I was only gone off to Honolulu for a day and a half, and I’m still not unpacked! I’ve been having just too much fun processing all the photos that I took while I was there, as well as the photos of the swaps that I received in return for the card I’d made.
As you look through this slide show, I’m sure that you’ll think to yourself, "Wow!!! Someone did all that work for a SWAP???" Then there will be some where you might well think, "Does she have any idea how to cut and paste paper?" And there will be some in between the two. I want to tell you why I treasure all three:
- The "WOWs" are going to to go right into the pile of ideas that I’m going to try to duplicate myself and share with my stamp club and other customers.
- The "In Betweens" I’ll share with my customers and club members because they all have some good ideas and show how stamp sets that I don’t have can be used to make really nice cards. Besides, one of those cards that I consider "in betweens" may be someone else’s "wow!"
- The final category, "Does she have any idea…?" is a bit tougher, and the good news is that this time there are only a couple of them. There’s at least one benefit associated with them. The person who received MY swap in return will (one can only hope) see a card that’s been cut cleanly, is layered neatly, with pretty even borders all around the layers, and with some interesting use of papers and embellishments. Seeing this, as well as the many other nice cards that person will receive, may encourage her to try a little harder the next time to be a little neater and maybe even a bit more creative. Hey, I’m learning from the "Wows"; maybe she’ll learn from my card, too. That’s the "treasure" part of this category–that, even though I’m relatively new at this, I may actually be helping someone who’s even newer at it get better faster!
I’ll be back later in the week with some other pictures from the regional! There are two cards from the "Workshop Wow" presentations that I’m going to try to duplicate as soon as possible, and will share them with you when I do.
Meanwhile, if you see any images or techniques in any of the pictures that you’d like to know more about, just call (808.854.6145) or e-mail me, and I’ll get right back to you!