Since I'm new to this card making thing, I was just wondering what kind of reaction you other card makers get when you give away the cards to ppl you know.
I gave away my first one this weekend that I made, and I was really proud of it (the mother's day one, for dh's mom), and she barely glanced at it. I 'happened' to mention the next day that I had made it myself and not a single comment that oh, that was nice of me, or that it was pretty, or anything. I didn't expect her to rave about it, but an acknowlegment that I made it especially for her would have been nice.... so now I'm thinking my card sucked or she was offended by it? It said "The best thing about you being my mom... (inside) is my children having you as their grandma!" ... that saying really touched me when I found it and I thought she would like it, but I guess I was wrong?
I really can't believe she didn't mention anything. That card was beautiful! And so thoughtful. I want to steal that same greeting!! Sorry! I've gotten mixed reactions. If the recipient is a card-maker/crafter they will usually rave about it, but most of the time I hardly get a "oh that's nice" comment. Most people don't understand the time/love that goes into homemade cards. Sorry! Don't be discouraged....your card was fabulous. I've had the same reactions.
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
Maybe she was having a bad day. That's really wierd. ???
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
Thats too bad, especially after putting time and love into a card to have it not be acknowledged at all I would be bummed too. Don't let it discourage you, I'm sure some will absolutely love your cards as they should.
DS - Kaelan April 2009
DD - Hailey September 2010 (my VBAC baby)
Expecting #3 forChristmas!!!
What kind of crafter is she? I know the hard work you put into digital and I know it's hard work... but many people don't see it that way.
Before I got into scrapbooking and really tried my hand at digital stuff, I hate to say, but I thought "Oh how hard is it to play around with premade elements and make something on a computer... that's not as personal looking either."
A lot of people just don't get it. I'm not trying to put down your MIL but it's just the truth of the matter.
I personally thought it was a very lovely card and a wonderful job for one of your first cards.
When my MIL started making cards I loved looking at the details and would rave about them. She raves about mine that we give her. I did notice that my step-mom was like "oh that's nice" for the easter card I made and then I had to tell her I made it and she looked at it a little closer.
Daughter Rileigh Ann arriving January 2012
this is what I fear about making cards. I know I would never ever give a homemade card to my MIL or FIL. Forget it! lol she never ever raves about what I make or anything so I'm sure I'd be disappointed. ... eh.. that's too bad she didn't say anything. That stinks! I wonder why she didn't say anything. Does she like you? lol IF my MIL did that to me it would be because she doesn't like me and she actually wishes I was a norwegian girl that married her son lol But it's true. Some people don't know the time and effort that is put into making a card. It's kinda the same with my photography. I gave a CD full of edited pics to a friend of mine and she barely said anything and when she did she thought it was just the camera doing its job and not me. oh well! You just gotta shake the thought away and move on.
I agree with all PP, this is probably a pretty common response unfortunately. I, personally, make them cause I like to, and if they don't like them, oh well. It's still the thought that counts right?
Married to my best friend 10-16-1993
DS #1 08-16-1999
Wow I am shocked I loved the card but even more that saying was so sweet, and for her to be a crafter on top of it just shocked. crafter or not anyone who makes me a card homemade and I am through the roof! Maybe make another for someone like if you have a sil but give it to her in front of your mil then hopefully she will rave about it and get mil thinking! sorry trina