. Can't wait to see your cards!
Irene

stampcrazygirl 05-24-2005 06:41 PM

Wow! A stampin' guy!

Welcome...it's fun here! ;)

texasjodylynn 05-24-2005 06:57 PM

hi
 
Hello! Welcome!

Granny Hawkins 05-24-2005 06:58 PM

Welcome!

sml1170 05-24-2005 07:03 PM

Glad to have you here! Be sure to join in the threads and ask any questions that come up. We are pretty quick to answer around here!

Welcome!!!!

TNstampgirl 05-24-2005 07:04 PM

Boys can't stamp.....can they???
C'mon lets see some samples!

Jennifer

emilymomto3boys 05-24-2005 07:07 PM

Wow!!! A guy stamper?!?!! And not just one like my husband who makes them only for me for special occasions. I am way impressed and I sincerely hope you are going to upload your stuff and have a gallery. I am totally dying to see a man with stampin skillz. Welcome to SCS, it's a great group!

Shanon 05-24-2005 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emilymomto3boys
Wow!!! A guy stamper?!?!! And not just one like my husband who makes them only for me for special occasions. I am way impressed and I sincerely hope you are going to upload your stuff and have a gallery. I am totally dying to see a man with stampin skillz. Welcome to SCS, it's a great group!

EM...your DH can friggin stamp. Are you kidding me? I love your DH. If you could only see the card that Chris "made" for me. ;)

stampinboilermaker 05-24-2005 07:20 PM

Welcome, Matty, and can't wait to see your stuff! er, cards, I mean! Don't want you to think this is THAT kind of site! Cool to see a man's interested in stamping...

Shanon 05-24-2005 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stampinboilermaker
Welcome, Matty, and can't wait to see your stuff! er, cards, I mean! Don't want you to think this is THAT kind of site! Cool to see a man's interested in stamping...

PERV!!!!;)

Jovi 05-24-2005 07:41 PM

Hello Matty and welcome, your going to love it here at SCS. We have the best gallery, so please add to it ;)

stampfunny 05-24-2005 07:43 PM

Welcome....
 
Hi Matty! A BIG welcome from another SC Stamper! I hope you enjoy the friendships here AND decide to post some of your cards. I have been "collecting" the House Mouse stamps for years - they are one of my favorites!

emilymomto3boys 05-24-2005 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shanon
EM...your DH can friggin stamp. Are you kidding me? I love your DH. If you could only see the card that Chris "made" for me. ;)

Aww, ya made him blush!

Seriously though, you should see the wonderful creations he made with downloaded mini images from the SU website and powerpoint while he was in Iraq...that's quality creativity baby!

camsmom 05-24-2005 07:44 PM

Welcome Matty! I have a good customer who happens to be a male as well-you're not alone! enjoy the site:D

KountryKorners 05-24-2005 07:46 PM

A guy?!
 
Welcome Matty, I hope you enjoy your time here along with us stampaholics. Bring chocolate and you will be everyone's favourite stamper!

Okay maybe you don't need chocolate since you are the first male to jump into a group of insane women!




So umm does this mean there is no reason why my DH can't stamp?

jor 05-24-2005 09:43 PM

Welcome! This is an addicting site, so beware. Don't fight it though! This is such a great site for ideas!

leslierich 05-24-2005 09:58 PM

Hey, Matty! I'm so excited to see a guy stamper! You're quite the novelty here. Have you uploaded yet? Well, get on it!! You came to the right place! Can't wait to see your gallery. Welcome to SCS!!

matty 05-24-2005 10:20 PM

This is insane! But oh so fun! I for sure thought there were at least a couple of other guy stampers out there! Oh well... in time they will come to the stamping side of the force!

I will for sure have to upload some of my cards.. after I learn how to do that. I will have my Stamp Guru pick some out with me. Here is a funny thing maybe you guys ( ha no pun intended ) might relate to:

Here I am having nothing to do.. ( I am a neat freak and clean my house twice a week ) so I decide to get working on some card samples. I am getting all brave and decide to attempt to make my first ever baby card. I usually go for the all occasion look. Anyhow so I am busy layering and adding ribbon and all.. and with one last layer to glue down.. I run out of my mono adhesive!
Blah! Oh well I guess my card can wait for another day. I was really brave in making it, cause I used pink paper.. and I detest pink.. but since this is for a potential client ( shop owner ) I need to give her a variety of choices.
I'll just wear sun glasses when I make more! :rolleyes:

I am big into the earth tones... I guess it is the man in me. Hah!

matty 05-24-2005 10:23 PM

Oh and before I forget...

sml1170 - I love your Yoda avatar! I could just see Yoda kicking back at the Jedi Temple with Mace making a few cards. Yoda would say something like " Stamp I will! Brings happiness to me it does!"

