Wednesday, August 3, 2011

More Retroness!

Last chance to vote!  Closes at 1:00 Central Thursday.
Before I get to my card, I've spent some time working on some new pages on my blog, so check them out.  My favorite one is the "Inspiration" one because I got all geeky and turned the blogger blog list sidebar widget into a page (if you're interested, I just followed these instructions which were really easy once I realized the "edit HTML" for your template is way down at the bottom in the new blogger), so now you can go see snippets of my favorite blog peeps (and you may be on there!  If not, remember these are still in work.).  I also added a blog list of challenges (which is really sparse, so hook me up with some good ones in the comments) and where I like to shop (which again is also sparse, but that's probably a good thing for my wallet).

Onto the retro card!  If you enjoyed the pink radio from Monday, you're probably the right age to enjoy this card.  I actually made it for the Gallery Idol die cut challenge, but somebody thought it was a bit too obscure-pop-culture-y.
If you get this joke, you're a nerd just like me! And I have to interject this fact: TWO HUNDRED AND TWELVE LINES, B%)(*&!  (speaking of being a nerd....)

Again I did this with my Silhouette, but yes, every single square was cut out and placed individually. I made multiples of the seven different tetris shapes in Silhouette Studio, then played around with them in the software until I got them to fit.  I took a screenshot of it and printed it out so I could use it as a reference for gluing down the squares.

After that, the rest came together easily...some more rectangles, circles, and rounded rectangles for the buttons, Neuropol font (cut out of self-adhesive cardstock for "you complete me", printed directly on the green paper for the score [which is also our anniversary]), plus a pixelated heart.  I made three copies of the buttons and stacked them for a 3-D look and also added some acetate for the screen.
I've also added all the Market Street Stamps design team gals to my sidebar, which reminds to me, if you didn't see it yesterday, there is a Super Sale going on until Friday!
Do you know what's really cool?  Angelica went back and gave everyone who bought during the reveals yesterday the 20% off because isn't it the worst when you buy something only to have it go on sale the next day?  That just really impressed me and I know a lot of unnamed stamp companies that would never dream of doing that.

Also you have until Thursday night to leave a comment on each Market Street Stamps DT Reveal post from yesterday for a chance to win a MSS set and there is also a new Color Cue Challenge today.

So remember you need to fill me in on: Do you like the new pages? I'm always open to suggestions of how to blog better.  Can I make an open suggestion to everyone out there? Please no music (even if you're a really popular stamp company) It always scares the bejeezus out of me when it starts playing. What are some challenges you like to play in?  Can you beat my highest line total? What other retro thing would you like to see turned into a card?


Lindsey said...

Okay, not retro (yet), but I think it's time for an Angry Birds card, Meg! :D In the meantime, the Tetris card is brilliant! I love how you combine the tech (the way you rock the Silhouette) and the detail (placing all those little pieces just right). Now I'm off to look at your new pages!

Sue from Oregon said...

I got it right away as this is the only game I ever played! I need to redesign my blog...yours is such an inspiration!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ah ha! Now I understand your comment :) Except I'm still living in the 80s, so it's not exactly retro for me. I LOL over your card....totally got it, but I never actually played too much Tetris. My college friends would get together and play, but I skipped it to study (nerd) and because I never liked it compared to Atari. :)

Love the new pages and thanks for a how-to. And I second your comment about the music. I've turned my computer onto mute to avoid it, which is a pain.

Congrats on the Market Street DT! Woo hoo for you!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

You are super talented.The card is fantafabulous.

Smilie girl said...

Yeah! Tetris! I'm showing my age :)

onecraftymama said...

I still love Tetris. The kids think it's boring - philistines.
How could Tetris possibly be obscure? It's timeless! {blows raspberry at "somebody"}
I'm so beyond excited to be listed in your Inspiration page - {seal clapping!} - and think it's cool that we have so many in common. Must check out the new-to-me ones... :)
I'm so with you on the blog music - that's great that YOU love it, but do the rest of us need to hear it? It slows everything down, and if you have 4 jillion tabs open like I always do, you can never find it to turn it off. Argh.
Hmm, another retro, er, uh...a rotary phone with a 'working' dial? You made a tape deck that opens, this should be a piece-a-cake ;)

Jess said...

This card is perfect. And Tetris is the best! You astound me with your originality. LOVE it!!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

You continually AMAZE me with your creations!!!! I love it and 'got it' immediately!!!

You've got patience woman! I don't think I could of sat there and glued..glued...glued like you did!! But it came out great!!!

I've got to go shopping at MSS tomorrow :)

I really like the new pages you added and thank you for adding me - too sweet :)

I too HATE HATE HATE automatic music on blogs. I tend to NOT return for visits - isn't that sad (and mean too!) Your blog is perfect and I love returning her time and again :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Tetris! It's the one 'video' game I actually like and will play!! Ya, I'm a total nerd. And of course your card is wickedly good. :D I love the new tabs on your blog and Angelica really is super sweet!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Although my husband and I constantly play video games (we still use our Super Nintendo, and we also have the Wii, PS3, Xbox360, and 3DS), Tetris still ranks high on the list of my favorite games. That, and anything from the Castlevania series. I'm so happy that I grew up in the age of video games!

Mandy said...

Oh, my goodness! This is AWESOME!!

whoistracy said...

Oh my gosh- this is adorable! I spent way too many hours as a kid playing Tetris. LOL

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

TETRIS! Gotta love it! I burned up our Atari playing that game (and Frogger). This is a fab card, Meg! LOVE! :)

Jen W. said...

A. May. Zing.

barbie_love said...

So clever I love it!