This post was written yesterday but I had ... ahem! ... issues, shall we say? ... with Blogger and uploading photos, which I found ... cough! ... rather exasperating (this is a public forum, after all, but those who know me can substitute other words in there!) ... and now, 24 hours later, I can finally upload. So, if it says today it means yesterday and tomorrow means today - alright? Carry on!
Whenever I get a new stamp set the first thing I do is browse blogs and splitcoaststampers to find samples of cards using that set, then I save the ones I really like on my computer. These are used as inspiration and most times act as a springboard for my brain to come up with a design - it might be the colours, layout or technique used that appeals to me.