Stamping and Star Wars and my favourite things!

pcbsears 05-24-2005 10:32 PM

Hi Matty! Welcome to SCS!

I am glad to see a guy on here. I knew there must be a few out there, glad you have the guts to post on here with all these women. I like ya already!
Can't wait to see the cards you upload....

Carrie

leslierich 05-24-2005 10:39 PM

Okay, just checking back for a minute. I'm gonna be watching for your cards, Matty! G'night!

Jami 05-24-2005 10:40 PM

Hey Matty - Welcome!!! Can't wait till you get an avatar up so we can see you and can't wait for you to start your gallery! You'll love SCS!!!






BTW - you're not pulling our leg are you?????? If you are, PM me and I'll shut up! Just checkin'

HappyRaspberry 05-25-2005 03:14 AM

YIPPIE
 
YIPPIE a guy! WELCOME Matty!

Estrovan 05-25-2005 03:30 AM

Wow! Welcome, welcome, welcome! The Estrogen levels get a bit elevated at times on thisd site - we are thrilled to have a little testosterone in the mix! We want to see your samples - "SHOW ME THE INKY - er, I mean - MONEY!"

azure722 05-25-2005 03:30 AM

Hi Matty!!! Glad to have you. My dh won't touch the stamps -- maybe that is a good thing because he would see how many I actually have. lol

mschoener 05-25-2005 03:38 AM

Hi, and welcome Matty. So glad to have you with us. My dd who is an avid stamper has taught her children to stamp also, and my little 6 yr old DGS loves to stamp. In fact she has to buy a new stampin scrub so she can have one of her own because her DS is always taking hers and she can never find it.

windycitystamper 05-25-2005 03:48 AM

Welcome! If you like to stamp and you like to chat, you'll fit right in...though sometimes we spend so much time chattin' that we get behind on our stampin'! And our cleanin' and our cookin' and our laundry and our...oh well, you get the idea!

(Ladies, are we gonna clean up our act a bit now that we have a gentleman amongst us???)

GAMom2ChelNJustin 05-25-2005 04:45 AM

Welcome to the group Matty!! You'll love it here.

mamakimberly 05-25-2005 04:51 AM

Welp, there goes the boob talk!

Welcome Matty! :) We're a friendly group around here :)

You and Daven can chill like homeboys... :)

Kimberly

Shell 05-25-2005 04:56 AM

Welcome, welcome Matty!! We're so glad you joined us! I sure hope you decide to post your creations. We would all love to see them.

Hope you feel the warmth of welcome around here. SCS is *the* greatest place to be!

FayeMakesCards 05-25-2005 05:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shanon
YEH....a BOY stamper. Hi Matty and welcome. Where are you from? I think that just possibly you might be the first "boy" stamper here.:)

My son is on here as krabearkub so Matty you're not the first but maybe you won't be the last either! krabearkub doesn't read the chitchat sections, he likes the techniques and the computer questions of helping someone figure out this new wonderful SCS format!

Donna Hickok 05-25-2005 05:05 AM

Matty, new here and a guy
 
Matty,

A BIG Welcome!!!!!! This is such a fun site. Everyone is so nice to answer your questions. You are going to love it here. Looking forward to seeing your creations. Again, welcome and have FUN!!!! Donna

holt3448 05-25-2005 05:15 AM

welcome matty!
 
Oh I LOVE this If Yoda was a stamper quote.... that is too funny :) " Stamp I will! Brings happiness to me it does!"
Welcome Matty! Nice to see a guy join us. My husband hasn't tried stamping yet... or if he does he's in the closet about it... 2 things that really fascinate him are heat embossing and polyshrink... I think it must have something to do with the fact that there's a power tool (heat gun) involved.

In fact, he found he needed a heat gun in his tool chest or whatever; so when SU came out with an updated one; I got that as a hostess benefit item and gave him my other one.

Hugs,
Loni

mmferg 05-25-2005 05:16 AM

Finally a Man Stamper!!!! Welcome, you will love it here!


Actually there is a man stamper in my sideline, and he is super talented!!!! He is so creative and really a cool guy :)

cuccicoo1002 05-25-2005 05:19 AM

Welcome to you!!! I know of another guy stamper, a friend of mine's BIL, who took on the role of stamper when his wife passed away...isn't that SO cool? I'd like to think that DH would carry on what I have started, but I can't be so sure... looking forward to seeing your gallery!!!

showmestamper 05-25-2005 05:27 AM

Welcome, Matty!

Here's all the nitty-gritty about how to start your gallery....

http://forums.splitcoaststampers.com...ad.php?t=39488


hope to see your creations soon! :)


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