I just wanted to open up a discussion regarding our challenges. I love our challenges and always try to participate in all of them. I don't think there is anything wrong with our current challenges, but I've been wondering if it is what everyone wants. What I mean is, do you think there is a way we can change them around to make them more appealing/easier/better.
For example, do we still want to continue having a technique challenge and a topic challenge?
Do we still want to continue the Give a Little Love challenge?
I personally don't think we need to, but do we want to seperate our challenges into digital and paper challenges?
About the digital and paper scrapping, I hope that we don't split them because I always feel a little left out on boards when they are split and I am in a digital scrapbooking mood. I like to participate in challenges no matter what kind of scrapping I am into at the moment.
I don't think we should separate them at all. I think it adds to the creativity! I like the challenges and I was really looking forward to scrapping them, I just didn't have the time. I hope we keep them up. I know we are all busy, but I like seeing what others can do!
As for the give a little love challenge. That's a hard one for me. I really enjoy doing it, I just can't do it digitally b/c my computer sucks. I haven't tried doing it on paper though.
I've done the give the love challenge both with paper and digital and have mailed the paper one. And I got a paper one, and that was so awesome to get. I think that challenge is a great one, I just haven't had time the past two months to participate on that.
As far as the other challenges, it does seem like there's been less participation. Again, I just have had stuff going on and I guess others have too. I want to do the challenges, as they do help me grow as a scrapbooker. I don't see the need to separate digital and paper, as I have done both for the challenges and don't feel that one has an advantage over the other when it comes to voting. Both apply the same amount of creativity in addressing the challenge at hand.
Anyhow, I guess my only suggestion regarding the challenge would be to find the interest in the topic before making it definite. That might increase some of the participation (for example, I really had nothing I could use for the "going out" challenge - I did have a picture I could have used, but it's not something I would have done a page with at all and didn't motivate me enough to attempt the challenge (sorry Charys!)). Getting people excited about a challenge topic would be good before making it official (or even voting between multiple ideas).
Just my thoughts.
Now, if you can give me a few more hours in each day so that I can do scrapbook, sew, work on improving my digital photography, in addition to caring for my children and keeping the house somewhat clean, that would be immensely helpful!
No offense taken at all Gwen....I didn't even have a chance to do a Going Out page! It's been so busy for me since we got back from CA. I think maybe we could do a poll for challenge topics? Do you think that would help everyone to have a say. Not just those who win? I don't know!
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
well, I happen to really LIKE picking the challenge topic as the winner, but I know there's others that don't. so I think there should be an option for the winner - they can survey the group for ideas or maybe we have a running "pool" of challenge ideas that they can pick from if they want.
If I win, you get to pick ok Gwen? LOL! I hate picking new topics!! I am always so stumped, but then when it's not my turn, I can usually think up good ideas. LOL!
I think a poll would be the best idea.
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
I like the idea of voting. But I also like the idea of the winner getting some type of *reward*. So what if we vote on the challenge topic and then the winner gets her pics in another challenge(similar to the Give a little love challenge)? Then the reward would be all the created pages for her pics. IDK, I'm just trying to think of everything.
I'm going to do the give a little love challenge right now.