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.