Monday, September 7, 2009

Sneak Peek #1 - Tag Swap


Hey! Happy Labor Day everybody. What did you do today to celebrate? Me...I did laundry and worked on the beginning stages of my blog makeover, which I am hoping to have done by the end of the month.

So....how about the colors in these little 'beauties'?!

Not long ago, I issued a challenge for a tag swap and about a month later, these fabulous creations began arriving in my mailbox. I won't tell you much, but here is just a tidbit about the creators of each of these tags. One of these tags was created by someone who does not do paper arts as her main hobby. Another of these tags was created by someone in Australia. Finally, one of these tags was created by a follower from the U.K.

It's so fun to see what comes from the minds of people all over the world. Having taught workshops for many years, I am always excited to see the satisfaction that comes when people complete something they never thought they could. I know that for these 3 participants, they are all new to swaps and all three were hesitant about their submissions. But I can tell you...they are fabulous...SO GREAT JOB, GIRLS!

I want to encourage you today....don't hesitate to participate in something new. It's a great way to have fun...meet new people...appreciate someone else's creativity...and so much more. We all start some place...so give that a little think, huh!

To whet your appetite just a bit, I am happy to say that very soon, you will have a weekly opportunity here at The Open Window to participate in a weekly challenge. I am finalizing the design team later this week and we hope to have the challenges up and running in just a few weeks.

In the meantime....I hope you will stop back tomorrow as I unveil a sneak peek at the rest of the tags from the swap, show you the blog candy I won (it arrived on Saturday and it's quite something) and catch you up on life here at The Open Window.

9 comments:

beedeebabee♥ said...

Ooooh fun, fun FUN!!! Those tags look so pretty! I know who did one of them :oD, and I think I know who did another! Love the sneak peeks Julie and all your good news too. Hope you're having a great day! Hugs, Paulette :o)

Edna said...

Hi Julie, great build for the tag swap reveal... can't hardly wait to see what eventuated... until soon, E.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Julie! I'm liking the Sneak Peak going on at the Open Window! I can't wait to see more tags! :) Great way to encourage people to get started & try something new! I can't wait to play :) TFS

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh my word! so much going on here! but you have piqued my curiousity! good thing i follow you. would hate to miss all this good stuff.

hope your holiday weekend was super!

hugs,

yvonne said...

This looks fab .. urm , now my brain is on over time thinking what it looks like.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Julie! Great little sneak peak. I think I know one of the lovely participants. Can't wait to see the reveal as well. Thanks so much for letting me know about Sarah's magical site. She is very talented! I love also how we are all connected from my kindred sister, Paulette aka Beedeebabee! Thanks again! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Caz and Lou said...

Hi Julie

This is so exciting - it's the first time I've had something I've made shown on someone else's blog!!!! It was great fun trying to think of different ideas for the swap which was the first one I've ever participated in. It'll be very interesting to see the difference in design ideas between UK & USA. Looking forward now to seeing what other people produced and to joining in the weekly challenges when you get them up and running
Hugs
Caz

CelticWoman said...

Julie those colors are divine, can hardly wait to see the whole picture. Hugs

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh Lisa what a lovely comment!!
That is such a tease Julie, only a sneak peek, they look stunning! I recognise one of the stamps used but don't know who did it! I love that peacock set :)