Had the most amazing time lots of fun, Shelly was there, just in awe, BUT...
Have you ever read the post on Splitcoast about Convention Swap Snobs?
Well this was my very first SU Event. I knew it would be a smaller event and a great way to see how the swaps go.
I made about 20 each of the cards in the post below and about 8 of the pic below, only because I didn't think I had enough, and 8 of the calenders (only brought 6 of them)
that's because I was up until 3 in the morning struggling to just finish a few and got 6 completely put together.
Well the reason I'm thinking I could be a swap snob is, the time I put into those calenders/cards and the resource's. So I was trying to be selective on who I swapped those with( got some nasty cold shoulders when I asked to see there 3D swaps). I wanted someone Else's time and resource's in return. So does that make me a swap snob?
Also if you viewed the cards in the post below, and you are familiar with all the steps it took to do those . Wouldn't you be selective.
When I was or my friend were approached, she did most of the swapping for me cause I was finishing them up it, we swapped, it was so over whelming. But when I got home to look at all the cards I had. I was Quite disappointed and amazed, some were absolutely gorgeous, some were, I just can't explain .
OK I can...
How easy it is was for some to just throw some DSP on card stock with a word stamp inked on it, that's it for the card. Yes I know how expensive DSP can be. But do these people know how effective their stamps and inks can be, and how they can go a long way and without the expense of DSP.
So when I do go to convention next year. I know not to beat myself up with the swaps.
Now I know what to expect. I probably wont do it at all!
Sorry for my rant.
But Please leave a comment nice or not what you think, I can take it.
Now to tell you about the desk calender.
I ran the raw SU long board chipboard with DSP glued to it, through the top note die, (Wait till you see what came out of the leavings, show you later) and the Mark the Date and Full Calender stamps set.
12 Top Notes in WW CS
2 jumbo Eyelets
Assorted DSP in Large Oval
Full Calender stamp Set in several Inks Punched out with Word Window
Decorated to match DSP.
Very Easy...Nice Gift.
Edited Note* I needed swaps to show my customers techniques I have not done and sets I do not have . You would think other Demos would know what an SU event full of Demos are using the swaps for. I don't need that many cards for my personal use. Sorry if I sound mean...I'm really not!!!